RSS Feed from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: The latest news from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: website: all stories The Southern Chester County Weeklies Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:53:42 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Garage students use their talent to make Anson Nixon Park more appealing]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>When Kennett Square officials moved its maintenance facility from Anson B. Nixon Park to a facility off West South Street near Center street, large concrete pillars were left behind.

The pillars, about 3 feet high by two feet wide, marred an otherwise beautiful landscape offered at the 108-acre park.

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:10:47 -0400 20150730121047 2015-07-30T12:10:47-04:00 2015-07-30T12:10:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Township officials say no secrecy involved in McCarthy deal]]> The Kennett Township supervisors strove to answer what questions they could Wednesday night in a meeting called to address the sudden and controversial emergence of a retirement agreement with the township's former chief of police Albert McCarthy.

The meeting came in the wake of a lawsuit recently filed against the board of supervisors and McCarthy by Michael S.

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:28:08 -0400 20150730104315 2015-07-30T10:28:08-04:00 2015-07-30T10:43:15-04:00
<![CDATA[Genesis marks its 30th anniversary with big bash]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Thirty years ago, Mike Walker felt that if he could find caring, passionate and dedicated workers, he could build a health care company that would one day become one of the best in the nation.

Fast forward 30 years, and Genesis HealthCare has become one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute care.

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:06:08 -0400 20150729193644 2015-07-29T19:06:08-04:00 2015-07-29T19:36:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Science in the summer]]> West Grove >> Science in the Summer is a whole different animal from what students get in the schools. For one thing, kids don't have to take it if they don't want to. And second, there's no homework or tests. But it's all a lot of fun.

This hands-on program sponsored by GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) pharmaceuticals and administered by The Franklin Institute comes around every summer to the local libraries and gives kids from second thorugh sixth grades the chance to get exposed to science in a relaxed and limited-size class environment.

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:04:57 -0400 20150729110457 2015-07-29T11:04:57-04:00 2015-07-29T11:04:57-04:00
<![CDATA[New Garden Growers Market thrives on summer Saturdays]]> New Garden >> Thinking about eating and living healthy? To get a good start, stop by the New Garden Growers Market any Saturday morning at the site of the public works building, May through late September to get some inspiration.

On Saturday, the place was bustling, with shoppers lining up to get fresh peaches, string beans, tomatoes, baked goods and flowers.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:44:31 -0400 20150728124431 2015-07-28T12:44:31-04:00 2015-07-28T12:44:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Ferris wheel for the Mushroom Festival]]> Kennett Square >> It's just over a month until the annual Mushroomn Festival returns to State Street in Kennett Square -- this year for the 30th time.

Visitors can expect the familiar parade, growing demonstrations, cooking shows, vendors and rides, but for 2015 some things are new.

Absent for years, the Ferris wheel will return.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0400 20150728120000 2015-07-28T12:00:00-04:00 2015-07-28T12:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Police reports]]> State Police Avondale Barracks

Criminal mischief >> Someone damaged the windshield of a vehicle at a parking lot in the 800 block of East Baltinore Pike in East Marlborough Township on July 16 at 10 p.m., police said.

Burglary >> Someone took cash, a TV, a purse, a portble hard drive and a vehicle in a driveway in the unit block of Jean Court in East Marlborough Township on July 19.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:29:17 -0400 20150728102917 2015-07-28T10:29:17-04:00 2015-07-28T10:29:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett 'base ball' team celebrates 140 years]]> WEST MARLBOROUGH >> If you build it, the living historians and athletes will come.

Like out of a scene from "Field of Dreams," vintage base ball players put on a doubleheader on a diamond surrounded by a field of corn at the corner of Upland and Newark roads in Kennett Square.

The Mohican Base Ball Club of Kennett Square, in only its second year of play in the Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League, had its 140th birthday July 24 and celebrated Saturday with the doubleheader against the Brandywine Base Ball Club of West Chester.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:08:17 -0400 20150728090817 2015-07-28T09:08:17-04:00 2015-07-28T09:08:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett area scout helps needy in his community]]> The Kennett Area Food Cupboard received some much needed donations this month when Patrick Iacocca, a member of Boy Scout Troop 22, led a neighborhood food drive. The scout planned and led the neighborhood drive because of the significant need Kennett Area Community Services has during the summer.

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:43:51 -0400 20150727134351 2015-07-27T13:43:51-04:00 2015-07-27T13:43:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Ceramics passion brings clean water to developing nations]]> A Glenmoore potter has found a way to combine his love of ceramics with his passion to help people in third-world countries.

Clay For Water was created by Corey Johnson of CJ Pottery to raise awareness of and money for clean water access in developing countries like Nicaragua.

"We are all about educating people on both sides of the spectrum - people who have more than they know how to deal with, and people who have next to nothing," Johnson said in a telephone interview.

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:14:54 -0400 20150725123441 2015-07-25T12:14:54-04:00 2015-07-25T12:34:41-04:00
<![CDATA[While teacher waits for a heart transplant, community rallies to help]]> Early last December - in her early 40s and happily employed as a history teacher at Valley Forge Military Academy - Linda Jara began doctoring for a sinus infection before "being blindsided" by a heart failure diagnosis two weeks later.

A flurry of doctor's visits and cardiac tests followed, but her symptoms persisted.

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:30:04 -0400 20150725123004 2015-07-25T12:30:04-04:00 2015-07-25T12:30:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Perspective on Parenting: Protecting children from grief]]> When my first child was born, I experienced a tidal wave of emotions. As I embraced my infant overjoyed, I whispered in her tiny ear her that I'd always protect her. I even briefly visualized those moments in her future where she may need me the most: her first fall from her bike; her first time being confronted by mean kids at school; and her first break up.

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 12:17:30 -0400 20150725122238 2015-07-25T12:17:30-04:00 2015-07-25T12:22:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Good Neighbors benefits from kids' help in fixing homes]]> Avondale >> Several southern Chester County families who were having to chose between basic necessities and fixing their houses got needed help last week from the Good Neighbors Home Repair group.

Good Neighbors is a 510(c)(3) organization that has been incorporated since 2005, and it has been a godsend for homeowners who find themselves unable to handle the financial burdens of leaking roofs, broken hot water heaters, failing electrical systems and crumbling siding.

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:07:13 -0400 20150724140052 2015-07-24T13:07:13-04:00 2015-07-24T14:00:52-04:00
<![CDATA['Hello, Dolly!' arrives in town and delights audiences]]> Lower Oxford >> Avon Grove Community Theater -- ACT -- has returned again this summer with another delightful musical at Lincoln University's Ware Little Theater.

A cast of 25 actors plus a pit orchestra presented "Hello, Dolly!" to appreciative audiences this past weekend and is prepared to give another four shows on July 23, 24, 25 and 26.

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:31:16 -0400 20150722103116 2015-07-22T10:31:16-04:00 2015-07-22T10:31:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Police reports]]> State Police Avondale Barracks

DUI >> Christopher Reynolds, 41, of West Grove was arrested for DUI foloowing a traffic stop on Lewsiville Road in New London Township on July 8 at 12:10 a.m., police said.

DUI >> Micharl Kirk Trageser was arrested for DUI on Route 1 near Newark Road in New Garden Townhip on July 10 at 11:15 p.

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:29:03 -0400 20150722102903 2015-07-22T10:29:03-04:00 2015-07-22T10:29:03-04:00