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, 22 Aug 2014 13:38:26 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Mudderella draws thousands to Unionville]]> Unionville >> It was time to get down and dirty at the Plantation Field as nearly 5,000 people came out for the 2014 Mudderella PA Aug. 16.

The event, part of six held across the United States and the United Kingdom, challenged women of all ages to a 12-obstacle mud run, not to mention the miles of running and walking between them all, which took the participants across the entire expanse of the field.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:52:43 -0400 2014-08-22T09:52:43-04:00 2014-08-22T09:58:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Are you born with a taste for cilantro?]]> Over the years, I've learned to expect to find the flavor of cilantro in Mexican foods, but lately the herb (and the related spice, coriander) seem to be appearing in cuisines everywhere. Most recently, cilantro showed up floating in a bowl of Mulligatawny soup I purchased at a local Indian restaurant.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:48:14 -0400 2014-08-22T09:48:14-04:00 2014-08-22T09:48:26-04:00
<![CDATA[O'Neill eager to change Avon Grove's fortunes]]> London grove >> The Avon Grove football program has a bit of an identity problem.

The combination of being the 47th biggest school in the PIAA (out of 582 schools) and being born in 2002 has created a tricky mesh of expectations.

Is Avon Grove a big school and thus, expected to compete with the other big boys around the Ches-Mont League? Or is Avon Grove a 13-year old program that needs to mature before hanging with the Downingtowns and Coatesvilles on a yearly basis is a reasonable goal?

Harry O'Neill became the Red Devils' fifth head coach in its history back in the spring and it's his task now to convert size into substance.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:45:57 -0400 2014-08-22T09:45:57-04:00 2014-08-22T09:46:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Ivan Stoltzfus arrives in California]]> Ivan Stoltzfus, the Honey Brook man who in late April rode through southern Chester County on his tractor en route to the Pacific Ocean, arrived at his destination a little over a week ago.

It was his goal to raise money for Wounded Warriors, the organization which supports veterans who were injured in combat, on a venture he called "Across America for Wounded Heroes.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:38:51 -0400 2014-08-21T10:38:51-04:00 2014-08-22T09:58:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Hacking puts patient information at risk at 4 area hospitals]]>

Community Health Systems, which operates several hospitals in the Chester County area, said a cyberattack believed to be from China may have compromised patient information.

The corporation said it is cooperating with law enforcement agencies to investigate the matter.

Community Health hospitals in the area are Brandywine, Jennersville Regional, Phoenixville and Pottstown Medical Center.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:05:37 -0400 2014-08-21T13:05:37-04:00 2014-08-22T09:44:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Dutkiewicz excited to begin as new principal of Chadds Ford Elementary]]> Education is something which has been flowing through Shawn Dutkiewicz's blood and a profession he has always wanted to do since he was 7 years old.

His best friend's mother, who is still teaching in the Centennial School District, is the person who started that dream.

"In the summers, my best friend and I would go to her school and help her set up in her classroom," Dutkiewicz said.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:30:39 -0400 2014-08-21T10:30:39-04:00 2014-08-21T13:08:21-04:00
<![CDATA[2104 Mushroom Festival features music, eating contest, parade, Midway and plenty of fun]]> Kennett Square >> Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to Kennett Square Sept. 6 and 7 for the 29th annual Mushroom Festival. And this year, there's more to see than ever before.

"We're completely sold out of vendors," said Kathi Lafferty, the festival's organizer. "We have never been booked up this early.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:36:40 -0400 2014-08-21T10:36:40-04:00 2014-08-21T10:36:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Local volunteers, veterans to get recognition at Kennett football games]]> Kennett Square >> Emergency responders, police, fire volunteers, school administrators and local veterans are among those who will be honored at halftime of every Kennett High School home football game this year, except homecoming.

The idea is the brainchild of Scott Green, Kennett High School head football coach.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:33:19 -0400 2014-08-21T10:33:19-04:00 2014-08-21T10:33:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Embreeville developers argue against ordinance change]]> West Bradford >> Developers with housing plans at the former Embreeville State Hospital property challenged a recent change to a township zoning ordinance, arguing the township is not meeting its "fair share obligations" for regional growth.

During a township zoning hearing Wednesday, Brian Nagle, attorney for Embreeville Redevelopment LLP, challenged the validity of an ordinance amendment that added medium and high density residential use to some properties in the township now zoned as industrial.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:58:25 -0400 2014-08-20T15:58:25-04:00 2014-08-21T10:56:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Voting begins today for Reader's Choice Awards]]> Polls open today for the Daily Local News' annual Reader's Choice awards. From clothing to food, from banking to schools, we want to know your favorite shops and services in the area.

You can vote online only here from Aug.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:25:19 -0400 2014-08-20T18:25:19-04:00 2014-08-21T10:34:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Win, lose or fun?]]> Stop by any local high school this week and you'll see the kids are back.

They aren't in the classrooms, but rater on the athletic fields getting ready for the fall sports season.

They're starting early because it's more important to prepare for the winning team than to get going with academics.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:50:20 -0400 2014-08-20T15:50:20-04:00 2014-08-20T15:50:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Robert Scott Neville]]> Robert Scott Neville passed away on Aug. 11, 2014, at home after a year-long battle with cancer at the age of 60. He is survived by his beloved wife, Linda Fitz Charles Neville, and their daughter Laura Neville Bryant, with whom he shared his life and his home, most recently in Pearl River, Louisiana.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:45:51 -0400 2014-08-20T15:45:51-04:00 2014-08-20T15:45:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Brandywine BBC tying together the love of baseball with history]]> Pocopson >> It was just another beautiful summer day in Pocopson Park and the perfect setting for an old fashioned game of baseball Sunday afternoon.

And it was, quite literally, old fashioned.

The Brandywine Base Ball Club, based in West Chester but playing in Pocopson Park, is in its second year of existence -- or re-existence for that matter -- of playing vintage, 19th century style games of America's favorite past-time sport.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:01:38 -0400 2014-08-19T18:01:38-04:00 2014-08-20T15:53:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square bank robbed]]> Kennett Square >> Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced that a bank robbery took place at the Santander Bank, 313 W. Cypress St. in Kennett Square on August 15. A 5'6" male with medium build entered the bank at approximately 8:50 A.M. and announced a hold up. The suspect was wearing a zip up grey hoodie with a "PUMA" logo on the left chest.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:13:47 -0400 2014-08-19T19:13:47-04:00 2014-08-20T15:47:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Stephanie Gulden Jackson]]> Stefanie Gulden Jackson, beloved sister, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014, in Corte Madera, California, after a courageous two-and-a-half year battle with cancer. She was 75.

Jackson was born in New York on December 18, 1938, to Ruth and Immo Gulden. She had a happy childhood in Rumson, New Jersey, with her brother, Paul.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:17:13 -0400 2014-08-19T19:17:13-04:00 2014-08-19T19:17:14-04:00