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 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:38:08 -0500 60 <![CDATA[80 Kennett students to perfdorm in 'Oklahoma!']]> Kennett High School will present its annual musicale March 5 to 7. This year's production of the Rogers and Hammerstein show "Oklahoma!" includes a cast of 80 Kennett High School singers, actors and dancers. Katie Soukup is the music director and Cindy Albertini is the stage director/choreographer.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:25:39 -0500 2015-03-03T13:25:39-05:00 2015-03-03T13:25:39-05:00
<![CDATA[The reason behind the library name change]]> The Board of Trustees for the Kennett Public Library (KPL) recently made a big decision, two decisions in fact. The first decision, made last year, was to build a new library on property the library already owns at Waywood Road, .8 miles from the library's current location. The second decision, made at our January Board meeting this year was to change the name of the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library to the Kennett Public Library.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:43:56 -0500 2015-03-03T12:43:56-05:00 2015-03-03T12:43:56-05:00
<![CDATA[Empty Bowls the latest successful fundraiser]]> There are many great fundraisers staged in southern Chester County. It's no wonder, considering nearly 9 percent of families and 1,903 children ages 5 to 17 live in poverty in the Kennett Consolidated, Avon Grove, Unionville-Chadds Ford and Oxford Area school districts.

As startling as those figures are, they represent a 65 percent increase in childhood poverty in southern Chester County in the past five years.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:38:25 -0500 2015-03-03T12:38:25-05:00 2015-03-03T12:38:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Chester County priest arrested, charged by FBI for child porn]]> PHILADELPHIA >> The FBI has arrested and charged the former Ss. Simon and Jude parish priest who was accused last year by local authorities of sending and receiving child pornography on a popular social media site, on which he pretend to be a 16-year-old girl.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said Tuesday that charges had been brought against Mark Haynes, 55, of Egg Harbor, New Jersey, on Friday.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:26:14 -0500 2015-03-02T17:26:14-05:00 2015-03-02T17:26:14-05:00
<![CDATA[Family opening extended stay hotel south of West Chester]]> CHADDS FORD >> A new hotel has sprung up on Route 202, just south of the Chester County line in Delaware County.

Brian McFadden, who owns the new 26-room Brinton Suites with his family, is no stranger to the Chester County real estate development scene. He and his wife Ellen already own the 80-room Hotel Warner in West Chester, as well as the Darlington Commons office building in the 100 block of West Gay Street, several other West Chester office buildings, student housing in the borough and several hotels at the Jersey Shore.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:13:36 -0500 2015-03-02T17:13:36-05:00 2015-03-02T17:13:36-05:00
<![CDATA[Performance Golf: Justin Martinson on The Big Break]]> I'm looking at the ice that has grown on my windows and wondering if golf season will ever get here … Luckily, my lovely wife has reminded me that I have neglected to let you all know about "The Big Break" -- Golf Channel's reality based show about golf competition. Otherwise, I might just go back to bed and pull the covers up over my head.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:30:32 -0500 2015-03-02T16:30:32-05:00 2015-03-02T16:30:32-05:00
<![CDATA[Body of man, 55, found after firefighters extinguish house fire in New Garden]]> A 55-year-old man was found dead inside a house in New Garden Township Saturday morning shortly after local fire companies extinguished a fire there.

According to New Garden police, the fire broke out at 4:07 a.m. at a house on the 100 block of Scarlett Road, just beyond the Giant Shopping Center in New Garden Township.

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:33:36 -0500 2015-02-28T13:33:36-05:00 2015-03-02T17:46:07-05:00
<![CDATA[Former Kennett football great faces sex charges]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> A former star football player for Kennett High School was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor he met at the Kennett Area YMCA.

Tyrone Allen Rochester, 23, of Kennett Square, was arrested Feb. 24, according to state police at Avondale. He is a 2010 graduate of Kennett High School.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:11:06 -0500 2015-02-27T15:11:06-05:00 2015-03-02T15:02:23-05:00
<![CDATA[Unionville seniors earn Eagle Scout rank]]> Boy Scout Troop 22 in Unionville recently honored two new Eagle Scouts, William Randolph McNew and Evan Clinton Grimes, at a special Court of Honor held at the Unionville Presbyterian Church. They both joined Pack 22 as Tiger Cubs in 1st grade and continued their Scouting careers together, joining Troop 22 in 2008.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:07:19 -0500 2015-02-27T11:07:19-05:00 2015-02-27T15:12:39-05:00
<![CDATA[Girls Swimming: Locals off and running at districts]]> Philadelphia >> Many local swimmers shined during the first day of the District 1 Swimming Championships at La Salle University on Thursday.

In the girls Class AA competition, Villa Maria set themselves up to win their 13th straight District 1 title. After Thursday's events the Hurricanes lead the field with a score of 300.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:19:07 -0500 2015-02-27T14:19:07-05:00 2015-02-27T14:19:07-05:00
<![CDATA[It's on the House: Be sure to test your home for dangerous levels of radon]]> Last month we explored the five tips to prepare for a pre-listing home inspection: be honest and upfront, clean your gutters, clear access to attics and crawlspaces, check lightbulbs and have your appliances in working order.

The goal of this column is to share important information that will save you time and money, and in today's column, maybe even save a life.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:45:40 -0500 2015-02-26T17:45:40-05:00 2015-02-26T17:45:40-05:00
<![CDATA[Great Outdoors: The countdown to spring is on]]> It may not feel like it, but many great things are just around the corner. We are just about two weeks away from daylight savings time and then our evenings will be longer and brighter. Another two weeks after that it will officially be spring.

Since we are in the southeastern corner of the state, we have an earlier opening day of trout season than most of the rest of the state.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:43:37 -0500 2015-02-26T17:43:37-05:00 2015-02-26T17:43:37-05:00
<![CDATA[Are holidays losing their meaning?]]> It wasn't heresy, and there was surely no malice intended. But the announcement that two local churches were engaged in delivering what they called "drive thru ashes" last week was definitely in bad taste and demeaned the spirit of the day known as Ash Wednesday.

We earlier decried the bad behavior of shoppers on Black Friday, when they pushed, shoved and generally acted uncivilized in the shopping centers as they tried to get bargains for Christmas.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:42:11 -0500 2015-02-26T17:42:11-05:00 2015-02-26T17:42:11-05:00
<![CDATA[New Victory Brewing Co. in Kennett expecting 1,000 customers per day; 100 workers hired]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Victory Brewing Co. will open its second Chester County location in Kennett Square in less than six weeks, adding 100 jobs.

Called Victory at Magnolia, it is located at West Cypress Street and Mill Road, and it features a 200-seat upscale brew pub. It will have outdoor dining and will occupy all 8,138 square feet of the bottom floor of a four-story luxury apartment building in Kennett Realty Group's latest upscale residential community.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:05:45 -0500 2015-02-26T14:05:45-05:00 2015-02-26T17:40:38-05:00
<![CDATA[Concord OKs liquor license transfer for Wegmans]]> CONCORD >> Shoppers wishing a beer and sandwich in the café or a glass of wine or craft brew with lunch or dinner in the full-service pub will be able to enjoy either, as the supervisors approved an intermunicipal liquor license transfer for Wegmans under construction near Baltimore Pike and Route 202.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:17:50 -0500 2015-02-26T10:17:50-05:00 2015-02-26T10:25:37-05:00