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From Kennett Square to Phoenixville, the Art Scene is full of go-to galleries and must-see lectures and exhibitions in April 2015.

In Kennett Square, The Longwood Art Gallery, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with "The Art of Glass" featuring the light-filled glass works of Lore Evans, Lisa Sabol and Don Jost April 3-35.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:32:29 -0400 2015-03-24T14:32:29-04:00 2015-03-26T13:11:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Library should address programs instead of name]]> The public outcry against the name change of the Bayard Taylor Library is merely the surface reaction to questions about the future of this old and formerly revered local institution.

The idea that an organization which offers access to the public gets named for the municipality in which it sits is not bad.

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:10:08 -0400 2015-03-24T14:10:08-04:00 2015-03-24T14:10:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Maye, Barber win 2015 Keystone Press Awards]]> Fran Maye, editor of the Kennett Paper, and Chris Barber, editor of the Avon Grove, won professional Keystone Press Awards this week.

Maye captured second place for Newsbeat Reporting for a series of articles he did on the Spring Brook Barn controversy. Maye broke the story last year about how a non-profit facility in Pocopson was in danger of closing because of zoning violations.

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:50:23 -0400 2015-03-23T13:50:23-04:00 2015-03-23T14:26:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Joan Holliday named 2015 Outstanding Citizen of the Year]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>For the first time, the recipient of the Southern Chester County Outstanding Citizen of the Year was unable to accept the award.

That's because she was doing something she has done her entire life in the community - helping someone. The person she was helping was her ailing 90-year-old mother.

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:30:19 -0400 2015-03-20T22:30:19-04:00 2015-03-21T13:37:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Tick Tock clears air over theft case where former director charged]]> The Board of Directors of Tick Tock Early Learning Center has released the following statement regarding a legal matter involving a former employee:

Pervasive misinformation within the community, regarding a recent legal matter involving Tick Tock Early Learning Center, has become apparent. This misinformation has been detrimental to Tick Tock's fundraising, and therefore the following statement is necessary to clarify an ongoing situation with a former employee, which will hopefully be resolved within the coming weeks.

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:07:59 -0400 2015-03-20T16:07:59-04:00 2015-03-20T16:07:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett humanitarians help celebrate Happiness Day]]> The Kennett High School Humanitarian Club helped students celebrate the United Nations International Day of Happiness on Friday, March 20, by decorating each and every student's locker with a message to inspire happy thoughts.

Club advisor Lisa Teixeira and Humanitarian Club co-presidents Kavya Shetty and Marisa Maxwell were "happy" with the actions of the Humanitarians whose focus is on the well-being of the students and staff at the high school as well as with well-being in the larger Kennett and world communities.

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:24:12 -0400 2015-03-20T14:24:12-04:00 2015-03-20T14:24:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Gerald Davis honored for decades of service as police chief in New Garden]]> NEW GARDEN>> Former New Garden Police Chief Gerald Davis always believed technology could be the police department's best friend.

In the 1970s, a truck driver challenged a citation for an oversized load. The case was dismissed, and he was told the department simply didn't have enough evidence.

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:32:54 -0400 2015-03-20T13:32:54-04:00 2015-03-20T14:13:30-04:00
<![CDATA['Happiness' being spread in Unionville, Kennett]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Nancy Pia doesn't believe in the pursuit of happiness.

"If you are pursuing something, it's not there," she said. "I like to say we create our own happiness."

International Day of Happiness is Friday, March 20, and Pia is chairing the Happiness Project at the Kennett Area YMCA.

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:18:55 -0400 2015-03-17T14:18:55-04:00 2015-03-17T14:18:55-04:00
<![CDATA['West Side Story' at Unionville is a real rumble]]> Unionville High School has a large stage, and they filled it with an enormous cast and enormous sets as they performed the blockbuster show "West Side Story." Its parking lot is also enormous, but it was almost filled a half hour before show time, but that happens when there are so many people involved in a production.

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:01:58 -0400 2015-03-17T14:01:58-04:00 2015-03-17T14:01:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Police Reports]]> State Police Avondale

car search >> On March 7 at 6:26 p.m. Police stopped a car on Gypsy Hill Road in Franklin Township to investigate DUI and drug paraphernalia. Jody Dale Jordan, 44, of Landenberg and a 17-year-old male from Avondale were arrested. Charges are pending, police said.

Mailbox >> Someone damaged a mailbox in the 300 block of Manor Drive in East Marlborough Township on March 7 at 10:30 p.

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:55:06 -0400 2015-03-17T12:55:06-04:00 2015-03-17T12:55:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Is Unionville-Chadds Ford School District going backward?]]> Editor:

Unionville-Chadds ford High School is ranked 7th in Pennsylvania and is a top 500 school nationally, according to US News and World Reports. More than 50 percent of UCF students take AP courses and more than 92% of students score proficient on benchmark exams. If parents are looking for a place to settle down and raise their kids, you can't go wrong with UCFSD.

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:44:16 -0400 2015-03-16T13:44:16-04:00 2015-03-16T13:44:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville teachers and school board far off on contract talks]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH>>The Unionville-Chadds Ford School board and the teachers' union have been meeting every two weeks since the first of the year trying to hammer out a new contract, but so far the two sides are very far apart. The current contract expires in June.

The school board is offering salary increases of minus.

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 19:10:05 -0400 2015-03-13T19:10:05-04:00 2015-03-13T22:35:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Police Reports]]> State Police Avondale

Jewelry taken >> Someone broke into a home in the 100 block of Hess Mill Road in Franklin Township on March 4 in the morning and took jewelry and then fled, police said.

Backing up >> No one was injured as a car that was backing into a driveway on Baltimore Pike at Lincoln Street on March 3 at 3:10 p.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:25:20 -0400 2015-03-12T10:25:20-04:00 2015-03-12T10:25:20-04:00
<![CDATA[The key to a better night's sleep]]> Do you ever find that no matter how hard you try, you can't seem to get comfortable sleeping? Perhaps you have bought countless sleep aids and you still find that you are waking up with a stiff neck, lower back pain, numbness in your hands or legs, headaches, or even sinus congestion? Since we spend close to a third of our lives sleeping, and another ten percent of our lives lying in bed, that is a staggering number of time not to feel comfortable.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:04:40 -0400 2015-03-12T10:04:40-04:00 2015-03-12T10:04:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Potholes creating brisk business for local service stations]]> WEST CHESTER>>If you think the pothole problem is especially bad this year, you're right.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has already spent $1.2 million this winter repairing potholes, using more than 22,000 tons of asphalt material. Last year during the same time frame, just 1,669 tons of asphalt material was used.

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:04:20 -0400 2015-03-10T13:04:20-04:00 2015-03-10T13:04:20-04:00