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If people in Philadelphia never knew of Kennett Square before, they certainly do now after two stores were named Best of Philly by "Philadelphia Magazine" for 2014.

As the edit staff described when searching for the best of the best, they "drove to East Jabib (i.e., Kennett Square) to discover what might possibly be my new favorite vintage furniture store.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:35:18 -0400 2014-07-29T14:35:18-04:00 2014-07-29T14:35:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Country Butcher gives Kennett its own burger]]>

The Country Butcher has been a staple in Kennett Square for the last 32 years and over that time, owner Dan Boxler has been trying to keep his store ahead of the curve through creativity with his team of employees to bring new creations of meat.

And for the summer months, it is, of course, the hamburger.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:59:18 -0400 2014-07-28T10:59:18-04:00 2014-07-28T16:39:26-04:00
<![CDATA[How you can end homelessness in our community]]> Last year, there were 3.5 million homeless people in the nation. And in Chester County, there are about 650 homeless, according to the latest Point in Time poll.

Want to know where you can find a homeless person locally to help out? Just visit Wal-Mart, or McDonald's, or even a church. They don't wear shirts proclaiming they are homeless.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:20:26 -0400 2014-07-28T12:20:26-04:00 2014-07-28T12:20:31-04:00
<![CDATA[New Garden firing range close to opening]]>

LANDENBERG - With the new firing range for the New Garden police close to opening, supervisors gave permission to Kennett, Oxford and Parkesburg for their officers to also use it.

There was some concern from the crowd at a recent township meeting about liability since the range is located within New Garden.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:05:22 -0400 2014-07-28T11:05:22-04:00 2014-07-28T11:05:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Four KAU teams begin quest for State Championships]]> While KAU already is enjoying a banner season, highlighted by the 18U baseball team's winning the Eastern Regional Championship and earning a spot in the Big League World Series in Easley, South Carolina, several teams still are on the championship trail. Four KAU squads began State Tournament play this week.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:03:21 -0400 2014-07-28T11:03:21-04:00 2014-07-28T11:03:46-04:00
<![CDATA[KAU 13U Red Team wins Vance Cooper Championship]]>

Any team in any sport might expect that trying to win a championship on home turf could increase the pressure to do so, but winning that championship becomes more special, too. The members of the KAU 13U "Red" Team faced the pressure and now know that special feeling, too, after winning the 2014 Vance Cooper District 28 Championship at KAU's Sinton Field, 13-8, over the Glenmoore-Eagle Youth Association (GEYA).

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:58 -0400 2014-07-28T11:00:58-04:00 2014-07-28T11:01:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Six from Willowdale Chapel journeying to Africa]]>

In order to truly appreciate life, sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone and for six Chester County men, they will be leaping far beyond those boundaries when they travel to Burundi and Rwanda in August.

The men come from various backgrounds and careers. One is an attorney, another a surgeon and even a "data geek," but all of them come together as members of the Willowdale Chapel, which has two campuses located in Kennett Square and Jennersville.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:59:12 -0400 2014-07-28T10:59:12-04:00 2014-07-28T10:59:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Cosby wows 'em at Lincoln]]>

LOWER OXFORD -- Actor, comedian and philanthropist Bill Cosby had his audience in laughter for more than an hour on Saturday as made a pitch for academic fund-raising at The Lincoln University. Sitting by himself in a chair onstage at the International Cultural Center, he presented his views of poverty, God, family and human achievement, throwing in the suggestion that alumni reach in the pockets for contributions.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:56:14 -0400 2014-07-25T10:56:14-04:00 2014-07-25T11:39:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Bottom line for GOP: Don't lose the election]]> Apparently I greatly upset one of my readers with my last column. His letter to the editor [07-17-14] made no doubt that in his opinion I don't know what I'm talking about and that I am essentially the "village idiot". I wouldn't normally respond to a letter to the editor, but this was so over the top that I believe, you my readers, deserve a response.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:40:42 -0400 2014-07-25T10:40:42-04:00 2014-07-25T11:18:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Stoltzfus pushes on for Wounded Warriors]]> MUD LAKE, Idaho -- Southern Chester County bade Ivan Stoltzfus fond Bon Voyage as he led a huge parade of tractors through Kennett Square on April 26 on his way westward.

So how are things going?

Stoltzfus, 67, and an RV big enough to accommodate overnights, were on their way across America to raise money for Wounded Warriors in a journey call "Across America for Wounded Heroes.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:54:17 -0400 2014-07-25T10:54:17-04:00 2014-07-25T11:13:36-04:00
<![CDATA[District 28 All-Stars head to Big League World Series]]> When the KAU Kings won the Eastern Regional Championship last season and advanced to the Senior League World Series, parents, coaches, and friends told them to be happy just to be there.

Apparently Unionville High School senior Ryan Barrett thought a twice-in-a-lifetime trip to a World Series would be better.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:49:35 -0400 2014-07-25T10:49:35-04:00 2014-07-25T10:49:40-04:00
<![CDATA[InBrief]]> Charles Patton

Charles Patton, the principal of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District middle school that later bore his name, died Saturday, July 19. He was 85. A popular and respected member of the district's community, he was described in these words by folks who posted in the school's online newsletter:

"He was a great man and administrator, always approachable and beloved by staff and students.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:45:44 -0400 2014-07-25T10:45:44-04:00 2014-07-25T10:45:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Some light but useful reading for the summer]]> Looking for a little light reading to take with you on vacation this summer? I'd like to recommend the new book, "Coffee for Roses . . . and 70 Other Misleading Myths About Backyard Gardening." In it, author C. L. Fornari deconstructs some of the most time-honored tips for getting the most out of a garden.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:42:33 -0400 2014-07-25T10:42:33-04:00 2014-07-25T10:42:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Symphony will present 'Under the Stars']]> The Kennett Symphony of Chester County will present a summer concert "Under the Stars" on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. (Rain date, Saturday, Aug. 10). The concert will have guest conductor Markand Thakar, music director of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. The new conductor, Michael Hall, for the Kennett Symphony will begin his duties this fall.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:38:48 -0400 2014-07-25T10:38:48-04:00 2014-07-25T10:38:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Homeless relief advocates gather in Oxford]]>

OXFORD -- Advocates for overcoming homelessness in Chester County continue to tackle their task, although the solutions are often elusive.

On July 16, workers and volunteers who serve the homeless gathered in Oxford to discuss their progress.

Michael Hackman, administrator for the Decade To Doorways program of the Chester County Department of Community Development, chaired the event, although others had plenty to contribute concerning the efforts they have made.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:36:43 -0400 2014-07-25T10:36:43-04:00 2014-07-25T10:36:47-04:00