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Oxford greets the season after a postponement

By Chris Barber|

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  • Arts and entertainment

    Oxford greets the season after a postponement

    OXFORD >> Last Friday night was a little chilly, but it was substantially more comfortable than Dec. 5, when a cold and slimy rain came down on southern Chester County and Oxford officials decided to postpone the Christmas festivities for a week.

    Chris Barber
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  • Opinion

    Downwind: Brandywine River Museum will receive Scaife collection

    We may never have heard of billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife, but those who frequent the Brandywine River Museum will benefit from his generosity. The Mellon heir who died recently bequeathed his collection of more than 500 works of art to be divided equally between the Chadds Ford Museum of Art and to the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in western Pennsylvania. The art is to be divided equally.

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  • Opinion

    Great Outdoors: Reminiscing about last year’s snow

    They do say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I must say I am feeling that way about the December snowstorms that we had last year. It was so nice to have snow on the ground for Christmas. My family from Arizona comes in December for a few weeks every year, and last year we were sledding and building snowmen. It is not looking that will happen for us this year. Of course, like the rest of the region, I was going crazy by March, but as the months pass I find myself wishing for a...

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  • General news

    Kennett band ‘Rose Project’ to perform locally

    Kennett Square area band “The Rose Project” is stepping up to perform at local venues in 2015. Local musician Bill Rose has taken his band with the eponymous name “The Rose Project” to new levels to include Bill Rose on guitar and vocals, Al Hahn on Bass and Keyboard, Dave Walker on Guitar, and Steve K. on drums. These guys are all local to Chester County, Pennsylvania, and they perform an edgy folk that will leave an impression. So who are these guys?

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  • General news

    Local police review excessive force policies

    KENNETT SQUARE >> Some local police departments are reviewing policies on use of excessive force following nationwide media attention in Missouri and New York in which some have claimed officers were overzealous.

    Fran Maye
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  • Opinion

    From the Ground Up: Bringing the vegetable garden indoors

    When cold weather looms, many vegetable gardeners do what they can to extend the growing season: cover tender plants with floating row-covers, put straw or other mulch over root crops, and plant a “fall garden” of cold-tolerant varieties to improve our chances.

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  • Sports

    Boys Basketball: Oxford gets big road win

    EAST WHITELAND >> To win games, teams must cherish every possession and take great care of the basketball. Dec. 16 at Great Valley High School, the host Patriots did not execute that part of the game very well. Great Valley turned the ball over 20 times, fell behind in the first period when they had eight miscues and were knocked form the unbeaten ranks by Oxford, 51-43, in Ches-Mont League American Division action.

    By Peter DiGiovanni cpn11716@comcast.net @dlnsports on Twitter |

  • General news

    St. Rocco celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe with music and prayer

    NEW GARDEN >> Several thousand members of St. Rocco Church in New Garden marked the anniversary of an appearance by the Virgin Mary during services on Friday.

    Chris Barber
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  • Our say

    Rioting is not the answer for recent police incidents

    Rioting in the street, blocking traffic and looting stores miss the mark as solutions to curbing police brutality or aggression toward blacks. Those problems take disciplined dialogue, deep reflection on the nature of violence and defining the role of law enforcement at local and national levels.

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  • General news

    Local schools create ornaments for trees at Longwood Gardens

    East Marlborough >> When the wide-eyed little boy from Rainbow Elementary School first saw Longwood Gardens all gussied up for the holidays, all he could manage to blurt out was, “This is a wonderland!”

    By Sarah Moran For 21st-Century Media |

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