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 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:38:42 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Local man walking 8,992 miles for disabled veterans]]> KENNETT SQUARE>> Every night for the past 8 years, Michael Roberts dreams that a 14-year-old boy is taunting him to shoot him in the head. It's a nightmare, and for Roberts, it's unavoidable. The dream comes back night after night.

It's so terrifying, Roberts has attempted suicide - twice.

Roberts, an Army veteran who served tours in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, is a couple of thousand miles into a 8,992-mile walk across the country to raise awareness for disabled war veterans, accompanied by his Australian cattle dog, Boots.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:07:18 -0400 20150702160718 2015-07-02T16:07:18-04:00 2015-07-02T16:07:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Governor signs new law to help protect volunteers]]> State Senator Andy Dinniman and the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee t passed House Bill 1276, legislation that addresses the concerns raised by volunteers who work with children regarding increased background checks under the new Child Protective Services Law. It was signed into law Thursday by Gov.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:21:47 -0400 20150702142147 2015-07-02T14:21:47-04:00 2015-07-02T14:21:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Seniors watch flag-raising program in Kennett Square]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Flags don't last forever, and when it came time for the American Flag to be replaced at the Friends Home in Kennett Square, it was decided it should be done close to Independence Day.

On Thursday, many members of the Friends Home, a non-profit senior living facility off State Street, watched as the flag that had been flying on the front lawn for the past 10 years was replaced with a new one.

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<![CDATA[Preliminary public transportation details for Pope's visit to Philadelphia released]]> PHILADELPHIA >> Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City and agency officials announced preliminary information about public transportation options during the World Meeting of Families convening, Sept. 22 to 25, 2015, and the weekend of the Papal Visit, Sept. 26 to 27, 2015.

"At this point, we are about three months away from hosting the largest event in this City's history," said Mayor Nutter.

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<![CDATA[New initiative will help local Hispanics]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Chester County Commissioner Terrance Farrell was in Kennett Square Tuesday night to announce a new initiative aimed to help the county's 34,000 Hispanics.

"We are forming a partnership with The Hispanic Approach to let people know what the county is doing and how (Hispanics) can access services in the community," Farrell said.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:05:10 -0400 20150701111856 2015-07-01T11:05:10-04:00 2015-07-01T11:18:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Looking for Fireworks in Southern Chester County?]]> Here's where you can go to see fireworks:

Hockessin Fourth of July.

Parade starts at 3 p.m. Saturday from St. Mary the Assumption Church, up Old Lancaster Pike to Hockessin Fire Company.Participants asked to assemble in St. Mary's parking lot at 1:30 p.m. Participants can sign up that day at St.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:18:38 -0400 20150630173032 2015-06-30T13:18:38-04:00 2015-06-30T17:30:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Police Log]]> State Police Avondale Barracks

Stop sign >> Breanna Baldwin, 20, of Avondale was cited for stop sign violation after a collision with another car at the stop sign on Unionville road at its intersection with West Locust Road in East Marlborough Township on June 28 at 8:11 a.m. Baldwin suffered minor injuries, police said.

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<![CDATA[Proceed with caution using those fireworks]]> Kennett Square >> Fireworks on the Fourth of July are as American as apple pie, but without cautious use they can pose a much greater threat than that sweet dessert.

For the past week or so, tents have sprung up all over the area, and they offer a full line of legal products designed to give a variety of shows in the sky or on the ground.

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:19:28 -0400 20150628231928 2015-06-28T23:19:28-04:00 2015-06-28T23:19:28-04:00
<![CDATA[GLOBETROTTING GRADUATE: Why I keep going back to Paris]]> Paris is not my favorite place to visit, yet I find myself consistently revisiting the city. Outside of London, it is the foreign city I know best.

Since 2006 I have visited Paris three times, and by summer's end it will be five. Recently, as I planned my way from Bordeaux back to London by train, with a stop in Paris, I wondered what it was that kept bringing me back.

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 12:05:31 -0400 20150627171551 2015-06-27T12:05:31-04:00 2015-06-27T17:15:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Perspective on Parenting: 10 years a mom]]> Years ago, as a communications professional in the corporate world, I remember when my colleagues were honored for a decade or more of service. In a world where attention spans are gradually diminishing, doing anything constructive for 10 years can be considered quite an accomplishment. It illustrates responsibility, commitment and consistency.

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 12:10:37 -0400 20150627121037 2015-06-27T12:10:37-04:00 2015-06-27T12:10:37-04:00
<![CDATA['Legendary' exhibit at The African American Museum in Philadelphia explores house ballroom culture]]> Photographer Gerard H. Gaskin creates art, but also shines a light on people who need to be seen.

In the exhibit "Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene," his pictures tell the stories of those who participate in "the culture of house balls of the African-American and Latino gay, transgender, and queer community," organizers say.

Sat, 27 Jun 2015 11:58:02 -0400 20150627115802 2015-06-27T11:58:02-04:00 2015-06-27T11:58:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square dentist has the cure for migraine sufferers]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> The last straw for Amy Lewis, 36, (not her last name) came after she was forced to stay in bed all day long with an icepack on her head, unable to play with her two-year-old son or go out with her husband. Her migraine headaches that began when she was 19 became debilitating. She simply couldn't function.

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:01:28 -0400 20150627140059 2015-06-26T14:01:28-04:00 2015-06-27T14:00:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Demolition vehicles set the stage for Red Rose renovation]]> Penn >> As the United States approaches Independence Day, the most historic of its holidays, a local building that goes back to the nation's origins is undergoing a radical transformation.

The Red Rose Inn, which sits at the corner of Baltimore Pike and Route 796 in Jennersville, has in its century's-old lifetime been a post office, a township building, a tavern, a restaurant and a boarding house.

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:05:04 -0400 20150626171303 2015-06-26T17:05:04-04:00 2015-06-26T17:13:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Sandberg resigns]]> PHILADELPHIA >> Ryne Sandberg has resigned as Phillies manager in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in baseball.

Sandberg quit Friday with a 119-159 career record over parts of three seasons leading Philadelphia. His only full season was in 2014, when the Phillies finished with a 73-89 record.

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:45:46 -0400 20150626164546 2015-06-26T16:45:46-04:00 2015-06-26T16:45:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Program for special needs children thriving in Pocopson]]> POCOPSON>>It was about this time last year that the Barn at Spring Book Farm, a facility that provides a barn-type educational setting for special needs children, announced it would be closing. The non-profit Barn needed more than $100,000 in improvements to meet township codes, and that kind of money simply wasn't there.

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:58:50 -0400 20150626135850 2015-06-26T13:58:50-04:00 2015-06-26T13:58:50-04:00