RSS Feed from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com The latest news from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com website: all stories http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com The Southern Chester County Weeklies Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:03:45 -0400 60 <![CDATA[From the Ground Up: Mulching: It's not just for springtime]]> When I was out walking Tuesday morning, I stopped to chat with one of my neighbors, who was applying mulch to a newly-weeded and watered perennial bed. I was impressed by her efforts (I'm behind in my garden chores, as is usual just lately). I was also impressed that she had purchased the load of mulch from our township yard for half the springtime price -- a late-season benefit.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:30:48 -0400 2014-10-17T10:30:48-04:00 2014-10-17T10:30:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Take the time to honor firefighters this week]]> When local firefighters stage activities for National Fire Prevention Week this week, they are following a tradition that began with commemorating one of the worst fire disasters of all time.

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, in which hundreds of people were killed and thousands of buildings destroyed, is far removed from the smoke detector alerts and stop-drop-and-roll drills of today's fire prevention activities, but the focus is the same.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:29:34 -0400 2014-10-17T10:29:34-04:00 2014-10-17T10:29:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Great Outdoors: Go for a hayride]]> Nothing says autumn more than a family hayride. And once again, the state parks in Delaware are offering hayrides for individuals or you can sign up as a group. These are the Delaware State Parks that are offering hayrides this fall. Some of them are also offering s'mores and campfires as an add-on.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:26:22 -0400 2014-10-17T10:26:22-04:00 2014-10-17T10:26:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Crowds celebrate autumn at Oxford Feed]]> OXFORD >> It may have been soggy on Saturday, but that didn't keep the people of Oxford from coming out to have fun.

There were events at Sacred Heart and First Methodist churches, but the one that had the kids squealing with pleasure was the celebration of autumn at Oxford Feed and Lumber.

Inside the old warehouse was a straw maze, where kids and their parents were invited to find their way through.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:15:04 -0400 2014-10-17T10:15:04-04:00 2014-10-17T10:25:13-04:00
<![CDATA[My Two Cents: Time for schools to go Old School]]> It's not often that a news item from Wilmington will make the cut and appear on Philly TV news, but 17-year-old Emily Schaeffer, a student at Brandywine High made the cut. Ms. Schaeffer was sent home from school for wearing clothing that would be a distraction to the teen boys. She was wearing stretch pants.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:23:28 -0400 2014-10-17T10:23:28-04:00 2014-10-17T10:23:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Girls Volleyball: Unionville gives Conti-D'Antonio 500th win]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> The Unionville volleyball team had lots to celebrate on Wednesday, senior night, a division title, but the biggest thrill was for the man in charge.

Head coach Rob Conti-D'Antonio registered his 500th career win in his 31-year career as the Indians finished the regular season with a 3-0 victory over Avon Grove, 25-17, 25-18, 25-10, in Ches-Mont League American Division play.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:18:58 -0400 2014-10-16T15:18:58-04:00 2014-10-16T15:19:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Boys Soccer: W.C. Henderson clinches National Division title with convicing win over Oxford]]> WEST CHESTER >> Ellis Vague had a smile on his face moments after West Chester Henderson accomplished one of its goals from the start of the season.

Going into the Warriors' match with Oxford, Vague was aware what his team needed to seal the Ches-Mont National Division title. He wasn't going to let a win over the Hornets slip away.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:10:31 -0400 2014-10-16T15:10:31-04:00 2014-10-16T15:10:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square centenarians celebrate birthdays]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Leena Caudill was born in 1911, the same year as Lucille Ball, Vincent Price, Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan. Dorothy Edinoff was born in 1912, the same year as Gene Kelly, Karl Malden and Danny Thomas.

Caudill and Edinoff, residents of the Friends Home in Kennett Square, recently celebrated birthdays -- Caudill her 103rd and Edinoff her 102nd -- and have outlived all those celebrities.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:41:13 -0400 2014-10-15T18:41:13-04:00 2014-10-16T14:37:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Cross country: Downingtown West clinches first Ches-Mont boys' title since 1988]]> East Marlborough >> Entering the 2014 Ches-Mont Cross Country Championships, there were questions to be answered.

Would West Chester Henderson's boys' team win its seventh straight title? Would Unionville's girls' team, the 2013 PIAA champions, continue their postseason dominance? Who would take first place in the girls', and boys' varsity races?

Those who came to Unionville High School on Monday morning witnessed exciting races.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:42:43 -0400 2014-10-15T18:42:43-04:00 2014-10-15T18:42:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Halloween haunt for kids in the Oxford area emphasizes fantasy]]> NEW LONDON >> A different kind of Halloween spook attraction that doesn't emphasize killer clowns and other macabre beings is running at a summer camp in the Oxford area through October.

Camp Spookynaw, using the grounds of the Camp Saganaw grounds, is offering "family-friendly" haunts along the lines of fantasy wizards and witches, said organizers.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:39:48 -0400 2014-10-15T18:39:48-04:00 2014-10-15T18:39:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Council ponders parking expansion]]> OXFORD >> Public comment centered around parking and traffic filled the first hour of the Monday, Oct. 13, Oxford Borough Council meeting before any of the business items could be addressed.

Resident Paul Andriole started it off with a suggestion that the borough purchase the Adams property at 204 and 206 Locust St.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:38:41 -0400 2014-10-15T18:38:41-04:00 2014-10-15T18:38:42-04:00
<![CDATA[New strategic plan for Avon Grove schools]]> PENN >> The focus of the Oct. 9 Avon Grove School Board meeting was a presentation by Assistant Superintendent Margaret Sharp of the completed draft of the district's new comprehensive strategic plan.

The detailed plan identified three goal areas -- "develop a systems thinking approach, increase learning opportunities, and develop community outreach plan.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:36:37 -0400 2014-10-15T18:36:37-04:00 2014-10-15T18:36:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville man paints his truck pink in tribute to his wife]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Pink is all the rage this month. Pink T-shirts, pink ribbons, pink socks -- all to call awareness to celebrate survivors in October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

One local man has taken pink to a new level by painting his dump truck pink with lettering that lets the world know his wife is a breast cancer survivor.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:24:17 -0400 2014-10-14T13:24:17-04:00 2014-10-14T13:24:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Oxford seeks members for Architectural Review Board]]> WEST CHESTER >> State Senator Andy Dinniman announced last week that the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission officially certified the historical significance of the Oxford Borough Historic District, according to a press release from his office.

The Oxford Borough Historic District was created under Pennsylvania's Historic District Act (Act 167 of 1961), which authorizes all Pennsylvania municipalities ­-- with the exception of the cities of the first and second class -- to create and define, by ordinance, one of more historic districts.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:22:43 -0400 2014-10-14T13:22:43-04:00 2014-10-14T13:22:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Downwind: Classics at Brandwyn draw a big crowd]]> The vintage and super car show given at Brantwyn the other week to benefit the Kennett Symphjony of Chester County began with many people arriving late. The autos had already been on a tour through the countryside when everyone congregated for Lamberghini Bellinzs while they watched the parage of classic cars.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:21:29 -0400 2014-10-14T13:21:29-04:00 2014-10-14T13:21:40-04:00