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 Thu, 28 May 2015 17:58:13 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Massanari: Parents a big reason Unionville a top school district]]> Paula Massanari retires as principal of Unionville High School in a few weeks, and last week at a Longwood Rotary meeting, she shared why the Unionville School District continues to win accolades as being one of the best in the state.

She said caring staff, parents and students form "a trifecta of everything you would like to happen in a world of education.

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<![CDATA[Steeling in Kennett Square, and other great art happenings]]> Any casual strollers through Kennett Square in the past weeks would have been stopped in their tracks at the new public art sign for Philter coffee house in downtown Kennett Square across from Talula's Table. It is a stunningly beautiful combination of welded and forged steel, which combines the artistic talents of local artists Rob Sigafoos and Katee Boyle.

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Dog on the loose>>Kennett Square Police cited Cristian Padilla, 21, Kennett Square, PA, for Borough Ordinance 3-4(a) Prohibiting Pets to Run at Large after his dog was found running loose in the 500 block Center Street on April 28 at 12:41 am.

Underage drinking>>Kennett Square Police cited two 17-year-old Males, Kennett Square, PA, for Underage Drinking after they were found intoxicated in the 300 block Walnut Court Way on Wed.

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<![CDATA[Del Bittle pays bill for volunteers' meals after supervisors reject it]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH>>When Del Bittle's barn burned to the ground 25 years ago, he realized the importance of volunteer firefighters. It took eight fire companies all night to extinguish the blaze.

"One of the firefighters even knocked on the window of my mother's bedroom to wake her up and make sure she was alright," said Bittle, who owns a music shop off Route 842 in Pocopson Township.

Tue, 26 May 2015 12:37:34 -0400 20150526193220 2015-05-26T12:37:34-04:00 2015-05-26T19:32:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett student wins state and qualifies to National Technical Competition]]> Gilberto Correa, a senior at Kennett High School, won first place in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) at the 48th Annual SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Competition, held in Hershey in April. With this first place finish, Correa moves on to the national competition to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 22-26.

Tue, 26 May 2015 12:36:19 -0400 20150526193210 2015-05-26T12:36:19-04:00 2015-05-26T19:32:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Crowds line the parade route in Kennett Square]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Friends of parade Chairman Bill Taylor know that as soon as one Memorial Day is over, he starts getting ready for the next one. Even as the leaves turn in autumn and the snows fly in January, Taylor has a list going and has already lined up a heavy percentage of the marchers.

This year he pulled out all the stops with a procession that marched through the borough for almost two hours and concluded with a solemn ceremony of remembrance at Union Hill Cemetery.

Mon, 25 May 2015 16:39:11 -0400 20150525163911 2015-05-25T16:39:11-04:00 2015-05-25T16:39:11-04:00
<![CDATA[My Two Cents]]> It's too early to endorse any candidates for President, but I've finally found a conservative Republican who gets it, at least on one issue that is important to most Baby Boomers. Former Arkansas Governor, former Fox News TV host, and Bass player with his "Little Rockers" Rock Band, Mike Huckabee does get it.

Sun, 24 May 2015 14:05:39 -0400 20150524140539 2015-05-24T14:05:39-04:00 2015-05-24T14:05:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Library House and Garden Tour Looks Like a Fascinating Group of Homes]]> The Library House & Garden Tour this year on Saturday, June 6, has six authentic historic houses dating from 1690 to 1838 and two homes that are built in the 20th century but look as though they have been here for hundreds of years.

Almost every style of architecture is represented. There is a log home, Colonial style, Federal style, Pre-Revolutionary and Chester County Farm House.

Sun, 24 May 2015 08:05:14 -0400 20150524080514 2015-05-24T08:05:14-04:00 2015-05-24T08:05:14-04:00
<![CDATA[West Grove marks Memorial Day with ceremony and parade]]> As he does every year, host Col. Hank Detering, USMC (retired) reminded the spectators and participants at the 17th annual Avon Grove Memorial Day Parade that the holiday was more than the first day of summer or the time to bring out the barbecue set.

"This is the day to remember those who didn't make it home from the war," he said.

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<![CDATA[Webb earns honor for service to EMS]]> Kennett Square >> Steve Webb, who retired after 32 years of serving the county's emergency services providers in a variety of positions, earned its highest honor at the 11th annual EMS awards Ceremony on Thursday.

Webb, 63, was presented with the Margaret Hoover Brigham Award, which was named for the woman who is credited with founding Chester County's EMS Council and who, incidentally, was granddaughter of President Herbert Hoover.

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:07:43 -0400 20150522160743 2015-05-22T16:07:43-04:00 2015-05-22T16:07:43-04:00
<![CDATA[New Kennett Square borough manager plans to lead Kennett Square to greater prosperity]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>The borough's newest manager was born and raised in Kennett Square, doesn't mind getting his hands dirty, and has plans to make the town even more vibrant.

Joe Scalise was hired at an annual salary of $92,500. He replaces former borough manager Brant Kucera, who resigned late last year to take a position as the manager for Cannon Beach, Or.

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:29:57 -0400 20150522065432 2015-05-21T11:29:57-04:00 2015-05-22T06:54:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Chester County Open Studio Tour of Artists an Eye Opener]]> The 2015 Open Studio Tour of Chester County Artists was impressive. How delighted I was with the tour. There were 47 studios with works by 100 artists. The artists were ready for the visitors. I have never seen so many studios swept so clean. The signage to all the studios was excellent and hard to miss.

Thu, 21 May 2015 21:50:04 -0400 20150521215004 2015-05-21T21:50:04-04:00 2015-05-21T21:50:04-04:00
<![CDATA[wARNING! WATCH OUT FOR BLINKING BUS LIGHTS!]]> Last Thursday morning a 10-year-old boy was hit by a car as he approached the school bus along 3rd Street in Oxford.

According to police reports, the bus was stopped, its red lights were flashing and the protective arm in front had been extended.

The car that drove past had an 18-year-old driver at the wheel, who, according to the report, was distracted at the time.

Thu, 21 May 2015 21:45:32 -0400 20150521214532 2015-05-21T21:45:32-04:00 2015-05-21T21:45:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Jennersville Hospital hosts Memorial Ride]]> Penn >> Jennersville Hospital played host on Thursday to a caravan of bicycle riders traveling in honor of fallen EMS colleagues.

The National EMS Memorial Bike ride, consisting of about 90 participants known as "Muddy Angels" stopped on their way from Boston to Alexandria, Virginia, and paid tribute to emergency responders who had died in the line of duty from accidents or illnesses.

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<![CDATA[Albert McCarthy honored for 42 years of police service]]> For Friends, family, coworkers, local officials, and other well-wishers formed an overflow crowd at Kennett Township's headquarters on Wednesday night to thank Albert McCarthy for his 42 years of service to the area as a police officer and longtime chief.

The crowd listened patiently as the supervisors went quickly through their normal monthly meeting business.

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