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 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:03:37 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Fun, games and a good time at Kennett Prom]]> KENNETT SQUARE>> "Promposal" was all the rage this year for the Kennett Prom, and is culminated in a good time Friday night at the DuPont Country Club in Delaware, site of the Kennett Prom.

Some couples even got limo rides to the prom.

At Kennett, gone are the days of a guy or a girl simply asking for a date to the prom.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:57:09 -0400 2015-04-24T19:57:09-04:00 2015-04-24T19:59:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Sharrett to retire after 23 years at St. Patrick's in Kennett Square]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>The pastor of St. Patrick's church in Kennett Square is retiring next month, which marks 50 years since he was ordained a priest.

Victor Francis Sharrett, 75, pastor of St. Patrick's church for the past 23 years, said he will continue to live in Kennett Square. Sharrett has presided over hundreds of marriages, baptisms and funerals during his tenure at the parish.

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:29:32 -0400 2015-04-24T14:29:32-04:00 2015-04-24T14:29:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Plan would delay opening time for Unionville High School]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH>> Citing health benefits, Unionville-Chadds Ford school directors are considering a proposal to start the school day for high school students up to an hour later.

"This is a very big deal," said Kathy Do, school director. "If this comes to pass, it will change a lot of lives, not just for the students but for the parents.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:03:36 -0400 2015-04-22T15:03:36-04:00 2015-04-22T15:42:36-04:00
<![CDATA[House arrest for local man who fired handgun inside his home]]> WEST CHESTER >> Thirty days of house arrest followed by a year of probation has been ordered for a southern Chester County man who police say admitted accidentally firing a handgun inside his home when his 14-year-old daughter and wife were present.

Kevin James Castaldi, 42, of New London entered an agreement on Monday in which he was sentenced to 12 months total probation in exchange for a guilty plea to charges of endangering the welfare of children, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, and possession of a controlled substance.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:51:38 -0400 2015-04-22T14:51:38-04:00 2015-04-22T14:51:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Mushroom Festival awards $80,000 in grants to 47 local organizations]]> On April 17, the Red Clay Room filled with Mushroom Festival supporters for this year's Spring Gala, the event where the Mushroom Festival awards the grants to local non profit organizations.

Since 2000, the first year Mushroom Festival grants were awarded, over $700,000 was given to hundreds of local non-profit organizations.

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:50:47 -0400 2015-04-22T10:50:47-04:00 2015-04-22T10:50:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Victory opens second brewpub in Kennett Square]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Two years after borough council created an ordinance specifically allowing brew pubs in town, Victory Brewing Co. opened this week in Kennett Square at the corner of Cypress Street and Mill Road.

"We are personally thrilled to be welcomed into the Kennett Square community with the announcement of Victory at Magnolia," said Victory's president and brewmaster, Bill Covaleski.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:13:38 -0400 2015-04-21T18:13:38-04:00 2015-04-21T18:21:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett YMCA recognizes Genesis HealthCare]]> Genesis HealthCare, Inc. (Genesis), one of the largest post-acute care providers in the United States, today announced that Genesis received the Kennett Area YMCA's Annual Corporate Sponsorship Plaque for their ongoing commitment to the Kennett Area YMCA. Genesis HealthCare is headquartered in Kennett Square, PA and employs nearly 900 people in the borough.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:43:11 -0400 2015-04-21T12:43:11-04:00 2015-04-21T12:43:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Four Unionville teens from Troop 22 earn Eagle status]]> Boy Scouts of America Troop 22 in Unionville honored four scouts last Sunday when they received the rank of Eagle. Troop 22, chartered in 1924 was begun by P.S. du Pont, who hired the first Scoutmaster. (Today they are all voluntary). When these four new Eagles are added to the roster, this makes 185 Eagles who have achieved this rank in the troop, which is about two a year.

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:52:27 -0400 2015-04-21T11:52:27-04:00 2015-04-21T11:52:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Police Reports]]> State Police Avondale

DUI >> Melissa Murphy Ludwig of Cochranville was arrested for DUI following a crash at Ewing Road east of Barnsgate in Londonderry Township on April 2 at 7:35 p.m., police said.

Cell phone >> A 13-year-old youth reported that a cell phone valued at $400 was stolen from the 200 block of Highland Road in West Fallowfield on April 2 during the daytime hours, police said.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:37:24 -0400 2015-04-17T10:37:24-04:00 2015-04-17T10:37:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett teacher is Citadel finalist]]> Michael Kelly is the finalist for the Kennett Consolidated School District in Citadel's Heart of Learning Program. He was given his finalist award at the Kennett High School faculty meeting on Monday, April 6, by representatives from the Oxford Branch of the Citadel Federal Credit Union. Citadel in conjunction with the Chester County Intermediate Unit sponsors the award program that seeks to honor the area's most outstanding teachers.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:01:26 -0400 2015-04-16T12:01:26-04:00 2015-04-16T12:01:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett antique store like stepping back in time]]> Look to your right, for instance, and you can't help noticing there's a dressmaker's dummy there, with a formal dress on it and ropes of pearls.

And sitting next to it, there's a trombone.

There's a profusion of all sorts of other items everywhere you look--farm equipment, military hats, brightly colored flags hanging from the ceiling, and away off in corner, at the other end of a tossing sea of antiques and collectibles, a sleigh.

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:53:48 -0400 2015-04-14T11:53:48-04:00 2015-04-14T11:53:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Police seek two in early-morning armed robbery]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Police are looking for two men who robbed a store at gunpoint early Saturday morning.

According to Kennett Square Police, two men entered the Kennett Gas n Go store at 700 W. Cypress Street at 5:50 a.m., both wearing masks, all-black clothing and both armed with handguns. They took an undetermined amount of cash and took a cell phone from one of the employees.

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 18:30:25 -0400 2015-04-11T18:30:25-04:00 2015-04-11T18:30:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Construction of new Route 926 bridge in Pocopson delayed]]> POCOPSON>>Construction to replace the deteriorated bridge on Route 926 near Pocopson Road that spans the Brandywine Creek which was supposed to take place later this year has been delayed until March of 2016.

Rep. Steve Barrar, R-160th of Upper Chichester, said in a newsletter distributed this week that preliminary engineering for the project has been completed and approved.

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 08:15:51 -0400 2015-04-11T08:15:51-04:00 2015-04-11T14:57:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Plan calls for 175 luxury apartments in downtown Kennett Square]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Borough officials are considering a plan that would bring 175 luxury apartments and a pub restaurant to the western section of town.

Called The Lofts, it will be located very close to Victory Brewing Co. on Cypress Street that will open sometime this month. Specifically it will be bordered by State Street to the north, Washington Street to the east, South Mill to the west, and Bernard Alley to the south.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:50:07 -0400 2015-04-10T13:50:07-04:00 2015-04-10T13:50:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Little Black Dress a girls' night out to support a great cause]]> Tick Tock Early Learning Center's fifth annual Little Black Dress event is on Saturday, April 18 in Kennett Square. Several fun and exciting new vendors and artisans will bring the latest designs in fashion jewelry and many other accessories for women of all ages. Wear black and go home wearing your new bling!

The price of admission includes wine, appetizers, decadent desserts, and other refreshments.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:23:01 -0400 2015-04-10T11:23:01-04:00 2015-04-10T11:23:01-04:00