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 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:25:54 -0400 60 <![CDATA[New Wegmans in Chadds Ford has 500 job openings]]> What management there wants from its workers is vitality, an aptitude to serve and openness to grow for those interested in working for what the magazine has listed as one of the top "100 Best Companies to Work For." Wegmans has been named on that list for 18 consecutive years. This year, they were ranked No.

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:06:38 -0400 2015-03-27T10:06:38-04:00 2015-03-27T10:06:38-04:00 > As the Wegmans prepares to open in a few months, about 500 area residents will have the opportu]]>
<![CDATA[Maye, Barber win 2015 Keystone Press Awards]]> Fran Maye, editor of the Kennett Paper, and Chris Barber, editor of the Avon Grove, won professional Keystone Press Awards this week.

Maye captured second place for Newsbeat Reporting for a series of articles he did on the Spring Brook Barn controversy. Maye broke the story last year about how a non-profit facility in Pocopson was in danger of closing because of zoning violations.

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:50:23 -0400 2015-03-23T13:50:23-04:00 2015-03-23T14:26:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Joan Holliday named 2015 Outstanding Citizen of the Year]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>For the first time, the recipient of the Southern Chester County Outstanding Citizen of the Year was unable to accept the award.

That's because she was doing something she has done her entire life in the community - helping someone. The person she was helping was her ailing 90-year-old mother.

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:30:19 -0400 2015-03-20T22:30:19-04:00 2015-03-21T13:37:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Tick Tock clears air over theft case where former director charged]]> The Board of Directors of Tick Tock Early Learning Center has released the following statement regarding a legal matter involving a former employee:

Pervasive misinformation within the community, regarding a recent legal matter involving Tick Tock Early Learning Center, has become apparent. This misinformation has been detrimental to Tick Tock's fundraising, and therefore the following statement is necessary to clarify an ongoing situation with a former employee, which will hopefully be resolved within the coming weeks.

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:07:59 -0400 2015-03-20T16:07:59-04:00 2015-03-20T16:07:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett humanitarians help celebrate Happiness Day]]> The Kennett High School Humanitarian Club helped students celebrate the United Nations International Day of Happiness on Friday, March 20, by decorating each and every student's locker with a message to inspire happy thoughts.

Club advisor Lisa Teixeira and Humanitarian Club co-presidents Kavya Shetty and Marisa Maxwell were "happy" with the actions of the Humanitarians whose focus is on the well-being of the students and staff at the high school as well as with well-being in the larger Kennett and world communities.

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:24:12 -0400 2015-03-20T14:24:12-04:00 2015-03-20T14:24:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Gerald Davis honored for decades of service as police chief in New Garden]]> NEW GARDEN>> Former New Garden Police Chief Gerald Davis always believed technology could be the police department's best friend.

In the 1970s, a truck driver challenged a citation for an oversized load. The case was dismissed, and he was told the department simply didn't have enough evidence.

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:32:54 -0400 2015-03-20T13:32:54-04:00 2015-03-20T14:13:30-04:00
<![CDATA['Happiness' being spread in Unionville, Kennett]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Nancy Pia doesn't believe in the pursuit of happiness.

"If you are pursuing something, it's not there," she said. "I like to say we create our own happiness."

International Day of Happiness is Friday, March 20, and Pia is chairing the Happiness Project at the Kennett Area YMCA.

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:18:55 -0400 2015-03-17T14:18:55-04:00 2015-03-17T14:18:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Police Reports]]> State Police Avondale

car search >> On March 7 at 6:26 p.m. Police stopped a car on Gypsy Hill Road in Franklin Township to investigate DUI and drug paraphernalia. Jody Dale Jordan, 44, of Landenberg and a 17-year-old male from Avondale were arrested. Charges are pending, police said.

Mailbox >> Someone damaged a mailbox in the 300 block of Manor Drive in East Marlborough Township on March 7 at 10:30 p.

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:55:06 -0400 2015-03-17T12:55:06-04:00 2015-03-17T12:55:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville teachers and school board far off on contract talks]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH>>The Unionville-Chadds Ford School board and the teachers' union have been meeting every two weeks since the first of the year trying to hammer out a new contract, but so far the two sides are very far apart. The current contract expires in June.

The school board is offering salary increases of minus.

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 19:10:05 -0400 2015-03-13T19:10:05-04:00 2015-03-13T22:35:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Police Reports]]> State Police Avondale

Jewelry taken >> Someone broke into a home in the 100 block of Hess Mill Road in Franklin Township on March 4 in the morning and took jewelry and then fled, police said.

Backing up >> No one was injured as a car that was backing into a driveway on Baltimore Pike at Lincoln Street on March 3 at 3:10 p.

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:25:20 -0400 2015-03-12T10:25:20-04:00 2015-03-12T10:25:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Potholes creating brisk business for local service stations]]> WEST CHESTER>>If you think the pothole problem is especially bad this year, you're right.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has already spent $1.2 million this winter repairing potholes, using more than 22,000 tons of asphalt material. Last year during the same time frame, just 1,669 tons of asphalt material was used.

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:04:20 -0400 2015-03-10T13:04:20-04:00 2015-03-10T13:04:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Oh, What a beautiful production at Kennett High School]]> By Caryl Huffaker

Two rehearsals and one performance had to be cancelled because of the ice and snow, but opening night of Rogers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" at Kennett High school was electric.

The talented cast was alert, hitting every cue with enthusiasm for an almost flawless performance of one of the best loved musicals in the classical repertoire of Broadway favorites.

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:54:54 -0400 2015-03-10T09:54:54-04:00 2015-03-10T09:54:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville mourns Mark Powers, 47, URA ambassador]]> UNIONVILLE>>A fund established to help pay for the college education of a Unionville man who died last week after dedicating his life to helping youth at the Unionville Recreation Association, has raised more than $20,000 in just three days.

Mark Powers, a 1985 graduate of Unionville High School and was always at the URA complex on Doe Run Road, died at the age of 47 at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:37:21 -0400 2015-03-09T12:37:21-04:00 2015-03-09T12:47:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square funds senior center for first time]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> After watching neighboring municipalities for years help fund the Kennett Area Senior Center, Kennett Square council has decided it's high time they do so as well.

In a 5-2 vote, council this week agreed to donate $4,000 to the senior center. Councilors Dan Maffei and Chip Plumley dissented.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:49:14 -0500 2015-03-06T14:49:14-05:00 2015-03-06T19:08:58-05:00
<![CDATA[Galer Estates Winery wins 'Best in Class' nationwide award for its Chardonnay]]> By Fran Maye @kennettpaper on Twitter

EAST MARLBOROUGH>> A Kennett area winery has won best in class for its 2013 Chardonnay at one of the oldest and largest professional wine competitions in the nation, the International Eastern Wine competition in Sonoma, Calif.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:10:27 -0500 2015-03-05T13:10:27-05:00 2015-03-05T18:42:59-05:00