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LOWER OXFORD -- Actor, comedian and philanthropist Bill Cosby had his audience in laughter for more than an hour on Saturday as made a pitch for academic fund-raising at The Lincoln University. Sitting by himself in a chair onstage at the International Cultural Center, he presented his views of poverty, God, family and human achievement, throwing in the suggestion that alumni reach in the pockets for contributions.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:56:14 -0400 2014-07-25T10:56:14-04:00 2014-07-25T11:39:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Bottom line for GOP: Don't lose the election]]> Apparently I greatly upset one of my readers with my last column. His letter to the editor [07-17-14] made no doubt that in his opinion I don't know what I'm talking about and that I am essentially the "village idiot". I wouldn't normally respond to a letter to the editor, but this was so over the top that I believe, you my readers, deserve a response.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:40:42 -0400 2014-07-25T10:40:42-04:00 2014-07-25T11:18:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Stoltzfus pushes on for Wounded Warriors]]> MUD LAKE, Idaho -- Southern Chester County bade Ivan Stoltzfus fond Bon Voyage as he led a huge parade of tractors through Kennett Square on April 26 on his way westward.

So how are things going?

Stoltzfus, 67, and an RV big enough to accommodate overnights, were on their way across America to raise money for Wounded Warriors in a journey call "Across America for Wounded Heroes.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:54:17 -0400 2014-07-25T10:54:17-04:00 2014-07-25T11:13:36-04:00
<![CDATA[District 28 All-Stars head to Big League World Series]]> When the KAU Kings won the Eastern Regional Championship last season and advanced to the Senior League World Series, parents, coaches, and friends told them to be happy just to be there.

Apparently Unionville High School senior Ryan Barrett thought a twice-in-a-lifetime trip to a World Series would be better.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:49:35 -0400 2014-07-25T10:49:35-04:00 2014-07-25T10:49:40-04:00
<![CDATA[InBrief]]> Charles Patton

Charles Patton, the principal of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District middle school that later bore his name, died Saturday, July 19. He was 85. A popular and respected member of the district's community, he was described in these words by folks who posted in the school's online newsletter:

"He was a great man and administrator, always approachable and beloved by staff and students.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:45:44 -0400 2014-07-25T10:45:44-04:00 2014-07-25T10:45:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Some light but useful reading for the summer]]> Looking for a little light reading to take with you on vacation this summer? I'd like to recommend the new book, "Coffee for Roses . . . and 70 Other Misleading Myths About Backyard Gardening." In it, author C. L. Fornari deconstructs some of the most time-honored tips for getting the most out of a garden.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:42:33 -0400 2014-07-25T10:42:33-04:00 2014-07-25T10:42:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Symphony will present 'Under the Stars']]> The Kennett Symphony of Chester County will present a summer concert "Under the Stars" on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. (Rain date, Saturday, Aug. 10). The concert will have guest conductor Markand Thakar, music director of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. The new conductor, Michael Hall, for the Kennett Symphony will begin his duties this fall.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:38:48 -0400 2014-07-25T10:38:48-04:00 2014-07-25T10:38:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Homeless relief advocates gather in Oxford]]>

OXFORD -- Advocates for overcoming homelessness in Chester County continue to tackle their task, although the solutions are often elusive.

On July 16, workers and volunteers who serve the homeless gathered in Oxford to discuss their progress.

Michael Hackman, administrator for the Decade To Doorways program of the Chester County Department of Community Development, chaired the event, although others had plenty to contribute concerning the efforts they have made.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:36:43 -0400 2014-07-25T10:36:43-04:00 2014-07-25T10:36:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Two Kennett grads place in Top 10 in nation at FBLA event]]> By FRAN MAYE

Two Kennett High School graduates beat out 10,000 other students by placing in the top 10 of a national Future Business Leaders of America contest recently in Nashville, Tenn.

Julia Rivera and Kristen Miller earned the honor after competing in front of a three-judge panel and answered questions spontaneously.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:36:38 -0400 2014-07-25T10:36:38-04:00 2014-07-25T10:36:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Matt Grieco a 'certified celebrant']]>

According to a recent study by The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, about 20 percent of Americans - or 52 million people -- worship in a church each week. Most local pastors report a trend of declining attendance over the years.

Which means that when a family member who had fallen away from their church dies, they don't get the personal experience that a minister or a priest provides.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:08:58 -0400 2014-07-24T18:08:58-04:00 2014-07-24T18:09:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Matt Grieco a 'certified celebrant']]>

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:41:39 -0400 2014-07-23T14:41:39-04:00 2014-07-24T17:46:45-04:00

On July 8, 2014 at 11 p.m, police observed a vehicle travelling on Baltimore Pike with an equipment violation. The vehicle was followed and observed to drive over the center lines and off the travel portion of the roadway. A traffic stop was conducted and contact made with the driver, Miguel Martinez-Zavala, 30 of Kennett Square.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:05:53 -0400 2014-07-22T15:05:53-04:00 2014-07-22T15:06:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square officials allow residents to own chickens]]> By FRAN MAYE

Kennett Square council Monday night adopted an ordinance amendment allowing property owners to keep a maximum of four chickens on their property, while banning roosters.

The action is in response to complaints earlier this year from residents that chickens were running wild in neighborhoods.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:31:04 -0400 2014-07-22T09:31:04-04:00 2014-07-22T09:31:12-04:00
<![CDATA[District 28 18-year-olds win]]>

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:02:45 -0400 2014-07-18T13:02:45-04:00 2014-07-25T11:20:31-04:00
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:12:43 -0400 2014-07-18T13:12:43-04:00 2014-07-18T13:13:17-04:00