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 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 18:01:26 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Patton Middle School earns honor as one of top 10 Eco-Schools]]> Recognizing their commitment to wildlife protection, sustainability and environmental education, the National Wildlife Federation has given Charles Patton Middle School, in Kennet Square, PA an honorable mention as one of America's Top Eco-Schools. Selected for their impressive environmental contributions, Charles Patton Middle School proves an education institution can be sustainable whether they're surrounded by skyscrapers or farmland.

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<![CDATA[Police Reports]]> State Police Avondale Barracks

Car hit Deer >> Cecil Kirk Jr., 67, of Rising Sun, Maryland, suffered minor injuries when his car hit a deer that came out of a grassy area along Route 1 near Route 841 in Penn Township on Sept. 20, at 11:36 a.m., police said.

REar end collision >> Erica Wilson, 23, of LIncoln University was cited for following too closely after she rear-ended the car ahead that was stopped for heavy traffic on East Baltimore Pike at School House Road in East Marlborough Township on Sept.

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<![CDATA[Steeplechase won't run on Mother's Day in 2016]]> There are only so many Sundays in the Spring racing season.

Fans of the Willowdale Steeplechase in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, know it as a Mother's Day tradition. But this year, Point-to-Point at Winterthur in Delaware will run on Mother's Day with Willowdale running the following Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Developer, board come to terms over open space funding in E. Marlborough]]> Township Solicitor Frone Crawford said the board members had been discussing Regis Investment Properties' appeal of a conditional use order for the second phase of a project on the west side of Walnut Road in an executive session before their Monday night regular meeting.

The project, currently known as Walnut Walk, has been taken up by several developers over the years and has gone through a series of name changes.

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<![CDATA[Family homeless center opens in West Grove]]> Family Promise of Southern Chester County will host an Open House at the new Resource Center on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 5 pm to 7 pm. The Center is located at 105 West Evergreen Street in West Grove..

Attendees will have an opportunity to tour the facility, visit with the Board and staff and celebrate the work of hundreds of dedicated volunteers from churches, service clubs and businesses who have completely renovated the Family Promise Resource Center in recent months.

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<![CDATA[Kennett Homecoming King, Queen crowned]]> The gymnasium, rather than the traditional football field, was the setting for the Homecoming Court. Due to cold, wet winds and a steady rain on Friday, the Homecoming parade was cancelled and the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen postponed until the dance Saturday night. The football game against Octorara was played as scheduled.

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<![CDATA[Unionville Fair continues a long tradition]]> East Marlborough >> For old timers in the school district, the smells and sights of the weekend's Unionville Community Fair brought back memories of the old days when it was called the Farm Show and was held at what is now Unionville Elementary School.

For longtime fair leader Bonnie Musser, whose experience with annual event goes back more than six decades to when she was a student, the smell of the alfalfa laid out for judging will always be the same.

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<![CDATA[More rain, flooding forecast along soggy East Coast]]> Even with Hurricane Joaquin no longer as big of a threat, the weekend promises little relief for the most waterlogged parts of the East Coast.The National Weather Service says the risk of flooding will continue through Monday morning, especially in parts of North and South Carolina that already have gotten up to 11 inches of rain this week.

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<![CDATA[Montgomery County DA announces additional charges against Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane]]> NORRISTOWN >> The recent search of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's Harrisburg office turned up what Montgomery County prosecutors likely consider the smoking gun of their investigation into Kane's alleged lies to an investigative grand jury.

Among the items seized was an alleged 'secrecy oath' signed by Kane on her second day in office, promising her secrecy for statewide investigating grand juries one through 32, according to court documents filed Thursday which charged Kane with additional counts of perjury, false swearing and obstructing justice.

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<![CDATA[Scout to relocate old Civil War-era cannon in Kennett Square]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>A Kennett Square Eagle Scout has obtained permission from Kennett Square council to move a Civil-War-era cannon to the borough building on Marshall Street.

Mark Haftl of Troop 24 in Kennett Square said he plans to move the cannon, called Old Ben Butler, from the southwest corner of East Linden Street and North Broad Streets as part of his Eagle Scout project.

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<![CDATA[Bell Tower gets a facelift for its 10th anniversary]]> The cupola and bell that for years sat atop Oxford school buildings and then was tucked away for a decade, got a facelift on the anniversary of its resurrection.

The bell, which was manufactured in 1867 in England, had stood on top of the original Oxford school and then was placed on the roof of the Oxford High School in 1905.

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<![CDATA[Obama and Putin: Awkward moments, few breakthroughs]]> NEW YORK >> U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin's first formal meeting in more than two years started with an awkward handshake and ended without a breakthrough on Syria, a crisis that has strained their already tense relationship.

On the biggest issue that divides them in Syria -- the status of embattled leader Bashar Assad -- Obama and Putin left their discussions Monday exactly where they started.

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<![CDATA[Police reports]]> State Police Avondale Barracks

Assault >> Breya Lynn Galli, 20, of Lincoln University was arrested for aggravated assault after kicking an emergency medical technician on Route 1 in East Marlborough Township on Sept. 15 at 4:09 p.m., police said.

DUI >> Charges were filed against Anibal Perez-Reynoso, 21, of West Grove after he was involved in a two-vehicle crash and exhibited signs of intoxication on East Baltimore Pike in London Grove Township on Sept.

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<![CDATA[Being handicapped made seeing Pope Francis a little tricky]]> PHILADELPHIA >> For the all the walking and standing crowds had to endure to catch a view of Pope Francis on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia for the papal Mass on Sunday, organizers had to scramble to accommodate those with disabilities.

Those who made their way to one of 10 platforms designed to adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act were pleased with the outcome.

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<![CDATA[Pope Francis final message to Philly: 'Love is in little things']]> PHILADELPHIA >> Before an audience of hundreds of thousands of people, Pope Francis completed his visit to Philadelphia, and the final leg of his tour of the United States, by celebrating Mass Sunday afternoon.

Pope Francis used his remaining moments in the City of Brotherly Love to preach a message of faith and love.

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 16:48:35 -0400 20150927205059 2015-09-27T16:48:35-04:00 2015-09-27T20:50:59-04:00 MEDIACENTER