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 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:40:26 -0400 60 <![CDATA[New solar panel at C.F. Patton will provide more food for Kennett Food Cupboard]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A new solar array panel at C.F. Patton Middle School that will enable the school's vegetable garden to grow produce nine months of the year was dedicated Friday morning.

"This is truly a community project, a great project," said Sen. Dominic Pileggi, who attended the dedication along with Rep.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:03:21 -0400 2014-10-24T15:03:21-04:00 2014-10-24T15:03:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Council waives road fees for library]]> OXFORD >> Oxford Borough Council voted to waive the road opening fees for the Oxford Public Library expansion project and took a small step toward putting a crosswalk in front of the location.

The actual amount of the road opening permit is uncertain, because it is calculated as a $100 base fee plus a charge for the square footage of pavement disturbed.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:55:19 -0400 2014-10-22T13:55:19-04:00 2014-10-22T13:55:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville continues to fight against bullying]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> It may have been some time since the Unionville-Chadds Ford school board has made mention of bullying, but that doesn't mean they haven't continued to work on it.

"A goal that we have discussed before is the importance of bringing parents into the discussion," said board member Kathleen Do.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:51:20 -0400 2014-10-22T13:51:20-04:00 2014-10-22T13:51:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Pitts, Houghton spar in Lancaster debate for Congress]]> LANCASTER >> U.S. Rep. Joseph Pitts said he represents his constituents in the halls of government.

Challenger Tom Houghton said he'll be out with the people to speak for them.

Houghton, the underdog Democratic challenger in the 16th Congressional District, relentlessly tried to hammer that point in a 90 minute debate Tuesday.

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:47:04 -0400 2014-10-22T13:47:04-04:00 2014-10-22T13:47:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Township may take ownership of Chandler Mill bridge]]> The fate of the Chandler Mill bridge remains a controversy, but a definitive step toward a final resolution is set for the near future.

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors announced at their regular meeting Oct. 15 that at their next meeting on Nov. 5 they would vote on taking over ownership of bridge from the county.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:41:23 -0400 2014-10-21T14:41:23-04:00 2014-10-21T14:41:28-04:00
<![CDATA[It's official: Ross will be on ballot]]> HARRISBURG>> Republican State Rep. Chris Ross will stay on the ballot for the 158th state House race in November after Commonwealth Court rejected an appeal that objected to Ross replacing former candidate Cuyler Walker.

"I'm disappointed that the court decided to ratify the Republican Party's last-minute switcheroo politics.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:33:01 -0400 2014-10-21T14:33:01-04:00 2014-10-21T14:33:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett area man survives Alaska train derailment]]> NEW GARDEN >> A township man has recovered from his injuries and says he's lucky to be alive after the train he was riding on earlier this year in southeast Alaska derailed, sending him into the icy waters of a huge lake.

Robert Kratz and his family were on the train on a sightseeing adventure, as part of a cruise on the Norweigian Pearl.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:26:37 -0400 2014-10-21T14:26:37-04:00 2014-10-21T14:27:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square centenarians celebrate birthdays]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Leena Caudill was born in 1911, the same year as Lucille Ball, Vincent Price, Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan. Dorothy Edinoff was born in 1912, the same year as Gene Kelly, Karl Malden and Danny Thomas.

Caudill and Edinoff, residents of the Friends Home in Kennett Square, recently celebrated birthdays -- Caudill her 103rd and Edinoff her 102nd -- and have outlived all those celebrities.

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:41:13 -0400 2014-10-15T18:41:13-04:00 2014-10-16T14:37:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Council ponders parking expansion]]> OXFORD >> Public comment centered around parking and traffic filled the first hour of the Monday, Oct. 13, Oxford Borough Council meeting before any of the business items could be addressed.

Resident Paul Andriole started it off with a suggestion that the borough purchase the Adams property at 204 and 206 Locust St.

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:38:41 -0400 2014-10-15T18:38:41-04:00 2014-10-15T18:38:42-04:00
<![CDATA[New strategic plan for Avon Grove schools]]> PENN >> The focus of the Oct. 9 Avon Grove School Board meeting was a presentation by Assistant Superintendent Margaret Sharp of the completed draft of the district's new comprehensive strategic plan.

The detailed plan identified three goal areas -- "develop a systems thinking approach, increase learning opportunities, and develop community outreach plan.

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:36:37 -0400 2014-10-15T18:36:37-04:00 2014-10-15T18:36:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville man paints his truck pink in tribute to his wife]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Pink is all the rage this month. Pink T-shirts, pink ribbons, pink socks -- all to call awareness to celebrate survivors in October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

One local man has taken pink to a new level by painting his dump truck pink with lettering that lets the world know his wife is a breast cancer survivor.

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:24:17 -0400 2014-10-14T13:24:17-04:00 2014-10-14T13:24:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Oxford seeks members for Architectural Review Board]]> WEST CHESTER >> State Senator Andy Dinniman announced last week that the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission officially certified the historical significance of the Oxford Borough Historic District, according to a press release from his office.

The Oxford Borough Historic District was created under Pennsylvania's Historic District Act (Act 167 of 1961), which authorizes all Pennsylvania municipalities ­-- with the exception of the cities of the first and second class -- to create and define, by ordinance, one of more historic districts.

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:22:43 -0400 2014-10-14T13:22:43-04:00 2014-10-14T13:22:45-04:00
<![CDATA[John Cotton Wood of Kennett Square]]> John Cotton Wood, a resident of the Kendal Community in Kennett Square, died on Oct. 9, 2104, at the age of 97. Born in New York City on March 8, 1917, he grew up in areas around Boston and San Francisco and summered in Europe. He attended the Ojai Valley School in southern California, St. Marks School in Massachusetts, graduated from Harvard College in 1938 and served for four years in the Army, rising to the rank of Captain during WWII.

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:19:22 -0400 2014-10-14T13:19:22-04:00 2014-10-14T13:19:25-04:00
<![CDATA[John Wood remembered as a 'visionary']]> KENNETT SQUARE >> When John Wood had a vision that ultimately helped to form Kennett's After The Bell Program, he knew the focus had to be on volunteerism and community spirit.

Bell, the final surviving original founder of the organization, died Oct. 9 at the age of 97.

He died after more than 16 years after he joined with his wife, Denise, and Marshall Newton, all members of the Episcopal Church of the Advent, to establish Kennett After-School Association in response to a church study that identified concerns about the welfare of middle school children in the Kennett area who didn't have access to safe after-school options.

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:17:49 -0400 2014-10-14T13:17:49-04:00 2014-10-14T13:17:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Future growth depends on preservation, says study]]> EAST WHITELAND >> Economic growth for Chester County is as dependent on preserving natural beauty as encouraging business growth, said a new report to guide planning over the next 10 years.

The Vista 2025 partnership plan between the Chester County Economic Development Council and Chester County will help keep the county growing going forward, said Tom Filippo, co-chairman of the Vista 2025 Executive Alliance.

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:09:37 -0400 2014-10-13T15:09:37-04:00 2014-10-13T15:09:43-04:00