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, 24 May 2015 00:41:45 -0400 60 <![CDATA[West Grove marks Memorial Day with ceremony and parade]]> As he does every year, host Col. Hank Detering, USMC (retired) reminded the spectators and participants at the 17th annual Avon Grove Memorial Day Parade that the holiday was more than the first day of summer or the time to bring out the barbecue set.

"This is the day to remember those who didn't make it home from the war," he said.

Sat, 23 May 2015 17:51:46 -0400 20150523175146 2015-05-23T17:51:46-04:00 2015-05-23T17:51:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Webb earns honor for service to EMS]]> Kennett Square >> Steve Webb, who retired after 32 years of serving the county's emergency services providers in a variety of positions, earned its highest honor at the 11th annual EMS awards Ceremony on Thursday.

Webb, 63, was presented with the Margaret Hoover Brigham Award, which was named for the woman who is credited with founding Chester County's EMS Council and who, incidentally, was granddaughter of President Herbert Hoover.

Fri, 22 May 2015 16:07:43 -0400 20150522160743 2015-05-22T16:07:43-04:00 2015-05-22T16:07:43-04:00
<![CDATA[New Kennett Square borough manager plans to lead Kennett Square to greater prosperity]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>The borough's newest manager was born and raised in Kennett Square, doesn't mind getting his hands dirty, and has plans to make the town even more vibrant.

Joe Scalise was hired at an annual salary of $92,500. He replaces former borough manager Brant Kucera, who resigned late last year to take a position as the manager for Cannon Beach, Or.

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:29:57 -0400 20150522065432 2015-05-21T11:29:57-04:00 2015-05-22T06:54:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Chester County Open Studio Tour of Artists an Eye Opener]]> The 2015 Open Studio Tour of Chester County Artists was impressive. How delighted I was with the tour. There were 47 studios with works by 100 artists. The artists were ready for the visitors. I have never seen so many studios swept so clean. The signage to all the studios was excellent and hard to miss.

Thu, 21 May 2015 21:50:04 -0400 20150521215004 2015-05-21T21:50:04-04:00 2015-05-21T21:50:04-04:00
<![CDATA[wARNING! WATCH OUT FOR BLINKING BUS LIGHTS!]]> Last Thursday morning a 10-year-old boy was hit by a car as he approached the school bus along 3rd Street in Oxford.

According to police reports, the bus was stopped, its red lights were flashing and the protective arm in front had been extended.

The car that drove past had an 18-year-old driver at the wheel, who, according to the report, was distracted at the time.

Thu, 21 May 2015 21:45:32 -0400 20150521214532 2015-05-21T21:45:32-04:00 2015-05-21T21:45:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Jennersville Hospital hosts Memorial Ride]]> Penn >> Jennersville Hospital played host on Thursday to a caravan of bicycle riders traveling in honor of fallen EMS colleagues.

The National EMS Memorial Bike ride, consisting of about 90 participants known as "Muddy Angels" stopped on their way from Boston to Alexandria, Virginia, and paid tribute to emergency responders who had died in the line of duty from accidents or illnesses.

Thu, 21 May 2015 16:58:48 -0400 20150521165848 2015-05-21T16:58:48-04:00 2015-05-21T16:58:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Albert McCarthy honored for 42 years of police service]]> For Friends, family, coworkers, local officials, and other well-wishers formed an overflow crowd at Kennett Township's headquarters on Wednesday night to thank Albert McCarthy for his 42 years of service to the area as a police officer and longtime chief.

The crowd listened patiently as the supervisors went quickly through their normal monthly meeting business.

Thu, 21 May 2015 10:04:43 -0400 20150521102805 2015-05-21T10:04:43-04:00 2015-05-21T10:28:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Oxford recognizes its best]]> OXFORD >> The Monday, May 18 meeting of Oxford Borough Council was held at the Oxford Senior Center for the annual Citizen Recognition Awards, presented by Mayor Geoff Henry to those who have improved the quality of life in the borough.

There were six awards presented, starting with Donna Moore of the Divine Sent Food Cupboard, which supplies needed nutritious food to low income families in the area.

Wed, 20 May 2015 16:22:28 -0400 20150520162228 2015-05-20T16:22:28-04:00 2015-05-20T16:22:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Oxford looks forward to revitalization]]> Oxford >> The plan for revitalizing the Borough of Oxford is changing with the community, At a public meeting Thursday, May 14, the Revitalization Task Force gave an explanation of what they are doing, and asked for more public feedback to keep the project moving forward.

Justin Smiley, urban planner from the Chester County Planning Commission, is working with the task force of local stake holders to update the 2003 Revitalization Plan

"We're still at the ground stages where we're getting the public's input on what they feel should be in the plan for the next five or ten years for what they feel should be in the borough," Smiley said.

Wed, 20 May 2015 16:20:29 -0400 20150520162029 2015-05-20T16:20:29-04:00 2015-05-20T16:20:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Marking Memorial Day in southern Chester County]]> Kennett Square Parade

There will be a predicted 12,000 to 15,000 spectators in Kennett Square to greet more than 1,000 participants ranging from high school marching bands and Glasgow High School JRROTC color guard to Civil War re-enactors, World War II Grand Marshals, bag pipers and fife & drum companies, according to a press release issued by Parade Chairman Bill Taylor.

Wed, 20 May 2015 16:18:45 -0400 20150520161845 2015-05-20T16:18:45-04:00 2015-05-20T16:18:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Kimmel handily defeats Hicks for seat in East Marlborough]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH>>Christine Kimmel easily defeated Richard Hicks for a seat on East Marlborough supervisors by nearly a 3-to-1 margain, according to unofficial returns. If she wins the general election this fall, she will become the first female supervisor on the board.

With 729 ballots cast from the three precincts, Kimmel garnered 374 votes to Hicks' 129.

Tue, 19 May 2015 23:14:16 -0400 20150520153008 2015-05-19T23:14:16-04:00 2015-05-20T15:30:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square gets new, refined historic district]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>By a 4-3 vote, council Monday night adopted an ordinance that creates a new, expanded historic district, disbands the borough's historic commission, and creates a unified Historic Architectural Review Board. The measure will affect every structure in the new and refined historic district.

Tue, 19 May 2015 14:45:08 -0400 20150519164643 2015-05-19T14:45:08-04:00 2015-05-19T16:46:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Ideal weather draws record crowd for Kennett Run]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Under mostly sunny skies, thousands of people attended the 26th annual Kennett Run Saturday in what officials said was a record year for participation.

"It was outstanding, and the folks were upbeat," said Leon Spencer, Kennett Square council president who assisted as a volunteer.

Sat, 16 May 2015 17:24:49 -0400 20150516172449 2015-05-16T17:24:49-04:00 2015-05-16T17:24:49-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville students win big in stock market game]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH>>Investing in the stock market can pay huge dividends, as long as the portfolio is diversified, the companies are researched, and it's considered a long-term investment.

That's what two Unionville Elementary fifth-graders learned after placing second in an online stock market trading game in a competition with students in grades 4 to 6 in Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

Fri, 15 May 2015 13:18:09 -0400 20150515133649 2015-05-15T13:18:09-04:00 2015-05-15T13:36:49-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Public Library staff member earns national award]]> Ivy Noelle Weir, in charge of adult and young adult programming at Kennett Public Library, has been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) to participate in its 2015 class of Emerging Leaders. The program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning workgroups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers.

Thu, 14 May 2015 14:17:29 -0400 20150514141729 2015-05-14T14:17:29-04:00 2015-05-14T14:17:29-04:00