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, 02 Aug 2014 04:33:35 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Good Neighbors has revamped over 250 homes in region]]>

As Good Neighbors Inc. has shown time and time again, you don't need a television show such as "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to make a difference in someone's life.

Instead, it just takes some hard work, dedicated volunteers of all ages and some faith.

Since its inception in 1992, Good Neighbors has helped repair and revamp over 250 homes in the southern Chester County region, and this summer was no different.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:46:24 -0400 2014-07-31T23:46:24-04:00 2014-07-31T23:46:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Local couple hosts former residents]]>

CHADDS FORD -- The owners of a historic Chadds Ford home along Baltimore Pike hosted the house's former owners during a sentimental reunion on Saturday.

Helen and George Sipala live in the Italianate house known as "Painter's Folly" that was built in 1857 by Richard Painter, one of the original settlers of Chadds Ford.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:58:21 -0400 2014-07-31T11:58:21-04:00 2014-07-31T11:58:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Motorcycles]]> For people who own motorcycles, summer can't come soon enough. And so it has arrived for another year.

The weather is warm, the sun is out, and we have vacation days. The road ahead invites us.

But sadly, with the arrival of summer and the open road, we are hearing and seeing reports of devastating motorcycle crashes almost every week.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:56:26 -0400 2014-07-31T11:56:26-04:00 2014-07-31T11:56:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Pocopson grants extension to The Barn at Spring Brook Farm]]>

The Barn at Spring Brook Farm in Pocopson will not close, after an agreement was hammered out that grants an extension of time for Barn officials to complete work to meet code requirements.

The agreement, announced at Monday night's Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors meeting, also permits children with disabilities to celebrate their birthdays at the Barn.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:53:56 -0400 2014-07-31T11:53:56-04:00 2014-07-31T11:54:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Lengthy sentence urged for convicted massage therapist]]>

WEST CHESTER - A Chadds Ford massage therapist who molested four female patients that went to him for treatment of physical pain should spend a minimum of 12 to 24 years in state prison, according to a sentencing memorandum filed by the prosecution.

William Eric Webb "is a classical sexual predator, a wolf in sheep's clothing," said Assistant District Attorney Max O'Keefe in a memo filed last week in advance of Webb's sentencing before Common Pleas Judge David Bortner Monday.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:45:33 -0400 2014-07-31T11:45:33-04:00 2014-07-31T11:45:37-04:00
<![CDATA[How you can help end homelessness in our community]]> Last year, there were 3.5 million homeless people in the nation. And in Chester County, there are about 650 homeless, according to the latest Point in Time poll.

Want to know where you can find a homeless person locally to help out? Just visit Wal-Mart, or McDonald's, or even a church. They don't wear shirts proclaiming they are homeless.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:41:07 -0400 2014-07-31T11:41:07-04:00 2014-07-31T11:41:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Symphony presents concert at Longwood Gardens]]> For a lovely beautiful evening don't miss the "Symphony Under the Stars" at Longwood Gardens on Saturday, Aug. 9, by the Kennett Symphony of Chester County. Led by Guest Conductor Markand Thakar of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the orchestra will be playing a spirited overture featuring woodwind solos, an exultant suite with stunning work by the strings and the beloved Beethoven masterpiece, Symphony No.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:38:41 -0400 2014-07-31T11:38:41-04:00 2014-07-31T11:38:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Creativity doesn't take the summer off in Oxford]]> Each summer the Oxford Area School District offers students the opportunity to participate in music and art academies, a fun way for them to enhance the skills developed during the past school year and prepare for their upcoming lessons in the fall

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:37:03 -0400 2014-07-31T11:37:03-04:00 2014-07-31T11:37:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Getting your kids to love the out of doors]]> Compared to just a few decades ago, children today spend significantly less time outdoors than we did as kids. Over a third of American families report that their child spends less than 30 minutes outdoors each day. There are many reasons for this - both parents working outside the home and the (false) perception that our kids are not safe outdoors by themselves, so we allow them to be inside on screens.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:36:57 -0400 2014-07-31T11:36:57-04:00 2014-07-31T11:37:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Outwitting wildlife out in the vegetable garden]]> Two weeks ago, I visited Gary McKown's suburban West Chester home to view his vegetable garden. McKown was one of the gardeners who responded to my invitation earlier in the season for people to tell me why I might want to come for a tour. He wrote, "Don't know how interesting this is, but at least my gardening efforts could be called unusual.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:36:31 -0400 2014-07-31T11:36:31-04:00 2014-07-31T11:36:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Two Kennett stores named Best of Philly]]>

If people in Philadelphia never knew of Kennett Square before, they certainly do now after two stores were named Best of Philly by "Philadelphia Magazine" for 2014.

As the edit staff described when searching for the best of the best, they "drove to East Jabib (i.e., Kennett Square) to discover what might possibly be my new favorite vintage furniture store.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:35:18 -0400 2014-07-29T14:35:18-04:00 2014-07-29T14:35:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Country Butcher gives Kennett its own burger]]>

The Country Butcher has been a staple in Kennett Square for the last 32 years and over that time, owner Dan Boxler has been trying to keep his store ahead of the curve through creativity with his team of employees to bring new creations of meat.

And for the summer months, it is, of course, the hamburger.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:59:18 -0400 2014-07-28T10:59:18-04:00 2014-07-28T16:39:26-04:00
<![CDATA[New Garden firing range close to opening]]>

LANDENBERG - With the new firing range for the New Garden police close to opening, supervisors gave permission to Kennett, Oxford and Parkesburg for their officers to also use it.

There was some concern from the crowd at a recent township meeting about liability since the range is located within New Garden.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:05:22 -0400 2014-07-28T11:05:22-04:00 2014-07-28T11:05:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Six from Willowdale Chapel journeying to Africa]]>

In order to truly appreciate life, sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone and for six Chester County men, they will be leaping far beyond those boundaries when they travel to Burundi and Rwanda in August.

The men come from various backgrounds and careers. One is an attorney, another a surgeon and even a "data geek," but all of them come together as members of the Willowdale Chapel, which has two campuses located in Kennett Square and Jennersville.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:59:12 -0400 2014-07-28T10:59:12-04:00 2014-07-28T10:59:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Cosby wows 'em at Lincoln]]>

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