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 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:10:30 -0400 60 <![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
<![CDATA[Bette comes home]]> LONDON GROVE >> Bette, the pig that was maliciously shot by an archer at the Chenoa Manor animal sanctuary, has returned home and is recovering nicely from her wounds, thanks to the skilled veterinary care at New Bolton Center.

The 5-year-old, self-appointed porcine greeter at the farm on Glen Willow Road suffered serious wounds from the arrows shot by a crossbow on Sept.

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:48:47 -0400 2014-10-13T14:48:47-04:00 2014-10-13T14:49:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Embreeville developers continue challenge in West Bradford]]> West Bradford >> The zoning hearing board received opening statements Wednesday in a dispute with a developer on whether the township meets its "fair share" obligation for housing growth.

Brian Nagle, attorney for Embreeville Redevelopment LLP, challenged the validity of an ordinance that township supervisors amended in December 2013 that added medium and high density residential use to some properties in the township now zoned industrial.

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:47:21 -0400 2014-10-13T14:47:21-04:00 2014-10-13T14:47:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Oxford Library breaks ground for expansion]]> A project that some thought was dead in the water and gained new life and taken wing.

Friends and public officials gathered at the Oxford Free Library on Friday to celebrate the ceremonial groundbreaking for its expansion and renovation.

Just last year, the board of trustees scuttled a $2.

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:06:50 -0400 2014-10-12T12:06:50-04:00 2014-10-12T12:07:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Penn settles on ambulance funding formula]]> PENN >> Ensuring the safety of township residents has a price. At its Oct. 1 meeting, the Penn Township Board of Supervisors voted to approve a formula for funding the West Grove Ambulance service. The ambulance serves seven municipalities that have been struggling to determine a fair way to share the costs associated with ambulance service.

Sun, 12 Oct 2014 12:03:18 -0400 2014-10-12T12:03:18-04:00 2014-10-12T12:03:20-04:00
<![CDATA[New firearms ordinance enacted in Kennett Township]]> KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Supervisors have amended the township's controversial firearms-use ordinance in hopes of finally arriving at regulations that can promote safety, avoid unreasonable restrictions, and survive legal scrutiny in a shooter-friendly state.

The supervisors approved Ordinance No.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:17:23 -0400 2014-10-10T16:17:23-04:00 2014-10-10T16:17:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Panel hears responders' thoughts on bill to aid fire companies]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Members of the state House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee met Tuesday in the borough to consider a bill that would authorize volunteer fire companies to bill for "actual and reasonable costs," excluding manpower.

House Bill 2427, sponsored by Rep. Stephen Barrar, would permit fire companies to bill for actual costs, but bills must be clearly itemized.

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:48:58 -0400 2014-10-09T13:48:58-04:00 2014-10-09T13:49:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Companion pig helps in rescue of pig shot with arrow at animal haven]]> LONDON GROVE >> Chenoa Manor's Bette is "some pig" -- a friendly and inquisitive, tan, 600-pound pet that could very easily have assumed a role in E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web."

At 5 years old, she is a hardy presence among the 230 or so animals that live in the peaceable animal sanctuary on Glen Willow Road.

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:44:41 -0400 2014-10-09T13:44:41-04:00 2014-10-09T13:45:15-04:00