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 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:22:15 -0400 60 <![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[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[High spirits and yellow baseball caps greet local pilgrims]]> NEW GARDEN >> As daylight arrived in southern Chester County on Sunday, another wave of St. Rocco Parish members arrived for their bus trip to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis.

Again the five school buses stood ready to depart shortly after 7 a.m., but the signing-in process had been altered slightly to speed things up.

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 10:46:57 -0400 20150927104657 2015-09-27T10:46:57-04:00 2015-09-27T10:46:57-04:00
<![CDATA[St. Rocco members thrilled to visit the Pope]]> New Garden >> Before the sun came up over Avondale on Saturday, the nuns of St. Rocco Parish were getting things ready for the five-bus caravan into Philadelphia for the Papal visit: water, snacks, toilet paper and -- most importantly -- the admission badges.

On the occasion of the two-day event, the staff of nuns was especially excited because they are an Argentinean order, Sisters of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara, and Pope Francis is from Argentina, South America.

Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:35:01 -0400 20150927224152 2015-09-26T14:35:01-04:00 2015-09-27T22:41:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Matta earns 100th win as D-East rolls]]> LONDON GROVE >> As Cary Angeline handed the game ball to Mike Matta, the Downingtown East head coach was quick to defer credit for his milestone win amidst the thunderous applause of the Cougars.

Matta thanked all the Downingtown East players that suited up over his 13 years leading the team, the main ingredient in the Cougars' recipe for success during that time.

Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15:16:31 -0400 20150926151631 2015-09-26T15:16:31-04:00 2015-09-26T15:16:31-04:00
<![CDATA[New Garden Meeting House celebrates 300 years]]> New Garden >> It's often said that people on their birthdays are fond of looking back.

In the case of the New Garden Friends Meeting House, its family was looking back 300 years on Saturday.

Members and friends from throughout the area came to listen to music, have a snack, look at old relics and listen to stories of the meeting's past.

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 13:50:33 -0400 20150920160819 2015-09-20T13:50:33-04:00 2015-09-20T16:08:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Local 5-year-old is Parkway Run Ambassador]]> New Garden >> An exhuberant five-year-old who is living with cancer served as a 2015 Parkway Run Ambassador for the opening of Saturday's event in Philadelphia.

It was three years ago that two-year-old Grayson Savery of New Garden began to complain of dizziness and discomfort. Examinations revealed that he had an inoperable tumor -- an astrocytoma -- on his brain stem.

Sat, 19 Sep 2015 09:45:34 -0400 20150919094534 2015-09-19T09:45:34-04:00 2015-09-19T09:45:34-04:00
<![CDATA[Basin Commission delays decision on Artesian Water docket]]> Wilmington, Delaware >> The Delaware River Basin Commission on Wednesday postponed consideration of an application by Artesian Water Company to withdraw water from the Broad Run well in New Garden Township.

The Delaware River Basin Commission is a federal-regional commission to protect the water resources in areas of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and New York.

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<![CDATA[Residents have their say at Artesian Water meeting]]> New Garden >> The residents of several southern Chester County townships had plenty of questions for the Delaware River Basin Commission at a meeting in the Avondale Fire House last week.

If those questions could be summed up succiently they would be, "Are you going to let the Artesian Water Co.

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<![CDATA[Mushroom Festival attracts thousands in spite of rain]]> Kennett Square >> The prospect of rain may have diminished the usual crowds at the opening of the Mushroom Festival, but there were plenty of visitors there from the start nonetheless.

Almost immediately after the gates opened at 10 a.m. on Saturday, State Street was filled from one end to the other with sturdy guests who casually opened their umbrellas and continued shopping when the drops started to fall.

Sat, 12 Sep 2015 16:40:44 -0400 20150912170506 2015-09-12T16:40:44-04:00 2015-09-12T17:05:06-04:00
<![CDATA[Big weekend is waiting in the wings]]> The weekend of Sept. 12 and 13 should have something for everyone to enjoy. The Chadds Ford Days is always laid back fun with great shopping by the many vendors and activities for children. It is all run by volunteers, speaking of which, volunteers are still needed for the event. There re spots for ticket sellers to people willing to set up tables and chairs.

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 09:54:13 -0400 20150908095413 2015-09-08T09:54:13-04:00 2015-09-08T09:54:13-04:00
<![CDATA[Union Fire Company]]> On Thursday morning, Sept. 3, the Union Fire Company No. 1 was alerted to the 3500 block of Newark Road in Upper Oxford for a reported motor vehicle accident. Chief 21, Ambulance 21-1, and Rescue 21(Woolston) marked up after dispatch and received supplemental information from the Chester County Fire Radio reporting a single vehicle overturned into an 8-foot deep farm manure pit.

Mon, 07 Sep 2015 09:31:32 -0400 20150907093132 2015-09-07T09:31:32-04:00 2015-09-07T09:31:32-04:00
<![CDATA[St. Rocco parish ready and eager for Pope's visit]]> New Garden >> Members of St. Rocco Church are looking forward to the arrival of Pope Francis in Philadelphia on Sept. 26 not only because he is the leader of the Catholic Church worldwide, but also because he is Hispanic.

St. Rocco National Hispanic parish founded in 2004 on Sunnydell Road near Avondale specifically serves the Hispanic community, as opposed to a territorial parish, which serves a geographic area of an archdiocese or a diocese.

Mon, 07 Sep 2015 06:55:39 -0400 20150907082608 2015-09-07T06:55:39-04:00 2015-09-07T08:26:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Car show loads Oxford's Third Street]]> Oxford >> Even as the deadline for registering at the car show arrived at 5 p.m., the antique vheicles kept arriving on Third Street.

Some of them glided in smoothly like the recent model sport cars that were buffed to gleaming elegance. Other chugged and caughed, leaving officials wondering if they would make it to their parking places.

Sat, 05 Sep 2015 15:16:45 -0400 20150905151645 2015-09-05T15:16:45-04:00 2015-09-05T15:16:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Avon Grove breaks losing streak]]> Kennett Square>> When a team is riding an excruciatingly long losing streak usually the only thing they want to do is get back out there and right the ship. Avon Grove's 2015 team proved to be no different. Carrying a two-year 20-game losing streak into their season opener against Kennett, the Red Devils were chomping at the bit to play again.

Sat, 05 Sep 2015 12:20:36 -0400 20150905122036 2015-09-05T12:20:36-04:00 2015-09-05T12:20:36-04:00