RSS Feed from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com The latest news from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com website: all stories http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com The Southern Chester County Weeklies Fri, 29 May 2015 06:05:55 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Crowds line the parade route in Kennett Square]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Friends of parade Chairman Bill Taylor know that as soon as one Memorial Day is over, he starts getting ready for the next one. Even as the leaves turn in autumn and the snows fly in January, Taylor has a list going and has already lined up a heavy percentage of the marchers.

This year he pulled out all the stops with a procession that marched through the borough for almost two hours and concluded with a solemn ceremony of remembrance at Union Hill Cemetery.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 16:39:11 -0400 20150525163911 2015-05-25T16:39:11-04:00 2015-05-25T16:39:11-04:00
<![CDATA[My Two Cents]]> It's too early to endorse any candidates for President, but I've finally found a conservative Republican who gets it, at least on one issue that is important to most Baby Boomers. Former Arkansas Governor, former Fox News TV host, and Bass player with his "Little Rockers" Rock Band, Mike Huckabee does get it.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 14:05:39 -0400 20150524140539 2015-05-24T14:05:39-04:00 2015-05-24T14:05:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Library House and Garden Tour Looks Like a Fascinating Group of Homes]]> The Library House & Garden Tour this year on Saturday, June 6, has six authentic historic houses dating from 1690 to 1838 and two homes that are built in the 20th century but look as though they have been here for hundreds of years.

Almost every style of architecture is represented. There is a log home, Colonial style, Federal style, Pre-Revolutionary and Chester County Farm House.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 08:05:14 -0400 20150524080514 2015-05-24T08:05:14-04:00 2015-05-24T08:05:14-04:00
<![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.

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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.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 16:07:43 -0400 20150522160743 2015-05-22T16:07:43-04:00 2015-05-22T16:07:43-04:00
<![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.

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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.

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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.

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Thu, 21 May 2015 16:58:48 -0400 20150521165848 2015-05-21T16:58:48-04:00 2015-05-21T16:58:48-04:00
<![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.

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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.

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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.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 16:18:45 -0400 20150520161845 2015-05-20T16:18:45-04:00 2015-05-20T16:18:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Garo Yepremian dies in Media]]> MIAMI >> Garo Yepremian, the former NFL kicker who helped the Miami Dolphins win consecutive NFL championships but is best remembered for a Super Bowl blooper, died Friday of cancer. He was 70.

Yepremian's wife, Maritza, said he died at a hospital in Media. His illness was diagnosed in May 2014, she said.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 16:17:17 -0400 20150520161717 2015-05-20T16:17:17-04:00 2015-05-20T16:17:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Atlanta educators stuck between two bad choices]]> Last week 11 Atlanta, Georgia, teachers, administrators and test coordinators were taken to jail in handcuffs after having been convicted of racketeering. These individuals, who faced the same penalties as the folks who carry out organized crime, could be in jail for up to 20 years.

This is what they did: They altered the answers on their students' standardized tests so the kids would get higher scores.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:28:07 -0400 20150409112807 2015-04-09T11:28:07-04:00 2015-04-09T11:28:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Local DJ, photographer arrested on child porn and related charges]]> WEST BRADFORD >> A local DJ and photographer who made a living working at weddings, parties, and school dances was arrested on over 300 felony charges related to alleged sexual misconduct and possession of child pornography on Tuesday following an investigation conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:13:59 -0400 20150409101359 2015-04-09T10:13:59-04:00 2015-04-09T10:13:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point]]> Pocopson >> Easter is a time for family, and family was a key word at the Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point Races Sunday.

Set in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Myrick Conservation Center, the day of racing action had something for all ages, starting with the pony races for small, medium and large ponies, followed by a lead line pony race for tiny jockeys with parents leading them from start to finish.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:10:32 -0400 20150409101032 2015-04-09T10:10:32-04:00 2015-04-09T10:10:32-04:00