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, 02 Mar 2015 07:32:29 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Girls Swimming: Locals off and running at districts]]> Philadelphia >> Many local swimmers shined during the first day of the District 1 Swimming Championships at La Salle University on Thursday.

In the girls Class AA competition, Villa Maria set themselves up to win their 13th straight District 1 title. After Thursday's events the Hurricanes lead the field with a score of 300.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:19:07 -0500 2015-02-27T14:19:07-05:00 2015-02-27T14:19:07-05:00
<![CDATA[It's on the House: Be sure to test your home for dangerous levels of radon]]> Last month we explored the five tips to prepare for a pre-listing home inspection: be honest and upfront, clean your gutters, clear access to attics and crawlspaces, check lightbulbs and have your appliances in working order.

The goal of this column is to share important information that will save you time and money, and in today's column, maybe even save a life.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:45:40 -0500 2015-02-26T17:45:40-05:00 2015-02-26T17:45:40-05:00
<![CDATA[Great Outdoors: The countdown to spring is on]]> It may not feel like it, but many great things are just around the corner. We are just about two weeks away from daylight savings time and then our evenings will be longer and brighter. Another two weeks after that it will officially be spring.

Since we are in the southeastern corner of the state, we have an earlier opening day of trout season than most of the rest of the state.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:43:37 -0500 2015-02-26T17:43:37-05:00 2015-02-26T17:43:37-05:00
<![CDATA[Are holidays losing their meaning?]]> It wasn't heresy, and there was surely no malice intended. But the announcement that two local churches were engaged in delivering what they called "drive thru ashes" last week was definitely in bad taste and demeaned the spirit of the day known as Ash Wednesday.

We earlier decried the bad behavior of shoppers on Black Friday, when they pushed, shoved and generally acted uncivilized in the shopping centers as they tried to get bargains for Christmas.

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:42:11 -0500 2015-02-26T17:42:11-05:00 2015-02-26T17:42:11-05:00
<![CDATA[From the Ground Up: And the award goes to. ...]]> Had enough of bitterly cold temperatures and the threat of snow, sleet and black ice? Happily, the Philadelphia Flower Show is scheduled to burst into bloom in just over a week. Without getting on a plane, you'll be able to transport yourself to a place full of color and light and the heady aromas of fresh-turned soil and flowers in bloom.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:24:22 -0500 2015-02-25T17:24:22-05:00 2015-02-25T17:24:22-05:00
<![CDATA[Still not contract]]> OXFORD >> "OAEA Still United, Still No Contract." That was the slogan on the buttons worn by teachers at the Oxford Area School Board meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Members of the Oxford Area Education Association (OAEA) filled most of the seats in the audience but they did not offer any remarks during either public comment opportunity.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:22:21 -0500 2015-02-25T17:22:21-05:00 2015-02-25T17:22:21-05:00
<![CDATA[Women's Basketball: Lincoln women clinch, despite loss]]> LOWER OXFORD >> No one knows better than Lincoln University women's basketball senior Courtney Lucas how far the Lions have come since she and coach Jessica Kern arrived on campus for the 2011-12 season. Coming off a year that saw the Lions struggling with the transition to Division II basketball with just four wins, they nearly doubled that total.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:16:13 -0500 2015-02-25T17:16:13-05:00 2015-02-25T17:16:13-05:00
<![CDATA[Law enforcement seeks vandal who spray painted at Lincoln]]> LOWER OXFORD >> The Lincoln University officials are working with the Chester County District Attorney's office to determine who spray-painted a racial slur on an entrance sign at the school. To that end, a $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:12:04 -0500 2015-02-25T17:12:04-05:00 2015-02-25T17:12:04-05:00
<![CDATA[Ice Hockey: Oxford closes door on Hodgson in playoff opener]]> NEWARK, Del. >> The coaching staff only expected their team to go .500 on the season. All they wanted was to be able to be happy with how the first year went.

But now, Oxford is headed toward the semifinals of the DSHA Varsity playoffs after a 4-0 shutout over Hodgson Tuesday night the Pond Ice Arena.

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:07:42 -0500 2015-02-25T17:07:42-05:00 2015-02-25T17:07:42-05:00
<![CDATA[Performance Golf: Control your hips, control your swing!]]> My student is showing a lot of leg here at impact -- you can see his left leg from this down the line view. This golfer was suffering from a club path that headed way too far out to the right of the target line through impact, at times more than 10 degrees. That path caused big pushes to the right as well as big hooks to the left.

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:16:25 -0500 2015-02-23T16:16:25-05:00 2015-02-23T16:16:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Surviving members of 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team reflect on passing of teammate Bob Suter]]> LAKE PLACID, N.Y. >> The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team will always be remembered as the 20 players who made history and allowed the country to once again believe in miracles.

But 35 years later, there's now an empty spot in the legendary locker room where defenseman Bob Suter once sat.

As the 19 surviving members of the team gathered in Lake Placid on the anniversary of their game against the Soviet Union, they were able to reflect on the life of their teammate and friend, who passed away from a heart attack in September 2014 at the age of 57.

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:39:01 -0500 2015-02-23T15:39:01-05:00 2015-02-23T15:39:01-05:00
<![CDATA[Hundreds make the journey to Lake Placid to see the reunion of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team]]> LAKE PLACID, N.Y. >> Do you still believe in miracles?

The hundreds of people who gathered in the small town of Lake Placid, New York, over the weekend sure did as they paid tribute to what Sports Illustrated named as the Top Sports Moment of the 20th Century -- the Miralce on Ice.

"In sports in general, everyone roots for the underdog, which we certainly were the underdog," said Dave Christian of the 1980 U.

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:38:21 -0500 2015-02-23T15:38:21-05:00 2015-02-23T15:38:21-05:00
<![CDATA[KMC gymnasts score well in trampoline meet]]> NEW GARDEN >> Matthew Wileyto, Mateo Reihman, Kyle Walchuk, Andrew Overman, Logan Walchuk, Isaac Hannah, Cullan Darhower, Jordan Walchuk, Adam Overman, Kate Elliott, Danielle Birkett, and JD Mickel took home first place medals at the KMC Trampoline Invitational on Sunday. The KMC trampoline team hosted more than 150 competitors from 13 teams and five states.

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:24:46 -0500 2015-02-10T16:24:46-05:00 2015-02-10T16:24:46-05:00
<![CDATA[Basketball: Octorara routs Oxford to clinch American]]> ATGLEN >> The last week or so has seen the Octorara boys basketball team face one big test after another, with consecutive games against West Chester Rustin, Great Valley and Coatesville. Yet another exam came Tuesday night when the Braves played host to Oxford, with the Ches-Mont League American Division title on the line.

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 18:25:10 -0500 2015-02-05T18:25:10-05:00 2015-02-05T18:25:10-05:00
<![CDATA[New Garden's Simpson named officer of year]]> WEST CHESTER >> As he accepted the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award from Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan on Friday, New Garden Police Chief Gerald Simpson was virtually surrounded by a physical manifestation of the attitude that he -- and others also honored in the ceremony -- received the award with.

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:33:54 -0500 2015-02-03T13:33:54-05:00 2015-02-03T13:33:54-05:00