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 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 03:32:59 -0500 60 <![CDATA[From the Ground Up: Bringing the vegetable garden indoors]]> When cold weather looms, many vegetable gardeners do what they can to extend the growing season: cover tender plants with floating row-covers, put straw or other mulch over root crops, and plant a "fall garden" of cold-tolerant varieties to improve our chances.

Many books have been written about getting more our of the garden during the cold months, but now a new book, "Indoor Kitchen Gardening: Turn Your Home Into a Year-Round Vegetable Garden," takes winter growing in a whole new direction -- indoors!

I want to point out that "kitchen gardening" doesn't mean that all the plants will be grown in the kitchen.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:02:23 -0500 2014-12-18T16:02:23-05:00 2014-12-18T16:02:31-05:00
<![CDATA[Boys Basketball: Oxford gets big road win]]> EAST WHITELAND >> To win games, teams must cherish every possession and take great care of the basketball. Dec. 16 at Great Valley High School, the host Patriots did not execute that part of the game very well. Great Valley turned the ball over 20 times, fell behind in the first period when they had eight miscues and were knocked form the unbeaten ranks by Oxford, 51-43, in Ches-Mont League American Division action.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:32:44 -0500 2014-12-18T15:32:44-05:00 2014-12-18T15:32:47-05:00
<![CDATA[St. Rocco celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe with music and prayer]]> NEW GARDEN >> Several thousand members of St. Rocco Church in New Garden marked the anniversary of an appearance by the Virgin Mary during services on Friday.

The Catholic celebration of Out Lady of Guadalupe isn't exactly a Christmas celebration, but it comes around during the season every year on Dec.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:11:31 -0500 2014-12-17T20:11:31-05:00 2014-12-17T20:11:48-05:00
<![CDATA[Rioting is not the answer for recent police incidents]]> Rioting in the street, blocking traffic and looting stores miss the mark as solutions to curbing police brutality or aggression toward blacks. Those problems take disciplined dialogue, deep reflection on the nature of violence and defining the role of law enforcement at local and national levels.

In recent months there have been noteworthy instances of police actually killing unarmed young black men who should at the most have been simply arrested and taken in for questioning.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:52:51 -0500 2014-12-17T18:52:51-05:00 2014-12-17T18:52:55-05:00
<![CDATA[Local schools create ornaments for trees at Longwood Gardens]]> East Marlborough >> When the wide-eyed little boy from Rainbow Elementary School first saw Longwood Gardens all gussied up for the holidays, all he could manage to blurt out was, "This is a wonderland!"

The Coatesville-area school is one of 13 elementary schools participating in Longwood's Children's Trees program this year.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:44:04 -0500 2014-12-17T17:44:04-05:00 2014-12-17T17:44:59-05:00
<![CDATA[School board honors retiring principal Harvey]]> PENN >> A touching moment of the Dec. 11 Avon Grove School Board meeting was recognition of retiring Avon Grove Intermediate School principal Todd Harvey.

Harvey, who has been in education for the past 41 years, will be leaving the district effective Jan. 4.

"I respect and admire him for his leadership, dedication, and love of kids," Superintendent Christopher Marchese said.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:38:55 -0500 2014-12-17T17:38:55-05:00 2014-12-17T17:38:58-05:00
<![CDATA[Generosity abounds in Chester County]]> Recently, Forbes released its list of America's best places to raise a family, and Chester County placed eighth. And according to real estate company Movoto, Chester County is the fourth best place in America to live. Indeed, Chester County is the 24th wealthiest county in the nation, according to Forbes, with a median annual household income of $84,741.

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:53:02 -0500 2014-12-11T16:53:02-05:00 2014-12-11T16:53:04-05:00
<![CDATA[College basketball: Lincoln holds off Cheyney]]> THORNBURY >> There's never a dull moment when the nations two oldest Historically Black Colleges and Universities get together on the basketball court. There's always a packed, rowdy crowd and the play on the court tends to live up to the hype.

Saturday night was no exception, with the game going down to the wire and Lincoln edging Cheyney, 74-72.

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:53:57 -0500 2014-12-09T10:53:57-05:00 2014-12-09T10:53:59-05:00
<![CDATA[Share the warmth: Family of six gets heat repaired in their home]]> Brian is a senior citizen and has become the household lead for his family of six, consisting of his wife, daughter and three pre-teen grandchildren. Brian's income consists of social security and a nominal pension. His daughter works part-time making barely $10.80/hour while also trying, as a single mother, to stay involved in her children's activities.

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:28:15 -0500 2014-12-08T12:28:15-05:00 2014-12-08T15:18:50-05:00
<![CDATA[Wrestling: Rustin has three wrestlers go undefeated at Avon Grove]]> WEST GROVE >> With a lot of familiar faces on West Chester Rustin, outsiders are expecting a successful season from the Golden Knights.

From within, Rustin has the same expectations as every season.

At the Bob Henry Classic at Avon Grove High on Saturday, three Golden Knights went undefeated in the round-robin style tournament to affirm their goals are high this season.

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:22:52 -0500 2014-12-08T14:22:52-05:00 2014-12-08T14:22:58-05:00
<![CDATA[College Basketball: Lincoln dumps Cheyney to remain hot]]> THORNBURY >> Coming into the annual "Battle of the Firsts," the Lincoln University women's basketball team was off to its hottest start since joining Division II, reeling off four easy wins without a defeat as it entered the Wolves Den against Cheyney.

Cheyney, meanwhile had been struggling, with just one win in its first seven games.

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13:42:39 -0500 2014-12-08T13:42:39-05:00 2014-12-08T13:42:41-05:00
<![CDATA[Downwind: Longwood Gardens Christmas show is for the birds]]> Longwood Gardens is the most beautiful this Christmas I have ever seen, and that's going some. The initial view on entering the conservancy is exquisite with bright red set off by lots of white and silver trees and flowers. This entrance is so beautiful visitors have to wait their turn to take photos of their children in this gorgeous setting.

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19:01:02 -0500 2014-12-03T19:01:02-05:00 2014-12-03T19:01:43-05:00
<![CDATA[Led by newcomer Murphy, Lions win league opener]]> LOWER OXFORD >> Starting a freshman, a transfer and five other big-time first-year contributors, the new-look Lincoln men's basketball team has morphed away from its perimeter-oriented recent past. But head coach John Hill and the Lions are already making it work.

A case in point was Tuesday's Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association opener at Rivero Hall, where Lincoln used its newfound balance to outlast visiting Johnson C.

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:58:47 -0500 2014-12-03T18:58:47-05:00 2014-12-03T18:58:52-05:00
<![CDATA[New Garden woman homeless after fire destroys mobile home]]> New Garden >> A woman is homeless after a fire destroyed her trailer in the 100 block of Santilli Road in the Eastridge Trailer Park Tuesday morning.

The fire was reported by hunters at about 10:30 a.m. and Avondale firefighters found the home heavily involved upon their arrival.

Betty Jane Eastridge, owner of the park, said the resident rented the lot but owned the trailer.

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:54:02 -0500 2014-12-03T18:54:02-05:00 2014-12-03T18:54:10-05:00
<![CDATA[Smart Money: Be smart, keep an eye on your identity]]> You'd have to be living under a rock not to be concerned about identity theft. It seems like every other month there's a new report about another massive data breach somewhere in the world.

Not surprisingly, a thriving industry has sprung up around helping to protect consumers from identity theft.

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:08:13 -0500 2014-12-02T16:08:13-05:00 2014-12-02T16:08:15-05:00