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, 25 Nov 2015 13:09:46 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Schoolyard turkeys]]> A trio of turkeys, apparently looking for food or a safe zone at Thanksgiving, have been visiting the grounds of the Penn London Elementatry School in Penn for several weeks. School offcials said the birds appear unfazed by people and vehicles passing by.

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<![CDATA[Cousteau granddaughter receives Stroud award]]> East Marlborough >> The granddaughter of famed French conservationist Jacques Cousteau received the Stroud Water Research Freshwater Excellence Award on Thursday night.

Alexandra Cousteau, 39, greeted a crowd of about 300 guests at the 13th annual "Water's Edge Banquet" and talked about her efforts to spread the word of keeping the world's oceans and fresh water sources clean and abundant.

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 18:31:36 -0500 20151120183136 2015-11-20T18:31:36-05:00 2015-11-20T18:31:36-05:00
<![CDATA[Emergency management radio activated]]> New London >> Last winter a tree fell in an snowstorm just outside West Grove, blocking traffic on Old Baltimore Pike. For many drivers, the first they knew about it was when they came upon the barriers set up by the responders. From there they had to turn around and find a detour.

Now residents of southern Chester County can tune into a new AM radio station and find out what's going on with weather, road closures and other emergencies.

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<![CDATA[Breakfast in Oxford hosts veterans and guests]]> Oxford >> Current and former members of the U.S. Military shared stories and renewed friendships at the Veterans Breakfast in the Oxford Senior Center on Saturday.

Throughout the morning more than 200 people stopped by for eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, pancakes and more, prepared by volunteers in the center's modest kitchen.

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<![CDATA[Kennett Senior Center honors veterans]]> Kennett Square >> The Kennett Area Senior Center was brimming with patriotism as veterans, friends and members joined for the annual Veterans Day luncheon on Friday.

Every year the center celebrates the members of the military with a lunch, entertainment and speakers either on Veterans Day (Nov.

Fri, 06 Nov 2015 14:30:31 -0500 20151106144345 2015-11-06T14:30:31-05:00 2015-11-06T14:43:45-05:00
<![CDATA[Lawrence joins seniors in frustration over property taxes]]> Oxford >> It was clear from the conversations on Monday afternoon that state Rep. John Lawrence was just as frustrated about property taxes as the senior citizens he was speaking to,

Lawrence, R-13, of West Grove paid a visit to the Oxford Senior Center, where about 30 members gathered to find out what could be done about the soaring school taxes that were crippling them financially.

Thu, 05 Nov 2015 15:04:40 -0500 20151105150440 2015-11-05T15:04:40-05:00 2015-11-05T15:04:40-05:00
<![CDATA[Do, Lindner, Brookes win seats on Unionville School Board]]> Southern Chester County >> In the race for three open seats in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, Region C, winners were Republican Beverly Brookes and Democrats Gregg Lindner and Kathy Do, who campaigned as a team.

According to unofficial election returns, Brooks was the top vote-getter with 630, followed by Do at 622 and Lindner with 599 votes.

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<![CDATA[Doerfler, Braffman, Mallon win in Kennett Square; Kimmel first female supervisor in E. Marlborough]]> Southern Chester County >> The folks in East Nottingham Township live in a largely rural environment, and they like it that way. On Tuesday the voters put their pocketbooks where their hearts were and voted 693 to 550 to impose a one-half of 1 percent earned income tax dedicated to open space, parks and/or historical restoration.

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 08:40:03 -0500 20151104084003 2015-11-04T08:40:03-05:00 2015-11-04T08:40:03-05:00
<![CDATA[Ghosts, ghouls and witches haunt Kennett Square]]> Kennett Square >> The great thing about the Kennett Square Halloween Parade is that the spectators dress up as well as the marchers.

On Sunday, several thousand friends and neighbors, including a few dressed-up dogs, lined State Street to watch the procession of a few hundred witches, ghosts, goblins and assorted animals go from Meredith to Broad streets.

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<![CDATA[High school club helps autistic students make social connections]]> London Grove >> Off in a sheltered corner of the high school parking lot, away from the noise and chaos of the impending football game on Friday evening, a bunch of kids sat around enjoying the evening at an autumn tailgate party.

The thing that was unusual was that its partipants were main stream students on the one hand, and those with autism and other challenges socializing together.

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 13:03:43 -0400 20151018133423 2015-10-18T13:03:43-04:00 2015-10-18T13:34:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Memorial run raises funds for scholarship]]> Franklin >> Friends and colleagues of a beloved doctor who died too soon are keeping his memory alive with an annual run event.

Dr. Greg DeSimone, the former medical director for SCCEMS MEDIC 94 and the Jennersville/SCCMC Emergency Department since 1990

died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2013.

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 13:17:59 -0400 20151018132852 2015-10-18T13:17:59-04:00 2015-10-18T13:28:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Homecoming is a hit at Avon Grove]]> London Grove >> Homecoming at Avon Grove High School is more than just a dance and a football game. In fact, it's more than a daylong experience, and the activities extend beyond the student body participation to include many community members.

The weeklong celebration called Spirit Week began on Monday and lasted through the six days to Saturday with things like dress-up day, pajama day, colors and Avon Grove Pride Day in the school.

Sat, 10 Oct 2015 16:57:31 -0400 20151011145851 2015-10-10T16:57:31-04:00 2015-10-11T14:58:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Mother's boyfriend accused in cocaine-lunch money case]]> London Grove >> An arrest warrant has been issued for David Guinan, the man police say is responsible for cocaine making its way into Penn London Elementary School last Friday.

According to the criminal complaint, a cafeteria worker noticed a zip lock bag containing a white powder in an envelope with a child's lunch money and brought it to the attention of the principal.

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<![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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