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 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:38:16 -0400 60 <![CDATA['West Side Story' at Unionville is a real rumble]]> Unionville High School has a large stage, and they filled it with an enormous cast and enormous sets as they performed the blockbuster show "West Side Story." Its parking lot is also enormous, but it was almost filled a half hour before show time, but that happens when there are so many people involved in a production.

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:01:58 -0400 2015-03-17T14:01:58-04:00 2015-03-17T14:01:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Chicks arrive at Oxford Feed and Lumber]]> OXFORD >> It's a sure sign of spring when the chicks arrive at Oxford Feed and Lumber, and last week, they arrived.

Several heated bins greet customers when they come in, each bin holding a different breed of chicken.

The little ones stick close together, hop around and give out gentle "Peep, peep, peep" that can be heard throughout the store.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:15:53 -0500 2015-03-03T15:15:53-05:00 2015-03-03T15:15:53-05:00
<![CDATA[Flower Show has everyone's favorite movie]]> PHILADELPHIA >> As soon as the gates opened to the public at the Philadelphia Flower Show on Saturday, the crowds poured in and crushed together around exhibits -- as they have in every year past.

But those folks didn't just look and move on. In this age in which devices of digital communication have evolved and improved, just about everyone was taking pictures with one kind of camera or another.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:45:47 -0500 2015-03-03T13:45:47-05:00 2015-03-03T13:45:47-05:00
<![CDATA[Empty Bowls the latest successful fundraiser]]> There are many great fundraisers staged in southern Chester County. It's no wonder, considering nearly 9 percent of families and 1,903 children ages 5 to 17 live in poverty in the Kennett Consolidated, Avon Grove, Unionville-Chadds Ford and Oxford Area school districts.

As startling as those figures are, they represent a 65 percent increase in childhood poverty in southern Chester County in the past five years.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:38:25 -0500 2015-03-03T12:38:25-05:00 2015-03-03T12:38:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Chester County priest arrested, charged by FBI for child porn]]> PHILADELPHIA >> The FBI has arrested and charged the former Ss. Simon and Jude parish priest who was accused last year by local authorities of sending and receiving child pornography on a popular social media site, on which he pretend to be a 16-year-old girl.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said Tuesday that charges had been brought against Mark Haynes, 55, of Egg Harbor, New Jersey, on Friday.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:26:14 -0500 2015-03-02T17:26:14-05:00 2015-03-02T17:26:14-05:00
<![CDATA[Performance Golf: Justin Martinson on The Big Break]]> I'm looking at the ice that has grown on my windows and wondering if golf season will ever get here … Luckily, my lovely wife has reminded me that I have neglected to let you all know about "The Big Break" -- Golf Channel's reality based show about golf competition. Otherwise, I might just go back to bed and pull the covers up over my head.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:30:32 -0500 2015-03-02T16:30:32-05:00 2015-03-02T16:30:32-05:00
<![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