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 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:18:31 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Attorney General review allows mushroom farming]]> Franklin >> An opinion on mushroom farming from the Pennsylvania State Attorney General's office has made clear that Gourmet's Delight Mushrooms has the right to carry on growing and substrate production operations on the Benmark Farm parcel in the township, even as residents protest.

Citing the Agricultural Communities and Rural Environment (ACRE) law, Susan L.

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<![CDATA[Vintage planes soar skyward at New Garden show]]> New Garden >> All eyes were on the sky as the New Garden Flying Field presented its 44th annual show this weekend.

Called "The Festival of Flight," the event featured more than just fancy tricks in the air. There were vendors, helicopter rides, up-close tours of war planes and entertainment reminiscent of the World War II era.

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<![CDATA[Century-old bridge in danger of demolition]]> Upper Oxford >> Township residents came out Saturday to wish a century-old bridge happy birthday and to rally for its preservation.

The Watermark Road Bridge crosses the Muddy Run in a rural region of the township. It was built in 1915 in the style of a railroad bridge by industrialist Andrew Carnegie's American Bridge Co.

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:49:03 -0400 20150820114903 2015-08-20T11:49:03-04:00 2015-08-20T11:49:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Police ID victim, probe fatal fire in London Grove]]> LONDON GROVE >> The death of a London Grove man Monday who was pulled from his burning home is now the focus of a criminal investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police as well as other agencies.

State Police from the Avondale barracks said Tuesday that the death of Steven L. Tingley, 50, of Hannum Mill Road, is being "actively investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Investigation Unit, Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshall's Office and the Chester County Fire Marshall's Office.

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<![CDATA[2 hurt in London Grove house fire]]> LONDON GROVE >> Two people were injured in a house fire Monday afternoon in the 100 block of Hannum Mill Road in the township.

Firefighters from Avondale and surrounding companies, as well as state police, responded to the scene.

The fire was still under investigation Monday evening. A victim was given CPR at the scene and taken to Jennersville Regional Hospital, said Sgt.

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:03:31 -0400 20150820100331 2015-08-20T10:03:31-04:00 2015-08-20T10:03:31-04:00
<![CDATA[AG Board introduces DeShong]]> Penn >> During its Thursday, Aug. 13, meeting, the Avon Grove School Board formalized the hiring of new high school principal Scott DeShong. DeShong replaces principal Tom Alexander who is now serving as director of educational support services for the district.

"I'm obviously very excited to join the High School.

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<![CDATA[Some have forgotten]]> National Radio and TV ratings show that many elderly folks listen to Rush Limbaugh and watch Fox "News" religiously. They rarely watch or listen to other radio or TV networks for news. It is interesting how these members of the Greatest Generation, who benefited the most by the New Deal programs of Franklin Delano Roosevelt [FDR], today have been brainwashed into now thinking that one of our greatest presidents was a bad guy.

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:00:43 -0400 20150820100043 2015-08-20T10:00:43-04:00 2015-08-20T10:00:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Stroud expands environmental awareness with its intern program]]> West Marlborough >> The Stroud Water Research Center does more than count bugs in streams. As a result of its educational and scientific projects, hundreds of students grow up to be responsible stewards of the earth who pass that caring attitude onto their children and future generations.

This summer, the scientists at the center on Spencer Road alongside the White Clay Creek took on the pleasant challenge of working with college students and teachers as part of a three-year internship program.

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:31:28 -0400 20150815113128 2015-08-15T11:31:28-04:00 2015-08-15T11:31:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Murder mystery packs the town]]> Kennett Square >> An annual borough event that bills itself as an interactive murder mystery is increasingly emerging as a successful showcase for local businesses.

"The Mystery of the Kennett Shiitakes," a drama produced by the Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society (KATS), attracted hundreds of players bent on determining who killed billionaire oil tycoon Tex Bumsteer and left his body in the Genesis walkway along State Street on Friday.

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 18:30:41 -0400 20150808183041 2015-08-08T18:30:41-04:00 2015-08-08T18:30:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Ulysses Grant fills the hall in West Grove]]> West Grove >> Ulysses Grant reenactor Kenneth Serfass told his audience at the Avon Grove Library on Tuesday that he was having trouble finding Route 841 as he drove down Route 41 for his performance. He was so frustrated, he said, that he had thoughts of turning back.

Then it occurred to him that his military and presidential hero would never have done that.

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<![CDATA[Crossfit Wheelhouse celebrates two years]]> New Garden >> A local gym that started with a couple of guys just trying to get fit in a garage celebrated its second anniversary with a picnic and fundraiser on Sunday.

Prior to going public, Matt Miller of Kennett Square and Andrew McGovern of Avondale would get together in Andrew's garage and exercise.

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 15:54:07 -0400 20150802155407 2015-08-02T15:54:07-04:00 2015-08-02T15:54:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Residents voice their concerns at town hall meeting]]> New London >> Last week, southern Chester County residents had a lot of questions on their minds, and state Sen. Andy Dinniman wanted his constituents to know he was primed to address them.

In the spirit of New England governance by the people, he organized a town hall meeting at Avon Grove Intermediate School last on Wednesday night.

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 15:53:38 -0400 20150802155338 2015-08-02T15:53:38-04:00 2015-08-02T15:53:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Science in the summer]]> West Grove >> Science in the Summer is a whole different animal from what students get in the schools. For one thing, kids don't have to take it if they don't want to. And second, there's no homework or tests. But it's all a lot of fun.

This hands-on program sponsored by GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) pharmaceuticals and administered by The Franklin Institute comes around every summer to the local libraries and gives kids from second thorugh sixth grades the chance to get exposed to science in a relaxed and limited-size class environment.

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:04:57 -0400 20150729110457 2015-07-29T11:04:57-04:00 2015-07-29T11:04:57-04:00
<![CDATA[Ferris wheel for the Mushroom Festival]]> Kennett Square >> It's just over a month until the annual Mushroomn Festival returns to State Street in Kennett Square -- this year for the 30th time.

Visitors can expect the familiar parade, growing demonstrations, cooking shows, vendors and rides, but for 2015 some things are new.

Absent for years, the Ferris wheel will return.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0400 20150728120000 2015-07-28T12:00:00-04:00 2015-07-28T12:00:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Good Neighbors benefits from kids' help in fixing homes]]> Avondale >> Several southern Chester County families who were having to chose between basic necessities and fixing their houses got needed help last week from the Good Neighbors Home Repair group.

Good Neighbors is a 510(c)(3) organization that has been incorporated since 2005, and it has been a godsend for homeowners who find themselves unable to handle the financial burdens of leaking roofs, broken hot water heaters, failing electrical systems and crumbling siding.

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:07:13 -0400 20150724140052 2015-07-24T13:07:13-04:00 2015-07-24T14:00:52-04:00