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, 28 Aug 2014 06:57:01 -0400 60 <![CDATA[New Garden Air Show awes spectators]]> NEW GARDEN >> All eyes turned upward as the amazing men in their flying machines performed feats of magic in the sky on Saturday.

The New Garden Flying Field presented its annual air and car show, this year called "Festival of Flight," to a somewhat reduced crowd. With low clouds hovering and reports of rain nearby, the chances were that many potential visitors postponed their outing for today, inasmuch as the forecast for Day 2 is sunny and warm.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:10:42 -0400 2014-08-27T09:10:42-04:00 2014-08-27T09:11:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Students return to Chester County schools]]> August still has a week to go, but the yellow buses are running and students are back to school in eight of the county's 12 public school districts. With many districts forced to push back graduation and the end of school to later than usual in June because of the excessive number of snow days, summer vacation was abbreviated on each end.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:07:58 -0400 2014-08-27T09:07:58-04:00 2014-08-27T09:08:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Veterans groups replace stolen cemetery markers]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> The Kennett Square American Legion and VFW have joined to replace 157 veterans markers that were stolen from local cemeteries in mid-July.

VFW Post Commander Mike Pralle said after he was informed that 157 brass markers/flag holders had been taken from Union Hill and St. Patrick cemeteries, he called the county veterans administration for help to buy new ones, but was told "no way" -- they had no money to help replace them.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:52:52 -0400 2014-08-26T13:52:52-04:00 2014-08-27T09:13:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Arrests made at Parkesburg DUI checkpoint]]> Avondale >> Six people were arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and three others were charged with drug offenses during a sobriety checkpoint Friday night on Route 41.

The checkpoint was conducted between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. by members of the Parkesburg Police Department and the Chester County DUI Task Force.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:55:27 -0400 2014-08-26T18:55:27-04:00 2014-08-26T18:58:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Lawrence wants cigarette tax to go statewide]]> All the talk about hiking the cigarette tax in Philadelphia to help fund city schools has some state lawmakers wondering, what about the rest of the state?

State Rep. John Lawrence, R-13th of Franklin, in Chester County, wants to take the concept of the vice tax and also apply it to the 66 counties outside Philadelphia.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:46:51 -0400 2014-08-26T13:46:51-04:00 2014-08-26T13:46:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Doctor will talk about eyes]]> Age-related Macular Degeneration is a common eye disease that gradually impairs vision. With approximately 13 million people in the U.S. coping with Age-related Macular Degeneration, there are newer and more effective treatment options available today. Learn more about this disease and treatments as board-certified ophthalmologist, Bruce Saran, M.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:43:17 -0400 2014-08-26T13:43:17-04:00 2014-08-26T13:43:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Oxford woman elated over receipt of royal letter]]> OXFORD >> Sis Ennis has had a lot of dreams come true in her 95 years, but few experiences rank as high on her scale as the day she got the card from England's Royal Family on July 29.

Ennis, a former nurse who lives in Ware Presbyterian Village, was born on July 22, 1919, and shares the same birthday as Britain's Prince George, who celebrated his first birthday just a couple weeks ago.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:25:08 -0400 2014-08-25T13:25:08-04:00 2014-08-25T20:25:55-04:00
<![CDATA[West Grove woman will work in Philadlephia school through Americorps]]> PHILADELPHIA >> As her fifth year at Andrew Jackson Elementary School in Philadelphia draws near, principal Lisa Ciaranca Kaplan isn't holding her breath over district funding. Her after-school Spanish and Mandarin programs are immune to budget woes, thanks to a partnership with University of Pennsylvania.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:09:06 -0400 2014-08-25T10:09:06-04:00 2014-08-25T10:09:09-04:00
<![CDATA[New Garden gang members go to trial for alleged stabbing]]> WEST CHESTER >> Jury selection began Monday for two men accused in an alleged gang-related stabbing at a New Garden birthday party.

On trial for attempted homicide and related charges are Emmanuel Renteria, 25, and his older brother, Guillermo Renteria-Enciso, 26, both of Penn Drive in West Grove.

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:01:07 -0400 2014-08-25T10:01:07-04:00 2014-08-25T10:01:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Drop it in for longer drives]]> A young golfer who was mightily struggling with his game was moving his hands and club almost horizontally, out toward the ball at the start of his downswing. This move is known as swinging over-the-top. His club path was 7.4 degrees left of the target through impact. He was slicing the ball to the right because his club was moving across the back of the ball to the left.

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 19:01:23 -0400 2014-08-24T19:01:23-04:00 2014-08-24T19:01:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Arden Concert Guild to hold its 107th Old Fashioned Fair]]> The Arden Concert Gild is hosting the Arden Fair a week from Saturday on Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It's a real country fair with several different sections. There will be more than 120 vendors of hand-made arts, crafts and jewelry as well as food vendors, a book fair, plant sale, children's rides and games and folk dancing.

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:58:06 -0400 2014-08-24T18:58:06-04:00 2014-08-24T18:58:09-04:00
<![CDATA[A little bit of this and a little bit of that]]>

I don't know about you, but with shorter days and cooler temperatures, my internal clock is off and I feel like it's almost autumn. We still have 1/3 of summer left, even though it seems Mother Nature has been trying to convince us otherwise. My garden is not liking this one bit. I'm pleased with what we've been able to harvest, but it certainly could have been more if it had been warmer and sunnier later into summer.

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:57:09 -0400 2014-08-24T18:57:09-04:00 2014-08-24T18:57:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Drop it in for longer drives]]> Above is a before and after comparison of a young golfer who was mightily struggling with his game. On the left, he was moving his hands and club almost horizontally, out toward the ball at the start of his downswing. This move is known as swinging over-the-top. You can see that his club path was 7.

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:52:44 -0400 2014-08-24T18:52:44-04:00 2014-08-24T18:52:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Mudderella draws thousands to Unionville]]> Unionville >> It was time to get down and dirty at the Plantation Field as nearly 5,000 people came out for the 2014 Mudderella PA Aug. 16.

The event, part of eight held across the United States and the United Kingdom, challenged women of all ages to a 12-obstacle mud run, not to mention the miles of running and walking between them all, which took the participants across the entire expanse of the field.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:52:43 -0400 2014-08-22T09:52:43-04:00 2014-08-24T18:52:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Are you born with a taste for cilantro?]]> Over the years, I've learned to expect to find the flavor of cilantro in Mexican foods, but lately the herb (and the related spice, coriander) seem to be appearing in cuisines everywhere. Most recently, cilantro showed up floating in a bowl of Mulligatawny soup I purchased at a local Indian restaurant.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:48:14 -0400 2014-08-22T09:48:14-04:00 2014-08-22T09:48:26-04:00