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, 29 Jul 2015 05:27:26 -0400 60 <![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.

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<![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.

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<![CDATA['Hello, Dolly!' arrives in town and delights audiences]]> Lower Oxford >> Avon Grove Community Theater -- ACT -- has returned again this summer with another delightful musical at Lincoln University's Ware Little Theater.

A cast of 25 actors plus a pit orchestra presented "Hello, Dolly!" to appreciative audiences this past weekend and is prepared to give another four shows on July 23, 24, 25 and 26.

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<![CDATA[Police reports]]> State Police Avondale Barracks

DUI >> Christopher Reynolds, 41, of West Grove was arrested for DUI foloowing a traffic stop on Lewsiville Road in New London Township on July 8 at 12:10 a.m., police said.

DUI >> Micharl Kirk Trageser was arrested for DUI on Route 1 near Newark Road in New Garden Townhip on July 10 at 11:15 p.

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:29:03 -0400 20150722102903 2015-07-22T10:29:03-04:00 2015-07-22T10:29:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Chester County Republicans must eschew Trump]]> There may be some places in America where aspiring presidential candidate Donald Trump's insulting rhetoric is appropriate, but we don't know where, and it's not Chester County.

Recall, Mr. Trump in a campaign speech last month said Mexico is sending drug dealers, criminals and rapists to the United States.

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:27:28 -0400 20150722102728 2015-07-22T10:27:28-04:00 2015-07-22T10:27:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Anonymous quilt maker sews blanket for local WWII vet]]> Parkesburg >> The folks at the Parkesburg Veterans of Foreign Wars post never forget that they have a hero among them.

Not only does Jesse Thomas, 89, of Cochranville stop by faithfully for a cheesesteak every Friday night, but, more importantly, he is one of the four U.S. Marines who raised the American flag on a hill in Okinawa, Japan, following that country's defeat in battle in 1945.

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 19:30:14 -0400 20150712193014 2015-07-12T19:30:14-04:00 2015-07-12T19:30:14-04:00
<![CDATA[Bikers thunder into town with gifts for Neighborhood Services]]> Oxford >> Bikers as far as the eye could see thundered into the borough on Saturday with enough food and home goods to stock the Neighborhood Services Center until late fall.

ABATE of Chester County, the alliance of bikers that advocates for motorcycle riders, continued its 26-year tradition of collecting items for the center, which they do in honor of a fallen member, Dwight Wallace, who died in a biking accident in 1991.

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 09:55:39 -0400 20150712095539 2015-07-12T09:55:39-04:00 2015-07-12T09:55:39-04:00
<![CDATA[BVA offers music under the stars]]> Pocopson >> Summer is a busy time for the Brandywine Valley Association, which recently merged with its partner, the Red Clay Valley Association. In addition to its usual conservation, educational and camp activities, it presents its annual free suumer concert series under the stars sponsored by Peco Energy.

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 10:54:51 -0400 20150709111745 2015-07-09T10:54:51-04:00 2015-07-09T11:17:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Nightscape Opens at Longwood Gardens]]> Last Wednesday was opening night for "Nightscape, a Light and Sound Experience" by Klip Collective. This new show at Longwood gardens will run Wednesdays through Saturdays through Oct. 31. Opening night was sold out with an estimated guess of 4,000 people. As the day visitors left at 5 p.m., the night time visitors were expected at 6 p.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 21:27:00 -0400 20150706212700 2015-07-06T21:27:00-04:00 2015-07-06T21:27:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Musical]]> Lower Oxford >> Avon Grove Community Theater (ACT) is returning again this summer with another popular musical.

Starting next week, the local group will present "Hello, Dolly!" at Lincoln University's Ware Theater.

They have seven performances scheduled starting on July 16 and running through July 26.

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<![CDATA[Oxford greets its new library addition with a ribbon cutting]]> Oxford >> Chester County's oldest library celebrated the beginning of a new era with the cutting of the ribbon at its front door.

On Friday evening, representatives of the borough and its surrounding municipalities gathered at the Oxford Public Library to mark the completion and opening of its $1.

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:15:18 -0400 20150704131518 2015-07-04T13:15:18-04:00 2015-07-04T13:15:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Proceed with caution using those fireworks]]> Kennett Square >> Fireworks on the Fourth of July are as American as apple pie, but without cautious use they can pose a much greater threat than that sweet dessert.

For the past week or so, tents have sprung up all over the area, and they offer a full line of legal products designed to give a variety of shows in the sky or on the ground.

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:19:28 -0400 20150628231928 2015-06-28T23:19:28-04:00 2015-06-28T23:19:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Demolition vehicles set the stage for Red Rose renovation]]> Penn >> As the United States approaches Independence Day, the most historic of its holidays, a local building that goes back to the nation's origins is undergoing a radical transformation.

The Red Rose Inn, which sits at the corner of Baltimore Pike and Route 796 in Jennersville, has in its century's-old lifetime been a post office, a township building, a tavern, a restaurant and a boarding house.

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:05:04 -0400 20150626171303 2015-06-26T17:05:04-04:00 2015-06-26T17:13:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Sandberg resigns]]> PHILADELPHIA >> Ryne Sandberg has resigned as Phillies manager in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in baseball.

Sandberg quit Friday with a 119-159 career record over parts of three seasons leading Philadelphia. His only full season was in 2014, when the Phillies finished with a 73-89 record.

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:45:46 -0400 20150626164546 2015-06-26T16:45:46-04:00 2015-06-26T16:45:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Fire destroys London Britain barn]]> Fire destroyed an old barn on the 1600 block of Flint Hill Road in London Britain Township early Tuesday June 16, 2015. West Grove firefighters were alerted just after 2 a.m. and first arriving crews found the structure fully involved. A tanker task force brought crews from Oxford, Avondale, Po-Mar-Lin and Hockessin, Del.

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:02:40 -0400 20150616120240 2015-06-16T12:02:40-04:00 2015-06-16T12:02:40-04:00