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, 30 Sep 2014 17:51:45 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Board sees results of community input]]> PENN >> As a part of the Sept. 25 school board meeting, Avon Grove Assistant Superintendent Margaret Sharp and via Skype, consultant Dr. Andy Hegedus, gave a presentation on the results of the recently completed co-labs process. The system involved stakeholders throughout the community in developing goals for the district and possible plans for reaching them.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:39:27 -0400 2014-09-30T15:39:27-04:00 2014-09-30T15:39:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Longwood Garden's bathrooms may be best in country]]> At Longwood Gardens, the nation's most visited public garden, everything is beautiful -- even the restrooms.

So it's no surprise that Longwood's Green Wall Restrooms are among the 10 finalists in Cintas Corporation's 13th annual America's Best Restroom contest this fall.

Located inside the garden's crown jewel Conservatory Plaza, the Green Wall holds 17 individual restrooms situated under a vast collection of abundant vegetation.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:36:28 -0400 2014-09-30T15:36:28-04:00 2014-09-30T15:37:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Ex-candidate's lawyer says Walker faces criminal probe]]> Former Republican state House candidate Cuyler Walker, who declined to provide an explanation in Commonwealth Court for withdrawing from his race, is facing a police investigation related to what his attorney claims to be "intense negative rumors and innuendos."

According to court documents, Walker's attorney, Michael S.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:50:53 -0400 2014-09-29T21:50:53-04:00 2014-09-30T15:26:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Local comic-videographer crosses the country]]> LONDON GROVE >> When Dan Knabb set out to walk across America in 2007, he wasn't really certain what to expect or even why he was doing it.

He had vaguely formulated a plan in his mind, however. As a talented videographer and aspiring stand-up comic, he decided to go the distance on foot, record his experiences, add commentary and produce some kind of video.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:32:59 -0400 2014-09-29T11:32:59-04:00 2014-09-30T10:50:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Octorara staves off Oxford]]> OXFORD >> Though it was a night where the offenses grabbed center stage, it was one simple stop that spelled the difference in Octorara's 42-40 Ches-Mont League American Divsion victory over Oxford on Friday night.

The Hornets had just pulled within two points following a 25-yard touchdown pass from Dan Green to Zach Deasey, with 21 seconds left on the clock.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:34:45 -0400 2014-09-29T11:34:45-04:00 2014-09-29T11:34:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Legislative note: Threats to our freedom remain]]> Like many other Americans, I'll never forget where I was on Sept. 11, 2001. I saw firsthand the damage to the Pentagon, passing plumes of black smoke rising as I drove to the Capitol on that morning.

These horrific attacks, which killed over 3,000 innocent people, were sudden, and jolted the country out of a decade of relative calm after the downfall of communism.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:27:34 -0400 2014-09-29T11:27:34-04:00 2014-09-29T11:27:36-04:00
<![CDATA[Republicans appoint Chris Ross to fill 158th District vacancy]]> WEST CHESTER >> State Rep. Chris Ross was selected as the Republican candidate to run in the 158th district Sunday night, replacing Cuyler Walker who resigned for personal reasons.

Ross was picked by party committee members over Roger Howard, who lost the Republican primary in the spring to Walker for the party nomination.

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:45:09 -0400 2014-09-28T23:45:09-04:00 2014-09-29T00:27:21-04:00
<![CDATA[From the Ground Up: The year of no hydrangea blossoms]]> There are two great reasons for growing hydrangeas. First, the blossoms are born in lovely, showy heads. Second, hydrangeas are reliable, blooming year after year without much effort on the part of the gardener. Typically, what growers mostly concern themselves with is getting the acidity of the soil right, depending on whether they prefer pink (neutral to alkaline soil) or blue (acidic soil) flowers.

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:11:31 -0400 2014-09-28T11:11:31-04:00 2014-09-28T11:11:37-04:00
<![CDATA[New Andrew Wyeth Exhibit at Brandywine River Museum of Art]]> Artist Andrew Wyeth created thousands of watercolor and pencil drawings over his seven-decade career. Luckily for us he didn't throw them away. A new exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, "Andrew Wyeth: Lines of Thought" is composed of 23 studies that were created outdoors or from memory in the studio as a basis for four paintings, also on display.

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:08:00 -0400 2014-09-28T11:08:00-04:00 2014-09-28T11:08:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Oxford teacher creates video with class]]> EAST NOTTINGHAM >> Fortunately for the students of Oxford High School, education is more than reading, writing and 'rithmetic. One notable addition is the subject that Chris Pierdomenico teaches: Video and Communications.

Pierdomenico, 28, rode into adulthood with a love of movies and media.

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:06:50 -0400 2014-09-28T11:06:50-04:00 2014-09-28T11:06:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Great Outdoors: Plenty more things to do in the fall]]> We are so lucky to be having such a spectacular fall season. Here are more events that you and your family may be interested in.

Marvels of the monarch

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m., at Bucktoe Creek Preserve, 432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311.

Come out to Bucktoe Creek Preserve to learn about the fascinating life cycle and amazing migration of the beautiful monarch butterfly.

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:04:33 -0400 2014-09-28T11:04:33-04:00 2014-09-28T11:04:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Performance Golf: Hit up the driver to launch it high and far]]> The driver is unlike all the other clubs in your bag -- you really don't want to hit down on the ball at all. In fact, the average Angle of Attack (AoA) on the PGA Tour is 1.2 downward, but Rory McIlroy hits up 2 to 3 degrees and Bubba Watson his up 5 degrees and they KILL it! The AoA is simply a measurement of whether the club head is moving upward or downward through impact.

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:02:19 -0400 2014-09-28T11:02:19-04:00 2014-09-28T11:02:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Leonard Moseley Sherman of Kennett Square]]> Leonard Moseley Sherman, 90, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Sept. 16, 2014, at his home in the Crosslands Community. He was the husband of Katherine Kennedy Sherman, whom he shared 61 years of marriage.

Born in Arlington, Massachusetts, of the late Alden and Beatrice Sherman, Leonard graduated from Bowdoin College with majors in Mathematics and Chemistry.

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:49:41 -0400 2014-09-27T09:49:41-04:00 2014-09-27T09:49:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Stink bugs making a big comeback locally]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> They're back, and this year their numbers are bigger than ever.

Stink bugs made their reappearance last week, and their only goal now is to get inside your house to hibernate. According to a study released last week by Penn State Extension, the brown marmorated stink bug population in Chester County will be much larger than originally anticipated.

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:46:19 -0400 2014-09-27T09:46:19-04:00 2014-09-27T09:46:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Red Raiders roll past Avon Grove]]> West Grove >> Coatesville just needed the opening kickoff of the game to show Avon Grove it wasn't ready to relinquish its undefeated football season Friday night.

Senior Ahkeema Evans started the game with a 90-yard kickoff return to put Coatesville up 7-0 just 12 seconds into the game and the Red Raiders (4-0) never looked back, piling on another 39 points in a 46-7 drubbing of the Red Devils (0-4).

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:42:01 -0400 2014-09-26T16:42:01-04:00 2014-09-26T16:42:31-04:00