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 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 09:35:30 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Performance Golf: Turn and burn]]> As I watch the snow fall in what may turn out to be quite a storm, I realize that many of you are not about to go out and hit golf balls this week, so let's add to our list of exercises that you can do to improve your golf swing. These two exercises will help you in several ways. They will increase your flexibility, your ability to move your upper body separately from your lower body, help you activate your core, help you with stability and dynamic balance and teach you to accelerate and decelerate your body correctly so you can "get your energy out to the club head" in time for impact.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:34:06 -0500 2015-01-29T18:34:06-05:00 2015-01-29T18:34:06-05:00
<![CDATA['Comedy of Errors' pantomime is a delight]]> The Kennett High School auditorium was almost sold out for the first performance of this year's pantomime in the English tradition, "Comedy of Errors and Pirates." It didn't make a lot of sense, and that is how it ought to be.

Instead of basing the story on a fractured fairy tale, they rewrote Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" and added Captain Kidd (Ireland Robb) and his seven man band of pirates, Sandy Flash (Kris Gibbons) and his 12 small pickpockets (all of who tried to hide behind one tree at the same time), and Captain Morgan and her five Privateers.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:28:43 -0500 2015-01-29T18:28:43-05:00 2015-01-29T18:28:43-05:00
<![CDATA[Former director of Tick Tock Early Learning Center arrested]]> NEW GARDEN >> The woman who led the Tick Tock Early Learning Center in Toughkenamon for eight years has been charged by police with theft and receiving stolen property.

Jackie Maas, 60, of East Marlborough Township, turned herself in to police on Jan. 16 and was released on $25,000 unsecured bail by District Justice Mathew Seavey of Avondale District Court.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:26:43 -0500 2015-01-29T18:26:43-05:00 2015-01-29T18:26:43-05:00
<![CDATA[MLK's words ring true in Kennett and the world]]> On the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, we recall these words spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Aug. 28, 1963, by Dr. King.

The challenges to come together and rise above circumstances remain, and the message is as important to all Americans as ever. Following are excerpts from Dr.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:32:03 -0500 2015-01-27T10:32:03-05:00 2015-01-27T10:35:18-05:00
<![CDATA[Oxford School Board audit is clean]]> OXFORD >> The Oxford Area School District received a clean report for the past year from their new auditors, and are now working toward the 2015-16 school year budget.

The Jan. 13 School Board meeting began with a report from Pamela Baker of Barbacane Thornton & Company LLP, the firm hired to perform the annual audit of the school district.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:34:57 -0500 2015-01-27T10:34:57-05:00 2015-01-27T10:34:57-05:00
<![CDATA[Old Timers chat with Morandini and induct eight]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> For baseball lovers in the Philadelphia area, it's never too early to start thinking about opening day at Citizens Park.

That's why the Old Timers of Kennett Square get together every January to honor the great amateur players among them and hear from a pro what's in store for the following summer.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:24:29 -0500 2015-01-27T10:24:29-05:00 2015-01-27T10:24:29-05:00
<![CDATA[Exciting Jamie Wyeth show creates a mob scene]]> It is always pleasing to be invited to the opening of an important art show, and the Brandywine River Museum of Art created it last weekend. It opened the largest retrospective exhibition of work by artist Jamie Wyeth, and it is a fascinating show. It shows the growth of his talent and approach from his early childhood drawings over six decades to his latest dramatic paintings.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:20:22 -0500 2015-01-27T10:20:22-05:00 2015-01-27T10:20:22-05:00
<![CDATA[Tony Scheivert takes over as new township manager in New Garden]]> NEW GARDEN >> Tony Scheivert has always liked dealing with people. He likes being around people and solving problems.

Scheivert will get the opportunity to do just that after being hired as New Garden township manager, overseeing a staff of 33 full-time and part-time employees. He replaces former Township Manager Dan Fox, who left his $100,000 salaried post to take a job as manager of Easttown Township.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:18:57 -0500 2015-01-27T10:18:57-05:00 2015-01-27T10:18:57-05:00
<![CDATA[A new ambulance for the Oxford Union Fire Company]]> OXFORD >> It always feels good to get a new car. The joy is even heightened when it's the fire company getting it, and the acquisition is a new ambulance.

On Jan. 5, the Oxford Union Fire Company EMS received a new Chevy 4500 PL Custom Medallion 170, similar to the one West Grove EMS bought in December.

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:00:12 -0500 2015-01-13T15:00:12-05:00 2015-01-13T15:00:12-05:00
<![CDATA[New Garden man arrested for allegedly abusing young girl]]> NEW GARDEN >> A 32-year-old man is behind bars on $2 million cash bail after he was arrested for allegedly abusing a young girl over a five-year period, according to township police.

According to the New Garden Police Department, investigators were called to an area school on Jan. 7 after receiving reports of a sexual assault.

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:20:26 -0500 2015-01-13T14:20:26-05:00 2015-01-13T14:20:26-05:00
<![CDATA[Pickleball blends sports to draw fans]]> A familiar sound echoes throughout the large gymnasium in the YMCA's Oscar Lasko Youth Program Center in West Chester -- the shuffling of sneakers against the shiny wooden floor. But it is there that the familiarity ends. Here there are white balls whizzing through the air over a low net, the definitive thwack of flat, square paddles connecting with the ball, forcing it to soar back through the air to the opposite side of the net.

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:47:43 -0500 2015-01-12T10:47:43-05:00 2015-01-12T10:48:07-05:00
<![CDATA[West Grove gets a new ambulance]]> WEST GROVE >> On Monday, almost two weeks after Christmas, the new West Grove Fire Company ambulance was still wearing a red ribbon.

The 2014 Chevy 4500 PL Custom Medallion arrived in West Grove on the evening of Dec. 29, when the staff was on hand to greet it. The vehicle replaces the 2003 Lifeline ambulance, which was used as a trade-in and had more than 100,000 miles on it, according to EMS Manager Gary Vinnacombe, 32.

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:45:40 -0500 2015-01-12T10:45:40-05:00 2015-01-12T10:45:55-05:00
<![CDATA[Downwind: Jamie Wyeth retrospective coming to Brandwyine River Museum of Art]]> The first major retrospective of the art of Jamie Wyeth will open at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Jan. 17 and run through April 5. The show will feature more than 100 works and examines six decades of his work which pretty much covers his entire life as he was born in 1946. By beginning with his earliest drawings the evolution of his creative process may be studied.

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:42:37 -0500 2015-01-12T10:42:37-05:00 2015-01-12T10:42:38-05:00
<![CDATA[From the Ground Up: Looking back and looking forward]]> This week we are well into the beginning of 2015. Before leaping ahead, I want to pause a moment in the doorway of this new year and look back to remember some of the people who made the past year special for me. It is such a privilege to be invited into someone's garden, and I am grateful to those who welcomed me so generously.

Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:41:35 -0500 2015-01-12T10:41:35-05:00 2015-01-12T10:41:37-05:00
<![CDATA[Great Outdoors: New Years resolutions and more]]> And there we have it, another year in the books.

I can't believe it. Did any of you go watch the big mushroom drop? I haven't done that yet, but it will be on my bucket list to do some day. For now, with two little kids, who am I kidding -- we don't stay up until midnight. It looks like a lot of fun though and I'm glad that our region has another fun thing to be known for.

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:54:31 -0500 2015-01-10T13:54:31-05:00 2015-01-10T13:54:33-05:00