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, 05 Jul 2015 19:19:01 -0400 60 <![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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<![CDATA[Scout creates flag drop box in Oxford]]> Oxford >> Life Scout Garland Hamilton hosted a flag retirement ceremony in the park on Sunday -- the culmination of a project he has been working on for months for his Eagle rank.

Hamilton, 16, of Lincoln University is a member of Boy Scout Troop 13, a troop that has a proud history of producing Eagles, he said.

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<![CDATA[Library kicks off summer reading program with magic, T-shirts and book signings]]> WEST GROVE >> The Avon Grove Library kicked off its summer program Saturday with a menu of activities that not only keeps local kids engaged in projects but also partners with the Avon Grove School District for summer reading assignments.

Library Program Director Lisa Sherwood, who was registering 2015 members of the Summer Reading Program and giving out T-shirts, said she was not sure how many kids would would show up overall, but based on previous years, it would probably run around 500.

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<![CDATA[Avon Grove graduates fond of looking back]]> Newark, Del. >> A sea of maroon-clad Avon Grove seniors entered the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware on Wednesday, jubilant that their years of work brought them to that place and that time.

Four-hundred fifteen students, often waving to friends and parents in the audience, followed board members and administrators dressed in academic regalia, into the cavernous auditorium.

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<![CDATA[Charter students told to leave a trail and find their way]]> LOWER OXFORD >> The Avon Grove Charter School's Class of 2015 was a special one, because it was the first to go all the way through from kindergarten to graduation.

About two thirds of the class came in along the way, but more then 20 of the members were proud to say they had been there from the beginning.

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<![CDATA[Girl Scouts say goodbye to Camp Tweedale]]> LOWER OXFORD >> It was a sad day for old Girl Scouts of southern Chester County as the regional council closed Camp Tweedale for the last time.

On Sunday, the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania held a ceremony called "A Toast to Tweedale," which brought together campers, staff and other scouts from the past on the grounds of the 108-acre facility that sits along the Octoraro Resevoir.

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<![CDATA[Sacred Heart Church celebrates 100 years]]> OXFORD >> Sacred Heart, a Catholic church that has grown and thrived in a town with Scots-Irish Presbyterian roots, celebrated its 100th birthday this past weekend.

"It's a wonderful church and different from a city church. … It's family," said Oxford resident John Maloney, whose brother, Joseph, became a priest and was ordained at Sacred Heart 1991.

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<![CDATA[Graduation is 'bittersweet' for Oxford High School's class of 2015]]> EAST NOTTINGHAM >> Students from the 135th graduating class of the Oxford Area High School collected their diplomas on Friday during commencement exercises at the Oxford Area High School gymnasium.

As the students gathered to find their places in line before the procession to the commencement ceremonies began, they talked and shared final high school moments with friends.

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<![CDATA[Charter School arts]]> LONDON GROVE >> On Friday, the Avon Grove Charter School pulled out all the stops to display a year's worth of art and performance.

The halls were filled with two dimensional and three-dimensional pieces covering the walls. The choruses performed as well.

The works of art came from students in grades three through 12 who attend the State Road campus.

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

Possession >> Amanda Corinne Beiler of West Grove was found to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia on Route 1 at Route 796 in Penn Township on May 21 at 10:54 a.m., police said.

Heroin >> On May 22 at 3:54 p.m., Scott Douglas Riale of Landenberg and John Fredrick Boddy of Landenberg for found to be in possession of heroin and paraphernalia on Route 41 in London Grove Townshp, police said.

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<![CDATA[AG Board should consult the Beach Boys]]> Several decades ago, the Beach Boys issued some good and well-received advice:

"Let's go surfin' now; everybody's learning how."

Well, "everybody" is not learning now.

The Avon Grove Board of Education last week voted to let go the lion's share of its Intermediate School physical education staff, even as parents pleaded with the members to vote against it.

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