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, 24 Apr 2014 19:56:32 -0400 60 <![CDATA[They're expecting at the Charter School]]> (Note to reader: In the print edition of the paper, the caption for the sheep picture should have said that Rambo the ram, left, surveys two of the ewes he impregnated.)

LONDON GROVE -- The staff and students at the Avon Grove Charter School are looking forward to an exciting month of births in May -- three of them, in fact, or maybe four.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:01:43 -0400 2014-04-24T12:01:43-04:00 2014-04-24T12:01:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Teacher asks for additional support for reading]]> By MARCELLA PEYRE-FERRY

For 21st Century Media

LOWER OXFORD - Elk Ridge Elementary School Teacher Kristen Melrath stood up before the Oxford Area School Board meeting April 15 asking for additional support for struggling readers.

"In my building alone, three aides who have worked with our struggling readers have resigned and have not been replaced," Melrath said.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:56:56 -0400 2014-04-24T11:56:56-04:00 2014-04-24T11:57:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Peck named AG's Heart of Learning finalist]]> Kellie Peck, an emotional support teacher in the special education department at Avon Grove High School, was named the 2014 Citadel Heart of Learning award finalist for the school district.

The award was developed by Citadel and the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) 13 years ago to recognize, reward, and thank outstanding teachers.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:53:22 -0400 2014-04-24T11:53:22-04:00 2014-04-24T11:53:32-04:00
<![CDATA[W.G. Fire Company antiquegoes to national conference]]> The West Grove Fire Company's antique fire truck, known as "Elsie," was in Indianapolis last week at the world's largest fire and emergency services expo -- the FDIC, the Fire Department Instructors Conference.

Antique 22 served as the centerpiece of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Hale Corporation, the truck's manufacturer in 1928.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:50:38 -0400 2014-04-24T11:50:38-04:00 2014-04-24T11:50:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Penn Township wins state road and bridge safety award]]> Penn Township in Chester County was named a co-winner of the 32nd Annual Road and Bridge Safety Improvement Award, presented at the 92nd Annual Educational Conference of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors in Hershey April 13-16, 2014, according to a press release. The conference attracted attendees from every county in Pennsylvania except Philadelphia, which has no townships.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:46:49 -0400 2014-04-24T11:46:49-04:00 2014-04-24T11:46:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Avon Grove 14, Great Valley 5]]> Tanner Peck's three goals and three assists helped lift Avon Grove (3-0, 6-1) to a Ches-Mont victory on Thursday night at Avon Grove. Ryan Cook chipped in with two goals and three assists, while Stephen Cyron had two goals and one assist.

Jack Waite led Great Valley (2-3 league) with three goals.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:49:08 -0400 2014-04-17T10:49:08-04:00 2014-04-17T11:44:12-04:00
<![CDATA[KMC boys win Super Team]]>

The coaches at KMC Gymnastics & Dance knew how good its boys team was, but even they were stunned at the results of the Pennsylvania State Championships when they walked away with just the second super team trophy in its history.

"I'm very proud of the boys," said coach Victor Kolesnikov.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:36:42 -0400 2014-04-17T11:36:42-04:00 2014-04-17T11:36:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Serving up squash from the garden]]> About a month ago, I invited readers to share favorite recipes that make use of the fresh produce from their gardens. In response, Judith Cousins, of West Chester, wrote, "One vegetable I always grow is Neck Pumpkin, which tastes like butternut squash, but has more usable flesh and seems more resistant to squash bugs and borers.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:10:27 -0400 2014-04-17T11:10:27-04:00 2014-04-17T11:10:33-04:00
<![CDATA[What is unconditional love?]]> This Sunday Christians around the world will celebrate Easter Sunday, aka Resurrection Sunday, the day Jesus Christ rose from the dead, three days after being crucified by the Romans. This is the most important day on the Christian calendar. One important aspect of Jesus' teaching was loving unconditionally.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:07:46 -0400 2014-04-17T11:07:46-04:00 2014-04-17T11:07:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Cruz cleared in brutality case]]> By MICHAEL P. RELLAHAN

PHILADELPHIA - State Trooper Kelly Cruz, who more than four years ago had a violent confrontation with a handcuffed suspect during a drug lab raid in West Whiteland, on Monday was found not guilty of violating the man's civil rights.

A jury of seven women and five men deliberated about three hours before returning with its verdict on the single count against Cruz, a veteran of the state police who investigated narcotics trafficking in southern Chester County and elsewhere.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:58:58 -0400 2014-04-17T10:58:58-04:00 2014-04-17T10:59:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Avon Grove plans room configuration change]]> By MARCELLA PEYRE-FERRY

For 21st Century media

PENN - One of the ways the Avon Grove School District is proposing to help shore up test scores in the elementary grades is a change in the configuration of classrooms within the Penn London Elementary and Avon Grove Intermediate (AGIS) schools.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:52:52 -0400 2014-04-17T10:52:52-04:00 2014-04-17T10:52:57-04:00
<![CDATA[Former Avon Grove hockey player wins Founder's Cup]]>

Just a year removed from a Delaware Scholastic Hockey Association (DSHA) championship with Avon Grove, Billy Dixson added another title to his collection April 5.

In his freshman year at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Dixson joined the D-III ice hockey team and found himself lifting the Founder's Cup.

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:39:58 -0400 2014-04-16T20:39:58-04:00 2014-04-17T11:41:33-04:00
<![CDATA[Former pro hockey player helping young goaltenders]]>

WEST GOSHEN - The pads were out and masks were on for a free goaltending clinic held by former professional goalie Dave Marlin Sunday afternoon at IceLine.

It may have been a fun-filled day for the students in attendance, but it was a little bittersweet as part of the clinic was awarding three scholarships to Marlin's summer camp in honor of Jon Whitacre, a young goaltender who perished in a plane crash last summer.

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:07:11 -0400 2014-04-11T15:07:11-04:00 2014-04-11T15:07:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Crowds turn out for the Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point]]> By MARCELLA PEYRE-FERRY

For 21st-century media

POCOPSON -- After such a long cold winter, a beautiful Sunday drew people out of their houses to enjoy the countryside and a day of racing at the Brandywine Valley Association's Myrick Conservation Center. This was the 72nd running of the Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point races.

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