RSS Feed from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com The latest news from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com website: all stories http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com The Southern Chester County Weeklies Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:22:32 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Football: Lincoln shaded late by ECSU]]> LOWER OXFORD >> It wasn't have been the prettiest game of football when Lincoln hosted Elizabeth City State for homecoming Saturday. Both teams tended to hurt themselves with mistakes. But in the end, the only thing that really matters is who has the most points on the scoreboard.

Petey Boone bulled his way into the end zone from two-yards out with 5:31 to play to give the Vikings a 27-26 victory.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:57:45 -0400 2014-10-22T13:57:45-04:00 2014-10-22T13:57:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Council waives road fees for library]]> OXFORD >> Oxford Borough Council voted to waive the road opening fees for the Oxford Public Library expansion project and took a small step toward putting a crosswalk in front of the location.

The actual amount of the road opening permit is uncertain, because it is calculated as a $100 base fee plus a charge for the square footage of pavement disturbed.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:55:19 -0400 2014-10-22T13:55:19-04:00 2014-10-22T13:55:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Oxford flies past Avon Grove]]> OXFORD >> On Friday night, the Oxford offense put on a show for the home fans, defeating Avon Grove 38-28 in a non-league contest.

The Hornets' air attack was close to unstoppable. Quarterback Dan Green threw for 289 yards and three touchdowns -- two of them going to star wide receiver Ryan Hubley -- who had 139 yards on 13 catches.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:52:34 -0400 2014-10-22T13:52:34-04:00 2014-10-22T13:52:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Pitts, Houghton spar in Lancaster debate for Congress]]> LANCASTER >> U.S. Rep. Joseph Pitts said he represents his constituents in the halls of government.

Challenger Tom Houghton said he'll be out with the people to speak for them.

Houghton, the underdog Democratic challenger in the 16th Congressional District, relentlessly tried to hammer that point in a 90 minute debate Tuesday.

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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:47:04 -0400 2014-10-22T13:47:04-04:00 2014-10-22T13:47:16-04:00
<![CDATA[It's official: Ross will be on ballot]]> HARRISBURG>> Republican State Rep. Chris Ross will stay on the ballot for the 158th state House race in November after Commonwealth Court rejected an appeal that objected to Ross replacing former candidate Cuyler Walker.

"I'm disappointed that the court decided to ratify the Republican Party's last-minute switcheroo politics.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:33:01 -0400 2014-10-21T14:33:01-04:00 2014-10-21T14:33:03-04:00
<![CDATA[From the Ground Up: Mulching: It's not just for springtime]]> When I was out walking Tuesday morning, I stopped to chat with one of my neighbors, who was applying mulch to a newly-weeded and watered perennial bed. I was impressed by her efforts (I'm behind in my garden chores, as is usual just lately). I was also impressed that she had purchased the load of mulch from our township yard for half the springtime price -- a late-season benefit.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:30:48 -0400 2014-10-17T10:30:48-04:00 2014-10-17T10:30:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Take the time to honor firefighters this week]]> When local firefighters stage activities for National Fire Prevention Week this week, they are following a tradition that began with commemorating one of the worst fire disasters of all time.

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, in which hundreds of people were killed and thousands of buildings destroyed, is far removed from the smoke detector alerts and stop-drop-and-roll drills of today's fire prevention activities, but the focus is the same.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:29:34 -0400 2014-10-17T10:29:34-04:00 2014-10-17T10:29:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Great Outdoors: Go for a hayride]]> Nothing says autumn more than a family hayride. And once again, the state parks in Delaware are offering hayrides for individuals or you can sign up as a group. These are the Delaware State Parks that are offering hayrides this fall. Some of them are also offering s'mores and campfires as an add-on.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:26:22 -0400 2014-10-17T10:26:22-04:00 2014-10-17T10:26:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Crowds celebrate autumn at Oxford Feed]]> OXFORD >> It may have been soggy on Saturday, but that didn't keep the people of Oxford from coming out to have fun.

There were events at Sacred Heart and First Methodist churches, but the one that had the kids squealing with pleasure was the celebration of autumn at Oxford Feed and Lumber.

Inside the old warehouse was a straw maze, where kids and their parents were invited to find their way through.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:15:04 -0400 2014-10-17T10:15:04-04:00 2014-10-17T10:25:13-04:00
<![CDATA[My Two Cents: Time for schools to go Old School]]> It's not often that a news item from Wilmington will make the cut and appear on Philly TV news, but 17-year-old Emily Schaeffer, a student at Brandywine High made the cut. Ms. Schaeffer was sent home from school for wearing clothing that would be a distraction to the teen boys. She was wearing stretch pants.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:23:28 -0400 2014-10-17T10:23:28-04:00 2014-10-17T10:23:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Boys Soccer: W.C. Henderson clinches National Division title with convicing win over Oxford]]> WEST CHESTER >> Ellis Vague had a smile on his face moments after West Chester Henderson accomplished one of its goals from the start of the season.

Going into the Warriors' match with Oxford, Vague was aware what his team needed to seal the Ches-Mont National Division title. He wasn't going to let a win over the Hornets slip away.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:10:31 -0400 2014-10-16T15:10:31-04:00 2014-10-16T15:10:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square centenarians celebrate birthdays]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Leena Caudill was born in 1911, the same year as Lucille Ball, Vincent Price, Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan. Dorothy Edinoff was born in 1912, the same year as Gene Kelly, Karl Malden and Danny Thomas.

Caudill and Edinoff, residents of the Friends Home in Kennett Square, recently celebrated birthdays -- Caudill her 103rd and Edinoff her 102nd -- and have outlived all those celebrities.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:41:13 -0400 2014-10-15T18:41:13-04:00 2014-10-16T14:37:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Halloween haunt for kids in the Oxford area emphasizes fantasy]]> NEW LONDON >> A different kind of Halloween spook attraction that doesn't emphasize killer clowns and other macabre beings is running at a summer camp in the Oxford area through October.

Camp Spookynaw, using the grounds of the Camp Saganaw grounds, is offering "family-friendly" haunts along the lines of fantasy wizards and witches, said organizers.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:39:48 -0400 2014-10-15T18:39:48-04:00 2014-10-15T18:39:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Council ponders parking expansion]]> OXFORD >> Public comment centered around parking and traffic filled the first hour of the Monday, Oct. 13, Oxford Borough Council meeting before any of the business items could be addressed.

Resident Paul Andriole started it off with a suggestion that the borough purchase the Adams property at 204 and 206 Locust St.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:38:41 -0400 2014-10-15T18:38:41-04:00 2014-10-15T18:38:42-04:00
<![CDATA[New strategic plan for Avon Grove schools]]> PENN >> The focus of the Oct. 9 Avon Grove School Board meeting was a presentation by Assistant Superintendent Margaret Sharp of the completed draft of the district's new comprehensive strategic plan.

The detailed plan identified three goal areas -- "develop a systems thinking approach, increase learning opportunities, and develop community outreach plan.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:36:37 -0400 2014-10-15T18:36:37-04:00 2014-10-15T18:36:41-04:00