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 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:39:06 -0400 60 <![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.

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:02:18 -0400 2014-04-17T11:02:18-04:00 2014-04-17T11:02:24-04:00
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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.

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:27:39 -0400 2014-04-11T09:27:39-04:00 2014-04-11T09:27:53-04:00
<![CDATA[HEADstrong Foundation hosts fifth annual lacrosse tournament]]>

WEST GROVE - Sports feature athleticism, competitiveness and exciting games, but sometimes the greatest moments in sports are when a community of athletes come together to support one another.

That's just where the HEADstrong Foundation comes into play.

HEADstrong began on a hospital bed by young Nicholas Colleluori, who endured a 14-month battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a blood cancer, before he passed away.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:44:29 -0400 2014-04-10T10:44:29-04:00 2014-04-11T15:08:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Get ready for the Winterthur ceramics conference]]> For those who love anything ceramic Winterthur will hold its ceramics conference April 24 and 25. Called "Image Is Everything! Ceramics and the People Who Owned Them," the program involves joining with Winterthur's staff and visiting international scholars as they study both Chinese and Western ceramics.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:57:04 -0400 2014-04-10T12:57:04-04:00 2014-04-10T12:57:15-04:00
<![CDATA[Is the stock market a rigged game?]]> 60 Minutes on CBS did a piece about how the computerization of stock trades have given many large stock traders an advantage over the rest of us. It is an interesting story, worth the 14 minutes to view.

It doesn't surprise me at all that the Stock Market is in someway a rigged game as stock investing is a form of legalized gambling.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:52:53 -0400 2014-04-10T12:52:53-04:00 2014-04-10T12:52:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Honoring a beloved founder]]> OXFORD -- Friends and admirers of the late Richard Beards gathered to honor his memory and accomplishments at a reception on Sunday.

Beards, a founder of and contributor to the Oxford Arts Alliance died at 78 on Dec. 20 after a short illness.

He taught literature at Temple University and worked there up until his shortly before his death.

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:50:26 -0400 2014-04-10T12:50:26-04:00 2014-04-10T12:50:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Charts show achievement down with budget cutting]]> By MARCELLA PEYRE-FERRY

For 21st Century Media

PENN - A presentation from Dr. Margaret Sharp on School Performance Profile was given at the March 13 work session of the Avon Grove School Board. One of the factors used in creating the profile is the Pennsylvania Value Added Assessment System (PVAAS).

Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:48:16 -0400 2014-04-10T12:48:16-04:00 2014-04-10T12:48:22-04:00