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 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:23:08 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Embreeville developers argue against ordinance change]]> West Bradford >> Developers with housing plans at the former Embreeville State Hospital property challenged a recent change to a township zoning ordinance, arguing the township is not meeting its "fair share obligations" for regional growth.

During a township zoning hearing Wednesday, Brian Nagle, attorney for Embreeville Redevelopment LLP, challenged the validity of an ordinance amendment that added medium and high density residential use to some properties in the township now zoned as industrial.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:58:25 -0400 2014-08-20T15:58:25-04:00 2014-08-20T15:58:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Win, lose or fun?]]> Stop by any local high school this week and you'll see the kids are back.

They aren't in the classrooms, but rater on the athletic fields getting ready for the fall sports season.

They're starting early because it's more important to prepare for the winning team than to get going with academics.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:50:20 -0400 2014-08-20T15:50:20-04:00 2014-08-20T15:50:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Robert Scott Neville]]> Robert Scott Neville passed away on Aug. 11, 2014, at home after a year-long battle with cancer at the age of 60. He is survived by his beloved wife, Linda Fitz Charles Neville, and their daughter Laura Neville Bryant, with whom he shared his life and his home, most recently in Pearl River, Louisiana.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:45:51 -0400 2014-08-20T15:45:51-04:00 2014-08-20T15:45:53-04:00
<![CDATA[Brandywine BBC tying together the love of baseball with history]]> Pocopson >> It was just another beautiful summer day in Pocopson Park and the perfect setting for an old fashioned game of baseball Sunday afternoon.

And it was, quite literally, old fashioned.

The Brandywine Base Ball Club, based in West Chester but playing in Pocopson Park, is in its second year of existence -- or re-existence for that matter -- of playing vintage, 19th century style games of America's favorite past-time sport.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:01:38 -0400 2014-08-19T18:01:38-04:00 2014-08-20T15:53:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square bank robbed]]> Kennett Square >> Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced that a bank robbery took place at the Santander Bank, 313 W. Cypress St. in Kennett Square on August 15. A 5'6" male with medium build entered the bank at approximately 8:50 A.M. and announced a hold up. The suspect was wearing a zip up grey hoodie with a "PUMA" logo on the left chest.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:13:47 -0400 2014-08-19T19:13:47-04:00 2014-08-20T15:47:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Stephanie Gulden Jackson]]> Stefanie Gulden Jackson, beloved sister, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014, in Corte Madera, California, after a courageous two-and-a-half year battle with cancer. She was 75.

Jackson was born in New York on December 18, 1938, to Ruth and Immo Gulden. She had a happy childhood in Rumson, New Jersey, with her brother, Paul.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:17:13 -0400 2014-08-19T19:17:13-04:00 2014-08-19T19:17:14-04:00
<![CDATA[U-CF district ready to welcome back students]]> Kennett Square >> Things were a little bit chilly at the end of the Unionville-Chadds Ford school board meeting Aug. 18.

Well, chilly for one person -- board President Victor Dupuis.

After the board breezed through the first meeting of the 2014-15 school year, Dupuis headed out to the front of Unionville High School to accept Superintendent John Sanville's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:05:49 -0400 2014-08-19T19:05:49-04:00 2014-08-19T19:10:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Two arrested for dealing heroin, cocaine in Kennett Square]]> A New York man and a Delaware man were arrested for distributing heroin in Kennett Square following a two-month investigation by Kennett Square police.

Jean Carlos Bernabel, 24, of 290 Balcom Ave., Bronx, N.Y., and Eduardo Flores, 23, of 142 Highland Ave., New Castle, Del., were arrested in a sting operation July 1 on the 500 block of South Union Street in Kennett Square.

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:26:44 -0400 2014-08-14T13:26:44-04:00 2014-08-14T15:23:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Anderson's hard work earns Girl Scouts Gold Award]]> The Girl Scouts Gold Award suggests a minimum of 80 hours of work on a project, but rising Kennett senior Kierstin Anderson went well over that - by 220 hard hours.

Since 2012, Anderson has been performing with the Delaware Children's Theatre in Wilmington and happened to notice the disarray with the costumes, and that's when the project idea hit her.

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:40:37 -0400 2014-08-14T10:40:37-04:00 2014-08-14T10:40:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Bayard Taylor Library hosts Google Maker camp]]>

Gadgets, motors and Macs have been whizzing and whirring inside the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library as they play host to the six-week Goggle Maker camp, allowing students, ages 13 to 18, the opportunity to participate in art, tech and design projects with the new 3-D printer.

"It's 100 percent free," said Alex Caliva, the Library Tech.

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:01:28 -0400 2014-08-06T21:01:28-04:00 2014-08-06T21:01:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Oehler earns highest Girl Scout award]]>

Jess Oehler is no stranger to helping out in her community.

She has spent the last few years helping the homeless in the Philadelphia area by donating food and, shortly after, she stumbled across "Teens for Jeans" and started a donation drive at Unionville High School to give jeans to needy teenagers in the area.

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:59:35 -0400 2014-08-06T20:59:35-04:00 2014-08-06T20:59:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Good Neighbors has revamped over 250 homes in region]]>

As Good Neighbors Inc. has shown time and time again, you don't need a television show such as "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to make a difference in someone's life.

Instead, it just takes some hard work, dedicated volunteers of all ages and some faith.

Since its inception in 1992, Good Neighbors has helped repair and revamp over 250 homes in the southern Chester County region, and this summer was no different.

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:46:24 -0400 2014-07-31T23:46:24-04:00 2014-07-31T23:46:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Two Kennett stores named Best of Philly]]>

If people in Philadelphia never knew of Kennett Square before, they certainly do now after two stores were named Best of Philly by "Philadelphia Magazine" for 2014.

As the edit staff described when searching for the best of the best, they "drove to East Jabib (i.e., Kennett Square) to discover what might possibly be my new favorite vintage furniture store.

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:35:18 -0400 2014-07-29T14:35:18-04:00 2014-07-29T14:35:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Country Butcher gives Kennett its own burger]]>

The Country Butcher has been a staple in Kennett Square for the last 32 years and over that time, owner Dan Boxler has been trying to keep his store ahead of the curve through creativity with his team of employees to bring new creations of meat.

And for the summer months, it is, of course, the hamburger.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:59:18 -0400 2014-07-28T10:59:18-04:00 2014-07-28T16:39:26-04:00
<![CDATA[How you can end homelessness in our community]]> Last year, there were 3.5 million homeless people in the nation. And in Chester County, there are about 650 homeless, according to the latest Point in Time poll.

Want to know where you can find a homeless person locally to help out? Just visit Wal-Mart, or McDonald's, or even a church. They don't wear shirts proclaiming they are homeless.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:20:26 -0400 2014-07-28T12:20:26-04:00 2014-07-28T12:20:31-04:00