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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
<![CDATA[New Garden firing range close to opening]]>

LANDENBERG - With the new firing range for the New Garden police close to opening, supervisors gave permission to Kennett, Oxford and Parkesburg for their officers to also use it.

There was some concern from the crowd at a recent township meeting about liability since the range is located within New Garden.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:05:22 -0400 2014-07-28T11:05:22-04:00 2014-07-28T11:05:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Four KAU teams begin quest for State Championships]]> While KAU already is enjoying a banner season, highlighted by the 18U baseball team's winning the Eastern Regional Championship and earning a spot in the Big League World Series in Easley, South Carolina, several teams still are on the championship trail. Four KAU squads began State Tournament play this week.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:03:21 -0400 2014-07-28T11:03:21-04:00 2014-07-28T11:03:46-04:00
<![CDATA[KAU 13U Red Team wins Vance Cooper Championship]]>

Any team in any sport might expect that trying to win a championship on home turf could increase the pressure to do so, but winning that championship becomes more special, too. The members of the KAU 13U "Red" Team faced the pressure and now know that special feeling, too, after winning the 2014 Vance Cooper District 28 Championship at KAU's Sinton Field, 13-8, over the Glenmoore-Eagle Youth Association (GEYA).

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:58 -0400 2014-07-28T11:00:58-04:00 2014-07-28T11:01:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Six from Willowdale Chapel journeying to Africa]]>

In order to truly appreciate life, sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone and for six Chester County men, they will be leaping far beyond those boundaries when they travel to Burundi and Rwanda in August.

The men come from various backgrounds and careers. One is an attorney, another a surgeon and even a "data geek," but all of them come together as members of the Willowdale Chapel, which has two campuses located in Kennett Square and Jennersville.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:59:12 -0400 2014-07-28T10:59:12-04:00 2014-07-28T10:59:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Two Kennett grads place in Top 10 in nation at FBLA event]]> By FRAN MAYE

Two Kennett High School graduates beat out 10,000 other students by placing in the top 10 of a national Future Business Leaders of America contest recently in Nashville, Tenn.

Julia Rivera and Kristen Miller earned the honor after competing in front of a three-judge panel and answered questions spontaneously.

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:36:38 -0400 2014-07-25T10:36:38-04:00 2014-07-25T10:36:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Matt Grieco a 'certified celebrant']]>

According to a recent study by The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, about 20 percent of Americans - or 52 million people -- worship in a church each week. Most local pastors report a trend of declining attendance over the years.

Which means that when a family member who had fallen away from their church dies, they don't get the personal experience that a minister or a priest provides.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:08:58 -0400 2014-07-24T18:08:58-04:00 2014-07-24T18:09:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Matt Grieco a 'certified celebrant']]>

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:41:39 -0400 2014-07-23T14:41:39-04:00 2014-07-24T17:46:45-04:00

On July 8, 2014 at 11 p.m, police observed a vehicle travelling on Baltimore Pike with an equipment violation. The vehicle was followed and observed to drive over the center lines and off the travel portion of the roadway. A traffic stop was conducted and contact made with the driver, Miguel Martinez-Zavala, 30 of Kennett Square.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:05:53 -0400 2014-07-22T15:05:53-04:00 2014-07-22T15:06:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square officials allow residents to own chickens]]> By FRAN MAYE

Kennett Square council Monday night adopted an ordinance amendment allowing property owners to keep a maximum of four chickens on their property, while banning roosters.

The action is in response to complaints earlier this year from residents that chickens were running wild in neighborhoods.

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:31:04 -0400 2014-07-22T09:31:04-04:00 2014-07-22T09:31:12-04:00
<![CDATA[District 28 All-Stars head to Big League World Series]]> When the KAU Kings won the Eastern Regional Championship last season and advanced to the Senior League World Series, parents, coaches, and friends told them to be happy just to be there.

Apparently Unionville High School senior Ryan Barrett thought a twice-in-a-lifetime trip to a World Series would be better.

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:12:47 -0400 2014-07-21T11:12:47-04:00 2014-07-21T11:45:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Sage voted in as member of U-CF school board]]>

After having to push the decision back a month due to deadlock voting, Robert Sage was sworn in as the newest member of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board in a special meeting held July 14.

It took two rounds to decide the fate of the three applicants - Sage, Bennett Baird and Hsinte (James) Yen - but Sage came away with the five votes he needed.

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:33:40 -0400 2014-07-17T11:33:40-04:00 2014-07-17T11:33:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Science in the Summer opens at Bayard Taylor Library]]>

Some children may only just visit the ocean during vacation, but those in attendance of the free Science in the Summer program at the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library are learning all about it.

The week-long camp, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, the Franklin Institute and the Chester County libraries, is free, but only a limited number of spots were open.

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:33:00 -0400 2014-07-17T11:33:00-04:00 2014-07-17T11:33:24-04:00