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, 17 Apr 2014 22:59:42 -0400 60 <![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.

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:36:42 -0400 2014-04-17T11:36:42-04:00 2014-04-17T11:36:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Agreement reached between KCSD board and education association]]>

A resounding round of applause from each school board member erupted after the ratification of the contract agreement between the Kennett Consolidated School District board and the Kennett Education Association was unanimously approved at the April meeting.

"(I thank both sides for) the patience, diligence and professionalism throughout the whole process," said Board President Heather Schaen.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:57:53 -0400 2014-04-15T13:57:53-04:00 2014-04-17T11:38:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville-Chadds Ford ranked best school district in state]]> By FRAN MAYE

fmaye@21st-centurymedia.com

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is the top school district in Pennsylvania, according to rankings released by the Pittsburgh Business Times this week. It's the latest in a number of rankings that puts Unionville at or near the top in academic excellence statewide.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:54:34 -0400 2014-04-15T14:54:34-04:00 2014-04-15T14:55:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Hundreds come out in support of Run For Our Sons]]>

Now in its fifth year, the annual Unionville Run for Our Sons has grown into a bigger event than Joanna Johnson could have ever imagined, with the latest run on April 5.

"It was record-breaking," Johnson said. "It was our biggest yet. We had 900 participants and unofficial totals are bringing us in at $52,000 raised thus far.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:18:00 -0400 2014-04-14T17:18:00-04:00 2014-04-15T17:12:15-04:00
<![CDATA[Pros and cons of universal life insurance]]> (Do you have a question about your financial affairs? Financial planning consultant, Robert S. Pennartz, CFP® takes calls at 1-302-654-5556, extension 138 or 1-800-366-0632, extension 138. A selection of these questions and Pennartz's responses are published in this column. Anonymity is assured.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:30:49 -0400 2014-04-14T12:30:49-04:00 2014-04-14T14:17:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Pros and cons of universal life insurance]]> (Do you have a question about your financial affairs? Financial planning consultant, Robert S. Pennartz, CFP® takes calls at 1-302-654-5556, extension 138 or 1-800-366-0632, extension 138. A selection of these questions and Pennartz's responses are published in this column. Anonymity is assured.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:31:04 -0400 2014-04-14T12:31:04-04:00 2014-04-14T14:16:53-04:00
<![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.

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:07:11 -0400 2014-04-11T15:07:11-04:00 2014-04-11T15:07:22-04:00
<![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.

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:44:29 -0400 2014-04-10T10:44:29-04:00 2014-04-11T15:08:38-04:00
<![CDATA[POLICE REPORTS]]> NEW GARDEN

On March 28, 2014 at 12:58 a.m., a New Garden Township police officer observed a vehicle driving erratically in the 9100 block of Gap Newport Pike. The Toyota was observed to cross the center double yellow lines on multiple occasions and the white fog line twice. A traffic stop was conducted in the 8700 block of Gap Newport Pike and contact made with the driver, Newell Everett, 55, of New Holland.

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:54:02 -0400 2014-04-10T08:54:02-04:00 2014-04-10T08:54:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Foxy Loxy in Unionville aims to be community gathering spot]]> By FRAN MAYE

fmaye@21st-centurymedia.com

From the outside, it looks nothing like an ice cream parlor or coffee shop. The two-story brick structure dates back to the early 1800s and sits in the middle of historic Unionville.

And inside, it resembles a home rather than a business.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:46:50 -0400 2014-04-08T13:46:50-04:00 2014-04-08T14:08:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Ken Goddu named Outstanding Citizen of the Year by SCCCC]]>

KENNETT SQUARE - It became pretty clear early on in the speech given by Matthew Tucker who was going to be named the 2013 Outstanding Citizen of the Year during the 47th annual dinner hosted by the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce March 28.

Once it had been mentioned all the places this person attended school, from high to his undergrad and up, the recipient was aware they were talking about him.

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:09:01 -0400 2014-04-03T10:09:01-04:00 2014-04-03T14:24:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Ken Goddu named Outstanding Citizen of the Year by SCCCC]]>

KENNETT SQUARE - It became pretty clear early on in the speech given by Matthew Tucker who was going to be named the 2013 Outstanding Citizen of the Year during the 47th annual dinner hosted by the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce March 28.

Once it had been mentioned all the places this person attended school, from high to his undergrad and up, the recipient was aware they were talking about him.

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:19:34 -0400 2014-04-03T14:19:34-04:00 2014-04-03T14:24:29-04:00
<![CDATA[POLICE LOG]]> KENNETT SQUARE

Kennett Square PD cited a 13-year-old Male, Kennett Square, PA, for Curfew violation on Sun. 3/9/14 @ 4:05am in the 100 block North Broad Street. The juvenile was released at his residence.

FOUND PROPERTY on Sun. 3/9/14 @ 10:50am in the 200 block North Broad Street: Huffy bicycle, red and black in color.

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:10:39 -0400 2014-04-03T11:10:39-04:00 2014-04-03T12:05:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Maye, Monhollan win 4 Keystone awards for Kennett Paper]]> The Kennett Paper journalists captured four professional Keystone Press Awards this week.

Fran Maye, editor, captured first place, News Feature Story, with a story on how a 23-year-old Kennett woman, Kacie Rumford, died of a heroin overdose in her parents' home. The story sparked TV news coverage and a campaign, called Kacie's Cause, to bring awareness to the drug problem locally.

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:42:34 -0400 2014-04-03T10:42:34-04:00 2014-04-03T10:42:46-04:00
<![CDATA[Hillendale students train before school for 5K]]>

CHADDS FORD - Students were packing into the Hillendale Elementary cafeteria in the early morning hours before school started. They chatted with one another as they stretched and warmed up before following teachers and parents outside into the chilled March air. They split into groups with a "coach," who was really just a teacher or parent volunteer, and set off running around the perimeter of the school and didn't stop for 30 minutes.

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:04:34 -0400 2014-04-02T15:04:34-04:00 2014-04-02T15:34:07-04:00