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 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:44:15 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Let's end homelessness in our community]]> If you were in Kennett Square last Friday, you probably saw people carrying posters, walking about town. At first glance, it appears they are picketers, but get close enough, and you can read the signs. "There are 1.7 million homeless teens in the U.S.," or "Do you have a warm place to sleep tonight?," or "Did you know 39 percent of the homeless population is young people under age 18.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:01:33 -0500 2014-11-25T11:01:33-05:00 2014-11-25T11:11:47-05:00
<![CDATA[The Good Wife]]> NORTH POLE >> It's been said that behind every successful man, there's a good woman. It has never been more true than the Clauses, Santa and Jessica, who toil all year for one spectacular night. Well, actually, not just one -- several.

The big season for this busy couple begins this week, when they make an appearance at the Christmas parade in Kennett Square on Friday.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:10:26 -0500 2014-11-25T11:10:26-05:00 2014-11-25T11:10:41-05:00
<![CDATA[Remember winter's cold? Share the warmth]]> Last February, thousands of Chester County residents got a taste of misery.

On Feb. 5, a regional storm coated the county with ice, brining down trees and limbs and short-circuting the power to about 190,000 homes and businesses, about 80 percent of the total number of PECO customers here. With temperatures plunging into the 20s at night, families huddled indoors under coats and blankets, trying to stay warm and dry until the heat could come back on.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:10:23 -0500 2014-11-25T11:10:23-05:00 2014-11-25T11:10:24-05:00
<![CDATA[New group aims to end homelessness in southern Chester County]]> A new nonprofit organization aimed at ending homelessness in southern Chester County has already garnered more than 100 volunteers, who hope to have everything up and running sometime next year.

Called Family Promise of Southern Chester County, it was conceived during the spring of 2014 by an advocacy group initiated by United Way of Southern Chester County in partnership with Kennett Area Community Service.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:05:44 -0500 2014-11-25T11:05:44-05:00 2014-11-25T11:05:55-05:00
<![CDATA[Police say Kennett man a fugitive in child-porn case]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> A 45-year-old man is on the run after state investigators discovered he was using a home computer to view and share child pornography, according to state police.

Police said Jeffrey Matthew Ball, of Kennett Square, abandoned his wife, children, and home after investigators from the state police's Bureau of Computer Crime obtained an arrest warrant following a months-long investigation.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:38:22 -0500 2014-11-24T17:38:22-05:00 2014-11-24T17:38:24-05:00
<![CDATA[Walks raise awareness of plights of the homeless]]> KENNETT SQUARE>> Two walks to raise awareness about hunger and homelessness were held in the borough Wednesday, part of a coordinated county-wide campaign with rallies also staged in Coatesville, West Chester, Jennersville and Paoli.

"We have a lot of loving agencies working together on the problem, but we need individuals becoming aware," said Joan Holliday of Kennett Square, a volunteer for more than 32 years.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:36:39 -0500 2014-11-24T17:36:39-05:00 2014-11-24T17:36:49-05:00
<![CDATA[Do, Lindner to run on nonpartisan ticket with Brookes for U-CF school board]]> CHADDS FORD >> The elections may be two weeks old, but it's never too early to start preparing for next year and on Tuesday, Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education members Kathleen Do and Gregg Linder announced their plan to run on a nonpartisan tickets with Beverly Brookes in the Region C race in 2015.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:33:43 -0500 2014-11-24T17:33:43-05:00 2014-11-24T17:33:45-05:00
<![CDATA[Ice Hockey: Unionville ties W.C. Rustin, ends pointless slump]]> WEST GOSHEN >> One team was trying to change its fortunes while the other was trying to stay on the right path.

But neither could completely succeed in its goals as West Chester Rustin and Unionville ended in a 2-2 tie in a Ches-Mont showdown Friday night at Ice Line.

"Both teams needed a good night," said Rustin head coach Nick Russo.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:32:20 -0500 2014-11-24T17:32:20-05:00 2014-11-24T17:32:22-05:00
<![CDATA[Four families displaced by Kennett Square fire]]> fmaye@21st-centurymedia.com @kennettpaper on Twitter

KENNETT SQUARE >> Officials are still working to determine the cause of a house fire that destroyed a historic house in Kennett Square earlier this week.

The massive brick building at 220 N. Union Street built in the 1880s sustained major damage and officials are unsure how much of it can be salvaged.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:26:10 -0500 2014-11-21T16:26:10-05:00 2014-11-21T16:26:43-05:00
<![CDATA[Police say Kennett man a fugutive in child-porn case]]> Kennett Square -- A 45-year-old man is on the run after state investigators discovered he was using a home computer to view and share child pornography, according to state police.

Police said Jeffrey Matthew Ball, of Kennett Square, abandoned his wife, children, and home after investigators from the state police's Bureau of Computer Crime obtained an arrest warrant following a months-long investigation.

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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:46:32 -0500 2014-11-21T14:46:32-05:00 2014-11-21T14:55:27-05:00
<![CDATA[Why did they vote Republican?]]> Anyone who has followed the most recent mid-term election knows that the Republican Party picked up enough votes to gain control of the U.S. Senate and retain control of the House of Representatives.

During the last election, the Democrats had the representation enough to control the Senate, but not the House.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:25:19 -0500 2014-11-20T11:25:19-05:00 2014-11-20T11:25:21-05:00
<![CDATA[Unionville, Kennett schools rank among elite in the nation]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH>>The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is the 15th best school district in the nation, and Kennett Consolidated the 42nd best in the state, according to a national ranking agency that rates both hard data and student surveys. In Pennsylvania, only Lower Merion School District, which placed fourth out of more than 13,000 public school districts, bested Unionville and Kennett.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:19:13 -0500 2014-11-20T11:19:13-05:00 2014-11-20T11:19:17-05:00
<![CDATA[Grant to be used for Anson Nixon Park upgrades]]> A two-acre dog park at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square is just one of the many improvements that is scheduled to be completed sometime next year.

Kennett Square was among several municipalities and land conservation organizations in Chester County, as well as the county itself, to be awarded state grants this month from the state Community Conservation Partnerships Program, or C2P2.

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:13:45 -0500 2014-11-20T11:13:45-05:00 2014-11-20T11:13:48-05:00
<![CDATA[Great Outdoors: Time to focus on holiday outdoors gifts]]> As I sit here writing this week's column, I am about 75 miles due north of southern Chester County, visiting my parents, and there is snow on the ground. Hard to believe. And I'm not sure I'm ready for this. But, with the holiday season upon us, I suppose it's time. And, given the choice, I would much prefer cold, crisp weather even with some snow on the ground, compared to the cool, damp, rainy Thanksgiving and Christmas Days we've had in the past.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:46:12 -0500 2014-11-19T19:46:12-05:00 2014-11-19T19:46:14-05:00
<![CDATA[Unionville considering school redistricting plan]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville-Chadds Ford School District board members will hear a presentation from McKissick and Associates on elementary school enrollment projections next month. Results of that study will guide the board and administration on whether or not plans to redistrict four elementary schools should go forward.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:43:53 -0500 2014-11-19T19:43:53-05:00 2014-11-19T19:43:55-05:00