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 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:20:11 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Wiltrude Paprotta of Kennett Square]]> Wiltrude Paprotta, 82, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, surrounded by family, at the Kendal Retirement Community, Kennett Square, where she resided for many years.

Born on July 28, 1932, in Bischofsburg, East Prussia, now part of Poland, to the late Gertrude Marie Selke and Gustav Paprotta, she was educated in Germany and graduated in 1956 with an MBA from Maximillian University in Munich.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:30:57 -0400 2014-09-22T13:30:57-04:00 2014-09-22T13:30:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Downwind: Symphony opener is a triumph in West Chester]]> The opening concert of the Kennett Symphony of Chester County at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre in West Chester can be described as nothing less than an exciting triumph. It started with a sold out performance. Board President Paul Merluzzi in his introductory speech urged the audience to welcome the new music director not with the polite applause usual for classic music lovers but more like a stadium enthusiasm, and he received it.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:25:56 -0400 2014-09-22T13:25:56-04:00 2014-09-22T13:26:06-04:00
<![CDATA[My Two Cents: The Millenials -- How they could affect our society]]>

There's been a lot of talk lately about the demographic group known as the Millennials. They see the world differently from the Babyboomers, and even more so from the Silent Generation. Here is the breakdown on the various generation groups.

The Silent Generation was born between the years 1928 and 1946.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:55:22 -0400 2014-09-22T12:55:22-04:00 2014-09-22T12:55:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville Elementary staying fit with Boosterthon]]> Kennett Square >> It may have been a hot day, but the young students at Unionville Elementary School didn't seem to mind the heat as the whole student-body -- almost 400 kids -- paraded outside with their teachers to take part in the first ever Boosterthon Fun Run Sept. 11.

The program, which is a nine-day event, helps schools raise funds for education while, at the same time, inspiring the students to live healthy, character-filled lives.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:09:02 -0400 2014-09-21T21:09:02-04:00 2014-09-22T13:35:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Andrew Joseph of Pocopson Township]]> Andrew "Andy" Joseph, 20, of Pocopson Township, passed away on August 29, 2014, due to complications of epilepsy. He was a 2012 graduate of Unionville High School and was just beginning his junior year at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, majoring in business.

Andy was the lead singer of the musical group Windoview, a popular local band that performed frequently in the Kennett, West Chester, and Wilmington areas.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:05:37 -0400 2014-09-21T21:05:37-04:00 2014-09-21T21:07:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Former Unionville man donating chickens to Kennett Food Cupboard]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Dan Topp has always believed in giving back, and now he is putting his belief into practice.

Topp, a former Unionville resident, recently donated 150 whole, frozen chickens to the Kennett Area Cupboard and plans to continue donating chickens on a regular basis.

Topp and his wife Becky recently moved to Cochranville, where they bought a 125-acre farm, called Cross Penny Farm.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:07:15 -0400 2014-09-21T21:07:15-04:00 2014-09-21T21:07:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Hubley snags 7 TDs in Oxford's shootout win over Kennett]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Ryan Hubley hauled in seven touchdowns passes from quarterback Danny Green as Oxford outlasted Kennett in a 53-47 shootout, spoiling the Blue Demons' homecoming festivities.

"This was probably my favorite game of my high school career," said Hubley, who caught 13 balls for 244 yards on the night.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:02:18 -0400 2014-09-21T21:02:18-04:00 2014-09-21T21:02:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville student still out of school; no other cases reported]]> WEST CHESTER >> The Unionville-Chadds Ford high school student who contracted EV-D68, the virus that has appeared across the nation, has not yet returned to school.

A check on Friday with most of the other school districts in Chester County did not reveal any additional reported cases of EV-D68.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:49:56 -0400 2014-09-20T21:49:56-04:00 2014-09-20T21:49:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Pechin stars as Unionville batters Sun Valley]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville High School's Alex Pechin has been nothing short of spectacular all season and proved again on Friday night that he is one of the better quarterbacks in the Ches-Mont League.

Pechin threw three touchdown passes in Unionville's 38-0 Ches-Mont American Division win over Sun Valley.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:48:35 -0400 2014-09-20T21:48:35-04:00 2014-09-20T21:48:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett High School one of the best in the nation]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett High School has earned accolades for academic achievement, ranking it as one of the best in the nation.

Performance of standardized testing earned the school a profile score of 94.4 from the state Department of Education, said Barry Tomasetti, superintendent of Kennett Consolidated School District.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09:58 -0400 2014-09-18T12:09:58-04:00 2014-09-18T12:10:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Spotlight of the Week: Kennett Y swimmer is All-American]]> HOCKESSIN, Delaware >> Alicia Diaz can't remember exactly when it was that she realized she was a really good swimmer, but she guesses it was when she was about 9 years old.

She was competing in a meet and won and was suddenly told afterward that her time had qualified her for district competition.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:04:16 -0400 2014-09-18T12:04:16-04:00 2014-09-18T12:04:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Aunt and uncle find worms in blackberries]]> A couple of weeks ago, I had my first opportunity to visit my aunt and uncle at their new "digs" at a retirement center near Princeton, New Jersey. Knowing how much I love gardening, before I left, they showed me their plot in the center's community garden. There wasn't much produce left at this time of year -- there were some zinnias, a few herbs and a dwindling squash vine -- but they had had a lot of fun and enjoyed some great vegetables from it earlier in the season.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:55:00 -0400 2014-09-18T11:55:00-04:00 2014-09-18T11:55:03-04:00
<![CDATA[EV-D68 hits Unionville-Chadds Ford School District]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District confirmed Wednesday a high school student has contracted EV-D68, the virus that has been sweeping across the nation.

It was the first public announcement in Chester County of a student coming down with the virus that is characterized by coughing, a runny nose, sore throat and in some cases, a fever.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:47:37 -0400 2014-09-17T22:47:37-04:00 2014-09-17T22:47:41-04:00
<![CDATA[Is an elementary school redistricting in the future for U-CF?]]> Kennett Square >> The problem is present at Pocopson Elementary School and now the only question is whether a redistricting of the four elementary schools will happen in the Unionville-Chadds Ford district in the near future.

Just looking at the enrollment figures of the schools says it all.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:06:53 -0400 2014-09-17T10:06:53-04:00 2014-09-17T10:06:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Missed opportunities spell doom for Lincoln]]> LOWER OXFORD >> A little more than a week removed from a big win over arch-rival Cheyney in its season opener, a game played before a packed house and a national TV audience, Lincoln took the field against North Carolina Wesleyan in a downpour, before a sparse crowd.

There was a difference on the field as well as in atmosphere Sept.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:02:46 -0400 2014-09-17T10:02:46-04:00 2014-09-17T10:02:49-04:00