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 Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:14:18 -0400 60 <![CDATA[New Unionville principal: Still room to improve]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH>>Even though Unionville High School is ranked by U.S. News and World Reports as one of the 10 best high schools in the state, its new principal believes there is still room to improve.

"Good organizations double down on what works," said Jimmy Conley, new Unionville High School principal.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:47:40 -0400 20150828124740 2015-08-28T12:47:40-04:00 2015-08-28T12:47:40-04:00
<![CDATA[100,000 expected for 30th annual Mushroom Festival Sept. 12, 13]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>A free symphony concert, a cooking demonstration from a famous TV chef, a community parade, an antique classic car show, a mushroom-eating contest and carnival rides are just some of the events on top for the 30th annual Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square Sept. 12 and Sept. 13.

"We're expecting 100,000 people," said Chris Alonzo, Mushroom Festival spokesman.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:19:32 -0400 20150828111932 2015-08-28T11:19:32-04:00 2015-08-28T11:19:32-04:00
<![CDATA[4 WCU students to get scholarships at Latino Luncheon]]> The 2015 Latino Luncheon will take place Sept. 11 at the Landmark Americana in West Chester. At the event, four $1,500 scholarships to West Chester University students will be awarded. The money generated for the scholarships came from the Latin Night fundraiser held earlier this year.

The four recipients are young Latino students who have great self-motivated spirit along with extraordinary records.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:24:39 -0400 20150828102439 2015-08-28T10:24:39-04:00 2015-08-28T10:24:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett area Super Fresh to close next week]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Nancy Mohr was sad as she glanced around the nearly barren Super Fresh grocery store in the Shoppes at Longwood Village.

"I've been shopping here since it opened," she said with a frown. "And now it's closing. I'm going to miss this place and the nice people who work here.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:18:02 -0400 20150828092715 2015-08-28T09:18:02-04:00 2015-08-28T09:27:15-04:00
<![CDATA[Benefit concert coming to Anson Nixon Park Sept. 27]]> Anson B. Nixon Park is hosting Rock the Park, a ticketed live music concert by local sensation Love Seed Mama Jump, on Sunday, Sept. 27. Park gates open at 3 pm and the show runs from 4 to 7 pm. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Park's reforestation efforts.

The popular six-piece rock band from Dewey Beach, Delaware is known for its high energy rock and roll music.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:04:18 -0400 20150827110418 2015-08-27T11:04:18-04:00 2015-08-27T11:04:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Routes 1 and 10 to be repaved]]> Construction is set to begin next week on a PennDOT project to repair deteriorated pavement on two state highways in southern Chester County, state Senator Andy Dinniman said today.

Crews will begin working in September to resurface more than ten miles of U.S. 1 between Hopewell Road and Route 896 (Newark Road) in East Nottingham, Lower Oxford, Upper Oxford and Oxford.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:29:11 -0400 20150827102911 2015-08-27T10:29:11-04:00 2015-08-27T10:29:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Upland pioneering new student-centered learning method this year]]> This week Upland Country Day School is starting the school year as the second middle school in the nation to incorporate the Harkness teaching method and Harkness tables at the middle school level across all core courses. The Harkness tables have long been a centerpiece at some of the most prestigious preparatory high schools in the country, including Phillips Exeter Academy, The Lawrenceville School, and St.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:14:08 -0400 20150827091408 2015-08-27T09:14:08-04:00 2015-08-27T09:14:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Willow Tree Hospice supports His Mission]]> The staff and volunteers of Willow Tree Hospice, as well as a number of members of the Community, heard the call of His Mission. Recent meetings and articles have highlighted the need of support for His Mission, a homeless shelter in the heart of Kennett Square. At a Bridges meeting held at the Mission, attendees were made aware of a continuing need for personal care products for the residents of the home.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 09:54:49 -0400 20150826095449 2015-08-26T09:54:49-04:00 2015-08-26T09:54:49-04:00
<![CDATA[New principal plans to make Kennett High School even better]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>A few years ago, Kennett High School was recognized by Newsweek as being in the top 6 percent of high schools nationwide. Kennett High's new principal, Jeremy Hritz, wants to see if he can improve on that percentage.

Hritz, 34, said the school's teachers are a big reason for Kennett High's success, and credited parents with playing a huge role in academic achievement.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:29:38 -0400 20150825142938 2015-08-25T14:29:38-04:00 2015-08-25T14:29:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Yoga, Muay Thai studio opens in Kennett Square]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Years ago, Leslie Benetetti ran a property development firm and dealt with a lot of people. She was overworked, overwhelmed and it was taking a toll on her life.

"I thought I would have a stroke before I turned 40," she said. "I was very stressed. Then I was in an accident and broke my neck.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 10:38:43 -0400 20150824103843 2015-08-24T10:38:43-04:00 2015-08-24T10:38:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Local scouts restore forgotten cemetery in West Marlborough]]> WEST MARLBOROUGH >> A local, long-forgotten dilapidated military cemetery received some tender love and care on Sunday, when Will Horstmann, an Eagle-scout hopeful, restored the cemetery with some of his fellow scouts.

Will's father, Steve, found the cemetery off route 842 last November and was appalled to find it in such "deplorable condition.

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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 09:14:09 -0400 20150823091409 2015-08-23T09:14:09-04:00 2015-08-23T09:14:09-04:00
<![CDATA[Police Log]]> State Police Avondale Barracks

Ladder >> Somoene placed a ladder in the rear of a property in the 10 block of Hillspring Road in Pennsbury Township between July 31 and Aug. 10, the actor then came to retrieve it, police said.

Roll over >> Caitlin MrCabe, 26, of Chadds Ford was not injured when her car crossed over the center line on Green Valley road in East Marlborough Township on Aug.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 07:45:30 -0400 20150822074530 2015-08-22T07:45:30-04:00 2015-08-22T07:45:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Tick Tock Early Learning Center gets grants]]> Tick Tock Early Learning Center in Avondale, has secured grants which will help the organization to provide high-quality, reliable, educational child care to the children of the underserved working families of Southern Chester County.

The United Way of Southern Chester County leads in providing funding to be used toward student scholarships.

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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 07:45:12 -0400 20150822074512 2015-08-22T07:45:12-04:00 2015-08-22T07:45:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Prized $1,000 painted mushroom stolen from sidewalk of Kennett Square]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>One of eight painted showcase painted mushrooms that was to be used in a fundraiser at the 2015 Mushroom Festival was stolen sometime Thursday night on the sidewalk of Kennett Square's historic district.

The 108-pound concrete painted mushroom was sponsored by D. Lynn Sinclair and was sitting outside of her store, Sinclair's Sunrise Cafe on State Street in Kennett Square, when it was stolen.

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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 19:40:46 -0400 20150821195112 2015-08-21T19:40:46-04:00 2015-08-21T19:51:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Free concert series at Anson Nixon Park getting popular]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>When the free summer concert series kicked off eight years ago under a newly constructed pavilion at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square, Dennis Melton never envisioned a crowd of more than 800 people.

But that's how many people attended the concert series finale recently with the band Sounds of Society - Chicago Tribute Band performing.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:33:44 -0400 20150820153344 2015-08-20T15:33:44-04:00 2015-08-20T15:33:44-04:00