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 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:03:10 -0400 60 <![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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:33:44 -0400 20150820153344 2015-08-20T15:33:44-04:00 2015-08-20T15:33:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Township beefing up its police force]]> For In a few weeks, Kennett Township's police force will expand to include four full-time officers, effectively doubling their police coverage.

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors swore in three new full-time officers for the municipal police force at their official monthly meeting Wednesday night.

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:50:45 -0400 20150820135045 2015-08-20T13:50:45-04:00 2015-08-20T13:50:45-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Flash gets new director]]> The Kennett Flash has hired seasoned music booker and promoter Andrew Miller as its new managing director.

Miller, 38, brings two decades of experience in the music industry, and a strong background in marketing and promotions, to the position he started at the end of June.

The Flash is a 501 c (3) non-profit performing arts organization based in Kennett Square with a mission to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages through the performing arts.

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:13:09 -0400 20150819171309 2015-08-19T17:13:09-04:00 2015-08-19T17:13:09-04:00
<![CDATA[OUR VIEW: Community pitches in for two great projects]]> It certainly is wonderful when the community unites behind a really good cause and helps to make it a reality.

Two such events took place over the weekend. On Saturday, a community yard sale to benefit a local homeless shelter netted about $4,300. Some people came to the yard sale just to donate money or gift cards.

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:02:37 -0400 20150818171159 2015-08-18T15:02:37-04:00 2015-08-18T17:11:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Ray Stackhouse: Being in "Shape" is Relative; Being Fit for Duty is not]]> In this time of fitness fads and trends, I submit to you that in the business of firefighting, there is no room for confusing what is and what is not fit for duty.

Under your turn outs, no one cares if you have six pack abs or biceps like boulders. What the community you swore to serve and what your crew cares about is that you arrive ready -- physically and mentally able and with enough technical skills to mitigate their emergency and return home.

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:55:32 -0400 20150818135532 2015-08-18T13:55:32-04:00 2015-08-18T13:55:32-04:00