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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:30:48 -0400 2014-10-17T10:30:48-04:00 2014-10-17T10:30:51-04:00
<![CDATA[Take the time to honor firefighters this week]]> When local firefighters stage activities for National Fire Prevention Week this week, they are following a tradition that began with commemorating one of the worst fire disasters of all time.

The Great Chicago Fire of 1871, in which hundreds of people were killed and thousands of buildings destroyed, is far removed from the smoke detector alerts and stop-drop-and-roll drills of today's fire prevention activities, but the focus is the same.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:29:34 -0400 2014-10-17T10:29:34-04:00 2014-10-17T10:29:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Great Outdoors: Go for a hayride]]> Nothing says autumn more than a family hayride. And once again, the state parks in Delaware are offering hayrides for individuals or you can sign up as a group. These are the Delaware State Parks that are offering hayrides this fall. Some of them are also offering s'mores and campfires as an add-on.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:26:22 -0400 2014-10-17T10:26:22-04:00 2014-10-17T10:26:29-04:00
<![CDATA[My Two Cents: Time for schools to go Old School]]> It's not often that a news item from Wilmington will make the cut and appear on Philly TV news, but 17-year-old Emily Schaeffer, a student at Brandywine High made the cut. Ms. Schaeffer was sent home from school for wearing clothing that would be a distraction to the teen boys. She was wearing stretch pants.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:23:28 -0400 2014-10-17T10:23:28-04:00 2014-10-17T10:23:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Girls Volleyball: Unionville gives Conti-D'Antonio 500th win]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> The Unionville volleyball team had lots to celebrate on Wednesday, senior night, a division title, but the biggest thrill was for the man in charge.

Head coach Rob Conti-D'Antonio registered his 500th career win in his 31-year career as the Indians finished the regular season with a 3-0 victory over Avon Grove, 25-17, 25-18, 25-10, in Ches-Mont League American Division play.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:18:58 -0400 2014-10-16T15:18:58-04:00 2014-10-16T15:19:00-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square centenarians celebrate birthdays]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Leena Caudill was born in 1911, the same year as Lucille Ball, Vincent Price, Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan. Dorothy Edinoff was born in 1912, the same year as Gene Kelly, Karl Malden and Danny Thomas.

Caudill and Edinoff, residents of the Friends Home in Kennett Square, recently celebrated birthdays -- Caudill her 103rd and Edinoff her 102nd -- and have outlived all those celebrities.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:41:13 -0400 2014-10-15T18:41:13-04:00 2014-10-16T14:37:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Cross country: Downingtown West clinches first Ches-Mont boys' title since 1988]]> East Marlborough >> Entering the 2014 Ches-Mont Cross Country Championships, there were questions to be answered.

Would West Chester Henderson's boys' team win its seventh straight title? Would Unionville's girls' team, the 2013 PIAA champions, continue their postseason dominance? Who would take first place in the girls', and boys' varsity races?

Those who came to Unionville High School on Monday morning witnessed exciting races.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:42:43 -0400 2014-10-15T18:42:43-04:00 2014-10-15T18:42:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Halloween haunt for kids in the Oxford area emphasizes fantasy]]> NEW LONDON >> A different kind of Halloween spook attraction that doesn't emphasize killer clowns and other macabre beings is running at a summer camp in the Oxford area through October.

Camp Spookynaw, using the grounds of the Camp Saganaw grounds, is offering "family-friendly" haunts along the lines of fantasy wizards and witches, said organizers.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:39:48 -0400 2014-10-15T18:39:48-04:00 2014-10-15T18:39:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville man paints his truck pink in tribute to his wife]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Pink is all the rage this month. Pink T-shirts, pink ribbons, pink socks -- all to call awareness to celebrate survivors in October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

One local man has taken pink to a new level by painting his dump truck pink with lettering that lets the world know his wife is a breast cancer survivor.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:24:17 -0400 2014-10-14T13:24:17-04:00 2014-10-14T13:24:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Downwind: Classics at Brandwyn draw a big crowd]]> The vintage and super car show given at Brantwyn the other week to benefit the Kennett Symphjony of Chester County began with many people arriving late. The autos had already been on a tour through the countryside when everyone congregated for Lamberghini Bellinzs while they watched the parage of classic cars.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:21:29 -0400 2014-10-14T13:21:29-04:00 2014-10-14T13:21:40-04:00
<![CDATA[John Cotton Wood of Kennett Square]]> John Cotton Wood, a resident of the Kendal Community in Kennett Square, died on Oct. 9, 2104, at the age of 97. Born in New York City on March 8, 1917, he grew up in areas around Boston and San Francisco and summered in Europe. He attended the Ojai Valley School in southern California, St. Marks School in Massachusetts, graduated from Harvard College in 1938 and served for four years in the Army, rising to the rank of Captain during WWII.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:19:22 -0400 2014-10-14T13:19:22-04:00 2014-10-14T13:19:25-04:00
<![CDATA[John Wood remembered as a 'visionary']]> KENNETT SQUARE >> When John Wood had a vision that ultimately helped to form Kennett's After The Bell Program, he knew the focus had to be on volunteerism and community spirit.

Bell, the final surviving original founder of the organization, died Oct. 9 at the age of 97.

He died after more than 16 years after he joined with his wife, Denise, and Marshall Newton, all members of the Episcopal Church of the Advent, to establish Kennett After-School Association in response to a church study that identified concerns about the welfare of middle school children in the Kennett area who didn't have access to safe after-school options.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:17:49 -0400 2014-10-14T13:17:49-04:00 2014-10-14T13:17:54-04:00
<![CDATA[The Great Pumpkin Carve set Oct. 23-25]]> Anyone over the age of 40 likely remembers the television special "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," which aired on Oct. 27, 1966, and became a smash hit with whimsical scenes of kids carving jack o'lanterns, accompanied by the inspired jazz piano of Vince Guaraldi. The art work of Charles Schulz and the tune "Linus and Lucy" warmed the hearts of millions around the world.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:10:33 -0400 2014-10-13T15:10:33-04:00 2014-10-13T15:11:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Future growth depends on preservation, says study]]> EAST WHITELAND >> Economic growth for Chester County is as dependent on preserving natural beauty as encouraging business growth, said a new report to guide planning over the next 10 years.

The Vista 2025 partnership plan between the Chester County Economic Development Council and Chester County will help keep the county growing going forward, said Tom Filippo, co-chairman of the Vista 2025 Executive Alliance.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:09:37 -0400 2014-10-13T15:09:37-04:00 2014-10-13T15:09:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Bette comes home]]> LONDON GROVE >> Bette, the pig that was maliciously shot by an archer at the Chenoa Manor animal sanctuary, has returned home and is recovering nicely from her wounds, thanks to the skilled veterinary care at New Bolton Center.

The 5-year-old, self-appointed porcine greeter at the farm on Glen Willow Road suffered serious wounds from the arrows shot by a crossbow on Sept.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:48:47 -0400 2014-10-13T14:48:47-04:00 2014-10-13T14:49:40-04:00