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 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:20:26 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Garage students use their talent to make Anson Nixon Park more appealing]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>When Kennett Square officials moved its maintenance facility from Anson B. Nixon Park to a facility off West South Street near Center street, large concrete pillars were left behind.

The pillars, about 3 feet high by two feet wide, marred an otherwise beautiful landscape offered at the 108-acre park.

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:10:47 -0400 20150730121047 2015-07-30T12:10:47-04:00 2015-07-30T12:10:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Township officials say no secrecy involved in McCarthy deal]]> The Kennett Township supervisors strove to answer what questions they could Wednesday night in a meeting called to address the sudden and controversial emergence of a retirement agreement with the township's former chief of police Albert McCarthy.

The meeting came in the wake of a lawsuit recently filed against the board of supervisors and McCarthy by Michael S.

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:28:08 -0400 20150730104315 2015-07-30T10:28:08-04:00 2015-07-30T10:43:15-04:00
<![CDATA[Genesis marks its 30th anniversary with big bash]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Thirty years ago, Mike Walker felt that if he could find caring, passionate and dedicated workers, he could build a health care company that would one day become one of the best in the nation.

Fast forward 30 years, and Genesis HealthCare has become one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute care.

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:06:08 -0400 20150729193644 2015-07-29T19:06:08-04:00 2015-07-29T19:36:44-04:00
<![CDATA[New Garden Growers Market thrives on summer Saturdays]]> New Garden >> Thinking about eating and living healthy? To get a good start, stop by the New Garden Growers Market any Saturday morning at the site of the public works building, May through late September to get some inspiration.

On Saturday, the place was bustling, with shoppers lining up to get fresh peaches, string beans, tomatoes, baked goods and flowers.

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<![CDATA[Police reports]]> State Police Avondale Barracks

Criminal mischief >> Someone damaged the windshield of a vehicle at a parking lot in the 800 block of East Baltinore Pike in East Marlborough Township on July 16 at 10 p.m., police said.

Burglary >> Someone took cash, a TV, a purse, a portble hard drive and a vehicle in a driveway in the unit block of Jean Court in East Marlborough Township on July 19.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:29:17 -0400 20150728102917 2015-07-28T10:29:17-04:00 2015-07-28T10:29:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett 'base ball' team celebrates 140 years]]> WEST MARLBOROUGH >> If you build it, the living historians and athletes will come.

Like out of a scene from "Field of Dreams," vintage base ball players put on a doubleheader on a diamond surrounded by a field of corn at the corner of Upland and Newark roads in Kennett Square.

The Mohican Base Ball Club of Kennett Square, in only its second year of play in the Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League, had its 140th birthday July 24 and celebrated Saturday with the doubleheader against the Brandywine Base Ball Club of West Chester.

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:08:17 -0400 20150728090817 2015-07-28T09:08:17-04:00 2015-07-28T09:08:17-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett area scout helps needy in his community]]> The Kennett Area Food Cupboard received some much needed donations this month when Patrick Iacocca, a member of Boy Scout Troop 22, led a neighborhood food drive. The scout planned and led the neighborhood drive because of the significant need Kennett Area Community Services has during the summer.

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:43:51 -0400 20150727134351 2015-07-27T13:43:51-04:00 2015-07-27T13:43:51-04:00
<![CDATA[The soccer boys of summer don't mind the seasons]]> Kennett Square >> The dimensions of the tiny back yard a bunch of kids call their soccer field belies the skill and dedication that takes place on its turf.

The soccer boys of Mulberry Street in the borough are dedicated to their sport, and they play on this area about as big as a full-size tennis court without complaint.

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:41:54 -0400 20150721174154 2015-07-21T17:41:54-04:00 2015-07-21T17:41:54-04:00
<![CDATA[Residents and council urge dialogue with library]]> Kennett Square >> As residents filed in to the borough council meeting on Monday, there was an atmosphere of excitement as they anticipated a spirited confrontation between supporters and opponents of the Kennett Square Library.

Many had heard council was prepared for a vote to withhold funding unless it was given the right to select a member on the library board, and the audience was there to see it.

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:55:42 -0400 20150721125542 2015-07-21T12:55:42-04:00 2015-07-21T12:55:42-04:00
<![CDATA[OUR VIEW: Kennett Square must not withhold library funding]]> On Monday, July 20, Kennett Square borough council will vote on whether it will withhold funds from The Kennett Public Library. On July 6, in a letter to council, Mayor Matt Fetick asked council to consider this request.

Fetick is asking the borough to withhold, not terminate, funding until the borough gets a representative on the library's board of directors.

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 13:53:42 -0400 20150710141123 2015-07-10T13:53:42-04:00 2015-07-10T14:11:23-04:00
<![CDATA[Facility for homeless in Kennett Square in dire need of financial assistance]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> There are some days Tina Butcher just isn't sure she can put enough food on the table to feed the homeless people at the shelter she operates on Birch Street with her sisters. And there are other days, in the colder weather, she worries if there is enough money to pay the heating bill.

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:16:02 -0400 20150710125044 2015-07-10T12:16:02-04:00 2015-07-10T12:50:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Acupuncture business opens in Kennett Square]]> Acupuncture At Kennett Square, LLC, opened its doors July 6th. Janine Wrzesniewski, M.Ac., Dipl.Ac., L.Ac., NTP, sole-proprietor of healthcare services for 26 years, with previous practices in Maryland and Hawai`i, is now seeing clients at: 312 West State Street, Suite 201, in Kennett Square.

Born and raised in Vineland, NJ, Janine and her husband, a retired U.

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 11:47:30 -0400 20150710121326 2015-07-10T11:47:30-04:00 2015-07-10T12:13:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Library official urges support at council meeting]]> Editor:

The Board of Trustees for the Kennett Public Library would like to thank the many members of our community who have come out in overwhelming positive support for the Library and our staff and who are surprised and dismayed by Kennett Borough Mayor Matt Fetick's recent statement urging Borough Council to vote to withhold funding from the Library at their upcoming July 20th 7 pm meeting due to "his lack of faith in the current Board to lead the Library into the future.

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:26:52 -0400 20150709112652 2015-07-09T11:26:52-04:00 2015-07-09T11:26:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Police Reports]]> State Police Avondale Barracks

Theft from vehicle >> Overnight on June 28, someone forced entry into a locked SUV in the 300 block of Mill House Road in New London Township and took a laptop sachel, police said.

mirror hit >> A driver returned to their car after shopping at Jennersville Shopping Center on June 14 at 3:52 p.

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 09:28:04 -0400 20150709092804 2015-07-09T09:28:04-04:00 2015-07-09T09:28:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square mayor calls for witholding of library funds; cites lack of transparency, lack of representation]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Mayor Matt Fetick Monday night called for the formation of a task force and withholding of donations to the Kennett Public Library until the library's board of directors appoints a representative from the borough to its board.

"I have had more complaints, more concerns, more calls, more e-mails, more stop-ins about this issue than anything else in the last six year, bar none," Fetick said.

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:13:46 -0400 20150707162517 2015-07-07T13:13:46-04:00 2015-07-07T16:25:17-04:00