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 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:03:36 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Local man walking 8,992 miles for disabled veterans]]> KENNETT SQUARE>> Every night for the past 8 years, Michael Roberts dreams that a 14-year-old boy is taunting him to shoot him in the head. It's a nightmare, and for Roberts, it's unavoidable. The dream comes back night after night.

It's so terrifying, Roberts has attempted suicide - twice.

Roberts, an Army veteran who served tours in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, is a couple of thousand miles into a 8,992-mile walk across the country to raise awareness for disabled war veterans, accompanied by his Australian cattle dog, Boots.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:07:18 -0400 20150702160718 2015-07-02T16:07:18-04:00 2015-07-02T16:07:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Governor signs new law to help protect volunteers]]> State Senator Andy Dinniman and the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee t passed House Bill 1276, legislation that addresses the concerns raised by volunteers who work with children regarding increased background checks under the new Child Protective Services Law. It was signed into law Thursday by Gov.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:21:47 -0400 20150702142147 2015-07-02T14:21:47-04:00 2015-07-02T14:21:47-04:00
<![CDATA[Seniors watch flag-raising program in Kennett Square]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Flags don't last forever, and when it came time for the American Flag to be replaced at the Friends Home in Kennett Square, it was decided it should be done close to Independence Day.

On Thursday, many members of the Friends Home, a non-profit senior living facility off State Street, watched as the flag that had been flying on the front lawn for the past 10 years was replaced with a new one.

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:49:41 -0400 20150702134941 2015-07-02T13:49:41-04:00 2015-07-02T13:49:41-04:00
<![CDATA[New initiative will help local Hispanics]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Chester County Commissioner Terrance Farrell was in Kennett Square Tuesday night to announce a new initiative aimed to help the county's 34,000 Hispanics.

"We are forming a partnership with The Hispanic Approach to let people know what the county is doing and how (Hispanics) can access services in the community," Farrell said.

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:05:10 -0400 20150701111856 2015-07-01T11:05:10-04:00 2015-07-01T11:18:56-04:00
<![CDATA[Looking for Fireworks in Southern Chester County?]]> Here's where you can go to see fireworks:

Hockessin Fourth of July.

Parade starts at 3 p.m. Saturday from St. Mary the Assumption Church, up Old Lancaster Pike to Hockessin Fire Company.Participants asked to assemble in St. Mary's parking lot at 1:30 p.m. Participants can sign up that day at St.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:18:38 -0400 20150630173032 2015-06-30T13:18:38-04:00 2015-06-30T17:30:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Police Log]]> State Police Avondale Barracks

Stop sign >> Breanna Baldwin, 20, of Avondale was cited for stop sign violation after a collision with another car at the stop sign on Unionville road at its intersection with West Locust Road in East Marlborough Township on June 28 at 8:11 a.m. Baldwin suffered minor injuries, police said.

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:17:25 -0400 20150630111725 2015-06-30T11:17:25-04:00 2015-06-30T11:17:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square dentist has the cure for migraine sufferers]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> The last straw for Amy Lewis, 36, (not her last name) came after she was forced to stay in bed all day long with an icepack on her head, unable to play with her two-year-old son or go out with her husband. Her migraine headaches that began when she was 19 became debilitating. She simply couldn't function.

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:01:28 -0400 20150627140059 2015-06-26T14:01:28-04:00 2015-06-27T14:00:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Program for special needs children thriving in Pocopson]]> POCOPSON>>It was about this time last year that the Barn at Spring Book Farm, a facility that provides a barn-type educational setting for special needs children, announced it would be closing. The non-profit Barn needed more than $100,000 in improvements to meet township codes, and that kind of money simply wasn't there.

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:58:50 -0400 20150626135850 2015-06-26T13:58:50-04:00 2015-06-26T13:58:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Police Reports]]> State Police Avondale Barracks

Pizza shop >> Dana Richard Gill, 50, of cochranville allegedly stole a wallet from Pasquale's Pizz Shop in the 3000 block of Limestone Road in West Fallowfield township on June 6 at 11:35 a.m. The wallet was subsequently returned to the victim, police said.

Burglary >> Comeone stole a commercial refrigerator and air conditioner units from theOxford Church of God overnight on June 7 in the 100 block of Barnsley Road in East Nottingham Township, police said.

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:01:26 -0400 20150626100126 2015-06-26T10:01:26-04:00 2015-06-26T10:01:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Newlin girl competing for Miss Pre-Teen USA]]> Sophia McLaughlin, who resides in Newlin Township, will be travelling to Washington D.C. the weekend of July 4 to participate in the National Miss United States pageant for the title of Miss Pre-Teen United States 2015.

McAlughlin, who is currently the title holder of Ms. Pre-Teen Pennsylvania United States 2015, ill be competing with her pageant sisters who will be representing the great state of PA and be part of the Washington DC 4th of July parade.

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:56:37 -0400 20150625145637 2015-06-25T14:56:37-04:00 2015-06-25T14:56:37-04:00
<![CDATA[Another new development on the fast track in Kennett Square]]> A developer's plan that involves construction of a new complex near Victory Brewing Co. now involves a dog park and a walking trail, and preliminary plans will be submitted this week.

Kennett Square Borough Council earlier this year approved an intergovernmental cooperative ordinance with Kennett Township for the 5.

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:45:27 -0400 20150625094527 2015-06-25T09:45:27-04:00 2015-06-25T09:45:27-04:00
<![CDATA[New law could discourage volunteers]]> On April 20, 1999, 15 students and one teacher were killed at Columbine High School by two deranged students with a gun. On Oct. 2, 2006, five girls, aged 6 to 13, were killed in an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County by a 32-year-old milk truck driver. On April 16, 2007, 32 students and faculty members were killed at Virginia Tech by a lone gunman.

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:34:20 -0400 20150623104626 2015-06-23T10:34:20-04:00 2015-06-23T10:46:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Local school districts, churches, even scouts fear new law will deter volunteerism]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Officials at many non-profit organizations are worried that a new law that takes effect July 1 will discourage volunteers so much that it may jeopardize continued operation. And school officials, who already have in place strict security measures, fear school trips and after prom programs may get scrapped because of a lack of volunteers.

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 14:21:30 -0400 20150622142130 2015-06-22T14:21:30-04:00 2015-06-22T14:21:30-04:00
<![CDATA[Popular program that helps Kennett area seniors on the chopping block]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>A popular program that helps senior citizens in southern Chester County will be eliminated June 30 unless emergency funding is obtained.

Neighbors in Action, a program that provides home support services such as assisting seniors with shopping trips, bills, yard work, medical transportation and minor home repairs, is being discontinued because of funding cuts from the Chester County Department of Aging Services, and because of a change in administration there.

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:03:14 -0400 20150622130314 2015-06-22T13:03:14-04:00 2015-06-22T13:03:14-04:00
<![CDATA[Despite high winds, Chester County Balloon Festival flies high]]> NEW GARDEN>>Tens of thousands of people attended the Chester County Hot Air Balloon Festival at the New Garden Flying Field over the weekend.

High winds prevented hot air balloon flights all three days, but festival officials allowed people inside the balloons and inside the carts, which provided a wonderful backdrop for photos.

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 19:49:13 -0400 20150621195110 2015-06-21T19:49:13-04:00 2015-06-21T19:51:10-04:00