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 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:56:01 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Ex-candidate's lawyer says Walker faces criminal probe]]> Former Republican state House candidate Cuyler Walker, who declined to provide an explanation in Commonwealth Court for withdrawing from his race, is facing a police investigation related to what his attorney claims to be "intense negative rumors and innuendos."

According to court documents, Walker's attorney, Michael S.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:50:53 -0400 2014-09-29T21:50:53-04:00 2014-09-29T21:50:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Boys soccer: Ferraro's game-winner gives Unionville double overtime victory over Great Valley]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH >> There was no doubt in Peter Ferraro's mind he was going to shoot once he received the pass from Unionville teammate Sam Alfonsi.

Ferraro wasn't thinking about scoring the game-winning goal. Instead, he envisioned helping his team earn an important Ches-Mont win over a team his squad has not beaten in four years.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:38:59 -0400 2014-09-29T11:38:59-04:00 2014-09-29T11:39:11-04:00
<![CDATA[Legislative note: Threats to our freedom remain]]> Like many other Americans, I'll never forget where I was on Sept. 11, 2001. I saw firsthand the damage to the Pentagon, passing plumes of black smoke rising as I drove to the Capitol on that morning.

These horrific attacks, which killed over 3,000 innocent people, were sudden, and jolted the country out of a decade of relative calm after the downfall of communism.

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:27:34 -0400 2014-09-29T11:27:34-04:00 2014-09-29T11:27:36-04:00
<![CDATA[Republicans appoint Chris Ross to fill 158th District vacancy]]> WEST CHESTER >> State Rep. Chris Ross was selected as the Republican candidate to run in the 158th district Sunday night, replacing Cuyler Walker who resigned for personal reasons.

Ross was picked by party committee members over Roger Howard, who lost the Republican primary in the spring to Walker for the party nomination.

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:45:09 -0400 2014-09-28T23:45:09-04:00 2014-09-29T00:27:21-04:00
<![CDATA[From the Ground Up: The year of no hydrangea blossoms]]> There are two great reasons for growing hydrangeas. First, the blossoms are born in lovely, showy heads. Second, hydrangeas are reliable, blooming year after year without much effort on the part of the gardener. Typically, what growers mostly concern themselves with is getting the acidity of the soil right, depending on whether they prefer pink (neutral to alkaline soil) or blue (acidic soil) flowers.

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:11:31 -0400 2014-09-28T11:11:31-04:00 2014-09-28T11:11:37-04:00
<![CDATA[New Andrew Wyeth Exhibit at Brandywine River Museum of Art]]> Artist Andrew Wyeth created thousands of watercolor and pencil drawings over his seven-decade career. Luckily for us he didn't throw them away. A new exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, "Andrew Wyeth: Lines of Thought" is composed of 23 studies that were created outdoors or from memory in the studio as a basis for four paintings, also on display.

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:08:00 -0400 2014-09-28T11:08:00-04:00 2014-09-28T11:08:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Great Outdoors: Plenty more things to do in the fall]]> We are so lucky to be having such a spectacular fall season. Here are more events that you and your family may be interested in.

Marvels of the monarch

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m., at Bucktoe Creek Preserve, 432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311.

Come out to Bucktoe Creek Preserve to learn about the fascinating life cycle and amazing migration of the beautiful monarch butterfly.

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:04:33 -0400 2014-09-28T11:04:33-04:00 2014-09-28T11:04:39-04:00
<![CDATA[Performance Golf: Hit up the driver to launch it high and far]]> The driver is unlike all the other clubs in your bag -- you really don't want to hit down on the ball at all. In fact, the average Angle of Attack (AoA) on the PGA Tour is 1.2 downward, but Rory McIlroy hits up 2 to 3 degrees and Bubba Watson his up 5 degrees and they KILL it! The AoA is simply a measurement of whether the club head is moving upward or downward through impact.

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:02:19 -0400 2014-09-28T11:02:19-04:00 2014-09-28T11:02:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Vintage base ball: Big wins for Brandywine in afternoon doubleheader]]> Editor's note: In the spirit of 19th-century base ball, the story is written with the game's terminology used in the late 1800s. Immediately following the term, in parenthesis, is the word used in today's time. Players in the league also refer to themselves in nicknames, which was common during that period of time.

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:51:20 -0400 2014-09-27T09:51:20-04:00 2014-09-27T09:51:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Leonard Moseley Sherman of Kennett Square]]> Leonard Moseley Sherman, 90, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Sept. 16, 2014, at his home in the Crosslands Community. He was the husband of Katherine Kennedy Sherman, whom he shared 61 years of marriage.

Born in Arlington, Massachusetts, of the late Alden and Beatrice Sherman, Leonard graduated from Bowdoin College with majors in Mathematics and Chemistry.

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:49:41 -0400 2014-09-27T09:49:41-04:00 2014-09-27T09:49:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Stink bugs making a big comeback locally]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> They're back, and this year their numbers are bigger than ever.

Stink bugs made their reappearance last week, and their only goal now is to get inside your house to hibernate. According to a study released last week by Penn State Extension, the brown marmorated stink bug population in Chester County will be much larger than originally anticipated.

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:46:19 -0400 2014-09-27T09:46:19-04:00 2014-09-27T09:46:22-04:00
<![CDATA[Football: Gordon, Sun Valley overpowers Kennett]]> Aston >> It was the Kijana Gordon and the offensive line show for Sun Valley as they racked up 353 yards -- all on the ground -- to come out on top in a shootout against Kennett, 38-27 Friday night in a Ches-Mont League American Division contest.

"Kijana had a great game," said Sun Valley head coach Ray Gionta.

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:41:59 -0400 2014-09-27T09:41:59-04:00 2014-09-27T09:42:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Court approves Walker's withdraw]]> Harrisburg >> Commonwealth Court Friday approved Cuyler Walker's request to withdraw from the 158th state House District race. Now, county Republicans are set to meet Sunday to select his replacement on the ballot, with the current officeholder the most mentioned possibility, according to some political observers.

Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:40:03 -0400 2014-09-27T09:40:03-04:00 2014-09-27T09:40:09-04:00 SCRIBD
<![CDATA[Kennett Square Borough Manager Brant Kucera accepts job in Oregon]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Borough Manager Brant Kucera is leaving Kennett Square for the west coast.

Kucera has been hired as the new manager of Cannon Beach, Oregon. His last day at Kennett Square is Oct. 31.

"I lived out west before, and I was getting to a point in my career, and am getting up in age, that I want to gravitate to that area," Kucera said.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:41:10 -0400 2014-09-26T16:41:10-04:00 2014-09-26T16:41:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Homecoming King and Queen!]]> P.J. O'Sullivan and Kirsten Sharp were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during homecoming festivities Friday night at Kennett High. The homecoming court: KHS 2014 Homecoming Court: Boys: Justin Hall, Timmy Louie, Nick Meola, P.J. O'Sullivan, Seth Singer; Girls: Aimee Armitage, Kelsie Baxter, Liz Dawyot, Deryn Schuck, Kirsten Sharp.

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:36:51 -0400 2014-09-26T16:36:51-04:00 2014-09-26T16:36:56-04:00