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, 06 Mar 2015 20:09:25 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Kennett Square funds senior center for first time]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> After watching neighboring municipalities for years help fund the Kennett Area Senior Center, Kennett Square council has decided it's high time they do so as well.

In a 5-2 vote, council this week agreed to donate $4,000 to the senior center. Councilors Dan Maffei and Chip Plumley dissented.

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:49:14 -0500 2015-03-06T14:49:14-05:00 2015-03-06T19:08:58-05:00
<![CDATA[Galer Estates Winery wins 'Best in Class' nationwide award for its Chardonnay]]> By Fran Maye @kennettpaper on Twitter

EAST MARLBOROUGH>> A Kennett area winery has won best in class for its 2013 Chardonnay at one of the oldest and largest professional wine competitions in the nation, the International Eastern Wine competition in Sonoma, Calif.

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:10:27 -0500 2015-03-05T13:10:27-05:00 2015-03-05T18:42:59-05:00
<![CDATA[Kennett first in Pennsylvania to get video ATM]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Ever wish you could go to your local ATM and cash checks? Or how about depositing checks at your ATM, getting cash back. Or even withdrawing say, $24.78 and receiving the exact amount. And doing it all after bank hours.

You can do just that if at the Kennett Square branch of Bank of America, which is the first bank in Pennsylvania to offer its customers video ATM.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 18:46:44 -0500 2015-03-04T18:46:44-05:00 2015-03-05T12:44:47-05:00
<![CDATA[Church thefts draw prison sentence for New Garden man]]> WEST CHESTER >> A New Garden man who served as the bookkeeper of a Kennett Square church for more than 25 years was sentenced to prison Tuesday for stealing almost $60,000 from its bank accounts after he got into financial problems stemming from bad financial decisions.

Common Pleas President Judge Jacqueline Carroll Cody sentenced Raymond E.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:46:58 -0500 2015-03-04T16:46:58-05:00 2015-03-04T16:46:58-05:00
<![CDATA[7 municipalities interested in regional policing]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>A plan to form the largest regional policing agency in Chester County has expanded to include seven municipalities.

"We're past the dating stage, now we are moving into the let's take this seriously stage," said Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick. "This will be a big change for all of the municipalities.

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:48:52 -0500 2015-03-04T11:48:52-05:00 2015-03-04T11:48:52-05:00
<![CDATA[80 Kennett students to perform in 'Oklahoma!']]> Kennett High School will present its annual musicale March 5 to 7. This year's production of the Rogers and Hammerstein show "Oklahoma!" includes a cast of 80 Kennett High School singers, actors and dancers. Katie Soukup is the music director and Cindy Albertini is the stage director/choreographer.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:25:39 -0500 2015-03-03T13:25:39-05:00 2015-03-03T15:08:52-05:00
<![CDATA[Flower Show has everyone's favorite movie]]> PHILADELPHIA >> As soon as the gates opened to the public at the Philadelphia Flower Show on Saturday, the crowds poured in and crushed together around exhibits -- as they have in every year past.

But those folks didn't just look and move on. In this age in which devices of digital communication have evolved and improved, just about everyone was taking pictures with one kind of camera or another.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:45:47 -0500 2015-03-03T13:45:47-05:00 2015-03-03T13:45:47-05:00
<![CDATA[The reason behind the library name change]]> The Board of Trustees for the Kennett Public Library (KPL) recently made a big decision, two decisions in fact. The first decision, made last year, was to build a new library on property the library already owns at Waywood Road, .8 miles from the library's current location. The second decision, made at our January Board meeting this year was to change the name of the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library to the Kennett Public Library.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:43:56 -0500 2015-03-03T12:43:56-05:00 2015-03-03T12:43:56-05:00
<![CDATA[Empty Bowls the latest successful fundraiser]]> There are many great fundraisers staged in southern Chester County. It's no wonder, considering nearly 9 percent of families and 1,903 children ages 5 to 17 live in poverty in the Kennett Consolidated, Avon Grove, Unionville-Chadds Ford and Oxford Area school districts.

As startling as those figures are, they represent a 65 percent increase in childhood poverty in southern Chester County in the past five years.

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:38:25 -0500 2015-03-03T12:38:25-05:00 2015-03-03T12:38:25-05:00
<![CDATA[Chester County priest arrested, charged by FBI for child porn]]> PHILADELPHIA >> The FBI has arrested and charged the former Ss. Simon and Jude parish priest who was accused last year by local authorities of sending and receiving child pornography on a popular social media site, on which he pretend to be a 16-year-old girl.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said Tuesday that charges had been brought against Mark Haynes, 55, of Egg Harbor, New Jersey, on Friday.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:26:14 -0500 2015-03-02T17:26:14-05:00 2015-03-02T17:26:14-05:00
<![CDATA[Family opening extended stay hotel south of West Chester]]> CHADDS FORD >> A new hotel has sprung up on Route 202, just south of the Chester County line in Delaware County.

Brian McFadden, who owns the new 26-room Brinton Suites with his family, is no stranger to the Chester County real estate development scene. He and his wife Ellen already own the 80-room Hotel Warner in West Chester, as well as the Darlington Commons office building in the 100 block of West Gay Street, several other West Chester office buildings, student housing in the borough and several hotels at the Jersey Shore.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:13:36 -0500 2015-03-02T17:13:36-05:00 2015-03-02T17:13:36-05:00
<![CDATA[Performance Golf: Justin Martinson on The Big Break]]> I'm looking at the ice that has grown on my windows and wondering if golf season will ever get here … Luckily, my lovely wife has reminded me that I have neglected to let you all know about "The Big Break" -- Golf Channel's reality based show about golf competition. Otherwise, I might just go back to bed and pull the covers up over my head.

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:30:32 -0500 2015-03-02T16:30:32-05:00 2015-03-02T16:30:32-05:00
<![CDATA[Body of man, 55, found after firefighters extinguish house fire in New Garden]]> A 55-year-old man was found dead inside a house in New Garden Township Saturday morning shortly after local fire companies extinguished a fire there.

According to New Garden police, the fire broke out at 4:07 a.m. at a house on the 100 block of Scarlett Road, just beyond the Giant Shopping Center in New Garden Township.

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:33:36 -0500 2015-02-28T13:33:36-05:00 2015-03-02T17:46:07-05:00
<![CDATA[Former Kennett football great faces sex charges]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> A former star football player for Kennett High School was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor he met at the Kennett Area YMCA.

Tyrone Allen Rochester, 23, of Kennett Square, was arrested Feb. 24, according to state police at Avondale. He is a 2010 graduate of Kennett High School.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:11:06 -0500 2015-02-27T15:11:06-05:00 2015-03-02T15:02:23-05:00
<![CDATA[Unionville seniors earn Eagle Scout rank]]> Boy Scout Troop 22 in Unionville recently honored two new Eagle Scouts, William Randolph McNew and Evan Clinton Grimes, at a special Court of Honor held at the Unionville Presbyterian Church. They both joined Pack 22 as Tiger Cubs in 1st grade and continued their Scouting careers together, joining Troop 22 in 2008.

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:07:19 -0500 2015-02-27T11:07:19-05:00 2015-02-27T15:12:39-05:00