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, 27 Jan 2015 13:53:40 -0500 60 <![CDATA[The Mushroom Drop returns for New Year's Eve]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> After a successful debut on New Year's Eve 2013, the great Mushroom Drop will return this year to greet 2015.

The huge fungus made of lights will descend from a crane at the corner of State and Union streets at midnight.

Last year thousands of people arrived for the event that included food, music and all the enthusiasm of Times Square.

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:02:31 -0500 2014-12-24T11:02:31-05:00 2014-12-24T11:02:38-05:00
<![CDATA[Oxford greets the season after a postponement]]> OXFORD >> Last Friday night was a little chilly, but it was substantially more comfortable than Dec. 5, when a cold and slimy rain came down on southern Chester County and Oxford officials decided to postpone the Christmas festivities for a week.

Third Street closed early in the evening, and when it did, many local non-profit organizations arrived with tables along the sidewalks selling trinkets and refreshments.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:07:19 -0500 2014-12-19T16:07:19-05:00 2014-12-19T16:07:42-05:00
<![CDATA[Chadds Ford hosts 29th Candlelight Christmas]]> CHADDS FORD >> It may have been a dank, dreary day Dec. 6, but it didn't stop people from coming out to the 29th annual Candlelight Christmas.

This year's tour featured 16 historic sites scattered across Chadds Ford.

The event also coincided with the 300-year anniversary of the Barns-Brinton house, which was built in 1714 and served as the only tavern and sleeping quarters for travelers going between Philadelphia and Baltimore at that time.

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:50:29 -0500 2014-12-11T16:50:29-05:00 2014-12-11T16:50:48-05:00
<![CDATA[Santa and Kennett Square herald in the season]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> All eyes turned westward on State Street Friday night as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus drove up in an antique car at the end of the Holiday Lights Parade. When they finally arrived, they were surrounded by children, who rushed to touch them and later lined up to tell them their Christmas wishes.

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:50:36 -0500 2014-12-02T13:50:36-05:00 2014-12-02T13:51:22-05:00
<![CDATA[Historic tavern celebrates A Season of Light]]> When Colonel John Hannum, commander of the First Battalion of Chester County militia, and his friend Thomas "Squire" Cheyney left Martin's Tavern in Marshallton, Pennsylvania, on the morning of Sept. 11, 1777, they didn't know they'd be witnesses to a pivotal episode in American history.

That morning as they rode toward Chads' Ford to join the rest of the local militia, "they discovered coming down the hills opposite a very numerous body of soldiers, evidently British…" This account from the Hannum family records noted for posterity the momentous events which occurred leading up to the Battle of the Brandywine, where George Washington's Army was defeated, but survived to fight another day.

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:46:30 -0500 2014-12-01T16:46:30-05:00 2014-12-01T16:46:47-05:00