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The Unionville High School players had a high old time presenting "Shakespeare in Hollywood" by Ken Ludwig last weekend. Based loosely on Shakespeare's "A Midsummer's Night's Dream," it is a lightweight spoof of the heavy weight stars in Hollywood just before World War II.

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:26:14 -0500 2014-11-18T18:26:14-05:00 2014-11-18T18:26:18-05:00
<![CDATA[16 historic buildings on Candlelight Christmas tour]]> Visitors to the Brandywine Valley know that the region holds many treasures, including its historic houses: long-standing structures many with rustic springhouses, some of which date back over 300 years. Driving the countryside, you can see these old friends on back country roads, where intersections are marked by the end of a stone wall built many decades ago, still standing as they signify a property line demarcated when our republic was young.

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:20:48 -0500 2014-11-18T18:20:48-05:00 2014-11-18T18:21:10-05:00
<![CDATA[Oxford hosts Halloween extravaganza]]> OXFORD >> Anyone looking for a good Halloween parade was well satisfied in Oxford on Thursday.

Year after year Jim McLeod's two-hour October extravaganza up Third Street is the largest one in Chester County, and this year was no exception.

Between 3,000 and 5,000 spectators lined the streets, many of them in costume and several dozen holding bundled infants in their arms.

Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:01:42 -0500 2014-11-03T13:01:42-05:00 2014-11-03T13:02:31-05:00
<![CDATA[Crowds celebrate autumn at Oxford Feed]]> OXFORD >> It may have been soggy on Saturday, but that didn't keep the people of Oxford from coming out to have fun.

There were events at Sacred Heart and First Methodist churches, but the one that had the kids squealing with pleasure was the celebration of autumn at Oxford Feed and Lumber.

Inside the old warehouse was a straw maze, where kids and their parents were invited to find their way through.

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:15:04 -0400 2014-10-17T10:15:04-04:00 2014-10-17T10:25:13-04:00
<![CDATA[The Great Pumpkin Carve set Oct. 23-25]]> Anyone over the age of 40 likely remembers the television special "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," which aired on Oct. 27, 1966, and became a smash hit with whimsical scenes of kids carving jack o'lanterns, accompanied by the inspired jazz piano of Vince Guaraldi. The art work of Charles Schulz and the tune "Linus and Lucy" warmed the hearts of millions around the world.

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:10:33 -0400 2014-10-13T15:10:33-04:00 2014-10-13T15:11:21-04:00
<![CDATA[Behind the Scenes: Eastern State full of fun and fear for Halloween]]> Philadelphia >> Halloween has always been one of my two favorite holidays of all time. On a normal, day-to-day basis, I'm not a fan of fear, but there's something about the month of October which allows me to push that feeling aside as I drop a lot of cash to go to "haunted" places, watch marathons of horror movies and don crazy costumes to dish out my own share of spooks.

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:26:48 -0400 2014-10-10T16:26:48-04:00 2014-10-10T16:27:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville Community Fair a success]]> Clear skies prevailed for the 90th annual Unionville Community Fair last weekend.

"It was a great success," said Danielle Chamberlain, fair president. "We brought the lip sync back, the new recycling worked well, and the rodeo was successful. There were some glitches, but overall, everything went well.

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 11:35:30 -0400 2014-10-08T11:35:30-04:00 2014-10-08T11:38:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Thousands celebrate Founders' Day]]> Pocopson >> It was a day of fun and games at Pocopson Park as people flocked out to celebrate the eighth annual Founders' Day on Sept. 28.

This year's Patriotic theme saw volunteers, people and balloons decked out in the red, white and blue.

"It's a great day that we just get to celebrate our community and have lots of free activities, especially for the kids," said Karen Cresta, secretary of the Founders' Day Committee.

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:35:25 -0400 2014-10-02T10:35:25-04:00 2014-10-02T10:35:55-04:00
<![CDATA[Rechenberg crowned Unionville Fair Queen]]> UNIONVILLE >> Carly Rechenberg, 17, a student at Unionville High School, was crowned Unionville Community Fair queen last week. Ellen Dunbar was selected fair queen alternate, and Shannon White, fair princess and Sarah Taylor, fair princess alternate.

Rechenberg is the daughter of Kurt and Barbara Rechenberg of Kennett Square.

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:32:42 -0400 2014-09-30T15:32:42-04:00 2014-09-30T15:32:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Exciting finish at Plantation Fields]]> Maya Black and Doesn't Play Fair stormed around Mike Etherington-Smith's CIC3* cross-country course to clinch the win at Plantation Field International Horse Trials in fairytale fashion.

Both new to this level, Black and Doesn't Play Fair completed their first Advanced at Pine Top in February and have racked up impressive placings ever since, most notably a fifth-place finish at Bromont CCI3 in June.

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:26:14 -0400 2014-09-24T11:26:14-04:00 2014-09-24T11:26:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Thousands expected for Unionville Community Fair]]> UNIONVILLE >> A homemade beer and wine contest is just one of the new features at the 90th annual Unionville Community Fair and Farm Show, scheduled for Oct. 3 through Oct. 5, at the Landhope Fairgrounds near routes 926 and 82.

The fair typically draws about 12,000 people during the three days and proceeds go to the Kennett Food Cupboard, the Barn at Spring Brook and Po-mar-Lin and Longwood fire companies.

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:22:33 -0400 2014-09-24T11:22:33-04:00 2014-09-24T11:23:25-04:00