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 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:58:04 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Results from the 29th annual Mushroom Festival]]> National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship

First Place Overall: Molly Schuyler with 11.5 pounds of fried mushrooms in eight minutes, a World Record!

Second Place Overall: Dave Brunelli with 8 pounds of fried mushrooms in eight minutes.

Third Place Overall: Kevin Ambs with 5.5 pounds of fried mushrooms in ight minutes.

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:31:14 -0400 2014-09-10T16:31:14-04:00 2014-09-10T16:31:16-04:00
<![CDATA[New features attract spectators to Chadds Ford Days]]> Chadds Ford >> Storms pummeling the area the day before put a damper on the Saturday of the annual Chadds Ford Days, but everyone was in high spirits with the perfect weather Sept. 7 at the Chadds Ford Historical Society.

This year's weekend-long event, celebrating 49 years, was dedicated in memory of Fred Reiter, Charter and Honorary Member of the historical society, who was also the "voice" of Chadds Ford Days for over 40 years.

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:59:27 -0400 2014-09-09T09:59:27-04:00 2014-09-09T15:49:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Storm doesn't interrupt eating at Mushroom Festival]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> A thunderstorm intruded during the mid-afternoon of the well-attended and activity-packed 29th annual Mushroom Festival on Saturday, but the day was otherwise the usual upbeat collection of vendors, food servers and demonstrators.

The storm that arrived about 3:15 p.m. sent visitors scurrying to find shelter in buildings, notably in Liberty Place -- Kennett Square's junior version of the Reading Terminal Market -- where the crowd was protected from the elements and surrounded by more food.

Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:57:36 -0400 2014-09-07T17:57:36-04:00 2014-09-07T17:57:42-04:00
<![CDATA[Mushroom Festival hosts Corbett and opens the street for dancing]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square's 29th annual Mushroom Festival debuted Friday evening with a parade featuring a visit from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, and a string of citations presented by local legislators.

Corbett walked most of the half mile route along State Street accompanied by Mayor Matt Fetick and followed by several of the state representatives.

Sat, 06 Sep 2014 14:03:42 -0400 2014-09-06T14:03:42-04:00 2014-09-07T18:01:44-04:00
<![CDATA[Mushroom Festival schedule of events]]> Friday, Sept. 5

Parade starts at 6 p.m. on State Street at Willow and marches to Center Street. Gov. Tom Corbett will be the guest host.

Immediately after the parade, there will be dining in the street. Make reservations at your favorite restaurant.

Saturday, Sept. 6

10 to 11 a.

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:51:22 -0400 2014-09-03T17:51:22-04:00 2014-09-03T17:51:32-04:00
<![CDATA[New Garden Air Show awes spectators]]> NEW GARDEN >> All eyes turned upward as the amazing men in their flying machines performed feats of magic in the sky on Saturday.

The New Garden Flying Field presented its annual air and car show, this year called "Festival of Flight," to a somewhat reduced crowd. With low clouds hovering and reports of rain nearby, the chances were that many potential visitors postponed their outing for today, inasmuch as the forecast for Day 2 is sunny and warm.

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:10:42 -0400 2014-08-27T09:10:42-04:00 2014-08-28T09:52:37-04:00
<![CDATA[2104 Mushroom Festival features music, eating contest, parade, Midway and plenty of fun]]> Kennett Square >> Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to Kennett Square Sept. 6 and 7 for the 29th annual Mushroom Festival. And this year, there's more to see than ever before.

"We're completely sold out of vendors," said Kathi Lafferty, the festival's organizer. "We have never been booked up this early.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:36:40 -0400 2014-08-21T10:36:40-04:00 2014-08-21T10:36:59-04:00