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, 21 Oct 2014 15:55:25 -0400 60 <![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
<![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