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, 02 Sep 2014 00:15:22 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Sports are more than Friday night lights]]> In 1973, Sports Illustrated magazine featured on its cover the photo of a 3-year-old male horse -- Triple Crown Winner Secretariat. ESPN named him the 35th best athlete of the 20th century and he is still remembered fondly.

Last week, 41 years later, that magazine placed on its cover 13-year-old, female Little League player Mo'ne Davis, who pitched her team to the semifinals of the national championships at Williamsport in the World Series.

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:38:58 -0400 2014-08-29T13:38:58-04:00 2014-08-29T13:39:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Finding fruits of the sea in Acadia Park]]> On our annual summer vacation in Maine, we spend most of our time in and around Acadia National Park, a destination for our family since we were kids. It's an incredibly beautiful area, and either from hikes on the high trails or walks along the rocky coast, the views are varied and spectacular.

Last week, on a roadway right along the shore, I found shrub roses growing wild.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:15:33 -0400 2014-08-28T20:15:33-04:00 2014-08-28T22:04:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Mushrooms: Delicious and healthy food]]> Mushrooms, mushrooms everywhere! Mushrooms have been used as food and medicines for thousands of years. Many people enjoy eating various types of mushrooms, in both raw and cooked forms. Most are grown in Chester County, in the town of Kennett Square and its surrounding area, which is also known as "The Mushroom Capital of the World.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:18:55 -0400 2014-08-28T20:18:55-04:00 2014-08-28T20:18:57-04:00
<![CDATA[DOWNWIND: Unusual art exhibit at the Brandyine River Museum]]> The Brandywine River Museum of Art has a really big show with works by East Buffalo, New York, artist watercolorist Charles Burchfield, (1893 to 1967). His long career as an artist inspired a horde of people to attend the opening last weekend, including two buses, one from Buffalo, which is a long ways away.

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:03:28 -0400 2014-08-28T10:03:28-04:00 2014-08-28T10:03:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Doctor will talk about eyes]]> Age-related Macular Degeneration is a common eye disease that gradually impairs vision. With approximately 13 million people in the U.S. coping with Age-related Macular Degeneration, there are newer and more effective treatment options available today. Learn more about this disease and treatments as board-certified ophthalmologist, Bruce Saran, M.

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:43:17 -0400 2014-08-26T13:43:17-04:00 2014-08-26T13:43:19-04:00
<![CDATA[Arden Concert Guild to hold its 107th Old Fashioned Fair]]> The Arden Concert Gild is hosting the Arden Fair a week from Saturday on Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It's a real country fair with several different sections. There will be more than 120 vendors of hand-made arts, crafts and jewelry as well as food vendors, a book fair, plant sale, children's rides and games and folk dancing.

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:58:06 -0400 2014-08-24T18:58:06-04:00 2014-08-24T18:58:09-04:00
<![CDATA[A little bit of this and a little bit of that]]>

I don't know about you, but with shorter days and cooler temperatures, my internal clock is off and I feel like it's almost autumn. We still have 1/3 of summer left, even though it seems Mother Nature has been trying to convince us otherwise. My garden is not liking this one bit. I'm pleased with what we've been able to harvest, but it certainly could have been more if it had been warmer and sunnier later into summer.

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:57:09 -0400 2014-08-24T18:57:09-04:00 2014-08-24T18:57:10-04:00
<![CDATA[Are you born with a taste for cilantro?]]> Over the years, I've learned to expect to find the flavor of cilantro in Mexican foods, but lately the herb (and the related spice, coriander) seem to be appearing in cuisines everywhere. Most recently, cilantro showed up floating in a bowl of Mulligatawny soup I purchased at a local Indian restaurant.

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:48:14 -0400 2014-08-22T09:48:14-04:00 2014-08-22T09:48:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Win, lose or fun?]]> Stop by any local high school this week and you'll see the kids are back.

They aren't in the classrooms, but rater on the athletic fields getting ready for the fall sports season.

They're starting early because it's more important to prepare for the winning team than to get going with academics.

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:50:20 -0400 2014-08-20T15:50:20-04:00 2014-08-20T15:50:21-04:00
<![CDATA[How you can end homelessness in our community]]> Last year, there were 3.5 million homeless people in the nation. And in Chester County, there are about 650 homeless, according to the latest Point in Time poll.

Want to know where you can find a homeless person locally to help out? Just visit Wal-Mart, or McDonald's, or even a church. They don't wear shirts proclaiming they are homeless.

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:20:26 -0400 2014-07-28T12:20:26-04:00 2014-07-28T12:20:31-04:00
<![CDATA[A milkman returns]]> We acknowledge that the times have changed since the Daily Local News looked around and found itself in the latter stages of the 20th century.

We admit that the Brave New World we now find ourselves in affords us benefits that our friends from the 1950s and 1960s could not have imagined. Every time we turn on or desktop computers - or laptops, or tablets, or smartphones, or what have you - we have access to information and contact with people that would boggle the mind of our enighbors from that golden age.

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:02:24 -0400 2014-07-07T11:02:24-04:00 2014-07-07T11:02:29-04:00