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 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 02:07:51 -0400 60 <![CDATA[OUR VIEW: Community pitches in for two great projects]]> It certainly is wonderful when the community unites behind a really good cause and helps to make it a reality.

Two such events took place over the weekend. On Saturday, a community yard sale to benefit a local homeless shelter netted about $4,300. Some people came to the yard sale just to donate money or gift cards.

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:02:37 -0400 20150818171159 2015-08-18T15:02:37-04:00 2015-08-18T17:11:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Ray Stackhouse: Being in "Shape" is Relative; Being Fit for Duty is not]]> In this time of fitness fads and trends, I submit to you that in the business of firefighting, there is no room for confusing what is and what is not fit for duty.

Under your turn outs, no one cares if you have six pack abs or biceps like boulders. What the community you swore to serve and what your crew cares about is that you arrive ready -- physically and mentally able and with enough technical skills to mitigate their emergency and return home.

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:55:32 -0400 20150818135532 2015-08-18T13:55:32-04:00 2015-08-18T13:55:32-04:00
<![CDATA[OUR VIEW: Beer garden in Kennett is a good idea]]> It looks as if yet another beer venue is coming to Kennett Square.

Kennett Square Council Monday night approved a temporary use permit for a beer garden at the site of the old cannery building located at 360 Cream Street, just off the 400 block of Birch Street.

Beer gardens are very popular in Europe and are just starting to take hold in the United States.

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 12:58:48 -0400 20150804131632 2015-08-04T12:58:48-04:00 2015-08-04T13:16:32-04:00
<![CDATA[OUR VIEW: Kennett Square must not withhold library funding]]> On Monday, July 20, Kennett Square borough council will vote on whether it will withhold funds from The Kennett Public Library. On July 6, in a letter to council, Mayor Matt Fetick asked council to consider this request.

Fetick is asking the borough to withhold, not terminate, funding until the borough gets a representative on the library's board of directors.

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<![CDATA[Library official urges support at council meeting]]> Editor:

The Board of Trustees for the Kennett Public Library would like to thank the many members of our community who have come out in overwhelming positive support for the Library and our staff and who are surprised and dismayed by Kennett Borough Mayor Matt Fetick's recent statement urging Borough Council to vote to withhold funding from the Library at their upcoming July 20th 7 pm meeting due to "his lack of faith in the current Board to lead the Library into the future.

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:26:52 -0400 20150709112652 2015-07-09T11:26:52-04:00 2015-07-09T11:26:52-04:00
<![CDATA[New initiative will help local Latinos]]> The population of Hispanics in Chester County is growing by unprecedented numbers. In Chester County, nearly 7 percent are Hispanic, and that number grows by the day.

According to U.S. Census Bureau, there are roughly 54 million Hispanics living in the United States, representing approximately 17 percent of the U.

Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:11:46 -0400 20150706111146 2015-07-06T11:11:46-04:00 2015-07-06T11:11:46-04:00