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, 29 Jul 2014 04:39:40 -0400 60 <![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
<![CDATA[Spring Brook Farm: How did it ever get this far?]]> I've been a journalist for 35 years. I've been to more municipal meetings than I care to remember. In the late 1980s, I was at a Parkesburg council meeting when a riot erupted after a citizen -- angry at the vote on a tax increase -- rose from his chair and threw punches at a counselor. Others in the audience started yelling and charged at the officials.

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:27:18 -0400 2014-06-25T08:27:18-04:00 2014-06-25T10:26:20-04:00
<![CDATA[Spring Brook Farm is too valuable a resource to lose]]> Take a good look at the photo inserted into this editorial. It is a photo taken last year of a special needs child from the Child and Career Development Center at the Chester County Intermediate Unit visiting The Barn at Spring Brook in Pocopson Township.

The Barn at Spring Brook is a non-profit off Locust Grove Road that helps handicapped youth by providing assisted activities in a farm setting.

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:10:24 -0400 2014-06-24T14:10:24-04:00 2014-06-24T14:10:28-04:00
<![CDATA[Are energy drinks hazardous to your health?]]>

Energy drink consumption for teenagers and people in their twenties is the fastest growing group in the soft drink industry, with sales totaling a whopping nine billion dollars. In fact, they are quite popular on most college campuses, and among adults in the workplace. Many people feel that they perform better during physical and mental activities, can stay up longer to study, fight fatigue, and enhance athletic ability.

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:19:58 -0400 2014-06-12T10:19:58-04:00 2014-06-12T10:20:02-04:00