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, 06 Oct 2015 20:12:40 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Kennett book bags: We live in a fabulous community]]> Over the last couple months, several times we've reached out through this newspaper and other media channels to the community requesting assistance for our annual Book Bag drive. In these calls for help, we shared that through the first of August, your response for this year's drive was considerably less than in previous years.

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<![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.

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<![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.

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