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 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:41:36 -0500 60 <![CDATA[Are holidays losing their meaning?]]> It wasn't heresy, and there was surely no malice intended. But the announcement that two local churches were engaged in delivering what they called "drive thru ashes" last week was definitely in bad taste and demeaned the spirit of the day known as Ash Wednesday.

We earlier decried the bad behavior of shoppers on Black Friday, when they pushed, shoved and generally acted uncivilized in the shopping centers as they tried to get bargains for Christmas.

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<![CDATA[MLK's words ring true in Kennett and the world]]> On the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, we recall these words spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Aug. 28, 1963, by Dr. King.

The challenges to come together and rise above circumstances remain, and the message is as important to all Americans as ever. Following are excerpts from Dr.

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<![CDATA[Reason for Kennett Square's success lies in the people]]> "We're a booming town and we're getting bigger and bigger. We're a happening town now."

Those words were spoken by Michael Uhle of Kennett Square, on New Year's Eve, about 15 minutes before the drop of a huge 500-pound stainless steel mushroom.

Uhle is right. While other small boroughs in Chester County and other counties throughout Pennsylvania struggle to remain vibrant, Kennett Square has found the formula.

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 13:47:22 -0500 2015-01-10T13:47:22-05:00 2015-01-10T13:47:24-05:00
<![CDATA[Christmas 2014: The good, the bad and the ugly]]> The late weeks of December are widely labelled, "The most wonderful time of the year."

They are called that for good reason, because even beyond the obvious holiday that celebrates the birth of Christ, even those who are not Christian -- or even believers in a traditional deity -- can still find joy and celebration in this season.

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