RSS Feed from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com The latest news from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com website: all stories http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com The Southern Chester County Weeklies Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:18:20 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Paul Revere, where were you?]]> On Saturday, Sept. 13, when the residents of Kennett Square were about to brush their teeth and go to bed, a funny thing happened. There was no water.

According to some reports and gossip, a lot of folks wondered right off the bat if their most recent water bill payment checks had bounced or if something was wrong with the pipes leading into their houses.

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:34:40 -0400 2014-09-24T11:34:40-04:00 2014-09-24T11:34:43-04:00
<![CDATA[Emergency notifications: No more government mandates!]]> Following an unprecedented water main break that left just about every household in Kennett Square without water last Sunday, residents are demanding emergency notifications be done in a better way.

Most residents of Kennett Square awoke Sunday morning to find little or no water pressure. Toilets wouldn't flush.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:01:02 -0400 2014-09-17T10:01:02-04:00 2014-09-17T10:01:05-04:00
<![CDATA[Festival benefits outlive the day]]> For several years now, there has been some criticism of the annual Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square -- or the fact that the town closes down for two days to make room for it.

Essentially, those who are unhappy with it have several complaints:

The first is that it prevents local shop owners from opening their stores to business, and they lose a day's profits.

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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:35:23 -0400 2014-09-12T19:35:23-04:00 2014-09-12T19:35:27-04:00
<![CDATA[Rescue crews demonstrated just how good they are]]> The tragedy at Anson B. Nixon Park last week when a young man drowned in a pond there cast an air of sadness in the community. But it also showed us just how professional and proficient our local emergency responders are in dealing with these types of situations.

Raziel Mireles, who had just started his senior year at Avon Grove High School, drowned shortly after trying to retrieve a soccer ball from the pond.

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Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:54:01 -0400 2014-09-03T17:54:01-04:00 2014-09-03T17:54:04-04:00
<![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.

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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:38:58 -0400 2014-08-29T13:38:58-04:00 2014-08-29T13:39:02-04:00
<![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.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:50:20 -0400 2014-08-20T15:50:20-04:00 2014-08-20T15:50:21-04:00