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 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:03:41 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Joan Holliday a deserving recipient of chamber award]]> The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet where it names an outstanding citizen of the year is a signature event held each spring. Since 1968, a notable person from the community gets the award and the recognition that goes with it.

W. Robert Scott got the first honor in 1968.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:22:18 -0400 2015-03-27T13:22:18-04:00 2015-03-27T13:22:18-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Library should address programs instead of name]]> The public outcry against the name change of the Bayard Taylor Library is merely the surface reaction to questions about the future of this old and formerly revered local institution.

The idea that an organization which offers access to the public gets named for the municipality in which it sits is not bad.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:10:08 -0400 2015-03-24T14:10:08-04:00 2015-03-24T14:10:08-04:00
<![CDATA[Empty Bowls the latest successful fundraiser]]> There are many great fundraisers staged in southern Chester County. It's no wonder, considering nearly 9 percent of families and 1,903 children ages 5 to 17 live in poverty in the Kennett Consolidated, Avon Grove, Unionville-Chadds Ford and Oxford Area school districts.

As startling as those figures are, they represent a 65 percent increase in childhood poverty in southern Chester County in the past five years.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:38:25 -0500 2015-03-03T12:38:25-05:00 2015-03-03T12:38:25-05:00
<![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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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:42:11 -0500 2015-02-26T17:42:11-05:00 2015-02-26T17:42:11-05:00