Chris Barber


Zone Editor

Chris Barber

Phone: 610-235-2658

Chris Barber is the editor of the Avon Grove Sun. She was previously southern bureau chief of the Daily Local News and editor of the Kennett Paper, earning honors in writing and photography.

Recent articles

  • News

    Avon Grove Library celebrates summer reading kickoff

    WEST GROVE >> When the Avon Grove Library kicks off its annual summer reading program, it’s more than just putting your name on a list. It’s an extravaganza.

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    Avondale’s State Street Bridge finally reopens

    AVONDALE >> With virtually no pomp, circumstance, celebration or ribbon cutting, the “Do not enter” signs came down off the State Street Bridge on Thursday at 7 p.m. after a year of blockage. A small group of neighbors and friends joined to mark the event by cheering and waving to the cars going by.

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    Beat Beethoven raises funds for the orchestra

    KENNETT SQUARE >> In most 5K races, the runners are usually concerned about shaving seconds off their time. In the annual “Beat Beethoven” race, however, the idea is to complete the 3.1 miles in less time than it would take to complete the playing of Beethoven’s “5th Symphony.”

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    Kennett’s Class of 2018 graduates al fresco

    KENNETT SQUARE >> When Pierre DuPont founded Kennett Consolidated School (now the high school), it’s almost as if he envisioned a regal commencement ceremony in which the graduates proceeded down wide steps to greet their audience. And so, on Friday, as in years past, the senior class, having met the requirements for graduation, descended arm-in-arm with partners and flowers out the front door, down that impressive stone stairway and onto the green out front. The familiar...

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    Charter graduates advised to follow their own paths

    LOWER OXFORD >> Avon Grove Charter School’s message of creativity and ingenuity was not lost on the graduation speakers Thursday evening.

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    Three local scholar-athletes honored with Yoder awards

    WEST CHESTER >> Avon Grove athletes Olivia Paoletti and Bryce De Muth along with Downingtown East’s Bryce Lauletta received the second annual Richard B. Yoder High School Scholar-Athlete Awards at the West Chester County Club on Saturday.

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    Three local scholar-athletes honored with Yoder awards

    WEST CHESTER >> Avon Grove athletes Olivia Paoletti and Bryce De Muth along with Downingtown East’s Bryce Lauletta received the second annual Richard B. Yoder High School Scholar-Athlete Awards at the West Chester County Club on Saturday.

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    New dog park opens in Oxford area

    EAST NOTTINGHAM >> Mother Nature was not kind to the Oxford Area Recreation Authority on Saturday. The group had planned a big Kids to Park Day and ribbon cutting to welcome the summer season and baptize the new dog park. They even had a couple food trucks come in for the occasion.

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    Large crowds mark the holiday in local towns

    KENNETT SQUARE >> Year after year, southern Chester County is the place to be for Memorial Day parades, with events in Kennett Square, West Grove and Oxford over the weekend in those towns.

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    EMS Council honors Avon Grove student heroes and others

    KENNETT SQUARE >> Three seniors from Avon Grove High School were among the scores of heroes recognized at the Chester County EMS awards ceremony on Thursday at the Kennett Fire Company Red Clay Room.