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

    Six injured following chemical spill at Kennett mushroom facility

    KENNEL SQUARE>> More than six people were treated following a chemical spill at Kaolin Mushroom Farms Inc. in the 600 block of W. South St. shortly before noon Wednesday. Kennett Square, Longwood and Avondale fire companies responded to the incident. Crews requested Chester County hazmat crews, when it became clear of the score of those affected by the spill and to contain the spill.

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    Women’s club celebrates 50-year anniversary

    POCOPSON >> Fifty years is a long time to keep a tradition alive, but that’s just what’s happened for the Chadds Ford Women’s Club.

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    Parade ushers in a weekend of festivities in Kennett Square

    KENNETT SQUARE >> Ushering in a weekend of food, rides, demonstrations, craft vendors and music, the Mushroom Parade marched up State Street on Friday evening in honor of the festival to follow.

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    Library staff members learn about Naloxone and how to administer it

    PENN >> Chester County Drug and Alcohol Program Specialist Catherine Vaul told an audience on Thursday that it occurred to her only recently that libraries are vital areas where staff must to understand how to handle drug overdoses.

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    Rest in peace, Tony. We’ll miss you

    Tony Talamonti, a mainstay of Kennett Square culture and a heavy element in the soul of the borough, died Saturday night at 72 of kidney cancer that had spread throughout his body. For some people, 72 years is enough, but for Tony there were still a lot of things he wanted to do, just as he had been doing for the past seven decades.

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    Beneath the library’s train man is a banjo Mummer

    WEST GROVE >> The kids who stopped by the Avon Grove Library on Saturday to mark the end of the summer reading program ostensibly heard tales from a railroad engineer character. But the guy in the old fashioned train costume offered them more than “The Little Red Caboose.”

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    Replacement of playground equipment makes it accessible to all

    OXFORD >> It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood on Sunday as scores of residents and even volunteers from outside the area joined to install new playground equipment suited for children of all physical abilities in the borough’s Memorial Park.

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    Hosting sunflower and eclipse events for the public

    POCOPSON >> For those who are wondering where the sunflowers are this year, the answer is at the Myrick Center along Route 842 in Pocopson. Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Executive Director Jim Jordan said they are coming a little early this year, but he wants to share the pleasure of viewing them with the public. Not only that, but he’s also hosting an eclipse party there as well on Aug. 21.

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    Environmental issues will extend repair time

    AVONDALE >> The replacement of the State Street Bridge that collapsed into Indian Run on Thursday at noon will not be a quick fix, said Borough Council President Bill Shore. Among other things, the bridge sits right beside the borough sewer and water plants and has utility lines running alongside, which prompts caution and takes time to accommodate.

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    State Street Bridge collapses in Avondale

    AVONDALE >> Sections of the State Street Bridge, which had been already been closed for repairs for several weeks, collapsed under the weight of a front end loader and the driver who was controlling it on Thursday afternoon.