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

  • General news

    Local comic-videographer crosses the country

    LONDON GROVE >> When Dan Knabb set out to walk across America in 2007, he wasn’t really certain what to expect or even why he was doing it.

  • General news

    Oxford teacher creates video with class

    EAST NOTTINGHAM >> Fortunately for the students of Oxford High School, education is more than reading, writing and ‘rithmetic. One notable addition is the subject that Chris Pierdomenico teaches: Video and Communications.

  • General news

    They made it through the rain

    LONDON GROVE >> Avon Grove High School Principal Tom Alexander said he had his fingers crossed from the moment he woke up on Saturday. The forecast was for rain, but he was bound and determined that he didn’t want to move homecoming activities inside the school.

  • Sports

    Spotlight of the Week: Kennett Y swimmer is All-American

    HOCKESSIN, Delaware >> Alicia Diaz can’t remember exactly when it was that she realized she was a really good swimmer, but she guesses it was when she was about 9 years old.

  • General news

    Skateboarders come from afar to Franklin event

    FRANKLIN >> The wheels were spinning on the pathways at Crossan Park Sunday as more than 50 skateboarders from miles away showed up for a competition.

  • Arts and entertainment

    Storm doesn’t interrupt eating at Mushroom Festival

    KENNETT SQUARE >> A thunderstorm intruded during the mid-afternoon of the well-attended and activity-packed 29th annual Mushroom Festival on Saturday, but the day was otherwise the usual upbeat collection of vendors, food servers and demonstrators.

  • Arts and entertainment

    Mushroom Festival hosts Corbett and opens the street for dancing

    KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square’s 29th annual Mushroom Festival debuted Friday evening with a parade featuring a visit from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, and a string of citations presented by local legislators.

  • General news

    Emergency room colleagues plan a run

    FRANKLIN >> When emergency room physician Dr. Gregory DeSimone of the Jennersville Regional Hospital died suddenly last year, his colleagues agreed he was too important and beloved to forget.

  • General news

    Galloway poised to retire

    WEST GROVE >> Chief Errol Galloway served his last day on the West Grove police department on Friday pending approval of the borough council on Wednesday night.

  • General news

    Family mourns the loss of second son

    AVONDALE >> Raziel Mireles, who died on Aug. 28 in a drowning accident at Nixon Park in Kennett Square, will be remembered as “… a good example of helpfulness and joy. He was never angry or depressed,” said Sister Mary Sorrows of St. Rocco Church in Avondale.