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

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    Local Hispanics living in fear for themselves and their children

    KENNETT SQUARE >> Concerns over deportation threats issued by U.S. President Donald Trump were evident at a community conversation on immigration hosted by La Comunidad Hispana on Friday evening.

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    Symphony Concert coming to Henderson High

    WEST CHESTER >> The Kennett Symphony of Chester County has a big treat for music lovers next month. The annual Family Concert will be presented on March 12 at 2 p.m. at Henderson High School at 400 Montgomery Ave in West Chester.

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    Paws for People brings comfort for those in pain

    KENNETT >> A group of therapy dogs and their owners got together to hone their interpersonal skills at a training session on Thursday.

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    Local immigrants join nationwide protest to prove their economic power

    SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY >> Many immigrants in Chester County and across the United States stayed home from work and school Thursday to demonstrate just how important they are to the nation’s economy.

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    WARE VILLAGE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS

    OXFORD >> A modern retirement community that started out years ago as a home for elderly ministers and missionaries to live out their sunset years celebrated its 40th anniversary on Feb. 7.

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    A large crowd at Harry Potter Afternoon

    WEST GROVE >> To many people “Harry Potter” is just a book. But to the kids at the Avon Grove Library on Friday afternoon, it’s a whole, exciting lifestyle.

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    Dental Health program held for pets

    OXFORD >> There are few places in southern Chester County that are more animal friendly than Oxford Feed and Lumber on Railroad Avenue in the borough. There customers can find beds, house, toys food and accessories for dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, chickens Guinea pigs and more.

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    Empty bowls on display at Penn’s Grove

    OXFORD >> They bore the humble name of “Empty Bowls,” but the work on display at Penn’s Grove School on Saturday was anything but humble.

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    Old Timers celebrate the great ones among them

    KENNETT SQUARE >> Former Phillies broadcaster Chris Wheeler almost didn’t make it to the Kennett Old Timers Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet, where he was scheduled to speak on Saturday. He was battling a nasty case of the flu and called banquet organizer Prissy Roberts earlier in the day saying he was doubtful about coming. He said he would try though, because he had so much fun in the same role last year.

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    Basketball star Overton urges audience to nurture King’s dreams

    OXFORD >> Former LaSalle University and NBA basketball star, and recently appointed Lincoln University Men’s Basketball Coach Doug Overton told his Spirit of Giving Luncheon audience to believe in dreams and help nurture them in others. On Monday, the holiday dedicated to the memory and message of Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr., he said fulfilling dreams was the spirit of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.