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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    Pitching in to repair homes

    AVONDALE >> Three families in southern Chester County are now living in homes that are warmer, dryer and safer thanks to the work of Good Neighbors Home Repair and its high school summer camp.

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    Flesh-eating bacteria kills chamber president

    OXFORD >> Friends and neighbors filled St. Christopher’s Church on Thursday night to honor the memory of philanthropist and Chamber of Commerce President Jerome Rodio.

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    Act readies summer musical “Grease”

    EAST MARLBOROUGH >> The Avon Grove Community Theater known at “Act” is getting ready for it’s annual summer musical.

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    New book asserts Pennock was no racist

    KENNETT SQUARE >> In his recently released biography of pitching great Herb Pennock, author Keith Craig strongly disputes the rumor that the late Baseball Hall of Famer and Kennett Square native made disparaging racial remarks about Jackie Robinson in a 1947 telephone call.

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    Giant Penn Oak dies in Pocopson

    POCOPSON >> A tree that witnessed the northward march of Hessian troops toward West Chester during the Revolutionary War has died.

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    Pitts honored by friends and local Republicans

    LONDON GROVE >> Friends and political colleagues gathered at the Inniscrone Golf Club on Monday to wish Joe Pitts well and thank him for his service.

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    Grant performs solo at the library

    WEST GROVE >> It was almost as if history were pulling an ironic trick on the Avon Grove Library on Friday. Robert E. Lee re-enactor Frank Orlando, who was scheduled to appear with Ulysses Grant re-enactor Ken Serfass, had to cancel because he fell ill and had to have surgery, according to a press release sent by library director Lori Schwabenbauer.

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    Avon Grove graduates celebrate accomplishments

    NEWARK, DELAWARE >> The Robert Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware was packed to the gills with friends and relatives of Avon Grove High School’s 88th graduating class on Monday night. Their affection for their children was evident as they cheered their entrance and exit as well as the announcements of their accomplishments.

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    Oxford Graduation: A time for reflection and celebration

    EAST NOTTINGHAM >> The seniors of Oxford Area High School celebrated their commencement on Friday in the school gym with beach balls and confetti.

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    Oxford High School honors outstanding alums

    EAST NOTTINGHAM >> Oxford HIgh School honored four graduates at its 11th annual Distinguisehd Allumni Recognition Ceremony on Friday. The recipients of the accolades were Greg Deaver, James W. Fite Jr., Valerie Gray Francois and R. Samuel McMichael.