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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    Avon Grove Parade was like a Norman Rockwell painting

    WEST GROVE >> The Avon Grove Memorial Day Parade could easily have been the subject of a Norman Rockwell painting.

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    West Grove couple buys Hank’s Place

    CHADDS FORD >> In years passed, Anthony Young would stop in at Hank’s Place for lunch so often that he became known as “Turkey Club Guy.”

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    Kids join the effort to support the garden

    KENNETT SQUARE >> You could almost hear John Denver, Pete Seeger and Arlo singing “The Garden Song’s” — “Inch-by-inch, row-by-row” — as the little kids dashed through the ribbons and released the lady bugs in the 2017 Kennett Community Garden on Friday night.

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    Thousands fill the street at Mexican festival

    KENNETT SQUARE >> On Sunday, State Street was filled with celebrants of the Mexican festival Cinco de Mayo — the date that commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862. In the United States, it has become a day to celebrate Mexican-American culture.

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    Scores of anglers will have fish for dinner

    KENNETT SQUARE >> There were plenty of trout ready to bite in the park on Saturday morning, and the anglers were there to take advantage of the previous day’s stocking.

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    Physics whiz kids headed for Singapore championships

    WEST FALLOWFIELD >> Two bright physics students from Octorara High School are headed to Singapore in July for what is known as the “Physics World Cup.” They will be competing against other high school physics champions from 31 other countries.

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    Bipartisan effort celebrated at Route 796 project

    PENN >> As the speakers took to the microphone at the Route 796 ground breaking on Thursday, the words they used over and over were “bipartisan” and “group effort.”

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    Barnyard Bingo returns

    LONDON GROVE >> Return to the farm this weekend.

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    Earth Day in Franklin

    FRANKLIN >> In many southern Chester County communities, Earth Day ranks right up there in importance with Christmas, birthdays and Halloween. This year, it was no exception.

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    Chicks and bunnies star in Oxford

    OXFORD >> With all the crowds in sight, it was as if a rock star had arrived on Market Street in the borough. But on that pleasant spring Saturday before Easter, it was Chick and Bunny Day with a visit by Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit that drew hundreds of families to Oxford Feed and Lumber. There they had a chance to have a photo taken and pet (or even buy) a baby chick or bunny.