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Kamelhar to wed Jameson |Aug 27, 2018

Alexandra Haley Jameson and Brian George Kamelhar announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The couple met in 2010 at Unionville High School.

Parents in West Grove chalk sidewalk for first day back to school |Aug 27, 2018

Parents decorated the sidewalk at the Chester County Intermediate Unit preschool pick-up/drop off line on Pennock Bridge Road in West Grove, so when the students arrived on their first day back on Tuesday, they were surprised with a colorful and fun walk to welcome them back for the new school year.

Students, staff at Avon Grove Intermediate commit to summer reading |Aug 24, 2018

West Grove >> Just because school was on summer break, does not mean Avon Grove students took a break. Reading matters all year, even in the summer! Research shows that students who do not continue their daily reading habit through the summer months lose much of the progress they made in the previous school year.

Another top flight performance by Kennett Symphony |Aug 24, 2018

The music for the Summer Concert by Kennett Symphony was obviously planned for light hearten classical music that lifted the heart and “made one want to dance”. Alas it was not to be performed in the Longwood Garden open air theatre as planned the leavened sky drenched the outdoor auditorium.

Kennett Symphony honors Sandy Yeatman |Aug 24, 2018

During the intermission at the Saturday Night concert President Paul Meluzzi acknowledge the debt the Kennett Symphony owed to Sandy Yeatman for serving 35 continuous years on the symphony board of Directors as Merluzzi explained she not only served on the board, she worked very hard on many committers and multiple projects for the symphony throughout her tenure.

LCH receives top rating from HRSA |Aug 24, 2018

Kennett Square >> In recent national rankings released by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) earned the status of Health Center Quality Leader for the second year in a row.

Golf outing benefits Family Promise of Southern Chester County |Aug 24, 2018

Avondale >> A day on the links will help raise funds to support programs and services of Family Promise that helps families struggling with homelessness to regain their independence. The golf outing will be held Oct.

Parking alert issued for those attending Country Music Festival |Aug 23, 2018

East Vincent >> The inaugural Citadel Country Spirit USA Festival, will begin Friday morning, August 24, and continue through Sunday night, August 26. We are expecting a greater than normal traffic volume in and around the Ludwig’s Corner area, as well as on most surrounding roadways.

Flood destroys supplies used for Camp Dreamcatcher |Aug 21, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Equipment used for a summer camp attended by local children dealing with abuse, depression, bullying and HIV/AIDS was ruined by floodwaters earlier this week, just as camp got underway.

Aqua Pennsylvania files for rate increase |Aug 21, 2018

Bryn Mawr >> Rates for customers of Aqua Pennsylvania Inc. could be going up. The utility filed an application Friday with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission for approval of a $71.8 million increase in water and wastewater rates for its customers.

Community workshop coming to Kennett Square |Aug 20, 2018

Kennett Square >> The Borough of Kennett Square and Kennett Township, in partnership with Historic Kennett Square and the Chester County Planning Commission, invite you to a Community Workshop and Open House on Thursday, September 13 at The American Legion Hall – 208 E.

In Chester County, this group helps struggling women and girls |Aug 20, 2018

During my short time interning at Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, I learned a lot about nonprofits in my community, but two things stood out in particular: the vast amount of need in Chester County and the endless efforts to help.

Column: Support needed for state’s growing population of Latino workers |Aug 20, 2018

About 15 years ago, when I was a junior high school teacher in Brooklyn, I asked some of my students where they looked forward to spending their summer vacation, and one of my Puerto Rican students mentioned that she loved to go to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to visit her family.

EDITORIAL: We are not the enemy of the people |Aug 19, 2018

On May 30, 1783, the Pennsylvania Evening Post and Daily Advertiser published its first daily edition, becoming the first daily newspaper not only in Pennsylvania, but in our young nation.

Kennett Book Shoppe plans Teacher Appreciation Sale |Aug 19, 2018

Kennett Square >> On Saturday, Aug. 25, the Kennett Square Resale Book Shoppe will be holding the annual Teacher Appreciation Sale at 113 South Union Street in Kennett Square from 10 a.m. to 4 p.

Wine Festival at Dilworthtown Inn aims to uncork cure to cancer |Aug 19, 2018

Chadds Ford >> The 27th annual Wine Festival will take place at Dilworthtown Inn Sunday, Oct. 14, with proceeds going to uncork the cure to cancer.

Plan for huge apartment complex in Kennett Township advances |Aug 18, 2018

Kennett Township >> After a three-year battle, it appears a massive 175-unit apartment complex in Kennett Township will become a reality.

Avon Grove School District earns national recognition for innovative markerspaces |Aug 18, 2018

West Grove >> Avon Grove School District (AGSD) is setting the standard in STEM education. The July 2018 edition of District Administrator, a National Publication for School Administrators, has recognized AGSD as a District of Distinction in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for its innovative use of makerspaces.

Penn Medicine hospitals rated tops by U.S. News & World Report |Aug 18, 2018

Philadelphia >> Penn Medicine hospitals have once again been ranked among the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, achieving Honor Roll status and top rankings in 12 clinical specialties.

First generation student flourishes, becomes family’s first graduate |Aug 18, 2018

Brookhaven >> When Yesenia Diaz Lopez of Brookhaven graduated from Delaware County Community College in May, she wore two hats: Her commencement cap and, atop that, a small sombrero. The sombrero was emblazoned with the name of her home country of Mexico.

Volunteers pack book bags for underprivileged students in Avon Grove, Oxford, Unionville and Kennett school districts |Aug 12, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Hundreds of underprivileged students in three southern Chester County school districts will not go to school unprepared this year thanks to a Longwood Rotary Club book bag project.

Patriot Day Concert continues tradition of grassroots giving |Aug 10, 2018

Oxford >> On Sept. 9, at 3 p.m., a Patriot Day Remembrance will be held in Oxford.

Police quell two situations in which guns displayed on Coatesville street |Aug 10, 2018

Coatesville >> Coatesville police quickly controlled two situations involving two different men who waived handguns openly on the same street.

Man arrested in connection with West Chester robbery |Aug 10, 2018

West Chester >> A Cheyney man was arrested in connected with a robbery of a West Chester residence on Dec. 18, 2017.

Tens of thousands expected to see country music stars at Citadel Country Spirit USA |Aug 9, 2018

It’s a brave new world for the Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show grounds, which has the capacity for a crowd of 15,000.

West Chester resident first Hispanic to lead Philly federal court |Aug 9, 2018

West Chester >> Juan R. Sánchez, a West Chester resident, was sworn in earlier this month as Chief Judge of the United States District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is the first Hispanic to lead the court in its 229-year history.

Police officers in West Goshen get free pizzas as token of support |Aug 8, 2018

WEST GOSHEN >> West Goshen police officers found out just how much the community cares about the service they provide when a local business stopped by to deliver pizzas to them for lunch.

Free vision screenings, face painting, Zumba at LCH Aug. 10 |Aug 8, 2018

Kennett Square >> In honor of National Health Center Week, La Comunidad Hispana and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health will host the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Journey on Friday, Aug.

Two Chester County Catholic elementary schools to remain open, board rules |Aug 8, 2018

West Grove >> Both Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School in Oxford and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Elementary School in West Grove will remain open, the Office of Catholic Education announced Wednesday.

Police seek missing Coatesville teen |Aug 8, 2018

Coatesville >> Madison Anderson of Coatesville is missing, police say, but is still in contact with her parents. The 17-year-old who goes by the nickname “Madi” was last seen early Monday morning near her home in Coatesville.

Kimmel to resign as East Marlborough supervisor |Aug 7, 2018

East Marlborough >> Christine Kimmel, the first female supervisor ever elected in East Marlborough Township, will resign effective Sept. 7.

Royal Farms has sight set on East Marlborough location |Aug 7, 2018

East Marlborough >> A Royal Farms convenience store as well as a medical office and possibly retail space is being considered for a 9-acre site on the south side of Route 1, opposite of Applebee’s Restaurant and where a Citgo gas station once operated.

Parkesburg couple pleads guilty in hanging deaths of dogs at kennel |Aug 6, 2018

Parkesburg >> A Chester County couple pleaded guilty to numerous charges surrounding the hanging deaths of two female dogs at a kennel they operated in Parkesburg, according to the Pennsylvania SPCA.

Rock The Park set Aug. 18 in Kennett Square |Aug 6, 2018

Kennett Square >> The Anson B. Nixon Park is hosting Rock the Park, a ticketed live music concert by local sensation Love Seed Mama Jump on Saturday, August 18. Concert gates open at 3 p.m. and the show runs from 4 p.

Police seek burglar who breaks into West Chester homes to steal undergarments |Aug 6, 2018

West Chester >> West Chester police are looking for the person who has been breaking into homes and stealing female undergarments.

Troop 22 Unionville scouts earn Eagle rank |Aug 5, 2018

East Marlborough >> Boy Scout Troop 22 in Unionville honored two new Eagle Scouts, Kerry Blecher and Lazarus Bradley, at a special Court of Honor held at the Unionville Elementary School. Kerry, the son of Craig Blecher and Angela Bond –Blecher, is a recent graduate of Unionville High School where he was an active member of the Unionville Speech and Debate Club.

Kindergarten readiness project in Kennett has mushroomed! |Aug 4, 2018

It is amazing when a community gathers as a systemic network what can be accomplished. The Kindergarten Readiness Project, which came together last fall has built a force that is providing a stream of interventions towards meeting the need of families and children, who turn five-year olds by September 30th and will be starting school.

West Marlborough man claims road rager responsible for racist attack |Aug 4, 2018

west chester >> John Rodgers wants you to know that he is not a racist.

Dinniman calls for animal protection legislation at Kindness Festival |Aug 3, 2018

West Brandywine >> State Senator Andy Dinniman recently discussed his efforts to strengthen animal welfare laws and end puppy mills in Pennsylvania at the third Annual Kindness Festival at West Brandywine Park.

Column: Why are so many people unable to have intimate relationships? |Aug 3, 2018

How many of us walk around this planet with a closed heart—unable to feel love and connection? We say “I love you”—but don’t really know what it is.

COLUMN: Climate change is real, it’s time to do something about it |Aug 3, 2018

Over eight years ago, my third grade teacher at Unionville Elementary School, Mrs. Oldenski, assigned my class to write a persuasive piece of writing. My eight year old self wrote an outstanding exposé about why carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions were pushing polar bears to extinction.

Jeff Daniels balancing careers in acting, music |Aug 3, 2018

You know Jeff Daniels from his Emmy-, Tony- and Golden Globe-winning roles, but did you know that in 2012, the Martin Guitar Co. began selling an OM Jeff Daniels Custom Artist Edition Guitar?

Philadelphia Folk Festival to return with female-leaning lineup |Aug 3, 2018

This might go down in history as the Philadelphia Folk Festival’s “Year of the Woman.”

From broken family to U.S. Marine, the Kennett Garage is the difference for this man |Aug 2, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Like many children of immigrant families, Tony Gomez Bustos had it rough early in life.But things started to change when he enlisted while in sixth-grade at the Garage Youth Center in Kennett Square, a facility staffed with community volunteers that empowers youth to pursue their dreams.

Soliciting just got a lot easier in Kennett Township |Aug 2, 2018

Kennett Township >> Door-to-door salespeople got what they wanted in Kennett Township, but maybe they should have been careful what they wished for.

Applications for Longwood Gardens Fellows program now open |Aug 2, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Applications are now available for the Longwood Gardens Fellows Program, a 13-month residential learning experience focused on building the leadership capacity of high-potential public horticulture professionals.

Charges reduced for New Garden dentist charged in sex assault |Aug 1, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> A southern Chester County dentist who had been accused of sexually assaulting a woman who had come to his New Garden office for a job interview pleaded guilty on Wednesday to reduced charges and was given probation as part of a plea agreement.

Coroner: Fatal drug overdoses a problem in Chester County |Jul 31, 2018

West Chester >> Last year, an estimated 62,000 people died from opioid related overdoses -- about 170 every day in the United States -- up 48 percent from 42,000 deaths in 2016. Drug overdoses now represent the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50 and life expectancy has fallen.

Woman, 21, arrested after assaulting police officer |Jul 31, 2018

West Chester >> A Lincoln University woman was arrested following a high-speed pursuit during which she allegedly assaulted a police officer.