Avon Grove Sun

Alumni athletes honored at Oxford |Oct 17, 2017

EAST NOTTINGHAM >> The Oxford Sports Hall of Fame Committee added five more outstanding alumni athletes to its wall of fame on Monday, bringing the total over the years of more than 100.

Marilyn Hershey named Dairy Woman of the Year |Oct 16, 2017

WEST FALLOWFIELD >> Dairy farmer Marilyn Hershey of Cochranville was named Dairy Woman of the Year at the 51st annual World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., on Oct. 4.

Charter School feast raises funds for programs |Oct 15, 2017

LONDON BRITAIN >> The Avon Grove Charter School PTO, ever mindful and appreciative of the school’s Micro Farm and arts programs, held its second annual harvest dinner in the rural backwoods of Landenberg on Saturday.

Oxford candidates meet voters at Ware forum |Oct 13, 2017

OXFORD >> When the candidates for municipal office got together to introduce themselves to voters on Oct. 10, it was obvious that they were all very fond of the borough and loved its old time charm.

Scores earn ribbons at the Community Fair |Oct 9, 2017

Another Unionville Community Fair has come and gone, this year with perfect weather at the Willowsdale Steeplechase grounds.

Medic 94 named 2017 Pennsylvania EMS of the Year |Oct 9, 2017

WEST GROVE >> Southern Chester County Emergency Medical Services MEDIC 94 has been named the 2017 Pennsylvania EMS Service of the Year by the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council (PEHSC).

Orchestra opens its new office at the Art Stroll |Oct 8, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> The Kennett Symphony opened the doors of its new office to the public with an open house during Friday’s Art Stroll.

Screen time: The less the better |Oct 7, 2017

Empathy is not something we are born with. Self-centeredness present in the early years of life is a necessary component of the cognitive stages of development .

Woman honored for playground donation |Oct 1, 2017

OXFORD >> The construction of Oxford’s new all-inclusive playground was a community effort. But credit for a big chunk of that effort goes to a 96-year-old farmer from Lower Oxford.

Spencer and Biondi pass the torch to Amos at Pro Musica |Oct 1, 2017

KENNETT >> The torch is being passed at the Pro Musica music school founded by Leon Spencer and Fred Biondi in 1995.

Women’s club celebrates 50-year anniversary |Sep 15, 2017

POCOPSON >> Fifty years is a long time to keep a tradition alive, but that’s just what’s happened for the Chadds Ford Women’s Club.

New middle school is recommended |Sep 15, 2017

NEW LONDON >> Building a new middle school, and expanding the high school by building a core to connect it with the Fred S. Engle Middle School building could be projects coming to the Avon Grove School district at a cost of $126 million.

Lindenlauf retires |Sep 15, 2017

The members of the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department would like to congratulate PFC Gerard “Gerry” Lindenlauf on his retirement. A ceremony will be held at the New Garden Township regular meeting on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.

Work begins on Route 41 in Chatham |Sep 14, 2017

The Wolf Administration announced that construction is beginning on a project to improve travel and safety along Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) on the approach to the Route 841 (Chatham Road) Intersection by constructing a gateway at the north and south ends of the Village of Chatham in London Grove Township, Chester County.

Library staff members learn about Naloxone and how to administer it |Aug 31, 2017

PENN >> Chester County Drug and Alcohol Program Specialist Catherine Vaul told an audience on Thursday that it occurred to her only recently that libraries are vital areas where staff must to understand how to handle drug overdoses.

Rest in peace, Tony. We’ll miss you |Aug 28, 2017

Tony Talamonti, a mainstay of Kennett Square culture and a heavy element in the soul of the borough, died Saturday night at 72 of kidney cancer that had spread throughout his body. For some people, 72 years is enough, but for Tony there were still a lot of things he wanted to do, just as he had been doing for the past seven decades.

Beneath the library’s train man is a banjo Mummer |Aug 20, 2017

WEST GROVE >> The kids who stopped by the Avon Grove Library on Saturday to mark the end of the summer reading program ostensibly heard tales from a railroad engineer character. But the guy in the old fashioned train costume offered them more than “The Little Red Caboose.

Replacement of playground equipment makes it accessible to all |Aug 14, 2017

OXFORD >> It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood on Sunday as scores of residents and even volunteers from outside the area joined to install new playground equipment suited for children of all physical abilities in the borough’s Memorial Park.

Hosting sunflower and eclipse events for the public |Aug 13, 2017

POCOPSON >> For those who are wondering where the sunflowers are this year, the answer is at the Myrick Center along Route 842 in Pocopson. Brandywine Red Clay Alliance Executive Director Jim Jordan said they are coming a little early this year, but he wants to share the pleasure of viewing them with the public.

Environmental issues will extend repair time |Aug 12, 2017

AVONDALE >> The replacement of the State Street Bridge that collapsed into Indian Run on Thursday at noon will not be a quick fix, said Borough Council President Bill Shore. Among other things, the bridge sits right beside the borough sewer and water plants and has utility lines running alongside, which prompts caution and takes time to accommodate.

The nation awaits the Great American Solar Eclipse |Aug 10, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> The odds are good that on Aug. 21 most Americans are going to duck out of their workplaces and look up at the sky. That’s the date the moon will pass in front of the sun and create a total eclipse, which is being called “The Great American Eclipse.

Rock painting craze hits the borough and beyond |Aug 6, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Usually, a rock is just a rock. But in Kennett Square and many other communities throughout the nation, those pesky little bumps in the road have taken on a new life: Children are decorating them, hiding them, sharing their images on Facebook and engaging in a social media game.

A night of fun and fellowship in West Grove |Aug 3, 2017

WEST GROVE >> National Night Out in West Grove on Tuesday was an evening of entertainment, food trucks and schmoozing with first responders.

Young director produces show with special needs cast |Jul 30, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A recent Unionville High School graduate who has been enthralled with theater for most of her life, last week presented her second show with a cast of special needs individuals.

It’s ‘All Aboard’ at Ware Presbyterian Village |Jul 29, 2017

OXFORD >> A group of Ware Presbyterian Village men are reliving the joys of their youth in the community’s Model Railroad Club.

Vacation doesn’t stop kids’ learning at local libraries |Jul 29, 2017

WEST GROVE >> School may be out, learning doesn’t stop during the hot weather, especially for the kids who register for Glaxosmithkline’s “Science in the Summer” at their local library.

A tree falls in Oxford |Jul 27, 2017

OXFORD >> A huge branch from a 90-year-old tree fell on the roof of the mayor’s home, signaling the end of its long and appreciated life.

Area man loses 100 pounds and gets fit |Jul 17, 2017

LONDON GROVE >> Ian Harding grew up as an overweight child. He endured some levels of bullying when he was young and admitted that he never wanted to run unless he was being pushed to do so.

Weekend on wheels in Oxford and West Grove |Jul 9, 2017

OXFORD >> It didn’t matter to the kids at Oxford’s monthly First Friday stroll that the temperatures were hovering near 90. The most important thing to them was getting on their decorated bikes and pedalling down Third Street for the parade.

Arts alliance opens annex across the street |Jul 9, 2017

OXFORD >> It’s as if Oxford is having a love affair with the arts, and that love is being returned by the Oxford Arts Alliance with its mission to expand culture in the borough.

Oxford Feed and Lumber hosts flea and tick expert |Jul 3, 2017

OXFORD >> Oxford Feed and Lumber, a hardware store that is known for miles around as a friend of dogs, cats and horses, offered products and useful advice on the treatment of ticks and fleas on Saturday.

Bikers deliver 10 tons of goods to Oxford agency |Jul 3, 2017

OXFORD >> The storage rooms at Oxford Neighborhood Services got a big, fat boost on Saturday as members of the ABATE motorcycle group delivered 10 tons of food and household items there.

Celebrate the nation’s birth with fireworks |Jun 29, 2017

WEST NOTTINGHAM >> Visitors will get more than a great fireworks display when they go to Freedom Fest in Nottingham Park on Saturday night, July 1. The county commissions, along with the parks department, Herr Foods and D’Ambrosio Chevrolet are providing an evening of entertainment which will conclude with a half-hour fireworks program.

Bikers will deliver goods to Oxford on July 1 |Jun 18, 2017

Have you seen bikers spending their weekends standing in front of Walmart, Redner’s, Dollar Store in Oxford? Giant in Jennersville? Acme in Avondale or other stores?

Scores of runners beat Beethoven’s ‘5th’ |Jun 14, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> It was not necessary to keep in step with Beethoven’s “5th Symphony,” but the runners needed to go fast.

County will replace Avondale’s deficient bridge |Jun 9, 2017

AVONDALE >> The State Street Bridge, having been declared deficient for almost a decade, will finally be replaced by the county.

Charter graduates praise their close-knit experiences |Jun 9, 2017

LOWER OXFORD >> The student speakers at the years of Avon Grove Charter School graduations are fond of saying that attending here is like being part of a family. On last Wednesday evening, the kids who spoke on stage reiterated that feeling.

Regional police hit the streets on bikes |Jun 4, 2017

WEST GROVE >> When the Southern Chester County Regional Police held their public debut in April with an awards ceremony, Chief Gerald Simpson told the audience he hoped there would be a bicycle contingent in the future.

Avon Grove Parade was like a Norman Rockwell painting |May 27, 2017

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

West Grove couple buys Hank’s Place |May 14, 2017

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.”

Kids join the effort to support the garden |May 13, 2017

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.

Thousands fill the street at Mexican festival |May 7, 2017

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.

Scores of anglers will have fish for dinner |May 6, 2017

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.

Physics whiz kids headed for Singapore championships |May 5, 2017

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.

Bipartisan effort celebrated at Route 796 project |Apr 28, 2017

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.”

Barnyard Bingo returns |Apr 25, 2017

LONDON GROVE >> Return to the farm this weekend.

A forgotten truth in our spiritual lives |Apr 24, 2017

A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine whom we’ll call Tom offered to me a great truth that sadly too many of us, including me, tend to forget.

Earth Day in Franklin |Apr 22, 2017

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.

Eggstravaganza entertains at West Grove church |Apr 15, 2017

WEST GROVE >> The West Grove United Methodist Church marked the spring season with an family event called “Eggstravaganza” on Sunday afternoon.

Chicks and bunnies star in Oxford |Apr 15, 2017

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.