Avon Grove Sun

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.

Mixed opinions on Oxford parking garage plan |Apr 14, 2017

OXFORD >> Public reaction to a proposed parking garage in the borough was mixed at a town hall meeting on Tuesday night at Ware Presbyterian Village.

Police honored at New Garden ceremony |Apr 14, 2017

NEW GARDEN >> Thursday was a night for looking back and recognizing the good work of local police officers.

Food trucks are coming to AG |Apr 13, 2017

Don’t miss the food truck fest at Avon Grove High School on April 21 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Last year it was a smashing success.

Federal budget cut hurts Meals on Wheels |Apr 9, 2017

There’s been some misinformation circulating, on the internet, that claims Meals on Wheels would cease to exist if Trump cuts its funding. According to Forbes that’s not true, however there’s more to the story.

First graders, down on the farm |Apr 8, 2017

OXFORD >> Many of the first graders at Elk Ridge Elementary School felt right at home in the Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab, having lived much of their young lives in the rural and farming culture of southern Chester County.

AG School District renews charter |Apr 8, 2017

LONDON GROVE >> The members of the Avon Grove School Board received a standing ovation following their unanimous vote to renew the charter school’s charter on Thursday.

AG Charter performs a superb ‘Rent’ |Apr 3, 2017

LONDON GROVE >> The actors and actresses among the students at Avon Grove Charter School took on a very grown up and difficult musical last week and nailed it.

Mimosas and Mendelssohn: What a swell party |Apr 3, 2017

KENNETT >> The Kennett Symphony of Chester County, coming off a sold-out family concert in a new venue last month and looking toward another sell out on Sunday, ventured even further into innovation on Saturday by performing its concert in the round at the Mendenhall Inn’s Grand Ballroom.

Brandywine Hills Point to Point delights with races, food and activities |Apr 2, 2017

POCOPSON >> The milestone 75th running of the Brandywine Hills Point to Point races went off Sunday, April 2, with fun family activities and exciting racing action.

Spencer honored as SCCCC ‘Outstanding Citizen’ |Mar 25, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> There were a lot of hugs at the chamber dinner on Friday at Longwood Gardens, and most of them were bestowed upon Outstanding Citizen Leon Spencer.

Oxford competing for ‘America’s Main Street’ |Mar 25, 2017

OXFORD >> Chester County’s southernmost town is in a contest to be “America’s Main Street,” and the outcome is determined by the number of votes it gets online.

A sad day in the barbershop |Mar 23, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> For Burton’s Barbershop owner-proprietor Bob Burton, the death of baseball great Dallas Green on Wednesday amounted to the loss of a good friend.

Kennett area authors hope their book will inspire partnerships |Mar 22, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> The authors of a new book about social services in the borough are hoping that the message takes on a life of its own.

Parents urged to attend AG district board meeting |Mar 21, 2017

LONDON GROVE >> Concerned about the looming deadlines for recertification and perceived delaying tactics by the Avon Grove School Board, parents and friends of the Avon Grove Charter School met in the school’s auditorium on Monday to sort out rumors and challenges.

Andy’s Dragon and Meehan’s Moose |Mar 21, 2017

If you haven’t heard, there is a meeting open to the public at Avon Grove High School on March 28 at 7 p.m. to discuss the subject of gerrymandering. Lawrence Husick of Fair Districts PA will explain it and why it leads to political divide.

Symphony orchestra awakens music appreciation in children |Mar 15, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Kennett Symphony of Chester County Director Michael Hall demonstrated on Sunday that even the youngest children can learn to appreciate good classical music.

Trumpcare probably not a good idea |Mar 12, 2017

The Republicans have finally announced what their proposed healthcare plan is. They call it the AHCA — The American Health Care Act. Most folks are calling it Trumpcare. The Trump Administration hopes to use this two-bill legislative package to repeal and replace Obamacare aka the ACA -The Affordable Care Act.

Volunteers sought for March 25 cleanup |Mar 10, 2017

POCOPSON >> If roadways could talk, they would thank the volunteers who take a few hours out of their weekends to clear the junk off the shoulders, forests and nearby fields.

Despite cyber attack, Dinniman’s office stays open |Mar 6, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> State Senator Andy Dinniman said Monday that his offices remain open for business and Saturday’s upcoming Town Hall Meeting will go ahead as planned despite a ransomware cyber attack that has disabled computers in Senate Democratic offices across Pennsylvania.

Like bees to honey, they’ll come for chocolate |Mar 6, 2017

OXFORD >> A quick turn to frigid weather was no deterrent the several hundred people paid a visit to the Oxford United Methodist Church Chocolate Festival on Saturday.

Sycamore Crossing will get 150 new homes |Mar 3, 2017

OXFORD >> In two months, give or take a few days, the public will have the chance to tour the new show home with the amenities of the 150 additional houses to be built soon in Sycamore Crossing.

Logic versus the Heart |Feb 26, 2017

The Trump Administration is proposing a cut to the school breakfast and lunch programs that would stop allowing some schools from giving all students free meals. Currently the program allows schools that have 40 percent of their student body who are living in low income families to provide all kids free meals.

Local Hispanics living in fear for themselves and their children |Feb 25, 2017

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.

Symphony Concert coming to Henderson High |Feb 18, 2017

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.

Paws for People brings comfort for those in pain |Feb 17, 2017

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

The Liberal Tea Party |Feb 12, 2017

What goes around comes around. Back in 2009 many Democrat Congressional folks faced angry protesters at any town hall meeting they attended. These protestors eventually became The Tea Party. What were those protestors fighting? They were protesting President Obama and his Democratic controlled Congress, who wanted to pass the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare.


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.

Dinniman announced grant for SCC Regional Police |Feb 9, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that New Garden Township will receive $44,000 in state funding for the merger of the New Garden and West Grove Police Departments.

A large crowd at Harry Potter Afternoon |Feb 9, 2017

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.

Dental Health program held for pets |Feb 9, 2017

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.

Who’s who in the DuPont family |Feb 9, 2017

Last weekend Estate Historian of Winterthur Jeff Geoff spoke on the subject of the du Pont family to an overflow audience. There were also 140 names on the standby list. The topic cannot be covered in one hour as the number of du Ponts were counted at the 200th anniversary of landing in America and there were thousands of them.

Old Timers celebrate the great ones among them |Jan 22, 2017

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.

Basketball star Overton urges audience to nurture King’s dreams |Jan 16, 2017

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.