Avon Grove Sun

Tree lighting hosted by West Grove Garage kids |Dec 8, 2017

WEST GROVE >> The annual lighting of the West Grove Christmas tree is rather modest compared with those of the nearby communities.

Kennett Symphony concert enthusiastically received |Dec 4, 2017

On Saturday night Music Director Michael Hall executed a fun-filled and enthusiastically received holiday concert entitled “Pops Goes the Holidays” to a full house at Unionville High School.

Dogs meet up with Santa and the Missus in Pocopson |Dec 4, 2017

POCOPSON >> Candy canes and sugar plums might go through the heads of children at Christmas, but no one really knows what the dogs have in mind. Fortunately for the canines, Ace Hardware in Pocopson and its sister stores, Oxford Feed and Lumber and Pets and Friends in Jennersville, are bringing the same Christmas joy to dogs that children are receiving at numerous occasions all over the region.

The town turns out to celebrate on Third Street |Dec 4, 2017

OXFORD >> State Sen. Andy Dinniman said recently that he likes Oxford because it’s the kind of place where people know each other, and those friendships often go back to generations that came before.

Kitty Cafe welcomes preschool story fans |Dec 4, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> It’s a lucky cat that ends up at the Tree Tops Kitty Cafe in Kennett Square.

Local ‘Nutcracker’ wows large audiences |Dec 2, 2017

EAST NOTTINGHAM >> The staff and dancers from the Oxford Center for Dance pulled a glorious spectacle out of their hats with the performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet on Saturday.

Kids elated with annual Christmas gift trip |Dec 2, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> For kids from the Chester County Family Academy, the annual “Shopping with the Sheriff” is something they look forward to for weeks or, for many, months.

Does too much screen time have an effect on mental health? |Dec 1, 2017

My daughter would stay in her room for hours and sometimes days at a time. I’d slip food under the door and supply her with water to keep her hydrated. I’d poke my head in every so often to make sure she was still in there and offer a trip for ice cream.

My two cents: We sure could use a little good news |Dec 1, 2017

Anne Murray sang a song which was released in her then-newest album back on September 1983. The title song of the album “A Little Good News” became another major hit, in her large collection of hit songs.

Local coat drive means winter warmth for hundreds |Nov 20, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Organizers of a local coat collection drive that met with overwhelming success celebrated the effort at a Thanksgiving service on Sunday evening at Unionville Presbyterian Church.

Burton’s Barber Shop celebrates 125 years with day-long festivities |Nov 11, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Joe Hughes sat in the barber chair for probably the longest haircut he ever had. That was because his barber, Bob Burton, kept greeting guest-after-guest at his shop’s 125th anniversary party and had promised he was not going to stop cutting hair while it was going on.

Community comes together for Veterans Breakfast |Nov 11, 2017

OXFORD >> When it appeared last year that there would be no veterans breakfast, the community pulled together and produced a first class gathering early in November.

Southern Chester County contested races results |Nov 8, 2017

All results are unofficial until confirmed by Chester County Voter Services

Students eager to solve traffic challenge with math |Nov 6, 2017

OXFORD >> Three algebra classes had the opportunity to play highway intersection designer/planners on Friday at Penn’s Grove School.

Touches of past, present and future at the Hunt Cup races |Nov 5, 2017

WEST MARLBOROUGH >> Past, present, and future blended together in the rolling hills of Chester County at the 83rd annual Pennsylvania Hunt Cup on Sunday.

Former U.S. official vindicates Pearl Harbor scapegoats in speech at veterans event |Nov 3, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Addressing an audience of about 150 local veterans and their supporters, former U.S. Army counterintelligence agent and journalist Samuel L. Waltz Jr. described his efforts in vindicating the two commanders at the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, who had been widely scapegoated for a lack of preparedness.

State Police Reports from Southern Chester County |Nov 2, 2017

State Police Avondale Barracks Domestic assault >> On Sept. 16 police responded to a domestic incident that got physical in East Marlborough Township involving a 24-year-old and a 55-year-old male.

No solutions yet for phorid fly invasions |Oct 31, 2017

NEW GARDEN >> For the residents of Harrogate development, the biblical prophecies of locust swarms have nothing on them.

POLICE REPORTS FROM SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY |Oct 28, 2017

State Police Avondale Barracks One car >> Eduardo Aguirre, 25, of Newark, Del., was not injured when he lost control of his car on a curve and hit a stone wall on New London Road in London Britain Township on Oct.

Burton’s Barber Shop will celebrate 125 years |Oct 27, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Like the mythical Boston bar Cheers, Burton’s Barber Shop is a place where “everyone knows your name.” In effect, getting a haircut on State Street is almost like stopping at the local pub for conviviality and good chats about baseball.

Charter School breaks ground on $6.9 million project |Oct 26, 2017

FRANKLIN >> Avon Grove Charter School celebrated the expansion of its Kemblesville Early Learning Center with a groundbreaking on Friday.

Lincoln University welcomes Brenda Allen as its 14th president |Oct 20, 2017

LOWER OXFORD >> Newly inaugurated Lincoln University President Dr. Brenda Allen told her audience in no uncertain terms on Friday that she believes in the liberal arts and intends to keep the school on that track as its mission.

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.