Avon Grove Sun

Avondale’s State Street Bridge finally reopens |Jun 21, 2018

AVONDALE >> With virtually no pomp, circumstance, celebration or ribbon cutting, the “Do not enter” signs came down off the State Street Bridge on Thursday at 7 p.m. after a year of blockage.

State Street Bridge (Avondale) scheduled to reopen June 20 |Jun 15, 2018

Update May 23, 2018 The County held a progress meeting on May, 23rd for the State St bridge project in Avondale. PECO has completed their portion of the work, and the remaining work to be completed is drainage, paving, curb, sidewalk & guiderail.

Three local scholar-athletes honored with Yoder awards |Jun 5, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> Avon Grove athletes Olivia Paoletti and Bryce De Muth along with Downingtown East’s Bryce Lauletta received the second annual Richard B. Yoder High School Scholar-Athlete Awards at the West Chester County Club on Saturday.

Runnin’ in the rain in the big race for the small town of Kennett Square |May 19, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> On Saturday morning, Anson B. Nixon Park was adorned in its finest green leaves and white honeysuckle as it welcomed the hundreds of runners who came to compete in the 29th annual Kennett Run.

Riders gather for annual bike blessing |Apr 29, 2018

KENNETT >> Bikers are a hardy bunch.

AG Charter Microfarm welcomes a new lamb |Apr 22, 2018

LONDON GROVE >> The sheep herd at the Avon Grove Charter School increased by one last week as Lollipop the ewe gave birth to a baby lamb. The female, born pre-dawn on Tuesday has yet to be named, but the kids have all kinds of ideas and have been invited to submit them.

‘Mary Poppins’ wows the Avon Grove audience |Apr 22, 2018

LONDON GROVE >> The “Mary Poppins” audience at Avon Grove High School got their money’s worth from the students’ performances last weekend.

Beethoven and Bellinis: A review |Apr 16, 2018

KENNETT >> The Kennett Symphony’s “Beethoven and Bellinis” program on Saturday afternoon at the Mendenhall Inn was a concert that combined the pleasures of music, food, drink and conviviality all in one event.

Hardy souls show up to gather trash along the Red Clay |Apr 15, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> The volunteers who committed to clean up the land around the Red Clay Creek on Sunday morning didn’t back out on their promise, even though the weather took a nose dive overnight.

Mobile Agriculture Lab comes to Elk Ridge Elementary |Apr 15, 2018

OXFORD >> Like the robins of spring, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Science Lab showed up a Elk Ridge Elementary School to help the kids learn more about agriculture.

30 years of EMC duty for Freese |Apr 12, 2018

WEST GROVE >> “Who you gonna call?” is a question folks ask when the sky starts falling down around them. And in southern Chester County that answer is often “Chuck Freese.

Lions baseball team welcomes accident victim in ceremony |Apr 9, 2018

LOWER OXFORD >> The Lincoln University Lions baseball players welcomed 9-year-old Austin Willis to their team at a signing ceremony on Sunday at the Manuel Rivero Hall.

Distracted driving citations grow significantly over 5 years in Pa. |Apr 4, 2018

Distracted driving has become a more serious concern for Pennsylvania law enforcement over the past several years as the number of citations related to the problem continues to climb.

Seventh graders zoom into the future with Augmented Reality |Mar 19, 2018

LONDON GROVE >> Seventh graders at Avon Grove Charter School took a giant educational leap into the future as they tried out a new program called “Augmented Reality.”

‘Mary Poppins’ lights up the stage and enchants the audience |Mar 19, 2018

LONDON GROVE >> It’s hard to imagine that the Avon Grove Charter School players could reach the bar they set when they performed profound and heart-wrenching “Rent” last year.

Flower show exhibits creativity and the meaning of water |Mar 11, 2018

PHILADELPHIA >> The Philadelphia Flower Show experienced a roller coaster adventure this year, surviving a severe nor’easter storm on the day before opening and another at midweek. An attendant at one station said it was feast and famine: On Wednesday a small crowd would arrive, and then no one.

‘Catstravaganza’ will benefit TreeTops Kitty Cafe |Mar 11, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> A heart-warming addition came to Kennett Square last summer with the opening of TreeTops Kitty Cafe. The non-profit at 305 W State St, in the borough is home to 17 cats that were rescued from a kill shelter in South Carolina.

‘Sound of Music’ gets great reception at Oxford |Mar 11, 2018

EAST NOTTINGHAM >> A large cast of more than 30 student actors joined with a talented pit orchestra and skilled lighting crew to bring the musical “The Sound of Music” to the Oxford High School stage last weekend.

State police urge communication and readiness for schools |Mar 6, 2018

In the wake of the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida and speculation on the role of law enforcement, Pennsylvania State Police Officers Adam Reed and Brent Miller presented a podcast last week describing their reactions.

An ancient Egyptian museum greets guests at Hopewell |Mar 5, 2018

OXFORD >> The sixth graders at Hopewell School are thoroughly modern pre-teens, but given a year of immersion in ancient cultures they are also emerging with a greater appreciation of the past.

Wind gusts blow train off tracks in Lower Oxford |Mar 5, 2018

LOWER OXFORD >> The wind from Friday’s nor’easter storm was so severe that it blew a train off the tracks just south of Lincoln University.

A record crowd turnout for chocolate |Mar 5, 2018

OXFORD >> Several hundred people, many of them having been hunkered down since last week’s nor’easter, arrived at the Oxford United Methodist Church on Saturday ready for a taste of chocolate.

Middle School presents ‘Annie Jr.” to enthusiastic audiences |Feb 25, 2018

LONDON GROVE >> The kids from Fred S. Engle Middle School played “Annie Jr.” to enthusiastic and large audiences on Friday and Saturday at the high school.

Middle School presents ‘Annie Jr.’ to large and enthusiastic audiences |Feb 25, 2018

LONDON GROVE >> The kids from Fred S. Engle Middle School played “Annie Jr.” to enthusiastic and large audiences on Friday and Saturday at the high school.

Empty Bowls meals fill the fire hall twice |Feb 23, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Gentrification is a word that has good and dubious connotations.

McLeod receives praise and cheers as ‘Outstanding Citizen’ |Feb 18, 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Outstanding Citizen 2017 Jim McLeod received a rousing reception at Longwood Gardens on Saturday night as the audience members rose and applauded him with a standing ovation.

Mainstreet Inc. aims to boost the town |Feb 15, 2018

OXFORD >> Brian Wenzka became the new executive director at Oxford Mainstreet, Inc., (OMI) in September but some residents may not know him yet.

Garage Youth Center gets defib unit |Feb 6, 2018

WEST GROVE >> The Garage Youth and Community Center in the borough is a little bit safer these days now that it has a defibrillator.

Empty Bowls project supports Oxford Neighborhood Services |Feb 4, 2018

OXFORD >> There was a whole lot of volunteerism going on at the Empty Bowls luncheon on Saturday, all toward the goal of supporting the borough’s Neighborhood Services Center — often called “The Heart of the Cmmunity.

London Grove Friends Meetinghouse marks 200 years |Feb 4, 2018

WEST MARLBOROUGH >> Poets have said the best time for looking back is your birthday.

Fire and explosive flare-ups damage Oxford Sunoco |Feb 1, 2018

OXFORD >> An Oxford landmark went up in flames early Tuesday morning as a fire consumed the truck bay of the Sunoco station on Third Street.

Fire, explosive flare-ups rock Oxford Sunoco |Jan 30, 2018

OXFORD >> An Oxford landmark went up in flames early Tuesday morning as a fire consumed the truck bay of the Sunoco station on Third Street.

Local student wins Farm Show award with rabbit |Jan 27, 2018

EAST NOTTINGHAM >> There are plenty of livestock certificates and ribbons on the wall of the Goldie household, and the most recent one came courtesy of an outstanding rabbit named Titan.

Old Timers Hall of Fame honors 10 at annual banquet |Jan 21, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> It may be mid-winter on the calendar, and the temperatures are hovering around freezing, but for baseball fans, late January marks the one-month countdown to the beginning of spring training on Feb.

Schools opening late after overnight snow |Jan 17, 2018

Here are the schools that have announced late openings and closings today:

Soup luncheon with decorated bowls helps the needy |Jan 17, 2018

OXFORD >> The Oxford Arts Alliance is combining creativity and charitable giving through its annual Empty Bowls project.

Molly Gallagher is appointed to the Board of Governors |Jan 17, 2018

NEW GARDEN >> A Kennett High School graduate who now serves as the student body president at Kutztown University has been appointed to the board that oversees the policies of Pennsylvania’s 14 state system universities.

Oxford marks King’s birthday with the Spirit of Giving |Jan 17, 2018

OXFORD >> A strong presence of volunteers from Oxford’s high school and middle school contributed heavily to the success of the Spirit of Giving Luncheon at Penn’s Grove Middle School on Monday.

Paid parking and kiosks coming soon |Jan 9, 2018

OXFORD >> As soon as the kiosks arrive, motorists will have to pay for parking in the borough lot between Second and Third Streets. Under the new system there will be two kiosks where payment can be made for parking in that lot.

Nelms throws in his hat for the 158th |Jan 8, 2018

NEW GARDEN >> Former Kennett High School teacher and coach Rick Nelms is throwing his hat in the ring for the 2018 primary election. He is seeking the state House of Representatives seat for the 158th District, which is now occupied by Republican Eric Roe, who has said publicly that he intends to run as well.

McLeod named Outstanding Citizen of Year by Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce |Jan 3, 2018

West Grove >> The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce has named Jim McLeod its 2017 Outstanding Citizen of the Year.

Ogurcak and nine players will be honored by Old Timers |Jan 2, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Southern Chester County has no lack of outstanding baseball players, as witnessed by the great numbers who have been inducted into the Old Timers Hall of Fame through the years.

Massey steps into his second term and cites area heroin epidemic |Dec 29, 2017

OXFORD >> It was District Justice Scott Massey’s day in the spotlight as he was sworn in for his second six-year term as Judge of Chester County Magisterial Court 15-3-05. But rather than celebrate the event alone, he invited in all the newly elected township supervisors in this jurisdiction, swore them in, and then took them and their guests out to dinner.

Community honors fallen vets with wreaths |Dec 17, 2017

OXFORD >> Undaunted by the previous night’s snow, local folks slipped boots and mittens on their kids and trudged up to the Oxford cemetery on Saturday to pay tribute to deceased veterans and those who gave their lives in battle.

Guadalupe service draws thousands to St. Rocco |Dec 15, 2017

NEW GARDEN >> The Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration isn’t Christmas, but it’s just as joyful for the local Mexican population.

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.