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School vandalism of bathrooms at Unionville High School sparks suspension, outrage |May 23, 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A student at Unionville High School was recently suspended for vandalism after attempting to enter a locked bathroom at the school, sparking outrage by some parents and forcing school directors to re-examine the district’s policy on suspensions.

PUC sets public hearings for PECO rate hike request; average PECO customer would see 3.2 percent increase |May 22, 2018

Media >> The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has scheduled five hearings in June, including one in Media, and one in Norristown, to gather public input on a rate increase request filed by PECO Energy Company.

Even more fun and games on tap for this year’s Strawberry Festival |May 22, 2018

West Brandywine >> The 46th annual Strawberry Festival, one of the most anticipated events in Chester County, kicks off Thursday, May 31 on the grounds of the Brandywine Hospital.

Girl Scout Troop 4707 aids local pet shelter |May 21, 2018

Girl Scout Troop 4707 from Unionville Elementary always donates a portion of their cookie profits. This year the girls wanted to support a pet shelter and they decided on the La Mancha Animal Rescue in Coatesville.

T-shirt graveyard in West Chester a reminder of gun violence |May 21, 2018

West Chester >> Volunteers at the Unitarian Congregation of West Chester installed a T-shirt graveyard at the front of their property Saturday. The T-shirts have the name of 57 victims of gun violence in Chester County over the last 10 years, with their name, age and death date on display for all to see who ride or walk by the section of High Street, near West Chester University.

Municipal officials, lawmakers urge re-evaluation of planned massive Coatesville tax hike; vote set May 29 |May 19, 2018

WEST BRANDYWINE >> West Brandywine supervisors have adopted a resolution opposing Coatesville Area School District’s proposed tax increase for the 2018-19 school year.

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.

Parade schedules annouced for the holidays |May 19, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade Chairman Bill Taylor has announced that Staff Sgt. Communications Harry F. Brown and Tech Sgt. Gerald Breeden are the parade marshals for 2018.

Central Chester County Rotarians honor Dinniman |May 18, 2018

West Chester >> The Rotary Club of Central Chester County recently presented state Senator Andy Dinniman with the Paul Harris Fellow Award at the Sixth Annual Grapes and Hops Fundraiser.

Student who wrote threat at Engle Middle School identified; faces disciplinary action |May 18, 2018

West Grove >> After a thorough police investigation, the student who is believed to have written the threat against Fred S. Engle Middle School has been identified and will be addressed in accordance with school policy.

County’s opioid crisis fight starting to pay dividends |May 18, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> For Americans under age 50, the leading cause of death used to be injuries caused by accidents. Now, it’s drug overdoses.

Kennett High Multicultural conference challenges students to change the world |May 18, 2018

Kennett Square >> In April, Kennett High School welcomed high school students, teachers, and school personnel to the 17th Annual Multicultural and Diversity Awareness Conference. The day was full of thought-provoking workshops organized by a student committee and led by students, educators, and adults who are all well versed in multicultural affairs.

Kennett Square Public Works employee saves toddler wandering the street |May 17, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Veteran borough public works crew member Troy Stevenson is a hometown hero.

Kennett Township officials eye formal role for environmental council |May 17, 2018

Kennett Township >> Kennett Township may soon take a more formal approach to considering the effects of development on its natural resources.

Chester County Sheriff’s office welcomes three new deputies |May 17, 2018

West Chester >> Three new deputies joined the Chester County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, May 14.

Two dozen local churches unite to help families in need |May 16, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> More than 25 churches in Southern Chester County recently came together to partner to help needy local families.

Kennett Square’s western edge flourishing as businesses move into Cannery Row |May 16, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> The western edge of Kennett Square is about to bloom.

Kennett seniors to take part in annual Senior Stroll |May 16, 2018

Kennett Square >> On Thursday, May 31, over three hundred members of Kennett High School’s Class of 2018 will participate in the third annual Senior Stroll. More students have opted to take part in the Stroll this year than in previous years.

Police respond to threat at Engle Middle School in West Grove |May 16, 2018

West Grove >> State Police responded to Fred S. Engle Middle School due to comments that were written in a girl’s bathroom on the first floor of the school. The comments referenced a school shooting that is anticipated to take place.

Van de Krol looks to modernization, cost savings |May 15, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> Before Yolanda Van de Krol was elected Chester County Clerk of Courts in 2017, she was like most of her neighbors — slightly mystified about what, exactly, the clerk of courts did?

Millions in Chesco for open space, urban projects |May 15, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> Chester County continues to put its money where its figurative mouth is when it comes to protecting open space and preserving its urban centers.

Unionville rowing team wins silver medal |May 14, 2018

The Unionville High School Rowing Club went to the US Rowing Mid Atlantic Youth Championships and competd against the top schools and clubs in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Three of Unionville’s boats made it to the finals.

New program could reduce bullying, violence in Unionville-Chadds Ford School District |May 14, 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville-Chadds Ford school directors are set to approve a unique program that could reduce abuse, bullying, violence, harassment and substance abuse in the district’s schools.

Mother’s Day: Daughters recall best advice their moms ever gave them |May 12, 2018

Paoli >> Mothers are the emotional backbone of just about every family. In fact, if it weren’t for your mother you wouldn’t be reading this now. You wouldn’t even be breathing.

Community invited to sneak preview of Unionville After Prom |May 12, 2018

East Marlborough >> According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, the most prevalent cause of death among young adults aged 15-22 is automobile accidents, and the most fatal night of the year for young adults is the night of high school prom.

Mother, daughter graduate from West Chester University on the same day |May 12, 2018

West Chester >> The day before Mothers Day, West Chester, PA, residents Denise Meikle and her daughter, Nicole Meikle, have two reasons to celebrate: Both will graduate from West Chester University with their undergraduate degrees on Saturday, May 12.

Portabello’s is moving to get more space and expand options |May 11, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Portabello’s, the State Street restaurant that has achieved regional acclaim under Chef Brett Hulbert, is moving to a larger building complex to accommodate the growing patronage and popularity.

Police seek ‘woman of interest’ in connection with murder investigation |May 11, 2018

West Chester >> West Chester police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the woman pictured here, who might be able to assist them in investigating a homicide involving a Wilmington, Del.

Girl Scout project at King’s Highway will help to foster friendships, discourage bullying |May 10, 2018

WEST CALN >> Over the past two years, Girl Scouts from Troop 4291 from Greater Coatesville Service Unite 607 collected more than 500 pounds of bottle caps, which have been recycled to make two Buddy Benches that will remain on the playground at King’s Highway Elementary School for a long time.

Seven artists added to Chesco Country Music Festival; ticket prices increase June 1 |May 9, 2018

Glenmoore >> Seven country music artists have been added to the Citadel Country Spirit USA final lineup on the main stage. The three-day country music festival will be held at Ludwig’s Corner, a 33-acre site at 1325 Pottstown Pike in Glenmoore, Aug.

Proposed Unionville-Chadds Ford budget calls for lowest tax hike in 20 years |May 9, 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville-Chadds Ford School district officials are poised to adopt a $87 million budget that reflects the lowest tax increase in the past 20 years.

Garage Youth Center to hold community spring fling, $10,000 raffle |May 9, 2018

Kennett Square >> When you walk into The Garage Community and Youth Center on most afternoons you will run into Jordan*. Jordan is in 7th grade but, due to a severe reading disability, reads only at a 1st grade level.

East Marlborough teen earns Eagle Scout by collecting food for needy |May 8, 2018

The East Marlborough supervisors Monday recognized Zach Powell, who had collected 1,015 pounds of food for the Kennett Food Cupboard by asking for donations at a musical event held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Kennett Square, and earned Eagle Scout as a result.

Willowdale course walk scheduled May 11 |May 8, 2018

East Marlborough >> Willowdale Steeplechase Race Chairman Dixon Stroud and steeplechase jockey and trainer Ivan Dowling will once again host an entertaining and educational walk of the Willowdale Steeplechase race course on Friday, May 11.

Cops on alert after reports of strangers luring juveniles |May 8, 2018

As Pennsylvania State Police were reportedly investigating two apparent luring attempts that took place in the county Friday and Monday, both involving a white van with red lettering, a similar incident was reported in Aston late Tuesday afternoon.

Kennett Reading Olympics team brings home red ribbon |May 8, 2018

Kennett Square >> Eight Kennett High School students, led by Senior Captain Cindy Zern, brought home a red ribbon from the Chester County Intermediate Unit Reading Olympics on Wednesday, April 25.

Kennett teacher wins Chester County Art Association award |May 8, 2018

Kennett Square >> Kennett High School art teacher Tom Hironimus recently received the inaugural Excellence in Teaching award given by the Chester County Art Association. Mr. Hironimus was presented with the award at the 44th annual Chester County High School Art Festival banquet on Monday, April 23.

Kennett High School artists exhibit work |May 8, 2018

Kennett Square >> Last Thursday Kennett High School artists displayed their talents for their fellow students, teachers, staff, and parents. The annual art show was held in the school’s auxiliary gym on May 3.

Kennett sophomore Alexandra Cresci wins top prize at Chester County Art Show |May 7, 2018

Kennett Square>> Kennett High School junior Alexandra Cresci was recognized for her exceptional talent at the 44th annual Chester County High School Art Festival and Congressional Art Show.

Large crowds enjoy music, dance and food at Mexican festival in Kennett Square |May 6, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> The Cinco de Mayo celebration may be Mexican, but in the borough on Sunday it was a huge event that attracted a multicultural crowd.

Baseball superstar Mo’ne Davis visits Kennett Square to tell the importance of mentorship |May 5, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> A baseball superstar who graced the covers of Sports Illustrated and Time magazines visited Kennett Square last Thursday to tell people just how important it is to have a mentor in their lives.

Kennett Township officials rescind ordinance on repeated false fire alarms |May 4, 2018

Kennett Township >> If you’re worried that sizzling-hot frying pan will get you in legal trouble in Kennett Township, worry no more.

New East Fallowfield manager optimistic on getting grant funding |May 4, 2018

EAST FALLOWFIELD >> East Fallowfield’s newest township manager is optimistic he can improve the township by securing grant funding.

Stateline Woods Loop Run set May 12 in Avondale |May 4, 2018

Avondale >> The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC) announced that the Stateline Woods Preserve Run for Conservation is looking for runners and walkers to participate in their 9th Annual 5K and 10K event on May 12 at 10 a.

Police say man scammed Kennett Middle School students with phony fundraiser |May 4, 2018

NEW GARDEN >> A 26-year-old Delaware man has been charged with scamming students at Kennett Middle School.

15 local teachers district winners for 2018 Citadel Heart of Learning |May 3, 2018

Exton >> More than a dozen Chester County teachers were recently surprised at their school; each received the 2018 Citadel Heart of Learning Award.

West Chester East Indoor Guard takes first in competition |May 1, 2018

West Chester East High School Indoor Guard earned first place in the Scholastic Regional Guard Category at the TIA Southeastern Pennsylvania Region 3 Championships, which took place April 28 at Perkiomen Valley High School.

Kennett High named one of nation’s best high schools |Apr 30, 2018

Kennett Square >> U.S. News & World Report has once again named Kennett High School one of America’s Best High Schools.

Unionville school officials insist mascot a non-issue; parents wonder why Indian head has disappeared |Apr 28, 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville-Chadds Ford school directors say there is no plan to change the Indian mascot, yet a small but vocal group of parents say changes to the Indian logo over the past few years appear to set the stage for it to be scotched.

Avon Grove School Board approves building a new high school |Apr 27, 2018

PENN >> The Avon Grove School Board unanimously voted to proceed with the construction of a new high school and renovations to the existing buildings, but when it came to the spending plan, the board was divided.