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Past articles by Chris:

Kennett Old Timers induct 10 into Hall of Fame

KENNETT SQUARE—The Kennett Old Timers Hall of Fame Banquet hosted several hundred guests at the Kennett Fire Company Red Clay Room on Saturday night. In addition to welcoming 10 former → Read More

Old Timers to honor Larry Bosley and 10 local baseball veterans

KENNETT SQUARE—The 39th annual Old Timers Hall of Fame will honor Kennett Square real estate developer, entrepreneur and former Kennett Consolidated School District Superintendent Larry Bosley for his lifetime love → Read More

State Street Bridge finally opens in Avondale

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. A small group of neighbors and friends → Read More

East Linden Street showcases its past and present

KENNETT SQUARE >> Friends, neighbors and visitors from out-of-town came to one of the borough’s oldest and most historic streets on Saturday to mark Juneteenth. The day is called that because it was June 19th in 1865 that Union soldiers f → Read More

Thousands arrive for spectacle of Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade

KENNETT SQUARE >> Through the years, Kennett Square has become known as a place to come for parades — Memorial Day in particular. → Read More

Kennett Square Public Works employee saves toddler wandering the street

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

Rep. Roe fends off primary challenge from Westbrook in 158th District

WEST BRADFORD >> Eric Roe easily earned his way to another Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s 158th Legislative District. At 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday with 81 percent of the county results tabulated, he had received 2,719 votes to chall → Read More

Portabello’s is moving to get more space and expand options

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. → Read More

Kennett comes alive with spring flowers

KENNETT SQUARE >> No one at the annual borough plant sale on Saturday was sure how long it’s been going on, but most estimated it’s been decades. → Read More

Bikers gather for annual bike blessing

KENNETT >> Bikers are a hardy bunch. → Read More

Hardy souls show up to gather trash along the Red Clay

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. → Read More

30 years of EMC duty for Freese

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.” → Read More

Kennett Symphony concert explores ‘potions that create emotions’

WESTTOWN >> The Kennett Symphony of Chester County, which frequently performs out of Unionville High School, took its show on the road for the annual family concert on Sunday. → Read More

London Grove Friends Meetinghouse marks 200 years

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

Oxford student wins Farm Show blue ribbon with rabbit

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. → Read More

Nelms throws his hat in the ring for the 158th Legislative District

NEW GARDEN >> Former Kennett High School teacher and coach Rick Nelms is throwing his hat in the ring for the 2018 Democratic primary election. He is seeking the state House of Representatives seat for the 158th District, which is now occupied b → Read More

Tom Ogurcak will be honored along with nine players at Old Timers Baseball Hall of Fame

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. Along with those great hitters, pitchers and catc → Read More

Ambassador, businesswomman, Oxford native Marilyn Ware dies

Oxford native Marilyn Ware, a former U.S. ambassador to Finland, journalist, businesswoman and Oxford High School graduate, died on Dec. 14 in a hospital in Colorado. She was 74. → Read More

First responders chow down in West Grove

WEST GROVE >> It’s not that they have a lot of spare time on their hands. The members of the West Grove Fire Company get calls every day, and some of them are pretty serious. Still, they are committed to fitting into their community with → Read More

Community honors fallen vets with wreaths in Oxford

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. Like man → Read More