Nearly 5,000 came out to Mudderella PA to "own their strength." (Candice Monhollan)

Mudderella draws thousands to Unionville

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. UNIONVILLE — It was time to get down and dirty at the Plantation ...

Shawn Dutkiewicz is the new principal of Chadds Ford Elementary School. (Shawn Dutkiewicz)

Dutkiewicz excited to begin as new principal of Chadds Ford Elementary

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. Education is something which has been flowing through Shawn Dutkiewicz’s blood and ...

Unionville-Chadds Ford school board President Victor Dupuis accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and dumped the frigid water on his head after the board meeting Aug. 18. (Candice Monhollan)

U-CF district ready to welcome back students

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. KENNETT SQUARE — Things were a little bit chilly at the end ...

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Nearly 5,000 came out to Mudderella PA to "own their strength." (Candice Monhollan)

Mudderella draws thousands to Unionville

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. UNIONVILLE — It was time to get down and dirty at the Plantation Field as nearly 5,000 people came out for the 2014 Mudderella PA Aug. 16. The event, part of eight held across the United States and […]

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Shawn Dutkiewicz is the new principal of Chadds Ford Elementary School. (Shawn Dutkiewicz)

Dutkiewicz excited to begin as new principal of Chadds Ford Elementary

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. Education is something which has been flowing through Shawn Dutkiewicz’s blood and a profession he has always wanted to do since he was 7 years old. His best friend’s mother, who is still teaching in the Centennial […]

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Unionville-Chadds Ford school board President Victor Dupuis accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and dumped the frigid water on his head after the board meeting Aug. 18. (Candice Monhollan)

U-CF district ready to welcome back students

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. KENNETT SQUARE — Things were a little bit chilly at the end of the Unionville-Chadds Ford school board meeting Aug. 18. Well, chilly for one person — board President Victor Dupuis. After the board breezed through the […]

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The Brandywine BBC of West Chester played the Rising Sun BBC of Maryland in a 19th century base ball game as part of the Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League at Pocopson Park Aug. 17. Brandywine lost by a final of 21-5. (Candice Monhollan)

Brandywine BBC tying together the love of baseball with history

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. POCOPSON — It was just another beautiful summer day in Pocopson Park and the perfect setting for an old fashioned game of baseball Sunday afternoon. And it was, quite literally, old fashioned. The Brandywine Base Ball Club, […]

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Kierstin Anderson with her Gold Award GSEP Project Mentor, Nancy Bowker. (Kim Anderson)

Anderson’s hard work earns Girl Scouts Gold Award

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. The Girl Scouts Gold Award suggests a minimum of 80 hours of work on a project, but rising Kennett senior Kierstin Anderson went well over that – by 220 hard hours. Since 2012, Anderson has been performing with the Delaware Children’s Theatre in Wilmington […]

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As part of achieving her Girl Scout Gold Award, Jess Oehler renovated seven games and designed and built a new one for the May Fair/Fall Festival held by the Chadds Ford Elementary PTO. (Valerie Oehler)

Oehler earns highest Girl Scout award

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. Jess Oehler is no stranger to helping out in her community. She has spent the last few years helping the homeless in the Philadelphia area by donating food and, shortly after, she stumbled across “Teens for Jeans” and started a donation drive at […]

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The Bayard Taylor Memorial Library brings fun to learning with the Google Maker camp. (Candice Monhollan)

Bayard Taylor Library hosts Google Maker camp

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. Gadgets, motors and Macs have been whizzing and whirring inside the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library as they play host to the six-week Goggle Maker camp, allowing students, ages 13 to 18, the opportunity to participate in art, tech and design projects with the […]

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Good Neighbors spent a week fixing houses in Kennett Square, Avondale, West Grove and Nottingham this summer. (Candice Monhollan)

Good Neighbors has revamped over 250 homes in region

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. As Good Neighbors Inc. has shown time and time again, you don’t need a television show such as “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” to make a difference in someone’s life. Instead, it just takes some hard work, dedicated […]

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A frog clock that makes frog noises when the alarm goes off, along with black-and-white reusable sandwich bags called Lunchskins are favorites at bedbugzz..., a children's store in Kennett Square. Bedbugzz and Scout & Annie Vintage Homegoods, both in Kennett Square, won Best of Philly awards from Philadelphia Magazine. (Daily Local News)

Two Kennett stores named Best of Philly

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. If people in Philadelphia never knew of Kennett Square before, they certainly do now after two stores were named Best of Philly by “Philadelphia Magazine” for 2014. As the edit staff described when searching for the best […]

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The Country Butcher, owned by Dan Boxler, has come out with the new Kennett Square burger for the summer, adding to the store's already growing list of specialty items. (Candice Monhollan)

Country Butcher gives Kennett its own burger

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. The Country Butcher has been a staple in Kennett Square for the last 32 years and over that time, owner Dan Boxler has been trying to keep his store ahead of the curve through creativity with his team of employees to bring new […]

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Over 400 motorcycles took part in the ride to honor fallen firefighter Ryan Miller. (Candice Monhollan)

Motorcyclists say goodbye to firefighter with a ride in his honor

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website and the The Mercury‘s website. WEST CHESTER — When Ryan Miller died Saturday in a motorcycle crash — just as his brother Robbie had done 14 months earlier — the call went out on social media for […]

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(New Garden Police Department)

New Garden firing range close to opening

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. LANDENBERG – With the new firing range for the New Garden police close to opening, supervisors gave permission to Kennett, Oxford and Parkesburg for their officers to also use it. There was some concern from the crowd […]

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From left: Jim Conkle, Daniel McClure, Dave Wilks, Ed Dart, Andy Kolb and Paul Gouge will head to Burundi and Rwanda Aug. 9 to work with HOPE International and Younglife. (Candice Monhollan)

Six from Willowdale Chapel journeying to Africa

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. In order to truly appreciate life, sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone and for six Chester County men, they will be leaping far beyond those boundaries when they travel to Burundi and Rwanda […]

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19th-Century base ball comes to Pa.

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. GETTYSBURG — In a town made famous by its 1800’s history, men and women decked out in period garb descended on the small town of Gettysburg, but not for a reenactment of the Civil War. Instead, it was to play ball. 1800’s style […]

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The Science in the Summer program at the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library is a week-long camp, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, the Franklin Institute and the Chester County libraries. It is free, but only a limited space was open. (Candice Monhollan)

Science in the Summer opens at Bayard Taylor Library

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. Some children may only just visit the ocean during vacation, but those in attendance of the free Science in the Summer program at the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library are learning all about it. The week-long camp, sponsored […]

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Robert Sage was voted in as the newest member of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board by a vote of 5-3 to replace Eileen Bushelow. (Candice Monhollan)

Sage voted in as member of U-CF school board

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. After having to push the decision back a month due to deadlock voting, Robert Sage was sworn in as the newest member of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board in a special meeting July 14. It took two […]

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Back row from left: Shoshanna Lustig, Rebecca Lustig, Kierstin Anderson, Kate Doroba, Delaney Chaffin, Zachary Milestone, Naomi Simonson, Alexa Simonson, Stephen Doroba and Wyatt Anderson. Front row from left: Cody Booksh, Skyler Booksh, Kylie Jackson, Juan Dutoit, Noah Simonson, Brandt Berger and George Roberts. (Candice Monhollan)

Camp Curious 2.0 brings in older children

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. LANDENBERG – It’s one thing to pass down clothes between sisters, but in the Lustig family, older sister Shoshanna has given Camp Curious to her younger sister Rebecca to take over and run. After their grandmother’s death […]

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Justin Best, third from left, will be rowing for the United States in the CanAmMex Regatta in Nova Scotia July 11 and 12. (Candice Monhollan)

Best representing country in Nova Scotia

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. It has been a whirlwind of a year for Unionville High School’s Justin Best. He was an integral part in getting the school’s rowing club off the ground and was able to participate, alongside his brother, in the SRAA National Championship in May […]

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Neilson Carlin, who owns Studio Rilievo School of Classical Painting in Kennett Square, will create an oil painting for the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015. (Neilson Carlin)

Neilson Carlin to be featured at World Meeting of Families

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. It may be over a year away, but Neilson Carlin has already been chosen for the opportunity to show off his work at the eighth World Meeting of Families to be held in Philadelphia Sept. 22 to 27, 2015. Carlin was contacted by […]

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It's becoming a tough world for college graduates as debt and limited jobs force them to return home. (Daily Local News)

Debt forces college grads to move back home

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website, The Mercury‘s website and The Phoenix‘s website. Brian Mahoney, 24, of Collegeville, has had to bounce around from job to job while his Bachelor’s Degree collects dust. It’s the only thing he can do to get his […]

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The Save Our Water Committee is fighting to protect the wells and water in the area of New Garden, Franklin and London Britain townships. (Marion Waggoner)

Residents fighting to protect water

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. Several years ago, a well was built near the intersection of Broad Run and Newark roads, just about 150 feet from the Broad Run Creek. Now, Artesian Water wants to own the well and use it to pump water to its customers, which […]

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Milledge Estes (with cape) is battling a rare disease called Diamond Blackfan Anemia and to help raise money for research, his family held a “Mighty Milledge” event at CrossFit Kennett Square June 28. (Melanie Sisemore)

Mighty Milledge brings DBA awareness to Kennett

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. Every night, Milledge Estes is hooked up to an infusion line through his leg for 12 hours to receive medicine and make sure his iron levels stay normal. He has also gone through more than 100 blood transfusions since he was born. He’s […]

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Rounds 3, 5, and 7, recap with commentary

This article can be found published on Sportsology‘s website. Round 3 61) Buffalo Sabres: Goaltender Jonas Johansson Now that Ryan Miller is no longer the franchise goaltender in Buffalo, they are in search for the kid who can backstop the team for its first ever Stanley Cup and they’ll try to find that in Jonas […]

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2014 NHL Entry Draft: Day 2, Rounds 2-7

PHILADELPHIA — It’s an early morning, but people are still filing into the Wells Fargo Center for the second day of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Prospects were like rock stars as they arrived. Many came through the same doors as the fans and the youngsters in the building were running up to them for […]

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