(Vanessa Robtison)

Spotlight of the Week: Always just one of the boys

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. There was never a time Vanessa Robtison, 31, can remember when she ...

(Candice Monhollan)

Kennett school board: Who should be allowed to voice opinions at meetings?

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. KENNETT SQUARE – In preparation for the new school year, the Kennett ...

Nick Peter, 11, was the hero in overtime to end Downingtown East's streak of losses. (Candice Monhollan)

Boys Soccer: Peter ends Downingtown East’s losing streak

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. DOWNINGTOWN – It was a battle Royale between Downingtown East and Downingtown West boys soccer teams at DiSerafino ...

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(Vanessa Robtison)

Spotlight of the Week: Always just one of the boys

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. There was never a time Vanessa Robtison, 31, can remember when she wasn’t involved in something sports, whether it was coaching, playing or even just attending for fun. Growing up with an athletic older brother and two […]

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(Candice Monhollan)

Kennett school board: Who should be allowed to voice opinions at meetings?

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. KENNETT SQUARE – In preparation for the new school year, the Kennett Consolidated school board has been reviewing its policies and making changes and updates when necessary. Four second readings were approved and adopted as the new […]

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Nick Peter, 11, was the hero in overtime to end Downingtown East's streak of losses. (Candice Monhollan)

Boys Soccer: Peter ends Downingtown East’s losing streak

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. DOWNINGTOWN – It was a battle Royale between Downingtown East and Downingtown West boys soccer teams at DiSerafino Stadium on Thursday night. Then again, what else it to be expected between the two archrivals? “(The game) just brings so much more energy,” said […]

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A flag purchased shortly after 9/11 is held by Eileen Petree during the September 11th Remembrance Ceremony at Brandywine Battlefield Park in Chadds Ford on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The event honored those at the Battle of the Brandywine in 1777, and those who perished in the terrorist attacks of 2001. (Vinny Tennis)

Sept. 11: Chester County remembers that fateful day

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. Note: The story is a combined piece from three Daily Local News writers, including Candice Monhollan. Many Chester County communities on Thursday held special observances to remember the deadliest attack on U.S. soil and the nation’s most tragic day: Sept. 11, 2001. In […]

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Brandywine played hard, but was just unable to pull out the win against the Talbot Fair Plays Sept. 7. (Candice Monhollan)

Base Ball: Brandywine BBC drops double match against Talbot

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. Editor’s note: In the spirit of 19th-century base ball, the story is written with the game’s terminology used in the late 1800s. Immediately following the term, in parenthesis, is the word used in today’s time. Players in the league also refer to themselves […]

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The proposed ordinance by the Newlin Township Board of Supervisors has residents in outrage over the potentially impact on their livelihoods. (Candice Monhollan)

Residents cry out against proposed equestrian ordinance in Newlin Township

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. In what started as just a neighborly dispute has turned into a township — and possibly countywide — issue and a possible new equestrian ordinance for Newlin Township. Neilson’s Hill, a long, uphill gallop well-known by riders […]

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New features attract spectators to Chadds Ford Days

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. CHADDS FORD – Storms pummeling the area the day before put a damper on the Saturday of the annual Chadds Ford Days, but everyone was in high spirits with the perfect weather Sept. 7 at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. This year’s weekend-long […]

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Kevin Francis of Avon Grove fights his way for a touchdown against Great Valley on Friday. (Chris Barber)

Football: Great Valley grinds out win over Avon Grove

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. WEST GROVE – Possession is nine-tenths of the law and Great Valley (2-0) showed that against Avon Grove Friday night as they denied the Red Devils from holding onto the ball for long and came away with a 42-13 victory. Senior quarterback Zach […]

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Mackenzie Moore opened the scoring in W.C. Rustin's 2-0 shutout over Bishop Shanahan. (Candice Monhollan)

Girls Soccer: Rustin overcomes slow start to blank Shanahan

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WESTTOWN – It may have taken West Chester Rustin just over 15 minutes to begin gelling on the field, but when they did, the girls soccer team were able to tilt the field in their favor and come away with a 2-0 shutout […]

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The Unionville High School marching band took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and raised over $250 in support of the ALS Association and in honor of a band parent who has the disease. (Jo-Anne Darragh)

Unionville marching band takes the ALS challenge

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. In what has become an internet sensation, people across the country — and even the world — have grabbed their cell phones, cameras and webcams to record themselves dumping buckets of ice water over their heads, all […]

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Football: Octorara gives up 22 points in fourth in loss to Fleetwood

This article can be found published in the Daily Local News‘ website. ATGLEN – The Octorara Braves (0-1) were hoping to change the fortunes of recent years and start the season off with a win, but early mistakes cost them that chance as they fell to Fleetwood, 42-31, though it wasn’t without a lot of […]

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The executive board of the Kennett Square Area Newcomers Club, pictured, invite anyone interest in joining to come out to an introductory coffee on Sept. 10. (Newcomers Club)

Kennett Square Newcomers Club offers women a chance to bond

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. Sometimes is can be hard to make new friends in a new environment, but the Kennett Square Area Newcomers Club is looking to change that for residents in the area. The organization, which has been around for almost 40 years, offers a variety […]

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With friends and family cheering him on, Mike Rogers successfully finished his first ever IRONMAN challenge and plans to do another one in the future. (Michael Rogers)

Avon Grove graduate competes in IRONMAN Lake Placid

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. It was something Mike Rogers has hoped to do since he was a kid and, finally, in the summer after he graduated from Avon Grove High School, he took the chance to become an Ironman. “It was something I always wanted to do […]

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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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