The Sparks Volleyball club of West Chester recently held a Give Back Community Day and raised over $500 for the Billy Phillips Go Fund and 100 cans of food for the West Chester Food Drive. (Candice Monhollan)

Local girls volleyball organization gives back to community

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. Sometimes, it’s about more than just winning and losing in sports. Sparks Volleyball wanted to show that to ...

Jimmy Lodge is pictured at the 2013 NHL Draft. The Downingtown native recently signed a contract with the Winnipeg Jets. (Candice Monhollan)

Downingtown’s Lodge signed by NHL’s Winnipeg Jets

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. Jimmy Lodge may have missed hearing his name called at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg ...

WCU Live!, celebrating its 20th season, brought in Tamagawa University’s Taiko & Dance group to perform on Tuesday night. (Candice Monhollan)

After 20 years, WCU Live! continues to be hit

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Salsa, Celtic, soul, comedy and Taiko. Those are just some of the different genres of ...

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The Sparks Volleyball club of West Chester recently held a Give Back Community Day and raised over $500 for the Billy Phillips Go Fund and 100 cans of food for the West Chester Food Drive. (Candice Monhollan)

Local girls volleyball organization gives back to community

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. Sometimes, it’s about more than just winning and losing in sports. Sparks Volleyball wanted to show that to its girls when directors Marty and Jenny Sandos and co-directors Mel and Ryan Algeo decided to turn this year’s season into about giving back to […]

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Jimmy Lodge is pictured at the 2013 NHL Draft. The Downingtown native recently signed a contract with the Winnipeg Jets. (Candice Monhollan)

Downingtown’s Lodge signed by NHL’s Winnipeg Jets

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. Jimmy Lodge may have missed hearing his name called at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Winnipeg Jets as he was standing outside the building, but he didn’t miss it when the Jets offered him an entry-level contract. The 20-year-old right wing […]

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WCU Live!, celebrating its 20th season, brought in Tamagawa University’s Taiko & Dance group to perform on Tuesday night. (Candice Monhollan)

After 20 years, WCU Live! continues to be hit

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — Salsa, Celtic, soul, comedy and Taiko. Those are just some of the different genres of entertainment West Chester University has hosted as part of its 20th season of WCU Live!, bringing culture to college students and residents of West Chester. […]

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West Chester Democrats involved in a spat

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. With municipal primaries less than two months away, West Chester Democrats held unexpected votes for endorsing candidates, including the Magisterial District Judge race for District Court 15-1-04, which includes the borough’s east side. Those Democrats voting endorsed attorney Jon Long for the seat […]

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Hundreds of runners took over the streets of West Chester Saturday morning for the St. Agnes Catholic School third annual 5K Family Fun Run. (Pete Bannan)

Residents brave cold for St. Agnes 5K

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST CHESTER — It may be the last weekend of March, but that didn’t stop Mother Nature from dropping a few flakes of snow on St. Agnes School’s annual 5K Saturday morning. Hundreds of runners and walkers braved the cold temperatures in support […]

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This year’s slogan for Relay For Life is ‘Hope.’ (American Cancer Society)

WCU gears up for 10th Relay for Life

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. As the American Cancer Society celebrates its 30th year hosting Relay For Life across 20 countries, West Chester University will also be celebrating its 10th Relay for Life on its campus. Mark your calendars as this year’s Relay for Life will take place […]

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Parents, West Chester residents, school board members, teachers and administrators have come together three times as part of West Chester Area School District's Legislative Action Committee. (Candice Monhollan)

WCASD forms ‘legislative action committee’

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — It’s one thing for residents and districts to quietly mumble about new bills being passed by the state, but West Chester Area School District is taking a stand to be more proactive with the legislative process by forming a special […]

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Will, left, and Sophie Warner pick out ceramic bowls at Immaculata University's Empty Bowls event in the Great Hall on Thursday. Proceeds from the event benefit the West Chester Food Cupboard. (Vinny Tennis)

Immaculata holds annual Empty Bowls event

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. EAST WHITELAND — The Great Hall at Immaculata University was filled with the smell of fresh soup as people filed in to taste the multitude of soups donated from people and restaurants from around Chester County. “Empty Bowls is a national effort to […]

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Vince Papale and Shay Sinha hosted an assembly for West Chester Henderson High School about overcoming the odds and never giving up. From left are, Principal Jason Sherlock, junior Shay Sinha, Vince Papale, Julianne Rodgers and Liz Linton. (Candice Monhollan)

Former Eagle joins Henderson student in inspirational program

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website. WEST CHESTER — If there was one message West Chester Henderson High School students could take away from Friday’s assembly, it was that no matter the obstacle standing in your way, you have the power to […]

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Student from East Goshen Elementary School will have their artwork displayed in the Exton Square Mall from Thursday through Sunday. (Candice Monhollan)

East Goshen Elementary artists displayed at Exton Mall

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. EXTON — It’s one thing to have students’ work displayed around their school buildings, but for students at East Goshen Elementary, their creations are being displayed at the Exton Square Mall in a makeshift art gallery in an empty store until Sunday. “It’s […]

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All 19 surviving members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team reunited in Lake Placid, N.Y., for the first time since winning the gold medal. (Candice Monhollan)

Hundreds make the journey to Lake Placid to see the reunion of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website, the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website, the Delaware County Daily Times‘ website and The Mercury‘s website. LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Do you still believe in miracles? The hundreds of people who gathered in the small town of Lake Placid, New York, over the […]

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Bob Suter, the first member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to pass away, was honored Saturday night during a special 35th anniversary ceremony of the U.S.-Soviet Union game in Lake Placid, N.Y. (Candice Monhollan)

Surviving members of 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team reflect on passing of teammate Bob Suter

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team will always be remembered as the 20 players who made history and allowed the country to once again believe in miracles. But 35 years later, there’s […]

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Fifteen of the 19 surviving members of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team met for a press conference with the media and VIPs in Lake Placid Feb. 21. (Candice Monhollan)

1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team reunites in Lake Placid for 35th anniversary

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Mainline Media News‘ website. LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — People can remember where they were when John F. Kennedy was assassinated or when Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the moon. But what about the night of Feb. 22, 1980? For 19 […]

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Kennett Superintendent Tomasetti back for 5 more years

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website. KENNETT SQUARE — When it came time for the Kennett Consolidated School Board to discuss extending Superintendent Barry Tomasetti’s contract, there was no question as to whether they wanted him. Actually, there wasn’t even a question for how long. According to the law, […]

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“Downstream Farm,” the home of Mr. and Mrs. Loele. (Candice Monhollan)

Chadds Ford hosts 29th Candlelight Christmas

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. CHADDS FORD — It may have been a dank, dreary day Dec. 6, but it didn’t stop people from coming out to the 29th annual Candlelight Christmas. This year’s tour featured 16 historic sites scattered across Chadds Ford. The event also coincided […]

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Kennett High’s new club adding a voice to the student body

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. KENNETT SQUARE — It turned into a little debate between the Kennett Consolidated school board members, but when all was said and done, they unanimously approved the Gender and Sexuality Alliance club at the high school during their regular board meeting Dec. […]

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Bev Brookes, Gregg Lindner and Kathleen Do announced Tuesday their intent to run on a nonpartisan ticket for the 2015 Region C election for the Unionville-Chadds Ford school board. (Candice Monhollan)

Do, Lindner to run on nonpartisan ticket with Brookes for U-CF school board

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. CHADDS FORD — The elections may be two weeks old, but it’s never too early to start preparing for next year and on Tuesday, Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education members Kathleen Do and Gregg Linder announced their plan to run on a […]

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Christopher Shaw discovered he had a knack for spray paint art after seeing someone else in San Francisco demonstrate it. (Candice Monhollan)

UHS student passes on brushes for spray cans

This article can be found published on the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. Christopher Shaw’s brother used to joke that he couldn’t even draw a stick figure. That may be true, but put a can of spray paint in his hand and that all changes. Shaw, 15, discovered his unique talent of spray paint art […]

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Kennett High School student Vikki Epps speaks to the school board in favor keeping the book “Nineteen Minutes” in the school’s library. (Candice Monhollan)

Kennett School Board votes against banning book

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Southern Chester County Weeklies‘ website. NEW GARDEN — It’s a topic no parent wants to ever hear on the television or read in the paper, but the number school of shootings and active shooters has risen over the years from six […]

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Ice Hockey: Giroux surprises local youth players in Downingtown

This article can be found published on the Daily Local News‘ website and the Daily Times‘ website and featured on the Philadelphia Jr Flyers‘ website. WEST GOSHEN — When the Downingtown middle school hockey team showed up early for its 5 o’clock game — the first game of the season — the players weren’t expecting […]

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