Kennett Democrats hold meet and greet

Kennett Area Democrats celebrate the opening of their new headquarters at 119 East Linden Street during a pre Democratic Party Convention in Philadelphia.

While Democratic Party delegates from across the country were swooping into Philadelphia for the party’s national convention, Kennett Area Democrats were holding their own preconvention gathering. More than 100 local Democrats met at party headquarters on East Linden Street in Kennett Square Sunday afternoon, listening to a bevy of candidates and enjoying sunshine, ...

 

Test run for police: lights, sirens, popsicles

Children in the Granite Ridge complex in Kennett Township wait to climb inside a police vehicle. The event was a run-up to the Kennett Square Sixth Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Children in the Granite Ridge complex in Kennett Township wait to climb inside a police vehicle. The event was a run-up to the Kennett Square Sixth Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

For the uninformed, an Armageddon-style event generated a deafening police response on Friday afternoon at the Granite Ridge apartment complex on McFarlan Road in Kennett Township. Five patrol cars – three from the township and two from the borough –surrounded the playground in the complex, with every flasher ablaze and all sirens blaring. But the only weapons the ...

Students uncover rewards of getting the dirt

Students dig in the center of the UAME Church, part of a partnership between the Chester County Intermediate Unit and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County.

Students dig in the center of the UAME Church, part of a partnership between the Chester County Intermediate Unit and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County.

The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC) is helping area students to dig into the community’s heritage so it can be preserved for future generations. TLC is more than halfway through its summer restoration and archaeological program with the Chester County Intermediate Unit’s (CCIU) Migrant Education Program. Through funding from CCRES and the Sara ...

At zoo: Lions, tigers, bears – and beer garden

If a break for a cold beer would enhance your experience of viewing more than 1,000 exotic animals, the Philadelphia Zoo has answered your need. The Watering Hole, the zoo’s new beer garden and oasis, opened on Friday, July 22. Sponsored by Chester County’s Victory Brewing Company, this outdoor retreat offers a place for zoo visitors to relax, grab a craft beer or ...

Mind Matters: Violence or better angels?

When are we as a society going to understand the systemic role we play in the violence we experience? Ever consider a connection among the violent ones — Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber, John Allen Muhammad, the DC sniper, Micah Xavier Johnson, sniper of the police in Dallas, Gavin Eugene Long, the sniper of police in Baton Rouge? They were all in the ...

Roadwork for week of July 23

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of July 23 through July 30. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. A line-painting crew will be working on Saturday, July 23, and then Monday, July 25, ...

Police: Tips help put coffee thefts in the bag

Detectives bagged an accused coffee thief on Friday, July 22, according to a press release from the West Goshen Township Police Department, The department’s investigation picked up steam after the release of multiple surveillance photos on Wednesday, July 20. The response from the public led investigators to Rebecca L. Julian, 48, of Wilmington, the release said. ...

Stroud to honor head of National Park Service

On the centennial of one of America’s greatest treasures — national parks — the 2016 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence (the SAFE Water Award) will be presented to the National Park Service and its director, Jonathan B. Jarvis. Jarvis will receive the award during the annual Water’s Edge gala to be held on Nov. 3 at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, according ...

The Human Resource: Rising in ranks – Part 1

There are significant challenges for a new supervisor, especially an individual rising from an employee into the supervisor role. Here we explore keys to success from the employee perspective. For the employee who has demonstrated the skills and abilities to be promoted into a supervisor role, the excitement and appreciation will quickly change to anxiety and ...

Kennett Twp. lauds police, collaborations

Kennett Township Police Chief Lydell Nolt’s monthly report at the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday, July 20, ranged from routine warnings about heat stroke to an invitation for residents to attend National Night Out festivities on Tuesday, Aug. 2, in Kennett Square. When Nolt finished his remarks, Supervisor Whitney S. Hoffman said she felt ...

Constellation Network announces new director

The Constellation Network, a collaboration of Kennett area churches committed to accelerating good work in Southern Chester County, has announced a new executive director. Ben Stafford, who worked previously as the program associate for the Kern Family Foundation, will be relocating to the area from Wisconsin with his wife, Marissa, and their 18-month-old son, ...