Anson Nixon Park anniversary

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The Kennett Area Park Authority is planning a 30th anniversary celebration for Anson B. Nixon Park on June 21. From left are Mark Volpe, KAPA’s facilities director, Sheila Tekavec, office manager, and John Gaadt, KAPA’s vice chairman.

Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square turns 30 this year. According to John Gaadt, vice-chairman of the Kennett Area Park Authority, Kennett Township and the Borough of Kennett Square got together to start the park after a landfill was closed where the soccer fields are now. “The land was going to be turned over to the township when the landfill was leaving, but the…

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Anna Victoria Ford of West Chester

Anna Victoria Ford (Tori), 33, of West Chester, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 24. Born in Sacramento, Calif., she was the daughter of Jeffrey Cosenza and Cathy Ford. Tori was a bright light that would do anything for a friend in need. She had the greatest smile and shared it with everyone. She had a beautiful spirit and will be missed. She loved Harry Potter…

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Edward F. Kavanagh of Avondale

Edward F. Kavanagh, 80, of Avondale, died Wednesday, May 24, at Christiana Hospital in Newark. He was the spouse of Sandra (Lawrence) Kavanagh, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Francis Kavanagh and Ruth (Brown) Kavanagh of West Grove. He was "Pop Pop" to his four grandsons, and "Uncle Eddie" to his many nieces and…

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Blogging Along the Brandywine: A sad goodbye

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The Concordville Hotel, circa 1908

This is not about an inn with history going back almost 200 years. Nor is it about detailed corporate and legal matters about its purchase by Encompass Health Corp, its scheduled closing on June 25, or its eventual demolition. It’s about a family who believed in hard work and in America. Few remember the Great Ionian Earthquake of 1953 that measured 6.8 on the Richter…

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Police Log May 31: Crashes, threats, thefts

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • Police said they arrested a 21-year-old man from Wilmington on drug possession charges in East Marlborough Township. The arrest followed a traffic stop for a traffic violation on Route 1 near Orchard Avenue on May 23. Police did not identify the driver in the report, but said he was charged with drug possession and DUI. • Someone stole $125…

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