Kennett Borough Council talks trash

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Borough Council member LaToya Myers discusses her proposal for a personnel committee with Council President Danilo Maffei as Mayor Matt Fetick listens. KENNETT – At last Monday’s meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council, Borough Manager Joe Scalise gave an update on the proposed tiered-trash removal system. The new plan will allow residents to choose...

Op/Ed: Party politics doesn’t drive Borough Council

By Wayne Braffman, Member, Kennett Square Borough Council Wayne Braffman “Party politics has no place on Borough Council.” As Chair of the Kennett Area Democrats AND a member of the Kennett Square Borough Council, I probably appreciate more than anyone else that there is no more need to say this than there is to announce ‘THE SKY IS BLUE!’ on a sunny day. Two years ago,...

Art Watch: WC annual fall gallery walk & First Friday art stroll in Kennett

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times Fall First Friday Art shows are back, with the wonderful West Chester Gallery Walk and Kennett Square’s First Friday Art Stroll – both happening this Friday October 6th from 5-9pm. With exciting new gallery openings as well as pop up art spaces at various local businesses, these First Fridays are a terrific, fun way to spend an evening. Food, drinks...

Bike Kennett looks to get borough moving

By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times Borough Council members and staff look on as Josie Marsh (far left) gives a presentation on Bike Kennett. KENNETT SQUARE – A meeting of the Kennett Square Borough Council earlier this month had everyone’s wheels spinning, between the new bicycling initiative and the review of the 2016 audit. Resident Josie Marsh gave a presentation about Bike Kennett,...

Mushroom Festival: bigger and better than ever for 2017

By Anne Uhle, Correspondent, The Times With near perfect weather forecast for this weekend, the streets of Kennett Square should be packed for the 32nd annual Mushroom Festival. KENNETT SQUARE — The 32nd Annual Mushroom Festival is bigger and better than ever, taking over the downtown area this weekend. The whole celebration will kick off with a parade around the square at 6 p.m. Friday night...

Kennett Library signs deal to acquire property for new building

Library Chairman Tom Swett (right) signed an agreement of sale on Wednesday with Borough Council President Dan Maffei for the site ofthe proposed new library. KENNETT SQUARE — After decades of seeking a new home, Kennett Library officials signed a deal Wednesday that could finally lead to the building of a new home for the regional library. A jubilant Kennett Library Chairman Tom Swett signed...

What To Do: You won’t have to ‘Labor’ to find fun this weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The clues have been showing up all week – kids are back in school, evening temperatures have been cool, a change is in the air. In case you haven’t noticed, summer is sneaking out the back door. And, in case you haven’t noticed, we’re already into September. Today is September 1 — the first Friday of the month.    Send...

CHAMPS! KAU Juniors return home to victory parade tonight

The National Champion KAU Junior League baseball team. KENNETT SQUARE — Although they lost a tough matchup to Chinese Taipei in the World Championships, the KAU Junior League baseball won the National Championship — and became the talk of most of the sports world with an amazing catch by Jack Regenye, who literally leaped over the center field fence to rob a home run in Sunday’s game. KAU...

Kennett Sq. Council checks out new hotel plans

Borough agrees to land sale for new library By Eliza Mohler, Staff Writer, The Times The Kennett Realty Group gave Borough Council its first look at a proposed hotel, to be built in the historic district of Kennett Square. KENNETT SQUARE – Plans for a new hotel in the borough’s historic district were unveiled at Monday night’s Borough Council meeting. The Kennett Realty Group presented their...

What To Do: First Friday fun for everyone

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The first Friday of the month is a good time to spend an evening in Kennett Square, West Chester or Lancaster – a time to enjoy special First Friday activities. Kennett Square will celebrate First Friday with its Art Stroll (downtown Kennett Square, http://historickennettsquare.com) from 6-9 p.m. on August 4. The event celebrates the local art scene with...