Letter: Retiree sees value in investing in AG education, backs Linn

To the Editor, I am a retiree living in the Avon Grove School District.  As such, I need an educated community and strong public schools.  I believe that Dorothy Linn, the candidate for the Avon Grove School Board in Region 1, is best prepared to meet that need.  I need healthcare professionals and scientists to maintain my quality of health for the next 20 to maybe even 30 years.  I need business...

Letter: Linn is most qualified person to run for Region 1 AG board

To The Editor, Without question, Dorothy Linn, is the most qualified person to run for Avon Grove Board of Directors, Region 1.  As a lifelong educator, Dorothy has demonstrated a passion and dedication for public education. As a retired teacher, principal, superintendent and mother, Dorothy brings unparalleled perspective and experience to the Avon Grove School Board of Directors. Dorothy is...

Letter: Outcomes matter

To The Editor, There are local school board candidates running on a platform to stop the 9-0 unanimous decision for the Avon Grove School District facilities project…..even though the project is 1.5 years underway, the result of 4 years of planning, and taxpayers have already invested millions into this project. What would the outcome be of this reckless act to STOP a facilities project that...

Avon Grove overcomes Unionville, 24-22

By Al Tustin, Sports Editor, The Times Avon Grove’s Dino Arhontakis looks for running room against Unionville, Friday night. Before being knocked out with an injury, he tore up the Indians’ defense. WEST GROVE — It was a tale of two games. Literally. On Friday night, Unionville and Avon Grove met in a contest mostly controlled by the Indians. But lightning in the area stopped the...

Mushroom Farmers award scholarships to area students

Community Awareness Committee Member Keith Silfee, Joseph Davidson, Natalie Savaiko and David Alonzo. Fourteen college-bound high school seniors from four area high schools were awarded scholarships from the Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania’s Community Awareness Committee (CAC), the group announced today. Thirteen received the Sara Manning Scholarship ($1,000) and one received the Rob Ferranto...

Unionville holds off Avon Grove, 14-6, in defensive battle

Unionville’s Zach Lawrence takes down Avon Grove QB Shane Wolford during Friday night’s game. Jim Gill photo. By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — With the hurricane damage of Harvey in Texas very much on the minds of all in attendance (not to mention the impending damage of Hurricane Irma in Florida), neighboring Unionville and Avon Grove got together Friday to...

Unionville overpowers Avon Grove, 20-0

Indians get running game going to knock off Red Devils By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville’s Joe Zubilaga goes up over Avon Grove defenders (2) Tyler Barton and (4) Tyler Boyd for a touchdown. Jim Gill photo. WEST GROVE — It was a Friday night, but for Unionville High School’s football team, it sure seemed a lot more like Turnback Thursday, as the Indians went back to their...

Avon Grove adopts full-day kindergarten

After nearly a year of careful review and discussion, the Avon Grove School Board Thursday night approved a Full Day Kindergarten program for 2017-18 school year. The change was recommended in the district’s community-developed Strategic Plan, and is based on research that strongly shows that full day programs help better prepare children to succeed in the rest of their elementary school years. “We...

Unionville holds off improved Avon Grove, 27-17

Indians’ ground game, special teams overcomes Red Devils strong throwing game By Al Tustin, Staff Writer, The Times Unionville’s Brandon Boon breaks out into the open on a 78-yard TD kickoff return against Avon Grove Friday night. Jim Gill photo. EAST MARLBOROUGH — Big plays at key moments by a team’s stars often make the difference in a game. Without question, that was the case...

Avon Grove overpowers Kennett, 42-7

Jones runs for five TD, 241 yards for Red Devils By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer, The Times Kennett High School’s offense is set to run a play out of the shotgun, Friday. The Blue Demons struggled against a tough Avon Grove defense, losing 42-7. KENNETT SQUARE – Putting on an absolute show on the ground, senior running back Nate Jones led Avon Grove past the Kennett, 42-7, in a Ches-Mont...