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 Friday...

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...

Warm sendoff for Cavalcade Honor Band

Band performs preview before heading to Pasadena next week [slideshow_deploy id=’8626′] By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH – For the 154 band members, their families and friends gathered Saturday afternoon in the chilly Unionville High School Stadium, the sentiments could not have been warmer.  Enthusiasm and pride charged the air as the regional Cavalcade of...

Good Stuff: Positive news from Downingtown to Kennett

“Good Stuff’ is back; highlighting positive happenings around Chester County packaged in a fun, easy-to-read-format.  Got ‘good stuff’ to share?  Like what you see? Let us know: email kim@chescotimes.com. (Submissions due by 15th and 30th monthly; all content subject to editorial review.) Red Devil Pride:  Avon Grove High’s Robert Evans, Anna Wright, Kira Russell and Adam Gaerity recently...

60 years of giving: KACS kicks off holiday campaign

Support needed for local 2014 holiday food, coat & toy campaign  By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times The KACS 2014 Toys for Tots Co-Chairs: Mike & Debbi Sears with their children Ben & Maddi. KENNETT — This year, Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) proudly celebrates its 60th anniversary of helping the lesser fortunate within our communities.  Founded in 1954 by the simple,...

Kennett overpowers Avon Grove, 28-13

Dunlevy, defense overpower Red Devils By Emily Adelman, Correspondent, The Times Kennett quarterback Nick Dunlevy battles for yards, Friday night against Avon Grove. LONDON GROVE — Kennett Football is back, and it is back with a vengeance. Opening up last year with a 7-6 loss against Avon Grove, the Blue Demons (1-0) kept that loss on their minds as they won their regular season opener 28-13 against...

Youth Field Hockey Coming to Kennett & Avon Grove

With big assist from Unionville Rec., more girls to get chance to hit the field By Kim Chiomento, Correspondent, The Times KENNETT — If they wanted to play field hockey, elementary and middle school girls from southern Chester County area would have had to sign up with Unionville Recreational Association (URA). Now, thanks to the work of many, these young ladies will have two more options starting...

Unionville named top school district in Pa.

Eight Chester County schools listed in top 50, T/E ranked 5th in state By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Unionville-Chadds Ford was named the state’s top school district for 2014 by the Pittsburgh Business Times, one of eight Chester County schools recognized in the state’s top 50. At least by one third-party measure, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is the top district in the...

Getting teens fired up about public service

County course offers opportunity for hands-on experience By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times As her colleagues watch, Hayleigh Hunter, 17, of Avon Grove High, drains the fire hydrant so that the hose can be attached. While many of their peers lounged at home or hung out at the mall this past weekend, a group of county teens took turns wrestling with hoses, matching wits with ladders,...