UPDATE: Chadds Ford woman’s death ruled a homicide

Kennett man faces charges in death at Millersville U.’s dorms By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Karlie Hall, a 2014 gradate of Unionville High School, died early Sunday morning following an alleged altercation with her boyfriend, Gregorio Orrostieta of Kennett. Image courtesy Facebook. LANCASTER —The Lancaster County Coroner ruled Monday afternoon that the death of a Chadds Ford woman was a...

New 4-Way stops implemented on Hillendale Road

Motorists urged to use caution at intersections By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times An example of the warning signage & lighting placed prior to motorists arriving at the new intersections KENNETT – Local motorists are urged to use caution and be extra aware when traveling on Hillendale Road as Kennett Township has implemented two new, 4-way stops, at the intersections of Bayard & Hillendale...

On Your Table: The Country Butcher keeps it local

Locally sourced foods and old-fashioned service make for a Kennett standout By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Dan Boxler of the Country Butcher in Kennett shows off his case of dry aged beef. The shop has been a staple in southern Chester County for a generation and features locally grown and raised foods combined with attentive customer service. KENNETT — Stepping into the Country...

Kennett Chocolate Fest slated for Feb. 8

KENNETT SQUARE — Do you love to bake or simply love chocolate? Plan to celebrate “all things chocolate” at the Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival on Sunday, Feb. 8 at Kennett High School between 1 – 4 p.m. Professionals, amateurs and students will vie for ribbons when their creations are judged. Last year, despite power outages and snow, over 200 entries were judged and available for the public...

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,...

Good Stuff: Vote, Flu shots, good news and notes

Editors Note: Welcome to The Times latest column, ‘Good Stuff’, that will highlight positive happenings within the communities of Chester County in a quick, easy to read, and (we think) fun format. Got ‘Good Stuff’ to share? Email kim@chescotimes.com to help the get the word out.  (All submissions are subject to editorial review; submissions are requested by the 15th and 30th of each month.) MAKE...

Great Valley scary good in Halloween finale

Pats dominate Kennett, 55-21, look for top seed in District One AAA playoffs By Emily Adelman, Correspondent, The Times  It was a scary night for Kennett — as a terrifyingly good Great Valley team dominated the Halloween matchup, 55-21, Friday night. MALVERN – Finishing what has been a rough 2014 season, the Kennett High School football team struggled mightily against the powerhouse Great Valley,...

Forget the Ebola hype, it’s flu that kills in the U.S.

County-wide flu vaccination & prevention programs ramp-up By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times Thousands of county residents have begun rolling-up their sleeves to get vaccinated and help stop the spread of the influenza virus, commonly called the flu.  Some lucky eligible residents are even able to “sniff” the nasal mist vaccine version instead. While there has been much press and focus...