By Steve Hoffman, Staff Writer More than three dozen people, most of them under the age of 18, showed up at the Oxford Borough Council meeting on Monday night to plea for a place to skateboard in town without running afoul of the Oxford Police Department. Several of the skateboarders talked about the difficulty of … Continue reading »
By Uncle Irvin The PRESS has learned that polls done in August by both Republican and Democrat organizations show incumbent Democrat Tom Houghton running ahead of Republican John Lawrence by a margin of between 7 and 11 percentage points. If that margin holds on election day, Houghton would win by a higher margin than the … Continue reading »
By Nancy Johnson, Staff Writer To those who reside in and around Landenberg there is no doubt that the completion of Landenberg Bridge reconstruction project calls for a celebration! The historic bridge, not only a point of pride but also a route across the East Branch of the White Clay Creek, was deemed unsafe and … Continue reading »
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By Nancy Johnson, Staff Writer Hosanna African Union Methodist Protestant (AUMP) Church in Lincoln University will once again present its popular Fall Festival on Saturday, September 18. Now in its third year, the event will feature all of the favorite family-oriented festivities of the past two years, plus a few new additions. The festival, which … Continue reading »
The “Different but Equal” Diversity Committee at Oxford Area High School was recently awarded a $1,250 grant from the Southeastern Pennsylvania/Delaware Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to help support its activities during the 2010-11 school year. The grant was administered by the ADL following a donation from the Elaine & Bernard Beifield Family Foundation to the ADL’s … Continue reading »
Names of all paid members of the Oxford Arts Alliance will be entered in a drawing to win two tickets to a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth at Lincoln University’s International Cultural Center on Sunday, October 17 at 3:00 p.m. New members are encouraged to sign up this month to be entered in the drawing. The … Continue reading »
By Nancy Johnson, Staff Writer “At Avon Grove we always say we should celebrate our successes,” high school principal Tom Alexander told the Avon Grove School Board members at their Thursday, September 9 meeting. Alexander was referring to the school’s recent certification by the Middle States Association Commission on Secondary Schools. On hand to recognize … Continue reading »
The region’s most popular beer event, the Kennett Brewfest, returns for its 13th year on Saturday, October 2. Limited tickets are still available for the open-air, award-winning beer festival located at 600 S. Broad Street. Additional details about the Kennett Brewfest and for tickets, please visit www.KennettBrewfest.com. Historic Kennett Square, a non-profit 501(C)3 presents the … Continue reading »
By Steve Hoffman, Staff Writer In preparation for the opening for the new Bancroft Elementary School, the Kennett School Board unanimously approved a final plan to establish attendance boundaries for each of the district’s elementary schools on Monday night. Bancroft Elementary is slated to open in September of 2011.