Avondale mayor presents certificates to HS grads

Avondale Mayor Susan Rzucidlo presented certificates to the borough’s high school graduates last week. On June 1st, Avondale Borough Mayor Susan Rzucidlo presented celebratory certificates to the high school graduates residing in the Borough, congratulating them on their remarkable achievements. Mayor Rzucidlo encouraged students from Avon Grove High School and Avon Grove Charter School to live...

Avondale gets $150K funds for parks and playgrounds

The Mayor of Avondale Borough, Susan Rzucidlo, announced Monday that the borough has been awarded $150,000 of funding to help improve its parks and playgrounds. This funding came through U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr. and will be used to rehabilitate Avondale’s parks and playgrounds – making them more accessible for all. Currently, no parks in the borough have accessible accommodations, making this a...

St. Gabriel’s hosting Cow Pie Bingo, Oct. 2

St. Gabriel’s Parish is hosting its annual fundraiser Sunday Oct. 2 at noon. Proceeds benefit local charities like Mission Santa Maria (Coats for Kids), the Kennett Area Community Center and parish programs. The event is called “Cow Pie Bingo.”   While it is a fundraiser, it is a family event and there is no cost to attend.  Tickets for the bingo and sandwiches are available for purchase. ...

Avondale Council salutes So. Chesco Police on LE Accreditation

In order from left to right: SCCPD LT Jason Ward, Janet Watts, Mike Essmaker, Paul Morgan, Stephanie Reichert, Susan Rzucidlo, Police Officer Stephen Boyer. Avondale Borough Council said this week it is grateful to the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department for the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Seal, which is now proudly displayed in the public meeting room at Borough Hall. The...

Local graduates recognized by certificate from mayor

On Monday, May 16th, Avondale Borough Mayor Susan Rzucidlo recognized the borough’s 27 graduating seniors at Avon Grove High School.  After presenting Certificates of Recognition to each, Mayor Rzucidlo remarked, “I wanted to congratulate each graduate who lives in Avondale Borough. It has been a challenging past four years, and they succeeded, and I wanted to recognize them for this accomplishment.” The...

Aguilera-Bodolla named Avondale Emergency Management Coordinator

Ulises Aguilera-Bodolla AVONDALE — Avondale Borough Council announced the appointment of Ulises Aguilera-Bodolla by Gov. Tom Wolf as the Emergency Management Coordinator for Avondale Borough. Ulises served as Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator for several years before being appointed on March 2nd by Gov. Wolf. As emergency management coordinator, Ulises will be responsible for developing and...

Avondale, So. Chester Regional Police sign extension for police services

On February 10th, 2022, the Public Safety Commissioners for the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department approved a three-year extension for police services in the Borough of Avondale retroactive to January 1st, 2022, through December 31st, 2024. After a brief and positive negotiation with the newly elected Mayor and Council from Avondale, the Avondale Borough Council unanimously approved...

Letter: Avondale can’t afford Borough Hall upgrades

To The Editor, At a recent Avondale Borough council meeting, I learned that some council members are moving forward with a proposal to renovate and add on to the borough building. As a taxpaying resident of the borough, I am in disagreement with this decision and wish to make other borough residents aware of the situation and how Avondale Borough’s money is being spent.   ...

State Police: Shots needed to stop suspected drunk driver

Brian Touchton The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police announced that there was a trooper-involved shooting in Avondale, Pennsylvania at approximately 11:30 p.m. on May 23, 2018. Three Troopers discharged their weapons, authorities said. Nobody was struck or injured in the shooting.  At 11:21 p.m., the State Police  received a call for an erratic driver...

County shifting into flood-recovery mode

5.5 inches of rain prompts evacuations, more than 60 water rescues The water is receding, and now the necessary mop-up will begin. And if county officials had their way, no one would be on the roads right now since many sections remain closed and the recovery will take some time. The storm left these giant sink holes at Colonial Hyundai in Thorndale. Although the waters had largely receded amongst...