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...

D.A.: Convicted sex offender back behind bars

He allegedly returned to U.S. after being deported but was spotted by county detective By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Bolivar Barrios, 25, is behind bars again after a Chester County detective recognized the former Avondale resident as a convicted felon who had been deported, authorities said. A convicted sex offender who had been deported after serving prison time is back in...

School board applauds effort of KAU team

Group’s impressive performance provided win for community By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Sue Natale, who retired as an assistant in the district’s technology department, listens as Josh Boughner, the network administrator, discusses the ways in which she will be missed. Behind her are board members Jeff Leiser (from left) and Victor Dupuis and Superintendent John Sanville. Excitement...