For East Linden St., historic new beginnings

Unionville students among volunteers who are helping grassroots group grow By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Fifth-grade Study Buddies participants Johnnette Boddy (from left), Jalayshia Allen and Aalana Vasquez gleefully surround their helper, Unionville High senior Clark Bingol. On a typical school day, a passel of beaming elementary students file into the basement of the Bethel...

Clinic offers chance to hit ball out of park

URA partnering with UHS baseball team to boost younger players Updated at 8:20 p.m. to add guest appearance by Pete Hissey Ready to join the big leagues? The Unionville Recreation Association (URA) is proud to partner with Unionville High’s baseball team for a baseball hitting clinic for players ages 8 to 14.  The clinic will offer a chance for aspiring stars to develop their hitting and tune...

UHS students skillfully get ducks in a row

Production of flap-footed creatures to benefit needy children By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Jonathan Dembeck separates the router cut duck bodies using a band saw. These Unionville High classes were all that they quacked up to be in the Technology Education Department, where student elves have been making 100 mallard duck push toys with “flappy feet,” which will be donated...

Kennett Square man jailed on attempted-murder charge

Auto-shop owner, 25, is accused of shooting soccer coach in West Chester By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Curtis Zebley, 25, of Kennett Square, is in Chester County Prison on attempted-homicide charges, stemming from a violent altercation Sunday morning in downtown West Chester. A 25-year-old Kennett Square resident was arraigned Sunday night on charges that include attempted-homicide...

Program links high school, community, novel

The Queen of Water by Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango is this year’s “One Book, One Unionville” selection. “One Book One Unionville” to host Skype discussion with author The last “book talk” for a new community reading initiative called  “One Book One Unionville” will be held at the library in Kennett Square at 6 p.m. on Monday. It...

Unionville High biology teacher gets state award

 Sandra Litvin recognized for contributions inside and outside classroom By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Sandra Litvin, a Unionville High biology teacher photographed at the Chester County SPCA’s Forget-Me-Not gala on Sunday, was named the 2013 Pennsylvania Outstanding Biology Teacher. A Unionville High biology teacher said she was shocked and thrilled when she learned...

Time to scope out parade viewing spots

Annual Memorial Day crowd-pleaser kicks off at 10 a.m. Monday The annual Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade will honor the nation’s past and present military. KENNETT SQUARE — It’s time for spectators to stake out their viewing spot for the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, starting at 10 a.m. Organizers announced a slight change in the route on Monday for the more than 1,000 participants...

Unionville speech and debaters take second place

 Team unseats PCFL powerhouses for first time in more than decade For the first time in 13 years, Unionville High took second place at Thursday night’s Pennsylvania Catholic Forensic League (PCFL) Grand Finals, unseating long-standing powerhouse schools such as St. Joe’s Prep, Holy Ghost Prep, Pennsbury, and Truman in the overall citywide sweepstakes. The awards are based on results...

Unionville High grad achieves new heights

Aspiring rocket scientist and USC sophomore wins astronaut  foundation’s scholarship 2011 Unionville grad Jason Silverman has won the University of Southern California’s 2013-2014 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation award. Jason Silverman, a 2011 graduate of Unionville High and aspiring rocket scientist, has won the University of Southern California’s 2013-2014 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation...

Race to fund research on genetic disorder

‘Run For Our Sons’ to benefit childhood victims of Duchenne muscular dystrophy “Run For Our Sons 5K and Family Fun Days,” a benefit for childhood victims of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, will be held Saturday. The devastating news came in 2007 when a couple’s first son, now 9, was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed...