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October 14, 2007 | By Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
At 7 p.m. on a recent Friday, Talula's Table closed its market doors for the night as usual. The lights still glowed through its cafe windows, beckoning cheerfully from beneath a yellow-striped awning at the central crossroads of downtown Kennett Square. And I can only imagine the disappointment of some poor hungry soul, arriving too late to sneak in for one of the day's last lobster pot pies (all sweet crustacean, peas and tarragon-scented bisque beneath its buttery crust), a sugar-dusted pumpkin scone, or one of the house-smoked salamis that hang near the rear, where a glass case brims with farmstead cheeses.
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August 21, 1988 | By Sergio R. Bustos, Inquirer Staff Writer
Don't ever ask Barbara S. Bove if she would consider moving her jewelry store from the aged downtown of Kennett Square to a modern shopping mall. "Oh, heavens no," said Bove, laughing at the mere thought, in her somewhat cluttered office in the back of Bove Jewelers Inc. "It's hard to find a salesperson that's a human being at the mall. " "We're all specialty shops around here, and we would never want to be inside such a place," she said. "We cater to people in a personal way, and you can't do that in a mall.
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January 28, 1998 | By Christina Asquith, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After 14 years of sewers and street repairs, Douglas Marguriet's tenure as borough manager will end this spring. The Borough Council voted Monday not to renew his contract. Few are surprised. Marguriet was not expected to last long after Ken Roberts, council president for many years, lost the November election. While many praised his administrative abilities, the team of four new council members called Marguriet "secretive" and had campaigned on plans to "dump Doug and Kenny.
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July 7, 1994 | For The Inquirer / LINDA JOHNSON
Kennett Square decided to forgo its parade this year for an afternoon of activities and performances, followed by fireworks. Visitors were able to see gymnasts, a martial-arts demonstration, dancers and live bands.
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May 7, 1992 | By Denise Breslin Kachin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
If you buy a plant at the Kennett Square Beautification Committee's 12th Annual Plant sale Saturday, you can help beautify Kennett Square as well as your own backyard. "Over the years, we have purchased 300 trees for Kennett Square," said Bill Thomas, chairman of the event. Thomas, a borough resident, is a horticulturist for Longwood Gardens. The local beautification committee began in the mid-1960s in response to Lady Bird Johnson's call for residents to help beautify and clean up America by starting with their neighborhoods, he said.
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July 29, 1990 | By Timothy Ireland, Special to The Inquirer
Although six lawsuits in two years are pushing Kennett Square into a $216,000 budget quagmire, borough attorneys last week filed two more suits in Chester County Court. They're hoping, in fact, to relieve the community of some of its hefty legal bills. Kennett Square is trying to force two insurers - Pennsylvania National Mutual Casualty Insurance Co. of Harrisburg and Crum & Forster Managers Corp. of New York - to pay more than $360,000 in damages and legal costs lost in a suit against Police Chief Albert McCarthy and other borough officials.
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July 8, 1992 | By Cindy Anders and Nancy Petersen, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENTS
After intense lobbying by local environmental groups and a lot of independent study, Kennett Square has decided to stop dumping 840,000 gallons of treated waste water into the heavily polluted West Branch of the Red Clay Creek. Instead, the borough council voted Monday night to adopt an $8 million plan to spray the treated waste water in fields and wooded areas, a system popular with environmentalists known as spray irrigation. The council had been skeptical of spray irrigation because of the cost, but during a congenial meeting, it voted unanimously to retire the antiquated sewage-treatment plant and use the new system.
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July 24, 1988 | By Paul Davies, Special to The Inquirer
Efforts by Bayard Taylor Memorial Library in Kennett Square to become a member of the Chester County library system apparently are going nowhere. Officials of the Chester County Library Board of Trustees reported last week that representatives of the Kennett Square library were unwilling to meet county standards to become an area member of the county system and therefore be eligible for $20,000 in county funds each year. As a result no agreement between the two libraries could be reached.
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September 13, 2016 | By Jason Nark, Staff Writer
As a retired judge, Lawrence Wood thought he'd seen all the angles, every lie a desperate man could cook up to save himself. Then a letter arrived at Wood's West Chester office, about eight years ago, from a prisoner who'd passed the hat among inmates to help raise money to save his cellmate. It seemed everyone who'd heard about James Kelly's story became obsessed with proving he isn't a murderer. "I told James as long as I had a breath left in my body that I'd try to get him out of jail," Wood said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2016 | By Grace Dickinson, FOR DoTHIS
With the onset of autumn, Philly heads into a thriving fall festival season, inviting you to enjoy the sights, tastes, and traditions of the season to their fullest. Read on for a full list of all the top Philly festival experiences to partake in this fall. Kennett Square Mushroom Festival Whether you're more of a cremini or shiitake person, the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival is a paradise for every kind of mushroom-lover. Held in the "Mushroom Capital of the World," the annual fest invites you to sample creations of all sorts - including pumpkin-mushroom ice cream and other unusual, highly creative treats.
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August 7, 2016 | By Tom Avril, Staff Writer
Like centuries of momma pigs before her, sow No. 9 was bred to eat and have babies. But as an exemplar of 21st-century farming, how would the 400-pound, bristle-haired creature fare when confronted with a rudimentary video game? Quite well, it turns out. Upon spotting a red square on a video screen the other day, the animal nudged a joystick with her snout, as she had been trained to do, and was rewarded with a snack. "She's not our prettiest sow, but she's a smart one," said Kristina M. Horback, an animal behavior scientist at the University of Pennsylvania.
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July 12, 2016
ISSUE | BARRIERS Good gardens make good neighbors Seeking surcease from the relentless jabberwocky of politicians, I ventured 30 miles west of Philadelphia the other day to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. With its marvelous four-acre conservatory and brilliant outdoor gardens spanning 1,077 acres, Longwood is recognized as one of the greatest gardens in the world. During my visit, tulips, daffodils, and wisteria were in full bloom. The masses of flowers took my breath away.
SPORTS
June 27, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Sean Fenoff didn't feel great when he woke up Saturday morning. He was fatigued and had a stomach ache. Still, Fenoff, 16, was the top male finisher at the TriRock Philadelphia Sprint Triathlon. "You've got to work with what you have," Fenoff said. Elizabeth Edwards, 17, of Kennett Square, was the top female racer. The course, along the Schuylkill near Fairmount Park, featured a half-mile swim, a 15.7-mile bike race, and a 3.1-mile run. Fenoff had a time of 1 hour, 15 minutes, 26 seconds, and Edwards finished in 1:25:18.
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May 23, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, Staff Writer
When former Daily Show host Jon Stewart and his wife, Tracey, agreed to adopt Lily - the horse possibly shot more than 100 times with paintballs and dumped at a Lancaster County sale stable earlier this year - someone must have been looking down from above, the director of the rescue group that has taken care of the mare said Saturday. "It's an incredible gift," said Kelly Smith, of the Omega Horse Rescue & Rehabilitation Center in York County. "Certainly, I don't think we could have planned this or imagined this," Smith said.
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May 9, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer
John-Paul Dean wasn't supposed to compete in the April 19 meet to clinch a ChesMont League American Division track and field championship for Kennett High School unless he absolutely had to. The day before, the 18-year-old senior had struggled to get through practice following three days of chemotherapy at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. His doctors wanted him to rest whenever possible. That was a bitter pill for John-Paul, a team captain. Kennett hadn't won the championship in a quarter century, but had gotten close for three years running.
NEWS
May 8, 2016
Three family members face charges after detectives seized five illegal gambling machines and more than $37,000 in cash from two businesses in Chester County, officials announced Friday. Jaime Sandoval, 48; his son Hugo Sandoval, 22; and niece Elizabeth Sandoval, 30, were arrested on April 18 and each face 220 charges of gambling offenses. Detectives received a tip that illegal gambling machines were operating at the Taqueria Guadalajara Express restaurant in Kennett Square and El Nayarit Mexican Store 2, a grocery store in Oxford, according to the county District Attorney's Office.
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April 21, 2016 | By Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer
William Pepper, 86, of Kennett Square, an inventor who pioneered touchscreen technology and a descendant of Benjamin Franklin, died of cancer Tuesday, April 12, at his home. Mr. Pepper came from a distinguished family that includes not only Franklin, but William Pepper, a doctor and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania who was appointed provost in 1881. That William Pepper's most significant achievement, however, may have been chartering Philadelphia's first free public library - now the Free Library of Philadelphia - in 1891 with funds from the estate of an uncle.
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