Skip to main content

Our best wishes

12/24/2013 10:26AM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print


As we see the proverbial door close on one year and open another to the next, the Chester County Press sends out best wishes to the many townships, school districts and movers and shakers we cover throughout the year, as we soon welcome 2014: 

We wish Oxford Borough good luck with the efforts to revitalize its downtown. The town has taken some positive steps in recent years, including the large-scale streetscape project, but the town is still in need of a few major restaurants or shops to anchor the business district. The opening of Downtown Pasta and the extensive renovation of the Octoraro Hotel & Tavern could signal another turning point for the borough, so we hope that 2014 brings the stability that is necessary for the business district to be strengthened.

We wish Oxford superintendent David Woods and Avon Grove superintendent Christopher Marchese the best as they begin the first full year in those positions. We hope that Oxford gets good news during the budgeting process, and that Avon Grove is able to negotiate a new teachers' contract that is fair to the taxpayers of the district.

We wish success to the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board as they take on three new members (Carolyn Daniels, Michael Rock and Steven Simonson) and transition to a new board president (Victor Dupuis) and vice-president (Gregg Lindner). This board should reflect the excellence of the district itself, and should work toward progress on issues, not deadlocking over ideologies.

We wish Richard Leff the best of luck as he begins his first term as Kennett Township Supervisor, a term that we hope will begin a new era of politics in the township, free from the backdoor policies that marked the way the township had been governed over the last decade. With Leff's election, the reform that fellow supervisor Scudder Stevens promised will now have a clear mandate.

We wish Kennett Square's most celebrated planners -- folks like Brant Kucera, Mary Hitchens and Leon Spencer, as well as others too numerous to mention -- the best of success as they continue to envision a longterm plan for the town that brings both commerce and community together. 

We wish Richard Ayotte, Randy Geouque and J. Patrick Little success as they assume their place on the New Garden Township Board of Supervisors. With the prospect of the White Clay Point development still looming for the future and the longterm drafts for Route 41 improvements still very much on the drawing board, these new supervisors will need to show both patience and clear-eyed insight in helping make the right decisions for the residents they represent.

We wish the many high school sports teams that we cover throughout the year -- at Avon Grove, Kennett, Oxford and Unionville -- lots of victories in 2014, but more importantly, we wish them great camaraderie and the opportunities they will have to build a platform of great memories that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. 

Finally, to our readers, we wish you and yours a happy and healthy 2014, and a hope that all of your wishes come true in the new year. 



editorial new year


You might also like


  • Plan on a fun filled festival day at Milburns! Hayrides, Corn Maze, Boo Barn, Bale Trail, Tracto...


  • Taste Kennett Food Tours

    09/14/2014
    01:00pm — 04:00pm

    Taste Kennett Food Tours, creators of memorable, unique and fun food experiences, offer three-hou...


  • Blues Cruisin' Lunch

    09/14/2014
    01:00pm — 03:30pm

    The Blues Collaborative is sponsoring a lunch cruise aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia departing ...


  • Join us throughout baseball season for a cinema series filled with baseball classics, documentari...


  • Kennett Flash schedule

    09/14/2014
    08:00pm

    The following acts are scheduled to perform at the Kennett Flash (101 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Squ...


  • 2014 NKF Golf Classic

    09/15/2014
    10:00am

    On September 15th, the National Kidney Foundation will be hosting their annual Golf Classic at th...


  • NEW CLUB!! Kennett Square Kiwanis

    09/15/2014
    06:00pm — 07:00pm

    We are in the process of establishing a local Kiwanis club in Kennett Square! We are very ex...


  • Kennett Flash schedule

    09/15/2014
    08:00pm

    The following acts are scheduled to perform at the Kennett Flash (101 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Squ...


  • Kennett Flash schedule

    09/19/2014
    08:00pm

    The following acts are scheduled to perform at the Kennett Flash (101 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Squ...


  • Annual Fall Family Fun Day and Craft Fair

    09/20/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Nottingham Presbyterian Church hosts a family fun day and craft fair annually on the third Saturd...


  • Nottingham Presbyterian Church

    09/20/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    A fun day for the entire family. Come out and enjoy great food, unique crafts, free entertainmen...


  • Zoo Yoga: OM’ing Otters

    09/20/2014
    09:15am — 10:15am

    (Ages 4-7 years old) Weekly Saturdays or Sundays, September-November (Classes held in the Educati...


  • International Red Panda Day

    09/20/2014
    10:00am — 01:00pm

    Become a Red Panda Ranger! A Red Panda Ranger is a special title given to a child who has learned...


  • Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday at Milburn Orchards this weekend! Share a piece of his birt...


  • Saturday Zoo Tales

    09/20/2014
    10:30am — 11:00am

    Join us for a fun, animal or nature themed story and a visit from one of our fun program animals!...


  • Open Hive Day

    09/20/2014
    10:30am — 12:00pm

    Join TLC apiarist, Dan Borkoski, for an inside look at the busy buzzy world of honeybees. Partici...


  • Harvest Day Cookout

    09/20/2014
    11:30am — 06:30pm

    The fall is approaching and this means one thing - The 45th Annual Yardley Harvest Day is right a...


  • Goo Fest

    09/20/2014
    02:00pm — 05:00pm

    As part of North Star Orchard's Adventure in Flavor tasting series, you are invited to Goo Fest! ...


  • Brews for Books

    09/20/2014
    06:00pm — 09:00pm

    Sample fine craft beers with friends and support public libraries at Brews for Books, a craft bee...


  • Kennett Flash schedule

    09/20/2014
    08:00pm

    The following acts are scheduled to perform at the Kennett Flash (101 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Squ...


  • Plan on a fun filled festival day at Milburns! Hayrides, Corn Maze, Boo Barn, Bale Trail, Tracto...


  • Taste Kennett Food Tours

    09/14/2014
    01:00pm — 04:00pm

    Taste Kennett Food Tours, creators of memorable, unique and fun food experiences, offer three-hou...


  • Blues Cruisin' Lunch

    09/14/2014
    01:00pm — 03:30pm

    The Blues Collaborative is sponsoring a lunch cruise aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia departing ...


  • Join us throughout baseball season for a cinema series filled with baseball classics, documentari...


  • Kennett Flash schedule

    09/14/2014
    08:00pm

    The following acts are scheduled to perform at the Kennett Flash (101 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Squ...


  • 2014 NKF Golf Classic

    09/15/2014
    10:00am

    On September 15th, the National Kidney Foundation will be hosting their annual Golf Classic at th...


  • NEW CLUB!! Kennett Square Kiwanis

    09/15/2014
    06:00pm — 07:00pm

    We are in the process of establishing a local Kiwanis club in Kennett Square! We are very ex...


  • Kennett Flash schedule

    09/15/2014
    08:00pm

    The following acts are scheduled to perform at the Kennett Flash (101 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Squ...


Chester County High School Sports