Around Town May 30: Local girl ax up in Germany

Martha King. of Chadds Ford Township, competes in the Stihl Timbersports competition in Hanover, Germany.

Martha King. of Chadds Ford Township, competes in the Stihl Timbersports competition in Hanover, Germany.

• Chadds Ford’s Martha King took part in the Stihl Timbersports Competition in Hanover, Germany. King placed second in the May 9 event and is preparing for her next completion scheduled for June 29. Martha is doing a practical year of work in Germany in the agriculture industry, and trying to perfect her German. She is the daughter of Rob and Katharine King, who operate Chadds Ford Tree Service. 

• The Chadds Ford Business Association will hold its June luncheon at noon, June 6, in the Pennsbury Township municipal building. The cost is $20. Pennsbury Township supervisors will update members on township news. Members will also have the chance to “Tout it Out,” giving a 15 second introduction about themselves and their business. (Those 15 seconds translate to about 35 words.) Touts may be posted to the CFBA Facebook page. RSVP to

• Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary & Garnet Ford & Garnet Volkswagen will hold the third annual Twisted Vintner Homemade Wine Competition on June 6, from 6-9:30 p.m. at Garnet Ford. For $40 per person, guests will enjoy food catered by Pescatores, complimentary drinks, and music by Silversound DJ. Celebrity judges Dick Vermeil of Vermeil Wines and Debbi Calton of WMGK will be in attendance as well as special guest Harry Hairston of NBC10. For tickets and information go to

• The Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center at Crozer-Chester Medical Center will hold the 4th annual “Heel” the Burn 5k run/1M walk on Saturday, June 8. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and activities will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. This event is set to take place at the Williamstown Middle/High School racetrack. The money raised will go to the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center. Last year, this celebratory event created for burn survivors, raised $5,240. For more information about “Heel” the Burn or to register, call 610-447-6311 or visit

• Members of the Brandywine Bonsai Society will display their trees in the courtyard of the Brandywine River Museum on June 1 and 2. They will also demonstrate handling techniques and answer questions regarding special care of the bonsai trees. Free with museum admission.


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