Archive for April 11th, 2015

Longwood turns eyesore into enlightenment

The Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens has temporarily become a landscape of ditches and dirt as the revitalization project proceeds.

Longword's Main Fountain Garden has temporarily become an uncharacteristically dull landscape of ditches and dirt as the revitalization project proceeds.

When Pierre S. du Pont unveiled the Main Fountain Garden in 1931 on the grounds of an estate he purchased so he could save its trees, the Longwood Gardens showpiece he had designed represented cutting-edge technology. Eighty-three years later, time took its toll, and what was once an impressive engineering feat had become a maintenance headache. In September, ...

 
 

Unionville musician, teacher to be honored

The Darlington Arts Center invites the community to attend Arts Salute to Spring, a live and silent auction with cocktail reception and special performances, on Sunday, April 26. This year’s event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Penn Oaks Golf Club in West Chester and will celebrate the achievements of Unionville singer-songwriter and teacher Geri Smith. Attending ...

 

C. James “Jim” Yeatman of Kennett Square

C. James “Jim” Yeatman, 83, of Kennett Square died Tuesday, April 7.  He shared 56 years of marriage with his beloved wife Barbara L. Yeatman. Jim was born in West Grove and was the son of the late Clarence Pennock and Marjorie Brosius Yeatman. Jim graduated from George School and attended The Pennsylvania State University and Goldey-Beacom College. He later ...