Chester County wins big at Pa. Farm Show

Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges last week, resulting in an impressive array of ribbons in a wide variety of agricultural disciplines in the show’s landmark 100th year of operation. Chester County Commissioners Terence Farrell and Michelle Kichline attended the show and sought out Chester County representation in numerous categories. “The Pennsylvania Farm Show is an excellent venue…

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Longwood to orchestrate orchid explosion

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Orchids in a diverse array of sizes, shapes, and colors will dominate Longwood Gardens' four-acre conservatory during the Orchid Extravaganza, which opens on Saturday, Jan. 23.

As winter makes its presence known, Longwood Gardens is offering the warmth of its four-acre conservatory, which will showcase the annual Orchid Extravaganza starting on Saturday, Jan. 23. This exhibit offers a dazzling and diverse display of orchids, including a towering 12-foot-tall archway, a spectacular orchid curtain, and hundreds of vibrant Vanda orchids adorning the Silver Garden. Want to immerse yourself in orchid paradise before…

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KSO announces annual youth competition

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County will sponsor its annual Instrumental Competition for Young Artists on Saturday, April 23rd at 1:00 pm at the Kendal at Longwood Auditorium, Kennett Square, PA. The competition is limited to sixteen gifted young musicians in grades 9 to 12, each of whom will perform a classical composition or movement of a larger work for solo instrument and orchestra. The…

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Ruby L. Proffitt of West Grove

Ruby L. Proffitt, 87, of West Grove, died Thursday, Jan. 14, at Jennersville Regional Hospital. Born in Mountain City, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Stacy and the late Emma Pearl (South) Proffitt. Ruby was a housekeeper for Kendal-Crosslands Community retiring in 1995. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, bingo, quilting and African violets. Survivors include one daughter, Andrea Kay Zunino (Anthony Sr.) of West…

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Rabbinic Reflections: Freedom for body, soul

Just in time for this weekend, The Maccabeats, a Yeshiva University-based a capella group, left behind its usual Jewish setting of lyrics, subjects, and New York or Israel backgrounds for something seemingly very different. They joined forces with Naturally 7, an African-American a capella group, to cover James Taylor’s song “Shine A Little Light” on the site of the Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.…

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