Stepping out to fight cancer

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Cancer survivors kick off the annual Relay For Life walking the first lap around the track.

There was a carnival atmosphere for a serious cause at the Unionville High School track for the annual Relay for Life on Friday night. The event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society where teams spend the night walking relays on the track around the football field. Leon Spencer, a former mayor of Kennett Square and a cancer survivor himself, likened the event to…

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Battlefield Park to open next week

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Andrew Outten, left, director of education for the Brandywine Battlefield Park, and his assistant, Dan Lamond, in the park’s newly renovated gift shop are ready for normal business to resume.

Every experienced general knows that no matter how good the battle plan, the plan will likely have to change as soon as the first shots are fired. While not that dramatic, the Brandywine Battlefield Park’s March opening had to be postponed from late March until this coming Wednesday, June 8. Ever since the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission stopped operating the park on Route 1…

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Longwood Fellows Program to launch

Longwood Gardens is continuing to impact the world of horticulture. On Thursday, June 2, the gardens announced the launch of the Longwood Fellows Program. An offshoot of the Longwood Graduate Program, it will focus on building the leadership capacity of high-potential public horticulture professionals, according to a Longwood Gardens press release. The Longwood Fellows Program will concentrate on grounding fellows in leadership theory and practice…

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Training tailored to those devoted to nature

Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, a statewide initiative that aims to connect people with their local ecosystems through intensive natural science training and local conservation service work, is partnering again with The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County. A training program that begins on Aug. 16 will prepare citizens to become volunteer leaders in their communities through natural resource conservation education, citizen science, and stewardship, said a…

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