Mushroom Festival announces winners

The Mushroom Festival has released the names of winners from the various competitions held during its 31st annual event this past weekend. In the Amateur Mushroom Cook-off, Sunnyside of 'Shrooms by Sherry Kozlowski of Morgantown, W.Va., took first place. Three Ways Mushroom Breakfast Tostada Crisp with Citrus Chipotle Sauce, created by Areli Biggers of Hopkinton, Mass., earned second, and Mushroom Biscuit Egg Sandwich with Mushroom…

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Festival mushrooms into massive success

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Mushrooms in all shapes, tastes and sizes dominate Kennett Square's signature festival.

For the 31st year in a row, ‘shrooms ruled in Kennett Square as thousands flocked to the “The Mushroom Capital of the World” for its signature event. Under sunny skies, the Mushroom Festival, which kicked off with an evening parade on Friday, Sept. 9, boasted a diverse array of mushroom specialties, ranging from standard culinary fare such as breaded mushrooms to more offbeat offerings like…

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Nearly $500,000 grant focuses on water quality

The Brandywine Conservancy has been awarded a grant of nearly $500,000 from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The funds will be used to protect and restore water quality in a 15.5-square-mile area of farmland in the headwaters of the Brandywine Creek's west branch to benefit local residents and downstream communities. The conservancy will collaborate on the project with the Stroud Water Research Center and…

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Chadds Ford remembers 9/11

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Mary Almonte, wife of the Rev. Marcos Almonte, and her three children ring the Remembrance Bell 15 times.

Chadds Ford remembered the fallen during a Sept. 11 ceremony at the Brandywine Battlefield Park Sunday. The brief half-hour ceremony featured the ringing of the Remembrance Bell, as swell as comments from state Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-160, the Rev. Marcos Almonte — pastor at Brandywine Baptists Church — and Carl Closs, as Gen. George Washington reading Washington’s letter to the Continental Congress following the 1777…

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Kennett Twp. joins greenway partnership

Kennett Township has become the 25th area municipality to join the Brandywine Creek Greenway Partnership, and area residents are invited to celebrate and learn about the project. On Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m., Kennett Township will host a public open house at the township building. Brandywine Conservancy staff will provide a brief presentation to introduce the Brandywine Creek Greenway regional planning initiative.…

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Be Well: Ideas for healthy school lunches

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Recipes for two weeks of healthy school lunches

It’s back-to-school season, and parents are planning for how to help their children have success this coming year. The fuel your child needs to keep running at peak efficiency is vitally important to their classroom success – in other words, they need to eat healthy food. A good school lunch should include a lean source of protein, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. Here are…

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