Newlin Grist Mill to host fall fest

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Colonial activities will set the tone for the annual fall festival at the historic Newlin Grist Mill on Oct. 1.

In an area of suburban sprawl and modern technology, a respite of 18th-century simplicity and open space will enable the public to step back in time on Saturday, Oct. 1. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the historic Newlin Grist Mill will host its annual Fall Harvest Festival, an event full of family-friendly activities. This year’s festival will feature nearly two dozen different demonstrations of…

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Work to begin on Burnt Mill Road bridge

After nearly 2½ years, construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, Sept. 26, to replace the Burnt Mill Road bridge over a branch of the Red Clay Creek in Kennett Township, PennDOT announced. The bridge was closed on April 25, 2014, after a bridge inspection determined that the steel beams had deteriorated beyond the point where it could safely carry vehicular traffic, a PennDOT press…

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Helicopter museum celebrating 20 years

Calling all helicopter enthusiasts: The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) will mark its 20th anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5 until 8 p.m. This event at one of the world’s only all-rotorcraft museums promises to enlighten and entertain, recognizing past industry accomplishments and introducing new museum additions, according to an AHMEC press release. AHMEC’s history dates to 1993 when “spurred by the…

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