Chester County Day showered with smiles

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Chester County Day visitors line up at the 1949 stone home of Bill and Kathleen Penney in East Bradford. The Colonial Revival residence sits atop the highest elevation in West Chester, offering sweeping views.

In sharp contrast to the cloudy skies, the 76th Annual Chester County Day elicited sunny reactions from the throngs of participants who enjoyed stepping back in time on Saturday, Oct. 1. For regional residents, the much-anticipated fall ritual of visiting grand homes steeped in history would not be deterred by an inhospitable weather forecast. Most brought rain gear but needed it only occasionally for some…

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Letter: Roe wants unfunded mandate

I’ve been trying to research the candidates in the Pennsylvania 158th Legislative District. Eric Roe says on his website "Pennsylvania leads the nation in the number of overdose deaths in young adult men, some of whom were classmates of mine in grade school. I intend to constrain this epidemic by pressuring the Pennsylvania Department of Education to change its curricula and increase awareness in our…

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53rd Delaware Antiques Show approaching

Winterthur Museum, Gardens & Library is gearing up to celebrate the elegance and inspiration of the 53rd Annual Delaware Antiques Show, an event that benefits its educational programming. This showcase of art, antiques, and design, which will feature 60 dealers, is scheduled for Nov. 11 through Nov. 13 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Reinier Baarsen, senior curator of furniture at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, will…

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Artist bringing touted media mash-up to Flash

A Juilliard-trained composer who plays seven instruments – including one she invented herself – is coming to The Kennett Flash. Phoebe Legere describes herself as a trans-disciplinary artist, composer and children’s advocate who works in the space between art, music, ecology, performance and engineering. In addition to the instrument she designed, dubbed the Sneakers of Samothrace, she created a 15-person, ride-able Eagle sculpture that runs…

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