Archive for January 31st, 2017

Fountains scheduled to reopen

Fountains at Longwood Gardens scheduled to reopen for Summer Spectacular

The crown jewel of the most significant fountain collection in North America, Longwood’s Main Fountain Garden rivals the magnificent fountains of Europe with its beauty and ingenious application of leading-edge technologies and design. The Garden will premiere with a Summer of Spectacle delighting visitors with incredible fountain shows, fireworks, tours and programs ...

 
 

Chesco officials tout benefits of Smart911

Chester County officials are applauding the debut of Smart911,  a new emergency preparedness program. Robert J. Kagel, Chester County’s director of the Department of Emergency Services, introduced the free service at the Chester County Commissioners’ Sunshine meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Smart911 allows individuals and families to create a safety profile online ...

 

Orlando “ Bus” Testa of Kennett Square

Orlando “ Bus” Testa, 96, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, Jan. 29, at Linden Hall. He was the husband of Rita Ramachata Testa, who died 1995, and with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Shaw Mines, (Myerdale) Pa., he was the son of the late Luigi and Laurena Camelli  Testa. Bus was an assembler at General Motors, retiring in 1982 after 30 years of service, ...

 

Residents skeptical about traffic study

Chadds Ford Township’s municipal building was packed to standing room only with residents wanting stop or modify a development plan in Concord Township. At issue is a 20-plus acre parcel at Ridge Road and Route 202 where the Petinarro company was approved in 2009 to build a commercial development — The Shops at Ridge Road. The property abuts Chadds Ford Township. As ...

 

Art Watch: Playing games

First Friday is always exciting as it heralds in new art shows for the month and usually entertains us with fun, free, and friendly artist receptions that involve food, wine and lots of lively conversation. The most unusual new art show by far, very far, is the "Twister" exhibition opening at The Art Trust on West Market  Street in West Chester. In Kennett Square, ...