Best holiday lights

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More than 500,000 lights grace more than 150 trees throughout Longwood's outdoor holiday display. Photo courtesy Longwood Gardens.

America voted and Longwood Gardens has been named the winner of the Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights by USA TODAY’s 2018 10   Best Readers’ Choice Awards! With over 500,000 outdoor lights, and fountains that dance to holiday classics, Longwood won the contest sponsored by USA Today and, topping a list of 20 botanical gardens from across the U.S. Norfolk Botanical Garden, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Lewis Ginter Botanical…

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Roadwork for Dec. 22 -Dec. 28

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Dec. 22 to Dec. 28. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility installation will cause lane closures on E. South Street in Kennett Square…

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Mixed Media: Holiday art bustle

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"East Bradford Farm" by Phil Jamison at Church Street Gallery

Kennett Square is absolutely bustling with holiday activity. Walking along State Street on the weekend, I can hear the horse drawn carriages and see the lines at the shuttle taking people from Kennett Square to Longwood Gardens and vice versa. Holiday shoppers are out in full force, buzzing from one boutique to another, and making hot chocolate/coffee stops at Philter. It’s truly the most wonderful…

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Boost Your Business: Simple inside sales

The best sales teams are most often led by someone who is more like a sales coach than a sales manager. The dedication to developing inside sales skills ultimately creates a sales team that not only hits its short-term goals but instills a culture of learning and self-improvement in order to achieve its long-term goals as well. But it’s not always so easy. Superb inside…

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