WCU’s marching band honored

West Chester University’s Wells School of Music announced today that the Incomparable Golden Marching Band is the recipient of the distinguished 2019 Sudler Trophy. Presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation, the Sudler Trophy is known as the “Heisman Trophy of the collegiate band world.” It is awarded every other year to a college or university marching band which has demonstrated the highest musical standards…

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Conservancy gets $1.5 million for 569 acres in ChesCo

The Brandywine Conservancy has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to be used towards the acquisition of a 569-acre natural area along the Octoraro Creek in Lower Oxford and West Nottingham Townships, Chester County. This area is a portion of the 952-acre Glenroy Farm property that spans Chester and Lancaster Counties. The Conservancy’s ultimate goal is…

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Orchid Extravaganza opens January 19

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Experience the peaceful beauty of winter during Orchid Extravaganza January 19–March 24. Photo Courtesy Longwood Gardens.

Escape to a balmy oasis filled with nearly 5,000 blooming orchids during Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens January 19 through March 24. Longwood’s heated 4-acre Conservatory provides an escape from winter’s chill, featuring thousands of colorful orchid blooms displayed in extraordinary ways. In addition to the one-of-a-kind horticultural display, Orchid Extravaganza features activities and programs for the entire family, including concerts, talks, tours, OrKid Days,…

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Adopt-a-Pet Jan. 14

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Sandy Sandy is the somewhat rare female orange tabby. This gorgeous girl lost the only home she knew for all of her five years when her owner’s health failed, so she’s a bit overwhelmed. With patience and kindness in a quiet home, Sandy can be a wonderful companion pet.…

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