Gretchen Ramona Walker Jones of Jennersville

Gretchen Ramona Walker Jones, of Jennersville, died Sunday, Dec. 27, from complications of progressive supranuclear palsy. She was 86. Gretchen was born in Plain City, Ohio to Grace Headlee Walker and Holly Walker, a banker and civic leader. The third of five children, Gretchen was an outstanding student and athlete. As a child, she could be found playing basketball with the boys, gardening with her…

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Musings: Ugh!

At one time or another, most elementary school students were asked in September how they spent their summer vacation. As we move into January 2021, it’s time to ask something different. How was your 2020? Likely, most people would respond with a resounding “Ugh!” And that’s the polite response. Another way to address 2020 is, as J.D. Tuccille of Reason Magazine put it, “annus horribilis.”…

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Mushroom Drop goes hybrid

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This year's Mushroom Drop will be hybrid, with the drop carried on Facebook.

If there had been any doubt before, it’s gone now. The annual Mushroom Drop in Kennett Square, scheduled for Dec. 31, is virtual this year. No happy New Year’s revelry in the street watching the giant mushroom come down. But, in-person viewing is still available, sort of hybrid. Midnight on the Square, The Mushroom Festival, and the Kennett Area Restaurant and Merchant Association are hosting…

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