Around Town Feb. 18

New from local author Gene Pisasale

Local author and historian Gene Pisasale has a new book out, Forgotten Founding Fathers: Pennsylvania and Delaware in the American Revolution.” According to Pisasale, the book focuses on 10 of the Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

The Foundation of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its virtual professional development program, Leadership Delaware County – Developing Resilient Leaders. This six-week session explores how our bodies and minds respond to stress and how this impacts our behaviors and emotions. Learn to identify personal challenges and then practice with multiple techniques to address our stressors, and how to use these same techniques in the workplace. The application is available online at and the submission deadline is Monday, Feb. 22. Program tuition is $300.

Sweet Charity goes virtual for 2021.

While COVID-19 is preventing the Chester County Community Foundation from holding events in person, the organization has reinvented its annual Sweet Charity event as Food for Thought: Sweet Charity. On March 2, “thought leaders” Wendy Gaynor, director of Food Security at the Chester County Food Bank, and Jodi Gauker, executive director of Lundale Farm, will speak on food security. On March 16, Terry Brett, CEO of Kimberton Whole Foods, Pete Flynn, owner of Pete’s Produce, and Emily Kovach, editor-in-chief of PA Eats, will speak on growing and sourcing local food. The public is encouraged to purchase a Sweet Charity Golden Ticket. Tickets can be exchanged for four gourmet desserts to savor at home from Carlino’s Market in West Chester. Ticket sales are strongly encouraged by March 18. Guests can visit with their Golden Ticket from March 25 through 27. Zoom events will be held Tuesday, March 2, March 16, and March 30 at noon. Registration is required.

Delaware Wild Lands calls it a cure for cabin fever. DWL is planning a two-mile hike around the Sharp Farm in Middletown, Del., from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, March 6. A rain date is planned for March 13. Those interested in taking part have until March 4 to RSVP by contacting DWL with an email to or by phoning 302-378-2736.

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