Doris W. Passante

Doris W. Passante, 86, died at Crosslands Firbank Health Center near Kennett Square, on Monday, Sept. 13. Doris was born in North Carolina to the late Floyd and Juanita Welch. She had many fond memories of her early years in a closely-knit mountain community with her parents, grandparents, and many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins. Her family moved to southern Chester County in the early…

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Around Town Sept. 15

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Longwood Gardens prepares to celebrate autumn with its annual Chrysanthemum Festival beginning Oct. 16.

Autumn is approaching, and Longwood Gardens is ready. Oct. 16 marks the arrival of the Chrysanthemum Festival, transforming Longwood’s Conservatory into a vibrant visual feast of colorful chrysanthemum blooms. Iconic three-dimensional pieces showcase Longwood’s horticultural expertise while preserving an ancient art form practiced throughout Japan and China. In addition, enjoy live music and libations under a canopy of fall color in the Beer Garden Thursday–Saturday…

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