Around Town Nov. 3

Phillies Fever has reached the Chadds Ford area as the above photo of a merchandise stand at the Sunoco station at Routes 1 and 202 shows. Several members of Concord Township Council also wore Phillies jerseys during their Nov. 1 meeting. The Phillies and Houston Astros are tied at two games a piece in the best of seven World Series.

The Chester County Council, in cooperation with the Desmond Hotel, Malvern, and keynote speaker William Mott, requests the honor of your presence at the annual Veterans Recognition Breakfast to celebrate those who have served. Breakfast begins at 7 on Friday, Nov. 11. The program starts at 7:30 and the event wraps up at 9 a.m. The Desmond Hotel is at 1 Liberty Boulevard, Malvern PA 19355. Contact Doug Pinard at for more information.

Discover nature's therapeutic ability at Mt. Cuba Center.

Can nature be therapeutic? Yes, according to horticulture therapist Kathy Andrzejewski. Andrzejewski will teach therapeutic horticulture strategies to enhance health and well-being at Mt. Cuba Center on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon. Andrzejewski will provide participants with a take-home tool kit containing a variety of interactive horticulture-based activities to use on their own. The class will include a lecture and outside activities. Please dress for the weather. The cost is $29. Go here to register.

Members of the Concord Township Parks and Recreation Committee might be channeling their own inner Leo Sayers tune “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” since that’s what they want to happen. It’s the Concord Adult Social & Dance Party planned for 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, at the BYC Gymnasium at 41 S. Thornton Road. Dance to the hits of the 1970s/80s, and 90s. It’s a free event with food and drink available for purchase. If interested, let them know by emailing

The Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates are holding a Harvest Fest event at Brandywine Battlefield Park on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors will be selling honey, kitchen items, games, toys, decorated and make-and-take gourds, and face painting sessions will be on hand.  Colonial trades, dancing, and cooking will also be demonstrated. Tours of the Ring House (Washington’s Headquarters) are at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and tours of the Gilpin House are at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults; $7 for Seniors, AAA, AARP; and $5 for youth (ages 3-11).

Learn the stories of prominent citizens buried at Oakland's Cemetery.

The Chester County Historical Society is offering a walking tour of the Oaklands Cemetery on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Many of West Chester's leading citizens are buried at Oaklands Cemetery, including retired U.S. Marine Gen. Smedley Butler who penned the piece “War is a Racket.” But many stories remain untold. Join the education staff of the Chester County History Center to learn the true tales of the soldiers, statesmen, lawyers, doctors, musicians, athletes, artists, and more that found their final rest at this garden cemetery outside of West Chester. The cost is $20, and tickets are available here.

Saturday, Oct. 29 saw a combination of events in Chadds Ford Township. It was the semiannual roadside cleanup along with a recycling and shredding event. Also, members of the Chadds Ford Open Space Committee gave out hybrid American Chestnut trees to the first 100 residents interested in planting them on their property.

Members of the Chadds Ford Township Residents association gather at the municipal building before heading out to pick up trash during the semiannual roadside cleanup.

Chadds Ford Open Space Committee Chairman Pete Mattis gives a young hybrid American Chestnut tree to a resident at the township building.

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