50 Years of “Wow!” at the Brandywine Railroad

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Brandywine Railroad model train display. Photo credit-Carlos Alejandro.

For the last two weeks, I have asked each person I met what they know about the Brandywine Railroad at the Brandywine Museum of Art. Without fail, their eyes light up and a smile appears—even from people who only visited once over four decades ago. From the two-year-old who simply yelled “TRAINS!” to longtime visitors in their eighties, their memories bring instant joy. They mention…

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Around Town Nov. 17

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Volunteers at the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art put the finishing touches on the giant wreath that will be on the museum’s outer wall during the holiday season. The annual Brandywine Railroad will also be on display beginning this Saturday, Nov. 19.

• Seasonal activities continue at Longwood Gardens this year with A Longwood Christmas. The annual display opens Nov. 18 and runs through Jan. 8. In addition to the light shows and seasonal floral displays, there will also be music in the air from the Longwood Organ and the 62-bell and five-octave Carillon. Timed tickets are required; buy them here. • Winterthur, too, is getting into the…

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Taxes steady in Pennsbury

Supervisors will still have to vote on the budget next month, but property owners in Pennsbury Township won’t face a tax increase if the plan is approved. Township Manager Kathy Howley gave a brief rundown on the proposed 2023 budget during the Board of Supervisors' Nov. 16 meeting, saying the millage rate would remain at 1.49 mils. (A mil is a tax of $1 for…

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