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Tavern Talks: To Market, To Market

Tavern Talks: Ben Franklin might stop by. Who knows?

 “To market, to market, to buy a fat pig. Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.” At this month’s Tavern Talks on Thursday May 17th from 7 to 9 p.m. we will have plenty of artisans you would have found if you visited any marketplace or town in the 18th century. The marketplace was essential to Colonists stocking up on goods or foods they were not able to make ...

 
 

Flash flood warning

Update: Flash flood watch no longer in effect. Flash flood watch ending Monday April 16 at 10 p.m. in areas of Chester and Delaware counties. The national weather service in Mount Holly has expanded the forecast. * flash flood watch to include portions of east central Pennsylvania and southeast Pennsylvania * through this afternoon * a line of strong thunderstorms is ...

 

Land Conservancy secures 200 more acres

The Land Conservancy said the acquisition of a 180-acre property located in Elk Township. The property, which is located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed will constitute TLC’s sixth nature preserve. The property was formerly owned by the Patricia du Pont Trust and the proceeds will go directly to support the work of the Trust’s equine and hound rescue operations. The ...

 

Chester County Studio Tour

Art collectors, enthusiasts and novices will have two full days in May to meet some of the best artists in their Chester County studios, observe the creative process and to purchase their distinctive creations. “The Chester County Studio Tour grows in popularity each year and this year will be the best ever,” said Jeff Schaller, artist and show coordinator. “The ...

 

Mt. Cuba donates trees to Wilmington

Mt. Cuba donates trees

This week Wilmington citizens planted spring blooms on a vacant lot in the city’s West Center City neighborhood. More than 40 members of the community, government agencies, and local conservation groups attended the ceremony around the vacant lot stabilization effort. “Our communities are the sum total of all of these gestures by people who care for them,” said Mayor ...

 

Auditions for live recording at Longwood Gardens

Auditions are open to record live at Longwood Gardens for NPR’s “From the Top” with Host Christopher O’Riley. The hit radio program showcasing America’s best young classical musicians is seeking local talent for its live recording on September 9, 2018 at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The weekly hour-long radio program is heard on WRTI 90.1 FM, ...

 

Snowfall advisory

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ has shared the following information about the potential snow event that may affect Chester County beginning Sunday night (4/2/18) into Monday morning.  Here are the details: Forecasted Conditions for Chester County: Here are the key messages for the weather through Monday. Light snow accumulations are possible late ...

 

Muddy Boots Fund created to benefit Boy Scouts and Stroud Center

Boy Scouts of all ages will now have more opportunities to spend time in the outdoors getting their boots muddy and becoming stewards of their local watersheds. As a result of a generous gift from brothers Greg, Barry, Keith, and Ray Bentley, the Chester County Council Boy Scouts of America and Stroud Water Research Center are expanding their partnership to offer ...

 

Mumps outbreak in Chester County

The Chester County Health Department is issuing a public health announcement regarding a mumps outbreak linked to attendees of a social dance event – Baile Mejicano or Mexican Dance – that took place at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, on Feb.10. CCHD is now seeing the illness spread within Chester County. Chester County’s Health Department Director ...

 

Jonathan Beech Memorial Concert to be held April 7

The Eleventh Annual Jonathan Beech Memorial Concert will take place on Saturday, April 7, at 2:00 P.M. in the Kennett High School Auditorium, 100 E. South Street in Kennett Square.  The beneficiary of this year’s event is the Neuro-Oncology Division of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the hospital where Jonathan received four years of outstanding care and ...

 

PennDOT Reduces Speed Limits

Due to the severity of the winter storm, PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on several roadways in the region. PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways: • Interstates 76, 95, 476, 676; • U.S. Routes 1, 30, 202, 422; and • State Routes 63, 100 Spur and ...