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Longwood Gardens ‘Flowing Water’ documentary to air on WHYY

Fountains at Longwood Gardens. Photo Credit: Daniel Traub

At the peak of Longwood Gardens’ spectacular 2018 Festival of Fountains season, those throughout the Delaware Valley will get the rare opportunity to learn more about the crown jewel of one of the greatest collections of fountains in our country. Beginning Sunday, August 12 at 6 p.m., WHYY will air Flowing Water, a documentary that follows Longwood’s founder Pierre ...

 
 

Uptown! presents ‘Changing Minds the Musical’

Talented Middle and High School age actors are seriously rehearsing Changing Minds the Musical, a screwball comedy for a new generation. It’s a family friendly show that offers something funny and familiar for all who have experienced the social scene of the average school. At Playa Sola High School, it’s business as usual – the jocks, geeks, popular kids, etc., all ...

 

NPR is coming to Longwood Gardens

NPR’s hit show From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WRTI 90.1 FM  on Sundays at 3 p.m., will come to the Open Air Theatre at Longwood Gardens to record a radio broadcast on Sunday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. Special guest host pianist Peter Dugan will accompany and interview extraordinary young classical musicians from across the ...

 

Winterthur After Hours to feature music and guided strolls

On Aug. 2, Winterthur After Hours will present live music by Buffalo Chip & The Heard, a beer garden, guided garden walks, and tram tours of the Follies garden exhibition. Buffalo Chip & The Heard, a Delaware-based acoustic trio which covers everything from bluegrass to jazz, will perform at the Reflecting Pool from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Cost for admission is: $10 ...

 

Flood warning for Brandywine

The flood warning continues for the Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford. At 9:30 this morning, the stage was 9.5 feet. Flood stage is nine feet. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. The creek will continue rising to near 9.8 feet by late this morning. The river will fall below flood stage late this morning. At 10 feet, the intersections of Creek ...

 

Winterthur to celebrate nature in Delaware

Winterthur has partnered with more than two dozen environmental organizations for DelaWILD, a special day celebrating nature and the environment in the First State, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25. DelaWILD includes talks, walks, demonstrations, and workshops about topics such as water, wildlife, plant life, and nature in the urban environment. Events take ...

 

DelCo supports Circuit Trails

Delaware County Council presented a resolution to Leonard Bonarek, Regional Planner of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia on July 11 in support of the concept of the nine-county region completing 180 miles of Circuit Trails by 2025. The Circuit Trails are a connected system of multi-purpose trails located in the nine counties that comprise the Delaware ...

 

Chesco urges vaccinations

The Chester County Health Department encourages all parents and health care providers to use summer as a time to make sure children's vaccines are up-to-date. Parents are encouraged to contact their healthcare provider today to discuss vaccine needs well before the start of the new school year in the fall. Pennsylvania requires children to have certain vaccines ...

 

Sheriff’s K-9 team rock-solid

Anyone familiar with K-9 Nero, a stately, bomb-sniffing German shepherd, regarded him as a rock star long before he expanded that definition. In early May, Nero and his partner, Chester County Deputy Sheriff Matthew “Jamie” Mendenhall, were participating in a routine training exercise when Nero literally left no stone unturned. The K-9 located a rock that had been ...

 

Winterthur to host regional intern outreach

Winterthur will host more than 100 interns from more than 15 public gardens and other environmental nonprofit organizations in the region on July 12 for the 2018 Regional Intern Outreach Day. Participants will remove invasive plants in landscape areas at beloved Delaware gardens. This annual event provides meaningful horticultural experience for regional interns, ...

 

Veteran wins wedding giveaway

Emily Beers and Tyler Thiel of Downingtown are the winners of the Veterans Day Wedding Giveaway sponsored by West Chester’s American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) and John Serock Catering. The free five-hour ceremony and reception for 100 guests on Sunday, November 11, 2018, also boasts contributions by Blue Dog Printing & Design, Schaffer Sound, ...