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New digs but same great  taste for chocolate festival

The annual Chocolate Lovers Festival is coming Sunday, Jan. 26. This year, though, the event will be held at Unionville High School. While the location is changed, the festival still benefits the United Way of Southern Chester County. United Way of Southern Chester County supports 22 health and human service programs in the area. But United Way needs your help to ...

 
 

Students support families in need

Students and alumni from both Unionville and Kennett High Schools will be joining forces on Saturday, Jan. 4 to present a Unionville-Kennett Holiday Showcase in support of people in need in the Kennett Square area. The showcase will be presented free of charge in the Unionville High School Auditorium, beginning at 7 p.m. and will feature approximately 20 performances ...

 

Longwood Gardens wins award

America voted and Longwood Gardens has been named the winner of the Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights by USA TODAY’s 2019 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards! With over 500,000 outdoor lights, and fountains that dance to holiday classics, Longwood won the contest sponsored by USA Today and 10Best.com, topping a list of 20 botanical gardens from across the U.S. Rounding ...

 

Cartoon Christmas Trio plays Uptown!

Family Jazz Night at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center features beloved holiday music performed by the premier interpreter of classic cartoon soundtracks on Thursday, December 21, at 6:30 p.m. Cartoon Christmas Trio performs music from classic holiday cartoons, like “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “The Grinch” and more, accompanied by the young voices of children’s ...

 

New leadership for U’ville Fair

The Unionville Community Fair ended its 95th year with the election of new leadership. Since 1924, the fair has evolved each year with new events and activities for all ages, while continuing to showcase and educate the community of its agricultural background. After serving on the board since 1978, Bonnie Musser has stepped down from her position as president. ...

 

Barrar enters final year in office

As anticipated, state Rep. Stephen Barrar has announced his intention to retire at the end of 2020. He made the decision public in the following press release. “It is bittersweet to announce my intentions to retire from the General Assembly at the end of my term in November of 2020 and I will not run for another term as a member in the General Assembly. “On Dec. 1, ...

 

Museum continues holiday traditions

The magic of the holiday season returns to the Brandywine River Museum of Art during Brandywine Christmas, Nov. 29, through Jan. 5. This spectacular holiday experience for all ages includes a gallery filled with an expansive model train display; a special exhibition featuring a selection of three beloved fairy tales and their evolution through time and different ...

 

Unionville Art Gala celebrates 44th year

Unionville High School’s annual Art Gala is set for Nov 15 and 16 at the school. The art show and sale showcases local working artists, UHS Alumni, and current Unionville High School student artists. In addition to the artwork, there is live music to entertain and great food to enjoy. The Unionville High School Art Gala strives to include a variety of artists  — both ...

 

Library hires Hutchins for capital campaign

The Board of Directors of the Kennett Library announced that Mary S. Hutchins has been hired as the development associate for the capital campaign for the new Kennett Library. In this role, Mary will support the implementation and management of the Campaign. Hutchins has a long history in the Kennett community. Most recently, she was the executive director of ...

 

DelCo warns of phone scam

The Delaware County Park Police has received reports regarding scam phone calls originating from unknown phone numbers, or possibly a “spoofed” number, appearing to be from the sheriff’s office. The scammers may represent themselves as county employees. In the most recent case the caller used the name, of a park police officer. The scammers tell the targets that ...

 

State warns seniors of DNA scam

The Department of Aging is warning Pennsylvania seniors, their families, and caregivers about a new scam targeting older adults. DNA testing has become extremely popular in the past few years for people looking to learn more about their family history and health, and scammers are now targeting Medicare beneficiaries with a fraudulent DNA testing service. These ...