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Festival of Fountains Opens May 11

Dancing fountains, performances under the stars, and beautiful gardens make the Festival of Fountains at Longwood Gardens magical. Running from May 11-September 24, 2023, the spectacular celebration of music, light, water, and nature includes unique garden experiences indoors and out. Iconic Illuminated Fountain Performances dance, soar, and delight in the Main ...

 
 

Open house for acupuncture

Acupuncture Healing Arts, a new non-profit organization in Chester County providing acupuncture and related therapies, will have an open house Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its new office, 704 West Nields Street, West Chester. According to a press release, AHA’s “mission is to provide accessible and affordable acupuncture and related therapies to improve ...

 

Curtis Symphony at Longwood Gardens

The upcoming 7 pm Curtis Symphony Orchestra performance on May 12 at Longwood Gardens marks the first time the full orchestra will perform at Longwood, and the only chance to experience the orchestra in the region before they embark on their Curtis On Tour West Coast engagements. With Longwood’s Meadow Garden as a backdrop, the May 12 program includes performances ...

 

Conservancy launches climate initiative

In advance of Earth Day this year, the Brandywine Conservancy is launching a new Climate Resiliency Initiative to help local municipalities and landowners proactively address climate change in their communities. Built on over 56 years of experience, this Initiative formalizes the organization’s ongoing internal and external efforts to improve environmental ...

 

BVC presents ‘The Armed Man’

The Brandywine Valley Chorale will present "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace" by Karl Jenkins on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Unionville High School. The performance will incorporate music, staging, lighting, and interpretive dance to offer a unique and memorable theatrical experience. Unionville High School Chorale will join the BVC on stage for this ...

 

Spring fling at the Barn at Spring Brook Farm

Barn at Spring Brook Farm at 360 Locust Grove Road in West Chester invites children with disabilities and their families and friends to Spring Fling on Saturday, April 29, from noon to 3 p.m. Children can meet The Barn’s resident animals; learn about The Barn’s programs; take a hayride around the farm; play in the wheelchair-accessible treehouse; participate in ...

 

Aggressive drivers targeted

PennDOT has announced that more than 80 municipal police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties will join the Pennsylvania State Police in a coordinated aggressive driving enforcement wave to help reduce the number of crashes, injuries, and fatalities on area roadways as part of a statewide mobilization that runs ...

 

CFES Art Show next week

Chadds Ford Elementary School will present its 74th Annual Art Show and Sale on Friday, March 17, from 7-10 p.m., for an adults-only opening night, as well as a family-friendly day on Saturday, March 18, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. We are excited once again to host the time-honored, volunteer-run event at Chadds Ford Elementary School. There is no admission fee for this ...

 

Westtown gets grants for Crebilly

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline today approved a grant of $4.2 million awarded to Westtown Township for the preservation of Crebilly Farm. The latest funding is added to a $2.15 million Preservation Partnership Grant that the Commissioners awarded to regional conservation non-profit Natural Lands at the Feb. 8 public ...

 

Live streaming birth of foals

The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Association is partnering with Delaware Valley University and Whysper Wynd Farm to provide a live-stream view of expectant mares as they prepare to give birth to their foals. With several foal cameras installed at DelVal's breeding facilities and at Whysper Wynd Farm, viewers will have access to a live view of the birth of nine foals ...

 

Consortium announces plans for du Pont Estate

 Longwood Gardens and The Conservation Fund have entered into a binding agreement with Granogue Reserve, LTD., LLC (GRLLC) for Longwood to acquire and operate Granogue, the 505-acre estate and long-time residence of the late Mr. and Mrs. Irénée du Pont, Jr. located in New Castle County, Delaware. The agreement is based on a plan that was worked on jointly ...