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Sunset Farm forever protected from development

Sunset Farm Preserved

Natural Lands announced today the preservation of 28 acres of farmland, orchard, and forest in the northwestern corner of New Garden Township, Chester County. Owners Lynn Sinclair and John Morris placed the property—known as Sunset Farm—under conservation easement, ensuring it will remain open forever. A conservation easement is a legally binding agreement that ...

 
 

Chester County has much to celebrate

This year’s Chester County Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will have much to celebrate. In addition to continuing its 77-year tradition as the longest-running house tour in the country, the popular, area fundraiser will also honor the 125th anniversary of Chester County Hospital, which was founded in 1892. The 2017 ticket-holders will have access to ...

 

Olde Ridge aiding Harvey victims

Shop owners at The Olde Ridge Village Shoppes in Chadds Ford are taking part in relief efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. James Cunius, of Cunius Martial Arts, sent out an email to other shop owners in the center on Wednesday asking for help in collecting needed supplies and that his studio would be the collection point. Though Cunius was ...

 

Truckloads of food sheriff to sheriff

The first truckload of food is on its way to San Patricio County Texas.  The second truck is now being loaded in front of the Giant food store in Dilworthtown located located at 1393 Dilworthtown Road in West Chester. Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Welsh wanted to make sure the food that was collected went to those in need. She directly contacted Sheriff Leroy Moody ...

 

The 240th Anniversary of the Battle of the Brandywine

Most of the horse trails are now overgrown with trees and brush or converted into paved macadam roadways. Many of the fields where men lay wounded have been replaced with houses, businesses and small farms. Yet the story of America’s struggle for independence endures around Chester County and some of its silent witnesses remain today. In the Fall of 1777, George ...

 

10,000 Maniacs to play Mushroom Festival

One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the past three and a half decades, the 10,000 Maniacs, will play the 2017 Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the special events tent. The concert will be presented by The Kennett Flash and will serve as a benefit for the non-profit performing arts center and music venue, which is also located in ...

 

Hero Fund poised for changing of guard

On Aug. 5, 2010, James “Jay” Raffetto, a young Navy Corpsman from Chester County, experienced the unfathomable while serving in Afghanistan: A blast from an improvised explosive device destroyed both of his legs above the knee, his left arm above the elbow, and three fingers on his right hand. Today, after countless surgeries and intensive rehabilitation, the 2000 ...

 

$90 million revitalized garden to open

Longwood Gardens announced its Main Fountain Garden will make its grand return on May 27, following a two-year, $90 million revitalization. The crown jewel of the most significant fountain collection in North America, Longwood’s Main Fountain Garden rivals the magnificent fountains of Europe with its beauty and ingenious application of leading-edge technologies and ...

 

Fighting gerrymandering in Pennsylvania

A group fighting gerrymandering in Pennsylvania has found some champions in Harrisburg. The group is Fair Districts PA, and one of the champions is state Rep. Eric Roe, R-158, of East Marlborough. Roe addressed a Fair Districts PA meeting at Unionville High School Thursday night. He spoke about HB 722, a bill he introduced with state Rep. Steve Samuelson, a Democrat ...

 

Prepping for the primary

The 2017 primary election in Pennsylvania is a week away and local elections on the township level, as well as elections for school board and district judge are drawing the most attention. The race with the most candidates is for district judge in the Kennett Square area. There are five candidates seeking the nomination for judge in District 15-03-04. They are David ...

 

ChesCo Commissioners endorse Circuit Trails

The Chester County Commissioners this week signed a resolution endorsing the completion of the Circuit Trails network, a connected system of multi-purpose trails located in the greater Philadelphia area that, when complete, will comprise more than 750 miles of trails in the region. Chester County is the first of the nine counties in the region to formally endorse the ...