News & Gossip

Kennett Symphony will hold instrumental competition |Jan 16, 2014

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County will hold its junior instrumental competition on Saturday, Feb. 15, in the auditorium at Kendal at Longwood for students in grades four through eight who live in the Chester, Delaware and New Castle County areas.

Grandparents enhance the excitement on Christmas Day |Jan 4, 2014

When I was a teenager, I spent Christmas with my grandparents in Massachusetts, as my parents lived in Argentina and it was a little far to go for Christmas. My grandparents included anyone who had a touch of family blood, or if not that, had no place to go for Christmas which made for fascinating gatherings.

Record attendance for annual Mushroom Festival |Sep 12, 2013

KENNETT SQUARE — Fueled by perfect weather, the 28th annual Mushroom Festival set a record for attendance as tens of thousands of people visited the borough to enjoy live music, see mushroom exhibitions and visit the more than 230 vendors.

Kennett Symphony wows at children’s concert with Jack and the Beanstalk |Mar 14, 2013

State of the Art: Illustration after Howard Pyle |Feb 21, 2013

In this part of the world acclaimed illustrator Howard Pyle is legendary. Acknowledged as the teacher and mentor of the famous illustrators of the 19th and 20th century at his death in 1911, this prolific artist and author was mourned by people around the world.

Infrastructure: It’s not glamorous, but it’s necessary |Aug 9, 2012

Considering that the region is bordering on drought conditions, there has been quite a bit of water running through the streets of Philadelphia lately.

Kanofsky celebrates 40 years |Aug 9, 2012

A lot of local residents see a lot better because of the care Dr. Barry Kanofsky has taken in his optometry practice for the last forty years. Even better, when he first opened his office in 1972, he joined his father, Dr.

‘Hello Dolly!’ is a beautiful glimpse of the past |Aug 2, 2012

The Brandywiners were finally able to get their production of “Hello Dolly!” on the boards on Saturday after a gully washer with showers of lightening strikes on Friday cancelled the show. The work got or fairly well as only about 200 people showed up for the performance.

Wyeth’s birthday to be celebrated at Brandywine |Jul 3, 2012

To celebrate Andrew Wyeth’s birthday on Tuesday, July 12, the Brandywine River Museum will have free admission at the museum on that day. The exhibit “A Painter’s View: The Andrew Wyeth Studio” on view in the Andrew Wyeth Gallery will have approximately 20 paintings done between 1943 and 2005 on display, half of which have never been seen by the public before.

Longwood lights up the sky |Jun 13, 2012

In its ever constant drive to show new ideas Longwood Gardens has opened a new exhibit, “Light.” Designed by British designer Bruce Munroe, the show has eight different areas where his handiwork is shown.

Enjoying the food and wine of the Brandywine |Jun 8, 2012

No matter how crowded the area’s activity and entertainment schedule may be, there is always room for more -- especially if it’s a top-flight festival with a focus on food, wine, crafts and music.

Longwood Gardens lighting up the night |Jun 8, 2012

The flowers of Longwood Gardens always put on a spectacular display on their own. Longwood also entices people with its intoxicating use of illumination -- especially with its highly popular annual Festival of Fountains (which opened Memorial Day Weekend and is running through Sept.

Longwood Gardens lighting up the night |Jun 8, 2012

The flowers of Longwood Gardens always put on a spectacular display on their own. Longwood also entices people with its intoxicating use of illumination -- especially with its highly popular annual Festival of Fountains (which opened Memorial Day Weekend and is running through Sept.

Home and Garden Tour has almost perfect day |Jun 7, 2012

The Bayard Taylor Memorial Library Home & Garden Tour was beautifully organized, but as so often occurs, the unexpected happens, in spite of careful plans. In this case it was a shuttle bus getting a wheel stuck in a flower garden.

Brandywine River Museum prepares for its antiques show |May 30, 2012

The 41st annual Antiques Show at the Brandywine River Museum will be May 26 through 28. This outstanding show will have 31 outstanding dealers showcasing English and American antiques with everything from furniture and quilts to fine china, art and metal ware.

Home and Garden Tour set June 2 |May 24, 2012

Quidditch league brings Harry Potter game to life |May 24, 2012

Julia Rivera is a die-hard Harry Potter fan, and she is a natural athlete. So she decided to combine the two and formed the first Quidditch league at Kennett High School.

West Grove Memorial Day Parade |May 23, 2012

The 14th annual Avon Grove Memorial Day Parade will be held this Saturday, May 26, starting at 9 a.m. The route runs from the high school to Memorial Plaza on East Evergreen Street.

Oxford Area Senior Center Calendar |May 23, 2012

Thursday, May 24 AARP driving class, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.