Celebrate Fourth of July with Longwood Gardens

On July 3, 2013 Longwood Gardens will be hosting their annual firework and fountain show. Join in celebrating America with well-known patriotic favorites, including John Philip Sousa’s The Stars & Stripes, Richard Rodgers’ Victory at Sea, Irving Berlin’s God Bless America, and more. The fireworks show will begin at 9:15PM, for more information on the event visit www.longwoodgardens.org or click here. Also, don’t forget about Longwood’s Summer Performance Series! Which includes more than 40 free and ticketed concerts in the most beautiful outdoor settings, find out more by clicking here.


The 24th Annual Kennett Run

The 24th Annual Kennett Run will be taking place this Saturday, May 18, 2013! The Kennett Run Charities was established in 1989 with the purpose of promoting the general well being and civic betterment of Kennett area residents, organizations and projects. Since its inception $430,963 has been gifted to the community and $73,348 has been donated for park and trail work.

The Kennett Run offers something for all ages and abilities ranging from a 1 mile fun walk to a 10K Power Run and everything in between. The race is staffed by wonderful volunteers followed by a big party in the park for all racers and families. Food, drinks and entertainment all provided by local businesses and sponsors, celebrating the strength of community and family in Kennett Square. For more information or to register visit www.kennettrun.net


May is National Photograph Month!

Did you know that May is National Photograph Month? National Photo Month was officially recognized by Congress in 1987. Celebrate the holiday by taking copious amounts of pictures and turn them into memories that are sure to be remembered for years to come! Check out the video below to learn a few ways to make your photographs even better!


Singing out for Autism Benefit

On Saturday, April 13, 2013 the Brandywine Folk Collective is partnering with SPARC (Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center) for a community event! In lieu of Autism Awareness Month proceeds are in benefit of SPARC which offers clinical services for individuals on the autism spectrum. Many great bands will be playing all day as well as other activities for the whole family. For more information visit Brandywine Folk Collective Facebook group by clicking here.

Musical acts include:


Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Willowdale Steeplechase

The annual Willowdale Steeplechase is a family-friendly event enjoyed by over 10,000 spectators who spend a casual yet sophisticated day in Chester County’s horse country. The Willowdale Steeplechase is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Kennett Square, PA that hosts a day of world-class steeplechase racing for the benefit of the following charities: The Stroud Water Research Center, The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center and Quest Therapeutic Services, Inc.

Experience the fun for yourself on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the 21st annual running of The Willowdale Steeplechase. Tickets are on sale now, visit www.willowdalesteeplechase.org for more information!

How can you Steeplechase?

  • Host a tailgate party at your reserved space. Prices range from $175 to $450 per space and include 4 tickets.
  • Buy a General Admission Ticket for $25 in advance, $30 on race day and roam the 190 acre grounds to visit with friends and family. Free admission for children 12 and under.


Paint-Out Chadds Ford Coming February 2nd!

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is hosting the fifth annual winter Plein Air event with over 30 juried artists from the Mid-Atlantic Region participating. An Exclusive Preview Party will be held on Saturday, February 2nd, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Preview ticket holders will be treated to a first look and sale of wet paintings. They will enjoy scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and wine while enjoying the gallery display of fine art. Then from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Paint Out event will open to the general public  so everyone will enjoy an evening of wine and cheese with the artists. CLICK HERE to see the complete list of accepted award winning artists that will participate in this year’s 2013 Plein-Air Event. For more information on the event click here or visit www.chaddsfordhistory.org


1st Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival

Right down the road from Kimberley Vassal Insurance, the United Way of Southern Chester County will be hosting the 1st Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival on February 2nd, 2013. The event is a fundraising competition benefitting United Way of Southern Chester County. It will be held at the Red Clay Room, 423 Dalmation Street in Kennett Square. You can register to participate as a baker on United Way of Southern Chester County’s website or simply mark your calendar to attend as a taster for just $5! There will be cookies, cakes, candy and more! For further information visit unitedwayscc.org.