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Meet the Largest Chrysanthemum in the Western World

See Longwood Gardens‘ team of horticulturists install the 2013 Thousand Bloom Mum. The Thousand Bloom Mum is the largest Chrysanthemum in North America and showcases 1,416 perfect yellow blooms on one plant. Visit Longwood Gardens now through November 24, 2013 to see this amazing work of living art! For more information visit or click here.

Longwood Gardens Presents Chrysanthemum Festival

Now through November 24, visit Longwood Gardens to discover more than 20,000 blooming chrysanthemums nurtured and trained by horticulture experts, some for more than a year, to resemble clouds, torches, spirals, fans, 13-foot arches, and more. Also, see the most audacious plant of all, the largest Thousand Bloom Mum in North America which showcases more than 1,416 perfect yellow blooms for the first time. If you want a short preview of the Thousand Bloom Mum take a look at the video below from  the 2011 Thousand Bloom Mum! For ticket information visit or click here.


2013 Kennett Brewfest

The 2013 Kennett Brewfest is happening this weekend, October 5, 2013. The event is a beer tasting extravaganza with live music and good company. Come sample beers from local and regional microbreweries! Along with the great-tasting beer there will be food and live music. Ticket sold online in advance only. Unfortunately, all tickets are sold out.

However, those who purchased tickets in advance will have access to food & merchandise vendors, live bands, sponsor tables, and more during the entire event. Doors open at 12:00 noon for the Connoisseur Tasting and the regular fest begins at 2:00 pm. All taps will close at 6:00 pm. Your ticket will be scanned at the entrance, where you will receive your tasting cup. Every attempt will be made to make admissions move as quickly and smoothly as possible.

  • No one without a ticket and proper photo identification will be allowed to enter.
  • No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.
  • Tickets are transferable; however tickets are non-refundable.
  • The festival is a rain or shine event.


Victory Brewing to Open New Location in Kennett Square

This just in, Victory Brewing Company will be opening a new brewpub in Kennett Square, PA! Victory Brewing Company announced earlier this week that it will bring an upscale brewpub, with on-premise brewing and a takeout beer section.

As the nation’s 26th largest craft brewery with its headquarters in Downingtown and a second brewery soon operational in Parkesburg, Victory’s coming-soon brewpub will occupy all 8,234 square feet of the bottom floor of a four-story, luxury apartment building in Kennett Realty Group’s latest upscale townhome, apartment and retail community, Magnolia Place.

The brewpub will be called Victory at Magnolia, the location will accommodate a 250-seat restaurant with space for outdoor dining. Victory at Magnolia is targeted to open mid-2014. For more information check out the full article by clicking here.

Visit Longwood Gardens for half the price!

See Longwood Gardens for half the price! Purchase the special deal on Groupon now through August 4 to get half price Gardens admission, valid through September! For more information and to purchase tickets click here or visit Never been to Longwood Gardens? Check out the video below to get a small inside look of the many beautiful sights and sounds of Longwood Gardens!

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


Ski-Resort Once Located in Chadds Ford

I was doing some research on Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania yesterday when I came across an interesting article that provided background information on a ski-resort known as Chadds Peak  that was once located right here in our backyard. After reading further into the article I was astonished to find that the resort was located just down the road from Kimberley Vassal Insurance! I thought this was very interesting as I have been a resident of the Chadds Ford area for quite sometime now and have never heard about Chadds Peak. Below is some information I gathered from the article originally reported by

The overgrown trails of Chadds Peak.

The Lost Ski Areas article stated that Marie Paciaroni and her late husband Richard started Chadds Peak in 1963. Maria Paciaroni stated the ski-area was started because “my husband and I were both school teachers looking to supplement our income. Twenty years and many skiers later we were ready to retire and sold the business to an Asian company who was interested in the ski area.” The article went on to state that the ski-area closed five years later due to multiple business issues.

Apparently, the property sat idle for many years to follow and after several attempts to develop it, they just did what was necessary to keep the property decent but abandoned. As of 2006, Paciaroni said, “They finally sold the property to an investment broker from Kennett Square, PA who put a lot of money into renovating the barn buildings inside and out. He now runs his investment firm from the barn.”

Although I never had the opportunity to visit Chadds Peak, it seemed like a wonderful venue for Chadds Ford residents to not only learn how to ski but come together as a community. For more information check out the full article by visiting or click here.