Longwood Rotary gets lesson on dairy farming

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KENNETT — Dairy farmers are experts at animal care, land preservation and dairy foods. Dairy farmer Marilyn Hershey shared this expertise when she spoke with members of the Rotary Club of Longwood about her family’s dairy farm. Hershey’s family owns Ar-Joy Farms near Cochranville. They care for 675 cows every day on their farm.

Chester Co. authors to speak at Galer Estate, Sunday

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Matty Dalrymple EAST MARLBOROUGH — This Sunday, October 2 from 3-5pm, popular suspense novelist Matty Dalyrmple and award-winning author Bruce Mowday will talk at Galer Estate Winery, located at 700 Folly Hill Road in Kennett Square. The subject of their discussion on writing is “Keeping it Real: Research in Fiction and Non-Fiction.” The talk is open to the public free of charge and...

Winery to host art benefit for pet rescue

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NEW GARDEN — This Sunday, October 2, from 1-4pm, Borderland Vineyard in Landenberg hosts the “PAW PRINTZ” family art festival to benefit CompAnimals Pet Rescue. Borderland Vineyard is located at 332 Indiantown Road in Landenberg, and this event will feature 13 terrific local artists, live music, family crafts like face-painting, food treats for dogs and humans as well as wine from...

Chesco’s New Bolton featured in new Animal Planet show

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Dr. Morgan Taylor talks about her time on ‘Life at Vet U’ Dr. Morgan Taylor is one of six veterinary students profiled in “Life at Vet U” which begins airing this Saturday on Animal Planet. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times EAST MARLBOROUGH — Morgan Taylor has loved horses since she was a little girl, so it is not a stretch that she’d want to become an equine veterinarian,...

What To Do: Downingtown Fall Fest brews up fun

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By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times There will be plenty of activity in Downingtown on September 25 when the Victory Brewing Company, the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Borough of Downingtown team up to present the 10th Annual Downingtown Fall Fest (East Lancaster Avenue between Wallace Avenue and Green Street, Downingtown, 610-514-7000, http://downingtownfallfest.com)....

Monarch Migration Celebration, Sept. 24

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WILMINGTON — Visitors of all ages will celebrate one of nature’s great wonders…the great Monarch butterfly migration.  The Christina River and its wetlands support more than 200 species of wildlife, including the Monarch butterfly.  Visitors will encounter live butterflies, be able to borrow a butterfly net to try their hand at catching butterflies and other insects, help tag and release...

Golf tourney to aid county’s 7th graders

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Chester County businesses will have the chance to present their best golfers to play for a great cause when the YMCA of Greater Brandywine’s 7th Annual Chester County Corporate Championship tees off Oct. 3. Held at the Old Course at Stonewall, the 2016 two-person better ball challenge offers winners a championship trophy, bragging rights and visibility. Precor is the presenting sponsor for the...

What To Do: Yum! W. Chester Restaurant Festival

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Also: Rock the Park in Kennett this weekend By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times For almost four decades, the Chester County Restaurant Festival (Gay Street and downtown area, West Chester, 610-436-9010, http://chestercountyrestaurantfestival.com) has been treating visitors to the borough with the opportunity to sample a wide variety of gourmet treats. This year, the free festival, which will...

UHS Football pancake fundraiser, Sept. 18

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EAST MARLBOROUGH — What’s better than a steaming, hot delicious stack of pancakes on a Sunday morning? When they’re served by your favorite Unionville High School football players. On Sunday, the Unionville High School Football Quarterback Club is holding a pancake fundraiser at the Applebees in Longwood (US-1) from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tickets (available at the door) are $7 ($5 for...

Barrar to host shredding/ drug take back event, Oct. 1

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State Rep. Stephen Barrar (R-160) CHADDS FORD — Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) is hosting a shredding and drug take-back event on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at his district office, One Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford. The office is located at the intersection of Route 202 and Naamans Creek Road. “This is the perfect time to visit the office for anyone who might have difficulty...