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Longwood Gardens Summer Concert Series

longwood2011_photoLongwood Gardens recently released the lineup for their much anticipated Summer Performance Series and tickets are on-sale now! Join Longwood Gardens as they celebrate 100 years of arts! Classical, jazz, rock-n-roll, indie-pop, folk, bluegrass, and more summer sounds await in the bucolic setting of the gardens. The Summer Performance Series includes both free and ticketed concerts in the most beautiful outdoor settings. Many performances will sell out quickly, so act fast to purchase tickets! Longwood Gardens also has many options for dining before a show. To learn more about Longwood Gardens Summer Concert Series click here or visit Longwoodgardens.org.

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Help Save the Valley

I have recently become aware of the demolition plans involving more than 750 acres of woodland and farmland west of 202/Concord Pike on the Pennsylvania/Delaware border. The area, known locally as “The Valley” but formally as “Beaver Valley” is located just minutes outside of Downtown West Chester and offers a great outdoor escape with magnificent beauties.

The land at stake adjoins the newly recognized National Monument in Delaware and Chester County. Developers are attempting to purchase this land and change zoning laws so that it may be bulldozed and built upon before the remainder of the land joins our new National Monument. This land is currently owned by the Woodlawn Trustees. Don’t let the name fool you. The Woodlawn Trustees have every intention to develop this land. The only thing stopping the development is the current zoning. However, these developers are trying to change the zoning so that they may bulldoze the land and build almost a thousand houses and a big box retail store.

Concerned citizens have created a website, wwww.savethevalley.org, to better inform people of the matter at hand.  Savethevalley.org aims to put a stop to the development plans on the remaining land held by the Woodlawn Trustees and to preserve the land permanently for recreational use. Join in the fight for saving this precious land before it is too late. For more information visit www.savethevalley.org and check out this informative Youtube videoAlso, sign the petition by clicking here and join in the protest on May 14th at 7pm at the Concord Twp Board of Supervisors Rezoning Meeting to show your support. 

 

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Longwood Gardens Offering Some Summer Fun!

Main Fountain Garden, Longwood Gardens

Main Fountain Garden, Longwood Gardens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This summer Longwood Gardens is hosting more than 40 performances, featuring big names in the most beautiful settings, these performances are sure to amaze! The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as well as Barbara Cook are just a few names expected to perform this summer, below are the concert dates and information. For a full list of upcoming summer performances visit www.longwoodgardens.org. While you’re enjoying a summer concert be sure to plan to stay to experience Light: Installations by Bruce Munro, Longwood’s big summer exhibit which is on view now through September 29. This US premiere illuminates 23 acres of the Gardens with large-scale, site-specific light installations.

Barbara Cook at Longwood Gardens

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Longwood Gardens

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Daylight Savings Time Begins this Weekend!

It’s nearly time to ‘spring forward.’ Just a friendly reminder that this weekend is daylight savings time so do not forget to turn your clocks ahead!

At 2 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, March 11, we’ll be springing forward—and losing an hour of the day, for daylight saving time. The good news: sunset will be an hour later. The bad news is we will be loosing an hour of sleep, for me however, I would rather have the sunlight for a little longer everyday because I will have more time for activities outside before dark.

You may have noticed the annual tradition of daylight saving time has crept forward a bit. We used to spring forward on the first Sunday in April and fall back on last Sunday in October. But a couple years ago, Congress changed the date—adding more daylight saving time to the calendar. This year, it will run from March 11 until Nov. 4.

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