• 10 Tips for Creating the Perfect Tailgate

    10 Tips for Creating the Perfect Tailgate

    Everything from what foods to serve to preparing for unpredictable weather.

    A tailgater is, first of all, a movable feast. And the more we understand how this movable feast came about and how it…
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  • Frolic Weymouth’s Spirit Lives On

    Frolic Weymouth’s Spirit Lives On

    His conservation efforts continue throughout the Brandywine Valley.

    A symbolic sycamore will be planted in Chadds Ford on April 29 in memory of George A. “Frolic” Weymouth— and it will…
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  • Preserving Brandywine Battlefield

    Preserving Brandywine Battlefield

    A local task force is working to ensure both history and land remain.

    Historian Phil Duffy looked like an ordinary hiker that late spring day. He waded through the tall grasses and occasionally paused to…
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  • Greg Shelton is a Modern Renaissance Man

    Greg Shelton is a Modern Renaissance Man

    Between leading tech conferences and tributes, he’s updated Delaware’s Poplar Hall.

    The grounds of Poplar Hall are in sight. A pair of outbuildings is evident first, to the left of the rocky driveway.…
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  • Have Easel, Will Travel

    Have Easel, Will Travel

    Plein-air painting has gained popularity in the Brandywine Valley.

    Two painters live across the way from Granogue, the grand country estate built in 1927 by  Irenee du Pont and now the…
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  • Staying the Course

    Staying the Course

    Maryland’s Fair Hill International puts horses, riders and designers to the test.

    Three-day eventing began as military training for the war horse. It was designed in the 19th century to compare and test cavalry…
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  • Surprising Finds Around Unionville

    Surprising Finds Around Unionville

    The Southern Chester County town boasts a charming network of shops.

    The village of Unionville is well known to foxhunters heading toward Cheshire hunt country. Just three miles north of Kennett Square, its…
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  • Ivan Dowling Bids Adieu

    Ivan Dowling Bids Adieu

    The recently retired huntsman had been at the helm since 2003.

    Ivan Dowling, the 42-year-old, recently retired Huntsman for Mr. Stewart’s Cheshire Foxhounds, is part of the nearly 400-year-old tradition of fox hunting…
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  • Farewell to Frolic

    Farewell to Frolic

    The Brandywine Valley remembers one of its icons.

    Early on Sunday morning, April 24, 2016, a bright candle in a window of a 17th-century home near the banks of the…
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  • The Hats Have It

    The Hats Have It

    At the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, it’s all about fabulous fashion, especially hats.

    For the last 119 years, at least half the competitors at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair have had exceptionally long…
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  • Driving ‘Round the Bend

    Driving ‘Round the Bend

    A look back at Frolic Weymouth’s unique carriages.

    George A. “Frolic” Weymouth had owned carriages since 1960, the year he bought his 18th-century Chadds Ford farmhouse at The Big Bend.…
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  • All in the Family

    All in the Family

    Steeplechase events are a multigenerational affair.

    Horses don’t have the only bloodlines in steeplechasing. It’s a family sport, enjoyed by generations of equine enthusiasts.  Jill Abbott, race director…
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