• Chester County’s Poorhouse

    Chester County’s Poorhouse

    A place to go for the poverty-stricken in the 19th century.



    As early as 1800, the poverty-stricken in Chester County had a place in the community. They lived at its Poorhouse, built on…
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  • Keeping Them on Their Toes

    Keeping Them on Their Toes

    Principal dancer Ian Hussey brings grace and physicality to the Pennsylvania Ballet.



    Dark clouds fill the morning sky as a parade of dancers files into the Louise Reed Center for Dance on North Broad…
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  • The Healing Hands of One Local Equine Surgeon

    The Healing Hands of One Local Equine Surgeon

    Dr. Mike Ross helps countless horses get back on their feet.



    On a chilly, bright morning at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center, Dr. Michael Ross dons his surgical scrubs and, with…
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  • Buck Run Beef

    Buck Run Beef

    Bill and Helen Elkins have been cattle farming on a former King Ranch plot for almost 30 years.



    On a warm May morning, Bill Elkins walks slowly uphill through the lush, tall meadow grasses, disappearing into his herd of black cattle.…
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  • The Original Iron Lady

    The Original Iron Lady

    Rebecca Lukens was America’s first female industrialist.



    Carefully preserved in the archives at the Hagley Museum & Library is a 14-page letter from a mother to her children. Handwritten…
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  • A Tale of Two Chefs

    A Tale of Two Chefs

    Brian Sikora and MacGregor Mann are making the Brandywine Valley a gourmand’s paradise.



    Brian Sikora As the sun dipped behind a grove of oak and hickory trees last September, I joined a stream of guests…
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  • SpringHouse Furnishings

    SpringHouse Furnishings

    Chadds Ford antiques mecca straddles the space between old and new.



    Tucked in the midst of Chadds Ford’s antiques mecca is SpringHouse Furnishings, a combination shop, showroom and studio. The exterior, reminiscent of…
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  • Linking Art and the Environment

    Linking Art and the Environment

    The Brandywine River Museum of Art debuts an ambitious new program.



    Nearly a half century ago trouble was brewing near the peaceful village of Chadds Ford. George “Frolic” Weymouth…
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  • In the Driver’s Seat

    In the Driver’s Seat

    Women show off their finest attire at Winterthur Museum’s Point-to-Point—and their skills in the whip’s seat.



    For the past 36 years the Winterthur Museum has hosted Point-to-Point races on the property that surrounds the former home of Henry…
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  • Passion on the Vine

    Passion on the Vine

    Giovanni Bonmartini-Fini’s family has been cultivating vineyards since 1947.



    Perfect rows of vines scallop the surrounding hillsides where Barone Fini grapes are grown in as natural a manner as possible in…
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  • Opera Delaware in Transition

    Opera Delaware in Transition

    The company takes opera off the main stage and out into the community.



    Opera is known for its high drama onstage but in recent years there’s been lots of drama offstage as well. One after…
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  • Dunleigh Castle

    Dunleigh Castle

    A local landmark fit for a king.



    For generations of residents surrounding the small Chester County hamlet of London Grove, an 1882 mansion called Dunleigh Castle was an architectural…
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  • Jamie’s World

    Jamie’s World

    Exhibition Traces the Wide Arc of Wyeth’s Career Over Six Decades



    He lives his life and paints his pictures from the vantage point of isolated islands. James Browning Wyeth’s connection to Monhegan Island—10…
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  • Trendy Brides

    Trendy Brides

    Finding a Unique Look for Your Wedding Day



    Most brides will admit that shopping for their wedding gown has always been a dream. Since the days of playing house and…
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  • Turning the Page

    Turning the Page

    The Corner Bookstore’s Place in the Community



    As a cold rain hits the windowpane, memories of summer start to fade. How do you keep yourself from going stir crazy…
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  • The Changing Sweet Tooth

    The Changing Sweet Tooth


    For our bodies to survive, we have to eat. But for our souls to survive, we must indulge in sustenance that makes…
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  • The 80th Pennsylvania Hunt Cup

    The 80th Pennsylvania Hunt Cup

    80 Years Of Racing Excitement



    Imagine sitting outside in the autumn air, enjoying an afternoon picnic, admiring a procession of carriages, and watching some of steeplechase’s finest…
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  • Pursuing the Paranormal

    Pursuing the Paranormal

    Findings revealed from Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation investigation



    A little more than two years ago, Delmarva Historic Haunts (DHH) performed the first-ever paranormal investigation of the 18th-century Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation.…
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  • A Growing Demand For Foraged Foods

    A Growing Demand For Foraged Foods

    Getting wild with local food



    Foraging–it's an age-old instinct that's become the latest trend. Living in a progressively health-conscious society puts a greater emphasis on knowing where…
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  • No Rest for Shakespeare

    No Rest for Shakespeare

    The Delaware Shakespeare Festival always has something going on



    Hamlet (Griffin Stanton-Ameisen), Horatio (Sean Close), and Marcellus (Sean Vermeire). Photo credit: Alessandra Nicole. © Delaware Shakespeare Festival…
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