Santa brings back many beloved area Christmas traditions

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens’ 2021 Christmas display focuses on a Fire and Ice theme. Photo by Becca Mathias   Christmas tours and displays that were curtailed or eliminated by the pandemic last year are back in more of the holiday spirit this year. Some features are still on hold, and masking and social distancing may limit attendance and activities.  (Edwards Christmas Village, …

Longwood Christmas embraces opposites with fire and ice theme

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Longwood will contrast hot and cold colors and scenes in its 2021 Christmas display.   A Longwood Christmas will feature a fire and ice theme that will include towering trees in fiery reds and frosted alpine scenes. The annual holiday display at Longwood Gardens draws hundreds of thousands and will run Nov. 19 through Jan. 9. It will include thousands …

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 23, 2021

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”https://townsquaredelaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/TSD-Sept-23-2021.pdf” title=”TSD Sept 23-2021″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: COMMUNITY Somerville Manning forced to move anniversary show because of flooding Firefly’s back Thursday with Lizzo, Billie Eilish, …

In 2022, Longwood will bring back artist who illuminated the grounds

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Bruce Munro’s ‘Field of Light’ will fill the land near the Longwood Gardens’ large lake with 18,000 illuminated orbs in the summer of 2022.   Longwood Gardens will welcome back artist Bruce Munro for a garden-wide exhibition June 30 through October 30, 2022. “Longwood is thrilled to present the work of Bruce Munro 10 years after the success of his …

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Longwood to launch fall lineup of online plant, art, design classes

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

A tour of a nearby flower farm and class on arranging dahlias from there is among Longwood’s fall offerings.   Wild about dahlias? Want a new honey-laced cocktail? Willing to tackle expert-level floral design with celebrity florists? Longwood Gardens has a class for you in its new fall lineup of online lessons. The former du Pont family estate in Kennett …

Longwood Gardens reopened Wednesday after visitor center crash

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  Longwood Gardens reopened Wednesday. The Kennett Square, Pennyslvania, tourist magnet had closed last Thursday after a tractor-trailer truck drove into the gardens’ visitor center, Pennsylvania State Police said. The accident likely was caused by a mechanical problem. Longwood, a former du Pont estate turned regional attraction powerhouse, closed then and remained closed through the weekend. A spokeswoman said the …

Longwood Gardens closed until Wednesday after crash on site

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens front gate. Photo by Harold Hank.   Longwood Gardens issued a terse statement Thursday afternoon saying it is closed and will not reopen until at least Wednesday, Aug. 4, because of a vehicle crash on the site. No guests were injured. Three people were evaluated by the Longwood Fire Co., with two treated on the scene and one …