Longwood Christmas 2023

Here’s how Longwood created its retro Christmas display

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens planners kicked around the idea of a retro Christmas display for years before debuting it this holiday season. “I think everybody’s nostalgic around the holiday season,” said Jim Sutton, Longwood’s display designer. “Christmas is one of those times where it’s sort of a melding between what’s old and what’s new. A lot of people pull things out and …

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Study launched to find ways to reduce flooding on Brandywine

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

A study designed to find ways to reduce flooding along the Brandywine River will look at an area stretching from Honey Brook in Pennsylvania through a wedge of New Castle County that ends in Wilmington. The Brandywine Flood Study will begin with $199,500 from Chester County government and $25,000 from the Delaware County Council. An additional $150,000 is expected to …

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Winterthur manuscript depicts life, faith of 200 years ago

Ken Mammarella Headlines, Culture

A shoemaker’s remarkable record of life, art, music and faith in 18th-century Pennsylvania has a new home at Winterthur, and it’s also on its way online. “There’s no manuscript like this that has survived,” said Marie-Stéphanie Delamaire, who is leading the project to understand and digitize a manuscript created by Ludwig Denig. The understanding included a recent half-day multidisclipinary study …