Longwood Christmas 2023

Here’s how Longwood created its retro Christmas display

Betsy PriceCulture, 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 …

Hurricane Ida flooding

Study launched to find ways to reduce flooding on Brandywine

Betsy PriceCulture, 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 …

A manuscript by Ludwig Denig offers rare insight into life two centuries ago. (Winterthur)

Winterthur manuscript depicts life, faith of 200 years ago

Ken MammarellaHeadlines, 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 …

Delaware is No. 5 on a new list of cellphone-friendly states. (Pexels photo by Andrea Piacquadio)

Delaware ranked 5th for cellphone friendliness

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Headlines

Delaware is the fifth-friendliest state for cellphones, a new list concludes. Maryland and New Jersey top the list, with Pennsylvania at No. 10. The list crunched data from the Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Tax Foundation and Opensignal to see which states had the best cellular internet speeds, phone service, 5G coverage, taxes (meaning lowest) …

Longwood Gardens will reopen Wednesday

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

  Longwood Gardens will reopen 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 …