The Friends of Ridley Creek State will be holding their annual photo contest on Friday, June 24th at 6pm on the grounds of the Mansion at Ridley Creek State Park.
Now in its 12 year, the annual photo contest was started as a fundraiser for projects at the park and to bring awareness to the “Friends,” the non-profit organization that serves to preserve, protect and enhance Ridley Creek State Park.
This year the photo contest will take a new twist and be held outside, weather permitting. As in past years, this event is free and open to the public. Come enjoy refreshments, photo submissions and experience the park through the eyes of the contestants, including children.
Delaware and Chester counties are rich in history and steeped in character; the perfect backdrop to get you in the mood for the holidays. In particular, the towns of Media and West Chester ooze with storybook charm, adding to the magic of the season. If you want to get to know West Chester or Media better, winter is a great time to do it!
These walkable towns offer unique shopping, great restaurants and beautiful streets filled with historic homes for you to enjoy. There’s also a better chance you can meet the locals during this time of year and get a feel for the neighborhood vibe. If you prefer to enjoy your time away from the hustle-bustle of downtown, discover the natural beauty of Westtown, Glen Mills or Chadds Ford, whose rolling hillsides and farmland have inspired artists for centuries. If you are new to the area or just want to do something different, here are some of my favorites to get you started:
Santa’s Express on the West Chester Railroad Take leisurely train ride on a vintage train car along Chester Creek. Starts in West Chester and stops in Glen Mills–approximately 90 minutes round trip. A new store, The Sporting Gentleman, just opened up across from the Glen Mills Train station. Hop in for a quick cup of hot chocolate before your return trip.
I’ve always loved strolling the streets in West Chester, admiring the Victorian homes decorated for the holidays, then grabbing a cup of tea with friends at The Lincoln on Market Street. The university provides some interesting entertainment off the beaten path as well. Here is a link to more activities.
Maybe you would just like to enjoy fellowship with your neighbors in Media? That’s what Transition Town Media’sWinter Solstice Celebration on December 19th is all about!
Winter Festival at Oakbourne Mansion, The Westtown Township Parks & Recreation Commission is hosting its annual Winter Festival at Oakbourne Mansion on Sunday, December 6, from noon to 3:00 p.m. with craft vendors, craft making for children, music and refreshments. Free admission and plenty of parking.
Christmas at Bethlehem-Free Christmas Festival and Live Nativity in Thornbury-December 11, 12 & 13 from 7pm-9pm. Enjoy a bonfire, s’mores and refreshments and bring a non-perishable food item for City Team Ministries!
Thornton Farmer’s Market and Grace Winery are hosting their first Holiday Market on December 4 from 4 to 9 pm. Join in the tasting room to purchase your holiday gifts including original paintings, holiday decorations and hand crafted goods while sampling some of Grace Winery’s finest wine and food offerings. Located on Sweetwater Road in Glen Mills.
Yuletide at Winterthur ~ enjoy visions of holidays past, crafting workshops, A Christmas Carol performance and Yuletide Jazz and Wine through January 3rd.
Holiday weekends at the Grange Estate in Havertown, Pa. Visit the Model Train Display in the Carriage House, tour the beautifully decorated mansion and visit the delightful Gift Shoppe stocked with unique seasonal gifts.
If you love holiday baking , check out Booth’s Corner Farmer’s Market for a wide selection of produce and ingredients. Just a few weeks ago I purchased the best colored marshmallows for festive hot chocolate! Here’s a list of farmer’s market’s in the area.
Longwood Gardens is the quintessential way to celebrate the holidays in the Brandywine Valley with family and out-of-town guests. This amazing display of floral and light displays and famous fountains never gets old.
Single Office Available for Lease at Pennsyvlania Resources Council (Newtown Square, Edgmont Township) Unique opportunity to work out of a quiet, private office space within the boundaries of Ridley Creek State Park. Perfect for the person who has outgrown a home office or is just seeking a quiet place to work.
This historic property is home to Pennsylvania Resources Council. It’s a small office on a large property, convenient to so many locations: King of Prussia, Media and West Chester to name a few. While the building may have been built-in the 1800’s, it has been updated to provide for the needs of today’s professional.
Office for Rent within Pennsylvania Resources Council.
Office Space – Conference Room & Amenities Internet is available, as well as shared office resources such as a copier and a kitchen (shared by the 8 or so employees of PRC), a conference room that can accomodate up to 50 people and an additional conference room for smaller meetings. These rooms can be rented separately and are perfect for client meetings or formal presentations. And, if nature is your thing, you can eat on the patio or take your break by hiking around the grounds.
Conference Room at Pennsylvania Resources Council
If you have ever dreamed of working out of a space with a fantastic view, this building is situated on one of the largest parcels of open space in Delaware county. Right outside the door to this office is a beautiful vista, overlooking the grounds of Pa Resources Council and neighboring Clonmel Horse Farm. This ideal location is just 9 miles to downtown West Chester and 5 miles to Media. It’s hard to beat if you are looking for serenity coupled with easy access to major routes.
Property is located at 3606 Providence Road in Newtown Square, PA 19073. If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact Pam Cloud for details at 484-883-8231. The official listing is in the MLS under commercial listings, MLS number 6510921. Click here for a more photos and Visual Tour.
About Pennsylvania Resources Council: Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC)a non-profit environmental organization. Founded in 1939 as an outgrowth of the Garden Club Federation of PA, PRC is Pennsylvania’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. PRC’s mission is to lead and promote individual and collective actions to preserve Pennsylvania’s environmental resources for each generation. Through education and outreach programs, PRC teaches the public how people can reduce their environmental footprint, conserve natural resources, and live healthier lives through simple lifestyle choices. PRC has a relatively small staff of 8 core employees and volunteers whose offices are located on the second floor of the farmhouse, and use the first floor public rooms primarily for meetings, environmental education and outreach projects, classes, and special events. PRC’s website is www.prc.org.