Honoring Kennett's veterans and the history of the American Legion, announcing the Kennett Placemakers Competition winner, volunteer opportunities at the Holiday Village Market, holiday events, and more
Like the hard-won freedoms we sometimes take for granted, the American Legion has been a quiet, unassuming cornerstone of the community for many decades. In fact, many residents and visitors walk or drive daily by one of the Borough’s largest buildings without realizing it.
Read more about this historic Kennett institution and the role it's played in the community for over 100 years, and meet its new female Commander, Cindy Abbadini, here.
We're excited to be bringing back the Kennett Square Holiday Village Market at The Creamery this year, and we're looking for adult and high school student volunteers to help make this popular community event run smoothly. Please consider joining us for a shift or two. Find out more here!
Kennett Placemakers Competition
And the Winner Is . . .
Congratulations to Laura Florence, winner of the first-ever Kennett Placemakers Competition! Laura's project, called "Meadowitos," will bring beautiful plantings, pollinators, community engagement, and more to several spots in the Borough where the train tracks cross streets. Laura's project won by popular vote at the KSQ Speaker Series: How We Build Matters event on Thursday evening. Stay tuned for more on this project as it takes shape.
Square Roots Collective is also sponsoring a youth prize of $1,000 for the best placemaking idea submitted by a young person between the ages of 12 and 18. Deadline for submissions is November 24. Find out more here.
We're so excited about the new Backyard Lounge at worKS! It's a perfect example of a beautiful small project that adds in a big way to the livability and lovability of KSQ.
Stop by today, November 13, between 11am and 5pm for their Open House to celebrate! Adult beverages, photo ops, and more will all be parts of the day.
From worKS: “We are so thankful for the amazing community we have here in Kennett Square. The backyard lounge at worKS is intended as a space to be enjoyed by the community as a thank you for the all of the support through our 5 years, especially the last two. Stop by and let us say thank you in person.”
CCArts will be transformed into a marketplace of fine handcrafted gifts during its Annual Artisan Show on Saturday, November 20, 10am–5pm and Sunday, November 21, 11am–4pm. A $5 fee grants you admission for both days. Members and children 10 and under are free.
Deck the halls with original art from Carol Lesher Studio this holiday season. Stop by the Open Studio on Saturday, November 27 to shop for ready-to-gift framed artwork at affordable prices as well as canvas art totes featuring Carol's recent paintings including work from her Longwood Gardens collection.
Perna & Abracht, LLC is a Southern Chester County law firm established in 1947 by Frank M. Perna, Esquire, the father of one of the firm’s current partners, Michael R. Perna. This full-service law firm serves individual and corporate clients from all different walks of life, many of whom have been with the firm for generations. “We pride ourselves not merely on meeting, but on anticipating, our clients’ legal needs at all stages, from the time they buy their first home or incorporate their first business to the time when they begin their estate planning for their children and grandchildren,” says partner Jennifer Abracht. “Our team is experienced in various legal specialties, which enhances the depth and range of legal services we provide to clients.”
Last year, Perna & Abracht welcomed Ryan G. Borchik, Esquire to the firm. Ryan is a seasoned former assistant district attorney with the Chester County District Attorney’s Office who prosecuted all types of serious crimes and never lost a jury trial, and he now practices criminal defense for the firm in addition to handling civil litigation. This year, the firm also welcomed Meredith L. Lambert, Esquire. Meredith has years of civil litigation experience including in class actions, securities, shareholder disputes, consumer protection, and general commercial matters, and she handles all types of civil matters for the firm.
Perna & Abracht prides itself on giving back to the community that it serves. In addition to serving as board members and officers for local nonprofits, its lawyers and staff are involved in numerous activities through support and sponsorships.
Kennett Collaborative is grateful for the support of Perna & Abracht that helps make Kennett thrive!
Kennett Heritage Center is offering two lantern-making workshops on November 14 and 21 from 1pm to 4pm. The workshops, which are free and for people of all ages, will be held at the Garage Community & Youth Center at 115 S. Union Street and led by KHC board member Ken Johnston. Materials will be supplied by Square Roots Collective. Kindly RSVP to KennettHeritageCenter@gmail.com so they know how many to expect.
As we approach the holidays, the KSQ Farmers Market continues to have plenty of locally grown and locally made goodness every week! Normal hours (3–6pm) continue through next Friday, November 19 outside The Creamery, 401 Birch Street, Kennett Square.
Pick up pre-ordered turkeys/cuts and shop for fresh, local ingredients for holiday feasts at a special pre-Thanksgiving market on Tuesday, November 23, from 5–7pm!
Thank you to all who responded to our survey to tell us which Kennett Collaborative programs and events you love best. As you can see, the Kennett community loves the holiday lights! Please help us bring them back this year!
Thank you for reading and for continuing to support local businesses and events as we head into the holiday season. We hope to see you soon "Around the Square"!