If you’ve ever shopped at the KSQ Farmers Market, enjoyed a Third Thursday event on State Street, attended a Kennett Brewfest or Winterfest event, delighted in the magic of the Holiday Village Market, taken a treasured family photo in front of Kennett Square’s Christmas tree, or participated in any other Historic Kennett Square event over the past eight years, you’ve benefitted from Claire Murray’s hard work and passion for community collaboration.
After eight years at Historic Kennett Square, most recently in the position of Community Engagement Manager, Claire has announced her resignation effective September 30. She’s looking forward to pursuing other interests and leaves HKS having made a real and lasting difference both in the organization and in the Kennett community—a community she loves for its quirkiness and its wonderfully diverse mix of people, personalities, and organizations.
The 100 blocks of both East and West State Street will be closed to traffic to allow for outdoor dining from 5pm to 9pm every Thursday, weather permitting, this fall. Enjoy outdoor dining, live music, and extended shopping hours in the traffic-free crisp fall air!
Tables are limited and reservations with your favorite restaurant are suggested. Please note that Thursday Evenings in the Square is a weather-dependent event. Follow @historickennett for weather-related updates.
In case you missed it, you can watch the excellent introduction to the KSQ Speaker Series by HKS Executive Director Bo Wright here.
If you listened to Bo's talk in person or virtually and would like to learn more, please join us for the first “How We Build Matters” discussion this Tuesday morning, October 5th, at 8am at Liberty Market.
This fall-themed show will be on display until Saturday, November 6th. Featured local artists include: Barbara Grant, Madeleine Kelly, Sandra Severson, Joe Milligan, Radhika Srinivas, Frank Wengen, Amy Iversen, Donna Porter, Diane Cannon, Robin Sesan, and Lidia Kohutiak. Square Pear also carries a beautiful selection of pottery, cards, and jewelry.
Please stay tuned as more events are added to our community calendar this fall.
Last week's Pollination Celebration at the KSQ Farmer's Market focused on butterflies and included a presentation by Casa Guanajuato's Mayra Castillo on the cultural significance of the monarch butterfly. The celebration was a perfect illustration of the kind of fun and meaningful community collaboration that our colleague Claire Murray has brought to HKS for many years. While we will miss her terribly, we're grateful for having had the privilege to work with her and wish her all the best in her new endeavors.
As always, we thank you for reading and supporting our local businesses and community and wish you a happy and healthy week "Around the Square."