Why are Acorn Street in Boston, Catfiddle Alley in Charleston, and Edinburgh's Circus Lane (above) some of the most photographed streets in the world? Urban designer and author Thomas Dougherty will explain the art and science of human scale at the next How We Build Matters Speaker Series event on Thursday, November 17th. He'll also talk about the potential of human-scaled infill development along Kennett Square’s alleys and innerblock spaces.
“While we in the twenty-first century know intimate details about the habitats of other species, we haven’t studied the kind of habitat where humans flourish—and our gut tells us that new development certainly isn’t it,” says Dougherty.
Solving this problem, he says, starts with understanding the fundamental concept of human scale.
It's costume time! Over 25 businesses throughout the Borough will be participating in the KSQ Candy Trail from 3 to 6pm today (look for the black and orange balloons!), drop in to the library for a spooky story time, and paint a pumpkin at Evergreen Cafe. And don't forget the KEF Monster Mash Trunk or Treat tomorrow!
Did you know that you can drop off donations for the Kennett Food Cupboard—in addition to finding the best and freshest local produce, cheeses, breads, meat, and much more—every Friday afternoon at the KSQ Farmers Market
Find the Market every Friday from 3pm to 6pm in the parking area of The Creamery at 401 Birch Street. Stock up on fresh local goodness for the week—and stay for a drink and some food at The Creamery!
This well-established annual art show and sale will showcase the work of about 70 artists—including local working artists, Unionville High School alumni, and current student artists—across diverse mediums including oil and watercolor paintings, photography, glass, metal, pastels, mixed media, jewelry, ceramics, mosaics, and wood.
Proceeds from the show benefit educational enrichment projects at UHS. Find full information here.
Death Café and a new columbarium in KSQ
The Day of the Dead tradition honors the memory of those who have passed away and helps us reflect on the cycle of life. Learn more below about the monthly Death Café and a new addition to Union Hill Cemetery.
Death Café started in the UK in 2010 and is now in 82 countries. Modern societies shy away from conversations about death and dying, but at Death Café people gather over coffee and tea to have these honest conversations.
"You wouldn’t believe how lively and fun these gatherings can be," says organizer Rev. Carin Bonifacino. "People share information, stories, and experiences. They ponder questions and difficulties. They listen and learn from one another."
The new columbarium at the historic Union Hill Cemetery in Kennett Square offers a peaceful repository for ashes in a beautifully landscaped setting. It’s also a simpler, more sustainable, and less expensive option than traditional burial.
“The columbarium is a permanent, safe, and dignified place for your loved ones to rest in peace,” says president of the Union Hill Cemetery Company Bill Taylor.
Please save the date to support a fundraiser for local resident, business-owner, and friend Barry Fragale.
As the result of a very serious, life-altering injury, Barry and his family have several financial hardships to manage. The Creamery will donate all revenue from this special evening on Thursday, November 10th, from 4-10pm, to the Fragale family.
Here at Kennett Collaborative we're busy coordinating with local horticulturalists and designers, replacing lights, ordering new ones—all preparations for creating some magical moments for a beautiful and festive Christmas in Kennett!
You can read more about our annual holiday placemaking initiative here and you can make a tax-deductible donation to Christmas in Kennett here. All donations of $150 or more will be recognized with a special handmade ornament on our traditional community tree
Thank you for reading and for supporting local—this season and every season. We wish you a happy and healthy week "Around the Square"!