The second anniversary of pandemic shutdowns invites reflection on the heartbreak and challenges the community has faced and the losses that everyone, on some level, has experienced. While looking at the world through the angle of gratitude does nothing to mitigate loss, this perspective does refract light and hope in a way that feels helpful right now.
Local nonprofit organizations in many different sectors have brought the community through extraordinarily challenging times. And various entities working together have been able to “square” their impact and meet needs that would have been simply too big for any single organization to tackle on its own.
As the very real effects of the pandemic continue to be felt, United Way of Southern Chester County (UWSCC) continues to provide strategic leadership. UWSCC is spearheading a multi-agency, multi-municipal, public-private collaboration to identify and implement sustainable solutions for the regular and devastating flooding at the Avondale Apartments.
We can't wait to hear what she'll share with us and to engage in the conversations that her talk will spark among us as we work together to make Kennett a more beautiful and welcoming community where all can belong and prosper.
Do you have a favorite February read you’d like to recommend to fellow Around the Square readers? Please share it with us!
Kennett is a community of readers, and we’re grateful for the fantastic resources and creative and dynamic programming of our very own Kennett Library and for the beautiful and cozy Kennett Bookhouse. While we’re missing being able to browse the Kennett Square Resale Book Shoppe right now, store manager Debbie Johnston is still able to take book requests for curbside pickup.
How we build, right here, matters—and your voice is important. Please take a moment to fill in Kennett Collaborative's survey on the development of the former NVF site.
This site has been purchased by a developer who will be requesting a change of use for the property. The Borough of Kennett Square and its leaders want to hear your thoughts on what would contribute to making Kennett an even better place.
Please fill out the survey and feel free to share it as well. It's available in Spanish here. You can read a bit more about the history of this site here.
Check out the KSQ Farmers Market next Friday, February 11th, for beautiful and delicious ideas for your Valentine. You'll find fresh local vegetables, mushrooms, meat, bread, and so much more every Friday at the KSQ Farmers Market from 3pm to 5pm at The Creamery.
Kennett Winterfest couldn't happen without our amazing team of volunteers! Would you like to be part of this great community event that raises invaluable support for Kennett Collaborative and receive free regular admission to enjoy the event before or after your shift?
Click here for more information and sign-up options.
How we build matters. The hardy and inventive builders of this legendary igloo at the corner of West Cypress and Lafayette Streets last February clearly knew that, as did our forefathers who built St. Patrick Church behind it and so many of the beautiful historic buildings here. The team working on storm water mitigation for Avondale know that. How we will build on the former NVF site matters, and we urge you to take the survey to share your thoughts on this development. And we invite you to join us for the next KSQ Speaker Series: How We Build Matters event on March 10th as we look at how to love and cultivate places we love.
Thank you for continuing to show your love for local as you support local small businesses and nonprofits. We wish you a warm and healthy week "Around the Square"!