Kennett Collaborative’s new Collaborator program provides a simple, meaningful way for everyone who loves Kennett Square to be part of a bigger vision to help make the town thrive.
Kennett Collaborative’s Executive Director Daniel Embree has announced the program, which launches today to coincide with the nonprofit’s 37th anniversary of incorporation.
"Through the Collaborator program, we’re inviting everyone to join a new community of individuals and businesses who are demonstrating their love for Kennett Square by investing in the daily, year-round work that makes this place the best it can be for every resident, employee, and visitor," he says.
Read about the benefits of becoming a Collaborator here.
It's quick, it's free, and it's a great way to show support for these small businesses and for our town. Simply click here to get started. Kennett Square has lots of entries—in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Weddings, Health & Wellness, Clothing & Accessories, Home & Garden, and Goods & Services.
Longtime KSQ Farmers Market vendor Sherri Jarvis, of Botanical Bubbles, creates a full range of bath and body care products including soaps, lip balms, shampoos, lotions, and more, in addition to natural cleaners and herbal apothecary products. She makes everything with skin safe, cruelty-free, phthalate-free, sulfate-free, and environmentally friendly ingredients in her Coatesville workshop.
Sherri started her business when trying to help her son, who had terrible eczema. “After some research, I discovered that the bars we had were actually detergent, which was bad for his skin,” she says. She found some handcrafted soap that helped him and decided to try making it herself. She particularly enjoys designing and creating new soaps, including her seasonally inspired soaps of the month, which are beautiful and often have fun and clever names.
Botanical Bubbles is at the KSQ Farmers Market monthly through the winter season and will be there next Friday, March 10th. Sherri will have a great lineup of offerings to help you stay clean and healthy, including her March soap of the month, “Black and Tan.” This bubbly, beer-based and vanilla-scented bar incorporates ground oats for gentle exfoliation. She also welcomes pre-orders from her website for easy pickup at the market. Sherri loves the community at the KSQ Farmers Market, where her top-selling items are bar soap, salves, and lotions.
Also . . . Botanical Bubbles is offering a soap-making workshop on March 20th. Find details and registration information here.
Click here to snag one of the few remaining spots in Square Pear Gallery's oil painting workshop with Kim Myers Smith! The workshop starts tomorrow, March 5th. No experience is necessary and all supplies are included.
The gallery's new show, "Stories We Tell," is now open and will be up through April 29th. Each piece in this multi-artist show also features a story—about the piece, how it was made, or what inspired it.
Swing by The Creamery today, March 4th, for their "Winterlude" festival marking the transition from winter to spring. The celebration will feature games, treats, and your favorite brewers from this year’s Kennett Winterfest. Dan & Dan Band will also be bringing their first live music performance of the year.
Better Than Bacon Improv returns to the Kennett Flash for a benefit show to support Wings for Success, a local nonprofit that empowers women and girls in need to achieve career and economic stability through education, apparel, and advocacy.
Better Than Bacon is a short-form improv comedy troupe based in West Chester. Every show is made up on the spot and a brand-new experience.
Reserve your tickets now to go "Into the Woods" as the multi-talented Kennett High School cast leads you into the magical, musical, fairy-tale-infused world of this award-winning Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Performances are at 7pm on March 23rd, 24th, and 25th, with a matinee on March 25th.
The theme of this astoundingly beautiful new state-of-the-art building is "bringing the outside in." Every detail of each space has been thoughtfully conceived and artfully designed to reflect our rich local heritage and to equip and inspire every community member, from every generation, for a bright future.
Seeing is believing. We can't recommend highly enough that you sign up for one of the tours on March 15th or 28th at 4pm. Email Executive Director Chris Manna to reserve your spot!
We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who made last Saturday's sold-out Kennett Winterfest such a great success! Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and to our volunteers, as well as to all of the talented and hardworking brewers, the musicians, photographer Dylan Francis, our vendors, the Borough of Kennett Square, ServPro, our generous sponsors, and the Winterfest committee and our Winterfest royalty—longtime organizer and "Brewfest King" Jeff Norman and his wife Lori (pictured above)—who want to remind you to save the date for the 26th annual Kennett Brewfest on October 7th!
Thank you, as always, for reading. We hope you will consider joining our new community of Collaborators and wish you a happy and healthy week "Around the Square"!