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Landenberg Today Fall/Winter 2015 issue

09/23/2015 10:21AM ● By Richard Gaw

In the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of Landenberg Today, we the day with farmer and lifetime New Garden resident Pownall Jones, who shared his life stories and some of the hidden history of New Garden. We profile artist Chad Cortez Everett, who combines his artistic talents with a powerful message to create talked-about canvases that convey color and meaning. We also introduce our readers to Rachel Gillespie, who is a freshman at Ringling College of Art and Design, a prestigious art school in Sarasota, Fla. The Avon Grove High School graduate tells us about how she has wanted to be an animator since she was five years old, and about how she is currently pursuing her dream of working for Disney Animation Studios. The subject of the Q& A is Dave Yake, who is the public face of the Save Our Water group in Landenberg, which was formed to block the Artesian water company's efforts to pump water out of a local aquifer and send it into Delaware. We also talk to Bruce Latshaw, the pastor of the Barn Vineyard Church, and Ben Quintana, the pastor of Christ Church at the Grove, about how the Avon Grove Ministerium brings together Christian leaders from 20 local churches to share faith and fellowship. Churches and places of worship dot Landenberg's landscape. In the photo essay, photographer Carla Lucas gives readers a chance to identify the area's houses of worship from just one or two details that she photographed.

Pownall Jones in front of the home he grew up in on New Garden Road

Turning again, home

Pownall Jones has lived in New Garden Township since 1927. Recently, he went on a driving tour through the area to recall the places and people in his wonderful life. Read More » 


Everetts studio is in the basement of his home

The man in the chair

Landenberg artist Chad Cortez Everett's paintings are a testament to his emotions, his vision and his message. Read More » 


Landenberg QA David Yake - Sep 16 2015 0252PM

Landenberg Q&A: David Yake 

Meet the newest spokesperson in the Save Our Water Committee's efforts to keep a Delaware-based water company from activating a well that's in your backyard Read More » 


Ben Quintana the pastor of Christ Church at the Grove is the vice president of the Avon Grove Ministerium Bruce Latshaw the pastor of the Barn Vineyard Church is the current president

Faith and fellowship

Pastors come to rely on the fellowship the Avon Grove Ministerium provides, and rejoice in the faith that is demonstrated during the meetings. Read More » 


Coaches Rory Harding from London and Kieran Nicol from Scotland taught the youngsters the basics of soccer

Youngsters learn to play the world's most popular sport at Crossan Park

The Challenger Sports Soccer Camp is based on one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the U.S. and Canada. Read More » 


Rachel Gillespie credits her teachers at Avon Grove High School with making a big difference in her life especially the art teachers who have helped her get closer to her dream of becoming an animator Gillespie is pictured here with several of her art teachers Mr Janavel Jennifer Martorello Ms Watson and Mercedes Deleguardia

A local artist pursues her dreams

Rachel Gillespie has wanted to be an artist since she was five years old. She wants to pursue a career at Disney Animation Studios and work on movies that inspire future generations Read More » 


Matt and Kristin Shelly of Downingtown enjoy a wine tasting

The invisible winemaker

In his time as a winemaker, Anthony Vietri of Va La Vineyards has never been one for self-praise, but the truth is out: his vineyard was recently named as one of the best in the country. Read More » 


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