West Chester & Chadds Ford Life Fall/Winter 2015
● By J. Chambless
In this issue of West Chester & Chadds Ford Life, we cover everything from favorite traditions like Chadds Ford Days to the emergence of the Resident Theatre Company's productions as the hottest ticket in town. Chadds Ford Days marked a major milestone this year, and we talked to officials from the Chadds Ford Historical Society about the planning of the 50th event. We also talked to the Resident Theatre Company's founding artistic director, Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell, about bringing professionals from New York City and Philadelphia to West Chester audiences. We profile opera singer Stephen Powell, who grew up in West Chester and now performs on stages around the world. We explored how an 1899 fountain is being reinstalled in its former location in Marshall Square Park. We also tell readers about how the former studio of artist Tom Bostelle is being refurbished along the Brandywine River. Writer Richard L. Gaw introduces readers to Lou Samba, co-owner of Anytime Fitness in West Chester who, with the help of his friend and co-owner Evie Cunliffe, is achieving his biggest dreams. And the subject of the Q & A in this issue is Lisa Kershner, who owns North Star Orchard. We talked to Kershner about her participation with the West Chester Growers Market, and about what keeps vendors and customers coming back season after season.
Friends of Marshall Square Park restore an 1899 fountain, and return it to its original home Read More »
Stephen Powell grew up in West Chester and has performed around the world Read More »