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Landenberg Today Spring/Summer 2016 issue

04/27/2016 09:07AM ● By Richard Gaw

Franklin Township was named after Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States, but do you know why? In this issue, we explore the answer, thanks to the research and a presentation by Paul Lagassé and Nan Latimer, members of the Franklin Township Historical Commission, who helped lead an effort to learn Benjamin Franklin’s real relationship to the Chester County township that shares his name. Also in this issue, we profile Landenberg artist Mindy Hadley Dole and explore how she is inspired by the surroundings in Landenberg. We talk to Abigail Sites about how a local dance school has grown to include approximately 150 dancers. We also explore how April Schmitt's efforts to clean up the White Clay Creek Preserve started a community tradition. And there's lots more. Welcome to our Spring/Summer 2016 issue!

The 2013 volunteers at a dump site in Delaware near White Clay Creek State Park

One family's efforts start a community tradition and improve our environment 

More than 170 people have volunteered on 14 clean-up projects over the years Read More » 


Mindy Hadley Dole in her one-room framing shop in Landenberg

The delicate beauty of flowers inspires a Landenberg artist

'When we grew up, everybody was outdoors, all day long. I remember when I was little, my brother and I would go out in the woods and be out there all day.' Read More » 


Landenberg Q  A Joseph Birmingham - Apr 20 2016 1221PM

Landenberg Q & A: Joseph Birmingham

This Landenberg native came back to his home town and started a Facebook page...about his home town Read More » 


Landenberg Outdoors Oh Deer   - Apr 20 2016 1241PM

Landenberg Outdoors: Oh, Deer!

Learning to adapt to deer in the environment Read More » 


The force has been with them - Apr 20 2016 1238PM

The force has been with them

Landenberg couple, married 34 years, recalls their first date at 'Star Wars' Read More » 


Dance instructor Abigail Sites at her studio Abundance Academy of Dance with students Tullia Pizzini Brooke Daddis Avery O Haire Nicole Gill Jessica Trent and Kate Ei Photo courtesy Michael Greenley Photography

Acrodance students step into the spotlight

In six years, the Abundance Academy of Dance family has grown to include approximately 150 dancers who gain the poise, strength and self-confidence that comes with a disciplined program. Read More » 


Paul Lagasse a member of the Franklin Township Historical Commission helped research Ben Franklins relationship to the township that shares his name

How two deadbeats helped name Franklin Township

Or, did Ben Franklin seize your house and farm? Read More » 


The old barn From dilapidation to restoration - Apr 20 2016 1234PM

The old barn: From dilapidation to restoration

Landenberg resident's DIY vision rebuilds a piece of local history Read More » 


The bridges of communication - Apr 20 2016 1230PM

The bridges of communication

Theraplay, Inc.'s Landenberg Center works with interpreters to meet the needs of the Spanish-speaking community Read More » 

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