Kennett Square Life Summer/Fall 2017 edition
By J. Chambless
In this issue, we find some dreams coming true for Anastasia Babayeva and her husband, fellow dancer Denis Gronostayskiy. The couple fell in love while studying ballet in Russia, and toured around the world. Today, they live near Longwood Gardens and teach students the art of ballet at their own school. We also meet sculptor Rob Sigafoos, whose lifelong love of animals led him to a career at the New Bolton Center, and a secondary path to a life as an artist. Now, with his horseshoeing days behind him, Sigafoos is creating truly distinctive art, and one of his sculptures has just become the first piece of public art in Kennett Square. We write about the Hadley Fund, which has brought hundreds of lecturers, speakers, and performers to the Kennett Square area through the years. We profile Jerry Dickerson, 77, a record-setting powerlifter. We talk to certified equine sports massage therapist Gretchen Davis Swenson about how massages can keep horses fit and happy. Kennett Square was a hotbed of abolitionist activity in the years leading up to the Civil War. We feature a story about the Kennett Underground Railroad Center, which works to protect and promote that aspect of the community's history. We also highlight two new restaurants -- Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen, and Hearth Kitchen.
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