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Chester County Press

Chadds Ford Life Spring/Summer 2021

05/20/2021 11:58AM ● By Tricia Hoadley

The first story in this issue of Chadds Ford Life focuses on the art, history, and conservation efforts that make Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania a great place to visit—and an even better place to live. Chris Barber, a writer and photographer, takes readers on a quick tour of the historic village that is Chadds Ford.

Writer Richard L. Gaw profiles Chadds Ford artist Ellen Catanzaro, whose paintings inspired by the turbulence of weather have led to her work -- which now includes pillows and wallpaper -- being displayed in homes from as near as Chadds Ford and the Main Line to as far away as California. 

This issue also features the work of Gene Pisasale, a local historian and author based in Kennett Square. Gene has written ten books and conducts an historic lecture series throughout the region. In his story in this issue, Gene writes about some of the famous people who have called this area home.

Writer Natalie Smith explores a contemporary bed and breakfast—that has its roots in the 19th century. She talks to Lori Zytkowicz about what it’s like to run the Victorian-era Faunbrook Bed and Breakfast.

This issue also takes a look at how West Chester University is celebrating its sesquicentennial with numerous events throughout the year.

The Chadds Ford Life photo essay features the maximalist aesthetic of Lauren Francis.

We're very pleased to be sharing the stories in this issue of Chadds Ford Life with you, and we hope you enjoy them as well. We always welcome your comments and suggestions for stories to be included in upcoming issues of the magazine. We’re already hard at working planning the next issue of Chadds Ford Life, which will arrive in the fall of 2021.

Randy Lieberman, Publisher
[email protected], 610-869-5553

Steve Hoffman, Editor
[email protected]., 610-869-5553, Ext. 13