Landenberg Life Fall/Winter 202110/08/2021 10:56AM ● By Tricia Hoadley
In this issue of Landenberg Life, we will introduce you to a few of your neighbors who are making a difference close to home and also some who are sharing their talents with the world.
Staff Writer Richard L. Gaw profiles landscape architect and horticulturalist Scott Mastrangelo of Gardens Great and Small, who purchased the old Middleton property on the corner of Laurel Heights and Newark roads in 2018, and is renovating both the historic home and the surrounding gardens.
Through the lens of photographer Jim Coarse of Moonloop Photography, we take a stroll around the picturesque landscape of 1723 Vineyards, which has become one of southern Chester County's most popular meeting places and where its wines have become a bounty of flavor for every taste.
We also take a walk around some of the 105 acres at the Loch Nairn Golf Course in nearby Avondale, which was recently purchased by New Garden Township and will be converted into a gorgeous walking space for Landenberg families for generations to come.
Singer-songwriter Shane Palko has been inspired by the sounds from his Curry Farm in Landenberg and by travels to 28 countries. Writer Ken Mammarella talks to the musician about his latest album and the extensive touring that he does. No matter how far he travels, he takes the influences of Landenberg with him.
This issue also features a story about the SoChesCo Hellbenders, and how the group’s members use mountain biking as a means to improve themselves and their communities.
Writer Natalie Smith reports about how one local couple tapped into sweet success as Whiskey Hollow Maple syrup, which is made in Pennsylvania, is catching on here and throughout the region.
In his story, “Landenberg: A refreshing break from city life,” writer and historian Gene Pisasale explores the history of Landenberg, including the original inhabitants—the Lenni-Lenape Indians, who lived in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and southern New York for thousands of years.
We're very pleased to be sharing the stories in this issue of Landenberg Life with you. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions for future stories. We’re already hard at working planning the next issue of the magazine, which will arrive in the spring of 2022.