Glenna Collett-Vare, pictured above, (June 20, 1903 – February 3, 1989) was an American Hall of Fame golfing champion who dominated American women's golf in the 1920s.

Imagine the stories people told, who walked the course with her at any one of her six U.S. Amateur Championship victories...

Now is your chance to be there, on the course, at what could be the coming out party of the next great female golfer...
and each day the admission is FREE, compliments of Rolling Green.

Celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, Rolling Green is proud to host its second USGA championship. The first was the U.S. Women’s Open in 1976 where JoAnne Carner defeated Sandra Palmer by two strokes, shooting a 76 on the additional round of play to conclude the tiebreaker.

Founded in 1926, Rolling Green is situated on 157 acres and is one of William Flynn’s historic designs. Click here for the Rolling Green Golf Club Website

Recent winners of this Championship event:
Danielle Kang, in the large center photo, is a 2-time champ: 2010 & 2011.
 Pictured top left is 2012 winner Lydia Ko followed by Emma Talley in 2013
and Kristen Gillman in 2014. On the bottom right is the 2015 winner,
Hannah O'Sullivan.

Address: 280 N State Rd, Springfield, PA 19064
(Near the intersection of U.S, Rt.1 and the Blue Rt.)
Phone: (610) 328-4500
Club Type: Private Equity Facility
Holes: 18    Rating: 72.8   Yardage: 6628

On August 13th reserve your seat in the grass at Hibernia Park for the 88th Annual OLD FIDDLERS' PICNIC, where sunbeams streaming through the tree tops provide the light show and some of the best pickers and fiddlers in the state string together amazing performances from 10am to 4pm.

The Delco roots of this Picnic in the Woods go back to the event's debut in 1928. Originally known as the “Chester and Delaware Counties’ Old Fiddlers Picnic,” the event was the brainchild of Dr. S.L. Anderson and was coordinated annually by Delco's own Christian C. Sanderson.  

As a fiddler, himself -- Chris, born 1882, was the perfect Picnic Coordinator.

He loved playing the fiddle almost as much as he loved collecting  historical memorabilia.
He was also a teacher, square dance caller, poet, and noted local historian in southeastern PA in the early to mid-20th century.  His Chadds Ford home is now preserved as the Christian C. Sanderson Museum, a rare showcase of historical artifacts collected by Chris throughout his lifetime.

Along with dozens of food and craft vendors, the spirit of Chris lives on at the picnic, through the Museum's Booth which will feature many of his most unique memorabilia and artifacts.

Pack a picnic lunch and a few blankets or lawn chairs and come celebrate traditional American music in the woodlands of Fiddler's Field.  There will be lots of activities for kids plus tours of Hibernia Mansion.

Hibernia County Park
Admission: Free Admission - but $5 for parking
Park Road, Coatsville, PA 19320
Rain date: Sunday, August 14.
Click here for more info about the Christian C. Sanderson Museum
Click for more information about Hibernia Mansion


This kid's day is 10am  to 2pm - and while
the adults browse through museum treasures, children will enjoy interactive readings, related crafts, and a healthy snack. This month’s book is “The Very First Americans,” by Cara Ashrose and Bryna Waldman.

Delco's 105 year-old Players Club of Swarthmore (PCS) invites you to step into the spotlight on Sunday and Monday, August 7th and 8th and audition for key roles for their December Production of Mary Poppins.

This amazing community theater produces seven mainstage shows each year in their 300-seat, air-conditioned theater -- and several smaller, more avant-garde productions in their 80-seat black-box theater known as the "Second Stage."

We encourage you to get into the role before auditioning
but please don't practice your song on the roof...  

Even if you don't fall, your neighbors may be tempted 
to throw a shoe or two.

So grab your courage, pick a song (similar in style to the ones featured in the show) - download the audition form below and head for PCS!

Audition Details:

  • Adults (18 and Older): Sunday, August 7th and Monday August 8th. Doors open at 6:00pm, auditions begin at 6:45pm. Open call, no appointment required.
  • Children (10 -17): Sunday, August 14th at 2:00pm.
  • Callbacks – Sunday, August 14th at 6:00pm. 
  • Show Dates: December 2nd – December 17th (TH, F, Sa, Su) 10 Performances.  
What You'll Need: 
  • Prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show -- Classic Broadway. 
  • Be prepared to dance :)
  • Download and complete the PCS audition form:  Mary Poppins Audition Form
PCS also invites you and your children to hop into the theater for "A Year With Frog and Toad."

This children's musical follows the woodland adventures of two amphibious friends, a worrywart toad and a perky frog, with their assorted colorful hopping, crawling and flying companions, over the course of a year. The show broke new ground by bringing professional children's theater to Broadway, sparking the interest of the age 3-to-10 set.

Toady tidbits to impress your children:
Frogs are mostly aquatic and they jump, croak, have bulging eyes,
slimy skin and teeth. (Yikes!)
Toads live on land (but near water) and have no teeth. (Yea!)
They have dry, bumpy skin - but the bumps are NOT warts... (Big Yea!)

Dates & Times:
Tuesdays - Aug 9th & 16th, 6:30pm
Wednesdays - Aug 10th & 17th, 6:30pm
Thursdays -  Aug 11th & 18th, 6:30pm

Ticket Prices: Adults $10.00, Children under 12 are $8.00.
Cash and Check only.
Children 2 and Under are Free.
All tickets are sold at the door, the day of the performance.

Players Club of Swarthmore
614 Fairview Rd, Swarthmore, PA 19081
(610) 328-4271
The Players Club of Swarthmore Web Site

On August 8th, at 8pm -  Erykah may just blow the roof off the Tower Theater...

There's one thing you can be sure of -- this Multi-Grammy winning performer will let it rip all over the Tower stage and you don't want to miss it!

Tickets are flying out the door and only Platinum tix remain. Get yours now at the link below.

Click here for tickets - only Plantinum Tickets Remain

This American singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, and actress began her career opening a show for D'Angelo in 1994 in her hometown; record label executive Kedar Massenburg was so impressed with her performance, he signed her to Kedar Entertainment.

Releasing her first two albums in 1997, BADUIZM was certified Triple Plantinum, and spawned three hit singles: On & On, Next Lifetime and Otherside of the Game.  Her second release was a LIVE album, which was certified double Platinum. Over the years her style morphed into something new and neo:

Incorporating elements of R&B, hip hop and jazz - she is known by many as the "The Queen of Neo-Soul."

...also at the Tower this month is the Gold Standard of Tribute Bands: The Australian Pink Floyd Show - Friday, August 5th.

This is a don't miss experience! Showtime is 8pm and tickets are going fast. 

Click here for Ticket Information

TAPFS is the biggest and most spectacuclar show of its kind in the world -- astonishing audiences with ever-more-stunning light and laser shows, video animations, LED screen technology and other special effects. Not to mention large inflatables including a giant pig and their own distinct Pink Kangaroo!


Celebrate this summer-sweet fruit on August 6th by bringing the gang to Linvilla's fabulous Peach Festival for a full day of music, games, prizes, crafts, and fun.

Been craving peach pie? Peach smoothies? Peach slices in your yogurt? Hot syrupy peaches on ice cream? 

Me, too!
Before I was born, dad planted a small orchard on our property. When I was old enough to stumble across the yard and into the orchard, I found my first true love...not the bearded kind...the fuzzy kind :)

Starting at 8am on August 6th, do what I did -- pick your own peaches while they're still sun-warmed and juicy and take a bite out of heaven. 

You may even think you hear angel choirs singing!   But it's probably the fun team from Makin’ Music who'll be using fresh and original ways to get your children singing and dancing and playing games.  There will prizes, crafts, costume characters and a unique Olympic version of the "Summer Games." Plus Train and Pony rides, Hayrides, and Stacey’s Face Painting.  The Rain Date is 8/07

August 27th is Linvilla's Tomato Celebration

Lovers of pasta, sauce, gravy, pizza, and all things plump, red and amazing on salads...this is your day to play.

Pick Your Own Tomatoes, Pears & other fresh fruits and vegetables starting at 8:00 am!

Also at 8am, Meet Linvilla's Head Farmer.
Find out everything you wanted to know about tomatoes from Norm Schultz (pictured below.)

In fact, Norm is August's Delco Character in the Spotlight:
Linvilla's Head Farmer checks on the tomatoes...

Meet Linvilla's Man Behind the Produce...
Norm Schultz grew up in Yeadon, a first-generation suburb located along the eastern edge of Delaware County.  There are tree-lined streets with small scale homes and well-landscaped historic neighborhoods, as well as industrial and shopping areas.

"Dad was a tool designer, my uncle was an electrical engineer, and my grandparents were gardeners in Austria and Hungary," Norm explained, "so it was no surprise I was drawn to both engineering and farming."

He attended Villanova for just over a year but became restless, and took a semester off to think about what he really wanted to do.

"My sister suggested I take my passion for farming to Delaware Valley College, a highly respected Agricultural school.  I took her advice, enrolled and loved it, graduating with a degree in Horticulture." 

Norm accepted a job at a major strawberry farm in Somers, Connecticut, an agricultural community known for everything from potato and tobacco farms to dairy farms. He was there 12 years until his father, then retired, suggested he come home so they could spend more time together.

"Being back in Delco was great and the timing was perfect. I went to a trade show in Lancaster County and met a representative from Linvilla Orchards who was looking for a Farm Manager. That was 18 years ago, and I can honestly say I've loved every minute I've been here."

As Head Farmer, Norm runs the fruit and vegetable operation from planning to planting and harvesting.

"The Peach Festival is popular because like everything we grow, peaches are just plain better when picked tree-ripe rather than after being picked, trucked, and displayed for days at a store."

At the visitors bureau, we know for a fact that people from all over the tri-state area visit Linvilla several times a year, not just because the fruits and vegetables are amazing - but because they have turned a love of farming into a celebration of our agricultural roots.  

"I can't wait to get to get to the farm when the alarm goes off at 4:30 in the morning. We work hard to grow the best produce while keeping prices competitive with the big grocery chains.  Plus the owners have made the farm a huge family attraction... with hayrides, fishing, pie-eating contests, live animals and recipe demonstrations. People order their holiday pies months in advance. They come each year to cut down their Christmas Tree and to see giant pumpkins during our month-long Pumpkinland Festival.

Linvilla is more than a farm, it's part of the lives and memories of the people who come here. And I'm proud to be part of that legacy.  " -- Norm Shultz


Peach Festival: August 6 -  Rain date: 8/07/16
Tomato Celebration: August 27th
Linvilla Orchards
Address: 137 West Knowlton Road, Media, PA 19063
Click here for the Linvilla Orchards Web Site

Time's running out! There are only ten free concerts left in this year's County-sponsored Summer Festival Concert Series at Rose Tree Park! It starts with the award-winning Barbershop music of The Mainliners - and ends with an Eric Clapton Tribute performance by The Core.

In Delco, nothing says summer like blankets and lawn chairs parked in front of our stunning amphitheater at Rose Tree Park.  Don't miss these final concerts of the year:

August 3rd -  Bryn Mawr Mainliners are Celebrating their 53rd year!
Since 1963 this group has been performing some of the finest A Cappella music around.  From Broadway hits to patriotic tunes, gospel numbers, 50's do-wop and good old fashioned barbershop there's something for everyone!

August 4th - The Rockafillys
August 5th - Mind's Eye View
August  6th - Lonny Shields Band & Jesse Loewy Band

August 7th - The Plants
This is a four piece regional-based band for kids with an eclectic style that traverses musical genres while exploring the potential of the imagination. Mixing funk, folk, mo town, do-wop, rock and more The Plants offer everyone a truly great musical experience!
The Plants debut Album, Sprouting Out, has been featured on radio and internet programs across the country!  From
a snake wearing flip-flops to intergalactic insects, the lighthearted music is catchy, often silly, and just plain fun for
children and adults alike!
August 10th -- The U.S. Army Field Band & Soldier's Chorus

The United States Army Field Band has been thrilling audiences of all ages for more than six decades.This internationally-acclaimed band travels thousands of miles each year presenting a variety of music to enthusiastic audiences throughout the nation and abroad.

August 11th -- Blackthorn
August 12th -- Zydeco-A-Go-Go
August 13th -- Pure Harmony
August 14th -- Eric Clapton Tribute Band performed by The Core

Rose Tree Park
Rt. 252 & Providence Rd., Media. 7:30. Free.

Not your typical street art!

An epic undertaking by the Philadelphia Museum of Art brings some of the finest masterpieces in the world to the streets of Upper Darby and dozens of other towns throughout the Philly burbs each year.

Little Lansdowners are riveted by this masterpiece...
The Museum's exciting summer street art program is called INSIDE OUT.

It places large-scale, high-quality replicas of favorite works from their collection into neighborhoods in and around Philadelphia -- and this month they're coming to Upper Darby!
  • At the 69th Street Transportation Center: "Estate" by Robert Rauschenberg
  • Beverly Hills Middle  School: "Disks of Newtown" by Frantisek Kupka
  • Dermond Circle: "The Bucintoro at the Molo on Ascension Day" by Canaletto
  • Garrettford Elementary School: "Dog Barking at the Moon" by Joan Miro
  • IHOP on 69th Street: "Two Dragons" by Kano Hogai
  • Upper Darby Free Library Municipal Branch: "The Libraries are Appreciated" by Jacob Lawrence
  • Upper Darby High School: "Krishna and Radha" (artist unknown)
  • Upper Darby School District Admin. Building: "Newport Coast" by William Trost Richards
  • Upper Darby Township Municipal Building: "Grand Canyon of the Colorado River" by Thomas Moran.
  • Westbrook Park Elementary School: "Noah's Ark" by Edward Hicks

A crowd of people gathers round a painting on the street in Media, PA

Get a fresh look at famous artworks as they interact with people in this colorful and globally vibrant town!

Then explore dozens of shops and restaurants where you'll find food and wares representing countries and cultures all around the world.

In Upper Darby
Click here for The Philadelphia Museum of Art Website

On Saturday, August 20th spend a Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Summer Day at the 4th Annual Vines & Wines Classic Car Show & Wine Festival at Penns Woods Winery

Peek under the hoods of some of the most exciting antique and classic sports cars with a glass of wine in one hand and a tasty treat in the other...while a great band plays and dozens of vendors lure you into their booths with amazing wares!

This day is all about Vintage - both in Cars and Wine!
Bring friends and hang out at this annual showcase of contemporary and classic cars
with cool and unusual food vendors, Ferrari Memorabilia, wine bars, live music, and more!

Click Here for Penns Woods Winery and Event Tickets

Tickets are $16 pp in advance and $18 at the door. Each ticket includes a glass of wine, a souvenir wine glass, and a day of fun at the vineyard.

FYI:  There are no paper tickets so download yours on the web site above.

> Treats by Tallutos Authentic Italian Foods, The Meat House and the Milk & Sugar Dessert Food Truck
> Take a 45 minute vineyard tour guided by our winemakers 2pm-3pm
>  Live music by The Pete Marziano Duo
>  Artisan booths like ViVi Jewelry, Mert's Nuts, and the Passionista Fashion Truck
> Wine tastings as well as wine by the glass, and by the bottle.

Venue: Penns Woods Winery
Address: 124 Beaver Valley Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Website: Click to visit the site
124 Beaver Valley Road | Chadds Ford, PA

Hannum's Harley Davidson of Chadds Ford is Motoring into August with their 16th Annual Dam Run followed by their first ever Professional Bikini Contest on the 28th.

(Seeing as how this newsletter was written during a full week of smothering 90+ degree days, don't judge me for thinking that swimsuits are just what the Doctor ordered as August settles over us like a wool blanket!)

Along with the Dam Run, there will be an Antique Bike show, door prizes, food, and 

Proceeds benefit the Combat Veteran's Motorcycle Association.

This group includes Combat Veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby. 
They support veterans by focusing on vet care facilities and organizations that provide warm meals, clothing, shelter, and guidance.
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Website

For more details on these and other events go to Hannum's Event Calendar

> August 3rd -- Bike Night, 7pm to 9pm
Everyone is invited to join the fun with a live band, vendors, food, prizes, & contests.

> August 21st -- An all day Crystal Cave Ride
Everyone meets in Media - KSU at 10am.

> September 4th -- Don't miss the Cover Bridge Ride 
Meets in Chadds Ford - KSU at 10am

A 60-year Delco Family Success Story
Hannum's Harley-Davidson® has been a family-owned and operated business since it opened its doors on Chester Pike in Crum Lynne in 1954. It relocated to Media in 1959 - and added a 2nd store in Chadds Ford in 2000.  They now have 4 locations, making them one of the largest Harley-Davidson® dealerships in the nation.

Hannum's Harley-Davidson
1241 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford PA 19137
Click here for maps and more information
Phone: 610-558-3331
FOR THE MEDIA EVENT AUG 21st, CONTACT: Katie Giltinan at
or call 610-566-5562
Dates are subject to change upon bad weather.

What's better than a Warm Summer Night on the River?  

While our Philadelphia Union isn't a U.S. Open Cup contender this year - there's nothing more fun than spending a night at the stadium with thousands of fellow fans. This is the time of year when rivalries rise up, and get settled on the field of battle. 

So come prepared to add a few more gray hairs to your head -- because this team specializes in snatching last minute wins like kids snatch cookies when mom's not looking! 

Between the great food and gorgeous view of the Delaware River, this is a perfect event to share with friends and family. Especially when tickets start at just $27!

So come watch your footballers go toe-to-toe with Toronto and Kansas City under the lights at Talen Energy Park!

> Aug. 20th vs Toronto FC at 7pm

> Aug. 27th vs Sporting Kansas City at 7pm 


The Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Concert returns to Talen Energy Stadium and they're bringing a few heavy metal friends... including Young Guns, Avenged, Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, and Slayer. 

Scheduled to play: 
Avenged  -- Sevenfold -- Alice In Chains -- Slayer -- The Offspring -- Breaking Benjamin -- Volbeat -- Chevelle --  The Cult -- The Pretty Reckless -- Pierce The Veil -- Of Mice & Men -- Ghost --  Anthrax --  Killswitch Engage -- Chevy Metal -- Baroness --  Hellyeah --  Sevendust --  Motionless In White --  Buckcherry --  Trivium --  Avatar --  Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots --  Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy --  Sick Puppies --  The Amity Affliction --  letlive --  Neck Deep --  Skindred --  Kyng --  Young Guns --  Crobot --  Devour The Day --  Twelve Foot Ninja --  Dinosaur Pile Up --  Death Angel --  Hundredth 

2-Day weekend Tickets from $99!
1-day tickets from $54.50

•Rock Allegiance is an all ages event.
•All ticket sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.
•Single Day tickets are available for the stadium (or bowl) level areas only. Single day tickets do not allow access to the field.  Click Here for Tickets

This was a one day event last year - and now it's exploded into 2 full days! 
Don't miss the music event of the year bands, lots of gourmet man food (which women love, too!) plus a variety of craft brews.

Parking passes purchased in advance are only $25 per day for onsite lots and $15 per day for offsite lots. Parking prices WILL increase closer to the event days, so be sure to buy early and secure your space.

Nearby hotels and inns:
Best Western Chester, Widener University –
La Quinta Inn & Suites PHL –
Econo Lodge at PHL –
Extended Stay America, Tinicum –
Holiday Inn Express at PHL –
Quality Inn Hotel in Essington –
Microtel Inn & Suites at PHL –
Red Roof Inn in Essington –
Renaissance Hotel at PHL –
Springhill Suites, Ridley Park at PHL –
Waterfront Inn in Essington –
Wyndham Garden Hotel at PHL –

Talen Energy Stadium
Address: One Stadium Drive, Chester, PA 19013
(610) 859-3100

Come Celebrate the Re-opening of One of the Nation's Most Historic Battlefields -- Site of the Largest Land Battle of the American Revolution!

The ghosts and cobwebs have been swept away...  
After more than 8 years, and thousands of hours of hard work and fundraising by local volunteers, government officials and sponsors - the Brandywine Battlefield is once again inviting colonists and pilgrims, alike, to explore its historic 46 acres where the largest engagement of the Revolutionary War was fought on September 11th, 1777. 

On that fateful day the Continental Army led by General George Washington and the British forces headed by General William Howe clashed in the Chadds Ford area in what is known as the Battle of the Brandywine. 

More troops fought at Brandywine than any other battle of the
American Revolution. 
Get a real sense of the people who lived here --  and what they cared enough about to die for. 
It was hot. Musket and cannon fire echoed over the rolling hills of the Brandywine.  It was the longest single-day battle of the Revolutionary War - and it changed the landscape and views of its inhabitants forever.

Take a tour - check out the museum - visit a place that has literally brought history back to life!

George Washington's Headquarters was in the Benjamin Ring House

  • There are daily tours of Washington’s Headquarters: 10am , 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm daily
  • See a twenty minute film on the battle! 
  • Explore the museum with artifacts, documents and more.
  • Plus both Battlefield Tours and special programs are also available. 

Check out the Gideon Gilpin House
One family's personal story: 
Gilpin, a Quaker farmer, was living here at the time of the battle with his family. His home became La Fayette's Headquarters - and in the aftermath of the battle, his property was plundered by foraging soldiers.

He filed a claim for losses that included: 
· 10 milch cows 
· 1 yoke of oxen 
· 48 sheep 
· 28 swine 
· 12 tons of hay 
· 230 bushels of wheat 
· 50 pounds of bacon 
· 1 history book 
· 1 gun 

Gideon later ran a tavern out of his home to help support his family following the devastation of his farm. Today, the house appears much as it was in 1777.

Bring the whole family to the Battlefield for WINEBERRY PICKING!

Tuesday, July 12th through Saturday, July 16th (10am to 3pm)
And Sunday, July 17th (12:30-3:30pm)

Bring the family and come 'raspberry picking' -- pick all the juicy berries you want -- and the only cost is $5 for a Wineberry Bucket to carry them in! Please wear protective clothing like long sleeve shirts and pants, and regular shoes or sneakers. Gloves, hat and sunglasses would be good. Be sure to apply insect repellent and sunscreen.
CLICK HERE to see the Wineberry Flyer from last year for more details.

Brandywine Battlefield Park
GPS: 1491 Baltimore Pike,Chadds Ford, PA 19317
PH: 610-459-3342

Batten Down the Hatches...The Pirates are Coming! 

So dress all your little mates in bathing suits and old shoes...weigh anchor, load them onto your vessel and sail over to the Colonial PA Plantation where Pirates will be attacking this 18th century living-history farm museum with rubber duckies:) and other fun games for your kids and kids at heart!

Isn't it great when being outside is more fun than an iPAD!
No one will walk the plank, but everyone is sure to get wet!
At 12:30 pm the pirates attack the Plantation, pillaging and plundering as they come! Young swabbies will be encouraged to run the gauntlet as pirates attempt to dowse them with water!

There will be foot races, rubber duck races in the creek and many more games for children until the local militia repulses the pirates at 3:45!

This is an old fashion summer-fun day for the whole family.  Learn a little history - get a little rowdy - and let spirits run wild - with nothing more than Mother Nature, water, and your imagination to play with!

Hours are 12 to 4pm. Admission is $8 for adults, $8 for children ages 4 to 12. Children under age 4 are free. Refreshments and souvenirs may also be purchased.

Aarrrg! Local Buccaneer, Captain Bruce Snyder of Aston
will be one of the Marauding Pirates on Splash Day.

The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is an independent non-profit 18th century living history farm museum located within Ridley Creek State Park. It is most easily reached via the park’s Route 3 entrance just west of Newtown Square. 

Click here for more info on the Plantation

Date: Saturday, July 9
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
Ridley Creek State Park
Media, Pennsylvania 19063
Telephone: 610.566.1725