Residents and Tourists alike will have a ringside view to Media’s 1st Annual Hometown Cycling Classic - an exciting, high energy, family-friendly event with top pro and amateur cyclists competing for a $6,500 total purse! 

If you and your family love bikes, racing, and fresh air, bring a blanket or lawn chairs and spend a couple of hours watching top cyclists take on a 0.8 mile looping race course through our tree-lined streets...

Called a Criterium event (or crit), it is a road race over a short circuit, that often takes place in vibrant towns like Media.  It is an awesome spectator experience because instead of being a long distance course, where you only get to see the riders go by once or twice -- it is a looping course where you'll see them whizzing by every few minutes.   

Our Media Hometown Classic features 9 races that will run consecutively from 8:30am until 5:15pm - with USA Cycling licensed pro and amateur cyclists going full throttle from start to finish, attacking, counter-attacking and showcasing amazing bike-handling skills as they take on tight, 90 degree corners at 30+ mph with other cyclists just inches away! Each race starts at 3rd and Jackson, turns left on Front, then left on Monroe, then left at 6th, then left at Jackson — and continues for between 20 and 40 laps.

Cyclists in the nine pro-am races are competing for cash prizes - with payouts going to the top finishers, not just the first finisher. 

Plus Kids Will Compete in 2 Klassic Sprints for Medals!
Starting at 2:30pm kids ages 5-6 and 7-8 will have their own sprint races during the Media Hometown Cycling Classic.  Each participant receives a medal and bragging rights that they raced on the same course as the pros in this inaugural event.

The 5-6 age group will stage at the lot behind the Media Fire House, and the race will be approximately two blocks long. The 7-8 age group stages at Front and Monroe Streets and will race approximately three blocks to the finish line.

For more information:  Click here for the Hometown Classic Website

RACE ORDER:
Women 4/5*  –  8:30AM –  30 min
Men 4/5* – 9:10AM – 40 min
Men’s Masters 55+, 65+ – 10:00AM – 40 min
Women 3/4*  – 10:50AM – 40 min
The Cycle Sport Men’s 3/4* – 11:40AM – 50 min
The United Savings Bank Masters 45+  – 12:40PM – 50 min
Men’s Masters 35+ –  1:40PM – 50 min
The Nemours du Pont Pediatrics Kids Klassic (5-6, 7-8) – 2:30PM – Sprint
The Fiore Design Women’s Pro/1/2/3 – 3:00PM – 50 min
The Pando Mortgage Men’s Pro/1/2/3 – 4:00PM – 75 min

*These numbers represent the “category” of racers, with 5 designating those who are relatively new to racing and each of the smaller numbers designating progression in both experience and performance.

LOCATION:  ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Media, PA 19063
Click to Register for the Media Hometown Classic



The Newlin Grist Mill features 160 acres of historic woodlands, meadows and streams. There are shaded picnic areas by the pond (pictured above), and 7 unique trails totaling 8.5 miles of natural lands for exploring. Read about all of them below, but first - consider spending 2 hours helping preserve these trails!

June 2nd is National Trails Day - and from 10am to noon, the Mill is offering a rare opportunity to help build, repair and beautify their trails:

If you're a walker or a hiker, then you already know how important it is to have safe, natural places to explore.  This is a wonderful chance to help preserve and maintain one of Delco's most beautiful and historic sites.
There will be a variety of activities designed to keep their trails in top working order! Volunteers will assist with a variety of trail maintenance projects, including trail building, repair, and beautification. This is a great morning of service for families, scout troops, community groups, or individuals looking to spend a morning in the great outdoors.

Pre-registration is required, to make sure there is enough equipment for everyone. CALL 610.459.2359.

Industrial Trail – 1.6 miles, easy  Offers a walk through NGN’s forgotten industrial past.  Following the Octorara Railroad, it passes the Markham Station (Visitor Center), railroad bridges, site of a cannery and creamery.  Today it is home to a variety of plants and birds.

The Osage Trail – 0.8 miles, moderate  Named for the distinctive 100-year-old trees along its edges, it is a living connection with prehistoric megafauna like mastodons and giant sloths which  used them as a food source.  These trees form a natural tunnel along the trail.

The Beech Trail – 0.8 miles, moderate  This passes through the oldest forest on the property. This native hardwood forest is populated with Beech, Oak, Hickory, Maple and Poplar.  Forest-loving species like nuthatches, woodpeckers and titmice are found here and the hillside is a good place to see native wildflowers in the spring.

The Sequoia Trail – 1.4 miles, easy  This trail offers paths through the Metasequoia grove, a tree only known through fossils until 1949.  Explore the former Christmas Tree Farm that is now a mature conifer forest.

Forest Trail – 1.2 miles, moderate  This winds through a series of forests and grasslands.  The forested areas were farmland in the early 20th century and since have been reclaimed by nature.  White-tailed deer, red fox and bluebirds are seen in this area.

Mill Race Trail – 0.9 miles, easy  The trail gets its name from the races (canals) that carry water to the Grist Mill.  Explore the dams, gates, and races that regulate and deliver water to the water wheel.  Along the trail are the Beech Forest and Frog Pond.  Woodpeckers, chickadees, wrens, and warblers are seen on this trail.

Creek Trail – 1.1 miles, easy with stepping stones  Hike along the waters of the Chester Creek and Concord Creek using three stepping stone crossings. Walk through a streamside forest dominated by Sycamore trees, and visit NGM’s reforestation areas.  Kingfishers and herons can be seen fishing in the stream.

LOCATION: ON THE BRANDYWINE
Newlin Grist Mill
219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342
Newlin Grist Mill Website

You may have noticed the symbols in the top photo...the hiker, the fish, the picnic table and the dog friendly symbol.  These are notations found only in the Bureau's new Hiking & Biking Trails Guide.  From our Riverside to the Main Line and the Brandywine, read about all of Delco's unique and historic trails, with easy-to-see activity symbols plus maps, historic notes and more! Delco's Hiking & Biking Trail Guide
CLICK HERE to see film video from 1956's CAROUSEL...performing June Is Busting Out All Over
After snow in April and the cool rains of May,  Delaware County's bustin’ out in June with an Irish Festival, Strawberries by the Acre, a Farmers Market with Artisan Treasures, and a ‘Carousel’ of Delco's most beautiful and unique Wedding Venues!

On June 23rd get a wee bit Irish at the 2nd Annual Havertown Irish Festival
Kelly Music for Life is once again celebrating all things Irish by bringing great Irish music, food, and traditions to the “33rd County of Ireland,” (Havertown!) with the 2nd Annual Havertown Irish Festival.
>>    $3 Donation at the Gate
>>    Noon until 9 PM, with great food from area restaurants and bars
>>    Irish brew and laughter at the return of Kelly's Pub
>>    Plus Irish associations, guilds & clubs celebrate Irish culture, legend and traditions
>>    Local artisans & crafts people will offer Irish themed items for sale and more
>>    In the rear parking lot of the Manoa Shopping Center
>>    Join thousands for the 'wearing the green' and music by these outstanding performers:



Barleyjuice
The John Byrne Band
Maura McKinney Mastro
Dylan McGuire Band
Brittany Killion Carter (2013 Philadelphia Rose of Tralee)
Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipe Band             
And more performers to be announced.
         
LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS
Manoa Shopping Center
1305 W Chester Pike, Havertown, PA 19083
Event benefits local peformance arts center, music education and programs

Produced by Kelly Music for Life, Inc. 501c3 non-profit
Havertown Irish Festival Website

June 3rd is Linvilla's Annual Strawberry Festival - a berry good time will be had by all ;)


One of our biggest and berry best annual June events is Linvilla Orchard's Strawberry Festival, where hundreds of berry lovers come to pick their own sun-ripened beauties or purchase them at the Farmers Market. 

Plump and sweet, throughout the county they will be popped into mouths, topped with whipped cream or baked into pies that will grace picnic tables far and wide.
Pick-Your-Own Strawberries begins at 8:00 am.  With acres of strawberries ripening under the sun, hop a Linvilla hay wagon and head for the fields to pick your own delicious, fresh strawberries.  (Or get them by the box in their market store.)

And while a strawberry may be small - Linvilla turns it into a HUGE favorite every year, baking it into something, big - really big!
Linvilla's Tyrannosaurus Rex of Strawberry Shortcakes (last year's pictured right) is homemade and will be presented at precisely 11am. Bring the whole family for a fun day of games, cooking demos, and for just $3 everybody gets a slice of strawberry heaven!

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
137 W Knowlton Rd, Media, PA 19063
Read more about Linvilla's Strawberry Festival

Click Here for The Bureau's Guide to Delco Produce Markets, Farm to Table Vendors & Restaurants


Also on June 3rd, the Swarthmore Farmers Market will feature an Open Air Art Show.

Every Saturday from May through September, the Swarthmore Farmers Market showcases food and wares from some of the most amazing local farms and artisan food vendors in the region.

But on June 3rd there will also be a curated selection of artisan and vintage vendors offering homeware, gifts, art, jewelry, apparel, children's goods and more!  
New this year are several plant and floral design vendors.

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
In the parking lot of the Swarthmore Borough Bldg.
121 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Swarthmore Farmers Market Website

http://destinationdelco.com/delcoweddings.php
And finally, if you've seen "Carousel" you know the story is about Carousel Barker Billy Bigelow and his turbulent romance with millworker Julie Jordan. Through trials, tears and tragedy, the power of love (spiritually) prevails.

Since June is Wedding Month we urge couples in love who are planning to marry in the next year or two, to check out our online guide to Delaware County's amazing Wedding Venues, from elegant, to vintage, country to crazy, indoors and out, all are unique and represent every price range.

Dinosaurs are gone. (Thankfully.)  But so are Hot Wheels, Planter's Cheez Balls, Tan M&Ms, PAC-MAN, rotary phones, the rolodex, and fold-able road maps.  In many Pennsylvania Communities, the number of County-sponsored summer-long FREE CONCERT PROGRAMS has dwindled, and may soon follow those tasty little Cheez Balls...

But not in Delaware County! This is the home of one of the largest and last remaining FREE Bring a Blanket & the Family Concert Series in the state.
Delaware County Council continues to provide one of the largest, most family-friendly free entertainment events in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.

FIVE DAYS A WEEK, now through August 12th, there's a different concert every night. And each week thousands come for the music, atmosphere and shared sense of community.

Rose Tree Park's scenic outdoor amphitheater first began in 1975 as part of a two-year Bicentennial Celebration, and four decades later, The Summer Festival concert series remains a hugely popular local tradition. The series provides residents many opportunities to take in top-notch entertainment of all kinds, from Classical to Cajun, Motown to Broadway, Doo Wop to Rock and Pop, and everything in between.

Showtime is 7:30 pm Wednesday through Sunday evenings, plus two morning children's shows at 10:00 a.m.
Click here for the entire Summer Schedule
or have one sent to your home by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Parks & Recreation
 Attn.: Summer Festival Programs
 201 W. Front St.
 Government Center Bldg.
 Media, PA, 19063

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
1671 N Providence Rd, Media, PA 19063
The 20th Annual Yachtstock Riverjam will be rockin’ the Delaware Riverside on Saturday, June 30th on three outdoor stages at the West End Boat Club and neighboring Corinthian Yacht Club in Essington. 

The parking is FREE, the river views are fabulous and the entertainment is top notch, with lnternational recording artist Ryan Follese headlining a day of non-stop music, great food, family-friendly actvities, rides, and a Delco Cruisers Car Show.

Follese, former lead singer of HOT CHELLE RAE (“Tonight, Tonight”) will be joined by special guests Sara Spicer and Lee Gantt plus more than 20 local and regional bands playing rock, country, blues, alternative, jazz, Latin and more!

And the only thing that gets the crowd more 'fired-up' than the amazing Tinicum County fireworks show - is the amount of money the event raises for local families and Shriners Hospitals for Children - Philadelphia.

TICKETS:
Adults —  $20 now, $30 event day
Children 6-11 —  7.99 now, $12 event day
Childrens 5 and Under —  are FREE
Purchase Tickets Here

  • There will be FREE PARKING ADJACENT TO THE EVENT
  • People are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. (No coolers or food permitted)
  • Reasonably priced food and refreshment for kids and adults will be sold on-site.
  • Wrist bands will be provided and will allow for re-entry to the event if needed.
  • Alcoholic beverages will be on sale for adults 21+ 

LOCATION: ON THE RIVERSIDE
West End Boat Club —  500 W 2nd St, Essington, PA 19029
Corinthian Yacht Club —  300 W 2nd St, Essington, PA 19029
2 minutes from I-95 Exit 9.

Delaware County's historic town of Lansdowne celebrates the 125th Anniversary of its founding with a rare and moving exhibit at the Lansdowne Arts Board’s 20*20 House, every weekend from June 2nd through July 9th. Admission is free, and the hours are noon to 4pm each Saturday and Sunday.

Titled “Within a Square Mile: Lansdowne at 125” the opening reception is June 2nd from 4 to 6pm.  Curated by local resident Matt Schultz, the exhibit draws on his personal collection of historic photographs, trophies, uniforms and other Lansdowne-related materials collected over 40 years. 

Schultz is the author of “Views of Lansdowne,” co-author of “Lansdowne Remembers the World Wars,” and Executive Producer of the historic documentary, “There is a town…Lansdowne.” He said, “The exhibit touches on several topics covered in my previous efforts, however, there will be little overlap in images and objects that have been shown in those earlier efforts.”

The vintage photo at the top of this story and the 'Dewey for President' picture above, were taken by Robert Hovell.  

At the core of the exhibit is a series of photographs recorded by the late Robert Hovell who lived in Lansdowne from 1939 to 1982. 
Mr. Hovell was very active in the Boy Scout Troop at St. Philomena’s Church and an avid talented amateur photographer. Schultz credited Hovell’s niece Jeanne Connell with stepping forward with this treasure trove of local history. Scanning the negatives Schultz, who knew Mr. Hovell, said, “Bob’s photographs provide a unique glimpse what it must have been like to grow up in Lansdowne during World War II. He captured parades and public events during the 1940s with a sharp eye on composition.”

Class of 1962 Yearbook
The exhibit will also examine the history of Lansdowne High School and Lansdowne-Aldan High School, community traditions, and other local lore.

The 20*20 House is located at 20 Lansdowne Court, in Lansdowne, PA. Easily accessible by public transportation, the 20*20 House is one block from the Lansdowne stop on the Media / Elywn SEPTA train line.

The Lansdowne Arts Board is dedicated to bringing artists of all career stages into the community to help develop Lansdowne as a leading center for artistic living. The 20*20 House is the new venue to launch this mission, featuring two beautiful floors of gallery with natural light and historic architecture. 

Click here for more information

The heartbeat of every community is found in its passion for the arts...its preservation of nature...and its appreciation of history.

We hope everyone reading this will put the 'fun' in fundraising this month by supporting three events that will keep our community and tourism industry thriving for years to come!

SUPPORT YOUR PASSION FOR THE ARTS, with an Annual Plant & Yard Sale to benefit the Delaware County Symphony (DCS) on Saturday, June 2nd from 9am to 3pm.

It is their largest and most important fundraiser of the year and offers you the chance to purchase beautiful hybrid day lilies and other stunning plants grown by local horticulturists.  You'll find popular and unusual perennial plants such as Lenten rose, dahlias, Soloman's seal, iris, woodland poppies, bleeding heart plants (like the one pictured at the top of this story), bright blue lungworts, hostas, and many other varieties - as well  as find recycled treasures donated by members and friends of the orchestra.  The sale will be held at the home of Barbara and Arnold Ostroff, 401 Conard Drive in Springfield, PA, 19064, just one-half mile from the Blue Route (I-476),

SUSTAIN LOCAL HISTORY by attending the Newlin Grist Mill's Annual "Grains of the World Dinner," Saturday, June 23rd from 6 to 8pm.
Taste two thousand years of global cuisine with a multi-course meal, including a selection of breads, dessert sampler, and specially-selected beverages.  This tasty fundraising event supports the rebuilding of the Mill's waterwheel, which powers the working 1704 Newlin Grist Mill.  Founded by the Newlin Family who settled here in 1683, the Mill's 160-acre park is committed to historical and environmental preservation and education.  It features 8 hiking trails, fishing, photography, special educational series, a Blacksmith shop and the Dabbs Woodfin Research Archives.  PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRE. Cost: $50 per person.  Must be 21 or older to attend.

LOCATION:  IN THE BRANDYWINE
219  Cheyney Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342.

PRESERVE ONE OF OUR MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES by attending the annual "Tyler at Twilight" Summer Gala on Thursday, June 14th, from 6 to 10pm.
Tyler is an extraordinary arboretum with a history stretching back to 1681.  To understand its impact you need to experience it first-hand. One of their visitors posted on TripAdvisor, that Tyler is " An extraordinary...arboretum where human hands have created a magnificent garden with a very light touch...with undulating landscape, whimsy, sweeps of trees and plants and enigmatic nooks and crannies everywhere.  Perfect for children, parents, fuddy-duddies, artists, wanderers, seekers of beauty and solitude."

Contribute to the future of Tyler with friends, fine food, wonderful wine, and exciting auction items.  Individual tickets are $100 each. A table of ten is $1,400. Proceeds benefit their education programs and stewardship of Tyler's 650 acres and 17 miles of trails.

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
515 Painter Rd, Media, PA 19063
Tyler Arboretum Website

My Dad liked to win.  Even the backyard baseball games with my 7, 9 and 13-year-old team-mates!  If that sounds like your dad, here are 3 winning ways to help him celebrate...

Hide his tropical shirt, his rake and the remote.  Give him a few dollars and send him to Harrah's Philadelphia on the riverside where he'll find one of the largest collections of table games in the region including blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat and more.

  • If he's a tactician he may prefer the strategy of blackjack.  If he's a man of action, craps may be his forte!  Either way, he’ll find all the thrills he could ask for at their gaming tables.   Table Games at Harrah's Philadelphia
  • If you give him a little extra cash for dinner, he can choose great steaks at The Cove or a famous Fieri Burger at Guy's popular restaurant.
  • If dad is more of an outdoors-man, he can also head outside for live harness racing every Wed-Sun.  Harrah’s Racetrack boasts one of the fastest 5/8 mile horse racing surfaces anywhere and a first-of-its-kind miracle turn that extends over the Delaware River (pictured above) with a specially constructed bridge.  Click here for days and post times
LOCATION: ON THE RIVERSIDE  
777 Harrahs Blvd, Chester, PA 19013
(484) 490-1800 


Get tickets to a Philadelphia Union Soccer Game! 
Spend some quality time together cheering on our Philadelphia Union.  There are two home games this month and the view overlooking the Delaware River is breathtaking!  

  • FRIDAY, JUNE 8th -- 8pm -- Union vs Toronto FC -- at Talen Energy Stadium
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 23rd -- 5pm -- Union vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC  -- at Talen Energy Stadium
LOCATION:  ON THE RIVERSIDE
Philadelphia Union Website - Tickets page
2501 Seaport Drive, Suite 500, Chester, Pa. 19013
610-497-1657


The American Helicopter Museum celebrates Dad with their annual FatherFest on Sunday, June 17th

This event is the perfect family affair with lots to see and do, including a beer garden, car show and kid's games, so tag along and make some high-flying memories together.

Consider starting with an actual helicopter ride (for an additional cost), offered 10am-3pm.  Then tour the museum where more than 30 vintage helos are on display.

This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Wonder of Flight,” and their aircraft lineup doesn’t disappoint. See Dr. Stanley Blazejewski’s Magni M-16 Gyrocopter, and awaiting confirmation are Atlantic City Coast Guard Flotilla, MetroAviation, JeffSTAT, PennSTAR and the Pennsylvania State Police.

Adding to the “Flight” theme are birds of prey demonstrations and exhibitions from Mike Dupuy Falconry and The Falconry Girl, Sean Young.
  • Food Trucks:  Zac's Burger, Dos Gringos Mexican Kitchen, Haute Wheels and The Tot Cart  
  • Malvern’s Locust Lane Brewery’s Beer Garden  
  • Kona Ice’s cold, sweet treats 
  • DJ music by Full Moon 
  • See Larry Smythe’s M.A.S.H. military collection 
  • Check out the Dogs from Paws for People™ Pet-Assisted Visitation Volunteer Services 
Admission is $10.00 per person. Helicopter rides cost $60.00 per person on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Read more and Purchase tickets in advance: Fatherfest Information & Ticket Purchasing

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, PA 19380
610-436-9600
Every Summer on Wednesday nights, residents and tourists alike, get MOONSTRUCK while Dining Under the Stars on State Street in Media. Merriam-Webster defines the condition 'as being lost in fantasy or reverie...'  
On State Street we simply call it being spellbound by the night, the wine and the fabulous food!

Those who recall the OSCAR WINNING movie, know first hand :) what bakery dough and Italian dinners can do to our lives... So come let the flavors and fragrances of global cuisines whisk you away from your dining room table and place you in a twilight setting where most any food you desire is being served.

Stroll the sidewalks, shop for treasures, and dine to your heart's content.

Every Wednesday, weather permitting, State Street closes from Jackson Street to Orange.

Participating restaurants include:
 Ariano - Azie - Lotus - Desert Rose Mediterranean - Diego’s Mexican
 Dos Gringos Mexican - Sligo - Fellini Café - Lariele Pizza - 320 Market Café
 La Belle Epoque - La Na Thai - Yia Greek - Iron Hill Brewery - Quotations
 Scooped Ice Cream - Sheee-E-Punjab Indian - Hidalgo’s Mexican - Spasso Italian Grill
 Stephen’s On State - Sun Set Slush Water Ice - Temaki Sushi Bar - Tom’s Dim Sum
 Margaret Kuo’s Media - Yogurtissimo Frozen Yogurt - Little Anthony’s Pizza

 Reserve your table today!

If you're wondering why we chose to reference the movie Moonstruck, it's because many of the scenes in this 1987 three-Oscar winning flick take place either in a kitchen, a bakery or at the dinner table.  Several dinner tables, in fact! 
Moonstruck is about the lives of an Italian-American widow, Loretta (Cher), her mother, father and her boyfriend Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello) who proposes to Loretta IN HER FAMILY'S KITCHEN Johnny goes to Sicily to be with his dying mother, and asks her to invite his estranged younger brother Ronny (Nicholas Cage).  When she visits Ronny's BAKERY he reveals he has a wooden prosthetic hand and blames his brother for his accident. Loretta tries to change his mind, so they go to his apartment (over his bakery) to discuss it while she cooks for him IN HIS KITCHEN. Their talk heats up, and dinner is replaced with a more passionate dish. A wildly funny romantic romp ensues, that includes a delicious scene where Loretta is both literally and emotionally 'Moonstruck'. A menu of popcorn and Moonstruck will make any day a winner!  

LOCATION:  ON OUR MAIN STREETS
State Street, Media,PA 19063
VisitMediaPA Website and Dining Under the Stars info
A Star Reporter – A Still-enamored Ex Husband – A Convicted Murderer – and a Crooked Sheriff Steal the Show at the Hedgerow Theatre!
Opening June 28th, you can join all of them in a heady romantic romp that will worm its way into your heart with a story about love lost, murder, kidnapping and little blackmail...

When newspaper editor Walter Burns learns that his ex-wife and top reporter Hildy Johnson is quitting to marry another man, he pulls out all of the stops to get her to stay. The newspaper has been championing the cause of a man on death row, Earl Williams, who was convicted of killing a policeman. Walter convinces her to write a story on his case. A crooked Sheriff and Mayor have a different agenda...

And while Hildy pursues the story, Burns pursues her - or tries to!
Hildy finally gets the scoop of the year, when Williams escapes from prison on the eve of his planned execution! She hides him in the police station and (of course!) mayhem ensues...

Click here for Tickets! 

Adapted by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur from the play The Front Page by Hecht and MacArthur
Runs June 29th through July 29th.

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Hedgerow Theatre Website
64 Rose Valley Rd, Rose Valley, PA, 19063
610.565.4211


BE A HERO TO A HERO! Register now for the 11th Annual Walk for the Wounded and Warriors 5K Run on May 19th
Saturday, May 19th Pennsylvania’s 11th Annual  WALK FOR THE WOUNDED & WARRIORS 5K RUN will take place at Rose Tree Park in Media, PA from 9am to 3pm.


This annual Family Fun Day has grown bigger every year and benefits Operation First Response (OFR) which has given financial assistance to more than 18,000 wounded veterans in need of aid to supplement their medical, transportation and general living expenses while dealing with life altering injuries while in service to their country.

Last year marked a decade of Delco hosting WALK FOR THE WOUNDED & WARRIORS 5K RUN, and when the final tally was taken, the event had raised more than 2.5 million dollars in just 10 years.  This year, one of the recipients of those dollars, Chief Warrant Officer Trevor Jenni (retired) will give the keynote speech.

 Jenni will talk about his military service in Afghanistan during Operation Freedom, his time at Oyster Creek Power as a terrorism squad leader, and his final years as a Blackhawk Pilot flying 350 hours in Iraq.  Due to multiple injuries he was medically retired from the Army in 2015.

Meet Chief Warrant Officer Trevor Jenni
MC for the event is Nicole Brewer from CBS 3 TV who will be joined by hundreds of military veterans and everybody’s favorite mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, who hasn’t missed a single WALK since the first in 2007!

 As in previous years, the day will boast a festival-like atmosphere, with live music by OFFLINE, and more tunes by DJ Partytime. There will be Rock Climbing, Zip-Lining and Free Falling. Plus there will be a Tribute to a local fallen hero, Army Sgt. Allen J. Dunckley and a military vehicle display that may include a Chinook Ch47 Helicopter! Nifty Fifties is back again, selling tasty food items at family-friendly prices.

 Register for the WARRIORS 5K (a professionally timed event) by visiting RunSignUp.  Search 'Warriors 5K' and then click ‘Sign Up.'  For questions call 215-237-8101. OFR encourages those participating in the WALK and RUN to sign up as many family members, friends and co-workers as possible, to make a financial pledge. Read more at Operation First Response

Nicole Brewer from CBS TV3 will be the MC
Created in partnership with the Destination Delco Tourism Bureau, WALK FOR THE WOUNDED and the WARRIORS 5K Run has become one of the county’s biggest events of the year, bringing thousands of walkers, runners, families and veterans to Delaware County from all over the Mid-Atlantic.

“This event is a major fundraiser for OFR,” acknowledges Nick Constantino, a senior representative with the organization. “But you forget that pretty quickly because everyone who has ever attended the event, and everyone who has come to walk, run or just come to shake hands with all the veterans who are here – knows  it’s all about heart!”

QUICK FACTS:
WARRIOR’S 5K RUN REGISTRATION Check In: 9 AM at the park – Run starts at 10 AM. Nominal fee to participate.
WALK REGISTRATION: 10 AM at the park – FREE -- Walk follows ceremonies (est. 11 AM).

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
Rose Tree Park
1671 N. Providence Road, Media, PA 19063
Rose Tree Park Website
Scott Arboretum on the Campus of Swarthmore College
Perambulating is a wonderful word for leisurely walking or traveling through or around a particular place, especially for pleasure...and pleasure is exactly what you'll find in our many public gardens! 

May 11th is National Public Gardens Day...and it also happens to be Mother's Day Weekend!  So instead of giving flowers, why not take her to the beautiful places where they grow?
The tenth annual National Public Gardens Day is the perfect time to explore the beauty of our local green spaces.  You may not be aware that Delaware County lies at the heart of what is called The Garden Capital of the Nation: 30 gardens within 30 miles.... 

Formerly the home of the Haas family, Stoneleigh Gardens opens May 13th
but...(drum roll please!) on May 13th Delco's Stoneleigh Gardens in Villanova officially opens to the public - making it 31 gardens within 30 miles! 

Admission is FREE and from 10am to 5pm you can explore this gorgeous place with deep roots: towering trees, lauded landscape architecture, and community connections.
Stoneleigh: A natural garden blends history, horticulture,
ecological and conservation values, and Natural Lands’
 emphasis on access to nature for all.

For nearly 80 years, Stoneleigh was the home of the Haas family, who donated the property to Natural Lands in 2016 so that it would remain preserved forever.

Now you can stroll this beautiful place and be inspired to think in new ways about your own home landscaping.

LOCATION: ON THE MAIN LINE
1829 East County Line Road
Villanova, PA 19085
610-353-5587
Stoneleigh Garden Website


Here are a few more garden suggestions:

On May 11th Scott Arboretum (pictured in the headline photo at the top of the story) is offering a National Public Gardens Day Tour from noon to 1pm
Located on the campus of Swarthmore College, the ever popular Scott Arboretum invites one and all to celebrate National Public Gardens Day with a special treat. On May 11th, at 12pm, their professional staff will offer a tour of their extensive collection of plants.  Geared for gardeners of all levels, from beginners to experts, it begins at the Arboretum offices, and lasts until 1pm.  It is FREE of charge. For more information, call the Scott Arboretum offices at 610-328-8025. The tour could be cancelled if there is inclement weather.
LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Scott Arboretum Website


Chanticleer Gardens, the estate of Christine and Adolph Rosengarten Sr., is the only Main Line Estate Still Open to the Public
Have a seat at the stone table in the Sun Porch and enjoy views of pink blossoms of Prunus Accolade
that fill the windows.  Photo by Lisa Roper

Chanticleer was the estate of Christine and Adolph Rosengarten, Sr. Their son Adolph, Jr., left the property to be enjoyed as a public garden, which opened to visitors in 1993.
Located less than 30 minutes from Philadelphia, Chanticleer is one of the great gardens of the region. Come discover why London's Financial Times called it "planted to perfection" and Garden Design magazine said it was"America's most inspiring garden." Enjoy more than 30 acres of sights, textures, flowers, and vegetables at Chanticleer Gardens. This "pleasure garden" was created to illustrate the beauty of the art of horticulture. Enjoy the surroundings at a leisurely pace or take a tour with a knowledgeable guide.

LOCATION: ON THE MAIN LINE
Chanticleer Gardens Website
786 Church Rd., Wayne, PA 19087-4713

Tyler Arboretum is one of the older arboreta in the northeastern United States and a place of natural beauty and history dating back to the time of William Penn.
Today, Tyler serves the Greater Philadelphia region through horticulture, education, and the preservation of natural lands.  It is a non-profit public garden with 650 acres of plant collections, heritage and champion trees, historic buildings and 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands and meadow.  It is open to the public 362 days a year.


LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
515 Painter Rd, Media, PA 19063
610-566-9134
Tyler Arboretum Website
Sunday, May 6th Brookline Blvd in Havertown will be hopping with great live music all day long!  Plus food vendors, beer & wine gardens, 
and amazing art and crafts by local artisans.  There will be an All You Can Play Kids Fun Zone, home and life improvement ideas and much more!

Listen to live music from noon to 7pm, featuring:
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE
The World's Greatest Tribute To The Allman Brothers Band (pictured below)

ELTON ROHN
The Premiere Tribute to Elton John In North America (pictured above)

EARTH, WONDER, FIRE
Stevie Wonder / Earth Wind And Fire Tribute

THE HAVERFORD HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE 
A Big Band tribute under the direction of Michael Fein



Celebrate Haverford Township's blossoming music, arts and cultural scene. Live music, beer and wine garden, kids zone and more. $3 donation requested. Benefits the future Kelly Center for Music, Arts and Community in Havertown and other local initiatives.

Main Stage Schedule  (Actual start times subject to change)
 12 Noon – Haverford High School Jazz Ensemble
 12:50 – Dylan McGuire solo
 1:30 – Earth, Wonder, Fire
 2:45 – Rob Simpson solo
 3:00 – Elton Rohn
 4:45 – Scott McClatchy solo
 5:30 – Live at the Fillmore

LOCATION: AT OUR CROSSROADS
Follow Kelly Music For Life on Facebook for the latest updates.
Brookline Blvd. at Darby Rd., Haverford
Haverford Spring Fest Website



How do you stretch the fastest two minutes in sports into a fashionable and fun-filled spring afternoon? By sipping Mint Juleps and snacking on Derby-inspired treats at Paramour’s 7th Annual Kentucky Derby Party, Saturday, May 5th from 4 to 6:30pm!

How better to kick off spring, than with a Kentucky Derby Party on the Veranda of the Wayne Hotel. Sample an array of savory Southern-inspired hors d’oeuvres and tempting sweet treats along with refreshing mint juleps and specially reserved wine selections while you watch the race events live in the Lobby Lounge and out on the Veranda.

Come dressed to impress in your finest Derby attire and don’t forget that fabulous hat! Everyone is encouraged to dress in Derby fashion and enter Paramour’s Best Dressed for the Derby Contest where first, second and third place prizes will be awarded for the best men’s and women’s Derby outfits.

You won’t need to travel to Louisville to find Kentucky Derby fashion and festivities, but you will need to purchase tickets to this charitable event. Tickets are $50 per person with all proceeds supporting Surrey Services. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at Paramour.

Read more and get tickets at the Paramour Website

LOCATION: ON THE MAIN LINE
Paramour Restaurant at the Wayne Hotel
139 E Lancaster Ave, Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 977-0600

The Springtime Tradition of Steeplechases, Tailgating and Tent Parties Returns with the 88th Radnor Hunt Races on Saturday, May 19, in Malvern, PA.
As one of the nation’s top three steeplechases in the spring, the Radnor Hunt Races draw the best thoroughbred horses, riders and trainers across the country, along with nearly 25,000 spectators enjoying a day in the countryside.

Tickets are now on sale to the public, with the proceeds benefiting the open space and clean water programs of the Brandywine Conservancy. The Conservancy has protected over 63,000 acres to date.  BNY Mellon Wealth Management—which has been the lead sponsor for over 30 years—returns as the presenting sponsor of the races.

The Radnor Hunt Races at the Burling Cocks Memorial Racecourse, will take place rain or shine and the gates open at 10am.  There are six jump races throughout the day starting at 1:30pm, with about half an hour between each race.

Admission is sold in advance only, through May 11th!
This celebrated Main Line tradition dates back to the 1930s.
In addition to six thrilling jump races and the prestige of $190,000 in purse money, the day’s events include a spectacular antique carriage parade, the much-loved parade of foxhounds, plus tailgating competitions and hat contests.

Pre-events to consider:
• Radnor Races Shopping Boutique — May 10, 2 to 9 p.m. Shop for all you’ll need to be "Race Day ready" with boutique shopping. $10 per person, includes light hors d’oeuvres & cash bar.
• Wildflower Bash — May 18; cocktails 6:30 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m. Kick-off the races the night before with a festive dinner dance at Radnor Hunt.

 Admission starts at $100 per car admits all people in the vehicle. In addition to the tents, a wide variety of reserved parking spots and box seats are available.
For details, visit The Radnor Hunt Races Website

LOCATION: ON THE MAIN LINE
W. Burling Cocks Memorial Racecourse
Malvern, PA
610.388.8383.
If you’re into history, museums and Indiana Jones the Newlin Grist Mill in Glen Mills will help you unearth some amazing arti-FACTS this month!

Dig up a little fun, knowledge and maybe even a little piece of Grist Mill history on Saturday, May 19th from 10am to 3pm.
On-site dig at the Newlin Grist Mill, photo by Stephanie Ann Farra
This is one of the Mill's monthly programs called Public Archaeology Days, where volunteers are invited to assist their professional archaeologists with site excavation, artifact screening and care. Public Archaeology Days currently center on the tailrace of the 1704 Grist Mill and the Archive, formerly a mid-eighteenth century general store. No registration is required and it is free to the public. All ages welcome.

Then get out of the dirt and 'inside a museum' on Tuesday night, May 22nd from 6:30 to 7:30pm at the Rachel Kohl Library
Demonstrating Colonial carpentry skills, Rich Schuman
uses a spring pole lathe to make wooden spoons and
bowls as they did in the 18th Century.
Photo by Stephanie Ann Farra
If you've ever wondered how museums gather information, this is a behind the scenes look at the methods and tools employed by museum professionals to learn about our past.  This Inside the Museum: In Search of a Colonial Mill event is presented by Newlin's Director, Tony Shahan, and is just one in a series of "Inside the Museum" events held throughout the year.

And don't miss The Grist Mill's hands-on workshop, titled History at Work: "Cooperage" (which is barrel and tub making) on Saturday, May 26th from 10am to 3pm at the Park.  
In the 18th Century, many of us would have been farmers, millers, blacksmiths, brick-makers, carpenters, shoemakers, printers, and milliners (the fashionistas of their day).

Brick-making, 18th Century style...photo by Stephanie Ann Farra
Learn more about these and other trades of the eighteenth century when you attend their monthly  “History at Work” Series, presented on the last Saturday of every month. 
Members of Newlin Grist Mill’s staff, volunteers, and outside artisans will demonstrate their crafts and talk with visitors about how different trades and skills were integral to life in Colonial Pennsylvania and to the operation of Newlin Grist Mill.

The Newlin Grist Mill and the surrounding 160-acre park is a place for exploration of both history and the environment. With its working grist mill, programs, and nature trails, the Newlin Grist Mill is where Learning Is Fun! Whether you are involved in preservation, education, outdoor recreation, or just relaxing, there is something for you.

The Archeology Day photo and 18th CENTURY TRADE PHOTOS were taken by Stephanie Ann Farra, a volunteer at the Grist Mill.  Check out more trade photos on her blog at World Turn'd Down History Blog

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
Newlin Grist Mill Park
219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342