Thursday, September 28 2023 10:33

Good to Know

Written by County Lines Magazine

Just a few things we thought you'd like to know this month

Pretty Pumpkins

Get your home fall-ready with a handcrafted centerpiece at Longwood Gardens’ Foraged and Succulent Pumpkins workshop on Tuesday, October 10 and 24 at 6 p.m. You can make two or three unique arrangements using locally picked pumpkins, foraged and dried foliage, flowers, mosses and fresh succulents. The workshop includes a design demo, materials, light refreshments and exclusive access to The Garden Shop. $116– $128. 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square. LongwoodGardens.org.

Local Story

Need a fall read? Pick up a copy of Emotional Brandywine (Regent Press), a collaboration between local author Bruce E. Mowday and artist Karl J. Kuerner. A companion to their 2020 book, Emotional Gettysburg, the new release features 22 paintings by Kuerner (mentored by Andrew and Carolyn Wyeth) depicting the 1777 Battle of Brandywine accompanied by essays from Mowday. Release date is October 1, or reserve a signed copy by emailing Mowday@Mowday.com.

Local Bachelor

Congrats to Joey Graziadei, Royserford native and WCU alum, on becoming the next lead on ABC’s hit show, The Bachelor. Graziadei, who teaches tennis in Hawaii, was a finalist on the most recent season of The Bachelorette, which included a visit to Graziadei’s hometown. During that finale, it was announced that he’ll be looking for love in Season 28 of The Bachelor, airing 2024. Stay tuned for more of this local hottie! ABC.com/Shows/The-Bachelor.

All Aboard

Round up the kiddos and don your favorite costume for the West Chester Railroad’s Halloween Special. Take in the scenic Chester Creek Valley in all its fall splendor and collect tasty treats along the way during this family-friendly train ride to the historic Glen Mills station and back. October 28 & 29 and November 5 at noon & 2 p.m. Adults, $22; kids, $18; under 2, free. Depart 230 E. Market St., West Chester. WCRailroad.com.

Book Nook

Calling all bookworms! The Kennett Bookhouse is transforming into The Bookhouse Hotel, a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Kennett Square featuring four rooms, two with personal libraries. Expect cozy vibes, Horn & Hardart coffee and, of course, plenty of books. Follow them @TheBookhouseHotel on Facebook and Instagram for updates. 130 S. Union St., Kennett Square. TheBookhouseHotel.com.