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By Karin Remesch | December 27, 2001
`Christmas at Longwood Gardens' The sight of 750 fountains rocketing skyward greets visitors to "Christmas at Longwood Gardens," near Kennett Square, Pa. The fountains dance to holiday music each half hour, beginning at 11 a.m., and continuously from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Jan. 6. After dark, starry snowflakes up to 6 feet wide and icicles up to 5 feet long sparkle in surrounding trees. And thousands of poinsettias, towering trees, fragrant flowers and exotic plants fill 4 acres of gardens inside the gardens' conservatory.
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By Karin Remesch and Karin Remesch,SUN STAFF | November 23, 2000
Christmas at Longwood Gardens Longwood Gardens near Kennett Square, Pa., burst into bloom for the holiday season today, and visitors can marvel at the colorful and sparkling display through Jan. 7. Thousands of brilliant poinsettias, towering trees, fragrant flowers and exotic plants fill four acres of gardens inside Longwood's glass conservatory along with decorated trees and wreaths. And daily concerts, outdoor fountain shows and evening light displays add to the holiday magic. The gardens, off U.S. 1 three miles northeast of Kennett Square, Pa., are open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. - the conservatory opens at 10 a.m., including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is $12 for adults ($8 Tuesdays)
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By Karin Remesch | March 21, 2002
Virginia Stamp Festival Novice and serious collectors alike can buy, sell or trade stamps, covers, paper memorabilia and stamp supplies Saturday and Sunday at the 40th Northern Virginia Stamp Festival at Tyson's Westpark Hotel in McLean, Va. Exhibitors from six states will participate. Collectors can also learn about stamp history, view an exhibit of the rare "1901 Inverted Train" stamp, which is valued at $75,000, and have stamps and stamp collection appraised free of charge. And there's a youth area, where free stamps, seminars and literature will be offered and questions about stamp collecting will be answered.
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By Karin Remesch | January 25, 2001
`Welcome Spring' at Longwood Gardens Spring is just down the road at Longwood Gardens, near Kennett Square, Pa. Longwood's "Welcome Spring" display, Saturday through April 6, features acres of warm, colorful gardens under glass. Daily programs, including gardening demonstrations, children's fun days, concerts, a Smithsonian exhibition on early 20th-century gardens and a photography exhibition on Longwood's first master plan add to the charm of this wintertime refuge. Inside the Conservatory, enjoy a four-acre fairy-tale world.
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By Tom LoBianco | October 21, 1999
1880s bicycle tourThe Calvert Marine Museum will present the Wheelmen of the Potomac Region for an Official High Wheel Tour Saturday (rain date: Sunday.) See the high-wheeling antics of a re-created 1880s bike tour and riders in period costumes. The Wheelmen are a group dedicated to preserving high wheel and antique bicycles from the 1870s, '80s and '90s. They will re-create the type of touring popular from the golden age of biking, when the Wheelmen were 100,000 in number and the largest athletic group in the nation.
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By Karin Remesch | April 5, 2001
Indoor Easter display at Longwood Gardens Fragrant lilies trumpet the spring season Saturday through April 20 inside the conservatory at Longwood Gardens near Kennett Square, Pa. More than 1,000 Easter lilies fill two central greenhouses and flower beds are tinted with Easter egg colors. Blue, pink and white hydrangeas border the indoor lawns, while yellow-eyed marguerites weave through spires of blue delphiniums. Pastel snapdragons and multihued columbines are also part of the colorful display.
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By KARIN REMESCH | March 27, 1997
Cherry Blossom FestivalCelebrate the blossoming of about 3,700 cherry trees in the nation's capital with the annual Cherry Blossom Festival beginning Sunday and running through April 13. Opening ceremonies with the traditional lantern lighting start at 2 p.m. Sunday on the Washington Monument Grounds. Other events throughout the two-week celebration include concerts, first-day postal cancellation, evening cruises, children's activities, a candlelight tour of Mount Vernon, and a black-tie dinner dance.
FEATURES
By Barbara Shea and Barbara Shea,Newsday | July 31, 1994
When the young French chemist Eleuthere Irenee du Pont de Nemours arrived in America on the first day of the last century, he was merely fleeing the revolution that toppled the monarchy in his native land. But after things cooled off for his family's royal pals back home, E.I. du Pont decided to stay and start his own empire here.That kingdom still exists to an extent today. It's called Delaware.The bucolic region along the Brandywine River where generations of du Ponts have worked and played is now America's chateau country -- a scaled-down version of France's Valley of the Kings.
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By Lori Sears | April 1, 2004
Hershey Gardens opens Enjoy the sights and scents of Hershey Gardens, a 23-acre botanical display, which opens for its 68th season today in Hershey, Pa. The gardens are open daily April through October. See shrubs, budding trees, daffodils, forsythia and more. A tulip display includes about 100 varieties of more than 30,000 tulips. Also, the new Children's Garden - opened last year - features 30 theme gardens. Hershey Gardens is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily April-May and September; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays-Sundays June-August; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily October, and is at 170 Hotel Road, Hershey, Pa. Admission $7; $6.50 seniors; $4 ages 3-15; free for ages under 3. Call 717-534-3492 or visit www.hersheygardens.
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By Grant Huang | January 29, 2004
Treat your sweetie to a romantic stroll along the flower-lined lanes at Longwood Gardens' Conservatory in Kennett Square, Pa., during their "Sweetheart Days" Monday to Feb. 6 and Feb. 9 to Feb. 13. On "Sweetheart Days," visitors will receive a free guest ticket with every admission ticket they purchase. Folks can enjoy Longwood's heated indoor gardens and greenhouses as well as miles of outdoor trails. Guests can see the sights and smell the scents of spring in the three-acre conservatory, full of gorgeous freesias and tulips in bloom, while tropical plants and waterfalls highlight the Cascade Garden.
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