Archive for the ‘Unionville’ Category

Horse Racing Season is Here!

May 1, 2013

The horse racing season is here! May is the best time of year for those who enjoy Hunt and Steeplechase racing.

Three events are just around the corner.

Winterthur Point to PointThe Winterthur Point to Point is the first up on Sunday May 5. This is their 35th Anniversary and a great chance to celebrate both the great racing traditions and Cinco de Mayo. The gates open at 10:30 with racing beginning at 2:00. Be sure to enjoy the pony races and Parade of Antique Carriages before the races.

Willowdale SteeplechaseThe following weekend on Sunday May 12, The Willowdale Steeplechase will be held just outside Kennett Square. Continuing this Mother’s Day tradition, the Jack Russell Terrier Races begin at 11:00 with the Pony Races following at 12:15. The post time for the first horse race is 1:30.

Radnor HuntFinally on Saturday May 18, the Radnor Hunt Races will be held. The grounds open at 9:00 and the races begin at 1:30. All proceeds benefit the Brandywine Conservancy.

Be sure to take some time this year to enjoy these classic local traditions. They are a great opportunity to enjoy the spring with your friends and family and support our local organizations.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Devon, PA/Wilmington, DE
Office: 610-225-7400/Direct: 610-618-0808

Sunflowers for All – From Farm to Feeder: A Sunflower Celebration

September 14, 2012

This Sunday at 1:00: From Farm to Feeder: A Sunflower Celebration!

We’ve been driving by the brilliant fields – now you can learn the rest of the story. On Sunday September 16, you will have the chance to visit the Myrick Conservation Center to learn the story behind the local sunflower fields. Meet Charles Shattuckof Wild Birds Umlimited and Jamie Hicks and learn the complete story behind these locally grown, locally milled, and locally sold flowers.

Be sure to contact the Red Clay Valley Association to make reservations and get more information.

Another chance to get out and enjoy more of what this area has to offer.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Bear, DE/Devon, PA
Office: 302-834-3431/Direct: 610-618-0808

Happy Mother’s Day 2012

May 13, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day to All!

It looks like a great day to relax, visit Mom, and enjoy the weather.

2012 Willowdale SteeplechaseIf you are still looking for something different to do – try the Willowdale Steeplchase. Located at the intersection of Rt82 and Route 926, the Willowdale Steeplechase is celebrating its 20th year. Gates open at 10:00 with the first races schedule for 1:30. In additon to the races, there will be plenty of other events, vendors, and friends to spend a relaxing day in the country. Since it’s founding it has raised over $250,000 for local charities and has become a great Mother’s Day tradition.

Get out, take some time, and enjoy more of what this great area has to offer!

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Bear, DE/Devon, PA
Office: 302-834-3431/Direct: 610-618-0808  

Local Delaware & Chester County Communities in the News

October 7, 2011

Local Chester & Delaware County communities continue to rank well in local best places to live categories!

Swarthmore PA SEPTA Train StationThe Philadelphia Magazine has just released their “15 Most Family Friendly Philly Suburbs” and Delaware and Chester County both rank well. The magazine looked at the schools, populations, crime, and all the intangibles that can make a great community.

The locations highlighted in our immediate area include:
Wayne PA
Upper Providence PA
Swarthmore PA
East Marlborough PA

Be sure to read the entire article for their complete descriptions and be sure to take a look at all their local neighborhood information.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Devon,PA/Bear, DE
Office: 610-225-7400/Direct: 610-618-0808  

Unionville PA September Events – Plantation Field Horse Trials & Unionville Community Fair

September 15, 2011

Unionville has two great events coming up in the next few weeks: the Plantation Field Horse Trials and the Unionville Community Fair.

Plantation Field Horse TrialsThe 4th Annual Plantation International Field Horse Trials will be held September 16-18. This 3 star world class event will be located just west of Unionville north of Route 82 / Doe Run Rd (The equestrian sport of eventing is one of three disciplines represented at the Olympics). Entrance to the Trials will be off Apple Grove Rd. The competition will start with dressage on the 16th followed by cross country Saturday, and show jumping on Sunday.

This year a portion of the proceeds will benefit the The Barn at Spring Brook Farm and the Cheshire Land Preservation Fund. There will also be a trade fair, Kid’s Corner, food, and sponsors tent. All the various activities are scheduled to finish up by early Sunday afternoon.

The Unionville Community Fair and Farm Show will be held two weeks later on September 30-October 2. Hosted by Landhope Farms and now in its 87th year, Unionville PA Community Fairthis is the largest fair in Chester County. The Unionville Fair will be filled with contests, exhibitors, vendors, a horse show, a rodeo, and pageant – all highlighting the agricultural products, handcrafts, and arts in the local area. The Unionville Community Fair supports the Barn at Spring Brook Farm and the Chester County Food Bank.

Be sure to take some time to visit both events and enjoy more of what our community has to offer.!

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Devon,PA/Bear, DE
Office: 610-225-7400/Direct: 610-618-0808