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WHAT’S NEWS IN GREAT VALLEY ORCHID EXTRAVAGANZA AT LONGWOOD GARDENS Through March 22 Visit the show-stopping and diverse display of orchids on view in the warmth of Longwood Gardens’ fully enclosed, 4-acre conservatory. As one of the first plant collections at Longwood, orchids have held a place of distinction since 1922. Longwood’s horticulturists celebrate the beauty and variety of orchids with an artful display that includes a towering 12- ft. archway made up of pink Phalaenopsis orchids, giant orbs of orchids hanging over the fern floor as well as a spectacular purple and white orchid curtain, and more than 200 Vanda hanging from the ceiling in the Silver Garden. You may even get to see the rare sky-blue poppies in bloom. To visit, or for more information, go to Pictured (l to r): Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Josh Maxwell and Marian Moskowitz. MARIAN MOSKOWITZ NAMED CHAIR OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS During the first meeting of the year, Commissioner Marian Moskowitz was elected Chair of the Chester County Board of Commissioners. “It is a great honor to serve as chair, and I thank Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline for their confidence in my leadership,” said Moskowitz. “I look forward to serving with them, providing excellent programs and services that benefit all Chester County citizens.” Moskowitz is chair and board member of the Chester County Economic Development Council and the South Eastern Economic Development Council of PA. In 2017, Governor Wolf appointed her to serve on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania System of Higher Education. Moskowitz was previously appointed by Governor Wolf to serve as Commissioner of the Delaware River Port Authority from 2015-2017. She also serves as vice-chair of the Council of Trustees of West Chester University, is president of the Board of Directors of the Colonial Theatre and serves on the Mayor’s Task Force to bring train service to Phoenixville. SCHUYLKILL RIVER RELAY 50K April 18 The Schuylkill River Relay is a 50K race that starts and finishes at Lock 60 on the Schuylkill Canal. The course extends all the way to Conshohocken and back again. The relay is divided into six 5- to 6-mile legs. Aid stations will be at the transition points. Runners can compete as individuals or in teams of three or six members. Teams are assigned timing bracelets on race day. At the finish line, unique finisher medals, cold Sly Fox SRT Pale Ales, live music, friends, family, and food trucks await! The event is rain or shine. To register, visit schuylkill-river-relay. THE SATURDAY CLUB HOLDING 4TH ANNUAL 5K SHUFFLE & KIDS RACE April 18 The Saturday Club, one of the oldest nonprofit women’s organizations in Pennsylvania and nationwide, will hold its BY PETER URSCHELER fourth annual 5K Shuffle and Kids Race Apr. 18. The race will take place in front of The Saturday Club and Radnor Memorial Library entrances. “We cannot wait for our fourth annual 5K run and half-mile kids race,” said Lindsay Green, President of The Saturday Club. “It’s been a wonderful addition to our fundraising efforts and gets the whole family and local community involved with a morning of fun and activity throughout the beautiful neighborhoods of downtown Wayne.” The Saturday Club Shuffle 5K & Kids Race course is USA Track & Field certified and will run through Wayne’s beautiful downtown business district and historic residential neighborhoods. The race is professionally timed by Bryn Mawr Racing Company and is stroller friendly. The Edge Fitness Clubs will be leading warm-ups for all race participants. For additional details about The Saturday Club, including information on upcoming events and membership, visit WHEELS OF WAYNE April 26 Cruise on in for the 8th Annual Car & Motorcycle Show in downtown Wayne, presented by Radnor Township. See all of the antique, classic, and custom cars and motorcycles on North Wayne and West avenues along with entertainment, food, prizes, and more for the whole family from 1-4 p.m. Participate in the pulled pork contest and pizza contest to help determine the best of the best. The 2019 Best Pulled Pork: Cornerstone; Best Pizza: From the Boot. The event is free. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities available. Rain date is Sunday, May 3. For more information, visit Continued on page 6 > 4 724.942.0940 TO ADVERTISE 