Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Memorable Memorial Day

For Chester County residents who plan to spend Memorial Day weekend close to home, activities abound.

Memorable Memorial Day


 Since 1896, the Devon Horse Show has attracted visitors to its eclectic, equestrian mix of competition, tradition and family fun. It starts tomorrow and runs through June 5. For more information, visit

Thirty-one antique dealers from across the country will be featured at the Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show this weekend, May 28-30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information visit

Longwood Gardens is featuring "Lilytopia," an exhibit inspired by the world-famous lily show at Holland's Keukenhof. Longwood's  East Conservatory, featuring the newest varieties of lilies developed by Dutch hybridizers, also has a display of more than 10,000 cut stems arranged by renowned Dutch floral designer Dorien van den Berg. More information at

Many municipalities will host parades, including Kennett Square, Downingtown, Malvern, and West Bradford Township.

I'm probably missing some of this weekend's myriad options, so please feel free to let me know if I left out one of your favorites. 

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Aubrey Whelan covers Chester County for the Inquirer. A native of a Philadelphia suburb so small it doesn't have a zip code, she grew up reading the Inquirer and was thrilled to take a job there in fall 2012. Previously, she covered crime, courts and D.C.'s Occupy movement for the Washington Examiner. Aubrey graduated from Penn State in 2011, where she worked for the award-winning campus newspaper and majored in journalism and French. Contact her at 215-495-5855 or You can also follow her on Twitter at

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