Feeling Lucky in Lansdowne

March 14, 2018

March came in like a lion…and Lansdowne certainly is fighting back with a diverse calendar of events this month.  Let no storm deter you from having fun! Here at the LEDC, we have been highlighting on social media the many things there are to do here with our “Live it Like a Local!” weekly updates. Hopefully a few of those have caught your eye.

Most recently, the Lansdowne Arts Board’s “Creative Women of Lansdowne” event had a successful opening night. The glow of activity at the 20*20 House burned through the grey evening as guests mingled with more than 80 featured artists. The caliber of art featured is diverse and awe-inspiring. The event is in celebration of Women’s History Month and highlights women artists from or with ties to Lansdowne. If you missed opening night, the show will be running Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 4 pm through March 31.

The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra was featured in the Delaware County Times last weekend. The article highlighted our local cultural gem as “one of the region’s most impressive and innovative community orchestras.” As luck would have it, the LSO will be having their spring concert on Sunday, March 18.  We here at the LEDC often boast about the LSO to other municipal leaders at our statewide meetings. (Yeah, we brag about our borough, it’s true.)

Speaking of bragging, this Saturday is our second to last winter market.  (We brag about our market, too. We know some folks who actually moved here just for the farmers market.) That brings us one step closer to the regular market season.  In an effort to make it feel like spring, Bonnies Wondergardens will have pansies that will be gorgeous, along with some Irish and other random seasonals.  At least ten other vendors have told us they’d be in the lot on Saturday, so come on out and pick up some wine, cake, coffee, soaps, and more (you had me at wine and cake).

More bragging: One of our market vendors was highlighted this week in a pictorial article online at Newsday.com which featured women in careers often dominated by men. Heather Marold Thomason, founder of Primal Supply Meats, is shown in a knife-sharpening stance that would intimidate anyone, male or female. Kudos, Heather.

Finally, in a not-so-lucky turn of events, Freeland Market will be making their final appearance at the market this Saturday.  (They are limiting their market attendance to locations closer to home.) So be sure to come visit Ben and stock up on smoked sausages, bacon, scrapple and charcuterie items.  Ben was also recently recognized by the media — Craig LaBan from the Philadelphia Inquirer raved about Freeland’s specialty sausage.

With so many media mentions and a full calendar here in Lansdowne, it’s evident that hard work can put you where good luck can find you.  Spring is coming but in the meantime: fight the good fight friends and let everyone know how lucky we are here in Lansdowne.

Turning the Corner Blog by Jeanne Ketcham

Jeanne is a resident of Lansdowne and the Program Coordinator for the Lansdowne Economic Development Corporation.

Email us to be considered for our blog at Jeanne@LansdownesFuture.org