At last, a lemonade stand as summer winds down

Photos by Ed Hille At the northwest corner of Marshall Square Park in West Chester, Adelaide Fieldhouse sets up her lemonade stand.“I’ll bring the signs; you take the cups,” she orders her father, who is unloading the trunk of the 2011 Honda CR-V parked on the side of the road. “I’ll bring the signs; you […]

We have a Champion!

It’s official!  Marshall Square Park has a Pennsylvania Champion Tree, a Blue Ash (Fraxinus, quadrangulata). Of this relatively rare species, our specimen is over 90 feet tall. The Blue Ash, mostly native to western Ohio, is so named because early pioneers extracted a blue dye from its inner bark. Champion trees are measured and scored […]

The Daily Local News covers our tree sculptor, Marty Long!

Phoenixville chainsaw artist creates art in the park Bill Rettew brettew@21st-centurymedia.com WEST CHESTER — Marshall Square Park is the new home to four owls, two squirrels, a fox, skunk, hummingbird, dragonfly, and new to the job, a wooden park caretaker. On Monday, artist Marty Long was putting the finishing touches on chainsaw art carved into […]

West Chester & Chadds Ford Life magazine features our fountain

A long-lost fountain will rise again in West Chester By John Chambless Staff Writer West Chester & Chadds Ford Life The West Chester & Chadds Ford Life October 2015 issue will be sent to homes in the West Chester and Chadds Ford areas. Here’s a “teaser.” In 1883, a leisurely stroll through Marshall Square Park […]

126-year-old fountain being restored in West Chester

By Candice Monhollan cmonhollan@ 21st-centurymedia.com @CMonhollanDLN on Twitter Posted: 07/03/15, 4:49 PM EDT WEST CHESTER >> It has been over 60 years since the five-tiered Victorian fountain stood in Marshall Square Park in West Chester. But Friends of Marshall Square Park (FMSP), a West Chester community group, is changing that as they move forward in […]

Major Donation Will Restore Historic West Chester Fountain

Friends of Marshall Square Park received $45,000 from a single benefactor. By Justin Heinze (Patch Staff) June 19, 2015 Friends of Marshall Square Park (FMSP), a West Chester community group, announced a major donation for the restoration of the park’s historic fountain on June 18 at the Music at Marshall concert in the park. Holly […]