Preservationist tapped for Rebecca Lukens Award

Natural Lands Trust head lauded by National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum Molly K. Morrison, president of Natural Lands Trust, has been selected as the recipient of the Eighth Annual Rebecca Lukens Award. Photo by Bob Williams “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone else planted a tree a long time ago.” Those words, not only spoken but also acted upon over the years by...

Residents urged to branch out, donate blood

10 trees will be planted for every pint collected at Lenfest Center The Red Cross blood drive will take place on Oct. 3 in the new Lenfest Center in Newlin Township. Pre-registration is requested. Giving help to others and giving back to nature will be possible simultaneously on Oct. 3, when the Lenfest Center hosts a Red Cross blood drive. For every pint of blood collected – and research shows...

Celebrating local legacy of Mason and Dixon

Star Gazers’ Stone, Harlan House in spotlight as 250th anniversary approaches By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times The Star Gazers’ Stone in Newlin Township is one of the sites being celebrated during the 250th anniversary of the survey by Mason and Dixon. Nearly 250 years ago, when satellites weren’t on anyone’s radar, astronomer Charles Mason and surveyor Jeremiah Dixon arrived...

New ChesLen Preserve parking area provides access for visitors

Residents can now easily visit the Star Gazer’s Stone  The Star Gazers’ Stone is an historical monument located off Route 162.Photo Credit: Holly M. Harper, Natural Lands Trust NEWLIN — The Star Gazers’ Stone is an unassuming quartzite rock measuring no more than 18 inches in height, but it played an outsized role in the political fates of our nation. For many years, the Stone was...

Land stewards: Thank lucky stars for Lenfests

9,300-square-foot, eco-friendly center set to debut at ChesLen Preserve In May 2012, Molly Morrison, president of Natural Lands Trust, joined Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest at the groundbreaking for the Lenfest Center. Its completion will be celebrated on Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16. The stars and planets have aligned – notably the constellation Hercules, a first-quarter moon, and Saturn —...