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December 17, 2015 | Newsletter #98 | visit the LEDC online at
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Farmers Market Saturday
Winter. Surely you remember winter -- the season of black ice, swollen PECO bills, frosty windshields, the flu, deadly falling icicles, and seasonal depression, dontcha? While not officially starting until next week's solstice, the meteorological winter appears to finally be arriving just in time for the first Winter Market of the year, with temps likely to remain in the 30s for the entire two hours (yep, just 9 am to 11 am) of the December 19 market. Winter markets are quick and quirky affairs, with many vendors selling directly from their vehicles, but are a great way to get out, catch up with market friends, and stock up for whatever holiday celebrations are on your calendar.

Here's who we know will be there Saturday: In addition to these oh-so-giftable calendars, Amazing Acres Goat Dairy will be there with their fresh and bloomy rind goat cheeses; Green Zebra Farm will have greens, lettuce, sweet potatoes, onions, broccoli, and delicious tomato sauce; while Livengood Family Farm provides the protein with their organic eggs and meats. Lansdowne's own Bonnie's Wondergardens will be on hand with her unique holiday arrangements. Creative Shepherd Farm will have cheeses, jam, coffee, cannoli, and yarn, as well as a $125 four-month winter farm basket plan (a monthly assortment of meats, beer, and special, exclusive-to-basket-subscribers cheeses from January through April). Also scheduled to join us are favorites Vera Pasta, MyHouse Cookies, and Kia's Cakes, plus new vendor Chillings and Chocolate bringing homemade chocolates from Upper Darby. Additional vendors are still being added, so stop by for the full market experience!

What Do YOU Think of Lansdowne?
The staff and Board of Directors here at the LEDC are preparing our next Five-Year Strategic Plan and we want to hear from YOU. What do you like about Lansdowne? What would you like to change? Please take about two minutes to complete our survey. This is your big chance to give us your ideas, especially for the downtown. Do you have an idea for an event? A festival? A store you'd like to see here? Let us hear your two cents by December 31!

Lansdowne Arts Board presents reading of A Christmas Carol
The Lansdowne Arts Board cordially invites you to a free, special reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” as performed by Jared Reed. Mr. Reed is a Julliard graduate, artistic director of Media’s Hedgerow Theater, and a Lansdowne resident. The event will take place on Wednesday, December 23, at 7 pm (doors open at 6 pm, running time: 90 minutes). This event will be held at the 20*20 House (20 Lansdowne Court behind the 20th Century Club). Please rsvp here to ensure that there will be enough cookies and hot cider!

In addition to the wonderful goings-on listed in the column at left, don't miss these upcoming events:

PA Diversity Project Poetry Slam
Saturday, January 9, 3:00 pm
Art Space Lansdowne
25 S. Lansdowne Avenue

Lansdowne Folk Club presents Christine Lavin and Don White with Barry Rabin
Thursday, January 9, 7:00 pm; $17-$20
Twentieth Century Club
84 S. Lansdowne Avenue

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