I just got home from July's "Third Thursday," which is downtown Kennett Square's newest special event. State Street is blocked off to traffic for the evening, and the restaurants move their tables and chairs outside diners can have their dinner right in the middle of the street -- a novel perspective indeed. I wandered uptown from the Y around 6:45 p.m. on a beautiful summer evening and saw lots of folks, among them Dave Dickens and his family having sushi; Debra Swayne and her sister; a hungry Robin Mastrippolito; the McNeil clan from West Grove (who are also regulars at the Wednesday evening concert series at Anson Nixon Park); Claire Murray and Mary Hutchins; and "Dev" Devereux. Word has clearly gotten out about this event.
Local band Mason Porter was playing at Union and State Streets, and there was more music at the other end of the fest, at Center and State Streets. The Y was running kids' games at Broad and State Streets, and Bayard Taylor Library employees were demonstrating the library's 3D printer outside on the sidewalk.