Things We Like: 'Pointlookout Farmlife' Scarf, Wawapalooza 5 and More
Pointlookout Farmlife Scarf
Brandywine River Museum ($75)
Jamie Wyeth’s 2005 painting, Pointlookout Farmlife, has found its way onto a 36-inch, satin-silk square with hand-rolled hem. With its rich emerald hues, majestic horses and Canada geese in flight, it’s suitable for wearing or framing. Brandywinemuseum.org.
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Wawapalooza 5: Under Deconstruction
Sept. 2-17, Society Hill Playhouse
Wawapalooza 5: Under Deconstruction is the fifth annual performance from IdRatherBeHere, a South Jersey film-and-theater production company. Part of the Philly Fringe Festival, it features 10 comedic sketches and three short clips celebrating the one-of-a-kind grind of everyday life in the Philadelphia region, taking aim at everyone from rabid baseball fans and shiftless college students to new parents and laundromat regulars. 8 p.m. $15. 507 S. Eighth St., Philadelphia, idratherbehere.com.
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Richie Ashburn … Why the Hall Not? The Amazing Journey to Cooperstown
By Bruce E. Mowday and Jim Donahue
Barricade Books, 151 pages
Springfield’s Jim Donahue was the persistent fan behind the grassroots “Why the Hall Not?” campaign to convince Cooperstown that much-loved Phillies Whiz Kid Richie Ashburn deserved to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, collecting 200,000 signatures on a petition he forwarded to the Hall. Ashburn made the cut in 1995, and he and Donahue became fast friends. Written by Donahue with seasoned Chester County-based writer Bruce E. Mowday, Why the Hall Not? is brimming with feisty anecdotes about the inimitable Whitey, along with all the proof you’d ever need to account for his greatness on the field and in the broadcast booth.
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