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Downingtown

Named for 18th-century English immigrant and prominent mill owner Thomas Downing, this Chester County borough terms itself the “Good Neighbor Community,” setting out the welcome mat to new and expanding businesses. Against a backdrop of housing affordability, 120 acres of parks and trails, plus a healthy balance of neighborhood parades, festivals and carnivals, three residential/commercial development projects are either underway or upcoming.

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Main Line’s Top 6 New Year’s Eve Dinners

Main Line’s Top 6 New Year’s Eve Dinners

From the Main Line’s best tastings and prix fixes to the suburbs’ most appetizing parties, we have all the details here for you to seal the deal on Dec. 31.

Top 11 Holiday Gifts for the Food Lover in Your Life

Top 11 Holiday Gifts for the Food Lover in Your Life

Shopping for food lovers and savvy cooks this season? We’re lining up the top locally sourced, gourmet gifts that any food fanatic would love to receive this holiday.

Second Helpings for the Holidays: Chester County Food Bank Succes Story

Second Helpings for the Holidays: Chester County Food Bank Succes Story

Chester County Food Bank’s speedy success story is one of ample creative thinking, mutually beneficial partnerships, and more than a few kids who actually eat their asparagus. But has it grown...

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Main Line Today Events

  • Free Saturday Bird Walks

    2016.04.02

    Bird/Nature Walk: Saturday Morning Bird Walks at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Audubon, PA, April, Every Saturday...

  • ANTIQUES SHOW BREAKFAST AND LECTURE

    2016.05.28

    Join us in the museum café overlooking the scenic Brandywine River for a continental breakfast and lecture by Leslie B. Grigsby, curator of...

  • Children's I-Spy Birding

    2016.01.30

    The last Saturday of every month, except December, from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432...

  • 45TH ANNUAL ANTIQUES SHOW

    2016.05.28

    Fine antiques, including furniture, rugs, porcelain, needlework and more from 26 distinguished dealers from the mid-Atlantic and as far north...

  • Alexander Hamilton and the Foundation of America’s Financial System

    2016.04.18

    America emerged victorious from the Revolutionary War in 1783 having won its independence. But by 1787, the country was essentially bankrupt, with...

  • Embroidery: The Language of Art

    2016.05.11

    The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as...

  • “Driving Desire: Automobile Advertising and the American Dream” Exhibition

    2016.03.08

    Drawing from Hagley’s collection of automotive advertising art, this exhibition features rare marketing materials highlighting everything...

  • Embroidery: The Language of Art

    2016.05.07

    The definition of the word art has changed over time. From the late Middle Ages it referred to a skill acquired through knowledge and practice as...

  • Escape The 1980s

    2016.05.13

    Philly's largest escape room game! A pop up experience through 2016 Escape The 1980s is Philly's largest room escape game. Players...

  • Escape The 1980s

    2016.05.13

    Philly's largest escape room game. A pop up experience (here through 2016). Escape The 1980's is Philly's largest and top rated room...

  • Drawn to Dinosaurs

    2015.11.01

    Drawn to Dinosaurs delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils. This intimate exhibit illustrates...

  • Creative Africa

    2016.05.14

    From contemporary photography, fashion and architecture to centuries-old sculpture, Creative Africa presents the visionary work of...

  • At the Center: Masters of American Craft

    2015.08.22

    Explore innovative examples of contemporary craft by fiber artist Ted Hallman and ceramist Robert Winokur. Drawn from the Philadelphia Museum of...

  • Breaking Ground: Printmaking in the US, 1940–1960

    2016.03.26

    Uncover a vibrant period of experimentation in this selection of masterful prints. Breaking Ground reveals the variety of ways in which...

  • Charles Fazzino: The Master of 3D Pop Art

    2016.05.27

    Ocean Galleries Galleries (9618 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor, NJ/609-368-7777) welcomes world-renowned 3-D artist, Charles Fazzino, for a spectacular...

  • Gathering Voices: Thomas Jefferson and Native America

    2016.04.15

    The last of three exhibitions at the American Philosophical Society on Jefferson, Gathering Voices tells the story of Jefferson’s effort to...

  • Canoe with Perks at the John James Audubon Center

    2016.05.14

    Program: Canoe with Perks at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Audubon, PA May 12 - Sept. 17, Thursdays 5:30-7:00 p.m., Every...

  • 12G Art Exhibition: Lived Experiences

    2016.05.19

    Lived Experiences Bolo | Julius John Alam | Vered Snear curated by Atif Sheikh Lived Experiences brings together three...

  • Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

    2016.01.11

    The National Constitution Center is proud to display one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights. The Museum of We the People is the first...

  • Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

    2016.05.26

    A Main Line tradition since 1896, the Devon Horse Show is one of the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competitions in...


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