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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

  • Art Exhibit - A Peek into The Unusual Imagination of Microbarbi


    Exhibit Information:   A Peek into The Unusual Imagination of Microbarbi  An Exhibit Featuring Her Fantastical Creations And...



    Dylan Gauthier: highwatermarks, the first US solo museum project by the Brooklyn-based artist Dylan Gauthier (b. 1979, Los Angeles), centers...



    From the spectacular O-gauge model train display with trains running on nearly 2,000 feet of track to thousands of whimsical Critters (ornaments...

  • Annaul Tibetan Bazaar


    It’s the season for the Annual Tibetan Bazaar 2017, which showcases authentic handmade Tibetan handicraft. This cultural event is a Holiday...

  • Cut Your Own Christmas Tree


    There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with a lush Christmas tree! Linvilla is home to 40,000 trees of all shapes and sizes...

  • Emanation 2017


    Emanation 2017 is a contemporary art project that includes artist residencies, educational programs, and an exhibition featuring new works...

  • Eye on the Iconic Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown


    Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown, the first in a new Winterthur exhibition series entitled Eye on the Iconic, will feature the...

  • “Holidays at Hagley” Exhibit


    The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of...



    CRISS CROSS: ROBYN HORN / BRIAN DICKERSON Oct 27, 2017 – January 18, 2018  Curated by Miriam Seidel The Center for Art in Wood...

  • A Peek at the Past, A Look Toward the Future


    Long before the grand Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the Academy of Natural Sciences was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur...

  • Gilded: Objects of Luxury


    Be dazzled by Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites most opulent artifacts with Gilded: Objects of Luxury. See Bohemian gold-enameled glassware,...

  • Fondue for Two at Penns Woods Winery


    Select weekends in November & December: Saturdays 12:00pm until 5:30pm  ​Sundays 12:00pm until 4:30pm  In addition to our...

  • Black Friday Festivities & Shop Small Saturday!


    In addition to our regular tastings  ...... Finish your holiday shopping at Penns Woods Winery! Enjoy a complimentary sample of our...

  • Aladdin: A Musical Panto


    By Pete Pryor and Samantha Reading Music and Lyrics by Michael Ogborn Directed by Pete Pryor November 15 - January 7 Leonard C. Haas Stage...

  • Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story Documentary


    In celebration of Record Store Day Black Friday, Vinyl Revival is hosting FREE screenings of the documentary film Beside Bowie The...

  • Final Fridays: Winter Is Coming


    Jon Snow knew at least one thing—winter can be rough. Get ready for the season with a night geared toward surviving the coldest months.

  • Add Some Spice to Your Life Cocktails


    Do you like spicy foods? Well how about spicy cocktails?  We’ll show you how to shake and stir a little spice into your cocktails and...

  • Every Brilliant Thing


    Every Brilliant Thing By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe Featuring Scott Greer November 9 - December 3, 2017 The Selma M. & Robert J....

  • Christmas Carol


    Twenty-five years ago a Delaware Valley tradition began at Hedgerow Theatre: the annual production of Charles Dickens’ timeless A Christmas...

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


    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...

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