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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

  • Christmas Village in Philadelphia

    2016.11.24

    Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by NRG returns to Philadelphia for the 2016 holiday season at an exciting new location....

  • Adobe Animate Introduction Workshop

    2016.11.09

    This Adobe Animate workshop introduces animation and interactive processes to be used with different screens and devices. Students create immersive...

  • Dinosaurs Unearthed

    2016.06.25

    Roaring, moving, life-size dinosaurs invade the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for a multi-sensory experience for the whole...

  • Dinosaurs Unearthed

    2016.10.05

    Roaring, moving, life-size dinosaurs invade the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for a multi-sensory experience for the whole...

  • Dinosaurs Unearthed

    2016.06.25

    Roaring, moving, life-size dinosaurs invade the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University for a multi-sensory experience for the whole...

  • “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...

  • 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...

  • Design Currents: Oki Sato, Faye Toogood, Zanini de Zanine

    2016.11.19

    Design Currents presents the work of three contemporary designers—Oki Sato of Tokyo, Faye Toogood of London, and Zanini de Zanine of Rio...

  • 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...

  • Community Arts Center and The Potters Guild Holiday Sale

    2016.12.02

    Community Arts Center and The Potters Guild will hold their annual Handcrafted Holiday Sale in the Duke Gallery, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford,...

  • Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, I through VII

    2016.10.25

    This exhibition presents a new work by Bruce Nauman, Contrapposto Studies, I through VII, which continues the artist’s exploration of...

  • Classical Splendor: Painted Furniture for a Grand Philadelphia House

    2016.10.25

    Classical Splendor showcases a suite of furniture designed in 1808 by Benjamin Henry Latrobe for the house of Philadelphia merchant William...

  • All Good Gifts Great and Small, Handcrafted Holiday Gifts

    2016.10.15

    Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Be inspired and find something for everyone on your list at the Gallery of Fine Craft. The...

  • Christmas Village in Baltimore

    2016.11.24

    German Christmas sails into Baltimore! West Shore Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will once again transform into a European Wonderland for...

  • A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place®

    2016.11.19

    A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place® is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame...

  • CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

    2016.12.07

    Celebrate the season at a beloved family tradition! Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy entertainment, costumed characters, face painting,...

  • Found

    2016.11.09

    Join Philadelphia Theatre Company for our comedy musical Found! They say that no one writes letters anymore, but Davy knows that’s not...

  • A Christmas Carol

    2016.11.25

    Join Hedgerow Theatre for its 24th annual A Christmas Carol, now a Delco holiday staple. Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter miser, learns real compassion...

  • 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...


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