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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

  • Billy Bragg and Joe Henry

    2016.09.28

    In March 2016 Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles-bound train at Chicago's Union Station looking to reconnect...

  • GET THE PICTURE! RECENT CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATION

    2016.07.01

    From the sublime to the ridiculous, with remarkable creativity and wit, children’s picture book art appeals to young and old alike. This...

  • 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...

  • For the Love of Shoes Sale at Philadelphia Mills

    2016.09.03

    Calling the shoe-obsessed! Fresh off the heels of Philadelphia Mills’ renovation, the property is ready to outfit shoppers for all of their...

  • 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...

  • “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...

  • 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

    2016.06.25

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

  • Fresh Cut French Fries Now Open

    2016.08.06

    Dusted with spices or smothered in toppings, Fresh Cut French Fries are the best on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Fresh Cut French Fries is now open...

  • ANDREW WYETH: BEYOND THE OBVIOUS GALLERY TALK

    2016.09.28

    Explore the creative impulses and enigmatic qualities often underlying Andrew Wyeth’s work with Audrey Lewis, curator, in the Andrew Wyeth...

  • Estate Tour

    2016.06.01

    Visit the former dairy and farm while exploring the ever-changing estate landscape on this narrated tram tour. Hear accounts of estate history as...

  • 9th Annual Dining Under the Stars

    2016.05.04

    STROLL, SHOP, DINE: On Wednesday evenings from May through September, State Street in Media is closed to traffic to provide ample space for...

  • Family-to-Family Education Program- Devon Location

    2016.09.13

    Family-to-Family (F2F) is a course structured to help family members understand and support a relative diagnosed with a serious mental illness...

  • Electra

    2016.09.20

    Directed by Rev. David Cregan, OSA              by Sophocles, adapted by Frank...

  • Electile Dysfunction

    2016.09.06

    Just in time for the 2016 election! Tony, Will, and Tracie combine presidential impressions, man...

  • Harry Bertoia: Free Interpretations

    2016.07.22

    The exhibition Harry Bertoia: Free Interpretations celebrates the relocation of the artist’s 1967 sculpture Free...

  • 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...

  • 2016 Fall Members’ Juried Exhibition

    2016.09.18

  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.

    2016.09.24

    In this classic musical, Belle is a young woman in a provincial town. The Beast is a prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast...


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