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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



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



    In large-scale paintings and hand-crafted collages of astronomical constellations and world maps, Vizcarra Rankin investigates themes of space,...

  • 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...

  • Hand-Cut Paper Cutting Exhibition at the Gladwyne Library


    Over 75 pieces by local paper cutting artist, Jessi Brown, are hanging in a solo exhibition at the Gladwyne Library.  Each piece is hand-cut...

  • Happily Ever After


    “Happily Ever After” investigates the female gaze, modern femininity, and contemporary challenges to women’s rights. From...

  • Chester County Art Association Hall Collection


    This exhibit offers a rare chance to see - and bid on - privately-owned pieces by significant Chester County artists. This fundraising...

  • 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...



    Immerse yourself in Kuerner Farm, a source of inspiration for Andrew Wyeth for over 70 years, and a featured property on the National Register of...



    This popular program welcomes a small group of visitors with dementia and their care partners to the museum to view and discuss art in a supportive...

  • Harvest Hayride


      October 1, 2017 - November 5, 2017 Monday- Friday - 12:30- 4 pm, Saturday- Sunday - 10 am- 5 pm Join us for a Daytime Harvest...

  • Harvest Hayrides!


    Harvest Hayride- October 1 thru Sunday, November 5, 2017 Monday- Friday - 12:30- 4 pm, Saturday- Sunday - 10 am- 5 pm Join us for a Daytime...

  • Artists Equity Juried Exhibition at Community Arts Center


    The Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity Association, Inc.’s 2017 Fall Juried Show opens with an artist reception on Sunday, October 22nd...

  • Beauty Blitz


    It's time to refresh your fall health and beauty routines with Philadelphia Style Magazine and experts from L'Oréal & La...

  • Hayrides to the Witch's Houses


    Take a hayride through the woods to visit the Friendly Witch’s house at Linvilla Orchards! She’ll tell stories and jokes while everyone...

  • FastTrac NewVenture


    Event starts on: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm Event ends on:  Tuesday, November 21, 2017 For further information call: (215)...

  • Destiny Estimate


    Myles is trying to decide what to think about destiny. They’re trying to figure it out while they mourn their father, their uncle, their...

  • Clarks Originals Launches Pop-up Shop at Ubiq


    Please join Clarks Originals to celebrate the official opening of a three month pop-up shop at Ubiq. Guests will be able to shop Clarks...

  • Ghost Tour of Philadelphia


    Get in the Halloween spirit with spine-tingling tales of ghosts, haunted houses, and hidden burial grounds on a candlelight walking tour of Old...

  • 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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