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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

  • Candy Apple Festival


    Sink your teeth into the sweetest fall tradition - Caramel and Candy Apples! Linvilla Orchards features the region’s best Caramel and Candy...

  • Christmasland at Linvilla Orchards


    Join Linvilla Orchards throughout the month of December as we celebrate our timeless tradition of transforming into a Christmas wonderland. Bundle...

  • 1960s Pop Culture: Movies, Memorabilia and the Media: The Steve and Michell Friedman Collection”


    The Sixties! Winds of Change: CCHS aims to inform, inspire and forge identity among those who experience its exhibitions.  This...

  • Bluemercury Holiday Party 2015


    The only high-end beauty event of its kind in the Philadelphia region - Bluemercury’s Annual Holiday Shopping Parties! Clients snag...

  • Art in Wood: Philadelphia’s American Craft Council Fellows


    Exhibiting American Craft Council (ACC) Fellow Awardees: Sharon Church (jeweler), David Ellsworth (wood turner), Michael Hurwitz...

  • At the Center: Masters of American Craft


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

  • "A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life" Exhibition


    This exhibition explores the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur),...

  • Christmas Village in Baltimore


    Christmas Village in Baltimore will transform West Shore Park (501 Light Street) into a traditional, indoor and outdoor German Christmas Market,...

  • Christmas Village in Philadelphia at LOVE Park


    Philadelphia will once again transform into a European wonderland for the annual Christmas Village at Love Park. Christmas Village...

  • Christmas Village in Philadelphia


    Christmas Village in Philadelphia: Presented by NRG Home will again transform LOVE Park (15th and JFK Boulevard) into a traditional, open-air...

  • Cut Your Own Christmas Tree


    Take the whole family on a hayride to the Christmas tree fields to select your tree this year. We provide you with a saw to cut down the tree, haul...

  • A Closer Look


    Gain insight into masterpieces in the collection, spend time analyzing the Barnes’s ensemble arrangements, and learn about the educational...

  • Christopher Knowles: In a Word


    The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to present Christopher Knowles: In a Word. Christopher Knowles...

  • Becoming Dr. Ruth


    Don't miss the triumphant story of Karola Siegel, the girl that became "Dr. Ruth". When she was very young, Karola was forced to...

  • A Longwood Christmas


    The spirit of the holiday season overflows during A Longwood Christmas with our fountain-inspired display. Explore our warm...

  • A Christmas Story: The Musical


    A CHRISTMAS STORY, The Musical is the Broadway musical comedy gift you will cherish all holiday long! In 1940's Indiana, a bespectacled...

  • Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life


    The first survey of American still life in three decades, this exhibition offers 130 oil paintings, watercolors, and works in other media...

  • Becky Suss


    Becky Suss (born 1980, Philadelphia; lives Philadelphia) presents selections from her most recent body of work in her first solo museum exhibition....

  • Billy Elliot: The Musical


    Music by Elton John Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall Based on the Universal Pictures/Studio Canal Film For the holidays, this story of one boy's...

  • Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol


    WST for Kids Subscribers save more on tickets to Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Tickets are only $14 (regularly $16) in the...

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