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Brains and beauty abound in the borough of Swarthmore, thick with trees, graceful homes and the cerebral pulsing of Swarthmore College, one of the nation’s premierand most exclusiveliberal arts schools. But where Chester Road temporarily leaves the bucolic scene behind and dives under the overpass, the shops and service businesses that hug the train station on SEPTA’s R3 line range from old school to new wave. Now, that core district, which has grown and been enlivened during the past five years, is primed to expand farther.

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Top 8 Spots to Hit for Super Bowl Takeout & Catering

Top 8 Spots to Hit for Super Bowl Takeout & Catering

In honor of the Super Bowl Sunday, we’re debuting our 2014 snacking guide, highlighting the top spots for takeout, catering, and where you should be watching.

Bigger Does Not Have to Mean Better When It Comes to a College Campus

For students seeking an intimate learning environment, there are plenty of options in the region.

Best Local Spots to Stop for Last-Minute Foodie Gifts

Best Local Spots to Stop for Last-Minute Foodie Gifts

Still need that “special” gift for the foodie in your life? We’re lining up the top 5 last-minute shops that guarantee the season’s best edible gifts.

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Main Line Today Events

  • Face Value

    2014.10.06

    Nick Cassway, Mark Khaisman, and Steven Earl Weber approach portraiture, commodification, and social commentary through the manipulation of...

  • Chestnut Hil College Calendar of Events

    2014.09.02

  • 3D Decoupage Artist from Bala Cynwyd Displays Work at Martins Run

    2014.10.15

    “Just as we view the world in three dimensions, so too is my form of artwork viewed three dimensionally,” says Dale Dunoff, who taught...

  • Andrew Wyeth: Lines of Thought

    2014.09.20

    Over his remarkable seven-decade career, Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) created thousands of drawings in graphite and watercolor, a body of work that he...

  • Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield

    2014.08.23

    The vibrant, visionary landscapes of Charles Burchfield (1893-1967), one of the leading American artists of the 20th century, are the focus of...

  • Fall/Winter Thursday Hands-On Cooking Classes at The Nourishing Well

    2014.09.11

    Date/Time: September 11th "EAT YOUR GREENS", 10-2pm Gluten Free! September 25th "Rice Cookery", 10-2pm Gluten Free!...

  • Franklin Square

    2014.03.01

    Award-winning Franklin Square is a family friendly play place located in the heart of Historic Philadelphia.

  • Costumes of Downton Abbey

    2014.03.01

    Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Forty historically inspired...

  • Chocolate: The Exhibition

    2014.10.11

    Immerse yourself in a sumptuous world of chocolate and discover the captivating scientific and cultural history of one of the world’s favorite...

  • French Classes

    2014.09.22

    Learn or improve your French with the Alliance Francaise! All levels are welcome, from beginners to more advanced. Small classes, focus on...

  • Halloweekend in Manayunk

    2014.10.23

      Come for the thrill of it! A day filled with activities for children and adults alike; Manayunk offers a fun and safe way to celebrate...

  • BODY WORLDS: Animal Inside Out Evening

    2014.10.04

    Did you know that a bull’s heart is five times larger than a human heart? That chickens can travel up to 9 miles an hour? Embark on an...

  • 3rd Annual WesGold Fellows Founders' Reception

    2014.10.23

    Celebrate the accomplishments of Philadelphia youth in the WesGold Fellows internship program during an evening of live entertainment, fine food...

  • Breastcancer.org’s 5th Annual Rock the Ribbon

    2014.10.23

    Celebrate the strength and brilliance of the breast cancer community at Breastcancer.org’s fifth annual Rock the Ribbon. With a...

  • a Play, a Pie and a Pint 2

    2014.10.02

    A fourth season of brilliantly casual theatre is served up alongside a pie (slice of pizza) and a pint (drink of choice) all for $15.  A...

  • Hamlet

    2014.10.23

    HamletOctober 23 to November 23 Mid-week matinee on Wednesday November 5th at 2 p.m. Saturday performances begin at 8:00 p.m. Sunday...

  • Ghost Tour of Philadelphia

    2014.10.01

    As Halloween approaches, the boundary between the living and the dead vanishes. Take advantage of this mysterious time and unearth bone-chilling...

  • Free Tours By Foot - Ghosts of Philly

    2014.10.22

    Reservations are Required: http://www.freetoursbyfoot.com/philadelphia-tours/book-online/ Join Free Tours by Foot as we explore the haunted...

  • Edgardo Cintron & Friends

    2014.04.25

    You won’t be able to resist getting out on the dance floor when popular Latin artist Edgardo Cintron and his talented combo return this...

  • Historic Properties Open for Tours

    2014.04.01

    Make plans now and be among the first to tour the N. C. Wyeth House  and Studio, Andrew Wyeth Studio, and Kuerner Farm this spring. Package...


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