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Swarthmore

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

  • Academy Explorers Camp

    2014.07.07

    Academy Explorers Camp at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University offers children ages 5–12 a unique, fun and engaging...

  • Exhibitions in the Community: Laura at Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology

    2014.03.04

      Main Line Art Center is proud to present Professional Artist Member Laura's solo show at Ringpfeil Advanced Dermatology in Haverford, as...

  • Great Valley Nature Center

    2014.06.09

    Our mission is to provide the best camp experience for your children - experiences that are fun and will be remembered for a lifetime. We are...

  • Birds of Paradise

    2014.05.03

    An elegant example of extreme evolution, New Guinea’s birds-of-paradise show off their feathery flair during elaborate mating rituals. In this...

  • 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...

  • Doctor Dolittle, Jr. ….at UD Summer Stage!

    2014.07.23

    Imagine if we could talk to the animals. Based on the classic movie musical starring Rex Harrison. Dr. Dolittle, Jr. is a Summer Stage premiere...

  • Forging Faith, Building Freedom

    2013.09.27

    Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September...

  • Community Arts Center’s Member’s Exhibition

    2014.07.13

    Community Arts Center invites the community to a free opening reception for the annual Member’s Exhibition in the Duke Gallery, 414 Plush...

  • Art After 5

    2013.08.16

    Friday evenings take on a whole new groove with Art After 5, a unique blend of entertainment from 5:00–8:45 p.m. With an eclectic mix of...

  • Frank Wyso "Color and Form"

    2014.06.06

    An eclectic survey of the 20th Century's American treasure, Frank Wysochansky. Discover this outsider folk artist's evocative...

  • Kidchella

    2014.07.25

    We are thrilled to announce Smith's first kids music festival—Kidchella! Join us Friday, July 25th, 6-8PM, for a fantastic line-up of music...

  • Beginner Running Clinic

    2014.05.27

    A 10-week program designed to safely progress beginning runners at a pace that's right for you. Each session includes a coach-led group...

  • Brandywine Ballet Summer Performance at Rose Tree Park

    2014.07.25

    Brandywine Ballet will perform in Delaware County's Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park in Media, PA on Friday, July 25 at 7:30 pm.

  • Audrey & Chris

    2014.03.21

    This talented duo brings their listeners a mixture of old and new with an energy that has won them a large and devoted following. You’ll hear...

  • Bare Bonz

    2014.03.21

    Playing all of your favorite pop, funk and blues hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond–Bare Bonz keeps the Boiler Room dance floor full! Don...

  • 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...

  • Marvel Universe LIVE!

    2014.07.24

    Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one...

  • Main Line Photography Sessions for Families, Children, Babies

    2012.12.18

    We care about each of our clients and do everything possible to ensure that their vision is realized and their expectations exceeded....

  • 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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