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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

  • A Billion Nights On Earth

    2017.12.15

    A  journey into an alternative universe for audiences ages 3 to 99. A treasured stuffed whale goes missing and a portal to another...

  • Dave & Buster's Plymouth Breakfast with Santa!

    2017.12.16

    Join us at Dave & Buster's in Plymouth Meeting on Saturday, December 16th, from 8:30am-10:30am for a fun and fulfilling breakfast with...

  • DYLAN GAUTHIER: HIGHWATERMARKS

    2017.10.07

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

  • A BRANDYWINE CHRISTMAS

    2017.11.24

    From the spectacular O-gauge model train display with trains running on nearly 2,000 feet of track to thousands of whimsical Critters (ornaments...

  • Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

    2017.11.18

    There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with a lush Christmas tree! Linvilla is home to 40,000 trees of all shapes and sizes...

  • Featured Artist: Andre Van As

    2017.12.07

    Opening reception on Thursday, 12/7, 5-7pm, free and open to the public. Professional photographer, Van As will display his images of nature and...

  • Eye on the Iconic Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown

    2017.10.20

    Royal Splendor: The Coronation Gown from The Crown, the first in a new Winterthur exhibition series entitled Eye on the Iconic, will feature the...

  • Emanation 2017

    2017.06.01

    Emanation 2017 is a contemporary art project that includes artist residencies, educational programs, and an exhibition featuring new works...

  • A Peek at the Past, A Look Toward the Future

    2017.10.10

    Long before the grand Benjamin Franklin Parkway was built, the Academy of Natural Sciences was drawing tourists to the site with the first dinosaur...

  • Fondue for Two at Penns Woods Winery

    2017.11.04

    Select weekends in November & December: Saturdays 12:00pm until 5:30pm  ​Sundays 12:00pm until 4:30pm  In addition to our...

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

    2017.12.16

    Journey to the Land of the Sweets for Philadelphia’s most beloved holiday tradition. Giant mice, dancing snowflakes, a growing Christmas...

  • Children’s Holiday Tea at The Radnor

    2017.12.16

    Join The Radnor Hotel for one of two special Holiday Teas in December! You and your child will enjoy a Delicious Afternoon Tea Menu accompanied by...

  • Aladdin: A Musical Panto

    2017.11.15

    By Pete Pryor and Samantha Reading Music and Lyrics by Michael Ogborn Directed by Pete Pryor November 15 - January 7 Leonard C. Haas Stage...

  • ContempraDANCE Theatre's "Philly Nutt Crak-Up"

    2017.12.16

    By popular demand, ContempraDANCE Theatre’s “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” is back at the Painted Bride in Philadelphia for another season...

  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®

    2017.12.16

    Journey to the Land of the Sweets for Philadelphia’s most beloved holiday tradition. Giant mice, dancing snowflakes, a growing Christmas...

  • Christmas at Colonial Gardens

    2017.12.08

    We’ve decorated Colonial Gardens for Christmas, and you’re invited to join us! Take a stroll through the decorated landscape and enjoy...

  • ContempraDANCE Theatre's "Philly Nutt Crak-Up"

    2017.12.15

    By popular demand, ContempraDANCE Theatre’s “Philly Nutt Crak-Up” is back at the Painted Bride in Philadelphia for another season...

  • Christmas Carol

    2017.11.24

    Twenty-five years ago a Delaware Valley tradition began at Hedgerow Theatre: the annual production of Charles Dickens’ timeless A Christmas...

  • Bad Dates

    2017.12.12

    Haley Walker is a gorgeous single mom who runs the city’s hottest restaurant. But can she survive dating in New York? “Manages to...

  • 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...


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