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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

  • First –ever Main Line Bike Race to benefit Narberth Ambulance

    2017.08.20

    For more information visit www.mainlinebikerace.com

  • Butterfly ID Workshop and Walk

    2017.08.20

    Learn more about the wonderful world of butterflies during an introductory workshop and nature walk! Join staff and naturalists at Green Valleys...

  • EXHIBITION: Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect

    2017.06.24

    To mark the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, join us for an exhibition of over one hundred of his finest paintings and works on papers...

  • ANDREW WYETH: IN RETROSPECT

    2017.06.24

    To mark the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth, the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Seattle Art Museum will organize an...

  • Inside Out

    2017.05.15

    Inside Out brings large-scale replicas of favorite works from the Museum's collection to neighborhoods in and around Philadelphia. Head...

  • Cy Twombly’s Iliad

    2017.05.20

    Cy Twombly’s Fifty Days at Iliam returns to the Museum from a retrospective of the artist’s work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris....

  • Dino-mite Summer

    2017.07.05

    Explore your world and have a blast this summer at the Academy of Natural Sciences! You might meet living backyard dinosaurs (you call them birds),...

  • Back to School Donation Drive at Philadelphia Mills

    2017.08.09

    Philadelphia Mills is hosting a back to school donation drive for local non-profit, Cradles to Crayons. Just grab a tag from the lockers located in...

  • allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2017

    2017.08.04

    allTURNatives: Form + Spirit 2017 Aug 4 – Oct 14, 2017 Celebrating the Center’s 22nd year sponsoring the Windgate ITE...

  • Backyard Adventures

    2017.06.09

    Step into a garden of wonders and experience the fascinating science that’s literally in your own backyard. Discover the amazing interactions...

  • Backyard Adventures

    2017.06.09

    Step into a garden of wonders and experience the fascinating science that’s literally in your own backyard. Discover the amazing interactions...

  • ARTISTS AT WORK: THE PRACTICE OF PAINTING

    2017.07.25

    Benjamin West. John Singleton Copley. Rembrandt Peale. We’re familiar with their paintings, but how much do we know of their challenges in...

  • Emanation 2017

    2017.06.01

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

  • 2017 PAW Patrol Roll Patrol Tour

    2017.08.19

    Spin Master Corp., a leading global children's entertainment company, announces the third annual PAW Patrol Roll Patrol Road Tour, a multi-city...

  • Historic Sugartown opens for its 2017 Tour Season Starting May 6th

    2017.05.06

    Historic Sugartown opens for its 2017 Tour Season Starting May 6th   Weekend Guided Tours May 6th through November 26th Saturdays, 11AM –...

  • John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice

    2017.05.25

    The National Constitution Center presents John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice, an exhibit that explores Chief Justice John Marshall's...

  • Community Arts Center's Member's Exhibition

    2017.07.30

    The opening reception and awards ceremony for Community Arts Center’s annual Member’s Exhibition takes place July 30th from 2 – 4...

  • Fleet Foxes with special guests Animal Collective

    2017.07.31

    Presented by the Mann & AEG Live Doors: 6:00PM, Showtime: 7:00PM All Ages   Fleet Foxes are on tour for the first time in five...

  • Clarks Originals Launches Pop-up Shop at Ubiq

    2017.08.11

    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...

  • 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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