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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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Franklin Square

    2014.03.01

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

  • Museum Explorer Mornings

    2014.07.03

    Introduce children to art this summer. Participate in one or all five of these workshops designed for children ages 3 to 10 accompanied by an...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Christmas in July Kettles

    2014.07.30

    Local celebrity mascots will join Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia volunteers to ring in the month-long Christmas in July fundraising...

  • 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...

  • Prime Daily at Ocean Prime

    2014.06.27

    Ocean Prime’s “Prime Daily” specials make every day a prime day to gather and celebrate. Every day of the week, executive chef...

  • 7th Annual Dining Under the Stars

    2014.05.07

    STROLL, SHOP, DINE: On Wednesday evenings, State Street in Media, PA is closed to traffic to provide ample space for outdoor dining or strolling...

  • “Eugene Onegin” – Tchaikovsky opera

    2014.07.29

    In its fourth summer season, Russian Opera Workshop presents Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s opera in-concert Eugene Onegin. Based on Alexander...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Photography Sessions

    2013.11.01

    Our work translates the beauty and feelings—the intangible yet essential components of any event or portrait session–and develops them...

  • Cinderella at the Media Theatre Company

    2014.07.26

    The timeless fairy tale becomes a new audience favorite in Disney’s Cinderella Kids, an adaptation of the treasured animated film!...

  • 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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