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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...

  • 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...

  • Chestnut Hil College Calendar of Events

    2014.09.02

  • Imagine Brandywine

    2014.09.28

    This exhibition space displays creative art projects by area school students, inspired by the Museum's collection and landscape. Creative...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Franklin Square

    2014.03.01

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hosting & Spokesperson Class

    2014.10.30

    Hosting & Spokesperson Class Hands-on attention is given to students looking to learn the skills of this quickly growing trade of hosting....

  • Fairless Hills - Baby/Toddler Sleep Tips FREE Workshop - Babies R Us

    2014.10.30

    Is Your Child’s Sleep Keeping You Awake?   Wondering how you can get your little one to sleep through the...

  • Creative Writing Program Reading Series: Robin Robertson

    2014.10.30

    Poet Robin Robertson is the author of A Painted Field, Slow Air, Swithering, The Wrecking Light, and Hill of Doors. He has also translated...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Darlingside and Tall Heights perform LIVE at Burlap and Bean

    2014.10.30

    Darlingside and Tall Heights perform LIVE at Burlap and Bean, the area's premier live music venue.

  • 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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