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West Chester

The seat of Chester County government since Revolutionary days, West Chester is home to West Chester University, Chester County Hospital, shopping pioneer QVC, plus a vibrant arts and entertainment scene that places the community at center stage. Like the Delaware County seat, Media, it has a classic courthouse in the heart of town and an eye for down-home ambiance. Like Paoli, it originated with an inn—in this case, Turk’s Head—that served as a magnet for weary travelers and spirited locals. 

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Taste Your Way Through Carlino’s Market After-Hours

Taste Your Way Through Carlino’s Market After-Hours

Carlino’s Market is opening up its West Chester shop after-hours for a VIP affair. Want in? Find the full report on what to expect and how to secure your exclusive spot here.

Valentine’s Day 2014 Guide for Unconventional Food Gifts

Valentine’s Day 2014 Guide for Unconventional Food Gifts

Here’s an unforgettable short list of unconventional Valentine's Day presents that’ll leave your main squeeze swooning.

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.

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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mama Mac Music Jam

    2014.07.15

    Sing and dance along with Mama Mac and her original interactive tunes mixed with traditional favorites. Music concepts such as rhythm, tempo...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • “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...

  • 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...

  • 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!...

  • 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...

  • 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....


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