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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.

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Main Line Today Events

  • Chestnut Hill College Calendar of Events

    2014.09.02

  • 50% off all Vegetables

    2015.01.02

    For 100 years Linvilla Orchards has been serving its community the freshest, home-grown vegetables. Now, our customers have the option to stock up...

  • Craft Forms 2014

    2015.01.06

    This eagerly anticipated exhibition, celebrating its 20th milestone year, is dedicated to enhancing the public's awareness of fine contemporary...

  • 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...

  • Caryn Babaian: Nature in Chalk

    2015.01.17

    Caryn Babaian’s exhibition of large-scale “nature mandalas” in colorful chalk focuses on the complexity and beauty of living...

  • Dinosaurs of the Deep Invade Adventure Aquarium

    2015.01.16

    Prehistoric marine reptiles that ruled the primeval seas more than 100 million years ago are taking over Adventure Aquarium on the Camden...

  • Books of Secrets: Writing and Reading Alchemy

    2014.12.05

    Discover the books and manuscripts that sat beside alchemists’ flasks and fires. Drawing exclusively from CHF’s collections of rare...

  • Allora & Calzadilla: Intervals

    2015.01.06

    This exhibition of new and recent projects by Puerto Rico–based artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla explores music’s...

  • Beauty and the Beast

    2015.01.06

    Meet two sisters: Cassandra, eager to experience life; and Belle, who is afraid of the world. After their father loses the family fortune, they...

  • Birthdays at Chuck E. Cheese’s

    2014.11.22

    Celebrate your child’s birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s! Guests will enjoy pizza, games, a special birthday show with Chuck E. and...

  • “Abstraction,” an Exhibition by CAC’s Abstract Workshop

    2015.01.11

    Community Arts Center is proud to present the exhibition, “Abstraction,” featuring works by the CAC Abstract Workshop. The exhibition...

  • Call-for-Artists for Art & Craft Festival

    2015.01.09

    Fine art and craft artisans may apply now through Feb. 28 to exhibit at the 37th Annual Long's Park Art & Craft...

  • Hypnosis Certification Training

    2014.11.25

    PROFESSIONAL HYPNOSIS TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FROM THE NATIONAL GUILD OF HYPNOTISTS – A once in a lifetime experience that can change your...

  • Art After 5

    2013.08.16

    Friday evenings take on a whole new groove with Art After 5, a unique blend of entertainment from 5:00–8:45 p.m. With an eclectic mix of...

  • 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...

  • GVNC's Annual Gala and Silent Auction

    2015.01.30

    Dinner - Drinks - Live Music - Live and Silent Auctions Includes reception with hors d'oeuvres and silent auction, dinner and live auction, and...

  • Children of Eden Auditions

    2015.01.30

    This epic musical, created by Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked), re-imagines the stories of the Old Testament. Audiences of all ages will be...

  • A Life in the Theatre

    2015.01.13

    The title says it all! It's A Life in the Theatre. In this behind-the-scenes comedy, Robert, an older experienced performer and John, a...

  • Graveyard Shift: The Thing (35MM)

    2015.01.30

    The Thing (35 mm) dir: John Carpenter, U.S., 1982 109 minutes (35mm) Horror-meister John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York)...

  • Everything is Going On Brilliantly: Oscar Wilde and Philadelphia

    2015.01.23

    Picture this: Into the upscale (and somewhat uptight) Philadelphia social scene of 1882 strides Oscar Wilde, famous for The Picture of Dorian Gray...


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