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West Chester Parks & Recreation’s Egg Hunt & Easter Bunny Lunch

WC-Parks-EasterJoin West Chester Parks & Recreation for the best egg hunt around at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 at Everhart Park. The event is free to attend, just bring a bag or basket to collect some of the 4,00o eggs that will be filled with toys, candy, chocolate, gold dollars and more!

Following the egg hunt, meet up at Side Bar (10 E. Gay Street) at noon for a fantastic lunch with the Easter Bunny himself! Lunch is $12 per person for ages 2 and up. Registration is necessary and can be made by calling West Chester Parks & Recreation at (610)436-9010. For more information on the event visit www.west-chester.com.

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Concerts Coming up at WCU

Looking to escape the cold winter weather? Lucky for you West Chester University is hosting a number of awesome concerts at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre right on campus! For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.wcupa.edu or click here.

  • Winter Choral Festival | Wednesday, February 26, 2014: West Chester University presents the Winter Choral Festival featuring the Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, and Cantari Donne. Performance begins at 8:15pm at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre and is free to attend.
  • Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus | Saturday, March 1, 2014: WCU Live! presents the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, a community united around the performance of creative and challenging music that entertains, inspires, and affirms with a spirit of friendship and hope. The show is entitledWhen I Knew. 7:30pm at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre. Ticketed event. Details at WCU.com.
  • The West Chester University Mastersingers | Sunday, March 2, 2014:  The West Chester University Mastersingers, under the direction of Ryan Kelly, presents the exemplar oratorio Jephte by mid-17th Century composer Giacomo Carissimi. Multiple soloists, six-part chorus, and orchestra make this a dynamic musical telling from the Old Testament Book of Judges. Performance begins at 3:00pm at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre. Free.
  • Cokie Roberts | Friday, March 7, 2014: The President’s Speakers Series at West Chester University presents An Evening with Cokie Roberts. Ms. Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming. In her more than forty years in broadcasting, she has won countless awards, including three Emmys and induction into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. At Emilie K. Asplunde Hall, Philips Memorial Buildingstarting at 8pm. Tickets available at tickets.wcupa.edu.

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Black Violin at West Chester University

To most people, there’s classical; then there’s jazz; and then there’s funk. But to the revolutionary music group Black Violin, they’re just the ingredients. Black Violin, made up of classically trained instrumentalists Kev Marcus (violin) and Wil B. (viola), is redefining the music world by combining a daunting array of musical styles and influences to produce a signature sound. It has revolutionized a new category of classical music with influences ranging from Bach to Jay-Z. Simply said, Black Violin is breaking the rules and taking the music industry by storm. They will be performing on this Saturday, February 15th at 7:30pm in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building. Reserved seating is recommended, see ticket information at WCU Live!

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West Chester WinterFest this Weekend

The 2014 West Chester WinterFest is slated to begin this Friday (February 14, 2014) and last through the weekend. Below is a list of events that will kick-off the festival on Friday to see the rest of the schedule visit Downtownwestchester.com.

  • Carriage Rides | West Gay Street | 6pm-9pm: Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through downtown as you learn some of the more interesting aspects of this historic town.
  • Retail Sales | all-day, half-the-night: Check out the various participating retail boutiques that have made West Chester a shopping destination not matched by any other. Shops open late with many offering refreshments.
  • Art Exhibit and Family Craft / Oscar Lasko Youth Program Center / 5pm – 7pm: Join the YMCA for a fun evening full of possibilities! Enjoy the Lobby Art Exhibit and craft for kids, in celebration of February holidays. Learn more about your local Y by taking a facility tour. Be sure to check out the Wall of Y History located in the lobby and sign up for camp.
  • Museum Exhibit | Chester County Historical Society | 9:30 to 4:30: The Chester County Historical Society (225 N High St) presents Chester County Clothing of the 1800s, a nationally recognized clothing collection. From spectacular high style pieces to Quaker plain dress, this exhibit tells the stories of fashionable lifestyles and social reform movements of the 19th century.

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This Friday in West Chester

Looking for something fun to do this Friday? Escape the cold weather by attending one of the many indoor events in Downtown West Chester tomorrow!

  • Artists’ Reception at The Art Trust Gallery: Warm up with awesome art (and a glass of wine) at the The Art Trust Gallery Artists’ Reception (16 W Market St) starting at 5pm. Featured exhibit is All Aboard profiling the work of Art Trust board members including John Baker, Ellie Byrom-Haley, Diane Cirafesi, Jeff Schaller, Lisa Strode and Emily Wilkins. Open to the public. Free refreshments. Exhibit continues through February 21.
  • Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Patience’ at WCU: Young ladies, rapturously caught up in the fads of today, pine after two free-spirited poets, both of whom are in love with Patience, a simple girl who cares nothing for poetry or fads. In a modern adaptation of Gilbert & Sullivan’s splendid musical comedy, Patience learns the true meaning of love, military suitors try to win the hearts of young ladies, and everyone ends with a suitable partner even if only a tulip or a lily. Stage direction by Daniel K. Williams and music direction by Florrie Marks. At theMadeleine Wing Adler Theatre, Swope Music Building, West Chester University. See ticket information.
  • Planetarium Show at WCU: West Chester University Department of Geology & Astronomy presents Andromeda: Our Galaxy Neighbor at the University Planetarium, Schmucker Science Center, located on South Church Street between University Avenue and Rosedale Avenue. Show starts at 7pm and runs approximately 1-hour. Reservations required. Call the ticket office at 610-436-2266. See more information at WCU Public Planetarium Shows.

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The Lincoln Room Closing in May

It saddens me to hear the news that The Lincoln Room, located in Downtown West Chester, will be closing its doors this May. Below is a message from there website, www.lincolnroomwestchester.com:

I am sadly announcing that The Lincoln Room is closing. Saturday, May 10, will be our final day for serving.

The past six years have been most remarkable. Designed as a tea room, we wanted to have a West Chester destination that would be fun and relaxing while reflecting the heritage of the Lincoln Building where the first biography of Abraham Lincoln was published. I think we created that experience. The business has continued to grow and bring new customers.

Over the years, The Lincoln Room included many special events. The Lincoln Room was the first to sponsor horse-drawn carriage rides. We created Fondue Fridays Nights, Lincoln Tea & Parlor Games, where everyone was a winner, Paws for Tea and Santa Causes, and a home for historic walking tours and ghost tours.

The Lincoln Room could not have existed without the incredibly generous support of so many people. These include Karen Simmons, Executive Director of the Chester County Community Foundation that owns the Lincoln Building, Richard May of West Chester LLC, Steve Pinkston who designed the remarkable Lincoln Room logo, Jo Anne Durako of County Lines Magazine, Sharyn Flaherty and Jill Johnson at the Chester County Night School, the West Chester BID, and The Lincoln Room’s loyal and hard-working staff.

Of course, we are so very grateful for the many customers who have entered our doors over the years, many who have become friends. The Lincoln Room has been a place where we have shared traditions and special events of so many people. We’ve hosted special birthday parties, wedding showers and baby showers. We’ve seen couples meet in the tea room, marry and eventually introduce their children to us. Some visitors we see nearly every day and others less often–everyone is special to us.

As I am leaving to start a new path, the future of The Lincoln Room remains uncertain. It could be taken over by a new owner or perhaps have a new incarnation as something else. I will continue to be an active part of downtown West Chester and will always cherish the memories of The Lincoln Room.

Sincerely,
Susan Johnstone
The Lincoln Room

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Winter Storm Watch Issued In Chester County

There is a winter storm watch that will take effect tomorrow morning through late Tuesday night (Tuesday January 21, 2014). Below are some  details of what to expect tomorrow during the storm. 

  • Hazard types – snow
  • Snow accumulations – 4 to 7 inches possible.
  • Timing – snowfall will begin Tue morning and continue into Tue evening with heaviest snowfall expected Tue afternoon and evening.
  • Impacts – accumulating snowfall could cause periods of hazardous travel across the area.
  • Winds – north 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
  • Temperatures – in the lower 20s.

A winter storm watch means there is a potential for significant snow sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts and if traveling remain extra cautious. 

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