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2012 Chester County Cupcake Clash!

The First Annual Chester County Cupcake Clash is coming to Radley Run Country Club on Thursday, September 20. Bring your your family and friends, along with your sweet tooth, to this new showdown to determine the ultimate Chester County cupcake creator. Event organizers Living in Chester County declared that this contest be judged in a true, unbiased fashion. A blind taste test will be conducted by people just like you during the event.

The Cupcake Clash will begin at 6:30 p.m., with tastings running from 7 to 8:30. The winner will be announced at 9! The contest is not limiting entries to registered cupcake companies alone, although they will be there to throw down as well. Proceeds will benefit the Bringing Hope Home (formerly known as Great Guys Group), an organization dedicated to supporting families battling cancer in our community through emotional and financial assistance by paying bills during their tough times. For more information on the event check out this great write-up WestChesterDish.com did on the event by clicking here.

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Wristband Night at the Goshen Fair!

The Goshen Country Fair moves into its fourth day on Thursday with wristband night.  Fair-goers can simply purchase a wristband for $25 at the ticket booths, and that will get them on any ride as many times as they want from 6-10 p.m.

Besides wristbands, Thursday will also include cow judging, cake judging and a motorcycle show. The fair will also feature live music on Thursday by the Chester County Lawmen as well as the nightly pie-eating contest and the tug-o-war. The Goshen Country Fair will continue to run through this week with the last day on Saturday, August 4.  All proceeds go to help the Goshen Fire Company. The Goshen Country Fair is located at 1320 Park Avenue in West Chester.

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Important: Police Impersonator reported in Chester County

On Thursday at approximately 10:40 p.m., a New Garden Township police officer received a report of a subject impersonating an officer, prompting police to issue safety tips.

The woman offered this account: She was travelling southbound in the 900 block of Newark Road when she observed a vehicle approach from behind that had a single red dashboard-light flashing from inside the vehicle. She said she started to pull over, and the vehicle, described only as a sedan, turned the red light off. She said she continued southbound onto Gap Newport Pike, and the vehicle reactivated the red light, which prompted her to stop near the intersection of Gap Newport Pike and Limestone Road. As a man approached her vehicle, she observed that he was wearing brown “Timberland-style” boots and a black coat, not a police uniform, which alarmed her. She drove away and flagged down an officer in uniform.
The New Garden Township police request that anyone with information or who has experienced a similar incident contact them at 610-268-2907, ext. 100, or the anonymous TIP line at 610-268-2907, ext. 222.

In the meantime, the department offers the following advice to anyone with concerns about the legitimacy of a traffic stop: Drive normally to a well-lighted and public place, ideally with people present before stopping. If the vehicle is not a marked unit, the emergency lights should be built-in, not temporarily placed on the vehicle. Turn on your emergency flashers, but don’t turn off your car. Do not get out of the vehicle to meet the officer and keep your door locked. Most officers will advise you of the reason for the stop and request your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance; if they tell you to get out of the car without any preliminary questions, be suspicious. Look for a uniform with official insignia or other official attire and equipment, keeping in mind that some of these items are available to the public. If the officer is in plainclothes, look for identifying clothing and equipment. If unsure that you’re dealing with a police officer, ask to see an official department ID and badge, or ask if you can contact Chester County Police Radio (610-268-3171) to confirm their identity. You may also request that a marked patrol unit respond to the location.

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