Small Business Saturday is a day for our community to support the small businesses owned by our friends and neighbors. Our family owned businesses have become the hallmark of Downtown West Chester and give back to the community everyday in so many ways. So Shop Small and support your favorite small business this Saturday, November 29, 2014. Remember, parking meters are FREE until 5pm! Click here to see a complete retail directory of West Chester.
The Kennett Square Mushroom Festival is back for another exciting year! On Saturday, September 6th and Sunday, September 7th, enjoy culinary events, growing exhibits, farm tours, children’s entertainment, and nearly 200 vendors with attendance calculated at up to 100,000 guests. Save the date! To learn more about this event visit http://mushroomfestival.org/.
Next Friday, August 1st, 2014, visit Downtown Kennett Square for a Murder Mystery Art Stroll. Participation is free and all ages are welcome to the Murder Mystery Art Stroll. Pick up a map with the shop locations where the cast will be waiting. There will also be general suspect information and a worksheet to help solve the crime. Winners get prizes at the end of the evening! Come out from 6pm to 9pm. For more information on the event click here.
Fifty years ago today, Wawa opened its very first store in Folsom, PA. In honor of this tremendous milestone, Wawa is kicking-off its 50th anniversary in retail by giving back to the people that support them. Today only, visit any store for a FREE cup of your favorite Wawa Any Size Coffee. Wawa announced on their official Facebook page, “Our customers have treated us to countless smiles over the past 50 years. Now we’d like to treat you to a cup of coffee and lots of fun! Visit any store for your FREE Any Size Coffee on April 16!”
The day will also include in-store activities, most notably at Wawa’s very first store in Folsom, P.A. as well as the location at 17th and Arch Street in Philadelphia, where Mayor Nutter will officially proclaim April 16 as Wawa Day in the City of Philadelphia. Both events will honor this milestone, recognizing the customers, associates and stories of the past five decades that make Wawa a living, breathing brand. We would like to thank Wawa for the countless years of serving our community and congratulate them on 50 years! For more information on the events visit http://www.wawa.com.
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The Chester County Running Store features the 20th annual Dash for Diabetes 5K run and 2.5K walk. Your donation will directly impact patient care in the community through the Diabetes Self-Management Program. Participating in the Dash is a great way to encourage wellness and challenge yourself, friends, coworkers or family to a friendly race. Click here for more information on the event.
The public is invited to the Annual Meeting of the West Chester Business Improvement District taking place this Thursday, April 3rd, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Chester County Historical Society. At the meeting there will be a presentation of the accomplishments from 2013 and a discussion of upcoming events and current developments. See the 2013 annual report by clicking here or visit Downtownwestchester.com.
This Thursday, Friends of West Chester Parks & Recreation presents the Marshall Square Park Summer Concert Series starting at 6:30pm and is free for the entire family! Featured is a special Billy Joel night with John Grecia. Bring blankets or chairs and enjoy a community picnic.
Also, if your into local music make sure to check out Turks Head Music Festival this Sunday. Over a dozen bands will share two stages at the 2013 Turks Head Music Festival. The day-long celebration of regional music will be held at Everhart Park starting at 11am. Up to 90 artists set up booths throughout the park to sell their high quality arts and crafts. Local food vendors will keep everyone well-fed. Presented by the Borough of West Chester’s Parks and Recreation Dept. Rain date: July 28. FREE for the whole family.
Make sure to check out The Artisan Exchange happening every Saturday through April 27, 2013 from 10am – 2pm. The region’s first indoor market features a wide array of organically produced foods made right on premise. In addition to all the great foods offered, there will be demonstrations, tastings, live music, and much more! Check The Artisan Exchange’s website for more updates and vendor information and don’t forget to LIKE Artisan Exchange on Facebook as well, we hope to see you Saturday!
Local food. Local theater. Local products. We’re paying more and more attention to things that come directly from our own communities. Why shouldn’t your insurance agent be local, too?
Everyone hates feeling like a number, and we promise never to make you feel that way. We’re local. We live here, in the same community that you do. We understand the unique dangers that face our town: How the backroads tend to curve sharply, or how slippery that hill outside of town can be in the winter. Our understanding makes it easier for us to help you avoid needing to make a claim in the first place or how to clean up afterwards.
Kimberley Vassal Insurance has been located in the Chester County area for over a decade. Why not let us help you? When it comes to your insurance agent, shop local! For more information or a free insurance quote visit http://www.kimberleyvassal.com
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I was recently browsing over the Downtownwestchester.com website when I came across this article that talks about how many local West Chester restaurants gave back to our community! Read the full article below and make sure to visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com for other great articles.
The Downtown West Chester restaurant community joined together and raised $25,000 for the West Chester Fire Department and YPAL, a program of the YMCA of the Brandywine Valley. The funds were raised during the Bartenders Ball, and annual event that takes place at the Chester County Historical Society.
Linda Herron, representing the restaurant community, presented a check for $23,500 to Chief Dale McClure to support the efforts of the West Chester Fire Department. It consists of three companies: First West Chester Fire Company;Good Will Fire Company; and Fame Fire Company. The companies are one-hundred percent volunteer and date back to 1799. A check for $1,500 was also presented to the YMCA PAL program which focuses on improving the lives and futures of children in need by providing safe, supervised quality care for ages 5 to 15.