The Market at Liberty Place, located in Kennett Square, will be celebrating it’s first birthday in grand style, the weekend of July 11, 12, & 13. Festivities kick off on Friday July 11th, with 2 live musical acts. The Market will have a Frank Sinatra-style performer from 5:00-7:30 followed by Kennett Square’s own “Born Sisters” from 7:30-9:00. Kristen & Kara Zach are country/pop duo who write and perform their own songs. Other events include a history lesson, activities for the kids, book signing, trivia contest, and, of course, plenty of food! Visit their Facebook page to see the full schedule of events.
The Rotary Club of West Chester is preparing for the Annual West Chester Chili Cookoff which will take place on October 13, 2013. If you think you make the best chili in town sign up now to enter your chili-cooking team. Several categories are available: business, restaurant, nonprofit, hometown cook/volunteer organization/Rotary Club. The cookoff is also accepting Sponsor and Vendor Applications at this time, for more information visit www.westchesterchilicookoff.com.
The Cookoff, which raises money for the Rotary mission of “Service Above Self,” is one of the borough’s most-anticipated annual events and is a terrific day for all who participate and attend! Follow all the fun on the official Facebook page by clicking here!
The deadline for the first annual Uptown! Entertainment Alliance (UEA) Songwriting Contest is nearing on Janaury 31, 2013. The contest will award five finalists the opportunity to perform a live show at The Note, a popular music venue in downtown West Chester.
“It’s your chance to have your original work seen by high-profile music industry professionals,” according to UEA promotional materials. The Grand Prize winner gets a $500 cash prize, six hours of studio time at Tribesound Productions, a headline performance at the UEA’s Red Carpet Gala on April 20, 2013, and a 2-hour mentoring session with Jonathan Orose. Remember deadline for submissions is January 31, 2013. Click here for submission instructions.
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.
Nich recently announced a new contest entitled “West Chester’s Model for a Day” It will be running through the entire month of February. The contest is easy to enter, for every purchase that you make at Nich, you can enter to win the Model For A Day Contest.
“You win a free hair cut and color by the amazing Kelly Woodruff from Blaze Salon in West Chester. Next, we’ll put you in the hands of Kathryn Quinn, our in house makeup artist. And finally, you get your own personal photoshoot styled and shot by me, Kristy, at Nich!
We’ll put you in some fabulous outfits that highlight both the latest styles and your beautiful figure. You get to be a model for the day, the more you shop, the better chance you’ll have of winning this awesome day of looking and feeling fantastic!
Sorry for the lack of updates… Last week I took a 10 day trip to visit my friend Andrew Cannon who is a professional skateboarder originally from West Chester, P.A. For those of you that know Andrew know that he is an awesome positive guy. Therefore, it made for a very exciting trip. From Arizona we headed to Long Beach, California to visit World Industries offices (Andrew’s skateboard sponsor) because Andrew and a few of the other World team riders had to great a contest winner. The contest was called “Sketch a Deck” and the winner happen to be from Delaware. Below are some photo’s that I shot along the way. If you ever want to pick up any of Andrew’s gear check out Fairman’s skate shop right in downtown West Chester.
Fairman’s is hosting a skate jam at Providence skate spot that will be closing out the cool new spot for the season! Join Fairman’s at the Providence Church Skate Spot for a fun day to skate with your friends! Saturday, November 12, 2011, starting at 11:00am. FREE to skate. $10.00 to enter Best Line Contest. The spot is located at 430 Hannum Avenue, West Chester, PA 19380. For more information you can contact Fairman’s skate shop at 610-344-9959.
- Fairman’s Skate Shop (mywestchesterpatown.com)
- Providence Skate Spot (mywestchesterpatown.com)
- Interview with ThreeSixteen’s Jon Crans (mywestchesterpatown.com)
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The Philly Am isn’t one of the largest skate contest series on the east coast, it’s THE largest skate contest series on the east coast. Once again, Jon Crans and the rest of the dudes at ThreeSixteen Skateboarding threw together a great contest at the new Providence Skate Spot in downtown West Chester, PA. Just about 100 kids skated in the contest and they had about 200 spectators come in and watch throughout the day. The format was fairly simple. Five skaters at a time for a five minute jam sesh. At the end of the day, Abe Howell from West Chester came out on top in the sponsored division winning a solid three hundred dollar check, and Kevin Liedtke came in second. Honorable mention goes out to Henry Jones who absolutely killed it. Everyone should go check out the new skate spot though! It’s open Monday-Wednesday 3pm-dusk (free and padless) and there is permanent ledges that are open to the public 24/7. – Eric Witmer
1st: Abe Howell
2nd: Kevin Liedtke
3rd: Henry Jones
4th: Tyler Thomas
5th: Kyle Knoblauch
6th: Jeremy Murray