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The Brandywine Folk Festival | August 23rd-25th

The 2013 Brandywine Folk Festival will be taking place this weekend at Anson B. Nixon Park in  Kennett Square. The event will Feature over 30 national and international acts, dozens of vendors, beer-gardens, and games/activities for kids. The Brandywine Folk Festival aims to unite the unique stylings of many different musicians while creating a family friendly atmosphere, while giving back to the community, and providing aid for charity (SPARC Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center). You can buy tickets online by clicking here or by visiting www.brandywinefolkfestival.com.

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Philly Beer Week Kicks Off This Weekend

Greater Philadelphia’s breweries, bars and beer-sellers will be showing off during Philly Beer Week, a 10-day event celebrating “the best beer-drinking city in America.” Philly Beer Week, which was established in 2008 and “is the largest beer celebration of its kind in America,” according to its website, will run from May 31 though June 9. The event will span over 20 communities around the Delaware Valley and New Jersey, including Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.

West Chester’s very own Boxcar Brewing Company will be part of the action. The local favorite Boxcar Brewing Company is holding an event to kick off the start of Philly Beer Week tomorrow, May 31, 2013! For more information click here or visit http://www.phillybeerweek.org.

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Help Give Back This Holiday Season

Now through the end of the holiday season, local insurance agency Kimberley Vassal, will donate $10 on your behalf to Philabundance for every Home, Auto, or Business referral received! You can Click Here to learn more about this great organization that is helping to feed families across the area. To refer a friend visit our referral page by clicking here. Below is an exert from Philabundance.org, along with a video of Kimberley Vassal owners John and Greg explaining the referral program in more detail.

There are almost a million people in the Delaware Valley who face hunger every day. Whether it be working families hit hard by the recession or women and children, seniors trying to make ends meet. The one thing they have in common is being part of a food system that desperately needs additional support. Within the Delaware Valley, Philabundance has experienced 26 percent more people coming to us for food compared to last year. Philabundance was created in 1984 with the simple belief that no man, woman or child should go hungry.

 

 

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STOMPS Cancer 5K & Fun Run Coming this September

The 3rd Annual West Chester STOMPS Cancer 5K and Fun Run/Walk is coming up in September. The signature Bringing Hope Home event expects to gather hundreds, more than ever before, for one common goal: to STOMP cancer in the Greater Philadelphia Area! This year’s fundraiser is set to unleash the running warriors on Friday, September 28th in downtown West Chester with a 5K race start time of 6:30 p.m. and Fun Run/Walk (2.5K) at 6:35 p.m. You can pre-register online for $25 until September 24th or register the day of for $30. A FREE shirt goes to those who register before September 7th so don’t waste any time! For more information check out the flyer below!

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BIG G and the COOL CATS at CCHS | September 24

US Marine Band of San Diego: Pleasanton Parade

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Under the direction of George Whittam, Big G and the Cool Cats is performing at the Chester County Historical Society (225 N High Street) starting at 7:00 pm. It’s a big horn band featuring three saxes, two trombones, and two trumpets. The rhythm section includes guitar, bass, drums, and keys. Our featured vocalists, Barbara Kovacs and Andrew Coffin, perform all over the Delaware Valley. You’ll hear the sounds of the ’60s and ’70s made famous by bands such as CHICAGO, BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS, as well as the fabulous sounds of Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Ottis Redding, Tina Turner, Van Morrison and more! Admission: $8.00 for members, $10.00 for non-members. Tickets are on sale at the Chester County Historical Society and Taylor’s Music Store.

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