West Chester University joins with universities around the globe in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 18th through 22nd. The Cottrell Center, an Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, will host workshops, guest speakers, and other activities. Many are free of charge and open to the public. See the complete list of activities by clicking here or visit www.cottrellcenter.org.
On August 18th, from 10 am to 8 pm, the Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center is hosting CommUnity Day! The day will consist of music, food, basketball, family activities and a scavenger hunt. Scavenger hunt participants can bike or walk around downtown West Chester gathering answers to clues about town history and culture. Prizes include a night at the Warner hotel, gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses and other great items! Click here for more information.
This Saturday August 17th, 2013 celebrate the history of West Chester with a breakfast and historic walking tour presented by the Lincoln Room. There is a preset breakfest menu followed by a guided walking tour which explores the history of West Chester dating back to 1713. The event will cost $20 per person with breakfast starting at 8:00am and the walking tour at 9:30am. For more information and to purchase tickets click here or visit www.lincolnroomwestchester.com.
Despite the heavy rain, the Gallery Walk will still be taking place tonight from 5:00pm to 9:00pm in Downtown West Chester. Enjoy art openings and special events throughout downtown including Classic Towns Photo Contest winners and Vintage Garage Sale at Chestnut Street Garage. For more information on the event check out the flyer below or visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com.
The word “wild” is key here. Sure, we would like to hear stories about the plains of the Serengeti, the peaks of Kilimanjaro, and the base camp in Nepal, so bring your favorite outdoorsman story with you. These stories could be about survival, beauty, or solitude. Stories about self discovery. The term “wild” can also be used in other situations that occur closer to home. Did you find yourself in the thick of a potential protest or riot? Perhaps you visited a frat house where the party got a bit out of hand?
The event is sure to bring joy and laughter with the storytelling beginning at 8:00PM. Limited seating is available, so please reserve your seats online by clicking here. Last month’s event sold out so don’t wait get your tickets today!
The 4th Annual Radley Run Art Show will be taking place this weekend. For the 3rd straight year, Radley Run Country Club has selected Safe Harbor to receive the proceeds from this wonderful two day show. More than 50 area artists will display and sell their creations and many have donated silent auction pieces as well. The event will take place this Friday Evening, March 8th, as well as, Saturday March 9th. There is no cost to attend the Art Show. For more information on the event visit Safe Harbor of Chester County‘ website www.safeharborofgwc.org
Nich is an awesome boutique located right in Downtown West Chester, it carries the latest in women’s clothing and accessories. There website states it best by saying, “We bring a funky urban edge to surburban West Chester at inexpensive prices. You won’t find these styles anywhere else, so if you want to look unique, shop at nich.” For more information about Nich Boutique in West Chester check out the video below and visit their website www.shopnich.com
The West Chester Borough Council voted to enact a new ordinance that would fine smokers at least $100 if they’re caught littering their cigarette butts. “We have a problem with the cleanliness of our streets,” said borough council president Holly Brown. “The cigarette butts get stuck in our brick sidewalks, and this is an effort to try to alleviate some of those problems.”
The measure passed, but not without some reservations from borough council member Chuck Christy.“I think our police have more important things to do than chase down smokers,” Christy said. “The BID [Business Improvement District] should encourage restaurants and bars to put out more containers for cigarette butts.”
Brown said that the BID is currently working on buying a large quantity of cigarette containers to be distributed across the borough. Brown also said she got a call from a citizen who was a smoker, who said he was glad the borough was doing something. Now that the ordinance has passed it will go into effect in a monthly, Nov. 17.