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The 6th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival will be taking place on February 27th & 28th at the Chester County Historical Society. The two day event will consist of nationally acclaimed short, independent films and documentaries on outdoor adventures, nature and environmental issues. The screenings include a bite to eat and drink, and an opportunity to gather with friends and family for an evening of education and inspiration.  Different films will be shown each night. Doors open at 6:30 and the films begin at 7:30 Hosted by Trail Creek Outfitters and benefits The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and Stroud Water Research Center. Tickets sell out each year and can be purchased online at: http://trailcreekoutfitters.bigcartel.com or by stopping in the Trail Creek Outfitters store in Glen Eagle Square.

 

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Events Coming This Weekend!

It’s easy to get stuck inside during these cold winter weekends. However, this weekend has some fun and exciting events happening right in Downtown West Chester! So grab a friend and enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of a winter weekend in West Chester.

Fondue Friday at The Lincoln Room | February 22, 2013 | 7:00pm 

Enjoy a cheese fondue followed by a rich chocolate dessert fondue in the intimate candlelit setting of The Lincoln Room from 7 to 9 pm. Adding to the atmosphere are the sounds of classical guitarist Malcolm Johnstone. $40 per couple (gratuities not included). BYOB (no corking fee). Call 610-696-2102 for reservations.

La PASION FLAMENCA at WCU | February 24, 2013 | 3:00pm

Under the artistic direction of Carlote Santana, you will experience the passion and drama of La Pasion Flamenca at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. Take a journey back to the cultural crossroads of Andalusia, the birthplace of flamenco, and enjoy vibrant influences of one of the world’s most dynamic forms of expression. Ticket information at the Department of Cultural & Community Affairs.

OSCAR EXTRAVAGANZA | February 24, 2013 | Milestone Events

The Academy Awards are presented with the flair of Hollywood at the Oscar Extravaganza through the magic of cable TV and a big screen. Come root for your favorite star and movie (that would be Lincoln, of course) while enjoying food, fun, and stylish entertainment.

 

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Winter in Chester County

Over the weekend I was able to shoot some photographs around the area; despite the below freezing temperatures. I had the film developed the other day and wanted to share some of the images. Even in the frigid terrible conditions Chester County is still looking as beautiful as ever this time of year.

Downtown West Chester | January 2013

Brandywine River | January 2013

Chester County Sunset | January 2013

 

 

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Local Events Coming in February

Mark your calendar for the local events coming up in February! Offering something fun for everyone, whether it be a performance at West Chester University or an old fashion Oscar Extravaganza. You don’t want to miss out on all these spectacular events coming next month!

  • H.M.S. PINAFORE at WCU | February 7-10, 2013

Gilbert and Sullivan’s popular comic opera about a captain’s daughter who falls in love with a common sailor performs at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre at West Chester University. Directed by Julie C. May with music direction by Florrie Marks. Ticket information at theGilbert and Sullivan Society of Chester County.

  • La PASION FLAMENCA at WCU | February 24, 2013 | 3:00pm

Under the artistic direction of Carlote Santana, you will experience the passion and drama of La Pasion Flamenca at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. Take a journey back to the cultural crossroads of Andalusia, the birthplace of flamenco, and enjoy vibrant influences of one of the world’s most dynamic forms of expression. Ticket information at the Department of Cultural & Community Affairs.

  • OSCAR EXTRAVAGANZA | February 24, 2013 | Milestone Events

The Academy Awards are presented with the flair of Hollywood at the Oscar Extravaganza through the magic of cable TV and a big screen. Come root for your favorite star and movie (that would be Lincoln, of course) while enjoying food, fun, and stylish entertainment.

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The West Chester Film Festival Begins Tonight!

The eighth annual West Chester Film Festival, which will feature short films submitted by independent film makers from around the world, is set to take place this weekend. The festival kicks off  tonight at Side Bar in West Chester, and it continues through Sunday evening with a closing awards party at The Note.

The screenings are broken up into two-hour blocks that contain a range of film lengths and genres. The screening locations are split between the Chester County Historical Society and the Knights of Columbus. Submitted films can be up to 30 minutes in length and they will be juried by a panel of professionals in the industry. Winners will be chosen according to content, innovation and technical execution.

Organizers expect about 3,000 people for the event who will be able to choose which of the more than 70 films offered. The festival will also hold three workshops that are free for the public. This years featured workshops include ; Documentary Filmmaking from Start to Finish presented by Sixx King, A Short and Funny History of Film presented by Marc Lapadula and Film Acting, Stage Acting and Auditions! What’s it all about? presented by Therese Walden-Murphy. Throughout the weekend, attendees are encouraged to stop by Fennario for a chance to chat with the filmmakers.

Tickets will be available at the doors of all venues and online at the festival’s website. Prices are $8 per 2-hour block of films, $6 for seniors and students and $5 for members of the West Chester Film Festival. A festival for all of the film blocks can be purchased for $50.

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KONY 2012 Campaign/Film

At this point I am sure many have seen or heard of The Kony 2012 campaign/film. The Youtube video targeting a Ugandan guerilla leader, has gone viral, amassing almost 33 million views and celebrity backers like Oprah, Ryan Seacrest and Rihanna.

“Invisible Children, a non-profit group, made the 29-minute video to further expose the practices of Ugandan guerilla leader Joseph Rao Kony, head of the Lord’s Resistance Army.”  The film and campaign by Invisible Children was made not to celebrate Joseph Rao Kony, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.

As the popularity of the film/campaign is growing, I thought I would share the 29-minute video below incase you have not seen it yet. It is a very interesting story that I think everyone should be aware of… You can help by visiting: http://kony2012.com, Donate to Invisible Children at: https://stayclassy.org/checkout/set-donation?eid=14711.

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The Insurance Beer Snob: Valentine’s Day Review

Bill Jeppe and I created a new beer review video specially for Valentine’s Day, however just because Valentine’s Day is over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this amazing beer. So take a look and the review below and leave us some feedback!

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