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Ring in the New Year Locally!

Christmas is over and the New Year is quickly approaching! What are your plans for New Years Eve? If you haven’t already made plans check out some of these awesome places in Downtown West Chester, for more information visit http://www.figwestchester.com.

  • Iron Hill Brewery | 610.738.9600: Take advantage of Iron Hill’s special Celebration Menu December 28 to 31, with choices like Crispy Seared Sea Bass, Baked Blue Point Oysters and Pear Financier!
  • Kooma | 610.430.8980: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Sushi and Sake! Call to reserve your ticket to Kooma’s NYE Special; $60 per person includes Sushi and Appetzer Buffet, House Sake, House Wine and Domestic Beers. A DJ will be spinning from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Limoncello | 610.436.6230: Ring in 2014 with a memorable meal! Enjoy a three-course dinner with choices like Clams Oreganato, Lobster Ravioli and Chocolate Souffle. Call for reservations.
  • Social Lounge | 610.738.3948: Yell “Happy New Year” as you nosh on a special menu and dance to live music from local rock band, VCR. No cover!
  • Teca | 610.738.8244: Plan a special night for two! Choose from three dinner seatings and enjoy special featured menu items like Branzino, Ossobucco and Chocolate Mousse.
 

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Oktoberfest Celebration at Iron Hill Brewery

Now Through Sunday, October 13, visit Iron Hill Brewery of West Chester to get your German on! Stop in now for special Oktoberfest beers on tap and delicious German menu items. Enjoy Bavarian Lentil Soup, Oktoberfest Egg Rolls, Smoked Gouda Mac-n-Cheese, Schlachtplatte, Hackbraten, Huhner Schnitzel, Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cake, and much more! Available weekdays, dinner only, and weekends, lunch and dinner. For more information visit www.ironhillbrewery.com or click here.

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Barclay Friends’ Festival of Gardens | September 7, 2013

The annual Barclay Friends’ Festival of Gardens is a West Chester garden tour held each September that features the private gardens of the residents of West Chester Borough.  During the tour, local artists can be found working in many of the gardens, and following the tour there is a plant sale at Barclay Friends.  The Festival of Gardens benefits the horticultural programming at Barclay Friends and is supported by members of the West Chester community who help plan and host the annual event in different sections of the borough each year.

This year’s 9th Annual Festival of Gardens Tour will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event will feature 12+ private gardens in the Southwest area of the borough of West Chester. Please visit http://bf.kendal.org or click here to purchase tickets.  Tickets are priced at $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the tour. For questions or concerns, please contact the Development Office at 610-918-3433.

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Mother’s Day Express | May 12, 2013

Did you know that Mother’s Day is this Sunday? If your looking for a fun event for the whole family to enjoy check out West Chester Railroads Mother’s Day Express. What better way to show your Mom how much you care then getting everyone together for a relaxing 90-minute train ride to Glen Mills and back, on the West Chester Railroad. All Moms ride for a special reduced fare. Train departures are taking place at 12pm and 2pm. For more information visit West Chester Railroads official website, www.westchesterrr.net

  • Mom: $5.00
  • Adults: $15.00
  • Children (ages 2-12): $13.00
  • Toddlers ride free!

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Valentine’s Dat at The Lincoln Room

For Valentine’s Day, enjoy a cheese fondue followed by a rich chocolate dessert fondue in the beautiful, intimate setting of the candlelit Lincoln Room (28 W Market, 610-696-2102) from 7pm to 9pm. Adding to the atmosphere are the romantic sounds of classical guitarist Malcolm Johnstone. This event will sell out quickly so call 610-696-2102 for reservations. $40 per couple (gratuities not included). BYOB (no corking fee).

 

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Valentine’s Day Creations From Éclat Chocolate

Looking for a creative and traditional gift to get that special someone for Valentine’s Day? Look no further, Éclat chocolate, located in downtown West Chester, is now offering unique Valentine’s Day creations. The Éclat Heart Collection is just one example of the many Valentine’s Day collections offered. It features heart flavors that include Hawaiian Rose Tea, Lemon-Lavender, Passionfruit-Ginger, Orange and Smoked Cinnamon, and Earl Grey. For more information visit their website http://www.eclatchocolate.com!

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Fondue Friday at The Lincoln Room

This Friday, January 11th, 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). For more information on the event visit http://www.lincolnroomwestchester.com or call 610-696-2102 for reservations.

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A Message from Kimberley Vassal Insurance

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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Happy Independence Day!

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July! Since we will be grilling and laying poolside with our families we wanted to say Happy Independence day to everyone! Remember tonight Longwood Gardens will be hosting fireworks as well as there “Light” feature throughout the gardens! Wander through a field of light reminiscent of flowers, discover a meadow of glowing towers changing hues, and delight in a shower of cascading raindrops fashioned from delicate lights as you are immersed in a new and truly unique garden experience. Both indoors and outdoors, by day and by night, Light! will change the way you see gardens.” For more information visit www.longwoodgardens.org. I will leave you with a picture I recently shot in Black&White of our beautiful town of West Chester!

 

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West Chester Restaurant Week is Coming | May 19th-27th

Block off your calendar from May 19 until May 27 for an 8 day celebration of culinary magic! Downtown West Chester will become even more of a lively area, as restaurants extend an extra welcoming hand to passerby’s and locals, offering special multi-course, fixed-price menues for lunch and/or dinner. Chefs all around the block are pulling out the stops for West Chester Restaurant Week so now is the time, more than ever, for diners to experience some place new or get reacquainted with an old favorite. A complete list of participating downtown restaurants is mentioned HERE. Pick a favorite and enjoy!

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