Tonight, join the fun at the newly-renovated Mezzanine at Teca for a fabulous evening with friends. The event will feature Beer/Wine open bar, hors d’oeuvres, music, and door prizes. Enjoy a showcase of fashion and beauty with Ruby Slippers Boutique, Silvanus All Natural Apothecary; Feminique Boutique, Premier Designs Jewelry. For more information contact Janet Reynolds by phone, 610-764-1243. Proceeds from the night will benefit the Brandywine Valley CISV Hosting Program. Ticket prices are as followed: Tickets: $22 / Advance; $25 / Door
Coming this Thursday August 21, 2013 in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the famous civil rights march on Washington, author Catherine Quillman leads a guided tour featuring sites related to civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. It starts at Chester County Historical Society (225 N High St) at 5:00pm. After the tour, there are refreshments and a book signing featuring Quillman’s new book “Walking the East End II”. For more information on the event click here or visit http://westchester.patch.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.
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Taking place this weekend on both Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th join the free self-guided arts trail that connects and highlights extraordinary local artists across the area. Chester County studio tour invites friends, families, art enthusiasts and the curious to experience and meet a variety of astonishing artists as they exhibit their work during this two-day event.
This unique and intimate, two-day event creates an occasion to clearly understand the creative process of the artists and to experience their artwork on-site. This year’s tour features more than 50 artists in 23 different studios. You can now browse the artists work, and then download the map over at chestercountystudiotour.com.
Mayor Carolyn Comitta celebrates National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17, 7:45am by leading bicyclists from Everhart Park to Borough Hall where a light breakfast will be waiting. From there, bicyclists are encouraged to ride to work; escorts are provided if needed. See details of all the events at WCBluer.org/ShareTheRoad and check out the flyer below for important safety information.
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!
Enjoy a seven-day celebration of the culinary scene in downtown West Chester during the annual West Chester Restaurant Week. Each participating restaurant offers a special multi-course, fixed-price menu for lunch or dinner and many are providing both. The event gives diners a chance to discover new eateries or get reacquainted with old favorites at a great value! Menus of participating restaurants will be posted at the beginning of West Chester Restaurant Week. See the West Chester Restaurant Week article in County Lines Magazine. Check back for more information.
West Chester’s First Annual Wellness Walk is set to debut this Sunday, May 5, 2013, on the main retail streets of West Chester. The walk runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. regardless of any weather condition. Small business owners put the event together to highlight all the different wellness business in the borough. Below is a list of participating businesses as posted on the DowntownWestChester.com website.
Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs are under a winter weather advisory in anticipation of Wednesday afternoon snowfall, according to the National Weather Service. The advisory, which is in effect from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday, calls for “periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain” that could make travel difficult.
“Mixed precipitation will change to rain during the day before changing back to all snow toward the evening,” the advisory states. “Temperatures are forecast to be above freezing and this will assist melting … [but] some slushy accumulations are likely throughout the area.”
The NWS advises that travel will likely get more difficult as the day progresses and that residents should be aware of possible power outages resulting from high winds. Temperatures are forecasted to be in the mid-to-upper 30s, with wind gusts up to 45 mph. To stay up to date with the changing weather conditions visit http://www.weather.com.
The West Chester borough council approved a measure on Wednesday night that should cut down on noise pollution near West Chester University. The result, 240 signs will soon be posted in “quiet zones” around West Chester University, reminding residents to keep it down between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. or assume the punishment of a fine up to $250.
Before the vote, West Chester mayor Carolyn Comitta told KYW that the fine should discourage “rowdiness” and give nearby residents some needed peace and quiet. “It may be a deterrent because the fine is $250, but people need to be reminded,” the mayor said.