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Gallery Walk Tonight in West Chester

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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Swingin’ Summer Thursdays

This Thursday come downtown to enjoy Swingin’ Summer Thursdays! The event brings great bands, great food, crafters, clowns, jugglers and more to downtown starting at 6:30pm. Did we mention it’s free for the whole family! Also, both the Black Bird Society Orchestra and Victory Jazz Orchestra will be on hand playing the Blues between High & Darlington streets. Swingin’ Summer Thursdays is produced by the West Chester Parks & Recreation Dept and sponsored by the West Chester BID. For more information visit Downtownwestchester.com or click here.

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Bike to Work Day This Friday

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.


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West Chester’s First Annual Wellness Walk

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.

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Downtown Events Coming Friday

Looking to get out and enjoy a night on the town? Below are two events happening tomorrow in Downtown West Chester!

Casino Night | Friday, March 22 | 7:00pm 

Casino Night promises an evening of good fun for a great cause! Try your luck at the black jack, craps, and Roulette tables. Enjoy hors d’Oeuvres, drinks, door prizes, and more at Milestone Events. All Proceeds Benefit the “Send a Kid to Camp Fund”! Reservations are a must! Pre-register with West Chester Parks & Recreation Department at 610-436-9010.

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical at WCU | Friday, March 22 | 7:30pm 

WCU Live! presents Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, an improvised musical comedy, that will bring an evening of music, humor, and laughter — complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and surprising plot twists galore. Performance begins at 7:30pm at Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall at West Chester University. Adults $20; Seniors/Students $15. Details at WCU Department of Cultural & Community Affairs.



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This just in: West Chester Council Approves Noise Measure

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.


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Annual Chester County Antiques Show Announced

This just in from the Chester County Historical Society: 

The Chester County Historical Society is pleased to announce the 31st Annual Chester County Antique Show, which will be held from April 5-7, 2013 at the Phelps School, a new location for the Show. The Phelps School in Malvern is a unique facility which features accessibility, spaciousness, and natural light that will create the perfect setting for the dealers and all of their fine quality offerings.

The event, sponsored once again by PECO, will feature more than 50 exceptional dealers from throughout the country.  The theme of this year’s event is “Architectural Elements in Furniture.” The show attracts over 2,000 visitors and collectors every year. The Preview Party, held on Friday, April 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., provides an early viewing of the event’s beautiful items while enjoying fine fare and meeting the vendors, as well as the Historical Society’s Board of Trustees and other supporters. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on the event, call 610-692-4800 or visit  http://chestercohistorical.org/antiquesshow.php



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Local celebrity Bam Margera in the news again

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Margera is back in the news once again, this time for posting Twitter pictures of himself taking aim with a play pistol at the heads of two of his pets, to say the least animal lovers are not happy. Bam says it’s all a joke, but has 820,000 Twitter followers, and many of them are young, impressionable teens.”Depictions of anything negative with animals, any violence with animals is really not funny,” said Chester County SPCA spokesman Rich Britton who also hosts a radio show called Passionate About Pets.

Bam sat down with Myfoxphilly.com at his West Chester home to talk about the incident:

“I’m on ‘Jackass, ‘so I like humor like that, and I I like shock value purposes,” Margera said. He showed us Trouble the cat,  lounging around on a couch, living the life, then he apologized while showering Penny with kisses.”Sorry if I offended anybody. But I’m an animal lover and I’d never hurt this dog in a million years, and the gun is a fake gun.”

Despite Margera’s apologies, his gun-toting image is tough to take because of recent cases of dog abuse in Chester County. A Yorkie-mix was one of two dogs set on fire and found dead over the summer. “I wasn’t aware of that going on,” Bam said sitting with his girlfriend Nikki Boyd. “But, yeah, I didn’t want to offend anybody. I just wanted to make people laugh.” But the SPCA’s Britton said, “We know Bam in this area as a great celebrity with a huge following. People love him, and we understand he’s a big animal lover. So we really urge him to take these negative images to turn them into something positive to really help animals.”

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10 things you need to know for Monday

It was a news filled weekend not to mention the first snow storm of season hitting Chester County and West Chester especially! Incase you missed the news while shoveling your sidewalk or driveway here are some important stories to catch up on for today! 

1. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ resignation prompts the question: Who will replace her? The race to replace the Arizona congresswoman begins in earnest Monday.

2. Giants to face Patriots in Super Bowl sequel. Is it 2008 all over again? New York hopes it will be, but New England will seek vindication for their surprising loss four years ago.

3. State funding declines for higher education. Total state support declined in 41 states last year meaning larger class sizes and fewer course offerings at many universities.

4. Obama will present his plans for the year in Tuesday’s State of the Union. But many of the promises he outlined in previous addresses remain unfulfilled as they fell victim to congressional opposition or faded in face of other priorities.

5. A new period of mourning starts for Penn State. Just two months after his dismissal as their head football coach, the community

6. Damascus rejects a new plan aimed at ending the country’s 10-month crisis. Syria’s state-run news agency quotes an unnamed official as saying Syria considers the plan “a violation of its sovereignty and flagrant interference in its internal affairs.”

7. The tax season is upon all of us, even the unemployed. Millions of people are still out of work, but they may be surprised to learn they have to pay taxes on their unemployment benefits.

8. Even non-addicts are affected by methamphetamine epidemic. An AP survey shows that up to a third of patients in some burn units of active meth states were hurt while making meth, and most were uninsured.

9. BlackBerry maker co-CEOs step down. Research in Motion’s co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis will be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Thorsten Heins.

10. Seal and Heidi Klum call it quits. “While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul searching we have decided to separate,” the power couple says.

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Scandal Ends Paterno’s 46-Year Penn State Term

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Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will retire at the end of the season, his long and illustrious career brought down because he failed to do all he could about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant.

“This is a tragedy,” Paterno said. “It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.”

Paterno has been besieged by criticism since former defensive coordinator and one-time heir apparent Jerry Sandusky was charged over the weekend with molesting eight young boys between 1994 and 2009. Athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz have been charged with failing to notify authorities after an eyewitness reported a 2002 assault. Paterno decided to retire at age 84, in the middle of his 46th season with the Nittany Lions. He won 409 games, a record for major college football, but now, the grandfatherly coach known as “Joe Pa,” who had painstakingly burnished a reputation for winning “the right way,” leaves the only school he’s ever coached in disgrace.

“I am absolutely devastated by the developments in this case,” he said. “I grieve for the children and their families, and I pray for their comfort and relief.”

But Paterno might not be able to execute his exit strategy as the school’s board of trustees is still considering its options, which could include forcing Paterno to leave immediately. Paterno has not been accused of legal wrongdoing. But he has been assailed, in what the state police commissioner called a lapse of “moral responsibility,” for not doing more to stop Sandusky, whose attorney maintains his client’s innocence. Paterno has been questioned over his apparent failure to follow up on a report of the 2002 incident, in which Sandusky allegedly sodomized a 10-year-old boy in the showers at the team’s football complex. A witness, Mike McQueary, is currently receivers coach for the team but was a graduate assistant at the time. Paterno told the athletic director, Tim Curley, who has since stepped down and has charged with lying to the state grand jury investigating the case. The Penn State vice president has also been charged, and the university president could follow. For more information check out the full article here or visit dailylocal.com! For all things West Chester and the surrounding areas make sure to check back soon!


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