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The Great Pumpkin Carve

pumpkincarveDon’t miss the annual Great Pumpkin Carve taking place October 23, 24, & 25. The event will be held on the grounds of the Chadds Ford Historical Society from 5:00PM-9:00PM. Enjoy three nights of “spook-tacular” fun at this great outdoor event featuring giant pumpkins with over sixty carvers participating, live music, hayrides, food provided by Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary, and a Haunted Trail that is sure to spook little goblins and ghouls. For more information on the event click here.

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West Chester Railroad Great Pumpkin Express

Mark your calendars, next weekend take a ride on the West Chester Railroad Haunted Train as the friendly (and only slightly ghoulish) crew gives out treats (and some tricks) to each of the passengers. Everyone is encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes. It’s not too scary for the little ones; it’s Halloween fun while enjoying the Chester Creek autumn scenery from the comfort of a heated train which departs at 12pm & 2pm.

Also, don’t forget about the Fall Foliage Express ride taking place this Sunday, October 13th. Enjoy a brisk fall afternoon along the Chester Creek Valley as the West Chester Railroad  takes you on a 90-minute journey to the village of Glen Mills and back. For more information on both events visit West Chester Railroad website, www.westchesterrr.net.

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The Chadds Ford Great Pumpkin Carve!

This annual tradition began last-night (Thursday, October 25th) and continues tonight, Friday October 25th and Saturday October 27th from 5 to 9 p.m. Last night more than 60 local artists gathered to carve the huge pumpkins. The pumpkins will be lit and displayed tonight (Friday) and Saturday! Come out and enjoy great food provided by Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary, live music, hayrides and a chance to win a raffle item. Admission is $5 for adults 18 and older; $3 for children ages 7 to 17; ages 6 and under are FREEChadds ford Historical Society members are FREE with membership card.

 Location: on the grounds of the Chadds Ford Historical Society 1736 North Creek Rd in Chadds Ford. Click here to view the map. For more information on the event click here.

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The Perfect Storm of 2012?

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Could Hurricane Sandy, winter storm hybrid, be worse than the “Perfect Storm” of 1991 that slammed the East Coast? Some meteorologists believe so and have grown increasingly concerned, as Hurricane Sandy made landfall Thursday in Cuba and already turned deadly in the Caribbean.

Much of the U.S. East Coast has a good chance of getting blasted by gale-force winds, flooding, heavy rain and maybe even snow early next week by an unusual hybrid of hurricane and winter storm, federal and private forecasters say. Government scientists said Wednesday the storm has a 70 percent chance of smacking the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.

However, regardless of the exact track of Sandy it is likely that significant impacts will be felt over portions of the U.S. East Coast through the weekend and into early next week, the hurricane center reported this morning. It is important to prepare properly for the storm and to take all precautions necessary. I wanted to share a link with everyone courtsey of Ready.gov, it explains helpful safety tips for hurricane preparation: http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

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Local Seasonal Review for Beer Lovers

Local insurance agency, Kimberley Vassal Insurance, produces awesome beer review videos every couple of weeks. Every week Bill Jeppe, employee at KVIS, reviews a selected beer from around the area. He offers some great insight and opinions for not only beer lovers but anyone looking to try out something new. Below is the latest review, he reviews two Fall seasonal beers for the month of October, Dogfish Head Punkin Ale and Stegmaier Pumpkin Ale. 

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2012 Fright Feast | October 20th

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On October 20, 2012 the Kennett Lions Morning Branch will present its third annual Fright Feast to benefit Canine Partners for Life, an organization that trains and places assistance dogs to aid individuals who have a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities, and Camp Dreamcatcher, providing a summer camp and other year round services to children infected with or affected by HIV / AIDS. The Fright Feast will be held from 6:30p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Northbrook Marketplace located at 1805 Unionville-Wawaset Rd. (Rt.842), West Chester, PA .

The upper floor of the Marketplace will be transformed for the evening into a haven for ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night. The event will feature live music by Gerri Smith and Jim Daughton, tarot card readers, hors doeuvres and a wine and beer bar. There will also be raffles, silent auction items and costume contests. Tickets are only $50.00. To purchase tickets or for more information visit http://www.campdreamcatcher.org. Read more: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/events/172388216.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PW-Events+%28Events+-+Philadelphia+Weekly%29#ixzz28LJKAowN

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Gallery Walk | October 5, 2012

Gallery Walk debuted in downtown West Chester in June 1990 and quickly became an event to look forward to each spring and fall. Now in its 22nd year, the tradition remains an integral part of the downtown scenery. The event, held the first Friday in June and October, provides the perfect opportunity to experience the historic borough’s blend of urban sophistication and small town ambience.

The semi-annual Gallery Walk will be starting at 5pm on October 5th! The event is Presented by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater West Chester and is sponsored by The Hotel Warner and Otto’s BMW. See the map of gallery openings and special shows. For more information on the event visit Chamber of Commerce website by clicking here.

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