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Raise A Glass For Conservation

Join The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and guest bartenders tonight for a fun evening that benefits the conservation. All tips earned are donated to TLC and are matched by local businesses. Enjoy dinner as well, BBC Tavern & Grill will donate 10% of all dinner checks with “TLC” written on the back to TLC. For more information click here or visit tlcforscc.org.

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Todd Oliver at West Chester University

presents Todd Oliver, an award-winning comedian and ventriloquist, who will be joined onstage by his real life canine pals Irving, Lucy and Elvis for a family friendly evening of entertainment. In addition to competing on “America’s Got Talent,” Oliver has made numerous television appearances, including the “Late Show with David Letterman.” For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.

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Wildlife in Winter Series

Spring Snow Storm | Photo By Matthew Steindl

Spring Snow Storm | Photo By Matthew Steindl

Don’t miss the final part of The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County’s Wildlife in Winter Series. As spring is just around the corner, come join for a final winter adventure that includes looking for and learning about migrating wildlife species with environmental educator, Holly Merker. The cost of the event is $5 for TLC members; $10 for non-members. To register click here or visit The Land Conservancy for 
Southern Chester County’s official website, tlcforscc.org.

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The Brandywine Singers Uncorked

brandywineuncorkedChester County’s concert choir invite performing arts supporters to a festive evening complete with Brandywine Valley wine and beer selections, gourmet food offerings and fantastic silent auction items! Kick off Friday, March 28th on the town at the Chester County Historical Society from 5 to 8pm. Visit TheBrandywineSingers.org/uncorked to purchase advance tickets, and as a special gift, you will receive a complimentary ticket to the final concert of our 2013- 2014 season!

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Downtown Post Office Proposes to Relocate

If you are a local resident or have visited Downtown West Chester before then I’m sure you’ve passed by the local post office at the corner of Gay and Walnut Streets. In my eyes the post office stands as downtown landmark that has been in existence since the early 1900s. However, as of recently there has been a proposal to relocate the office within downtown West Chester. Below is an article that was originally posted by Downtownwestchester.com on February 20, 2014; updated March 10, 2014:

West Chester PA — Richard Hancock, a representative of the US Postal Service, made a presentation to the West Chester Council on February 19 to introduce a proposal to sell the existing Post Office at the corner of Gay and Walnut Streets in downtown West Chester and relocate postal services to another downtown location. The downtown Post Office services the 19380 and 19381 ZIP codes.

Immediately after the presentation, members of the West Chester BID, including myself, met with Mr. Hancock to assure him that the BID will provide every assistance to find a suitable new location within the downtown. The West Chester BID has been monitoring this situation since December, 2011, when rumors of selling the Post Office arose.

It was agreed that the relocation will be as close to the original location as possible. There will be no interruption of postal services during this transition.

The acquisition division of the Postal Service will be looking for a space of about 1,600 square feet that provides parking and the ability to load and unload postal trucks.

There is now an appeal period through April 7, 2014. Details of the appeal process may be found in the lobby of the Post Office, 101 East Gay Street.

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History on Tap at Doc Magrogan’s

Laurie Rofini, Chester County Historical Society, presents History on Tap she explores the life Ann Preston, an abolitionist, advocate for women’s rights and temperance, and one of the first American women to receive a medical degree. History comes alive in the casual atmosphere of Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House of West Chester. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. The program is free and begins at 6:30pm. The event is sponsored by Susquehanna Bank and WCHE 1520AM. For more information on click here or visit www.chestercohistorical.org/event

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Irish Red Ale Beer Release at Iron Hill

Next Friday, March 14, Join Iron Hill Brewery of West Chester for the release of their newest beer; Irish Red Ale. It’s a medium-bodied red ale with a distinct hop character and a touch of caramel sweetness. The event will take place from 5:00–9:00pm. For more information on the release visit Ironhillbrewery.com.

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Barrels on the Brandywine

Beginning this weekend, local wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail will be holding their annual event, Barrels on the Brandywine, each Saturday and Sunday in March.  Barrels on the Brandywine offers tastes of the newest vintages, developing from the 2013 grape harvest.   Local winegrowers and vintners will open their cellars and tasting rooms for barrel tastings, cellar tours, music, food, and other special events. Wine Trail Passports are required to attend this event.  Visitors may purchase Passports ($25 each) online at http://www.bvwinetrail.com in advance or from any member winery either in advance or at the first winery visited during the event. Passports provide a wine tasting at each member winery and a commemorative wine glass. Visit all six wineries and have a chance to win a Brandywine Food & Wine Festival prize pack! For more information visit www.bvwinetrail.com.

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Concerts Coming up at WCU

Looking to escape the cold winter weather? Lucky for you West Chester University is hosting a number of awesome concerts at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre right on campus! For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.wcupa.edu or click here.

  • Winter Choral Festival | Wednesday, February 26, 2014: West Chester University presents the Winter Choral Festival featuring the Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, and Cantari Donne. Performance begins at 8:15pm at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre and is free to attend.
  • Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus | Saturday, March 1, 2014: WCU Live! presents the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, a community united around the performance of creative and challenging music that entertains, inspires, and affirms with a spirit of friendship and hope. The show is entitledWhen I Knew. 7:30pm at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre. Ticketed event. Details at WCU.com.
  • The West Chester University Mastersingers | Sunday, March 2, 2014:  The West Chester University Mastersingers, under the direction of Ryan Kelly, presents the exemplar oratorio Jephte by mid-17th Century composer Giacomo Carissimi. Multiple soloists, six-part chorus, and orchestra make this a dynamic musical telling from the Old Testament Book of Judges. Performance begins at 3:00pm at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre. Free.
  • Cokie Roberts | Friday, March 7, 2014: The President’s Speakers Series at West Chester University presents An Evening with Cokie Roberts. Ms. Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming. In her more than forty years in broadcasting, she has won countless awards, including three Emmys and induction into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. At Emilie K. Asplunde Hall, Philips Memorial Buildingstarting at 8pm. Tickets available at tickets.wcupa.edu.

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N.C. Wyeth’s America in the Making

Now on exhibit at the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art, N.C. Wyeth’s America in the Making features 12 dramatic paintings, created by the artist in the late 1930s for a popular advertising calendar, and shows Wyeth’s renowned mastery of stirring action and uthentic detail. Props from the artist’s Chadds Ford studio, such as a life mask of Abraham Lincoln, a coonskin cap and a Kentucky rifle, will provide fascinating insight into how Wyeth created these paintings. For more information visit www.brandywinemuseum.org or click here.

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