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Jazz Cocktail Hour with Terry Klinefelter

296_Jazz_Cocktail_Hour_LogoUptown! Entertainment Alliance presents the Jazz Cocktail Hour, a Thursday evening concert series, with recording artist and West Chester University professor Terry Klinefelter; a versatile performer who is at home both in jazz clubs or the classical concert stage. She was described by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “on the cosmic cusp where Mozart might meet Mingus.” Her 2013 release, Zingaro, features original jazz compositions and standards, as well as several new songs based on the works of renowned poet Dana Gioia. The event will take place on Thursday, October 30, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Knights of Columbus Building.

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The Chili Cook-Off this Sunday!

On Sunday October 9th come to West Chester to find out who makes the best darn chili at the Annual West Chester Chili Cookoff from noon to 3pm. The streets of Downtown West Chester fill with the wonderful aroma of chili cooking and you can taste all the chili you want from dozens of vendors and then vote for your favorite. The Chestnut Street Garage and Bicentennial Garage (South High Street) will be charging a $5 flat fee for the event. See more event information at WestChesterChiliCookoff.com.

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West Chester Chili Cook-Off

On Sunday October 9th come to West Chester to find out who makes the best darn chili at the Annual West Chester Chili Cookoff from noon to 3pm. The streets of Downtown West Chester fill with the wonderful aroma of chili cooking and you can taste all the chili you want from dozens of vendors and then vote for your favorite. The Chestnut Street Garage and Bicentennial Garage (South High Street) will be charging a $5 flat fee for the event. See more event information at WestChesterChiliCookoff.com.

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This Saturday: Ghost Tours of West Chester

The Ghost Tours of West Chester is a walking tour with tales of ghosts, folklore and history. Your guide will lead you on a 90-minute walk through the spooky lanes of downtown ne

ighborhoods where you’ll explore the land of the shadow people, learn of lost souls of the Underground Railroad, and hear about the West Chester gallows where horse thieves and murderers were hanged. New stories andtours added for the season.

The Ghost Tours of West Chester occur every Friday & Saturday night in October and start at The Lincoln Room (28 West Market, 610-696-2102). Tours begin at 8:00 pm and doors open at 7:00 pm rain or shine. Courtyard Grill will be open for light sandwiches, snacks and beverages before the tours. Price is $10 per person ages 5 years and up. Reservations required; call 610-696-2102.

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Snapshots of Historic West Chester

Join the Chester County Night School at The Lincoln Room as storyteller Malcolm Johnstone presents an overview of West Chester’s growth from a settlement, to a “county town,” to a “Borough,” and finally to the “exurban community” that it is today. Learn about West Chester’s many historical landmarks, events and characters that will give you a true appreciation of West Chester’s history. Tea, coffee, and a light dessert will be served starting at 7:00 pm.

To register, go to Chester County Night School or call 610-692-1964, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 1 pm.

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Outstanding Preservation Projects Recognized

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The West Chester Downtown Foundation (WCDF) has announced seven winners of the First Annual West Chester Historic Preservation Awards Program for 2011. The winners were selected from fourteen nominations for projects that reflect outstanding historic preservation practices within the Borough of West Chester. Each will be honored at a breakfast reception on Tuesday, October 18, at the Chester County Historical Society.

A. Roy Smith was chosen as Preservationist of the Year. He is being honored “because of his consistent and very valuable efforts to preserve both the fabric and the history of West Chester,” wrote the nominating committee for the WCDF. “Moreover, because of the strength of his commitment to preservation, he has helped to foster the importance of retaining and restoring our historic fabric. It is an understanding that is slow to develop and needs the reinforcement of advocates like Roy.”

“The purpose of the preservation awards is to raise awareness of West Chester’s historic character and to encourage the preservation of its historic integrity,” said Jane Dorchester, Architectural Historian and chair of the awards committee. “We intend to make this an annual awards program.” The awards are presented by the West Chester Downtown Foundation, the non-profit arm of the West Chester Business Improvement District. Nominations are for projects and properties located in the Borough of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Read more at A. Roy Smith given local Preservationist of the Year award to see details of each award project.

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Woman’s Field Hockey: Bloomsburg Upsets West Chester

Amanda Riley scored two goals to lead top-ranked Bloomsburg team to a 4-1 victory against second-ranked West Chester on Tuesday.

In the early going both teams had scoring chances with the Huskies getting seven penalty corners and the Golden Rams two in the game’s first 25 minutes. Bloomsburg finally broke through in the 28th minute when Jenna DiSabatino scored off an assist from Brooke Simonovich. For DiSabatino, the hero in last week’s win against Shippensburg, it was her third goal of the season.

The Huskies added to their lead just three minutes later when Riley scored off an assist from Amber Aulenbach. In the second half Riley connected for the second time in the game with Jenna DiSabatino getting credit for the assist just 4:32 into the period. The Golden Rams cut into the deficit in the 43rd minute with a goal on a penalty corner with Alisha Moran hitting the back of the cage from a Nancy Stehman assist.

Bloomsburg closed out the showdown versus West Chester with Cassie DiSabatino scoring on a penalty stroke. From there the Huskies defense withstood eight shots on goal by the home team throughout an eight-minute stretch. Bloomsburg finished with 16 shots compared to 13 for West Chester, while the Golden Rams had a 10-9 edge in penalty corners.

 

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Final Swingin’ Summer Thursday of the Season!

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The Swingin’ Summer Thursday Series is an evening of live music on the streets of Downtown West Chester. It is held the first Thursday in JuneJuly, August, and September. Each Swingin’ Summer Thursday has a musical genre theme and two bands are selected to perform. Local food vendors, information booths, and local artisan booths are spread out among the event. The next event is coming up soon on September 1st (this Thursday!) from 6:30PM-9:30PM and is free to attend. For more information, contact WC Parks & Recreation at 610-436-9010. If you are looking for a free insurance quote check out Kimberley Vassal Insurance Services by doing so you will be supporting a local business!

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Cafe Fiorello’s of West Chester!

Looking for a great place to eat in West Chester? Look no further… Cafe Fiorello’s has been a part of the West Chester restaurant scene since 1997. Owner and Executive Chef Daniele Fiorello has been making his name as a successful restaurateur since leaving his home in Palermo, Italy (in Sicily) when he was 18. Aside from the delicious entrees available every night on our regular menu, look for great house specials like these: Risotto Pescatore, Caponata, Fruitte di Mare, Branzino, and Insalata di Fiorello. For more information visit their website http://www.fiorellosinwestchester.com!

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Shopping in West Chester

Below are a few great stores to check out in downtown West Chester if you happen to be visiting or just strolling around downtown…

Kent Studios at Z Gallery (109 W Gay St, 610-696-5515) features Amazing Paintings on Porcelain with 40 Mid-Atlantic Porcelain Artists, during August. Opening Reception Friday, August 5th.

BIG Diamond Importers (15 W Gay St, 610-692-7707) is offering 30% off all in-stock engagement rings during August.

Sunset Hill Jewelers (23 N High St, 610-692-0374) invites you to their Annual Pink & Peridot Sale with 50% off all in-stock Pink Gemstone & Peridot jewelry August 1st through August 13th.

The 5 Senses (133 W Market St, 610-719-0170) celebrates summer with a
Seriously HOT 20%-60% Off Summer Sale through August 18th.

Ruby Slippers Boutique (18 N High St – 610-719-6040) celebrates the Phillies with a new selection of merchandise — coffee mugs, lunch totes, spinners, mini cell phone holders and hipster bags — all under $35!

PARKING TIP: Your best option for parking in downtown West Chester are the centrally located municipal parking garages. Park as long as you want and have no fear of getting an overtime parking ticket. Go to the Parking Tab for details. Download the updated downtown parking map (PDF).

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