Join the Uptown! Entertainment Alliance tonight (Friday, September 20, 2014) for a screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark at 8:00pm. Arrive early for cocktails and a film discussion beginning at 7:50pm. The mission of Uptown! Entertainment Alliance is to promote cultural, economic, and civic life experiences in Chester County through live theater, music, dance, film, and other local events. For more information on the event click here.
The first comprehensive interpretation of nineteenth century Chester County clothing and the people who wore them is exhibited at Chester County Historical Society, beginning this Friday, November 22, 2013 and lasting through August 30, 2014. Entitled Profiles: Chester County Clothing of the 1800s, it examines the century long evolution of clothing profiles including Empire-style gowns, children’s Turkey red print dresses, elaborate men’s vests, and highly detailed dresses of the Victorian era. Supported by a grant from the Coby Foundation. The opening reception benefits CCHS. For more information on the exhibit visit www.chestercohistorical.org.
For the seventh year, vegetable growers across the Commonwealth will be celebrating the peak produce season during the month of August. Not only are Pennsylvania vegetables delicious and nutritious, but buying local vegetables can reduce your carbon footprint and save you money. Shop local, seasonal produce at places across the area such as Artisan Exchange, Thornbury Farm CSA, and Pete’s Produce Farm. For more information and a list of produce markets visit www.paveggies.org or click here!
Greater Philadelphia’s breweries, bars and beer-sellers will be showing off during Philly Beer Week, a 10-day event celebrating “the best beer-drinking city in America.” Philly Beer Week, which was established in 2008 and “is the largest beer celebration of its kind in America,” according to its website, will run from May 31 though June 9. The event will span over 20 communities around the Delaware Valley and New Jersey, including Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties.
West Chester’s very own Boxcar Brewing Company will be part of the action. The local favorite Boxcar Brewing Company is holding an event to kick off the start of Philly Beer Week tomorrow, May 31, 2013! For more information click here or visit http://www.phillybeerweek.org.
Get ready for this year’s Brandywine Food & Wine Festival! The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail is showcasing the best of what the Brandywine Valley and surrounding Philadelphia countryside has to offer on June 8, 2013 from 12pm-6pm at the Myrick Conservation Center (1760 Unionville-Wawaset Road, West Chester, PA). The event brings together the best of the Brandywine Valley area including; local wineries, food vendors, local artisans and musicians. You can purchase tickets online by clicking here or visit the official event website, www.pawinefestival.com.
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.
A large winter storm is expected to hit the Philadelphia area and most of the northeastern United States Thursday through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. As much as 2 to 4 inches of snow is in the forecast for Philadelphia and Montgomery counties, mixed with some rain. Slightly less is expected in most of Chester and Delaware counties.
In general, the storm’s effects are expected to be more severe farther up the coast, with one to two feet predicted in parts of New England. Weather.com tracks the expected effects day by day from what The Weather Channel has christened Winter Storm Nemo. For more information stay tuned to www.weather.com and keep checking for up to date information, delays, and cancellations from around the area.
This past week has seen gas prices jumping more than two digits in many areas of the country, including the Philadelphia area, according to AAA. AAA attributes the price jump to a rise in crude oil prices and some refineries closing for good or for maintenance. They call this week-over-week spike the most dramatic in nearly two years. In West Chester, the best price is currently $3.57 according to www.pennsylvaniagasprices.com. I have provided a list of locations below to some of the cheapest gas around the West Chester area.
Don’t miss all the fun happening this holiday season! Below are a couple events happening around the West Chester area over the next couple days, Hope to see you there!
Holiday Triple Threat
- When: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.
- Where: Church and Market Street, West Chester
- Why Go: Choose your race. Race as a three-member team through the downtown West Chester loop or race as an individual runner and attempt to trump the relays to win it all. A portion of this race benefits the Great Guys Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to Bringing Hope Home by financially supporting families battling cancer in the Philadelphia area.
- Cost: $20 – $90 *depends on when and how you register.
- When: Thursday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 and 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.
- Where: Henderson Senior High School, West Chester
- Why Go: The Chester County Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker. For reserved tickets, please call the box office at 610-431-2333.
- Cost: $7 – $50
- When: Dec. 7 – Dec. 16
- Where: Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 South High St.
- Why Go: Enjoy an all-ages cast of over 80 dancers and actors create and bring to life The Nutcracker. As the narrative unfolds, comical high jinx, holiday fun, and lavishly genteel romance transpire against a backdrop of antique decors and picturesquely animated action. All of the elements combine to make Brandywine Ballet’s The Nutcracker a favorite among local audiences.
- Cost: $25, $30, $40
- When: Weekends
- Where: Market Street Station in West Chester
- Why Go: Join Santa for a 90-minute journey through the Chester Creek Valley on West Chester’s excursion train. Heated cars and live music add to the fun with Santa. Go to West Chester Railroad for details.
- Cost: $6, $13, $20
- Holiday Events Happening at WCU (mywestchesterpatown.com)
- At the Nutcracker (ariel51.wordpress.com)
Wander through half a million twinkling lights, thousands of poinsettias, and magnificent Christmas trees. Beautifully lit fountains dance in the starry holiday wonderland, and enjoy concerts presented daily! This season, enjoy A Longwood Christmas, the region’s most popular winter attraction, through January 6th. West Chester’s very own Hotel Warner will be offering a “special Hotel Warner Package” or you can visit Longwood Gardens webpage for ticket availability as timed admission tickets are required. There is no admittance to the Gardens without a timed admission ticket if you are not a Member. Make sure to purchase a timed tickets now to avoid disappointment! Remember tickets are limited and sell out quickly.