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Local events happening this weekend!

With Winter Storm Nemo on the way, you can stay warm with some of the great indoor events happening this weekend in Downtown West Chester!

Papyrus Exhibit Opening Reception

  • When: Friday, Feb. 8 from 5 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Where:The Art Trust Gallery at Meridian Bank 16 W Market St, West Chester
  • Why Go: The public is invited to this Artists’ Reception on Friday night. Six artists find expression in this ancient medium, reflecting their unique visions. Whether sculptural in form or as an element of a complex composition, paper as a medium unites the art in this exhibit.  Refreshments served.
  • Cost: Free

Conference: ADHD and the Brain – Unlocking Potential

  • When: Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where:WCU Sykes Student Union, 113 W Rosedale Ave, West Chester
  • Why Go: Chester County/Main Line CHADD Presents a half day conference “ADHD and the Brain – Unlocking Potential.” Presentations by authors and experts on ADHD through the Lifespan, Executive Function, and ADHD Stress and Social Connections. Includes a special program for high school and college students and their parents.  “College Success for Students with ADHD”
  • Cost: $30.00 single admission/$50 double admission

Annual Feast of Decadent Chocolate

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 10 at 9 a.m.
  • Where: Unitarian Congregation of West Chester, 501 S High St
  • Why Go: The Unitarian Congregation of West Chester will have its Annual Feast of Decadent Chocolate after each service on Sunday. Start by joining us for services at 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.  Then enjoy the “Feast,” which is a special potluck chocolate social hour.  All are welcomed.  Go to www.ucwc.org for more information.
  • Cost: Free

“An Unfailing Legacy: Lincoln University”

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 10 from 2 – 5 p.m.
  • Where: Milestone Events 600 E Market St, West Chester
  • Why Go:  Chester County Chapter of the Lincoln University Alumni Association will host a book signing of the recently published, “An Unfailing Legacy: Lincoln University.” Copies of the book may be pre-ordered online.
  • Cost: Free

Barbone Street Jazz Band

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 10 from 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Where: First Presbyterian Church 130 W Miner St, West Chester
  • Why Go: Come celebrate Mardi Gras with the 6 member Barbone Street Jazz Band. Fellowship Hall at the Church will be set up with tables and chairs. Light refreshments available (non-alcoholic) The music, New Orleans Jazz and Swing, starts at 4 PM and ends at 6 PM. Family friendly.
  • Cost: Free will offering

H.M.S. Pinafore 

  • When: Thursday, Feb. 7 – Sunday, Feb. 10
  • Where: Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, West Chester University
  • Why Go: The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Chester County presents H.M.S. Pinafore.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.  
  • Cost: Adult $23, Senior $19, Youth $10

Valentine Craft and Tea Party

  • When: Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Municipal Building, 401 E Gay Street, West Chester
  • Why Go: Kids ages 4 -6 are invited to create Valentine hats and crowns and a beaded heart decoration, followed by a mini tea party with refreshments and face painting. 
  • Cost: $15

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Events Happening This February Weekend

There are a ton of events happening around the West Chester area this weekend. Instead of sitting inside all weekend waiting for the Super Bowl, get out and enjoy the first weekend of February in style!

Winter Series Race

When: Saturday, Feb. 2 at 9:10 a.m.
Where:Athlete’s Closet 11 N. 5 Points Rd. West Chester
When: Saturday, Feb. 2 at 9:10 a.m.
Where:Athlete’s Closet 11 N. 5 Points Rd. West Chester
Why Go: This is the third race in the series of four. Free kid’s run at 9:10 AM and the kids will receive ribbons. Races go through the local neighborhood.
Cost: Kids free, Day of Race Adult: $20 with t-shirt and $15 without

Souperbowl 2013

When: Friday, Feb. 1 from 7 – 10 p.m.
Where: Good Will Fire Company 552 E Union St, West Chester
Why Go: Come taste the best soups and breads made by local chefs competing for the People’s Choice Award by category. Watch the viral Ads played during past Super Bowls. Proceeds will benefit the Chester County Food Bank. Westtown Goshen Rotary is sponsoring the event.
Cost: $50

Spoil Yourself Saturday

When: Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Waterloo Gardens, 200 N Whitford Rd, Exton
Why Go: Spoil yourself at Waterloo Gardens this Saturday and enjoy samples, raffles and more.
Cost: Free

First Friday

When: Friday, Feb. 1 at 5 p.m.
Where: Downtown West Chester
Why Go: Come downtown and see what new and what’s cool for the New Year. Stores open late offering specials and refreshments. For more information, please visit their website.
Cost: Free

The Winter’s Tale

When: Runs from January 31 – March 3
Where: People’s Light and Theatre Company
Why Go: Enjoy this tale of kings and queens, revenge and betrayal, spanning countries, seasons, decades, and generations. Inspired by the ancient pagan festivals, Winter’s Tale will be a viscerally-dynamic event featuring live music and acrobatics. Arrive a half hour early and enjoy warm cider, music and dance.
Cost: $25 – $45

Malvern Retreat House’s ArtShow 2013

When: Wednesday, Jan. 30 to Sunday, Feb. , 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sun. Feb. 3 from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m.)
Where: Malvern Retreat House 315 S Warren Ave, Malvern
Why Go: ArtShow2013 is the showcase and sale of over 100 professional artists’ work including paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, and glass. ArtShow2013 also includes a Friday Night Social and Artist Demonstrations. For more detailed information about these events, please visit the event listing!
Cost: Free

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Events Happening This Weekend

It’s Friday, congratulations on making it through another long week! If your looking for something to do this weekend below are some events to check out happening around the West Chester area.

YMCA Sunday

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 20 from Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Where: YMCA 605 Airport Rd, West Chester
  • Why Go: Bring the kids for an afternoon of fun at the West Chester Area Y! Swim, play games and explore all that the Y has to offer. Free and open to the community.
  • Cost: Free

WCFS Empty Bowl Supper

  • When: Friday, Jan. 18 from 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Where: West Chester Friends School
  • Why Go: The West Chester Friends School is hosting an Empty Bowl supper to benefit the West Chester Food Cupboard. Empty Bowl is a national effort to raise awareness about hunger and food insecurity in communities. Participants receive a handmade glazed bowl, a simple supper, bowl filled with soup, and bread.
  • Cost: $10 per person, or $20 for families of two or more.

Furry Predators of the Night

  • When: Friday, Jan. 18 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Brandywine Valley Association, 1760 Unionville-Wawaset Rd, West Chester
  • Why Go: Ever wonder what animals lurk at night? Join us for a howling good time as we investigate the nocturnal habits of foxes and coyotes! Touch real fur from fox and coyote; learn how to identify their tracks, scat and sounds! Bundle up because we will finish out our evening with a walk in hopes of spotting them with the help of a predator call! *Moderate walking.
  • Cost: Members: $5.00 Non-members:$7.00

Artisans Exchange Indoor Food and Farmers Market

  • When: Every Saturday until April 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Where: Golden Valley Farms 208 Carter Dr, West Chester
  • Why Go: This is the region’s first indoor market featuring organically produced foods made right on premise. Enjoy browsing through over 25 local food artisans and farmers, interactive tasting sessions, hands-on demonstrations, live music and more!
  • Cost: Free

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Parking Reminder for Holiday Shoppers

Don’t be confused about parking downtown this holiday season. See Malena’s Where to Park in West Chester offering easy tips for parking in an entertaining video. Remember, on-street parking meters have been changed to allow customers to park up to three hours. At the same time, there are new hours of enforcement posted on affected meters:
  • 8am to 10pm, Monday thru Friday.
  • FREE on Saturday until 5pm. Saturday evening enforcement from 5pm to 10pm.
  • FREE on Sunday except during major events which have a $5 flat fee.

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 a parking ticket.

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The Grand Opening of Hotel Warner in Downtown West Chester!

I recently posted about the opening of Hotel Warner in downtown West Chester here. Today, I was browsing the http://www.figwestchester.com website when I came across a nice write-up they did with a little more information and what to expect for the opening of the Hotel Warner which is scheduled for August 19th! Below is some more information on the grand opening, also check out Fig West Chester‘s website by clicking here!

All are invited to tour the brand-new Hotel Warner, downtown West Chester’s only hotel, Sunday, August 19, from 2–4pm! Hotel Warner is located at 120 North High Street, between Chestnut and Gay Streets.

Hotel Warner will offer superb accommodations for business travelers, leisure guests, and family explorers. King, double Queen, and executive King rooms blend traditional charm, modern comforts, and plenty of genuine hospitality. With private onsite meeting space for 60 guests and additional facilities for nearly 200, the hotel is also perfect for business trips and group gatherings. The Hotel Warner will also offer several extended stay and relocation suites for guests desiring long term and comfortable accommodations. For up-to-date information about Hotel Warner, visit their Facebook page!


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Summer Fun Guide 2012

West Chester Parks and Recreation has provided West Chester with some wonderfully entertaining events that are fun for the entire family. The whole line up for the summer is below make sure to check them all out!

Swingin’ Summer Thursdays

Swingin’ Thursdays are set to return the first Thursday of every month, beginning May 31. The special event takes place from 6:30 to 9:30 pm on Gay Street in West Chester. Each first Thursday will feature food, clowns, artists, magicians, jugglers and loads of family fun. Live music will also grace the event, with different performers each month.

Vintage Garage Sale

The Chestnut Street Parking garage and West Chester Recreation will host a Vintage Garage Sale on Friday, June 1st from 4 to 9 pm. Participation is limited to 21 spaces so snag your spot today by filling out an application at www.west-chester.com/recreation.php. Or, take advantage of the unique finds from vendors like freshvintageVidalia’s Vintage, and 50/50 Company all in one place and head to the event, prepared for purchase. The clothing, home decor, artwork and accessories are one of kind items that deserve a loving home. Walk fast, run, scooter or dance (they don’t care how you get there) to 14 East Chestnut Street for vintage First Friday fun you won’t want to miss. Food vendors likeDia Doce will be on site as well!

Flea Market & Bike Sale

Finished with spring cleaning and now sure what to do with all your “trash?” Come out to the Flea Market! Reserve your space today for only $15 by calling 610-436-9010! Those interested may pick up a registration form from the office at 401 East Gay St. The event will unfold Saturday, June 2 from 9 am to 2 pm. If you don’t have trash but are looking to find your bike a new home, this is the place to be as well! Bikes must be brought by 10 am to the Municipal Building and be in riding condition. Register with West Chester Recreation, whom you’ll share the profits with 80/20 and have a price in mind! Return at 2 pm to see if the bike sold. They “wheely” hope to see you there! For more information call  610-436-9010.

Super Sundays

Sundays are usually bitter sweet. A day of relaxation, with no worries, yet Monday looms in the future. Enjoy Sundays the right way, the SUPER way, and forget about tomorrow (Monday). Gather with friends and family on Gay Street (between Matlack and Darlington to bring the super back to your Sunday. The Super Sunday event will unfold June 3 11 am to 5 pm and it’s free to the public. There’s no pressure to show up at a specific time so WC Recreation invites you to relax, enjoy your Sunday and get there whenever you can. However, there are certain performers appearing on schedule so if there’s particular entertainment you’re hoping to see, review the information below and plan accordingly.


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Daylight Savings Time Begins this Weekend!

It’s nearly time to ‘spring forward.’ Just a friendly reminder that this weekend is daylight savings time so do not forget to turn your clocks ahead!

At 2 a.m. on the morning of Sunday, March 11, we’ll be springing forward—and losing an hour of the day, for daylight saving time. The good news: sunset will be an hour later. The bad news is we will be loosing an hour of sleep, for me however, I would rather have the sunlight for a little longer everyday because I will have more time for activities outside before dark.

You may have noticed the annual tradition of daylight saving time has crept forward a bit. We used to spring forward on the first Sunday in April and fall back on last Sunday in October. But a couple years ago, Congress changed the date—adding more daylight saving time to the calendar. This year, it will run from March 11 until Nov. 4.

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Crazy Pennsylvania Laws that still Exists

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I was browsing Yahoo.com this morning when I came across a featured article entitled “Crazy Laws Governing Pennsylvania Residents“. Curiosity got the best of me, I had to click and read more. After reading further what I found was an article that explained five Pennsylvania laws that remain on the books long after their relevance has past/Laws that once had an important purpose, but are now just annoyances. Below is a list of these five laws and a short explanation of each, for more information you can view the full article by clicking here.

  • Removing Trespassing Livestock

If a Pennsylvania resident finds a farm animal on his or her property, the proper individual to inform is the constable. In Pennsylvania, constables are like police officers, except they have statewide authority to deal with both civil and criminal matters. Constables do not get a public salary, but may be paid with public funds based on the work that is done. Though most constables would not have the first idea of how to herd a cow off someone’s property, this law was recently included as part of the consolidation of laws relating to constables in 2009. The next time a PA resident has a cow or sheep take up residence on the lawn, be sure to contact your local constable.

  • Fireworks Can’t be Sold to Pennsylvanians

It is perfectly legal for licensed sellers to sell all different types of consumer fireworks in Pennsylvania. Those who sell the fireworks will need to look closely at the buyer’s identification, however, as Pennsylvania residents are not allowed to purchase the more extreme, or even most, fireworks. Those who are Pennsylvania residents can get a permit to put on a fireworks display, but other than that option, residents are generally limited to sparklers and other novelties. There are no limits as to which types of fireworks can be sold by licensed sellers in the state to non-residents, however.

  • Wine and Liquor Can Only Be Sold in State Stores

Unless you are drinking at a bar or restaurant, if you want to purchase liquor or wine in Pennsylvania, you will need to go to the state store. This arcane little law has become a fact of life for all Pennsylvania residents. Recently, there has been a push to privatize the liquor stores. Though the alcoholic beverages would still not be able to be sold in grocery stores, perhaps there could be a greater variety, selection, or price range at the different stores. Currently, every item is priced the same at each store.

  • 192-Ounce Limit for Beer

Unless you are purchasing beer from a beer distributor, you will be limited to a purchase of 192 ounces of beer or malt beverages in a single transaction in Harrisburg. Now, 192 ounces is not a small amount. In fact, it is the equivalent of 16 12-ounce bottles. It is still a strange law to have, though. Just recently, some specific grocery stores and gas stations have been allowed to sell a select few beer and malt beverages, which would seem to put Pennsylvania a little behind the times.

  • No Sunday Car Purchases

There used to be a number of prohibited activities on Sundays. Though most have been repealed by now, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, residents are still not able to purchase a vehicle from a licensed dealer that day. Though residents can likely buy alcoholic beverages on a Sunday, even with the restrictive alcohol laws of the state, they cannot purchase a vehicle.

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Parking in Downtown West Chester

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Downtown West Chester has ample parking available for visitors even during events. Your best, worry-free options are the two municipal garages — the BicentennialChestnut Street garages — located in the center of downtown. Each provides easy access to hundreds of businesses. You pay for just what you use and never have to worry about getting an overtime parking ticket. Many merchants and restaurants validate garage parking, so take your garage parking ticket with you.

Metered Parking

There are meters on-street and in several parking lots. Meters take quarters only, 15-minutes for each quarter up to three-hours. Metered parking is enforced from 8am to 10pm Monday through Friday and 5pm to 10pm on Saturday. Parking on Sunday is free. (Once the time on the meter has expired, parked cars are subject to an overtime parking ticket.)


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House Pass Bill extending Sunday Beer Sales

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Score one for beer lovers. The Pennsylvania legislature on Wednesday voted to extend the hours beer distributors can stay open on Sundays. Until now, consumers have had to make Sunday beer runs between noon and 5 p.m. The measure passed by both the House and Senate – with little debate – would extend the hours on both ends, allowing distributors to stay open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The bill now goes to Gov. Corbett, and a spokesman said last night the governor was expected to sign it. This loosening of Pennsylvania’s stringent liquor laws comes as some top Republicans are pushing to privatize almost all of the state Liquor Control Board’s operations. The move to auction off the agency’s wine and liquor stores, championed by Corbett and House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, has helped push the door open to modernizing laws that hark back to the end of Prohibition.

Just recently, the LCB quietly rolled out a pilot program allowing customers to select from a limited list of products and, for a fee, have them shipped directly to their homes. Before, customers could order only from the LCB’s online catalog and have the liquor shipped to the nearest state liquor store for pickup. Over the last few years, the agency has also made a concerted effort to spiff up stores, increase selection, and open higher-end retail locations.

Although the LCB does not sell beer, it does license distributors of suds. And in Pennsylvania, beer laws almost inevitably find their way into the privatization debate. In the bill legislators approved Wednesday, there are other provisions that would relax some liquor laws, including one that would allow restaurants that serve brunch or breakfast before 11 a.m. on Sundays to begin serving alcoholic beverages as early as 9 a.m. For more information check out the full article originally posted by Philly.com by clicking here.


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