The public is invited to the Annual Meeting of the West Chester Business Improvement District taking place this Thursday, April 3rd, from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Chester County Historical Society. At the meeting there will be a presentation of the accomplishments from 2013 and a discussion of upcoming events and current developments. See the 2013 annual report by clicking here or visit Downtownwestchester.com.
The Borough of West Chester has received funds from the estate of the Pillagalli Family to expand the already successful tree planting program within the Borough. This program will allow for one free street tree per household. To be eligible, property owners must ground out existing tree stumps and concrete sidewalks must have tree wells cut out and ready for planting.
Residents interested in receiving a free street tree should submit an application to the West Chester Borough Urban Forester, Denise Dunn-Kesterson. Applications can be obtained either at the Public Works Department or at West-Chester.com/tree.
The annual Barclay Friends’ Festival of Gardens is a West Chester garden tour held each September that features the private gardens of the residents of West Chester Borough. During the tour, local artists can be found working in many of the gardens, and following the tour there is a plant sale at Barclay Friends. The Festival of Gardens benefits the horticultural programming at Barclay Friends and is supported by members of the West Chester community who help plan and host the annual event in different sections of the borough each year.
This year’s 9th Annual Festival of Gardens Tour will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event will feature 12+ private gardens in the Southwest area of the borough of West Chester. Please visit http://bf.kendal.org or click here to purchase tickets. Tickets are priced at $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the tour. For questions or concerns, please contact the Development Office at 610-918-3433.
If you visit West Chester regularly I’m sure you have most likely received a parking ticket and know how annoying it can be to trek down to the borough offices or mail in the fines. Lucky for us the West Chester Borough recently unveiled (back in December) a new feature that allows people to pay their parking tickets online on the borough’s website!
In order to pay a parking ticket, simply go to the borough’s website and click the blue “Parking Fine Payments” button on the right side of the screen or simply click here to be directed. The service requires that you enter your e-mail address as well as your citation number or license plate number. Let’s face it, no one likes getting a parking ticket, but it happens. At least now we can pay the parking violations from the conviance of our homes. To learn how to avoid getting a parking violation in Downtown West Chester check out this awesome video explaining the best places to park in WC!
Get ready to experience the gracious hospitality and outstanding services of the new Hotel Warner, located in the heart of downtown West Chester Pennsylvania. They are currently under construction now and opening in the Summer 2012!
The Hotel Warner is the only hotel in historic West Chester Borough and the ideal location for your business trip, a leisurely weekend get-a-way or group outing. And with free WIFI, an indoor heated pool and a delicious complimentary European style breakfast, there’s something everyone will enjoy. The Hotel Warner is opening in the summer of 2012 and currently accepting reservations from October, 2012, so book your reservation today.
West Chester area residents are invited to “jump right in” on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the Chester Ridley Crum Watershed Association’s annual cleanup of Goose Creek. Bring a friend (or two) to be part of a great community effort for a cleaner Goose Creek.
West Chester Borough portion of Goose Creek cleanup meets inside West Chester Public Works Garage, 205 Lacey Street, West Chester. Volunteers are requested to arrive by 8:45 am, receive a team assignment, and enjoy complimentary beverages and bagels. Choose between kid-friendly, moderate, and challenging choices. Contact site coordinator Courtney Finneran to volunteer or to lead a section. Attire is roll up pants and old shoes or knee boots. Bring hip waders or chest waders if you have them. CRC will provide gloves and trash bags. See updates on facebook.