FEW towns experience the ebb and flow of the seasons like West Chester. After a long, slow, hot summer, September breathes new life into the town. The start of a new semester brings with it 12,000 students, whose numbers nearly double our town’s population. As the heat fades, locals return to West Chester from resorts, summer homes and other places beyond our borough. There are festivals, new shops, restaurant openings, and, best of all, The WC gets printed twice a month.
That’s right – double the dose of your favorite new publication. With everything else picking up in town, it only seemed right that we, too, should do a little something extra. Additionally, you can turn to us on the web. Our new website at thewcpress.com gets updated daily with new deals, activities and information, all for or about West Chester. And, if you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, you have a chance to win prizes, like gift certificates to your favorite bars and restaurants. Look to the left of this page for more information about that.
Finally, now that The WC has found its footing, I wanted to take time to thank the people who helped us get off the ground. Four months ago this publication was a slim, 40-page rag, and now (while we like to keep that “rag” feel) the magazine you hold has nearly doubled in size. On behalf of our whole team, I’d like to thank our advertisers – both current and former – without whom this publication wouldn’t exist. A particular thank-you is owed to those businesses who jumped onboard for the first issue, and have stuck with us ever since: Cozy, Kooma, Lowery Lawn & Landscape, Más Mexicali Cantina, Matlack Florist, Olive Branch, Ryan’s Pub, Salon Chemistry, Salon Ooh La La, Spaz Beverage, Teca and The 5 Senses. Thank you all for your support.