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11/29-12/24 21st Annual Miniatures Show

Sunset Hill Fine Arts Gallery will host their 21st Annual Miniatures Show featuring paintings by your favorite Chester County artists, and the opening reception takes place on Friday, November 29 from 12-7pm. Featuring 21 artists, the show is one of the largest collections of unique, beautiful and smaller-sized original paintings; perfect for the beginning collector […]

11/29 “Holiday Swing”

Celebrate the holiday season with friends and family and the Pennsylvania Philharmonic Big Band! You’ll be dancing in your seat as select members of the orchestra and special guest artists serenade you with holiday favorites like “White Christmas,” “Sleigh Ride,” and swing era hits like “In the Mood,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it […]

Gems from the Past

story by Anna Lockhart | photos by Erik Weber Walking along Gay Street in downtown West Chester, it’s clear that this county seat is a place that holds dear its history. Nods to eras past twinkle via details in the buildings — the slight warp of original Colonial-era glass in a window; the wrought iron […]

Classically Trained

These local auto shops have a soft spot for older cars story by Kate Chadwick There’s an essay floating around the internet — often mistakenly attributed to the late 60 Minutes correspondent Andy Rooney, but actually written by Frank Kaiser — called In Praise of Older Women. In it, a 65-year-old Kaiser enumerates just what […]

11/23 & 24 Handel’s “Messiah”

Chester County’s premier vocal arts ensemble, The Brandywine Singers, presents Handel’s Messiah, reimagined and illuminated with a period string ensemble. Don’t miss this graceful new interpretation of a holiday classic! Saturday offers two show times, at 3pm and 7pm, plus a 3pm showing on Sunday, and the show runs about two hours. Tickets are available […]

Field of Dreams

The Brandywine Vintage Base Ball Club Replays the Past story by Jesse Piersol In the 2018 movie Kodachrome, protagonist Matt Ryder (played by Jason Sudeikis) reconnects with his estranged father, Ben (Ed Harris), who is in the final throes of terminal cancer. A famous photographer with an impossible ego, Ben weasels his son into embarking […]

11/23 Hanging of the Greens

Join the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce at 9am and help paint the town red… and green! Transform downtown West Chester by hanging green boughs and red bows on downtown windows, businesses, and lamp posts. Enter a normal West Chester in the morning, and leave it looking like Christmas. Just in time for Black […]

Welcome to West Chester

Kara Larkin brings salon expertise to the borough with her new venture, Cinq What made you choose to open your own salon? I thought that after 10 years in the industry I was ready to branch out, to be my own boss and embrace the challenges and rewards that come along with that. How did […]

11/22 Laughs for Literacy

Enjoy an evening of laughter and camaraderie and help raise funds for, and awareness of, the needs of youth in Chester County and the surrounding areas starting at 7pm. The event — hosted by Kevin Reilly with catering by John Serock Catering — features three New York-based comedians, an auction, raffle and open bar. Funds […]

Bartender of the Month – November 2019

For Larry Soscia, working at Pietro’s Prime is a family affair both in feeling and in fact. How long have you been in industry? About 20 years. I started in high school at Lima Estates retirement home. After college at Pitt, I bartended at Kildare’s in KOP, where I met my wife who was also […]