What’s Happening In West Chester

Catherine Rogers realizes she’s been self-centered Steve Soars stands on the foundation where construction of the Pemba vocational school is now taking place. Each of us plod through our lives with our blinders on, our focus strictly on ourselves – our own successes and our own needs. We often fail to notice the world beyond […]

7/31: Bar Tour For Bella

On November 2, 2010, Mary Reck tragically passed away, leaving behind her 3-year-old daughter, Isabella Rose. In an effort to raise money for Bella, West Chester restaurants hosted a bar crawl. 100% of donations and proceeds went to a trust for Isabella.

Going Organic (And Local) At Shoo Mama’s

There’s a good-ol’, down-home feeling you get when talking to Lynn Powers. Walk through the doors of his restaurant in the Commons of Thornbury just outside of town, and it’s like you’ve entered his home. He greets the customers at Shoo Mama’s Farm Fresh Café and asks about the family and friends of his regulars. […]

A Local Band On The Rise

Lukas JP is hard to really understand. He speaks quickly, uses bigger words than necessary and often jumps from point A to point B without any clear-cut connectors. He’s difficult to pin down and can be quick to get down to brass tacks. Despite this, you want to talk to Lukas. It’s not just that […]

Keeping It All In The Family

Some restaurant owners manage from afar. They hire managers to oversee operations, chefs to run the kitchen and hire a maitre d’ to interact with their customers. Sean and Maris Powell couldn’t be more different. Sean and Marisa are the owners of both Pietro’s Prime and Nonna’s, and despite having two restaurants, it’s rare if […]

Friday 8/5 5pm: First Friday

Start the weekend right on the first Friday of every month. The stores stay open late just for you! It’s the perfect time to come to Downtown West Chester and see what’s new and what’s cool. Participating stores include OBVI, Blink, The Five Senses, Sunset Hill Fine Arts Gallery and Serpentine Gallery. For specific information […]

Thursday 8/5, 6:30-9:30pm: Swingin Summer Thursdays Pop Night

Get down to Gay Street between High and Darlington when the street is shut down to make way for a genuine street fair. Enjoy food, music, clowns, artists, magic, jugglers and live music played by Drive 26 and KAPOW (shown at left). Gay Street, 610-436-9010, west-chester.com/recreation.php

Thursday 7/28, 1-3pm: Green Girl Workshop

Come out to the public library and make cute accessories, cool jewelry, bedroom decor, and more, using recycled products in this class specifically for teenagers. West Chester Public Library, 415 North Church Street, 610-696-1721, wcpubliclibrary.org

Thursday 7/28, 5-9pm: A Networking Event For Young Professionals

Breakaway Ink presents a networking event for West Chester’s young professionals at Barnaby’s. Come out for drink and food specials, win raffle prizes and make valuable connections. The team behind The WC will have a table. We’ll be shooting photos for the August issue of the magazine and giving away merchandise. Barnaby’s of West Chester, […]

Thursday 7/21, around 7pm: Shakespeare In The Park Presents “Richard III”

Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company, out of Media, PA, present Shakespeare’s story about the short reign of Richard III. Richard is a decorated soldier, a war hero, a son, a brother, an uncle and a respected member of the community. He is also a politician with the ambition to hold the ultimate position of power in […]