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The September Playlist

DJ Romeo’s must-download tracks of the month There are always a few necessities for heading back to school – fresh clothes, expensive textbooks, pens, pencils notebooks and, most importantly, music. So, whether you steal ’em or buy ’em, make sure you have these tracks on your iPod for the back-to-school season… It was an exciting […]

A Trainer’s Tips On Staying Fit

Christine Mooney shares her insight on staying happy and healthy I’m the laid-back Southern girl, the semi-nomad who doesn’t own anything unless it fits in her Jeep (or in her parents’ attic until she’s secured a place to live). The girl who, when the wind blows from a certain direction, feels something wild fire up […]

The Quick Chat – Ryan Estrada

Talking West Chester real estate with realtor Ryan Estrada AFTER the real estate bubble burst back in 2008, uncertainty has been the only constant in the market. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, it is a tumultuous time for real estate. Foreclosures have been all over the news, and short sale has become a […]

The West Chester Food Safari

Jeremy Malanka feeds his need for cheese THERE are two food combinations I will eat until the day I die: nachos and cheese and peanut butter and jelly. These foods are so simple, I can’t get enough. Especially nachos. Spicy, gooey, cheesy, and crunchy gets me every time. Fortunately, West Chester has a slew of […]

Editor’s Letter – September 8, 2011

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, […]

Tuesdays 9/13, 9/20 & 9/27 10am-1pm: Storytime

The West Chester Public Library presents storytime every Tuesday in September for children ranging from newborn to five years old. Times vary depending upon age, with ages 0-12 months at 10am, 12-23 months at 11am and four to five-year-olds at 1pm (two and three-year-old children meet on Thursdays). 415 North Church Street, 610-696-1721,

Sunday 9/11, 2pm: 9/11 Hero’s Run

Join the Travis Manion Foundation in raising money to assist our nation’s veterans and to aid the families of our fallen heros. The Hero’s Run has two events, a 5k race and a fun run/walk, so there is no excuse not to participate. The run kicks off at 2pm, but arrive early to register. There […]

Friday 9/2 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 (and what’s discounted). Below is a comprehensive (but far from complete) list of what’s happening in town tonight. Visual […]

Thursday 9/1, 6:30-9:30pm: Swingin Summer Thursdays World Night

Get down to Gay Street between High and Matlack 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 Animus. Gay Street, 610-436-9010,

7/28: Breakaway Ink’s Networking Event At Barnaby’s

Breakaway Ink packed the house at Barnaby’s for their Young Professionals Networking Event. Hundreds of dollars in prizes were raffled off and the proceeds from the raffle, plus 20% of Breakaway Ink’s sales, were donated to the Chester County SPCA. Photos by Adam Jones