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Authentic: Johnathan Ashton
IF YOU READ every historical marker or plaque you pass, you’ll find an immediate kinship with Johnathan Ashton. He’s a poet, photographer, music producer, and video artist. And he recently put his talents to use to create “Historical Landmarks,” a short film showcasing West Chester’s architecture and history.
“History is my passion, and to preserve it I use myRead on →
Giving Back: The Charles A. Melton Arts & Recreation Center
ESTABLISHED IN 1918 as the West Chester Community Center, it was renamed the Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center in 2004. But to those who gathered here throughout the years, neither name was really needed.
“When someone calls it ‘the Center,’ I know you’re from here and what it means to you,” says Lisa Dorsey, the president of the board of directors.Read on →
Fresh Face: Sue’s Chestnut Street Cafe & Gallery
ON THEIR RAMBLING walks through West Chester, Sue Long listened to her dad, Ray, tell her about the borough’s history—and, more personally—how things were when he was growing up here. He’d point out a building and tell her what it used to be or who had resided within its walls. Just a few blocks from where she lives now, the vacant building on the corner of NorthRead on →