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There’s a Story to be Told
WEST CHESTER WAS MADE FOR THE HOLIDAYS. It’s like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Colored lights twinkle from trees and buildings, decorations hang inside and out, and windows glow as we walk through the borough. You may hear a church choir practicing or the bells ringing at the University. The crisp air is scented with smoke from a fireplace andRead on →
Celebrating Five Years in West Chester
Good things don’t just happen—they happen by good design . For the last five years, it has been our pleasure to package the borough of West Chester as a destination for shopping, dining, arts, and events. Thank you to the businesses, sponsors, and readers who believe in our mission. We look forward to the next five years of celebrating all-things-local in theRead on →
Giving Back: Valerie Jester
VALERIE HAYES JESTER IS A WEST CHESTER NATIVE, and her roots go back generations. It’s where she lives and bases her business, Brandywine Capital Associates Inc. She grew up and went to school in
the borough and has seen it change and grow. “I bought my first pet guinea pig at Woolworth’s 5 & 10 where Iron Hill is now,” she says with a laugh.
Energetic andRead on →
Authentic: Jim Jones
JIM JONES SPENT his early years roaming—living and working across Africa, Europe, and several states in the U.S. He hitchhiked across the Sahara three times. But when he landed here to teach history at West Chester University in 1992, he put down roots.
He settled into a neighborhood just east of the University. After hearing a few old-timers call it Riggtown,Read on →
Hasten To Assist: West Chester Fire Department
2016 Social Mission Partner: West Chester Fire Department
GOOD WILL FIRE COMPANY is part of the West Chester Fire Department along with First West Chester and Fame fire companies. Good Will is a 100% volunteer fire service that protects the lives and property of the communities of the Borough of West Chester, West Goshen Township, Westtown Township, BirminghamRead on →
The Fig Brandywine Traveler
ENJOY AND EXPLORE THE BRANDYWINE VALLEY. Perhaps the best part of Southeast Pennsylvania is the more than 100 attractions, each less than an hour’s drive from West Chester. This makes the Brandywine Valley an adventure for everyone, whether it’s canoeing on the Brandywine River, strolling through museums and art galleries, or exploring the vibrant downtowns.Read on →