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About Me

When you live across from a park, your world is a playground.


I’m Cara, editor, writer, cruise director, here at Hello, West Chester. Welcome!

About me, about this, about exactly what I am doing here. 

Hello, West Chester is a website dedicated to sharing news, events, and stories about the people, places, and things that make the West Chester community what it is – the good, the bad, and the parking. Every Friday I summarize these stories in the West Chester Weekly Roundup. A newsletter-style recap of the things that happened and the events we are looking forward to. Written with a conversational tone, it’s an easy (and occasionally sarcastic) way to stay informed on all that is going on in the West Chester area – which is probably way more than you know. Trust me, it’s a scary lot.

If that sounds good to you, subscribe here. You’ll get an email update each Friday with the week’s news, places to go, and new foods to try. If you are not sure feel free to look around, I also have a Community Resources section where I include a lot of valuable tips and insights for living in West Chester. Important things like where to swim and the best place to see Santa.

About me:

I’m not originally from here so you may think it odd I decided to start a website dedicated to West Chester. I grew up in Indiana. Went to college there (go Hoosiers!). Grabbed a journalism degree and was on my way to NYC to pursue my dream of working in the publishing industry but I didn’t quite make it…

Instead, I stopped in Eastern PA and fell in love with the place (and a guy) and decided to put down roots. Today, I have three kids, a cat and a husband. We live in the borough right near Everhart Park. People tell us all the time we got lucky to nab the location we did — and we couldn’t agree more.

This website is my attempt to keep up with everything that’s going on around town. (Wish me luck.) Leave comments, share gossip – correct me – or just follow along. Either way I’m glad you’re here.

If you want to reach out directly, you can reach me at

Some principles of sharing: 

Curious what makes it in the posts and what doesn’t? These are the basic principles I follow.

If you would like to have your business or event featured in custom content on the blog or in a West Chester Weekly Roundup, I would be happy to discuss ideas. You can reach me at

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