130 N. Church St is celebrating 100 years of barbers and its first woman owner. “3 hours later, I owned a barbershop.”Amy Rose Trout, owner, Charlie and Co. Barbershop This year, actually two weeks from now, will mark the 100-year anniversary of a “Charlie’s” Barber Shop on N. Church Street. “I had no idea,” said … Continue reading 130 N. Church St. Celebrates 100 Years of Haircuts
Follow Your Heart: Local Broadcaster Changes Focus After Finding Herself Squashed Between Life and Dreams
West Chester native Amy Schneider knew from an early age she wanted to be a tv newscaster. What she didn't know was that was all she would have time to do. “It’s a really great job for a certain chapter in your life,” she said. A change was imminent but where do you go after you reach your dreams?
Let Me Tell You a Story: From Local Teacher to Published Author
Amy Thomas had always wanted to write a book. “I have been told by many I have much to say,” she said. But as a mom of two, a 25-year educator with the West Chester Area School District, and a part-time voice actor, she also had lots to do. Turns out they needn’t be mutually exclusive if you just take time to stop and smell the roses as they say, or in Amy’s case, Tuesday.
Perfecting the Art of a Moment of Joy: Birl Girl Designs
Stefanie Birl is the wildly popular local face painter but it is her ability to improvise while keeping her eye on what she loves - bringing joy through art - that brought her to the biggest job of her career. After 15 years she shares her secrets to success.
Bolmar Street Cidery Wants You to Give Hard Cider a Second Chance
First came Woodchuck. Then came Angry Orchard. Together they and other mass-market brands exposed millions to hard cider but a West Chester craft cidery wants you to forget the "sugar bombs" and give hard cider another try. “We are on a mission to reintroduce ciders to the consumer,” said Chester County Cider co-founder Josh Lasensky.
How to Score the Best Bruschetta in West Chester. You’ll Need to Know a Guy.
Each summer for the last seven years, West Chester-native and local chef TJ Mchugh has quietly gathered the area's freshest produce and chopped his way to one of the genuinely great tributes to summer’s bounty. Juicy vine-ripened tomatoes, a bite of onion, chewy balls of, get this - gnocchi. But if you’ve not yet heard of this summer masterpiece, I would not be surprised. It’s the kind of delight that requires you to know a guy.