If you haven’t found a painted rock with an inspirational message lying randomly on a step or nestled under a tree, frankly, you have not been getting out enough. These colorful creations are part of the Kindness Rocks Project and they were popping up all over Chester County last summer and fall. The Kindness Rocks … Continue reading My Apologies to the Kindness Rock Movement
Grab a blanket, a chair, a picnic lunch and enjoy some music in the park this Sunday. Every year West Chester hosts its very own music festival, a local celebration of summer. The laid back festival has the feel of the another area. Maybe it’s all the tie-dye and crochet-embellished clothing for sale or maybe … Continue reading Come, Listen to the Music
Everything you need to know about hosting a party in West Chester I love the idea of throwing a party – the mental image of all my closest friends and family, neighbors, mingling and laughing. The execution, well that’s another story. So many moving pieces and it’s not always easy to find the help (or … Continue reading How to Throw a Party
Barclay Grounds Vibe: A rather short squat park with lots of large trees, West Chester’s newest park, the Barclay Grounds was officially and forever saved from development roughly two years ago when the land was purchased and put into a permanent trust. This was thanks in large part to several members of the community that … Continue reading The Picnic Park
Looking for an excuse to get outside? Have an activity – flag football, Frisbee golf, yoga – that requires more space than a Borough backyard allows? Check out one of West Chester’s many parks. Big, small, picnic, water, dog– West Chester has a park for you. Click on the links below to learn more about … Continue reading The 12 Parks of West Chester
From the Christmas parade (one of the greatest welcomings of Santa in the country) to the holiday home tour plus a bar-sponsored Resolution run, a six-course Eagles-themed tailgate, a Christmas tree train and 20 things more, there’s a little something for everyone this year.
Horace Pippen Park Vibe: This modest park is located a block away from Everhart Park. Perhaps due to its proximity to its larger and better funded neighbor, Horace Pippen has the feel of a lonely park whose children have all grown up and moved away. Fun fact: This park is named for noted West … Continue reading Horace Pippen: The Forgotten Park
Did you know West Chester’s had 12 parks? Yes, twelve?! Me neither. To help raise awareness and use, we are featuring all eleven so you’ll always have an answer to the question – what should we do on this beautiful day? First up, Kathy McBratnie Park, on the corner of Nields and New Streets right … Continue reading Kathy McBratnie Park: The Park Director’s Park