Street talk: The Whole Foods’ bar; Elections Tuesday

Hello, West Chester, Have any plans this weekend? My husband is taking the boys over to Highland Orchard for their Fall Food and Craft Beerfest while, I use the opportunity to peruse the growers market in peace. Should be a nice one – here are some topics to talk about over leaf piles or pumpkin Continue reading Street talk: The Whole Foods’ bar; Elections Tuesday

Street talk: Leaves, baking lessons and property tax referendum

Hello, West Chester, As fall continues its run of loveliness, I’ve been researching some fun topics to discuss with your neighbors this weekend once you dispense with – this weather? Gorgeous. And the Halloween Parade? Short and sweet but candy stations weren’t as big a deal as I thought. Leaf pick up schedule posted. This Continue reading Street talk: Leaves, baking lessons and property tax referendum

Halloween Parade Traffic Warning

Hello, West Chester, Sorry, to keep talking about traffic this week – but this one is a kind of public service announcement for all those kid-less, or grown-kid folks out there. Tonight is the West Chester Halloween Parade. There will be road closures. frantic parents, sugar-high super heroes, unicorns and witches everywhere – many of them Continue reading Halloween Parade Traffic Warning

Kathy McBratnie Park: The Park Director’s 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

Street Talk: Racist Pumpkins & Resignations

Hello, West Chester, Another glorious morning – which can only mean it’s time to get moving on all things fall. I dragged the kids to Highland Orchards yesterday after school and this weekend we plan on checking out the East Goshen Park Pumpkin Festival, sadly their much-anticipated, new concept playground with zipline is not yet Continue reading Street Talk: Racist Pumpkins & Resignations

Street talk: Halloween Parade’s Candy Dilemma

Hello, West Chester, Friday here, and what a wonderful Friday to hole up and write. I have my coffee and a list of local topics I’ve been dying to dig into – like what exactly does the borough manager do? And a review of We Need to Talk, a new addition to the Chester County Continue reading Street talk: Halloween Parade’s Candy Dilemma

4 Fun Things

The smell of fresh baked bread: Saturday La Baguette Magique is opening their kitchen from 9-2 so you can watch exactly how they make all that delicious bread. Summer reading lists: Curious about what high school seniors (and underclassmen) are reading these days? (We read Catcher in the Rye, and Barbara Kingsolver’s the Bean Trees Continue reading 4 Fun Things