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

Why We Love West Chester: Police Edition

There are plenty of reasons to love West Chester – the tree-lined streets, the schools, the community – the restaurants. West Chester was recently named one of the winners of the Great American Main Street Award and that’s just the latest accolade the community has collected. According to County Lines Magazine we’ve also been named: Continue reading Why We Love West Chester: Police Edition

Dear West Chester Parent – Is That Your Kid?

The West Chester Area School district is cleaning house before they pack up and move to their new location in Exton this summer and they have some student pictures they would like help relocating. The photos of students involved in a variety of activities adorned the halls of the Spellman Administration building on Paoli Pike. Continue reading Dear West Chester Parent – Is That Your Kid?

When It Comes to Global Warming West Chester is Team Earth

Last week there was a lot of focus on climate change… President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord; Philadelphia, along with 30 other U.S. cities announced they plan to stay in. So where does West Chester stand when it comes to climate commitments? Much like Philadelphia, West Chester is committed to reducing greenhouse Continue reading When It Comes to Global Warming West Chester is Team Earth