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Canning For A Cause At The Court House

Tricia Gildo, Sam Schiff, Adrianna Vizzoni, Lauren Kash, Laura Succa, Sara Tobin, Larax Gargan, Meghan Mulvany, Jess Miller and Taylor Hubert raise money for Camp Dreamcatcher. Adam Jones

THIS WEEK... This is a special prototype issue of “The WC” and in it you will find interesting stories, pictures of your friends and information about West Chester. Oh, and it’s FREE!

The West Chester Calendar Of Events

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Get To Know JB From Ryan’s Pub

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A Saturday Night In Teca

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ATTENTION: This issue of “The WC” is a prototype. The photos and stories are real, but the ads are fake... except for the back cover. From The Editor

The Almanac

Publisher Jack Wright jack@exitzero.us

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Our Team

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T’S safe to say you’ve noticed that West Chester has quickly grown from the quaint little town in a quiet, countryside suburb that it was just 10 years ago. It is now home to a collection of restaurants, bars, shops and a healthy social scene... and you will be reminded of this every time you pick up The WC, which I hope will be every single week in the not too distant future. The team behind The WC will not only be profiling the people who run the restaurants, pour the drinks, plan the activities and curate the shops but will also be turning the spotlight on the people who enjoy this wonderful town. Flip through these pages and you will see what I mean – our photographer will be traveling to events all over the borough, capturing the fun of a parade, the excitement of a local fundraiser, the energy of a Friday night out. Although we’ll try to refrain from using buzz words like hyperlocal (oops) we will be paying special attention to establishments right here in downtown West Chester. But that doesn’t mean we won’t try to create a paper that reaches out to the community of greater West Chester and Chester County. The WC is here, in short, to celebrate West Chester’s diverse and growing culture. In these pages we will feature not only the people who are creating the fabric of this culture but also the people who are simply out enjoying it! We hope you join us each and every issue to be kept abreast of events, fundraisers and specials. We’ll introduce you to the people who make up your community and maybe even enlighten you about places and things you didn’t know existed. We’ll see you there. Dan Mathers

Assistant Editor Jon Roth jon@exitzero.us Staff Photographer Adam Jones West Chester Media www.wchestermedia.com Staff Artist Victor Grasso www.victorgrasso.com

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A Picture From The Past

Chester County Historical Society

This photo shows the 1846 courthouse, which replaced the original 1786 building. It was designed by Thomas U. Walter, a Philadelphia architect who is best known as the designer of the US Capitol dome in Washington, DC. Not included in the picture are the courthouse annex designed by T. Roney Williamson (which wasn’t constructed until 1891-92), the North Wing, and the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Monument, installed in 1915. Pam Powell

Inside This Issue

A smorgasbord of photographs, advice, wisdom and wit! What’s In a Name? 15

What They’re Wearing 26

Our (nearly) definitive guide to what’s happening in West Chester?

The WC catches up with Murder by Death before their show.

An impromptu fashion photo shoot on the streets of West Chester.

Your Favorites Places 6

Calendar of Events 4-5

Bartender of the Month 19

West Chester Must Haves 31

We stop you on the street and ask about your preferred spots.

We head over to Ryan’s Pub to pester bartender JB.

The things you really shouldn’t miss when shopping in town.

Finding Treasure 9

The WC Bouquet Ambush 21

Adopt an Animal 37-39

With a keen eye and memory, Tara Dugan finds treasures in the trash.

Matlack Florist supply the flowers, you just have to supply the answers.

Six adorable pets need a loving home. Can you help them?

What to Eat and Where to Eat It 13

He Said... She Said 22-23

The West Chester Crossword 41

When it comes to dating, there are two sides to every story.

A crossword puzzle tailored to downtown dining.

Dan Mathers samples some of the town’s tastiest treats.


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Calendar Of Events

Look no further... a carefully curated list of upcoming happenings in West Chester Tuesday, March 1: Two for $20 Tuesdays Want to enjoy a great meal but not break the bank? The West Chester Restaurant Association has just the thing for you — 2 for $20 Tuesdays. During lunch and dinner, customers can enjoy a shared appetizer, two entrees, and a shared dessert for $20. Kildaire’s, Doc Macgrogan’s, Mas Mexicali Cantina, Ram’s Head, Ryan’s, Landmark, Sidebar, Barnaby’s.

Tuesday, March 1: Best of the Fest Enjoy a free evening of great film shorts starting at 7pm. Mingle with other supporters of the West Chester Film Festival and imbibe in a drink or two, then watch some great shorts from 2009. (Mark your calendars for April 5 to see Best of the Fest for 2010.) The Note, 142 East Market Street, 484-947-5713.

Thursday, March 3: Tater Patch & the Piro’s In Concert Enjoy old-time fiddler tunes and songs from the early 1900’s thru the 1940’s at this event sponsored by the Chester County Historical Society. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members and the concert runs from 7:00-8:30pm. Chester County Historical Society, 225 North High Street, 610-692-4800.

Friday, March 3: Free First Friday Participate in a series of great activities geared toward kids, access the library and experience everything that the Chester

Barrage has entertained millions of people around the globe and the young hip cast delivers the show with amazing energy and musical virtuosity that will take your breath away. Don’t miss their performance at West Chester University on Saturday, March 26.

County Historical Society has to offer. Best of all, get it for the hefty price of FREE. Chester County Historical Society, 225 North High Street, 610-692-4800.

Tuesday, March 8: Two for $20 Tuesdays Want to enjoy a great meal but not break the bank? The West Chester Restaurant Association has just the thing for you — 2 for $20 Tuesdays. During lunch and dinner, customers can enjoy a shared appetizer, two entrees, and a shared dessert for $20. Kildaire’s, Doc Macgrogan’s, Mas Mexicali Cantina, Ram’s Head, Ryan’s, Landmark, Sidebar, Barnaby’s.

Thursday, March 10: Book Signing with the Author of “Polar Hayes”

Douglas Wamsley’s dicusses his book “Polar Hayes,” the biography of an explorer who call West Chester his home.

Learn about the arctic adventures of Isaac Israel Hayes, Chester County’s first arctic explorer during this conversation and book signing with Douglas Wamsey, the author of Hayes’ biography “Polar Hayes.” The event is $15 for members of the Chester County Historical Society and $20 for non-members, and starts at 7:00pm. Chester County Historical Society, 225 North High Street, 610-692-4800.

Friday, March 11: Immaculata Symphony’s Chamber Concert Immaculata Symphony musicians present chamber music masterpieces from the Classical and Romantic repertory. The concert starts at 7:00pm in Memorial Hall at Immaculata University and tickets are just $5. 31145 King Road, Malvern, www.immaculatasymphony.org

Friday, March 11: Art at Night In this Irish-themed art class, kids have the chance to make shamrocks, Blarneystones and art inspired by the Irish countryside. The class is $25, runs from 6:00-8:30pm and is limited to ages six and up. Pre-registration is required. West Chester Municipal Building, 401 East Gay Street, 610-696-2102.

Saturday, March 12: Small Masterpieces Painting Class In this “Blue Dog”-themed class, children will paint in the style of Louisiana artist Gerge Rodrig. The class is $6 and runs from 10:00-11:00am. Pre-registration is required. West Chester Municipal Building, 401 East Gay Street, 610-696-2102.

Tuesday, March 15: Two for $20 Tuesdays Want to enjoy a great meal but not break the bank? The West Chester Restaurant Association has just the thing for you — 2 for $20 Tuesdays. During lunch and dinner, custom-


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ers can enjoy a shared appetizer, two entrees, and a shared dessert for $20. Kildaire’s, Doc Macgrogan’s, Mas Mexicali Cantina, Ram’s Head, Ryan’s, Landmark, Sidebar, Barnaby’s.

Friday, March 18, Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20: 29th Annual Chester County Antiques Show Featuring 18th and 19th century American and Continental antiques, this fundraising event benefits the Chester County Historical Society. The preview party runs from 6:00 -9:00pm on Friday, and the show hours are 10:00am-7:00pm on Saturday and 11:00am -5:00pm on Sunday. Chester County Historical Society, 225 North High Street, 610-692-4800.

Saturday, Narch 19: Breakfast and Historic Walking Tour at The Lincoln Room Have breakfast in one of the downtown’s most historic buildings followed by a guided tour that highlights West Chester’s history and its place on the Underground Railroad, the connection to Abraham Lincoln, the architecture of Thomas U. Walter, and the bloodless Battle of Turks Head. Breakfast is at 8:00am and the tour begins at 9:30am. Tickets are $20. Reservations are required. The Lincoln Room, 28 W Market St, 610-696-2102.

Tuesday, March 22: Two for $20 Tuesdays Want to enjoy a great meal but not break the bank? The West Chester Restaurant Association has just the thing for you — 2 for $20 Tuesdays. During lunch and dinner, customers can enjoy a shared appetizer, two entrees, and a shared dessert for $20. Kildaire’s, Doc Macgrogan’s, Mas Mexicali Cantina, Ram’s Head, Ryan’s, Landmark, Sidebar, Barnaby’s.

Friday, March 25: Parks & Recreation Casino Night Play black jack, craps and roulette as you enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks all to benefit the Send A Kid To Camp Fund. Tickets are $40 per person or $75 per couple. You must be 21 or older Milestone Events, 600 East Market Street, 610-692-7574.

Irish music sensation Kevin Burke made a name for himself early in life. He will be performing live at West Chester University on Thursday, March 31 and will be upcomanied by guitarist Cal Scott. Don’t miss this fantastic night of international music.

Tuesday, March 29: Two for $20 Tuesdays

Thursday, March 31: Kevin Burke Concert

Want to enjoy a great meal but not break the bank? The West Chester Restaurant Association has just the thing for you — 2 for $20 Tuesdays. During lunch and dinner, customers can enjoy a shared appetizer, two entrees, and a shared dessert for $20. Kildaire’s, Doc Macgrogan’s, Mas Mexicali Cantina, Ram’s Head, Ryan’s, Landmark, Sidebar, Barnaby’s.18 Bedford Avenue, Greenpoint, (610) 383-5345, www.fiveleavesny.com.

Kevin Burke is one of the commanding presences in Irish music today. Early in his career he established himself as one of Ireland’s premier fiddlers, and he will be joined for this concert by Cal Scott and the WCU Quartet “Finesse”. Tickiets are $20 and the concert starts at 7:30pm. You must register in advance. Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, 700 South High Street, 610-436-3500.

Saturday, March 26: Barrage! A high-octane fiddle-fest with an international, multi-talented cast performing a fusion of cultures, musical styles and incredible performance vitality. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Purchase tickets at www.barrage.org Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Halla, 600 South High Street, 610-738-0325.

Sunday, March 27: Bust Trip to a Flyers Game Watch your Fly Boys take on the Boston Bruins. Tickets are $85 and include tickets to the game, transportation to and from and all you can eat. The bus departs the West Chester Municipal Building at 4:30pm. You must register in advance. West Chester Municipal Building, 401 East Gay Street, 610-696-2102.

The Immaculata Symphony’s Chamber Concert, picture here, will perform a series of Classical and romantic masterpieces in their Chamber Concert held on Friday, March 11. Tickets are only $5!


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Your Favorite Places To...

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Jared Butler, 21, Rocker, South Philly «Drink coffee: Fennario «Grab breakfast: West Chester Diner «Eat dinner: My grandma’s house! «Enjoy a nightcap: I don’t drink

Elma Blint, Coatesville «Drink coffee: Starbucks «Grab breakfast: Country Bagel «Eat dinner: Nonna’s «Enjoy a nightcap: Mas

Sarah fe Prieres, 32, DJ, West Chester «Drink coffee: Market Street Café «Grab breakfast: Market Street Café «Eat dinner: Kooma «Enjoy a nightcap: Teca

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Finding Treasure

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Pickin’ through Chester County, by Tara Dugan

n the grand tradition of Ponce de Leon, Indiana Jones and the forty-niners, a growing population of treasure hunters have an “X” marking the spot right here in Chester County. Hunting for valuables, or “picking”, at auctions, estate sales, flea markets and yard sales is a new hobby for many, much to the chagrin of the experts. Several factors have inspired the new wave of treasure hunters: the lousy economy, renewed appreciation for old-time craftsmanship, and the eco-friendly mantra of “reduce, re-use, recycle”. A host of shows debuted this year focusing on turning a find into cash. “American Pickers”, “Cash & Cari”, “Auction Kings”, and others are turning ‘junkers’ into bona fide celebrities. Even if you plan to buy nothing, an auction can be an exciting night out. Want to hit the jackpot? You just might want to bring along a nine year-old. The sharp eye and memory of my son paid off last year as he dutifully slogged behind me at Briggs Auction in Boothwyn. Born to nerdy parents, my kids have become accustomed to suffering through “Antiques Roadshow” and

tagging along to auctions. This particular day, I hadn’t seen anything special, so I turned to tell Jake we could go hit Maggie Moos (that’s right, I bribe them. Don’t judge me.). He was staring at a pile of junk in the back corner of the room, and raised his finger to point. “Hey, Mom” he began, “isn’t that…” “SHUSHIE SHUSHIE!” I responded, leaping over a chair to push down his pointing finger and drown him out with my gibberish, for I had seen it too. And I was not about to call attention to it if others had seen it without seeing it. “It” was Andy Warhol’s famous ticket poster in pristine condition. It was featured on “Antiques Roadshow”, and Jake remembered it. This poster was commissioned by Lincoln Center to commemorate the Fifth New York Film Festival, and there were 500 unsigned

posters made. The silk screening process made the colors unbelievably bright – garish even. The perfect condition makes me suspect that someone brought this home from the 1967 Film Festival, only to have it hastily banished to the attic by a disapproving spouse. Although I couldn’t attend that night’s auction, I arranged to bid by phone. The clerk looked at the subject of my interest, looked back at me, and said, “Um, you realize phone bidding begins at $100, right?” I assured her I did, and that night we waited for our call. On the phone, the auctioneer could only be heard in a garble, but I did hear the deafening silence from the crowd when the opening bid was announced at $100. Actually, I may have heard someone say “For that?” Clearly, this was not a Factory crowd, because we were thrilled to nab it for $100. The Roadshow appraised one for $1,500 in 2002, and Christie’s New York sold one with condition problems for $4,000 in 2009. Suffice it to say, Jake’s “find” is the investment that’s beating the pants off everything else in his 529 account. Happy hunting!

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“Best cocktail list in the whole damn city.”

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– New York Times

“Best bathroom door handle in the solar system.”

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What To Eat And Where To Eat It

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Dan Mathers samples the town’s best and lets you in on the results

espite our best intentions, we fall victim to the eons of evolution that have programmed our bodies to store food when winter comes. Like bears readying for hibernation we eat, but unlike bears, we won’t fast until spring. We consume despite increasingly lethargic lifestyles, with our only exercise running from the heat of our car to the warmth of our home. When faced with the warming March brings, and the shorter, tighter and more revealing clothes that warmth brings, we count every calorie. Sadly, many of us fall victim to the same villain every year – with warm weather comes cold, sweet treats. I find it difficult to say no to a banana split from Dairy Queen, and I’ll attend any event just for the CHANCE they might be serving ice cream cake. I doubt I’m all that different from many of you. I’m happy to say there is good news, though, in the form of a delicious little dispensary in downtown West Chester. The inexplicably named Kiwi Frozen Yogurt (there is no kiwi on the menu) sits on High Street directly

across from Barnaby’s of West Chester and serves up creamy, sweet frozen yogurt on tap. This past weekend, when temperatures allowed us to leave our jackets at home, I got a hankering and decided to use my younger brother Luke as a scapegoat for satisfying an intense sweet tooth. For Luke there is excitement in simply leaving the house without his mother, so this particular trip required special attire before we set off for Kiwi. Kiwi is self serve. Just grab a bowl and help yourself to their cornucopia of flavors mounted on the wall. I juggled bowls as I satisfied both my urge for apple pie, cheesecake and white chocolate mousse, and Luke’s unfathomable desire to force peanut butter,

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Tom Strawley

Steph Mecini, Scott Walker, Kasey Snyder, Jerry Newman

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A half-page ad (just like this one) costs as little as $117 per issue. With our passionate readership, it won’t take you long to recoup the cost. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Contact The WC and we will do the rest. dan@exitzero.us


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What’s In A Name?

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“The WC” chats with an often misunderstood band, Murder by Death

hen you hear of a band named Murder by Death you don’t expect melodic, and mellow baritone. You don’t imagine clever stories carefully woven across the length of an album. But – surprised as you may be - that’s exactly what you get. We caught up with the band’s lead singer Adam Turla before their show at The Note on Thursday, March 3 and chatted about storytelling and the their audiences’ preconceived notions. Are all the members of the band from Bloomington, Indiana? We’ve all lived there for a very long time, but not everyone is there anymore. Dagan, our drummer, lives in Oregon, and we have a fifth member who plays with us sometimes who is from Austin, Texas. Have you ever been to West Chester before? No. In fact, I didn’t even know about it, but they said we’d have places to play in Eastern PA that I had never heard of before, and we were excited for the opportunity. Why is it that each of your albums tell a story rather than being a collection of singles like other bands? I watch a lot of movies and listen to a lot less music than other people, and I think that’s why it’s all about the story for me. I use the music to tell a story. Where do you draw the inspiration for those stories? Something in my life always inspires me to write a song, but then I try to take that and make it into something different. Every time the story gets to somewhere boring or somewhere generic, I try to do something different. What do you imagine to be people’s first reaction when they hear the name “Mur-

Murder by Death draw a diverse crowd to each of their appearances, due to an eclectic style of music and a slightly misleading name. You can get tickets for their show at The Note on Thursday, March 3 by visiting www.thenotewc.com

der by Death”? When we formed the band we were 19 and we weren’t thinking about the future. We figured people had all seen this campy murder mystery called Murder by Death and didn’t realize how it might sound to someone else. And, part of that comes from living in a small town. We didn’t realize just how much heavy music there was out there, because there really wasn’t any in our town. In keeping with the name of the band, many of your song and album titles have dark names. Who comes up with that? Sarah actually does a lot of the naming of titles – I’m not very good at naming things. I’m more about the big picture, the writing of the stories, the overall feel. Sometimes it’s frustrating. Given the name and the titles of your

works, do you think people are surprised when they hear your music? I think so. I think that has lead to us having a very eclectic audience. We have scrawny indie guys and tough-ass metal dudes come out to see us. The shows get pretty rowdy but nobody is shitty to each other. How do you think that has impacted your careers? Well, we might have scared off some fringe listeners with the name, but at the same time we have also picked up fans along the way as we’ve gotten a lot more attention from a heavier music scene. What is your favorite horror movie? I don’t like gore flicks. I really like supernatural. I like campy. I really like this movie by Alfred Hitchcock called Spellbound on which Salvador Dali did the art direction.

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Bartender Of The Month

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JB of Ryan’s Pub gives us a lesson on what NOT to do at the bar

yan’s Pub is a pretty popular place. You can find regulars at the bar with a drink after work, a crowd filling the booths for lunch or dinner, and every weekend a late night crowd packs it out both upstairs and down. It’s an Irish pub, run by an Irish family. They were an obvious choice when we decided to pester a bartender, make him pose for some photos and answer a few questions. Name: JB – that’s all you’re getting. Age: My birthday is 3/13. Hometown: Philly. How long have you been in West Chester? Thirteen years. How long have you been bartending? God, a long time. At least 18 years. What is the rudest thing a customer has ever done to you? I don’t know about rude, but I’ve had a lot of annoyances. I guess it was this one time an old lady fell out of a booth, and she couldn’t get back up. So I called an ambulance and helped her up, and while I was holding her she told me she had a “dutchie.” Well that’s a term my grandfather used to use, so I rushed her off to the bathroom, but by the time I got her there I already had her poop on my shoe. Whar is the craziest thing you’ve ever seen a customer do? There was this one idiot, back before we re-did out back. He was standing outside smoking, and me and another bartender were standing right there. This guy just takes his glass and smashes it against the wall. I was like, “Yo, I’m right here!” What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to customers? The drink is called a rum and Coke, so don’t order a Coke and

JB is happy to pour you a lager, just don’t ask him for his full name. Adam Jones

rum. If I hear Coke first, you’re getting a Coke. What would you be doing if you weren’t bartending? Oh. I’d probably be unhappy in some little cubicle or something like that. For me, bartending is like a well-paid hobby. What makes Ryan’s different? I think it’s the customers – the regulars who come in here. Plus, it’s well run by a great Irish family who have been running bars their whole life. Describe your average customer. You know, you’re typical nine-to-fiver. The guy who comes in after he gets off work and wants to have a drink before he goes home.

What is your most commonly order drink? It’s gotta be the lager – Yeungling. Other than that I make a lot of rum and Cokes. Someone comes up to the bar and says, “Make me a shot.” What do you give them? When I was younger you would get the nastiest thing I could give you – I’d warm up Wild Turkey and pour it for you. Now? I usually just make a Kamikaze. If you’re not at Ryan’s, where do you relax? I live here even on my days off. What is the best thing about West Chester? It’s a great, little walking town. Everything is here.

“The ESPN of indie cook-offs is Ms. Erway’s blog, Not Eating Out in New York. It provides listings and recaps of local events, and a thoughtful take on the alternative food scene.” - New York Times “In total, this book is really one woman’s coming of age novel, with recipes, a sort of Portrait of the Artist as a Young Cook.” – Robert Sietsema, The Village Voice

THE ART OF EATING IN BY CATHY ERWAY Available now in all good book stores www.noteatingoutinny.com


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Open Daily!

Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner This Carroll Gardens gem has moved from Robot Street to Spaceship Avenue but the food is as amazing as ever!

Marie Pino, Annalise Ballard, Natalie Hahn

Rich Lara, Alanna, Steve, Heather, Chris

322 Jefferson AVENUE, West Chester (610) 884-9119

Josh Sadd, Cornelia Brewer, Lorin Cassidy


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The WC Bouquet Ambush

With help from Matlack Florist, we surprise a lucky couple

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Cobble Hill Chocolate Company Order now for the holidays Our specialty chocolate headphones are already selling out fast!

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we roamed the streets of West Chester on a mission... to give away a beautiful bouquet of flowers. But it’s not quite THAT easy to win – first we put Pat Hughes and Amy Barnes on the spot and made them answer three questions... What were you thinking about before we interrupted you? Pat: Moving from Matlack Street to Adams Street. If you could personalize the note on this card, what would it read? Pat: C’mon man! Umm... money, girls and booze – I’d trade ’em all to be with you. Amy:You’ve already said that! Pat: I don’t know... Hey babe. Thanks for making me happy. Love Pat? What’s the nicest thing he’s ever gotten you? Amy: (Long pause) Pat: Umm, yeah! Amy: I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry! It’s what he wrote on my cast... it’s personal. Flowers courtesy of... Matlack Florist, 210 N Chester Road, 610-431-3077 PHOTOGRAPH BY adam jones

NEW THIS YEAR iChoc: The first-ever personal audio chocolate system, tailored to your every desire. Call now before our stocks sell out! 222 Court Street (610) CHOC-LOVE www.chocolatemaniacs.com


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Charlie Wade’s insightful look at dating from a man’s perspective

one are the golden days when a man could impress a woman through the sheer fortitude of his masculinity. We now live in a world where men must jump through hoops and pass tests and judgments designed by fickle-natured creatures. Personally, I’d prefer to take my gun and chase down some buffalo on horseback, butcher the carcasses and feed some of the raw flesh to my timber wolf. I’d bring the meat and hides home for my lady to cook delicious buffalo steak and knit some handy moccasins. Flash forward to the world of today: I’m scooping up her seven-pound dog’s doodie because she couldn’t muddy her Uggs. We’ll be having tofu tonight because my sweetheart read a pamphlet on foie gras and became a vegetarian. This brings me to the start of my adventure as a single man... I like to go to the gym because it is a throwback to the buffalo-killing days. A man impresses the women by moving objects too big for her to budge, thus demonstrating his worth as an opener of jars and executioner of icky bugs. Meanwhile, single

females prance, gyrate and contort their bodies in marvelous ways... also demonstrating their worth I have come to enjoy the presence of a select few ladies at my gym. Let’s call these ladies The Hot Ones. I have deemed them to have everything I am looking for in a woman, meaning they meet at least one of two criteria: 1. They are gorgeous and I fell in love with them the second I decided that my friends

would definitely be jealous; 2. I think they are willing to sleep with me. A suitable target needs only to fulfill one of these criteria; unfortunately, the two rarely seem to intersect. However, I had recently noticed a woman who definitely fulfills criteria one, had shown signs that she might fulfill criteria two – twice making accidental eye contact is no accident. Tuesday she was on a treadmill directly facing me while I worked out. Never one to turn down a captive audience, I immediately loaded extra weight onto the bar for some awe-inspiring bench presses that would surely demonstrate my value as a grocery carrier. The first rep went swell, but as I lowered the bar for my second rep, I could not get it up. I tried everything I could think of, which consisted mostly of some Lamaze-style breathing and a kegel-ish lower body flex. Sadly it was all to no avail and a bigger, better buffalo killer had to rescue me. I had failed disastrously and was left in an all-too-familiar situation, muttering something along the lines of, “That usually never happens, I swear.”

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... She Said

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Stella Dixon’s enlightened take on dating from a woman’s perspective

y friend Carla has recently started dating a guy we’ve known since we were teenagers, and she’s very much in love. This week, Carla and I sat down to a quick lunch at Kooma. “Douglas did the sweetest thing today,” she told me at the table. “What did Douglas do?” I said. I tried not to sound annoyed, but Carla was on my last nerve. For the entire decade that we’d known him, Douglas had been Doug. But the moment Carla decided that she’d fallen for the guy, she decided to change his name. I don’t understand why it is that folks – women, especially – like so much to rename their significant others. Perhaps it’s a territorial thing: mountain climbers plant flags, pups pee on fire hydrants, and ladies elongate names. As relationships progress, Mikes become Michaels, Jons become Jonathons, Jacks morph into Jackys, and Dougs, inevitably, turn into Douglases. It is curious to me that this would be a gender-specific hobby. You’ll never hear a man refer to his girlfriend as ‘Dianey’ or

‘Christiney’ or ‘Dawny.’ But, several years ago, I had a female roommate who went so far as to tack a middle name onto her man. “I’m going to have dinner,” she often told me, “with Henry James.” The 19th-century American author from our textbook? Nope, the burly hockey player from down the hall. But at least Henry James is, in fact, this person’s real-life moniker. Nicknames, on the other hand, can be far sillier – and far more generic. Another roommate of mine

used to refer to every boyfriend she ever had as “bub,” as in: “I love you, bub,” and “Be my valentine, bub,” and “Pass the ketchup, please, bub.” Of course, every time this roommate of mine spoke, I fought the urge to ask if she wouldn’t mind shutting the bub up already. But nicknames are simply a romance reality, I suppose. There have been entire songs written about sugar pies and honey bunches. If I had a dollar for every time I heard a woman call her beau “babe,” I wouldn’t depend on writing this column for extra cash. Then again, women don’t assign new names to their men only; they nickname one another, too – and often in what are supposed to be endearingly derogatory ways. It’s not unusual to hear a woman say how much she loves her bitches, or how much she’s looking forward to dancing with her favorite hoes. I don’t get it, but maybe that’s just me. Perhaps this is a nitpicky complaint. What Shakespeare said is true, after all – a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But for the life of me, I can’t figure out why we’d ever want to call it anything else.

Southern Italian, Seafood & Steaks, Pasta, Veal & Chicken

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EARLY BIRD SPECIALS • 5:00-5:30 Soup or Salad, Entree & Dessert • $16.95

100 South street, Malvern


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Grizzly Bear Bbq & Diner

Lynn Johnson, Mic Johnson, Ian Bach

Ron Thomas, Jessica Shevland

Year after year we’re voted West Chester’s most original restaurant... Come and see why! Our Penguin Burgers are legendary, and rightly so! 123 Wild West Street Bedford-Stuyvesant 610-999-9999 Frank Patton, Anthony Daddario


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GM Ababacar Ndiaye and owner Roberto Guadagnini

Liz and Chad Vecker

Krista Pointek, William Lazorik

PHOTOGRAPHS BY adam jones... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL 610-984-2874

Vegetarian, vegan, organic or local... Union Park and delicious! (610) 884-1131 479 West Perry St. Bushwick, West Chester FREE WiFi Hot Spot

(with purchase)

Pet Friendly Outdoor Seating

Coffee House & Organic Market

Zagat-rated gourmet restaurant serving dinner 5:30-10, 7 days a week NEW Front Porch Dining Savory tapas 12-4 Homemade desserts & coffee bar 7-11

90 Shields Street, West Chester 610-007-4567

1301 Beach Avenue • Cape May, NJ • 609.884.9090 • petershieldsinn.com

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On Broadway

What They’re Wearing On The Streets Of The WC

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Serving Dinner Nightly from 5pm Bill Caterini Plays Live on Friday & Saturday!

Laura Succa, 20, student, Warminster, PA. Ugg supplied the boots, but the jeans, sweater and the satchel all came from Hollister Co.

Adrianna Vizzoni, 19, student, Franklin Park, NJ. Sweatshirt and yoga pants both supplied by Delta Zeta, the boots by Ugg and the sunglasses remain a mystery.

Robert Scott’s age and occupation are N/A but he is from West Chester. Jacket by Patagonia, Shorts by Polo Ralph Lauren and the Flip FLops are Sanuck

Rich Hines, 27, Satellite Distributor, West Chester. Paper Denim Jeans and shirt an H&M Scarf, Reebok Classics kicks and a jacket and hat from the thrift store.

Listen to Chef Geoff on the radio! learn cooking tips Tuesday Mornings 9am-noon on radio red hook 101.5 fm

610-898-1555 416 Broadway www.thecopperfishwc.com


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Joyce and John Wapniarek

David and Pam Jones

Sarah Robinson, Tess ElTamer

PHOTOGRAPHS BY adam jones... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL 610-984-2874

Creek View FAMILY RESTAURANT

A Local Café with ... a Wholesome Aroma

Opening Friday, Feb. 30 Fri, Sat and Sun 7am-9pm Mon 7am-2pm

Creek Avenue & Grant Street, West Chester 884-3772 • www.creekviewrestaurant.com

Open 8am-2:30pm (Closed Wed)

Belly Buster Specials Available all day 8-2:30 Mon - Fri

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Two Eggs, # Meat Lovers Omelet Two Flapjacks (ham, bacon, choice of meat sausage & cheese) $4.99 w/ Home fries or Grits & toast $4.99

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Crab Cake Platter # w/ fries and coleslaw $6.50

Platter 4 Fish w/ fries and coleslaw

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$6.50 Chicken or Tuna Salad, w/ fries and coleslaw $6.50

Includes reg. coffee tea ice tea or soda. Thank You for Not Substituting. Not good with any other discounts.

406 N. Atlantic, West Chester (610) 884-6332 www.bellavidacafe.org


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o rad(s) a n g e nothing has

prepared you

The Spanos

for the eating experience

that is orange

Nicole Stuart, Jackie Diantonio

212 van ness avenue

boerum hill

610-078-1234

Maggie Enright, Leo Doyle


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Angela Spano, Chris Bradley

Kay Kodalsh, Rob Fobster

Abbey Remmington, Andrew Gallo

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Oyster Bay Steak & Seafood Restaurant

Dinner from 5pm Thursday thru Sunday

GREAT MENU, MARTINIS & DESSERTS Fresh seafood • Tasty steaks Copper-top bar • Free parking Bottle and draft beer

615 Lafayette Street 610-884-2111

American Continental Cuisine in a Relaxed Setting

Lunch and dinner served Wednesday thru Monday We have delicious lobster rolls & fish tacos! 314 orchid road • park slope


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Teri and Tony Buchanan

Matt Sentry

Kay Kodalsh, Tony Buchanan

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the cooking factor y you want it we have it let’s do it! 157 rodeo drive mill basin

new york city’s largest selection

west chester 610-088-4545

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West Chester Must Haves The finest things from the shops of this charmed town

Yardbirds from The 5 Senses

Collector’s Vinyls from The Mad Platter

Shamrock Sweater from Wag Your Tail

The 5 Senses – true to their name – have stocked their shop with everything to please your senses. The store is full of work by American artisans. Still, what stands out the most is a collection of Yardbirds: useful metal statues, like this cute puppy flower pot, that are handmade by Lousiville artist Richard Kolb. 133 West Market Street, 610-719-0170, the5senses.com

In an era rid of Sam Goody’s you either have the choice to turn to Walmart for your music buying (at least physical copies) or mom-and-pop shops like The Mad Platter. I’ll take the later, because nobody else carries a great selection of vintage vinyls in various conditions. They take you back to a time when the album itself was a work of art. 11 West Gay Street, 610-431-1509

Wag your tail is an eco-friendly pet shop that offers more than just your typical doggie treats. For example, take this handknit shamrock sweater to keep your dog both warm and festive for the coming holiday. Like many of their prodcuts, the sweater is fairtrade, made from organic materials by villagers in South American. 117 West Gay Street, 610-436-9247

100 Artists of the Brandywine Valley from Chester County Book and Music Company So you’re not spending as much time in the bookstore now that you can download Freedom directly to to smartphone of Kindle, but what you can’t download are beautiful art books like this one about local artists authored by local writer Catherine Quillman. 975 Paoli Pike, 610-696-1661, ccbmc.com

Seafoam Green Top from Artifact

73% from Éclat

Everything in this cute little boutique is under $60. Yes, that includes tops, bags, accessories, dresses and more. Artifact is the shop for the trendy woman who knows how to spend wisely. You have to try on this seafoam green top with a ruffled, oneshoulder design. It is great for the spring season. 200 West Gay Street, 610-431-7111, shopartifact.com

Their store is full of free samples (worth a visist in their own right), but which chocolate do you just have to buy? 73%. It is the culmination of three single-origin chocolates, which are blended to create a decadent flavor profile. Cocoa bean accents enhance the texture. No matter your preference, you have to try Éclat. 24 South High Street, 610-6925206, eclatchocolate.com.


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THE BIG PICTURE Adam Jones


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Open Daily!

Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner This Carroll Gardens gem has moved from Robot Street to Spaceship Avenue but the food is as amazing as ever!

The bouncers: Bill Capper, Bryan Collins, Jack Hammer

Jenna DiNenno, Chloe Defrate, Devan Steen

322 Jefferson AVENUE, Malvern (610) 884-9119

Phil Potter, Brandon Heist, Margot Cavin


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Caitlin Meanix, Jenny Meanix

Steve Capizzi, Alyssa George

Justin Worthington, Callie Wolfe

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Serving Dinner from 5:30pm Thursday thru Monday

987 75th Street, Park Slope in the Hotel Gowanus

(610) 123-4567 www.unionpark.com

The Norwegian Wood Good, sensible, no-nonsense food BYOB BYOIT (Bring Your Own Ikea Table)

456 River St., Paoli, (610) 123-0303


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Pat kelly, Sam Miller

Megan Christiansen, Kevin Grove

Justin Worthington, Misha Casti

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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

These beautiful creatures need homes... call the Chester County SPCA at 610-692-6133

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Uggie is a shih tzu rescued from a puppy mill in Virginia. He’s acclimated well to his new city, but he’s not a big fan of the snow. He’s a mild mannered, quiet little fella who enjoys being a lap dog. He was given high praise by the foster family that took care of him after he arrived in Brooklyn. He’s ready for his new home!

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Mike is a six-year-old Schnauzer rescued from a high-kill shelter in the South. He’s cleaned up since the photo was taken – a haircut is all he needed to help him look less raggedy and more Schnauzer-y. He’s gentle and low key, is up to date on his shots, neutered and ready for his new home. Please contact us via email to meet Yan.

Red Ribbon Steak & Seafood Restaurant

Dinner from 5pm Thursday thru Sunday

GREAT MENU, MARTINIS & DESSERTS

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Delta and his brother, Echo, were rescued from a puppy mill in VA and we’ve been caring for them since they arrived in January. Delta is a high-energy, bouncy and exuberant young male Yorkie who loves to roll around with other dogs. If you’re looking for tail-wagging puppy-powered playfulness, this is your guy!

your local destination for all sweet treats We can be found at a whole bunch of different flea markets from 12-8pm Artisanal “spirited” cookies and seasonal fruit tarts are our specialties

Fresh seafood • Tasty steaks Copper-top bar • Free parking Bottle and draft beer

Follow us on Facebook for continuous Holiday updates facebook.com/BrownBagBakery.BBB

615 Ruby Street 610-884-2111

Let us cater your party Contact us for more information Wiz@brownbagbakerynyc.com


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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

These beautiful creatures need homes... call the Chester County SPCA at 610-692-6133

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SASHA is a blue-nose staffordshire terrier and one of the prettiest dogs we have ever met... stunning! Everyone stops in the street and asks what kind of dog she is and marvel at her shiny grey coat, big ears and sweet face. A bit shy with people until she warms up, she loves playing with other dogs and would be great in a home with a second pup. This 10-month-old beauty’s adoption fee is $150.

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Daisy is a former puppy mill breeding dog. The majority of her life was spent producing litter after litter of beagles. When the breeder no longer had use for Daisy he took her to his local vet and asked that she be euthanized. The vet refused and contacted us. Now she’s the resident VIP – very important pooch – and gets to rest all day. After such an arduous life she deserves some peace and quiet. Daisy’s adoption fee is $150.

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Peggy was pulled from the Manhattan shelter and brought to our rescue recently. She is in good health and extremely affectionate. We’re not sure how she ended up as a stray. She was obviously well cared for – if not spoiled – for a good portion of her life. Very gentle and loves to be close to people. She’s petite and likes to lounge on comfy beds. Contact us for more information on this beautiful little girl! Adoption fee is $150.

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

Reserve Your Private Party for 2010! Rehearsal Dinners Reunions Baby Showers Bridal Showers Any Special Occasion

Serving Dinner Nightly from 5pm Reservations Recommended Gift Certificates Available!

Reservations: (917) 898-9800 301 Washington Street, Fort Greene Corner of Washington & Perry Street www.cucinarosa.com


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“Best cocktail list in the whole damn city.”

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– Some guy on High Street

“Best view of downtown in the whole wide world.” – You next door neighbor

“Best bathroom door handle in the solar system.”

– Bathroom Monthly

Ross Kenworthy, Keyana Green, Jessica Plank, Jon Tandarich

Modesty prevents us from saying any more. How about we let YOU be the judge... Nick Primavera, Bryce Kershaw, Brian Robinson

THE GREEN GIRAFFE

A West Chester Original 888 Arctic Road (610) 555-555 Anna Provencher, Britta Spangler, Megan Ezickson


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The West Chester Crossword

None of that generic nonsense you see in other papers... a puzzle just for “The WC” So YOU love crosswords? Great. Sit down, get a cup (or glass) of your favorite beverage, relax and enjoy this puzzle. The answers to the crossword are all related to food and drink in downtown West Chester. Across 3. This fine dining establishment at 116 East Gay Street is “a Giunta Tradition.” 6. This frozen yogurt joint makes for a great healthy alternative to ice cream and gets a great review in this issue. 8. This gourmet takeaway market, on none other than Market Street, offers specialty foods and catering. 9. A relative newcomer, this place at 10 East Gay Street is quickly becoming known for utilizing its two stories to manage the atmosphere. 14. This restaurant on Market Street serves Italian cuisine and now has a full bar. 16. Try their sushi and saki, or come late on weekends for a drink and to dance. 18. This upscale steakhouse and seafood restaurant on Market Street is family owned and operated. 20. On Market Street across from the court house, this is a great stop for breakfast. Grab a seat at the counter if there’s a wait. 21. Formerly Baxter’s, this bar has a prime location and underwent an interior facelift during its name change. DOWN 1. Check out pictures of this restaurant and bar in this issue. 2. Despite just how enormous this bar on High Street is, it still manages to feel packed

Rumored to be the ultimate aphrodisiac... 7 Down.

every night of the weekend. 4. You have to try the peaches and cream french toast at this new(ish) breakfast and lunch spot on Market Street. 5. The sidwalk along Market Street in front of this pizza place teems with patrons leaving the bar late on weekends. 6. It may be Irish in theme, but this chain of bars, one of which is on Gay Steet, is becoming an American institution. 7. It’s not just about the oysters here (although they’re an excellent reason to visit) because all the food is excellent. 10. We shot photos at this bar and interviewed the bartender. 11. Just because the bars close at 2am doesn’t mean you have to go home – this hookah bar is open ’til 4am! 12. This company on Gay Street serves its product by the slice and must have been founded by a hippy. 13. Want a good, local beer? Stop in this restaurant and try one of the beers they make in house.

Nothing like a fresh brew... see 13 Down. 15. Get towers of beer at this popular restaurant and bar at the corner of Gay and Darlington. 17. This spot on Gay Street is a bar – plain and simple. And, if you’re a smoker you’ll rejoice in the ability to light up inside. 19. Get some Turkish bread stuffed with the toppings of your choice at this spot on Gay Street – a healthy alternative to fast food. 20. This Mexican cantina has a rooftop bar that should start generating some serious traffic as the weather warms up.


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lucky duck Bbq & Diner

Bill Cook, Rachel McClenning

Rachel Rush Meghan McCabe

Year after year we’re voted West Chester’s most original restaurant... Come and see why! Our Penguin Burgers are legendary, and rightly so! 123 Wild West Street Bedford-Stuyvesant 610-999-9999 Tanya and Dan Mathers


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Kyle Gritt, Andrew Smith

Zeke Berkovvitz, Justin Wade

Jason S, Zack C

PHOTOGRAPHS BY adam jones... TO ORDER COPIES, PLEASE CALL 610-984-2874

Vegetarian, vegan, organic or local... Union Park and delicious! (610) 884-1131 479 West Perry St. Bushwick, West Chester FREE WiFi Hot Spot

(with purchase)

Pet Friendly Outdoor Seating

Coffee House & Organic Market

Zagat-rated gourmet restaurant serving dinner 5:30-10, 7 days a week NEW Front Porch Dining Savory tapas 12-4 Homemade desserts & coffee bar 7-11

90 Shields Street, West Chester 610-007-4567

1301 Beach Avenue • Cape May, NJ • 609.884.9090 • petershieldsinn.com

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Brian, Keith, Grant and Golden Tee

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Dub Cee Plant Shop

it’s time to

go green in

every part of

your life 17 Sixth Avenue v 610-345-0987


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Derek O’Donnel

Lindsay Covert, JB

Jackie Pisano, Steph Ricci

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A café in the “Great European tradition”, serving coffee in the “most articulate space around” – according to its cult following of creative directors and writers.

318a 11th Street, Exton Sun-Wed 7am-7pm Thu-Sat 7am-8pm


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100 Years of Naval Aviation!

Meet NASA Astronauts! PRESENTS

AN PRIDE DA C I R E Y AM SATURDAY, JUNE 4 MUSIJCOHN by THERS BAND WALTETHE LCMR AND H SCHOOL HIG AND! B

• F-18 Hornet Fly-In - Meet the Pilot! • Meet & Greet with NASA Astronauts • FAA Tech Center Display • Cape Regional Free Health Clinic • Wine tasting with local vineyards • General Motors exhibit featuring innovative new cars (Activities are tentative; please call prior to your arrival)

NAVAL AIR STATION WILDWOOD AVIATION MUSEUM 500 FORRESTAL RD • CAPE MAY AIRPORT • 609-886-8787 • USNASW.ORG Supported in part through a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Office of Travel & Tourism

9am-5pm

THANKS TO:


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Every Wednesday, 6,000 irresistible copies of The wc are delivered to 200 selected establishments in and around the wonderful borough of West Chester. AD SIZE

The “One-Night Stand” rate (one issue only)

The “I Dig You, Let’s See Where This Goes” Rate

The “Let’s Take This To The Next Level” Rate

(at least four issues) You save: 10%

(at least eight issues) You save: 20%

Full Page

$220

$200 ..................$180

Half Page

$143

$130...................$117

Quarter Page

$88

$80

deadline Must reserve space and provide copy by Thursday at noon for the following issue. Rates are per week and include ad design.

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....$72

Ad Specifications

SIZE DIMENSIONS Full Page.................6.8” wide x 9.2” tall Half Page.........................3.3” wide x 9.2” tall or 6.8” wide x 4.5” tall Quarter Page...........3.3” wide x 4.5” tall

to place an ad in The WC, contact: dan@exitzero.us « Or call (610) 984-2874

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