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West Chester The Summer to Savor Issue
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a taste of summer It’s a summer to savor and we’re sharing where to eat, drink, and make memories this season. Starting on PA G E
A consistent and caring face at the Chester County Food Bank: Sarah Walls
Growing more than just food for our community: Mike Ahlert
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ON THE COVER: A colorful and delectable collection of mini desserts by The Master’s Baker. Order them for your next event!
IN THIS ISSUE
Mark your calendars for Swingin' Summer Thursdays and so much more.
Produced and packaged right here in Chester County—see our collection of locally made food & drink products.
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great shopping, dining, arts, events, and community— as always. KEEP READING
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Whether you’re looking for family outings, romance, adventure, or culture—check out these local spots for summer fun.
See what’s on tap and uncorked this summer at local wineries, breweries and festivals.
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A S W E B E G A N planning this issue, we found ourselves drawn to the idea of savoring. Savoring warm sun-kissed faces, running barefoot in the grass until the sun sets late in the day, and cooking with summer produce that tastes like perfection this time of year. To savor means to taste something and enjoy it completely. To truly taste every bite and every sip. And to be attentive to the unique ways that this season offers us a slower pace of life.
Thankfully, there are so many ways to savor this season in and around West Chester! From food and beer, to live music and art, we love curating these quarterly guides for you. In this issue, we are focusing on the ever-growing landscape of beautiful and varied food & drink. Not only are there 60+ restaurants in downtown West Chester, but there are also brand new breweries, bars, and health-conscious options to explore all over town. In addition, we share with you our visit to both the Chester County Food Bank and the West Chester Growers Market—two food focused vehicles that are adding tremendous value to our community. On page 34, you’ll find a collection of locally produced food and drinks that are grown, prepared, packaged, and offered right here in the Brandywine Valley—and we’ll tell you exactly where to find them! And because summertime is ideal for exploring, we have put together a guide full of fun local
destinations that you should know about. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly activities, adventure, romance, or culture, we’ve got you covered! Turn to page 36 and start working on that summer bucket list! It’s incredibly rewarding to lift up our local small businesses, our innovative restaurants, and to spotlight the many people who make it all happen. We hope you use Fig as your guide to loving all things local Wishing you a summer of slow-paced savoring. BRIANNA CARLISLE, BECKY GALANTE, AND THE FIG INDUSTRIES TEAM
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slow & savored summer
New York Theatre
in West Chester A LEGENDARY MUSICAL, A SONDHEIM MASTERPIECE, AND A TONY AWARD-WINNING COMEDY
INTO THE WOODS
October 4 - 21, 2019
December 13 - 29, 2019
Kander and Ebb’s legendary musical, Cabaret, introduces us to English cabaret performer Sally Bowles, American writer Cliff Bradshaw, and the decadence of 1929 Berlin. With mounting fear and uncertainty outside, your emcee welcomes you into a world where your troubles are left at the door. This Tony Award-winning musical features a classic score including “Maybe This Time,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Money,” and of course, “Cabaret.” So “come hear the music play” in this musical theatre treasure.
Into the Woods, a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, is one of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's most popular shows. An ambivalent Cinderella, a bloodthirsty Little Red Riding Hood, and Prince Charming with a roving eye are among the cockeyed characters in this fractured fairy tale. This award-winning musical is equally enjoyable for children and adults.
VA N YA A N D S O N I A A N D MASHA AND SPIKE March 27 - April 12, 2020 Chekhov is alive and well in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where adult siblings Vanya and Sonia reside in their old family home, mourning their lost dreams. When their movie star sister, Masha, arrives unexpectedly with her young boyfriend, Spike, the family is launched into a rollicking weekend of wit and absurdity. Winner of the Tony for Best Play in 2013, Christopher Durang’s play blends Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day toils of celebrity, social networking, and escape into a laugh-out-loud comedy.
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MORNING, NOON & NIGHT! No matter what time of day it is, go ahead and treat yourself to some of West Chester’s most satisfying sips!
FENN'S COFFEE 11 North Church Street Perk up with a cup of locally brewed Lamont coffee at this cozy Church Street shop. Stay and check your email, or grab it to go.
PHO XUA 237 East Gay Street Time to snap out of the afternoon lull with a flavorful bubble tea. This combo of iced tea, milk, and pearls of crunchy tapioca will have you back on task in no time.
TECA 38 East Gay Street Cheers to a productive day. Meet a friend at the bar and order The Bitter Man which includes Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, sweet vermouth, and a dash of orange bitters.
LIQUID EATERY 18 North High Street You’ll feel like you’re indulging, but this all natural, guilt-free smoothie called the “Orange Julius” is a healthy and refreshing option for that lunchtime fix.
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! Y L CAL We are big fans of locally made products and producers. Check out this delicious collection of favorites that are grown, prepared, packaged, and sold right here in Chester County.
The Revivalist Gin Collection from Brandywine Branch Distillers Find them at Fine Wine & Good Spirits
Artisanal Gelato in ever-changing flavors from Gemelli’s Gelato Find them at Gemelli’s GEMELLIGELATO.COM
Stores throughout Chester County REVIVALISTSPIRITS.COM
Pure Honey from Brandywine Bee Company Find it at Thornbury Farm CSA
Mushroom Dip Seasoning Mix from Phillips Mushroom Farms Find it at Woodlands of Phillips WOODLANDSATPHILLIPS.COM
Handcrafted Kombucha from Baba’s Brew
Craft Jerky from
Find it on tap at Carlino’s
Righteous Felon Jerky Cartel
Find all their unique flavors online at
All Natural Marinara from Carlino’s Find it at Carlino’s Gourmet Market CARLINOSMARKET.COM
Just for our furry friends
Handstamped Dog Biscuits from Luna Blu Biscuits
Find them at All The Dogs Boutique
Hormone-free, Organic Milk
from Baily's Dairy Farm Find it at Baily's Dairy Farm or Pete’s Produce BAILYSDAIRY.COM
Handcut Seasoned Tortilla Chips from Uncle Harold’s Barn Good Chips Find them at Northbrook Marketplace NORTHBROOKMARKETPLACE.COM
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Summer to Savor List
THE JEAN GROSS TEAM WAS JUST RANKED 8th sales team in the Keller Williams Greater PA Region. As a 40-year resident of West Chester, Jean knows the borough inside and out. Try Jean’s Summer to Savor List, which includes delicious recommendations large and small to sip, savor, and slow down with this season.
Get your day off to a great start! Dive into the Simpleton Breakfast Burrito with sausage, so yummy in your tummy.
Linger through Happy Hour with a seat right at the bar. Sip your favorite cocktail paired with their Fried Olives.
La Baquette Magique — Citron/Lemon Tart Start your summer mornings a little slower with a cup of coffee and the Citron Lemon Tart. It's magique!
Perfect for date night! Try the Filet Mignon with Béarnaise, paired with a classic Martini.
Take out Mama Carlino's Famous Lasagna & Broccoli Rabe and enjoy it at home with loved ones.
No matter what day it is, order the Risotto of the Day. You can't go wrong!
D’Ascenzo’s Gelato —
Zuppa di Pesce Meet a friend to dine al fresco on the patio with a bowl of Zuppa di Pesce and a glass of white wine. Cheers!
Belgian Butter Cookie An evening stroll through the borough in the summertime is not complete without a stop here to enjoy a bowl of Belgian Butter Cookie gelato.
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GIVING BACK Making a difference in our community.
Giving Back: Sarah Walls “Everyone needs a little encouragement,” says Sarah Walls. She’s dedicated to helping alleviate food insecurity and other pressing needs in our community. But taking the time to listen, to share hope and a smile, is just as important. She’s always volunteered where she could, but she wanted to do more. Five years ago, she retired early from Mars, where she was a documentation administrator in the engineering department, so she could fulfill a longheld dream to spend her time helping others. She found a welcoming family of like-minded and caring volunteers at the Chester County Food Bank.
The Food Bank is an incredible community resource that makes a difference in thousands of people’s lives. Their new 12 week workforce development program called FRESHstart Kitchen, for example, prepares under or unemployed people for sustainable employment in the food service industry. “It’s about providing support for the whole person,” Sarah says. Giving back is part of Sarah’s DNA. She grew up in a big family watching her mother helping others. Her Christian faith is the biggest inspiration for her service, and she started a food pantry at her church. Sarah particularly loves the
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days she spends meeting and talking with seniors and giving out Senior Food Boxes, filled by the Food Bank and decorated by local children. She encourages everyone to keep their eyes open and take even a small step to help someone in need. “Join, or start, a volunteer program where you work, start a food drive, or make a donation at a store,” she says. “Creating a stronger community takes people putting their hands to the plow. Nothing is too small when you’re helping someone else.” If you would like to volunteer at the Chester County Food Bank, please visit chestercountyfoodbank.org/get-involved.
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Designing a better space for healing
TO GET A TRUE IDEA OF THE TIME and effort that’s been invested in the expansion of Chester County Hospital and the renovation of its Emergency Department, imagine the undertaking as an iceberg and the construction as the part that sits above the water’s surface. We physically only see part of the larger picture. For more than two years, starting in 2015, the architects, Ballinger, met with clinical staff to seek their feedback on each of the areas—operating rooms, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, patient rooms and Emergency Department—that comprise the largest expansion in the hospital’s history.
“There’s a lot that had to be worked out [before construction] because everybody had different views on how everything had to fit in particular rooms,” says Larry Bell, the hospital’s Senior Project Manager for the expansion and renovation. “So, a lot of time and energy went into ensuring that the designs met everyone’s respective needs,” says Jen Corse, the hospital’s Nursing Business Manager and clinical lead for the project. In each meeting, Ballinger architects would arrange a large-scale layout of the specific floorplan across a table and populate it with proportionate, 3D printouts of the various pieces of
equipment that would fill the space. The architects and clinicians then discussed how they could improve current deficiencies and maintain other positive aspects. PLANNING FOR A RAPIDLY EVOLVING FUTURE was also an integral part of most conversations, especially with the operating room teams. “To try to figure out what the next 50 years is going to look like in an operating room is difficult to wrap your head around,” Jen says. “What kind of technology will be available? What will the equipment look like? You’re using your current day knowledge and a little creativity to try to understand
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an unknown. As one of the clinicians involved, it’s been a little daunting. You try to prepare for every scenario.” “What we tried to do was provide a lot of flexibility in the design, to the extent that we could, in an effort to ‘futureproof’ the facility,” Larry says. The operating rooms, for example, will be especially large spaces that will be able to accommodate large equipment and added personnel for increasingly complex surgeries. TO AID THE EFFORT, full-size mockups of each of the floor-plans were also created in an unused corner of the hospital and presented to the clinicians.
In the case of the operating rooms, that meant a 750-square-foot room and a 1,100-square-foot room complete with walls and equipment. “It goes beyond just looking at a drawing and trying to guess, ‘Is this adequate circulation space?’ ‘Is this where we want to place everything?’” Larry says. “We even did an elevator mock up because one of the critical parts of treatment is patient transport in the elevators.” The design meetings concluded before the start of the construction in May 2017. A similar round of sessions are expected to begin in the coming months and this time they’ll address how to best
incorporate the new and updated spaces into the rest of the hospital so that they will function seamlessly. The project will include 15 modern operating rooms, as well as 13 Emergency Department rooms, three state-of-theart labs for catheterization and other procedures, new areas for noninvasive cardiology and pre-procedure testing, 99 inpatient rooms, and a new entrance. Learn more at: ChesterCountyHospital.org/Expansion.
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CREATIVE SUMMER FUN!
June 10 to August 23 C C A A AT W E S T C H E S T E R Themed weekly camps, grades K to 12 Morning and afternoon sessions Before–and After–camp options
C C A A AT E X T O N S Q U A R E M A L L $5 drop-in mini art camps Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 11am - 12pm & 12pm - 1pm
C C A A AT K E N N E T T G A R A G E Free drop-in mini art camps Monday to Friday 9:30 - 10:30am (ages 4-9) & 11am - noon (ages 10-15)
Experience Art! Year-round workshops/ classes for all ages
Create a special birthday party
Monthly art exhibits
Host a one-of-a-kind event in our art galleries
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Savor the summer! This is the summer to savor the tastes and flavors of our town! In the following pages youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find a delicious collection of food and fun. We encourage you to try a new spot, or bring a friend to an old favorite. We raise a glass to our hard-working restaurateurs, chefs, brewers, and producersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;they offer us the gift of bountiful food, cultural expression, and pure delight. Enjoy the flavors of West Chester!
AL FRESCO DINING ON THE PATIO in the heart of downtown West Chester
Unwind & INDULGE Drawing from authentic Italian-inspired recipes, Mercato offers fine dining & seasonal menus in an approachable atmosphere. EXPRESS LUNCH BUFFET $11.95 Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm Fresh pasta, salads, fish, chicken, and gluten free options
SERVING LUNCH & DINNER 7 days a week Enjoy Saturday & Sunday brunch
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Summertime SAVORING Carlinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a family-owned gourmet market with plenty to savor all summer long. Enjoy prepared foods, an artisan bakery, cheese and charcuterie, signature pastas, catering, and much more.
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Approachable and authentic VIETNAMESE CUISINE
Pho Xua, pronounced “For Sure” or “Fuh
Sure” is an authentic Vietnamese Noodle and Tea House specializing in Pho, Banh Mi, Spring Rolls, Bubble Tea, Smoothies, Coffee, and more. All dishes are scratch made on site including their signature broth which is a 24-hour process. Pho Xua offers a healthy, fast-casual option for lunch, dinner, or coffee breaks, right in the heart of downtown West Chester.
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There’s nothing like kicking back with a glass of wine or a craft brew. Check out some of our favorite spots to sip and savor with friends this summer. 3
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S H O AT P I L S N E R Sterling Pig Brewery
July 4-7 Red, White + BBQ at Chaddsford Winery August 10 Iron Hill Pro Men’s Criterium Race at the Twilight Cycling Classic
Sterlingpig.com 113 West Market Street West Chester
August 17 Summer Love Music Festival at Victory Brewing September 15 Chester County Restaurant Festival with beer & wine garden
September 21 Love Seed Momma Jump! Performs at Paradocx Vineyard
2018 DRY ROSÉ Chaddsford Winery Chaddsford.com 632 Baltimore Pike Chadds Ford
J U I C E B O X I PA Iron Hill Brewery ironhillbrewery.com 3 West Gay Street West Chester
N O B R A I N E R I PA Victory Brewing Company victorybeer.com 650 West Cypress Street Kennett Square
V I VA L A R O S A R O S É Paradocx Vineyard paradocx.com 1833 Flint Hill Road Landenberg
Finest ingredients, EXCEPTIONAL CRAFT Sterling Pig Brewery has brought its second
location, Public House, to downtown West Chester. Their scratch menu offers something for everyone including great apps and sandwiches, daily fresh smoked barbecue, happy hour specials, and Sunday brunch. Public House brings a laid back atmosphere, indoor & outdoor seating, and of course award-winning locally brewed craft beer!
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New Menu Items. Still Fresh From Scratch.
Try one (or all) of their new shareable appetizers, such as Luau Shrimp in a creamy sweet and spicy pineapple sauce, Ahi Tuna Poke with mango, avocado, and serrano peppers in a sesame soy sauce, served with crispy wonton chips, and Maine Lobster Flatbread with Fontina and Pecorino Romano cheeses, fresh basil, and a sherry cream sauce.
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Newly opened Bonchon specializes in
Korean-style fried chicken and a variety of savory Asian fusion dishes. Enjoy a unique menu in a family-friendly atmosphere located right in the heart of downtown West Chester.
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Like a diamond, special occasions require the PERFECT SETTING Looking to make a grand gesture?
Invite her to dinner at Andiario then surprise her with a diamond from Sunset Hill Jewelers. You’ll be sure to make beautiful memories at two of downtown West Chester’s most sought after locations. Cheers to savoring artisanal food and exquisite jewelry.
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AUTHENTIC Growing more than just food for our community.
Authentic: Mike Ahlert “A well-established farmers market is an asset many towns would love to have,” says West Chester Growers Market board president Michael Ahlert. He attributes the success of the market, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary season, to diverse, high-quality products from professional vendors and to many faithful customers. Michael has been bringing his Red Earth Farm produce to the market for 20 years. “It’s easier for people to get farm-fresh products now than it was 10 or 15 years ago,” he says. But there’s still something unique, as the market tagline says, about “shaking the hand that feeds
you.” The market has also become part of the social fabric of the community. “It’s fitting that West Chester, the county seat in the middle of some of the best farmland in the world, hosts a market that helps to preserve the land and culture of working farms,” Michael says. With fresh produce, meat, and cheeses, as well as baked goods and other ready-to-eat options from a core of thirty-plus vendors, “customers barely need to go to the grocery store,” he says. Four of the families who started the market are still involved, including Paul Hauser, who ran the market for
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many years. “They picked a good town,” Michael says, “with the right demographic and a densely-populated town center.” Thoughtful, sustainable growth—matching vendors with customers’ needs and providing the best variety of local products at reasonable prices—is another reason for the market’s longevity. Michael says the goal of the 25th anniversary season, including a special celebration on July 20th, “is to highlight this unique and successful partnership between the Borough and this community-building event we create every Saturday.”
ENJOY COSMOPOLITAN CULTURE AND GOURMET CUISINE ON THIS CULINARY ADVENTURE through the 5th largest wine producer in the world—South Africa. On this delectable journey, you'll meet bakers, grocers, and fine food purveyors as you taste your way through delightful farmers’ markets in Cape Town, a foodie paradise! Enjoy award-winning, world class wines in breathtaking valleys, and fall in love with a Cape Winelands favorite—the Pinotage, which is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut. Call Whirlaway Travel to book this unforgettable dining experience. 26 MARKET STREET 610.431.3642 WHIRL AWAY TR AVEL.COM
Make the most of summer. Summertime begs for quality time with the ones you love and for weekend outings full of exploring this little corner of the world we get to call our own. Whether youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for family-friendly fun, seeking outdoor adventure, exploring local arts and culture, or planning a romantic weekend, West Chester and southern Chester County have everything youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for. We have pulled together several must-visit weekend destinations ideal for locals and visitors alike. Find new things to do and revisit your old favorites, and show your out-of-town guests your hometown pride!
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ALL ABOARD THE WEST CHESTER R AILROAD Every Sunday June 2-Sept 22, enjoy a relaxing 90-minute train ride from West Chester to Glen Mills and return on a warm summer afternoon. Pack a lunch or purchase one from their on-board snack bar to have during the stop at the Glen Mills train station picnic grove. www.westchesterrr.com 230 East Market Street, West Chester
S P E N D A D AY V O L U N T E E R I N G AT T H E B R A N DY W I N E VA L L E Y S P C A Does your family love animals? Each year, the Brandywine Valley SPCA cares for more than 14,000 animals! Spend some time helping out—walk dogs, socialize with cats, photograph adoptable animals, foster a pet, and so much more. Find out how your family can help by visiting their website
bvspca.org 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester
EXPLORE THE CHADDS FORD BARN SHOPS Located just a few miles outside of Kennett Square, you’ll find an enchanting collection of historic barn shops, boasting an impressive collection of twelve one-of-a-kind Thomas Burke birdhouses. You’ll enjoy lingering to admire each and every one. Stay for the afternoon to grab coffee and lunch at the charming CHADDS café + store which includes homemade soups, crafted sandwiches, smoothies, and plenty of sweets. chaddsfordbarnshops.com 1609 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA
AT T E N D A P R O F E S S I O N A L C YC L I N G R A C E : Every year the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic, sponsored by Benchmark Federal Credit Union, brings thousands of race spectators and their families onto the streets of West Chester where they get an up-close look at top athletes as they race in the downtown streets at speeds up to 35 mph and more. In addition to top-notch professional bike racing, the day will be packed with lots of family-friendly events and activities throughout West Chester. August 10th, 2019! www.greaterwestchester.com/events Downtown West Chester
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SPE ND A DAY AT TRE E HOUSE WORLD Explore the newest and coolest treehouses around! Or challenge yourself with unique high adventure programs including bungy trampoline, ziplines, archery tag, and tomahawk throwing. A great way to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with your loved ones.
www.treehouseworld.com 1442 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester
GO TUB ING ON THE B R ANDY WINE WITH NORTHB ROOK C ANOE COM PANY Enjoy scenic views, fresh air, and adventure along the beautiful Brandywine River. Ride in your tube, canoe, or kayak and meander through the heart of Chester County. Or enjoy a “Canoe & Dine” adventure that includes a 1.5 hour evening canoe trip. When you arrive back at Northbrook, a catered dinner is served at the picnic grove accompanied by live music and a bonfire under the stars. Reserve your adventure at
E XPLORE CHESLE N PRESE RVE Located on the largest privately-owned nature preserve open to the public in Chester County, find miles of marked hiking trails, woodlands, meadows, fields and stream valleys. Explorers can enjoy Ollie Owl’s Nature Playground where kids are encouraged to play and interact directly with nature by climbing logs, building with sticks, hunting for bugs, and getting a little dirt on their hands and feet. Bring your dog and make it a full family outing! www.natlands.org/cheslen-preserve 1199 Cannery Road, Coatesville
www.northbrookcanoe.com 1810 Beagle Road, West Chester
TAKE A HE LICOPTE R RIDE AT THE A M E RIC AN HE LICOPTE R MUSEUM The mission of the American Helicopter Museum is to preserve rotary-wing aviation history and educate visitors about helicopters and their lifesaving missions. Explore this fascinating museum full of interesting aircraft and then take a real helicopter ride! To find out more visit
www.americanhelicopter.com 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester
Image via northbrookcanoe.com by Carrie Hubbard
Photo: Mae Axelrod
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V I S I T T H E H I S T O R I C B R A N DY W I N E B AT T L E F I E L D A national historic landmark, this 50-acre preserve is dedicated to the memory of the famous Battle of the Brandywine in 1777, the largest single day battle of the American Revolution. Admission includes access to an orientation film, museum, and guided tours of Washington’s headquarters and the Gideon Gilpin House. Explore maps and plan your visit at www.brandywinebattlefield.org 1491 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford
S P E N D T H E D AY AT B R A N DY W I N E R I V E R M U S E U M O F A R T Renowned for its collection of the Wyeth family of artists, the Museum features galleries dedicated to the work of N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth. The Museum showcases American art, with a focus on artistic interpretations of the Brandywine valley. Portraits, still life paintings, and illustrations are also part of the collection. Studio tours are available or enjoy strolling the Brandywine River path for inspiration. www.brandywine.org 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA
D I S C O V E R L O C A L H I S T O R Y AT T H E CHESTER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) preserves and shares the remarkable story of our area's past. Explore over 300 years of history through rare documents, photographs, and newspapers in the research library, seven galleries filled with engaging exhibitions, and special school and public programs. From George Washington and the Battle of Brandywine to the Underground Railroad, Civil War, and Civil Rights, CCHS educates and inspires visitors year-round. www.chestercohistorical.org 225 North High Street, West Chester
VISIT HISTORIC WINTERTHUR We are lucky to live mere miles from Winterthur, a historic estate on par with some of the most famous estates in the country, such as Biltmore Estate, The Breakers, and Monticello. It features 1,000 acres of rolling hills, meadows, and a 60-acre garden, deemed by Forbes Magazine as one of “The Most Beautiful Gardens in America”! The eye-popping mansion features stunning interiors and 90,000 antiques. Information on the on-going exhibits and events can be found at www.winterthur.org 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware Photo by Bob Leitch, Courtesy of Winterthur
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D AT E N I G H T AT T H E L O N G W O O D GARDENS SUMMER BEER GARDEN
Enjoy tasty pub fare, a variety of homemade pizzas, burgers, and sandwiches in the Longwood Gardens Beer Garden. Pair your fare with their signature brews on tap, developed in partnership with Victory Brewing Company. Afterwards stay for a colorful Illuminated Fountain performance—an unforgettable date night!
Looking for a little romance? Reserve a room at historic Faunbrook and let the staycation begin. Enjoy cozy guest rooms, homemade breakfast, wine on the patio, or take a stroll downtown to enjoy the West Chester nightlife. Every detail of this boutique B&B is hospitable and inviting. Find out more at www.faunbrook.com 699 Rosedale Avenue, West Chester
longwoodgardens.org 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
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www.uptownwestchester.org 226 North High Street, West Chester
www.chaddsford.com 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford
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C AT C H A L I V E S H O W AT U P T O W N ! KNAUER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Serving as a home for world class performing arts in downtown West Chester, events at Uptown! range from Broadway theater, opera, jazz, Latin music, comedy, classical music, contemporary music, and renowned speakers. Check out their online calendar and plan an epic date night!
Chaddsford Winery will launch a comprehensive, half-day summer camp program—for adults! Featuring wine and beer tastings, lawn games, and a pig roast dinner, designed to give adults the perfect summer retreat. Camp Chaddsford will be offered on three Saturdays in July from 1 pm to 7 pm: July 15, July 22, and July 29. Find out more at
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VA C AT I O N R E Q U I R E S P L A N N I N G A H E A D. You booked your flight, you hired the pet sitter, and the mailman is holding your mail. Before you grab a cocktail and officially switch to vacation mode, make sure to finalize your estate planâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the most important plan of your life. Protecting your family by planning for the future will allow you to relax and soak up the sun this summer. Call April or Michelle at The Charleston Firm to find out how you can check this important item off your list and enjoy a carefree vacation.
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F E AT U R E D E V E N T S Friday, June 21 5:30 -7:30pm Happy Hour on the Terrace: “Meet the Pharaohs” exhibition presented by Sherin Motawea $10 per person
Sunday, June 23 6:30 -7:30pm Celebration of Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday—family concert at West Goshen Community Park. Join the Street Corner Trio in a celebration of Pete Seeger’s music.
W E E K LY C H I L D R E N ’ S , T E E N S & T W E E N S P R O G R A M S Now through August 16 STEAM Story Time 1st and 3rd Mondays 6:30pm Drop-in STEAM themed story time for all ages
Teen & Tweens Tuesdays 3:30-5:00pm Crafts, movies, games, STEM stuff, snacks
Crafty Tuesdays 10am-7pm Make-and-take crafts
Wednesday Drop-in Story Time 10:30am For ages 3+ with parent or caregiver
Tinker Days Thursdays 2:30-4:30pm Drop in to enjoy makerspace activities
1-2-3 Play With Me Fridays 10-11:30am Interactive play with educational toys for toddlers and their caregivers*
*for ages 12-36 months; registration required
Find a full list of programs and events online at wcpubliclibrary.org
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SO MUCH MORE THAN BOOKS!
Summer at the West Chester Public Library WEST CHESTER PUBLIC LIBR ARY is a destination for connection, collaboration, and enrichment through knowledge and community engagement. Connect with them this summer!
F I G ' S P A T R O N O F T H E A R T S , Dr. Timothy Blair, currently serves as CEO and Executive Director at WEmusic, Inc., of WL Global Corporation with offices in Shanghai, Manhattan, and Budapest. Together with colleagues from Yale and Oxford, he recently led a music education summit in Beijing, supported by the Chinese government, focusing on building global bridges of understanding through music. Dr. Blair is proud to sponsor this latest page in our series of featured local artistic and cultural anchors. The West Chester Public Library recognizes Dr. Blair for his generosity and his passionate support of arts and culture in Chester County.
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WE STOMP. YOU STOMP. WE ALL STOMP CANCER!
Join us for the 10th Annual West Chester STOMPS Cancer 5K and Fun Walk. All proceeds benefit Bringing Hope Home, a non-profit organization that financially and emotionally helps local Families currently undergoing cancer treatment. With your support we can provide Unexpected Amazingness® by paying rent/mortgage, household utilities, car payments, and put food on their table! Register today at bringinghopehome.org/events/WCSTOMPS2019. Use promo code WCFIG and receive 20% off registration!
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SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 BARNABY’S OF WEST CHESTER REGISTRATION: 5:00 PM 5K STARTS: 6:30 PM STOMP-FEST AFTER PARTY TO FOLLOW AT BARNABY’S
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Creative thinkers & makers with a forever mission of Design For Good.
Branding great foodie destinations: Amorette · The Baker’s Table · Cork & Cap Restaurant Bert’s Bottle Shop · Per Diem · Hood’s BBQ · Souvlaki Boys The Classic Diner · The Imperial Restaurant
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Social Mission: Brandywine Valley SPCA At Fig, we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions—one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. We believe in the mission of the Brandywine Valley SPCA—our 2019 Social Mission Partner. Please consider supporting them this year. FOUNDED IN 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA exists to end animal suffering and to involve the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals. Your time and affection mean everything to our four-legged friends. Find out how to get involved by visiting bvspca.org. Some of the volunteer opportunities include: WALK OR JOG WITH DOGS | SOCIALIZE WITH CATS | TEAM AS A PARENT/CHILD TO VOLUNTEER (FOR KIDS 8-15) | PHOTOGRAPH ADOPTABLE ANIMALS | HELP THROW BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOSTER PETS IN NEED OF EXTRA CARE BEFORE ADOPTION
Don't miss Critter Camp! Kids have a pawesome time at Critter Camp! Each week-long day camp packs in fun activities like yoga with puppies, police K9 demonstrations, exotic animal experts, and more. Camp runs daily 9am to 3pm with after care available until 5pm.
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Local Events WEST CHESTER GROWERS’ MARKET SATURDAYS 9am-1pm (CORNER OF CHURCH & CHESTNUT STREETS)
SWINGIN’ SUMMER THURSDAYS JULY 11, AUGUST 1, SEPTEMBER 5 6:30-9pm
Fresh produce and other goods from around the Brandywine Valley WestChesterGrowersMarket.com
Family street festival featuring local restaurants, entertainment, and live music West-Chester.com
TOUCH A TRUCK DAY SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 12-4pm
CLASSIC MOVIE MONDAYS AT UPTOWN! MONDAYS, JUNE – AUGUST 7pm
BETTER THAN BACON: IMPROV COMEDY FRIDAY, JULY 19 7:30pm
CHESTER COUNTY RESTAURANT FESTIVAL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 12-5:30pm
Classic movies the way they were meant to be seen—on the big screen! UptownWestChester.org 3RD ANNUAL WEST CHESTER CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
presented by the Charles A. Melton Center SATURDAY, JUNE 22 12-5pm
Food trucks, artisan vendors, and a great lineup of local craft beer WCBeerFest.com FIRST FRIDAYS JULY 5, AUGUST 2, SEPTEMBER 6 ALL DAY
New arrivals, special sales, extended hours, and free street metered parking after 5pm DowntownWestChester.com
Completely unscripted comedy show driven by the audience’s suggestions and interactions UptownWestChester.org 37TH ANNUAL TURKS HEAD MUSIC FESTIVAL SUNDAY, JULY 21 12-8pm
Hands-on opportunity for kids to see, explore, and learn about emergency vehicles of all types West-Chester.com
More than 65 participating restaurants, 110+ artisan vendors, 3 live music areas, and a beer and wine garden West-Chester.com
Bring a blanket and lawn chairs to enjoy a full day of live music, food, and family fun at Everhart Park West-Chester.com BENCHMARK TWILIGHT CYCLING CLASSIC SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 3-10pm
Join the excitement as spectators watch professional bicyclists race through the streets of West Chester GreaterWestChester.com
O N T H E F O L LOW I N G PA G E S , you’ll find our Community Supporters—businesses committed to a thriving Downtown. Although they may not be located in the Borough, they believe in the power of buying local and shopping small. Take time this summer to visit these businesses—and tell them you found them in Fig!
FOR A FULL LIST OF COMMUNITY EVENTS, VISIT FIGWESTCHESTER.COM
THE WEST CHESTER BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT was established in 2000 to foster business growth in the downtown, advocate for small business owners, and ensure that downtown West Chester is a thriving place to own a business.
We Are Downtown West Chester Here are a few ways the BID is actively working to grow our downtown in 2019: EAUTIFICATION/CLEAN & GREEN B The West Chester BID supports Mayor Dianne Herrin’s Clean & Green West Chester initiative with professionally planted flower boxes throughout town, and more than 200 volunteers who have helped keep downtown beautiful!
REVITALIZATION Watch the face of downtown change with two dynamic developments coming soon: 44West, a plaza project at the corner of Gay and Church streets, and the development of the new Hotel Indigo at Gay and Walnut streets.
OCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE/WEBSITE Follow them on social media and check out their S website to stay engaged and up-to-date with what’s new and cool in downtown West Chester, PA! Tag @downtownwestchesterpa and use the hashtag #WCSHARETHEJOY for a chance to be featured on their page or in the next edition of Fig West Chester! @agldroneworks 119 NORTH HIGH STREET TO 137 NORTH HIGH STREET 610.738.3350 DOWNTOWNWESTCHESTER.COM
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F O R M O R E T H A N T H I RT Y Y E A R S , Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landscaping has been designing and building handcrafted outdoor living spaces that are both beautiful and functional. Dean and his team bring extensive knowledge of the local building codes, an understanding of the harsh effects of our freeze/ thaw cycles, and an expertise in choosing sustainable plants that thrive in our clay soils. They understand that each project comes with unique elements and challenges. They partner with you to take your vision for your patio area, pool scape, or outdoor kitchen project and make it a reality.
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L O N G ’ S PA R K A R T F E S T I VA L The Long’s Park Amphitheater Foundation is proud to enrich the Lancaster community through art and music. This Labor Day weekend, come to the 41st annual Long’s Park Art Festival and connect with artists and craftspeople from across the nation. From fine oil paintings, to useful and decorative ceramics, to oneof-a-kind statement jewelry, there truly is something for everyone to take home and enjoy for a lifetime. Proceeds from the Art Festival benefit our Summer Music Series, now in its 56th year. Join us at the Amphitheater every Sunday (and select Saturdays) throughout the summer for an eclectic mix of free concerts—including our popular Patriotic Concert on June 30!
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Labor Day Weekend August 30 - September 1, 2019 L a n c a s t e r, P A
Featured work by Steve Palmer Thank you to our Festival Co-Sponsors, American Art Collector magazine, Giant Food Stores, and Armstrong Flooring.
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SEE WHAT’S NEW AT SPRINGFIELD HOSPITAL ICYMI—A LOT HAS HAPPENED IN THE LAST YEAR The needs of the community and patients come first. That's why Crozer Keystone has been hard at work renovating their most commonly used areas at Springfield Hospital—such as the Short Procedure Unit reception area, their inpatient rooms, and Women’s Imaging Center. They’ve nearly doubled their bed count, and all patient rooms are now private. Pair these enhancements with valet parking, a concierge program, and a veteran clinical team and you will quickly see what all the excitement is about.
Call 1.800.CK.HEALTH (1.800.254.3258) or visit www.crozerkeystone.org/ Springfield to learn more about services offered at Springfield Hospital.
HYPERLOCAL FRESH PRODUCE is the year-round standard rather than the exception at Garden Spot Village. The community’s state-of-the-art Aeroponic greenhouse allows Executive Chef Michael Pezzillo to use ultra-fresh herbs in his recipes. Greenhouse-to-table literally takes minutes when salad greens are harvested mid-morning and served at noon. “Quality, fresh ingredients make all the difference,” Chef Michael explains. “Garden Spot’s on-site greenhouse opens possibilities for a year-round, seasonal
and sustainable menu. Plus, the carbon footprint for fresh produce in February is minimal when our lettuce, tomatoes, and spinach only travel 2,700 feet instead of 2,700 miles. In the summer we partner with Lancaster County farmers to source additional seasonal produce like corn, beans, and asparagus.” Your best meals have yet to be enjoyed. Enjoy lunch or dinner at one of Garden Spot Village’s award-winning restaurants today. Read more: gardenspotvillage.org/ aeroponic-greenhouse
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