FIG ® SPRING 2012 | № 2 | THE FRESH, FASHIONABLE & FLAVORFUL OF WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA
HE AR HEART & SOUL [ THE MUSIC ISSUE ]
live music lives here thenotewc.com WEST CHESTER’S PREMIERE MUSIC VENUE SUPPORTING LOCAL MUSICIANS & BANDS EVENTS & PARTIES
142 EAST MARKET STREET | 484.947.5713 | THENOTEWC.COM
HEAR THAT? “Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul.”
SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC IN DOWNTOWN WEST CHESTER. SKIP THE IPOD AND HEAR LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT!
The first issue of Fig® West Chester hit the streets this past November. Since then, we’ve spent a good deal of time answering the question: Why “fig”? What does it stand for? Yes, fig is a fruit. It’s also one of the oldest symbols of unity and prosperity given to mankind. It’s a renaissance fruit appearing throughout history in paintings, in parables, in proverbs and in poetry. At Moxie House, “Fig” means creative communication designed to celebrate small cities and towns. It’s about recognizing the “seeds” that comprise this community. It’s about creating a culture that helps them to grow. It’s about supporting local businesses so we don’t end up living in a world where our only choice is shopping at the mall and eating at chain restaurants. It’s about supporting local food and farms, celebrating local artists, local talent and local businesses. It’s about giving back to the community and recognizing those who make a difference. Each seasonal issue of Fig® celebrates unique aspects of West Chester. This spring, we have chosen to celebrate our thriving music community. West Chester is a musical place — a mini-Nashville, if you will. Can you hear it? It starts with a world-class music program at West Chester University’s School of Music and extends to the live music happening downtown six nights a week. Think you have to go to Philadelphia to hear great music? Think again. Downtown West Chester is alive with the sounds of rock, jazz, funk, blues, soul, classical and more. Blues on Monday, acoustic guitar on Tuesday, keyboards and reggae on Wednesday, jazz on Thursday and good ol’ rock and roll on Friday and Saturday. You can’t do that in every small town, and that’s one thing that makes West Chester unique. In this issue, we pay tribute to the local musicians who play their heart and soul out at every gig. Many of them are incredibly talented yet often under-recognized and under-appreciated. Some have graced the stages of XPN’s World Café Live in Philadelphia and The Queen in Wilmington as well as the Philadelphia Folk Festival — and you can see them right here in our town. Come support them. They are part of the seeds of our musical community. Next time you find yourself out on the town, tapping your foot, nodding your head to a beat, maybe dancing with friends — thank them for the music. We sure do.
Rachel Phillips, West Chester resident and Fig® Community Coordinator
“I am so thankful to be living in a town where we have incredible live music. I am proud to be a part of the Fig® team and to share the images and stories of this special place with you. Read, listen & enjoy! ” Rachel Phillips
LET’S JAM TOGETHER, YEAH? TWEET US @FIGWESTCHESTER FACEBOOK.COM/FIGWESTCHESTER
Fig® is solely supported by our advertisers and sponsors. Support your local Fig® businesses and join us in creating a thriving local
GET FIG®, FRESH & FREE FOUR TIMES A YEAR Discover the fresh, fashionable and flavorful of West Chester. Sign up to receive your own copy of Fig®, delivered to your doorstep every season. Sign up at figwestchester.com
LISTEN UP WHAT IS FIG®? Fig® is a print, social media and online communications package offering both voice and vision for great small cities and towns. A symbol of unity and prosperity, the subtleties of figs and their importance in historic cultures make “ig” a fitting name to showcase a distinctive small city lifestyle. Fig® celebrates the understated elements and beauty that weave themselves into special destinations. EXPERIENCE OTHER FIG® LOCATIONS Be sure to visit Fig® in Lancaster, PA and Fig® in Media, PA. figlancaster.com & figmediapa.com
COMMUNITY SUPPORT Thank you to our Community Supporters: Calista Grand Salon and Spa, Otto’s Mini, Willow Valley Retirement Communities, and Otto’s BMW for supporting the borough of West Chester and believing in the power of community. Find them on pages 48-51.
OWNER & EDITOR Deborah Brandt
THE FIG® WEST CHESTER TEAM Rachel Phillips Matt Brandt Jena Miller Shani Tucker Susan Hutchinson Katie Smith (Intern)
MEET OUR ONLINE VOICES Downtown West Chester thrives on an authentic fusion of vibrant music, deep history, local food and passionate people. The Fig® community is about all of this and each of us. It’s for everyone who lives in West Chester or loves it. Our Fig® blogs are here to help people learn a little more about what makes West Chester the real deal. Meet some of our Fig® bloggers and be sure to follow them and their adventures online at figwestchester.com.
Fig® Blogger, Susan Hutchinson I Heart West Chester
An interior designer by trade, Susan Hutchinson recently joined the Fig® West Chester team as the social media guru. In addition to all things Fig®, she has two popular blogs of her own, Fleurishing and Nesting. A resident of the borough and amateur photographer, Susan can often be seen around town with her camera and furry child Billy in tow. figwestchester.com/iheartwestchester
Fig® Blogger, Rob Mastrippolito The Groove
An avid blogger, guitarist, and occasional singer, Rob has many loves. He loves West Chester’s musicians and its venues and especially loves the people who come out night after night and support the live music scene. “Go sit down and listen. Go stand up and dance. Go get a drink with an umbrella in it, or a pound can of PBR, and hold it high up in the air so the people on the bandstand know that you FEEL something!” figwestchester.com/thegroove FIND MORE BLOGGERS LIKE SUSAN AND ROB ONLY AT FIGWESTCHESTER.COM
Deborah Brandt Owner & creator of Fig®
Fig® Authentic pg 10 | Fig® Social Mission pg 18-19 | Fig® Giving Back pg 32 Fig® Fresh Face pg 34 | Events pg 46-47 Blogs, events, contests and more at figwestchester.com
CONTRIBUTORS Jeremy Hess Evan Wawrzyniak Kelly Smedley
PUBLISHER Moxie House, LLC
FIGWESTCHESTER.COM To meet the rest of the talented Fig® team, for up-to-date events, blogs, sign-ups and West Chester fun 24/7.
Jeremy Hess Find Jeremy’s images on many of the pages of Fig®. jeremyhessphotographers.com
Fig® is sponsored by the West Chester Business Improvement District (B.I.D.). They believe in the power of a unified downtown. downtownwestchester.com
Fig® was created and is produced by
Moxie House LLC has made every attempt to ensure that all information contained in this publication has been obtained from reliable sources, but all such information is provided “as is” with no guarantee of completeness or accuracy. The views of contributors do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Moxie House LLC. Moxie House LLC cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions contained in, or reliance made upon the contents of, this publication. Copyright: Copyright 2012 © Moxie House LLC. All rights reserved. Photography or page layout contained in Fig® shall not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the specific written permission of Moxie House LLC. Contact 717.394.7737 or email@example.com.
OWNER, DAVID SAGHERIAN
BARBER, BOURGEOIS, CARR, COLLINGS, FENDER, G&L, GENZ BENZ, GRETSCH, MCPHERSON, MESA BOOGIE, MUSIC MAN, ORANGE, PAUL REED SMITH, RICKENBACKER, SANTA CRUZ, TAYLOR, TOM ANDERSON, VICTORIA, VOODOO LABS, WARWICK, ZVEX
a guitar destination KNOWLEDGEABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE PROFESSIONAL GUITAR AND AMPLIFIER REPAIR EXPERT INSTRUCTION SERVING THE DELAWARE VALLEY FOR OVER 30 YEARS 310 SOUTH HIGH STREET | 610.436.8641 | WESTCHESTERMUSICSTORE.COM
AUTHENTIC GOURMET MARKET COFFEE BAR AND BYO CAFE FULL-SERVICE CATERING HANDS-ON COOKING CLASSES SIGNATURE RECIPES
sweet delights Pick up WANNA TASTE? for authentic stories and recipes from Mama Carlino’s Kitchen.
128 WEST MARKET STREET | 610.696.3788 | CARLINOSMARKET.COM Visit our other location: 2616 East County Line Road, Ardmore
7 FOR ALL MANKIND
NEW ARRIVALS: WILDFOX and Parker coming this spring! 136 WEST GAY STREET | 610.431.2212 | SHOPBLINK.COM
West Chester University has been preparing students to excel in musical careers for over 140 years
inspiring music’s next generation JARRETT OTT, Baritone Mr. Ott received a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from West Chester University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. In 2010 he entered the Curtis Institute of Music where he currently studies in the opera program with Marlena Kleinman Malas. Mr. Ott was the winner of the concerto competition held at West Chester University and the Kennett Symphony of Chester County’s 2010 Young Artist Voice Competition. He was also a finalist and prizewinner in the 2010 Anapolis Opera Vocal Competition. DANIEL SHAPIRO, Composer Mr. Shapiro received a Bachelor of Music degree in theory and composition (magna cum laude) from West Chester University and went on to receive an AD in composition (summa cum laude) from the Curtis Institute, where he currently resides as faculty since 2011. Mr. Shapiro’s music is frequently heard in both U.S. and international venues, most recently in Lincoln Center, Città della Pieve and Città di Saluzzo (Italy), Ravinia’s “Rising Stars Series,” Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and Fontainebleau Château. He has been commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association for the 75th birthday celebration of Krzysztof Penderecki; by Curtis-on-Tour for the Samuel Barber Centennial; by the Lyra Society on his receipt of the Marilyn Costello Award; and by organizations and presenters including the American Composers Forum and Durham Cathedral (UK).
JARRET T OT T
VISIT WCUPA.EDU/CVPA/MUSIC TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY MUSIC PROGRAM
world class right here
WCU’S SCHOOL OF MUSIC HAS IT ALL!
BAND & WIND ENSEMBLES
SYMPHONIC BAND AND CONCERT BAND Gregory Martin, director Wednesday, April 11, 8:15 pm Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre CHAMBER WINDS Andrew Yozviak, director Tuesday, April 24, 8:15pm Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE Marc Jacoby, director Friday, March 30, 7:30pm Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre TURK’S HEAD KNOT: CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ENSEMBLE Peter Paulsen, director Wednesday, April 4, 8:15pm Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
WIND ENSEMBLE Andrew Yozviak, director Sunday, April 29, 3pm Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
CRITERIONS JAZZ ENSEMBLE Marc Jacoby, director Friday, April 27, 7:30pm Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
MADELEINE WING ADLER CONCERT SERIES
STATESMEN JAZZ ENSEMBLE & VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE John Swana & Jane Wyss, directors Tuesday, May 1, 8:15pm Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
Sylvia Ahramjian, director Thursday, April 5, Noon Thursday, May 3, Noon Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre Grand Foyer
Benefits the WCU Scholarship Fund.
SPRING CHORAL FESTIVAL David P. DeVenney and Jane Wyss, directors Sunday, April 15, 3pm Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
Call 610.436.2266 to preorder. All remaining tickets to be sold at the door on the date of the event. Adults $10. Seniors/students $5. WCU students free with ID. “THREEPENNY OPERA” BY KURT WEILL Emily Bullock, director Friday, April 13, 7:30pm Saturday, April 14, 2pm Saturday, April 14, 7pm Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, CONCERT CHOIR AND MASTERSINGERS Ovidiu Marinescu, David P. DeVenney, and Jane Wyss, directors Sunday, April 22, 3pm Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
KENNETT SYMPHONY OF CHESTER COUNTY CHILDREN’S CHORUS In Residence at WCU Kristen Albert, director Saturday, May 5, 7:30pm Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre
SMALL ENSEMBLE CONCERTS
Free — go to www.wcupa.edu/cvpa/music For Early Music Lovers: WCU Ensemble-in-Residence:
MUSICA HUMANA VOCAL CONSORT Flos Reglais: Masters of English Polyphony ca. 1300-1550 Mark Rimple, director Monday, April 30, 7:30pm Philips Autograph Library Philips Memorial Building
ARTIST FACULTY RECITALS Gregory Riley, saxophone Monday, March 19, 7:30pm Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre Robert Bedford, piano Monday, April 2, 7:30pm Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre TRIO CASALS Sylvia Ahramjian, violin Carl Cranmer, piano Ovidiu Marinescu, cello Monday, April 9, 7:30pm Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre Igor Resnianski, piano Monday, April 16, 7:30pm Philips Autograph Library Philips Memorial Building ARTIST FACULTY VOCAL CHAMBER RECITAL Emily Bullock, InYoung Lee, Stephen Ng & Randall Scarlata Monday, April 23, 7:30pm Philips Autograph Library Philips Memorial Building
VISIT WCUPA.EDU/CVPA/MUSIC FOR INFORMATION 817 SOUTH HIGH STREET | 610-436-2739 | WCUPA.EDU
DR. TIMOTHY BLAIR
Dean and Professor of Piano College of Visual and Performing Arts West Chester University of Pennsylvania WALKING THROUGH THE SWOPE MUSIC BUILDING with Dean Timothy Blair is like watching a maestro conduct a symphony orchestra. Blair’s pride in the facility he helped create along with the students and faculty who now benefit from its composition is a tribute to one man’s passion for the arts and his commitment to ensure their bright future.
You are the longest serving dean in the School of Music’s history. What keeps you here? West Chester University is a very special institution in so many ways. Having been here since 1990, I have seen many changes for the better, and I count myself fortunate and proud to have the opportunity to make my own professional contributions. You are also an accomplished pianist. What is it about keyboard music that inspires you? Since four years of age, I have been playing the piano. It has allowed me to express my innermost self, more than words often can. Like all musicians I also love to bring joy to audiences and the audiences in turn bring joy to me. At the same time I’ve had the tremendous satisfaction of seeing my students go on to great successes in their own musical careers.
You have formed numerous partnerships with some of the country’s premier music venues. Why is this important to the advancement of West Chester University? These special educational partnerships are crucial to building a more diverse environment in which our students, faculty and staff can thrive. By working together we are all stronger and more creatively robust than working alone. FIGWESTCHESTER.COM |
How has the Swope Music Building and the Performing Arts Center enhanced the quality of instruction for students? The facility immediately brought about a dynamic sense of artistic and musical purpose from our student body. The energy created by such a wonderful learning environment, coupled with expert instruction from our faculty was infectious. It produced a remarkable atmosphere of achievement and accomplishment. You were instrumental in helping the university receive a prestigious All-Steinway School designation through the acquisition of more than 111 of the coveted pianos. What does this achievement mean to you? When I became Dean I immediately assessed the condition of our piano inventory which was 40-plus years old and almost completely worn out. After meeting with the piano faculty, there was a resounding request to acquire as many Steinways as possible because they represent a standard of excellence. We feel these pianos demonstrate WCU’s commitment to the success of both students and faculty... now and in the future.
KEEP READING: VISIT FIGWESTCHESTER.COM
FACEBOOK.COM/FIGWESTCHESTER | TWITTER @FIGWESTCHESTER
MICHAEL STARS THREE DOTS CURIO BAILEY 44 WESTON WEAR ELLIOTT LAUREN. DONNA DEGNAN. VELVET CHRISTOPHER BLUE PAIGE PREMIUM DENIM JOE’S JEANS FAVIANA TONY BOWLS SCALA BRIGHTON TOLANI SCARVES MARLYN SCHIFF
CASUAL SEPARATES ACCESSORIES PARTY & PROM UNIQUE CANADIAN & EUROPEAN COLLECTIONS
n tp ro m .com
KIKI’S TRENDS TO WATCH From jewelry to dresses to denim, it’s going to be a very colorful spring. Colored denim in coral, red, robin’s egg blue, and dijon. Spring must-haves: Maxi dresses, bold statement jewelry & lightweight colorful scarves. - Kiki
123 NORTH HIGH STREET | 610.696.0290 | JANECHALFANT.COM
DAVE’S PICKS The team at Kildare’s always pours the perfect pint of Guinness. Pair it with our Fish and Chips or one of our unique Pubwiches for a unique Irish experience.
A DAVE MAGROGRAN GROUP RESTAURANT
authentic irish fare
CELTIC ENTREES PUB BURGERS & PUBWICHES OVER 30 PREMIUM CRAF T AND EUROPEAN BEERS ON DRAF T LAYERED PINTS
18-22 WEST GAY STREET | 610.431.0770 | KILDARESIRISHPUB.COM
VOTED 7TH BEST IRISH PUB IN THE WORLD
A DAVE MAGROGRAN GROUP RESTAURANT
DAVE’S PICKS Try my favorite appetizer, the Pan Seared Tuna with Chili Sauce. For your entree, Doc’s Grilled Combo with shrimp, scallops and salmon — a healthy meal that leaves room for a signature mini-dessert.
fresh starts here
r Lea o nm
re ab out D
EXTENSIVE RAW BAR
CRAF T BEERS & SUPERIOR WINES
PRIVATE DINING & EVENT SPACE
es ter .c o m
FRESH QUALITY SEAFOOD
ave ( aka The Rhino)
gw at fi
117 EAST GAY STREET | 610.429.4046 | DOCMAGROGANS.COM
in home lessons for piano, guitar, percussion and voice, plus all band and string instruments. event entertainment including dj services and live musical performers.
MUSIC LESSONS IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME GUITAR, STRINGS, PIANO, PERCUSSION, VOICE, WOODWINDS & MORE ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDING DJ SERVICES AND LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMERS
guiding young musicians Greensleeves Music provides private music instruction on a variety of instruments to students in the comfort of their homes. All teachers are screened, interviewed and given background checks to assure that only the most trusted and talented educators are chosen. BEN GREEN: Public school teacher, private music lesson instructor and owner of Greensleeves
MUSIC LESSONS IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME | 610.764.6283 | GREENMUSICLESSONS.COM
my sunday a stroll d o w n t o w n with a cup of tea
(a nd the p e r f e c t style)
C LOT H I N G
AC C E S S O R I E S
J E W E L RY
N E W I T E M S E V E RY DAY
119 WEST MARKET STREET | 484.947.5562 | GREENESTREETCONSIGNMENT.COM Seven area locations: West Chester • Manayunk • Princeton • South Street • Bryn Mawr • Lambertville • Chestnut Hill
live in color
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES
UNIQUE GIF TS
CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES LOCAL FINDS & UNIQUE GIF TS HOME GOODS
37 WEST GAY STREET | 610.436.8272 | KALYCLOTHING.COM
Kaly has colored denim — in the perfect hues for spring!
Left to Right: Frank, Giuseppe, Maria, Paul and Dina.
from our family to yours A Generational Devotion to Quality Each member of the Mingrino Family plays an integral part in the daily operations and is dedicated to giving you a great memorable dining experience with every visit. “Bring your family to dine with ours, we look forward to serving you. Buon appetito!”
SOUTHERN ITALIAN CUISINE
The Mingrino Family
PRIVATE PARTIES & CATERING
9 NORTH WALNUT STREET | 610.436.6230 | LIMONCELLOWC.COM
creating a home for the arts A champion for the arts, the newly formed Uptown Entertainment Alliance is a task force designed to create a living, breathing gathering space for artists to express themselves right in the heart of West Chester’s Historic District. Film, live theater, music and dance need a permanent home in our community. A place to thrive and grow. The time is now. Join the cause. Be a part of it! Visit uptownwc.org
BRANDYWINE BALLET For over thirty years, Brandywine Ballet has brought classic and modern dance to Chester County. Brandywine Ballet is comprised of a professional Ballet Theatre and a Company for student dancers. Join the Brandywine Ballet as they perform a full-length production of “Beauty & the Beast” April 27 at 10 am, April 28 at 4 pm, and April 29 at 2 pm Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall West Chester University Call or go online for tickets. brandywineballet.com
WEST CHESTER STUDIO FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Offering summer theater camps for THE BRANDYWINE SINGERS performers ages 6-18. All camps have no more Celebrating their 19th concert season. then 16 performers and are directed by 2 adult Since its beginnings in 1993, the ensemble has theater professionals for maximum participation presented annual winter and spring concerts of and maximum attention. sacred and secular repertoire to audiences in the Story Theater: (ages 6-9) July 9-13, Delaware Valley. TBS has performed throughout July 23-27, August 20-24 Chester County, and at several of the Brandywine Glee Week: (ages 9-15) June 25-29 Valley’s largest tourism attractions, including Improvisation Week: (ages 9-12) July 30-Aug. 3 Longwood Gardens, Chaddsford Winery, and Acting for the Camera: (in a live TV studio!) the Chester County Historical Society. (ages 12-18) July 9-20 Join them this May for two performances of Shakespeare in the Park (ages 12-18) August 6-17 the choral music of legendary American composer Leonard Bernstein. westchesterstudio.com
UPTOWNWC.ORG | FIND US ON FACEBOOK
support our local arts organizations
AT FIG , WE ENVISION A DIFFERENT KIND OF PUBLICATION — ONE THAT ENERGIZES A THRIVING, SUSTAINABLE, LOCAL ECONOMY. WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF CREATIVE THINKING TO TRANSFORM OUR COMMUNITY. ®
We are honored to annouce our first social mission partner in West Chester — The Uptown Entertainment Alliance
WEST CHESTER FILM FESTIVAL
Join us for the eighth West Chester Film Festival over the weekend of April 27-29. We will screen short films, up to 30 minutes in length, submitted by independent filmmakers from around the world. Submissions are juried by a panel of industry professionals and winners chosen according to content, innovation and technical execution. We anticipate attendance of 3,000 film-lovers this year.
THE CHESTER COUNTY POPS ORCHESTRA The mission of the Chester County Pops Orchestra is to provide the citizens of Chester County with the musical, cultural, educational and entertainment benefits that derive from a resident pops orchestra.
THE GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY Founded in 1987, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Chester County (a “Town & Gown” group) annually presents a fully-staged G&S operetta, complete with costumes, sets and full orchestra at West Chester University. Look for HMS Pinafore in Feb 2013. Additionally, GSSCC presents “Trial by Jury” in the Chester County Justice Center every year in early December as part of “Old-Fashioned Christmas in West Chester.” GSSChesco.org 610.269.5499
A very special thanks to attorneys BRIAN NAGLE and JIM URIE of MacElree Harvey for their supp ort of Uptown Entertainment Alliance and a thriving lo cal art scene in D owntown West Chester.
FIGWESTCHESTER.COM | FACEBOOK.COM/FIGWESTCHESTER | TWITTER@FIGWESTCHESTER
beauty & artistry Christina Trimble Years Styling: 12 years Specialty: Color & Highlighting
Eva Saggese Years Styling: 28 years Specialty: Artistic Hair Design Owner Akel Blades Years Styling: 21 years Specialty: Master Colorist Selena Lombardi Years Styling: 21 years Specialty: Business Mensâ€™ Grooming
CLASSIC HAIRDRESSING AND BARBERING HAIR SERVICES FOR MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN COLORING & HIGHLIGHTING
105 NORTH CHURCH STREET | 610.692.5822 | COUNTYSEATSTYLE.COM
SALON QUALITY PRODUCTS
new american cuisine
HANDCRAF TED BEERS FRESH ENTREES UNIQUE SMALL PLATES MONDAY-FRIDAY 5-10 PM
3 WEST GAY STREET | 610.738.9600 | IRONHILLBREWERY.COM
soothe your soul get your jazz on
JUNE 29 â€” JULY 1, 2012
WITH JAZZ GIANTS Peter White, Warren Hill & Ronnie Laws
june 29-july 1 F R I D AY
Peter White Electrifying smooth jazz guitarist West Chester University Emilie K. Aspulndh Concert Hall tickets on sale now
S AT U R D AY
Warren Hill Energetic and dynamic international jazz saxophonist Hoopes Park, West Chester free
S U N D AY
Ronnie Laws Amazing, incomparable jazz saxophonist and smooth jazz pioneer Hoopes Park, West Chester free
visit our website for a full line up of artists and schedule of events Sponsorship and vendor opportunities available. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610.365.1404 Festival benefits the Chester County Food Bank and the Stephen Chandler Ericson Foundation
THANK YOU TO OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS >
610.365.1404 | CHESTERCOUNTYJAZZFESTIVAL.COM | FIND US ON FACEBOOK
Scan and t the la and t speci
define your style FINE ART PRINTS & OIL PAINTINGS CUSTOM FRAMING SCULPTURE UNIQUE PIECES CONSERVATION & RESTORATION SERVICES
OWNER, MARY MANNING
C. LEWIS Counting Poppies 24" x 20" KATHRYN DEAVILLE New and Miner 20" x 16"
PETER QUARRACINO After Noon 24" x 24"
126 NORTH HIGH STREET | 610.436.8697 | VISUALEXPANSIONGALLERY.COM
Hear live music 6 nights a week at these local venues.
ISSUE NO. 2
FIG ® SPRING 2012
FRESH, FASHIONABLE FLAVORFUL
MONDAYS THE SOCIAL LOUNGE Rolling Thunder Blues Revue (8pm) facebook.com D The Rolling Thunder Blues Revue
TUESDAYS MAS MEXICALI CANTINA Live Acoustic Music with Tim Williams mas-mexicali-cantina.com
WEDNESDAYS IDE BAR & RESTAURANT S Good Vibes Inc. every second Wednesday
facebook.com D Good Vibes Inc. PIETRO’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE John Grecia on keyboards facebook.com D John Grecia Band
PULL UP A CHAIR WITH YOUR FRIENDS
THURSDAYS SIDE BAR & RESTAURANT The Sermon! every first Thursday facebook.com D The Sermon!
FRIDAYS NONNA’S Bill Hake solo on acoustic guitar every first Friday hakeandjarema.com PIETRO’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE Hake and Jarema Band every third Friday hakeandjarema.com MAS MEXICALI CANTINA The New Kings of Rhythm every first Friday facebook.com D The New Kings of Rhythm
GRAB A BEER (OR TWO, OR THREE)
HEAR THE SOUNDS OF WEST CHESTER
VUDU LOUNGE The Sermon! every third Friday facebook.com D The Sermon!
SATURDAYS THE SOCIAL LOUNGE Ka-Pow! last Saturday of every month facebook.com D KA-POW!
FIGWESTCHESTER.COM | FACEBOOK.COM/FIGWESTCHESTER | TWITTER @FIGWESTCHESTER
WHAT MAKES PLAYING MUSIC IN WEST CHESTER SO SPECIAL? “There are so many different bars and venues in town for people to choose from. We know the people that are out to see us play want to be there. We play the venues we love and love the venues we play. There’s such a vibrant atmosphere here.” Benjamin Green Member of Good Vibes Inc. and Ka-Pow! “The West Chester music scene is more than just a music scene to me. My life is filled with amazing people that I have met on stages, porches, couches, around campfires, and up and down the sidewalks of the borough. All while playing my guitar and singing.” Robert Mastrippolito Member of The Sermon! and The Rolling Thunder Blues Revue “West Chester has been the home of great music from Samuel Barber to the successful bands from the mid-70’s and today. In our town, you can find any number of musicians who have the skills to do almost any kind of tune. I mean, where else can you play a roadhouse bar, a dance club, a street festival and Longwood Gardens in the same month?” Rob Dickenson The Rob Dickenson Band
special thanks to our EDITORIAL SPONSOR
I VIVIDLY RECALL THE FIRST TIME I STROLLED THROUGH A DOWNTOWN WEST CHESTER EVENING, SOME FOUR YEARS AGO. Fresh from a move into this exciting new town, I walked along the sidewalks and warmly lit streets, in search of a bite and some entertainment. It wasn’t long into my journey, when I heard the bright blast of a trumpet dancing atop the vibrato of a Hammond organ, above a neon sign simply read “UP.” The fog in the upstairs window skewed my view of what was happening, but the bluesy backbeat was enough to tell me there was no other place I needed to be. It wasn’t long after that day Vincent’s jazz club closed its doors for good. I thought its death would somehow take along the musical spirit in its wake, but soon enough I found a vibrant crop of bars, restaurants, and people that began to show me the tunes are still very much alive. I was unaware of the musical vibrance this town possessed, but as my ears began to open up, my eyes began to take notice. Walk down the street on any summers evening and you’re gonna catch a few students perched at any random corner kicking out a jam. Pause long enough to hear their story, and you’ll see the majority will point you towards West Chester University and their acclaimed All-Steinway School of Music, located in a building shaped like a piano. Everywhere you look, it’s evident West Chester is a place where music is born. From birth the town has offered the perfect platform and incubator, allowing locals to display their talent, and providing an attractive destination for musicians country wide. Starting in the spring and waltzing into the fall, West Chester holds numerous music centric festivals. The Chester County Jazz Festival invites you to come on out and “soothe your soul” (June 29th to July 1st). This dynamic and diverse family oriented festival invites you to expand your musical pallet — experience three days with friends and family amongst a collage of jazz heavyweights. Mid-July brings along another local favorite, Turk’s Head Music Festival. Celebrating its 30th anniversary July 15th, this is one day that perfectly blends neighbors and regionals, alongside passionate and personable local vendors, located in one of West Chester’s most scenic and storied parks. The synergy in the atmosphere, history, and music make for an experience completely unmatched... anywhere. Though these festivals are amazingly alive, this isn’t necessarily where the scene crescendos. Toss on your old leather jacket, and roll a pack of Camels into your sleeve while you head to The Note if you miss the rocking days of Rex’s. Wander down Gay and back up Market, in and out of cafés and cocktail bars and discover anything from emerging cover bands, to established musicians pouring out their heart through a six string. When you wind down and begin the walk home, don’t ignore that sound spilling out the upstairs window of a bar you recognize as an old haunt, because it’s now so much more than that. Side Bar & Restaurant now respectfully takes the place of the old Vincent’s, with young and talented acts like The Sermon! driving home the blues better then this town’s ever seen. Novices become artists, artists turn into mentors, and their soul and sound lives on in West Chester. Evan Wawrzyniak, West Chester resident & music enthusiast
LIKE WHAT YOU SEE? LIKE US AT FACEBOOK.COM/FIGWESTCHESTER
-BRIAN “Fitzy” FITZGERALDElectronic Violinist brianfitzy.com
-HAKE & JAREMAClassic Rock & Blues Matt Jarema (left), Bill Hake (right) Facebook.com D Hake & Jarema
-members of THE NEW KINGS OF RHYTHMFunk, Reggae, R&B Dan Tatarowicz (seated left) Joseph Reilly (seated right) Rob Perna (not pictured) newkingsofrhythm.com
FIGWESTCHESTER.COM Photo captured at The Note (upstairs)
-THE SERMON!Classic Soul, Funk & Jazz Rob Mastrippolito (standing left) Mike Lynch (seated), James McLaughlin (standing), Josh Komorowski (standing far right) Don Allaband (not pictured) facebook.com D The Sermon!
-THE ROB DICKENSON BANDFolk & Americana Rob Dickenson (seated) robdickenson.com
ITâ€™S GOOD TO BE A SPECTATOR, and West Chester is certainly not shy when it comes to dynamic venues and musicians that allow you to perch atop a bar stool and escape whatever ailments life may serve. But sometimes being on the receiving end of the speakers only provides a small soundbite to what really drives the insiders... the musicians. So while we get to sit back and enjoy the show, these individuals have decided to take the initiative and live it.
HEAR HERE -GLENN FERRACONE2011Grammy Nominee Owner of The Music Centre the-music-centre.com
-KA POW!Dance, Party, Rock Colin McGetrick (standing left) Mary Kate McGetrick (seated left) Craig Gonci (standing middle) Aubree Windish (seated right) Ben Green (standing far right) facebook.com D KA-POW!
-ROLLING THUNDER BLUES REVUEBlues, Rock-n-Roll Paul Wilkinson (seated left) Biff McNeil (standing) Pat Hughes (seated right) Tim Celfo (far right) also features Rob Mastrippolito facebook.com D The Rolling Thunder Blues Revue
FACEBOOK.COM/FIGWESTCHESTER | TWITTER @FIGWESTCHESTER
a new photography
WEDDINGS,ENGAGEMENTS AND COUPLES ON LOCATION FAMILIES SPECIAL EVENTS AND EVERY THING IN BETWEEN CAPTURING TIMELESS MOMENTS
We meet you where you want to be remembered. Your favorite park, where you shared your first kiss, or simply around the neighborhood you love. We look forward to creating a lasting memory with you.
610.574.4239 | WERTHPHOTOGRAPHY.COM | FACEBOOK.COM/WERTHPHOTOGRAPHY
LUNCH & DINNER DAILY MILE LONG FULL BAR LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Food & drink specials offered daily
downtown vibes 29 EAST GAY STREET | 610.738.3948 | FIND US ON FACEBOOK FOR UPDATED MUSIC INFO
CUSTOM INVITATIONS STATIONERY GIFTS JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES HOME DECOR Let us create your custom invitations for any occasion.
Unique custom invitations for weddings, showers, birthdays and memorable special events.
S E E M AG
132 NORTH HIGH STREET | 610.431.2739 | PENWICKDESIGN.COM
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OILS & BALSAMIC VINEGARS ON TAP CUSTOM OPTIONS AVAILABLE GOURMET FOOD AND GIF TS
26 SOUTH HIGH STREET | 610.429.0292 | ATASTEOFOLIVE.COM
giving back Volunteers who make a difference.
JIM NELSEN WXPN MUSICIANS ON CALL “I REMEMBER ONE TIME I STARTED STRUMMING ALONG TO THE CHORDS OF BROWN EYED GIRL,” recalls Jim Nelsen. “There was this girl, about 12 or 13, laying sick in a hospital bed, her large family by her side. About one verse in the girl begins to sob . . . I finished up the song and eased my way out of the room, unsure of what upset the girl.” Then Jim’s posture begins to straighten up and you can see a small smile shine through his serious demeanor. He goes on, “later that evening I ran into the girl’s father and had to stop and ask if I upset her in any way.” The father paused, and in placing his hand atop Jim’s shoulder he emotionally responded, “...you must have something special. You really touched her.” It’s that deep moment and many more that validate Jim’s experience with WXPN Musicians On Call, the local chapter of the New York-based nonprofit, that brings musicians alongside patients in healthcare facilities throughout the Delaware Valley. Jim got on board with the program one year ago, and sometimes struggles to comprehend the impact the simple gift of music has given to so many in such a short time. Every couple weeks he comes home from his 9-5 and makes the rush-hour trek from West Chester to one of several hospitals in Philadelphia. It’s a small amount of effort and love for one musician to give out, but the significance resonates beautifully with all the ears and hearts it’s touched.
JIM NELSEN Guitarist and volunteer for WXPN Musicians On Call. Find Jim by visiting myspace.com/ jimnelsen or figwestchester.com
PETER GILMORE Owner of Gilmore’s French Cuisine
INTIMATE BYOB FRENCH CUISINE SERVING DINNER TUESDAY-SATURDAY SEASONAL SPECIAL EVENTS
classic French flavor 133 EAST GAY STREET | 610.431.2800 | GILMORESRESTAURANT.COM
THE MERCHANT OF MENACE Re-Imaginers Gallery
MICHAEL ARIZIN Owner of The Merchant of Menace
Michael Arizin believes in second acts, not just in life, but in love and in art as well. Michael is in the midst of his own second act, having left the world of finance after thirty years to pursue a long -growing love for an art form that speaks to infinite possibilities.
The trick to any successful second act of course is injecting a new purpose, a new exuberance to that which conventional wisdom tells us is no longer useful. For Michael, this meant shedding his corporate armor and becoming “The Merchant of Menace,” the purveyor of a new and original form of art, which takes the detritus of our everyday lives and crafts them into wonderfully imaginative and emotionally stirring pieces. From furniture crafted from New England barn wood, to animal sculptures from antique tractor parts, the Merchant of Menace sees the art in them all.
The Re-Imaginers Gallery of the Merchant of Menace is the fitting showplace for these one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Itself enjoying a re-energized second act, the 100-year-old building which houses the Gallery, previously served as a Meeting House, the Town Grange, and a schoolhouse. The art and the Gallery, like the man himself, are living testaments to the possibilities of second acts for all of us. “I am inspired by the vision and creativity of these artists who see the possibilities,” says Michael. In opening the Gallery, he hopes to make the art more accessible and provide a forum for these inventive artists to show their work. “Collectors who choose to make any one of these artworks a part of their own environment will be rewarded daily with a light heart and a broad smile.” Stop by The Merchant of Menace and meet Michael: Opening this March
1351 W. STRASBURG RD, VILLAGE OF MARSHALLTON, WEST CHESTER | 610.344.7774 | THEMERCHANTOFMENACE.NET
One-of-a-kind jewelry by artist Elizab eth Mathews exclusively at Acorn Cottage Style shown on Philadelphia model Sonali.
FINE ART ANTIQUES ORIENTAL RUGS INTERIOR DESIGN ACCESSORIES
14 WEST GAY STREET | 610.430.3316
JIMMY DUFFY’S C AT E R I N G
WEDDINGS CORPORATE EVENTS OFF-PREMISE CATERING EXCLUSIVE LOCATIONS SPECIAL EVENTS SOCIAL GATHERINGS
timeless classics 610.647.0160 | JIMMYDUFFY.COM
old is new THE NEW HOTEL WARNER COMPLEMENTS THE HISTORIC STYLE OF WEST CHESTER
Stair railing of the vintage building
BRIAN MCFADDEN local developer & owner of the future Hotel Warner SINCE 1762, WHEN THE TURKS HEAD INN OFFERED WEARY TRAVELERS A ROOM, A MEAL AND ENOUGH GROG TO INSURE A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP, WEST CHESTER HAS BEEN A PLACE OF REFRESHMENT FOR VISITORS FROM NEAR AND FAR.
By the early 20th century, downtown sported as many as a dozen hotels. But as times changed the number dwindled until the last of the downtown hotels, the exquisite Mansion House, closed its doors some 40 years ago leaving visitors to search beyond the borough for a warm bed. Those times are about to change, again. Brian McFadden, a local developer and owner of lodging establishments down the shore, is currently in the midst of building the Hotel Warner, an up-scale 80-room hotel at 120 North High Street in the heart of West Chester. “Its location is
where the Warner Theater once stood,” said McFadden. “We’re using what had been the lobby of the theater and converting it into the lobby for the hotel. The original marquee still exists and will make an elegant entrance.” “The new structure will complement the historic structure that faces High Street,” continues McFadden. “It matches the grand style of the original Art Deco building but offers contemporary standards of new construction, including geothermal heating and cooling and solar panels.” The Jazz Age meets the Modern Age in this future downtown gem. by Malcolm Johnstone, wcbid.com
HOTEL WARNER IS OPENING SUMMER 2012 GO TO HOTELWARNER.COM 120 NORTH HIGH STREET | 610.692.6920 | HOTELWARNER.COM
t h e
a n n i v e r s a r y
march 16th, 17th
the Art of Chester County preview party friday, march 16 6:00pm - 9:00pm $130 show hours saturday, march 17 10:00am - 7:00pm sunday, march 18 11:00am - 5:00pm expert verbal appraisals sunday, march 18 11:00am - 1:00pm
$ 1 5 .00 general admission includes show catalog and free parking Featuring 18th and 19th Century American, English and Continental Antiques. presenting corporate sponsor
presenting media sponsor
presenting radio station sponsor
at westtown school | west chester, pennsylvania 19382 610-692-4800 | ChesterCoHistorical.org
the art of the hunt WESLEY SESSA LIVES FOR THE HUNT. Not the gun-toting pursuit of a wild beast — rather the chase for rare antiquities that capture the intimate details of history and provide a glimpse into lives of generations past. “I love finding things that mean something special to the person who made it,” Sessa explains. “Those are the kind of things that keep you hunting.” Sessa’s search for 18th-and-19th century artifacts made him the perfect candidate to manage the annual Chester County Historical Society’s Antiques Show, an assignment he has graciously accepted since the show’s inception 30 years ago. “It was a serendipitous occurrence,” recalls Sessa, who wandered into the society three decades ago with an old general store ledger and the hope it would become part of the historical society’s collection. The board members appreciated Sessa’s eye for detail, which is critical when selecting the right dealers for the annual show. “There has to be a balance between the decorative and the functional,” Sessa says. “We are not selling things because they are old, but because they have merit.” The Antiques Show has doubled in size and in the past 30 years has raised over $1 million to benefit the Historical Society. Finding those rare gems is becoming increasingly difficult, but it makes the thrill of the hunt even more exciting. “Among the sameness are the individual differences that show its uniqueness,” notes Sessa. “When I find something distinctive and personal it’s quite a rush.” Chester County Historical Society Wednesday - Saturday 9:30am - 4:30pm
“CCHS greatly appreciates Wesley’s dedicated efforts over the last thirty years, which have helped raise vital funds to fulfill our mission and significantly enhanced CCHS’s visibility.” Rob Lukens, Ph.D., President of the Chester County Historical Society
WESLEY SESSA Show Manager, Chester County Antiques Show
225 NORTH HIGH STREET | 610.692.4800 | CHESTERCOHISTORICAL.ORG
setting the rhythm A FULL SERVICE MUSIC STORE SINCE 1929 WEEKLY PRIVATE MUSIC CLASSES. PIANO, GUITAR, VIOLIN AND MORE. QUALITY SCHOOL RENTALS AND EXPERT REPAIRS
116 WEST GAY STREET | 610.696.1812 | TAYLORSMUSIC.COM
LEN DOYLE Owner of Taylor’s Music Store
ancaster, PA es, L l d n Ca
PA on, Ast
REPRESENTING NORTH AMERICAN k ric ar AND REGIONAL ARTISTS
, on i ls
Items for home, body and the imagination.
FUNKY FINDS & UNIQUE GIFTS FOR EVERY OCCASION
ardo l, D
FAIR TRADE PRODUCTS
Rich Kolb, L oui sv
BOOK ART BY LESLIE MARSH Mixed media artist Leslie Marsh uses vintage and found objects, old photogaphs and centuriesold binding techniques to create soldered metal books that become repositories for memories, snapshots, and inner thoughts.
133 WEST MARKET STREET | 610.719.0170 | THE5SENSES.COM
The Chesters Are Coming!
. . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8th . .Annual ................. ................................... .West . . . . . . Chester . . . . . . . . . Short . . . . . . .Film . . . . . Festival ....... ................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . .April . . . . . .27-29 ................ . . . . . . . . . . . . .(in. Downtown . . . . .West . . Chester) .............. . . . . . . . . . . . . . small . . . . . .town, ................ ................................... ................................... .................................. . . . . . . . For . . Schedule, . . . . . . Tickets . . . . .&.Party . . . Info . . .go. .to:. . . . . . . . www.WestChesterFilmFestival.com
HAIR ST YLING WOMEN, MEN & CHILDREN COLOR MAKEUP STYLING
Jason Nichols, stylist Anthony Giunta, owner Rocco, dog A combined 33 years of styling experience.
a cut above 115 MIDDLE ALY | 610.585.0102
Everything’s better at the lake. Welcome to the most comprehensive outpatient complex in the region–now with advanced cancer care–located right in the Brinton Lake shopping district on Route 1 in Glen Mills. Over 25 medical specialties, plus the latest imaging technologies, a surgery center, sleep center and endoscopy center. One-stop shopping now includes one-stop caring.
• Sleep Center
• General Surgery
• Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
• Hand Center
• Osteoporosis Center
• Outpatient Physical Therapy
• Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders
• Pain Management
• Asthma and Allergy
• Cardiology • Cosmetic Surgery • Diabetes Care
• Dialysis Access Center • Laboratory Services • Dermatology
• Medical Imaging/Radiology • Podiatry
• Ear, Nose and Throat
• Endoscopy Center
• Family Medicine
• Radiation Oncology
• Surgery Center
• Vascular/Endovascular Surgery • Vein Center
For info or an appointment, visit www.CrozerAtTheLake.org or call 1-855-CKHS-4BL (1-855-2547-425).
We’re 5 hospitals, 2,600 doctors and nurses, and 6,800 caring people with 1 vision. Crozer-Keystone. Something to feel good about.
SATURDAY JUNE 2 , 2012 , 7-11 PM
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT will set the mood for a great evening of delicious appetizers, light dining, and desserts. Visit our open bar for beer, wine, and the famous Rooftop Martini as you take in the beautiful view from the rooftop of the Chestnut Street Garage. Tickets are available for $75 per person, in advance. To learn more and to purchase tickets, visit DowntownWestChester.com. Proceeds benefit the West Chester Downtown Foundation and the West Chester Business Improvement District (BID) to promote the beautification of downtown West Chester.
PARKING, BUSINESS DIRECTORY, EVENTS AND MORE AT DOWNTOWNWESTCHESTER.COM PARKING TIPS Your best options for parking in downtown West Chester are the centrally located municipal parking garages. Park as long as you want and have no fear of getting an overtime parking ticket. Parking meters accept quarters only; some parking lots have meter boxes.
other great downtown events WEST CHESTER FILM FESTIVAL April 27-29 Innovative short films are the stars at the West Chester Film Festival. Check it out at WestChesterFilmFestival.com. MAY DAY FESTIVAL May 6 Food, craft booths, live music all join together at Everhart Park. (Bradford & Miner Streets) for family picnicing fun. RESTAURANT WEEK May 12-20 Enjoy a seven-day celebration of the downtown culinary scene.
The mission of the downtown West Chester BID is to create a partnership among the business and property owners to achieve long-term economic growth for business in downtown West Chester.
EVENTS CALENDAR WE E KLY FOR A FULL LIST OF EVENTS, BLOGS AND MORE, VISIT FIGWESTCHESTER.COM
DOC MAGROGAN’S OYSTER HOUSE
Sponsored by Chester County Jazz Festival. Takes place at Milestone Events. 5:30-7:30 pm
3-Series Test Drive Event. New Body Styles to Test Drive. Specials on 2011 3 Series Models. 10 am-5 pm ottosbmw.com
PENNS WOODS WINERY
CHESTER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE
Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. docmagrogans.com Kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entree. kildaresirishpub.com
Second Sunday Soirees. Featuring a specially-themed menu. Call for a reservation. 610.431.2800
DOC MAGROGAN’S OYSTER HOUSE
Buck a Shuck $1 Oysters. 4-10 pm docmagrogans.com
THE PAINTED PLATE
Thursdays are Ladies’ night. Ladies get 1/2 off their studio fee. paintedplatepottery.com
MARC H EVERY WEEKEND IN MARCH
BRANDYWINE VALLEY WINE TRAIL
Barrels on the Brandywine! Passports are $30 and include a Brandywine Valley Wine Trail glass and a free tasting at each of the wineries on the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail. 11 am-5 pm bvwinetrail.com
30th annual Anniversary Antiques Show. Exceptional dealers from throughout the country. Preview Party: March 16, 6-9pm Tickets required. March 17, 10-7 pm March 18, 11-5 pm chestercohistorical.org
Irish Beer Dinner. Hosted by lead brewer Mike Rutkowski and Chef Anthony Young. Guests will enjoy seven courses of Irish inspired food and beer. $70/person, including tax/gratuity. Limited to 40 people, reservations strongly recommended. ironhillbrewery.com
COUNTY SEAT STYLE & EAT DRINK OM Mom and Baby Day. We are catering to Mothers or Fathers with children. Enjoy your scheduled hair services while Eat Drink Om Yoga Cafe teaches your little ones yoga during a one-hour appointment. countyseatstyle.com eatdrinkom.com
St Pinot’s Day. Come out to Penns Woods Winery and enjoy a glass of green wine! We will have glasses of green Pinot Grigio “Reserve” for $4! 1 pm-6 pm pennswoodsevents.com
CONCORD COUNTRY CLUB
Darlington Arts Center’s “Arts Salute to Spring” Annual spring fundraiser. 3-6 pm darlingtonarts.org
WEST CHESTER BID
Casino Night. Proceeds benefit Send a Kid to Camp fund. wcbid.com
Free Colorectal Screening at Crozer-Keystone Cancer Center and Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake. Registration is mandatory. 5:30-7:30 pm
CROZER CHESTER MEDICAL CENTER
Comprehensive Bariatric Surgery Center and Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake Weight Loss Surgery Seminar. Registration is mandatory. 6-8 pm
LEARN MORE ABOUT WEST CHESTER EVENTS AT FIGWESTCHESTER.COM | FACEBOOK.COM/FIGWESTCHESTER
“Once a Fashion Season” Girls Night Out Appetizers and Champage, 15% of 2 items and drawings for prizes. 5-9 pm janechalfant.com
CHADDS FORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
63rd Annual Chadds Ford Art Show & Sale. Opening reception on March 23. 7-10 pm ucfsd.org
Featuring new arrivals of botanically inspired jewelery, pottery, yard ornaments and more at Longwood Gardens International Orchid Show & Sale. 9 am-6 pm daily the5senses.com
COUNTY SEAT STYLE
Get ready for Easter with County Seat Style Spring Highlights Galore. Free gift bag with any highlight package. 9 am-9 pm countyseatstyle.com
WEST CHESTER PARKS AND RECREATION
Easter Egg Hunt at Everhart Park. 10 am west-chester.com/recreation.php
AP R IL EVERY WEEKEND IN APRIL
PENNS WOODS WINERY
Penns Woods Winery is teaming up with Sweets by Samantha to bring you exclusive Wine and Cupcake pairings! Taste five of our most popular wines specially paired with 5 miniature cupcakes. Pairings are $15/ person and include a souvenir wine glass to take home! pennswoodsevents.com
WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY
History of Jazz: Poetry & Live Jazz Show. Sykes Unity Ballroom. 6-8 pm wcupa.edu
COUNTY SEAT STYLE
Get ready for Easter with County Seat Style. Spring Highlights Galore! Free gift bag with any highlight package. 9 am-9 pm countyseatstyle.com
APRIL 4 BLINK
Celebrate Spring with 10% off spring collections. shopblink.com
WEST CHESTER BID
First Friday: Baseball, Beer Tasting & Weenies. IPA beer tasting, Bob Deane beer mugs, Phillies & Flyers pilsner glasses & more. 5-9 pm wcbid.com
CHESTER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
PENNS WOODS WINERY
Family Fun Day: Penns Woods 1st Annual Egg Hunt at the Vineyard. Join Penns Woods Winery for a giant FREE Egg Hunt! 12 PM-3 PM Call for more information. 610.459.0808 pennswoodsevents.com
Richie Ashburn lecture and book signing by Bruce Mowday. 7 pm ChesterCoHistorical.org
10 Year Anniversary Party & Sale! shopblink.com
APRIL 12 KALY
Spring Fashion Preview. Champagne and shrimp and a 10% discount on all new spring clothing. kalyclothing.com
APRIL 14 UPTOWN
WEST CHESTER BID
First Friday — Our 7th Anniversary Celebration! 5-9 pm wcbid.com
Uptown Entertainment Alliance’s Red Carpet Premiere featuring Broadway’s Kate Shindle at the Chester County Historical Society. uptownwc.org
WEST CHESTER BID
May Day Festival at Everhart Park: A Celebration of the Arts! 11 am-4 pm wcbid.com
DOC MAGROGAN’S OYSTER HOUSE
History on Tap. chestercohistorical.org docmagrogans.com
An Evening with Leonard Bernstein. 7:30 pm thebrandywinesingers.org
WEST CHESTER BID
JAZZ SUPPER CLUB
Featuring jazz pianist Vana Gierig and dinner by Social Lounge. Held at Chester County Historical Society. Tickets $65. 6-9 pm westchesterhistory.com
WEST CHESTER BID
Eighth Annual West Chester Film Festival. Short films from around the world! wcbid.com westchesterfilmfestival.com
“Beauty & the Beast” April 27, 10 am, April 28, 4 pm and April 29, 2 pm brandywineballet.com
West Chester Restaurant Week. wcbid.com
CHESTER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
“Brother Outsider” film screening and Bayard Rustin Discussion Panel. chestercohistorical.org
JOIN THE CONVERSATION FIND FIG ® ON FACEBOOK FACEBOOK.COM/FIGWESTCHESTER
FIGWESTCHESTER.COM | FACEBOOK.COM/FIGWESTCHESTER
HAIR SERVICES • DEPILATORY CARE • FACIAL THERAPIES • MASSAGE THERAPY • NAIL SERVICES • BODY WRAPS AND SCRUBS • MAKEUP AND BEAUTY
the ultimate experience
Shown: the front desk staff, eager to assist you
Calista Tools are the new standard for beauty and hair care products. Calista’s extensive line of
professional hair tools — shampoos, conditioners, hair styling products, finishing sprays, and ion hot rollers — support healthy hair with a salon-styled look everyday at home. Visit Calista Grand to learn more about these professional products. As seen on QVC, also available at ULTA, SEPHORA and NORDSTROM.
1211 WILMINGTON PIKE | 610.399.6677 | CALISTAGRAND.COM
MINI Team members: Nichole Horan, Michael Johns, Allison Thomas, Ryan Ressel, Michael Vadasz, Chad Carey, Emily McNeill & Wilmer Rodriguez
OTTO’S MINI COMMUNITY SUPPORTER
rockstar style Local musicians Rob Mastrippolito and Josh Komorowski
WE ARE WEST CHESTER’S OFFICIALLY LICENSED LOCAL MINI DEALERSHIP Since 1968, Otto’s has been dedicated to to outperforming customer expectations. We’re thrilled to open our beautiful new showroom in Exton, Pennsylvania, just 10 minutes from West Chester. Stop in for our famed customer service — leave in luxury.
305 WEST LINCOLN HIGHWAY, EXTON | 877.688.5787 | OTTOSMINI.COM
Introducing Providence Park at Willow Valley Retirement Communities
Have it all. You can have it all at Providence Park, a new, innovative lifecare community. Where retirement is a vibrant new chapter, living is stylish and inspired, and your neighbors are extraordinary. Where you can have a tennis lesson. Have your own ﬁtness trainer. Have a bowling party. Have your grandchildren over. Have a vacation to Paris. Have a bonﬁre. Have a blast. Have it all … living in the new residences of Providence Park at Willow Valley Retirement Communities.
Call to learn more.
Lancaster, PA 17602 • 717-464-6800 • 800-770-5445 WillowValleyRetirement.com • ProvidenceParkLiving.com
Lisa Thompson & Michael Vadasz, third generation of the Otto’s BMW family, pictured leaving West Chester University’s Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall.
superior performance COMMUNITY SUPPORTER
1275 WILMINGTON PIKE | 484.313.4446 | OTTOSBMW.COM
Presort Standard U.S. Postage
Moxie House LLC, moxiehouse.com 153 East King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 Get Fig®: sign up at figwestchester.com
Lancaster, PA Permit No. 472
Fig® is a hyper-local, super-social community builder that believes in the power of creative communication. figmagazine.com Join the conversation. Bring your voice. Make a difference. facebook.com/figwestchester
the local food issue: coming this June
Get Fig ® delivered to your door
It’s free (really!) Sign up at figwestchester.com
Published on Mar 6, 2012
Fig® is a hyper-local communications package offering both voice and vision to special towns and small cities. Fig® celebrates the mix of lo...