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Good WIll Fire Company again took home the first place prize for People's Choice at this year's chili cook-off... more photos pages 14-23 Graham Nolte

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Fall Gallery Walk Pages 55-63

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From The Editor

Our Team Publisher Jack Wright Editor Dan Mathers


F YOU’RE a pet owner, you’re probably convinced yours is the cutest thing on four legs. Well, now is your chance to prove it. If you can get the little rascal to hold still and not rip off the costume for long enough to snap a picture, then you can enter your pal in our Halloween Costume Contest For All Pets. I feel it is only fair to warn you from the start that you’re in for a challenge: I’ll be torturing my hyperactive mutt Odin with a pirate costume, and I happen to know advertising manager Nick Vecchio has quite the get-up for his puggle Buddy. Send your photos to, and we’ll upload them to our Facebook page where the fans will decide just who has the most adorable four-legged friend. Voting begins on October 23, and we’ll announce the winner on Halloween. The winning pet gets their photo in the next issue of The WC, plus a host of pet-friendly prizes. You’ll have another chance to beat staff members of The WC in friendly competition if you make it out to the Chester County Art Association’s Annual Pumpkin Carve on October 25 from 5-8pm. It is a Mathers family tradition to get elbow-deep in pumpkin guts each October, so I have been honing my skills with a carving knife since before I was old enough to wield a steak knife at dinner. I plan on winning the free art class that’s up for grabs, but you can try your best to stop me. Your final chance to compete against this hard-working journalist will be Halloween weekend. I take my costumes very seriously, so you’ll catch me making rounds at all the local bars hoping to scoop up honors for best costume (and all the prizes that come along with it). We have a very thorough run-down of the weekend’s events on page 17, so you can plan your weekend accordingly. Last year I was beaten to Kildare’s $500 cash prize by a well-fashioned Kiss crew. This year, I don’t intend to come in second to anyone. Dan Mathers

Advertising Manager Nick Vecchio Assistant Editor Jon Roth Staff Photographers Adam Jones Justin Muir Andrew Hutchins Graham Nolte Graphic Designer Doree Bardes Staff Artist Victor Grasso

The WC Press 331 West Miner Street, Floor 2 West Chester, PA 19382 This publication is printed on recycled paper using soy-based inks. Be good to your planet.

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A Picture From The Past

This photo from 1918 shows employees of the Keystone Tag Company. At the time, Keystone Tag was located at the corner of Barnard and Matlack, and was one of two tag companies (literally, companies that made tags) in West Chester. Chester County Historical Society

Inside This Issue

An excessive serving of all that is good in West Chester Calendar of Events 5-8

Finding Treasure 25

Employee Of The Month 41

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

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

Adam Weinstein of West Chester Computer Doctors gets geeky with us.

Nightlife In The WC 11

The Dating Column 29

The Halloween Playlist 45

Our list of upcoming activities for the 21+ crowd.

Ladies can all relate to Diane Stopyra’s dating foibles.

DJ Romeo's haunting tracks for All Hallow's Eve.

Halloween Happenings 17

Halloween Punch Recipes 35

It's Just A Three-Letter Word 49

Our comprehensive grid lets you plan your parties for Halloween weekend.

Mixers Mobile Bartending share their secret recipes.

Jill McDevitt is ready to talk frankly about sex.

Enduring The Crusades 21

A Trainer’s Tips On Staying Fit 37

The West Chester Food Safari 57

Jill McDevitt's new book tells the tale of a society scared of their own impulses.

Christine Mooney shares her insights on staying happy and healthy.

Jeremy Malanka is on the hunt for a satisfying lunch.

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Calendar Of Events

Look no further... a carefully curated list of upcoming happenings in West Chester All Month Long: West Chester University's Mahatma Gandhi Exhibit Celebrating the life and legacy of one of this past century's greatest men, this exhibit features photographs and works of Gandhi as well as Indian fabric and artifacts on loan from Dr Shiv Gupta and Nirmal Garg. West Chester University, Francis Harvey Green Library, 610-436-3383,

Fridays And Saturdays In October, 7pm: Ghost Tour Of West Chester This walking tour features tales of ghosts, folklore and history. Your guide will lead you on a 90-minute walk through the spooky lanes of neighborhoods where you'll explore the land of the shadow people, learn of the lost souls of the Underground Railroad, and hear about the West Chester gallows where horse thieves and murderers were hanged. Ghost Tours of West Chester occur every Friday and Saturday night in October and start at The Lincoln Room. Courtyard Grill will be open for light sandwiches, snacks and beverages before the tours, and doors open at 7pm rain or shine. Price is $10 per person, ages five years and up. Reservations required. 28 West Market Street, 610-696-2102.

Don't miss the festivities of the homecoming parade on October 22 Thursdays In October, 10am-12pm: Storytime The West Chester Public Library presents storytime every Thursday in September for children ages two to three. Times vary depending upon age, with two-year-olds at 10am and three-year-olds at 11am. 415 North Church Street, 610-696-1721,

10/21, 10/22, 10/27, 10/28, 10/29 at 8pm; 10/23 at 2pm: West Chester University Presents "Cabaret" An aspiring writer has traveled to Berlin just prior to WWII in search of inspiration when he happens upon a woman at a cabaret called the Kit Kat Klub. She ends up moving in with him in a boarding house run by her suitor. As the Nazis grow stronger, everything is thrown into disarray. This show is for mature audiences. Tickets are $12 for students and seniors, $15 general reserved admission. Call or email to reserve tickets. West Chester University, Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre, 817 South High Street, 610-436-2533,,

Friday 10/21, 7-8pm: The King Of Planets

On October 21, you won't be tutored by Professor Snape – we'll wager it'll be a bit more fun

The West Chester University Planetarium holds monthly shows consisting of an overview of all that is visible in the current night sky. Tickets are $5 per person. To purchase tickets please contact the SSI ticket office. West

Chester University, Schmucker Science Center, 610436-2266,

Friday 10/21, 5:30-8:30pm: Wizard's One-Night Magical Melee The time has come for all young witches and wizards to focus on their wizarding studies with The Brandywine School of Magic and Wizardry’s professors. The night will begin with a sorting ceremony for the new students, followed by a wand selection workshop. Then, learn spells, mix potions and learn the wizarding ways in herbology, divination and defense against the dark arts. The night ends with butterbeers at The Three Broomsticks. No previous Harry Potter knowledge or wizarding experience is necessary. All ages are welcome. Cost is $50 per person. West Chester Municipal Building, 401 East Gay Street, 610-4369010,

Saturday 10/22, 10am-12pm: Homecoming Parade Don't miss the excitement of West Chester University's homecoming weekend. There'll be music and floats taking over Rosedale Avenue on Saturday in anticipation of the evening's game. Rosedale Avenue, 610-436-1000,

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Calendar Of Events

Look no further... a carefully curated list of upcoming happenings in West Chester Saturday 10/22, 2pm: Homecoming Game The Golden Rams take on the highly ranked Bloomsburg Huskies in this year's homecoming game. Farrell Stadium,

Saturday 10/22, 3pm-dusk: WCU Alumni Association Homecoming Tailgate The WCU Alumni Association is sponsoring an Alumni Social in the R Lot at Farrell Stadium. There will be fun giveaways, great food and entertainment for all. The kids can enjoy the moonbounce and other activities while alumni catch up with old friends. The cost is $5 for everyone 12 and over. Farrell Stadium,

Tuesdays In October 10am-2pm: Storytime The West Chester Public Library presents storytime Tuesdays in October for children ages zero to five. Times vary depending on age, with children under age one at 10am, ages one to two at 11am and ages four to five at 1pm. 415 North Church Street, 610-696-1721,

Thursday 10/27, 5-8pm: Pumpkin Carving Mark your calendars for the Chester County Art Association's annual Pumpkin Carve at CCAA. CCAA will supply the pumpkins and the paint; you supply the carving tools and the imagination. Call to register or just drop in. Cost for carving is $10 and enters you in the contest for a free art class or two tickets to next year's gala. Cost for painting a pumpkin is $2-$5 depending

Meet the author, have the book signed and have a snack while you're at it on November 6

CCAA's Annual Pumpkin Carve is a fan favorite – be there on October 27 on the pumpkin. Please also consider bringing a brand new pair of socks for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program’s sock drive. The socks go to homeless and disadvantaged people. Chester County Art Association, 100 North Bradford Avenue, 610-696-5600,

Thursday 10/27, 7pm: Halloween Parade Enjoy the costumes, the kids, and the fun of the West Chester Halloween parade. The parade gathers on Market Street between Church and Darlington and continues down Market and up Gay. Marching bands and cheerleading performances are featured. Families and groups are welcome to participate, or you can simply gather along the street and enjoy. West Chester Parks and Recreation, 610-436-9010,

Serpentine Gallery. For specific information about what’s happening at each store, visit the BID’s website.

Sunday 11/6, 2pm: Veteran's Day Parade The annual Veteran's Day parade begins at Saint Agnes and heads the wrong way down Gay Street to borough hall at Adams Street. The parade will be led by the Chester County detachment of the Marine Corps League and will end with a memorial ceremony on the borough hall lawn. Lieutenant Colonel Joseph L. Dell'Arciprete, a Stetson Middle School teacher, returned from active duty in Afghanistan earlier this year, will give the keynote address.

Friday 11/4, 5pm: First Friday Holiday Shopping Kickoff

Sunday 11/6, 2pm: Launch Party For "Fighting the Crusade Against Sex: Being Sex-Positive in a Sex-Negative World"

Before you pile your family into the Windstar and throttle down 202 to the madness in King of Prussia, why not take a look at what your hometown has to offer? Downtown West Chester has an amazing variety of stores with quality gifts for sale, and First Friday is the perfect time to check them out. Stores will be staying open late, and the shopping experience is transformed into a party. Doesn't that sound better than fighting over parking on the upper deck? Participating stores include Jane Chalfant, Ruby Slippers, Sunset Hill, Penwick Design, Taste of Olive, Kaly, Gawthrop Greenwood, Fulton Bank, Visual Expansion Gallery, OBVI, Blink, The 5 Senses, Sunset Hill Fine Arts Gallery and

Our readers who lived in the borough back in 2008 probably remember the controversy when Jill McDevitt opened Feminique Boutique, the sex shop on Church Street. Well, Jill has written a memoir about the experience, and is celebrating the launch of the book with a party at Feminique Boutique, complete with a reading, drinks, snacks, discounted sales and, of course, a book signing. If you would like to learn more about Jill and her book, check out our editorial on page 21. Jill is also a contributing writer, and you can check out her column, "It's Just A Three-Letter Word," on page 49. 104 North Church Street, 610-551-3262,

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Nightlife In The WC

We know you like to have fun... our list of upcoming activities for the 21+ crowd Thursday 10/20: Mustache Bash At Alibis CafĂŠ

Saturday 10/29: Breast Cancer Bar Crawl Noon At Champions Barber Shop

Does your facial hair scream, "I'm ironically French," or, "I'm a huge Burt Reynolds fan?" Well then, this is just the event for which you've been meticulously grooming that upper lip. Compete for cash prizes and the chance to be honored for the best 'stache in town. 15 North Walnut Street, 484-887-0786,

Thursday 10/20: Speed Dating Party 8pm At Jazmine Authentic Thai Cuisine A series of one-on-one speed dates with local singles. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and a liquor bar. If both singles are interested, contact information is provided. Event is for ladies and gentlemen ages 21-35. Reserve in advance. 344 West Gay Street,

Saturday 10/22: Fantasy Girl Calendar Signing 10pm-12am At Barnaby's Come out to Barnaby's and meet the woman


of your dreams as the Bud Light Fantasy Girls of Philadelphia will be in attendance signing this year's calendar. 15 South High Street, 610-696-1400,

Saturday 10/22: Free Breakfast Buffet 9am-12pm At Barnaby's It's the new homecoming tradition you don't want to miss out on. Start your day off right with discounted draft beers and a breakfast buffet before the homecoming football game. 15 South High Street, 610-696-1400,

In celebration of their one-year anniversary, and in support of those who have suffered from breast cancer, Champions Barber Shop invites you to join them for a pub crawl from which a portion of all proceeds will be donated to the research of breast cancer to aid those who suffer in Chester County. The crawl kicks off at Champions Barber Shop with drinks and snacks, then makes its way through town. Additionally, $1 from every haircut in the month of October will be donated to the cause. Find more information by finding Champions Barber Shop on Facebook. 22 West Chestnut Street, 610-719-6444.

Friday 10/28-Monday 10/31: Halloween Happenings There are costume contests, prizes, giveaways and even cash to be earned. Check out our complete list of all that is happening at the bars and restaurants of West Chester this Halloween weekend on page 17.

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Your Favorites...

Passersby tell us where to find the things they enjoy

BRIAN DUNN, 23, server/videographer, West Chester «Ice Cream: Chunko Chip from Wawa «Caffeine fix: Sugar Water from Lukoil «Draft: Magic Hat at Ryan's Pub «Glass of wine: Cabernet at Limoncello

NICK ORAZIETTI, 23, videographer, West Chester «Ice Cream: Mint Chocolate Chunk from WC Scoop «Caffeine fix: N/A «Draft: Magners Irish Cider at Kildare's «Glass of wine: No thanks

KERY GRECO, 47, owner of Market Street Grille «Ice Cream: Homemade at High Street Caffé «Caffeine fix: Coffee at Market Street Grille «Draft: Dogfish Head at Limoncello «Glass of wine: Cabernet at Teca



when you come in! Bring a friend and get two cuts for the price of one on Terry’s Two-for Tuesdays


133 E Market Street, West Chester (Across from The Note)

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Your Least Favorites...

Passersby tell us about some things that have begun to irk them

BARRY LOVE, Amore Pizza employee, Boston «Place to find parking: Anywhere «Traffic light: Matlack and Gay «Road to drive on: Adams Street «Necessary expense: Cigarettes

ALVIN HESS, 18, unemployed, Boyertown «Place to find parking: I don't drive «Traffic light: Again, I don't drive «Road to drive on: Come on man «Necessary expense: Cigarettes

SUSAN SLUCK, 43, owner Eat. Drink. Om., Langhorne «Place to find parking: On the street «Traffic light: Matlack and Gay «Road to drive on: West Market Street «Necessary expense: Advertising


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10/9: Rotary Club Of West Chester's Ninth Annual Chili Cook-Off

Tom and Corol Malone

Courtaney, Mike

Colin, Dustin

Mayor Carolyn Comitta

Ali, Dan

Bill, Lora


The Mad Platter Record Store Est. 1976

111 W. Gay Street (610) 431 1509 )

New & Used Vinyl ~ CDs ~ Posters T-Shirts ~ Record Players Memorabilia

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10/9: Rotary Club Of West Chester's Ninth Annual Chili Cook-Off PHOTOGRAPHS BY GRAHAM NOLTE

Georganne, Doug

Brody, Jenn

Greg, Carol

Stacey, Ian

Leigh and Don Brindley

Marie, Alan

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Halloween Happenings

Get all dolled up or covered in blood and hit these parties Halloween weekend VENUE Alibis 15 North Walnut Street 484-887-0786 Barnaby's 15 South High Street 610-696-1400

FRIDAY 10/28


Zombie Party Prizes for the best un-dead costume. Live music by Hello Cleveland, Organik Theory and DJ Romeo

Cash-prize Contests Sexiest, Scariest, Funniest and most original costumes win cash. Live music by XERO 10pm


All-night party with more than $500 in prizes for best costume

All-night party with more than $500 in prizes for best costume

MONDAY 10/31

$20 Open Bar 10pm-12am Costume contests and giveaways including prizes, gift cards and cash


Doc Magrogan's 117 East Gay Street 610-429-4046

Delaware Ghost Hunters present evidence on the most haunted places 6:30pm - limited seating

Kildare's 18 West Gay Street 610) 431-0770

Haunted Happy Hour from 6-8pm followed by the Zombie Prom – come dressed as the living dead. $8 Voodoo Buckets all day

$500 Costume Contest DJ Bash 10pm $8 Voodoo Buckets all day

Kooma 151 West Gay Street 610-430-8980

DJ Trap Specials from 10pm-12am: $3 Featured martinis $3 U-call-its $2 Domestic bottles

$100 gift card for sexiest costume Bottle service giveaway for largest group

Landmark 158 West Gay Street 610) 701-9900

SUNDAY 10/30

Show Your Bones Party Free UV face painting Glow in the black lights Half-priced drinks 9-11pm

Haunted Quizzo 8-10pm Fortune Teller 10pm-12am DJ Dan Green 10pm Prizes for best costumes

$500 cash prize for best costume $3 Chambord vodka drinks

$50 gift card for best costume $50 gift card for sexiest costume DJ and $2 Bud Light drafts

Ryan's Pub 124 West Gay Street 610-344-3934 The Social Lounge 29 East Gay Street 610-738-3948

Costume Dance Party with Live Music by KA-POW $50 gift card for best costume

Halloween Open Mic with Rolling Thunder Blues Review

The Note 29 East Gay Street 610-738-3948

Costume Party With The Moxy and The Shitfits

Halloween party with hometown favorites Hoots & Hellmouth

Every hour PARADISE TRANSIT is awarding a FREE RIDE to the BEST COSTUME. 215-839-9287 or

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Bob Betty

Patty Nolte

April Borwn

Brandon Nolte

Al Wells

Brian Dunn

Jeremy Walter

Jerron James

Ryan "Dukes" Flaherty

Tess and Heather Nicholas

Mark and Kaley Griffen

Sarah, Chris


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2011 Best entrÉe and dessert Chester County Restaurant Festival

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Wednesday – Saturday 6-10pm

$5 TAPAS LUNCH MENU Everday Until 3pm

142 W Gay St • 610-431-7141

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Enduring The Tenth (Or Eleventh?) Crusade


Jill McDevitt's new book tells the tale of a society scared of their own impulses

HETHER you're a senator from North Carolina or an NBA shooting guard, controversy will follow you if you're associated with sex. Jill McDevitt didn't cheat on her cancer-ridden wife, but she did manage to cause a stir simply by opening a business in West Chester – the sex shop on Church Street named Feminique Boutique. She was demonized and beaten down, but now this degreed sexologist is speaking out in her new book, Fighting the Crusade Against Sex: Being Sex-Positive in a Sex-Negative World. We caught up with Jill to find out about her new book and to discover just what prompted her current course. You’ve studied sex, conducted seminars and now own a sex shop. Why have you committed your life to sex? I decided it was important to say that pleasure is good for you and sex is not shameful. I guess I’m trying to ask why sex is so important to you. As a kid I was completely uncomfortable with sex. When I was nine my mother was pregnant, and when she tried to tell me just the very basics of how it happened I covered my ears and squealed because I didn’t want to hear it. I became self-loathing as a sexual person. But then, at age 15, I was reading through some books in the Upper Darby High School library and realized I wasn’t the only one who felt this way. Why was it normal to feel horrible about something that was natural? I decided then that this was what I wanted to do with my life. Then what? I had a horrible experience with my boyfriend at the time. We'd been together a long time, but he wasn’t okay with it. Your sexual revolution was a problem for your high school boyfriend? Yes, because just as I was having this revelation, he had rediscovered religion and become a born-again Christian. He dumped me senior year because I wouldn’t pray with him. We’re still on good terms today, but it just didn’t work as a couple. Then you went on to school to study sex, right? Yes. I got my bachelor's degree in Sexuality, Marriage and Family at the University of Waterloo in Canada. You got your degree in Canada? Is your degree even considered legitimate here? [Laughs] Yes. Absolutely. Actually, a lot of people say that, but really Waterloo is like the Harvard of Canada. I also received a master's from Widener and am completing my PhD.

Jill McDevitt faced an onslaught of criticism after opening her shop Feminique Boutique on Church Street in West Chester. Her new book "Fighting The Crusade Against Sex" describes the controversy. And what did you do after college? For a short time I tried to find real work – do actual sex and family counseling or write for websites that did sex advice. But I always knew I wanted to have my own thing. However, my boyfriend at the time was really unsupportive. He had been a marketing major, so he kept telling me how little I knew about business, and how I had no business plan, and that I wouldn’t succeed. Then, after a couple of months of not finding a job (I graduated in 2007, right as the whole job market was about to crumble) I basically said, “Up yours, I’m doing this.” What exactly did you do? I started a company called Sex and Sensibility Seminars. I traveled around getting paid to talk about sex. That was back in 2007. Pretty soon I realized that I could make more money if I had things with me to sell after the show, and that quickly led to me opening this retail store in 2008. I understand that opening this store wasn’t exactly a smooth operation. Not at all. I encountered the same problems I had faced as an awkward teenager, except they were amplified. First, after the borough granted my business license, and even after the 30-day period allowed for appeals was up, a local church decided they wanted to appeal. At first the borough stood up for me. There was a town meeting and they basically said, “Look, she’s grandfathered in. All we can do now is make

sure that no other sex shops can open in West Chester in the future.” But then, they eventually said to me, “Sorry, we can’t defend you in this. If you want to fight them you’ll have to get lawyers and defend yourself,” even though the church had no legal right to challenge me. Then there was a conservative candidate running as a Republican for local office, and his whole platform was closing my shop. He wrote an editorial that a local paper picked up, and a media sensation ensued. I was on NBC, stuff was on the internet, in the papers, but I mostly kept my mouth shut and held back from saying a lot of things I wanted to. Eventually there was sort of a grassroots movement that gained footing defending me, through blogs and things, and I just let them do the talking. And now you’ve written a book about the experience? I have. It is my opportunity to say all the things I wanted to say at the time, all the things that were going on in my head. It also tells some of my back story, and I’m honestly a little nervous about people reading it because it has a lot of intimate details about my life. When’s the book out? Sunday, November 6 we’re having a launch party at the shop that starts at 2pm. There will be food and sales and signing and a brief reading. I think it will be a good day because we are expecting a lot of people.

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Create The Magic

10/9: Rotary Club Of West Chester's Ninth Annual Chili Cook-Off PHOTOGRAPHS BY GRAHAM NOLTE

Kyran and Fionn Wilson


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12:48:40 PM

Please join us for the “Kick off” event of our multiyear commemoration of Chester County and the Civil War

CIVIL WAR DOCUMENTATION DAY at Chester County Historical Society Thursday, September 22, 2011 1- 8 pm

Sean, Jessamine, Monita

We invite you to bring your family’s Civil War letters, photographs and artifacts to CCHS for documentation and possible inclusion in our October 2012 exhibit. Owner confidentiality will be maintained. No appraisals will be given. Conservator Kory Barrett will provide preservation advice.


• Opening of “If Walls Could Talk” • Costumed reinactors • Book discussion with Dr. Sarah Trembanis on Adam Goodheart’s 1861: The Civil War Awakening • Ed & Fay Max – A Hero’s Honor Roll – photographs of local soldiers and Chester County enlistment roster • Special exhibit of Civil War covers (envelopes) from the collection of Bruce Mowday See website for details and times at:




All activities free of charge. RSVP 610-692-4800 225 N. High St., West Chester, PA 19380 On the Edge of Battle is proudly sponsored by DNB First, Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Fox Chase Bank Charitable Foundation, Haverford Trust Company, the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau Foundation, and Jimmy Duffy Catering

Nick Vecchio, Dan Mathers, Graham Nolte

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10/9: Rotary Club Of West Chester's Ninth Annual Chili Cook-Off PHOTOGRAPHS BY GRAHAM NOLTE

Harry's Honkers Hunting Club – First Place Best Decorated

DJ Dan Dub C – First Place Hometown Cook Division

Safe Harbor of Chester County – Second Place Nonprofit

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Finding Treasure


Pickin’ through Chester County, by Tara Dugan

ECHNOLOGY is a wonderful thing. Even in my line of work, where I spend my days venerating the design of furniture and home accessories from the middle of last century, I recognize that it is, ironically, Silicon Valley that makes it possible for us to appreciate the goods from days gone by and places far away. The internet and data storage capabilities gobbled up Borders and threaten the shelves at the Chester County Library because they provide information faster and from better sources around the world. Case in point: a four-drawer table that didn’t speak English. I was perusing the furniture at Briggs Auction in Garnet Valley (about 25 minutes southeast of West Chester off Route 322) when I spotted a little Danish (or so I thought) modern table. It was small in scale, with four drawers and made of lovely teak. I was the successful bidder, so I brought the piece home and began my usual cleaning and research process. I soon

located a tag inside a drawer, completely intact, with lots of information. One slight problem, none of it was English. Now, I took as much high school French as anyone, but Mme Bergner could not have prepared me for this label, with its exotic punctuation and consonant blends I hadn’t seen since my childhood ABBA poster. Had to be Swedish. Google to the rescue! The dominant wording on the label read “Bra Bohag," which led me not to a manufacturer but rather to a funky little shop in Edinburgh, Scotland. Bra Bohag specializes in Mid-century Modern, so I ventured an email asking about my piece of the same name. Louice, the Swedish proprietor, responded quickly with a wealth of

information and references, which added up to tell the tale of the table. A Stockholm department store called Nordiska Kompaniet (like Harrod’s in London) commissioned high-end furniture and accessories from several companies from the '50s through the '70s. This design consortium includes well-known names such as Ljungs Industrier AB (later to become Dux, makers of the famous bed and cool window display on South 17th Street in Center City) and AB Svenska Mobelfabrikerna, as well as my own mystery label, AB Nybrofabriken Froeska. So, my piece had been made by that company under the Bra Bohag name for Nordiska Kompaniet in Stockholm sometime between the '50s and '70s. I also now know that this furniture is rarely found outside of Sweden, and I am lucky to have it here in Chester County. Unless you have a Scandinavian brotherin-law, where else could you get that kind of information so quickly but from your computer?

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October 20, 2011

10/18: Five-Course Wine Dinner By Banfi Wines At Nonna's

Andrea and Karen Maspiro

Karen Lande, Jamie Alder

Wendy and Dave Liegeot

Janet, Bernadette

Ron and Lisa Perry

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The Dating Column


Diane Stopyra’s enlightened take on dating from a woman’s perspective

’VE dated men who are younger than me, and men who are old enough to be my father. I am attracted to guys who are jerks and guys who are kind. I’ve fallen for men who have traveled the world and men who have never left Chester County. I’ve gone kite-surfing with an Australian, I’ve eaten crepes with a Frenchman, and I’ve learned to Dougie with some guy from North Philly. My celebrity crushes include Paul Walker, Sean Connery and Anderson Cooper. I don’t have a type. But I do have what I guess you could call a non-type. It’s my only no-go area: I won’t touch a married man. If you’re wearing a ring, I don’t want anything to do with you. It’s not that I’ve got too high a moral caliber; it’s that I’m too afraid of karma. That, and I would never be able to trust a guy who started dating me while married, so there’s no point in getting involved. Except, I suppose, to have a dead-end fling, and I’m just not the flinging kind of girl (I’m too paranoid about syphilis). The problem with writing off married men is that they’re the only ones who seem interested in me these days. Tim has sort

of disappeared from the planet, and I can’t remember the last time a single guy made a move. But this week, for some reason, I’ve had married men coming at me from every direction. Even my married hairdresser, while combing through the mop he’d just created on top of my head, asked if I’d be interested in going home with him. I didn’t want to tell him to buzz off before he had a chance to take the scissors away from my head, so I changed the subject to leave-in conditioner. In the four

days since then, three other men have stuck their left hands in their pockets before asking if I’d like to share dinner or drinks or a heartfelt conversation about the deteriorating state of their relationship. I’m looking at you, Mr Father-Of-Four. I don’t know why it is that these guys have been so brazen. My guess is that once you’re married, the fear of rejection is no more. If a woman shoots you down, you no longer have to chalk it up to your mediocre looks or a subpar personality; you can blame it on the ring. I also suspect that it’s not really me these guys are interested in. What they really want, like a toddler with his hand by the cookie jar, is to see how far they can push it. It’s a shame that a few bad apples give a lousy name to the heaps of married men out there who are lovely and faithful. (You are all still out there, right?) I’m not giving up hope. I’m holding on to the belief that I’ll meet a onewoman kind of man someday. I don't really have a choice but to keep trying. Because, if you really want to know about my type of guy, he isn’t tall, dark, or even necessarily handsome. In sickness and in health, he’s loyal.





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10/18: Five-Course Wine Dinner By Banfi Wines At Nonna's

Heather Wright, Morgan Emlet, Cynthia Emlet, Janet Raimondo

Kristin Eichengreen, Erica Eckman, Caroline Hough

Karol Scheebe, Carol Harris, Mercedes Wadepka

Luciano Castiello, Jackie Herb, Sharon Westwood, Sofia Clingen

Luciano Castiello, the Ambassador of Banfi Wines from Tuscany Italy, with Rebecca Muscella, Heather Peterson, Marissa Powell, Sean Powell and Heather Wright

Ron Perry, Felipe Gonzalez, Gary Hewitt, James Goh, Daniel Salazar, Christina Mulhearn, Lisa Perry, Lori Shen, Deb Inman


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The Perfect Punch For Your Halloween Party


Nick Ceparullo and Jon Candelaria of Mixers Mobile Bartending share their secret recipes

F YOU drink alcohol and live in West Chester, you would probably recognize Jon Candelaria and Nick Cepparulo. The two met as bartenders at Kildare's, and though Jon has moved on, you can still find Nick behind the bar serving up some of the most complex shots in town. The two teamed up to start Mixers Mobile Bartending, a company dedicated to making events easier by handling the drinks. You won't be stuck behind the bar while your guests enjoy themselves, and you won't spend hours trying to figure out just what to serve. So, it only made sense that we turn to Nick and Jon for advice when trying to assemble a list of the best punches to serve at your Halloween party, because, after all, what's a Halloween party without the punch? The following are their recommendations: a mixture of the complex shots and cocktails they've created during their time behind the bar. Stoli Punch Stoli Blueberi Stoli Razberi Stoli Ohranj Stoli Vanil Stoli Peachik Orange juice Pineapple juice Made from a mixture of five vodkas with a bit of juice, you can tell this drink is strong the second you taste it, but because of the combination of fruit flavors, it can be difficult to identify the liquor. Try serving it with some orange slices floating about. Grateful Dead Vodka White rum Gin Tequila Triple Sec Sour mix Chambord

Nick Cepparulo, half of the two-man team running MIxers Mobile Bartending, was kind enough to let us try his Halloween punch recipes at Kildare's. He even included a caramel apple shot for good measure. Adam Jones

As if a Long Island Iced Tea weren't a dangerous enough drink, the Grateful Dead substitutes the Coke in favor of raspberry-flavored liqueur for a drink sure to knock you on your keister. Despite the massive quantities of alcohol, this drink is still sweet enough to sip. However, if you're nervous about your guests getting a bit kooky off the punch, you can mix in some Sprite and serve with chunks of pineapple.

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Sometimes drinks have clever names, and other times the name is pretty much an exact description of the taste you're sipping. This is the latter. For a twisted punch, go easy on the sour mix and toss in some sour Trolli Gummy Worms and lemon slices.

Everybody knows white gummy bears are the best, and this aptly named punch is a delicious homage. Without soda it's extremely sweet and sour, so mix in the bubbly to your liking. Try mashing up kiwi and floating the pieces about in this eerie white concoction.

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A Trainer’s Tips On Staying Fit


Christine Mooney shares her insights on staying happy and healthy

ICTIONARY.COM and the 700-page Merriam-Webster dictionary I was inexplicably gifted several Christmases ago, define the term “core” in basically the same fashion: “the central, innermost, or most essential part of anything.” Let me repeat that. The core is the most essential part of anything. That’s no small potatoes. Core has many meanings to multitudes of people. It is a term full of nuance, whether it is used in reference to the core of a social movement, the foundation of one’s own spirituality, the crux of a problem (or its solution). Here, though, we’ll narrow it down a bit to within the realm of health and fitness, where, to me, core refers to two different but interconnected concepts. First of all, there is a human’s physical core, also known as the “posterior chain,” those muscles, ligaments and tendons that stretch from your back through your hips to your hamstrings, constituting the backbone of your physical essence. And something that central, that essential, cannot be under-

estimated or ignored. Typically, I subscribe to the belief that true core strength comes from big complex lifts (my absolute favorite being the deadlift). But I also understand that a lot of people, for a variety of reasons, are uncomfortable with the idea of lifting heavy things, and there’s also a good chance that those people do not want to spend their life doing crunches (of which I’m a little dubious anyways). So how can a person who does not want to lift weights train this muscle group? Pilates defines the body’s core as “the

powerhouse.” Much of the practice concentrates on this central part of the body, where strength comes from muscle control and concentration. And looking at a Pilates studio’s website, such as Blue Rock Yoga and Pilates on Lenape Road, the concept of training the core is iterated again and again. To test the Pilates way, I recently attended a class at Blue Rock with a friend of mine. Throughout the warm-up, workout and cool-down, the focus was on the body’s core. We moved through plank positions, leg circles, V-sits, all the while being coached by the instructor, Caroline, to feel the breath deep in our abdomens, always keeping the core engaged. Although Pilates also uses machines, this version was strictly on exercise mats, so it was appropriate for all fitness levels. My core felt worked by the end of class, but core strength takes practice and hard work. Your health must be at the core of your being, an essential part of your existence. The physical ability to engage in your own life is key. Let me repeat that. It is key.

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10/14: Henderson High School’s Homecoming Parade

Christi Dionisos, Sam Gleason

Alyssa Moore, Gina Castanzo

Kayla Unanan, Katie Sanders

Matt Rowe, Miss Heather Brien

Madison Cox, Mike Nugent

Angela Yu, Alexis Walsh


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Employee Of The Month


We geek out with Adam Weinstein of West Chester Computer Doctors

OU CAN argue the semantics of nerd versus geek all day, but it certainly all boils down to a major difference, because while Adam Weinstein is a geek by trade, he certainly isn’t a nerd. He likes snowboarding, live music and craft beers – all decidedly non-nerdy interests... at least in our opinion. But, when it comes to your computer, Adam is a total geek. As one of the techs at West Chester Computer Doctors, Adam spends his days solving the PC problems that perplex the rest of us. Hard drive developing a hiccup? Things running slower than you remember? Adam will not only fix the problem, but he’ll explain it in terms even the technologically illiterate can understand. We caught up with Adam and asked him to explain to us in layman’s terms just what he does. Name: Adam Weinstein Age: 26 Hometown: Allentown How long have you been at West Chester Computer Doctors? Three and a half years. When did you get into computers? I started on computers at a really early age. I first worked on a Apple IIC when I was eight. I was about 14 when I first really got into computers, and I built my first computer back when I was 15 years old. Where did you go to school? I majored in Professional Studies at West Chester University with minors in Psychology, Health Studies and Information Technology. Who is your typical client? We cater to small to mid-size businesses as well as to individuals. What other technology are you into? I dabble in music and work with home theater equipment, but I’m mainly into PCs. So you started on a Mac, but you’re not a Mac guy? I think Macs are fantastic if you can afford the initial investment - the maintenance is way easier. I just happen to work with PCs a lot more, though we work with both here. But you probably prefer Android to iOS? Yes. I like that Android is open and much more customizable. Personally, I have a Droid Incredible II. What’s the most common problem you see come through the door? Viruses. People often get them because something pops up telling you that your system is vulnerable and you need such and such virus protection. They

For Adam, computers have long been a part of his life. “I first worked on an Apple IIC when I was eight,” he says. “I built my first computer when I was 15 years old.” Adam Jones try to convince you to buy this software to fix the problem, but they’re really just stealing your credit card information. Is there a particularly good anti-virus software that stops these? Most of the major anti-virus software available is really vulnerable. MacAfee and Norton are so common that the viruses know their way around them. We have this excellent program we’re working with that - once we configure it basically runs your browser in a separate environment than the rest of your computer. That way, anything you come across on the

internet goes into this separate box, and that box is then emptied. It’s virus-proof. What’s your best suggestion for keeping a computer running well? Maintenance is paramount to keeping your computer running optimally. Simple things like clearing your temporary files and managing start-up applications. You can also add additional memory. Do you guys do that? Absolutely. Not all computers can accept additional memory, but we always give free estimates and free advice. Plus we sell brand-new laptops and desktops if you need to go that route.

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10/14: Henderson High School’s Homecoming Parade





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The Halloween Playlist DJ Romeo's haunting tracks for All Hallow’s Eve


HE PUMPKIN is carved, your costume is on, you’ve mixed a bowl of punch (check out the great recipes on page 35) and spilled fake blood all over. Now all that’s left is the music. We all have a set of Halloween favorites (unless you’re one of those people who prefers creepy ambient noises to actual Halloween music). This list represents mine. While I had to pay my respects to the king of pop by placing his, the most requested Halloween song, at the top of the list, I have also mixed in some lesser-known tracks that are all equally haunting and are sure to set the right mood. So, log on to and tune into our Halloween Playlist – available free, legally and in its entirety – to get your party rocking.

There’s really no debating the best Halloween song of all time Number One Halloween Song: Michael Jackson - “Thriller” Top Picks: Kid Cudi - “No One Believes Me” Warren Zevon - “Werewolf in London” Ray Parker - “Ghostbusters” D-Devils - “6th Gate (Dance with the Devil)” M.C. Hammer - “Addams Groove” Blue Oyster Cult - “Don’t Fear the Reaper” White Zombie - “More Human Than Human” Charlie Daniels - “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” Bobby Boris Pickett - “Monster Mash” Oingo Boingo - “Dead Man’s Party” KC and the Sunshine Band - “I’m Your Boogie Man” New Order - “Confusion (Pump Panel Recon Mix)” Screamin’ Jay Hawkins - “I Put a Spell on You” Deadmau5 ft. Rob Swire - “Ghosts and Stuff” AC/DC - “Highway to Hell” Danny Elfman - “This is Halloween” Ozzy Osbourne - “Crazy Train” Whodini - “Freaks Come Out at Night” Metallica - “Enter Sandman” PRESENTED BY SCHAFFER SOUND PRODUCTIONS

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It’s Just A Three-Letter Word


Jill McDevitt explores why something as natural and necessary as sex is so taboo

CTOBER is Family Sex Education Month, a good time to reflect on how notoriously crappy most parents are at teaching something as important as sexuality to their children, and a good time to make attempts to be less crappy for your kids. What do you wish your parents taught you about sex, but didn’t? One person I surveyed answered, “the emotional side.” Another said, “their values and expectations of me,” while a third mentioned, “I just wish they taught me about sex.” Children are thirsty for guidance from their parents – guidance about sexual values, feelings and behaviors is no exception, yet parents become extremely uncomfortable with facing this particular responsibility. In a culture as sex-negative as ours, I totally understand where the discomfort comes from. I offer consultations for parents on how to make the “birds and bees” conversation with their kids easier, but here are a few tips to get you started. 1. When referring to your child’s genitals, use proper anatomy terms. It’s not a who-ha, pee-pee, or “down there.” When you teach the


other body parts like nose and knee, you don’t give them nicknames, so why the genitals? Calling it something else is step one in a long line of unfortunate, shame-filled messages that say, “This part of your body is so dirty, I can’t even say the word.” 2. Have the same rules and expectations for male and female children. Let your son cry; let your daughter help fix the clogged sink. When they’re older, give them the same curfew and rules about dating. Equal gender roles are important for development and future relation-

ships. They are more likely to be respectful in these relationships because they were raised valuing all genders. 3. Never force your child to kiss or hug anyone hello or goodbye, even Grandma. They may be small, but they have the right to an autonomous body. 4. Be “age-appropriate” but realize that your understanding of what is age-appropriate is probably several years off. Teaching about periods at age 9, waiting until 13 to bring up sex, and lecturing about condoms while dropping your kid off at the college dorm is a day late and a dollar short. If you haven’t talked yet, it’s better to start late than not at all, but ideally sexuality conversations should start much sooner than the child will actually need the information, so by the time they do, they are prepared and confident in their knowledge and values. Jill McDevitt holds a master’s degree in Human Sexuality and is currently completing her PhD, which will make her the only person in the country with three degrees in the field. She is the proprietor of Feminique Boutique on Church Street. Her book, Fighting the Crusade Against Sex: Being Sex-Positive in a Sex-Negative World, is due out in November.  610-715-9765

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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

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EARL and SAMPSON are two tabby cats that were left behind in an apartment when their owner moved away. They are brothers and are very bonded, so they would prefer to be adopted together. Both boys are very sweet and loving and are available for the special adoption fee of $25 per kitty.


LEXI is a two-year-old domestic short-haired cat whose owners could not keep their two cats because a family member was allergic. Lexi’s cat friend was adopted, so now she is here alone and looking for a new home. She gets along with kids, dogs and other cats.


STEW is an adult, male lop-eared rabbit that was brought to the SPCA because his owner did not have time to care for him. He has previously lived with children and seems to be a friendly bunny who would make a great first pet. All he requires is a bit of food, water and someone to pet him.

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10/6: College Mansion’s Fantasy Girls Calendar Signing At Landmark PHOTOGRAPHS BY NICK VECCHIO

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The West Chester Food Safari


Jeremy Malanka finds a spot of sunshine in the middle of his work day

LOVE breakfast and everything about it. It’s the best way to start a successful, focused day. But lunch… Lunch breaks up the day, offers you a respite from the office, your kids, your boss, or whatever else you need to get away from, if only briefly. It’s a built-in break with endless possibilities. West Chester offers an array of places to get you through the first half of a long day and hold you over until dinner. The Roots Café, located on the first block of West Gay Street is a place WC regulars remember as Nick’s Café. Times have changed, and Roots has come in with a bang. Their goal is a sustainable, green restaurant catering to today’s eco-friendly diner. They are meeting their goal deliciously. With young owners and staff, the menu is fresh and modern, offering organic items and specialty cheeses that take the worry out of mystery meat. My favorite is their spin on the classic Cordon Bleu: it’s melty and gooey and salty in all the right spots. Check out their new grilled cheese menu and soup pairings just in time for the cold weather.

When you really want to get away and take yourself out of the stressful work week, stop in Arianne’s Gourmet Café in the back of the Cambridge Shopping Center. Their beautifully decorated place settings look like your grandmother’s kitchen table set for guests, and the food follows suit with quiches and gourmet sandwiches – it’s like your grandmother talked your mom into keeping you home from school and spoiled you with a decadent lunch. It’s absolutely amazing. The atmosphere is quiet but not stifled, and the seating is cozy and warm. You always need a quick and easy option, and Limoncello’s lunch buffet delivers. With

an average of over 150 people enjoying it daily, the proof is in the pudding, or I should I say, pasta. The buffet changes daily but staples remain, including fresh, seasonal vegetables, pizzas, strombolis, pasta varieties and frittatas. Pescatore risotto is popular, as well salmon putanseca and grilled, Italian-seasoned pork chops. So when the office lunch buddies can’t decide on pizza or salad, take ‘em to a place where the menu is tangible and the descriptions are smellable. Late breakfast? Is it Friday? If you answered yes to both (or either), then go to Side Bar for a liquid lunch and enjoy one of their 20 beers on tap. Have a beer and an app and celebrate the fact that Monday is three days away and the weekend is here. I love the sweet potato tots with zesty chili lime applesauce for dipping with a big pint of IPA. The kitchen is always coming up with great sandwich specials and offers food and beer pairings daily. My favorite items have been a duck hot dog and an andouille Texas Tommy. Either way, you won’t want to go back to work.

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The Halloween Crossword

None of that generic nonsense you see in other papers... a puzzle just for “The WC” SO YOU love crosswords? AND you love horror movies? Well then don’t we have a treat for you. Sit down, get a cup (or glass) of your favorite beverage and enjoy a special Halloween edition of our bi-weekly crossword. The answers to this puzzle are related to the best horror films of all time. ACROSS 2. He was the villain in Texas Chainsaw Massacre who derived his name from the mask he wore made of human skin. 7. A haunted house in this New York town inspired a book and horror film that would share the town’s name. 8. This 2008 movie, shot with a shaky camera, follows characters trying to escape a 200-foot-tall monster as it levels Manhattan. 13. This heavy metal musician also wrote such horror films as House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, as well as directing remakes of Halloween. 14. Director George Romero singlehandedly created the zombie horror genre with this movie. 16. In the film The Silence of the Lambs, Jody Foster needed to enlist the help of Anthony Hopkins to help her track down this serial killer. 18. In this film, Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman try to track down Kevin Spacey as he punishes his victims for their deadly sins.

19. An ancient Indian burial ground brings the dead back to life in this Steven King novel-turned-movie. 20. This film series follows the works of Jigsaw, a serial killer who presents each of his victims with an excruciating choice. 21. This film takes the haunted house genre and sends it into deep space as Laurence Fishburne explores a space craft that went missing. DOWN 1. Possibly the most successful horror director of all time, he directed The Hills Have Eyes, The Last House on the Left and the newly released My Soul to Take. 3. This tale of possession is famous for its vile expletives and a certain head-turning scene. 4. Sigourney Weaver had to kill the parasitic creatures that birthed themselves from human hosts in this 1979 film.

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5. The Grudge, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar,

is a remake of this successful Japanese horror film. 6. The zombies are kind of scary, but what makes this film frightening is seeing London’s streets empty after the country is ravaged by an incurable virus. 9. According to this 2002 film, if you don’t make a copy of the little girl’s tape she’ll come back to kill you. 11. The tagline for the 1988 remake of this famous movie read, “Scream now, while there’s still room to breathe.” 10. This now-famous actor was swallowed by his bed and spit out in a spray of blood in the original A Nightmare on Elm Street. 12. Jamie Lee Curtis is tormented by this character in the movie Halloween. 15. In this movie, a puzzle box is the key to opening a gateway to hell and unleashing the Cenobite demons led by Pinhead. 17. This movie features a crew of men working in Antarctica who are tormented by a shapeshifting alien.

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The WC Bouquet Ambush

With help from Matlack Florist, we surprise a lucky couple

Happy Hour from 5-7pm Monday to Friday. Reduced drink and menu item prices. Try the $7 menu with dishes like lobster ravioli, grilled scallops withbroccoli rabe, or sausage and peppers with marinara and mozzarella.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Graham Nolte roams the streets of West Chester on a mission... to give away a beautiful bouquet of flowers. But it’s not quite THAT easy to win – first he put Laura Gates and Josh Wagner on the spot with three questions... Laura, do you find me attractive? Well, you have pretty blue eyes... so that’s intriguing. Thank you. Josh, what did you think when you saw me with the flowers? I thought you were giving them to me, so I got all excited. And what do you plan on doing after this ambush? Josh: Probably just keep walking through town like we were doing before you interrupted. Flowers courtesy of... Matlack Florist, 210 North Chester Road, 610-431-3077 PHOTOGRAPH BY GRAHAM NOLTE

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the lineup

Thursday oct 20 Doors open 6:30pm show 7:30pm The Lei’d Back Tour

friday oct 21 Doors open at 8pm show 9pm

saturday oct 22 Doors open at 8pm show 9pm

Siamese splintered Iration sundown Tomorrow’s bad seeds, sunglight, North End, fantastic this event is 21+ through the roots planet, The Rouge this event is all ages monday oct 24 Doors open at 7pm show 8pm

t. Mills

this event is all ages wednesday oct 26 Doors open at 8pm show 9pm

the Shackeltons

The Devil’s Horns Kill the Matador, Felix Pastorius Group, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra friday oct 28 Doors open at 7pm show 8pm

this event is 21+

downingtown skatepark organization presents Night of the living shred this event is all ages tuesday oct 25 8pm

Hoots Hellmouth,

this event is 21+

LGbt And night

Doors at 8pm, show 9pm

Toy soldiers this event is 21+ Sunday oct 30 Doors open at 8pm show 9pm

The Moxy, Sunderland, this event is 21+

sunday oct 23 Doors open at 7pm show 8pm

Saturday october 29

Halloween Party Drake Bell Memphis High,

The Shitfits

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tuesday Nov 1 8pm

LGbt night

Matt Santry this event is 21+ this event is all ages

Thursday oct 27 Doors open 7pm show 8pm

The Terribles Willpowerless,

Friends with Murder this event is 21+

wednesday Nov 2 Doors open at 7pm show 8pm

Tribal Seeds Three Legged Fox, E.N. Young, Kings & Comrades this event is all ages

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