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Holiday Home Tour to be held Dec. 3

By J. Chambless, Nov 07, 2016, Categories: Today, News, Local History

Proceeds will benefit the West Chester Public Library

The amazing history of Painter’s Folly

By J. Chambless, Oct 12, 2016, Categories: Today, News, Local History

George and Helen Sipala will never forget the day in 1989 when they looked out an upstairs window of their Chadds Ford home and saw Andrew Wyeth painting in the backyard.

Art meets history as Adrian Martinez looks at the world of Humphry Marshall

By J. Chambless, Oct 11, 2016, Categories: Arts+Entertainment, Today, Local History

After four years of work, the exhibit opens this month at the Chester County Historical Society

Remembering the ice man

By J. Chambless, Oct 11, 2016, Categories: Today, News, Local History

Take a step back in time at this museum dedicated to a forgotten industry

A remembrance of lives lost

By J. Chambless, Sep 12, 2016, Categories: Today, News, Local History

Brandywine Battlefield ceremony honors the sacrifices of 1777 and 2001

West Chester & Chadds Ford Life Spring 2016

By J. Chambless, May 25, 2016, Categories: Home+Garden, Arts+Entertainment, News, Recreation, Health, Local History, Business

Visit the American Helicopter Museum, meet a computer pioneer, explore the art of Brett Walker, find out what inspired a Glen Mills couple to help hospitalized children, and much more!

A pioneer looks back

By J. Chambless, Nov 23, 2015, Categories: Today, News, Local History

John Blankenbaker of Chadds Ford is credited with inventing the first commercially available personal computer.

Money Talks, Loyalty Walks

By J. Chambless, Oct 28, 2015, Categories: Today, News, Local History

The real truth about the Marshall Square Fountain

Chadds Ford Days: A tradition celebrates 50 years

By J. Chambless, Oct 08, 2015, Categories: Today, News, Local History

'This has always been a family event -- a gathering place to celebrate the history in the area.'

A long-lost fountain will rise again in West Chester

By J. Chambless, Sep 29, 2015, Categories: Today, News, Local History

Friends of Marshall Square Park restore an 1899 fountain, and return it to its original home