Love the Classic Towns, Love the Photos, too.

This past Valentine’s Day, we kicked off our first I Love Classic Towns photo contest. Sponsored in partnership with Perkins Center for the Arts and DVRPC, we invited professional and amateur photographers to submit photos that showcase everything the Classic Towns have to offer.

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What’s Cooking in the Classics

From fine dining to casual family eateries, there’s a world of flavors in the Classic Towns. And here’s an easy way to discover them. What’s Cooking in the Classics is a special new segment of The Classic Towns Times. We’ll be dishing on some local restaurants (go check them out) and sharing recipes that you can make at home.

For this inaugural feature, we’re highlighting Tortilla Press in Collingswood.

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Local Farmers Markets are Looking Forward to a Fruitful Year

The Classic Towns had a hearty appetite for local food in 2011, and farmers markets have plenty of fresh produce and fresh ideas prepared for the 2012 season.

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Classic Summer Celebrations

Is summer the most classic season? We’ve been wondering that a lot lately as we look at all of the colorful parades, community picnics, and small town charm that shine brightly each summer. Of course Memorial Day and Independence Day are landmarks of the summer season. And the Classic Towns are showing off their patriotism in a variety of ways. Here’s how you can celebrate our country in the Classic Towns.

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Of Interest: Expert Panel Releases Report on Strengthening Retail in West Chester

Earlier this year, an expert panel of 14 professionals representing the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Technical Assistance Program (TAP) went to the Borough of West Chester to make strategic recommendations to enhance its retail climate. The two-day TAP was jointly sponsored by the West Chester Business Improvement District (BID) and DVRPC’s Classic Towns program.

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Of Interest: Planning the Perfect Towns, a Series of Special Events

Sure there are a number of special events happening this summer in the Classic Towns that everyone can enjoy. But here are a few to help the planners and community leaders working in the Classic Towns.

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