Germantown receives planning assistance from American Planning Association

The Germantown neighborhood is located six miles northwest of downtown Philadelphia. Germantown dates back to 1683 — one of America’s most historic neighborhoods. In 1688, four Germantown settlers drafted the earliest known antislavery document made public by whites in North America. One of the largest engagements of the American Revolution, the only in Philadelphia, was […]

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Holiday Road Trip

Welcome to our second edition of The Classic Towns Road Trip. On this festive journey, we’re getting ready for the holidays by sharing some of the great places you can visit to find a special gift, take a stroll, and even learn to dance! Whether you live in or around the Classic Towns, grab a […]

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Meet the Winners of the #ClassicTownsHaunts Photo Contest!

Thank you to all who entered the #ClassicTownsHaunts Photo Contest! We received a number of beautiful autumn photos from across the region and YOU chose the winners! 1st Place Winner: Bennett N. Photo: Fall Location: Downington, Pa. Ben, a West Chester native, is a freshman at The Manhattan School of Music majoring in Double Bass […]

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Road Trip in the Classic Towns

We’ve selected a special collection of Classic Towns that you can visit in a day trip–bring your friends and family, there’s plenty to do! If you’re wondering what Classic Towns are, they are the timeless places located around the Delaware Valley where you can find a variety of things to do year round. Accessible, friendly, […]

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A remarkable art collection surfaces for West Chester exhibit

October 16, 2015 | Malcolm Johnstone West Chester PA — It is rare that a collection of art from a preeminent American artist such as N.C. Wyeth (1882–1945) is given its own exhibit after decades of lingering in, of all places, a school cafeteria, and even more rare that the exhibit is happening in West […]

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The Doors Are Always Open in New Hope

By Grace Capuzzo What makes New Hope, Pennsylvania a distinct gem, different than every other idyllic town in the Delaware Valley? Sure, it attracts numerous tourists and has an impressive art and food scene, but what continues to bring home and business owners in droves looking to build a life and make a profit? My […]

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