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Confidence and French Classics at De La Terre

You can tell a lot about a restaurant from the first bite it offers you. An amuse — chosen for you by the kitchen, presented […]

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On the Market: Designer Rancher in Downingtown

If you’re the sort of person who peruses magazines looking for picture spreads of beautiful, stylish houses, you might recognize this one. But not from […]

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Just Listed: Center-Hall Contemporary in Downingtown

One of the strengths of contemporary design is its adaptability: Thanks to its lack of ornamentation, one can outfit a contemporary house in just about […]

City Life

After 4 Suicides in 11 Months, a High School Searches for Answers

For confidential support if you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text to 741-741. Learn about […]

City Life

The (Very Gentle) Fight to Save a Downingtown “Food Forest”

Dale Hendricks picks up a honey locust pod, snaps it open, and prods with his thumb at the glutinous lining. “Pigs will sell their souls […]


What $500K Will Buy You in Downingtown

Downingtown is perfect suburban living. City life is not for everyone, and this suburban destination is nicely situated away from the chaos. New construction homes […]

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Masterman Tops Keystone Exam Rankings

Thanks to a law passed in 2016, passing the Keystone exams won’t be a graduation requirement for Pennsylvania high school students for another two years. […]


First-Time Find: Splendor by the Lake in Downingtown

Not every young family wants the city life. Those who prefer something a little more tranquil and a lot more green should read on, as […]


Farmhouse Friday: A Former General Store Just Outside Downingtown

Last week we went on a bit of a historical kick with Farmhouse Friday, highlighting a farm from the early 20th century. We continue that […]

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12 Things to Do Outside the City This Fall

Ditch the concrete jungle for autumnal splendor at the many fall festivals located just outside the city proper. From boozy to spooky to totally kid-friendly, there’s […]


Summer Menus from John Brandt-Lee

Chef John Brandt-Lee has just launched new summer menus at both of his restaurants – Avalon Restaurant in West Chester and Avalon Bistro in Downingtown. […]


New Fall Menu at Avalon Pasta Bistro

The leaves are beginning to change colors in Downingtown and Avalon Pasta Bistro is readying the fall flavors. Enticing dishes let some seasonal stars shine in […]