Good to Know / September 2018
Just a few things we'd thought you'd like to know this month
Here at County Lines we love all things equestrian. If you do, too, give horseback riding a try at beautiful Sunset Valley Farms. Located in the rolling hills outside West Chester, it’s the place to learn everything from horse safety and care to trotting through an obstacle course. The horses are trained to accommodate any new rider. Strap on your helmet and boots, it’s time to saddle up! Classes, $172. 880 Valley Creek Rd., West Chester. SunsetValleyFarms.com.
Did you know Chester County was one of the first three counties in the Pennsylvania Colony—along with Philadelphia and Bucks Counties—with roots dating back to William Penn’s land grant in 1682? The name “Chester” comes from Chester, England, named for the Roman word castra meaning fort. And what a fort indeed, as Chester County was home to several significant battles during the Revolutionary War, including the Battle of Brandywine, The Battle of the Clouds and the Paoli Massacre. ChesCo.org/429/History.
A group of Chester County high school students showed their physics skills in the big leagues when they represented the U.S. in the 31st annual International Young Physicists’ Tournament in Beijing in July. By demonstrating their problem-solving prowess, participating students find solutions to challenging physics problems. The competition heats up when students cross examine other teams about potential flaws in their analysis. Challenging but worthy of our local representatives! IYPT.org.
Walking around downtown West Chester and wondering where to eat that night? We’ve all wanted to try the latest specials or go to the hottest events in town—that’s why the new app Localized is mapping out local businesses so users can view what’s happening around them in real time. Check out updates on everything from breweries to yoga studios. Never miss out on anything happening around you by downloading the locally developed app at Localized-App.com.
Want to get a better glimpse of our local night sky? Visit Marsh Creek State Park on September 15 for a Star Party, an enchanting evening of stargazing. Bring some friends to view planets, star clusters and galaxies through telescopes and live-view star cameras. It’s an all-ages event with plenty of fun activities. Get there early to watch a sunset you won’t soon forget. Check for date changes or rain at ChesmontAstro.org.
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Our Favorite Resources
- Berkshire Hathaway Holly Gross
- Brandywine Fine Props./Karen Nader
- Chester County Hearth & Home
- Devon Senior Living
- Dilworth’s Custom Design
- Flowing Springs Landscape
- Glen Mills Senior Living
- Kent County Office of Tourism
- Key Financial, Inc.
- King Construction
- Spring Oak by JP Orleans
- Stoltzfus Builders
- Walter J. Cook
- Cat Fanciers Association
- Chester County Food Bank
- Home of the Sparrow
- LGBT Equality Alliance
- West Laurel Hill