Monday, January 29 2024 10:31

Good to Know

Written by County Lines Magazine

Just a few things we thought you'd like to know this month

New Threads

Looking to refresh your wardrobe? Head to West Chester’s newest clothing store, One Thread on East Market Street. Promising “one-of-a-kind pieces for one-of-a-kind people,” One Thread specializes in custom embroidered apparel, including T-shirts, crewnecks, hats and tote bags. Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, pick up an Eagles-inspired design, like the “Sundays are for the Birds” trucker hat. Stop by the store or order online. 138 E. Market St., West Chester.

Local Charm

Our area is home to many charming small towns, but one stands out from the rest. Chadds Ford was picked for World Atlas’ 12 most quaint small towns in the Mid-Atlantic. World Atlas praises Chadds Ford’s “artistic legacy,” as home to the Wyeth family and Brandywine Museum of Art. They also recommend the Brandywine Battlefield, Chaddsford Winery and Sanderson Museum. Other towns on the list include Rehoboth Beach, Cape May and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Acres in Aston

Attention Delco residents: look forward to a new park in Aston. With the help of Media-based conservation group Natural Lands, Aston Township recently acquired 46 acres of land from the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. Located along Convent Road, next to West Branch Chester Creek, the property will be owned and operated by Aston Township as a passive-use park, with hiking trails through woodlands and an open meadow.

Home Improvement

Photo: Chester County Planning Commission

Affordable housing is hard to come by in Chester County, especially for those with mental illness. Fortunately, the Chester County Commissioners recently approved $2.8 million for renovations to Phoenixville’s Liberty House. A former military hospital, Liberty House provides 48 affordable housing units for individuals with mental illness. The upcoming renovation includes structural improvements, ADA-accessible updates, plus upgrades to common areas, including the community kitchen, which provides two meals per day to residents.

Ladies’ Choice

Mark your calendar for Leap Day on February 29 — or, as the Irish call it, Bachelor’s Day. Popularized by the movie Leap Year starring Amy Adams, this tradition where women propose to men supposedly dates back to the 5th century. Legend says Saint Brigid complained to Saint Patrick that men were too slow to pop the question, so they struck a deal allowing women to propose once every four years. The rest is history!