Thursday, May 25 2023 10:44

Good to Know

Written by County Lines Magazine

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

A New Chapter

Photo: Lexy Pierce

Congratulations to Main Point Books, a women-owned independent bookstore celebrating its 10th anniversary. To mark the milestone, they’ve expanded into the lower level of their Wayne storefront, adding nearly 2,000 square feet of space for children’s and young adult inventory, a 50-person event space, additional displays and seating. Stop by to support local business, and stock up for summer reading. 116 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne.

Spring Styles

Refresh your look and your home with help from two new stores in downtown West Chester. Pomp, open on West Gay Street, offers home décor with an emphasis on handmade, small-batch and ethically sourced goods. And Bobbles & Lace will be a high-fashion boutique opening soon on North High Street, in the former Jane Chalfant space next to Mayday Coffee & Shop. Follow them on Instagram @BobblesAndLaceWestChester; @ Pomp_West_Chester.

Making a Difference

Want to join an organization with a proven track record of accomplishments? The Women’s Auxiliary to Chester County Hospital has been supporting our community hospital since 1893. Their latest project is fundraising for a new Breast Health Center at the Abramson Cancer Center in West Chester. The Women’s Auxiliary is a great way to give back to our community, meet like-minded women, contribute to a worthy cause and make new friends. [email protected].

Follow the Trail

Photo courtesy of Greater Wilmington CVB

Discover what makes our region special with a Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport. For one affordable price, the passport gives you access to 12 inspiring attractions across the Brandywine Valley — including Longwood Gardens, Nemours Estate, Delaware Art Museum and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Passports are valid through October 31, so you can explore at your own pace. Individual passport, $49, family passport (two adults, up to three children), $99.

Celebrate History

Nominations are open for the 12th annual West Chester Preservation Awards. Presented by the West Chester Downtown Foundation, the awards program raises awareness and appreciation of West Chester’s significant historic character. Nominations are accepted in three categories: Bricks and Mortar Awards for construction projects, Preservation Service Awards for educational and advocacy projects, and the West Chester Preservation Legacy Award for outstanding contributions to historic preservation. Nominations close June 10.