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WHITPAIN — Proving that the classics are always in vogue, the area’s most fashionable seniors — all classics in their own right — take to the runaway at Blue Bell Country Club on June 1 for the Fourth Annual Silver Foxes Fashion Show & Benefit Brunch.

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In addition to spring showers, the season is also full of community wellness events throughout the area. As spring edges toward summer, local organizations are inviting the public to spend the remaining season being fit. Below is a listing of regional upcoming events with a wellness focus including gardening, paddling, biking and more.

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It was the fourth play in a little over a week that I’d seen that told women’s stories. The other three were more serious- the evolving relationship of a mother and daughter, three sisters struggling to find themselves in a world of men, a young author trying to survive in the wake of something she wrote after the sexual scandal of her boss. “Café Puttanesca” is also about sex, but it is about the lighter side. It  is a joyful reminiscence of three “ladies of the night,” as they hang out in a café in Amsterdam in the Red Light District,  three years after the end of World War II. 

When I got married, my husband gave me a $5 fake engagement ring, knowing growing up in a jeweler’s family, I related sparkly gems to issues better left on a therapist’s couch.

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Throughout five decades in the music business, Jamey Reilly has worked with the likes of Aerosmith, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, The Beach Boys and more. But there was a time when that career nearly came to an end.

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Welcome to Seven in Seven, where each Friday we’ll be taking a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days. 

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Chester County Studio Tour will be held May 18 and 19. It will feature 144 artists showing their work in 62 studios around Chester County. The self-guided tour, which covers all corners of the county, is free. Artwork will be available for sale. In an effort to make art affordable for all, each artists has been asked to create one 6-inch by 6-inch piece of original art and sell it for $75. For more information and a map of the open studios, visit www.chestercountystudiotour.com.

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Check out the latest addition to Malvern’s dining scene. Brick & Brew Gastropub recently opened its third restaurant along East King Street, joining spots in Media and Havertown. Think wood-fired pizza, handcrafted cocktails and more. www.bricknbrewpub.com

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It begins with a sermon that Pastor Paul is preaching in one of those mega-churches that can accommodate thousands. Paul tells a story of a boy who saves his young sister from a blazing inferno, but dies himself. And because he is not a Christian believer, he is doomed to go to hell. He tells the congregation (we — the audience) that he no longer believes in hell, and explains why. He is challenged by his associate pastor, and several parishioners leave the church. In effect, all hell breaks out.

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After buying new clothes that I later realize make me look old or fat or ugly or just plain stupid, I’m proud to say my selection of attire I can wear around the house has markedly increased.

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Most Medicare beneficiaries are familiar with the official Medicare website, www.medicare.gov and use it at the very least to find and enroll in Medicare Part D prescription plans. Medicare also offers an integrated website, MyMedicare.gov, a free, secure, online service for managing personal information regarding Original Medicare benefits and services. MyMedicare.gov keeps your Medicare information private and accessible only to you. Original Medicare beneficiaries can create an account and use it to check coverage, enrollment status and Medicare claims. This program is available only to those who have Original Medicare, not Medicare Advantage plans.

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Holy Week leading up to Easter must have been busy for many. We not only attended the various worship services but read the gospel narratives which depicts very vividly what took place during this period. Most notably, the Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Resurrection Day services caused us to kind of be part of the story. Our emotions were stirred, attitudes examined, and actions redirected to express the meaning of these significant events. Indeed, each of the events during these days provide opportunities for reflection and celebrations. We reflected deeply, and still do, on the significance of the passion of Christ and his victory over death.

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Did you know May’s National Burger Month? Try a different burger every day at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant. We’re talking $14.50 specialty burgers like the Rockin’ Moroccan, plus $2 beer options. www.ironhillbrewery.com

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Welcome to Seven in Seven, where each Friday we’ll be taking a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days. 

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Welcome to Seven in Seven, where each Friday we’ll be taking a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days. 

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Welcome to Seven in Seven, where each Friday we’ll be taking a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days. 

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Art Trust: “A Common Thread” runs through April 26. The exhibit features the work of Mitchell Reid, Katee Boyle and Kate McCammon. 16 W. Market St., West Chester, Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.; Contact thearttrust.org.

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Richard Allman, a handsome one-time quarterback for the Malvern Prep football team, in the 1970s and early '80s owned and operated The Depot, a popular train-themed hangout for young adults in Chestnut Hill, where a Starbucks is now located. The Depot was famous for the model train sets that ran around the inside of the upstairs and downstairs bars and underneath the floor of the upstairs, along with an actual caboose that patrons dined in, which was attached to the rear of the restaurant. At the same time Allman's late mother, Mary Fretz, owned and operated 21 West, which was by far the most upscale Chestnut Hill restaurant of that era.

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Imagine exploring the souks of Marrakech, dining out in Casablanca and learning to cook like a local in Fes. Dream of visiting Morocco? Bring a piece of its rich history to your Easter or Passover table.

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In the midst of travel and deadlines and family and the flu, I love it when a plan comes together. I’m always amazed when a party, or a pair of tickets or a vacation goes right. So much can go wrong, so many wrenches thrown into the works.

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Welcome to Seven in Seven, where each Friday we’ll be taking a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

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Art Trust: “A Common Thread” runs through April 26. The exhibit features the work of Mitchell Reid, Katee Boyle and Kate McCammon. A spring event will be held April 12, 5 to 8:30 p.m. An artists’ talk will be held April 25 7-8 p.m.16 W. Market St., West Chester, Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.; Contact thearttrust.org.

I hope this column makes sense. I haven’t eaten much today and I’m kinda hungry. Normally, I would just get a snack, but lately I’ve been trying on mother-of-the-bride dresses so I feel it’s best to avoid snacks. Truth be told, after trying on about two dozen dresses, I’ve come to the conclusion it may be a good idea to avoid food altogether. That’s not possible, so I’m just eliminating snacks.

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Merging elements of hard rock, heavy metal progressive rock, and psychedelic rock, Blue Oyster Cult rose to international prominence in the 1970’s. Featuring a line-up that includes Buck Dharma (lead guitar and vocals), Eric Bloom (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, and synthesizer), Danny Miranda (bass and backing vocals), Jules Radino (drums and percussion), and Richie Castellano (keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals), Blue Oyster Cult continues to perform for sellout crowds throughout the U.S. and abroad.

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Art Trust: “A Common Thread” runs through April 26. The exhibit features the work of Mitchell Reid, Katee Boyle and Kate McCammon. An artists’ talk will be held April 25 7-8 p.m.16 W. Market St., West Chester, Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.; Contact thearttrust.org.

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You are happily married with a young family at home when heading for a retreat or are on a business trip, you meet someone and not only wind up in bed, but continue to meet that person for a weekend tryst once a year. That is the story of Doris and George, in Bernard Slade’s poignant, powerful, and still relevant story, “Same Time, Next Year.”

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Welcome to Seven in Seven, where each Friday we’ll be taking a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

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Who could resist something called "What's Really Good" (Not to be confused with NPR's "What's Good with Stretch & Bobbito")? 

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It is such a pleasure to go to the theater and see a new work that is smart, compassionate, deep, entertaining, and riveting. Philadelphia Theatre has such a play now in its new show, “How to Catch Creation.” Having played first in Chicago this winter, it is making its East Coast premiere. It’s a play not to be missed. Six African-American characters act and interact with each other and with their pasts as they try to figure out their futures. It is captivating!

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“The Sunshine Boys” is one of some 40 plays written by the great playwright, Neil Simon, who passed away last year at the age of 91. It opened on Broadway in 1972 and ran for a year and a half and more than 500 hundred performances. In 1975, Simon wrote the screenplay version which starred George Burns and Walter Matthau.