To let West Chester and Liberty Township residents catch up with the news that they need to know, WestChesterBuzz.com will list and link to all of last week’s top local stories every Monday.
EnterTRAINment’s holiday attractions continue to grow – WestChesterBuzz.com visited one of the region’s biggest holiday attractions last week. More than 20,000 people will visit EnterTRAINment Junction’s free holiday train display and its Journey to the North Pole attraction before the new year, according to EnterTRAINment general manager Bill Balfour.
A female suspect is believed to have stolen a purse from the Splash N Dash in West Chester on Nov. 9. The suspect then used the victim’s credit cards at three locations, including Thorntons in West Chester. In photo, suspect is shown entering the gas station on Thornton’s security camera. Photo provided.
Police looking for West Chester laundromat thief- A female suspect is believed to have stolen a purse in early November from the Splash N Dash at 7770 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in West Chester, according to a police report that was shared by Crime Stoppers last week. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.
Nude protesters jam John Boehner’s D.C. office – Several AIDS protesters took off their clothes in House Speaker John Boehner‘s office last Tuesday. A reporter for Talking Points Memo witnessed the disrobing and chanting, in which they rhymed “budget cuts will make us sick” with a “Boehner don’t be a (word we can’t use here.)”
Exchange “Food For Fines” at West Chester Library – WestChesterBuzz.com announced last Monday that the MidPointe Library System is once again offering its “Food for Fines” promotion, which allows library goers a chance to eliminate their overdue fees when they donate food. The program, which runs through Dec. 31, will eliminate one dollar of outstanding fines for each non-perishable food item a patron donates.
IKEA debuts redesigned marketplace – IKEA has redesigned the accessories marketplace (lower level) of its West Chester store and now has updated displays, new products and a redesigned layout for its cookware, bedding, lighting, home organization and textiles departments, among others.
Basketball season tips off – The Lakota East and Lakota West varsity basketball teams began the 2012-2013 season this past week. Through Sunday, both the Lakota East (2-0) and Lakota West (1-0) boys’ teams are unbeaten, while the Lakota East (0-3, 0-1 in GMC) and Lakota West (2-1, 1-1 in GMC) girls’ teams are getting adjusted with young rosters.
IKEA has redesigned the accessories marketplace (lower level) of its West Chester store and now has updated displays, new products and a redesigned layout for its cookware, bedding, lighting, home organization and textiles departments, among others.
“The biggest difference people will notice is the layout and new products,” said Kitalena Mason, who handles public relations and local marketing for the store. “It’s a brand-new look, filled with a lot of inspiration. Along the path, we have what we call ‘coordination areas,’ where we put together seasonal looks.”
To celebrate the completion of the redesign, the store will offer giveaways and offers this Friday through Sunday:
Gift card giveaways: The first 100 people through the doors each day will get a gift card valued from $5-$250.
Free breakfast will be offered from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. each day.
Special one-day offers will be available each day.
“Eat For Free” – Deduct a restaurant receipt from a home furnishings purchase of $100 or more.
Soft toy Giveaway – The first 100 children through the doors each day will receive a free soft toy.
IKEA will be offering children 12 and under a free meal this weekend Friday through Sunday. The free meal is part of the store’s three-day sale for Black Friday weekend.
Children can choose one kid’s combo meal valued at $2.49 at the IKEA restaurant. Meals include macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders or meatballs. Each meal comes with a side (mixed vegetables, fries or mashed potatoes) and a drink (milk, lingonberry drink or fountain beverage).
Adults do not need to purchase any food items in order to get the kids’ deal. There is a limit of one meal per child per visit.