Carla Westerman

Carla Westerman is a freelance writer who has lived in Chester County for 25 years. She is the author and photographer of the pictorial guide Chadds Ford: History, Heroes and Landmarks. She has written features and news for regional magazines and newspapers since 1980 and enjoys writing about people, art, history, food, and travel. Carla was a food writer for a decorative arts magazine while living in Hong Kong. She speaks four languages and works as a consultant leading cross-cultural seminars for business executives.

Carla Westerman's Articles

  • Life At Full Gallop

    Life At Full Gallop

    A riding teacher looks back at three decades

    Marie Jakubauskas doesn't mince words when people come to Gateway Stables in Kennett Square saying they just want to take one of…
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  • Well Nested

    Well Nested

    Birds now live in high style

    Tom Burke spent 25 years building custom homes with his father in Delaware. He still builds houses but now his business card…
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  • National Bank of Malvern

    National Bank of Malvern

    125 years of thinking small

    Not many banks are in a celebratory mood this year given the upheavals on Wall Street. But one small Chester County bank…
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  • Nemours


    French opulence and American ingenuity

    It took just 18 months to build the Nemours mansion after ground was broken in 1909 on a 300-acre site north of…
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  • The Four Horsemen

    The Four Horsemen

    On the trail of Virginia’s presidential gentry

    They look stiff and sedentary in their formal portraits, but in fact our Founding Fathers were vigorous young men when they launched…
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