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Beth Israel Congregation, 385 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs, will offer a Tam (Flavor) of Judaism class on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 10 to 11 a.m. This one-time class will explore Jewish spirituality and ethic. The class is designed for curious beginners, and individuals from all faith backgrounds are welcome. Attendees do not have to be Jewish. Admission is free, and child care will be provided. To register, readers may call 610-458-8550 or email AUTHOR TALK

183 Second Ave., Phoenixville, will be the site of a presentation by local dietitian and author Adrianne Delgado on Monday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. Her new book, “Nourish, Eat, Repeat: A Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthier Mind, Body, and Life,” is a how-to guide to implementing nutrition and health principles into busy women’s lifestyles. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at or by calling 610-933-3013, ext. 132.

will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at the West Caln Municipal Building, 721 W. Kings Highway, Wagontown. The subject will be “Stagecoach Trolley Through Lancaster and Chester Counties.” Speaking will be Herb Fisher, historian and photo collector. Admission will be free and open to the public.

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Players Sought For Vintage “Base Ball” Team

By Francine Fulton

The Chester County Youth Center recently received a state Program of the Year award for its dog treat-making initiative, which allows youth center residents to earn community service hours through a hands-on service project. The organic homemade treats made by the youths are donated to the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. The Pennsylvania Juvenile Detention Centers and Alternative Programs (JDCAP) award was presented in December to Kristi Washington the caseworker at the youth center, who developed the program. “This is an annual award,” she explained. “Every detention center can nominate one of their programs.” The dog treat program runs up to six times a year for Chester County Youth Center residents. The program begins See Award pg 6

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The Brandywine Base Ball Club of West Chester is currently seeking players for its upcoming season. The team, which formed in 2013, portrays the game of “base ball” as it was played (and spelled) in 1864 by competing with other vintage clubs in the Mid Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League. An informational meeting about the Brandywine Base Ball Club, which is a nonprofit organization, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 19, beginning at noon at Levante Brewing Company, 208 Carter Drive, West Chester. Prospective players are invited to attend, as well as those interested in serving as umpires, historians and scorekeepers.

Kristi Washington (center), a caseworker for the Chester County Youth Center, received a state Program of the Year award for the youth center’s dog treat-making program. Congratulating Washington on the award are youth center deputy director Fred Ellzy (left) and youth center director Gary Blair.

Thorndale UMC Organizes Mission Trip To Puerto Rico

See Base Ball pg 3

Local Veterinary Hospital Is Under New Ownership

Group To Rebuild Homes Destroyed By Hurricane Maria By Francine Fulton


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Pastor Shauna Ridge (back, second from right) and lay leader Bill LaBriola (back, left) from Thorndale United Methodist Church traveled to Puerto Rico in the fall of 2018 to survey damage from Hurricane Maria. Thorndale UMC has organized another trip to the area that will take place from Jan. 15 to 22.

Even though Hurricane Maria occurred in 2017, residents of Puerto Rico are still recovering from the devastation. To help those in need, Thorndale United Methodist Church (UMC) is leading a mission trip to the area that will take place from Wednesday, Jan. 15, through Wednesday, Jan. 22. Thorndale UMC pastor Shauna Ridge noted that 27 people will take part in the mission trip, including 20 members of Thorndale UMC and seven people from Hopewell UMC in Downingtown. “The youngest (participant) is 23, and


Brandywine Valley Veterinary Hospital in Coatesville is now under new, private ownership by veterinarian Dr. Marc Daniel (right). Other staff members include Dr. Robert Cafaro (left), associate veterinarian, and Dr. Karen Clark Rubin, associate veterinarian. ownership. Dr. Marc Daniel purchased the hospital from Dr. John Moss in November 2019. Dr. Daniel’s team will See Veterinary Hospital pg 3

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In preparation for a mission trip to Puerto Rico to help victims of Hurricane Maria, pastor Shauna Ridge and congregation members at Thorndale United Methodist Church held a coin collection drive. The money will be donated to people in need in Puerto Rico. with the group for distribution in Puerto Rico. “The goal of the trip is not to just help people rebuild their homes but also to restore hope for them and to get to know them and to build relationships with the people,” Ridge said. “The work will allow us to get to know our global neighbors in a new and different way.” Ridge, who was appointed as pastor on July 1, 2017, led and participated in several mission trips to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, as well as several mission trips to South Africa and Haiti. “Mission work - that’s what I am passionate about more than anything,” she said. A program about the mission trip to Puerto Rico, which will include a full report of the experience and photographs, will be offered at Thorndale UMC on Sunday, Jan. 26, during the 8:30 and 10 a.m. worship services. The community is welcome to attend a church service and learn about the mission trip. Thorndale UMC is located at 3503 Lincoln Highway, Thorndale. For more information, readers may call the church office at 610-384-2433 or visit

Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) recently revamped its General Educational Development (GED) program and welcomes new students to take part in GED prep classes. Both daytime and evening classes are offered. Additionally, the Exton location of Chester County OIC hired two new teachers in August - Dr. Steven Kincaid and Kristie Anderson - to head the GED program. Kincaid and Anderson both have extensive career experience in the private sector and have significant math skills that benefit students preparing for the GED math exam. Both are also experienced GED instructors. “The GED is a high school equivalency degree,” Kincaid explained. “In 2014, GED was sold to the private sector. The GED now has several other companies that provide high school certificates. We have two authorized in the state of Pennsylvania - GED and the High School Equivalency Test (HiSet). The HiSet exam is put out by the same people (who administer) the SAT.” Kincaid announced that the GED program in Exton has already had an exciting success to report. Recently, a student in the program achieved the first perfect score on a portion of the GED exam ever recorded in the history of Chester County OIC. The student did not miss a single question in the science portion of the GED science test. “There are four parts to the GED - social studies, English/language arts, science and math,” Kincaid said. “All of her other test (scores) were also extremely high. She missed a perfect score on the math section by only two questions. She was here (for classes) for about two and half months, and we were just so pleased and excited about her performance.” Additional programming has been added for GED students. OIC now offers distance learning instruction to




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our oldest is 78,” she noted. While there, the group will be assigned to a specific area to work. “We are partnering with UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, and ReHace, which is the relief organization of the Methodist church in Puerto Rico. They have partnered together to rebuild,” explained Ridge. “We’re going to the southeastern part of the island - the Patillas area.” Previously, Ridge and Thorndale UMC lay leader Bill LaBriola visited Puerto Rico during a Volunteers in Mission (VIM) trip sponsored by the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the UMC in November 2018. “Mainly we went to see what the need was and to see if (a mission trip to the area) was something we were going to commit to as a church,” Ridge said. “(We learned that) there are still parts of the island - the really remote areas - that are still struggling. The island is not 100% restored for sure. There is still a long way to go. They are still in major need.” During the upcoming trip, the local church members will help to rebuild homes. The group will be accompanied by Bishop Hector Ortiz, who heads the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico, and Bishop Peggy Johnson from the UMC Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and Peninsula-Delaware Conference. “We will be part of six work teams working on six different homes,” said Ridge. “They will put us where they have the most need.” While there, the group will reside at a camp, where there will be sleeping accommodations and group meals. “We will be worshipping with a church nearby,” Ridge added. Another purpose of the trip is to determine what items or services are still needed in the area. “It’s important to me that we partner with people who are already on the ground responding to the needs in those communities,” said Ridge. “Once we find out from them what is really needed, we will bring that message back to the church here and respond.” Participants were required to pay for their own airline flights, but Thorndale UMC held various fundraisers, including a trivia night, to help offset the costs of the trip. The church has also been collecting coins. The change will be counted, redeemed and brought

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benefit students who cannot attend regular classroom sessions or who have an interest in supplementing their classroom instruction. The Exton program also offers new on-site assessment capabilities that allow students to keep track of their academic progress through periodic testing. In addition, students have access to “ready” tests that alert them as soon as they have progressed to the point that they are likely to pass the GED test. When students have passed the GED exam, OIC offers employment counseling through its partner CareerLink, which is located at the same facility where the students attend class. Experienced employment counselors advise students about area job opportunities and work with them on resume preparation and interviewing skills. Kincaid noted that GED students range in age and come from various backgrounds. “Older people who have been (living) without a GED make up about 10% of our clientele. Within the past four or five years, many students have dropped out to work because of family problems. They make up 40 to 50%,” he noted. “The biggest and fastest growing number of our (students) are legal immigrants from other counties who have a high school diploma or even an advanced degree from their home country that America does not recognize. Even if they have master’s degree (in their home country), they have to start over again here.” A graduation ceremony is held each June for all the students who passed the GED test that year. “We play ‘Pomp and Circumstance,’ and they wear caps and gowns and they get a diploma,” Kincaid said. In addition to GED classes, the OIC offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, workforce reintegration counseling, a CNA nurse aide training program and SOAR (Skills, Opportunities, Achievement, Responsibility), a workforce development program for those who have been involved in the criminal justice system. GED classes are held at 479 Thomas Jones Way, Suite 500, in Exton. Classes are free. For more information or to register, readers may call Maryann Stravous at 610-235-4588. More information about the OIC programs is available at Pictured on front: Chester County OIC students who pass the GED test take part in a graduation ceremony in June. GED classes, held in Exton, are free.

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Base Ball from pg 1

Veterinary Hospital from pg 1 strive to continue to deliver the high-quality, compassionate care that Dr. Moss and his associates provided the clients and pets of the community for more than 40 years. Dr. Daniel has been serving the Chester County community as a veterinarian since 2006. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1998 and currently resides in West Chester with his family. He knew from a young age that he had a passion for God’s creatures. He started to work for a local veterinarian in high school and realized that becoming a veterinarian would allow him to fulfill his passion for animals and medicine. One of the most rewarding stories of Dr. Daniel’s career applies to his own cat, Gizmo, who came into his clinic near death as a kitten. After a complicated abdominal surgery and weeks of recovery, Gizmo joined Dr. Daniel’s family and is now a happy, thriving hairless Sphynx. Dr. Robert Cafaro, an associate veterinarian, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a Downingtown native. He has held various job titles in the veterinary field in Chester County since high school, culminating with his veterinary degree. He has always had a love for animals, but he knew he wanted to be a veterinarian through caring for his childhood beagle, See Veterinary Hospital pg 4

grounds. Some have no prior experience playing competitive baseball, while others have college-level experience. Men and women 18 years or older are invited to participate as players. “In 2013, the club started with about seven full-time members and several walk-ons from other clubs who were willing to fill in as needed,” Stratton noted. “Today, we have about 15 active members but rarely do we ever feel like we have too many players.” Home matches are played at East Goshen Park, and games are free for spectators to attend. Games are played on an open expanse of grass in the park. Canvas bags or sacks filled with rubber chips are used for bases. For the upcoming season, the group will also play games in neighboring states, and, for the first time, the club will travel to Wisconsin in June to participate in a festival with other vintage base ball clubs from around the country. “We routinely travel to Long Island, the eastern shore of Maryland, New Jersey, Gettysburg and points in between,” said Stratton. “In 2016, the club traveled to the St. Louis area for a weekend festival. The 2020 trip to Wisconsin will be our furthest trip yet.” Team players are asked to pay a fee to participate. Full- and

Members of the Brandywine Base Ball Club of West Chester are actively recruiting players, umpires, scorekeepers and spectators for the upcoming season. The club plays the game according to 1864 rules. part-time memberships are offered. “(Having additional) players is always the top priority. Some of our players retired this past year, and a few have become busy with other pursuits,” Stratton noted. “Extra players mean we have somebody who can

umpire. A full-time umpire would help us create a consistent atmosphere of authenticity.” For more information, readers may email brandywinebbc@ or visit www.brandywine or BrandywineBBC.

Funds To Improve Railroads Approved Over $2 million in Chester County rail freight improvement funds were approved at the State Transportation Commission’s quarterly meeting. The funds will go directly to the rehabilitation of tracks and turnouts. Arcelor Mittal Plate is receiving $2,213,056 for its project titled “Rolling Mill and Electric Melt Shop Track Rehabilita-

tion.” The focus is on rehabilitating tracks, turnouts, and private crossings which serve its rolling mill and electric melt shop sites. Throughout the state, Pennsylvania has 65 operating railroads. Pennsylvania is also home to roughly 5,600 miles of freight lines. In total, 26 projects were approved by the State Transportation Commission.

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According to team member Rick Stratton, teams follow the rules and customs established in 1864 by dressing in historically similar attire and using periodappropriate equipment, including handmade wooden bats and hand-stitched balls made exclusively for vintage play. In vintage base ball, players are called ballists and the batter is called the striker. Unlike modern baseball, players do not wear gloves in the field. Stratton pointed out that the baseball used in vintage play is slightly bigger and softer than a modern baseball. In addition, only one baseball is used during the entire game. The games have one umpire, and all pitching is underhand. Team members do wear cleats, but all modern-day logos are covered with black tape. Stratton said that scorekeeping is not as detailed as it is in modern baseball. “Traditionally in the 1860s, only runs scored and outs created were accounted for each striker (batter),” he explained. “Our players like to know their stats, so we use more of a modern method to keep score. We do not go to the level of detail of counting pitches or assigning errors to fielders.” The current club consists of individuals of all ages and back-

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Community Calendar The Community Calendar is a weekly feature of the Community Courier. Local clubs, civic organizations, nonprofit agencies, schools, etc., that would like to have events or meeting date information published, should contact the Community Courier in writing at least two weeks before the event. No items will be accepted over the phone. Send news releases to Engle Publishing Company, Community Courier, P.O. Box 500, Mount Joy, PA 17552 or fax them to 717-892-6024. Calendar items can also be emailed to Support Group Alcoholics Anonymous will meet on Thursday, Jan. 16 (and every Thursday), at 6:30 p.m. at Thorndale United Methodist Church, 3503 Lincoln Highway, Thorndale. Meetings are held in the fellowship area. Handicapped-accessibility is available.

Call 610-384-2433 for more information. Senior Center Activities Coatesville Area Senior Center (CASC), 50 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (formerly Harmony Street), Coatesville, has planned several activities. Adult Finger Painting will be held on Fridays, Jan. 17 and 24, at 1 p.m. The Baking Club will meet on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. and make pies in observance of National Pie Day. Mindful Mondays, a group meditation, is offered on Mondays at 11 a.m. The YMCA of Brandywine Valley offers enhanced fitness classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and Foundations of Fitness from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on the same days. A nominal fee will be collected per class. For more information, contact George Ramon at 610-383-6900 or george.ramon@coatesville or visit www Information about programs and activities can also be found by searching for “Coatesville Area Senior Center” on Facebook. Support Group An Al-Anon family group will meet on Friday, Jan. 17 and every Friday, at 7 p.m. at Marsh Creek Community Church, 101 Crump Road, Exton. (at the intersection of Whitford and Crump roads). Relatives and friends of those with a drinking problem are invited to attend. Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at St. James Episcopal Church located at 409 E. Lancaster Ave. (Route 30) Downingtown, on Saturday, Jan. 18 and every Saturday, at 6:30 p.m. “Facebook 101” Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville, will offer a free workshop, “Facebook 101,” on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon. Social

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sion. Siblings are welcome. No snacks will be provided, so dancers are encouraged to bring bottled water or other beverages. Free Meditation Service Whether an experienced meditator or a newcomer, all are invited to a free group meditation at Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Attendees will chant, meditate and hear a discourse by Swami Nirmalananda on the principles of spiritual life and practice. Participants should arrive 10 minutes early for registration and an orientation at 116 E. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown. For more information, contact Downingtown Yoga at 610-6447555 or Weight-Loss Program The Trevose Behavior Modification Program (TBMP) is starting a new class in Exton on Thursday, Jan. 23. Application deadline is Thursday, Jan. 16. TBMP is different than most weight-loss programs; participants engage in an extensive study of

eating habits and activities. The goal is to substitute good habits for bad habits and learn to keep the weight off permanently. TBMP has no charges or membership fees. A voluntary contribution provides funds for expenses and supplies. For more information and an application, contact Joanne Force at 610220-7490 or American Legion Local veterans are invited to attend meetings of American Legion Charles F. Moran Post 475, which meets on the fourth Monday of every month at 11 a.m. at Freedom Village at Brandywine, 15 Freedom Blvd., Coatesville. The next scheduled meeting will be on Jan. 27. A free lunch will be served. Donations will be accepted. Membership is open to all honorably discharged veterans. For more information about the American Legion, including details on membership, contact Chuck Wimer, chapter adjutant, at or 484-645-2369.

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media expert Christine Tarlecki will be the instructor. Attendees will learn how to friend and post text and pictures from their phone or computer. Participants should bring their own electronic devices. The class is free and open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at www.phoenixville or by calling 610-9333013, ext. 132. Dance Party Youths with special needs are invited to enjoy an “Everybody In” dance party that will be held at Grove United Methodist Church, 490 W. Boot Road, West Chester, on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. After the event on Jan. 18, the next dance will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1. It is not necessary to register for the events, and participants can attend as many dance parties as they choose. All attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian who must stay with them during the hourlong ses-

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The Phoenix Theatre, which is in residence at SALT Performing Arts, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs, will present Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie.” Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Fridays, Jan. 17, 24 and 31; at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18; at 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1; and at 2 p.m. on Sundays, Jan. 19 and 26 and Feb. 2. A relaxed matinee performance will take place on at 2 p.m. on Jan. 25. Tennessee Williams’ autobiographical “memory play” looks at the Wingfield family - frustrated writer Tom; his nagging mother,

Amanda, who is often lost in memories of her genteel past; and his painfully shy sister, Laura - and the effect a visit from a “gentleman caller” for Laura has on their lives. The cast includes Catherine Ogden as Amanda. Hannah Brannau, who will play Laura, has been a part of Acting Without Boundaries (AWB), founded by Christine Rouse in 2004, since it began. AWB is a nonprofit theater group for physically disabled actors; Brannau was born with mild cerebral palsy. Artistic director Seth Reich, who will play Tom Wingfield, is on the faculty of the

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Maggie. They grew up together starting when Dr. Cafaro was in elementary school and shared triumphs and defeats, including Maggie’s herniated intervertebral disc. He stayed with her throughout the immediate postoperative care and over the subsequent years of maintaining her quality of life through frequent veterinary visits, veterinary rehabilitation (animal physical therapy), and love and snacks. Maggie lived long enough to see Dr. Cafaro matriculate into veterinary school and to teach him to treat every animal with the respect and compassion he wished for her. Dr. Karen Clark Rubin, an associate veterinarian, is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She had a strong interest in veterinary medicine since childhood and has worked in the field since she was 16 years old. She moved to this area when her now-hus-

band was doing his equine medicine residency at the New Bolton Center. Dr. Rubin’s interests include emergency medicine, arthritis control and treatment and house calls. Her hobbies include eventing, dressage and trail riding. She has one daughter, three horses, three dogs and four cats. Brandywine Valley Veterinary Hospital is a fear-free primary care and referral surgery hospital with a family-oriented atmosphere. Further details are available by contacting the office. The fear-free initiative recognizes a pet’s emotional wellbeing, especially in times of stress like coming to the vet. The initiative hopes to create an environment where staff members can truly assess pets both physically and behaviorally. Dr. Daniel brings more than 15 years of surgical experience to the practice, including dentistry, oral surgery, abdominal surgery,

Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School Center for Performing and Fine Arts. Ryan Cassidy will return as the gentleman caller, Jim. Managing director Michael Hajek will direct the show. Resident designer Stephan Moravski will design the set. Reich will also design the soundscape. The Phoenix Theatre is a professional, nonprofit theater company dedicated to building and inspiring community. Tickets are available at Separate prices have been set for adults and for students.

perineal urethrostomies and orthopedics. With a combined 20-plus years of experience in both primary care and emergency care, involving medical and surgical management for pets, Dr. Daniel and Dr. Cafaro bring their experience in complicated cases to the day-to-day life of a pet. The veterinarians strive to care for families in the community through providing high-quality, compassionate care for their pets. The doctors understand the bond between each pet and its family and do their best to strengthen and preserve this relationship. Dr. Daniel’s staff of doctors, certified nurses and client service representatives all share this passion and vision. Brandywine Valley Veterinary Hospital is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 11 a.m. For additional information, readers may call 610-384-0731 or visit www.brandywine and valleyvet.

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Congregation members at Hopewell United Methodist Church (UMC) in Downingtown recently took part in a Reverse Advent Calendar (RAC) program by collecting nonperishable food items during the four weeks preceding Christmas. The donations were collected to benefit the Lord’s Pantry of Downingtown. Traditionally, a person opens a door or window on an Advent calendar, which is used to count down the days to Christmas, to reveal a prize, such as a piece of candy or toy, or to read a Bible verse that tells a portion of the Christmas story. As part of the effort at Hopewell UMC, held for the second time at the church, congregation memebrs were instead asked to donate a gift of a packaged food item on each day of Advent. Members of Cub Scout Pack 8, which is sponsored by the church, also contributed to the effort. “The Cub Scouts held a food drive in November and gave us bags of items to kick off the food drive,” said Becky Bennington, Hopewell UMC’s business administrator. Reverse Advent Calendar sacks (RAC-SACKs) were distributed to members to transport their food donations from home to Hopewell UMC. The RAC-SACKs also contained instructions and a list of items most needed by the food pantry. Additionally, participants were asked to pray for the people and the families that were to receive the food. Congregation members placed their donations in the church narthex, which featured a large Advent calendar picturing various food items on each day of

the month. A running tally of items collected was displayed throughout the month. Nonperishables collected by the congregation included canned fruit and vegetables, instant potatoes, pancake mix and syrup, rice, cereal, tuna, pasta and peanut butter and jelly. On Jan. 11, church volunteers hauled the RAC-SACK donations from the narthex to the Lord’s Pantry in Downingtown. Children, youths and adults took part in the family activity. The group filled the church’s yellow box truck and then caravanned to the Lord’s Pantry to unload the food with the help of pantry volunteers. Bennington said that the food drive was a great success, noting that the food collection extended until Dec. 28. “We collected 6,127 items, which is 1,000 more items that last year,” she reported. Hopewell United Methodist Church is located in East Brandywine Township at 852 Hopewell Road, Downingtown. For more information about church activities, readers may call 610-269-1545 or visit Information about the Lord’s Pantry, including how to donate nonperishable food items, can be found at www.lordspantry Pictured on front: Congregation members at Hopewell United Methodist Church recently took part in a Reverse Advent Calendar program by collecting nonperishable food items during December. The food was donated to the Lord’s Pantry of Downingtown.

Connelly Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant The Connelly Foundation awarded a $25,000 two-year grant to the Friends Association for Care & Protection of Children for programs to help Chester County families gain housing stability and financial security. The grant will support the work of Friends Association’s case managers to assist families by building on their existing strengths and helping them to access resources and services that they need to move out of poverty and reach their true potentials. Case managers assist families with accessing benefits, locating appropriate housing solutions and increasing their incomes. The $25,000 grant will be used for direct expenses in support of four programs - Emergency Family Shelter, Homeless Prevention, Housing Stability Case Management and Outreach to

Homeless Families. The goal of all of the programs is to apply a holistic approach to programming, to ensure that people’s lives are transformed and the impact of this work is felt for generations to come. Since its founding in 1955, the Connelly Foundation has been a grantmaking organization awarding grants to nonprofits in the Philadelphia area that demonstrate outstanding performance in meeting community needs. The mission of the Connelly Foundation is to create access for those in need and opportunity for those with vision. Last year, Friends Association partnered with 92 families, supplied 7,655 nights of secure shelter and prevented homelessness for 58 families in Chester County.

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The Taste of Phoenixville, a fundraiser to support Good Samaritan Services (GSS), will be held at the Franklin Commons, 400 Franklin Ave., Phoenixville. The 18th annual event, which will feature food and beverages, as well as a silent auction, live music and dancing, will take place on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. People also have an opportunity to purchase tickets for a VIP reception to be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Robert Ryan Catering & Design will provide a special menu for the one-hour reception that will offer exclusive tastings that will not be available during the main event. Musician Wes Johnson will perform during the reception. Each year, about 500 individuals attend The Taste of Phoenixville to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, samples of main dishes and desserts prepared by chefs from local fine restaurants and caterers. At least 25 eateries will be represented this year. Among the menu items will be Korean bulgogi beef and Brussels sprout kimchi prepared by Robert Ryan Catering. Sedona Taphouse will offer Southwest roasted wings with desert fire jalapeños and jumbo lump crab cakes. Other restaurants and their offerings will include the following: RiverCrest Golf Club and Preserve, barbecue brisket and cornbread souffle; Sly Fox Brewing Company, craft-brewed malted beverages; Bistro on Bridge, carnitas, short rib tacos and Philly cheesesteak egg rolls; and Limoncello Ristorante and Caterers, mini meatballs and bruschetta. The event will also feature musical entertainment and dancing, as well as a silent auction offering items donated by local businesses such as sports memorabilia and tickets to local attractions. An online mobile bidding system will again be offered so that ticketholders can use their smartphones to bid on silent auction items while they are at the event. The Taste of Phoenixville is the major fundraiser for GSS. Last year’s event raised $65,000 for GSS through ticket sales, the silent auction and sponsorships. Funds generated at The Taste of Phoenixville will support all of the organization’s services and programs. The Good Samaritan Shelter in Phoenixville is a private, nonprofit, nondenominational Christian organization, which was started by several area churches and other community supporters in 1999. The shelter’s name comes from the biblical parable of the Good Samaritan, which teaches people to love others by taking care of their physical and emotional needs. In 2017, the organization merged with Bridge of Hope Lancaster and Chester Counties.

The merger created a new organization - Good Samaritan Services. GSS now owns 11 properties, including a men’s shelter in Phoenixville and a women’s shelter in Ephrata. The 11 properties feature a total of 50 bedrooms and more than 25,000 square feet, which are used to provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, affordable housing and case management services to clients in need. In addition, GSS offers a permanent housing program in both counties for the homeless and for those at risk of homelessness or in the eviction process. Details about the program are available at For more information about The Taste of Phoenixville or to order tickets, readers may visit Serv, www.tasteofphoenixville .com or www.goodsamservices .org/events/taste-of -phoenixville-2020.

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program for youths who attend structured sessions at the center on weekday evenings. “ERC is for those kids who are involved with juvenile probation. It’s like an after-school program but located in the same building,” she noted. “They do their homework here and eat dinner here, and they do a lot of community service.” The Chester County Youth Center provides specialized programs for youths who are receiving services from the Chester County Juvenile Probation Department; the Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families; and the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. “We’re a juvenile detention center and shelter. We have the kids stay here, but we are a holding facility and they are not here long,” Washington pointed out. She said that staff members are always looking for community service activities that the youths can enjoy. “A lot of the staff have dogs, and we are big dog people,” Washington said. “The dog treat program has been extremely beneficial for the youth center residents as well as the youths that attend our Evening Reporting Center,” said Gary Blair, director of the Chester County Youth Center. “Not only do they earn valuable and appreciated community service hours, but they benefit from working together as a team and acquiring cooking life skills. “We are very pleased about this youth center award and are proud that Kristi and staff at the youth center are being recognized for the work they are doing,” he added.

Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline (third from left), Marian Moskowitz (third from right), and Josh Maxwell (far right) presented Martin Luther King Jr. Day proclamations to (from far left) deacon Glasper Ridgel and the Rev. Richelle Gunter of St. Paul’s Baptist Church in West Chester and Andria Young of the West Chester University’s Frederick Douglass Society. Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline have proclaimed Monday, Jan. 20, as Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day in Chester County. The proclamation reads, in part, “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and opportunity for all, and challenged all Americans to participate in the never-ending work of building a more perfect union. … On Jan. 20, 2020, and in the days after, many Chester County nonprofits and faith-based organizations, educational institutions, public agencies, and private businesses will hold events marking a day of community service, grounded in King’s teachings that help solve social problems.” The commissioners’ proclamation urged all citizens to participate in community projects connected to the teachings of King and to unite behind efforts that foster racial, cultural, and community harmony. Accepting copies of the proclamation were two Chester County organizations that recognize and honor the legacy of King through

the actions of community service projects and scholarship support - St. Paul’s Baptist Church in West Chester and West Chester University’s Frederick Douglass Society. Deacon Glasper Ridgel and the Rev. Richelle Gunter of St. Paul’s Baptist Church thanked the commissioners for the proclamation, noting the church’s MLK Jr. Day of Service history. It began 16 years ago with fewer than 30 volunteers. Since then, it has expanded into a partnership with other organizations and churches; this year, more than 500 volunteers will support 22 service projects, three community events, and 40 sites. According to Andria Young, president of the Frederick Douglass Society at West Chester University, the society’s mission is to bring together members of the university to promote multicultural education, empowerment, and equality. During the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it holds a brunch to support scholarship fundraising. It also holds volunteer projects, such as blanket-making sessions for children in area hospitals.

Hickory House Earns Recognition Hickory House Nursing Home, a skilled nursing and rehab facility in Honey Brook, was recently named a 2019-20 U.S. News and World Report Best Nursing Home for Short-Term Rehab. Nursing and rehab centers nationwide were rated in LongTerm Care and Short-Stay Rehab categories. According to Mark White, vice president of specialty marketing at U.S. News, only 19 percent of U.S. nursing homes earned at least one badge. The Short-Stay Rehab category

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Seminar To Focus On Avoiding Scams Education and outreach staff from the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (DoBS) will meet with groups of senior citizens, veterans, service providers, and the public throughout the month of January to promote financial capability as

ATGLEN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH: E. Main and Dallas Sts., Atglen, PA. Joe Newsome, Interim Pastor. Join us Sundays at 11am as we preach Christ crucified, risen and coming again so all may come to a personal, saving relationship with Christ. BRANDYWINE GRACE CHURCH: Two Services Each Sunday 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. 40 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Downingtown. (Parking off of Ax Alley), located between Pennsylvania & Lancaster Ave. 610-235-6028. The Good News of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection is our only hope. Join us for worship, preaching and children’s ministry that is centered on the life-changing Gospel. Lead Pastor Kenny Lynch. Check out a recent message at CALVARY CHAPEL CHESTER SPRINGS: Meets at 217 Dowlin Forge Rd., Exton. (610) 524-5338. Verse-by-Verse Expository Bible Teaching. Contemporary Sunday Worship Service & Teaching, children’s ministry & infant nursery 8 am., 9:30 am. & 11:15 am., Wednesday 7 pm. Worship Service & Teaching, Children’s Church, infant nursery & youth grp. CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: PC(USA) “Determined to Love. Invited to Wonder. Inspired to Serve.” Sunday Worship at 9:30am; traditional and contemporary music blended into intergenerational service. Infant and Toddler Nursery care provided. Fellowship and refreshments following worship and Grand Central Stations education for all ages at 11am. Pastors Emily Chudy and Jenny Warren. Located in “the round church” at Rt. 113 and PA Ave.; 610-269-1576 CHRIST CHURCH DOWNINGTOWN OPC. Grounded in God’s Word, Our hope is in Christ. Join us for Sunday school at 9am & worship at 10am. We are a new church meeting in the multipurpose room at Universal Technical Institute, 750 Pennsylvania Dr., Exton. Visit or call 737-7038319 for more information. COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: “Where God’s love has the run of the house.” 400 Lancaster Ave., Malvern (Fraser), PA 19355. Worship times. Sundays: 7:30am. Chapel Service, 8:30 & 11am Worship, Sunday School 9:45am Nursery care available. Pastoral Staff: Dr. James R. Moyer, Pastor; Rev. Alex Becker, Assoc. Pastor; Jennifer Langlois, Dir. of Children’s Ministries; Jamie & Kinsey Edgar-Nielsen - Youth Directors. For more info & special activities visit 610648-0707 DOE RUN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Take that One Small Step . . . and Come Worship With Us! Sunday morning 11:00am. Children’s Sunday School following children’s sermon. 3104 Doe Run Church Road, East Fallowfield EAST BRANDYWINE BAPTIST CHURCH: Sundays at 9 am for Sunday Worship & 10:45 am or Sunday Classes. Our goal is to worship God, serve others & grow together! Kids 2 yrs old through 5th grade love ebbcKIDS, runs during our service times. LifeGroups & Programs for everyone, Teens, Young Adults, Young Marrieds & Senior Saints. Facebook, 999 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, PA 19335.

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DOWNINGTOWN EPISCOPAL CHURCHST. JAMES: 409 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown. Sunday Services: Rite I Holy Eucharist 7:45am (no music); Rite II Holy Eucharist (contemporary service w/band) at 9am; Rite II Traditional Service w/choir 11am. Nursery available. Sunday School Classes & Coffee Hour 10am. The Rev. John W. Symonds, 610-269-1774

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HEALING SHEPHERD, ECC Progressive, Inclusive, Democratic, Catholic! Sunday Mass: 10am 2109 Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425 610-969-5932

EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE TRINITY: 323 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville. 610-384-4771. Rev. Sherry Deets. Worship Sundays at 9:30 a.m. with Communion; come as you are. Sunday School 9:15 (Sept.-May); Nursery care available; Healing Service, Thursday at Noon. Handicapped access.

HIBERNIA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 220 Hibernia Rd., West Brandywine, PA 19320, 610-384-3553, Pastor Mark David Moore & our church family invite you to join us for Worship Service at 10 a.m. Children’s Sunday School begins following the Children’s Moment in Worship (10:15 a.m.). Quality nursery care. Mid-week bible studies, scouts & other fellowship opportunities. Visit our Website at

EXTON COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH: 114 E. Swedesford Rd, Exton, PA 19341 (next to Exton Post Office). American Baptist Church. Sr. Pastor: Rev. Kadin Williams. Office: 610-363-7814 email: or visit online: Worship Service 11AM, Communion Service 1st Sunday of month. Southeast Asia Christian Service 4 pm on 2nd Sat. of the month. Exton Preschool September - May. 610-363-5668. Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Arms!

HIGHLAND BAPTIST CHURCH: Come join us as we seek to know & love our Savior through Christ-centered preaching, a blend of new & traditional hymns along with ministries for your whole family. 1 E. Highland Rd, Parkesburg. Sun. School-9:30am & Worship-10:45am & 6pm. Wed: Youth programs for ages 312th grade-6:30-8pm. For more info, go to

EXTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 181 Sharp Ln, Exton, PA. “Love God, Love Others, Serve” Sunday Worship Service: 10am, Nursery for infants-3yrs old. Children’s Sunday School for preschool - 4th grade during worship service. Student Ministries for Youth 5th-8th grade. Women’s Bible Studies, Adult Bible Studies and Mission Opportunities available. See website for dates & times. Great Beginning Christian Preschool and Kindergarten, 610-363-0981. Gary Jacabella, Pastor, 610-363-0103. or FAIRVIEW EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH- 800 Fairview Road, Glenmoore, PA (intersection of Fairview & Little Conestoga Rds.) Welcome Tim Latham- our new Shepherd of Fairview. Join us for the most important hour of your week! Sunday School for all ages at 9:15am; Worship Service at 10:30am. Nursery provided. Christian Education, Bible Studies, Music Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Small groups... and much more! As growing disciples, we continue to Worship, Connect, Know and Serve God. For more info, find us online at or call the office at 610-942-2640 GLEN MOORE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 1920 Creek Road (Rt. 282) Sunday School for ages 4-adult at 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Service at 11 a.m. SPARK youth group meets Mondays at 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary is handicapped accessible. Men of Faith meet 2nd Saturday each month at 7:30 a.m. Join us as we live out our faith through open hearts, open minds, and open doors. Rev. John Neider, Pastor. 610942-2324. GRACE COVENANT CHURCH: 444 Creamery Way, Exton, PA 19341. We are the family of God, on the mission of God, by the power of God. Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Christ-centered worship with biblical preaching, children’s message & warm fellowship, followed by Sunday Schoolall ages at 11am. Info. and sample sermons visit Rev. Dr. Timothy Brown. 610-924-7282.

HOPEWELL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 852 Hopewell Rd., Downingtown, PA 19335. “Helping Christians Grow and Helping Grow Christians.” Saturday worship: 5:25PM (Contemporary style). Sunday worship: 8AM & 9:30AM (Traditional style); 9:30AM & 10:55 AM (Contemporary style). Sunday School for all ages at 9:30AM Email or call 610-269-1545. Visit us on the web at LIGHT OF LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCHSouthern Baptist Congregation, preaching Jesus Christ. Sunday School all ages 9:15-10:15am; coffee/fellowship 10:1510:30am; Worship 10:30am; Nursery & Jr. Church during Worship. Wednesdays: Kids Club/Youth Grp 6:157:30pm. Bible Studies. 1920 E. Kings Hwy., Rt.340, Coatesville, PA 19320. 484-378-9147, Email: & Facebook. LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD: 107 S. 17th Ave., Coatesville. Pastor Susan Lynch. Worship at 8:00 am & 10:30 am. LIFT Worship at 9:15 am for all ages. Handicapped accessible. Bible studies, music programs, outreach and fellowship opportunities for all age groups. Join us as we seek to Know, Live and Share God’s Word! 610-384-2035. OLIVET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Oh, See How They Love Each Other! 200 years of Methodism in Coatesville! Olivet welcomes our new Pastor, the Rev. Hun Ju Lee. Our Sunday worship is @ 10 AM. Children’s Church held during 10 AM service. Adult Sunday School from 9 AM – 9:45 AM. Holy Communion is 1st Sunday of each month. Nursery care provided 0-3yrs. Handicap accessible. 310 E. Chestnut St., Coatesville, 610-384-5828. On the web @, on FaceBook @OlivetUMC.Coatesville, and email:

be offered at the Easttown Library, 720 First Ave., Berwyn, on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m. The program is designed for a general audience. There are a variety of free, noncommercial programs and presentations available. A program can

SANDY HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH: 420 S. Sandy Hill Rd., Coatesville 610-857-3959; Sunday service: 10:15am; Bible teaching, music; Children’s classes, staffed nursery; Adult classes, 9:15am, Youth Min., Sundays, 5:30-7:30pm. Small Groups. A Friendly, Christ-centered church. Preschool: Enrolling-2 1/2-5 years, 610857-1922 ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Worship with our welcoming & inclusive community. 8am. Holy Eucharist, Rite I; 10am. Holy Eucharist, Rite II. Exciting Sunday School Program for Pre-K to Sr High at 10am. Nursery is available. Coffee Hour after the later service. 7 St. Andrew’s Ln, Glenmoore, PA. from Rt. 100 & Rt. 401 go 1 blck west on Rt. 401, left on St. Andrew’s Ln. 610-458-5277 ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST: Intersection of Rt. 100 & Worthington Rd., Exton. Two Worship Services at 9AM & 10:30AM. Sunday School at 9AM. Holy Communion is usually celebrated on the 1st Sunday each month. Children always welcome in worship. Childcare also available in the nursery. No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. Pastor: Rev. Jonathan Hauze, 610-363-7285; E-mail Find us on Facebook SVAROOPA® VIDYA ASHRAM: Our free meditation programs always include meditation instruction, making it easy for new meditators. Tuesdays at 7 pm and Sundays at 10:15 am feature a sutra discourse by Swami Nirmalananda as well as chanting & meditation. Thursdays at 6 am and Sundays at 8:30 am offer an immersion in Sanskrit chanting followed by meditation. Join us at Downingtown Yoga & Meditation Center, 116 E Lancaster, Downingtown; Listen to online audios of Swami’s discourses. Call us 610.644.7555 or email THORNDALE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 3503 Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, 610384-2433. Sunday worship: 8:30am & 10am. Communion first Sunday each month. 9:30am. Coffee Fellowship, 10am. Sunday School for children and adults. Nursery care. 8:15am-11:30am. Handicap access. Rev. Shauna Ridge Email: VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH: Bible-based, independent. Pastor Daniel Mawson Sr. On Route 113, one mile north of Route 100. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Evening Service 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study & Kid’s Club 7 p.m. Nursery all services. 610-594-8939. 531 Uwchlan Ave., Chester Springs. WINDSOR BAPTIST CHURCH: 213 Little Conestoga Rd. in the village of Eagle. Assoc. Pastor: Ben O’Toole, (610-4585177) Sunday School all ages 9am.; Sunday Worship 10am. (nursery provided); Sunday Eve.: Youth Group for teens 5:45pm.; Worship & Elem. Age Youth Ministries at 6 p.m.; Wed. Eve. Prayer & Bible Study at 7pm.,

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Luczka-Marshall The wedding of Lauren Marshall and Dan Luczka took place on Aug. 24 at St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church in Chester Springs. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Karen Marshall of Bethany Beach, Del. She graduated from Bensalem High School and earned a degree in athletic training from Temple University. She is employed as a client account manager at Wellworks For You in Malvern. The groom is the son of Ken and Lolita Luczka of Downingtown. He graduated from Downingtown West Senior High School, and he earned a degree in kinesiology from Temple University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Neumann University. He is the owner of InstaCare Physical Therapy in West Chester. The bridesmaids were Rachel Marshall of Levittown, sister-inlaw of the bride; Megan Delp of Avondale; Elaine Luczka of Philadelphia, sister of the groom; Christine Luczka of Philadelphia, sister of the groom; Stefanie Garner of Philadelphia; and Jenny Patel of

Philadelphia. The flower girls were Carly Marshall of Levittown, niece of the bride, and Coretta Schrader of Philadelphia, niece of the groom. The groomsmen were Dan Coll of Denver, James Coll of Phoenixville, Ryan Kroft of Downingtown, Nicholas Gampa of Philadelphia, Alex Delp of Avondale, and Michael Marshall of Levittown, brother of the bride. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. The reception took place at The Barn at Stoneybrooke in Atglen. After a wedding trip to Costa Rica, the couple resides in Downingtown.

Postal Service Shares Snow Removal Tips Winter is in full swing in Pennsylvania, accompanied by freezing temperatures, snow, and ice. The U.S. Postal Service asks customers to help letter carriers deliver mail safely by clearing snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs, porches, street approach, and mailboxes. Delivery service may be delayed or curtailed whenever streets or walkways present hazardous conditions for letter carriers or when snow is plowed against mailboxes. Delivery of curtailed mail will be attempted the next delivery day. To do their part to keep letter carriers safe and to help them continue to offer consistent delivery service, customers should heed the following tips: All customers should keep their mailbox or mail slot free of ice and snow. This includes the approach to and exit from the area, as well as sufficient space on both sides of curbside mailboxes. Customers receiving door delivery should ensure their sidewalks, steps, and porches are clear. Customers receiving

curbside or rural delivery should remove snow piles, such as those left by snow plows, to keep access to their mailboxes clear for letter carriers. Customers should keep in mind that painted porches and steps are particularly hazardous. While salting or rubber-backed mats help make them less slippery, customers should still clear the snow before a letter carrier arrives with the mail. In hazardous situations when delivery is suspended, customers should contact local postal officials to discuss ways to eliminate the hazard. Residents and businesses with blue collection boxes near their property are asked to keep them clear of snow and ice as well. According to the U.S. Postal Service, slips, trips, and falls are the leading cause of accidents among letter carriers. In addition to endangering the safety of the carrier, injuries to a letter carrier - or any visitor to a home - can result in costly liabilities to homeowners.

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DRIVER NEEDED, MON.-FRI., approx. 40 hrs/wk. Retirees & others welcome to apply. Call for details, 484-643-3322

General Chester County Intermediate Unit

Making A Difference Every Day In The Field of Senior Care

knowing you were able to help a family and they no longer have to worry about their loved one’s overall safety.” Nurses are in high demand to fill various roles within senior care. Retirement communities offer positions for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Registered Nurses (RNs), and Registered Nursing Assessment Coordinators. A license is required to work as an RN or LPN. A certification is needed to serve as a CNA, but some senior care employers will help staff members obtain the certification. “We (at QPRC) do provide this education as well as pay our staff to get the education,” noted

Focht. Personal care aides and medication technicians are also needed. A certification is required to serve as a med tech, with some employers providing and paying for the necessary training to staff members. “If you are serious, after 90 days (at Heatherwood), we will train and pay for the med tech certification, with the promise of a one-year employee commitment,” noted Miller. Other positions offered in the field of senior care include several roles within dining services for servers, cooks, dishwashers, prep cooks, dietary aides, and managers. Also needed are housekeepers, laundry aides and assistants, maintenance and renovations team members, activities aides, and receptionists. The field of senior care also includes home care professionals, who serve as caregivers, companions, and transportation providers to help seniors continue to live independently in their homes. Full-time, part-time, temporary, and PRN (as needed) employment opportunities are offered in the field of senior care. As facilities care for residents around the clock, employees are needed for all shifts. Nursing jobs offer a variety of options and flexibility, allowing for people craft a work schedule that fits with their current season of life and family obligations.


Instructional Assistants F/T & P/T positions are available in various schools throughout Chester County.

Substitute Bus Monitors needed Assist Chester County students entering & exiting bus; secure equipment that may accompany students on bus. Experience working with school-aged children desired, but not required. First Aid/CPR cert helpful. Must have reliable transportation to meet bus. Current police, child abuse and FBI fingerprint clearances required, upon hire. $11.15/ hour To apply, go to or call or email Jocelyn 484-237-5020 Equal opportunity employer

High school diploma or GED required. Bi-lingual a plus! Responsibilities include: assist students in the implementation of basic academic or other skills; assist teacher with activities and preparing materials; help maintain discipline and other behavior management functions; perform other duties as assigned. $14.02 to $20.74/hour, depending on experience & education level. Hours vary based on specific positions.

Current criminal clearances required (upon job offer)

No matter which position they are interested in, one key attribute for senior care jobseekers to exhibit is dependability. “We’re looking for someone who is reliable and shares a passion for seniors,” explained Erdman. Other representatives from the senior care industry noted that displaying some longevity on a resume, without a lot of job hopping, is also a plus for those looking to get hired. Focht added that employers also look for individuals who have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Experience in the industry is preferred, but not required. “Bring a positive, team-like attitude, and we will train you,” noted Miller. “These careers require a desire to make a difference in people’s lives. They are both physically and emotionally demanding, and - at the same time endlessly rewarding,” said Focht.

To apply, go to or call or email Jonna 484-237-5278 Equal opportunity employer


KRAPF SCHOOL BUS NOW HIRING DRIVERS! We currently have a $2500 Sign-On Bonus for fully Licensed CDL Drivers with S&P endorsements Pay rates up to $21.55/HR DOE NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED PAID CDL TRAINING GREAT SCHEDULE Serving many districts in Chester County APPLY NOW: 484-999-2051 or JOBS@KRAPFBUS.COM

MECHANIC NEEDED with ability to work on diesel engines, construction equipment & hydraulics. $25 per hour to start with experience. Email resume to: or 484-645-5438 READ YOUR AD THE FIRST WEEK IT APPEARS. This publication will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion of any advertisement. RESIDENTIAL CLEANING COMPANY headquartered in Exton seeking cleaners for Chester County Starting Wage Rate $12/ Hour Call: 484-873-3505

AGAPE CARE IS HIRING PT PCAs & Caregivers. Call 717-393-7308 or apply online at


3180 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344


Great Benefits: Paid Holidays, Sick & Vacation Days for FT and PT Associates. Free meals while working. Going the Extra mile awards monthly Apply in person to:


The field of senior care offers employment opportunities for people with a variety of skills and talents. The senior care industry includes many different positions that are vital to ensuring that senior living communities provide the best possible care for residents as they age. Representatives from the industry note that working in the field of senior care can be a rewarding career choice for individuals with a passion for helping the senior population. “One of the many perks (of working in senior care) is having the opportunity to be part of something bigger and having the opportunity each and every day to affect people’s lives in a positive way,” explained Kim Focht, director of human resources at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community (QPRC), 625 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville. “Our residents are our primary focus,” noted Kelly Miller, director of sales and marketing at Heatherwood Senior Living Community, 3180 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook. “This is their home, and they should be made to feel important and well cared for. Patience and understanding are key. Caring about how well our residents are treated is our main focus.” For Alicia Erdman, sales director for Legend Senior Living of Lititz, 80 W. Millport Road, something she enjoys about working in the senior care industry is the “satisfaction of


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FOR SALE METAL ROOFING & Siding for Houses, Barns, Sheds. Close outs, Returns, Seconds, Overruns, etc. at Discount Prices. Ephrata, PA 717-445-5222


Beautiful Custom 3 BR Rancher w/Truck Garage

Musical HUGE PIANO SALE More info: 717-575-0206, Paul

Pets IN AN EFFORT to protect the lives of animals, and for the protection of our readers, we will no longer accept “PETS OR PUPPIES WANTED” classified ads. We will, however continue to accept household pet “For Sale” ads. When purchasing a pet, please make certain animal is healthy and has been properly cared for. When selling or giving away a pet please screen respondents carefully. Pets deserve a loving, caring home.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020 Great Investment Property w/2 Deeded Lots


WURLITZER PIANO for sale. Furniture in fair condition; has been tuned over the years and sounds good. Great for a beginner! Make best offer! Call 484-432-8763

Bldg. Materials


Dollars. Very good-extra fine. $20 & $21. 717-669-5402

COMPUTER REPAIR- On Line Support, New & Used Computers. CSA Tech Solutions, 717-354-4272

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191 & 195 ROCK RD., HONEY BROOK, PA 19344 AT 11 A.M.


OPEN HOUSE: Sat., January 18 • 12-3PM

Terms: Both sales held onsite 10% down day of sale, balance due on or before 60 days.

Custom 3BR rancher built in 1989 w/approx. 1700 sf, gorgeous hardwood through much of the house, 1 full & 2½ baths, laundry and mudroom areas, covered front porch, rear patio, fish pond, daylight basement w/2nd kitchen and french doors to separate patio (easy to finish basement). 2 Car garage plus 20x50 truck garage. Great location and a quality built house. Check it out! Sale For: Debra Elmer Auctioneer: Stephen Coblentz AU004017 (610) 636-1255

3 AKC MALE PEMB. WELSH CORGI $1200. Limited, $1500. Full. Call or text 717-542-4618 6 MONTH OLD AKC German Short Hair Pointer Pup. shots & wormed $400 obo. Call 717-687-0329. R053950

Nice level 1.7 & 1.2AC lots rented w/tenant owned homes, each lot has its own paved drive, electric serivce & septic, water is from a common well. Both lots are currently rented with good tenants in place. Great opportunity for low maintenance rentals! Sale For: Dorothy Seldomridge More Info For Both Sales on or Contact Steve w/questions

AKC PUG PUPPIES, shots, vet checked, wormed, 8wks old on 1/15. 814-349-5380

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS Minis & standards, all colors. Health guarantee. Call Jenn 610-488-6914

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES, (6) females, farm raised, cute & freindly, $400. 717-442-3301 Leave Mess GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES, family raised, vet checked, shots & wormed, 5 males & 3 females, black & tan. Ready 1/15/20. $450. 717-529-1044 ext 0. GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES for sale. Ready 1/16/20. Shots, Vet checked, wormed, $975. 717-445-9762 GREATER SWISS MOUNTAIN Puppies, NAPR reg, nice markings, vet checked, health guar., $850 obo. 717-664-7301 LOVE ANIMALS? Turn Your Passion into Profits. Now Accepting Pet Grooming Students for the New Year. 717-933-1333 POMSKY PUPPIES, EXCELLENT black & white Husky markings, ready now, vet checked, wormed. Call 717-284-8942 SHIBA INU PUPPIES For Sale, Ready Now, Shots, Wormed, Vet Checked, $600. Call 484-755-9249 YELLOW LAB/GOLDEN RETRIEVER Mixed Puppies, shots & wormed. $275. Available now! Call 717-786-8975 ext. 2

Produce & Edibles ALL NATURAL GRASS Fed Beef, Hormone & Antibiotic Free. Beef Quarters & All Cuts Avail. Bulk Ground Beef $4.50/lb. Call 484-645-5438

Sporting Goods

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GARAGE SALES Resale Shop (Flea Market) Fri. Jan. 17 • 9:00am - 1:00pm Tel Hai Retirement Community Hertzler Bldg ~ 1200 Tel Hai Circle ~ Off Beaver Dam Road in Honey Brook Appliances, Furniture, Jewelry, Home Decor, Crystal, Housewares, China, Collectables. Proceeds benefit the Tel Hai Care Assurance Fund

For directions visit

GUNS WANTED INSTANT PAYMENT 1 gun or collection- Will travel Kinsey’s Outdoors, 717-653-5524


**WE BUY GUNS Shotguns, Rifles, Handguns Wanted. Gordon’s Sports Supply, Rt 100, Eagle, 610-458-5153

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GRAB YOUR JUNK Residential junk removal & moving service. Insured, friendly professionals. Call for free Estimate 717-449-1708

Ads submitted to us that begin with A-1, 1-A, AAA, etc for position purposes, will No Longer Be Accepted This Way, unless proven that it is part of your Registered Business Name. 3 AMISH LADIES & an English woman CLEANING 484-995-7149 A CLEAN HOME is a Happy Home. Let me do your dirty work. 15 years exp. Call Susan’s Cleaning Service for a free quote, 484-752-8900


CATHETER SUPPLIES. WE offer a complete line of popular and lesser known product to fit your needs. Even the discreet “pocket catheter.” To learn more or get free samples, call 1-844-540-2092

PREGNANT? MAYBE ADOPTION? Living Expenses Paid. Nationwide Agency. Talk with us 24/7. 1-866-716-3041. Online Chat. Online application. Text 515-7782341. Not valid in FL, NM, & OR.

JOHN’S HAULING/ REMOVAL. Appl., Lge. Screen TVs, Piano’s, Furniture, One Pc/ Truckload. 7 days, Last Min, 610-296-0560 LATSHAW’S JUNK REMOVAL Junk Removal, Dumpster Service 610-273-7490 Since-2005


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MARK GUSLER TREE SERVICE Snow Plowing, 30 Yrs. Exp., Free Estimates. Fully Insured. Bucket Truck Service. Parkesburg, 610-613-1885


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SERVICES RENDERED ATTENTION READERS PA law requires Home Improvement contractors with annual billing of over $5,000 to be registered with the Attorney General’s office. This registration enables consumers to trace contractors should issues arise between you and a contractor. We encourage readers to acquire references for any contractor you consider hiring.

HANDYMAN SERVICE. REFERENCES AVAILABLE. 610-458-0394 OR VINCENT.IMPRIANO@GMAIL.COM PA127863 HONEY BROOK HANDYMAN Home Improvement Services Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Tile, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Water Heaters, etc. 35 Plus Yrs Exp. 610-463-4144


CASH FOR CARS: We Buy Any Condition Vehicle, 2002 and Newer. Nationwide Free Pickup! Call Now: 1-800-864-5960

GUTTER MAN AL Gutter cleaning, storm damage repair. New gutter screens installed. Small roof repairs. Fully ins. 610-593-2299 (PA045381)


Int/Ext, Res/Com, 30 yrs exp. Free estimates, Fully insured Eric, 717-615-6442 PA 116089

ITEMS WANTED Manufactured Housing I BUY LIONEL, American Flyer, Marx Trains, Match Box, Slot Cars, Hot Wheels, Tonka, Smith Miller, Model Toys, Lead Figures. Call 610-804-6783.

HONEY BROOK, DEER Run, 2005 4 bedroom, 2 bath, All stainless Appliances, CAC Immaculate! Financing Available Discovery Homes Inc. 610-223-7106


USED MOBILE HOME Parts Furnaces, $75 to $700; Electric Water Heaters, $40 to $150; Other Misc. Parts. 717-464-4461


All real estate advertised in this publication is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act which makes it illegal to advertise a preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, handicap (physical or mental) or familial status (people with children) or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. This publication will not knowingly accept any advertisement for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hearby informed that all dwellings advertised in this publication are required to be available on an equal opportunity basis. *NOTE TO OUR CUSTOMERS* When placing your real estate ad please describe the property only, not who you wish to occupy it.

For Rent PARKESBURG, 2BR APT, refrig, W/D, fresh paint, attic, porch. Avail. now. $915/mo. + utils (incl. water). 610-999-3510 STORAGE UNITS FOR RENT. Chester Springs/ Glenmoore. Outdoor drive up access, well lit 10x20, 10x10, 5x10. HUNT COUNTRY STORAGE. 610-469-4668

AUTOMOTIVE AUTOS FOR SALE 2013 FORD FUSION SE Sedan 4D, 70K mi, sun roof, good on gas, garage kept, red, $8900 obo. 717-917-7257 ALWAYS BUYING JUNK CARS AND TRUCKS, 24/7. TOP DOLLAR PAID. PLEASE CALL OR TEXT, 484-886-0637 AT LOU’S Top dollar paid for junk cars & trucks. $$ 200 & up. 484-886-1971 (WANTED) CARS/ TRUCKS WANTED!!! All makes/ models 2002-2018! Any condition. Running or not. Competitive offer! Free Towing! We’re Nationwide! Call Now: 1-888-368-1016

TRUCKS 1996 FORD F-150, 1 owner, 57k miles, $2050 sale price, 5.0L, garage kept since new. Contact:

A&L TRIMMING, Interior Triming, Cabinet Installations, Install New Flooring 717-405-9545 Leave Message

PAINTING DONE RIGHT Interiors. Exteriors. Detailed clean custom painting services. Res/Com. Refs. PA126393 717-286-5464 Many other related services, just ask!

For Sale

AMISH MOVING COMPANY Will move households (will go out of state). Fair prices for Clean Outs of Attics, Basements. 717-442-3301

PAINTING: PRICELESS PAINTING Interior/ Exterior. Free Estimates. Fully Insured. 717-330-1836, Ask for Bob

SEAFORD, DELAWARE. NEW MOVE-IN READY HOMES w/ GARAGES! Low Taxes! Gated, Olympic pool. Model Homes from the low 100’s. Brochures. 1-866-629-0770 or


SELLING A FARM OR HOUSE? Advertise it here and neighboring publications. We have the placement services to help you. Contact Engle Printing & Publishing Co., Inc. Classifieds @ 1-800-428-4211

WANTED DEAD OR Alive Junk Cars, Trucks & Construction Equipt. Must have titles. Covering Berks, Chester & Lancaster Counties. 484-364-9382

Manufactured Housing


ANDY’S DRYWALL Interior Remodeling, Hanging, Finishing, Framing, Painting, Basements, Additions, Textured Ceilings & Walls. Insured. PA 022669. 717-587-4102

BASEMENT Finishing, Remodeling 610-441-1383 PA050250 BOOT ROAD TREE SERVICE Expert tree removal, stump grinding & Trimming. Fully Insured 610-656-5880 CD BEILER CONSTRUCTION ROOFING, DECKING, SCREENED PORCHES PA LIC. 112619, LIC & INSURED. 717-723-6576 AMISH OWNED AND OPERATED CHOICE EXTERIORS 100% Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Roofing, Siding, Decks. Stucco Remediation 610-241-6879


Basic household fix-it challenges. Painting, small electrical and small plumbing jobs, handyman jobs, House cleaning. Free Estimates 484-678-4627 Ten years serving Chester County Michael J. Cosgrove - Owner CLEANING DONE RIGHT, for a trustworthy, reliable & thorough cleaner. 484-995-7454. References avail.

PRO HOME HANDYMAN No Job Too Small Call for Free Estimate. 610-563-5262

ROOFING: KING FAMILY ROOFING SKYLINE EXTERIORS Roofing, Siding, Windows, Doors. Fully insured. Free estimates. 15 years of experience. 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed. 717-874-0262 SNOW PLOWING BY HONEY BROOK HANDYMAN 610-463-4144 SNOW REMOVAL FALL/WINTER Cleanups. Trimming, Tree Removal, Firewood, Fully Insured. Free Estimates. PA149086. 610-597-7342 TREE TRIMMING & REMOVAL Brush Clearing - Stump Grinding. Sunny Slope Tree Service. Family Owned & Operated Since 1996 Fully Insured PA103313 717-768-0114

BUY DIRECT Modulars - Doublewides - Singlewides Starting at $33,900. Our prices wont be beat We Move Mobiles, Buy Homes, Sell Parts. 717-875-1288

BRITISH MOTORCYCLES WANTED Triumph, Norton, BSA, etc., running or not. I pay more. 484-252-1708, anytime. CASH PAID FOR ATV’s, ATC’s, Motorcycles, 2, 3 or 4 Wheelers, Any Year, Running Or Not. Please Call 610-656-3158



ITEMS WANTED A BUYER SEEKS Old Books, Postcards, Photo’s, COSTUME JEWELRY, Pottery, Antiques, Complete Estates. Call Cara at 610-918-2528 or 484-356-3123 AMERICAN & FOREIGN CARS $$ PAYING CASH $$ for Classic & Collector Cars. 717-577-8206

DRYWALL & PLASTER Repair, warr. work; Prompt, clean, neat, prof. Satisfaction guar. 717-951-5077, MasterPlaster.

BRITISH MOTORCYCLES WANTED Triumph, Norton, BSA, etc., running or not. I pay more. 484-252-1708, anytime.


BUYING UNWANTED HEATING OIL 30¢ a gallon and will pick up. Call Ed 717-587-7315.


Parts, Repairs, Sales, Service. New, OEM, Used, Aftm. Weikle’s 717-417-2726

610-469-4691. PA047624

CLOCK DOCTOR All Fine Clocks Cleaned, Oiled, Repaired. We Make House Calls! Free Pick-Up & Delivery! Call: 717-768-3844

Reasonable Rates • Licensed & Insured PA20006, 610-547-7789


WANTED: VHS, Beta Tapes and Laser Discs. Horror genre preferred, but others considered. Sorry no Disney or children’s movies. Cash Paid. 215-868-6605

Please call our office when yyour arrives later than Wednesday.

(717) 892-6014 Leave your address, paper date and the day the paper was delivered if you get our voice mail. Thank You!


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