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JUNE, 2011

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN WEST CHESTER ¯

Volume 1, Number 5

Calendar Of Events

Barnaby’s Annual Pig Roast

Bartender Of The Month

Getting Pumped Up

CCAA Push Pin Art Show

Kids Say The Darndest Things

Pages 22-28

Pages 29-30

Meet The Wine Guy

The WC Crossword

what is this?

Pages 4-5

Pages 19-21

Pages 33-34

Pages 8-16

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You’re holding this month’s issue of West Chester’s newest and most exciting magazine. Inside you’ll find both fun and information in equal measures.

Oh, and it’s FREE!


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From The Editor

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WHILE you are poring over the pages of The WC, you will have the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to use at a local business. How would you go about winning this? We have sneakily hidden a happy little sun in one of the ads in this issue. It’s a smaller version of the guy above. When you have located the piece of clip art, enter our contest by sending an email to dan@ thewcpress.com. Make sure the subject line of that email reads “WC Clip Art Contest.” In the email, tell us on which page you found the clip art and in which ad the clip art was hidden. Don’t forget to include your name and address in the email so that we can send you your prize. A winner will be selected utterly at random by the time the next issue of The WC is printed, and the name of that lucky person will be printed in the next issue of The WC and at www.facebook.com/thewcpress. Last month’s winner was John Sweatman who found the clipart hidden in the Bling It On ad. Good luck this month!

Publisher Jack Wright jack@exitzero.us Editor Dan Mathers dan@thewcpress.com 610-984-2874

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T HAS become increasingly clear just how much you all like our little publication. After just a week the majority of our distribution spots were completely out of copies. I started getting phone calls asking where the new papers were. I got emails asking when the next paper was coming out, and I had friends report back to me saying they were in such and such a shop and the owner was worried they had been skipped on the latest distribution route. Well, I’m sorry, but we’re all flattered that three weeks without us has made you so unhappy. While we would love to continue printing this paper every week, it takes a whole lot of time to piece everything together. Because we have such a small staff working on this upstart publication, a weekly production schedule wasn’t allowing us the chance to get out there, interact with readers and business owners and help the magazine grow. We hope that when you flip through these pages you’ll notice the result of our past month’s work. We have a variety of interesting features, a few new columns, and – as always – great photographs. You might even notice that the magazine is a few pages larger this month, which has made room for all this great material. You’ll also notice a good percentage of new advertisers, and I want to take a minute to thank them. Our advertisers’ support allows us to make all of this happen. So, if you visit one of our advertisers, please let them know you saw them in our pages. It will make them happy, and hopefully they’ll be able to keep on supporting us. Now, get out and enjoy the beautiful summer weather in The WC. I’ll see you there. Dan Mathers

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A Picture From The Past

Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA

This picture from 1898 shows farrier Jesse K. Weaver fitting a shoe on blacksmith John Jackson’s horse “George Bombay.” Jackson’s blacksmith, the brick building in the background of the photo, was located on Middle Alley, just north of Market Street and east of Walnut Street in approximately the same place you’ll find Salon Chemistry today.

Inside This Issue

A smorgasbord of photographs, advice, wisdom and wit! Getting Pumped Up 19-21

Don’t Be Intimidated 33-34

Our (nearly) definitive guide to what’s happening in West Chester.

A group of kids doing big things right in your backyard.

Bob trimble says wine can be fun, and he wants to show you how.

Finding Treasure 11

Calendar of Events 4-5

The WC Bouquet Ambush 23

A Trainer’s Tips On Staying Fit 39

With a keen eye and memory, Tara Dugan finds treasures in the trash.

Matlack Florist supply the flowers, you just have to supply the answers.

Christine Mooney shares her insight on staying happy and healthy.

Bartender of the Month 13

The Dating Column 26

What’s Happening In West Chester 41

Drew Shiomos lets you behind one of the busiest bars in town.

Ladies might all relate to Diane Stopyra’s dating foibles.

Catherin Rogers hits the town in search of entertainment and excitement.

What They’re Wearing 17

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes 29

The West Chester Crossword 45

How a second grade class feels about big issues.

A crossword puzzle tailored to downtown dining.

An impromptu fashion photo shoot on the streets of West Chester.


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Calendar Of Events

Look no further... a carefully curated list of upcoming happenings in West Chester Until Friday 6/17: Chester County Art Association’s Push Pin Exhibition Pick up some bargains at the Push Pin Show at the Chester County Art Association. Regional artists have pinned unframed artworks to the wall where you can select your favorite pieces and get them framed yourself. Such notable local artists as Dennis Haggerty, John Suplee and Ed Vander Noot have work in this show. As work is sold, new work will be pinned up, so there will be an everchanging selection. 100 North Bradford Avenue, 610-696-5600, chestercountyarts.org

Friday 6/3, 5-8pm: 2011 Spring Gallery Walk Come out and enjoy an evening of culture, shopping and dining in downtown West Chester. The 2011 Spring Gallery Walk features six gallery opening previews, 10 onenight-only shows plus the Stillman Volvo Art Experience. The art experience will feature local artists, light food an drink, and exciting art offerings,. 23 North High Street, 610-692-0374

Friday 6/3, 5:30pm: Free Sled Dog Demonstration Two members of the Pennsylvania Sled Dog Club will give a free demonstration at the Chester County Historical Society. The

The 501st Legion are a collective of “Star Wars” enthusiasts who prefer to be action figures rather than just collect them. You can meet Darth Vader, clone troopers and other villains at Borough Hall on Saturday, June 4.

demonstration coincides with the society’s exhibit Chilling Reality. showing through October 15. The demonstration is free but reservations are encouraged. 225 North High Street, 610-692-4800 ext. 203

Friday 6/3, 5-9pm: “Size Matters – 36x36” Opening Night Reception With 20 artists showcasing works in four different size canvases at four West Chester galleries, Size Matters is more than a show – it’s an event. The opening reception will be Friday, June 3 from 5-9pm. You can catch the show at Serpentine Gallery (138 East Gay Street, 610-344-3992), Sunset Hill Gallery (23 North High Street, 610-692-0374), The Art Trust (16 West Market Street, 484-467-1664) and Chester County Art Association (100 North Bradford Avenue, 610-696-5600).

There won’t be any snow, but you can still learn all about sled dogs at the historical society’s demonstration.

Garage. Live entertainment will set the mood for a great evening of delicious appetizers, light dining and desserts. There’s an open bar with beer, wine and the very popular Rooftop Martini. Dressy casual is the recommended attire. To make your reservation, email emcguire@wcbid.com. Make sure to include your name, address and phone number. 610-738-3350

Saturday 6/4, 1-3pm: Star Wars Program Members of the 501st Legion will be dressed in authentic Dark Side costumes, ready to greet attendees. There will be a Star Wars trivia competition, a Q&A session, Star Wars giveaways and time for photo ops. The event is brought to you by the West Chester Public Library. Borough Hall, 401 East Gay Street, 610696-7985

Saturday 6/4, 7pm: Up On The Roof

Monday 6/6, 6:15pm: Wine Fundamentals

There’s a brand new garage, with a brand new view, so Up On The Roof is moving to a brand new venue at the Chestnut Street

This class, held at Teca, is designed to give a solid start in understanding the world of wine. This class stresses the fundamentals,


June, 2011 from what wine is to how it’s made with an emphasis on how to taste wine. The class will sample seven different California wines. Whether you’re a neophyte or a seasoned oenophile, you are bound to enjoy this class. Cost is $49 per person. 38 East Gay Street, thewineguy.tv, 610-793-3578

Saturday 6/11, 10am-12pm: Kick-Off Celebration And Summer Reading Club Registration Pick up your passport to summer fun and get ready for your trip starting at the West Chester Public Library. The kick-off party will have balloons, crafts, tattoos, games, live music and fun. 415 North Church Street, 610696-1721, wcpubliclibrary.org

Sunday 6/11 10am-4pm and Tuesday 6/14, 10am-7pm: Usborne Book Fair Usborne offers the best in children’s books, and this book fair, hosted by the West Chester Public Library, will help benefit the library. 415 North Church Street, 610-696-1721, wcpubliclibrary.org

Tuesdays 6/14-8/9, 10am-7:30pm: Crafty Tuesdays The West Chester Public Library hosts this crafting event every Tuesday through the summer. Supplies and ideas will be made available for different crafts that you can make and take home each week. 415 North Church Street, 610-696-1721, wcpubliclibrary.org

Thursdays 6/16-8/11, 10:30-11am: Drop-in Storytime Children ages three and up will enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a take-home activity. Parents are welcome. West Chester Public Library, 415 North Church Street, 610-696-1721, wcpubliclibrary.org

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Monday 6/20, 6:15pm: Summer Sippers This class, held at Teca, is the second in a series of summer classes. The focus will be on excellent summer wines and attendees will taste between six and seven wines. Whether you’re a neophyte or a seasoned oenophile, you are bound to enjoy this class. Cost is $49 per person. 38 East Gay Street, thewineguy.tv, 610-793-3578

Tuesday 6/21, 10:30-11:45am: One Creative Morning Come on out to the West Chester Public Library for an exciting, interactive, musical and artistic journey around the world with stories, art, songs, chants, dances and more. Registration is required. 415 North Church Street, 610-696-1721, wcpubliclibrary.org

Wednesday 6/22, 6pm: Gluten-free Awareness Night At Nonna’s Nonna’s is offering a four-course, glutenfree meal for $44 per person. It will include, appetizers, first course, entrees and dessert, plus all soft drinks, coffee and tea. When making your reservation, please mention you are interested in the gluten-free dinner. 116 East Gay Street, 610-430 -0203, nonnaswc.com

Wednesday 6/22, 11:45am-1pm: “Developing A Marketing Strategy That Works” This West Chester Chamber of Commerce Luncheon focuses on the fact that, no matter how large or small your business, it must have an effective marketing strategy. In this

powerful and informative seminar, you’ll learn how to market your business effectively... and affordably. This seminar provides an overview of key concepts and tools in marketing, culminating in the creation of your own marketing plan. Cost is $25 for members, $35 for non-members. Days Hotel West Chester, 943 South High Street, 610-6964046

Wednesday 6/22, 5pm: Second Annual Fashion Show To Help Disadvantaged Women The Chester County paralegals have organzied this fashion show to benefit Wings of Success, a non-profit that improves employment opportunities for disadvantaged women. The show will feature a wine reception, and fashions from West Chester area establishments. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and guests are encouraged to bring donations of new or gently used women’s business attire. Chester County Bar Association, 15 West Gay Street, 610-840-0266

Thursday 6/23, 1-2pm: A Peek In The World’s Closet Join the West Chester Public Library for a festive peek at traditional clothes from around the world, plus games, crafts and more. Registration is required. 415 North Church Street, 610-696-1721, wcpubliclibrary.org

Thursday 6/30, 2-3pm: Rhythms Of The World learn about and play percussion instruments from around with world with percussionist Bill Marconi. Registration is required. West Chester Public Library, 415 North Church Street, 610-696-1721, wcpubliclibrary.org

Thursday 5/16, 5:30pm: West Chester Kick-off And Tour Rich and varied, the northeast quadrant of West Chester includes part of the historic town center and street after street of distinguished buildings in styles which flourished from the end of the 18th century through the decades of the 19th. Select from one of ten original tours that focus on various aspects of this neighborhood. The West Chester tours begin and end with refreshments at the Chester County Historical Society and kicks off with the Lukens Band. 225 North High Street, 877-442-2476, ext. 101

Fridays 6/17-8/12, 10am-12pm: Read To Charlie Charlie is a lovable, certified service dog who is an excellent listener. Children ages six to nine can sign up for 15-minute slots to read to Charlie. Registration is required and begins the previous Monday. West Chester

Grab a new book your kids are sure to love and help support the West Chester Public Library at one of their two Usborne Book Fairs.


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Your Favorite Places To...

Drink coffee, grab breakfast, eat dinner, and enjoy a nightcap

NEENA BOYKO, 19, hostess at P.J. Whelihans, Downingtown «Drink coffee: Starbucks «Grab breakfast: DK Diner «Eat dinner: Landmark «Enjoy a nightcap: I can’t drink!

DUSTIN STANCATO, 23, engineer, West Chester «Drink coffee: I don’t drink it «Grab breakfast: Mrs Mikes «Eat dinner: Applebee’s «Enjoy a nightcap: Ryan’s Pub

Nick Orazietti, 23, videographer, West Chester «Drink coffee: Wawa «Grab breakfast: Market Street Grill «Eat dinner: My mom’s «Enjoy a nightcap: Barnaby’s

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Create The Magic

5/30: Annual Memorial Day Pig Roast At Barnaby’s PHOTOGRAPHS BY ADAM JONES

David, David, Nick

610-431-3077

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Sarah, Samie and Michael Lubragge

Melissa Brown, Michelle Chambers


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5/30: Annual Memorial Day Pig Roast At Barnaby’s PHOTOGRAPHS BY ADAM JONES

Jerry and Amy Ashmen

Chelsea Palo, Corey Lauth, Ellen Moritz

Stradley, Jo Daddezio-Difabrizio, Tony Difabrizio


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Finding Treasure

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Pickin’ through Chester County, by Tara Dugan

UCH has been said and written about the environmental benefits of buying antique or vintage furniture. When your treasure hunting yields a beautiful dresser with dovetail joinery, you not only keep it from the landfill but also re-use it perfectly. Furthermore, let us imagine your dresser came from a West Chester garage sale, or the Women’s Exchange on Church Street, and therefore its journey to your home has been cut from about 12,000 miles from China (or Sweden) to maybe one or two miles. How’s that for a fuel savings? Just as “locavores” advocate choosing local produce, it’s great when you can “pick” local furniture. And while even one or two pieces in your home can lighten the load on mother nature, let us not forget the raison d’etre of the home goods treasure hunt – it’s CHEAP, too! All this musing on nature calls to mind one of my favorite styles of furniture – Arts & Crafts. This style was born in England to proud papa William Morris, who famously

stated, “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”... so much for my dog. Nature played an integral role in the philosophy of the Arts & Crafts movement, with its rejection of the mass-produced and a return to craft. One of the great artisans of this era was Pennsylvania-born Charles Limbert. A contemporary of the Stickley brothers, Limbert purposefully avoided the limelight but his wonderful furniture could not. Having read a little about Limbert and a lot about Arts & Crafts furniture, I knew immediately what I had in front of me at Bunch Auctions on Route 202 a little while back. Right out in front, with its gorgeous quarter-sawn

oak glowing, was an Arts & Crafts rocker that was surely the work of a master, wasn’t it? I dropped to the floor and crawled around under the left arm of the chair (how graceful!), and there was Limbert’s mark. Though the chair had been refinished, thankfully the signature had been preserved. Mission chairs and rockers are very common, and a well-known maker like Gustav Stickley or Charles Limbert can make a huge difference in price. Experts can identify a piece by characteristics and details, but a picker like me relies on marks and signatures. By “a picker like me,” I mean a dork who checks furniture encyclopedias out of the Chester County Library. Sometimes, this just means I know where to look for a mark. Although frequently found without seats, this chair had a seat in great shape, and so I bid on it and won. The price was great; the chair was better. When I offered it for sale on consignment, two buyers went for it on the same day. The disappointed customer asked, “Don’t you have another?” Sadly, no, and I probably never will.


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Bartender Of The Month

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Drew Shiomos of Barnaby’s lets you behind one of the busiest bars in town

E’VE all been to Barnaby’s at some point or another. If you haven’t, we’re unsure how you’ve managed to avoid this giant on High Street. Either way, they’re always so busy we’re willing to bet you haven’t had a chance to chat with their bartenders. Here’s your chance to get to know one. Name: Andrew Shiomos. I go by Drew. Age: 46. Hometown: Springfield, PA. Do you live in West Chester now? Yep. How long have you been in West Chester? Three years. What brought you here? Actually, working at Barnaby’s brought me here. I was commuting back and forth for the first year, and I got sick of it and just decided West Chester was where I was going to live. Have you bartended anywhere else in town? No. Before here I was at Packy’s Pub in Media and at The Bungalow Inn in Clifton Heights. Where did you get your start in bartending? Actually, I got my start working at family parties. My father taught me how to make drinks and whenever we had party I would end up being the bartender. In your adult life, have you ever held another job? Yeah, I was a currency option broker on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange for 15 years. Why did you get out of that? Well, the job sorta became obsolete. Everyone started trading online without using physical people, so they didn’t need us anymore. How many bartenders work at Barnaby’s? At least 20 to 25 How many of them do you know? Oh, I know every one of them personally. On a Friday night, which of the bars in Barnaby’s is busiest? It depends on the time of night. During happy hour the main bar and patio is crowded, but then the dance room gets the most crowded late night and the main bar still has a nice crowd. So we know the weekends are packed, anything great happen during the week? Monday nights we have bar bingo, live music Tuesday, Wednesday quizzo, live music Thursday. Actually, Tuesday is great because we have discounted fajitas and we have like four different types of margaritas for $5: blue lagoon, tequila sunrise, watermelon and traditional margaritas.

After mixing margaritas all day, Drew keeps it simple on his own time. “I just drink Budweiser and Jose Cuervo,” he says. Adam Jones

Let’s go back to the live music. Yeah, there is almost always some form of live entertainment every night of the week in here. Saturdays and Sundays we have great acoustic music out on the patio, too. If you’re not at Barnaby’s, where would you grab a drink? I would go to Ryan’s, Sidebar, Jitters or Square Bar. What do you drink? I just drink Budweiser and Jose Cuervo. Have you been to any other Barnaby’s? Oh yeah, I have been to every single one of them – Ridley, Havertown and Aston.

Which one is best? Oh, West Chester. They’re all good, but put it this way – West Chester is the best. Why? Oh man, you’re putting me on the spot here. I like the town itself, there’s a lot going on, great events like Swinging Thursdays, Super Sunday and the restaurant festival. You have five words to describe Barnaby’s of West Chester. Go: Good people, good times, great drinks, great food, great atmosphere. [Editor’s note: Ok, that’s 10 words, but we’ll let it fly.]


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5/30: Annual Memorial Day Pig Roast At Barnaby’s

Don Rocklage, Jim Ream, Jaclyn Tiedemann, Robe Servian

Mike Treston, Tim Treston, Lacey Zimar

Bernie Egan, Ryan Cook, Sean Cook

Don, David, Nick

Donna Ann Rubert, Anna Rubert, Kathy Numpilman

Dave, Joe, Dan

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Typical distance per charge is about 15 to 30 miles, depending on terrain and size of rider and battery size.

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West Chester Showroom 126 E. Gay Street Contacts: Jim Wylie: jim@Hybrid-Cycles.com (484) 753-3581 Victor Murray: vicmurray@comcast.net (610) 531-1852

Call for a FREE 20-minute e-bike presentation at your club or organization

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5/30: Annual Memorial Day Pig Roast At Barnaby’s

Danielle Wolinsky, Mike Kline

Jon Rottier

Shaun and Mike McElwee from Modern Bliss

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Best Sushi in Town Lunch Specials 11:30-3:30 10 Stamps for a Free Lunch Happy Hour 5pm-7pm 151 West Gay Street


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What They’re Wearing On The Streets Of The WC PHOTOGRAPHS BY ADAM JONES

COLLIN PHELAN, 25, account executive, West Chester. Ray-Ban shades, Nixon watch, Calvin Klein shirt, Ralph Lauren pants, Aldo shoes.

KATIE ENGLUND, 18, student, Downingtown. Steve Madden flats, Forever 21 floral shorts, Charlotte Rousse shirt.

RACHEL LANDOLPH, 20, student, West Chester. Forever 21 dress, Coach purse, Steve Madden Sandals.

TOMMY STACKHOUSE, 23, comedian, West Chester. 3D glasses, Badfish shirt, Levi’s khaki cargo shorts, Phillies Reebok shoes.


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Getting Pumped Up (And With Good Reason) They’re the local non-profit raising money for diabetes, and they’re just a bunch of kids!

Pump It Up comprises members (left to right, top to bottom) Nick Hedderick, Amanda Wolf, Morgan Mullen, Brianna Pagliei, Hayley Menkins and Nicolette Pagliei. Not pictured is seventh member Caitlin Thornton Adam Jones

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E ALL remember the kids from high school who were real go-getters. They ran track, played in the orchestra and helped edit the yearbook. They hit home runs, won speaking contests and got into great schools. We all remember them because, even if we wouldn’t admit it then, we envied them. Enter the kids from Pump It Up, a West Chester non-profit formed by local students and neighbors that has raised more than $20,000 for diabetes. Nick Hedderick is just 15 and a bit shy at first, avoiding direct eye contact. But get him in his element and he’ll school you with a confidence that could make an adult a bit

sheepish. Dot your “i”s around Nick, or he’ll chide with good humor if you forget, because he won’t. Brianna Pagliei, 16, is perpetually smiling, quiet and well mannered, but something just beneath the surface suggests she quickly comes out of her shell in close company. She misses very little, quietly taking in every detail but rarely speaking up. Her reserved nature might be due in part to her 13-year-old sister Nicolette who is about as outgoing as you can get. It’s hard to imagine how her diminutive stature contains such an immense personality and energy, and she giggles and bounces in her seat, never afraid to chime in or shout out, like to point out that Amanda Wolf, a college sophomore five years her senior, is only the oldest by age.

Amanda both acts and speaks with a self-effacing demeanor that is rare to find in a blonde-haired, blue-eyed 18 year old. She’s a proud participant in a group containing middle-schoolers, rather than acting as though she’s older or better than the rest. Despite now attending Neumann University, she still keeps close ties with her younger neighbors. Hayley Menkins, 17, doesn’t speak out of turn like some of her peers, but when addressed she bursts out as though her thoughts have been bubbling up inside. She contributes when called upon, is polite enough to not tread on others, but jostles for her place in group conversations.

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Getting Pumped Up ? From Page 19 Fifteen-year-old Caitlin Thornton is another who is unlikely to shout out... unless you question her loyalty to the Jonas Brothers. The only time she challenged anyone in the group was when it came to deciding who was the biggest Jonas Brothers fan, but Caitlin amiably agreed to a tie. Morgan Mullen is 17 and is the founder of the group. She sends emails so punctual and well-written that you’d think her parents wrote them until you meet her in person and realize she speaks with the same maturity she uses when writing. About four years ago Morgan’s mother Judy nearly died of complications arising from her diabetes. “She had a stomach virus,” Morgan remembers, “and the doctors didn’t know what to do with her because of her diabetes.” As Judy explains, the issue was with her insulin pump. The doctors were unaware that the pump needed to be removed from her abdomen in order to treat her. As Morgan remembers, “It was a really scary experience, because I thought she went there to get better, but she didn’t. They just made her worse.” She nearly lost her mother because everyone involved lacked an understanding about diabetes. Morgan knew she wanted to do something to raise awareness, but she didn’t know what. It would be nearly a year before inspiration struck her, in the parking lot of a Jonas Brothers concert. Knowing the kids, it’s not surprising to hear that the Jonas Brothers were a motivating factor. “What happened was we went to a Jonas Brothers concert,” says Morgan. “Nick Jonas

has diabetes and was talking about it and challenged the audience to help raise money for diabetes. So, we thought it would be cool to help out his charity that helps out kids with diabetes. We started planning it in the parking lot immediately after the concert.” Despite high aspirations, Pump It Up kept their expectations low for the first event, a snack-and-juice benefit (the family version of a beef-andbeer) that would be held at ACAC. “We thought we would have a small fundraiser and were hoping it would raise about $200,” said Morgan. “In the end a lot of our neighbors got involved and a lot of people helped out.” So how much did they raise? “$6,025,” says Morgan, “and 25 cents!” shouts Nicolette. After holding up a sign at a subsequent Jonas Brothers’concert confirming that she had answered their call and raised money for diabetes, Morgan was offered all-access passes. She got backstage, hung out at sound check and even met the brothers Jonas. But, neither Morgan nor her friends were satisfied, and the success of their first fundraiser fueled the kids’ energy and spurred them onward. The following November they hosted another snack-and-juice complete with an auction and a dance class for young children. Building Blocks’ dance instructor Desiree Catania taught the Pump It Up team coordinated dance moves to Jonas Brothers’ songs, and little children emptied their piggy banks to learn the moves and help the cause. The second annual snack-andjuice raised more than $10,000. Another year passed, and another fundraiser was planned. Despite yet again raising more

“It was a really scary experience,” says Morgan Mullen of her mom’s hospitalization for complications arising from her diabetes, “I thought she went there to get better, but she didn’t. They just made her worse.”


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than $6,000, Pump It Up was not satisfied. They knew there was only so much they could achieve by holding a fundraiser once a year, and with goals as lofty as speaking to a session of Congress, there was more work to be done. Until that point Hedderick’s role had been primarily peripheral – he was the brawn of the group, helping setup and breakdown at events, but he spoke up at their next meeting and recommended a more male-friendly fundraiser – Nick wasn’t all that into Jonas Brothers’ dances. So, the self-proclaimed gearhead suggested a car show. That brings us to the present. The Pump It Up car show, Downshift for Diabetes, is scheduled for Sunday, June 12 from 1-4pm, rain or shine. It’s clear the car show is Nick’s baby as he proudly shares all he knows about it: that Faulkner Buick GMC, located at 705 Autopark Boulevard right off Westtown Road, have been kind enough to offer their lot for the show and will be clearing out the cars. He says there will be BBQ, baked goods and root beer floats. Kids will find arts and crafts, a play zone and other activities. Adults will be happy to find various vendors, 50/50 raffles and even a DJ who Nick assures us is extremely good at his job. It really is a can’t-miss event – one of those few times when you can genuinely have a good time and do it for a reason greater than your own Above: Joe, Nick and Kevin Jonas (L to R) were happy to pose with Morgan Mullen and show their support for Pump It Up. It was the Jonas Brothers whose challenge to help raise money for the cause prompted the formation of Pump It Up. Below: It isn’t always easy being the lone male in a group full of women. No one knows this better than Nick Hedderick. Adam Jones

selfish amusement. In the end the kids of Pump It Up are just that – kids. Granted they’re mature and polite enough to shake hands and look people in the eye when saying thank you, but they’re still just kids. The non-profit is in the name of Morgan’s parents, Judy and Brett Mullen. The kids rely on the support of people like Nick’s mother Paula Hedderick, their relentless promoter, and Corey Wegerbauer, Pump It Up board member and owner of Building Blocks childcare. They love the Jonas Brothers, probably all weigh less than 110lbs and undoubtedly chat about cute boys (or girls, sorry Nick). For all their youthful interests, they have managed to see a goal more important than popularity, something many of us had trouble seeing past when we were teenagers. For that alone they deserve recognition. Truthfully, to be so motivated, successful and altruistic at such a young age is amazing, a feat few would take for granted. Some things never change – I still envy these go-getters. If you’re interested in registering as a vendor at Pump It Up’s Downshift for Diabetes car show, or if you simply want to know more about Pump It Up, you can visit their website at www.supportpumpitup.org.


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5/19: Chester County Art Association’s Push Pin Art Show

Dorothy Ringler, Bill Earle

Connie Worth, Jeff Dippel

Savannah Depersico, Jake Soleil

Vince Disciullo, Pierina

Al Walton, Bob

Terri Rice, Andrew Verbovszky

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The WC Bouquet Ambush

With help from Matlack Florist, we surprise a lucky couple

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WE ROAMED the streets of West Chester on a mission... to give away a beautiful bouquet of flowers. But it’s not quite THAT easy to win – first we put Ray Dandrea and Heather Eden on the spot and made them answer three questions... When was the last time he gave you flowers? He actually gave me flowers just two months ago. Why don’t you give her flowers more often? I don’t give her flowers more often because she gets freshly picked flowers from my garden? If you deserve flowers, what does he deserve? His favorite chocolate cake! Flowers courtesy of... Matlack Florist, 210 North Chester Road, 610-431-3077 PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW HUTCHINS

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5/19: Chester County Art Association’s Push Pin Art Show

Marshall Becker, Yoko Sinclair

Mary Beaumont, Karen Wood

Betty, Barrie. Eichhorn

Sandra, Andrew

Sandy, George

Sharon Daurio

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The Dating Column

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Diane Stopyra’s enlightened take on dating from a woman’s perspective

HAVE a crush on my plumber. I can’t help it. He doesn’t look like your stereotypical plumber, the one with the too-low trousers you’ll see parodied in Saturday morning cartoons. My plumber is handsome and masculine and gentlemanly. The way he plunges my tub makes me want to run around the house dumping pennies into all of my toilets. I even love his name. It’s Clarence. And yes, that is his real name. I considered changing it for this column, but then I figured that if I don’t, Clarence might read this, figure out how much I adore him, and track me down for something other than a leaky faucet. When he comes over, I have trouble talking to Clarence. I don’t know enough about plumbing to carry an intelligent conversation. Plus, I get nervous. Clarence is, after all, the only man I’ve invited upstairs in an embarrassingly long time. The last time Clarence came over, to fix a testy garbage disposal, I tried to be charming by giving him my best plumbing joke. “Have you heard the one about the cop’s toilet?” I said. “It got stolen right out of the

I forgot about batting my lashes and pouting my lips and trying to be cute or funny. Instead, I scrunched up my nose in a lessthan-sexy expression and asked Clarence if the plunger resting so dangerously close to my cutting board was the same plunger that’s been in other peoples' toilet bowls. “Um,” Clarence said, “I can lie if you want.” “But you sanitize it between jobs,” I said, “Right?” Clarence shrugged apologetically, gave me the bill, and left. This was it, the longest conversation we’ve ever had, and it involved a terrible joke and a dirty plunger. I put on a pair of latex gloves and poured a bottle of bleach station. Right now, the police have nothing into my sink. to go on.” The truth is, having a crush stinks. You Clarence laughed, a genuine belly laugh, can spend years making silly jokes in an effort and I could tell that he liked me, too. I should to appear charming and collected when what have been happy and I was. At least, until he you actually are is a hopeless germaphobe went to work on my sink with his plunger. who contemplates clogging a toilet with small Then I was too grossed out to be happy. I told change. You might as well be up-front from myself it wasn’t a big deal. I told myself not to the beginning. Resist the urge to play games. picture the bacteria multiplying exponentially Put yourself out there. Tell him how you feel. in the very place where IWC rinse my fruit and Above1all, be honest. Otherwise, like1a plunger generic ad4-15_Layout 4/15/11 11:45 AM Page wash my dishes. But I couldn’t help it. in the kitchen sink, you’re full of crap.

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5/19: Chester County Art Association’s Push Pin Art Show PHOTOGRAPHS BY ADAM JONES

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Sara Beam, Marie McMenamin

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Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

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Thoughts from Alicia Schmitt’s second grade class at East Goshen Elementary

HEN the debate of climate change comes up – as it does surprisingly often in polite conversation – the argument is often made that it is our duty to preserve the planet for future generations. There are bumper stickers that proclaim, “Try telling your grandchildren, when they can’t breathe the air, drink the water or farm that fields, that polluting was good for the economy.” It’s a valid argument. Humanity will be here long after anyone reading this is gone. But, has anyone ever asked the kids what they’re willing to do to preserve their own future? Alicia Schmitt did. Schmitt teaches second grade at East Goshen Elementary, and she challenged her students to write essays about ways they could help the planet. Here are some of their suggestions...

Essential “Eco”ness Peter Ford and Owen VanDyke Do you know what hazardous materials and pollution are? Pollution is something

people do that harms the earth. Hazardous materials are things created by humans that can cause harm to the earth. The top producers are 1) air pollution, 2) water pollution, 3) soil pollution, 4) garbage pollution, 5) dangerous waste pollution, and 6) noise pollution. Sky pollution helps global warming. The smoke breaks through the ozone layer and makes it hotter. So that melts the Arctic and

the Antarctic. Then the animals sink and die and that would be very bad. Sky pollution comes from factories and cars. Water pollution comes from trash that gets thrown into the ocean. The different hazardous materials that leak into the ocean are acid rain and smoke that comes from factories. Acid rain is smoke that goes into the clouds. When it rains, the rain is acid because of the smoke. The smoke makes acid rain, and then when the rain falls, it hurts living things. Some places have soil pollution. Farmers really don’t like soil pollution because it pollutes their soil and kills their crops. Flammable liquids and flammable solids can burn very, very easily. Oil is a flammable liquid. Flash paper is a flammable solid. Flash paper looks a lot like tissue paper, so when you look at tissue paper, make sure it’s tissue paper. People throwing trash on the plain old ground make garbage pollution. If you have hazardous materials, make sure you

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The Mouths Of Babes ? From Page 29 don’t throw them in the trash. If they go to the landfill, they will explode and hurt the animals. Noise pollution comes from loud machines like cars and radios and factories. So when you’re going to school, take the bus instead of a car. Dry ice is one of the most dangerous hazardous materials. So if you ever see it, tell an adult. Some things you can do to help the earth are: don’t use hair dryers, don’t take too many hot showers, and don’t kill animals. We hope you do things that will help the earth and don’t do things that hurt the earth. So that should mean you’re an “eco” expert now.

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not many left. Most animals are caught in their homes and sold for zoos and pets. Some animals are used for medical experiments. Some animals are endangered or hurt because people are killing them for fur. Here are some other reasons why some animals are endangered. Habitat destruction, over hunting, wild life trade, and competition with domestic wildlife (animals brought into new habitats from their homes) can kill them. Most endangered living things are endangered because of human activities. Animals become endangered when killers hunt too many of one kind of animal. So now, do what you can to save those endangered species!

This Is Conservation

Ian Martin, MaryCate Coyle and Jimmy Schaffer

Amanda Miller, Matt Archambault and Isaac Torres

We’re going to tell you about pre-cycling, up cycling, and down cycling. Pre-cycling means to prevent recycling. That means to buy an item that can be reused many times. For example, you can use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins or a reusable water bottle instead of a plastic water bottle. Up cycling is a way to reuse or refashion items. Refashion means to make something old look new again. For example, you can make jewelry from old glass bottles. Down cycling is a way to make something new. It doesn’t work as well but it’s cheaper than buying something new. An example is using bicycle tires to make a chair. Another example is to make a bag out of old, raggedy clothes. We hope you enjoyed learning about pre-cycling, upcycling, and down cycling. We hope you try them!

What do you know about conservation? Conservation is the careful use of the things that support life. Conservation helps the earth in many ways. If we aren’t careful, we could run out of some natural resources. Conservation is important because it helps people get the resources they need. Here are some things that we try to conserve: soil, water, forest, wildlife, mineral, and energy. Soil conservation is important to keep plants growing and healthy. Energy conservation is needed to make sure that people have enough fuel to keep buildings, factories, and transportation running. Water conservation is important because it keeps people supplied with fresh, clean water. It also supplies water to factories and farms. Here are some ways people try to conserve: Conservationists try to replant trees, plants, and grasses. Some nations are working on worldwide programs to conserve resources. People also try to conserve water by using less of it. We hope you learned something new about conservation and we hope you’ll try to conserve, too!

Endangered Species

Daria Andraos and Joey Sundo Did you know many animals are endangered animals? Endangered means there’s


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5/21: Nick Smiles On The Fine Arts Foundation’s 5k Challenge

Tom Mullan, Dom giacobello, Paul diOrio

Peggy Porreca, Gina Naimoli, Ray Porreca, Donna Caporaletti, Edd Caporaletti

Laurie Meehan, Mark Meehan, Sheila Mullin

Paul Mullin, Lauren Mullin, Kyle Taylor

Tom Seifert, Amy, Allie

Valerie Conicelli, Joe Weismann, Katie diOrio, Brittany Pattinson

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Don’t Be Intimidated, It’s Only Wine

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Get to know the fundmentals with Bob Trimble, The Wine Guy

OME people carefully pinch the stem of a wine glass between their fingers, vigorously swirl to incorporate some oxygen and watch the legs of alcohol as the run down the sides of the glass. They breathe deeply, appreciating the aromas, the smoky smell and tartness of currants in their pinot noir. They sip gently. At the other end of the spectrum there are those who slosh the box of Franzia into their red plastic cup or slurp straight from the bag. Most of us fall somewhere in-between. Bob Trimble is one of the first group, having worked in the wine industry for three decades, but he wants everyone to know that wine is accessible. It doesn’t matter what some critic thinks, or how expensive the bottle is – all that matters is if you like the way it tastes. Bob is hosting a series of wine classes at Teca this summer, and we were interested to know just what his students could expect to learn. We caught up with Bob in The Mezzanine. How old are you, Bob? Oooh. We ask the name age and occupation of everyone we interview. Well then. I’m Bob Trimble, 54. Occupation? The wine business. What’s your hometown? Where I grew up? Yes. I grew up in Sparta, New Jersey. And now? Marshalltown. So you just make the trek into town? Yup. What have you been doing all these years before teaching wine classes? Well, I have been in the wine business for almost 30 years. I started as a distributor/sales person. I went into the supplier end with estate management for the fine wines division of Seagram’s. Then I went on to be one of the two national educators for Diageo, which was the largest alcoholic beverage company in the world. From there I went on to being a director of education for PernodRicard, which was the second largest company. I promoted and designed all of the educational stuff for the company. How much educating does a major company really do with their product? They do a lot, because in the industry it is very important to know the background, to be able to talk intelligently about your product – why should a restaurant buy your wine instead of somebody else’s. I read this morning that there are 60,000 brands in the United States alone. So it was your job to make sure your sales people knew what they were talking about? Absolutely. Because knowledge is power. What was most important for a sales rep going out with a wine? The key is to make it

“They key is to make it approachable,” says Bob Trimble. “Our industry has developed a reputation for talking down to people, which is not a good thing.” Adam Jones

approachable. Our industry has developed a reputation for talking down to people, which is not a good thing. They make wine very mysterious, and it’s not. My gospel, what I preach, is that good wine is a wine that you like. You don’t have to like it because somebody else likes the way it tastes. When you go to a restaurant, there are not scores on the entrées. You know what’s good and not good, right? You taste it. You can tell. Why do you think wine has developed

this tendency toward seeming exclusive? The industry has made it that way because we have always talked way up here, and we have tried to make it complicated because if you understand it, then you don’t need us. But don’t you think that a lot of people might be turned off by that? I think that’s happened a lot. I’ll give you a great example: people who like sweet wine – up until a year or two

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ago – were regarded as having no taste. If you said, “I like White Zinfandel” everyone would kind of snigger. Is there anything wrong with White Zinfandel? Nothing at all. Then why did it get a bad rep? What our industry was telling people is that the drier the wine, the better the wine. So, if you were drinking something sweet, you had an unsophisticated palette. So, what are you doing with these classes? There are certain characteristics that make a wine more distinctive than others. So, we want to be able to teach classes the different ways to categorize and recognize wines they prefer. It’s teaching the people the tools to feel comfortable in making a selection in wine – to make an educated selection their own. Are there any basic rules you would teach someone who is a novice? Alcohol content is a great indicator of the body of the wine. The lower the alcohol content, the lighter the body of the wine. So, you usually try to match a lightbodied wine with a light dish and a full-bodied wine with a rich dish. What’s the typical alcohol content? Wines usually range from about 11% to 15%, but a lightbodied wine is one that would be anything under 12%, a full-bodied wine is one 13.5% and above and a medium-bodied wine is anything in-between. It’s like skim milk, 2% milk and heavy cream.

What’s the first class focusing on? Wine fundamentals. It’s important because the more you know about wine, the more fun it can be. It’s things as simple as slowing down and taking the time to notice your wine. Why Teca? Teca has this recognition as being the best wine bar around. Will this be a formal affair? Oh, no. It’s going to be really casual. Come in flip-flops, come in jeans, however you’re comfortable. Bring your friends so you can all enjoy it together. It’s just meant to be fun and enjoyable. What will people be tasting? We’ll be doing a different six or seven wines in every class. We’re doing California in the first class – a chardonnay, Riesling, sauvignon blanc, a pinot noir, I think a Merlot and a Cabernet. They’ll all be from different parts of California, because I’m a big proponent of talking about wines that have a sense of place. What should someone know coming into your classes? They don’t need to know anything, really. The beauty of the class is that it can work for the novice as well as someone with a good amount of knowledge. When people learn about wine, they learn in pieces. There’s a piece here, a piece here and a piece here. What I try to do in my classes is give them a nice foundation to connect those dots. To learn more about The Wine Guy or to sign up for wine tasting classes at Teca, visit www.thewineguy.tv or call 610-793-3578.


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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

These beautiful creatures need homes... call the Chester County SPCA at 610-692-6113

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BROOKLYN is the perfect pal for anyone who like big cats. This neutered, male, grey tabby weighs in at 20 pounds. He was left at the door of the shelter, so we don’t know a lot about him, but he was well fed in his previous home. His blue eyes suggest he is a DSH mixed with some kind of pure bred.

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CINDY and her brother Conrad were adopted here last summer as kittens, but returned when their owner had to move. They’re just over a year old and although we will adopt them separately, they are eligible for the reduced adoption fee of $25 each so they’ll be able to stay together.

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DUNKIN is a light-orange and white tabby, neutered, male DSH. He was hanging around a property for a month, and the owners of the property would have kept him, but their allergies prohibited. Because he’s been homeless since the beginning of the year, his adoption fee is only $25.


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Courtney, Summer

Leslie Kelso, Dee Mullin

Dana, Donna Giacobello

Nance Davidson, Kathy Dougherty

Bob Briglia, Frankie diValerio

Sheila Rees

Shelly Thomas, Bridget Thomas

Caroline Booth, Kathy Monaghan

Courtney Wilkinson

Tony Perticari, Vinny Giacobello

Lindsay Anderson, Suzanne Evans

Linda Pellegrino, Greg Paulikinas

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Enrich Your Life... Adopt An Animal

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SHADOW is a two-year-old, neutered, male mixed-breed. He came to us emaciated. As a result, he eats his food very fast. Over the past three months we’ve gotten him to a healthy weight, and he’s ready for a home. He walks nicely on a leash, sits on command and likes people of all ages.

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STEVIE is handsome, neutered, male Bassett Hound. Originally a stray, his first adopter had to bring him back because he refused to go outside or come back inside on his own. We’ve been working on leash training him, but his new owner should be able to lift at least 50 pounds, just in case.

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UNO is a 40-pound stray we don’t know much about – like what breeds he might be. We know he is a sweet boy who knows basic commands, is obedient and takes treats nicely. His finder said he did well in the crate and car, but warned that he’s still young and does jump sometimes.


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A Trainer’s Tips On Staying Fit

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Christine Mooney shares her insight on staying happy and healthy

’LL LET you in on a little secret: Personal trainers are humans, too. They are not super-excited, motivated, ready-to-take-on-any-physical-challenge-at-any-time machines. Sometimes we get tired or fall into an exercise rut. Sometimes we skip the gym, go home, put on stretchy pants and spend the evening in front of the TV with a pint (also known as “a serving size”) of ice cream. At least that’s true for me. There are times when I need that swift quick in the rear that only another trainer who is feeling super-excited and motivated can administer. For several weeks, I felt like my workouts were stalling. The exercises I was doing, the workout combinations, they just weren’t exciting. And they need to be. Otherwise it becomes so easy to indulge in the aforementioned less-than-healthy activities. I don’t want easy. I want challenges and hard work and effort because the results are so much more gratifying and real. So instead of throwing in the proverbial gym towel, I decided to spice it up. I signed up for a Crossfit class at Crossfit West Chester

out on Old Westtown Road. They offer the first class for free, it lasts an hour and it was exactly what I was looking for. For those of you who don’t know, Crossfit offers short, intense workouts that are as shocking to your body as jumping into the Atlantic Ocean on New Year’s Day. Think of it as the original P90X workout system and that whole “muscle confusion” idea. Starting as a program for military and law enforcement, Crossfit has captivated people of all ages, body types and fitness levels.

I’ve done Crossfit plenty of times. I’ve trained people almost solely using this methodology, so I knew what to expect from the class. What I appreciated, however, was that, although I was not a Crossfit newbie, a trainer took us new folks aside and gave instruction on the exercises that were part of the Workout of the Day (aka the “WOD”). The exercise we focused on was one I have never been very comfortable with and thus ignored. I was forced out of my comfort zone, and at the end of the 20-minute mini-lesson, I felt a lot more at ease than ever before. But we weren’t done – we hadn’t even started, and I was already sweating buckets, but the collective energy kept me pumped. The trainer counted down, 3-2-1…Go! It would be a lie if I said I didn’t struggle, that in the 16 minutes it took me to complete the workout I didn’t once seriously contemplate quitting. Thing is, I did struggle and I did want to quit. The difference? I didn’t. And neither did anyone else. That one class gave me the oomph I needed to get back in the gym and want to be there rather than at home with a pint of Cherry Garcia.


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What’s Happening In West Chester

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Catherine Rogers manages to wake up early and get to the Growers Market

MINIATURE poodle suspiciously eyed a pitt bull, who remained oblivious to the smaller dog and focused his attention on his owners and the fact he was excluded from sampling the cheese and salsa. The poodle was dragged onward to inspect colorful plants. I ducked under a green canopy, wondering how the early hour and sporadic drizzle had only dampened my clothes and not the bustle and chatter of the market. I sipped my coffee and cynically thought about how much easier it would have been to sleep ‘til 10am and go to the grocery store. I was mad at myself for failing to realize that my approaching thirties now meant three glasses of wine on a Friday night rendered me useless until noon. The West Chester Growers Market opened in July of 1995 and brings a local assortment of baked goods, crafts and produce to the borough. There are 24 neighboring vendors and downtown residents that blend the urban and the rural, creating a great atmosphere every Saturday morning from

May through November, rain or shine. Paul Hauser is 60 years old and picked his first tomato with his grandfather when he was two. The Lincoln University-area farmer proudly discussed his seasonal produce: herbs, veggie plants and garden flowers in the spring; peas, strawberries and peaches in the summer. He was one of the original farmers in the market, and his enthusiasm for his profession was contagious as I slowly put aside my distaste for the soggy weather and early hour. Caffeine and conversation helped me transition into a pleasant human being. I purchased a seven-grain loaf of bread for my father, who raves about anything

natural and free of preservatives (unless he has the sniffles, then demands a powerful anti-biotic) and wandered over to Ellen April Watson’s stand. Talking with Ellen nearly prompted me to hand my corporate ID badge back to human resources and pursue a career as a violinist who reads literature on botany and goes whale watching. During a successful career as a graphic designer, Ellen confessed to her husband she no longer had a desire to climb the corporate ladder. She spent years developing an all-natural scented soap formula from vegetable and essential plant oils and now makes them from scrtach. The experience left me refreshed. I have never taken a trip to Genuardis and asked an employee why he works there, and how he feels about the olive bar. Black or green? Kalamata or Sicilian? Pitted or stuffed? Focus on the local community is important. It defines our living space and shapes our culture. Next time you have a free Saturday morning, grab a coffee and head over to the West Chester Growers Market for some live music, fresh organic food and a satisfied feeling.


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5/5: Cinco De Mayo At The Rooftop Bar Of Mas

Laura, Dan

Alicia, Lindsay

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5/5: Cinco De Mayo At The Rooftop Bar Of Mas

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Brittney, Michelle, Brianna, Jami

Bobby Bigtime, Johnny Gigantic, Ashley, Shannon

Cara Hungerford, Kerry Peterson, Pamela Green

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The West Chester Crossword

None of that generic nonsense you see in other papers... a puzzle just for “The WC” SO YOU love crosswords? Great. Sit down, get a cup (or glass) of your favorite beverage, enjoy this puzzle. The answers to the are all about our advertisers, who we love dearly. ACROSS 3. They offer a variety of therapeutic services to help you escape from stress and invigorate your spirit. 5. The Courtyard Inn are hosting a beefand-beer, complete with raffles and silent auction, to benefit this man. 11. Ten stamps will get you a free lunch at this restaurant on Gay Street. 12. Have a soft tissue injury? Try out this technique available at Paoli Chiropractic Group. 13. For just short of $9 you can get this at Olive Branch. 14. This unique boutique and studio will let you customize T-shirts, hats, frames, shoes, jewelry and more. 15. Food, drinks and more are all discounted by half from 10am to 6pm at this establishment. 16. This gym is offering 14 days free and two free personal training sessions to first-time clients 23 and older. 18. Up On The Roof will have live music, a buffet, beer, wine and even martinis on the roof of a parking garage on this street. 22. Present your server with their ad in this paper and you’ll receive $5 off the Sunday breakfast buffet. 23 . This band will be headlining the show at The Note on Friday, June 24. 24 . Enter your team in the West Chester Chili Cookoff before July first and you will receive this discount. 25 . This company will help you create the magic. 26. Locally owned and operated since 1948, this distributor is your best bet for imports,

specialties and domestics. 27. If you present this company’s ad at their location on Market Street you will receive a 10% discount. 28. If you show the ad for this Giunta tradition anytime in the month of June you will receive 15% off. 29. Ryan’s Pub offers $1 off drinks, drafts and wines from 5-7pm on these two days. DOWN 1. They would like to encourage you to book your next party on their rooftop, or just to stop by when the weather is nice. 2. T his pet shop is still in town, you just have to find them at their new location at 117 West Gay Street. 4. Don’t miss live music on weekends at this establishment, the best steak house in West Chester. 5. On Thursdays this bar and restaurant has half-price nachos, no cover, $5 bomb drinks and $2 well drinks. 6. Have a problem? This State Farm agent

will be there like a good neighbor. 7. Shoo Mamas at The Commons of Thornbury is now offering outdoor dining. There’s no bar, but it is this acronym. 8. This company, located on Market Street, offers funky, functional American art. 9. This service-based company offers unparalleled convenience, reliability and peace of mind. 10. You already know this is the place to be on weekends, but you really should try the incredible dining on their patio. 17. If you’re interested in trying The Fourth Horseman Burger (which we highly recommend), then you’d have to head to this restaurant. 19. You can call them for a free 20-minute presentation at your club or organization. 20. Try the $7 menu featuring items like lobster ravioli, grilled scallops and sausage and peppers at this restaurant. 21. You can contact your stylist directly at this establishment.


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