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Kennett Square The Arts & Culture Issue
Fine-art metal sculpture ROB SIGAFOOS, internationally recognized and award-winning metal artist, with sculpture in public and private collections in Europe and the United States.
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From a sculptor, to a culinary artist, and everything in between, get to know the artists in Kennett who are impacting the local art scene in a big way.
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Leading the way through innovation and example: Clarke Green.
Innovative artists of all genres give us insight into their processes.
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On the cover: Artist Katee Boyle is a multidisciplinary artist who works primarily in paint, metal, and textiles to create narratives for singular pieces as well as installation art. Katee also creates functional fine-art blacksmith goods through her Kennett Square workshop, Scarlett Forge. Commissions are welcomed. Find out more on page 21.
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Making a difference in Kennett Square: Alisa Jones.
Enjoy Fall in Kennett Square! Hereâ€™s your guide to must see events.
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I T ’ S H A R D T O M E A S U R E T H E I M PA C T that local artists have had on our community. It’s woven into the fiber of our region… into the very culture that we live in today. Thankfully we live in a world where art not only delights, but it changes perspectives. It creates dialogue. It inspires action. Kennett Square and the Brandywine Valley are leaving a pretty epic legacy of artistic expression. From the grandeur of the Longwood Gardens Conservatory, to the legendary Wyeth collection, we get hometown access to these works. Although we’re lucky to have such artistic anchors in our back yard— art, in all its forms, can be found in everyday life. Maybe it’s the pride you feel while watching your child’s carefully rehearsed ballet recital, or appreciating a craft brew with friends at the Brewfest. The medium can be ballet shoes or locally-grown hops, but all expressions of creativity make us feel something. In this flourishing town, we especially thank our artists for their vital voices. It’s their music, their paintings, their choreography, their recipes, and their written word that we need. Their artistic vision adds beauty and wonder to the landscape, and provides a foundation for our identity as a community. Among these pages, we pay tribute to Kennett’s artful personalities. We hope you enjoy. BRIANNA CARLISLE & THE FIG INDUSTRIES TEAM
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and transformative,” she says. “I knew I wanted to touch people in that way, to heal others as I’d been healed.” Building trusting relationships is at the heart of her gentle and intuitive approach, and she incorporates the modalities that best care for the individual in each massage. The Bungalow offers unique options including Vedic Thai Yoga Bodywork, CBD oil, pre/post-natal, 30-minute quick-fix, and even by-theminute chair massages. Other services include Ayurvedic treatments, Reiki, yoga, and meditation sessions and instruction. “What I want people to understand,” Marcy says, “is the power they have to heal themselves.”
No matter how far she’s wandered, Marcy has always returned to her roots and family in this area. “I love Kennett Square,” she says, and she’s delighted to make her home here with her three children. She’s excited to be working with like-minded local organizations, and part of her mission is to take The Bungalow deeper into the community. Every day, Marcy sees transformation. “People walk in feeling pain, tension, stress—and they walk out at ease, centered, smiling." The Bungalow has plenty of free parking, and clients can schedule appointments online or via email or phone. Gift certificates and packages are also available.
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Venture outside and discover the unexpected in Kennett Square, like a trail leading into beautiful woods where the Red Clay Creek seems like your own private oasis. Then come inside and explore some more, where our 20 local makers, artists, and dealers deliver an artisan shopping experience like no other, off the beaten path in Kennett Square.
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AUTHENTIC Leading the way through innovation and example. Photographed inside the art studio of Robert C. Jackson.
Authentic: Clarke Green PA RT O F W H AT M A K E S KENNETT SQUARE UNIQUE, says Clarke Green, is its openness to the kind of genius that presents the next unlikely idea. And it’s people like Clarke—creative thinker, writer, actor, filmmaker, generous volunteer, engaged citizen—who help to weave these unpredictable threads into a diverse and flourishing community. As a longtime resident and 15-year veteran of the planning commission, Clarke has witnessed many iterations of businesses and the renewal and evolution of the Kennett Square, when he first visited in the late seventies that was “in the last gasp of what it once was.” Today, he says, “It’s a very
interesting place—an amalgam of wonderful things that happen.” Factors like the town’s geography, Quaker roots, and small government powered by volunteers, all contribute to its character. Clarke, who can often be seen around town walking his two dogs, gives of his time and talents in many different spheres. He and his wife Teddi have been part of the fun-loving Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society (KATS) since it began, and Clarke volunteers with various nonprofits. As Scoutmaster of Troop 24 for three decades, Clarke enjoyed watching generations of “motivated, compassionate kids” grow up. Through his blog, podcast, and books for
volunteer Scouters, Clarke shares wisdom and experience and encourages others. His best advice for working with young people? “Just be kind and listen.” Clarke’s popular “Borough Stories,” which he shares on Facebook, are short films chronicling the stories of some of Kennett Square’s fascinating people. His larger goal is to make a film about his father’s service in World War II. Through his own story and those of others of his generation who grew up “playing war,” Clarke wants to explore how the war “had more influence on our lives than we understood.” Though no one can predict the next unlikely idea to shape Kennett Square, Clarke will be there to tell the story.
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THE ARTS IN KENNET T SQUARE A R E E V E R Y W H E R E . From a fine meal to a finely bent piece of steel, art takes many forms here. Our artists thrive in a community that values their work and places them among a group of artists who continuously collaborate and educate each other. Did you know we have a renowned arts school for students at all levels, taught by a fine artist who traces his instructional lineage to the academic
painting tradition of 19th century France? Have you met the artist who forged the mighty “Kennett Squared” sculpture, or experienced the bold storytelling power of the artist Katee Boyle? And have you tried Scott Morozin’s cured chicken bolognese dish with fennel relish and saffron whipped mascarpone? These artists are creating experiences for our community that enhance and elevate our surroundings in beautiful and thrilling new ways.
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David Ferron fashion designer DAV I D F ER R O N , A PA - B O R N F A S H I O N D E S I G N E R , who creates bespoke fashion out of the historic Unionville Saddle Shop, is first and foremost an artist. As a designer, David draws on the arts to create clothing that is both conceptual and functional. “I’ve always been heavily influenced by the Chester County art community, particularly the Wyeth family,” says David. “I find inspiration from the color palettes of Andrew and Jamie Wyeth; I love the way they depict the autumn colors of Chadds Ford, and the coastal colors of Maine in the summer.”
David studied at Parsons School of Design in New York City, winning the Designer of the Year Award for Womenswear in 2011. Upon graduation, he worked for designers Bibhu Mohapatra and Tomas Maier before returning to his hometown to design on his own.
says David. “Every time I came home from New York my mom and aunts would tell me, ‘You need to design clothes for real women, not just models!’”
At Unionville Saddle, David works one-on-one with clients to create custom pieces for special events and everyday life through a collaborative process from sketch to fit.
David invites you to visit his shop, discuss your wardrobe needs, and collaborate on the perfect custom pieces. From everyday made-tomeasure shirts, to special occasion garments, David is bringing elevated form and function to Chester County.
“I saw a real need in the local community for this type of product and process,”
Taking his family’s advice to heart, David built his fashion design business around the mantra: “Your body, infinite options.”
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Scott Morozin chef CHEF SCOT T MOROZIN , E X E C U T I V E C H E F AT T H E H E L M O F V E R B E N A B Y O B , is motivated to create an experience for his guests every day. “I want my guests to look for diversity, nuance, and finesse in our dishes. At Verbena, we strive daily to strike a balance between refinement and creative release.” Known as one of the most hardworking chefs in the region, Scott is in constant motion. With a steadfast desire to improve every piece of his art and business, he masterfully touches each component of his menu with
technique. “Cooking encompasses time, temperature, texture, color, and of course, flavor.” He notes passionately, “Doing things in a simple way just isn’t who I am.” With a penchant for taking risks in the kitchen, Scott has decidedly crafted his menus with the wow factor in mind. This attitude, combined with a commitment to buying the best local and seasonal ingredients he can find, means that every dish is a game changer. “I consider food to be the most intimate, yet most overlooked, vessel for spreading love and joy.”
He adds, “If I can make a moment in someone’s life better through their visit to Verbena, that’s why I do this.” With 20 years of professional cooking experience under his belt, Scott continues to refine his craft. He offers this advice to anyone new to the kitchen, “Don’t let the concern that people won’t like your food get in your way. Chefs aren’t chefs by default. Keep going.” Call Verbena BYOB to reserve your table and discover how Scott is taking the dining scene in Kennett to the next level.
A L E X I S K L E TJ I A N D E S I G N S heirloom-worthy jewelry intended to last multiple generations. She considers each piece an extension of her collector's legacy. From her signature Lotus Shields and collectible charms to her one-of-a-kind rings, Alexis creates wearable art, but it doesn't stop there. She is known for her ability to help clients re-imagine pieces from their current collections. One of Alexis' most transformative pieces was an heirloom charm and engagement ring deconstructed to create a dripping diamond necklace for a bride to wear on her wedding day, and beyond. Because she believes that every day is a special occasion, her jewelry can be worn everyday; there are no rules. Jewelry designer, curator, and shop owner, Alexis has quickly turned her State Street Gallery into a destination for fine jewelry and gifts. Customers travel from all over, often commenting on the chic and cozy vibe Alexis has created. Although the gallery may house one-of-a-kind designs and high-end gemstones you may have never heard of, you'll also find plenty of affordable pieces, as well as a newly-launched apothecary selection featuring fragrances, candles, and oils from other artisans. This fall marks the gallery's first anniversary. To celebrate, Alexis is giving all Fig readers a free gift with their purchase during the month of September when they mention Fig! Stay tuned for her many upcoming special events, shop online and through social media, or visit her gallery Wednesday through Saturday.
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Rob Sigafoos blacksmith & sculptor R O B S I G A F O O S I S A M E TA L A R T I S T with more than 30 years of experience in traditional and non-traditional blacksmithing and woodworking. He makes unique commissioned pieces for the home and garden and larger-than-life public art out of his Unionville studio, Vinewoods Forge. Rob’s giant metal sculpture, Kennett Squared, can be found on the Genesis Walkway in Kennett Square. But his path toward metal forgery wasn’t always clear. At first, Rob studied painting. “After delving into an art education in college, I came to realize that my limited talent would lead me toward an exciting career of painting portraits of Elvis Presley on velvet and selling them at the gas station,” recalls Rob, amusingly. So Rob changed course and found other ways to support himself. All the while, the passion of creating art and using his hands to tangibly express that passion was simmering until he found his calling as a blacksmith and sculptor. What Rob loves most about sculpture is how it touches the heart and soul of the artist and viewer alike. For aspiring artists, Rob has this message: “Don't worry about your lack of tools, equipment, knowledge, or even talent. All of these are acquired through time and experience. The single most important thing is passion for something. If it gets you up in the morning even though you are sick, if it causes you to miss meals or sleep, if it is the first thing you think of in the morning and you dream of at night, that is the passion. Everything else is velvet at the gas station.” Rob has created everything from forged stairwells to retail signs that define a streetscape. For more information, please visit www.vinewoodsforge.com.
21 Katee's abstract paintings begin with writing on the canvas, “words are the backbone of my art.” She appreciates that people see her work for its aesthetic value as well as those who feel a deeper connection to a piece. “If my work elicits a reaction, I feel successful. I don’t dictate how one should perceive my work. Art is highly personal and I appreciate that my work draws people in to look further. It’s not just a pretty picture; it’s a window to look through to discover something else.” Katee began blacksmithing four years ago. She creates both whimsical, affordable goods as well as fine-art sculptures in her Kennett Square workshop, Scarlett Forge. “It is empowering to move metal at 1,400 degrees. Forging requires great focus and discipline or else I will get hurt. Working with steel has offered me many thoughtful lessons on creating.” A recipient of the 2018-19 Maker-Creator Fellowship at The Winterthur Museum, this fall Katee will dive into textile research to be followed by a related body of work. For studio visits and commissions: firstname.lastname@example.org. For events and where to find Katee’s work: Kateeboyle.weebly.com and @kateeboyle on Instagram.
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W H E N S H E W A S A C H I L D , K AT E E D R E W N O N S T O P. Drawings became paintings and while exploring layering techniques for her canvas, her work took on the element of sculpture. A Multidisciplinary Artist with an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in NY, Katee's paintings and sculptures have earned her a vast audience of clients with private and commercial collections.
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Neilson Carlin fine artist & instructor NEILSON CARLIN’ S L ARGE-SCALE SACRED AND DE VOTIONAL ART hangs in parishes and shrines across the country. But in the local art community, he’s most well-known as a teacher and mentor. The Carlin Academy of Fine Art in Kennett Square has a following among art students here, known for its intense environment mixed with Neilson’s signature relaxed and friendly approach to teaching. Neilson received a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He completed his studies privately under figure painter Michael
Aviano, a pupil of the legendary instructor and illustrator Frank J. Reilly. Through Aviano, Neilson traces his instructional lineage directly to the academic painting tradition of 19th century France. It was his experience learning from Michael Aviano that inspired Neilson to become a teacher himself. “ Aviano’s teaching methodology was so clear and precise; it made me enthusiastic about sharing the same solid training with others,” he says. Neilson encourages his students to stay true to themselves. “You need to
make it real for you and you alone. It’s the only way to create a unique market for yourself in a field of other creative people”, he says. “To do it, you need to be clear on your subject matter and style. This is easier said than done, and often takes time to fully realize. It took me 16 years of constant work before I was sure about what I wanted to paint and how I wanted to paint it, and I’m still growing.” Learn more about drawing and painting classes at carlinacademy.com, or purchase a piece of his devotionalinspired art at neilsoncarlin.com.
T. S . K I S T I S A N E X P R E S S I O N I S T PA I N T ER A N D S CU L P T U R E A R T I S T who lives in the heart of Kennett. But she really prefers to be called simply, artist. “Painting is just one means of visual expression for me,” she says. “Artist is a better description of me at this point in my life. I feel lucky that I can use that term. It's a constant evolving process which I love. I will never create everything I want to make and that's exciting. Everyone should strive for being an artist in their own right.” T.S.’s paintings are spontaneous on purpose. “Once I start adding too
many ideas, the magic disappears,” she says. She believes her best work is accomplished when her mind and body are energized and something big and unplanned is released. “I make art because there is an unbound voice that I can use,” says T.S. “I make art because art can reach people and say things, even non-objectively, that other mediums can not.” She considers her life as an artist to have begun when she rendered her first ice cream cone as a child, but has been an official working artist for roughly
23 15 years. T.S. holds a Masters in Fine Arts Painting (MFA) from Savannah College of Art & Design. Professional highlights include the 2014 Delaware Division of the Arts Established Fellow Grant in visual arts; Vermont Studio Center residency in sculpture; solo exhibition in the Savannah/Hilton Head airport; and national publications in New American Paintings and West Elm. Follow along on Instagram, @artist_t.s.kist to see her latest work and purchase a piece. You can also find her work at tskist.com.
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Corien Siepelinga artist & gallery owner C O R I E N S I E P E L I N G A S TA R T E D D R AWI N G 1 6 Y E A R S AG O, when she and her young family moved thousands of miles away from home in Canada, to a small town in South Texas. Knowing no one and without much to do, Corien would spend her spare time looking through drawing books. Through hours of practice, she eventually taught herself to draw. When her family moved again, this time to Avondale, PA, Corien had the opportunity to study with Neilson Carlin
in Kennett Square. She took classes in drawing and oil painting, developing her skills and passion for art while working part time as an ICU nurse. Corien started showing her still-life oil paintings and portraits in oil and graphite in the local gallery circuit. When the opportunity to own her own gallery presented itself, Corien did not hesitate. Today Square Pear Fine Art Gallery, located in the shopping district of historic Kennett Square, is a well-loved space which features artwork from
various local and regional artists. There is an array of high quality artwork at the gallery ranging from oil, watercolor, and pastel paintings, to sculpture, pottery and jewelry. Corien is fascinated by what motivates people to create art and artists’ choices of subjects and media. Square Pear’s exhibitions reflect that diversity of choice as well as Corien’s own curiosity. In addition to an exciting schedule of exhibitions for the fall and winter, Corien will continue to teach art classes for children in grades K-5 at the gallery.
25 AMANDA PHILIPP HAS BEEN D A N C I N G F O R 2 5 Y E A R S . In fact, she began her dancing career at Longwood Performing Arts when she was just 2 years old. She enrolled in her very first dance class to emulate her big sister. Today, she is an accomplished dancer and the owner and director of that very same school. “At an early age, I fell in love with the rush of performing for an audience,” says Amanda. “Dancing has also always allowed me to express my thoughts, ideas, and emotions in a way that I couldn’t otherwise communicate.”
Amanda left home to study Dance Management at Oklahoma City University, where she performed with three of the university’s dance companies. She draws inspiration as a dancer from the legendary Broadway dancer, Chita Rivera. “Chita Rivera preaches hard work, commitment, and confidence in your own abilities,” says Amanda. “At age 85, she continues to take dance class, which I think is a lesson that you are never too old or experienced to learn and hone your craft.”
While away from home pursuing her passion for dance, Amanda held onto the positive memories of her first dance class at Longwood Performing Arts and the feeling of community she enjoyed there. She realized how much she wanted to pass that gift on to others, and here she is today. “If you truly believe in something, devote yourself to it,” she advises. “Educate yourself, seek inspiration from artists of the past, and try something new every day to serve your purpose.” Register your child for 2018-19 classes today at longwoodperformingarts.com.
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2018-2019 Concert Season KENNETT SYMPHONY PROVIDES THE MUSICAL L A N D S C A P E of a historic region renowned for the arts. The only fully professional symphony orchestra in Chester County, the Kennett Symphony performs for audiences of all ages who want music to enrich their lives and who want to experience the world of music through a fresh approach to classical and contemporary symphonic works. The Kennett Symphony’s inclusive and engaging environment allows all to share in the uplifting experience of quality live music in an approachable way. Purchase tickets to their new concert season by visiting KennettSymphony.org.
O C T O B E R 7, 2 0 1 8 1 1 a m The Classics At Brantwyn—Brunch, Blues & Hot Cars O C T O B E R 2 7, 2 0 1 8 7 : 3 0 p m Opening Night—Beethoven’s 9th! DECEMBER 1, 2018 7:30pm Pops Goes The Holidays FEBRUARY 20, 2019 New Frontiers
MARCH 24 , 2019 2pm Family Concert—The Places You’ll Go APRIL 6, 2019 1pm Reimagined Symphony Experience— Mozart & Martinis A P R I L 7, 2 0 1 9 Classically Yours
APRIL 28, 2019 2pm An Afternoon With David Kim, Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra JUNE 2019 Beat Beethoven! 5K Race & 1 Mile Walk A U G U S T 1 7, 2 0 1 9 7 : 3 0 p m Symphony Under The Stars— America The Beautiful
michael hall, music director The Kennett Symphony thanks Board of Directors member, Dr. Timothy Blair, for his generous gift in sponsoring this page.
Engage with the Arts K E N N E T T A M AT E U R T H E AT R I C A L S O C I E T Y ( K AT S ) , is a local theater company for adult amateur actors and production crew. Join them on December 7th for their annual evening of dinner, music, silent auction, and a sneak peek of their upcoming British Pantomime production, “Alice and the Stolen Tarts.” Visit callkats.org. CHES TER COUNT Y ART A S S O C I AT I O N will showcase a selection of work from past solo artists, as well as artist-teachers of CCAA, at their Fundraising Art Auction Invitational, October 11thNovember 1st. This event will provide an opportunity to bid, in silent auction format, on each piece of artwork. Visit chestercountyarts.org. THE KENNETT FLASH & 88.5 W X P N welcome the 2018 Mushroom Festival Concert, Alejandro Escobedo with Don Antonio (Band). Don’t miss this show on Saturday, September 8th at 8pm. Get tickets at kennettflash.org. R E S I D E N T T H E AT R E C O M P A N Y Presents “Evita”, showing October 12th-October 28th, 2018 at Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center. This Tony-Award winning musical with score by Andrew Lloyd Webber follows the journey of Eva Peron from an ambitious 16-year-old girl who rose to become the most powerful woman in Latin America. Get tickets at uptownwestchester.org.
Children’s art classes are available at the S Q U A R E P E A R G A L L E R Y for grades K-5 and offer the chance to explore different mediums (pastels, acrylic paint, air dry clay, sculpture, etc.). Find out more at squarepearart.com. Adult art classes are available at T H E C A R L I N A C A D E M Y O F F I N E A R T. With a focus on perfecting the three fundamental disciplines of visual art: drawing, painting, and composition, programs are designed for all experience levels. Fall semester is 12 weeks and runs from October through December. Sign up at carlinacademy.com. FINE ARTIST AND B L A C K S M I T H S T R E S S , K AT E E B O Y L E has been chosen as a recipient of the 2018-19 Maker-Creator Fellowship Program at The Winterthur Museum. Katee will be creating a body of work in the textile department. Follow along on Instagram @kateeboyle as she pursues this great honor. THE DÍ A DE MUERTOS C E L E B R AT I O N , hosted by Casa Guanajuato will be held at The Garage Youth Center on November 2nd from 5pm to 8pm, and November 3rd from 11am to 4pm. In honor of one of the most important traditions in Mexico, you will find an artistic installation of an altar. Feel free to bring a photo of your loved one or an offering for the altar. Find out more at casagks.org.
Enjoy a solo art show with the works of T. S . K I S T at Tower Hill Founders Gallery Sept. 1st through Oct. 12th. See all of Kist’s current work on Instagram at @artist_t.s.Kist and often on the walls of Philter Coffee. The only fully professional symphony orchestra in Chester County, the K E N N E T T S Y M P H O N Y, presents their magnificent 2018-19 season, kicking off opening night with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on October 27th at 7:30pm at Unionville High School. Get tickets at kennettsymphony.org. Details matter. Fashion designer D A V I D F E R R O N and jewelry designer A L E X I S K L E TJ I A N are joining forces for an evening of bespoke style on October 23rd at Ferron’s studio, Unionville Saddle, from 5-8pm. Join the award-winning designers for expert advice on necklines, hemlines, and everything in-between. Bring treasures from your closet and your jewelry box for onsite styling, or commission something new. Your body, infinite options. Follow David @unionvillesaddle and Alexis @alexiskletjian on Instagram for updates on this event. L O N G W O O D G A R D E N S presents their 2018-2019 Performance Series as fourteen talented jazz, organ, classical, and international ensembles make their Longwood debut. Take a musical journey through the ancient network of East-to-West trade routes and help mark Earth Day with performances that enlighten global sustainability. Get tickets at longwoodgardens.org.
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Left to right: Josh Seibert, Ian Berg, Melissa McDade, and Meg Yoder
The Designers Behind Fig B E H I N D F I G M A G A Z I N E , there is a small but mighty team of creativesâ€” designers, writers, photographers, marketers, and community buildersâ€” bringing Kennett Square to life with digital, social, and print communication.
Each page in this arts section (as well as the rest of the magazine) started as a mere concept and was executed with an eye for detail through photography, creative direction, storytelling, and design.
Transforming businesses and communities through powerful design and creative communication.
At the heart of Fig Industries is a passion for great design, a spirit for relationship building, and an abundance of creativity.
Brand design Package design Web and digital design Photography
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OCTOBER FUNDRAISING EVENTS Past + Present Invitational Art Auction October 11–November 1 OPENING RECEPTION & SILENT AUCTION Thursday, October 11 5–7pm CLOSING RECEPTION & FINAL BIDS Thursday, November 1 5–7pm
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· Honoring ceramic artist Mitch Lyons · 14 regional ceramics artists · Companion exhibit of CCAA artists and instructors at Exton
OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, October 11 5–7pm
1 S T F R I D AY G A L L E R Y W A L K Friday, October 5 5–8pm RECEPTION Thursday, October 11 5–7pm
BARNES LUNCH & LEARN Wednesday, October 17 11am–1pm “ THE ART OF THE STE AL” LECTURE Thursday, October 18 6–8pm
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A Change of Scenery Autumn’s Colors October 4–November 18, 2018
A Longwood Christmas November 22, 2018–January 6, 2019
L A C O M U N I D A D H I S PA N A ( LC H ) has the mission of changing lives by serving southern Chester County as the leading provider of integrated health and community services. LCH has health centers in Kennett Square and Oxford, a dental center in Kennett, and a new Womenâ€™s Health Center in West Grove. We serve people across southern Chester County, regardless of insurance coverage or ability to pay, with high-quality, caring physical and mental health care.
Join us for an evening of authentic Mexican food, music, and dance as we celebrate LCH's impact on the community and raise support for continued efforts. F R I D AY, N O V E M B E R 2 6-9pm R E D C L AY R O O M 4 2 3 D A L M AT I O N S T R E E T, K E N N E T T S Q U A R E
Join the community in a family friendly fundraiser 5K in Anson B. Nixon Park to support LCHâ€™s health center, social assistance services, and education and workforce development programs. SEPTEMBER 22 R E G I S T R AT I O N AT 8 a m R U N O R WA L K ! Thank you to the team at Fulton Bank for their continued support of LCH's mission and for their sponsorship of this page.
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GIVING BACK Making a difference in our community.
Giving Back: Alisa Jones “ M O S T O F U S H AV E I M M I G R A N T S T O R I E S ,” says Alisa Jones, CEO and President of La Comunidad Hispana, “and when we listen and honor each other’s stories, we find more things that unite us than divide us.” This unity is at the heart of LCH, which offers welcoming, integrated, and holistic services to individuals and families. Alisa, who is from Southern California and now calls Southern Chester County home, has worked in public health for more than 20 years. Her professional passion—to offer access to high-quality, affordable healthcare to everyone regardless of race or ethnicity—is also a personal passion. Growing up, her family owned a small business and didn’t have health insurance. To anyone with barriers to receiving care, Alisa says, “We want to see you and we’re here to serve you.” In addition to medical care, LCH offers behavioral health services, adult education, workforce development, and social assistance. With 27,000 visits last year, a robust data system is integral to enabling the 70 staff members across LCH’s four centers to communicate and track services. LCH offers a high standard of care in a costeffective model that saves many thousands of taxpayer dollars annually, and Alisa is grateful for the community’s generous philanthropy and volunteer support. LCH has also begun working with organizations like the Oxford Arts Alliance and After the Bell to make art, a powerful tool for communication and healing, accessible to all. All who benefit from LCH’s services are members, so they have a sense of investment and ownership, and sixty percent of those serving on the board of directors receive services. “The unique perspective of the consumer helps to guide our work,” Alisa says, “as we build relationships and demonstrate the power of unity within a community.”
LEARN MORE ABOUT LA COMUNIDAD HISPANA AT LACOMUNIDADHISPANA.ORG LEARN MORE ABOUT FIG GIVING BACK AT FIGKENNETT.COM
Bryan Tuk, Attorney at Law
B R YA N T U K P R O V I D E S A B R O A D R A N G E O F L E G A L S E R V I C E S to clients involved in the creation, production, and management of creative works. He understands the specific needs of the arts and entertainment industries, including trademark and copyright law, music publishing, and media matters. He has advised actors, record labels, recording artists, recording studios, songwriters, producers, professional symphonic performers, and music industry entrepreneurs. Bryan also advises large and small businesses on corporate law issues, banking and commercial lending law, and the sale and acquisition of businesses and commercial properties. Bryan has advised clients on hundreds of transactions with an aggregate deal value of over $3.5 billion. In addition, Bryan represents startup companies and special purpose entities in all matters including the private placement of securities. Tuk Law Offices is based in Kennett Square, PA. For more information: tuklaw.com
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g r o o v e I S M A N Y T H I N G S : a teaching studio, a listening room, a rehearsal room, a micro venue for occasional live events, and a place to build a community all rolled into one. Located in the heart of Kennett Square, groove is a place for musicians and performers from all disciplines to elevate their skills in an aesthetically beautiful space with great acoustics. groove is owned by Bryan Tuk, a musician and teacher with 35 years behind the drumset. Bryan is also a practicing attorney at Tuk Law Offices in Kennett Square. groove will offer music lessons, live master classes, vinyl listening gatherings, and will redefine how the arts are presented locally. You can join the groove email list by texting GROOVEKSQ to 66866 to stay up to date on future faculty and event announcements.
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F R E S H FA C E Welcoming new businesses to Kennett Square.
Fresh Face: Textile VICTORIA INVERSO AND C O U RT N E Y H A R R I S O N want women to walk into Textile and feel like they’re in their own closet—a beautiful, curated closet—where they can hang out and have fun trying on anything they want. Their mission is to help women feel comfortable and confident in clothes they love. “When you feel confident, you can conquer the world,” Courtney says. Victoria and Courtney have known each other since high school. They’ve always loved fashion, and they formulated their business plan years ago. But they held on, waiting for the right time and place. In the meantime, they put down roots, studied, and gained experience—
Victoria in fashion, design, and retail, and Courtney in marketing. “Now it’s time,” they said. And when they visited Kennett Square, they found exactly the vibe they’d been searching for. They loved the people and sense of community and knew Textile would complement the vibrant small businesses here. Textile will offer a wide selection of old and new pieces, at different price points, for all ages. “We want to inspire women to appreciate the craftsmanship, story, and beauty of vintage clothing and help them mix and balance pieces so they’re new and relevant,” says Victoria. Textile will also carry contemporary lines from women-owned small businesses—many of them local. Look for beautiful, delicate
jewelry made with ethically-sourced materials by Bario Neal, for example, and the quirky, clean lines of Samantha Pleet. Victoria and Courtney find countless treasures on weekend thrifting trips. “We’re very selective,” Victoria says. “We find what we like and build cohesive collections, meshing our different styles.” Victoria describes Courtney’s style as casual and streamlined. “And Vic is more glamorous, sophisticated, and feminine,” Courtney says. “You’re never too young or too old to start thinking about your style,” Courtney says. “Shopping can be intimidating, but we want to be a resource, to open people up to expressing themselves with clothing in a friendly, welcoming place.”
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A rich history of welcoming you home At the Matt Fetick Team, our mission is to create raving fans by helping our clients achieve their real estate goals, both locally and worldwide. We promise to create an experience that you cannot imagine being any better. Ask us about HOMES (Housing Opportunities for Military and Emergency Services) and the Gold Key Club. RESIDENTIAL SALES PROPERT Y MANAGEMENT
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Matt Fetick is pictured here in front of the historic Power Plant at Hagley Museum in Wilmington, Delaware.
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AT T H E M AT T O C K S C H O O L O F M U S I C , we offer a breadth of musical instruction that spans all instruments and experience levels. Enjoy group classes or one-on-one instruction taught by professionals in a collaborative environment. Classes fit into your familyâ€™s weekly rhythm and students find their groove.
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A TOUR OF
HISTORIC BUILDINGS Written by Tara Smith
A L L W H O WA L K T H R O U G H K E N N E T T S Q U A R E follow in the footsteps of generations of fascinating charactersâ€”abolitionists, farmers, entrepreneurs, writers, artists, inventors, and even a few scoundrels. The structures they built and inhabited tell us something about who they were, and the townâ€™s unique architecture continues to be an integral part of its unfolding story.
Special thanks to our historical contributors, David Creech, Clarke Green, and Lynn Sinclair.
MAKING HISTORY: A TOUR OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS
Historical contributors: David Creech, Clarke Green, Lynn Sinclair
THE KENNETT SQUARE INN In the 1830s, John Love built two residences at 201–203 East State Street, which became The Green Gate Tea Room in 1926. According to a vintage business card, the restaurant featured “special Italian spaghetti” and a private dining room for ladies. The Green Gate Grill opened in the basement (now KSI Crafts) in 1947 and also served as the local bus terminal. Today, the restaurant in this historic inn serves lunch, dinner, and its award-winning mushroom soup to guests from near and far.
108–114 EAST STATE STREET A lot has happened over the past several hundred years at 108–114 East State Street. The founder of Kennett Square, Joseph Musgrave, built his home on this spot in 1768. The building was then sold to Col. Joseph Shippen, whose niece Peggy was married to Benedict Arnold. In the 1790s, a store and post office were added. The building was extended and served as a hotel and stagecoach stop from the 1840s, until it was destroyed by fire in 1952. In 1955, J.J. Newberrys erected a new building, and the five-and-dime store was in business until 1995. This summer, La Verona will welcome a new neighbor with the opening of the expanded Portobellas restaurant. MAKING HISTORY: A TOUR OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS
The Kennett Square Female Seminary, at 147 West State Street, was built in 1843. Renamed the Eaton Academy, it established an outstanding reputation as a boarding school for girls before it was sold to the Western Quarterly Meeting of Friends in 1901. As part of their mission to serve and care for the area’s older adults, the Quakers established the Friends Home, a non-profit senior living community rooted in the warm tradition of Quaker hospitality.
KENNETT HIGH SCHOOL Kennett Square’s top-rated schools have been growing right along with the town since 1850, when all students were divided into two grades, dubbed the “big end” and the “little end,” in an early building on Cypress Street. The original bell from the school, built on Mulberry Street in 1868, is on display in the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center lobby. In 1930, Pierre S. du Pont donated the funds to complete the construction of the largest consolidated school in the U.S. This building, which has been extended several times since, is the present Kennett High School on South Street.
MAKING HISTORY: A TOUR OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS
The worshipping Catholic community has roots in the area going back to the 1790s. The first Catholic church in Kennett Square was built on West South Street in 1869. St. Patrick Parish was organized in 1893, and the church at the corner of Meredith and Cypress Streets, constructed of Avondale limestone with stained-glass windows from Munich, Germany, was dedicated in 1908. The adjoining school was completed in 1927. The new Father Victor F. Sharrett Courtyard between the two buildings offers a peaceful, contemplative space for all.
ST. PATRICK CHURCH THE PINES, OR FUSSELL HOUSE
Many “tracks” of the Underground Railroad ran through Kennett Square, which was a hotbed of abolitionist activity. Dr. Bartholomew Fussell and his wife Lydia were leading conductors, and it’s said that some two thousand slaves passed through their home at the intersection of Baltimore Pike and McFarlan Road. Slaves hid in the root cellar, which offered an escape route through a small door leading to a shallow well. The building, which is now owned by Kennett Township, is undergoing restoration. MAKING HISTORY: A TOUR OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS
The iconic building at 120 East State Street and Sycamore Alley dates from the 1860s. In 1871, it was sold to Ezra Durand, a “music man” who built and sold dulcimers. But Durand was also a confidence man—and he absconded to Mexico with bank notes to the tune of $10,000. George Fitzsimmons sold stoves and tin-ware in the building until 1883, when Robert T. Walker opened the Walker Cigar Emporium. The site of the former Kennett Café is now for lease, awaiting the next chapter of its story.
120 EAST STATE STREET
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF KENNETT SQUARE
In 1861, there was one Presbyterian living in Kennett Square. A pastor from Delaware began holding services here, and in 1864 the growing congregation erected its first building on the site at 211 South Broad Street. The present structure was built in 1909 and was refurbished following a fire in 1928. Renovations and expansions over the years include, most recently, a newly designed gathering area to mark the congregation’s 150th anniversary in 2014.
REFERENCES: Joseph A. Lordi, Postcard History Series: Kennett Square (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2006). Henrietta G. Bastalick, Janice B. Taylor, and Richard W. Taylor, Kennett Square Yesterday and Today: A History of the Borough of Kennett Square in the County of Chester in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Kennett Square, PA: KNA Press, 1982).
MAKING HISTORY: A TOUR OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS
Joseph A. Lordi and Dolores I. Rowe, Greetings from Kennett Square: A Sesquicentennial Tribute, 1855–2005 (The Cartolina Press, 2004).
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Saturday, October 13
kennett brewfest features live music,
connoisseur award sponsor:
tasting mug sponsor:
food trucks, vendors, and more. Join us for our Connoisseur session before the Regular Session for special pourings from select brewers showcasing different, rare, exclusive, limited, or seasonal beers. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit kennettbrewfest.com.
proceeds benefit historic kennett square
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Local Events KENNETT SQUARE FA R M E R S M A R K E T E V E RY F R I D AY 3 - 7 p m Apple Festival S E P T E M B E R 2 8 Fermentation Festival O C T O B E R 1 2 M U S H R O O M F E S T I VA L C O M M U N I T Y PA R A D E F R I D AY, S E P T E M B E R 7 6 p m
mushroomfestival.org/festival-info/ community-parade M U S H R O O M F E S T I VA L S AT U R D AY, S E P T E M B E R 8 & S U N D AY, S E P T E M B E R 9
F O R A C O M P L E T E , up-to-date listing of
events in and around Kennett Square, visit historickennettsquare.com.
E X PA N D E D F I R S T F R I D AY A RT STROLL “HOME IS WHERE THE A RT I S ” F R I D AY, N O V E M B E R 2 6 - 9 p m
D I A D E LO S M U E RT O S / D AY O F T H E D E A D F R I D AY, N O V E M B E R 2 & S AT U R D AY, N O V E M B E R 3
M U S H R O O M C A P H A L F M A R AT H O N S AT U R D AY, N O V E M B E R 3 8 a m
H O L I D AY L I G H T PA R A D E F R I D AY, N O V E M B E R 2 3 6 p m
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H O L I D AY V I L L A G E M A R K E T S AT U R D AY S , D E C E M B E R 1 & 8 S U N D AY S , D E C E M B E R 2 & 9 11am-5pm
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Celebrating 120 Years in Historic Kennett Square
a mission to serve
Located in the heart of downtown Historic Kennett Square, this vibrant, senior community provides for the needs of older men and women with independent living, personal care, and skilled nursing. Residents enjoy a homey, comfortable atmosphere with a Quaker mission.
an adaptable approach
Rather than having residents adapt to Friends Home, we work to adapt our environment to the individual interests and needs of the residents. Dining program selections, enrichment activities, hobby-specific committees, and personalized apartments give each resident the opportunity to express their individuality.
a heart for community
Friends Home strives to not just be located “in” Kennett Square, but truly “of” Kennett Square. Residents actively participate in various intergenerational programs through the community and enjoy giving back. Join the Friends Home family! Call or visit our website to find out how.
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2nd Anniversary WAREHOUSE SALE T H U R S D AY, S E P T E M B E R 2 0 - S AT U R D AY, S E P T E M B E R 2 2 9 a m - 8 p m d a i ly Come shop our biggest sale of the year with serious discounts on designer duds. For more details, follow us on Instagram @turnerandcompany
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AMONG THE COLORFUL , ROLLING HILLS OF CHESTER C O U N T Y, youâ€™ll find beautiful estate vineyards, charming tasting rooms, and barrel-aging cellars filled with premium wines that showcase each unique terroir. This Fall, enjoy six award winning tasting rooms that make up the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail. Gather your friends, enjoy the chill in the air, and experience a weekend of sipping and savoring. Plan your route by visiting the website at bvwinetrail.com.
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Sip & Stay:
The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail offers a passport program. Visit each winery, receive a discount on your purchase, and a stamp. A full passport means a glass of your favorite wine in a Wine Trail glass!
Stay over at one of our participating world-class bed & breakfasts or hotels. Each lodging property offers their own unique Sip & Stay Getaway package. Visit our website for a full list of participating partners.
From vine to bottle
F R O M C A R E F U L LY H A R V E S T E D G R A P E S , to beautifully designed signature labels, we take great care in making sure you enjoy each sip of a Paradocx Wine. Cheers to Autumn in Chester County, good friends, and fine wine. Uncork. Relax. Unwind. P A R A D O C X V I N E YA R D : 1833 Flint Hill Road, Landenberg
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T H E M A R K E T AT L P : 148 West State Street, Kennett Square B O O T H S C O R N E R M A R K E T: 1362 Naamans Creek Road, Garnet Valley
W E S T T O W N M A R K E T: 1 173 Wilmington Pike, West Chester
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hearth kitchen is the newest restaurant from
Chef Bryan Sikora. Hearth Kitchen features wood-fired pizza, fresh handmade pastas, creative and seasonal entrees, and an eclectic selection of small plates. Hearth also has a full bar with a carefully curated list of wines by the glass and bottle, signature cocktails, and a thoughtful selection of draft and bottle beer.
HAPPY HOUR MONDAY-FRIDAY 4-6pm BYOW MONDAY NIGHTS HALF PRICE ON BOTTLES OF WINE THURSDAY NIGHTS PRIVATE DINING IS AVAILABLE We hope to see you soon at Hearth Kitchen LUNCH & DINNER 11am-9pm Monday-Friday Dinner starting at 4pm Saturday and Sunday
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you can match and coordinate your current flooring with new choices. Evening and weekend consultations provide the ultimate in convenience. Once a flooring is selected, Len and his team manage every step from moving furniture to clean up. Call to schedule a consultation and learn why Floor Coverings International is redefining the customer experience.
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There was never a marriage that claimed happiness without working on it
Meetings are every Wednesday evening at 7pm at Willowdale Chapel in Kennett Square. Childcare available.
Re|engage is a 20-week marriage enrichment program that works with couples seeking a healthier, more loving relationship. Marriages in any condition will benefit, whether you are struggling to get along, your marriage is broken, or you simply want to grow closer together as a couple.
Joe and Becky Galante's story… We have found that our story is not unlike many other couples with young children. We began our relationship falling head over heels in love and we were excited to start our married lives together and grow our family. Like many parents, we pour ourselves into our kids and our relationship was often what suffered. We knew we still loved each other deeply, but sometimes it was just easier to get through each day rather than to invest the time in
our marriage. Over the years, we found ourselves bickering and being overly critical of one other, each thinking that the other was giving more. Slowly, without realizing this was happening, we found our marriage needed reinforcement. We heard about re|engage at Willowdale Chapel, but we weren’t active church-goers, and we didn’t know if a faith-based program was the right fit for us. The leaders at re|engage welcomed us warmly and we found that what we learned from the program can be applied to all marriages.
Re|engage supported us in more ways than we could have hoped. We have learned how to make our relationship a priority in our busy lives, and how to treat each other and each circumstance with grace and forgiveness. Through the program, our connection is stronger than it has ever been. We are living happier and more fulfilled lives as better parents and better people. The friendships, support, and knowledge we have gained from re|engage are invaluable—any marriage can benefit from it.
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I T â€™ S A T R E A S U R E H U N T at the Habitat ReStore! Find a huge selection of furniture, household items, appliances, building materials, and more. When you donate, shop, or volunteer at the ReStore, you're helping to bring strength and stability to your Chester County neighbors through homeownership. Proceeds from the ReStore have built more than 16 Habitat for Humanity homes in Chester County. A local family gains a step towards independence in their new, affordable home thanks to your generosity. What treasures will you find this week?
To donate, visit ReStoreChesCo.org or drop your donations off at our Caln or Kennett Square ReStores. Call 610.466.1890, or visit ReStoreChesCo.org to schedule a free pickup!
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& CONFIDENT KIDS The YMCA has been America’s leading swim instructor for more than 100 years and is the most accessible community resource for water safety.
Our progressive lessons teach swimming skills, stroke technique and water safety, while encouraging a lifelong love of the water for all ages and abilities. Group and private lessons are available. The YMCA is a cause-driven charitable organization that provides financial assistance for programs.
Our family spends a lot of time around water, so I was concerned when my son was anxious being in the water. I enrolled him in swim lessons at the Y, and he has grown from being terrified of water to picking swimming lessons as one of his favorite activities! At the Y, kids not only learn to swim, but to appreciate and love the water. - Katie Tacchino, Parent
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Upscale Latin cuisine, artfully prepared n a l r e staurant offer s a unique dining e x p e ri e n ce born from the ownersâ€™ pride and passion for Latin American cuisine. Inspired by culinary art and tradition found mainly in Mexico, Brazil, and Peru, enjoy artfully presented dishes, while sipping craft cocktails in a contemporary and stylish atmosphere.
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DELAWARETHEATRE.ORG / 302.594.1100 This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com
A frame for every masterpiece
locally-made fine art prints & oil paintings • custom framing • restoration services • vintage maps visual expansion gallery
is historic downtown West Chester’s oldest gallery. Choose from among our fine collection of West Chester, Kennett Square, Brandywine Valley School, abstract, and international artists. You can browse our collection of antique and reproduction maps of the area. We also provide expert custom framing and conservation services to create fabulous results that suit every taste.
132 NORTH HIGH STREET, WEST CHESTER 610.436.8697 VISUALEXPANSIONGALLERY.COM
An Independent, Quaker, Co-Ed, Pre-K-12, Day and Boarding School
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ART INFORMED BY SCIENTIFIC P U R S U I T Westtown School students, Heidi Suh ’19 and Nicholas Hanchak ’20 were selected for a prestigious STEAM program at the University of Pennsylvania last summer. They spent time with scientists performing cutting-edge research in network science. This collaboration bore the Penn Network Visualization Program, a partnership fusing art and science. During the course of the collaboration, students produced artwork interpreting and capturing the intricacies of science in novel ways. All of the artwork from the program was displayed in Esther Klein Gallery in Philadelphia.
“At Westtown School, we aim to nurture the inner light in each of our students, and no place is this more evident than the art center.” William Addis, Chair of Visual & Performing Arts
lo c h n a i r n i s o p e n t o t h e p u b l i c and is located 9 miles south of Longwood Gardens in beautiful Southern Chester County. Whatever your skill level, this is the course you will want to play again and again.
Loch Nairn’s golf shop is fully stocked. We also have a large practice green, new locker rooms with shower facilities, and tvs so you will never miss a match. The 19th hole, our Greathouse Tavern, offers great food and full bar service, beer on draft, 50” HD Plasma TV, outdoor dining on the terrace, and the round room overlooking the golf course.
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“ I ’ M D O I N G TH I N G S I ’ V E N E V E R D O N E B E FO R E .” Lloyd Ziegler embraces every new opportunity that comes his way at Garden Spot Village—from learning Scottish dancing to honing his woodworking skills to participating in travel with purpose trips to help rebuild homes devastated by Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina. Shortly after moving to Garden Spot, Lloyd joined the woodshop, even though he didn’t have experience or woodworking skills. He began to work with master craftsman Bill George, who taught him the fine points of woodworking. He uses the woodworking skills he’s learned to help others whenever he can. For example, he recently crafted 100 “broken” wood hearts. This fall, a team from Garden Spot Village will tie them together with leather cord and share “mended hearts” with patients at CURE International’s Kenya hospital in Kijabe. Living a purposeful life in a thriving community is at the heart of Garden Spot Village—because creating a meaningful future never ends. We would love to hear your story, introduce you to some residents, and give you the opportunity to learn a little more about the Garden Spot story.
Get in touch and we’ll set a time to see if it makes sense to craft a future together. You’re invited to visit our website or give us a call.
433 SOUTH KINZER AVENUE, NEW HOLL AND 717.355.6000 GARDENSPOT VILL AGE.ORG
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The primary care physicians and nurse practitioners of Crozer Brinton Lake are now accepting new patients.
Few professional relationships are as important as the ones you build with your medical care providers. And like other relationships, in order to work, they must be built on trust and two-way communication. If youâ€™re looking for a new primary care provider for your family, one you can trust and rely on when illness strikes, then count on ours. With a dozen family medicine and internal medicine providers in Glen Mills, chances are you will find a Crozer-Keystone provider who is right for you. Your good health is our priority. To learn more, please visit crozerkeystone.org/Primary-Care.
Crozer-Keystoneâ€™s Family and Internal Medicine practices are conveniently located on Route 1 in Glen Mills. Call 1-800-CK-HEALTH for a provider referral. CROZER AT THEL AKE.ORG
Part 3: Patti Brennan IT MIGHT SEEM SURPRISING that one of America’s top financial advisors thinks about legacy in terms of paying forward and giving back. For Patti Brennan, CFP, President of Key Financial, Inc., investing in people and in the community is not only a particular focus in this season of her life—it’s one of the founding principles that has guided her throughout her career. In this series, Patti has shared her experiences as a wife, mother, and founder of a financial planning firm as she cared for clients and fought to survive and grow through the financial crisis and beyond. This third and final chapter looks at what’s next for Patti and her team at Key Financial, Inc. It’s time now, Patti says, to share wisdom, extend influence, and focus on the future. Part of Patti’s story comes full circle in her generous support of other female entrepreneurs. “We’re all in this together,”
she says, “and it’s important to encourage one another.” Key Financial invests in the youngest generation with its “CEO for the Day” program, where a local 12-year-old gets a taste of the various responsibilities involved with running a company. The company’s college summer interns benefit from a varied and hands-on program designed to help them grow in their understanding of the business and all the people who contribute to its success. The company gives back to the community through many different initiatives, and Patti dedicates time to serving on various boards in the community and in the financial services industry.
software platforms that, for example, extend the degree of personalization the company can offer to each client.
Another facet of building legacy is investing in the company as an ongoing enterprise. “The future is now,” Patti says, and her energy and enthusiasm for fresh ideas spark team members to envision and develop innovative projects. As a result, Key Financial is building
The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Wealth Advisors, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. There is no fee in exchange for rankings. The “Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top 1200” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of different criteria. Among the factors that advisors are assessed include their assets under management, revenues, the quality of service provided to clients, and their adherence to high standards of industry regulatory compliance. Portfolio performance is not a factor. Please see www.barrons.com for more information. The “Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top 100” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of different criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are the overall size and success of practices, the quality of service provided to clients, adherence to high standards of industry regulatory compliance, and leadership in “best practices” of wealth management. Portfolio performance is not a factor. Please see www.barrons.com for more information.
Patti built Key Financial on the cornerstone of client care. Now, she has decades of accumulated wisdom and experience, cuttingedge technology, and an enduring commitment to people and real financial planning. As she develops future advisors of the firm, in some ways the story is only just beginning.
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Securities offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance services offered through Patricia Brennan are independent of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. Advisory services offered through Key Financial, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. SERVING THE KENNET T COMMUNIT Y 1045 ANDREW DRIVE, SUITE A, WEST CHESTER 610.429.9050 KEYFINANCIALINC.COM
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Stephanie Everett of Total Evolution Health & Transition STEPHANIE EVERETT is a certified health coach with a holistic approach. She’s energetic, compassionate, and insightful, and she’s exactly what each client needs her to be—any combination of coach, friend, personal chef, fitness trainer, and even stern taskmaster. As she coaches clients to achieve their health goals, they begin to see positive changes in all areas of their lives. As many women, including Patti Brennan, have found, Stephanie’s path to doing what she loves wasn’t a direct one. After working in education and even earning a Master’s in her field, Stephanie did some soul searching. People often turned to her for advice on everything from weight loss to workouts and personal transitions. “They wanted someone to listen,” she says, “but they also wanted productive conversations.” She loved helping people, and she realized her perfect day would involve doing precisely that. And so Total Evolution Health & Transition was
born—in her adopted hometown of Kennett Square, where she lives with her husband and daughter. Stephanie, who started college as a size 10 and graduated as a size 16, speaks from experience when she says that “diet” is a bad word and that it’s impossible to out-exercise poor eating. Focusing energy on getting a few things right, she says, builds momentum for change and shifts the emphasis from body image to health. “I help women lose weight, gain energy—and nine million other things,” she says, laughing. Honesty, love, and laughter are essential ingredients to success. “Nothing will stick if it’s not fun,” Stephanie says. “If something isn’t working, we try a different approach.” Patti Brennan calls her “inspirational.” “Stephanie believes in education and offers highly individualized coaching to each of her clients. Her energy and passion are contagious, and the support she offers allows such positive change to happen—she is literally changing people’s lives!”
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