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ISSUE No

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SPRING 2020

Celebrating local shopping, dining, arts, events, and community

Kennett Square The Living Well Issue


In the business of partying

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All well and good

We hope you are living well in Kennett Square this spring! Take a look at some of the small businesses and organizations offering products and services that lead to a life of wellness and happiness.

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social mission partner Learn more about our 2020 Social Mission Partner: After-the-Bell PA G E 9

nature’s remedy Spending time outdoors leads to significant health benefits. Read our suggestions for connecting with nature —all right here in Chester County. PA G E 1 9 IN THIS ISSUE

fresh face

authentic

Meet the all new Union Street Gallery featuring work by local artist Francis Roosevelt.

Helping others achieve a lifestyle of wellness: Michelle Vahey

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And of course,

great shopping, dining, arts, events, and community— as always. KEEP READING

get outside!

giving back

The outdoorsy team from Trail Creek Outfitters offers a list of local trails to explore this spring.

Passionately advocating for local land preservation: Elizabeth and Vince Moro

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ON THE COVER: We hope you enjoy one of the many bike trails around Chester County this spring! Beautiful blooms curated by The Farm at Oxford. Photographed at worKS Kennett Square. ISSUE 25 / SPRING 2020 / KENNETT SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA / THE LIVING WELL ISSUE


C R E AT E D A N D P RODUCE D BY F I G I N D U S TR I E S Creative thinkers and makers with a forever mission of Design For Good. Learn more about our mission and meet our team at figindustries.com. PUBLISHER Fig Industries REGIONAL DIRECTOR Brianna Carlisle SALES DIRECTOR Becky Galante WRITER Tara Smith

DESIGNERS Emily Schlotter Jason James Emily Hartung Pete Rodriguez

PRODUCTION Melissa McDade Tina Interrante Lisa Side Kelly McAllister

PHOTOGRAPHERS Karlo Gesner Matthew Tennison

D I G I TA L Amy Hynes Kinectiv

ACCOUNTING Matt Brandt

P R I N T I N G PA RT N E R The Standard Group

C O M M U N I T Y PA RT N E R Longwood Gardens

ALL THINGS SOCIAL Look for Fig Kennett on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for daily coverage of local entertainment, events, food, fashion, and community.

A D V E RT I S I N G I N F I G To find out how you can strategically market your business through the Fig communications package, contact Becky Galante at becky@figindustries.com.

Fig Industries is redefining success through social impact and environmental accountability in the communities we serve. Learn more about our B-Corp certification at figindustries.com.

Thank you to Longwood Gardens. With their generous support, we are pleased to present this issue of Fig Kennett.

Fig Industries, LLC has made every attempt to ensure that all information contained in this publication has been obtained from reliable sources, but all such information is provided “as is” with no guarantee of completeness or accuracy. The views of contributors do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Fig Industries, LLC. Fig Industries, LLC cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions contained in, or reliance made upon the contents of, this publication. Copyright: Copyright 2020 © Fig Industries, LLC. All rights reserved. Photography or page layout contained in Fig shall not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the specific written permission of Fig Industries, LLC. Contact 717.394.7737 or studio@figindustries.com.


A NOTE FROM FIG

Be well

IT IS WITH MUCH ANTICIPATION THAT WE WELCOME SPRING! And with it, a brand new decade. It offers an opportunity to create a new and fresh momentum, both in our personal and professional lives. The very essence of spring is to revive what has been dormant, and to watch the seeds that we planted in previous months finally show their first fruits. We consider ourselves extraordinarily grateful to live and work in Chester County, Pennsylvania—a place of vibrant culture, creative expression, and flourishing business. And of course— the tulip walk at Longwood Gardens, perhaps the most beautiful expression of the season that we get to call our own! It is in the spirit of gratefulness that we offer you this issue, our first of 2020, with a focus on Living Well. Pursuing a life of wellness can mean so many things. Whether it’s taking a class at your favorite gym, spending time with a counselor, or giving your time and expertise to a cause you feel passionate about, you’ll find countless ways to nurture a life of wellness here in Kennett Square and beyond. Read about the health benefits of connecting with nature on Page 19. And our friends at Trail Creek Outfitters offer a list of their favorite nature trails for you to check out this spring. Find it on Page 18.

B R I ’ S FAV O R I T E WELLNESS ACTIVITY

R U N N IN G ! Photo by Heather Schaen

Throughout this issue, you’ll find many of the small businesses and organizations who are offering helpful and nourishing ways to connect with this idea. Our hope is that by introducing you to them, you will discover new ways to love yourself, love your community, and love your planet. Among these pages you’ll find wellness opportunities in all forms—everything from physical therapy, to sustainable architecture. The mission of Fig is to connect readers who love local with the businesses who are offering products and services that enhance their lives. We hope to inspire you to foster an enduring connection to our Kennett community! WISHING YOU WELL, BRIANNA CARLISLE, BECKY GALANTE & THE FIG INDUSTRIES TEAM

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Live in the Light THE RE’ S NOTHING THAT SETS T H E T O N E O F A R O O M quite like lighting design. This spring, be sure to visit the showroom to find all the latest trends for 2020, as well as a friendly and knowledgeable staff that will help you lighten up with strategic lighting design for your home both inside and out.

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Lighten up

I N A D D I T I O N to their vast selection of beer, Waywood Beverage also stocks an ever-growing selection of hard seltzers and ciders. There are now many small batch Pennsylvania-based brands offering dry, funky, semi-sweet, sweet, and fruited varietals. As the market for ciders expands and evolves, Waywood continues to offer the largest selection in the area. Stop in and check out what’s new!

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GLOW LIKE IT’S 1989! T H A N K YO U T O T W O S T O N E S P U B F O R S P O N S O R I N G T H I S PA G E AND FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE KENNETT RUN T H E K E N N E T T R U N C H A R I T I E S has reached its 31st year and giving back to the community has always been center stage. Your whole family can register for the 31st Annual Kennett Run! Try the 5K or 10K + PoweRun, and wear your best 80’s inspired neon outfit—tube socks, headbands, and short shorts are encouraged. Afterwards, head over to Two Stones Pub to enjoy some well-deserved food and craft brews!

Register today at kennettrun.net

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2020 Social Mission:

After the Bell

A F T E R-T H E - B E L L

At Fig, we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions—one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. Our 2020 Social Mission Partner is After-The-Bell, an impactful nonprofit whose good work contributes immensely to our thriving, local community.

A F T E R -T H E - B E L L is a free afterschool program for all middle school students registered with the Kennett Consolidated School District. After-TheBell provides a fun learning experience in a safe, supervised environment. Students are provided a healthy after-school snack, participate in fun and engaging activities, and then are offered a bus ride home—all at no cost to families, the school district or tax payers. With more than 40 diverse activities to choose from, students can be sure to find something new, fun, and educational.

UPCOMING EVENTS

“A TA S T E O F K E N N E T T ” Annual Fundraising Event March 20

After-The-Bell is in it’s 21st year and has served over 6,000 students. This wonderful program has been made possible due to the generosity and tremendous dedication of foundations, local businesses, and community members who have donated both time and financial resources to make a difference in the lives of the young members of our community. Helping Working Families Inspiring Learning Having Fun Keeping Kids Safe

“BET TER THAN BACON” Improv Fundraiser at the Kennett Flash April 9

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SPRING 6 WEEK PROGRAM April 14 – May 21 AFTERTHEBELL@KCSD.ORG

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The kind of wellness

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Where your plate

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K N O W N F O R T H E I R S C R AT C H M A D E comfort food, Cafe Americana crafts all dishes using daily delivered, fresh and local ingredients. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in their open concept kitchen while choosing from a menu of classics including everything from pancakes to NY Strip.

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F R E S H FA C E Welcoming new businesses to Kennett Square. Frances Roosevelt

Fresh Face: Union Street Gallery S C I E N C E C O N F I R M S what art has always known: of all the senses, smell has the greatest power to evoke memory. The smell of the salt marshes off the coast of Charleston, says Frances Roosevelt, brings her back to her childhood home. “The salt air gives me life,” she says. “It’s in my blood.” And the paintings in her new Union Street Gallery pulse with that life and love of place. When she was transitioning out of architecture and into painting fifteen years ago, Frances found freedom in broad brushstrokes on large canvases. She renders the big skies reflected in the water, and the light, color, and

sunsets of these island landscapes in her expressionistic, slightly abstract style. She loves the quick-drying quality of acrylic paint, and often begins with just the horizon line and color palette in mind. On those days when she feels inspired, the work seems to create itself, and that’s when the process is the most rewarding. Frances has lived in West Marlborough Township with her husband for thirtyfive years, and their three children have returned to this area. While she values her creative solitude, she loves being part of, and giving back to, the Kennett Square community. The

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proceeds from some of her smaller paintings, for example, will go to Kennett Area Community Services (KACS). She’s grateful for supportive family and friends who have encouraged her to show her work in galleries in Charleston, SC and Wilmington, DE, and annually at the “Abstractions” show at Scarlett Thicket Farm in Kennett Square. She hadn’t planned to open a gallery herself, however, until she saw the space at 108 North Union Street. “I knew right away,” she said. “It’s perfect.” Union Street Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday from noon until four and by appointment.

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FRIENDS HOME

Story PORTRAITS

A place to continue your good work

R E S I D E N T, E L L A S E S T R I C H . Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ella Sestrich found her way to Unionville, Pennsylvania in the 60s. Although she had no experience cooking, she and her husband Francis bought a store in 1973 after he unexpectedly lost his job. They called it Sestrich’s Country Market, which is currently Catherine’s Restaurant on West Doe Run Road. Her experiences over those 23 years of running

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the market inspired her to write a book, “The Story of Sestrich’s Country Market: Friends, Food, Fox-hunting and ‘Facts.’” Published in 2019, Ella became a writer and curator of local history. Friends Home continues to be a vibrant community of wise and talented residents still pursuing their dreams and their good work.

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Call to find out how your loved one can become a part of the Friends Home Family. Independent Living Personal Care Skilled Nursing Care Short-term Respite Stays


art camps!

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1ST SATURDAY FREE DROP-IN ART CLASS During the school year, 9am - 12pm

West Chester: Free Public Art Openings, 5 - 7pm

September through May

MARCH 12 – APRIL 1 Unconventional

MONTHLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON

ShopArt stores in West Chester & Exton

ART PROGRAM FOR GARAGE TEENS

SAVE THE DATE

Fri. 10/16 The Great CCAA $100 Art Grab! Annual Fundraising Exhibit & Event

FREE SUMMER ART CAMPS Dates to be announced

Materials/Dansko & Anna Bellenger APRIL 6 – 18 Chester County High Schools Annual Show MAY 7 – JUNE 6 VIEW: Preview of Studio Tour Artists & Merrill Weber

O U R M I S S I O N I S TO E M P OW E R YO U T H TO P U R S U E T H E I R P OT E N T I A L . Last year, we served 556 students, provided transportation to 146 students, and provided 2,600 meals to students.

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DAILY HEALTHY MEALS AND COOKING CLASSES

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A TRIP TO DORNEY PARK FOR ENDING THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH POSITIVE GRADES.

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Worthy of Wellness The journey to wellness leads you down many worthy pathways. First in pursuit of your own mind and body, then extending to the care of your community, then finally to the sustainability of our shared planet. In the next few pages, you’ll find local businesses, organizations, and people offering wellness in all its forms. Be inspired to connect with them as you cultivate a lifestyle of wellness. At Fig we love to communicate through design. You’ll note that each page is marked by a flag in the corner labeled Love Yourself or Love Your Community or Love Your Planet. This is our small way of denoting and celebrating the businesses who want to help people with this most important journey.

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GRAB · GO · EAT IN · OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 7   a m to 7   p m

Nourishing community Garden Wrap

Berry Rose Refresher

Almond Chicken Salad

Lemon Meringue Tart

Green Smoothie

Rainbow Crunch Salad Carrot Dill Soup

“ TA L U L A’ S TA B L E is a haven for the community. Our mission is to bring community together through food. We are here for your well-being. Some days it might be sweet and other days, savory.

Owner, Aimee Olexy

Balance is at the core of wellness. We aim to offer a little bit of everything in our cozy Kennett Square retreat from healthy breakfast burritos, to green smoothies, to quinoa salads, garden wraps, and citrus salmon. Follow us for wellness tips this Spring and let us know how we can make your journey even more delicious!”

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Get outside T R A I L C R E E K O U T F I T T E R S has been outfitting your free time since 1983. With a devotion to enjoying and preserving our local nature trails, here are just three of the many local trails they recommend you check out this spring. Stateline Woods Trails The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County’s dedication to conserving corridors and protecting historical sites, while simultaneously giving the public access to the beauty of the area allows locals to stay connected with nature year round.

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Harvey Run Trail Can you imagine a more ideal day than to begin with a stroll through the Brandywine River Museum, followed by a scenic hike through the meadows and woods that inspired N.C. and Andrew Wyeth’s iconic works, which define the area? We can’t either! Myrick Conservation Center Trails Whether you’re walking, horseback riding, bird watching, or seeking out the perfect picnic destination, you’ll be sure to enjoy the beauty of nature that you’ll find on this 318 acre preserve.

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Nature’s remedy W H AT I F S C I E N T I S T S F O U N D an antidote to stress that would lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and improve overall feelings of well-being? And what if this remedy cost nothing with no side effects? Although your mother probably didn’t mention the positive effects of negative ions, her advice to go play outside and get some fresh air was very wise indeed. Anecdotally, we know we feel better after we go for a walk, a run, or spend time outside. But there’s also increasing scientific evidence for the very real benefits of the great outdoors. A recent study at the University of Exeter found that people who spend a total of just two hours a week in parks or other natural environments report substantially better health and psychological well-being. The Japanese practice of “forest bathing” (being in the presence of trees) brings similar benefits. Here in Southern Chester County, we’re surrounded by the cure—a wealth of stunning open spaces to explore. Here are just a few: Natural Lands’ preserves offer miles of trails through varied terrain including woodlands, meadows, and stream valleys. In addition to the nearby Stroud and

ChesLen preserves, find beautiful vistas, trails, and birdwatching at Sadsbury Woods in Coatesville, Wawa Preserve in Media, and Willisbrook in Malvern. Download the interactive ExploreNLT app for trail maps at your fingertips. The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC) provides “TLC” for the environment and residents through preserving and stewarding spaces including the Chandler Mill Nature Center and Preserve in Kennett Township and Stateline Woods in Kennett Square. We also have Longwood Gardens—one of the world’s premier horticultural display gardens that includes the 86-acre Meadow Garden—on our doorstep. Kennett Square’s Anson B. Nixon Park covers 106 acres with trails, ponds, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, and a dog park. The Kennett Greenway’s network of trails will link preserved open spaces, recreational facilities, and other community assets. Go to KennettGreenway.com to find sections of trails that are open and how you can help complete this project. Note: Jim Robbins, “Ecopsychology: How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health,” Yale Environment 360, Jan. 9, 2020. Photo taken by Daniel Traub at Longwood Gardens

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Summer camps for tiny dancers

24 –7 J U N I O R I N T E N S I V E C A M P 9 – 12 Year Old: July 6 – 10 10 – 4 pm PRINCESS CAMP 3 & 4 Year Old: June 22, 24, 26 9 – 12 pm 4 – 6 Year Old: July 6 – 10 Half & Full Day Options Dancers enjoy ballet and tap dance classes all set to their favorite princess music, as well as royal arts, crafts and games. ALL ABOUT DANCE C AMP 6 – 8 Year Old: July 13 – 17 Half & Full Day Options

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A camp to inspire and delight while learning ballet, tap, and jazz/hip-hop, plus dance-inspired crafts and activities. 633 WEST CYPRESS STREET, KENNETT SQUARE

A camp for the serious, well-rounded dance student who is looking to enjoy classes and choreography in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical/contemporary and hip-hop. SUM MER DANCE INTENSIVE Ages 12 & Up: July 27 – August 7 10 – 4 pm A camp for the serious, well-rounded dance student who is looking for training with master teachers from universities, Broadway, Hollywood, and more. Students will take classes in ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, hip-hop, contemporary, and modern and learn choreography to present in a community performance.

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Water is life! T R E AT YO U R S E L F to reverse osmosis water, the highest quality water at your tap. Since 1951, Lester Water has offered water solutions to make your home healthier.

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M I C H E L L E VA H E Y I S A L L S M I L E S while training clients at her fitness studio, VIDA Performance. “It’s all about technique and learning how to move and breathe,” she says as she describes her coaching methodology. She lives out her vision passionately and can’t hide the fulfillment she receives from teaching wellness as a lifestyle. As a gymnast and dancer, movement has always been a cornerstone in her life. Michelle grew up in Guatemala and later graduated from Johnson and Wales. While there, she met her husband Matt, a native of the Kennett Square area. They continued to develop their knowledge and experience in health and fitness as they raised their three boys. When Michelle taught her first fitness class, she realized her true calling. She and Matt decided to share their 20+ years of experience in the fitness industry with the community. They’ve dedicated the past few years to building their thriving fitness studio, VIDA Performance. Michelle became an IIN Health Coach in order to help her clients achieve even greater results. “Health coaching isn’t just about nutrition,” she says. “It means pursuing a lifestyle of balance—in relationships, spirituality, career, and food.” Most recently, Michelle was inspired to offer her health coaching as a virtual experience. Now anyone in the world can access her 21-Day Transformation Challenge. As a result of making VIDA Performance a safe and welcoming space, Michelle and Matt have formed a strong community around the very definition of their fitness studio’s name—“vida” means “life” in Spanish. Along with their team of dedicated coaches, they inspire clients to find strength and vitality and encourage them as they turn their dreams into reality. In addition to health coaching, VIDA Performance offers a wide variety of life-changing services including corporate and inhome fitness, fitness assessments, and functional circuit classes centered around TRX and movement—and the first class is always free!

Love Yourself

Offering personal training vidaperformance.com

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AUTHENTIC Helping others achieve a lifestyle of wellness.

Authentic: Michelle Vahey


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Personalized wellness.

T W O H E A LT H C A R E P R A C T I C E S , O N E M I S S I O N : to disrupt the industry by offering customized, out-of-the box medical care. With a commitment to finding affordable, personalized care for their patients, these innovative healthcare providers are changing the game.

C O R E FA M I LY P R A C T I C E provides high quality medical care with a different approach. Direct Primary Care (DPC) is an innovative, common-sense model that takes the practice of medicine back to its roots. This is done by eliminating the middleman—insurance companies. Because they do not accept insurance, this allows them to focus completely on their patients. No need to worry, you can still use your insurance for everything else like you usually would. They often help patients contain their costs if they have a high deductible or health sharing plan. Patients love the in-house lab, pharmacy, and same day appointments. Visit corefamilypractice.com to find out more and schedule an appointment. Family Medicine Pediatric Care Chronic Care Management Physicals for all ages Lab work

“Core Family is the best, most friendly doctor’s office. I’ve been many times this year and they always scheduled me quickly and usually that day’s notice. Great for everyday people and teenagers like me.” Jeremiah, client

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Spring speaking events:

RSVP via

BACKS & BEERS March 19 at 7 pm A lecture on non-surgical management of back pain

C B D F O R PA I N & ANXIETY April 25 at 10 am Lecture at Action Potential

Featuring Kristen Wilson & Paul Yerkes Lecture at Action Potential

N E T W O R K AT N O O N for Southern Chester County Chamber April 30 at 12 pm Featuring Paul Yerkes & Ricky Haug

Customized care.

A C T I O N P O T E N T I A L is proud of being different. Their unique one-on-one treatment approach provides a superior personalized experience to help you reach your goals faster. Their skilled physical therapists combine expertise with compassion to address a wide range of conditions, and will work with your physicians to keep them abreast of your care. One therapist, one client, one result: your success. Visit reachyours.com to find out more and schedule an appointment. Injury & Surgery Rehabilitation Neck & Back Pain Relief Concussion & Vertigo Treatment Fall Prevention & Balance Training Treatment for Neurological Conditions Pelvic Health & Incontinence Therapy

“Action Potential was the kindest, easiest physical therapy practice I’ve ever been to. The staff was so friendly. They helped me get back into sports within weeks.” Jeremiah, client Amy Gabriel, PT, DPT & Kristen Wilson, PT, DPT 1786 WILMINGTON WEST CHESTER PIKE SUITE 200A GLEN MILLS 228 SOUTH MILL ROAD SUITE 131 KENNET T SQUARE 610.455.4284

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Love Yourself


the

Smart is better.

smart sale

T H E M AT T F E T I C K T E A M , home of the Smart Sale, provides their clients with a toolkit of options and resources to make the buying and selling of real estate a custom experience. They empower their clients to chose from a menu of services, selecting and paying for only what they need. It’s a smarter way of doing business. G E T S M A R T. Use our smart tool to estimate your home value at MFThomevalue.com

David Maio Williams Matt Fetick

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A N I M PA C T I N I T I AT I V E O F T H E M AT T F E T I C K T E A M

the

HOME project

E V E RYO N E WA N T S A P L A C E T O C A L L H O M E , A P L A C E T O C R E AT E M E M O R I E S , B U I L D FA M I L I E S , A N D F E E L S E C U R E . Fortunately, there are a variety of organizations in Chester County that help make this dream a reality. Through creation of THE HOME PROJECT, the Matt Fetick Team will help support all of their good work. THE HOME PROJECT is a grant-based program dedicated to supporting organizations that fulfill the mission of improving and ensuring adequate living conditions throughout Chester County. A portion of the sale of every home purchased or sold through the Matt Fetick Team will contribute to the project. With referrals from their wonderful clients, associates, and partners, THE HOME PROJECT will have a tremendous impact on our local community.

YO U C A N H AV E A N I M PA C T, TOO.

If you plan to buy or sell a home, reach out to the Matt Fetick Team. A portion of your home sale, purchase, or referral will go toward The Home Project. Visit fetickteam.com/homeproject to learn more.

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A new landscape that brings you joy YOUR PROPERTY COMES TO LIFE with design and landscape installations by the Gardeness. Reimagine your outdoor spaces this spring with all new trees, shrubs, and perennials. Take your current landscaping to the next level with annuals, potted and styled live containers, or design the garden of your dreams.

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Historic integrity, modern design R E N E W A L DY N A M I C S , I N C . , is an Architectural Firm specializing in the renovation and adaptive-reuse of historic, unique, and forgotten structures. Owner, John Rosecrans is dedicated to the ideal of reutilizing buildings that have become irrelevant and overlooked, as he strives to revitalize these existing resources for future generations. With a commitment to preservation, and a dedication to finding a fresh purpose for each structure, Renewal Dynamics breathes new life into your project.

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Bring

to you

MAKE IT A FOOD TRUCK FUNDR AISER! Are you a non-profit looking to raise funds for your cause? All you have to do is sell the tickets, and Hood’s will handle everything else. Our full service food truck is perfect for school events, fire companies, boy and girl scouts, churches, clubs, and more. All of our to-go packaging is certified compos table and eco-frie ndly

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1664 WEST DOE RUN ROAD, KENNET T SQUARE

610.347.1670

HOODSBBQ.COM


GIVING BACK Passionately advocating for local land preservation.

Giving Back:

Elizabeth & Vince Moro T WO O F T H E M O S T P R E C I O U S resources we need to nurture and preserve are land and the human spirit. They’re profoundly linked, and Elizabeth and Vince Moro are working passionately to safeguard both. “When we take care of what’s special, we thrive,” Elizabeth says. The couple has joined forces in the community to save irreplaceable natural treasures including Barnard’s Orchard and Crebilly Farm through their Brandywine in White events. They’ve also put their 12-acre farm under conservation easement to protect endangered species. But the story of their land, and their mission, goes even deeper. “Our farm is situated next to the former Chadds Peak Ski Area,” Vince says. “People gathered there, learned to ski, formed relationships.” The Moros want to preserve not only the land but also this tradition of gathering community. And so the Little Barn of Big Ideas was born. Their beautiful historic barn, featuring a large central table with room for everyone, is a place for people to come together. “Everyone has genius inside,” Elizabeth says, “and as we brainstorm, listen, and share resources, we help each other make a difference in areas where we’re passionate. We’re stronger together.” Elizabeth spent a lot of time outside as part of her process of healing after her disheartening run for Congress. The experience strengthened her and helped her to focus on what unites us—and she’s writing a book exploring the core values that hold us together. She calls these the Civil Graces, and they include freedom, justice, and equality as well as hospitality, integrity, and empathy. The antidote to the problems our democracy faces, she says, lies in “inspiring, engaging, and uplifting the human spirit.” To find out more and a calendar of upcoming events, go to: littlebarnofbigideas.com

LEARN MORE ABOUT FIG GIVING BACK AT FIGKENNETT.COM

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Find time for yourself

L ANDSCAPE DESIGN + BUILD LIVING WELL means finding time for yourself. We have all heard the statistics on how much damage stress does. Our lives are so busy with our responsibilities and commitments, but the answer is right in front of us. Finding time for yourself begins at home! The studies show that shorter and more frequent trips away are better for your health than longer trips once a year. How much better is it to have moments to unwind every week, or better yet, every day? Create a space where you can unwind and de-stress in a backyard dream space that is perfectly suited for you and your family, and is beautiful and functional for decades to come!

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1460 EMBREEVILLE ROAD, KENNET T SQUARE

484.631.3852

GREENROOTSL ANDSCAPING.COM


D I D YO U K N O W ? Commercial car washing uses far fewer resources per vehicle and has much less of an impact on the environment than residential “driveway� washing?

Clean, the green way

OF COURSE MR . WIZ ARD IS KNOWN for making your vehicle clean, shiny, and dry in under 3 minutes! But they are also passionately committed to green and sustainable practices. Utilizes renewable solar power through panels installed on the roof. They recycle and reuse the wash water using a chemical free filtration method.

140 SOUTH MILL ROAD, KENNET T SQUARE

Stream-lined the washing process and key devices to greatly reduce the amount of time a vehicle is left idling. All cleaning and polishing products are biodegradable and meet the strictest regulatory standards across North America.

All packaging materials are sorted and recycled, and containers are provided at every Mr. Wizard location for customers to do the same. 610.4 4 4.9870

MRWIZ ARDCARWASH.COM

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JOIN THEM FOR THEIR SPRING OPEN HOUSE! Thursday, April 23, 6:30pm Tuesday, May 12, 6:30pm R S V P Krissy D’Ingazio at kdignazio@concordclub.org or 610.459.2200 x113.

Your family wellness retreat awaits TA K E A D I P I N T H E P O O L Swim team, newly renovated pool complex, dedicated baby pool, full bar and grille, poolside service, social events for adults and kids E N J OY A R O U N D O F G O L F Junior Golf: 6, 9, and 18 hole programs, Ladies’ 9 and 18 hole leagues, Mens’ GAP, PGA, Seniors, Mixed leagues, Twilight golf

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TA K E A T U R N O N T H E T E N N I S C O U R T Spring & Summer Junior Tennis Programs, USTA and CUP leagues, clinics and socials 1601 WILMINGTON PIKE, WEST CHESTER

610.459.2200

CONCORDCLUB.ORG


RESIDENTIAL C U LT U R A L / R E L I G I O U S H O S P I TA L I T Y MASTER PLANNING H I G H E R E D U C AT I O N COMMERCIAL

ENERGY NET POSITIVE After two years in this home, the owners have an electrical credit, as they are feeding power back into the grid, and are generating more power than they actually use.

Thoughtful architecture, sustainable design

The Sun House, Kennett Square, PA. Photographed by Ed Rahme.

INTERSECTING ART AND ARCHITECTURE, Ed Rahme Architects is a firm specializing in modern, sustainable design. Through thoughtful collaboration and problem solving, Ed works with each client on their custom project. The Sun House, in Kennett Square, was conceived and designed with a combination of active and passive solar strategies, making this home energy net positive. In addition, the home was built with recycled materials, sustainably harvested products, and energy efficient lighting. If you are looking for an architect who values both environmental consciousness and beautiful design, Ed Rahme can bring your vision to life. 2006 LENAPE UNIONVILLE ROAD, KENNET T SQUARE

610.453.7874

EDR AHME.COM

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THE POWER OF PLANTS

The Delaware Center for Horticulture is a nonprofit, membership organization inspiring individuals and communities through the power of plants. Creating an appreciation for our environment through horticulture, education, and conservation for more than 40 years, DCH has become a leader in beautifying communities and transforming lives throughout Delaware and the region. DCH uses plants as a tool to educate and inspire others by supporting more than 40 active community gardens; organizing volunteer-based greening projects; offering Branches to Chances: A Return to Work Program for the underemployed and unemployed; beautifying Delaware’s roadsides with native vegetation; maintaining the landscaping of many traffic medians and streetscapes; leading regional projects to enhance Delaware’s urban forests; and providing educational programs for children, teens and adults.

fun facts

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To get involved, visit thedch.org or call (302) 658-6262.

40 active community gardens and convener of the Delaware Urban Farm & Food Coalition 373 DCH volunteers with 3,660 hours in 2019 from Delaware communities in every county

83 Branches to Chances graduates who have been placed in horticulture jobs and careers More than 20,000 trees planted, along with research on DE’s urban forest and community tree steward programs

DELAWARE CENTER FOR HORTICULTURE 1810 N. DUPONT ST., WILMINGTON, DE 19806 | www.thedch.org


DELAWARE CENTER FOR HORTICULTURE’S

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th & Final Rare Plant Auction® A benefit that enriches urban neighborhoods through the power of plants. TICKETS ON SALE NOW

SATURDAY, APRIL 25th 6:30 - 10 p.m.

at Longwood Gardens

Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Chimes’ | Artist: Marylyn Waltzer

Join DCH and Celebrated Plant Experts Rick Darke and Melinda Zoehrer for this most special night in RPA’s storied history, featuring fine food and drink, exclusive access to Longwood Gardens, and the opportunity to see and purchase hundreds of rare and beautiful plants in the evening’s silent and live auctions with Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery, Inc.

For tickets and information, visit thedch.org/RPA.

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YO U ’ L L F E E L AT H O M E AND WELL- CARED FOR… AND FINISH WITH A CONFIDENT SMILE . Known for offering the most advanced and gentle orthodontic technologies in a fun and nurturing environment, Dr. Greeley and her skilled team are dedicated to gaining a thorough understanding of your needs before designing your treatment plan. You are encouraged to express your treatment vision and goals —whatever they may be. You’ll love being a Greeley Orthodontics patient.

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400 OLD FORGE L ANE SUITE 406, KENNET T SQUARE

484.346.7846

GO@GREELEYORTHO.COM


Always ready to lend a paw

T H E U N WA I V E R I N G M I S S I O N O F P U R E B R E A D is to delight each guest by creating legendary experiences, not just transactions. PureBread team members greet you with a genuine smile and a dedication to service. All members of the staff embrace the mission, vision, and values of PureBread. This spring, you’re invited to enjoy their inventive menu of hand-crafted sandwiches, jumbo muffins made from scratch, fresh salads, homemade bagels, and so much more. Seven days a week, PureBread is ready to serve you!

OPEN FOR COFFEE, B R E A K FA S T, L U N C H , AND DINNER MONDAY – SATURDAY 6:30am – 8pm SUNDAY 6:30am – 4pm

825 EAST BALTIMORE PIKE, KENNET T SQUARE

610.600.9866

PUREBREAD.COM

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STONE COUNTERTOPS / GENER AL CONTR ACTING SERVICES / C ABINETRY T I L E B A C K S P L A S H / R E M O VA L / P L U M B I N G

Featured materials Waypoint Living Spaces Cabinetry 650F Cherry Spice

Raising the bar

Uba Tuba Leathered Granite

P R E M I E R E Q U A L I T Y C A B I N E T R Y, countertops, and design services for all areas of the home. No matter what project you are dreaming up, Stone Masters is a one-stop family-owned shop for all your remodeling needs. Visit their Kennett Square showroom to discuss your next project. The Game Room Bar in the home of Chadds Ford family, The White’s

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515 SCHOOL HOUSE ROAD, KENNET T SQUARE

610.4 4 4.7200

STONEMASTERSINC.NET


Rock out with summer camps C A L L I N G A L L budding musicians and performers! Kids of all ages can enjoy morning and afternoon music camps. Camps include group instruction for woodwinds, brass, strings, voice, piano and percussion. Private lessons, songwriting, recording, and performance instruction also available. Register at mattockschoolofmusic.com. B E G I N N E R / I N T E R M E D I AT E JAZZ CAMP June 22 – 26 I N T E R M E D I AT E / A D VA N C E D JAZZ CAMP June 29 – July 3 ROCK CAMP July 13 – 17 July 20 – 24 INTRO TO RECORDING July 17 – 19 July 24 – 26 269 KENNET T PIKE, CHADDS FORD

484.734.0329

MAT TOCKSCHOOLOFMUSIC.COM

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T HE 28T H RUNNING OF T HE

S AT U R DAY May 9, 2020

A Twist on Tradition

PHOTO BY JIM GRAHAM

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: $30 per person in advance, $40 per person race day. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Reserved tailgate parking available in advance. For more information visit willowdale.org or call 610.444.1582. Races run rain or shine.


Before

Remax realtor, custom builder, renovator, residential & commercial T H E O N E N A M E T H AT D O E S I T A L L , R I G H T I N O U R B A C K YA R D Since 1986 Jim Barone has been providing highest quality Real Estate Services in just about all aspects of the fast-paced Real Estate Business. He has stayed ahead of the curve by incorporating the newest technology into his services, while still providing one-on-one customer service. With Jim as the renovation expert, and his wife Tammy putting her vision and personal design touches on every project, this design duo has completed many custom transformations throughout Chester County.

BARONE HOMES

Several new projects are underway in and around Kennett Square and Unionville and will be presented for sale in 2020. Visit baronecustombuilding.com to see galleries and video tours.

Jamesbarone.remaxagent.com

Before 2323 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, SUITE 3, WILMINGTON, DE

CELL: 302.530.9660

OFFICE: 302.657.8000

JIMBARONE2@CS.COM

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ADDRESS, 701 EAST MARSHALL L ANCASTER STREET, ###.###.#### WEST CHESTER WEBSITE 610.431.5000

CHESTERCOUNT YHOSPITAL.ORG


When your life changes in a heart beat, we bring the power of Penn Medicine to you. For more than 125 years, we’ve been looking toward the future. Unafraid to embrace the unknown, always willing to bring our best to help you face whatever challenges life gives you. With the strength of the region’s #1 health system, Chester County Hospital is evolving to bring the latest technological advancements — including incredible breakthroughs in heart and vascular treatments — right here to you in Chester County. It’s one more reason why your life is worth Penn Medicine.

ChesterCountyHospital.org


The visit everyone looks forward to Lasting memories are made every day at Willow Valley Communities.


Families cherish coming together at Willow Valley Communities. Here, shared experiences and celebrations among generations happen all year long. At Willow Valley Communities, we’re thoughtful about how families come together. Our 30,000 square-foot Clubhouse, with outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts, cafÊ, golf simulator, bowling alley, vintage arcade, and a full-service gourmet restaurant, is an ideal venue for the entire family to enjoy when they visit. Plus, our award-winning Camp Willow, an annual week-long day camp for grandchildren, makes bonding with grandparents both fun and memorable. Our mission is to inspire each person to embrace the possibilities of a life lived forward. Make lasting memories of your own at Willow Valley Communities.

877.536.3637 | INFO@WILLOWVALLEY.ORG | WILLOWVALLEYCOMMUNITIES.ORG

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Built by fun, conducted with STEAM W I L L O W D A L E C H I L D R E N ’ S A C A D E M Y is a Childcare and Preschool located in Chester and Montgomery Counties. Best known for their quality childcare and exceeding educational standards, they welcome families in a warm, engaging class environment. They strive to ensure that every child feels safe, learns, and has lots of fun! Now enrolling kindergarten for the 2020–2021 school year at the Chadds Ford location. Locations include Kennett Square, Chadds Ford, Avondale, West Chester, and Gilbertsville.

L E A R N M O R E about their accredited curriculum by visiting WillowdaleChildrens.com. Franchises available in PA, DE & NJ

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484.770.8490

WILLOWDALECHILDRENS.COM


EUROPEAN ST YLE CUISINE WITH NEW AMERICAN FLAVORS & A TOUCH OF SOUTHERN FLAIR

Signature ambiance, perfectly paired with seasonal flavors OPEN FOR BRUNCH O N S U N D AY HAPPY HOUR

Tuesday – Friday 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Head Chef Darryl Butts, Marketing Manager Cathy Centofanti, and Owner Ann Kolenick. 423 BALTIMORE PIKE, CHADDS FORD

610.388.7700

THEGABLESATCHADDSFORD.COM

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F In the first episode, learn how Art Petrosemolo, Garden Spot resident since December 2016, finds purpose in writing stories and taking photos for local newspapers.

Retire with

GARDEN SPOT COMMUNITIES PRESENTS:

Purpose PODCAST

SEASON ONE OF THEIR PODCAST IS NOW AVAILABLE

RETIRE WITH

PURPOSE

This brand new podcast explores what it means to retire with purpose, live to your full potential, and explore abundant opportunities to live with purpose in community. Six stories of real people who found real purpose. Listen today: gscretirewithpurpose.org

AT G A R D E N S P O T, people are changing the world. Sharing their stories inspires others to live with purpose—to volunteer and to engage their world. Their newest storytelling style, podcasting, connects you directly with residents and staff.

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433 SOUTH KINZER AVENUE, NEW HOLL AND

717.355.6000

GARDENSPOTCOMMUNITIES.ORG


S I N C E B E L L B O T T O M S A N D 8 -T R A C K S were all the rage, Whisman Giordano has used their powerful teamwork approach to deliver successful outcomes for their clients. They are committed to creating long-term relationships through open, honest, and respectful communication. Your experience with them will be unlike any other because they’ll treat you and your business like family. After 45 years, they know that the times and fashions may change, but quality, respect, and service never go out of style.

Building extraordinary relationships 111 CONTINENTAL DRIVE, SUITE 210, NEWARK, DELAWARE

302.266.0202

WHISMANGIORDANO.COM

INFO@WHISMANGIORDANO.COM

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