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ISSUE No

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SPRING 2020

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

West Chester The Living Well Issue


Asset Management through a wide angle lens

E VE RY SE A SON OF LIFE B RING S A DIFFE RE NT F I N A N C I A L C H A L L E N G E as well as an opportunity. The team of professionals at Janney Financial are here to provide you with a customized plan for any life stage you find yourself in. Whether you are starting a family or sending a child off to college, they can help you prepare. Whether you are looking for advice on building wealth or trying to envision your retirement future, they will help you establish a customized road map to achieve your goals.

Your resource for FINANCIAL PLANNING | RETIREMENT PLANNING & INCOME C O L L E G E S AV I N G & F U N D I N G P L A N S | E S TAT E P L A N N I N G I N V E S T M E N T M A N A G E M E N T | L O N G -T E R M C A R E P L A N N I N G Left to right: Michael P. Reynolds, CFP ®, Financial Advisor; Barbra J. Ford, Private Client Associate; Steven K. Manley, First Vice President, Wealth Management

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610.701.6083

ADVISOR. JANNEY.COM/ WCWEALTHADVISORS


All well and good

We hope you are living well in West Chester 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 well-roundedness.

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spring events Mark your calendar and enjoy these local springtime events. PA G E 1 0

feeling good Downtown West Chester offers endless ways to prioritize your wellness this spring. Check out this helpful list of ideas. PA G E 11 IN THIS ISSUE

giving back

authentic

Making an impact on the fight against breast cancer and ovarian cancer: Dave and Kim DiBiaggio.

Nature lovers and land preservation advocates: David and Dawn Cassel.

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get outside & play!

social mission partner

Spending time outdoors leads to significant health benefits. Find our list of local trails and nature preserves to explore this season!

Learn more about our 2020 Social Mission Partner: Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County.

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And of course,

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

ON THE COVER: A collection of vibrant umbrellas create a unique design that inspires us to see the beauty in a rainy spring day! ISSUE 34 / SPRING 2020 / WEST CHESTER, 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

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Chester County Hospital

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Thank you to our partners, the West Chester Business Improvement District and the Chester County Hospital. With their generous support, we are pleased to present this issue of Fig West Chester.

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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. We consider ourselves extraordinarily grateful to live and work in Chester County, Pennsylvania—a place with a quality of life that is humbling. 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 West Chester and beyond. Don’t miss Page 11 with a simple list of ways to do just that!

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 getting your finances back on track, to the mood boosting power of having live flowers in your home. The mission of Fig is to connect readers who love all-things-local with the businesses who are offering products and services that enhance their lives. Additionally, we hope to inspire you to foster an enduring connection to our West Chester community. WISHING YOU WELL, BRIANNA CARLISLE, BECKY GALANTE & THE FIG INDUSTRIES TEAM

B E C K Y ’ S FAV O R I T E WELLNESS ACTIVITY

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Same team, same process.

New name, new look.

For the last decade, West Chester Design Build has evolved from a small local business to an awardwinning home remodeling company through the leadership and creativity of Chris and Angela Payson. “It has always been a dream of ours to simplify the remodeling experience for our customers,” says Chris. “We believe that in order to do that you must have an amazing process, an outstanding team, and a design studio where customers can see and feel all the elements of their home remodel.” Following their dream led the Paysons to purchasing an old historical barn on West Chester Pike. For the past 2 years they have been working to build a design studio that will not only help them better serve their customers, but also become a gathering place for the community. Realizing that the company was not only growing but transforming, Chris and Angela felt called to make one more momentous change to their business. “West Chester Design Build” has served them well over the years, but home remodeling is about a lot more than designing and building. The true heart of the company revolves around positively transforming people’s lives.

WE H OP E T H AT WH O E V E R

I N TROD UC ING :

ENTER S THIS SPACE F E E LS T H E S A M E WAY

THEY DO AT HOME; WELCOMED AND LOVED. —A NG E L A PAYSO N


COCOON’S RE IM AGINE D PROCE S S S TA G E 1 S PA C E PLANNING Once they understand your goals and budget, their architectural designers develop a series of three potential layouts for your upgraded space. These layouts represent three different price points within your budget, showing you a range of what’s possible in your space.

S TA G E 2 DESIGN SELECTION From floors and cabinets to light fixtures and paint, they will help you choose the details that complement your vision. As you walk through your virtual space, you can start to see how your decisions become reality and make any changes before they start construction.

Owners Chris & Angela Payson in their brand new customer hospitality space.

1150 WEST CHESTER PIKE, WEST CHESTER

S TA G E 3 CONSTRUCTION They will notify the neighbors, pull the permits, and schedule every detail so you’ll never worry or wonder what’s next. They’re prompt, they are precise, and they are always here to answer your questions and anticipate your family’s needs as you watch your new space take shape.

610.594.2394

THECOCOON.COM

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THE O N E-STO P S HOP FOR AL L YO U R AU TO MOT IV E N EEDS

FA M I LY O W N E D

AU TO R E PA I R

AUTO SALES

A U T O B O DY

A U T O D E TA I L I N G

D AV E ’ S A U T O M O T I V E R E PA I R is proud to be a family-owned, family-operated business that has served the West Chester area for over 40 years. Originally founded by David Aloisio in 1976, 2nd and 3rd generation owners Jonathan, Laura, and JT Aloisio plan to carry on their father’s legacy. Their unique business model offers customers the opportunity to take advantage of the many services provided including auto repair, auto body, buying and selling cars and detailing. Their knowledgeable team of 15 is committed to customer satisfaction. When you come to DARE you are part of the family.

2nd and 3rd generation owners, JT Aloisio, Laura Aloisio, and Jonathan Aloisio.

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301 SOUTH BOLMAR STREET, WEST CHESTER

610.696.7153

DAREAUTO.COM


A Space to chase dreams

B E CO M E PA R T O F A CO M M U N I T Y of solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, and growth companies in the heart of downtown West Chester. Every align.Space member has a unique story and uses this co-working space in their own way. Whether you’re just starting to dream up your business plan, or you’re an established business looking for a place to build your team, align.Space offers a variety of membership plans designed to accelerate your growth and creativity. M E E T T W O M E M B E R S and learn how they use the space for success.

T O M B E M I L L E R | Owner, Complete Fleet “align.Space for me is my office away from my office. It is my place that I go to get away from the noise—my place to think, reflect, and focus, free from the distractions that seem to be so pervasive at work. align.Space is also a great place to bring others, and I frequently hold meetings here; it is great for 1-1 meetings with a client or partner, and I also utilize the many conference rooms for company meetings and strategic planning sessions. align.Space is a versatile work space that fills different needs for me and has become a vital part of my weekly routine.”

R I C K S P A N O | CEO, Spano Industries Consumer Direct “We have had many ‘traditional’ work spaces over the years where you own or lease your own dedicated space. We switched to this space for multiple reasons. You can still have your own dedicated space or flex space here. Also, great people run the space and are completely accommodating at all levels. We are also able to collaborate with other companies and individuals in the space about many different topics. There is strength in this concept, and I believe everyone wins!”

2 WEST MARKET STREET, WEST CHESTER

484.473.8400

ALIGN.SPACE

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Local Springtime events

W E S T C H E S T E R G R OW E R S M A R K E T 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturdays through April 10am-12pm Enjoy fresh produce and other local goods from around the Brandywine Valley! Normal market hours resume in May. Open every Saturday (May-December) from 9am - 1pm. WestChesterGrowersMarket.com N AT I O N A L H I S T O RY D AY AT C H E S T E R COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Friday, March 27 & Saturday, March 28 All Day Regional 2-day competition featuring 300+ 6th-12th grade students, teachers, and their families. ChesterCoHistorical.org RT C presents VA N YA & S O N I A & M A S H A & S P I K E AT U P T OW N ! March 27 - April 12, Times Vary A modern retelling of what Chekhov’s characters might be up to if they lived in Bucks County, PA, today. RTCWC.org E A S T E R E G G H U N T AT E V E R H A RT PA R K Saturday, April 4 Hunt begins at 10am Hop on over to Everhart Park for a fun-filled morning collecting eggs left by the Easter Bunny! Ages 2-9. West-Chester.com 16TH ANNUAL WEST CHESTER F I L M F E S T I VA L Friday, April 24 - Sunday, April 26 All Day Enjoy 60+ short films from around the world, workshops, and more during this 3-day festival. WestChesterFilmFestival.com

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FOR A FULL LIST OF EVENTS, VISIT FIGWESTCHESTER.COM

F I R S T F R I D AY S March 6, April 3, May 1 All Day New arrivals, special sales, extended hours, and free street metered parking after 5pm. DowntownWestChester.com

S P R I N G G A L L E RY WA L K Friday, May 1 5 - 9pm An eclectic mix of gallery receptions and one-night-only shows hosted throughout downtown West Chester. GreaterWestChester.com M AY D AY F E S T I VA L O F T H E A RT S Sunday, May 3 11am - 4pm A day-long array of popular regional bands, food vendors, artisan booths, family activities, and more. West-Chester.com B R A N DY W I N E B A L L E T presents T H E WO N D E R F U L W I Z A R D O F OZ AT WC U Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17, Times Vary This timeless story about the power of friendship, self-confidence, and family will delight audience members of all ages! BrandywineBallet.org UP ON THE ROOF Saturday, June 6 On the roof of the Chestnut Street Garage, 7 - 11pm Enjoy live entertainment, food, and the ever-so-popular martini during West Chester Downtown Foundation’s fundraising event with the best view in town! WCDF.org

WEST CHESTER DINE A N D D O N AT E 1st Monday of the month | All Day Skip the cooking and head into downtown West Chester for a delicious meal—all while supporting a great local cause! DowntownWestChester.com


Live Well in

West Chester

D O W N T O W N W E S T C H E S T E R O F F E R S E N D L E S S W AY S to pursue a lifestyle of wellness. Whether it’s getting outdoors and connecting with nature, pursuing a hobby that brings you joy, or giving your time to an organization in need, you’ll find many ways to live well in West Chester. Here are some suggestions for prioritizing your wellness this spring:

V O L U N T E E R YO U R T I M E at any number of worthy causes or nonprofits in our community. There are countless ways to offer your resources, expertise, or time, and giving back always feels so good. G R A B A R E U S A B L E B A G and visit the West Chester Growers Market on North Church Street & Chestnut. Pick out some locally grown produce and try a new recipe. Open January-April on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays from 10am - 12pm, and every Saturday May-December from 9am - 1pm. WestChesterGrowersMarket.com

TA K E YO U R D O G F O R A W A L K and find out just how dog-friendly West Chester is. Stop in for a treat at All The Dogs on 13 South Church Street. And plan to attend Bark in the Park on April 19th at Hoopes Park which is full of pet-friendly vendors and activities that you and your dogs won’t want to miss! West-Chester.com

C O N N E C T W I T H N AT U R E by strolling through one of the borough parks such as Marshall Square or Everhart Park. Or take a drive over to Stroud Preserve and enjoy one of many well maintained nature trails. West-Chester.com

S I G N U P F O R A C L A S S at the Oscar Lasko YMCA. Check out their class schedule online and choose something you’ve always wanted to try but have never prioritized. YMCAGBW.org

C H E C K O U T W A L K W O R K S , which is a downtown walking route around the borough. Make sure to look around and find a building, alleyway, or piece of architecture you have never noticed before. PAWalkWorks.com

E N J OY T H E M O N T H LY P R O G R A M M I N G for all ages at the West Chester Public Library, or check out a pile of books on a topic you’ve always been curious about. WCPublicLibrary.com

Connect with any number of local businesses and professionals who can help you reach your wellness goals and live your best life. Eat Drink Om Yoga Café 124 East Gay Street

The Prana House 109 North Church Street

Massage Zen Spa 107 North Church Street

Premier Personal Training 142 East Gay Street

Mitch’s Market Street Gym 322 West Market Street

Steele House Nutrition and Training 237 East Gay Street

Optimal Massage 121 East Gay Street

The Wellness Suite 117 East Gay Street

Platinum Pilates 26 South Church Street

Elevate Body Mind Yoga 25 North Walnut Street

THE WEST CHESTER BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT was established in 2000 to foster business growth in the downtown, advocate for small business owners, and ensure that downtown West Chester is a thriving place to own a business.

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FIG WEST CHESTER

SHOP LOCA L!

Looking for something special? You will find it in the easily-walkable Downtown West Chester! Discover uniquely-curated items, friendly shop owners, and exceptional customer service. It’s an experience! Here are just a few of the boutiques you will want to check out.

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1. KALY

37 West Gay Street | 610.436.8272 | kalyclothing.com A downtown mainstay, Kaly is known for their eclectic and ever-changing products and gifting ideas. These include everything from apparel and handmade jewelry, to baby items and artisan pottery. And if you’re looking for a West Chesterthemed collectible, this is your spot!

2. 5 Senses

133 Market Street | 610.719.0170 | the5senses.com 5 Senses offers a vast collection of functional art objects chosen to satisfy one or more of your five senses. With their focus on North American handcrafted items, you’ll find the work of over 25 local artists as well as a selection of Fair Trade products. Activate your senses at this must-see boutique in the heart of downtown West Chester.

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3. Giunta’s Furniture

513 East Gay Street | 484.887.8271 | giuntasfurniture.com Your downtown destination for stylish and affordable furniture, beautiful accessories, home decor, artwork, lighting, and more. Let them handle your upholstery project or special order a piece of furniture for you. You’ll always feel welcomed at this familyowned business. Enjoy convenient off-street parking!

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Looking for something delicious to munch on or a great dinner out on the town? You will find great places to eat at right in Downtown West Chester! Discover handcrafted sandwiches, delicious baked goods, and a variety of tasty brews on tap. Here are just a few to enjoy.

4. Yori’s Bakery

5. Slow Hand

Yori’s Church Street Bakery is known for offering quality, from-scratch baking, all done on the premises. Every single day, a variety of baked goods are made fresh daily, including Danish pastry, donuts, cinnamon buns, pies, French pastries, cupcakes, muffins, decorated cakes, cookies, bread, and rolls. Custom cakes and party tray catering are also available.

Just opened in April 2019, Slow Hand offers seasonal farm to table food, an extensive draft beer list, and inventive craft cocktails. Known for their vintage inspired decor (including a portrait of Conway Twitty), the team is always putting their own spin on your favorite classic menu items. Come for lunch, brunch, dinner, or a drink. Enjoy live music every weekend!

6. Ram’s Head Bar & Grill

7. Iron Hill Brewery

15 North Church Street | 610.344.YORI | yorisbakery.com

40 East Market Street | 484.631.0241 | ramsheadbarandgrill.com

Always a favorite spot to meet downtown, Ram's Head Bar and Grill recently launched an all new lunch menu, which is available Monday through Friday, from 11am-3pm. For the month of March, enjoy a Buy One Get One 50% off this new menu! Enjoy drinks and all of the great flavors this American twist on a British gastropub has to offer.

30 North Church Street | 484.999.8638 | slowhand-wc.com

3 West Gay Street | 610.738.9600 | ironhillbrewery.com

Find seasonal handcrafted beers, accompanied by fresh-from-scratch New American cuisine in a casual upscale atmosphere. With a love of the craft and a passion for the West Chester community, Iron Hill Brewery is the go-to place for gathering and celebrating all types of occasions. We recommend trying the Brewer’s Flight!


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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484.631.3852

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Growing the light in every child. NOW REGISTERING FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS

June 8 - August 24 Come for one week or 12! Field Trips, Summer Olympics, STEM Fun, Theater, Spanish, Yoga, Music and Music Composition, International Games, and lots more! Pre-K through rising 6th grade

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Call 610.696.2820 OR VISIT

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E D U C ATIN G STUDEN TS IN PRESCHOOL THROUGH 5t h GRA DE Innovative & enriched curriculum in the context of Quaker values, including STEAM studies | Makers Space | Spanish for All Grades | Mindfulness Practice Early Childhood Outdoor Classroom | Interdisciplinary Literature & History | Music, Studio Art & Art History Raised Bed Gardens & Resident Hens | Intergenerational Program with Hickman Home Learning Partnerships with West Chester University, Kennett Symphony, Chester County Historical Society, Echo Hill Environmental School & Ches-Len Preserve 415 NORTH HIGH STREET, WEST CHESTER

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AL FRESCO OUTDOOR DINING Ser ving lunch and dinner 7 days a week, plus Saturday and Sunday brunch

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Seasonal flavors for sipping & savoring

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Thank You for 25 years of legacy philanthropy! C H E S T E R C O U N T Y C O M M U N I T Y F O U N D AT I O N connects people who care with the causes that matter, so their philanthropy makes a difference now & forever.

Patron of the Arts presents

F I G ’ S P A T R O N O F T H E A R T S , Dr. Timothy Blair, is the newly appointed Strategic Corporate Partner at WeMusic, Inc., of WL Global Corporation with offices in Manhattan, Shanghai, Beijing, and London. Prior to his new appointment as Corporate Partner, Dr. Blair served as CEO and Executive Director. He is proud to sponsor this latest page in our series of featured local arts organizations, cultural anchors, and hard-working nonprofits. The Chester County Community Foundation recognizes Dr. Blair for his generosity, and his passionate support of their mission in our community.

THE LINCOLN BUILDING, 28 WEST MARKET STREET, WEST CHESTER

610.696.8211

CHESCOCF.ORG

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HONESTY INTEGRITY C O M M U N I C AT I O N

WO R K IN G OUT T H E B EST WAY

TO BUY OR SELL YOUR HOME # wh oyo u wo rk wi t h m at t er s # lov el i v i n g i nwe s tch e s t er # wel l n e s s i nwe s tch e s t er # l i v e wh ere yo u wo rk

Mike is pictured at CrossFit West Chester where he has been a member for over 7 years.

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300 WILLOWBROOK L ANE, SUITE 310, WEST CHESTER

610.256.1609

MIKECIUNCI@K W.COM

MIKECIUNCI.COM


Goodbye winter blues, hello to blackberry beer S T E R L I N G P I G P U B L I C H O U S E is a casual bar and restaurant offering elevated comfort food and seasonal, locally-brewed craft beer. O R T RY O U T t h e B l a ck b e r r y Orange Street Wheat, inspired by spring!

TA K E A S I P o f S te r l i n g P i g 's award-winning S h o a t P i l s n e r. PA I R YO U R f a v o r i te b e e r w i t h southern-inspired dishes.

113 WEST MARKET STREET, WEST CHESTER

484.999.8026

STERLINGPIG.COM

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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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Local businesses dedicated to helping their customers better themselves on their journey to wellness physically, emotionally, Love socially, and mentally. Yourself

Local businesses and organizations who are on a mission to make the West Chester community a Love better place for everyone Your who calls it home. Community

Local organizations who are focused on preserving the diverse West Chester ecosystems and the many nature preserves found in our area.

Love Your Planet


Balanced hair and makeup speaks volumes

Makeup by John Barrett using AVEDA makeup Hair by Jacky Patten Outfit by Tish Boutique Styled by Alyssa Kaeck Model Jessie Jordan

826 NORTH POTTSTOWN PIKE, EXTON 150 EAST GAY STREET, WEST CHESTER

610.314.4300

484.872.8457

BALANCEHAIRSPA.COM

Love Yourself


The power of flowers

D I D YO U K N OW? Recent behavioral studies show an overwhelming reduction in stress among people who received and lived with flowers. Researchers are finding that adding elements of nature, such as flowers, to interiors strengthens feelings of compassion, fosters creativity, and even provides a boost of energy. Studies show that people who live with flowers in their homes for just a few days report a significant improvement in their mood.

Love Yourself

210 NORTH CHESTER ROAD (ROUTE 352), WEST CHESTER

610.431.3077

MATLACKFLORIST.COM


Jean Gross’ tips for

Making your home a sanctuary of wellness

A FAMILIAR FACE IN CHESTER COUNT Y REAL ESTATE

Jean enjoys entertaining at her home in the borough.

W I T H O V E R 3 0 Y E A R S I N R E A L E S TAT E , J E A N G R O S S has seen many beautiful homes. Whether your home is big or small, new or old, here is her tried-and-true list of ways to ensure your living space offers wellness and joy to all who live in it.

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 et aside a reading nook. Choose S a small space in your house that feels cozy and quiet. Set up pillows, blankets, bookshelves, and a spot to put your coffee. Carve out some time each day and do something that brings you joy. Whether it’s reading, meditating, journaling, or just sitting with your thoughts, having a defined space for this is life-changing.

 lant a garden. There’s nothing like 2 Pgrowing and harvesting your very own vegetables or flowers. Even if your garden is a collection of pots, tending to something that brings nourishment to our bodies and souls is an ancient practice.

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Set up an outdoor living space. Design an area that allows you to get outside during all four seasons and fills up your senses. You’ll find it is invigorating to walk barefoot on the grass and let your feet connect with the earth. Make sure to add comfy furniture and calming accents to your deck or porch. Or get really creative and set up curtain sheers to define an outdoor room that invites the inside, out.  Add a water feature. This can be done in any space both indoors or outside, but the sound of moving water brings an indescribable zen quality to any home. 610.363.4300

nvite birds into your yard, 5 Ibalcony, or front porch. Install

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bird feeders, bird baths, or a miniature pond and discover how fun it is to have your property full of life and song. You could begin a new hobby by learning to identify each and every bird. Throw a dinner party or Saturday brunch for your neighbors. Invite a family you haven’t met yet to join in the fun. Opening your home to others leads to genuine connections and can make your neighborhood feel so much friendlier.

JEANGROSS.COM

Love Yourself


Spoil yourself at the spa

W he re i n the w orld?

Anna Zelinsky Dunleavy Luxury Travel Consultant

Anna specializes in wellness itineraries and will help you book your dream destination! She has been with Whirlaway since day one, which is quite obvious when you see her collection of notes and personal contacts for hotels, guides, and destinations around the world.

Love Yourself

26 MARKET STREET, WEST CHESTER

kyoto, japan

The mineral-rich water that springs near Aman Kyoto is central to the philosophy at the resort’s Aman Spa. Traditional onsen bathing facilities deliver relaxation and healing in their purest forms, while a range of treatments tap into Japan’s plentiful natural apothecary—including Kyoto green tea, tanba kuromame black beans, local sake, and cold-pressed camellia oil. Contact Anna at anna@whirlawaytravel.com to book this unforgettable wellness experience.

610.431.3642

WHIRLAWAYTRAVEL.COM


For Me, From Me LET SUN SET HILL JEWE LE RS HE LP YOU choose something that celebrates all you have accomplished. The pride and joy women feel in purchasing a diamond for themselves is a treasured act of self-love. Real jewelry and gemstones have been symbols of greatness that have always stood the test of time.

23 NORTH HIGH STREET, WEST CHESTER

Chester County’s Most Trusted Jeweler

610.692.0374

SUNSETHILL JEWELERS.COM

Love Yourself


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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Balanced in body, empowered from within JOIN THEIR STRONG AND EMPOWERED COMMUNIT Y!

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W H AT I S B A R R E 3 ? It is a full body, balanced workout combining strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness. At barre3, modifications are celebrated and it’s a workout that is truly for everyone.

706 EAST MARKET STREET, WEST CHESTER

484.473.814 4

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Comprehensive and specialized smile care W E S T C H E S T E R D E N TA L A RT S is a local family dentist offering a variety of dental services to help you and your family maintain healthy teeth. They specialize in comprehensive dental services and sedation dentistry to satisfy all of your dental care needs.

The West Chester Dental Arts team includes Eric Fort, DMD; Eric Shelly, DMD; Jae Woo Kim, DMD, MS

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Preventative care

Digital scanning for dental impressions or molds

Invisalign Bonding Professional teeth whitening

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Cosmetic dentistry 403 NORTH 5 POINTS ROAD, WEST CHESTER

610.696.3371

CBCT scanning for diagnostics and implant planning Sedation Dentistry Cosmetic and therapeutic Botox WCDENTALARTS.COM


It’s not you. It’s your hormones! B E B A L A N C E D is a non-medical approach to solving stubborn weight gain, PMS, and menopausal symptoms. The program is an all-natural way to renew your energy and confidence. Beyond weight loss, the goals they focus on are rebalancing hormones, resetting metabolism, identifying foods that put weight on, and alleviating hormonal issues associated with imbalanced hormones and stress. Linda Barilani, the owner of BeBalanced in West Chester, opened here in August. Owning a center in Wyomissing, she was moved by the impact this program had on the women in that area and wanted to share it further. “We change women’s lives! They come to us feeling as if there is no hope. Once they are on our program they get their energy back, feel great, combat hot flashes, insomnia, and night sweats, and lose weight. It is amazing to watch and the most rewarding job I’ve ever had.”

1385 DILWORTHTOWN CROSSING, WEST CHESTER

484.999.2133

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Celebrating 50 years with

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w e e ks o f g i v e aways !

E N T E R TO W I N A F R E E H OT E L STAY! Order a 3-tier wedding cake or larger to be entered to win a free night at the Sofitel Philadelphia. Dinner and breakfast included.

First generation owners, Jerie & Paul Weldon, with their son and second generation owners, Chad & Becky Weldon, and their children.

Working with the Master’s Baker has “been nothing but extraordinary! Chad

and his team have exemplified amazing customer service. The staff is patient and kind and you can feel the passion they have for their products! The Master’s Baker is a bakery you can rely on for the most beautiful and delicious quality cakes and sweets!

Dottie Sonsalla

Director of Wedding & Ballroom Events, Mendenhall Inn

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WEEKLY GIVEAWAYS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR Every week for 50 weeks the team at The Master’s Baker will be giving away one product on their Facebook page. 25 of these products will be of their own creation including wedding cakes, desserts, or cakes. The other 25 products will be from local Chester County businesses and will include items like salon services, rounds of golf, a personal chef, and car care.

50 IN 50 GIVE BACK In order to give back to the community that helped create their success, The Master’s Baker will be giving away one pound of butter, sugar, and flour along with a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs to a deserving family every week for 50 weeks. To nominate yourself or someone you know just fill out the form on their website: themastersbaker.com/giveaway-survey/

319 WEST GAY STREET, WEST CHESTER

610.436.9888

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A Continuing Care Community

Residents enjoying one of the many therapy dogs that come to visit.

L O C AT E D I N T H E H E A R T O F T H E B O R O U G H , B A R C L AY F R I E N D S offers award-winning Nursing Care, and Short-Stay Rehabilitation. The new Preston building, coming in summer 2020, will complete the Continuing Care Community with Residential Living, Personal Care, and Memory Care.

700 NORTH FR ANKLIN STREET, WEST CHESTER

610.696.5211

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Join Dorothy as she journeys from Kansas to the magical Land of Oz where she makes many friends, but must also confront the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged creatures as Dorothy tries to find her way back home. This timeless story about the power of friendship, self-confidence, and family will delight audience members of all ages!

EMILIE K. ASPLUNDH CONCERT HALL on the West Chester University Campus Friday, May 15 at 10am

Saturday, May 16 at 4pm

Saturday, May 16 at 12pm

Sunday, May 17 at 2pm

T I C K E T S : B R A N DY W I N E B A L L E T. O R G BOX O FFI CE : 610 .6 9 6 . 2 7 11

F I G ’ S PAT R O N O F T H E A R T S , Dr. Timothy Blair, is the newly appointed Strategic Corporate Partner at WeMusic, Inc., of WL Global Corporation with offices in Manhattan, Shanghai, Beijing, and London. Prior to his new appointment as Corporate Partner, Dr. Blair served as CEO and Executive Director. He is proud to sponsor this latest page in our series of featured local arts organizations, cultural anchors, and hard-working nonprofits.

Patron of the Arts presents

Brandywine Ballet recognizes Dr. Blair for his generosity and his passionate support of arts and culture in Chester County. Photo by Dan Wilson

317 WEST TOWN ROAD #5

610.696.2711

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Serving the whole child NURTURING THE THREE DIMENSIONS: ACADEMIC, PHYSICAL, AND SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL

THERESA SARDELLA, R.N., M.S. Health Center Director Oversees the Health Center and the health and wellness needs of students across the three divisions. She leads a group of vibrant, caring nurses who are dedicated to providing excellent healthcare to students every day.

MARIA ALONSO, PH.D. Clinical Psychologist Guides Westtown’s three-divisional Integrated Learning, Health & Wellness Team, composed of Nurses, Learning Specialists, School Counselors, Psychologists, and Psychology Externs. She works closely with students, faculty, and parents to ensure that Upper School students have the appropriate learning and social-emotional support needed to thrive and excel at school and beyond.

WESTTOWN SCHOOL is dedicated to serving the whole child with an unparalleled, integrated approach. Administrators, faculty, and staff work and collaborate within and across divisions to achieve this unified approach using researched, evidence-based practices. Traditionally, schools have focused on and supported the cognitive aspects of child development. They know now more than ever that if a child is not physically or social-emotionally healthy, their learning and academic success is impeded. The team at Westtown is committed to nurturing all three dimensions in order to serve the whole child and ensure that they can reach their full potential.


DOT SALSBURY, M.ED Middle School Learning Specialist COREY YOUNG, M.ED & KIM CULCASI (not pictured) Upper School Learning Specialists Work directly with students to help them discover who they are as learners and to develop the tools and strategies that promote academic success. Learning Specialists also work with faculty to help them implement teaching interventions and creative strategies to further support student achievement in the classroom.

JESSICA MORELY, PSY.D. School Psychologist Oversees educational testing across the three divisions to support student learning and academic achievement. She spends her time working with students, faculty, and parents to ensure that Lower School students’ social-emotional needs and well-being are nurtured and well supported.

ELIZABETH RILEY, M.ED. School Counselor Works with Middle School students, providing them with the social and emotional support and decisionmaking tools necessary to become healthy, engaged learners, and positive community members. She also co-leads a peer counseling program with Maria in the Upper School to promote positive peer mentoring and social-emotional health and awareness among the student body.

QUAKER · CO –ED · PRE- K -12TH GR ADE · 975 WESTTOWN ROAD · WEST TOWN.EDU

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Community. Faith. Compassion.

FRIENDSHIP. IT IS HARD TO DESCRIBE, BUT YOU KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE FOUND IT. All of life’s most meaningful moments are remembered in light of who was there with us. Project 938 believes that God works in our lives together. Healthy living happens in the context of a community of friends, and healthy friendships foster a better community. Project 938’s first value is to “build community.” Knowing God’s love and showing God’s love is something that happens when we are together. And we come together to find friendship, life’s most special ingredient.

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JOIN PROJECT 938 THIS SUNDAY AT 10AM at the Fugett Middle School Auditorium. There will be coffee, a community of friends, and kids ministry for children up to 6th grade. Come as you are or plan a visit at project938.net.

500 ELLIS LANE, WEST CHESTER

484.938.1990

INFO@PROJECT938.NET


art camps!

EXPERIENCE ART! Spring classes and workshops April 6 - June 6 ShopArt stores in West Chester and Exton Monthly art exhibits and free public receptions Host a one-of-a-kind event in their art galleries Create a special birthday party

Create, learn & grow

NOW ENROLLING! SUMMER ART CAMPS 11 WEEKS, JUNE 15 – AUGUST 28

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SPRING EVENTS CCAA@EXTON SQUARE MALL $5 & $10 drop-in classes/workshops Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11am – 3pm

APRIL 6 - 18 Chester County High Schools Annual Show Awards Reception: April 15, 5 – 7pm

MARCH 12 - APRIL 1 Unconventional Materials/Dansko & Anna Bellenger Opening: March 12, 5 – 7pm Solo Artist Talk: March 19, 6pm

MAY 7 - JUNE 4 VIEW: Preview of Studio Tour & Merrill Weber Opening: May 7, 5 – 7pm Solo Artist Talk: May 14, 6pm

100 NORTH BRADFORD AVENUE, WEST CHESTER

610.696.5600

SAVE THE DATE Friday, October 16 The Great CCAA $100 Art Grab! Annual Fundraising Exhibit & Event. 6 – 8pm Art Grab! Opening & Preview: Thursday, October 15, 5 – 7pm

CHESTERCOUNTYARTS.ORG

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GIVING BACK Making a difference in the lives of others.

Giving Back: Dave & Kim DiBiaggio T H E H A R D E S T M O V E I N G Y M N A S T I C S is the triple double (a double back flip with three twists). But organizing the largest USAG women’s gymnastics meet in the nation with 4,000 athletes from over 100 gyms to raise thousands of dollars for Unite for HER, while also educating about breast and ovarian cancer care and prevention, may be even more challenging. Pink Invitational organizers Kim and Dave DiBiaggio, however, would be quick to say that this is nothing compared to the battle millions of women wage against breast and ovarian cancer. And they couldn’t do it without their family and a core group of dedicated volunteers who have become dear friends. “It’s more than a meet—it’s an event,” Kim says. Every February, the Pennsylvania Convention Center is transformed into “a six-ring circus” featuring over 50 sessions, celebrity gymnasts, patient testimonials, healthy living education, and vendors. Kim spends months planning, rostering, and scheduling, and Dave makes sure the complicated scoring goes smoothly so everyone gets the correct pink medal. “It’s part of our lives now,” Dave says. And it’s such a special event that gyms return year after year. Unite for HER, founded by breast cancer survivor Sue Weldon, provides support and integrative therapies like massage, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling to help restore breast and ovarian cancer patients during and after medical treatments. Grateful patients are often amazed by what a difference this kind of comprehensive healthcare can make. Kim and Dave are so committed to helping these women they add something new to their version of the triple double every year. This year, it’s adding level 2 gymnasts and 300 athletes. What's new for next year?

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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 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

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AUTHENTIC Leading the way through innovation and example.

Authentic: David & Dawn Cassel L I K E M A N Y P E O P L E , D AV I D A N D D AW N C A S S E L had driven past Natural Lands’ ChesLen Preserve countless times without realizing what was there. When their daughter ran the ChesLen Chase for Open Space in 2016, they walked the course and learned about Natural Lands’ Force of Nature volunteer training program. It was exactly what they’d been looking for—something they could enjoy doing together while supporting a cause they care about. The Cassels learned a lot during the six-week course, from how ecology works to what riparian buffers do.

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“Now we’re more aware of what we’re seeing,” says David. They also met great people who share a common interest. David and Dawn have a computer consulting business, and David’s favorite way to de-stress is to hike. The interactive ExploreNLT app, he says, is a great guide for exploring the many different Natural Lands preserves. As a birder, Dawn particularly enjoys monitoring progress in the busy nest boxes at Stroud Preserve. She was also inspired to work with her daughter’s Girl Scout troop to put up nest boxes in a park near their Downingtown home and to create a native plant garden in their backyard. “Now we see hummingbirds

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drinking from flowers, instead of feeders,” she says. Natural Lands’ mission is to save and care for open space and connect people to nature. In addition to conserving land, they organize projects like planting trees and pulling invasives so native species can thrive. “But it’s not all physically demanding work,” David says. “There are volunteer opportunities for everyone.” David and Dawn enjoy connecting others to nature through sharing what they’ve learned and encourage people to find out more on the Natural Lands’ website or at Meetup.com. To learn more about volunteer opportunities visit natlands.org.


Go play outside!

Photo of Stroud Preserve by Jarrod Shull

Scientists found 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 and had 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 or 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. In Wester Chester Borough, you don’t have far to go to find a variety of green spaces including Fugett, Everhart, Hoopes, and Bayard Rustin parks.

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. The 2.6-mile Struble Trail offers walkers, runners, and bikers a scenic meander along the Brandywine Creek towards Downingtown. Find the entrance and parking lot off Norwood Road in Downingtown. The Chester Valley Trail is a paved rail-trail between Exton Park at East Swedesford Road and King of Prussia. Just under 15 miles long, the trail is perfect for strollers, commuting cyclists, or even colleagues on a walking meeting. Note: Jim Robbins, “Ecopsychology: How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health,” Yale Environment 360, Jan. 9, 2020.

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Social Mission: The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc 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. We believe in the mission of the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County—our 2020 Social Mission Partner. Please consider supporting them this year.

M I S S I O N Established in 1973, The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. (CVC) provides free, immediate, and confidential crisis response and compassionate support to children and adults impacted by crime and violence. They provide assistance through counseling, advocacy, resources, and education. The Center fosters community awareness and understanding through its comprehensive outreach and prevention programs. D I R E C T S E R V I C E F O R V I C T I M S Two crisis support hotlines are available to anyone in need 24/365—one for sexual assault, and the second for all other crimes. Advocates are able to assist victims through challenging medical treatment and exams, police interviews, legal hearings and procedures, submission of compensation applications, or obtaining protection orders for themselves and/or their children. In addition, CVC counselors are available to provide free individual and group counseling sessions at locations throughout Chester County. P R E V E N T I O N E D U C AT I O N Working with community members to build safer and healthier communities by raising awareness of violence, providing educational opportunities, and providing programming designed to address bystander intervention and prevent forms of violence, including bullying, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CRIME VICTIMS’ CENTER, OR TO SPEAK W I T H A N A D V O C AT E visit cvcofcc.org or call 610.692.7273 for sexual assault victims and 610.692.7420 for all other crimes.

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E A G L E E Y E T I C K E T M A N A G E M E N T is a West Chester based entertainment/ticket provider that creates lifetime memories by procuring the best tickets for sports, concerts, and theater anywhere in the world. S P O R T S | T H E AT E R | C O N C E R T S

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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.

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E G S T O LT Z F U S C O M M E R C I A L C O N S T R U C T I O N is highly regarded as one of Central Pennsylvania’s top design-build contractors. Their unique perspective in senior living construction comes from their 50+ years of custom home design-build history combined with award-winning commercial expertise. It is their goal to deliver quality, flexibility, and integrity to every project—while completing work on schedule and with cost efficiency at every touchpoint. CARSON STOLTZFUS

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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.

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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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610.4 4 4.2170

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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.

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GARDEN SPOT COMMUNITIES PRESENTS:

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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. 433 SOUTH KINZER AVENUE, NEW HOLL AND

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Fig Industries is redefining success through social impact and environmental accountability to the communities we serve.

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Living Well means: SETTING GOALS MAKING A SOLID PLAN TO A C H I E V E YO U R G O A L S E N J OY I N G T H E A B I L I T Y T O P U R S U E YO U R PA S S I O N S

The Key Financial team set themselves a goal of reaching $1 Billion in Assets Under Management by 2020. With a solid plan to achieve that goal in place, they hit that goal two years early in 2018.

1045 ANDREW DRIVE, SUITE A , WEST CHESTER 610.429.9050 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. The Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top 100 and the Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top 1200 are select groups 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. 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.

To find out more about how the Key Financial Team can help you create a solid plan for future financial security call 610.429.9050

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Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...

Fig West Chester Spring 2020  

Fig is a hyper-local guide to shopping, dining, arts, and entertainment that brings both voice and vision to great small destinations. Our c...