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WINTER 2019 Celebrating local shopping, dining, arts, events, and community

West Chester The Gifting & Giving Issue


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Support the businesses of West Chester this season! Shopping small gives us a chance to put our money where our heart is. Head downtown for the most unique gifts and the best service—all while feeling good that your dollars are going back into our community.

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why shop local? Supporting local independently-owned businesses has far reaching and transformative benefits for our economy. PA G E 1 0

ready to say “I do”? Share the secrets of some of the top local wedding professionals who will help you plan your big day. PA G E 3 0 IN THIS ISSUE

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Fig’s guide to those who need our support this season.

Giving back to local students: West Chester University Food Pantry.

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

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T H E M U C H A N T I C I PAT E D H O L I D AY S E A S O N H A S A R R I V E D ! It’s time for carols, lights, and boughs full of holly! And perhaps best of all, it’s time to give, meaningfully, to the people and causes we love. This issue of Fig is an invitation to fall in love with shopping small and giving big. Here’s the plan—grab a friend, stop in for coffee and sustenance at Market Street Grill, then begin your day of oldfashioned analog shopping through downtown West Chester. Hold and touch things, chat with the shop owners, ask them to gift wrap for you. Breathe in the crisp air and really look around. It’s in the simple act of unplugging, slowing down, and shopping locally that we regain our love of gifting and giving. And while you consider the loved ones on your shopping list, we have also included our annual Giving Guide. It’s a section dedicated to many of the nonprofit organizations who could use our help this season and year round. Consider reaching out to the ones that speak to you. We hope you will join us in this effort to shop small and give big this holiday season. It is our continued mission at Fig to creatively communicate the stories, people, and businesses that make our town so special. WARMEST WISHES, BRIANNA CARLISLE, BECKY GALANTE & THE FIG INDUSTRIES TEAM


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I T ’ S T H E M O S T WO N D E R F U L T I M E O F T H E Y E A R ! As a 40-year resident of the borough, Jean knows how to enjoy all the local holiday festivities and invites you to join in the fun. Here is her list of ways to experience the magic of the season in downtown West Chester.

Jean Gross’

List of Local Holiday Fun

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A can’t-miss is the annual QVC West Chester Christmas Parade on December 6! Enjoy the sights, the sounds, the Holiday Village, and of course—Santa himself.

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Before the parade, plan to take in the Gettysburg Address Contest hosted by the Chester County Community Foundation. Local students dress up as Abraham Lincoln and proudly recite the Gettysburg Address on the balcony of the Lincoln Building on Market Street. It’s an inspiring way to kickoff the season. This event was founded by Jean’s husband, Bob, 21 years ago!

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Attend Brandywine Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall on the campus of West Chester University. It’s an annual tradition!

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Go window shopping downtown. Take in the festive window displays, evergreen garlands, and roaming carolers all throughout town.

Stop in to Yori’s Bakery for a dozen of the most beautiful sugar cookies, then visit Carlino’s for their fabulous Petits Fours. They are perfect treats to put out on Christmas Eve.

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Pick up a hostess gift at Kaly’s on Gay Street. They have lots of West Chester-specific goodies perfect for any hometown hostess.

Jean’s team, Ellie, Bob, and Melissa, gather at Pietro’s Prime for a festive cocktail.

Sing along at First Presbyterian Church for their Celebration of Carols event on December 7, open to the public and featuring music by the choir, the orchestra, and the pipe organ. Hot cider and cookies will follow!

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Shop for unique holiday decor at Old Soul Decor, Five Senses, and Thrifty Vintage. Find ornaments, holiday accents, candles, and much more. And finally, be sure to toast to the New Year with a martini at Pietro’s Prime. A favorite stop for outstanding food, cocktails, and friendly faces.

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SHOPPING SMALL IS A BIG DEAL. Every time we savor a handcrafted coffee from a locally owned café, find a great outfit or accessory at a neighborhood boutique, enjoy strawberries in season from the growers market, or choose the perfect handmade card to send to a friend, we’re making a choice that has a large and lasting impact—for us as consumers, for the local economy and community, for our friends and neighbors who are local business owners and artisans, and even for the environment. OF THE MANY GREAT REASONS TO SHOP LOCAL, perhaps the best is that it’s more fun. At local shops we meet talented artisans and entrepreneurs. We can enjoy touching, seeing, trying on, and tasting a greater selection of unique, quality products. Local business owners are passionate about selecting products that are often locally produced, one-of-akind, and from for-good companies. And local shops provide the kind of exceptional customer service and expertise—and friendly smiles—that aren’t part of shopping at a national chain or online. Shopping small has a ripple effect, too. When we support local businesses we become part of an ecosystem that helps the local economy to thrive. “When visitors enjoy the small-town shopping experience that downtown West Chester has to offer, they’re also supporting local family-owned

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businesses,” says Malcolm Johnstone, Executive Director of the West Chester Business Improvement District. “Our shop owners then recycle their local dollars which help expand the local economy. The impact is much higher than when money is spent with national corporations.” Small local businesses are the largest employers nationally, and an amazing 91% of local business owners contribute to their communities by volunteering and making donations to nonprofits. Small businesses also tend to support other small businesses. They bring innovation and create more prosperous, entrepreneurial, and connected communities. Supporting these local businesses helps preserve West Chester’s historic and vibrant character and pride of place. Without them, towns fade into homogeneity. Shopping locally is also an eco-friendly choice. West Chester’s walkability

not only contributes to a better quality of life but also decreases the kind of pollution and habitat loss associated with the sprawl of outof-town shopping complexes. Buying from small businesses, especially those that source local products, reduces the environmental impact of the processing, packaging, and transportation of goods. West Chester boasts a diverse array of 88 restaurants and entertainment venues and 72 retail shops. Each and every one of these small businesses is the fulfillment of a dream and provides a living for the owners, their employees, and their families. They depend on customer support that extends far beyond Small Business Saturday. Shopping small is smart, relational, and a vote for community, diversity, and independence. Before we click online or drive to the mall, let’s give our local shops a chance to delight us.


When visitors enjoy the small-town shopping experience that downtown West Chester has to offer, they’re also

supporting local family-owned businesses. Our shop owners then recycle their local dollars, which helps expand the local economy.

SMALL BUSINESSES have added more than

The impact is much higher than when money is spent with national corporations. — Malcolm Johnstone, Executive Director of the West Chester Business Improvement District

 50%  70% $9.3 B

5.1 MILLION JOBS to our economy since 2003

on average

INCREASE IN HOME VALUES

Every $10 million of spending at a local business creates 57 jobs, whereas the same spending at Amazon creates 14 jobs8

Neighborhoods served by successful small businesses see home values increase 50% on average1

MORE LOCAL ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

Local business generates 70% more local economic activity per square foot than big box retail2

DIRECTLY RETURNED TO OUR ECONOMY

If every family in the U.S. spent an extra $10 per month at a locally owned, independent business instead of a national chain, over $9.3 billion would be directly returned to our economy3

There are over 88 restaurant and entertainment venues and 72 retail shops in downtown West Chester. Most West Chester businesses also offer options for buying online. 1. Andersonville Retail Economic Study [http://www.andersonville.org/ business-resources/retail-attraction-market-research/] 2. Andersonville Retail Economic Study 3. Michael Salguero, Why Buying Local Is Worth Every Cent [https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-buying-local-isworth_b_4310520] 4. Salguero, Why Buying Local Is Worth Every Cent 5. Lisa Wirthman, 5 Benefits of Shopping Locally on Small Business Saturday [https://www.forbes.com/sites/centurylink/2017/11/20/5-benefits-ofshopping-locally-on-small-business-saturday/#7332f120668b] 6. Michigan State University, Why Buy Local? [https://ced.msu.edu/upload/ reports/why%20buy%20local.pdf] 7. Wirthman, 5 Benefits 8. Wirthman, 5 Benefits 9. MSU, Why Buy Local?


A WEST CHESTER

holiday.

T H E H O L I D AY S are full of celebrations and opportunities to show our appreciation to the ones we love. It may be through a simple note, a homemade baked good, or a perfectly selected gift. This year, as you hunt for the perfect present, the ultimate party dress, and the thoughtful hostess gift, we ask you to make every choice deliberate and every dollar count. W H Y S H O P LO C A L ? It’s simple. You’ll find unique, quality gifts— many locally made—hand-selected by trusted business owners. Additionally, money spent in West Chester stays in West Chester, which does not only help our retailers, it makes our whole community stronger. W H AT M A K E S W E S T C H E S T E R S O S P E C I A L ? It’s not just the charming streets and the festive holiday decor—it’s a destination! Plan to spend a whole day savoring the magic of this Great American Main Street Award Winner. You’ll be welcomed by the creative mix of shop owners who open their doors every day with the mission to create the unique West Chester experience.

On the following pages, you’ll meet the entrepreneurs who make West Chester a destination. You’ll also hear what they love most about being a part of this community, as well as a curated collection of gifts they have sourced—sure to make your holiday truly memorable. Turn the pages and be inspired! 12


The 5 Senses “We like to shop in West Chester because of the great selection of locally made items in almost all the shops, items that can’t be found in mall stores.”

GIFTING IDEAS Pat & Laura Carlino

Carlino’s

Locally made pottery Crafted jewelry Locally made candles

“Our personal shoppers can assist in creating a memorable gourmet gift this holiday season.” GIFTING IDEAS

Signature gift baskets

Olive oil & vinegar sets

Cookie tins

128 WEST MARKET STREET 610.649.4046 CARLINOSMARKET.COM

133 WEST MARKET STREET 610.719.0170 THE5SENSES.COM

Michelle Guida & Karen Cavin

Kaly “Downtown shopping is a privilege that I don’t take for granted because we now have so many great stores to choose from!”

Whirlaway Travel

GIFTING IDEAS

Jamie Jones

“There is so much thought that goes into it, from the shop

A luxurious and cozy winter sweater

owners choosing wares to hand picking special items for

 handmade, statement A piece of sterling jewelry

loved ones, and it feels much better than clicking.”

 n artsy, colorful fair A trade scarf & hat set

GIFTING IDEAS

Weekend getaway to The Lodge at Woodloch F amily vacation to Ireland with a private car & driver and a castle stay

37 WEST GAY STREET 610.436.8272 K ALYCLOTHING.COM

Multi-generation cruise aboard Regent Seven Seas to Alaska Polly Zobel

26 WEST MARKET STREET 610.431.3642 WHIRLAWAYTRAVEL.COM


Yori’s Bakery “Small business owners really care about taking care of their customers’ needs and making them feel welcomed!” Thomas Crisp & Biff Piner

Balance Hair Spa Studio “You can make a day of it in West Chester, starting with getting your hair and make-up done at our studio. Then taking an easy walk through town visiting the shops and restaurants that make West Chester an original.” GIFTING IDEAS Aromatherapy oils & candles 150 EAST GAY STREET

AVEDA holiday gift set 610.314.4300

Balance Hair Spa gift card BALANCEHAIRSPA.COM

GIFTING IDEAS

 ne pound Christmas O cookie boxes, two pound cookie trays  erman stollen bread G or yule logs  ingerbread houses G & gingerpeople

15 NORTH CHURCH STREET 610.344.YORI YORISBAKERY.COM

Dave Yori & Family

Mark Edelson, Kevin Finn & Kevin Davies

Evan, Lisa, Ivan & Lucky Kaplan

Iron Hill Brewery

Kaplan’s Fine Jewelry

“It’s great to do business with those who do business

“All the local businesses and the level of care and detail

with us to keep the borough thriving.”

that everyone puts into their stores and merchandise is what makes shopping local special.”

GIFTING IDEAS

Gift cards

Beer

Apparel

3 WEST GAY STREET 610.738.9600 IRONHILLBREWERY.COM

GIFTING IDEAS

Rough cut diamond jewelry 111 WEST MARKET STREET 610.431.4640 K APLANSFINEJEWELRY.COM

Stud earrings

Custom jewelry


Giunta’s Furniture “Shopping local and in smaller businesses builds our community, and growing up in West Chester I love to see this happen!” Sandy Riper

GIFTING IDEAS

Locally made jewelry & pottery  erfect hostess gifts, P beautifully wrapped Fun holiday decor

Jenna Forte

513 EAST GAY STREET 484.887.8271 GIUNTASFURNITURE.COM

Sterling Pig Public House

Sunset Hill Jewelers “The tradition of personalized service with a real shopping experience.” GIFTING IDEAS

Diamonds

Unique earrings

Redesigned heirloom jewelry

23 NORTH HIGH STREET 610.692.0374 SUNSETHILLJEWELERS.COM

Artistic Eyewear “West Chester is a unique

“West Chester provides

urban town rich with

a unique small town

culture and small boutique

shopping experience

shops that radiate an

with owner-driven shops.”

artistic vibe.”

GIFTING IDEAS

GIFTING IDEAS

L ocally brewed craft beer with seasonal specialty batches

Unique sunglasses European boutique eyewear

 omfort food including C slow cooked bbq & southern-inspired classics

Interesting eyeglass cases & accessories

Weekday bar specials 113 WEST MARKET STREET 484.444.2526 STERLINGPIG.COM

Loic Barnieu

127 NORTH HIGH STREET 610.738.7150 ARTISTICEYEWEAR.COM

Robert Layman


The Brow Bar by Tara Giorgio “Shopping locally not only helps support the community, but also the Ashley Darlington & Tonda DiPasquale

Tish Boutique

“We think West Chester is special because of the small town charm. Tish Boutique is grateful to be one of the 100+ independently-owned businesses that downtown West Chester has to offer.”

Cozy hats & scarves

138 EAST GAY STREET

610.692.7500

the unique merchandise we have to offer!” GIFTING IDEAS

 andmade retail, cards, H accessories & home decor  oliday promo H gift certificates

GIFTING IDEAS

Beautiful jewelry

small businesses creating

Holiday candles TISHSTYLE.COM

131 WEST GAY STREET @BROWSBYTARAGIORGIO BROWSBYTARAGIORGIO.COM

Tara Giorgio

Spence Cafe “Shopping or dining in West Chester is special because you are supporting small businesses and their

Kara Dougherty, Justin Dougherty, Adam Wetzel, Kelly McGonagle

families when you purchase or dine at

Side Bar & Restaurant

their establishment.”

“We love how the restaurant and business community in West Chester all work together to try and make

GIFTING IDEAS

a better West Chester.”

Gift certificates to local restaurants

GIFTING IDEAS

Gift cards 131 NORTH HIGH STREET 610.918.1272 SPENCE.CAFE

Andrew Patten

Growlers

Beer to-go

10 EAST GAY STREET 610.429.8297 SIDEBARANDRESTAURANT.COM


H. Rose Boutique

Blink “Shopping in West Chester

“West Chester is a

is like shopping with friends!

magical town, especially

We love our customers and

during the holidays, filled

knowing what they love

with family fun and some of

makes it so much fun!”

the most unique shopping experiences—truly a one stop shop town!” GIFTING IDEAS

Mommy, me, & sibling coordinating outfits Hostess giftables

GIFTING IDEAS

The perfect cozy sweater! L eopard, snakeskin or tie dye anything! Blink gift card, the easiest gift to give or get!

Locally made bracelets from True by Kristy

Rachel Berry & Mariann Godwin

148 WEST GAY STREET 484.887.0085 HROSEWC.COM

136 WEST GAY STREET 610.431.2212 @BLINKWESTCHESTER

Ilysa Biles

Classic Diner “What we love about the holiday season is seeing family and friends getting together with out of town guests, and also seeing all

Kildare’s Irish Pub

the holiday cheer in town; it’s such a special feeling. ”

“Great, good quality, hard to find items and it supports

GIFTING IDEAS

local independent businesses.”

Gift cards

GIFTING IDEAS

Baked goods

Gift cards

Housemade tomato sauce

Mixed six-pack of craft beer to go

 he gift of brunch & T time together 16 EAST GAY STREET 484.947.0809 THECLASSICDINERPA.COM

Stephanie Gray

Kildare’s merchandise, including t-shirts & Adidas track jackets

Krissy Flynn & Tom Farrell

18-22 WEST GAY STREET 610.431.0770 KILDARESPUBWC.COM


Taylor’s Music “We’re proud to be celebrating 90 years of service in downtown West Chester.”

GIFTING IDEAS

Ukuleles Music lessons

Jane Chalfant / Kiki Boutique

S heet music & accessories

Kiki Comerford

“We are honored to be celebrating 86 years of fashion in downtown West Chester.” GIFTING IDEAS 116 WEST GAY STREET 610.696.1812 TAYLORSMUSIC.COM

Fashion jewelry Len Doyle

Scarves & wraps

123 NORTH HIGH STREET

Warm sweaters

610.696.0290

JANECHALFANT.COM

Visual Expansion Gallery “We like the small town friendly feeling when you shop in West Chester.”

Call and reserve your table today!

Mercato

GIFTING IDEAS

Interesting art Framed favorite family photo

“West Chester’s close knit community is great to be a part

Local ornaments

of. You can have an authentic Italian dinner and get all your holiday shopping done on the same street!” GIFTING IDEAS

132 NORTH HIGH STREET 610.436.8697 VISUALEXPANSIONGALLERY.COM

Romantic night out Mary Manning

Gift cards

33 WEST MARKET STREET

610.701.6326

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Phineas Gage “Shopping in West Chester is so special because I know the products in each store are unique, high quality products that I’m excited to give. You are also getting a level of customer service that you don’t find in the malls.”

Chad & Rebecca Weldon & family

The Master’s Baker “Family business is everything to us and after 50 years we find West Chester to be all family!”

GIFTING IDEAS

 ashmere blend C sweaters Unique accessories Tailored clothing

GIFTING IDEAS

Custom cakes

Holiday pies

Mini desserts

319 WEST GAY STREET 610.436.9888 THEMASTERSBAKER.COM

29 SOUTH HIGH STREET 484.266.7344 PHINEAS-GAGE.COM

Jaime Weisbrot

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Make the holiday unforgettable T H E L A D I E S AT S U N S E T H I L L J E W E L E R S are ready to help you choose the perfect gift for that special someone!

Diamonds Unique earrings Redesigned heirloom jewelry

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610.692.0374

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Chester County's Most Trusted Jeweler


K A LY /

Unwrap something unique

F I N D E N D L E S S gifting options this holiday season. Specializing in unique clothing, artisan handmade jewelry, eclectic gifts and accessories, and baby items.

Artisan pottery Handmade jewelry Candles Soaps West Chester themed gifts

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THE MASTER’S BAKER /

Custom wedding cakes as unique as you are THE MASTER’S BAKER is a nationally recognized and multi-award winning bakery that creates scratch-made and masterfully decorated cakes. Call to schedule an appointment where you’ll discuss your dream cake and indulge in a tasting experience hosted by an in-house cake design expert. Baking classes offered seasonally. Custom order only.

CUSTOM WEDDING CAKES SPECIAL EVENT CAKES S P E C I A LT Y P I E S GOURMET PETITS FOURS CHEESECAKE Photography by Pat Robinson Photographed at Philander Chase Knox Estate in Malvern, PA Cake served alongside Robert Ryan Catering

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THE 5 SENSES /

Artful giving Artisan jewelry

REPRESENTING NORTH AMERICAN & REGIONAL ARTISTS FA I R T R A D E P R O D U C T S

Local pottery & glass Candles Handmade ornaments

FUNKY FINDS & UNIQUE G IF TS FOR E VERY OCCASION

133 WEST MARKET STREET

610.719.0170

THE5SENSES.COM

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J A N E C H A L FA N T / KIKI BOUTIQUE A L E G A C Y I N FA S H I O N , Jane Chalfant offers a sought-after brand known for being sophisticated cozy. Discover a beautiful selection of sweaters, from cotton to cashmere, featuring sizes extra small through extra large. Ideal for gift giving or to pamper yourself.

W E S T C H E S T E R ' S O L D E S T R E TA I L S T O R E , Taylor’s has served as the center for musical instruments and music education in Chester County for almost 90 years. Offering everything from guitar picks to grand pianos, and music from Bach to rock, Taylor’s Music Store is truly your one-stop shop for making music.

Private music lessons with a Taylor’s instructor

Fun, fashion jewelry Scarves & wraps Faux fur accessories

Instruments including a piano, ukulele, violin, keyboard, or drum kit

Candles, lotions & soaps Novelty socks

Sheet music, accessories & more

Cashmere ponchos

123 NORTH HIGH STREET J A N E C H A L F A N T. C O M

TAY L O R ’ S M U S I C /

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Extraordinary holiday hair care T H I S B O U T I Q U E S A L O N features expert hair and cosmetic services. Choose from their extensive collection of 100% vegan hair care products—perfect for holiday gift giving! Balance is known for having a team of well-educated beauty professionals who can help choose the perfect collection of products for you.

Balance Hair Spa gift card Balance Hair Spa haircare gift set Blowout & makeup for a festive evening Aromatherapy oils & candles

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KAPLANS FINE JE WELRY/

Adding sparkle to your season

Owners, Ivan, Lisa, Evan, and Lucky Kaplan

I VA N , L I S A , A N D E VA N Kaplan, of Kaplan’s Fine Jewelry, have a passion not only for jewelry, but also the custom experience. As a familyowned business for 41 years, they are known for providing a personal service that makes each purchase as special as the occasion it celebrates. Whether an heirloom piece for future generations or a special moment in the making, make Kaplan’s Fine Jewelry yours this holiday season, New Year’s, and Valentine's Day.

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111 WEST MARKET STREET

610.431.4640

Diamonds are always the perfect gift Studs, halo pendants, or diamond stack rings

K A P L A N S F I N E J E W E L R Y. C O M


Gifted with flavor

T H E R E ’ S N O B E T T E R W AY to entertain this season than with a gift from Carlino’s. Gift baskets and cookie tins are perfect to satisfy the gourmand on your list. Their seasonally-decorated gourmet gift baskets are handmade to order and suitable for any occasion. Head to the newly released gifting guide on their website for more holiday gift ideas.

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A boutique shopping experience where you’ll discover designer sample gowns and evening wear in a variety of sizes. 128 NORTH HIGH STREET 484.999.8326 SABRINA ANN.COM

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An award winning caterer offering an array of cuisine styles, from African to Southwestern or anything in between. Hair and makeup by Savannah Harris of Simple Savvy Beauty Bridal & Special Event Makeup & Hair simplysavvybeauty.com

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Custom made-to-measure, off the rack clothing, and formal attire for the sophisticated groom and groomsmen. Voted best men’s store in 2018 and 2019. 129 WEST MARKET STREET 484.905.7098 MAINLINEMENSCUSTOM.COM

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Celebrate among the historic charm of downtown West Chester. Your guests will be surrounded by six galleries dedicated to Chester County history. 225 NORTH HIGH STREET 610.692.4800 CHESTERCOHISTORICAL.ORG Photograph by Christie Green

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DUELING PIANOS Thursday, March 26

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RTC PRESENTS VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE Friday, March 27–Sunday, April 12

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MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN FEATURING JOHN GRECIA Saturday, February 8 OPERA TUTTI!, TRUE STORY OF CINDERELLA Sunday, February 9

DUELING PIANOS Thursday, December 12

THE LINDA RONSTADT EXPERIENCE Thursday, February 13

RTC PRESENTS INTO THE WOODS Friday, December 13– Sunday, December 29

JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR Friday, February 14

JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR, THE CARTOON CHRISTMAS TRIO Thursday, December 19

MARC COHN Sunday, February 16

NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA 2019 Tuesday, December 31

KENNY ROGERSON COMEDY Friday, February 21 WCU WELLS SCHOOL OF MUSIC Saturday, February 22

January 2020 BETTER THAN BACON Friday, January 10

DUELING PIANOS Thursday, February 27

WCSTUDIO: JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH Saturday, January 11–Sunday, January 19

March 2020

JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR Thursday, January 16

OPUS 1 DANCE Friday, March 6–Sunday, March 8

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JOE CONKLIN COMEDY SHOW Thursday, January 23–Friday, January 24

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April 2020 JAZZ COCKTAIL HOUR Friday, April 17 WEST CHESTER FILM FESTIVAL Friday, April 24–Sunday, April 26 DUELING PIANOS Thursday, April 30

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Celebrate your inner child at Uptown!

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F I G ’ S P A T R O N O F T H E A R T S , Dr. Timothy Blair, serves as CEO and Executive Director at WE-music Inc., of WL Global Corporation with offices in Manhattan, Shanghai, Beijing, and London. He recently returned from a highly successful five city concert and lecture tour of China, having been appointed by the China Central Government’s Cultural Administration as an advisor for arts and education nationwide. Dr. Blair is proud to sponsor this latest page in our series of featured local artistic and cultural anchors. Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center recognizes Dr. Blair, an Advisory Board member, for his generosity and his passionate support of arts and culture in Chester 226County. NORTH HIGH STREET

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New York Theatre in West Chester

The Resident Theatre Company Presents:

INTO THE WOODS

December 13 - December 29, 2019 INTO THE WOODS, A MODERN TWIST on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales. An ambivalent Cinderella, a bloodthirsty Little Red Riding Hood, and Prince Charming with a roving eye are among the cockeyed characters in this fractured fairy tale. This award winning musical is the perfect family outing this holiday season!

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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, serves as CEO and Executive Director at WE-music, Inc., of WL Global Corporation with offices in Manhattan, Shanghai, Beijing, and London. He recently returned from a highly successful five city concert and lecture tour of China, having been appointed by the China Central Government’s Cultural Administration as an advisor for arts and education nationwide. Dr. Blair is proud to sponsor this latest page in our series of featured local artistic and cultural anchors. The Resident Theatre Company recognizes Dr. Blair for his generosity and his passionate support of arts and culture in Chester County.

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Give the gift of art! Treat someone to the gift of art—a unique, hand-made item from the ShopArt gift stores, a gift certificate for a workshop or summer art camp, or enroll an artist you admire in their ‘Business of Art’ lecture series. CCAA encourages creative thinking and fosters personal expression; their fine arts/fine craft classes and workshops teach everything from fundamental concepts to advanced techniques. CCAA also provides creative spaces for special occasions, and they support artists through more than 50 annual art exhibitions. CCAA programs are for everyone—join them for an inspirational art exhibit, take a sampler class to find your passion, and nurture your inner Michelangelo! West Chester ShopArt Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am - 5pm Exton ShopArt Hours: Thursday-Sunday, call for holiday hours

ART EXHIBITS December 7 – January 3 Reception December 12 Kathryn Noska + $300 & Under Juried Group Show December 7 Holiday Open House

January 9 – February 6 Reception January 9 Thinking in Reverse: Printmaking Invitational + All Things in Motion Non-juried group show

January 15 – March 25 Reception January 15 PSU Great Valley: Fresh Perspectives from CCAA Artists

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What if your purchase of original art also helped a local student offset their college education costs?

M I S S I O N The Art Trust supports and cultivates the

exploration of a contemporary aesthetic for the benefit of artists and the community. Through the support of Meridian Bank, 100% of net proceeds from art purchases go directly to art scholarships & sponsorships. AC T I O N P L A N Give the gift of original art this season.

Visit the Gifted Exhibit, featuring 15 local artists, running November 13 through January 10. Complete your holiday shopping and do good at the same time. 16 WEST MARKET STREET

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remove a barrier that has left a family on the brink of homelessness? M I S S I O N To build a community that empowers

the un- and under-employed to stabilize their households and build toward self-sustainability. AC T I O N P L A N Follow them on Facebook or

Instagram and share their posts! Donations can be made at ACT in Faith of Greater West Chester by calling 484.324.8492 or at actinfaithgwc.org.

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M I S S I O N Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society brings British humor to life—inclusively providing an opportunity for amateurs to enjoy and participate in the many aspects of theater—to bring the community together through their Annual British Panto and many other performances. PO BOX 673, KENNETT SQUARE H E L L O @ C A L L K AT S . O R G C A L L K AT S . O R G

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What if you could preserve Southern

Chester County’s way of life through open space? M I S S I O N Protect open space and natural resources. Restore native habitat and wildlife corridors. Engage area residents via environmental education to further protect our health and quality of life. Support TLC’s efforts to ensure our open space and beautiful natural resources in the Southern Chester County Region are left as a legacy for future generations. AC T I O N P L A N Support TLC today to help create more usable open space, establish larger habitat corridors, and produce new educational programs. TLCforSCC.org/donate CO M E O U T & V I S I T T H E P R E S E R V E S ! 5 4 1 C H A N D L E R M I L L R O A D, AV O N D A L E

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women and children in your community?

M I S S I O N Home of the Sparrow’s mission is to partner with women facing homelessness to secure housing, achieve long-term stability, and chart new paths for their futures. AC T I O N P L A N Donate a gift card for Target, Walmart, Giant, and Wawa/gas cards to help a woman stretch her limited budget. To donate gifts, contact Kathleen Sanger at 610.647.4940 and ksanger@homeofthesparrow.org. For volunteering and contributing goods, please contact Ashley Smith at 610.647.4940 and asmith@homeofthesparrow.org. 969 EAST SWEDESFORD ROAD, EXTON

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What if you could make children smile by sending them to a Summer Enrichment Camp? M I S S I O N Chester County Night School provides quality opportunities for lifelong

learning such as classes in robotics, cooking, the arts, and more, to the residents of Chester County and surrounding communities. They offer CHECK IT OUT, a year-round children’s after-school enrichment program and summer camp. AC T I O N P L A N Enrich a child’s summer by donating an after-school or summer

camp tuition. Donations to the Lois Morris Foundation can be made by mailing a check or through the website. Visit chestercountynightschool.org and click the Donate link. Don’t forget to “like” them on their Facebook and Instagram pages. 2 2 2 N O RT H WA L N U T S T R E E T

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What if you could make a difference in the lives of homeless families? M I S S I O N To engage Christian faith communities in ending family

homelessness through neighboring relationships that demonstrate Christ’s love. AC T I O N P L A N Neighboring volunteers and financial support are

welcomed to end family homelessness. Visit bridgeofhopeinc.org to give or to learn more. Their mailing address is PO Box 304, Exton, PA 19341. 1 N O R T H B A C T O N H I L L R O A D , S U I T E 1 0 0 , M A LV E R N 610.280.0280 BRIDGEOFHOPEINC.ORG

What if you had the opportunity to impact someone’s life in your community? M I S S I O N To promote community partnerships by providing a

ministry of presence and spiritual support in the community that it serves. The Care Center Foundation empowers those who give and those who receive. AC T I O N P L A N The Care Center Foundation welcomes volunteers

through the year to help with their events. Donations to the Care Center Foundation can be made by mailing a check or through their website—just go to carecenterfoundation.org and click the donate tab. 1 2 7 – 1 2 9 S O U T H M AT L A C K S T R E E T

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GIVING BACK Making a difference by offering valuable resources to local students

Giving Back: The West Chester University Resource Pantry “ A G R OW I N G N U M B E R of college students across the nation are wrestling with food insecurity, and at West Chester University this issue affects students who are working very hard to complete their degrees,” says Associate Director for the Office of ServiceLearning and Volunteer Programs Pam Frontino. “It’s important that people understand how serious the issue is, and how hunger can impact students’ mental, physical, and emotional health, as well as their chances of graduating.” A large part of Pam’s job is managing the WCU Resource Pantry, which is four years old and provides students with access to non-perishable food items, fresh food, school supplies, toiletries,

career clothing, and winter coats. “The original concept for the Pantry came from a few dedicated and caring WCU staff who were already working with students expressing some level of food insecurity,” Pam says. After doing some research and collecting data, her office secured a grant to help establish the Pantry on campus. “The Pantry is run with the help of students who are hired as Pantry Ambassadors,” Pam says. They greet students, help them with intake forms, track inventory, stock shelves, and greet community partners who bring donations. In addition to providing resources,

the Pantry organizes cooking demonstrations, financial literacy workshops, and trips to the West Chester Food Cupboard and Wings for Success. This year they’re hoping to add community dinners and nutrition workshops. “Donations are always welcomed and appreciated,” Pam says. Items can be brought to the Pantry at 715 South New Street. Monetary donations can be given to the Pantry through the WCU Foundation, and supplies can also be purchased through the Pantry’s Amazon Wishlist. Visit wcupa.edu/pantry for more information.

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Shopping, Sustenance, and…Surgery?

Pictured are the physicians and staff of the Crozer-Keystone Surgery Center at Brinton Lake.

Y E S , YO U R E A D T H AT R I G H T. Western Delaware County may have some of the best retail stores and food, but it’s also home to another well-known local establishment: the Crozer-Keystone Surgery Center at Brinton Lake. With more than a dozen specialties represented at the Center—including orthopedics, hand, general surgery, and ophthalmology—their surgeons and dedicated team work together to provide the best patient care experience and outcomes possible. The beautifully appointed outpatient center in Glen Mills overlooks the surrounding wooded area and offers plenty of free parking. Plus, it’s a stone’s throw from all of those excellent shops and restaurants.

Crozer-Keystone has served our community for more than 10 years, and is adding new services all the time. To learn more, call 484.846.5100 or visit crozerkeystone.org/locations. CROZERKEYSTONE.ORG

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Supporting urban renewal

F O R M O R E T H A N T H I RT Y Y E A R S , Dean’s Landscaping has been designing and building handcrafted outdoor living spaces that offer both function and exceptional form. Owner Dean Stafford understands that it’s important to give back to the community. Everyone wins when we work together. Dean felt called to offer his expertise and resources to a partnership with ‘Greenhouse Project’. With a mission to love their neighbors by providing sustainable urban renewal initiatives, the Greenhouse Project is transforming many lives for the better. Dean’s team along with the help of other volunteers have been able to renovate a home and create a place where people can gather, worship, and learn. Find out more at ghproject.org. To work with Dean on a landscaping project at your home or business, call 610.793.2386. DISCIPLESHIP IS LIFE AND LIFE IS DISCIPLESHIP

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A G I V I N G C O M M U N I T Y. As Janie Martin was folding laundry at the CURE Kenya Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya in October 2018, she was inspired to replace the threadbare hospital gowns. When she returned home, she shared her vision with others at Garden Spot Village. Before she knew it, the Mountain View Vision & Design Team had taken on the challenge of helping her to sew 96 sets of pajamas for children in Kenya. Residents and staff spent countless hours shopping for fabric and then

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cutting, sewing, and ironing brightly colored pajamas. In September the pajamas were lovingly folded and placed in suitcases, which were hand-carried to Kijabe by members of the Garden Spot Village Travel with Purpose team. When the suitcases were opened in the CURE Kenya Hospital in early October, the pajamas were welcomed with smiles, laughter, and delight. To read more about Pajamas for Kenya, visit gardenspotvillage.org.

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