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Kennett Square The Giving & Gifting Issue
and give big
There’s nothing quite like Kennett Square decked out for the holidays! Inside these pages, discover giving and gifting ideas that are sourced locally and from the heart. Behind the scenes of our dreamy holiday shoot for Ashley Austin Boutique.
the giving guide
Leading the way through innovation and example: Doug Doerfler & Anne Ashbrook.
Looking for a way to give back to your community this season and beyond? Let this Giving Guide inspire you.
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Making a difference in Kennett Square: Ed Camelli & Brian Havertine.
Mark your calendar! There are many merry events this winter in Kennett Square.
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great shopping, dining, arts, events, and community— as always KEEP READING
the gifting guide
Photographed at the charming fields of Ivy Brook Farm
Support local businesses by shopping small this season! C H E E R S T O N I N E FA B U LO U S Y E A R S in Historic Kennett Square. Join Ashley Austin in celebrating the holiday season with gorgeous gifts & perfectly wrapped presents she’ll absolutely adore. Be inspired to give her a very Ashley Austin holiday!
106 WEST STATE STREET, KENNETT SQUARE 610.925.5900 ASHLEYAUSTINBOUTIQUE.COM
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ISSUE 20 / WINTER 2018 / KENNETT SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA / THE GIVING & GIFTING ISSUE
C R E AT E D A N D P R O D U C E D BY F I G I N D U S T R I E S Creative thinkers and makers with a forever mission of Design For Good. Learn more about our mission and meet our team at figindustries.com. PUBLISHER Fig Industries REGIONAL DIRECTOR Brianna Carlisle SALES DIRECTOR Becky Galante DESIGNERS Melissa McDade Josh Seibert Ian Berg Meg Yoder CONTRIBUTORS Mary Hutchins Claire Murray
WRITERS Tara Smith PHOTOGRAPHERS Karlo Gesner Matthew Tennison C O M M U N I C AT I O N S Erin Cusack Samantha Quisgard Tony Gorick C O M M U N I T Y PA RT N E R S Historic Kennett Square Longwood Gardens P R I N T I N G PA RT N E R The Standard Group
ALL THINGS SOCIAL Look for Fig Kennett on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for daily coverage of local entertainment, events, food, fashion, and community.
A D V E RT I S I N G I N F I G To find out how you can strategically and effectively market your business through the Fig communications package, contact Becky Galante at email@example.com.
Thank you to Historic Kennett Square and Longwood Gardens. With their generous support, we are pleased to present this issue of Fig Kennett.
Thank you to our editorial sponsor, Key Financial. Committed to empowering women, and lifting up the next generation of female entrepreneurs.
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AMONG THE MANY REASONS to celebrate this season, we are especially grateful to be marking Fig’s 5-year anniversary in Kennett Square! It has been an honor to watch this town evolve and grow over the past five years. Our mission now and always, is to give a creative voice to the place-making efforts of Historic Kennett Square, The Kennett Library, Longwood Gardens, and so many other organizations forging ahead with vision and ingenuity. As Kennett grows, so too our team is growing. We recently welcomed our new Sales Director, Becky Galante, to the team. She brings with her great experience in advertising, serving on the leadership team for Re|Engage, an—in her spare time—acting on stage with the Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society. In this issue, our 20th, we drew upon inspiration from the wonders of a starry sky on a chilly winter’s night. There is something so satisfying about the paradox of looking up at an infinite celestial galaxy, while at the same time feeling so perfectly at home right here in our little corner of the universe. Our hope is that among the pages of Fig, you find the compelling people and businesses that make you love all things local. We are passionate about pointing you toward shopping local this holiday season. And while you shop, plan to enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, live carolers, shuttles to Longwood Gardens, an artisan holiday village, and so much more. It’s a magical time!
In addition to purchasing gifts you can wrap with a pretty bow, we are proud to present our 2nd Annual Giving Guide on page 42. The Giving Guide is a section dedicated to showcasing the nonprofit organizations working tirelessly to give hope and assistance to the most vulnerable members of our community. We urge you to carefully read through the mission and the impactful stats of each organization and consider offering them a gift of your time, dollars, or resources. As 2018 comes to a close, we want to thank our readers! Many of you have told us you keep every issue of Fig on your bookshelves, coffee tables, and in guest rooms. Thank you. We love hearing your comments and feedback! Head to figkennett.com/contact to say hello. Warmest Wishes, B R I A N N A C A R L I S L E , B EC KY G A L A N T E , & T H E F I G I N D U ST R I E S T E A M
A NOTE FROM FIG
Written in the stars.
Christmas is about sharing every year the delaware valley childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charity
refers a family in need of assistance to Friends Home to make Christmas special for their children. Residents, staff, and families pick requested gifts from our Christmas Gift Tree. Everyone then shops for the gifts, and residents wrap and assist in distributing the gifts to the chosen family. It is a venture of love for all.
a mission to serve This vibrant, senior community provides for the needs of older men and women with Independent Living, Personal Care, and Skilled Nursing. Residents enjoy a homey, comfortable atmosphere with a Quaker mission.
an adaptable approach & a heart for community Rather than having residents adapt to Friends Home, Friends Home works to adapt their environment to residents' individual interests and needs. In addition, residents actively participate in various intergenerational programs through the community and enjoy giving back.
Holiday Magic Performance: S AT U R D AY, D E C E M B E R 8 2 p m at J O H N D I C K I N S O N H I G H S C H O O L W I L M I N G T O N , D E L AWA R E They call it the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. The performance features over 75 performers ages 6-18, dazzling costumes, professional lighting, and your favorite Holiday hits! The first act spotlights selections from the Nutcracker featuring Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, Ginger Sweets, and more! The second half of the performance showcases a variety of dance styles set to popular Christmas songs. This year they have tapping Santas, kicklines, and stunning contemporary pieces.
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT LONGWOODPERFORMINGARTS.COM, BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE, OR AT THE DOOR.
Call today to find out how to join the Friends Home Family.
147 WEST STATE STREET, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.8785 FHKENNET T.ORG
633 WEST CYPRESS STREET, KENNETT SQUARE 610.444.6144 LONGWOODPERFORMINGARTS.COM
Helping Kennett shine bright Creating bright, shining smiles through exceptional ongoing dental care, flawless communication, and cutting edge technology. Have a healthy mouth, confidence when you smile, and enjoy going to the dentist again!
Warm up to winter fruit TIS THE SEASON to celebrate good food and dear family. Winter citrus has never tasted so good. Stock up on all your favorites this season and plan to order your holiday fruit and veggie trays, perfect for holiday gatherings.
Come in and experience the warm hospitality of the KCAD family this winter.
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208 NORTH UNION STREET, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.6311 KENNET TSMILES.COM
Don't miss their Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice to enjoy on Christmas morning and all winter long.
606 EAST CYPRESS STREET, KENNETT SQUARE 610.444.3808 PRODUCE-PLACE.COM
groove IS MANY THINGS: a teaching studio, a micro venue for live events, and the home of grooveLIVE: a YouTube and Facebook video series featuring elite musical performers from all genres. Located in the heart of Kennett Square, grooveKSQ is a place for musicians and performers from all disciplines to elevate their skills in an aesthetically beautiful space with great acoustics. @GROOVEKSQ
Rory chats with recent clients, XXXXX, at their newly purchased home in the borough of Kennett Square.
“Quote from new homeowners to go in this space. Coming Soon.” Name & Name Name
“ O U R T E A M understands that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. That’s why my team of highlyseasoned real estate professionals is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all clients. We take great pride in the relationships they build and always work relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals. Success is not measured through achievements or awards, but through the satisfaction of our clients.” -Rory Burkhart
109 CHURCH ALLEY, KENNET T SQUARE 610.393.6763 GROOVEKSQ.COM
484.734.2840 RORYBURKHART@K W.COM CHESTERCOUNT YPAHOMESEARCH.COM
A decidedly different dining experience presenting refined american fare in an intimate setting. Guests
experience a high standard of culinary art and service with only 40 seats on the dining room floor. Ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, menus change frequently, and guests will enjoy a continuous evolution in fine cuisine. Find out why Chef Scott Morozin is offering a decidedly different dining experience in Kennett Square.
Forging Ahead ROB SIGAFOOS, internationally
recognized and award-winning metal artist, has sculpture in public and private collections globally. Commissioned metal sculptures of any scale are dreamed up and produced at his Kennett Square based workshop, Vinewoods Forge.
UNIONVILLE 610.960.2822 VINEWOODSFORGE.COM
Photography by Entropic Remnants
102 EAST STATE STREET 484.732.7932 VERBENABYOB.COM
A new place to meet old friends
Saturday, February 23 12:30 - 4pm
braeloch brewing is a local microbrewery and taproom focused on producing and serving great craft beer, paired with a welcoming environment that fosters witty conversation, frivolous banter, and community interaction. Have a seat at the bar or share a table with friends, new and old.
bundle up and enjoy winter brews from 60 unique
craft breweries, live music, and food trucks. Ticket price includes unlimited tastings of delicious craft beer. Your favorite food trucks will be on site with pay-as-you-go options. To purchase tickets and find out which breweries will be there, head to kennettwinterfest.com.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
225 BIRCH STREET, KENNET T SQUARE BRAELOCHBREWING.BEER
600 SOUTH BROAD STREET 610.4 4 4.8188 KENNET TWINTERFEST.COM
F R E S H FA C E Welcoming new businesses to Kennett Square.
A rich history of finding your perfect match
Fresh Face: Rump Roasters R E A L F O O D TA K E S T I M E . Time to shop for the freshest, best-quality ingredients, time to prepare, time to cook. But what if you’re hungry now? Rump Roasters, Carlos Vargas’s latest addition to The Market at Liberty Place, serves real food now. The mouth-watering aromas of oven-roasted meats and Kennett Square portabella mushrooms greet those who walk into the Market these days. Everything at Rump Roasters is homemade and baked, “low and slow,” in-house—nothing is fried or sautéed. Pork, beef, and turkey are all marinated overnight, baked to falling-apart tenderness, pulled, and served fresh in your choice of sandwiches, platters, or bowls. The Rump Roaster, Sweet Baby Ray, and other sandwiches are inspired twists on Philly favorites, featuring ingredients like Cooper Sharp cheese and broccoli rabe, all served on fresh bread from Liscio’s.
At the Matt Fetick Team, their mission is to create raving fans by helping their clients achieve their real estate goals, both locally and worldwide. The Matt Fetick Team promises to create an experience that you cannot imagine being any better. Ask them about HOMES (Housing Opportunities for Military and Emergency Services) and the Gold Key Club. RESIDENTIAL SALES
“There’s something for everyone—even vegetarians,” Carlos says, as he points out the mushroom on the logo. He’s a father himself and understands the importance of packing kids’ meals with fresh, healthy, and kid-friendly favorites. His knowledgeable and accommodating staff are happy to make adjustments for special dietary requirements, too. “Your meal is made for you,” he says.
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The Rump Roasters menu complements other dining options at the Market, including Carlos’s own Kaboburritos—a popular and distinctive blend of Mexican and Mediterranean cuisine. He has a knack for bringing flavors together and uses lots of family recipes that incorporate a taste of his Puerto Rican heritage.
Matt Fetick is pictured here at the Brandywine Battlefield in Chadds Ford.
210 SOUTH MILL RD SUITE 104, KENNET T SQUARE 610.427.4 420 FETICK TEAM.COM
Carlos is grateful for the “incredible” community that has embraced Kaboburritos. And Liberty Place, with its Reading Terminal Market buzz, seemed a natural fit when it came time to open his second restaurant. He loves food markets and finds one wherever he travels. “It’s nice to have options,” he says. Both restaurants offer delicious and flexible catering options—and home delivery is coming soon, too.
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Explore the wonder of our very own corner of the universe this holiday season. Our local shop owners carefully curate their product lines and make sure there are plenty of gifts to surprise and delight everyone on your list. Experience the magic of shopping in Historic
Downtown Kennett Square through the festive window displays, the twinkling lights, and best of all—the warm greetings you’ll receive as you enter through each shop door. Love shopping local as much as we do? Use hashtag #shopksq and share the Kennett love on social media.
T R A I L C R EEK O U T FI T T ER S Outfitting your free time since 1983, Trail Creek Outfitters brings you the best brands the outdoor industry has to offer, reminding you to get outside, reconnect, and never stop adventuring. Find The North Face, Patagonia, Prana, Kuhl, Ugg, and many more. Shop knowing that 1% of every sale goes back to a local nonprofit.
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120 West State Street, Kennett Square 484.731.4968 487 Glen Eagle Square, Glen Mills 610.558.4006 trailcreekoutfitters.com
TE X TILE + DAVID FER RON The style duo behind the newest clothing boutique in town, Textile, is teaming up with veteran fashion designer David Ferron of Unionville Saddle to bring you two holiday shopping events you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss. From vintage showstoppers to modern everyday wear, enjoy personal styling consultations with Victoria Inverso, and view custom and ready wear designs from Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection.
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DECEMBER 8th - 9th Kennett Square Village Market at The Creamery Shop giftable apparel, accessories, and fragrance. DECEMBER 14th - 15th, 10am - 6pm Unionville Saddle Trunk Show at Textile Shop vintage and contemporary apparel, enjoy personal styling appointments, and view custom designs by Unionville Saddle. Request an appointment at shop-textile.com. Philter coffee and sweet treats available while you shop.
worKS This artisan collective features the work of 20 of the Philadelphia region's best makers, including perfectly giftable jewelry by Northern Roots, Meghann Elyse, joeyfivecents, and Whim Jewelry. Come explore this stellar season at worKS!
GIFTING IDEAS Northern Roots amethyst stalactite on gold fill chain necklace $68 Meghann Elyse PA necklaces starting at $34 Joeyfivecents earrings with vintage components $35/pair Whim druzy closed U earrings $68
432 South Walnut Street, Kennett Square 484.732.8586 workskennettsquare.com
FRIDAY - SUNDAY, 11am - 5pm HOLIDAY THURSDAYS Follow on social media: @workskennettsquare 210 South Mill Road 484.614.9838 shop-textile.com 1712 West Doe Run Road, Unionville 610.470.1254 davidferron.com
Paradocx Vineyard: 1833 Flint Hill Road, Landenberg The Market at LP: 148 West State Street, Kennett Square
GIFTING IDEAS Gift Cards for beer lovers
Booths Corner Market: 1362 Naamans Creek Road, Garnet Valley Pinot Boutique: 227 Market Street, Philadelphia
Unique, specialty bottles for craft beer enthusiasts
Westtown Market: 1173 Wilmington Pike, West Chester
Ciders perfect for holiday celebrations
PA R A D O C X Award-winning Paradocx wine is the perfect gift for the wine lover on your list. Offering an authentic taste of Chester County in every bottle, you can uncork, relax, and unwind among friends and family this holiday season.
Paradocx Vineyard: 1833 Flint Hill Road, Landenberg 610.255.5684 paradocx.com
GIFTING IDEAS Wine club membership PDXperience Gift certificates Holiday wine tasting
WAY WO O D B E V ER AG E
Family owned and operated since 1961, Waywood Beverage is the premier destination for all your favorite craft beer and national brands. Enjoy mix and match six packs, plus weekly deliveries of new and unique beers every Wednesday. Stuff the stocking of your favorite beer lover with a crowler, growler, festive brews, and of course, a Waywood Beverage gift card.
624 Millers Hill, Kennett Square 610.444.5222 waywoodbeverage.com
D EN N E Y EL EC T R I C A lighting showroom featuring statement pieces, indoor and outdoor fixtures, and on-trend lighting design to make every space in your home feel cozy this season.
GIFTING IDEAS Elegant Outdoor Lanterns
Wellness & Freedom salon secrets believes
in taking care of yourself and others this holiday season. Gift your loved ones with a day at their full service spa to indulge in skincare treatments, hair styling, nails, and massage. Voted a Top 200 Salon by Salon Today Magazine, their team of professional stylists will keep your spirits bright this winter. Additional shopping available on-site at their exclusive retail shop, Bella Boutique.
SALON SECRETS spa boutique
support dressember Each December, Salon Secrets supports a cause close to their heart. Dressember is a collaborative movement leveraging the simple act of wearing a dress every day, December 1st through 31st, to advocate for women all over the world suffering from modern slavery. Find out more about how to get involved by visiting Dressember.org.
Tiffany Lamp Platinum by Quoizel Statement Chandelier
510 West State Street, Kennett Square 610.444.2170 denneyelectricsupply.com
827 – 829 EAST BALTIMORE PIKE, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.0605 SALONSECRETSSPA .COM
Relish in the Wonder A Longwood Christmas On View November 22, 2018–January 6, 2019
This holiday season we look at the Christmas tree in a new light. Join us as we celebrate the Tree Reimagined with festive ﬁrs suspended from above, towering tannenbaums created from books to birdhouses to stained glass, and gloriously illuminated trees along with more traditional favorites elevated with surprising new twists. Buy Before You Arrive Timed Tickets Required Tickets Limited
Coming Soon Orchid Extravaganza January 19–March 24, 2019
GIVING BACK Making a difference in our community.
Authentic: Doug Doerfler & Anne Ashbrook W H E N D O U G D O E R F L E R began working at Genesis Healthcare in 2008, he knew he wanted to move to Kennett Square. “It felt like home, where I was meant to be,” he says. “But there was a missing piece.” He met his wife Anne Ashbrook at a blood drive, and once the couple took up residence on Union Street the whole town began to feel more complete. Their approach to supporting and engaging in the community they love is simple: “We try to attend everything!” They love the special events, businesses, and restaurants, “But what makes them amazing,” says Anne, “is the people. They’re family.” For Doug, giving back to “this awesome town” meant running for the Borough Council (Anne was his unofficial but tenacious campaign manager) and serving on numerous boards, commissions, and task forces. These include the Chamber of Commerce’s newest task force, which is considering holistic solutions to challenges in the mushroom industry. Both Anne and Doug are passionate about maintaining the vibrant multi-culturalism and small-town feel as Kennett Square develops. “We think of history as the 1700s,” Doug says, “but we’re also going to be someone’s history. In England, the grand buildings we admire are churches, libraries, government buildings. When they were built, they stood out because they were new, big, and exciting. It’s OK for us to think like that. What will people say about our new library 200 years from now?” Building relationships, they say, is the key as people listen respectfully to one another’s different points of view. Anne and Doug feel a deep sense of connection here. The couple enjoys traveling widely, but when a vacation is over, Anne says, “I feel like I haven’t lost anything. I get to go home to Kennett Square.”
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Redefining the dental experience WELLNESS
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Dr. Bradley Adey, DMD and Enthusiastic Eagles Fan
adey family dentistry exists to help people move towards health. From the moment you walk through the door, you will feel genuine compassion and empathy at the core of each patient interaction. Dr. Bradley Adey and team have created a practice that provides first-class dental care. They believe careful consideration to your goals and individual needs make all the difference. They are welcoming new patients and invite you to join the experience! 120 L AFAYET TE STREET, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.2928 ADEYFAMILYDENTISTRY.COM
All is calm, all is bright for dreamy looks that illuminate
your beauty on those moonlit winter nights, let Nicholas Anthony Salon and Day Spa pamper you, from head to toe. An enchanting destination for stylish clients looking for premier hair styling, color, skincare, makeup, and full service spa treatments. Let Nicholas Anthony help you shine brightly inside and out.
Hair Stylist: Patricia Vanore Makeup Artist: Hayley Clancy
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the hood family wishes you a sizzlin’ holiday season full of good friends, dear family, and delicious food. Known for their authentic, home-style comfort food, enjoy their famous slow cooked ribs, beef brisket, BBQ pulled pork, and so much more. Dine-in, takeout, or call for your special occasion catering needs.
1664 WEST DOE RUN ROAD, UNIONVILLE 610.347.1670 HOODSBBQ.COM
696 UNIONVILLE ROAD, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.7222 NICHOL ASANTHONYSALON.COM
Good Tidings of Comfort and Joy
STONE COUNTERTOPS / GENER AL CONTR ACTING SERVICES / C ABINETRY T I L E B A C K S P L A S H / R E M O VA L / P L U M B I N G
Negresco Honed Granite Perimeter and Honed Super White Marble Island counters were recently installed in the Marshall's Family home.
this holiday season, Hearth Kitchen has menus even Santa stops in for! Enjoy wood-fired pizza, fresh handmade pastas, creative and seasonal entrees, and an eclectic selection of small plates. Make a toast at the full bar featuring a carefully curated list of wines by the glass and bottle, signature cocktails, and a thoughtful selection of draft and bottle beer. 32
HAPPY HOUR MONDAY - FRIDAY, 4 - 6pm BYOW MONDAY NIGHTS HALF PRICE ON BOTTLES OF WINE THURSDAY NIGHTS PRIVATE DINING IS AVAILABLE LUNCH & DINNER MONDAY - FRIDAY, 11am - 9pm Dinner starting at 4pm Saturday and Sunday
SHOPPES AT LONGWOOD VILL AGE, 847 EAST BALTIMORE PIKE, KENNET T SQUARE 484.732.8320 HEARTHKENNET TSQUARE.COM
Made to stand the test of time
S T O N E M A S T E R S can pull your kitchen or bath renovation together from start to finish. As a one-stop shop, they can design and install every element of your dream kitchen or bathroom. From top cabinetry manufacturers, to premium countertop selections, and even skilled general contracting services, their experienced team works together to mange every detail of your project, so you don't have to.
515 SCHOOL HOUSE ROAD, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.7200 STONEMASTERSINC.NET
Gift Certificates Available Visit their website for service specials and online appointment requests
A ce rt ifi ed ‘GREEN’ fa ci lit y. Che m ic al -f re w ater re cy cl e i ng .
Dreaming of a sparkling car… all winter long easily wash away dirt, snow, and salt this
winter at Mr. Wizard. The Magic Wash Card and The Magic Pass Unlimited Wash Club are two ways to keep your vehicles shiny all season long—two great holiday gift ideas. Who doesn't love a clean car?
140 SOUTH MILL ROAD, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.9870 MRWIZ ARDCARWASH.COM
Outstanding service from a dedicated team receive complimentary with all services:
services offered on all vehicles:
unique sales showroom:
Loaner vehicle/shuttle services Digital vehicle health assessment report Text updates Parts & labor warranty Comfortable wait area w/ wifi & refreshments Close to neighborhood shops/restaurants Hand car wash
Complete maintenance & repair Diagnostics Engine & transmission service Four wheel alignment Alloy rim straightening Oil changes, brakes, tires, etc. PA State inspection station Professional detailing
Buy, Sell, Trade, or Consign Free Appraisals Personal Services—let them find you the car you want Bank Financing
600 WEST CYPRESS STREET, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.2222 BAVARIANMOTORSPORT.COM
Always Here to serve Top row, left to right: Mychal Brown, Office Manager, Curt Greer, Funeral Director Bottom row, left to right: Maribeth Fasano, Office Manager, Keely Griffin, Funeral Director, Catherine Kelly, Supervisor
Local Events CHRISTMAS IN KENNETT SHUTTLE T O LO N G WO O D G A R D E N S S AT U R D AY S , N O V E M B E R 2 4 , DECEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 PICKUP 1:30-6:30pm DROP OFF 3:30-10:30pm
Special timed ticket required. longwoodgardens.org
S T R O L L I N G H O L I D AY C A R O L I N G W I T H T H E B R A N DY W I N E S I N G E R S S AT U R D AY S , D E C E M B E R 1 , 8 2-5pm
H O L I D AY V I L L A G E M A R K E T S AT U R D AY S , D E C E M B E R 1 , 8 S U N D AY S , D E C E M B E R 2 , 9 11am-5pm
S U N D AY H O R S E D R AW N C A R R I A G E RIDES S U N D AY S , D E C E M B E R 2 , 9 , 1 6 , 2 3 NOON-5pm
(Rides $5 per person; children 5 and under free) leaves from corner of State and Union Streets F I R S T F R I D AY A RT S T R O L L F R I D AY, D E C E M B E R 7 , 6 - 9 p m
T H E R E A R E S O M E N E W FA C E S at the Kuzo Funeral Home. With the unifying commitment to nurture and compassionately serve their community, the professionals at the Kuzo Funeral Home offer a combination of ingenuity and experience.
KENNET T SQUARE · AVONDALE · WEST GROVE 610.4 4 4.4116 GRIECOCARES.COM The Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc.
T I N S E L O N T H E T OW N T H U R S D AY, D E C E M B E R 1 3 , 6 - 9 p m
Enjoy special vendors, luminaries, music on the street, and holiday shopping.
F O R A C O M P L E T E , up-to-date listing of events in and around Kennett Square, visit historickennettsquare.com.
KENNETT SQUARE WINTER FA R M E R S M A R K E T
Visit historickennettsquare.com/events/ kennett-square-farmers-market/ for dates, hours, and vendor line up
2019 A L I C E T H E S T O L E N TA RT S P E R F O R M E D BY K AT S
(kennett amateur theatrical society) J A N U A RY 1 8 A N D 1 9
MIDNIGHT IN THE SQUARE NEW YE AR' S E V E C E L E B R AT I O N DECE M B E R 31 Ring in the New Year with Kennett’s annual mushroom drop midnightinthesquare.com
K E N N E T T C H O C O L AT E LO V E R S F E S T I VA L S U N D AY, J A N U A RY 2 7
to benefit the United Way of Chester County Kennett High School. kennettchocolate.org KENNETT WINTERFEST S AT U R D AY, F E B R U A RY 2 3 12:30-4pm
Winter beer tasting event. Tickets go on sale December 1 at 10am. kennettwinterfest.com K E N N E T T R E S TA U R A N T W E E K S S U N D AY - T H U R S D AY, F E B R U A RY 2 3 - F E B R U A RY 2 8 MARCH 3 - 7
Stay tuned to historickennettsquare.com for details.
B R E A K FA S T W I T H S A N TA S U N D AY, D E C E M B E R 1 6 , 8 - 1 0 a m
Adults $10 and Kids 3-12 $8. Age 2 and under free. Includes one picture with Santa. The Kennett Fire Company No. 1
Photo by Midnight in the Square
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COVERing Five Years in Kennett Square!
Our very first issue from Winter 2013
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There was never a marriage that claimed happiness without working on it Re|engage is a 20-week marriage enrichment program that works with couples seeking a healthier, more loving relationship. Marriages in any condition will benefit, whether you are struggling to get along, your marriage is broken, or you simply want to grow closer together as a couple.
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Flooring pictured: Carolina Pine Hardwoods in the home of the L E N P RManning I T C H EFamily. T T and his team provide more than just a
flooring installation, they provide personal, customized, and turn-key customer experiences. Their unique process always puts the customer first. Customers stay in the comfort of their home while choosing their new flooring from Len’s mobile showroom. Complete with 3,000 samples including carpet, hardwood, tile, luxury vinyl, cork, bamboo, and more,
Meetings are every Wednesday evening at 7pm at Willowdale Chapel in Kennett Square. Free childcare available.
you can match and coordinate your current flooring with new choices. Evening and weekend consultations provide the ultimate in convenience. Once a flooring is selected, Len and his team manage every step from moving furniture to clean up. Call to schedule a consultation and learn why Floor Coverings International is redefining the customer experience.
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Rick and Natalia Beley’s Story… We’ve all heard the saying
“opposites attract” and that is so true in our marriage. The two of us are so different in many ways. For years we hadn’t appreciated the richness and dimension that being so different from each other added to our relationship. Our story starts out much like other people’s; we met in college, fell in love, got married, got a dog, two kids, a house, and you know the rest. Life presented its challenges to us, and year after year we did our best to face them together.
Admittedly we spent years (and sometimes still do) trying to mold the other into a version of ourselves, whether consciously or unconsciously. This led to feelings of disappointment, resentment, and doubt as it seemed we were just too different to make our marriage work. We struggled thinking that our differences were tearing us apart instead of appreciating how God had uniquely created each of us to support and strengthen the other. For example, Rick is very practical and frugal, while I am more of a free spirit. Two very different
approaches to life, but through re|engage we learned to appreciate the benefits of these traits and how they make the two of us a better team. Rick does a great job thinking about our family’s long term security and future, while I make sure that our family has fun. Re|engage has helped us see that we’re not the only ones that struggle with some of these issues and that no marriage is perfect. The reality is, most marriages have opposites in some way. In addition, we have seen that even the best relationships take work and commitment.
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1156 West Baltimore Pike 610.444.0400 familypromisescc.org MISSION To help families with children experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable housing and stability. WHO THEY SERVE Family Promise of Southern Chester County is a community initiative that offers a unique solution to the growing problem of family homelessness in southern Chester County. Family Promise, in partnership with local organizations and congregations, provides families struggling with homelessness crucial basic necessities, such as meals and shelter, in addition to a myriad of social services to achieve sustainable, long-term economic stability, and lasting independence.
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HOW TO GIVE OR VOLUNTEER For more information, contact Susan M. Minarchi, Executive Director, at 610.444.0400 or sminarchi@familypromisescc. org. Visit the website at familypromisescc.org.
GOOD THINGS SAID “Family Promise felt just like home! Volunteers were waiting for my daughter and me with open arms.” Mother who was supported by Family Promise
Giving back is personal, passionate, and deliberate. Kennett Square has a deep generosity and a thriving creativity that makes giving back a celebration of the good work happening all around us. Explore nonprofit organizations in the following pages to find a cause that speaks to you—and an invitation to make an impact on the community you love.
110 East State Street, Suite 314, Kennett Square 855.YNG.MOMS youngmomscommunity.com MISSION To inspire and equip young moms to build thriving futures for themselves and their families. WHO THEY SERVE Over the past 8 years, YoungMoms has empowered more than 160 local pregnant and parenting teens to stay in school, pursue college education or vocational training, parent more effectively, and make healthy personal decisions. Investing in teen moms has a ripple effect on their children, families, and the entire community. HOW TO GIVE OR VOLUNTEER For more information, contact Linda Mercner, Executive Director at email@example.com or visit the website at youngmomscommunity.com. GOOD THINGS SAID “When I wasn’t in YoungMoms I felt like my future was basically over. But YoungMoms helped me realize that even with a child and how young I am that I can achieve what I would like to do in life. It’s really helped.” A current young mom in the program
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T H E P E AC EM A K ER C EN T ER 202 South Willow Street, Kennett Square 610.269.2661 thepeacemakercenter.org
M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T To help people find peace with God, themselves, and others. The Center provides Clinical Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Social Work to anyone in need of the services. Trained professionals provide excellence in Clinical Care within the framework of God's truth and guidance.
WHO THEY SERVE The Peacemaker Center serves couples, families, and individuals of all ages for a variety of relationship and mental health issues. H O W T O D O N AT E , V O L U N T E E R , OR SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT Visit thepeacemakercenter.org or call 610.269.2661.
In the photo: Scott Edwards, Bonnie Kotler, Deborah Lee, Vicki Shay, Amy Hummel, Whitney Witczak, and Melanie Wilson. Not shown in photo: Judy Reid (Executive Director), Dan Rodgers, Sage Windemaker, Nicole McKinney, Sandy Padron, and Shavaun McGinty.
GOOD THINGS SAID “I have been able to work at my own pace through some extremely difficult issues in my life. The Peacemaker Center has helped me to get reconnected with myself, my wife, and God.” An individual impacted by The Peacemaker Center
P E D RO ' S S TO RY After working in the local area for decades, Pedro found himself without resources and experienced homelessness for 10 years. During the time he lived outdoors, KACS staff met Pedro and began a relationship built on trust and respect. He expressed that he wanted a home. With assistance and guidance from KACS, Pedro moved into his home. Four years later, KACS continues to provide the support and stability that allows Pedro to age in place and be a part of the community.
K EN N E T T AREA CO M M U N I T Y S ERV I C E 136 West Cedar Street, Kennett Square 610.925.3556 kacsonline.net
MISSION Serving People in their Time of Need. Their work is to reduce and end hunger, homelessness, and poverty. KACS strives to walk with individuals on their journey from crisis to independence. WHO THEY SERVE KACS serves more than 900 families—adults, children, and seniors —each year. Participant families and individuals reside in the Kennett area and the Southern Chester County Region. SERVICES OFFERED Crisis intervention through the Kennett Food Cupboard and the Emergency Assistance programs, as well as resource building through the Getting Ahead, Emergency Loan and Share programs. HOW TO GIVE BACK OR VOLUNTEER Visit the website at kacsonline.net. to donate, learn more, and explore volunteer opportunities. I M PA C T S TAT S Last year KACS provided case management, support services, and often financial assistance to stabilize 285 households with rent or utility assistance. And they provided food assistance to 785 food insecure families in the Kennett area.
GIVING BACK Making a difference in our community.
T H E G A R AG E 115 South Union Street, Kennett Square 610.444.6464 garageyouthcenter.org MISSION To empower youth to pursue their potential academically, relationally, and spiritually. WHO THEY SERVE The Garage serves vulnerable middle and high school students in the Kennett Square and West Grove areas. The Garage programs help students navigate challenges and provide encouragement to grow into the best possible versions of themselves through homework help, academic enrichment, mentoring, community service, college and career counseling, internships, life skills, job skills, and nutrition education. HOW TO GIVE OR VOLUNTEER You can give online and find out more about volunteer opportunities at garageyouthcenter.org. GOOD THINGS SAID “The Garage has helped me manage my time, to be more confident in myself, and to talk to people I can really trust. But most of all it helped me know what it feels like to be an actual teenager.” Garage High School Senior
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1694 Baltimore Pike, Avondale 610.268.8134 ticktockelc.org MISSION To provide affordable, high-quality education and child care to working families with a sliding-scale tuition assistance program. Tick Tock prepares children for success in school and beyond. WHO THEY SERVE Tick Tock serves working families in Southern Chester County. Each and every day the team at Tick Tock is surrounded by happy children thriving in a safe and loving environment. They believe an investment in a good foundation helps build a stronger community and workforce for the future and benefits us all. HOW TO GIVE OR VOLUNTEER Visit ticktockelc.org for ways you can donate or get involved, or call 610.268.8134 to schedule a tour of the center.
B R I A N H AV E RT I N E A N D E D C A M E L L I , co-owners of Trail Creek Outfitters, smile when they talk about having a hashtag—an unheard-of concept when they opened for business in 1983. But #morethanastore is more than a motto—it encapsulates their dedication to supporting the community in creative, thoughtful ways. TCO has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to numerous nonprofits over the past three decades. Their popular annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival benefits nonprofits including The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and Stroud Water Research Center, and their five-race Trail Run series raises awareness and money for
important causes. Through generous support from both suppliers and customers, their recent “Brands That Give Back” initiative raised thousands for local environmental organizations. None of this would be possible, they say, without loyal customers who buy local to support small businesses. “Our mission is to outfit your free time with great products,” says Ed. Together with their top-notch team, they’re passionate about offering quality merchandise and friendly customer service. Since opening their Glen Mills location 28 years ago, Brian and Ed debated opening a second store before finding a place on State Street. “We saw the vibrant growth
in Kennett Square and love the vibe, small-town feel, special events.” Through their “1% for Kennett” campaign, TCO donates 1% of every sale to support a different local charity every six months. This winter, proceeds will go towards coats for kids through Operation Warm. “But it’s not just about the checkbook,” Brian says. “These projects are from our hearts.” For Brian and Ed, giving back is a natural part of caring for Southern Chester County and the people who live here. They keep bus—with most days being at work. “It’s a labor of love, and we’re a family,” they say. Learn more about Fig Giving Back at figkennett.com.
K EN N E T T A M AT EU R T H E AT R I C A L S O C I E T Y PO Box 673, Kennett Square firstname.lastname@example.org callkats.org MISSION KATS brings British humor to life—from the streets of Kennett Square to the Kennett High School auditorium. Their fun is free or less than the price of a movie ticket! WHO THEY SERVE With more than 100 members actively participating in their productions, KATS brings the local community, and beyond, together through creative performances. HOW TO GIVE Donate online at CallKats.org or mail your donation to Kennett Amateur Theatrical Society.
K EN N E T T F L A S H 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square 484.732.8295 kennettflash.org MISSION To enhance the quality of life for people of all ages, achieved through arts experiences for audiences, performing artists, and students.
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YMCA 101 Race Street, Kennett Square 610.444.9622 ymcagbw.org
WHO THEY SERVE More than 20,000 people who visit Kennett Square annually, and the surrounding community that calls Kennett home.
MISSION To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
HOW TO GIVE OR VOLUNTEER Donate by visiting kennettflash.org and clicking on Donate at the top of the page. Interested in volunteering? Email email@example.com.
GOOD THINGS SAID “As a working mom, the Y’s childcare has been a lifesaver. My daughter loves her classes and is learning so much…and I feel happy knowing she is well cared for. I don’t know what I would have done without their financial assistance program; it is a wonderful resource for our community.”
GOOD THINGS SAID “The Kennett Flash is a true listening room where you’ll see the best national, regional, and local acts. A real treat to have such a special place right here in Kennett Square.” Joel Plotkin
WHO THEY SERVE The YMCA of Greater Brandywine serves more than 73,000 local members in Chester County, thousands of visitors through the Y’s reciprocity program, as well as brand loyalty which spans more than a century. HOW TO GIVE OR VOLUNTEER Inquire about volunteering online at ymcagbw.org, call 610.643.9622 ext. 2153, or contact Patti Cambell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Y M C A G B W. O R G
I M PAC T S TAT S $3 MILLION financial assistance provided to more than 9,880 individuals and families 3,97 7 kids enjoyed YMCA summer camps 1,808 kids were taught life-saving water safety skills
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603 tweens and teens were provided a safe haven through the Saturday Night Lights program
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A RT A S S O C I AT I O N 100 North Bradford Avenue 610.696.5600 chestercountyarts.org
MISSION To be a source of inspiration, creativity, and community by connecting artists, students, patrons, and the wider community to and through art.
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WHO THEY SERVE As a nonprofit art organization, CCAA serves the entire Chester County community. Their audience ranges in age from 3 to 93, and includes beginning artists, art appreciators, and professional artists. CCAA is dedicated to nurturing creativity in everyone through high-quality arts education, inspiring art exhibitions, and building creative communities.
HOW TO GIVE AND VOLUNTEER Donate directly through PayPal CCAADonations, mail a check, call, or go online at chestercountyarts.org. For volunteer opportunities, call 610.696.5600 or send an email to email@example.com. G I F T S T H AT G I V E B A C K • CCAA gift certificates are available in any amount • Art classes + workshops all year long • ShopArt gift stores: artisanal gifts in all mediums including jewelry • CCAA Memberships
I M PAC T S TAT S 750 art classes, workshops, and camps offered annually 7,0 0 0 + students that participate in CCAA art education programs each year 50 unique and inspiring art exhibits hosted annually
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216 East State Street, Kennett Square 610.444.2702 kennettlibrary.org
MISSION To ignite imagination, enrich lives, and create community.
SOCIAL MISSION At Fig, we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions—one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. Our 2018 Social Mission Partner is The Kennett Library, an impactful nonprofit whose good work contributes immensely to our thriving, local community.
WHO THEY SERVE The Kennett Library strives to serve everyone in the community and beyond through the provision of special events, resources, multimedia, and more. The Library serves communities of East Marlborough, Kennett Borough, Kennett Township, New Garden, Newlin, Pennsbury, Pocopson, and West Marlborough. HOW TO GIVE OR VOLUNTEER Stop by the library to donate and explore volunteer opportunities, go to the website at kennettlibrary.org, send Megan Walters an email at mwalters@ ccls.org, or call 610.444.2702.
EXPLORE & DISCOVER Kennett Library has more to offer than just books and movies. They believe in the power of programming and providing a sense of community for patrons. There are many programs offered for a variety of age groups; more than 1000 offered last year! For adults, discover Interpreting Dreams, Acupuncture for Pets, or Chocolate Tastings. For Young Adult programs, don’t miss the ever-popular Video Game Club, Dungeons & Dragons, or Tea and Board Games Nights. For kids, check out Yoga Storytime and Science Explorers. Join Kennett Library for an assortment of fun, educational, and fascinating events perfect for all ages. Go to www.kennettlibrary.org for a full list of all the programs offered.
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457 Birch Street, Kennett Square 610.444.1446 wingsforsuccess.org MISSION To empower women in need to pursue employment and economic security through apparel, advice, and advocacy.
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WHO THEY SERVE Women who are struggling to buy clothes appropriate for employment while balancing needs for food, rent, and childcare. More than 70% of clients come from referral partners working with women in the midst of vulnerable situations—be it escaping domestic violence, recovering from addiction, returning from active duty in the military, an unexpected layoff, or disability. HOW TO GIVE BACK AND VOLUNTEER Donate online or via mail, or you may also give through United Way, Your Cause, Corporate Matches, and Amazon Smile. Volunteer opportunities are listed in detail on the website at wingsforsuccess.org. GOOD THINGS SAID “The women at Wings didn't make me feel less. They didn't pity me. They surrounded me to lift me up.” Terry, Wings for Success client
S T RO U D WAT ER R E S E A RC H C EN T ER 970 Spencer Road, Avondale 610.268.2153 stroudcenter.org
MISSION To advance knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems through global research, education, and watershed restoration. WHO THEY SERVE Stroud Water Research Center impacts all who love clean water! Their scientists are researching freshwater systems around the world, their restoration team is working more locally with farmers and large landowners to mitigate impact on freshwater systems, and their education team is sharing this knowledge throughout the country. HOW TO GIVE BACK AND VOLUNTEER Visit the website at stroudcenter.org to discover volunteer opportunities, support their efforts, and learn about upcoming events. GOOD THINGS SAID “Many students and teachers informed me that this was one of the best field trips that they have ever been on and I have to agree. I am delighted that we are continuing this partnership of teaching and learning. I was able to observe all the great stuff that The Stroud Water Research Center is doing for the environment. Stroud went the extra mile to meet the needs of our diverse learning community.” M. Garvin, Assistant Principal, Avon Grove Intermediate School
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12th. This school year marks their 125th Anniversary as Delaware’s oldest all-girl, Middle and Upper School. Enroll, take a tour, or schedule a shadow day! Ursuline is accepting applications for the upcoming school year. For more info, visit ursuline.org. Ursuline Academy is an independent, Catholic school community that empowers students for leadership and service in our global society.
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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. “THEY ARE A TREMENDOUS B L E S S I N G ,” Carl Edwards, CrossNet youth center director, says of Fred and Eileen Eck and Don and Lois Aldrich. “They do the hard work behind the scenes, setting up and tearing down for the community meal.”
Holland community looking for hot food and fellowship. The event, funded by donations from residents and staff through the Swipe Out Hunger initiative, is just one way Garden Spot Village lives with purpose and contributes to the community.
On the fourth Monday night of each month, a team from Garden Spot Village coordinates a group of volunteers who serve a free meal to people in the New
Learn more about the ways Garden Spot Village connects with CrossNet Ministries to impact the community at gardenspotvillage.org/blog.
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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 their community for more than 10 years, and are adding new services all the time. To learn more, call 484.846.5100 or visit crozerkeystone.org/Brinton-Lake-Surgery CROZERKEYSTONE.ORG
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“ One of the best business books I ever read was The E-Myth, which tells a parable about a pie-making business and the entrepreneurial myth. Molly’s success story is a shining contrast to that example and a tribute to her drive and passion for what she does. It’s my absolute pleasure to highlight Molly’s dedication and hard work and I wish her much continued success!” – PAT T I B R E N N A N
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Part 4: Patti Brennan THE FIRST THREE PARTS of this series on Patti Brennan, CFP, President of Key Financial, Inc., have traced her inspirational story from the company’s humble but passionately client-focused beginnings in her laundry room. Brennan weathered the financial crisis by holding on to core values and committing to seeing her team and her clients through the storm. Today the growing company is looking to the future as it continues to invest generously in the community and prepares the next generation of leaders to continue to serve clients with wisdom and care. Bringing Brennan’s story up to the present moment is, therefore, only the beginning. She’s been building a legacy for nearly thirty years, and she’s quick to credit successes, brilliant ideas, and innovations to her team, her “intellectual capital.” She’s also committed to supporting and encouraging the professional development of every employee.
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Key Client Specialist Liz Miller, for example, began her career in the financial industry and then took time off to raise her children. She reentered the workforce as a teacher in a private preschool, but when her youngest was in middle school and her oldest started college, she had more time to reflect on her future. For years, she had watched and respected the career of her longtime friend and neighbor, Patti Brennan, and asked her for advice. “I’d love to hire you,” Brennan said. Miller was delighted to join the team and she hasn’t looked back since. She’s grateful not only for this opportunity but also for Brennan’s support and for the ways she challenges her and pushes her out of her comfort zone. With Brennan’s encouragement, she’s studying to become the firm’s Compliance expert. “It’s not just a job,” Miller says. “It’s a career, and it’s a family. I love coming to work every day.” Since starting at Key Financial more than 14 years ago, Eric Fuhrman, Chief Planning Officer, has received his CFP as well as his
MBA and Master's in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University with Brennan’s encouragement. “We are living in an era where knowledge and information are the new commodities,” Fuhrman says. “Patti is committed to delivering an exceptional experience for our clients and is keenly aware that it begins by elevating her staff. Her advocacy for professional development represents a core principle, which is born from an altruistic ambition to help her people and her clients succeed.” Brennan’s mission in this series has been to lift up fellow female entrepreneurs. Her final piece of advice—for the female entrepreneurs she’s sponsored throughout this series and for anyone in business—is this: “Invest in your talent—it’s worth it!”
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LO N G T I M E FA N S of Molly Johnston’s Nomadic Pies will remember her smiling face in the window of the pie truck. She laughs when she recalls how she raised all her own chickens for the pies. “I was the pie queen and a farmer on the side.” Molly’s pies are still award-winning and delicious. But while she’s remained true to her original vision and values of community engagement, locally sourced ingredients, and sustainable agriculture, she’s learned to scale and no longer raises the chickens. The pie truck is gone, too, and she’s celebrating her fourth holiday season in her shop on State Street. She still loves building relationships with her customers and remembers who loves apple ginger when the apple harvest arrives. And the endless creative possibilities of pie continue to inspire her. “I love how versatile pie is,” she says. “The menu is always evolving as great local ingredients come into season and customers bring ideas.”
Becoming a mother, too, has brought some changes. Molly says she couldn’t run the business without her family and her “most supportive, fabulous team.” Kyla Cochran joined the team as manager shortly after Molly learned she was pregnant. “I needed to find the right right-hand gal,” Molly says. And she did. Kyla shares Molly's passion and vision for the business. Her son Noah, who’s now an active toddler, will soon be joined by a little sister and Molly, like many other female entrepreneurs, is exploring how to balance childcare options. Molly has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and knew she’d own a business someday—in eighth grade, she and her best friend started a company and did catering for their teachers. She admits she’s more intuitive and qualitative than quantitative, and working on a strategic plan has been a great next step for her. But above all, she says, “I love how it’s evolved and I’m really happy with what it’s become. My roots are here now, and I want to continue to be creative and produce fantastic products.”
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