SPRING 2018 Celebrating local shopping, dining, arts, events, and community
Kennett Square The Female Influencers Issue
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A community of
Cultivators, such as Talulaâ€™s Table restaurateur Aimee Olexy, saw potential in Kennett Square over a decade ago. Learn more about her and many other women making their mark on our town.
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authentic Leading the way through innovation and example: Aimee Olexy. PA G E 2 7
female influencers Celebrating women who are adding value through entrepreneurship, public service, and collaboration PA G E 1 6
Making a difference in Kennett Square: Karen DiMascola and Sarah Nurry.
Mark your calendar! Get out and enjoy spring in Kennett Square.
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social mission Learn about our 2018 Social Mission Partner: The Kennett Library. PA G E 1 0
Talula's Table owner, Aimee Olexy and her daughter, Annalee are a dynamic mother/ daughter duo making Kennett a destination for hospitality.
IN THIS ISSUE
And of course,
great shopping, dining, arts, events, and communityâ€” as always. KEEP READING
Businesses committed to helping Kennett Square grow and thrive. PA G E 4 8
ISSUE 17 / SPRING 2018 / KENNETT SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA / THE FEMALE INFLUENCERS 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 Deborah Brandt
WRITER Tara Smith
DIRECTOR Brianna Carlisle
PHOTOGRAPHERS Karlo Gesner Matthew Tennison
DESIGNERS Melissa McDade Josh Seibert Ian Berg Michael Baker CONTRIBUTERS Mary Hutchins Claire Murray RuthAnn Deveney Sam Ferraro
C O M M U N I C AT I O N S Erin Cusack Kelly McAllister Susan Bowser 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
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A NOTE FROM FIG
taking the lead WHEN MY CREATIVE DIRECTOR tasked me with creating this issue, she posed the question, “What is something special you see happening in Kennett Square?” It was an easy answer. I told her that more than ever, I see women stepping up, leading and investing in this town. And beyond that, I see them collaborating for the greater good.
And thus, this issue was born. We’re calling it “The Female Influencers” issue. It’s a collection of portraits and inspiring stories from local women making important things happen in our community. They are quite literally influencing the values of Kennett Square through collaboration, encouragement, and opportunity. Keep in mind, this is certainly not a complete list. I could have filled a hundred pages with the compelling stories of leadership and service that women across all genres are forging in our town. But, I hope you see the next few pages as a small sampling of them. You’ll find entrepreneurs, community builders, restaurateurs, artists and public office holders. You’ll read about their passions, their histories, and the risks they took to be where they are
now. And best of all, you’ll hear them cheering each other on. From heartfelt donations of food or time, to bold investments in art, culture, and the economy, every unique gift is woven into this fabric we call home. At Fig, we are so much more than a magazine. We are a community-building tool that creatively communicates all that is so special about our town. As a woman-owned business ourselves, it’s our hope that this issue honors all the hard-working, risk-taking, dream-chasing women who chose Kennett Square as their muse. May you be inspired to offer your own unique gift. BRIANNA CARLISLE & THE FIG INDUSTRIES TEAM
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GIVING BACK Making a difference in our community. Karen DiMascola & Sarah Nurry, Founders of The Victory Mushroom Cap Half Marathon
Giving Back: Karen DiMascola & Sarah Nurry THE VICTORY MUSHROOM CAP HALF MARATHON was born on the sidelines of a lacrosse game as fellow moms and long-distance runners Karen DiMascola and Sarah Nurry envisioned a race that would showcase the beauty and community spirit of their hometown. Such dreams often drift away on the tide of daily demands, but Nurry said, “Let’s do it!”
and Nurry, a former executive and mother of four, have learned a lot—about everything from the running industry and race logistics to generating revenue. It’s a labor of love, and they’re grateful for the generosity of Victory and other local businesses and for the support of their families, community members, “including lots of women,” and organizations like the Kennett Run and Bike Kennett.
The idea gathered momentum as they connected with local influencers and businesses, established the non-profit Run2Shine, and began building a team. DiMascola, a teacher and mother of two,
They decided from the start that the beneficiaries would be local families in need. In the first two years they’ve supported Family Promise, the Garage, the Grayson Saves Foundation, the
Weekly Fight, and Kennett Education Foundation. Building on the success of this year’s relay option, they plan to broaden participation further with a charity one-miler. The course takes runners over cobblestone sidewalks and past historic Victorian homes, through early-morning mist to the breathtaking rolling hills of horse country. At each of the 13 sponsored aid stations along the way, runners enjoy spirited encouragement. As race director Lynne Hernandez says, the VMCHM is “a love letter to Kennett Square.” MUSHROOMCAPHALF.COM
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2018 Social Mission: T H E K E N N E T T L I B R A RY AT F I G , we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutionsâ€”one that creates
connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. Our 2018 Social Mission Partner is The Kennett Library, an impactful non-profit whose good work contributes immensely to our thriving, local community.
Meet our next new member of the community: The Kennett Library
SAVE THE DATE
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THE KENNETT LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES is delighted to share these proposed designs of the new Kennett Library with you. Working diligently since January 2016, they have overcome obstacles and recruited a dynamic team of community leaders, architects, library planners and many other professionals, to realize the vision for a 21st century library located in the Borough of Kennett Square. These dynamic designs are just the beginning of the story that will unfold in forthcoming issues of Fig and in public meetings throughout 2018. For more information, please contact ThomasCSwett@gmail.com. Proposed Kennett Library design. View coming up State Street.
Proposed Kennett Library design. State Street view walking from uptown.
Proposed Kennett Library design. View from Willow Street.
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Clockwise, from upper left JOSSY OSBORNE Owner, Kennett Brewing Company MARY HUTCHINS Executive Director, Historic Kennett Square TIFFANY LAHN Owner, Salon Secrets Spa CLAIRE MURRAY Main Street Manager, Historic Kennett Square NICOLE PIERI Owner, Flood Support CHARLENE RICHARDSON Owner, ANCHOR life + fitness RENEE RICHARDSON Owner, ANCHOR life + fitness WINDEN ROWE Owner, Winden Rowe MS, LLC MARY HAUER Owner, Artistic Edge Salon HOLLY PETERS Owner, Holly Peters Oriental Rugs DEANNA JOHNSON Owner, MarchÃ©
THE FEMALE INFLUENCERS Photographed at Holly Peters Oriental Rugs & Home
OUR COMMUNITY IS FULL OF F I E R C E F E M A L E S who are not afraid
to take risks, dream big, and collaborate to make things happen. Among the next few pages, read the stories of local women who are influencing our community in impactful ways. Join us in celebrating the many outstanding entrepreneurs, influencers, history makers, and community builders who are making Kennett Square such a wonderful place to live. Written by Tara Smith
Clockwise, from upper left LISA MOORE Kennett Township Manager MARNIE CONLEY VP of Marketing & Communications, Longwood Gardens CAROL LESHER Artist, Carol Lesher Studio & Gallery GINGER MEADOWS Community Relations Manager, Genesis Healthcare ALLISON BRUNOVSZKY Owner, Bavarian Motorsport LATOYA MYERS President, Kennett Borough Council ELIZABETH MORO Candidate for Congress NICOLE GREBLOSKIE Agency Principal, Arthur Hall Insurance AMANDA PHILIPP Owner, Longwood Performing Arts HEATHER ROBITZER Owner, No. 109 SHANNON BLAKE Owner, Penny Lane Emporium
M A R N I E C O N L E Y ' S path to her current position as
Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Longwood Gardens brought her across the state and through a diversity of work and volunteering—from human services and academia to arts, culture, and tourism. “Every step,” she says, “brought me closer to what I do today. I feel incredibly fortunate to get to market one of the great gardens of the world...right here in Kennett Square!” Conley also dedicates time and expertise to regional and industry initiatives like America’s Garden Capital, Seed Your Future, Historic Kennett Square, and the Chester County Economic Development Council. She’s been encouraged to see so many positive changes in Kennett Square “because of the passionate people who are nurturing our community’s future while respecting what’s been done in the past.” Like many women, Conley juggles career and family responsibilities. A friend once asked her how she “does it all.” “After I stopped laughing,” she says, “I explained that ‘I do what I can.’ Everyone struggles no matter what the outward appearance otherwise suggests. We need to support one another.” In Kennett Square, she’s delighted to find that through “a wildly supportive, driven, and creative community of women.”
vice president of marketing and communications, longwood gardens
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S I N C E 1 9 8 6 , Historic Kennett Square has been pursuing
its mission to enhance the vitality of the area. Mary Hutchins, HKS Executive Director, was hired part-time 18 years ago. The nonprofit has grown exponentially since, and today, three full-time and three part-time employees, along with a volunteer board of directors and several committees, work tirelessly to keep Kennett Square vibrant. Claire Murray, Main Street Manager, oversees HKS marketing and events. She cites Third Thursday as an example of the Kennett spirit and “the community building that happens when neighbors and visitors can unplug and socialize in the charming, family-friendly outdoor setting of main street Kennett Square.” Hutchins and Murray describe themselves as “facilitators for success,” working “to make Kennett the best community it can be.” And they always welcome volunteers to join them. Hutchins, the mother of three daughters, said she is proud to be part of a community where the majority of the businesses are owned by women, the majority of the nonprofits in the area are run by women and Kennett Square Borough Council just elected its first women president. Both women agree that Kennett Square has a lot of heart, and they attribute much of this to the women trailblazers. As Hutchins says, “women make the town go ’round.”
MARY HUTCHINS & CLAIRE MURRAY executive director and main street manager, historic kennett square
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owner, longwood performing arts
A M A N D A P H I L I P P, owner of Longwood Performing
Arts, has been finding joy and pursuing her passion for dance here since she was two years old. She returned to teach after college, and when the previous owner retired and approached Philipp about taking over, she found it “an easy decision to make.” Longwood Performing Arts, Philipp says, has had “a profound effect on my childhood and my career path.” For the past three years, Philipp has been continuing the longstanding traditions of the studio, “to not only teach dance technique, but also to build confidence, inspire creativity, and give students a community where they can create lasting memories.” One of her dreams is to bring dance to children who, due to various restrictions, “may not have otherwise been exposed to the arts.” Philipp sees female leaders in our community “setting a strong example for younger generations and encouraging them to pursue their goals,” and she encourages all women to “have the courage and conviction to stick to your decisions and principles.”
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HEATHER ROBITZER owner, no. 109
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H E AT H E R R O B I T Z E R and her family love to travel.
As she visited different places, both stateside and abroad, she says, “I started to feel that everywhere we went, I saw the same lines and looks.” So she began her quest to find interesting and emerging designers who weren’t well-known.
She found what she was looking for, and with the support of her family, she opened No. 109 to bring unique clothes and accessories to Kennett Square. The shop is celebrating its third year of offering customers “beautifully edited fashion.” She works hard to keep her boutique personal and welcoming. “It’s something the internet just can’t do!” she says. Heather says she wants to help women feel beautiful, and it brings a smile to her face when she thinks of all of the amazing women in Kennett Square. “I love how we’re all different, and I think it’s exciting to look that way, too.”
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SHANNON BLAKE owner, penny lane emporium
WITH BOTH OF HER D A U G H T E R S in school full
days, Shannon Blake knew she had a “now or never” opportunity to pursue a life-long dream. So she took a leap of faith and left her successful career at URBN to open Penny Lane Emporium. Penny Lane offers a fresh take on kids’ retail and an amusing shopping experience with a curated collection of quality apparel and unique and whimsical products for kids from newborns to tweens. Blake is also launching a new event space for kids. The Alley @ Penny Lane, located in the back of the shop, will host workshops, parties, yoga, and more. This “safe, fun and creative atmosphere where kids can learn and play” will provide a light-hearted and lively hub for all things kids in the community. “Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain, and still succeed” are words that inspire and empower Blake as she begins this new chapter. Change can be a catalyst for wonderful things, she says, “if you’re willing to step outside your comfort zone.”
Shannon, with her daughters Quinn and Lily
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D E A N N A J O H N S O N brought a breath of
fresh style to Kennett Square where she and her family relocated in 2011. Johnson’s warmth and love for hospitality stem from her traditional South Carolinian roots; her exquisite design sense has been shaped by her extensive experience in both event planning and interior design, as well as by her many years on the West Coast. Her work has been featured in various magazines, and her highprofile clients have included the Salt Lake City Olympic committee and Nordstrom. As an interior designer and co-founder and owner of Marché, Johnson takes pride in getting to know her customers and their lifestyles. She enjoys helping each person to feel both comfortable and inspired to step outside their comfort zone to try something new. Marché’s curated and eclectic collection offers something for everyone, from comfortably elegant and effortless clothing and accessories to unique and beautiful pieces for the home. Through her design services, Deanna Johnson Interiors, she “creates livable spaces with an understated elegance, chasing quality and unique finds for clients.” Johnson loves being part of the vibrant community of talented and creative small business owners in Kennett Square.
DEANNA JOHNSON owner, marchÈ
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M A RY H A U E R , owner of Artistic Edge
Salon, says her mission is simply to keep the charm of a small-town family shop alive in Kennett. She wants “everyone who walks through my doors to feel like we’ve known each other for years.” Hauer, who bought Artistic Edge when she was just 22 years old, has deep roots in the Kennett area. Her family owns Basciani Mushroom Farms. She’s passionate about helping clients achieve their desired look, as well as being mindful of the environment. Although being green requires extra time and effort, Artistic Edge officially became a Green Circle Salon this year. As a mom of three young daughters, Hauer says she feels empowered to see all the female-owned businesses in Historic Downtown, knowing the hard work that is required. “We’ve all taken risks to get here,” she notes, “It’s only failure if you didn’t try.” Despite her entrepreneurial success, Hauer says she hopes her legacy is more about her role as mother, wife, and daughter. “I chose this job to make people feel beautiful on the inside—the outside is a bonus.”
owner, artistic edge salon
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artistic edge salon
E L I Z A B E T H M O R O brings her diverse
experience as a businesswoman, environmentalist, and mother to each new challenge. She’s spent much of her career in real estate, and she’s been a strong voice over the years for land conservation, working class issues, and women and families. Growing up in a large and hospitable family, Moro learned that “there’s always room for everyone at the table.” She extends that concept to her advocacy work in the community, as well as to her campaign as a democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in the 7th district. Everyone’s ideas and perspectives are important, she says, and she wants to listen and invite people into the conversation. She's passionate about strengthening the local economy, protecting our environment, and providing access to quality education and healthcare. Elizabeth hopes to inspire women to achieve their dreams and champion causes they care about. “Women have unique networking skills and bring a different perspective to the table,” Moro says. She applauds all the female leaders in Kennett Square who are paving the path for other women and giving back to their community.
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A D O O R O F O P P O RT U N I T Y opened
for Lori Amway and Rhonda Thorpe when the office supply company where they worked closed their Kennett Square branch. The two women took a leap of faith through that door, opened Kennett Copy & More, and haven’t looked back. “It’s important to us,” they say, “to provide a store with items and services that home-based businesses, small businesses, and the huge art community are in need of.” It’s also important to them to provide the kind of personal service that is often lost in our fast-paced, technology-centric world. At Kennett Copy & More, Amway and Thorpe like to get to know their customers, and their customers get to know them, too. “Together,” they say, “women-owned businesses are bringing back the small-town feel to Kennett Square,” and they encourage others to believe in themselves and to take chances.
LORI AMWAY & RHONDA THORPE co-owners, kennett copy
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AUTHENTIC Leading the way through innovation and example. Aimee Olexy, Owner, Talula’s Table
Authentic: Aimee Olexy AIMEE OLEXY HAS BEEN CREDITED with putting Kennett Square on the map as a destination for people who love good food. More than that, however, Olexy and her team at Talula’s Table have spent 12 years building community through food. Instinct brought Olexy back to Southern Chester County, closer to her mother and to the place of her fondest childhood memories, when she was about to become a mother herself. Walking through Kennett Square, she felt something stir. She loved its history, agriculture, and people. She saw its “eclectic potential”
and wanted to give the town a soul, a heart of warmth and comfort.
tasting menu, Talula’s has something for everyone.
Entrepreneurship comes naturally to Olexy, who says she’s been “a go-getter” since she was a kid. “I knew if I had good coffee, which is kind of addictive, chocolate, cheese, good bread—people would come.” With the lease on the nowiconic space, “on the sunny side of the street,” she designed a business to reflect her passions for eating seasonally and caring for customers. From coffee and scones to fresh and creative sandwiches, salads, and desserts to prepared foods, provisions, and the renowned evening
Olexy is constantly rethinking how to infuse new ideas so that Talula’s “feels fresh in comfort.” Olexy describes Talula’s Table as the mothership for all of her other businesses in Philadelphia, including The Love, newly opened near Rittenhouse Square and Talula's Garden and Talula's Daily on Washington Square. She’s learned so much from the passionate and creative people who have become her extended family in Kennett Square. “I want to carry the small-town charm and sweetness into the city,” she says.
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LISA MOORE kennett township manager
L I S A M O O R E , Kennett Township Manager,
finds it very rewarding to work and live in the community where she grew up. Her responsibilities include everything from running the day-to-day business to managing the budget, overseeing employees, implementing a wide range of projects, and keeping the dedicated Board of Supervisors apprised so they can make the best decisions for residents. Moore enjoys “being part of the team that continues to enhance and help our amazing community thrive and grow.” Some exciting new developments include trails and sidewalks that will create a walkable community between Kennett Township, Kennett Borough and Barkingfield Park, a project that involved a public private partnership to create the first-ever Township-owned park with trails, a dog park, and nature preserve. “We need more female leaders in our community,” Moore says, “to show the younger generations that, with hard work, they can achieve anything they desire.” Women that “embrace, uplift, and encourage each other are beautiful. That’s the only type of woman you want to be, whether in your personal life or business.”
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D O N ' T L E T A M A L E - D O M I N AT E D I N D U S T RY S T O P YO U from pursuing your goals,” says Nicole
Contro-Pieri, president of Flood Support, a local disaster relief service.
As a new mother almost 20 years ago, Pieri started her own home business so she could be available for her children. She learned about the insurance industry, emergency service industry, and construction, and soon her small carpet cleaning service expanded to become a restoration company. Flood Support provides emergency service for all water and fire damage—locally and nationally as well. The mission of Flood Support, Pieri says, is “to help make a traumatic situation less stressful for our customers and ease the burden of putting their lives and homes back together.” Pieri, who grew up in Philadelphia and its suburbs, loves the close-knit community, friendly and supportive people, and small businesses in Kennett Square. “Small business is the glue to any community,” she says, and “the growth of Kennett Square has been so exciting every step of the way.”
NICOLE CONTRO-PIERI owner, flood support, llc
KENNET T SQUARE 610.457.8465 FLOODSUPPORT.COM
RENEE AND CHARLENE RICHARDSON,
owners of ANCHOR life + fitness, bring a holistic approach to their mission to “help people become strong and healthy.” They strive to give an experience in the gym that is unlike any other. “Education at all levels of health and fitness is our focus. We want kids and adults alike, to learn how to get stronger, make nutritious food selections, learn how to recover from stress, and create mindfulness about their own health.”
RENEE & CHARLENE RICHARDSON co-owners, anchor life + fitness
While providing in-home personal training, Charlene found that many of her clients were missing the nutritional and recovery pieces of the health puzzle. She wanted to offer a comprehensive approach to fitness that includes yoga, massage, and nutrition, to create a unique collaboration of services. Renee brought her expertise in architectural design to create a welcoming and comfortable space. Born and raised in Kennett, she felt there was no better way to give back to the community. Together the vision for a unique fitness and health facility was established as ANCHOR life + fitness.
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J U S T O U T O F H I G H S C H O O L , Tiffany Lahn
began working at the newly opened Salon Secrets Spa. “It’s kind of funny to look back,” she says. “I had no fashion sense, and I didn’t know much about the industry.” Lahn grew up at the salon and even met her husband, who was a client, there. Nearly 20 years later, in 2012, she purchased the business and began redeveloping the brand. Lahn is passionate about caring for guests and mentoring the 30 women who work for her so they can grow in their skills and become leaders themselves. “We’re unique in the salon industry for not paying commission to employees,” she says. “This takes away the ‘me and my client’ mentality and cultivates ‘we and our guest’ customer service.” Guests at Salon Secrets have an entire beauty team at their disposal, she says, at times that fit their schedules best. “I want to provide a haven where people feel good about themselves and cared for,” Lahn says.
owner, salon secrets spa
827-829 EAST BALTIMORE PIKE, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.0605 SALONSECRETSSPA .COM
owner, bavarian motorsport
A L L I S O N B R U N O V S Z K Y of Bavarian Motorsport
says she always knew she would run a business someday, but she never dreamed it would be in an auto sales and service dealership.
In 1990, her husband opened an auto body shop on Birch Street. Soon after, she left her job in real estate to help him out. In 1995, they purchased and renovated their current location on West Cypress Street. When her husband retired in 2013, he encouraged her to continue the business. “I knew if I took it on I’d have to do it my way,” she says. Today, Allison stands out as one of the few females to run a dealership like this in the country and is proud to staff Bavarian Motorsport equally with men and women. Allison notes that continuing education and mentorship keep her focused, as well as giving back to Kennett in meaningful ways. In summarizing her vision for the business she says, “I want to operate a great business that contributes to the community.” Bavarian Motorsport is active with The Kennett Run and the Victory Food Truck Festival, among others. It’s an attitude of serving others by example that she strives to model for her four daughters—that, and to “never stop learning new things.”
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owner/designer, alexis kletjian jewelry
J E W E L RY D E S I G N E R A L E X I S K L E TJ I A N is passionate
about finding the right homes for the jewelry she creates and the antique treasures she sources. “Everyone has a story,” she says, “and I’m honored to be part of so many stories, all around the world.”
There’s no easy path to success for a designer, Kletjian says, “so I felt it was my responsibility to take full control of my own success.” A year ago, the award-winning designer relocated to Chester County and opened her first brick-andmortar gallery on State Street in Kennett Square. “It has been incredibly rewarding and I’m thrilled to offer another layer of experience to my collectors.” “Every day,” Kletjian says, “I create jewelry to adorn the legacies of my collectors near and far. Not only do these Legacy pieces tell their story, but they’re part of my story, too. These pieces will be around longer than all of us, and that’s exciting.”
131 EAST STATE STREET, KENNET T SQUARE 610.615.9200 ALEXISKLETJIAN.COM PHOTOGR APHY: ALESSANDR A MANZOT TI FOR WWW.4DOGSPHOTOGR APHY.COM
W H E N A B U I L D I N G W I T H U N I Q U E S PA C E S (in this
case, a 1920s car dealership) finds a trio of creative, artistic women, a rare synergy results. Holly Peters’ expansive gallery, featuring oriental rugs and handmade furniture, welcomes customers from Broad Street. Abstract Landscape painter, Carol Lesher, occupies the Loft studio space above, and Jossy Osborne’s popular Kennett Brewing Company, with its industrial, speakeasy vibe, is tucked down below. Patrons enjoy exploring these spaces, and the three women enjoy the camaraderie. The common thread, Peters says, is “craft, artisanal design.” Another common thread is giving back. KBC hosted over 40 events last year for local charities, Peters serves as fundraising chair for the after-school program After-TheBell, and Lesher supports arts and education organizations through donations of her work.
JOSSY OSBORNE CAROL LESHER HOLLY PETERS
owner, kennett brewing company artist/owner, lesher studio
owner, holly peters oriental rugs
Peters sees great strength in the diverse tapestry of shops and restaurants in Kennett run by women who are unconventional thinkers, and she notes that collaboration is key.
109 SOUTH BROAD STREET, KENNET T SQUARE
HOLLYPETERS.COM, KENNET TBREWINGCOMPANY.COM, CAROLLESHER.COM
kennett borough council and public health advocate
L AT OYA M Y E R S ' story reminds us of our
responsibility to honor the legacy of previous generations. The hard work and inspiring leadership of Myers’ mother, grandmother, and others, transformed Kennett Square and nurtured a vibrant Black community across the region. Today, barriers between police and community have been broken, street dealing has been dislodged, and good intercultural relations are the norm. Myers has picked up this torch. As President of the Borough Council, she’s focused on ensuring open, responsive, and inclusive government and on working towards a unified and diverse community. In her career as a public health advocate, she’s dedicated to improving the health of vulnerable people. She brings her education and professional expertise to these roles, in addition to her experiences of being a woman of color who has faced similar obstacles. Myers’ dream of women and men of many backgrounds and ages building our flourishing community together will be realized in part as we invest in people, including many young Black and Latina women, “who see things from a fresh perspective and are driven to make positive change.”
1220 MARSHALL STREET, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.6020 KENNET TSQ.ORG
agency principal, arthur hall insurance
N I C O L E G R E B LO S K I E , enjoys giving back and
promoting community pride and partnerships so people can work together to create a great place to work, live, and play. After graduating from West Chester University, Grebloskie accepted a position as an account representative at Arthur Hall Insurance. She’s now a partner and Vice President of the Personal Lines Department at the firm. As the daughter of Italian immigrants, Grebloskie says she’s learned the value of hard work, setting goals, and focusing on the positive. When Grebloskie and her husband moved to Kennett Square in 2002, they volunteered for the Kennett Brewfest and she joined Historic Kennett Square’s special events committee. As she became more involved, she was appointed to the HKS board of directors and spearheaded fundraising and special events efforts. She served as the HKS president in 2016 and 2017. “It’s important to me to raise a family in a vibrant cultural community,” she says, “where everyone has access to resources – from community assistance programs to local establishments and recreational areas where they can enjoy their free time.”
101 EAST CHESTNUT STREET, WEST CHESTER 610.696.2394 ARTHURHALL.COM
CAROL HOFFMAN & JOANNE HARRIS co-owners, paradocx vineyard and winery
Pictured center is Carol’s Mother, Alice James, who is the artist behind every Paradocx Wine Label.
C A R O L H O F F M A N A N D J O A N N E H A R R I S are both
practicing physicians (as are their husbands). This “pair of docs” began Paradocx Vineyard, with the mission “to be good stewards of the land and create a relaxing and familyfriendly environment for all to learn the joy of wine.” Starting the business involved financial risk, but on a much deeper level, Harris says, “we took the risk of trusting in a long-term partnership. It is a similar commitment to a marriage.” As their vines were cultivated, so was their relationship. With the addition of staff and loyal patrons, the Paradocx Family continues to grow. Hoffman, who’s an ophthalmologist, says, “Eye surgery has many similarities to a successful business and making great wine in terms of attention to detail and making sure all of the pre-work is done well to have an excellent result.” With the right “mindset, determination, and some grit,” Harris says, anything is possible. Both women encourage others to “follow your gut—it’s usually right!”
PAR ADOCX VINEYARD: 1833 FLINT HILL ROAD, L ANDENBERG 610.255.5684 PAR ADOCX.COM THE MARKET AT LIBERT Y PL ACE: 148 WEST STATE STREET, KENNET T SQUARE
HEALING COMMUNITY in kennett square
VALERIE HUNTER L. Ac., Hunter Family Acupuncture & Wellness
SAGE WINDEMAKER MSW, LCSW, LLC: Holistic and Traumainformed Therapy for Children, Adolescents, Women, Couples and Families
JENNIFER BARR MPH, RDN, LDN Downingtown/Kennett Nutrition & Weight Management Centers
HILLARY E. HESS MS, RYT, LLC Clinical Health Counseling and Wellness
ALLY ROSE MSW, LSW, CTNC, Individual, Adolescent & Family Therapy, Wellness Coaching for Women
WINDEN ROWE MS, LLC, Trauma and Recovery
ANN VALEE MCLAUGHLIN MA, LPC, LLC: Mental Health/Addiction & Trauma Counseling Services
O N E O F T H E M O S T F U N D A M E N TA L , yet
most overlooked, aspects to recovery is the importance of the mind/body healing connection. These women are working with our community to promote recovery through the mind/body healing connection. It is their mission to focus on the person as a whole, and in doing this, they work together to coordinate a variety of avenues to offer healing. The nervous system recovers with the help of acupuncture (Valerie), nutrition (Jenn), and counseling, psychotherapy, therapeutic yoga, or mindfulness (Winden, Ann Valee, Sage, Ally, Hillary and Mary Lou). This is evidence-based, research-supported intervention happening in this community, all with the help and collaboration of these inspiring and dedicated women. Between them, they share in the honor of helping individuals, couples, families, and systems adapt, heal, change, and recover. It is the truest honor. Contact and additional information regarding their unique services can be found at figkennett.com.
MARY LOU SCHACK PhD: Experiential and action-oriented treatment for trauma, anxiety and depression
312 STATE STREET, SUITE 208, KENNET T SQUARE WINDENROWE.COM
Hope You Left Room for Dessert you already know hood’s for their famous slow
roasted BBQ, ribs, chicken & brisket, but did you also know that Owner & Chef, Dawn Hood, whips up delectable desserts as well? With sweet options for Easter, Mother’s Day, Graduation parties and more, you’ll want to make room for dessert. Call Dawn to order your custom cake or try her signature Chocolate Easter Eggs!
1664 WEST DOE RUN ROAD, UNIONVILLE 610.347.1670 HOODSBBQ.ORG
The Race that Gives Back
Road Closed 8:30-10:30am
In its 29th year, the Kennett Run Charities continues to give back to over 60 local charities.
Join us on race day, Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Anson B. Nixon Park for a day of friendly competition which includes a 5K, 10K, PoweRun Lifting competition, and 1 mile Kids Fun Run. There is plenty of free food and drink for runners and spectators, with live music and free 2Stones beer.
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Always in Bloom Orchid Extravaganza On View January 20–March 25
Spring Blooms On View March 31–May 6
Festival of Fountains On View May 7–September 30
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Spring INTO ART!
Explore your creative side and let inspiration bloom with Chester County Art Association! Spring workshops & classes
now enrolling online: April 9 th - June 2 nd
ShopArt gift stores
in West Chester & Exton
Monthly art exhibits
with free public receptions in West Chester & Exton and satellite gallery exhibits throughout the county
Themed summer art camps
in West Chester for 11 weeks: June 11 - August 24 FREE drop-in art classes/camps at Exton Mall & The Garage in Kennett
100 NORTH BR ADFORD AVENUE, WEST CHESTER 610.696.5600 CHESTERCOUNT YARTS.ORG
Local Events KENNETT SQUARE WINTER FA R M E R S M A R K E T F R I D AY, M A R C H 9 A N D 2 3 F R I D AY, A P R I L 1 3 A N D 2 7 3-5pm OPENING OF THE REGULAR S E A S O N FA R M E R S M A R K E T F R I D AY, M AY 4 3 - 7 p m
(open every Friday for the regular season) 101 East State Street & Genesis Walkway T H I R D T H U R S D AY O N S TAT E S T R E E T T H U R S D AY, M AY 1 7 T H U R S D AY, J U N E 2 1 6-9pm KENNETT SYMPHONY R O M A N C E & R E V E L RY S U N D AY, A P R I L 1 5 7:30pm
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.
CINCO DE MAYO S U N D AY, M AY 6
KENNETT RUN S AT U R D AY, M AY 1 9
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Genesis HealthCare Building
K E N N E T T L I B R A RY GARDEN TOUR S AT U R D AY, J U N E 2
V I C T O RY B LO C K PA RT Y A N D F O O D T R U C K F E S T I VA L S U N D AY, J U N E 3 12-5pm C LO V E R M A R K E T S U N D AY, J U N E 1 0 10am-4pm
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M E M O R I A L DAY PA R A D E
T H E B I G G E S T PA R A D E O F T H E Y E A R ! M O N D AY, M AY 2 8 at 1 0 a m
Longwood Gardens kennettsymphony.org
Y M C A H E A LT H Y K I D S D AY S AT U R D AY, A P R I L 2 1 9am-3pm
200 block of South Broad Street ymcagbw.org K E N N E T T B E A U T I F I C AT I O N PLANT SALE S AT U R D AY, A P R I L 2 8 9am-4pm
S T U D E N T A RT S H OW S AT U R D AY, A P R I L 2 8 t o S U N D AY, A P R I L 2 9
American Legion Building
TROUT RODEO S AT U R D AY, M AY 5 8 a m - 4 p m
Anson B. Nixon Park ansonbnixonpark.org
Family Owned and Operated
A certified ‘GREEN’ facility. Chemical-free water recycling.
C O M E A N D V I S I T U S at Kennett’s premiere state-of-the-art, certified green car wash! Take advantage of our many ways to save including magic wash cards, unlimited car wash memberships, senior discounts, and early bird specials Monday through Thursday from 7 am to 9 am. Family-owned and community-oriented, we strive to ensure that our customers are in, out, and on their way in just 3 minutes. Avoid the pollen build-up this spring and keep your vehicles shining all season long.
140 SOUTH MILL ROAD, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.9870 MRWIZ ARDCARWASH.COM
traditional veterinary medicine acupuncture chinese herbal medicine
One Health. One Medicine. The McKinstry family has been medically serving the Kennett Square area since Elizabeth's grandfather opened up a medical practice in Kennett Square in 1920. His son Robert McKinstry, fondly known as "Dr. Bob,â€? joined the practice in 1953. He delivered babies and was head of pediatrics at Chester County Hospital. His daughter, Elizabeth McKinstry, has a love for both animals and medicine, earning her veterinary degree in 1983 and her Masters in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Today there are so many common diseases between people and animals that they can often be looked at as one medicine. Issues such as Lyme, cancer, obesity and heart disease are among those in common. Elizabeth McKinstry excels at combining ancient Chinese medicine, holistic life style and modern medical science to treat these diseases.
Elizabeth McKinstry Holistic Veterinarian
Graduate of University of Pennsylvania and Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine
550 SCHOOL HOUSE ROAD, KENNET T SQUARE 610.368.3387 ELIZ ABETHMCKINSTRY VMD.COM
Managing Communities with a Hometown Spirit
Owners, Bill and Robin Huyler
As a premiere independent full service real estate brokerage, a property management firm and accounting consulting firm, you could say that East Hill Real Estate Group does it all. Offering homeowners concierge-style management services for everything from buying & selling a home, to managing the day-to-day administration of entire communities and HOAs, client service is their top priority. Serving both Chester and Delaware Counties, owners Bill Huyler and Robin Huyler are able to bring the perspective of both resident and business owner. “The company is very civic-minded and it’s important to us that we give back to the community in which we live and send our children to school.”
1204 BALTIMORE PIKE, CHADDS FORD 267.571.9418
EAST HILL GROUP
Saving the Past for the Future BEFORE
R E N E WA L DY N A M I C S , I N C . , is an architectural firm specializing in the renovation and adaptive-reuse of historic, unique, and forgotten structures. We are dedicated to the ideal of reutilizing buildings that have become irrelevant and overlooked, as we strive to revitalize these existing resources for future generations. Call to discuss how we can help with your dream project. John Rosecrans, Owner/Architect
237 KIRKBR AE ROAD, KENNET T SQUARE 610.4 4 4.8680 FACEBOOK.COM/RENEWALDYNAMICS
Donate, Shop, Volunteer W H E N YO U D O N AT E , S H O P, O R V O L U N T E E R AT T H E R E S T O R E , you're helping to bring strength and stability to our neighbors through the construction of decent, affordable housing. In the last fifteen years, proceeds from the ReStores have built 16 Habitat homes in Chester County. To donate, visit restore.hfhcc.org or drop your donations off at our Caln or Kennett Square ReStores. Call 610-466-1890, or visit restore.hfhcc.org to schedule a free pickup!
Hereâ€™s how it works: Donate your gently used furniture, appliances, cabinets, household items, and more. Your items are then sold to the public in the Habitat ReStores, where the proceeds go directly toward building affordable homes in our community. A local family gains a step towards independence in their new Habitat home, thanks to your generosity.
NEW GARDEN SHOPPING CENTER, 345 SCARLET ROAD, KENNET T SQUARE 610.925.2585 RESTORE.HFHCC.ORG
Helping You Design the Comforts of Home O F F E R I N G F U L LY C U S T O M A N D S T O C K C A B I N E T R Y for your dream kitchen or bathroom. Lenape Village Kitchen & Bath has over 35 years of hands-on experience ensuring customers get quality, form, and function in their renovated spaces. Visit their quaint showroom in the heart of Chester County for assistance choosing the cabinetry, vanities, and countertops for your next project.
1414 LENAPE ROAD, WEST CHESTER 610.793.1408 LENAPE VILL AGEKITCHENBATH.COM
EXPERIENCE greenroots' unique & creative edge
Your Outdoor Retreat Awaits dreaming about a retreat that is
unique to you and your familyâ€™s needs? Now is the time to make plans with GreenRoots Landscaping. Our team of experts is made up of landscape designers, master masons, lighting experts, horticulturalists, and native plant specialists, who will create an outdoor retreat that fits all your needs.
1460 EMBREEVILLE ROAD, KENNETT SQUARE 484.631.3852 GREENROOTSLANDSCAPING.COM
EUROPEAN ST YLE CUISINE WITH NEW AMERICAN FLAVORS & A TOUCH OF SOUTHERN FLAIR
For the past 12 years, Owner/ Operator, Ann Kolenick has been offering her widely loved seasonal menus, her signature ambiance, and her classic Chester County Wedding venue, all in one location. OPEN FOR BRUNCH O N S U N D AY HAPPY HOUR Tuesday - Friday
4:30 – 6:30 pm
A Chester County destination for toast-worthy food & wine 423 BALTIMORE PIKE, CHADDS FORD, PA 610.388.7700 THEGABLESATCHADDSFORD.COM
Making Walls Talk Calico is proud to introduce designer wallpaper collections! Elevate your interiors by combining our new wallpapers with complementary fabrics from your favorite designers. Try a free in-home or in-store design consultation for expert assistance in planning your next project.
567 WILMINGTON WEST CHESTER PIKE, GLEN MILLS 484.785.8284 CALICOCORNERS.COM
MONDAY – SATURDAY: 10am– 6pm SUNDAY: 12pm–5 pm
Summer Camps for kids Kids of all ages can enjoy half and full-day summer camps. Camps include private and group instruction for woodwinds, brass, strings, voice, piano, and percussion. Songwriting, recording, and performance focused instruction is also available. P R I VAT E L E S S O N S GROUP LESSONS
SUMMER ROCK CAMP SUMMER JA ZZ CAMP
â€œMUSIC is one of those difficult fields of study that combines the emotional with the factual, the artistic with the disciplined, and the inherent with the learned. It is something that comes natural to all of us, and I believe that with proper instruction anyone is capable of learning how to play music. Using the traditions of the past, and coupling it with the music of today, the instructors at the School of Music give students the means and desire to make music an integral part of their lives.â€?
-David Mattock, Owner
269 KENNET T PIKE, CHADDS FORD 484.734.0329 MAT TOCKSCHOOLOFMUSIC.COM
Be a part of Pennsylvania's Premier Revitalization Conference. Hear from industry leaders, trendsetters, and community leaders on new efforts to energize and revitalize PA cities and downtowns.
Calling all Community Revitalization Professionals and Leaders
Visit padowntown.org to find out more and sign up to attend.
1230 NORTH THIRD STREET, HARRISBURG 717.233.4675 PADOWNTOWN.ORG
Distinctive Barnwood Furniture WE ARE PROUD TO HANDCR AFT one-of-a-kind custom furniture, using authentic reclaimed barn wood and select hardwoods, in the heart of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Visit our showroom to design a fully custom piece, or choose from readymade signature collections. Just like the barns from which the wood comes, E. Braun furniture is crafted to stand the test of time. Each table, hutch, bed, dresser, and more will be enjoyed for generations to come.
Pictured here: 3-inch thick, Reclaimed Spruce Gathering Table with Vase Trestle Base and Manhattan Ladder Back Chairs 3561 OLD PHILADELPHIA PIKE, INTERCOURSE 717.768.7227 BRAUNFARMTABLES.COM
A WOMAN’S HEART IS DIFFERENT. That’s why the early warning signs of a heart attack in a woman are often different from a man’s. Many women make the deadly mistake of attributing these signs to stress. As a woman, it’s important to understand your risk and know your heart health. Start by taking our Heart Tracks Assessment at PennCCHeart.org.
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WHEN BOB AND BERNIE COLLINS recently moved to Garden Spot Village, Bob was curious: would he still be able to pursue his passion for welding and metalworking? A machinist and millwright by trade, Bob has enjoyed metalworking in his spare time since he was ten years old. After some coordination with Garden Spot Village, help from friends, and the recruitment of other interested residents, Bob established the official Garden Spot Village Metal Crafters on campus. The Garden Spot Village community donated machining tools, welders, clamps, and other materials, to make the metal shop a reality. Now the group is growing more than ever, with designated members training others on machines, teaching those who are new to welding, and collaborating on projects together. Living a purposeful life in a thriving community is at the heart of Garden Spot Village—because crafting a meaningful future never ends. We would love to hear your story, introduce you to some residents and give you the opportunity to learn a little more about the Garden Spot story.
Get in touch and we’ll set a time to see if it makes sense to craft a future together. You’re invited to visit our website or give us a call.
433 SOUTH KINZER AVENUE, NEW HOLL AND 717.355.6000 GARDENSPOT VILL AGE.ORG
The Doctor will see you… Right Now
Staff of Pioneer Urgent Care, West Chester
Your child has an earache, but the pediatrician’s office isn’t open. You fell and think your ankle is sprained, but your primary can’t see you until tomorrow. What to do? An urgent care center is a convenient, cost-effective option when faced with a minor illness or injury. Crozer-Keystone Health System’s Pioneer Urgent Care, located in West Chester, is open seven days a week and staffed by skilled physicians and nurse practitioners. Named a Certified Urgent Care by the Urgent Care Association of America, Pioneer’s medical professionals treat conditions that range from sprains and strains to fever, vomiting and sore throat.
TO LEARN MORE, PLEASE VISIT CROZERKEYSTONE.ORG/URGENT-CARE OR CALL 610.459.3278.
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Part 1: Patti Brennan “STAY TRUE TO YOUR PRINCIPLES and passions, stay focused on client outcomes, and work hard." That’s how a trained nurse and mother of four started a financial planning company in her laundry room nearly thirty years ago, and became one of the nation’s top financial advisors. Patti Brennan, CFP, President of Key Financial, Inc., and a generous and enthusiastic supporter of fellow female entrepreneurs, is the first to admit it wasn’t easy. At the beginning of this three-part series, we meet Brennan starting out and fighting to survive. In those early years, flexibility was “key.” Brennan wanted to build the business but also be present with her children. Her daily routine, sans commute, included 6:00
a.m. emails before getting the kids on the bus, followed by meetings with staff, then clients, and delegating tasks for the next day, before family time and a few more hours of work late at night. Brennan and her husband (who started his business in the dining room) were able to provide the life they dreamed of for their children. “But we didn’t have a social life,” she says, with a laugh. Brennan recently discovered a copy of her first brochure in the files of a long-time client. It begins, “About You...” and promises “someone reliable, realistic, diligent” who will “help protect your money.” Brennan’s client-focused, holistic approach to real financial planning, and her dedication to mentoring her employees were the
founding principles that brought her through tough times and still resonate with her today. “Stay focused on clients,” she says, “and the rest will take care of itself.” In part two of our series, Brennan will share what she calls “the messy middle,” weathering the financial crisis, and fighting to grow.
top 100 financial advisors in america
for the tenth year a top 100 women financial advisor in america & top 1,200 financial advisor in america
Securities offered through Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance services offered through Patricia Brennan are independent of Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. Advisory services offered through Key Financial, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Wealth Advisors, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. There is no fee in exchange for rankings. The “Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top 1200” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of different criteria. Among the factors that advisors are assessed include their assets under management, revenues, the quality of service provided to clients, and their adherence to high standards of industry regulatory compliance. Portfolio performance is not a factor. Please see www.barrons.com for more information. The “Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top 100” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of different criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are the overall size and success of practices, the quality of service provided to clients, adherence to high standards of industry regulatory compliance, and leadership in “best practices” of wealth management. Portfolio performance is not a factor. Please see www.barrons.com for more information.
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of Kastania Extra Virgin Olive Oil K A S TA N I A O L I V E O I L is alive with the flavors of a unique and ancient terroir. It’s a taste of home for Penelope Lagakos, whose roots are in Kastania, a tiny village in Greece. After years as a gallery owner in Philadelphia, art consultant, and collector, Penelope took on a new challenge when she joined a team of family members who wanted to make this superior olive oil from their ancestral groves more widely available. On terraces cut into remote mountainsides in southern Greece, Koroneiki olives bask in the summer sun as the trees struggle to draw water from the dry, rocky soil. With no fertilizer or pesticides, and with very little rainfall at a high elevation, the yield is low. But, the olives have exceptional aroma and taste. As soon as the olives ripen, they’re hand-harvested and immediately cold-pressed to ensure maximum flavor, nutritional content, and shelf life.
Penelope and her husband Andrei Constantinidi love telling people about their organic, healthy, and delicious olive oil. Patti Brennan, who has encouraged and supported Penelope from the beginning, describes Penelope’s passion for her product, its purity, and its origins as “contagious.” Penelope’s Kastania business is flourishing and growing with the addition of organic soaps and vinegars, which are also created with the finest ingredients from the region. Various Kastania products can be sourced at the following local businesses: Northbrook Marketplace, The Country Butcher, The Woodlands at Phillips, Floga Bistro, The Carriage House, and Rooted (in New London Marketplace), Harvest Market, as well as for home delivery through Logical Living-Fresh Express. Or, find out which events and markets they attend regularly by visiting Kastania’s Facebook page.
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