S P R I N G 2 019 Celebrating local shopping, dining, arts, events, and community
Kennett Square The Changemakers & Placemakers Issue
A decidedly different dining experience chef scott morozin is a changemaker at heart.
At Verbena BYOB, guests can expect a decidedly different dining experience. Known for taking risks in the kitchen, Chef Morozin crafts each menu with the wow factor in mind. Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Kennett Square, guests can enjoy refined American fare in an intimate setting. Continuously evolving ingredients ensure each dish is a game changer.
Changemakers & placemakers We celebrate how the changemaking and placemaking efforts of local leaders and business owners have paved the way for our thriving community.
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ON THE COVER: Mike Bontrager, owner of The Creamery, and founder of the all-new Square Roots Collective, is photographed at one of Kennett’s favorite gathering spaces, The Creamery. Read more about Mike’s placemaking efforts on page 19.
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Making a difference in Kennett Square: Jossy Osborne.
Spring is in the air! Use our events guide to plan your calendar.
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Longwood Gardens: Beauty & Brains
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We explore the placemaking power and impact of Longwood Gardens.
We are thrilled to introduce our 2019 social mission partner: La Comunidad Hispana.
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a place to call home A S W E U S H E R I N spring showers and bright blooms, we are excited to bring you a collection of pages that feels fitting to debut alongside this season known for awakening and flourishing. Can you feel the energy in Kennett Square? It’s buzzing with opportunity, redevelopment, big ideas, and even bigger enthusiasm.
In this issue, Fig celebrates the innovative and generous spirit of our downtown business community. We are a town of changemakers, placemakers, and businesses who are thinking beyond profit and toward building a community for good. We are a town known for investing, dreaming, and creating a sense of ‘place’ that we’re proud to call home. The definition of placemaking is capitalizing on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, with the intention of creating public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well-being. Among these pages, we are thrilled to showcase some of the people and businesses who embody that very mindset. From the du Pont’s investment in Longwood Gardens in 1946, to The Creamery’s present day redevelopment efforts, there have been countless ideas and projects that have led us to the intentional, sustainable community we are today.
The mission of Fig is to shine a light on the small businesses, organizations, and people who are bringing something special to our town. We have had the honor of documenting the growth and evolution of Kennett Square for the past five years. Four times per year, we lovingly curate a lookbook for you. These books are a snapshot in time, and a keepsake for your coffee tables. We hope with each new issue, you find yourself inspired to jump in to the action—to add your own unique stamp to our ever growing town. May your spring season be filled with big ideas that bloom. BRIANNA CARLISLE, BECKY GALANTE, AND THE FIG INDUSTRIES TEAM
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encapsulates the worKS concept: “creativity, community, and collaboration.” The retail collective features the work and collections of more than 20 Philadelphia-area makers and dealers. “We bring together great small businesses under one roof to deliver a unique, locally driven shopping experience,” Tara says. Providing a fully staffed retail outlet for local makers frees them up to create and grow their own brands. “Our flexibility enables us to make a home in Kennett Square for businesses that want to have a presence here,” Tara says, and this holistic business model supports 20 families. Renovating the building—and replacing that one roof that brings these businesses together—was itself a creative collaboration. “My gut told me this simple block building could be made into a fantastic store,” Tara says, and her builder, Nick Basilio, embraced and executed the vision. Halfway through the renovations, this concept of community and changemaking took on deeper resonance. Nick discovered that his grandfather had built this 1950s-era building that Nick’s company, Mobac, was charged with bringing back to life. “Pretty cool,” Tara says. Upcoming creative collaborations at worKS include a great line-up of “Artists of the Month,” a spring Chairloom design event, and tons of worKShops—on papercutting, calligraphy, macramé, and more.
O N E T H I N G W E K N OW F O R S U R E —Kennett Square is full of big hearts and big ideas. It’s full of changemakers, placemakers, and entrepreneurs who are thinking beyond profit margins and intentionally building a sustainable community in which to thrive. In this special section, you’ll find a collection of these stories. Stories that showcase the people and businesses who are investing, developing, dreaming, and creating a sense of ‘place’ and who are promoting a love for the Kennett community through these efforts.
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Tara is excited to see the creativity, community, and collaboration throughout Kennett Square, from Philter at The Creamery to uptown events and the library’s Pop-Up Lending Library initiative. “These things happen when one organization reaches out to another, and great things result,” she says. “I don’t see this kind of collaboration anywhere else but Kennett Square.”
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Square Roots Collective “ W E WA N T A K E N N E T T S Q U A R E W H E R E E V E R YO N E CA N T H R I V E , ”
says Mike Bontrager, founder of Chatham Financial and Square Roots Collective and owner of The Creamery. “Kennett is blessed with people who are community oriented, have unique stories, and are proud of their heritage.” Square Roots Collective supports projects that celebrate the town’s unique character and enable all to thrive, regardless of their background. Mike has been channeling his creativity into this larger vision for Kennett for decades. He chose Kennett as the global headquarters for Chatham Financial, a company he founded on
a business-for-good model with a multiple-bottom-line strategy, and also co-founded nonprofits such as The Garage and Together For Education. He, his wife Dot, and four daughters are deeply rooted in the community. The Creamery is the most visible of Mike's community-driven projects. He credits co-creator Sandra Mulry with the wow factor of this reimagined space. Kennett, he says, “deserves that wow.” While ventures like The Creamery need to be sustainable, Sandra notes that it’s about cultivating social capital, not economic return. “Mike had the courage and vision to bring this audacious social experiment to life,” she says.
The Kennett Greenway is another example of how Square Roots Collective is encouraging Kennett’s unique potential. They’re partnering with The Land Conservancy, Anson B. Nixon Park, the Borough, and Township to construct a 12-mile connected trail loop. Connecting the pieces for projects like these requires building relationships and creating the infrastructure necessary to build impactful and sustainable ventures. “We take the long view,” Mike says. “Our projects will hopefully spark other innovations and investments in the community.”
Mike Bontrager, Founder of Chatham Financial and Square Roots Collective, Owner of The Creamery
“EVERYTHING HERE HAS A STORY,” says Sandra Mulry,
co-creator of The Creamery. Countless artifacts from this historic building, which was built in 1902 to process condensed milk, have been reclaimed, reused, and reimagined in this newly reopened year-round gathering space. “It was scary when the demolition began and we didn’t know what we’d find,” she says. “As we decided how much of this industrial shell with an agricultural past should remain, we wanted to let the place be what it’s meant to be.” They were writing the
next chapter of the building’s story, but they had no idea how it would turn out. “It really worked,” she says with a smile. Sandra says she’s learned a lot from working with Mike Bontrager to bring his vision, a family-friendly gathering space in a once-derelict building in the center of the Borough, to life. “Sandra has an incredible eye for design and a relentless passion to be authentically unique,” Mike says. Sandra grew up on Staten Island and moved to Kennett Square more than 20 years ago with her husband, Joe. “I’d always lived in urban places,” she
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says, “and I didn’t think I’d like it here.” She laughs. “After about five minutes, I saw what was so special about Kennett and knew I belonged here. We built friendships and raised our two daughters here—that’s why community is so important to me.” The Creamery’s story continues to unfold as Sandra and her team make adjustments to the new indoor space and seek innovative new ways to bring people together. When people gather here, their stories become part of The Creamery’s bigger story. As an elderly Birch Street resident recently said, “I’m so glad to see this place live again.”
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Kennett Square in 2007, she set the stage for what the town would become. Aimee had roots here, as well as an intuitive sense of the town’s potential. What Vogue has called “the toughest reservation in America,” the award-winning eight-course seasonal tasting menu at the iconic farm table with a potential year-long wait for a reservation, has put the town on the
national culinary map. In our culture of immediate gratification, there’s something compelling about incubating anticipation for a meal for an entire year. Talula’s Table draws foodies from far and near, but Aimee’s concept of a market-cum-coffee-shop by day and fine dining destination by night thrives because the local community has embraced her, and Talula’s. Placemaking goes two ways—combining the passion
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and vision of someone like Aimee with the warm and enthusiastic reception of the local community. The ripple effect of this kind of placemaking also extends to the local farming community and producers who supply Talula’s with the bounty of Southern Chester County.
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As the Inquirer’s Craig LaBan, who describes the tasting menu as “fourbells magical” asks, “Why does every multicourse dinner I savor here seem more inspired than the last?”
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I N A WO R D : the Kennett Library is about community. “We’re always looking for new, better, and different ways to apply this central theme of community to what we do and how we do it,” says Megan Walters, library director. This is community in its broadest, richest sense. More than 1,000 programs bring children, teens, and adults to the library to learn, read, create—and build friendships. The videogame club, where kids of different ages from different backgrounds come together, Megan says, is a microcosm of the community the library cultivates. The thriving adult literacy program boasts graduates from five continents and has many success stories. New programs include Level Up, an after-school homework lab for elementary students, and an evening storytime.
J O H N R O S EC R A N S ’ D R E A M P R O J EC T is any project that gives an unwanted or neglected structure a new purpose and life. John's company, Renewal Dynamics, Inc., is an architectural firm specializing in the renovation and adaptive-reuse of historic, unique, and forgotten structures, and his passion is to revitalize these resources for future generations.
“Adaptive-reuse,” says John, “is the antithesis to demolishing structures that have become irrelevant and a burden.” His work “saves the past for the future” by creating vital, functional spaces for use in the present. While some of these
structures are historic, many are just old—and they’re unwanted because of the sometimes overwhelming challenges they present. “The goal is to maintain that which makes these structures unique, while removing that which makes them unwanted,” he says. John helps clients find uses for these structures and provides them with feasible and functional solutions to meet their needs and desires. The first step, John says, is finding out what is there to work with in order to determine what should remain and what needs to be repurposed, recycled, or removed. “As you uncover the layers, you find
the most amazing discoveries hidden in time,” he says. “Sometimes the original structure guides us towards a better solution than any of the many alterations and additions made over the years.” “As I drive through our community,” John says, “I see opportunities everywhere that are being overlooked, neglected, and many times, demolished under the guise of progress and development.” Homes, carriage houses, barns, warehouses, and even garages all represent people’s dreams and hard work, and they’re our heritage. “They deserve a new life,” he says.
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The 21st-century library is singularly dedicated to remaining relevant—not only because it has needed to adapt to survive, but also because the community it serves depends on it. Like Harry Potter’s room of requirement, everyone can find something they need here. The library’s vast collection of physical and digital resources includes access to audiobooks, magazines, language-learning programs, sophisticated databases, and more. But the library’s most important resource, says Megan, is people. In our information-saturated age, the key to sifting through it all is the library’s knowledgeable staff. And all of this is free for everyone. “We’re the most democratic institution in town,” says Jeff Yetter, vice president of the library’s Board of Trustees. While there’s magic in the staff’s ability to squeeze so many activities, materials, and groups into every nook and cranny, the current building is bursting at the seams. Every element of the vision for the new library—including classrooms, multi-purpose rooms, study spaces, a makerspace, state-of-the-art technology, dedicated parking for patrons, and even an auditorium—is designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of this vibrant community. A new chapter in the story of the Kennett Library is about to begin, and everyone can be part of it. The new library will be a living legacy for future generations— created by the community for the community.
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K AT H Y WA L K E R , W I F E O F G E N ES I S F O U N D E R M I C H A E L WA L K E R , remembers the snowy night in 1985 like it was yesterday. The 37-year-old father of two dreamed of starting a business that would bring positive change in the healthcare industry and leave the world a better place. So he sat at the Brown Derby and wrote a business plan for Genesis HealthCare. The name Genesis signifies a new beginning and quality of life for senior citizens. Genesis also brought new life to Kennett Square.
“My father was all about community,” says his son Sean. When Genesis outgrew its offices in the building where Liberty Market is now, it would have been more cost-effective to move outside the Borough. But Michael was committed to investing in his adopted hometown, where Kathy had deep roots and where they were raising their children, Sean and Cortney. So he worked with community leaders to develop a proposal. Then he and Borough Council President
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Kenneth Roberts sealed their mutual commitment to work for the revitalization of Kennett Square with a handshake. Michael didn’t need to move mountains to build the new corporate headquarters and parking garage, but several businesses, homes, and water towers relocated to make way. People trusted Michael, so they collaborated to make possible the building which now bears his name. “Dad approached everything with honesty and integrity,” says Cortney.
Genesis Founder, Michael Walker
“Michael was a catalyst, and he had immense vision,” Kathy says. He sought opportunities to make a difference— from requesting that money allocated for lavish Wall Street celebrations be donated instead to the Kennett YMCA to building a corporate headquarters without a cafeteria so employees would patronize local restaurants to lobbying for Medicare in Washington, and starting the organization that would become Historic Kennett Square. “If you have an opportunity to help a community, you
should,” Michael said in a 1997 interview. He was also a family man. “Michael always had time for us,” Kathy says. He was there for homework and swim meets, and he loved being a grandfather as well. “Dad’s very ill,” Sean says, “but he’d be proud to see all this growth.” Today, Genesis is one of the largest providers of skilled nursing care for the elderly in the country—and Kennett Square is thriving. Most people don’t realize, as they check
the time on the historic 1906 clock preserved in the Genesis tower, that an important piece of Kennett Square history also lies beneath the sidewalk at the corner of State and Union. This time capsule, to be opened on September 11, 2098, encapsulates Walker’s creative, forward-thinking thoughtfulness. Perhaps the only thing we can say with certainty about those who will open the time capsule is that they will still be beneficiaries of Michael Walker’s legacy.
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Chardy Memorials Frenchman who trained in the art of stonemasonry in Italy, opened Chardy Memorials in Kennett Square. His work endures today, as does the family business that bears his name.
graduated from college, RCA offered him a job. Some thought he was crazy to turn it down to work with his father at Chardy’s. Today, RCA is defunct and Chardy’s is in its ninety-sixth year. Ken’s wife Prissy also works in the office.
After working for DuPont in Buenos Aires for many years, George’s sonin-law, Ken Roberts, Sr., returned to Kennett Square to manage Chardy’s. His son, Ken, who runs the business today, always knew he’d follow in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps. He picked out the house in Kennett Square where he lives now when he was 16. After Ken
Ken says Chardy’s has provided him many opportunities to give back to his community. He served on the Borough Council for 23 years, many of them as President, and helped bring Genesis and the YMCA to Kennett Square. Prissy, who co-founded the first girls’ softball league here, is also active with Anson B. Nixon Park and other committees.
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Chardy Memorials serves families at their most vulnerable moments with sensitivity and dignity. Listening to people’s wishes is important, Ken says, as is providing a completely tailored approach to celebrate the life of their loved one. “When our clients are satisfied, their families will come back to Chardy’s generation after generation.” “Quality and personal, timely service has been our mission for 96 years,” says Ken, “and through my daughters, son-in-law, and nephew this tradition will continue through a fourth generation of our family as we look forward to celebrating 100 years in business!”
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welcoming, happy, and humble community of members of various ages and ability levels from all walks of life,” says head coach and general manager Everett Gordon. Since 2012, the CFKSQ team has been changing lives and changing perceptions of what a gym and a workout can be. The coaches bring diverse athletic backgrounds and experiences to CFKSQ, Everett says, but what they all have in common is that they care. “Our mission is to know every member and their individual fitness goals, and we strive to
provide the training, education, support, and motivation to meet these goals,” Everett says. “Once someone believes in their ability, they gain a confidence that allows them to change their perspective.” Another unique aspect of the CFKSQ approach is that this community extends beyond the four walls of the gym. “We want members to thrive, enjoy life, and be prepared for life’s obstacles,” Everett says. Events such as pub nights, BBQs, fundraisers, and hero workouts, in addition to celebrating “gym anniversaries,” recognizing athletes of the month, and introducing new members, all help to build relationships and community.
“Members support each other like family,” Everett says. “When there’s a need, members band together to meet it.” CFKSQ is an independent small business, owned by locals Michael and Jenifer Haggarty, John Wilkins, and Nathalie Matte. They’re dedicated to building a healthy community not only through fitness training, but also through charitable giving and supporting other local small businesses. “When you choose us,” Everett says, “you’re helping to build and sustain a thriving local economy right here in Kennett Square.” To schedule a free consultation, contact CrossFit at email@example.com.
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F O R G E N E R AT I O N S , Longwood Gardens has
enriched the community with its deep-rooted commitment to preservation, innovation, and education. As far back as 1850, nature-loving locals were gathering at Peirce’s Park to try a new craze called picnicking. In 1906, Pierre S. du Pont purchased the land to save this arboretum from a lumber mill. While always open to the public, Longwood Gardens was granted notfor-profit status in 1946 “for the sole use of the public for purposes of exhibition, instruction, education, and enjoyment.” Today, says Longwood Gardens’ President and CEO Paul B. Redman, “we’re ever mindful of the role we play in our community and in our world . . . providing a place of beauty, a place of learning, and a place of legacy and stewardship. Our investment in the preservation of our historic Main Fountain Garden and our free virtual field trips offered to schools across the nation are just two examples of the diverse work we do to fulfill our mission.”
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While it’s impossible to quantify Longwood’s deep and far-reaching impact on the area since its founding, some remarkable numbers give an idea of the scope of ongoing efforts to honor and cultivate Pierre du Pont’s grand vision.
Longwood’s significant economic impact here is also an extension of du Pont’s commitment to the community. Not only do Longwood operations support 1,130 jobs, but Longwood guests also stimulate the local economy by spending approximately $29M annually in the region. The Main Fountain Garden Revitalization is another example of this impact. Of the $94M Longwood invested in the construction, about
Another of the core tenets of Longwood’s mission is to bring beauty and knowledge into people’s lives. In 1931, Pierre du Pont employed cutting-edge technology to engineer the Main Fountain Garden. Today’s technology enables thousands of students—of all ages and from around the world—to learn and to enjoy Longwood Gardens.
Tucked away behind the Conservatory is a little studio with an enormous impact. On any given school day in Kennett Square, Avondale, across the country, or even in Canada, Mexico, or Costa Rica, anticipation mounts as a class prepares for its field trip to Longwood Gardens. Students have free workbooks and curriculumenrichment materials from Longwood. They don’t need a bus—the teacher clicks the link to the cloud-based platform, and the class is transported instantly to Longwood. Kellie Saraceno, Longwood’s Distance Learning manager, or another educator, is in the studio to greet them. The excitement is palpable on both sides of the screen, Kellie says, and she enjoys engaging students at all levels in lively discussion and hands-on activities. The response to the program has been tremendous, with 10,000 students enjoying a virtual field trip each year, and a higher than 70 percent return rate. Manheim Central School District is even writing the Longwood programs into their curriculum. “Students are amazed by the technology, the Gardens, the science they’re learning—and they’re having fun,” Kellie says.
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Acres of colorful beauty abound as thousands of blooming trees and flowers herald the arrival of spring.
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Over the last year, 7,000 people from 48 states and 58 countries enrolled in Longwood’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Everything About Orchids and Everything About Waterlilies. The free self-paced courses complement Longwood’s winter display, Orchid Extravaganza, and the summer display of its prized Aquatic Gardens. The courses offer novices and experts alike a dynamic learning experience and access to Longwood’s world-renowned experts and collections.
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As part of a commitment to providing access and learning opportunities to those in need, Longwood offers free and subsidized programs for close to 100,000 people a year from the five-county region. From a partnership with Philadelphia-based ArtReach to special grants that give vital curriculum-based lessons to nearly 5,000 students, Longwood wants to share its beauty and its brains with as many people as possible. A teacher in Pottstown notes that these top-notch programs generate both excitement and renewed interest in science in her third grade students. “Our kids don’t normally have access to such an experience, where . . . you can let your imagination run free,” she says.
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Historic Kennett Square Left to right: Joe Scalise, Borough Manager, Mary Hutchins, Executive Director of Historic Kennett Square, Nate Echeverria, Economic Development Director, Lisa Moore, Township Manager
grant was secured to fund a Kennett Region Economic Development Study with seven focus areas including Ways Lane, Birch Street, and Mill Road/ NVF. The Township, the Borough, HKS, Longwood Gardens, and Genesis HealthCare provided additional funding.
P L AC E M A K I N G I S O F T E N A N I N V I S I B L E P R O C ES S . A lot of
thought, long-range planning, and hard work behind the scenes make Kennett a desirable place to live, work, and play. The creative and dynamic collaboration between Historic Kennett Square, Kennett Township, and the Borough of Kennett Square benefits all residents and visitors. This inter-municipal work is also a unique model that the county and state are watching closely. “They’re looking to
Kennett as a leader in this,” says Kennett Township Manager Lisa Moore. “Historic Kennett Square has a strong ongoing partnership with both the Township and the Borough,” says Mary Hutchins, executive director of Historic Kennett Square (HKS), the nonprofit community and economic development organization committed to helping Kennett thrive. “Township residents see the Borough as their downtown, where they shop, eat, and attend events like
Third Thursdays,” says Lisa. “Enhancing the Borough enhances the lives of our residents.” Because these collaborative working relationships were already in place, it was natural for these three entities to come together to ensure a positive future direction for the area. “Kennett has experienced significant growth over the past several years,” says Mary, “and we recognized that we needed guidance to develop responsibly.” In 2015, a county
When the study was complete, the Township, the Borough, and HKS worked together to conduct a nationwide search for an economic development director to put into action the economic development goals and priorities of both the Borough and the Township. They were unanimous in their decision to hire Nate Echeverria, a Media native with a Master's degree in City Planning and experience in land-use and zoning. The Borough and Township pay Nate’s salary, he’s a team member with an office at
HKS, and he works with both Borough and Township staff on economic development projects. “We wouldn’t have been able to hire someone like Nate on our own,” says Borough Manager Joe Scalise. Nate came to Kennett Square via San Jose, California, where he was the Director of Policy and Operations for the city’s downtown association. He was drawn to the position here precisely because of this unique collaboration. “Neighboring municipalities working together is just a much smarter strategy for this type of work,” he says. “And it’s surprisingly rare.” Events like the Economic Development Community Workshop that Nate put together help to educate the wider community and involve residents in the development process.
The Township, the Borough, and HKS also collaborate on more visible joint projects. The popular Holiday Village Market at the Creamery, for example, is a collaboration between HKS and the Township. “The Market attracted 10,000 visitors last year,” says Mary. “Township and HKS staff work together to manage and run the event. It raises some funds for HKS, but it couldn’t happen without the Township.” In addition to ongoing discussions about concerns such as the safest and most effective way to move freight around the area, says Joe, all three entities are working together in various capacities to connect trails and sidewalks for cyclists and pedestrians—a concrete illustration of how this kind of collaboration benefits everyone.
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love and respect—for his customers and his staff. “I like having a small local business that allows me to serve my neighbors,” he says. Len's customer service philosophy is grounded in his faith. “We aim to obey Jesus’ command to ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’” he says. He also values being part of a group of Christian business owners who encourage each other and hold each other accountable in personal and professional goals. The unique service model that Len and his knowledgeable team at
Floor Coverings International offer is designed around the homeowner. Flooring is more important than most people realize. “The way light enters a room and reflects off the floor can influence how we feel and perform, both consciously and subconsciously,” Len says. It’s challenging to select the right flooring in a showroom. People end up guessing the color of the couch or kitchen cabinets and trying to account for artificial light. So Floor Coverings International brings 3,000 samples to people’s homes. “I enjoy meeting people in their homes, hearing and
seeing how they live, meeting their pets, seeing traffic patterns, noticing colors and textures, working within their budget, and then installing just the right flooring,” Len says. “We chose to base our business in Kennett Square because we love the town and believe it’s a place with a bright future,” Len says. He sees that future in his daughters, too. “I hope to inspire my daughters to be small business owners as they see their dad living out his Christian faith and working hard to provide a useful, practical service to the community.”
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The Kennett Center for Advanced Dentistry (KCAD) they feel welcomed and comfortable. This is due in part to the history of the lovingly restored building, as well as Dr. Patellis and his staff. Dr. Peter Patellis opened his practice in 1991 and has set about maintaining and restoring the building which has a long history and connection with the community. It has been the home to five other dentists over the past 120 years. Dr. Patellis says, “I love continuing that legacy and being part of the history of this building and this community.” This legacy, combined with KCAD’s old-fashioned customer-
first service and state-of-the-art technology, is unique. Dr. Patellis started his career in a large group practice. But he wasn’t comfortable with the approach and business philosophy. “I wanted to be a solo practitioner and deliver the type of dental care I know the community needed,” he says. Having grown up in a small town outside Pittsburgh, he chose to start his practice in Kennett Square because it felt like home. KCAD’s mission is to change people’s lives through dentistry. “When someone comes in, they are a person to us, not just a set of teeth,” Dr. Patellis says. He and his team of caring dental
professionals listen to patient concerns, clearly explain treatment options, and provide as much care as possible in their offices. “Being an early adapter of the latest technologies enables us to offer the best technological care also— from 3D diagnostic X-rays to 3D CAD/ CAM same-day porcelain crowns.” “Giving people back their confidence means a lot to me,” says Dr. Patellis. “They may be in pain or embarrassed about the condition of their teeth, causing them to withdraw. That is a loss to them, their families and the community at large. We want to change that for people. Everyone deserves the right to live their life to the fullest.”
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it—whether that’s a building or a community—is a guiding principle for father and son team Larry and Geoff Bosley of LGB Properties. “We provide adaptive reuse for older and underutilized buildings that need a facelift or change in culture,” Geoff says. They look at the big picture and try to measure the community impact of every project. A revitalized building can bring jobs, commerce, and activity to a town, improving the tax base and economic viability of the municipality.
Although locals might know them best as the owners of The Market at Liberty Place, the Bosleys have been transforming key buildings in Kennett for 16 years. It started as a hobby, but they enjoyed what they were doing, and working together, so they grew it into a full-fledged business. “Our roles morph from father/son to business talk—even within a conversation,” Geoff says. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything.” Larry and his wife Irene have been Kennett Square residents for decades, and Larry is the former Superintendent of Schools for the Kennett
Consolidated School District. Both Larry and Geoff serve on numerous boards and committees in the community. “Giving back is something my parents instilled in me at a young age,” Geoff says, “and my wife Molly and I want to instill that in our two boys as well.” The Bosleys say it’s been fun to witness the transformation of Kennett Square and to see the energy within the community. “To be part of such a diverse, family-friendly, and safe town is amazing,” says Geoff. “The future of this town and region is very bright.”
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heart. Their “1% for Kennett” campaign donates 1% of every sale to support a different local charity every six months. This spring, Trail Creek is proud to offer those proceeds to Historic Kennett Square, a nonprofit that promotes, encourages, and enhances the economic, community, and social vitality of Kennett Square.
Historic Kennett Square helps keep our town vibrant through signature events and programs such as the Farmers Market, Third Thursdays on State Street, The Brewfest, and the Victory Food Truck Festival. In addition, they help to ensure the Kennett region attracts new business development and remains economically strong.
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Although Allison grew up in a car business family, she never thought she’d be in the business herself. But when her husband retired five years ago, she took over. She loves the drive of managing a business and working with her team, which includes her daughter. “We’re like a little family,” she says.
Allison and her husband have been investing in Kennett Square as business owners since 1990. The business has evolved, but their focus on providing excellent service remains the same. “We usually see people when they need something,” Allison says, and she enjoys the challenge of problem solving.
The Bavarian Motorsport sales showroom is unique, with everything from newer vehicles to better trade-ins and collectibles. “There’s something new every day,” Allison says, “and our cars go all over the country and around the world.” Her favorite car is usually the one that just sold, but she’s particularly fond of Porsche Turbos. Bavarian
GIVING BACK Making a difference in our community.
I T ’ S N O S M A L L F E AT in to operate this small business in a small town for so long,” says Allison Brunovszky, owner of Bavarian Motorsport. But she wouldn’t trade it for anything. She’s passionate about serving her customers and supporting the community where she lives and works.
Motorsport also provides professional, personalized full-service maintenance and repairs on all makes and models. When she’s not in the showroom, Allison enjoys working with great charitable organizations to help make a difference—including Longwood Rotary Club, the Kennett Run, and United Way of Southern Chester County. “Twenty-eight-plus years down the road,” she says, “Kennett Square has turned out to be a great investment. The good people here attract good business and vice versa. People see a future in this area, and it has become a fun destination because our community has so much to offer.”
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“ I T ’ S T H E WA R M E S T P L A C E I ’ V E E V E R B E E N ,” a first-time visitor to Kennett Brewing Company recently told Jossy Osborne. That’s the greatest compliment Jossy, who runs the cozy, vibrant micro-brewery and pub with her husband Mark, could receive. Jossy radiates a kind-hearted energy and enthusiasm that seems to be fueled by giving to others. She loves facilitating events that connect people so they can support and encourage one another. “One of the most glorious things,” she says, “is to see someone meet another friend.” Jossy is living proof that giving back is an exponential force for good. KBC draws locals and visitors who come for the beer, the local music—and the community. While her husband applies
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equal parts science and art to brewing extraordinary beers, Jossy performs a similar alchemy bringing together caring people and worthy causes. Monthly trivia nights, numerous guest bartender nights, events to support artists, and even a pubto-pub bike race benefit a vast array of local charities. The KBC calendar reflects the philanthropy, needs, and creativity of the community. While raising money is great, she says, these events are as much about breaking down barriers, raising awareness, and having fun. Organizations that have collaborated with KBC and that are elevating the community by bringing joy, help, and hope include the Hero Foundation, Unite for Her, local schools, the library, the Kennett Food Cupboard, and Children, Youth & Families of Chester
County—the list goes on, and Jossy is always looking for more collaborators. “We have a little bit of a launchpad for anyone to get their organization out there,” she says, “and anyone who wants to do that should come to me.” Hospitality and volunteering have always been an integral part of Jossy’s life. She stayed home to raise their four children and sees KBC as “the next step.” KBC is still a family effort, with their son and three daughters all involved in different ways. Jossy is inspired by so many people she meets in Kennett Square who give of themselves, work together, and raise grassroots support to help others. “There’s a wealth of kindness here,” she says. “This is why I love this job.”
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I N T R O D U C I N G N E W W I N E M A K E R A N D V I N E YA R D M A N AG E R , Kieran Robinson. Kieran brings a wealth of
experience and knowledge to Paradocx Vineyard. Kieran started his journey with small production wineries that specialized in Alsacienne white while attending Ithaca College. With a thirst for knowledge and strong fervor for winemaking, Kieran moved to the Northern Rhone region of France. Working for Domaine Pierre Gaillard gave Kieran the appreciation for the deep-rooted French viticulture and winemaking philosophies. After work was finished in Cote Rotie, Kieran and wife Kristie decided to move to Napa Valley to expand their winemaking knowledge. After his tenure at Cakebread Cellars, he moved to Sonoma to work under the tutelage of Paul Hobbs. Refining his skills at Jericho Canyon Vineyard with famed winemakers Aaron Pott and Michel Rolland.
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Elizabeth Davis-Cerami After retiring from her corporate executive career at Deloitte, Elizabeth pursued entrepreneurship through a furniture company called Noble Decor, and also as the chef/owner of a creperie shop called Yo’R So Sweet. Paradocx is excited to have her on board as the head chef for The Stave at Paradocx Vineyard.
Paradocx Vineyard T H E M I S S I O N STAT E M E N T of the
“pair of docs” who created Paradocx Vineyard is simple: uncork. relax. unwind. From the purchase of their Landenberg farm in 1994 to their first harvest and wines and the recent grand opening for The Stave, their new event space at the vineyard, the last few decades have been full of joyful milestones for Carol and David Hoffman and Joanne and Mark Harris. The two couples are all friends, and each one is a practicing physician. Both families have a passion for the craft of wine making and are committed to being good stewards of the land. In addition to
full-time staff, members of both families and faithful friends work hard to make the winery a success.
other varieties from Paradocx are a popular and familiar part of gatherings in Southern Chester County and beyond.
Long before it was popular to produce wine in Pennsylvania, Paradocx was leading the way and changing the landscape of Chester County. “The Pennsylvania climate and weather are always challenging for growing fruit,” they say, “but Pennsylvania wine has gained, in leaps and bounds, the appreciation and respect it deserves. Pennsylvania wines are now competitive in the market.” This growth is due in part to Paradocx, whose brand is synonymous with the region. Paint cans of Barn Red, Whitewash, and
The Harrises and Hoffmans are particularly proud of their unique packaging, award-winning wine, and the fact that two families have worked together for so many years. “We want Paradocx to be the place to make memories,” they say. “In opening The Stave, we’ve completed the most recent step on our journey and successfully introduced another level to enjoying the Paradocx experience. We’re focused on welcoming everyone to join the Paradocx family.”
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Introducing the Next Generation of Care. We’re undergoing our largest expansion yet, implementing programmatic innovation to bring new possibilities for all who come to us for care. With 250,000 square feet of progressive design, we’re not only building a better space for healing, we’re defining the future of medicine in our community. Another reason your life is worth Penn Medicine.
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Chester County Hospital 2020 VISION: CHESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL SETS EYES ON ITS LARGEST EXPANSION YET
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will complete a 250,000 square-foot expansion and 26,000 square-foot renovation plan that will make worldclass health care accessible to all of Chester County. The project will include 15 state-of-theart operating rooms, three high-tech labs for cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology, and new areas for interventional cardiology and preadmission testing. These additions will aid the hospital’s nationally recognized medical staff, nurses, and care teams in providing the highest quality care possible to patients. The expansion will also include a 99-bed tower featuring private patient rooms for peaceful healing, an expanded Emergency Department with 13 additional rooms for expedited care, a new community pharmacy, calming public spaces and interior courtyard, and additional dining and shopping options
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C O L L A B O R AT I O N A N D P L A N N I N G Planning an expansion of this size and complexity requires consensus building among multiple stakeholders. To get a true idea of the time and effort that has been invested, imagine the undertaking as an iceberg and the construction as the tip that sits above the water’s surface. We physically only see a small part of the larger picture. For over two years, beginning in 2015, the hospital engaged architects, clinicians, and other stakeholders to seek their input on areas throughout the hospital, including the operating rooms, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, patient rooms, and Emergency Department. Both 3D models and full-scale mock-ups were utilized to test and ensure that the design was optimized for the experience of both the medical provider and the patient.
The planning committee also incorporated concepts from evidencebased design to plan for the ultimate healing environment. For example, operational flow mapping from the patient experience perspective revealed opportunities to eliminate unnecessary steps, allowing caregivers to provide more effective direct patient care. The design meetings concluded before the start of construction. Similar planning sessions are expected to begin in the coming months, but this time they will address how to best incorporate new and updated spaces into the rest of the hospital so they function seamlessly.
D ES I G N I N G A B E T T E R S PAC E FOR HEALING The expansion will promote an environment that fosters healing by giving patients and their families choice and control, and offers care providers a compelling place to work.
This new space will resonate with the needs of patients, families, and medical providers and will support the values of a community-based hospital. Chester County will benefit from having urban innovation right here in the suburbs. The expansion will allow more space for the most sophisticated medical procedures, provide more personalized care for inpatients, increase the patient care space in the Emergency Department, and allow local residents and the surrounding communities to stay close to home to receive the highest quality of care.
“The community we serve relies on our mission-based approach to care, our reputation for quality, and our history of providing advanced clinical services," said Michael J. Duncan, President and CEO of Chester County Hospital. “This expansion project, which is a testament to Chester County Hospital's partnership with Penn Medicine, highlights the hospital's and the health system's commitments to expand lifesaving treatments and programs in the community. The venture also accommodates anticipated growth and
will continue the hospital's movement towards world-class health care for all of Chester County," Michael added. It is an elegant, forward-looking design rooted in the hospital’s architectural tradition as well as its lasting mission: To be the leading provider of care in the region and a national model for quality, service excellence, and fiscal stewardship. For more information, visit ChesterCountyHospital.org/Expansion
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KENNETT SYMPHONY S U N D AY, M A R C H 2 4 , 2 p m
Family Concert: The Places You'll Go S AT U R D AY, A P R I L 6 , 1 p m
Reimagined Symphony Experience: Mozart & Martinis S U N D AY, A P R I L 7 , 7 : 3 0 p m
S U N D AY, A P R I L 2 8 , 2 p m
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Special Event: David Kim, Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra: From Prodigy to Professional: A Life in Music kennettsymphony.org STUDENT ON THE SQUARE A RT S H OW S AT U R D AY, M A R C H 3 0 S U N D AY, M A R C H 3 1
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A beer enthusiast's favorite destination FA M I LY O W N E D & O P E R AT E D S I N C E 19 61 , Waywood Beverage continues to be the premier destination for all your favorite craft beer and national brands. With more than 1,200 beers, 100 sixtels, 75 ciders, and a wide and diverse variety of non-alcoholic beverages, you’ll find all you need with a friendly and knowledgable staff on hand to help. Enjoy carefully selected new choices which are stocked every Wednesday, and a tap to fill your crowlers. Stop in and see them!
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Meetings are every Wednesday evening at 7pm at Willowdale Chapel in Kennett Square. Free childcare available.
Brett and Lori Foester, r|e Leaders, Married 20 years, 4 children
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.
An okay marriage is not okay. Brett and Lori Foester’s Story… Lori and I spend hours
thinking about where we want to travel. We plan, we save, and we dream big together. We live for moments to explore beautiful, peaceful, and personally significant places. Yet when it comes to our marriage, the energy that is required to get to the ‘desired destination’ of a healthy marriage is not always realized. In the day-to-day busyness of life, Lori and I used to get caught up with the
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rigors of schedules and responsibilities, drawing us more to those tasks than to each other. Before long we found that our marriage was fine by many standards, but it was certainly not the desired destination we wanted for our relationship. It was ‘okay’. In our five years of involvement with re|engage, we’ve learned that it's often more about working on your connectedness and less about working on your problems as husband and wife. It's also important to recognize that an okay marriage is not okay. We know
that God wants our marriage to be more than just "okay" and so did we. Together, we want to see couples flourish and we’ve seen amazing results here at re|engage when couples get intentional about reconnecting! Re|engage offers an authentic community for couples to come together regardless of background, faith, hurts, or marriage health. The ‘desired destination’ is less about perfection and more about authenticity, perseverance, and intentionality. Join us on Wednesdays.
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Dave Mattock instructs student Wayne during his weekly piano lesson.
I T ' S N E V E R T O O L AT E to follow that dream of learning a musical instrument. At the Mattock School of Music, students of all ages are offered a breadth of musical instruction that spans all instruments and experience levels. Enjoy group classes or one-on-one instruction, taught by professionals in a collaborative environment.
“As an adult interested in taking piano lessons, I didn’t want to get stuck into a program designed for children. Dave has been great in tailoring lessons around my interests and I am very pleased with my progress.” Wayne, Student
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Changing the landscape, one home at a time
Two generations, twice the impact
Owner, Dean Stafford
CHESTER COUNTY N AT I V E S and motherdaughter duo Bonnie Stafford and Kristina Jenny understand that home is where you create traditions and memories that will last a lifetime! Together, they seamlessly blend a wealth of experience with fresh enthusiasm and a sincere dedication to their clients.
Realtors Bonnie Stafford & Kristina Jenny
F O R M O R E T H A N T H I RT Y Y E A R S , Dean’s Landscaping has been designing and building handcrafted outdoor living spaces that are both beautiful and functional. Dean and his team bring extensive knowledge of the local building codes, an understanding of the harsh effects of our freeze/thaw cycles, and an expertise in choosing sustainable plants that thrive in our clay soils.
Bonnie and Kristina understand that buying and selling a home can be intimidating and they make every effort to remove the stress and uncertainty. Just like family, their clients know they can lean on them for support and guidance through the entire process. So when you’re ready to make a move in real estate, don’t just call an agent, join the family! B O N N I E S TA F F O R D 610.637.7431
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They understand that each project comes with unique elements and challenges. They partner with you to take your vision for your patio area, pool scape, or outdoor kitchen project and make it a reality.
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T H E B R A N DY W I N E P O LO C LU B established in 1950, continues to be a beloved spot to enjoy a day of competition and an afternoon of tailgating. Friday Night matches played against the backdrop of colorful sunsets are a fabulous way to spend time with friends and family. Visit our website for the full schedule of events, tournaments, tickets, and the Summer Concert Series.
June - September
polo every friday 5pm & sunday 3pm Tickets $15 per person, Daily Tailgates $35
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chester county hospital charity polo cup
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F O C U S I N G O N T H E U N I Q U E A S P E C T S O F E A C H S I T E and the aspirations of her clients, The Gardeness combines horticultural expertise, artistic composition, and a love for nature into installations that are rich in color, texture, and beauty. Practicing throughout Chester County, Pennsylvania, The Gardeness offers a full range of services from landscape design and installation to consultation to container gardening. The Gardeness transforms her clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; vision into reality, whether meant to last for a season or for years to come. Contact Katie for a consultation today. Spring is the perfect time to start planning for warm weather and outdoor living!
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OPEN FOR BRUNCH O N S U N D AY HAPPY HOUR Tuesday – Friday 4:30 – 6:30 pm
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OPEN FOR BRUNCH O N S U N D AY HAPPY HOUR Tuesday - Friday 4:30 – 6:30 pm
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: $30 per person in advance, $40 per person race day. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Reserved tailgate parking available in advance.
For more information visit www.willowdale.org
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Second Annual Brandywine Backyard BBQ Festival APRIL 28, 2019 / 12-5pm / new garden township park A community event—all welcome! M A R K YO U R C A L E N D A R S and come out to a great park in our local “backyard” for your first spring BBQ! You can attend this fun family festival for only a $3 admission fee which includes three live bands, craft and food vendors, activities for children and teens, and a barbeque competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society! While the KCBS judges will be sampling the competitors’ BBQ, you can purchase BBQ as well as other food and beverages from a variety of vendors! The 2018 Festival welcomed an estimated 1,200 members of the community!
Proceeds from this nonprofit community event benefit the Chester County Council Boy Scouts of America Friends of Scouting campaign which covers registration fees, uniforms, camps, and leadership training for financially disadvantaged youth in our area. Last year, more than 500 Chester and Cecil County youth received funds that allowed them to enroll in a safe, structured, and nurturing environment, proven for more than 100 years to foster strong values. Show off your BBQ skills, win cash prizes, and encourage your kids and teens to participate in their Dutch Oven Challenge! See you there!
Visit BRANDYWINEBBQ.COM to register to compete, to become a certified judge, to participate as a vendor, or to reserve your wristband. Tickets also available at the gate. 60
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Photography by Napthali Foster, CURE Kenya
INTERESTED IN JOINING a community where you will live well locally with opportunities to do good globally? Darlene Smith recently went on a Garden Spot Village Travel with Purpose Trip to Kijabe, Kenya where she and a team served with CURE International for a week. Their physical presence, warm smiles, and generous hugs offered hope and joy to the children and their families.
“I’ve left a mark on their lives, but they left a bigger mark on me,” Darlene says. “My heart will always be there. I’ve been searching to find my purpose. During this trip I found my purpose. I want to help more people around the world.” Your best stories have yet to be lived. Explore the opportunities Garden Spot offers to help you live yours. Read more: gardenspotvillage.org.
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Left to right: Crozer-Keystone gastroenerologists Monica Zeitz, M.D.; Michael Davis, D.O.; and Joyann Kroser, M.D.
In many cases, colorectal cancer can be prevented and treated if caught early through a screening colonoscopy. Colorectal cancer almost always starts with a polyp, which if found early, can be removed to stop colorectal cancer before it starts. Crozer-Keystone offers direct access screening colonoscopy appointments to qualifying patients. Call 1.877.254.7441 or visit crozerkeystone.org/GI.
Crozer-Keystone Gastroenterology Associates is conveniently located on Route 1 in Glen Mills. Call 1.877.254.7441 or visit crozerkeystone.org/GI
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