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fig速 holiday 2013 | PREMIERE ISSUE | the fresh, fashionable, & flavorful of kennett square, pennsylvania


PUBLISHER Moxie House, LLC moxiehouse.com EDITOR Deborah Brandt MANAGING EDITOR Rachel Phillips

oh my, what’s this? Fig® is your guide to local art, culture, events shopping, dining, & living in and around Kennett Square.

DESIGN Jena Miller Shani Tucker Josh Seibert PRODUCT MANAGER Amy Hynes WRITING Andrea Quarracino

We believe that positivity and creativity are contagious. Fig® showcases the good things and great people we have come to love in and around the borough of Kennett Square. Join us in celebrating and supporting the small businesses and cultural organizations that make this place special. There are countless stories to be told. Be a part of the conversation. Join us on this journey and engage in your community.

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HISTORY

KENNETT SQUARE

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olling hills and open countryside, stone walls and grazing horses, the calm drift of the BBrandywine River—and at the heart of it, Kennett Square: the Mushroom Capital

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of the World, and what some might call the hub of Southern Chester County. A visit to Kennett Square means taking a step into small-town America at its best. Kennett is a place where neighbors and strangers greet each other on the street; where artists and equestrians trade tales at the coffee shop or rehash Friday night’s high school football game. It’s where locals gather to peruse the weekly farmers market for fresh produce and conversation, and where generations of sons, dads, and grandfathers still go to Burton’s Barber Shop for a trim. It’s a town lined with unique and inviting retail shops, all locally owned and operated. The annual Mushroom Festival is a booming celebration of Kennett’s heritage, and events continue throughout the year with the ever-popular Kennett Brew Fest, the Halloween Parade, the Holiday Light Parade (complete with decorated John Deere tractors), and First Friday Arts Strolls. The arts are alive in Kennett with galleries, live music venues like the Kennett Flash, and outstanding performances by the Kennett Symphony. It’s also home to Longwood Gardens, a premier botanical garden worth a visit in every season. The Brandywine River Museum is another area gem, internationally known for its unparalleled collection of works by three generations of Wyeths. Kennett is also a foodie’s paradise. Stop in the market at Talula’s Table for a taste of their nationallyacclaimed menu (which earned four bells from Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig LaBan). Visit the Half Moon Restaurant & Saloon for adventurous burgers or a plate of their signature crab nachos. Find fine Italian and American Grill cuisine at Portabello’s, or decadent sushi at Lily Asian Cusine. Take a short drive over to Catherine’s, a wonderfully inviting BYO located in what was once Unionville’s general store. The food scene continues to grow with the addition of the eateries at the Market at Liberty Place, offering farm fresh fare, nutritious juices, handcrafted wines, and much more. Kennett Square has done an incredible job of preserving the historic character of the main street, while encouraging progress in the form of new buildings, creating a truly special place—the “quintessentially classic” town.

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Fig® is thrilled and honored to be representing all of the good things Kennett Square has to offer. Each Fig® town is carefully chosen because it exemplifies the mix of characteristics that define a Fig® experience: diverse arts and culture, exceptional dining, unique shopping, authentic history, a thirst for learning and a community that works together. We found all of these qualities in and around Kennett Square. We’re delighted to celebrate what’s wonderful about this special place and its surrounding countryside in this debut issue.

RACHEL PHILLIPS, Managing Editor

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DAILY, 9:30 AM TO 4:30 PM SENIOR & STUDENT DISCOUNTS FREE ON SUNDAYS 9:30 AM TO NOON THROUGH NOVEMBER 24 CORPORATE & PRIVATE EVENTS WILDFLOWER GARDEN

upcoming events

OPEN UNTIL 9 PM ON DECEMBER 5, 12, 19 AND 26

A Brandywine Christmas November 29 - January 5 Enjoy this holiday favorite for all ages! Discover dozens of rare antique dolls, dressed in beautiful period clothing. Experience the popular O-gauge model train display, one of the largest in the country, with five trains running simultaneously on nearly 2,000 feet of track through a landscape inspired by southeastern Pennsylvania. Marvel at thousands of whimsical “Critters,” ornaments, and decorations handcrafted from natural materials and displayed on towering trees soaring up through the museum’s three-story rotunda. A Brandywine Christmas is made possible by Otto’s BMW. Additional support is provided by Herr Foods Inc., Lord & Taylor and The Frelinghuysen Foundation.

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1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford

Kennett Symphony Children’s Chorus December 7, 2 PM Enjoy a delightful holiday music concert and meet dancers from The Nutcracker. Annual Critter Sale December 7 & 8, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Tree ornaments and tabletop decorations made from natural materials are for sale. A Pirate Christmas Story December 12, 6 PM Listen to an amazing holiday tale of pirates on the night before Christmas, and enjoy a choral performance by Brotherly Love. Toccata Toy Trains December 14 & 21, 11 AM – 2 PM Repeated showings of this 14-minute film featuring antique toy trains on a journey through town and country.

610.388.2700 brandywinemuseum.org

OPEN UNTIL 6 PM DECEMBER 27-30

Secrets of the Brandywine River Museum Railroad December 19, 6:30 PM Learn about the history of this enchanting and popular holiday tradition. A Pirate Christmas Story December 26, 6 PM Seek and Find – Family Holiday Workshop January 4, 10 AM to 12 PM Have fun searching for items in the museum’s train and doll displays and making crafts. Find a full calendar of events and museum info on our website. brandywinemuseum.org


local icon: George ‘Frolic’ Weymouth

Frolic Weymouth photographed inside the Brandywine River Museum.

A LOCAL TREASURE What was once an old mill on Route 1 is now home to the Brandywine River Museum, a local treasure holding generations of Wyeth familyfamily art, and three generations of Wyeth art,ground and central Brandywine Conservancy. Both were home tofor thethe Brandywine Conservancy. George founded by one man: George “Frolic” Weymouth. “Frolic” Weymouth was a founder of both. A fellow artist and friend of Andrew Wyeth, Frolic has painted princes and opera singers across the pond, and stories of his adventures as a whip (the owner and and driver of a coach) include traveling 1,000 driver of a coach) include traveling 1,000 milesmiles by carriage in both England and France, France. respectively.

Still, what remains most important to Frolic at the his core has always been the gentle hills and open terrain that surround the Brandywine River, the Kennett countryside and beyond. Thanks to Frolic’s vision, Today, the Brandywine today the Brandywine Conservancy is responsible for Conservancy is responsible for permanently protecting permanently protecting than 58,000 acres of more than 58,000 acresmore of such land. such land. For Frolic, Brandywine country is “a way of life.” In For Frolic, Brandywine is “a way Frolic of life.”also In conserving the Kennettcountry area landscape, conserving the Kennett landscape, Frolic also supports the legacy of aarea community rooted in arts, supports therespect legacy of community rooted in arts, culture, and fora the environment in which culture, and respect for the environment in which they thrive. they thrive.

“ The Brandywine is a way of life.” George Weymouth

brandywineconservancy.org

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talula’s picks Seasonal recipes from Fig® Foodie & restauranteur Aimee Olexy.

2 tbsp butter 10 oz mixed kennett square mushrooms

fresh parsley leaves

.Kennett Square 1 rough chopped shallot

.Mushroom Bruschetta 2 Servings fresh thyme leaves Put a large heavy frying pan on medium-high heat and add a tablespoon or two of olive oil and one of the shallots to the pan. Add the mushrooms to the pan and toss to coat the mushrooms in the oil. Add 1 lemon the fresh herbs to the mushrooms and toss again. Incorporate the crumbled chili flakes, and season ground pepper the mixture with a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper. If the mixture becomes dry, pour in a little more olive oil. After the mushrooms have started to turn golden brown around the edges, about 3 to 4 minutes, add the butter and squeeze the lemon into the mushroom mixture, being careful not to add too much lemon juice, and toss again. To finish the mushroom mixture and create a creamy sauce, incorporate 2 to 3 tablespoons of water into the pan and a dot of the crème fraiche. Simmer for a few more minutes or until you have a lovely simple sauce that loosely coats the mushrooms. While it is simmering, toast the sourdough bread.

1 crumbled dried chili

2 tbsp olive oil 2 slices sourdough bread

sea salt

2 tbsp crème fraîche

Once the bread is toasted, rub it with the cut side of the remaining shallot. Place each slice on a serving plate, pile the mushroom and creamy sauce from the pan on top of the bread and enjoy!

About Aimee Olexy One of the most recognized personalities in Philadelphia dining,

Aimee Olexy truly understands what hospitality means. She discovered her passion for food and love for making people happy as she grew up in West Chester. After making her way across the country and around the world, Olexy found herself back in Chester County. A few years later in 2007, she unveiled the critically acclaimed Talula’s Table in Kennett Square. Aimee is also owner of the renowned Talula’s Garden and the newly opened Talula’s Daily in Philadelphia.

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102 West State Street, Kennett Square

610.444.8255

talulastable.com

fresh sage leaves


style essentials perfectly paired

Ashley Palandrani Owner, Ashley Austin

SHOES, ACCESSORIES, AND JEWELRY

106 West State Street, Kennett Square

610.925.5900

ashleyaustinboutique.com

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APPAREL & FURNISHINGS, NEWBORN TO T WEEN

UNIQUE GIF TS & TOYS

ACCOUTREMENTS FOR PARENTS

Kathleen Caccamo Owner, Bedbugzz

merry and bright

whimsically elegant children’s clothing, decor, gifts, & more! 08 128 East State Street, Kennett Square 610.444.5566 bedbugzz.blogspot.com


LUNCH & DINNER TUESDAY-SUNDAY SUNDAY BRUNCH BYOB CATERING

new american

an intimate dining experience

Marybeth Brown & Kevin McMunn Owners, Catherine’s Restaurant

1701 West Doe Run Road, Unionville

610.347.2227

catherinesrestaurant.com

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Every piece at Scout & Annie has been handpicked to provide a wide selection of vintage furniture and accessories for your unique home. Every chair, desk and table has a story—whether wonderfully original or meticulously restored.

Tara Dugan Owner, Scout & Annie

your home: unique as you are

VINTAGE FURNITURE

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125 East State Street, Kennett Square

POT TERY & ACCESSORIES

484.732.8554

FINE SOAPS & GIF TS

scoutandannie.com

PILLOWS & LINENS


THROWS + PILLOWS

TABLEWARE + LINENS

VINTAGE FURNITURE + LIGHTNING

ORIGINAL ARTWORK

Francesca Rudin Owner, +Details

vintage style meets contemporary trends

125 East State Street, Kennett Square

484.732.8554

detailsbyinsidelines.com

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house MADE

a taste of home Sinclair’s Sunrise Cafe

gourmet

D. Lynn Sinclair Owner, Sinclair’s Sunrise Cafe

INSPIRED BREAKFAST & LUNCH CLASSICS WITH HEALTHY OPTIONS

UNIQUE TEAS

MADE

“Come in and refuel with one of our house specialty egg dishes or my made-from-scratch French Toast in our cozy dining room located in the heart of Historic Kennett Square.” —Lynn Sinclair

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127 East State Street, Kennett Square

Open daily ‘til 2 pm

610.444.8141

sunrisecafeKSQ.com

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Lisa Baldwin Owner, Chantilly Blue

JEANS JEWELERY LINGERIE FOOTWEAR COSMETICS TOPS & DRESSES

GOURMET BREAKFAST & LUNCH

the

MADE FROM SCRATCH SWEETS

UNIQUE TEAS

right pair of jeans for every woman

120 West State Street, Kennett Square

610.925.4644

chantillyblue.net

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MEAT MARKET CHEESE SHOP CAFÉ & BAKERY

SPECIALTY PRODUCTS DELI PREPARED FOODS

Dorothy & Dan Boxler Owners, Country Butcher

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145 South Walnut Street, Kennett Square

610.444.5980

countrybutchermarket.com


Doug Harris Owner, Eco Boutique

ECO FRIENDLY, FAIR-TRADE, & SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS

feel good about yourself and help others this holiday season 103 West State Street, Kennett Square

610.444.9484

ecoboutiqueksq.com

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“Kennett Square is small town USA at its best. Friendly people, thriving businesses and a real sense of community caring and pride.” – Matt Fetick, Mayor, Borough of Kennett Square “I love Kennett Square because of the diverse group of people who are passionate about their community. From the merchants who are in their place of business day in and out, to the residents who attend every festival, parade and farmers market... this town is loved by many and we have something for everyone!” – Mary Hutchins

“The fact that l can buy fresh greens and veggies all winter long, or belly up to my favorite Nomadic Pie Truck, with the camaraderie of an outdoor, year-round growers' market, is something l cherish.” – Abigail Morgan

“My wife and I moved to Kennett Square because we were looking for a small, friendly community to raise our two young children. Thirty-three years later, we know that we could not have made a better decision.” – Larry C. Bosley Moxie House LLC has made every attempt to ensure that all information contained in this publication has been obtained from reliable sources, but all such information is provided “as is” with no guarantee of completeness or accuracy. The views of contributors do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Moxie House LLC. Moxie House LLC cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions contained in, or reliance made upon the contents of, this publication. Copyright: Copyright 2013 © Moxie House LLC. All rights reserved. Photography or page layout contained in Fig® shall not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the specific written permission of Moxie House LLC. Contact 717.394.7737 or info@figkennett.com

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THE REASON

we adore

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kennett square, pennsylvania

WE ASKED & YOU SANG KENNET T SQUARE’S PRAISES

Strangers say 'Good Morning' to each other on the street. “Kennett has done a great job of preserving the historic character of their main street while allowing progress in new buildings to occur at the same time. I think so much of what draws people to Kennett Square's downtown is related to this vintage charm.” – Mike Pia Jr.

“I love Kennett Square because it’s a real small town. It has so many great things in one little space, like great restaurants (Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Japanese, sub shops, and ice cream that’s just awesome). The park in town is a great space with so many events for everyone. The garage, the library, the book shops, places to get fun clothes and accessories—Kennett has a little something for everyone.” – Ashley Steele

DISCOVER MORE TO LOVE: FIGKENNET T.COM

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“Bob Burton has cut my hair for almost 30 years, he cuts my father’s hair, and he cut my grandfather’s hair. You cannot beat that place, and you surely could not recreate it. It is probably the oldest family-run business still in town.” – Mike Pia Jr.

“I am not from this area but feel very at home here. It’s fun to walk around with our kids, meet our friends, and support great local businesses.” – Suzanne Schurr

“Not many places have several exceptional restaurants, world-class gardens and equestrian activities and some of the most beautiful countryside in the midAtlantic region—all of it covered in patina of history dating back to the founding of the country.” – Antelo Devereux


VINTAGE JEWELERY, ACCESSORIES, & COLLECTIBLES

Colleen Mitchell Owner, Green Eyed Lady

Celebrating

three years locally!

NEW & TRENDY CLOTHING FOR WOMEN

one of a kind standouts

100 East State Street, Kennett Square

610.444.0700

shopgreeneyedlady.com

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kennett area community service serving people in their time of need

With generous support from the community, KACS serves families and individuals in the fight against hunger and prevention of homelessness in Southern Chester County, specifically serving those living in poverty within the Kennett Consolidated, UnionvilleChadds Ford and Avon Grove School districts.

THE KENNETT FOOD CUPBOARD offers food to families within their service area on a monthly basis, and to the residents of Luther House, with special food projects at Thanksgiving and Christmas. THE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM offers emergency financial help with rent, utility bills, prescription medications, transportation, and other necessities.

AT FIG ® , WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF A COMMUNITY that works together to identify needs and find solutions—one that creates community connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. We believe in the mission of Kennett Area Community Service—our 2013/14 Social Mission Partner. Please consider giving to them with your dollars and your time this holiday season.

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136 West Cedar Street, Kennett Square

610.925.3556

kacsonline.net


art worth experiencing the working studio and gallery of Carol Lesher

Carol Lesher Owner, Lesher Paintings

MODERN LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT OR BY CHANCE

“ The process of creating is intuitive and comes from strong emotions, not logic or reason. My work is a reflection of life and the connections I have with the world.” -Carol Lesher

105 South Broad Street, Kennett Square

484.614.5815

carollesher.com

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coloring kennett art for the local connoisseur

ORIGINAL OILS PASTELS WATERCOLORS HANDCRAF TED CERAMICS JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES FRAMING SERVICES AVAILABLE

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200 East State Street, Kennett Square

610.444.0146

longwoodartgallery.com

Sheila Washington & Marjorie Kuhn Owners, Longwood Art Gallery


DIAMONDS WATCHES & WATCH REPAIR JEWELERY GIF TS APPRAISALS UNMATCHED CUSTOMER SERVICE

Robert Strehlau & Clare Janton Manager & Jewelry Sales Professional, Bove Jewelers

as unique as you are custom creations for every occasion

124 West State Street, Kennett Square

610.444.4525

bovejewelers.com

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1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square 610.388.1000


Everyday. Beauty. Autumn’s Colors Now–November 24

Chrysanthemum Festival October 26–November 24

A Longwood Christmas November 28–January 12

Orchid Extravaganza January 25–March 30, 2014

Spring Blooms April 5–May 23, 2014

Festival of Fountains May 24–September 1, 2014

longwoodgardens.org

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

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LOCAL & EUROPEAN FINE ART & HANDCRAF TS

SUPPORTING ESTABLISHED & UP-AND-COMING ARTISTS

Zvezdana (Stella) Scott Owner, Mala Galleria

fueling imagination and sparking conversation about art

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206 East State Street, Kennett Square

610.998.5892

malagalleria.com


“Books are vessels containing the work of our culture, and are also works of art.”

authentic

Thomas Macaluso Rare and Fine Books THE TIES THAT BIND Maps. Prints. Rows upon rows of leatherbound books, some with careful lettering on their spines. To step inside Thomas Macaluso Rare and Fine Books feels like a visit to a world of possibility. Look carefully at one of the maps on the wall, and you’ll see that it was hand-painted in the 1500s. Open a book and you might be treated to a first edition from the 1700s, the illustrations still beautifully intact. Thomas Macaluso’s shop is a hidden gem in the heart of Kennett Square, what some might consider a cultural treasure house.

“I’m less a businessperson than a conservator,” says Thomas Macaluso, who finds some of his rarities at estate or book sales, some by way of customers, some that were headed for a recycling truck. Thomas Macaluso preserves not only the history, philosophy, literature and science of a culture, but also the art of the book. “Books are vessels containing the work of our culture, and are also works of art.” He started his bookselling business alongside his wife 40 years ago, first by selling books by mail from their East Marlborough home, then moving into a storefront in Kennett Square. “Kennett Square is our home,” says Thomas.

130 South Union Street, Kennett Square

“We love Kennett Square and we have taken a real interest in it.” Thomas has served on the board of the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library, the George Fox School, and Historic Kennett Square, which supports the economic development of downtown Kennett. “It’s a great organization doing a great job.” “I love Kennett Square because it is a friendly town with many cultures,” says Thomas, who speaks highly of all it has to offer, from the nearby Brandywine Conservancy to the “wonderful shops, restaurants, and services,” and live music at the Kennett Flash. “There’s a lot going on in the community.”

610.444.1063

abebooks.com/home/macalusobooks

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let us

set the table

Francine Covelli Nourish Juice Bar + Cafe Haesel Charlesworth Community Farmgal Marcy Mackey Yoga Underground

BOOK YOUR EVENT NOW

Steve Hackman One Village Coffee

COMMUNITY + COLLABORATION + FARM + FOOD + YOGA + CATERING An evolving culinary adventure for special events.

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Organic Life Farm 706 Wollaston Road, Kennett Square

302.743.3522

Also visit Nourish Juice Bar & Cafe at the Market at Liberty Place.

nourishjuicebar.com


pack rats place IN THE BRICK GARAGE

antiques & other pleasing paraphernalia

Jan Geddes Owner, Brick Garage/ Pack Rats Place

Find Us NEAR STATE & WALNUT STREETS, BETWEEN THE YMCA & THE ANSON B NIXON PARK

ENCHANTED ESTATE FINDS

501 Penn Avenue, Kennett Square

484.881.1204

WONDERFUL WHATEVERS

TANTALIZING TREASURES

thebrickgarage.com packratsplace.com Follow us on FB for our newest finds

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community artreach learn, create, grow

Young artists learn about and create landscapes at one of CCAA’s Saturday art classes.

EXPERIENCE THE ARTS IN KENNETT SQUARE WITH THE CHESTER COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION

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610.696.5600

Come join CCAA for our weekly Saturday art classes at the Garage Community and Youth Center. They are completely drop-in and completely FREE thanks to generous local donors and the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors. Ages 3-12 | 11 am – 12:30 pm 3 year olds must be accompanied by an adult

(FREE!) ANNUAL ART CAMP

Ages 13+ | 1 pm – 2:30 pm Subdivided into an Anime group and a more general art project group Classes are held at the Garage at 115 Union Street. Call 610.696.5600 for info. chestercountyarts.org

Follow us on Facebook for upcoming events, shows, and classes

7 weeks Monday-Friday Coming Summer 2014!


A WELL-LOVED BREW Philter (n): a potion, charm, or drug that causes a person to fall in love. As Philter Coffee opens its doors on State Street this fall, prepare to fall in love with “the best possible cup of coffee every time.” Owner Chris Thompson is a seasoned café and restaurant manager who brings his industry expertise and a true passion for coffee to his concept at Philter. “I always loved coffee,” said Chris. For ten years, Chris held onto the dream of opening his own café; for the last four, he’s been searching for the perfect location. “It’s been a long, steady project,” said Chris. “It all lined up perfectly in a great spot.” Chris, his wife Heather, and their two young sons live within walking distance of Philter Coffee. The Thompsons, who grew up in Philadelphia and West Chester, wanted to raise their family in a small, walkable town with a neighborhood feel, and found all of that and more in Kennett Square. Chris also saw the potential for the coffee shop he’d long envisioned. “It’s about getting great coffee into great people’s hands,” said Chris.

Chris Thompson Owner, Philter Handcrafted Coffeee

Philter Coffee’s early morning hours will accommodate that first cup on the go. In addition, Philter will serve a limited menu of homemade sandwiches, soups, and pastries made on site. The shop will also offer free Wifi. Expect to find details like locally handcrafted tables in a comfortable and inviting environment. As if a love of coffee isn’t enough, there’s a little more to the Philter name. Chris met Heather while working at a café in Philadelphia. “We fell in love in that café culture environment,” Chris said. Now he strives to provide a space where connections can be made, and ideas can be shared over a truly magical cup. “The whole town has been really supportive,” Chris said. “We’re getting a great response.”

111 West State Street, Kennett Square

610.444.7687

Opening

fall 2013

philtercoffee.com

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comprehensive care seeing a clear future

Dr. Renny Sardella, O.D. Dr. Jessica A. Yannelli, O.D. Optometrists, Sardella Eye Associates

EYE EXAMS

GLASSES & CONTACT LENSES

CARE FOR CATARACTS, GLAUCOMA , MACULAR DEGENERATION

LASIK

“We are proud to offer our patients the very best in eyecare. Next year, we celebrate our twentieth year serving the Chester County community. We use the latest diagnostic equipment and an experienced team to meet all our patients needs.” -Dr. Renny Sardella

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674 Unionville Road, Kennett Square

610.444.1999

drsardella.com


Celebrating

5 years locally

november 2013

Tammy Liberato & Julie Wehner Owners, Flickerwood Wine Cellars Tasting Room

SPECIAL WINE BLENDS

AWARD-WINNING WINES

GOURMET TREATS

SPECIAL EVENTS

Join us at the Tasting Room The Tasting Room provides a great atmosphere including tastings of Flickerwood’s award-winning PA wines. Enjoy live music, local art and special events.

116 West State Street, Kennett Square

610.444.8341

flickerwood.com

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Terra Foods Fresh, local, organic produce, dairy and natural foods. The way food was supposed to be grown and the way it was meant to taste. Eat well and enjoy!

reinventing market-inspired traditions in Kennett Square

The Market at Liberty Place is a 10,000 square foot space, home to an exciting mix of merchants selling freshly prepared foods, produce, and other retail goods. It is also designed to serve as a gathering place for members of the Kennett Square business community.

market hours

Monday-Thursday 7AM - 9PM Friday-Saturday 7AM - 10PM Sunday 7AM - 8PM Individual hours may vary. We are dedicated to improving the community’s economic viability through highquality, well-maintained commercial and residential real estate properties at a fair value.

Yo’r So Sweet Local ingredients used in unique recipes let you experience traditional food in a modern way. Hand-crafted original sweet and savory gourmet meals made by blending seasonal bounty with international flavors.

State Street Pizza & Grill Classic Italian favorites ranging from renowned pizza to mouthwatering pasta dishes. Locally owned and operated, committed to using the freshest, local ingredients!

Larry & Geoffrey Bosley Owners, The Market at Liberty Place

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148 West State Street, Kennett Square

610.925.3411

themarketatlibertyplace.com


Nourish Juice Bar & Cafe Healthy + Local + Organic Ingredients! Freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, wheat grass shots, One Village Coffee, healthy & gluten free bakery, soups, sandwiches, and salads. Catering available.

Punk’d Pineapple Ice Cream George & Sons Seafood George & Sons Seafood is a family-owned and operated business with more then 25 years of experience. Fresh deliveries every day of only the highest quality, all natural seafood available!

Paradocx Vineyard A premier family-owned & operated vineyard in Southern Chester County —now available at the market! Enjoy wines by the flight, bottle and unique paint cans. Borderland Vineyard wines and Jack’s hard Cider by Hauser Estate Winery are available by the glass and paired with Local Neuchatel chocolate, Farm Fromage cheese.

We mix and match exciting flavors with premium, seasonal toppings made from the freshest ingredients, creating a truly unique soft serve that is both sweet and refreshing.

Rick’s Steaks Rick Olivieri is the grandson of Pat Olivieri, the man who created the first steak sandwich in Philadelphia, circa 1932. Today, Rick grills up traditional, vegetarian & artisan steak sandwiches.

148 West State Street, Kennett Square

610.925.3411

themarketatlibertyplace.com

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REIKI & MEDITATION THETAHEALING 速 NUTRITION & LIFEST YLE COACHING COMMUNIT Y EVENTS & CLASSES ART GALLERY GIF TS & CRYSTALS

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Linda Thies Owner, Kennett Square Jewelers

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a new brandywine tradition of art education DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASSES FOR TEENS AND ADULTS SERIOUS TRAINING FOR SERIOUS STUDENTS

Neilson Carlin Owner & Instructor, Studio Rilievo

TIMELESS TRAINING In the heart of Kennett Square, there’s a new Brandywine tradition in art education. At Studio Rilievo, students of varying experience levels hone the fundamental disciplines of visual art: drawing, painting and composition. Owner and instructor Neilson Carlin, a career professional artist, offers a rigorous, structured and thorough curriculum.

STUDIO RILIEVO SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL PAINTING

Modeled after the workshops of 19th century Europe where artists trained in the studio of an established master, classes are limited to nine students, allowing for one-on-one, personalized instruction at the student’s pace.

except in the Brandywine area. “Between Philadelphia and Baltimore, I’m it,” says Carlin. “I offer serious training for serious students.”

The workshop model has gained popularity over the last decade, due in large part to the high cost of tuition and lack of comprehensive training at the college level. Similar studios can be found nationwide,

From the high school student preparing for college, to the novice interested in learning the basics, to the seasoned professional artist looking to advance his or her skills, Studio Rilievo is where art training begins and ends in Kennett Square. To learn more, visit www.neilsoncarlin.com.

128 South Willow Street, Kennett Square

484.574.9200

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giving back

kathi lafferty, the mushroom cap

If Kennett Square is known for one thing, its reputation as the Mushroom Capital of the World might be it. This year, the 28th Annual Mushroom Festival brought over 100,000 visitors to Kennett Square’s historic streets—all in celebration of the diverse uses and tastes of local mushrooms.

it’s completely volunteer-run. “Everybody works together to make this work,” says Kathi. “We have an unbelievable crew.” Proceeds from the Mushroom Festival are distributed to a variety of charities and organizations that benefit Kennett residents. In the last ten years, the Mushroom Festival has given more than $500,000 back to the community.

Kathi Lafferty has been coordinating the Mushroom Festival for over a decade. With more than 200 vendors, a children’s carnival, musical performances, a parade, and culinary events, the Mushroom Festival is a major annual event for Kennett—and

Kathi is a Kennett Square native whose husband, Tom, has been working in the family mushroom business since the early ‘70s. Kathi’s grandfathers were both Kennett Square business owners, and Kathi is upholding that tradition as well. When not

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working on behalf of her community, Kathi can be found in her store, The Mushroom Cap, which attracts visitors from around the globe. There she sells unique gifts, regional specialties, and an array of freshpicked mushrooms. She also created Snack N Shrooms®, a seasoned dried mushroom in a variety of flavors. “I love talking to people in the store and making a connection,” said Kathi. Kathi is part of the Kennett Square Merchant’s Association, and served on the board of Historic Kennett Square for several years. “I love it here,” she said. “There’s a lot of good in Kennett Square.”

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John DiMatteo

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local winter events NOVEMBER 29

FEBRUARY 22

HOLIDAY DOWNTOWN OPEN HOUSE AND PARADE The Holiday Light Parade is filled with vehicles, groups and individuals aglow with awe-inspiring special lighting that provides a spectacular start to the Holiday season. The parade will light the way to the annual lighting of the Kennett Square tree and the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage! Children and families of all ages will delight in the glow of the holiday lights! 6 pm

WINTERFEST The Kennett Brewfest and Historic Kennett Square present the 2nd Annual Kennett Winterfest. The event will be held under a tent on South Broad Street between State and Cypress Streets and will feature at least 25 of the best craft breweries in the area. Heated space available to warm up if it is a

brisk winter day. No one under 21 will be admitted to the event. $65 tickets go on sale November 15 and include unlimited tastings of the craft beer, warm food, and live music. All proceeds benefit Historic Kennett Square, a non-profit organization working to keep Kennett Square a cultural and economic center. 12:30 pm–4 pm

DECEMBER 6 FIRST FRIDAY ART STROLL Arts community open house in downtown Kennett Square. Come on out and find that perfect gift while enjoying live music and refreshments. 6 pm–9 pm DECEMBER 7 SPIRIT OF THE SEASON CONCERT Annual holiday concert is held at Kennett High School. For more information visit kennettsymphony.org. 8 pm DECEMBER 1,8,15 & 22 HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES Rides are available from noon to 3 PM. Carriages leave from the corner of State and Union Streets in front of the Genesis HealthCare building. Rides are $5 per person. 12 pm–3 pm DECEMBER 8 CANDLELIGHT HOLIDAY HOME TOUR Historic homes, churches and businesses in the borough will be decked out for the holidays and open for visitors. Tickets are required. For more information or to order tickets, visit kennettsquarehistory.org.

Historic Kennett Square invites you to visit our downtown! SPECIAL HOLIDAY EVENTS: Horse-drawn carriage rides, brunching with Santa in an historic inn, and touring candlelit homes decorated in their holiday best are just some of the memorable moments waiting for you in this charming downtown. SPECIALTY SHOPPING: Up and down every street and around every corner is a specialty store filled with a variety of gifts or decorating ideas. Kennett Square’s shopping district is comprised of an endless variety of boutiques specializing in women’s and men’s clothing, children’s clothing, art, jewelry, rare books, home furnishings, and vintage goods. Kennett Square prides itself on personal service, especially since the person who owns the store is probably the one waiting on you. FINE DINING: There are a variety of restaurants that will appeal to anyone looking for that special holiday outing. Enjoy everything from fireside dining to a bring-your-own bistro to beer sampling in a popular, contemporary saloon. Be it lunch, dinner, brunch or a specialty cup of coffee, downtown Kennett Square can satisfy your every craving. Enjoy free parking from December 16–December 25! HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP AND WANT TO GET THE WORD OUT TO OUR CULTIVATED FIG AUDIENCE? CONTACT US FOR SOCIAL AND DIGITAL MARKETING OPTIONS. contact rachel@moxiehouse.com

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Where art helps heal: Chester County Hospital unveils its latest masterpieces

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Featured Artist Lin Webber is known for her Chester County landscapes. She says, “Providing original art for patient and public rooms makes a lot of sense. Sometimes you just need to lose yourself in something else beyond your health while waiting to be well enough to go home.” Her painting Pine Creek has been publicly displayed on the first floor outside the President/CEO’s office since 2011.

From the outside, our Hospital’s new 93,000square-foot patient tower looks pretty much like any other building of similar size and scale. Inside, the Tree at the Boathouse by Sandra Sigley Tower can accommodate up to 72 private patient rooms, all equipped with the highest level of monitoring capabilities and designed to meet the medical, surgical, intermediate and intensive care needs of our rapidly growing community. The fourth floor of the Tower is home to a Telemetry unit. Telemetry— the practice of sending continuously monitored electronic signals from one place to another—is a tremendously useful tool. It allows our healthcare team to monitor heart rates, heart rhythms, breathing and other vital signs by the patient’s bed, at the nurses’ station and in a centralized monitoring room. Our medical personnel can detect emergent health concerns before they become problems so a clinician can quickly address them. The Tower’s fourth floor

is now also home to 26 pieces of donated artwork that adorn the walls of patient rooms, the waiting room and the family lounge. Healing Art Works is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the well-being of patients, their families and medical staff by placing original, donated artwork in patient spaces at medical centers and outpatient facilities. The organization has worked with the Hospital over a two-year period to display original Party Time by Terri Morse artwork from generous and talented artists nationwide. Adding unique works of art in patient care spaces complements the Hospital’s commitment to “Making Lives Better Every Day.” Healing Art Works’ contribution to this effort is making a difference for our patients, families and staff members who spend time in the Tower. The Hospital thanks and acknowledges Healing Art Works and its many artists for sharing this tremendous gift.

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join the family at the vineyard

Gino Razzi & Carley Razzi Mack Owners, Penns Woods Winery

AWARD WINNING LOCAL WINES CRAF TED FROM THE HEART OF THE BRANDYWINE VALLEY TASTING ROOM & VINEYARD

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everything handmade

“When buying something handmade, you are also buying another person’s positive energy, which makes for a more personal, loving gift.” 121 West State Street, Kennett Square

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dental excellence with passionate commitment

Dr. Peter P. Patellis, DMD, FMIII, DICO & staff, Kennett Center for Advanced Dentistry

GENERAL & COSMETIC DENTISTRY RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY & IMPLANTS FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING CUT TING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY PASSIONATE & DEDICATED STAFF OFFERING FINANCING OPTIONS

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Family owned and operated for 45 years, Otto’s BMW has been part of the Chester County community since 1978. We understand what it means to be a good corporate citizen, which is why we partner with such terrific organizations as the Kennett YMCA. It’s not just a BMW, it’s an Otto’s BMW.

Michael E. Vadasz, Michael G. Vadasz, & Lisa Thompson Principals, Otto’s BMW

moving forward for good COMMUNITY SUPPORTER

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everything’s better at the lake

LEFT TO RIGHT: Monica Patel Zeitz, M.D., Michael Davis, D.O, and Joyann Kroser, M.D. Other physicians in this practice who see patients at this location are Michael Farber, M.D., and Neil Tarkin, M.D.

TREATING: IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME CHRONIC HEPATITIS GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE COLORECTAL CANCER INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES (INCLUDING CROHN’S AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS) CROZER GASTROENTEROLOGY ASSOCIATES AND THE CROZER ENDOSCOPY CENTER AT BRINTON LAKE Crozer Gastroenterology Associates provides convenient, comprehensive care for patients at Crozer-Keystone’s outpatient center at 500 Evergreen Drive in Glen Mills. With a state-of-the-art, high-definition endoscopy center, physicians can find and address GI problems quickly and efficiently, using minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedures.

48 Crozer Brinton Lake, Route 1, Glen Mills 610.619.7475 crozeratthelake.org

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John Amen Owner, Great Valley Landscape & Pool

CUSTOM SWIMMING POOLS & RESTORATIONS PATIOS & WALKWAYS LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION STAMPED CONCRETE , WALKWAYS, & STEPS STONE MASONRY OUTDOOR FIREPLACES & KITCHENS

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LIFE AT GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE IS RICH WITH VITALITY & VARIETY.

Chef-inspired dining, engaging classes, personal trainers, country walks or quiet solitude. The carefully designed plans and award-winning programs of our community mean that you live your retirement the way you choose. Every day.

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YOU’RE INVITED TO VISIT! Meet some of your potential new neighbors, tour the community and share the enthusiasm. Join resident tour guides for lunch and learn firsthand about the welcoming way of life at Garden Spot Village. www.gsvlookandlearn.org.

50 433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Holland 717.355.6000 gardenspotvillage.org


explore kennett in sleek, small style

Lisa Thompson and Michael E. Vadasz Principals, Otto’s Mini

KENNETT’S OFFICIALLY LICENSED LOCAL MINI DEALERSHIP Family owned and operated since 1968, Otto’s MINI understands the importance of excellent customer service. Visit our state of the art showroom in Exton, and let our Motoring Advisors show you how each MINI can be customized to meet your personal style. COMMUNITY SUPPORTER

305 West Lincoln Highway, Exton

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