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welcome home MEDIA

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here’s nothing quite like Media during the holidays.

State Street shines with twinkle lights and holiday décor, and store windows glitter with the promise of one-of-a-kind treasures.

You’ll find friends and neighbors shopping for gifts and treats, celebrating in area restaurants, or strolling amidst the glow of the Festival of Lights in Rose Tree Park. With the warmth and spirit of the season upon us, somehow a visit to Media just feels like coming home.

Town, you’re supporting growth, prosperity, and change on a global scale, too. It’s also a time to think about giving to those in need, which is why we celebrate people like Jennifer Koenig McDevitt of Fabulous Shoe Night and Shawnee Johnson of The Cedar Chest and their efforts to make the world a better place. (For inspiration, see our Giving Back Guide on page 22.) As we ring in the New Year with friends and family under Media’s own ball drop, dancing to live music on State Street, we’ll give thanks to the many who contribute to making Media “everybody’s hometown.”

This is the time to rediscover the magic of childhood with Santa’s Arrival at the Courthouse, a trip to Santa’s Village on State Street, or a carriage ride through the decorated streets of town. It’s the season to celebrate all things local—and by shopping in America’s First Fair Trade

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43 East Baltimore Pike

610.566.0581

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Erin Mosesso General Manager

Loic Barnieu Owner

happy holidays!

joyeuses fĂŞtes! 38 West State Street 610.566.6808 labellebistro.com

36 West State Street 610.891.9600 picasso-bar.com

214 West State Street 484.442.8741 diegos-cantina.com

EXPERIENCE THE GIFT CARDS & PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE

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experience the holidays in media everybody’s hometown

HOW THE MEDIA BUSINESS AUTHORITY (MBA) WORKS FOR MEDIA YEAR-ROUND

The mission of the MBA is to encourage economic growth, improve positive visual impact, sustain and nurture business development, and help increase Media business patronage through activities and programs that enhance the community quality of life, while maintaining an open line of communication with business owners, citizens, and local government.


November

December

11TH ANNUAL JAZZ BY NIGHT CELEBRATION November 16 Please join us for this year’s 11th annual Jazz by Night Celebration. Purchase tickets at mediajazzbynight.com or by calling: 610-566-5039.

CARRIAGE RIDES Wednesdays in December Take a carriage ride through the streets of downtown Media. The carriage rides will take place the first three Wednesdays in December from 6 – 9 PM in front of the Delaware County Courthouse.

BLACK FRIDAY & SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY November 29 and 30 Shop locally on Black Friday (November 29), Small Business Saturday (November 30), and throughout the holiday season. Join us in supporting your local independant businesses as we kick off the holiday shopping season this weekend. SANTA’S ARRIVAL & FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS November 29 Santa’s Arrival & Festival of Lights will take place at the Delaware County Courthouse again this year. The festivities start at 5 PM with the Phillie Phanatic and Santa as our special guests.

For updated information, go to visitmediapa.com

Media Business Authority

SANTA’S VILLAGE December 14 – 23 Skip the mall lines and visit Santa at Santa’s Village, located at Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union of Media. Weekdays from 3 to 7pm, weekends from 12 to 4pm, and Saturday evening, December 14th (2nd Saturday) from 6 – 9 PM. NEW YEAR’S EVE COMMUNITY CELEBRATION & BALL DROP December 31 The New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Celebration will be held in front of Spasso with music by Philly Gumbo starting at 11pm and the ball drop at midnight. Ring in 2014 Media-style!

301 North Jackson Street

610.566.5039

visitmediapa.com

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CLASSES . EXHIBITIONS . EVENTS

Holiday Sale December 7-14

Find the perfect handcrafted gift for everyone on your list! Featuring beautifully handcrafted gifts by the Potters Guild and local artists in ceramic, glass, clothing, jewelry, paper, photography, metal, and more.

Holiday Sale Schedule December 6, 7 PM–9:30 PM Preview Party ($5 Admission)

December 7 & 8, 10 AM–5 PM December 9-13, 10 AM–8 PM December 11, 5 PM–8 PM Men’s Shopping Night: Free wine, beer, snacks and gift wrapping.

December 14, 10 AM–5 PM

a handmade holiday 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford

610.566.1713

communityartscenter.org

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handcrafted beers fresh entrÉes Bottle Reserves for Holiday Gift Giving

brewing the season 10

30 East State Street

610.627.9000

ironhillbrewery.com

Bottle reserves from Iron Hill make a thoughtful and delicious gift for your loved ones this holiday season. Pair it with a gift card for the ultimate treat.


unique ornaments home fragrance bath + body Gifts for baby

all is bright gift local this holiday season

29 West State Street

610.566.5661

localhomeandgifts.com

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authentic Shawnee Johnson, The Cedar Chest

FEMININE. FASHIONABLE. FUN. Shawnee Johnson of The Cedar Chest embodies these qualities, as does her vintage and consignment boutique. For twelve years, The Cedar Chest has been a beloved shopping destination for the area’s “economical fashionistas.” Shawnee puts her eye for fashion to work when purchasing and selecting top-notch vintage pieces and once-loved clothing, working with consignors and designers. “It warms my heart to have people really enjoy their purchases,” Shawnee said.

In her years at The Cedar Chest, Shawnee has watched her community grow. She saw little girls who once shopped with their mothers grow up and move away for school, then return to the area to shop on their own. Likewise, over the years she has helped some of the same men select gifts for the women in their lives—mothers, girlfriends, and wives. “Everything comes full circle,” Shawnee said. “Some of my dearest friends are people I’ve met at the store.”

While some choose to earn cash or store credit for their consignments, donated revenue goes directly to Shawnee’s nonprofit, A Ravenous Heart, which was established to aid children in war-torn Liberia. “It’s a humble organization,” said Shawnee. “But if I can help even a few people, it can have a domino effect.” Shawnee loves that The Cedar Chest brings so much joy to those who find their treasures within her walls, and also to people in need of help overseas. “I do it for the love.” LEARN MORE :

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21 South Jackson Street

610.891.8815

cedarchestonline.com

ravenousheart.org


KEEP YOUR RESOLUTIONS Personal trainer George Loving knows that the best way to meet your New Year’s fitness goals is to start early. With a season of celebration and decadence right around the corner, some might trade carrots for cookies and workouts for parties, figuring that it can’t hurt to get back to jogging in January. But imagine going to those holiday events with a strategy, enjoying the spirit of the season while staying on track. “Clients get the most success by getting ahead of the holidays,” said George. “You’re better prepared when you get a head start.” George believes in helping his clients set realistic goals for a healthy lifestyle: enjoy that seasonal fare, but with a game plan. Since opening the doors at Fitness at 5 East, George’s clients have lost inches, lost weight, and increased muscle mass. “Everyone is here for a different reason,” said George. He works with people who want to bulk up, trim down, recover greater mobility, or train for sports. With more than 13 years of experience and a client base that ranges in age from 23 to 73, George specializes in individual exercise and nutritional guidance, fitness assessment, weight loss, strength, and flexibility. Fitness at 5 East has grown into a new location, right around the corner at 3 East Baltimore Pike. Featuring state-of-the-art Cybex equipment, the new studio will offer a larger workout space in a freshly renovated environment.

George Loving Owner, Fitness at 5 East

To make the New Year your best one yet, contact George and learn how Fitness at 5 East can help you achieve your wellness goals. STATE-OF-THE-ART CYBEX EQUIPMENT INDIVIDUAL EXERCISE & NUTRITIONAL GUIDANCE FITNESS ASSESSMENTS COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATIONS BRIDAL FITNESS PRE- AND POSTNATAL FITNESS

3 East Baltimore Pike

610.996.0301

fitatfive.com

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meet our family the artists at heron crest studios

Heron Crest Studios is a thriving community of professional and serious part-time artists nestled in an old mill building along the West Branch of Chester Creek in Aston, PA. Opened in 2007 by Media artists Heidi Hammel and Claire Brill, it now houses 15 art studios on the 2nd floor of the old Aston Mills. The artists of Heron Crest Studios welcome visitors to their individual studios throughout the year by appointment.

Elizabeth Breakell ebreakell.com

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Ellen Cooper

ellencooper.net

739 Mount Road, Aston

484.574.6018

TJ Walsh

timothyj.net

Pat Scarano

patscarano.com

heroncreststudios.com

Fran Lightman Gibson frangibson.com

Ann Guidera-Matey

annguideramatey.com


Heidi Hammel

reclaimed-creations.com

Margo Johnson

November 15, 16-17, 23-24

Join us!

More than 14+ fine artists and fine artisans under one roof. Sponsored by the artists of Heron Crest Studios.

Opening Reception窶認riday, Nov. 15, 6-9pm Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 16 & 17, 11-5 pm Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 23 & 24, 11-5 pm

margomjohnson.com

John DiLello

dilello107@yahoo.com

Beverly Blume Smith (not shown) Barbara Tollen (not shown) beverlyblumesmith.com

heroncreststudios.com

G. Kelly Zimmerman gkellyzart.com

739 Mount Road, Aston

Sarah Jewett

sarahjewett.com

484.574.6018

Lisa Liebman

lisaliebman@verizon.net

heroncreststudios.com

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a lifetime of learning & doing starts here small classes ✔ diverse perspectives ✔ project-based learning ✔ rich arts curriculum ✔

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STEM emphasis 1-to-1 iPad program PreK-8th grade Spanish

CURRENTLY ENROLLING for 2014-15 CHOOSING THE RIGHT SCHOOL for your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. School is where children live for most of the day, for most of the week, for most of the year. Every day at MPFS, expert educators craft meaningful learning experiences that engage students through inquiry, creativity, collaboration, and reflection—shaping the habits of the mind, character, and conscience needed for a lifetime of learning and doing. Visit to see for yourself the difference meaningful learning makes at Media-Providence Friends School.

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Age 3 to Grade 8

125 West Third Street

610.565.1960

mpfs.org

Admissions Open House Every First Friday, 9 am November–March


SEE BETTER. LOOK BETTER. FEEL BETTER. That’s the philosophy behind the Aesthetic Center at Mielcarek. Housed alongside the trusted and established Mielcarek Eye Lifetime Vision Center and Media Eye Works, the Aesthetic Center offers gentle, safe, and effective cosmetic treatments from an experienced surgeon and team. Owned and operated by Dr. Lee Mielcarek and board-certified nurse Eileen Mielcarek, the Aesthetic Center’s certified and licensed aestheticians utilize the latest technology (such as Pellevé® skin tightening, Juvéderm® and cosmetic eyelid surgery) to enhance your appearance and correct and replenish your look. Comfort, privacy, and an environment of respect are paramount at the Aesthetic Center. “We value the desires and concerns of our patients,” said Dr. Lee Mielcarek. “Whether you want to reduce the signs of aging, prevent the effects of environmental damage, revive your skin’s youthful glow, minimize the appearance of stress and wrinkles, reduce acne, or look great for an upcoming social event—the education and experience of our physicians, surgeons and aestheticians will leave you feeling refreshed and confident about who you are—and looking your best.” The Mielcarek family has been in practice in Media for 35 years. “We were born, raised, and schooled in Delaware County,” said Eileen, who remembers spending Saturday afternoons at the Media Theatre. Now husband, wife, and daughter work alongside each other in the town they love, committed to helping their community look and feel its best. Nicole Brady, Dr. Lee Mielcarek, Eileen Mielcarek, Jan Carfagno, The Aesthetic Center at Mielcarek

319 West State Street

610.566.1227

mediamedspa.com

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BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED FARMHOUSE SPACIOUS & ELEGANT ROOMS CHARMING OUTDOOR SPACES PERFECT FOR INTIMATE PARTIES TO INFORMAL GATHERINGS

Kim Fink Owner, The Sage Farmhouse

historic elegance

come home to the Sage Farmhouse for the holidays

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5561 Pennell Road

610.361.9301

sagefarmhouse.com


choose margaret kuo’s for your holiday party HO. HO. HO. ‘ Twas way before December and down on State Street, the planning begins for the right place to eat. The buzz is that sushi is incredibly cool, Japanese and Dim Sum are hardly old school. Menu is set, now where should we go? The answer is quite easy just call Margaret Kuo.

WHETHER IT ’S A SMALL PARTY OF 6 OR AN ALL-OUT GATHERING OF 66, MARGARET KUO’S CAN HANDLE ALL OF YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY NEEDS.

AWARD-WINNING WINE LIST SUSHI & SASHIMI TEMPURA

4-6 West State Street, Media : 610.892.0115 1067 W. Baltimore Pike, Granite Run un : 610.566.4110 margaretkuo.com

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gathering together the

holiday cheer See what Media’s residents are saying about celebrating (the local way)! “ I do every ounce of my holiday shopping here. I can find a gift for everyone in Media.” – Eileen Mielcarek, The Aesthetic Center at Mielcarek

“I love the town at night when all the lights are on outlining the buildings and the trolley is slowly moving up State Street. You almost can see a Norman Rockwell painting begin to take shape.” – Bryan Messick, Media Business Authority & Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union

“Every December I look forward to strolling State Street on a cold wintry eve. I love how all the festive window displays lure me in to purchase something for myself when I am supposed to be Christmas gift shopping for family and friends!”

“I can’t think of a more perfect town to grow up in than Media.” – Dr. Dean Sophocles, Providence Dental Associates

“Having grown up in a small town in New England, I was not enamored with the prospect of living and working in a metropolitan area. Media changed that for me. Minutes from the city, but with a smalltown feel. It has been a wonderful place to live, to work, and to raise our kids.” – Jeffry Cadorette, Media Real Estate

–Tara Endicott, Burlap and Bean

“Holiday shopping in Media seems stressless and fun... our customers seem to always find what they want. Even up to the last minutes of shopping, we are still having fun.” – Denise Yocco, Seven Stones Gallery

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“I love how the buildings are outlined in lights and how the music is softly playing in the background along State Street. They’re small things, but they really enhance that small-town holiday feeling.” – Ralph Nardell, Ralph Nardell Photography


“I love the white lights! For me they symbolize the light within each of us that we remember to share with others during the holiday season.” – Paul Downie, Community Arts Center “My favorite thing about Media during the holidays is the classic and festive backdrop of State Street when it’s lit and bustling with activity.” – Amy Loving, Starry Eyed Optical “I have so many fond memories of the holidays in Media over the years. As a kid I loved sledding at Glen Providence Park at the West End of State Street. And I can picture State Street ablaze with Christmas lights, and decked out with wreaths and greens. I’m now lucky to rekindle this same wonderment through the eyes of my two children, who are four and six. As we walk down State Street as a family, instead of looking where they are going, they are looking straight up—taking note of the beautiful decorations overhead.”

“Even though my kids are growing up, I still look forward to seeing Santa on the fire engine!” – Jennifer Koenig McDevitt, Fabulous Shoe Night

– Fran Wolff, Wolff’s Apple House

“ The streets glisten with twinkling lights, Christmas carols are playing, families shop and stroll along State Street and everyone is home to be with family and friends for the holidays.” – Loic Barnieu, Barnieu Restaurants

“Holiday lights on State Street, carriage rides and Santa’s Village are some of my favorite things, along with shopping at local shops.” – Zubair Khan, Executive Director, Media Business Authority

“We love how many customers take the time to tell us that they’re making a conscious effort to shop locally and support the retailers in Media.” – Monica and Kevin Schramm, local home + gifts

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giving back guide

Media Arts Council

The Media Arts Council works to further its mission to actively support local artists and integrate a wide range of arts into the life of the entire community of Media. mediaartscouncil.org

Media Fellowship House

This organization works to promote fellowship and understanding between diverse cultures and generations. mediafellowshiphouse.org

Thinking of others. Finding the perfect gift. Knowing what matters. It’s the time of year when we take stock of who and what we care about. When we make a donation, we’re giving more than a check. We’re creating community. Community is not only the place where we live, but also the way we live. Consider the gift of community this year: donate to one of these Media nonprofits. The more we give, the more we receive.

Media Food Bank

America’s First Fair Trade Town Committee

Media-Upper Providence Free Library

The Fair Trade Town Committee endeavors to further the goals of Fair Trade and to make Media a model Fair Trade Town. firstfairtradetownusa.org

The Center Foundation

The Media Food Bank provides food and clothing to local families in need. mediamethodist.org/ministry.html

The Media Theatre

The Media Theatre promotes and nurtures the imagination, diversity, and joy unique to musical theatre through its production of new and classic works and heralds music theatre to young people as an art form that is relevant to their lives. mediatheatre.org

The library is a private nonprofit organization providing a variety of materials and services for the public’s informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs. mediauplibrary.org

The Center Foundation empowers women and teen parents to overcome obstacles and reach their goals by building caring communities and networks of support. thecenterfoundation.org

Pennsylvania Veterans Museum

Community Arts Center

Transition Town Media

The Community Arts Center is dedicated to providing a nurturing environment for artists at all levels of their creative journey; encouraging participation in the arts through advocacy, education, and outreach; and serving as a vital creative resource for the community. communityartscenter.org

Delaware County SPCA

The Delaware County SPCA is dedicated to intervention and prevention policies that protect and improve the health and welfare of companion animals and support the people who care for them. delcospca.org

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Hedgerow Theatre seeks to connect and enrich the lives of actors and audiences through the shared intimate experiences of a theatre of excellence. hedgerowtheatre.org

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The Pennsylvania Veterans Museum is dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting the legacy and dignity of all veterans of the U.S. military. paveteransmuseum.org

This group supports and inspires the residents of the Media community to move toward a more local, resilient, and sustainable future. transitiontownmedia.org

Values into Action

Values into Action helps individuals with intellectual disabilities create meaningful, self-directed lives that are tailored to their unique situations. valuesintoaction.org

The more we give, the more we receive.


a taste of the holidays sweet delights for sharing mail catalogue for holiday sweets holiday tin assortments & cookie trays traditional italian desserts & pastries ricotta , vanilla italian cream & chocolate italian cream-filled cannolis

23 South Jackson Street

610.566.5006

visosdesserts.com

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giving back to our community 24

203 East Baltimore Avenue

610.565.9000

mediarealestate.com


AT MEDIA REAL ESTATE COMPANY, our core business is providing homes to residents and businesses who have the desire to be in or around the tri-state area. We take that very seriously. We also believe it is important to give back to the community that we work in. We take that very seriously too. Below is a sampling of the organizations that we support. In many different ways, they are critical in adding to the culture and to the health of our community. As Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”

“On behalf of everyone at our company to each of you, we wish you the very best of the holiday season. It would be our hope that the heightened joy, connection with family, and desire to reach out and help others that often is prevalent at this time of year stays with you in all of the days that follow.” The Media Real Estate Team

Rocky Run YMCA

Hedgerow Theatre

The Media Rotary Peace Wall

Some of the organizations we support:

TYLER ARB ORE TUM CITY TEAM MINISTRIES ROTARY INTERNATIONAL WILLIAMSON SCHO OL ROCKY RUN YMCA DELAWARE COUNTY SPCA MEDIA YOUTH CENTER MEDIA THEATRE FAMILY SUPPORT LINE HED GEROW THEATRE MEDIA LITTLE LEAGUE ROSE TREE COLTS PENNCREST HIGH SCHOOL SPRING MUSICAL PENNCREST HIGH SCHOOL AM PROM MEDIA AREA GIRLS SOFTBALL ROTARY CLUB OF MEDIAL THE CENTER FOUNDATION 203 East Baltimore Avenue

610.565.9000

mediarealestate.com

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senior living. custom designed. OPEN HOUSE

Every Sunday, 2-4 PM

A modern alternative to traditional Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Plush Mills enables residents to stay in control of their assets and their independence. This is a place where people know what it means to live well.

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501 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford

610.690.1630

plushmills.com


rocky run yMcA I OFTEN TELL PEOPLE THAT THE YMCA SAVED MY LIFE. Our family first became involved with the Rocky Run YMCA in autumn of 2011 when my oldest son, Jack, then two, began taking Mommy-and-Me gymnastics and swim classes. I was able to confidently leave my sixmonth-old twins, Kathryn and Will, in the Kid Zone, knowing they were safe while I spent one-on-one time with Jack. Often, during the class, I would look around enviously at the other fit moms. At that point in my life I was at my highest nonpregnant weight, and feeling less than confident about myself. As a stay-at-home mom with a husband who (although extremely supportive) travelled frequently, and three children under the age of three, I fear I even began to suffer from depression. That Christmas, I told my husband what I wanted as my gift: a YMCA family membership. Upon joining,

I discovered the excitement and variety of the challenging group fitness classes. My favorite classes included Les Mills Body Combat, Zumba, and a ‘Core Challenge’ class offered on Saturday mornings.

THE YMCA

SAVED MY LIFE.

From New Year’s Day to mid- April of 2012, I had lost 18 pounds. It was then that I discovered that (surprise!) I was pregnant with my fourth baby. I managed to keep my pregnancy weight gain to a healthy 23 pounds. Meanwhile, Jack enjoyed the YMCA’s intramural t-ball and soccer programs, and I got to bond with the twins in Mommy-and-Me class. Our fourth baby, Brandt, was born in December of 2012. Less than a year later, I feel better, healthier, and happier than I have in my adult life. I weigh 33 pounds less than I did when I joined the YMCA in December of 2011, but I have gained so much more. -JeSSICA RADCLIFFe

SENIOR EVENTS FAMILY ACTIVITIES PERSONAL TRAINING SWIM LESSONS TEEN PROGRAMS JOIN US THIS WINTER!

1299 West Baltimore Pike

610.627.9622

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offering integrated learning

THE SCHOOL IN ROSE VALLEY

experience is both nurturing and rigorous— students are prepared for future academic success, meaningful relationships, and active citizenship. We offer full and half-day options for preschool and kindergarten programs, each with plenty of outdoor play.

join us for our Upcoming Open Houses! Visit theschoolinrosevalley.org for Open House dates or call 610.566.1088 to arrange a private tour.

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20 School Lane, Rose Valley

610.566.1088

a legacy of excellence since 1929

theschoolinrosevalley.org


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gifting with a purpose supporting artisans worldwide SHOP OUR OTHER GREAT LOCATIONS CHESTNUT HILL , EXTON, SOUDERTON, ARDMORE, DOWNTOWN PHILADELPHIA AND KING OF PRUSSIA

101 West State Street

610.892.5020

tenthousandvillages.com

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allow us to

nurture your spirit this season at Seven Stones Gallery & Cafe

Images of Seven Stones Gallery & Cafe captured by Audrey Amaro of MamaOwl Photography. Available for weddings, engagements, family portraits, and the everyday. mamaowlphotography.com

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24 South Plum Street

610.627.2077

sevenstonescafe.com


GALLERY

where your beauty finds expression INSPIRED JEWELRY • NATIVE-AMERICAN CRAF T • DISTINCTIVE & FAIR TRADE APPAREL HANDCRAF TED LEATHER BAGS • ARIAT BOOTS • SAGE • INCENSE • BOTANICALS • CRYSTALS BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE SEVEN STONES CAFE!

212 West State Street

610.627.1177

sevenstonesgallery.com

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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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Tasting Room: 124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford

610.459.0808

pennswoodswinery.com


901 North Providence Road

610.892.8000

thewaldenschool.org

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farm market

bringing it to the table for memorable mealtimes

THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS TURKEYS We offer delicious fresh turkeys, naturally-raised and free-range from America’s oldest turkey farm in Lancaster County. FRUIT & PRODUCE Offering a full array of produce featuring locally grown organic produce right through the holidays!

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81 South Pennell Road

THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS BAKED GOODS From scratch, locally made pies and baked goods from My House Cookies. Featuring pumpkin pies and apple pies made from fresh Pennsylvania apples.

610.566.1680

wolffsapplehouse.com

CHRISTMAS TREES Featuring classic varieties such as Fraser Fir and Douglas Fir as well as beautiful and unique heirloom varieties like Blue Spruce, Grand Fir and MUCH more! Get into the holiday spirit as you select your Christmas tree with a FREE cup of Wolff’s hot mulled cider.

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SOUPS & BREADS Fresh-baked artisan breads and our own hearty homemade soups.


DREW ARATA Drew is co-owner of Earth & State, located in the heart of Media. His current work includes prints, magnets, tiles, and sculpture celebrating the joy of live music. He is also the co-founder and past-president of the Media Arts Council. 610.566.9270 | earthandstate.com ADRIENNE GALLO Adrienne’s Art Social brings the ART Experience to you with supplies and an instructed two-hour painting event. Your guests leave with a painting they created while sipping and socializing. Presented by Action Art Gallo-ries. 610.996.7419 | gallosart.com THE MEDIA ARTS COUNCIL INSPIRES & CULTIVATES THE ARTS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

give the gift of local art hometown collective fine craft show DECEMBER 6-7 Providence Friends Meeting House 105 North Providence Road RECEPTION December 6 4 pm–7 pm SALE December 7 10 am–5 pm

Polly Dressler Bech, art quilts Sarah Atwater Bourne, book arts Sandy Chierici, fused glass Lois Grace, felted wool Heidi Hammel, wearable fiber Lorri Primavera, jewelry Chris Starry, weaving Doug Starry, wooden furniture Sandy Webberking, metal sculpture Elaine White, pottery Kira White, chainmaille accessories Karen Wychock, traditional basketry

301 North Jackson Street

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even buying for yourself gives back. Media's Fair Trade Committee invites you to purchase Fair Trade clothing this holiday season and all year round. Find Fair Trade clothes and accessories for adults at Kuta and at Seven Stones Gallery, and Fair Trade baby clothes and gifts at Earth & State. The Fair Trade Committee is Fig®’s social mission partner for 2013. We believe in their mission of sustainability.

Fair Trade purchases encourage growth, prosperity, & world change.

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Family owned and operated since 1988, Kuta offers a variety of fairly traded, handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts. Visit Kuta for unique jewelry, women’s clothing, handbags, and accessories such as Chamilia Charms, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.

Seven Stones Gallery offers an extensive selection of both traditional and contemporary jewelry, pottery, art and native crafts, as well as unique Fair Trade apparel. Seven Stones is an authorized dealer of Ariat, American West and Lakota Design.

Earth & State supports the endeavors of several Fair Trade organizations, providing access to unique products by artists worldwide and giving them a means of livelihood. Earth & State is proud to provide our customers with items that are truly special for any occasion.

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CHANGING THE WORLD, ONE GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT AT A TIME

giving back fig® celebrates people who make a difference “I very much believe that

we can change the world one neighborhood at a time.”

It started with a bad day, a rainy night, a pair of cowboy boots—and the need to get out of the house. Media resident Jennifer Koenig McDevitt, a former nurse and stay-at-home mom to three boys, pulled on her favorite boots and met a friend on State Street for a little commiseration. As Jennifer said, “Sometimes you just need to get out and wear shoes that make you feel fabulous.” From this an idea was born that has grown exponentially: inviting women to wear their favorite shoes (clogs or stilettos —anything goes!) and socialize while contributing to local charities and their local economy. “The very heart and soul of Fabulous Shoe Night is to have a local chapter that hosts events in a local business and gives dollars back to a local charity. We have to help where we live,” said Jennifer. “I very much believe that we can change the world one neighborhood at a time.” Fabulous Shoe Night attendees pay $25 to attend events hosted in area businesses, a cost that includes appetizers, drink specials, and a $15 donation to a chosen local charity. Members of Fabulous Shoe Night pay a nominal annual fee, which allows access to discounts on local shopping, salon services, and more. In the span of a year, Fabulous Shoe Night has expanded to 18 chapters across the country, reaching as far as San Francisco and Las Vegas.

Jennifer Koenig McDevitt Founder, Fabulous Shoe Night

“We’re redefining philanthropy,” Jennifer said, who sees Fabulous Shoe Night becoming a nationwide trend. “We can all make a difference.” For a great reason to get your shoes out of the closet, learn more at fabulousshoenight.com.

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white horse village

providing personalized lifestyles for a quarter-century

LATER YEARS CAN BE YOUR GREATER YEARS Experience a warm and welcoming lifecare community on 96 acres of rolling countryside in Pennsylvania’s Delaware County, adjacent to Ridley Creek State Park. A non-profit, CCAC accredited, full-service community for people

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535 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square

62 and over, White Horse Village attracts those who want to design their own retirement lifestyle. The on-site healthcare center assures that residents are provided with any necessary care, should the need arise. Residential living choices are varied in size and design, from spacious apartments conveniently connected to the Clubhouse, to villas, carriage homes, and country houses along the woods and meadows. Residents may choose between formal and informal dining, and executive chefs create

610.558.5000

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sophisticated menus that please palates and accommodate special dietary preferences. “We strive to stimulate the mind, preserve well-being and nourish the spirit.” Residents have access to services and amenities such as the Wellness Center, complete with indoor pool and spa, a cocktail lounge, art studio, wood shops, library with computer center, barber and hair salon, bank, shops and an auditorium with theatre-quality technology.


Alfred deProphetis, D.D.S. ALL THAT IS GOOD BEGINS WITH A SMILE. Alfred deProphetis, DDS, knows that a healthy smile goes a long way. That’s why he made it his goal to help his patients achieve a look that leaves them feeling confident and happy. He also strives to provide the highest quality orthodontic care, utilizing the latest technological advances (such as Invisalign® and invisible ceramic braces, gentle memory wires, and digital imaging and advanced computer graphics) to ensure effective and comfortable treatment for patients of all ages.

graduating from the Temple University School of Dentistry and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate Orthodontics. Today Dr. deProphetis runs two practices, one in Media and the other in Garnet Valley, and works alongside his wife, Nancy, and their skilled staff.

Dr. Alfred deProphetis & Staff

The deProphetis offices are friendly and welcoming, with details such as custom Disney artwork on the waiting room walls. Dr. deProphetis recognizes and values the trust of his patients, and feels that “skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care.”

A lifelong Delaware County resident, Dr. deProphetis grew up in a family of doctors. He carried on the tradition,

684 South New Middletown Road, Media

1440 Conchester Highway, Garnet Valley

610.876.8117

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gift basket from Burlap & Bean Coffee

ornament plus creche from Ten Thousand Villages protect from winter glare with sunglasses & sunscreen from Mielcarek Eye Works

cookies from Viso’s Authentic Italian Desserts

look stylish with a scarf from Jane Porter Fashion fig honey and fig chevre from Taste Artisanal Market

woven scarf, soap, and pottery from The Community Arts Center leather purse & turquoise jewelry from Seven Stones Gallery wine from Penns Woods Winery

handcrafted jewelry from Lorri Primavera Jewelry handcrafted bowl and mug from Earth & State

satchels from local home + gifts

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local home + gifts 29 West State Street 610.566.5661 localhomeandgifts.com

glasses from Starry Eyed Optical

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Lorri Primavera Jewelry etsy.com/shop/ PrimaveraDesigns

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scarves from Jane Porter Fashion

Media Florist 25 East State Street 610.565.7470 mediaflorist.com One or Two of a Kind 9 East State Street 610.565.8012 1or2ofakind.com

Sporting Gentleman 300 West State Street 610.565.6140 sportinggentleman.com Starry Eyed Optical 3 East Baltimore Pike 484.443.8396 starryeyedoptical.com Tancreed’s Specialty Shop 1 East State Street 610.566.2300 tancreeds.com

Ten Thousand Villages 101 West State Street 610.892.5020 tenthousandvillages.com

320 Market Cafe 21 West State Street 610.565.8320 www.the320marketcafe.com

23 West State Street 610.566.9270 earthandstate.com

B. Gross Menswear 2 East State Street 610.566.7990 bgrossmenswear.com

Eric T. Shephard American Antiques 335 West State Street 484.442.8137

Bevan’s Own Make Candy

Golden Impulse 25 West State Street 610.566.0537 online-jewelry.com

Puffin Rugs LLC 7 West Baltimore Avenue 610.566.1258 puffinrugs.com

Jane Porter

Quincy’s Marqueting 2 West State Street 610.565.8786

W.F. Beardsley Silver & Goldsmith 19 South Jackson Street 610.565.5699 beardsleyjewelers.com

Reconsidered Home 29 West Jasper Street 610.547.4663 reconsideredhome.com

White Orchid Antiques 609 W State Street 610.627.0901 whiteorchidantiques.com

Seven Stones Gallery

Wolff’s Apple House

143 East Baltimore Avenue 610.566.0581 bevansownmakecandy.com Bryn Mawr Running Company 13 East State Street 610.627.0600 brynmawrrunningco.com

Burlap & Bean 204 S. Newtown Street Rd. Newtown Square 484.427-4547 burlapandbean.com

The Cedar Chest 21 South Jackson Street 610.891.8815 cedarchestonline.com

Earth & State

janeporterfashion.com Joseph Doubet Jewelers 17 East State Street 610.565.8383 josephdoubetjewelers.com Kenny’s Flower Shop 110 West State Street 610.566.6162 kennysflowers-media-pa.com Kuta Metals & Textiles 104 West State Street 610.565.7967 kutamediapa.com

Per Lei Boutique 2 East State Street 610.566.1254 perleiboutique.com

Turning Point Gallery 34 West State Street 610.566.9474 turningpointgallery2.com

Pinocchio’s Beer Garden To Go 131 East Baltimore Ave. 610.566.7767 pinbeer.com

Viso’s Authentic Italian Desserts 23 South Jackson Street 610.566.5006 visosdesserts.com

212 West State Street 610.627.1177 sevenstonesgallery.com

81 South Pennell Road 610.566.1680 wolffsapplehouse.com

Sorella Boutique 23 East State Street 610.566.2393 sorellashop.com

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WE’RE REBUILDING OUR

LIBRARY

Creating the next chapter...

together

Help us by contributing today mediauplibrary.org/ building-project

here at the

media-upperlinn providence free library architects we’ve teamed up with

▷ Improve and increase flexible program, event, and meeting space

▷ Create new outdoor space and additional parking

▷ Create a light-filled, seamless space

▷ Equip all library areas with handicapped accessibility

▷ Improve building energy and cost efficiency

▷ Increase overall space, maximizing layout for usable space throughout the building

▷ Increase computer and personal technology space

To ensure our vibrant library endures for years to come, we have launched an ambitious and exciting project to:

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to rebuild our library

1 East Front St.

610.566.1918

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a joyful celebration

Pastor Wayne Matthias-Long Pastor, Reformation Lutheran Church

Join us this holiday season! Holiday Services Thanksgiving Eve 7:30pm Christmas Eve : our Children’s pageant 4 pm our Candlelight services 8 pm & 10 pm Christmas Day 10am

Regular Sunday Services: 8:30am & 11am

9:45am Sunday School

102 West Rose Tree Road

610.891.0600

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Mark Harris Paradocx Vineyard

Mario Patone Patone Cellars Jim Osborn Chaddsford Winery

Lance Castle Black Walnut Winery

Kurt Kalb Borderland Vineyard TM

Jim Kirkpatrick Kreutz Creek Vineyards Carley Razzi Mack Penns Woods Winery

WINE TRAIL A taste of Pennsylvania at 7 esteemed wineries Lancaster

Coatesville

Downingtown

Valley Forge West Chester

Andrews Bridge Chatham

Kennett Square

Hockessin

Westtown

Gather your friends and tour the wineries of the beautiful Brandywine Valley. Visit seven wineries located in the rolling hills of Chester County. Estate vineyards, charming tasting rooms, and barrel-aging cellars filled with premium wines showcase our unique terroir. Black Walnut Winery, Borderland Vineyard™, Chaddsford Winery, Kreutz Creek Vineyards, Paradocx Vineyard, Patone Cellars, and Penns Woods Winery

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COMMUNITY SUPPORTER


FF Providence Dental Associates TOP Dentist Philadelphia Magazine

PROVIDENCE DENTAL ASSOCIATES “Painless dentist: upstairs.” At Providence Dental Associates, this signage is a promise. Dean Sophocles, DMD, has been proud to continue a tradition in family dentistry that his father started more than 40 years ago. “My dad had an extremely soft touch,” said Dr. Dean. “People sought him out because of his delicate sensibility.” This level of gentle, skilled care meets the highest quality in staff, training, and equipment at Providence Dental, offering patients “state-of-the-art, high-end services with no surprises.” With the addition of Scott Nakamura, DMD, in 2011, who practices periodontics and advanced restorative dentistry, the practice now provides a wide range of services. “We have patients from three to 93.” Both doctors practice cosmetic

and aesthetic dentistry, addressing the appearance of teeth and gums. The doctors place importance on spending time with patients and thorough explanation of procedures. “When you get up, you know what we found and how we fixed it,” said Dr. Dean. “I take these relationships seriously, and I want the best for our patients.” With this philosophy, it’s no surprise that Dr. Dean was recognized as a top dentist by Main Line Today and Philadelphia Magazine. He has also held an Assistant Professorship at Penn Dental for nearly a decade, passing on the wisdom of his experience to the next generation of practitioners. Dr. Dean was born and raised in Wallingford, and Providence Dental Associates supports

350 North Providence Road

the local community by sponsoring events, collecting items for the Media Food Bank, and offering dental specials (like discounted teeth whitening) to those who bring in coats or canned goods to help those in need. “I think we’re all very proud of this community, and we want Providence Dental Associates to be part of that.”

610.566.3326

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MEDIA’S OFFICIALLY-LICENSED LOCAL MINI DEALERSHIP

COMMUNITY SUPPORTER

46 305 West Lincoln Highway, Exton 877.688.5787 ottosmini.com

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.


bountiful cooperation Everything you need for a holiday feast. Prepared meals, essentials, gifts—from our team to your table.

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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.

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.

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433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Holland

717.355.6000

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ARM PAIN CAN MEAN

SPINE PROBLEMS • Shooting pains down the neck and arm can result from compression of spinal nerves. • Rothman spine surgeons rank among 2012's Top 28 in the Nation, and have pioneered minimally invasive procedures since 1997. • Rothman at Riddle provides the most advanced treatment for scoliosis, disk herniations and spinal stenosis.

Baltimore Pike, Health Center 4, 3rd Floor 800.321.9999 1.866.347.78001118I West rothmaninstitute.com/riddle

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natural beauty ORNAMENTAL CONTAINERS GENERAL LANDSCAPING WATER FEATURES STONEWORK SEASONAL GARDENING GARDEN MAINTENANCE VEGETABLE GARDENS

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610.338.0630

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get to know us FAMILY PRACTICE GASTROENTEROLOGY GERIATRICS INTERNAL MEDICINE LABORATORY SERVICES MEDICAL IMAGING ORTHOPAEDICS OB/GYN

MONICA PATEL ZEITZ, M.D. GASTROENTEROLOGIST Meet Monica Patel Zeitz, M.D. Board-certified and fellowship-trained, Dr. Zeitz is part of the Crozer Gastroenterology Associates practice—one of the newest additions to 200 East State Street. Crozer Gastroenterology Associates is one of the most advanced gastroenterology practices in the Delaware Valley. The experienced physicians are all board-certified and widely experienced in caring for a range of conditions affecting the gastrointestinal and digestive systems. The physicians perform procedures at four CrozerKeystone hospitals as well as the health system’s Crozer Endoscopy Center at Brinton Lake in Glen Mills. The practice offers direct-access colonoscopy for eligible patients. Call 610.619.7475 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

OTHER GI PHYSICIANS AT 200 EAST STATE STREET

Brian Copeland, D.O. Gastroenterologist

COMMUNITY SUPPORTER

Crozer Brinton Lake, Route 1, Glen Mills

Neil Tarkin, M.D. Gastroenterologist

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