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MEET THE ARTISTS

Chester County Studio Tour invites friends, families, art enthusiasts, and the curious to experience and meet a variety of astonishing artists as they exhibit their works during this two-day event. This unique and intimate opportunity gives the visitor FREE, unlimited access to the artists, and a clearer understanding of their stories and creative process. Visit our website to preview 100 artists and download our map/catalogue.

The Art Trust Gallery exhibits the artists of

Chester County Studio Tour

The Art Trust is proudly sponsored by Meridian Bank.

April 1 > May 29 | 2015 Gallery at Meridian Bank

TH E ARTTRU S T. ORG 16 West Market Street West Chester, PA | 484.467.1664 Hours | 9 am > 4:30 pm | M > F

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Press PUBLISHER Dan Mathers dan@thewcpress.com ADVERTISING MANAGER Nick Vecchio nick@thewcpress.com GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Julie Ryan jryan@mathersproductions.com Nazarena Luzzi Castro nazluzzidesign.com COPY EDITOR Jon Roth jroth@thewcpress.com CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Jesse Piersol jpiersol@thewcpress.com Kate Chadwick kchadwick@thewcpress.com CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Andrew Hutchins afhutchins.com

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” —Dorothea Lange COLUMNISTS Becca Boyd bboyd@thewcpress.com Diane LeBold dlebold@thewcpress.com Brad Liermann bliermann@thewcpress.com Jennifer Ozgur jozgur@thewcpress.com DJ Romeo romeo@thewcpress.com Published By... Mathers Productions 13 South Church Street West Chester, PA 19382 mathersproductions.com 610-344-3463 The WC Press is a monthly magazine distributed free of charge to more than 250 businesses. For a free digital subscription, visit thewcpress.com. For more information about specific distribution locations, visit thewcpress.com/distribution.

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FROM THE EDITOR Dan Mathers’ thoughts on what you hold in your hands OWNER OF THE MONTH Manny Matsos chats about his second Fellini Café TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD Kate Chadwick spotlights a local citizen THE WC PHOTO PORTFOLIO Highlighting West Chester’s best photographers CHILDREN IN TOW Jennifer Ozgur is a mother, wife and teacher THE LOOK Malena’s Vintage Boutique celebrates 12 years HOMEGROWN Diane LeBold keeps us apprised of the West Chester Food Co-Op BARTENDER OF THE MONTH Meg Tuohey of Barnaby’s lives to work but loves the job HOME BECCANOMICS Becca Boyd has a passion for good food PHOTO HUNT Your favorite bar game, only free THE MAY HIT LIST DJ Romeo’s list of the top tracks you’ll hear this month

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From the

Editor

“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees. ” –Paul Strand

Everyone who’s ever gotten close to me will agree on a few things: I love my family, I drive like a maniac, and I’ve got a pretty big ego. That’s why, when we first started this magazine, it was tough for me to swallow the first compliment anyone would ever pay me about the magazine: “I love the pictures!” It was literally the only part of the magazine I didn’t do — that was Adam Jones’ gig. I’d slave for hours writing all the stories, designing all the ads, laying out the magazine, and people always led with, “I love the pictures!” Always. I did take pride in knowing that I’d shaped the magazine, realizing that the concept had worked. I knew the power of an image, and I knew first-hand the power of vanity: people liked looking at pictures, but they LOVED looking at pictures of themselves. So, knowing this tic of human nature, we stuffed every magazine with pictures of people, preferably people with lots of friends. Right from the start, Adam Jones’ photos were exceptional and engaging. Luke Darigan, Luke O’Brien, Andrew Hutchins and Justin Muir have continued that trend. Whenever I travel to a new city, I always skim a copy of any free, local magazines. I can tell you, The WC Press always outdoes the competition with our photos. And yet, our readers know next to nothing about the guys behind those images. That had to change. In this magazine we feature eight fantastic local photographers, three of whom—at one time or another—have done work for The WC Press. The rest we found by accident, from referrals, and through responses to our social media. Are there some we missed? Of course. A few submissions we just didn’t have space for, a few came in a day or two too late, and I’m sure there are plenty we flat-out missed. Still, the issue you’re holding represents a remarkable collection of photography, all from artists with strong ties to West Chester. Best of all, at least for this month, we dragged them out from behind the lens and put their faces and their words on the page. We found out what they think about their work, how they’ve ended up where they are, and the struggles they’ve faced along the way. We felt it was time to turn the spotlight (or the strobe) on those who routinely offer it to others. And, while I doubt any of them are quite like me, I’ll bet that—down deep—they’re excited for a chance to be more than a one-line photo credit. I’ll bet they’re excited at the prospect of recognition. But then, maybe I’m the only one with a desperate need to feed my ego.

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Owner of the

Describe the concept of your restaurant.

have professional chefs that we’ve trained and who put out food that, in the city, you’d get a third the amount and pay double or more. Plus, it’s BYOB which really helps keep the price down. What makes your food stand out? We get fresh food delivered every day, and everything is made to order, including your pasta. The only thing that’s made in bulk are the sauces. What’s your best-selling item? Our fish all sell well, particularly the grouper. How is it prepared? Many different ways, but one of the popular ones is sautéed and topped with cherry tomatoes, capers and artichokes with a garlic, whitewine sauce and a touch of marinara. Wow. I’m salivating. I meet people who never eat fish—hate the smell, everything about it—and they’re hooked on our fish. It’s mild, no bones, no fish smell, and once we put the toppings on, they get hooked. What are some other options? We also do a grilled one with a lemon pepper crust that’s topped with grilled, mixed vegetables and a splash of balsamic glaze. That’s a really big seller in the summer.

It’s homestyle cooking with large portions, gourmet food for pizza-store prices. We

You’re located a little outside of town, so where’s your customer coming from? Our

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PHOTO Andrew Hutchins

INTERVIEW Dan Mathers

Manny Matsos recently opened his second restaurant, Fellini Café. How’d you get your start in the restaurant industry? I worked at family and

friends’ places in NYC. Pizza places, the hot dog cart at Yankee Stadium. And you also have a sister restaurant, right? Yes. In Newtown Square, but it’s not

related to any of the other Fellini Cafés or Fellini’s, besides Newtown Square. What brought you to West Chester?

I like the location. This building offered a much larger space, more parking, and I think the area is great.

customers… we don’t have a standard customer. They’re 25 to 75, everything from Hershey’s Mill or Bow Tree, down to young professionals. The only thing we don’t get a lot of is college kids. Is that because of your location? Because I wouldn’t think you’re pricing them out. Definitely not pricing them out. We

have a lunch menu that’s really reasonable: $12.99 and you can pick two out of three, soup, pasta or salad. Our paninis are $8.99, come with a side salad and homemade chip, and it’s huge—people can’t finish it, especially when they get our complimentary bread and butter, or the bruschetta that comes with dinner. Is that what differentiates you from other restaurants? Up and down, everyone has

decent food and prices, our portions might be larger, but I think attention to detail is what separates us from everyone else. We try to make sure everything is perfect every time, and try to be personable, greet everyone when they come in, try to know their names, make them feel welcome. That’s a bit of a change from hocking dogs at Yankee Stadium. You gotta start

somewhere. Start with the bullshit before you get to the big leagues.

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Tell Me something

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Kate Chadwick takes a moment to spotlight a local citizen for doing something swell.

Who she is: Karyn Heym What she does: Karyn has been volunteering with Natural Land’s Trust since the fall of 2013, dedicating her time at Stroud Preserve, as well as ChesLen Preserve in Coatesville and Hildacy Preserve in Media. Why she’s on this page: Karyn has volunteered at five of Natural Land’s Trust’s preserves. “One of the great things about volunteering with the NLT is that you can volunteer at any of their preserves. Natural Lands Trust owns and manages 42 nature preserves spanning over 22,000 acres, so there’s almost endless opportunity,” Heym says. Karyn likes the wide variety of things she can do there. “Some days I do plain, hard physical labor—invasive plant removal, clearing trails, removing vines, building a natural playground, picking up litter or planting trees,” she told us. “At Stroud, I helped host their Brunch with Bobolinks.” (This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 30, from 8-11am.) “What I love most about volunteering is the wonderful people I meet and the variety of work I can be involved with. The staff of NLT is very professional, and they’re excellent communicators and organizers, so all the volunteer events are well-planned and managed. They make it easy to be a volunteer!” What she likes about West Chester: “I think what I like most about West Chester is the community events: the Christmas and Halloween Parades, Swingin’ Summer Thursdays. There’s always something fun to do with friends and neighbors. My kids LOVE the West Chester Railroad, especially the Christmas Train.” What we like about her: She knows that “local” and “global” go hand-in-hand. “I love volunteering with the NLT so I can help preserve and protect our local environment. My first degree is in Forest Management, and although life has since taken me on a different path, I still want to be able to work for the benefit of our natural world,” she told us. “I feel that our society is too far removed from nature, and we’re starting to see the effects: high stress levels, high rates of disease, anxiety and obesity in our children. I want to do something to slow the destruction of our natural resources and help improve and protect our environment.” Moral of the story: Your kids are watching; conduct yourself accordingly. “I think it’s much better for me and my kids to go out and work in our local natural areas than to just donate money to organizations committed to helping our environment,” Karyn said. “Although some of those groups do great and critically important work, it’s equally important to work locally to protect what we have here. I want to be a good role model for my kids, so they grow up knowing that the work you do locally to help the environment can have a larger impact if we all work together.” For more information on National Land’s Trust, visit natlands.org, or follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Know a WC resident who’s doing good things and deserves a little recognition? Let us know! kchadwick@thewcpress.com.

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the wc

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PORTFOLIO

This magazine has always revolved around photography, but the artists who capture those images often go unnoticed. In the following pages we celebrate the work of some of the most talented photographers in West Chester, whether amateur or professional, and shine some light on the men and women behind the lens.

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SARAH ALDERMAN agpcollective.com

Age: 33 Hometown? Coatesville Current location? Unionville What’s your preferred subject? I love to document the human experience. I studied anthropology at WCU, and I think it shines through in my work. How did you get into photography? By accident. I’d had twins and someone hired me to take their engagement photos because they liked the way I had been documenting my daughters’ lives. Those engagement pictures got me more jobs, and it took off like that. At what point did you decide you’d try to make a career of photography? I’d never thought of it as a career option, to be honest. But my business took off before I’d even given it a name, then a friend helped me land a photograph on the cover of a national magazine. What difficulties did you encounter along the way? My path has been pretty smooth, and I’m so grateful for that; I was in the right place at the right time with the right connections too many times to count. But I’d say the financial piece of the puzzle has been the hardest. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement? When people ask me into their homes and invite me into their sacred moments, I feel like the luckiest person alive. Being able to capture someone’s personality and spirit in an image is what I am most interested in, and gaining the trust that enables me to do that is the achievement I’m most proud of.

Ashley Newhall-Caballero and Tom Ellison (and a Peeping Tom, top right) in Manayunk

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Brandywine Ballet principal dancer Jaime Lennon Louis and her husband Chris on their wedding day

Amy Weaver and baby Paul at their home in West Chester

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Cappuccino Cookies "These are one of my favorite cookies I've ever made. Tendera coffee flavor and studded with creamy white chocolate chips. "

LYNN APRIL

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Age: 29 Hometown: Harrisburg Current location: West Chester What's your preferred subject matter? Food, specifically small, plated desserts. How would you describe your style? Bright, colorful, propped, tightly framed. How did you get into photography? I started a blog as a place to share my recipes with those who often ate my baked goods. To me, a recipe is not complete without an enticing photo to either make you want to use that recipe or simply to show you what your end result should look like. It only seemed proper for me to start photographing my own creations. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement as a photographer? I have been hard at work behind the scenes of my blog putting together my own cookbook that is set to be published summer 2015. I wrote all of the recipes myself and am styling and shooting all of the photos that accompany each recipe myself as well. I started baking as a hobby. I could have never guessed this is where I would be just a few years later.

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Orange Poppyseed Scones "Bright and sunny scones that are full of tangy yet sweet orange flavor, made even better with an orange simple syrup soak."

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JEFF BERKES jeffberkes.com

Age: 32 Hometown: West Chester Current location: Malvern What's your preferred subject? Extreme weather, nature and astro photography What do you most frequently shoot with? I most frequently shoot with the Nikon D4 DSLR. My lens of choice for landscapes and night sky photography is the Nikon 17mm-35mm f/2.8. For wildlife and other nature shots I use my 70200mm NIkon f/2.8 VR lens. How did you get into photography? I got into photography when I was about 12. I'd ride my bike to a nearby corporate park and watch thunderstorms approach and try to capture a lightning strike. My goal was to capture just one lightning bolt, and it turned into 20 years of chasing extreme weather, not only in my backyard, but across the United States. What difficulties have you encountered? I have run into too many difficulties to remember. The biggest is being able to frequently find jobs like corporate headshots, weddings, events and portraits. I am a photographer, not an advertising genius or marketing guru. Your patience, drive, motivation and determination needs to be at 150%, 100% of the time. What's your greatest achievement? It was getting a National Geographic cover in 2009. I also had a full-page publication inside the same magazine of a bison roaming around in Yellowstone National Park. My single purpose in photography was to get a cover of National Geographic. I had no clue that dream would come true when I was only 29 years old.

Racetrack Playa & Milky Way Death Valley National Park, California. March 2015

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Maroon Bells, Aspen, Colorado

Lightning over the Tuscan countryside Tuscany, Italy

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DARCIE GOLDBERG darciegoldberg.com

Hometown: Albion, PA Current location: West Chester Preferred subject: People. They each have a story; every time you take a photograph of a person you share a second of intimacy and you see their dignity. The photograph is saying "I exist, I am important." At what point did you decide you’d try to make a career of photography? After attending school for a year for dental hygiene, I decided it was not for me and needed to follow a passion, so I enrolled in classes at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. What difficulties have you encountered? I landed a job working for United Press International as a stringer out of the Pittsburgh bureau. During the late '70s few women worked in the field, and I always had to prove myself as a photographer. It made me more focused and I took more risks.

A Mother's Touch Moshi, Tanzania

What's your greatest achievement? Creating The 24/7 Project with ceramic artist Rhoda Kahler. We spent 2014 traveling to Philadelphia, Washington, Boston, Providence, Baltimore, Atlantic City and New York, spending 24 hours in each city. I photographed people, architecture, history, events, etc. Rhoda created ceramic impressions from architectural details. We combined the two art forms to create an exhibition that debuted at WCU's E.O. Bull Gallery in January 2015.

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Chicken in Hand, Havana, Cuba

1800 E Street, Washington, D.C., 24/7 Project

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ANDREW HUTCHINS afhutchins.com

Age: 25 Hometown: West Chester Current Location: West Chester What's your favorite subject matter? Lifestyle, because it's more personable. I get to meet people and see what they love to do. I really enjoy capturing an unforgettable memory, thought or expression. I capture my best photographs when I'm not focused on it as a job but rather as a new experience. What difficulties have you encountered? School was tough for me because I'm an experiential learner. I still made plenty of mistakes but those were the moments I grew the most. Having friends like Adam Jones [pg. 39] and Justin Muir [pg. 43] has been invaluable—they've paved the way helping me avoid the hardships they endured. I hope one day I can pass the same generosity along to others.

Beer Shower, Brandywine River, West Chester

What do you enjoy most about your job? My favorite thing is understanding why people are the way they are. A picture can never really define that, but gives me a bit of their story. Each time I take a picture, I get to know more about someone and help communicate that to others. I have learned so much and seen so many beautiful things through a camera. I know there is more to come, but I could not be happier with all I have been given through this career.

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Fly Fishing, Estes Park, CO

Country Wedding, Brandywine Manor, Honey Brook, PA

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ADAM JONES adamjjones.com

Age: 25 Hometown: West Chester Current Location: West Chester What's your preferred subject? Environmental portraits How would you describe your style? I like to keep things simple but make the photo pop and have a painterly look. How did you get into photography? I injured my elbow playing baseball and was unable to play, so I started taking photos. When parents asked to purchase them I realized there was money to be made. Then, while taking photos at a soccer game, Leo Volz, the owner of Brandywine Digital Sports Photography, offered me a job. For the next couple years it was a hobby that made me some money. When did you decide to make this your career? It wasn't until I was 21 that I decided to start my own photography company. I was still working odd jobs to pay the bills and was shooting everything for The WC Press from the very first issue, back when it was black and white. I shot for The WC Press for a almost two years before I was able to turn photography into a full-time profession. What's your greatest achievement? Every time I get a call for a job I consider it to be an awesome achievement, but my biggest achievements so far are the two covers and cover stories I photographed for Philadelphia magazine.

Matt Smith, West Chester, PA

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Steve McCardell, Owner, Prowler Baseball Bats, West Chester, PA

James Fuhrman, Sculptor, West Chester, PA

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JUSTIN MUIR

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Age: 33 Hometown: Cranston, RI Current location: West Chester Preferred subject: Humans How would you describe your style? Cinematic portraiture. How did you get into photography? I was an art director and a designer for a long time, so the transition to photographer

was pretty natural. When my aunt gave me my first camera about six years ago, I fell in love and soon that became more of a passion than design or art direction.

photo—all the day-to-day management adds up quickly. Today it's 2:30pm, and I just finished all my emailing and paper work, now I'll start in on the actual work.

What difficulties have you encountered? I've been lucky that my business has been consistent. With my wedding business, We Laugh We Love, and my commercial work, things hardly slow down. A big challenge has been understanding that running your own photo business is way more business than

What's your greatest achievement? I released a book called A Book of Beards, and it was featured on NPR, NYtimes. com and over 100 blogs and publications worldwide, and it's been shipped to more than 30 countries! I published it on my own, so it was nice to see it do well. Peep it at www.bookofbeards.com

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Journey 1, Veronica Lane Malik, Stroud Preserve

Beyond the Wall, Caleb Atwood

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TIMLYN VAUGHAN timlynvaughanphotos.com

Age: 57 Hometown: West Chester, though I was born on Laredo Air Force Base. Current Location: West Chester What's your preferred subject? Architecture and landscape How would you describe your style? I'm a digital imagist—color and detail are my style. How did you get into photography? Through 25 years as founder and CEO of Elmark Graphics, Inc., a local sign and display company. Photography began as a necessary business tool, then naturally progressed into an art. When did you decide to make this your career? I sold my business in 2007 Today I own Timlyn Vaughan Photography, which specializes in fine art photography, large format and giclee printing of my artwork as well as many of Chester County's artists. What's your greatest achievement? Being called "West Chester's resident chronicler" in Catherine Quillman's book the 100 artists of the Brandywine Valley or having 40 images on permanent display, hanging in the public areas of the Hotel Warner, surely ranks up there. In the world of the iPhone, everybody is a photographer, so to have your work considered art that people pay for and display is pretty exciting!

View from the Courtroom

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Sunset on East Market Street

Autumn on West Gay Street

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Children in

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Jennifer Ozgur is a mother, wife and teacher who still finds time to get out and about with her family

Most of my high school years are a blur. For the life of me, I couldn’t tell you where my locker was, the color of the cafeteria, or even the names of most of my teachers. Scout ceremonies, band concerts, birthday cakes and presents. Sometimes, the only way for me to reaffirm that these events actually happened is for me to dig through my collection of photos to jog my memory. There are a few moments, though, that will always be etched into my memory... It was spring of my sophomore year. I remember being in my kitchen when something in the corner of my eye caught my attention: black feathery plumes billowed into the sky; I was shocked when I oriented myself and realized that they were coming from our next door neighbor’s house, just a few yards from where I stood. I ran into the street to find the mother weeping as she held onto her three sons and rambled in an adrenaline-induced stupor about Nintendo, boys in the basement, pierogies and kitchen cabinets. She seemed beyond logic—no explanation could rationalize her entire home going up in flames. Fire trucks came and fought the blaze despite the wind that whipped the fire into a giant inferno. Shortly into the battle, they realized that the only viable strategy was to prevent the surrounding structures from catching fire. It was still smoking the following morning. One of the biggest losses they felt at the time was the destruction of photographs, entire lives condensed to a few pages of plastic sleeves of fading Kodak paper. These were the days before the internet and digital cameras; of saving and sharing; uploading and posting; of the swipe, scroll and “Like.” Once a picture and its negatives were gone, so were the images. The father’s side of the family was from Pakistan, so many of those pictures were the only connection they had to their relatives halfway across the world. Again, no Skype; no international cell plan. I remember how that second-hand experience upset me as a teenager. Now as a wife and mother trying to write about it, I feel the devastation on a different level. Time with family is now the most important thing to me. Building memories and capturing them—be it on paper, film or in cyberspace—is great. Taking pictures, cropping and adjusting, printing and framing them… I enjoy seeing if they look better in color or black and white; zoomed in or out… But in a way, that’s putting more focus on the future than living in the present moment. Sometimes, there’s something to be said for putting away the camera and just drinking in those fleeting seconds, burning them in your psyche. After all, who knows what lies ahead and if we'll get another chance to make more memories tomorrow. jozgur@thewcpress.com

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Look PHOTO Andrew Hutchins

Malena's Vintage Boutique celebrates 12 years with fashionable and sustainable looks for summer.

STORY Malena Martinez

This June marks 12 years that Malena's Vintage has been bringing stylish retro clothes and accessories to WC from bygone eras. Our goal has always been to provide trend-conscious vintage at an affordable price. The inventory ranges from funky 1970s dresses to 100-year-old diamond rings. Shopping vintage is shopping sustainably, and you won't be caught wearing the same piece as your friend. Every piece is sourced locally and new items arrive on a daily basis. The elegant blue and white silk halter dress at right was expertly made in the 1950s and has a hand stitched bodice with full skirt. On the left, the sweet white cotton halter dress dates to the 1970s, the same era as the stacked wooden bangles.

White Cotton Halter Dress $42 Blue and White Silk Halter Dress $200

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Home

Diane LeBold and the West Chester Food Co-Op examine local food production and bring eaters closer to the source of their food.

Grown

As anyone who relies on locally grown produce knows, you need to adapt your kitchen to nature’s rhythms. Summer tomato season can mean way too many tomatoes—but you’ll be starving for them in January! Sadly, the seasonal nature of produce has been largely obscured by the industrial food system, which makes just about every kind of fruit and vegetable available year-round. But this commercial produce is grown for its shipping qualities, not its taste or nutritional value—pale, tasteless, hard tomatoes and gigantic strawberries with the delicate taste and texture of cardboard. For fresh food lovers, commercialized produce just doesn’t cut it. So what’s a fresh-food-loving cook to do, then, to align the table with the seasons? It starts with learning what grows in your area and when. The Farm Product Calendar from the Chester County Agricultural Development Council is a great start. The Calendar also has some information on another important aspects of enjoying local produce: storing and preserving foods, known to food lovers as “putting things by.” There are a lot of different ways to preserve and store produce, many of them very low tech. Processes like drying, pickling, freezing, and cold storage are easy and don’t take much time and means that the avalanche of local tomatoes—or peaches, or corn, or green beans—that arrives in August can brighten your table again in January. The Farm Product Calendar also identifies some cold storage produce that can be kept through the winter. It’s notable that many of the growers at West Chester’s every-other-week winter growers’ market offer locally grown cold storage produce. To help community food lovers enjoy the produce that’s available locally throughout the season, the West Chester Food Co-op is offering a quarterly series of events called Eating Seasonally, where you can get ideas for cooking and eating in rhythm with Mother Nature. Come to the events with a willingness to broaden your techniques, food sources and palate. Though local gardens may be mostly bare March through May, the wild world is bursting open, so the first event of the Food Co-op’s Eating Seasonally program paired those interested in learning about foraging with the Food Co-op’s leadership to learn how to find, harvest, clean, and prepare ramps (and some nettles). Spring is the time for foraging, starting with morel mushrooms in late March, fiddlehead ferns in midApril, and ramps and nettles from late April into May. After their labors, participants were treated to a tasting of different ramp dishes that have been perfected over many years of wild harvesting. –dlebold@TheWCPress.com The next Eating Seasonally event will be in July/August—think tomatoes and figs! Watch for details in the Food Co-op’s newsletter, on their website at www.wcfood.coop, or on Facebook at West Chester Food Co-op. For more information, contact the Co-op at wcfoodcoop@verizon.net.

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Bartender of the

Month

PHOTO Andrew Hutchins

INTERVIEW Dan Mathers

Meg Tuohey of Barnaby's lives to work but loves the job. How long have you been working at Barnaby’s? I’ve been with the company since 2007, but I’ve only been at the West Chester location since 2009. Which other Barnaby’s? I was at the Aston location, in Media. What originally drew you to work there? My cousin worked there, so when I was 16 I walked in and they gave me a job. It was flexible with my school hours. What were you doing? I was just hostessing, and then in 2009 I got accepted to WCU, so I transferred out to Barnaby’s West Chester, and I started hosting in West Chester. I worked for

about, I want to say six months, before I started waitressing, and then I started bartending Labor Day Weekend 2010. That’s quite a long time. What’s made you stick around? College. It took me five or six years to get through college, and then I met my fiancé, and now my life is here. I love West Chester. I guess you’re not going anywhere? Not in the near future. All of our friends, a lot of family, our work is here. What is it about the job that kept you? I love my co-workers, and I like the social aspect. I make an effort to connect with people, the familiar faces especially, those people who routinely patronize the establishment. It’s always a lot nicer when you can talk with someone, converse, no matter the time of day, whether happy hour, dinner time or 1:45am. It changes your shift when you can talk with people you know, even something as simple as, “Hey, I haven’t seen you in a while.” When you start to see people routinely, you make an effort to catch their name or make an imprint on them so they want to come back and see us again. What do you do when you’re not bartending? I also do real estate in my

free time—I’m a real estate agent in the borough. That doesn’t really sound like free time… I also walk my three-year-old Boston Terrier all over town. Her name is Zoey. But, mostly you’re all work, so what are some of your favorite nights to work? Wednesdays, because I get to see the people I don’t see on the weekends, and it’s a different atmosphere, a different feeling because it’s not as crazy. It’s more... Wednesdays are fast-paced but at the same time it’s still a more relaxed environment. It’s… inviting. How about the opposite end of the spectrum? Things get really busy in here on the weekends. Fridays and Saturdays are one and the same—they’re high-energy nights; they’re exciting, invigorating and dynamic for sure. What’s your biggest pet peeve? When people touch me on the arm or talk too close to my face. I don’t want to come off mean, but if you think I can’t hear you, we can still figure it out. I promise, we’re lip-reading experts. I hope that doesn't sound rude—I really don't want to be mean.

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Becca Boyd has a passion for good food

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With spring in full bloom, have you noticed your tastes have changed? The smell of grilled meat and charred onions wafting around my borough block suggests that we want less time in the kitchen but refuse to sacrifice flavor. Here is a lightened up (but just as tasty) turkey burger for some backyard entertaining; you can then use your saved calories on a batch of perfectly tender, flaky and sweet scones. Turkey Zucchini Burgers with Creamy Tahini Sauce Makes 4 Burgers: 1 lb. lean ground turkey; 1/4 tsp. black pepper; 1 packed cup grated zucchini, squeezed dry; 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro leaves; 1 tbsp. lime juice; 1 tsp cumin; 2 green onions, thinly sliced; 3/4 tsp. salt; 1/2 tsp. garlic powder Sauce: 1/4 c. lowfat plain Greek yogurt; 2 tbsp. tahini; 2 tbsp. water 1 tbsp. lime juice; 1/2 tsp. cumin; 1 garlic clove, minced; pinch salt 1. Grate zucchini on the largest holes of a cheese grater and then transfer to a clean kitchen towel. Twist it off and squeeze out all water. 2. Combine all burger ingredients in large bowl and divide mixture into four burger patties and transfer to a plate. 3. Turn grill to medium heat and lay burgers onto pan and let cook until golden brown. Flip and cook on second side until golden brown. 4. Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk with a fork until smooth. 5. Transfer cooked burgers to buns or pitas and top with sauce, sliced tomatoes and lettuce. Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones Makes 8 Scones: 2 c. flour; 1 tbsp. baking powder; 1/2 tsp. salt; 5 tbsp. unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/4 inch cubes; Zest of 1 lemon (about 1 tsp.); 1/2 c. heavy cream; 1/2 c. whole milk; 1/2 c. frozen blueberries; 3 tbsp. sugar; Glaze: Juice from 1/2 a lemon; 1 c. powdered sugar; 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2. Whisk flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a medium mixing bowl. 3. Add butter and lemon zest; cut in butter using a pastry blender or your fingertips until evenly distributed with no larger clumps remaining. 4. Add cream and milk and fold gently until almost combined; add blueberries and continue to fold gently with a rubber spatula until just combined. 5. Turn dough onto floured countertop or cutting board and bring together into a ball. With floured hands, press ball out into 8 inch round disk (about 1 1/2 inches thick). If you want to make them “mini”, divide dough in half and form two disks – resulting in 16 small scones. 6. Cut round into 8 wedges, pizza-style. Using a floured spatula, transfer dough triangles to ungreased baking sheet, spacing evenly. 7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges are turning golden brown. Let cool for several minutes on baking sheet and remove to wire rack placed on top of waxed paper (for easier clean up). 8. While scones cool, whisk glaze ingredients together. Spoon glaze over cooled scones. Serve as soon as possible. bboyd@thewcpress.com

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May

Hit List

DJ Romeo curates a list featuring the top tracks you'll hear played on the radio this month.

The following is a list of songs that will take over the radio stations in the next few months—you'll soon know know them by heart and play them 'til they're tired. But, good news: you can download them first and look like the cool musical genius to all of your lame friends. djromeo@thewcpress.com

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Skrillex & Diplo ft. Justin Bieber – “Where Are U Now” Robert DeLong – “Long Way Down” Calvin Harris ft. HAIM – “Pray to God” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again” Martin Garrix ft. Usher – “Don’t Look Down” Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman” Modest Mouse – “Lampshades of Fire” Rihanna – “B***h Better Have My Money” Alesso ft. Roy English – “Cool” NoMBe – “California Girls” Jamie Foxx ft. Chris Brown – “You Changed Me” Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor – “Marvin Gaye” Omarion ft. Chris Brown & Jhene Aiko – “Post to Be” Of Monsters and Men – “Crystals” Jake Miller ft. Travie McCoy – “Dazed and Confused” Jon Bellion – “All Time Low” Bad Suns – “We Move Like the Ocean” Alyxx Dione ft. Jason Derulo – “Chingalinga” Treasure Town – “Let It Breathe” Empire Cast ft. Jussie Smollett & Yazz – “You’re So Beautiful” Zac Brown Band – “Homegrown” Snoop Dogg ft. Charlie Wilson – “Peaches N Cream” Ciara – “I Bet” Olly Murs ft. Demi Lovato – “Up”

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