West Chester, PA – April 8, 2014 – Jacqueline Fuller McKenna weighed only 5 lbs., 12 oz. when she was born six weeks early in February 2013. She stopped breathing when she was born, her digestive tract was undeveloped and she spent 24 days in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) at Paoli Hospital, learning to eat, breathe, swallow, and digest nourishment.
Now a thriving one-year-old, Jackie has been named the March of Dimes 2014 Chester County Ambassador, and her parents, Stacey Fuller and Patrick McKenna, are sharing their story and encouraging people to participate in the March of Dimes March for Babies in West Chester on Sunday, April 27 in Marshall Square Park at 9:30am.
Message from Judy & Kevin, Founders of SophiaJam
I'd like to again invite you to a truly unique fundraiser disguised as a super fun concert - with a helicopter! And now we have a Keystone Challengers car show and jugglers from Turks Head Jugglers!
On Saturday, April 26th, we are hosting the second annual SophiaJam, a rock concert at the American Helicopter Museum here in West Chester, PA from 4PM to 8PM. Three bands have again donated their time and talent - Wooden Wire, Crows Feet and Who Needs Nigel.
Tickets will be $25 in advance for Adults and $10 for kids under 12. Tickets include concert admission, open buffet from the fabulous Redhound Grille Catering and beverages - there will be beer, wine, soda and water. We are also offering reduced helicopter rides in advance. Advance tickets and rides can be purchased online at sophiajam.com.
By Patrick McCrystal, Journalist
In honor of opening day I'll ask everyone this, who was your favorite Phillie growing up?
I never picked the best or most famous player, even as a kid I always liked the ones that were a little more obscure. Mine was Jay Johnstone. A great left handed hitting right fielder who usually only played against right handed pitchers. And he was well known as a clubhouse prankster.
He was asked to provide a urine sample for a team physical one time but filled the bottle with apple juice, instead. When he handed it to the nurse, she commented, "The color of that is not good. "Whereupon Johnstone took it back from her and said, "Well, let's pass it back through and see if it gets better," and gulped down the liquid to her horror. She screamed and ran out of the room.
How could he not be my favorite player? Click Here to tell me who was yours. Play ball!!
Nine-year-old, Saige, is a animal lover and was desperate to adopt a dog but had severe pet allergies that prohibited her from bringing home a furry friend. Watch Margaret Celli, licensed acupuncturist in Downingtown, PA and owner of Inner Light Wellness Acupuncture talk to Saige and her mom about their experience treating pet allergies using acupuncture. Want more info? Click the Read more button below and visit Margaret's blog.
Note from Faunbrook B&B Owner, Lori Zytkowicz
Dear Friends and Customers,
As a breast cancer survivor in 2013, the world of wellness became a new concept to me.
I believe that major dietary and lifestyle changes played a significant role in my amazing recovery.
With the unique space and tranquility of Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast, I hope to share this world of wellness with you.
Never in the journey alone, thanks to overwhelming support of family and friends, we open the doors of Faunbrook for you to begin, or continue, your own wellness journey.
With love and respect - Lori
Click the Read More button to learn how you can register for one or all of the Wellness Retreat's 3-Part Spring Series: Discover the Unlikely Craving Connection, Too Young for Cancer and The Empowered Living Retreat.
Widespread appeal of flexible workspaces signals ongoing shift away from dated work habits.
EXTON - (March 2014) – As more professionals cut ties with their traditional office set-up, they are making new connections in shared work environments, which often relieve lengthy commutes and provide a welcomed alternative to coffee shops. With the number of highly mobile workers increasing in urban areas and suburban markets, Regus, the world's largest provider of flexible workplaces, is expanding and has opened its first business center in Exton located at 600 Eagleview Blvd.
The move to adaptable spaces comes as mobile technology frees workers from their desks and cubicles while enabling companies to reduce their real estate footprint and overhead expenses.
Have you been to Liberty Union Bar and Grill in Chester Springs yet? After two years, we want to tell you what others have discovered!
There's something for everyone at Liberty Union. But what sets this American themed restaurant apart from others? "Our featured State of the Week," says owner Steven Schwenk. "Specialties from that state are offered for a unique chance to sample another regions cuisine without ever leaving Chester County."
Did you try the Bayou Gator from Louisiana last week?
Cappella's Studio is a hair salon, located just outside of downtown West Chester, PA, focused on creating a fresh new you. Our ambition is to provide the utmost personalized service utilizing prevailing techniques in the beauty industry specifically designed for you, with the latest product innovations in hair and beauty.
The Cappella Family has been in the barber, beauty, and fashion industries for more than 40 years, owning and personally operating each shop. Combining a hair salon with unique accessories, and jewelry, Cappella's Studio has its own special niche.
To learn more about the rich history and expert services offered by Cappella Studio, click the Read More button.
By Dr. Stephen Conicello, DC, NREMT, owner Agape Institute of Functional Health Care
Did you know each year in America, CO poisoning accounts for some 50,000 emergency room visits and kills about 450 Americans by accidental exposure alone. US fire departments respond to seven non-fire CO incidents every hour [NFPA, 2005].
Understanding the Risk
What is carbon monoxide?
CO, often called "the silent killer," is a gas you cannot see, taste, or smell. It can be created when fossil fuels, such as kerosene, gasoline, coal, natural gas, propane, methane or wood do not burn properly. CO is a highly toxic gas that has no color, no odor, and no taste.
Click the Read More button to learn how you can protect you and your family from this silent killer.