By Dr. Lauren Schofield, Owner, Advanced Chiropratic Wellness Center
Stop. Freeze. Now, take notice of your posture. Next, observe the posture of your friends and family around you. Did you just shift in your seat and sit up straight?
The popularity of smartphones and tablets are causing a back pain epidemic for us, but especially for our children and young adults. The disorder has become so prevalent that a new term has arisen. "iPosture" is being used to define pain in the spine caused by a 'stooped body shape" or poor posture used while operating tablets, smartphones or laptops.
An alarming statistic recently hit the medical journals, finding 84% of the 18-24 year-olds admit to suffering from back pain in the last year. What is even more disturbing? This age group now loses more working days due to back pain than their parent's generation.
Do you know someone getting married in the Chester County, Philadelphia or South Jersey area? If so, check out the video below showing highlights of PiXcara Studios Interactive Video Booth. It's the next BIG thing at weddings. If you refer our services and they book with us YOU will receive $100. It's that simple!
My 10-year-old won the "Drama Queen" award at her nursery school graduation. Since that fateful day, a theatrical vein has seemed to run through all situations in her life including, but certainly not limited to: singing around the house from sun up to sundown, performing short skits for friends and family and, most recently, making movies on her iPad staring, you guessed it, her.
We recently hit a few road bumps when she auditioned for her first school musical. She was incredibly ambitious, telling us, "I definitely want the lead, but I'm going to memorize all the parts, just in case." Well, unfortunately, my "Little Bird" was dealt her first industry blow when she was assigned a spot in the chorus.
(Click the Read More button to learn how Little Bird transformed and how you can win a prize valued at $350!)
Exton, PA - Plato's Closet celebrated their fifth anniversary in November and their impact on the community in that short amount of time is more than most people realize. Plato's Closet does more than provide quality clothing at great prices. The store supports a multitude of local charities. Plato's Closet is a second-hand clothing store that opened its doors in West Whiteland Shopping Center during the fall of 2008, featuring gently used clothing and accessories for teens and young adults. "When clothes are brought in that we take a pass on, we can accept them as donations for local charities. We often donate clearance items that didn't sell as well," Carol Topolski, proprietor tells us.
A large area of their backroom is set aside for these donations. In past years, our clearance items have been donated as far away as Africa. More recently we've partnered with charities closer to home. Click the Read More button for more info and to learn how you can WIN a $200 Gift Card this weekend!
If you read the first article of our 6-part summer series on the West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts, you would know that I was absolutely thrilled to find a top-notch theatre camp for my 10-year-old right in West Chester. I was so amped that I signed up "Little Bird", as I call her, for basically the entire summer. The camp is run by an incredible cast of instructors who bring an enormous amount of talent and experience to each week's theatrical theme. Little Bird's inaugural week, "Glee Week", was a huge success and I couldn't wipe the smile off her face all week. Score for mom! I was a little nervous for the second week, "Theatrical Production Jr." because the kids would be performing a play instead of a musical and I wouldn't have been surprised if she sang all of her lines and turned it into a musical. Click the Read More button below to read her journal entries for the week and see if I scored another mom point...and learn how to win a prize worth $350!!!
West Chester – Birthright of West Chester, a non-profit charitable organization providing free services to women who are facing unplanned pregnancies, has created a custom YouTube and Facebook network aimed at reaching people on a digital level.
Exton Little League's International All Star Softball team (11/12 year olds) captured the Pennsylvania State Title in Greensburg, PA yesterday afternoon!! Our hometown girls will now travel to Bristol, CT later this week to represent Pennsylvania at Eastern Regionals, where the winner advances to the Little League World Series in Portland, OR. Exton's first game at Regionals is scheduled for this Saturday at 5pm vs. New Jersey.
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Exton (near the Giant) is hosting a fundraiser for the team this Wednesday, July 16th from 11:30 am – 10:00 pm. 20% percent of your total bill (including takeout orders) will be donated to the team to help with travel costs. Click the Read More button to learn more.
The Kelly Family's review of AMC Dine-In Theatres, Painter's Crossing
By Meghan Kelly
We rounded up the 10-year-old and headed out for a new movie experience Monday night. She was completely geeked up to experience dinner in the movie theatre. The questions started before we could slide into our flip flops. "We get to eat a real dinner? Where do they put the food? Is it an actual movie theatre? Wait, is it a restaurant with tv's?" Followed-up immediately by, "Can I have a cheeseburger?" – basically, the only food group left on her dinner menu that she will willingly consume. Tired from the day, we simply responded (almost in unison), I guess we'll see when we get there.
Parking was easy, the lobby was bright and clean, and the bathrooms were easily accessible. Of course, the child continued with a myriad of questions including, but definitely not limited to, "Do you think they'll have root beer? I hope the seats are comfortable. What if I have to go to the bathroom?" In the din of her increasingly higher pitched voice, my eyes darted across the room and landed on a little slice of weekday heaven – a full bar. Thank you theatre gods, thank you.
Locals Seek More Transparency and Community Control in Food Choice
by Suzanne Adams
West Chester, Pa. - Community members have been volunteering their time to organize, plan, and build a member-owned (cooperative) grocery store in West Chester. Residents see many benefits to a community owned store, including more transparency and security in their food supply, convenient access at fair prices to the foods and other products that they prefer, the ability to support local food producers and the local economy, and the opportunity to build community through cooperation, education, and care for others.
Food co-ops are member owned and controlled and membership is open to all. While the store will be open to the public, the members will determine the direction and development of the store and its services. Co-ops encourage member participation and feedback, and operate to meet member determined goals. The growing food co-op movement is making it possible for consumers to take back control of their food supply.