Wellness Jackie’s Way: Turbo charge your immunity

What can we do to fortify ourselves against the winter cold and flu season? Well, besides obsessively washing our hands, the #1 source of germ transmission, there are a lot of tactics we can implement. And it revolves around the foods we choose to eat on a regular basis. Let’s look at two categories: Foods with Phytonutrients and Fermented Foods. Phytonutrients: Just ...

 

ATF to investigate West Chester fire

Photograph from fire at Barclay Friends Senior Assisted Living Center

The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with Special Agents from the ATF Philadelphia Field Division, and members of the ATF Philadelphia Arson Task Force were activated to respond to the a 5-alarm fire that occurred at the Barclay Friends Senior Assisted Living Center located at 700 N. Franklin Street ...

Pops Goes the Holidays

The Kennett Symphony presents Pops Goes the Holiday with Special Guest Philadanco! on Saturday, December 2, 2017, 7:30 p.m. at Unionville High School Auditorium, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA. Under the direction of Music Director, Michael Hall, the glorious sounds of the season will fill the air capturing the magic of the holidays.  From traditional ...

Boost Your Business: Five things you need to know

Recently in a client meeting, I was asked by one of the sales employees what they needed to know to help them be more successful next year. It’s a great question and one that we should be asking ourselves on a regular basis, not just about next year but about next quarter and next month. Here’s what I told the salesperson and the rest of the team: If you can’t raise ...

No casinos or tax hike in Pennsbury

Those people looking for some casino gaming action can bypass Pennsbury Township, at least for the time being. Supervisors voted 3-0 Wednesday night to prohibit mini-casinos in the township. The action follows a state law that allows major casinos to open Category 4 casinos. Category 4 casinos are those "with not less than 300 or more than 750 slot machines and ...

Around Town Nov. 16

• The first ever Potts Meadow Holiday Tree lighting is this Saturday, Nov. 18 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is courtesy of the Barn Shops and the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art. Visitors should park at the museum; there will be shuttle buses taking people to and from the barn Shops. There will be musical performances by students from the Oxford Arts ...

Adopt-a-Pet for Nov. 16

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Trixie  Trixie is the sweetest little darling you’re going to meet.  She’s silly, chatty, and a total love bug.  And 7 years old is just a number to her, as she’s got quite the spring in her step and enjoys going on walks. Trixie loves kids and has done well with the dogs ...

Moro officially announces Congressional bid

As the 11th of 12 kids and with eight brothers, Elizabeth Moro grew up learning how to work with people and fighting for equality from an early age. The soon-to-be Pennsbury resident hopes to bring those qualities to Washington as she campaigns for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania's 7th U.S. Congressional District seat. "I'm really upset by the disrespect I ...

Grant to preserve trail in Birmingham, Westtown

State Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-156, announced that Natural Lands Trust Inc. would receive a $250,000 grant through the Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program to acquire a conservation and trail easement for a half-mile trail and public parking on the Moore property, located in Birmingham and Westtown townships. The grant comes from the Commonwealth Financing ...

Police Log Nov. 15: Accidents, DUIs, indecent exposure

• State police from the Media barracks said there were no charges filed following a two-car accident on Route 1 at Creek Road in Chadds Ford Township on Nov. 7. Police reported no injuries. The accident happened 6:31 p.m. • During the overnight hours of Nov. 6 and 7, someone broke into three vehicles and stole belongings. The vehicles were parked on William Beaser ...

CFHS makes new tradition from the old

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is introducing a new event for the holiday season. It’s Twilight Tidings at the Tavern, on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Barns-Brinton House in Chadds Ford. Celebrate the season with a historic look at the four major holidays of the 18th century winter season: Christmas, New Year’s, Twelfth Night and Candlemas. Similar to the Society’s ...