Neighborly News                                                           February 2018
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In This Issue
Meineke logo
Chadds Ford

Milez Garage logo

Dave Clarke Handyman

Arianna logo

Eunson Dental

Farm to You logo

Helping Hands

Master P logo

Du Soliel
du soliel photographie

Romano's logo

Go Green

JPL logo

Spence logo

American Interior logo

Brewer logo $20 Gift Certificate

CertaPro logo

Providence Logo


Terry Lynn logo
$5 Off one day of Doggy Daycare or one night Boarding

Main Line Gardens logo

Flame-Tech logo

Classic Kitchens


Beauty & Beast Mode

The Gables logo

Right Inc. Logo

Accepting new patients 610-932-0242

Oxford Plumbing

Gage logo


Landenberg, PA 610-255-5388

Cal Closet cheryl harvey
Cheryl Harvey for California Closets

Oxford, PA 484-756-4069

Keeping Glen Mills smiling since 1993 610.558.0416


Hand & Stone logo

Brandywine Prime logo

Yerkes logo

Country Bagel Bakery

Salon Allure

hearts-icon.jpg February is for lovers, and so are many of the activities in the area. Make a visit to Lancaster Central Market a "day date" with your sweetie, or make Feb. 10 your "date night" at Darlington Arts Center.  Or, get the whole family involved in making Valentine's Day crafts. It's also a great month enjoy  cooking up Anne's recipe, or visit the restaurant we have reviewed.

Warmest Wishes,
Anne and Bob Pounds

Your Neighborhood
2018Feb Neighbor
Making a difference in your community can begin right in your own neighborhood-by being a good neighbor. In this series there are ideas on creating your dream neighborhood.
Get to know your neighbors.
Getting to know your neighbors is the first step in making a difference.
Common ways that neighbors get to know each other include going to the same church, having kids that attend the same school or are on the same sports teams, carpooling together, or simply saying hello as you are walking your dog or otherwise out and about in the neighborhood. And remember: Nothing builds relationships faster than a simple smile, wave, or hello!
Share and do random acts of kindness.
If you have extra time, shovel their walks or rake their leaves. If you grow a garden or have fruit trees, take bags of your bounty around to your neighbors. If your neighbor is in need of an extra ingredient, give more than they are asking for. If they need a ride, take them. Help them carry in their groceries, lug heavy items up stairways, take in their garbage cans, or collect their mail when they are out of town. Feed or walk their pets. Talk to them. And really listen.

Destination: Lancaster Central Market
2018Feb Destination

Lancaster Central Market is  the United States' oldest continuously operated farmer's market and stands in the heart of Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
The historic market has been in operation since the 1730s, and was granted permanent status by King George II in 1742. It remains popular today, and tourists flock here to purchase hand-crafted products and foods made by the local Amish community.
While the Pennsylvania Dutch wares might be the biggest draw for out-of-towners, locals appreciate the wide variety of imported goods sold alongside local produce, fresh flowers, just-caught seafood and hearty baked breads.

There are also great restaurants in the area for breakfast or lunch. Enjoy the day!

Rep of the Month: Michelle Cheeseman
Michele Cheeseman
Michele Cheeseman
As the wife of a former Navy Pilot, Michele Cheeseman has moved her family around a lot.  After moving to Thornton, Pa., Michele was visited by a Welcome Neighbor representative and really enjoyed the experience.  

"The gift certificates and information Welcome 
Neighbor provided during the visit were invaluable in helping my family make the transition after moving, yet again, to a new state," Michele remembers.

Michele has three grown children and a wonderful husband who is a Certified Financial Planner.  Previously she was a Physical Therapist specializing in geriatrics and the rehabilitation of brain-injured adults.  Now she enjoys meeting new residents as a Welcome Neighbor representative. She also enjoys reading, traveling and yoga.  
Welcome New Sponsors
Milez Garage 
1110 Naamans Creek Rd., Garnet Valley, PA
Milez Garage logo If you want a family-owned, personal-touch auto repair shop you'll like Milez Garage (pronounced "miles") and their friendly, knowledgeable crew: owners Jimmy and Brian, receptionist Liz and mechanics Justin and Steve with over 20 years experience. They handle every aspect of vehicle care for cars and trucks under 10,000 lbs. with expertise and competitive prices. You'll find the waiting room is comfortable, clean and amenity-filled: hot beverages, bottled water, TV, free WIFI and friendly customer care.  Give Milez Garage a try'll keep going back!           
Meineke Total Car Care
1711 Wilmington Pike, Chadds Ford, PA
Meineke logo Meineke Total Car Care is a full-service facility to help keep your vehicles in top shape and performing dependably: engine tune-ups, PA inspections, oil changes, transmission repair, wheel alignment, brake repairs, tire rotation--they do it all.  They're more than a muffler shop!    Owner Jim Moretti and his team stand behind their work with a 1-year warranty on parts and labor.  And with any service, they provide 3-month roadside assistance & towing through Meineke.

Winter Gardening Tips: Projects to Tackle in the Off Season
2018Feb Gardening
It's winter and you're stuck inside even though you'd so much rather be outside working in the garden. Right?? Well, we can't do anything about the cold out there, but there are plenty of winter garden projects to tackle that will tide you over until springtime. This is the prime time for you to lay out all your garden ideas and decide which ones to try this upcoming season.
It might seem like longer spring days are eons away, but you can get a head start without stepping outside.

For ideas including apps for garden planning and design, seed starting tips, growing herbs, to diy plant markers Click here.

Valentines Day Fun: Flowering Tree of Hearts
2018Feb Craft
Create a stand up card for your favorite person.

This little hands-on art project will be a creative way to spend an afternoon with the kids.

It's easy and fun!

Darlington Arts Center Presents:
2018Feb Darlington
Darlington Arts Center invites everyone to enjoy the sounds of Lucky Brown featuring E.B. Hawkins.  This smooth group of Chester County musicians delivers the listener deep grooves coupled with harmonic sophistication for a memorable listening experience that resonates within body and soul.
Saturday, February 10 - Coffeehouse @ 8:00pm (Lucky Brown featuring E.B. Hawkins)

The Gallery, Saturday, February 10 - 7:00pm
Carrie Barcomb

Local Events

Chaddsford Winery: Wine & Chocolate Pairings
Every Sat & Sun in February
Celebrate the month of love with a walking wine-and-chocolate tour and explore areas of the historic grounds.

Sat, Feb 10, 2018
A fun event for those brave enough to plunge into the icy cold Brandywine.

Sun, Feb 11, 2018
Calling all chocoholics! Hundreds of chocolate treats including cakes, brownies, candies, cookies and cupcakes will be available for tasting at this festival.

Sat, Jan 20, 2018 - Sun, Mar 25, 2018
Enter a dazzling world of orchids as Longwood transforms its Conservatory into an orchid oasis.

Sat, Feb 24, 2018
The spirit of winter is alive and well at Tyler as we invite you to bundle up and join us in celebrating with some outdoor fun. 

Restaurant Review: Nudy's Cafe
Address: The Village at Painter's Crossing at  Routes 202 and 1, Chadds Ford, PA
Manager:  Corey Thorius
Telephone:  484-320-3032

NudysCafe Ambiance: This former Friendly's Restaurant is clean, sharp, and yet warm with nice lighting, roomy booths, tables for four, and a patio which will be very suitable for outdoor dining in warmer weather.

Service:  The service was first-class, quick and attentive, by a smiling waitress named Judy.

Experience:  We had very good bowls of New England clam chowder, giant size.  I added a half sandwich of chicken salad which again was quite large, served with tomato and lettuce, pickle spear and chips.  The chicken salad was too bland for me, but I am the type who puts stuff like Major Grey's chutney, curry, almonds, grapes, etc. in my chicken salad when I make it.  Bland is not a word I identify with.  In their defense, I noticed they have a Granny Smith apple, raisins and pecan chicken salad, which would have been more interesting to me if I could have substituted for the plainer choice-but I didn't ask.

Menu:  Their menu is quite extensive and has many unique offerings for eggs Benedict varieties, such as lobster benedict, crab benedict, and eggs Florentine benedict.  They also do lox and bagel with all the trimmings, always a breakfast plus for me.  They make big and hearty burgers, a great variety of sandwiches, salads and wraps, and a hearty bowl of soup for $3.50.  Some of the sandwiches sound really tantalizing.   I did not see any mention of desserts on the menu, but sometimes it's good to have temptation removed.

Total Bill:  The soup and ½ sandwich selection was $9.99; our total bill was $23.61 plus tip.

Additional Comments:  This can be a nice place to go, with probably no waiting line at least for now.  It is a welcome addition for a good place for lunch and breakfast especially.
Anne Pounds,, an affiliate of WelcomeNeighbor
Anne's in the Kitchen
Buffalo Mac 'n Cheese
This will be the last recipe I share in Neighborly News-unless I get a zillion likes and shares on Welcome Neighbor's Facebook page, since I need to finish writing my book, "Riding in the Rumble Seat," and get it published.  I need some feedback, so I'm going to "sweeten the pot" with an unusual contest:
 Making Buffalo Mac & Cheese for SUPERBOWL! (but not in this photo LOL)

CONTEST:  ONE lucky person's name will be drawn from those who Like and Share the recipe on our Facebook page, and you must like and share by February 20 to be in the drawing.  The winner will receive this very homemade dish, prepared by me, Anne Pounds, delivered right to your home
The first time I tasted this I was at a food festival for dining professionals, and it was one of the outstanding tastes of the night.  What a great idea, I thought.  This has all the elements of hot wings in a substantial main dish:  chicken, celery, bleu cheese and lots of Frank's Hot Wing Sauce.  

Don't forget to Like and Share!!!

Oxford Dental 

Pioneer Urgent Care

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Welcome Neighbor Select

Welcome Neighbor sponsorship is by invitation, after we've interviewed the owners and staff of each one of them and experienced their customer care.  We want to be sure we can confidently introduce them to you! We interviewed the owners and staff of all of our sponsors and recommend them to you.

They make our welcome visits possible and they offer you special Welcome Neighbor exclusive new home owner gifts.

Please present your gift card and enjoy.

Thanks from Bob and Anne and the Welcome Neighbor greeters! 

Below, Special Offer from California Closets
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