Neighborly News                                                           January 2018
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Dave Clarke Handyman

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Eunson Dental

Farm to You logo

Helping Hands

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Du Soliel
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Romano's logo

Go Green

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Spence logo

American Interior logo

Brewer logo $20 Gift Certificate

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$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

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Landenberg, PA 610-255-5388

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Cheryl Harvey for California Closets

Oxford, PA 484-756-4069

Keeping Glen Mills smiling since 1993 610.558.0416


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Brandywine Prime logo

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Country Bagel Bakery

Salon Allure

Rosci Salon

New Year January is a wonderful time to explore Chester County! Don't be deterred by winter weather, as there is a winter wonderland all around us. And there are lots of things to do indoors with the whole family. It's also a great month enjoy  cooking up Anne's recipe, or visit the restaurant we have reviewed. Make it the best start to 2018!

Warmest Wishes,
Anne and Bob Pounds

New Years Resolutions You Can Keep
2018Jan Resolutions
Every year, you probably make New Year's resolutions, only to pack them away along with all your holiday decorations come the second week of January. Goals are beneficial, but only those you can stick with! 

Work up to working out 
Instead of resolving to go to the gym five times a week - which, if you're like most, has a slim chance of success - start small with a short walk every other day to get your body accustomed to it. 

A good opener for organization
You decide this is the year to get organized, but when you open that stuffed hall closet or go into your messy attic, your eyes glaze over and you freeze in your tracks. Try taking it one small space at a time. 

Je parle un  peu  francais
Learning a new language is a great goal, but most people feel overwhelmed. Commit to learning a few key words and phrases and build up from there.

Here are ideas to help create resolutions that you can stick with and improve your life.

Celebrate 2018
2018 Memory Jar
  This fantastic idea is from

Everyday we wake up is a day full of opportunities

Rep of the Month: Tina Jernigan
Tina Jernigan
Tina Jernigan
Tina Jernigan resides in Kennett Square and says, "The last 6 years living in the Borough have been terrific!    I love walking to the local restaurants, farmers market, library, Y, and browsing in and out of all the nice shops on State Street."

Her first loves are her family:  2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a basset hound.   Tina enjoys spending her time with family & friends, traveling to the Jersey shore, taking day trips, and assisting a friend at her doggie day care.    Tina is thrilled to be part of the Welcome Neighbor Team and enjoys greeting new homeowners and welcoming them to the charming town of Kennett and surrounding areas.
Super Bowl Party Ideas
2018Jan Super Bowl
Are you ready for the big game? It's the perfect time to get together with family and friends. 

When planning a Super Bowl Party, don't you think the decorations and food are almost as important as the commercials and I guess.... the game?Sharing some  Super Bowl Party Ideas  that are sure to get you inspired to start planning for your upcoming Super Bowl Party.

Click here for 13 party ideas

Winter Art for Kids - Glue Resist Snowman Paintings

It's that time of the year when it can be too cold to go outside.
Cabin fever can set in, even with all of the devices of today.

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

Try this resist technique and have some interactive fun!
Darlington Arts Center Presents:
Darlington Arts
Darlington Arts Center invites everyone to enjoy the sounds of Kat Lemon (Jazz, Pop, Alternative Rock) on Saturday Jan 13th.

Sign up now for the Winter/Spring Season!

Some of the Classes coming up:
A Play in a Day Workshop -  Cooking & Crafts Workshop -  Wearable Art - Night Jewelry
and more!

Local Events

2018Jan Events
Chaddsford Winery: Wild West Murder Mystery Nights
Fri, Jan 5, 2018 - Sat, Jan 27, 2018
The year's 1880, and there's an effort underway to resurrect the once-boomin' Chaddsford Saloon. A series of murders from a decade back sent this here town of...

American Helicopter Museum Presents: Helicopter Hunt
Sat, Jan 13, 2018
The American Helicopter Museum is hosting special science programs. All programs are free with your paid museum admission and no reservations are required.

Colonial Threatre Presents: The Muppet Movie
Sat, Jan 20, 2018
Musical comedies get the Muppet treatment with the hilarious origin story of the world's most unusual theatrical troupe! 

Brandywine River Museum of Art Presents: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth
Sat, Jan 27, 2018 - Sun, Jun 3, 2018
This landmark exhibition of approximately sixty-five of Weymouth's best works of art in all media will reveal the breadth of his visual investigations. 

Restaurant Review: Angelina's Italian Grill
Owner:  Angela Momo
Telephone: 484-800-8081
Address:  1102 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342 (behind Fulton Bank off Rte 1 North, or off Applied Card Way, the new spur off 1 and 202 which passes through Wegman's Shopping Center.

Ambiance:  It is a cozy and warm environment, and they have improved on the lighting from the original Mile High Steak House. The night we were there, early in December, there was a "one-man band musician, Dean Garofolo, singing and playing back-up music.  Although he was an enjoyable addition to the birthday party for which he was performing, it wasn't quite appropriate to the fine dining atmosphere I craved.

Ravioli Nicola
Ravioli Nicola
Entrees:  My Ravioli Nicola was described as a cheese-filled rav, topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, in a brandy cream sauce.  I could not find any lumps of crab, which disappointed me, and the raviolis were cold in the middle.  But our waitress quickly remedied that and brought a whole new dish, now hot.  Bob's Ravioli Pomodoro was cheese filled ravs with fresh tomato and basil sauce, definitely a 5-star dish.  I understand their pasta and sauces are all house-made, which I appreciate.

Ravioli Pomodoro
Ravioli Pomodoro
Total Bill:  My Ravioli Nicola was $22,00, Bob's Ravioli Pomodoro was $17.  $72.08 with $5 cockage and tax; tip added another $14.00.  Total $86.08, not a cheap night, considering we bbrought our own fine bottle of red blend.   We got no dessert or coffee, and w
Service:  We received perfect service from our seasoned server, Nicole. She was attentive in every way, but not intrusive. 

We enjoyed the meal and could have been quite happy just enjoying appetizers and a small salad, which they price at $7.  Caesar salad is $8, Angelina Salad with feta cheese added, is $11, caprese salad $9, and Antipasto Italiano $15.  It is BYOB, and there was a $5.00 corkage, which was not indicated on the menu, so came as a surprise with the bill.   Since they don't have a liquor license, I would find it more appropriate to dispense with the corkage, since it is not an inexpensive place.

Menu:  There were 9 appetizers, mostly Italian classics, with a chef's special, which I ordered, called a "Stacked Tomato" appetizer ($10). I give it 5 stars!  It was a stack of breaded and fried tomato slices with melted cheese and a luscious tomato sauce on a bed of arugua.  With some jumbo lump crab and capers, it was a meal and beyond excellent, very filling.  Fellow Cheap Eater Bob ordered the Italian Sausage appetizer for $9, which came in a pool of delicious marinara sauce with onions and peppers.  There were nice touches on the table:  delicious bread and butter, small plates of red pepper flakes and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.W e felt there should have been a small side salad included to round out the meal.

Additional Comments:  They were totally booked Christmas Eve, and I imagine they are also for New Year's Eve, which is a good sign.  We will see over time whether Angelina's can break the "curse" on the difficult location of the hidden little center behind Fulton Bank off Route 1.

Anne Pounds,, an affiliate of WelcomeNeighbor
Anne Pounds Anne's in the Kitchen

Best Hot Wings You'll Ever Have!
Hot wings
Once the frivolities of the season are beyond us, all we have to look forward to in what has started out as a darned cold winter which always lasts too long is:  The Super Bowl (oh, and for some movie fans, the Oscars, a non-event in most ways)!  I am optimistic about the playoffs, and I am looking forward to a great party and a great celebration in Philly! 

Buying take-out wings is expensive, so look for a sale between now and then, and make your own-the best you'll ever have.  One of my keys is to make sure they are crispy, with much of the fat rendered out.  Baking does the trick. Here's our recipe, with our secrets:

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