RSS Feed from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com The latest news from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com website: all stories http://www.southernchestercountyweeklies.com The Southern Chester County Weeklies Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:06:58 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Perspective on Parenting: Protecting children from grief]]> When my first child was born, I experienced a tidal wave of emotions. As I embraced my infant overjoyed, I whispered in her tiny ear her that I'd always protect her. I even briefly visualized those moments in her future where she may need me the most: her first fall from her bike; her first time being confronted by mean kids at school; and her first break up.

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<![CDATA[NEW BEGINNINGS: First trip to Europe brings back memories of past travels]]> Much of life seems to be made up of a series of mundane occurrences that happen day after day -- alarm sounds, press snooze, get up, brush teeth, dress, and on and on it goes.

But sometimes there are days, nestled between the monotony, that break the routine. You are thrust out of your comfort zone, caused to step out on faith while consumed by feelings of exhilaration and nervousness.

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<![CDATA[The Globetrotting Graduate: Why solo traveling can be inspirational]]> There are a lot of articles on the Internet about the "solo female traveler" but each one misses an important point. Whether female or male, being a solo traveler encourages personal growth and independence.

I find the idea of the "solo female traveler" in itself an annoyance. The idea of grouping travelers by gender is ridiculous.

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<![CDATA[GLOBETROTTING GRADUATE: Why I keep going back to Paris]]> Paris is not my favorite place to visit, yet I find myself consistently revisiting the city. Outside of London, it is the foreign city I know best.

Since 2006 I have visited Paris three times, and by summer's end it will be five. Recently, as I planned my way from Bordeaux back to London by train, with a stop in Paris, I wondered what it was that kept bringing me back.

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<![CDATA[Perspective on Parenting: 10 years a mom]]> Years ago, as a communications professional in the corporate world, I remember when my colleagues were honored for a decade or more of service. In a world where attention spans are gradually diminishing, doing anything constructive for 10 years can be considered quite an accomplishment. It illustrates responsibility, commitment and consistency.

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<![CDATA[Brew Hub: Craft brewing in the Philly region]]> The Craft Beer industry has soared to new heights globally, and the Philadelphia area has been a flagship of homebrewed growth and innovation.

Digital First Media highlighted local breweries and the brewing process in a new special section called Brew Hub.

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<![CDATA[With the help of 3-D printers, Westtown School students develop prosthetic hands for children]]> Engineering students at Westtown School have developed robotic hands for two area children. As part of the school's Hand Project, and in conjunction with Nemours/ Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Delaware, the high school students worked for months in Westtown's Science Institute, customizing each hand so it would fit each child accordingly.

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<![CDATA[Perspective on Parenting: Stuff to do with kids this summer]]> School's out, so it's time to start thinking about how we're going to pass the time and make some fabulous summertime memories for our families. While I know I'm definitely going to catch a few movies with my kids; I saw ET and the Goonies as a child of the 80s, I also want to make sure they experience the world around them.

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