RSS Feed from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: The latest news from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: website: all stories The Southern Chester County Weeklies Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:30:58 -0500 60 <![CDATA['Creed' gives the 'Rocky' legacy new life]]> "Creed" director Ryan Coogler never imagined setting his long-in-the-works "Rocky" spin-off anywhere but Philadelphia, the location of the original "Rocky" movie and all five of its sequels.

But, for the first time since Sylvester Stallone ran up the Art Museum steps, the City of Brotherly Love is more than just a backdrop to the action.

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<![CDATA[Permission to be messy?]]> My name is Donna and I'm a bit of a neat freak. I could use some help.

But support on the issue of neat vs. messy is typically geared toward the messy folks. There's a dearth of sympathy for those who fluff pillows and straighten chairs before leaving a room, afraid they'll be caught living in their house instead of using it as a prop for a reality TV show.

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<![CDATA[Best of the best Kennel Club of Philadelphia's National Dog Show set for Nov. 14-15]]> Xoloitzcuintli?

For most of us, it would be a lot easier to just say "Mexican Hairless Dog."

But as the host of one of the most anticipated dog shows in the world, John O'Hurley is known for his articulate, authoritative approach.

If you've ever marveled at O'Hurley's flawless pronunciations of some of the challenging dog breed names when hosting TV's "The National Dog Show presented by Purina" - which comes to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave.

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<![CDATA[Perspective on Parenting: Telling children what friendship really means]]> Thomas Aquinas said: "There is nothing on this Earth more to be prized than true friendship." One of my friends likes to say: "Girl time is good for the soul."

I couldn't agree more with both statements. Yet in an age of social media, friendship may have a more obscure definition. While I'm old enough to understand the difference between a real friend and a Facebook friend, I often wonder about my children's generation, those who will never know what life was like before Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat.

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<![CDATA[Elevated desks help take a stand for healthy living]]> More and more people are taking a stand for their health, literally. Standing workstations are becoming commonplace in the work environment, at schools and even in the home.

The desks are becoming quite popular and several findings in the last few years have shown the benefits of standing versus sitting for long periods of time.

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<![CDATA[Perspective on Parenting: How the Pope's message helps parents]]> I don't know about you, but I'm definitely feeling the Francis Effect. Pope Francis's recent visit to the U.S. had me spilling tears of joy, glued to the TV watching his every move and the crowd's reaction to his presence. I did my best to quiet everyone within ear shot so that I could make out the words the Pontiff was saying during his speech to Congress and masses in both New York and Philadelphia.

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<![CDATA[West Chester's Kathy Finegan honored by Operation Smile for volunteer work]]> Every time Kathy Finegan travels to a third-world country, she leaves behind smiles.

The smiles belong to children, teenagers and even adults who had been ostracized for facial deformities, who had trouble eating and speaking, or who didn't have the appropriate medical care to make a difference in their lives.

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