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Hi Neighbor!
Last week I reminded my oldest daughter to submit her Covid health check for swim practice, and I yelled at my middle daughter to stop leaving her face masks all over the house. Yesterday, I received a call from the school nurse informing me that one of my daughters was potentially exposed on the school bus and would have to quarantine for 14 days. My January 2020 self would be so confused. 

Lately I’ve been thinking about all the new words and phrases that pepper my thoughts and conversations these days—words I knew but rarely had reason to use until, well, you know. Now I can’t complete a sentence without them!  

For the first time ever, the Oxford English Dictionary chose not to name a word of the year, insisting that 2020 “cannot be neatly accommodated in one single word.” (I disagree, but the word I’m thinking of definitely violates our publishing standards.) Instead, it issued a report titled, “Words of an Unprecedented Year.” 

Here are some of the words and phrases that dominated our 2020 lexicon (many are in the report; others—while popular—didn’t quite meet OED standards):
• Coronavirus 
• Lockdown
• Quarantine (or my preferred form, “Quarantini")
• Social distancing
• Doomscrolling
• Face masks
• Maskne (#itsathing)
• Contact tracing
• Systemic racism
• Superspreader 
• Zoom doom
• Blursday
• Frontline and essential workers
• Flatten the curve
• Self-isolating
• Pod
• P.P.E.
• Remote learning
• Virtual happy hour
• WFH (working from home)
• Zumping (getting dumped over Zoom)

P.S. In case you’re curious, 2019’s OED word of the year was “climate emergency,” and 2018’s was “toxic.” Yikes!
Hang in there.  These are tough times!

Bioidentical Hormone
Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, or BHRT, is the replacement of deficient hormones with hormones that are chemically identical to those that the body naturally produces, but which have declined due to aging on illness. These customized hormones have improved the quality of life for millions of women and men who suffer from hormonal imbalances. There is a personalized approach that should involve a patient, physician, and pharmacist, known as the Triad relationship. It should include an evaluation of signs & symptoms, followed by replacement of deficient hormones in the most appropriate dose using the most effective route of administration, along with monitoring to adjust the therapy.

Lionville Natural Pharmacy works with you and your physician to compound hormones that have the same structure as those made by the human body. The key to naturally derived versus synthetic derivations lies in the molecular structure of the hormone to fully replicate the natural function of the hormones. We use only active pharmaceutical ingredients, or APIs that are FDA-inspected & GMP-certified, ensuring the highest quality standards are applied to your custom medication.

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Call: 610-363-7474


These local restaurants have some sweet outdoor setups:  

Terrain, Glen Mills – Book a meal in a rustic-chic outdoor tent complete with wood-fired oven. 
Zahav, Philadelphia – AmEx cardholders can reserve a heated yurt for up to four. 
Stove and Tap, Malvern and Lansdale – The Malvern location features heat lamps and fire pits, while Lansdale boasts a heated upstairs patio.
Levante Stables, Chester Springs – Fire pits and heat lamps galore keep the outdoor beer garden toasty and inviting.  
Frankford Hall, Philadelphia – The requisite fire pits plus a heat lamp for each table.  
Germantown Garden Grill, Philadelphia – Two words: insulated igloos. 
Harper’s Garden, Philadelphia – Chow down in your own private (heated!) greenhouse. 
Charlie Was a Sinner, Philadelphia – Your first drink comes with a fleece blanket to snuggle in—and take home. 


Make and Take Brunch
Friday, January 29th 
12:00 PM
Sur La Table
King of Prussia Mall

Explore fundamental cooking techniques behind two delicious brunch foods: cinnamon rolls and breakfast casserole. First, you’ll learn how to knead, roll and slice cinnamon roll dough. You'll finish the rolls with a sweet and sticky frosting. For the savory part of our brunch, assemble a cheesy baked egg casserole. By the end of the class, you'll have two delicious, soul-warming dishes to take home with reheating instructions.

Pizza Pizzazz (virtual)
Monday, January 18th 
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Pizza is one of America’s favorite foods and if your mouth is watering in anticipation of the next bite, Chef Ann Hazan will help satisfy your craving. Learn recipes for healthy, flavorful toppings using vegetables, meats or a combination, all unified by a selection of savory cheeses and sauces. Zoom link and ingredients list provided upon registration. 

Radnor Scouting Food Drive
Monday, January 18th 
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Two drop-off locations:
Radnor War Memorial, S. Wayne & Runnymede Aves., Wayne and 
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church,
600 Walker Rd., Wayne 

In honor of MLK Day, Radnor scout groups will sponsor a no-contact food drive. Just pull up, pop your trunk and local scouts will remove your donations for you. Most needed items include peanut butter, canned soup, toiletries, meal kits, cereal and canned meats. 

Do NOT wait!
If a child is behind his/her peers in reading /phonics acquisition ...DO something.
He/she will not catch up as he/she matures. Catch them BEFORE they fall. Call today 302-594-0754

Back to Basics Learning has over 35 years experience helpings students in education.
Tutoring starts at $59/hr
Email Angie@backtobasicslearning.com to get help today.

REF & The Chef (virtual)
Saturday, February 13th  
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Put on your apron, grab your whisk, and join the Radnor Educational Foundation to celebrate Valentine’s Day and all things sweet! Marqessa Gesualdi, award-winning pastry chef and owner of Aux Petits Delices, will lead a virtual demonstration of how to prepare a heart-shaped chocolate cream puff. All ages and skill levels welcome. Zoom link and ingredients list provided upon registration. 

Croissants & Pain au Chocolate Baking Class (virtual)
Saturday, January 30th – Sunday, January 31st (three sessions total)

Learn how to make the most flaky, delicious croissants in this three-part workshop. Participants will make 30 croissants: 10 plain, 10 chocolate and 10 ham and cheese. Sponsored by Vituperio Artisan Breads & Studio.

Ezra Jack Keats Award
Through Sunday, February 28th 

Now celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Ezra Jack Keats Award was created to nurture illustrators and writers early in their careers who create extraordinary books that reflect our diverse population, the universal experience of childhood and the strength of family. This year, Delaware County Library patrons can help select a (mock) Ezra Jack Keats Award winner. To participate, read or listen to at least three of the nominated titles by February 28th. Participants can cast their ballot online or in person, at their local library.  

Cake Decorating for Teens (virtual)
Wednesday, January 20th 
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Announcing a sweet treat for teens, featuring cake decorating tips from famed baker Ady Abreu-Miriello. Owner of Ady Cakes® in West Reading, Abreu-Miriello is Berks County's first and only winner of the popular Food Network competition show Cupcake Wars! Participants will need to provide their own cupcake/cake for this activity. Zoom link provided upon registration. 

Navigating the Night Sky
Friday, January 15th
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Presented by the Astronomical Society of Ediburgh this 4 steps to the stars program features astronomer Alan Pickup, formerly of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and the Joint Astronomy Center in Hawaii.

Rainbows at Home
Franklin Institute Online

Beautiful colors explained and created in ways you can do at home, hosted by Franklin Institute’s Science Educator David Henry Wrigley. Free.
Come see what’s new at Suburban Square.  It’s all right here!

 Prioritize your health at Main Line Health King of Prussia. Experience wellness all in one place: primary care, specialty care, women’s care, imaging & more.
Holiday Dinner Package
Back By Popular Demand!

Order early as limited orders
will be available.
Call today to order

Tasty Table
10 Leopard Road, Berwyn

RCA provides evidence-based treatment led by an expert, caring team of medical professionals who will help you begin, and maintain,
a life in recovery
Calling all 1st-12th grade
actors and performers!

Register today to dance, act and sing in our Spring 2021 season! All performances enhance theatrical skills through the rehearsal process and boast a polished, professional-level production at the end of the experience. Rehearsals begin soon!

Meet bonded sisters Dorothy and Sophia!
These shy, adorable 8 month-olds arrived at Providence Animal Center in Media from an overcrowded NJ shelter. This pair gets extra love and care from a foster family and are ready for a forever home together. Their foster mom says they would benefit from a loving home with space to explore, be active and have tons of playtime! They are looking for a patient family who understands that the sisters like to be near people on their own terms. Based on their shy nature, they would do best in a home with children middle-school aged and up. Dorothy and Sophia are spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. To meet them, send an inquiry to their foster mom: 

Help find loving homes for Providence Animal Center cats and dogs  
2021 MainLineCamps Guide
is Coming!

Interested in advertising on the 2021 camp guide? Email us today for the media kit. 


WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt 
Through Friday, March 19th 
Fairmount Park
Reservoir Dr., Philadelphia

Bundle up and don’t let chilly weather stop you from exploring the 2,050 acres of trails, natural lands, historic landmarks and public art of Fairmount Park this winter. The WinTOUR Scavenger Hunt is a free, app-based scavenger hunt that guides participants of all ages on five different park routes. Participants who complete all of the fun (and sometimes quirky) “missions” will receive a $35-level membership to the Fairmount Park Conservancy. 

Winter Hayride
Tuesday, January 19th 
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cedar Grove Park
100 Cedar Grove Rd., Conshohocken

Enjoy a lighted winter hayride through Cedar Grove Park and a visit to the park’s winter wonderland for a story and cookie. Dress warm! Pre-registration required. $5/person. 

Schuylkill Saturdays: Nature Exploration Kits
Saturdays through February 27th 
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (pick-up window)
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 
8480 Hagys Mill Rd., Philadelphia

Discover the beauty and wonder of winter through this FREE, weekly self-guided program. Pick up a nature exploration kit at the Visitor Center and hit the trails with your family to complete the activities inside. Two different themed kits will be available each week on a first-come, first-served basis. All ages welcome. No registration required. 

Chestnut Hill on Ice
Friday, January 29th – Saturday, January 30th (rain dates: February 5th-6th)
Downtown Chestnut Hill

See Chestnut Hill transformed into a winter wonderland during this two-day festival that boasts unique ice-themed attractions and cozy comforts. Highlights include an iceless skating rink, warming stations, a Yurt Village, ice bonfire and live ice sculpting demonstration. 

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