Skip to main content

Millstone Jewelers debuts during Valentine’s Day-themed First Friday in Oxford

02/12/2014 02:30PM, Published by ACL, Categories: Business, In Print



By Steven Hoffman

Staff Writer

Oxford’s February First Friday event, with its Valentine’s Day theme, proved to be a good opportunity to embrace the town’s charm as people enjoyed carriage rides, the creation of two ice sculptures, and live music at Flickerwood Wine Cellars.

Image title

Oxford Mainstreet, Inc. executive director Sue Cole said that she was pleased with the good turnout as many people braved the cold temperatures for an evening out after back-to-back winter storms hit the area earlier in the week.

A kissing booth was set up at Brittany Buitron Photography, while others roasted smores and watched the ice sculptures being built. Numerous businesses were stops in a scavenger hunt for adults, with a gift basket of Valentine’s Day-themed items being raffled off.

The evening also marked the official grand-opening of Millstone Jewelers, and dozens of people crowded into the shop to wish owner Alesia Mills well. Mills worked as the goldsmith at Ediene’s Jewelry for more than two decades before taking over the shop when Ediene Ringler retired last November.

Ediene’s was a mainstay on Oxford’s main street for 25 years, and Cole said that Oxford officials

Image title

 are pleased that Millstone Jewelers is continuing the tradition of having a jewelry store in one of the town’s most prominent buildings.

Mills talked about how she felt on the occasion of her shop’s official debut.

“It’s been a very good experience,” she said. “It’s always been a goal of mine to make my own jewelry.”

Mills had limited edition, heart-shaped necklaces on display that she made for Valentine’s Day. She has been making jewelry for the last 27 years, most of them spent working at Ediene’s Jewelry. She started making her own jewelry after taking a course in college.

She said that the opening of a number of new businesses, including Downtown Pasta, Flickerwood Wine Cellars and Twisted Treats, and a number of other new arrivals illustrates that Oxford’s business district is growing stronger.

“It’s pretty exciting,” she said, “because everything is changing in town. The restaurant {Downtown Pasta} just came in. I think Oxford is on the right course.”



oxford mainstreet inc oxford oxford mainstreet millstone jewelers downtown pasta flickerwood wine cellars oxford's first friday oxford's february first friday valentine's day twisted treats


You might also like

Carrying out Eli’s wishes

Editorial for the week of August 20, 2014.
Thumb_dsc_0446

Town tour highlights Oxford’s historic district

Oxford is the southernmost stop on the Chester County Town Tours and Village Walks program.

  • Kennett Flash schedule

    09/19/2014
    08:00pm

    The following acts are scheduled to perform at the Kennett Flash (101 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Squ...


  • Annual Fall Family Fun Day and Craft Fair

    09/20/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    Nottingham Presbyterian Church hosts a family fun day and craft fair annually on the third Saturd...


  • Nottingham Presbyterian Church

    09/20/2014
    09:00am — 04:00pm

    A fun day for the entire family. Come out and enjoy great food, unique crafts, free entertainmen...


  • Zoo Yoga: OM’ing Otters

    09/20/2014
    09:15am — 10:15am

    (Ages 4-7 years old) Weekly Saturdays or Sundays, September-November (Classes held in the Educati...


  • International Red Panda Day

    09/20/2014
    10:00am — 01:00pm

    Become a Red Panda Ranger! A Red Panda Ranger is a special title given to a child who has learned...


  • Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday at Milburn Orchards this weekend! Share a piece of his birt...


  • Saturday Zoo Tales

    09/20/2014
    10:30am — 11:00am

    Join us for a fun, animal or nature themed story and a visit from one of our fun program animals!...


  • Open Hive Day

    09/20/2014
    10:30am — 12:00pm

    Join TLC apiarist, Dan Borkoski, for an inside look at the busy buzzy world of honeybees. Partici...


  • Harvest Day Cookout

    09/20/2014
    11:30am — 06:30pm

    The fall is approaching and this means one thing - The 45th Annual Yardley Harvest Day is right a...


  • Goo Fest

    09/20/2014
    02:00pm — 05:00pm

    As part of North Star Orchard's Adventure in Flavor tasting series, you are invited to Goo Fest! ...


  • Brews for Books

    09/20/2014
    06:00pm — 09:00pm

    Sample fine craft beers with friends and support public libraries at Brews for Books, a craft bee...


  • Kennett Flash schedule

    09/20/2014
    08:00pm

    The following acts are scheduled to perform at the Kennett Flash (101 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Squ...


  • Celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s Birthday at Milburn Orchards this weekend! Share a piece of his birt...


  • Taste Kennett Food Tours

    09/21/2014
    01:00pm — 04:00pm

    Taste Kennett Food Tours, creators of memorable, unique and fun food experiences, offer three-hou...


  • Writing Baseball

    09/21/2014
    02:00pm

    What happens when baseball leaves the field and swirls around in the imaginations of great writer...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

Chester County High School Sports