Chester Springs Life - Spring 2017 Premiere Issue
By J. Chambless
Welcome to the premiere issue of Chester Springs Life. In this first issue, we meet Katherine Lovell, the new executive director of Anselma Mill, and share her vision for the national landmark's future. We explore the history of the St. Joseph Parish, from its humble start to becoming the church with the largest parish in Chester County. We take you inside the Chester Springs Studio, a vibrant arts center at Historic Yellow Springs. We also talk to Steve Plaugher, the manager of the Downingtown Main Street Association, about the organization's efforts to maintain a vibrant downtown in Downingtown. We visit the Villaris Self Defense Center in Chester Springs, where children learn the basics of self-defense and also develop the essential life skills of character, confidence and self-respect. We talk to the talented individuals behind SALT Performing Arts, which has provided thousands of young people with a chance to learn about the craft of theater and experience the thrill of performing in a nurturing environment. We visit backstage at SALT, to where a 31-member cast of teens and pre-teens recently prepared to rock the stage with performances of the rollicking “Seussical, Jr.” Finally, we take you on a visual tour of the Eagleview Town Center in Exton, which welcomes thousands of visitors a year to a full schedule of events and activities. You can always find more stories about Chester Springs and the communities in our coverage area at www.chestercounty.com.
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