Wednesday, February 22 2023 11:10

Good to Know

Written by County Lines Magazine

Just a few things we thought you'd like to know this month

For the Birds

Help migrating birds by joining Bird Safe Philly’s Lights Out campaign. Every year, tens of millions of birds pass through our area during their spring migration. But artificial lights at night can confuse the birds and cause them to crash into buildings. From April 1 to May 31, turn off your lights or cover windows between midnight and 6 a.m. Save the birds while saving money on your electric bill! BirdSafePhilly.org.

Giving Life

Did you know April is National Donate Life Month? There are over 100,000 people on the national transplant list, and 17 people die every day waiting for a transplant. To learn how to become a donor, visit OrganDonor.gov. Also consider getting involved with the Transplant Alliance Foundation, headquartered in Pottstown, which supports local donors, recipients and families. They host fundraising events throughout the year, including Luxury Designer Bag Bingo on April 16. TransplantAlliance.org.

New Heights

Notice the major construction along West Chester’s Gay Street? The former Thatcher’s/Rite Aid building was demolished to make way for Hotel Indigo, a six-story boutique hotel with 108 rooms and a 6,000-square-foot seafood restaurant on the ground floor. Look for local photos from the Chester County History Center and more evidence of West Chester’s character when construction is completed sometime in 2024. BizJournals.com/Philadelphia.

Fab Photos

Photo: Mark Lucas

Congrats to Mark Lucas and Lilly Zhang, West Chester residents and winners of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forest Foundation’s annual photo contest. These photogs were among just 20 winners from over 600 entries. Mark won the Judge’s Choice Award in the Forests category for his photo in Gallitzin State Forest, and Lilly earned the People’s Choice Young Photographer Award for her shot of Marsh Creek State Park. Enjoy all the winning pics on the Foundation’s Facebook page. PAParksAndForests.org.

Booming Businesses

Update your look this season with a visit to new businesses on South High Street in West Chester! OutLash offers lash extensions, lifts and tints as well as skincare and other beauty services from a licensed esthetician. And Jawn Supply moved from Downingtown Vintage to their own space, offering their extensive collection of vintage clothing with lots of Philly sports gear. OutLash.org. JawnSupply.com.