Good to Know / December 2019
Just a few things we'd thought you'd like to know this month in Chester County and beyond.
New Age Specs
Smart Caption Glasses technology is here! People’s Light in Malvern is the first theater in the U.S. to offer this live captioning breakthrough. Using augmented reality and smart glasses technology, Smart Caption Glasses will revolutionize the way those who are deaf, hard of hearing, and non-English speakers enjoy live theater—live and in real time. The best news? Smart Glasses are available for People’s Light’s January 2020 show, The Children! PeoplesLight.org.
No Plan(et) B
The next generation is hitting the trails running, learning how to protect the environment for years to come. Natural Lands and Trellis for Tomorrow are working together on a program, Youth Environmental Stewardship (or YES), giving jobs to youths with rocky beginnings. Providing real-world career opportunities, YES has teens 13 to 17 digging their hands into local conservation projects, planting the roots for a vibrant future, plus finding possible career opportunities in conservation. More at Trellis4Tomorrow.org.
Ugly Is In Season!
’Tis the season to be jolly and what’s jollier than an Ugly Christmas Sweater party? How about a whole day dedicated to the concept—December 20th is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day—and a crowd of friends to share in the celebration? Get into the spirit by shopping locally for festive sweaters with the most outrageous twinkling lights, bells, whistles and more truly disturbing details. Go way over the top, because the uglier, the jollier! More at NationalUglyChristmasSweaterDay.org.
Festoon your holiday cards with an image from the glorious gardens of Winterthur this season and throughout the year. The U.S. Postal Service released a new series of Forever stamps celebrating the beauty of ten classic American gardens, including Winterthur Garden in Wilmington. This new group of 20 stamps features ten different photographs of lush gardens from around the country, including the iconic view of azaleas blooming around Winterthur’s reflecting pool. A perfect way to make a personal card or letter even more memorable. USPS.com.
Warm for the Winter
December 3rd is National Roof Over Your Head Day, a time to appreciate a cozy home during cold winter months. Spread this grateful spirit by contributing to Joy of Sox, the Phoenixville nonprofit that collects thousands of socks to distribute to programs serving homeless populations in our area. As the chill of December blows in, consider warming others’ hearts—and feet—by donating to this cause. More at TheJoyOfSox.org.
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- Berkshire Hathaway Holly Gross
- Cecil County Tourism
- Chester County Community Foundation
- Chester County Hospital, Penn Med
- Delaware Museum of Natural History
- Key Financial, Inc.
- King Construction
- Sage Life
- Sugarbridge Kitchen & Bath
- SV Dental
- Thorncroft Equestrian Center
- Tim Vaughan
- Welcome Neighbor
- West Chester BID
- Walter J. Cook