Chester County Briefly: January 31

Jerry Spinelli

Book Cover - Jerry SpinelliJerry Spinelli

The Wellington Square Bookshop in Eagleview has collaborated with the Downingtown Area School District to bring author and Norristown native Jerry Spinelli to the Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center in February. Spinelli will be talking about his most recent book, The Warden’s Daughter.

Spinelli is the award-winning and celebrated author of more than a dozen books for young readers, including Maniac Magee, winner of the Newbery Medal, and Stargirl, a New York Times bestseller.

“The students, teachers, and parents are so excited about Mr. Spinelli coming to the school,” said Deborah Kearney, Downingtown’s K-12 ELA Curriculum Leader, who was instrumental in getting the program in place. “He will speak to nearly 1,000 students, and we are going to stream the event to other schools in the district.”

Alex Trebek and Lisa Schlitt
Alex Trebek and Lisa Schlitt

Lisa Schlitt

Berwyn resident Lisa Schlitt, a microbiologist for the New Jersey Department of Health, pulled off an impressive comeback on a recently aired episode of Jeopardy!

Schlitt trailed going into Final Jeopardy, and she bet everything she had – $13,800 – on the last question on African cities. She correctly answered “Bloemfontein,” the capital city of South Africa.

Schlitt, who grew up on Long Island and attended Cornell University, moved to Chester County about a year and a half ago to live near family. While her show was filmed in the fall, it ran last Friday on ABC.

center for familiesCenter for Families at Malvern

The Center for Families at Malvern officially opens Thursday, Feb. 2 at 11 AM with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new facility at 101 Phoenixville Pike. Chamber of Commerce representatives will be in attendance to welcome this new mental health resource to the community.

The Center for Families, the first of its kind in the Greater Philadelphia area, is a safe place for teens and families to find support, education, and sustainable healing for mental health and substance abuse struggles. Staffed by clinicians with more than 100 years of combined experience in the field of adolescent mental health, the Center walks parents and teens through all stages of the healing process, and addresses each family’s specific needs.

“The research illustrates that parent involvement in treatment is the single largest indicator for positive outcomes,” said Caroline Fenkel, Manager of the Center for Families. “This important research, combined with my own experience providing direct clinical care to local families, has crystallized the need for the Center in this community.”

For more information about the Center for Families at Malvern, call 610-228-0670 or visit

Evolve-IP---New-CLoud-Logo (1) (1)Evolve IP

Evolve IP, The Cloud Services Company based in Wayne, has been included in the 2016 Gartner Market Guide for Desktop as a Service (DaaS). The Market Guide, which lists 10 DaaS providers in North America, is intended to provide more understanding of the DaaS market and its offerings. As part of its broad portfolio of award-winning cloud services, Evolve IP DaaS provides desktop users with a virtual workspace, customized with their unique applications and files, that is accessible from virtually any internet-connected tablet, phone, or computing device, all for a predictable monthly fee.

“We believe the Gartner Market Guide for Desktop as a Service is the latest validation for DaaS, and we are pleased to have been included among representative vendors,” said Evolve IP’s Chief Technology and Product Officer and Founding Partner, Scott Kinka. “We have watched as DaaS has gained market traction over the past few years, and are not surprised as it delivers a trifecta of organizational benefits.

“First, user productivity increases due to anytime – anywhere desktop access. Second, IT desktop management is easier – from delivering updates and patches to securing machines. Third, organizational security is enhanced with the ability to easily protect sensitive corporate data regardless of what an employee does with his or her physical devices. As these benefits are realized and market awareness increases, we expect to see even greater adoption in 2017.”

Connect With Your Community

Subscribe to stay informed!

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.