Business Coronavirus

Adam’s Ribs opens in Claymont

Tobin and Adrienne Adams celebrated the grand opening of Adam’s Ribs and Grille on Saturday, March 14 at their new Claymont, Delaware restaurant.
They served a steady flow of customers all day along with call-in orders for pick up.
In previous years they operated out of a food truck where they built a following of folks who have come to love their ribs, brisket, chicken, fish and sides.
Although less than a 15-minute drive from Chester down Philadelphia Pike, it can’t been seen from the street. But, turn in the Arby’s entrance and you’ll see Adams’ Ribs right behind Arby’s.
Due to the coronavirus and their commitment to the health and safety of their staff, customers, community, Adams’ Ribs and Grille have restricted access to their dining area but they are open for call-ahead curbside pick-up! Call 302.439.3836 to place order. 

Coronavirus Family Health & Fitness Opinion

How to ration food with hungry kids?

I’m absolutely not providing advice on this one. I’m counting on those of you who are stuck at home with several mouths to feed to help one another learn how to stretch the food you have on hand.
One thing I know for sure, I want to eat a whole lot more when I’m home all day than when I’m running these streets. During these time when I definitely have a lot more food in the house than normal, it’s taking some deliberate self-discipline to not stuff my face all day long. Thankfully, the one thing I gave up for Lent is pastry. Otherwise, I’d be scarfing down a daily Phatso’s doughnut in the morning, sliding a tasty dessert along with lunch, and justifying a cookie or two for a night time snack.
Kids know nothing about self-discipline. All they know is there’s food in the house and they should be eating it. Now that they’re home all day, unless you put a lock on the cabinet and refrigerator, you could find a week’s worth of groceries annihilated in days.
And then there’s those of us who aren’t stocked up with food. We may have lost our only source of income in the past week or so and have no money coming in to replenish. I believe Washington, D.C. have heard from a lot of you and that’s why they’re pushing to get money in the mail as fast as possible. Without it, anarchy can set in quickly.
Schools tend to believe they’re only going to be out for another week, but please be prepared for a much longer hiatus. Those free lunches everyone has been providing may dry up soon. Some reports show that in the first few days, not much of the free food was given to the people they thought would come for it. Why? Because they probably had a little food at home to get by.
Our biggest food insecurity issue will occur starting next week and get progressively worse the longer this state of emergency goes on. If you have food you are looking to give away, hold on to it for a little while. It won’t be long before many of the other ‘flash-in-the-pan’ food give aways will be done and you’ll be there to fill the gaps.
I’m reminded of a lady who had a newborn child who said it’s so nice when people give you all those newborn diapers. But, where are they when the baby is nine months old and is still in need of diapers long after the tiny ones run out?
I can’t imagine what some households are going through now for food, and we’re less than a week into the shutdown. Stores are starting to restock from the initial surge and the lines are gone around here. I can’t imagine everyone is stocked up to the gills. I can imagine that despite there being food back on the shelves in the stores, food is running out on the shelves at home along with the money to continue to feed your family in the manner they’re use to.
What can we do to help our neighbors, family members, and friends? Will the government check get to everyone on time with enough money to make a difference? How many people will be giving away free food in two weeks?
These are difficult times that may get a lot more difficult sooner than we anticipate.
What’s your suggestions?

Community News Coronavirus Health & Fitness

Where’s the Widener nursing students when the seniors need them?

You’ll recall I visited with the Widener University nursing students a few weeks ago at the Stinson Tower in Chester. These students are there as part of their studies to get experience with real people in the Chester City community.
How special is it to have a team a nurses serving a senior center a couple days a week for free? Although not a nursing home, I’m sure there’s a number of seniors challenged with health and wellness issues just because of their advancing age. There are several signs posted in and around the lobby letting them know the days and times the nurses will be there so they can come down and get checked without having to navigate getting to a doctor’s office if it’s nothing too serious.
These students knock on every door in the building to ask the residents if they are okay and would like to have their vital signs checked. Seems like a great service I’m sure every senior housing development should be entitled to.
I thought I was asking a simple question that would get a simple answer when I questioned what type of response do the nursing students get when they knock on doors? The real answer was not what I expected. It seems there’s a bit of resistance from more than a few residents who are annoyed at the nurses. Some seniors are more polite about it than others, but I get a sense the students aren’t seeing as many residents as they anticipated.
While I was with them for the hour or so, two residents interrupted my visit by stopping by the room. One rolled through in his wheelchair to get his blood pressure checked – and it was high. The other guy with a bubbly personality walked in to say hi and I could tell he was a regular with the students.
Now that coronavirus could likely land in the Stinson building, who will be there to check their vital signs? Widener students won’t be back for the foreseeable future and the luxury of having a team a nurses on hand is gone when they are needed the most.
I bet, after all the smoke clears, the Widener nurses will be a lot more appreciated when they get back to Stinson.

Community News Coronavirus Health & Fitness

Keystone Quality Transport ambulance staff is prepared for coronavirus

Keystone Quality Transport has quickly geared up for the challenges of transporting individuals who may potentially have coronavirus to health providers by training their first responders how to properly don personal protective equipment and how to operate ventilators.
You see their fleet of ambulances all around Chester and Delaware Counties and with the demand expected to rise in the next few weeks, it’s critical all first responders protect themselves from infection (and from spreading infection) in order to stay on the job to keep these critical ambulances on the streets.
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With a fleet of 130 vehicles, this Delaware County based ambulance company provides a variety of emergency and non-emergency ambulance, paratransit and dedicated shuttle services to hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, adult day care and behavioral health programs. It’s obvious that safety and customer satisfaction are paramount at KQT.
Each year, they perform over 100,000 transports safely and efficiently, driving customer value and patient satisfaction and that number is bound to spike up this year.
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Coronavirus Health & Fitness Opinion

My Coronavirus Survival Kit

A lady clerk at the check-out line said if she gets the coronavirus and dies, it was her turn. The way she said it didn’t indicate she wasn’t taking precautions, but she has resigned herself not to worry.
There’s probably something there for those who are anxious about what’s to come in the next days and weeks as we will likely see an uptick in folks affected and the sad reality that folks are going to die here like they’re dying all across the globe.
The good news is the reported percentage of folks who survive the virus is greater than the number of people who die, if that’s any consolation.
Considering the conservative number of people who will come down with the virus is 40% of the population, a lot of folks are going to be sick for a week or two. Dry cough, fever, body aches, and a runny nose is a pretty sure sign you got it and whatever over the counter meds you’re accustomed to taking may provide some relief. Of course, you should call your doctor to get professional advice and if prescribed medicines, make sure you ask if those over the counter remedies are still safe to take.
The coronavirus takes a more serious turn if you get pneumonia type symptoms. If you have difficulty breathing, it may require a trip to the hospital. Otherwise, avoid the hospital at all costs. It’s the most unsafe place to be right now.
Coronavirus Survial Kit
Here is my collection of coronavirus combatants: Rubber gloves, cough drops, a thermometer, hand sanitizer, bar soap, liquid cough medicine, a couple boxes of tissue, disinfectant spray and disinfectant liquid cleaner. It’s not a lot, but I hope it’s enough.
In the cabinets and ‘ice-box’ are easy to prepare foods that don’t require a Rachel Ray cookbook to complete. Oh, I do have a few rolls of toilet paper, too.
Hopefully, if the virus hits me, I can survive with these supplies and sweat it out in self-quarantine doing a lot of Netflix-and-chill.

Community News Coronavirus Family Submission

Guidelines for Parents Who Are Divorced/Separated and Sharing Custody of Children During the Covid-19 Pandemic



Comply with all CDC and local and state guidelines and model good behavior for your children with intensive hand washing, wiping down surfaces and other objects that are frequently touched, and maintaining social distancing. This also means BE INFORMED. Stay in touch with the most reliable media sources and avoid the rumor mill on social media.


Be honest about the seriousness of the pandemic but maintain a calm attitude and convey to your children your belief that everything will return to normal in time. Avoid making careless comments in front of the children and exposing them to endless media coverage intended for adults. Don’t leave the news on 24/7, for instance. But, at the same time, encourage your children to ask questions and express their concerns and answer them truthfully at a level that is age-appropriate.

  1. BE COMPLIANTwith court orders and custody agreements.

As much as possible, try to avoid reinventing the wheel despite the unusual circumstances. The custody agreement or court order exists to prevent endless haggling over the details of timesharing. In some jurisdictions, there are even standing orders mandating that, if schools are closed, custody agreements should remain in force as though school were still in session.


At the same time, it would be foolish to expect that nothing will change when people are being advised not to fly and vacation attractions such as amusement parks, museums, and entertainment venues are closing all over the US and the world. In addition, some parents will have to work extra hours to help deal with the crisis and other parents may be out of work or working reduced hours for a time. Plans will inevitably have to change. Encourage closeness with the parent who is not going to see the child through shared books, movies, games and FaceTime or Skype.


Provide honest information to your co-parent about any suspected or confirmed exposure to the virus, and try to agree on what steps each of you will take to protect the child from exposure. Certainly, both parents should be informed at once if the child is exhibiting any possible symptoms of the virus.


Try to provide makeup time to the parent who missed out, if at all possible. Family law judges expect reasonable accommodations when they can be made and will take seriously concerns raised in later filings about parents who are inflexible in highly unusual circumstances.


There is no doubt that the pandemic will pose an economic hardship and lead to lost earnings for many, many parents, both those who are paying child support and those who are receiving child support. The parent who is paying should try to provide something, even if it can’t be the full amount. The parent who is receiving payments should try to be accommodating under these challenging and temporary circumstances.
Adversity can become an opportunity for parents to come together and focus on what is best for the child. For many children, the strange days of the pandemic will leave vivid memories. It’s important for every child to know and remember that both parents did everything they could to explain what was happening and to keep their child safe.
From the leaders of groups that deal with families in crisis:
Susan Myres, President of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
Dr. Matt Sullivan, President of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
Annette Burns, AAML and Former President of AFCC
Yasmine Mehmet, AAML
Kim Bonuomo, AAML
Nancy Kellman, AAML
Dr. Leslie Drozd, AFCC
Dr. Robin Deutsch, AFCC
Jill Peña, Executive Director of AAML
Peter Salem, Executive Director of AFCC
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP |

Community News Coronavirus Submission

Customers Bank Confirms Availability of Services

WYOMISSING, PA (March 18, 2020) Customers Bank continues to closely monitor developments related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). During this time, the bank is taking action to prioritize the health and well-being of our clients and Team Members. The bank has also taken measures to ensure customers continue to receive a high-level of customer service and uninterrupted access to its financial services.
As such, Customers Bank is limiting access to drive-thru and appointment-only service at the following branches: Berkshire Mall West (Berks County), Muhlenberg (Berks County), Exeter (Berks County), Langhorne (Bucks County) and Kimberton (Chester County). All other branches will remain open and available for business as usual.
This move is being undertaken with the approval and authorization of the Pennsylvania Department of Banking & Securities, explained Timothy D. Romig, executive vice president, managing director & market president – Pennsylvania and New Jersey. “This change is being made after careful consideration of the best methods to protect our clients and Team Members,” said Romig. “We are doing everything possible to continue to provide full access to all banking services and products.”
Clients who need access to a safety deposit box, or other services that cannot be delivered via the drive-thru such as an account opening, or loan application may schedule an appointment with the branch manager to visit the bank and meet directly with a Team Member, reported Romig.
Romig reminded customers, “ATMs and online banking are a safe, secure and convenient alternative to access banking services.” If you want to review daily cash withdrawal and point-of-sale purchase limits, please click here.
Many Customers Bank products and services, including check deposits and bill pay, can be accessed via online banking and consumer and business banking apps. Consumers with a personal banking account who wish to begin online banking can sign-up by using this link.  Business banking clients who are not enrolled in online banking should call their Relationship Manager.
The impacted branch locations and contact information for each branch manager follows:
Customers Bank
1101 Woodland Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone: 610-743-8010
Lucia DeAngelo, VP & Branch Manager, 484-682-8563
Customers Bank
1 Hearthstone Court
Reading, PA 19606
Phone: 610-406-9944
Lucia DeAngelo, VP & Branch Manager, 484-682-8563
Customers Bank
350 E. Bellevue Avenue
Reading, PA 19605
Phone: 610-743-8000
Lucia DeAngelo, VP & Branch Manager, 484-682-8563
Customers Bank
2A Summit Square Center
Langhorne, PA 19047
Phone: (267) 352-3012
Dom Paciolla, VP & Branch Manager, 484-868-6683
Customers Bank
513 Kimberton Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Phone: 610-415-9090
Keith Munley, VP & Branch Manager, 484-985-5349
For more information, see the bank’s website at
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Community News Coronavirus Submission

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates from Crozer-Keystone Health System

At Crozer-Keystone Health System, the safety of our patients, visitors, workforce and physicians is our highest priority. We are working diligently to comply with the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH)and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to respond to any potential coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in our community, to prepare for potential patient surges in our facilities, and to do our part to prevent the spread of the virus. Our hospitals, physician offices and outpatient centers are following the latest CDC and public agency guidelines and are prepared to identify, isolate and treat patients who seek care at our facilities.

Coronavirus Opinion

The Un-United States of America needs Black parents to run coronavirus policy?

Black folks in Chester, PA are in a state of emergency as young Black folks are partying at spring break in Miami.

If I’m a young person in Chester who can’t even sit at a bar and have a beer, how do you think I feel seeing thousands of scantily clad young Black people binge drinking, dancing and beaching in Florida?

Business Coronavirus

Larimer Beer Company Brewery stays open in Chester


In terms of a work week, Wednesday is my Friday, and like most people looking to unwind at the end of the week, I often head over to Larimer Brewery for a craft beer since it’s only a few blocks from the job.

With everything being shut down, I thought for sure my Wednesday routine would need a little adjustment, but no, Larimer still comes through.