Each quarter, The Hand Crafted Cookie Company chooses a local organization whose work they believe is important to make a donation to. For the first quarter of 2010, they have chosen Mom's House on Church St. They will make a donation of 5% of all sales, up to $500, plus whatever amount their customers donate during that time. Last quarter, they raised $536 for PACS and, the quarter before, $594 for Citizen Advocacy of Chester County. They have set a goal of at least $600 for this quarter. So stop in, have some great cookies and help a good cause in the process!
Over the next couple of months, three local businesses will be closing their doors. On Saturday, February 16th, Polka Dots will be closing their store at 246 Bridge Street. The shop, a women's clothing boutique, opened nearly two and a half years ago but has recently found business slow. --- Originally, (owner Susan) Randels said that the store was doing well, but that the momentum could not keep up. "The things that sold in Paoli didn't sell in Phoenixville," she said, adding that some customers thought that the store was too expensive or the sizing did not go high enough (size 12 being the highest size sold). "We tried everything." Randels also said that parking was an issue for many of her customers who could either not find spaces or did not feel safe parking behind the store. --- Polka Dots remains open until the 16th, with hours on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is 610-935-5914. Clothing and s