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Michi Sushi: Japanese Cuisine in West Chester, Pennsylvania

August 20, 2014 12:04 pm

Craving sushi near Windsor at Windermere Place? Consider a trip to Michi Sushi, where you can have that and other Japanese cuisine.

Lunchtime is a great time to stop in for bargain priced specials like the Sushi or Sashimi Lunch, Shrimp Tempura, General Tso’s Chicken, or Veggie Teriyaki. Order the Sushi Platter and you get eight tasty pieces, plus a California roll. Bring a friend and order the Love Boat for 2 with 18 pieces of sashimi, 8 pieces of sushi, a California roll and a chef’s choice special roll. Michi Sushi's cooked entrees include Seafood Curry, Basil Beef or Chicken, Moo Goo Gai Pan, Pad Thai, Teriyaki Shrimp, Green Curry Chicken, and Sweet Golden Fish with bell pepper mango sauce.

Just a short trip from Windsor at Windermere Place, Michi Sushi is open every day.

Michi Sushi
909 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 429-8946

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Want to Travel Light? Don’t Pack These Items!

August 13, 2014 12:03 pm

You think that you packed your suitcase pretty efficiently—until the scale at the airport tells you otherwise and you’re met with a huge baggage fee. We’ve all been there before, but there are a few things that you can do about it. Eliminate these three items from your list of things to pack, and you’ll likely be amazed at how much lighter your suitcase is.

  1. Toiletries. They may be essentials, but until you actually arrive at your destination, toiletries are just taking up space in your suitcase. Instead of filling your bags with heavy shampoo bottles or, even worse, having your toiletries taken away by airport security, opt to buy the same products in travel-size versions once you arrive.
  2. Snacks. This one is very common with international travelers. If you’re a creature of habit who prefers to eat the same foods every day, it may be tempting to bring your favorite snacks with you on vacation. Even a box of cereal can take up quite a bit of space, however, so opt to instead immerse yourself in foreign culture and try the local cuisine.
  3. Books. Many people like to relax with a good book on the beach or in the hotel room, but it’s very easy to over pack reading material and weigh your suitcase down. Invest in an e-reader instead, or bring just one book and swap with a friend once you finish it.

10 Things You Should Never Pack in Your Checked Bag [Smarter Travel]
What Not to Pack in Bags When Flying [USA Today]
What Not to Pack: 10 Things You Really Shouldn’t Take on Holiday [Skyscanner]
What Not to Pack [IndependentTraveller.com]

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Back to School Tips from PBS Kids!

August 11, 2014 3:53 pm

Check out this great article from PBS Kids!

Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement… and anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved tips.

Meet the new teacher.
For kids, one of the biggest back-to-school fears is “Will I like my new teacher?” Breaking the ice early on is one of the best ways to calm everyone’s fears. Take advantage of your school’s open house or back-to-school night. Some teachers welcome phone calls or e-mails — another great opportunity to get to know each other before the year begins.

If personal contact with the teacher isn’t possible, try locating the teacher’s picture on a school website or in a yearbook, so your child can put a name with a face. If your child’s teacher sends a welcome letter, be sure to read the letter together.

Tour the school.
If your school hosts an open house, be sure to go. Familiarizing your child with her environment will help her avoid a nervous stomach on the first day. Together you can meet her teacher, find her desk, or explore the playground.

With an older child, you might ask him to give you a tour of the school. This will help refresh his memory and yours.

Connect with friends.
A familiar friend can make all the difference when heading back to school. You might try calling parents from last year’s class and finding out which children are in your child’s class this year. Refresh these relationships before school starts by scheduling a play date or a school carpool.

Tool up.
Obtain the class supply list and take a special shopping trip with your child. Having the right tools will help him feel prepared. While keeping basic needs in mind, allow for a couple of splurges like a cool notebook or a favorite-colored pen. These simple pleasures make going back to school a lot more fun.

School supply lists also provide great insight into the schoolwork ahead. Get your child excited about upcoming projects by explaining how new supplies might be used. Let him practice using supplies that he’s not used before — such as colored pencils or a protractor — so he will be comfortable using them in class.

Avoid last-minute drilling.
When it’s almost time to stop playing, give a five-minute warning. Giving clear messages to your child is very important.

Chat about today’s events and tomorrow’s plans.
While it is important to support learning throughout the summer, don’t spend the last weeks of summer vacation reviewing last year’s curriculum. All kids need some down time before the rigors of school begin. For some kids, last-minute drills can heighten anxiety, reminding them of what they’ve forgotten instead of what they remember.

Ease into the routine.
Switching from a summer to a school schedule can be stressful to everyone in the household. Avoid first-day-of-school mayhem by practicing your routine a few days in advance. Set the alarm clock, go through your morning rituals, and get in the car or to the bus stop on time. Routines help children feel comfortable, and establishing a solid school routine will make the first day of school go much smoother.

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