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Expert Contributors

Automobile Repair & Services
Lou Matteo
Edgemont Automotive

Lou Matteo and Edgemont Automotive has been serving the communities of Western Delaware County and surrounding areas for over 30 years. Located on West Chester Pike in the Camino Commons shopping center, next to the Beer Distributor and adjacent to the Edgemont Post Office, Edgemont Automotive delivers top quality auto service, extraordinary customer service, knowledgeable technicians, and honesty. If you are looking for the most trusted truck and auto repair shop that can diagnose your automotive problem correctly the first time, and repair your vehicle thoroughly and promptly, contact expert Auto Mechanic, Lou Matteo.

Chiropractic Care
Dr. Heather Sefried, DC
The Joint Chiropractic

Dr. Heather Sefried, DC, is the owner of The Joint Chiropractic of Newtown Square, a member of the nation’s largest network of non-insurance, private pay chiropractic health care clinics in the United States. Dr. Heather’s team of Doctors of Chiropractic, who like Dr. Heather are all licensed in Pennsylvania to provide patient-friendly chiropractic services, deliver quality pain relief and preventative care to the highest standards without insurance hassles or need for an appointment. Walk-Ins are welcome at The Joint Chiropractic, open evenings & weekends.

Dance Instruction
Sheila Turner
From the Top Studio of Dance

Sheila Turner, owner of From the Top Studio of Dance, is a graduate of Kutztown University, Marple Newtown H.S., and life-long resident of Newtown Square, where Sheila has led the local dance community for over 30 years. Since training with former Radio City Rockette, Linda Johnston, Sheila has taught the fundamentals, techniques and performance of dance to youth and adults with the utmost regard for individuality and right of self-expression, resulting in numerous performance and choreography awards. Sheila and her instructors understand the importance of continuing dance education and travel yearly to NYC to study at with the best of the best at the Dance Teacher Summit. Discover how boys and girls, adult singles, couples and seniors, can all find increased confidence, poise, fitness and fun through dance instruction. Contact Sheila Turner at From the Top Studio of Dance. 

Electric Services
Andrew Martella
Martella Electric Company

Andrew Martella, owner of Martella Electric Company, began his electrical training as a 14-year old apprentice to his father, Carmen, who inspired Andrew’s Code of Ethics in service to his customers, his employees and to his community. Formally trained in Energy Engineering, Andrew’s expertise has guided Martella Electric for more than 32 years in association with Electricians Success International, reserved for only the top 1% of all electrical companies in the United States. Now in its 3rd generation of service to Delaware County and the Main Line, Martella Electric Company is known for its unparalleled Expert Electrician reputation for trusted service at a fair price, and for its ongoing referrals from prior customers in over 60+ years of service to our community.

Experts Needed!
Contact Bob Blaisse
*Vacations, Dental, Home Health Care, Medical, Real Estate, Law, Jewelry

Should your name be among the Expert Contributors of Newtown Square Friends & Neighbors magazine, mailed monthly to Newtown Square residents and offered online? Expert Contributors have the opportunity to contribute feature articles on topics, such as how to make informed decisions in their industry, or that showcase their expertise in a way that is interesting and helpful to the 4,446 homeowners mailed Newtown Square Friends & Neighbors magazine every month, and to thousands more who read Newtown Square’s local monthly magazine online. Interested professionals may contact Bob Blaisse at: 610-453-5536, or by email to

Fireplace Products
Scott Magness
Scott’s Fireplace Products

Scott’s Fireplace Products, expertly managed by owner Scott Magness and formerly known as DeYoung’s Fireside Shoppe, was established in 1985 and has been responsible for providing outstanding products and services ever since. With expert support from Scott’s son Ray Magness, expertise includes gas log installations specialties, standard and custom glass enclosures, cast and ceramic fiber gas log sets (for both vented and vent-free applications), direct vent systems and vent-free fireplace systems. Scott has great knowledge to share regarding the many choices of fireplace accessories and related items for home and patio. Stop in to meet Scott and Ray.

Jim Casar
Carpet Warehouse

Jim Casar is the “Go-To” Flooring Expert known by most homeowners in Marple Newtown. And no wonder; nearly everyone has purchased some manner of carpeting or flooring from Jim’s Carpet Warehouse, which has been installing floor coverings since 1944. Experience how “The Professionals” at Carpet Warehouse combine expertise and wholesale pricing to make changing floors in home or office as simple and convenient as possible. Jim Casar’s Carpet Warehouse showroom is open seven days a week so if you’re in the market for major brands of carpeting or hardwood, laminate, vinyl or tile flooring at warehouse pricing, contact Jim Casar and the hometown experts at Carpet Warehouse in Broomall, across from Marple Sports Arena, in the Lawrence Park Industrial Park.

Food & Beverage
Christopher Heath, Corporate Chef, Elyse Lovenworth, Beverage Dir.
Firepoint Grill

Christopher Heath, Firepoint Grill and Paxos Restaurant Group Corporate Chef, and Elyse Lovenworth, Beverage Director of Firepoint Grill, bring good taste to Newtown Square’s buzzy and stylish eatery and bar with outdoor seating, offering elevated American food & pizza within a classy 4-Star modern American restaurant known for its wood-fired cooking, and named for the temperature point that a flame must reach to maintain combustion. Come out to meet the experts for hot and tasty dining at the Firepoint Grill.

Funeral Home
Robert D'Anjollel, Jr., F.D. Supervisor
DANJOLLEL Memorial Homes

Since 1963, D’Anjolell Memorial Homes & Crematory has served the Philadelphia metro region by offering expert funeral services. Rob D’Anjolell’s family and partners have been voted Best Funeral Home and are members of the National Funeral Directors Association. As the Funeral Home Supervisor now leading the most trusted name in funeral service for over 50 years, Rob D’Anjolell is Marple Newtown’s expert in all matters of funeral services and known by all for having the capabilities to conduct funerals for all faiths while integrating tasteful life celebration.

Glass & Mirror Services
Dave Gura and Lew Gura
Bryn Mawr Glass

Glass and mirror experts David Gura and his brother Lew Gura are the local deans of specialty glass and mirror. And it’s no wonder! Bryn Mawr Glass (now located in Havertown) has been suburban Philadelphia’s leading specialty glass and mirror shop for every type of residential and commercial project since it was established in 1947. With expert knowledge of their craft, Dave and Lew get every job done right the first time, whether it’s redoing a shower enclosure or any service for glass windows, doors, table tops and mirrors. Dave and Lew Gura treat everyone with respect, a business practice that created and maintains the great reputation Bryn Mawr Glass has earned over more than 70 years of operation. Their expert staff truly loves their work and appreciates your business.

Hair Salon
Michele Quinn & Brittany Naab
Blush Salon

Michele Quinn and Britany Nabb are Blush Salon owners who have serviced hair needs in Delaware County since 2011. Blush Salon is proud to be a Club 5TH Avenue Elite Salon and member of Redken’s Elite partner program dedicated to Redken education and product knowledge. Michele and Britany believe in consistency, authenticity and a beautiful guest experience. Blush Salon and The Studio by Bush Salon offers haircuts, hair coloring and formal finishing, facials, waxing, tanning, and makeup.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Len Sciulli
Len Sciulli & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning

Len Sciulli & Sons is a family-owned and operated local business which has provided services for cooling and heating throughout Southern PA for over 20 years. Len Sciulli’s expertise and reliable service is available 24-hours a day for emergency situations related to heating and cooling systems. Len Sciulli’s & Sons’ commitment to high-quality service and their professional attitude ensures customer satisfaction by seeing that every job is done right the first time to minimize cost of maintenance and repairs for years to come.

Landscape Design & Landscaping
TJ Warner
JHL Landscaping

JHL Landscaping is a full-service landscape/hardscape design, construction and management company servicing the full scope of landscape/hardscape requirements for both commercial and residential properties. TJ Warner grew up in Marple Newtown and attended Marple Newtown High School. TJ takes great pride in providing JHL customers with excellent customer service and the highest quality of workmanship. The honesty and level of professionalism which TJ Warner and his entire JHL Landscaping team delivers as experts sets JHL Landscaping apart from all competitors.

Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control
Matt McGuire
Delaware Valley Turf

Expertise is clearly at work every day at Delaware Valley Turf, whose team members remain true to their roots and agronomy training. Matt McGuire and his team of experts at Del Val Turf use sound and proven turf management practices. All technicians have college degrees in turf science, agronomy and/or horticulture from top universities, and all are PA-certified applicators which use only organic or organic-based fertilizers after a soil test is conducted at the start of every program for bug control and fertilization for healthy weed free, green grass growth.

Martial Arts & Fitness Kickboxing
Lou Marvil
Level Up Black Belt Academy

Lou Marvil believes in Karate and in you. Lou also believes that Karate and martial Arts lessons is the best thing you can do for your child to increases their confidence, energy and spirit. Taking Martial Arts lessons helps your child as he/she develops towards greater academic achievement and higher self-respect. As a Karate and Martial Arts Expert, Lou Marvil instructs adults and children to increase strength and fitness levels both in mind and body and discipline which is needed to conquer and to overcome their fears.

Painting & General Contracting Services
Tom Rafferty
Rafferty Painting & General Contracting

Tom Rafferty has led Rafferty Painting & General Contracting to become a top Pennsylvania Commercial, Industrial and Residential leading contractor, set apart by only hiring the best craftsmen in the industry. All painting work is done entirely by Rafferty’s highly skilled employees, not subcontractors. Tom Rafferty understands the challenges of renovating a home, and can completely satisfy any project which requires expertise for home additions or remodels, painting, power washing, carpentry work, tile or flooring, or replacement windows or doors.

Personal Training & Fitness
Ed Winfield and Erik LeBlanc
Retro Fitness Newtown Square

Program & Fitness Director Ed Winfield holds multiple Fitness Industry certifications including National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA), USAW Sports Performance Coach, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Wellness Coaching program (Life Coach). A former Navy SEAL with 30 years in the Fitness Industry, Ed’s expertise helps Retro Fitness members achieve their performance and fitness goals and create permanent physical, mental and emotional lifestyle improvements. Fitness Coach Erik Le Blanc combines his knowledge gained from earning degrees in Kinesiology and Public Health with his experience achieving personal fitness goals and guiding others to do the same. Erik helps members learn the science behind why exercise is so important to the body and also how to exercise properly. Come out to Retro Fitness, meet Ed and Erik, and find out how they can help you reach your fitness and wellness goals. Retro Fitness is a state-of-the-art community gym that offers each member maximum value and convenience, a supportive teamwork environment, and a customized fitness program that will keep you on track and motivated. You know it’s time to Go Retro.

Shannon Locher
Shannon Lynn Photography
Shannon Locher is the photographer for Newtown Square Friends & Neighbors. As the owner of Shannon Lynn Photography, based in Newtown Square, Shannon is one of us! Having lived in the Marple Newtown area her entire life and graduating from Marple Newtown High School and Temple University, Shannon her husband Tom are raising their two sons, Dillon and Nathan, here in Newtown Square, where Shannon is widely known for her photography and for specializing in maternity, newborn and family portraits. We’re fortunate to have a Newtown Square friend and neighbor who combines photographic art and hometown pride as our magazine photographer. Consider asking Shannon to create photos of a lifetime for you and your family. Contact Shannon Locher through her web site at:
Real Estate Sales
Sarah Forti
Forti Homes / Keller Williams Realty
Sarah Forti is Newtown Square’s real estate expert in residence! As leader of Forti Homes, and one of Keller Williams Realty’s most successful real estate professionals, Sarah is a full-time Realtor®, committed to serving the needs of home Buyers and Sellers. Sarah’s dedication, commitment, positive attitude and comprehensive understanding of the local real estate market has made her Newtown Square’s Resident Real Estate Expert. A lifelong resident of the Greater Philadelphia Area, specifically on the Main Line, Sarah’s area of expertise spans Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery and Chester Counties. Sellers and buyers of homes and commercial real estate working with Sarah for more than 13 years, do so with full confidence they are working with a Real Estate Expert on their side.
Roofing, Siding & Carpentry
Kevin O'Donnell
O’Donnell Roofing Co.

Kevin O’Donnell is the 4th-generation expert roofer now leading O’Donnell Roofing Co, established in 1924. Kevin’s expertise has been passed down to him through four generations of O’Donnells which have guided business owners and homeowners step-by-step to ensure each roofing, siding and carpentry project comes in on time and on budget. O’Donnell Roofing Co. will never mislead customers or even offer a quote for work that isn’t needed. That has been the trusted value of O’Donnell Roofing Co. for over 90 years. Eighty percent of O’Donnell Roofing Co’s new roof customers come from past customer referrals that have all begun with honest estimates for quality workmanship.

Senior Living & Housing
Lindsey Poeth, CSA®
Oasis Senior Advisors – Main Line

Lindsey Poeth, Certified Senior Advisor®, is the Owner of Oasis Senior Advisors – Main Line, located in Malvern. With over 15 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, Lindsey is a trusted advisor for seniors and their families who are considering senior care options such as moving to a senior care community or hiring an in-home caregiver. She is an expert at gathering extensive input from all those involved in this important decision. Lindsey then provides guidance and assistance to match each senior with their ideal senior care solution – all at no charge to the family.

Septic, Sewer & Storm Services
TJ Dell’Arciprete & Dave DiGrigorio
Delaware Valley Septic, Sewer & Storm
610-947-4800 /
TJ Dell’Arciprete and Dave DiGregorio are Septic, Sewer and Storm Experts whose family-run business has operated since 1986 to serve communities with all manners of septic system installation and maintenance. Because specializing in septic system installation is a very delicate process which must be completed with care, Dave and TJ’s provide a personal touch to keep water flowing Whether it comes to septic inspections which are a necessity to keep systems operating with dependability, drain cleaning, septic pumping, repair or replacement, after diagnosing an issue and figuring out the solution, the services teams led by septic, storm and sewer experts, TJ Dell’Arciprete and Dave DiGregorio, will efficiently and economically make complete repairs or replacements that will make life normal again.
Waterproofing & Weatherization
David Linn Cook
Weatherproofing Plus, Inc.

As a longtime Marple Newtown resident, David Linn Cook, co-owner of Weatherproofing Plus, Inc., is well-known among Marple and Newtown Township residents as the local expert for all matters related to basement waterproofing and home weatherproofing. But Dave Cook’s expertise is also legendary across the entire tri-state region. For over 30 years, Dave has been fixing weather-related water leakage in homes, solving wet basements, installing sump pumps, controlling home humidity, managing mold remediation and overseeing needed basement foundation and crack repairs. Respected for his free expert advice and free estimates, Dave’s clients witness unparalleled expertise and his ability to craft economical remedies that come with his personal lifetime guarantee. It’s no wonder Dave Cook is by far the most trusted waterproofing and weatherproofing expert in the region. For personal service and discounts offered to Senior Citizens and Veterans, there is no better home weatherization expert than David Linn Cook and Weatherization Plus, Inc.