Senior winners

SCS honors 2014 Senior Games medalists

Friendship Circle Senior Center, 1515 Lansdowne Ave., Darby, recently honored members who participated in the 2014 Delaware County Senior Games, presented by the County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) to recognize and highlight the active lifestyles of older adults in Delaware County. Shown here are some of the members who earned medals at […]

Joe Watkins says offering incentives is just good business.

Chester school leaders revise tax plans; promise enrollment offers

Chester-Upland School District (CUSD) officials have revised their fiscal 2014-2015 tax numbers for the coming year and decided to offer prospective new students laptops and pricey music headphones if they choose to leave charter schools, or wherever they are, and enroll in district-run schools starting in September. Under revised real estate tax millage projections, the […]

Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and TV sports analyst Ron Jaworski (third from left) was among the volunteers helping build a new playground. He posed here with KaBoom! staffer Maddie McClinton (left) and Project Manager Chris Hickey (right) and Jaimie McKenzie, of United Healthcare.

200 volunteers help build new playground for Darby kids

More than 200 volunteers gathered in Darby Borough on Saturday to build a new playground at Park Lane Elementary School. Volunteers from the community, UnitedHealthcare, William Penn School District, Park Lane Elementary and organizers from the KaBoom! playground building organization, joined in the construction project despite bouts of early rain. Volunteers started working at 8:30 […]

Ann Faulds

Two join partnership board

Ann Faulds and Alison Kraus haveassumed three-year terms on the Board of Directors governing the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, a leader of science-based and collaborative efforts to improve the tidal Delaware River and Bay, which spans Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Faulds heads the Pennsylvania Sea Grant office in Chester, where she has worked […]

Downtown Chester hosts second annual Overtown Festival

Chester City held its second annual Overtown Festival as part of its city revitalization campaign. Vendors lined the sidewalk along Avenue of the States from Fourth to Seventh streets, hoping to attract visitors to enjoy food, face painting and art from morning to evening. “Thank you so much for coming,” said Mayor John Linder. “Enjoy […]

Bessie Ware, Gay Johnson and Novela Pittman fix their plates at the seniors’ picnic.

Seniors enjoy annual day in Deshong Park

Last Saturday, senior residents of the Edgmont, Madison and Gateway apartments in Chester, along with others from the general community, enjoyed the second annual Seniors Fun Day picnic at Deshong Park. In addition to food and great company, students from the Hedgerow Theater School were on-hand to perform the play, Suessical the Musical. Directed by […]

World Breastfeeding Week to be celebrated

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week from Aug. 1-7, Crozer-Keystone and the Delaware County Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) are hosting free public events on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 1st and 2nd in coordination with a global series of events titled, The Big Latch On. The event’s goal is to break the record for […]

County Council Chairman Tom McGarrigle, a small business owner, delivers good news that Delaware County's economy is strong, according to unbiased economic forces on Wall Street.

A Political Reality at a Time That’s Not Political

So, it’s summer time now, right? That usually means vacations and chillin’-out time and not a lot of attention is paid to “politics” until after Labor Day when the “political season” starts. But forgive us for jumping the gun. Last week it was announced that Delaware County maintained its high-grade credit rating of AA from […]

The healthcare team of the Advanced Wound Care Center at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, including (from left) Front Desk Coordinator Dana Zaffri, Program Coordinator Crystal Manns, RN BSN; Medical Director Dr. William Urbas and Wound Center Physician Dr. Michelle Oliver, are pictured with the Wound Center of Excellence award.

Mercy Fitzgerald wound care center wins excellence award

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby has announced that its Advanced Wound Care Center is a recipient of RestorixHealth’s newly launched Wound Center of Excellence awards. The award is presented to centers that meet or exceed national wound care quality benchmarks in areas including healing outcomes and safety, along with a patient satisfaction rate of 95 […]

Kenya Jordan with her dance team “Seven.”

Local teacher retires after a quarter century of dance

The 25-year dance career of Kenya Jordan came to a close late last month at St. Luke Community Fellowship Hall with a program appropriately titled, This is it…Total Praise Performance. Jordan, who was raised and educated in Darby Township, is the daughter of Clarence and Norma Jordan. She dedicated all that time to teaching dance […]

This is not a Photoshopped picture. Howard, the St. Bernard, and Claire, the poodle, really did get along, contrary to some belief that big and little dogs can't get along.

9 pet myths that you believe, but shouldn’t

If it sounds reasonable, then it must be true, right? WRONG, especially when dealing with pets. There are thousands of myths out there and, while they may sound plausible, are just plain misleading and can even be harmful to our animals and cause pet owners a lot of needless worry and expense. Let’s look at […]

Green Ridge Fire Company

Aston fire companies merge; get new name and number

After 10 years of discussion and 18 months of intensive meetings and planning, the Aston-Beechwood and Green Ridge fire companies have united to become the singular Aston Township Fire Department. Aston commissioners, last week, adopted an ordinance approving the delivery of fire and medical services to the citizens, businesses and visitors of the municipality. Members […]

Aston Township officials say attempting to preserve the 190 year-old Lister property would be too costly and should be demolished for the good of the community. Historical advocates oppose that position.

Advocates oppose demolition of 190 year-old property

Aston Historical Society President Sheila Withelder, last week, told Aston commissioners that she and members of the society are opposed to the planned demolition of the circa 1824 Lister property located in the 4500 block of Aston Mills Road. During their June meeting, commissioners unanimously approved buying the property for $110.50. It was announced that […]

Friendship Circle art show

Friendship Circle showcased local artists

Nearly 50 people attended Friendship Circle Senior Center’s inaugural community art show last month titled, Artistic Endeavors. Eighteen of the center’s artists showcased their works at Art Space in Lansdowne. The new venue allowed for family, friends and neighbors to support the artists and view their work on display. Art classes sponsored by the center […]


Most STEM graduates not working in STEM jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau reported this week that 74 percent of people with a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering and math — commonly referred to as STEM — are not employed in STEM occupations. In addition, men continue to be overrepresented in STEM, especially in computer and engineering occupations. About 86 percent of engineers […]


Pew gives $72,000 grant for Chester Cultural Corridor Project

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) has been awarded a $72,000 Discovery Grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for the Chester Cultural Corridor (C3) Project. PHC is partnering with the City of Chester, Widener University, and Chester Arts Alive! to launch a model civic engagement project that uses innovative theatre techniques to create […]


Hairballs for cats may be more than just hard to look at

If you ever found something on the floor that made you wonder why your cat was relieving himself outside of his litter box only to discover it’s not a turd, but a hairball, you are not alone. Hairballs, although unsightly and sometimes just down right gross, are a by-product of a cat’s healthy and normal […]