Author: Loretta Rodgers

Neumann inaugurates new president

Neumann University, on Friday, officially welcomed Dr. Chris Domes as its sixth president during inauguration ceremonies held on campus at the Mirenda Center. More than 1,000 members of the university community cheered as Domes, accompanied by his wife Mary,  was presented the official presidential medallion. “Today, Dr. Domes joins an elite group of leaders,” said staff representative and Aston resident Marty Krupiak. “Neumann University has been blessed through the years with powerful, effective, and passionate leaders. This leadership has taken the vision shared by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia to a thriving university shared by the community…...

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Thousands Celebrate Community: Boroughs host families for fun times

The boroughs of Brookhaven, Glenolden, Parkside, and Trainer last week, celebrated their respective Community Days with a variety of food, rides, entertainment and games. In Brookhaven, children and their families enjoyed train rides, a mini Ferris wheel, climbing tower, games and inflatables. Co-chairs Betty Kelley and Dawn Jones led a group of volunteers to make the borough’s 31st annual Family Day special. “This year we have 1,800 people registered,” said Mayor Mike Hess. “It seems as though everyone is having a great time. Brookhaven is a special place – it’s a community with unity.” More than 2,000 Glenolden residents...

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Citizen of the Year named, others honored

Aston commissioners, last week, presented a proclamation to long time township resident Barry Pinkowicz, naming him Aston’s 2017 Citizen of the Year. In addition, longtime township secretary Carol Thompson and her husband, Cliff, were recognized for their 50th wedding anniversary, and Aston Library founding member Harry Hill was honored for his work and the 40th anniversary of the library. A graduate of Sun Valley High School and the Culinary Institute of America, Pinkowicz has been a member of the Friends of the Chester Creek Branch for 21 years and currently serves as the group’s president. He was a driving...

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50 Years of Learning; Community College celebrates major milestone

Delaware County Community College (DCCC) administrators, students, faculty, alumni, neighbors and friends gathered Saturday to celebrate the school’s golden anniversary. Activities included campus tours, games, refreshments, informational tables, burial of a time capsule, faculty demonstrations, homecoming for alumni, and the opportunity to meet new college President Dr. L. Joy Gates Black. “This is a great opportunity to bring my family back here to see where I attended school,” said Mary Catherine Willings. “It’s a fun day for everyone.” In addition, free vision screenings, an interactive display of World War I artifacts, mathematical magic tricks, and faculty artwork was on...

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Derby in Marcus gets kids, families hooked

For the past seven years, Marcus Hook Councilman Joe Flynn organized a fishing derby in celebration of Father’s Day. This year, the borough’s pier was in the process of being repaired and Flynn was not certain the derby would take place. Because the event is so important to the councilman and the community, he decided to go forward with the derby, but later in the summer- on Grandparent’s Day. So, on Sunday, about 50 children, accompanied by parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles descended upon the Marcus Hook pier to enjoy a morning of fishing and camaraderie. “At first I...

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