Delco Press Club Hosts Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum Tour – Delco Times

RADNOR – The Delaware County Press Club will be hosting a tour of the Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum, 301 Iven Ave., Wayne, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 19. The guided tour will include visiting permanent collections with personal memorabilia from Delco athletes to their respective areas of specialization. In all, there are 150 years of Delaware County sports history on display in seven galleries at Delco’s only Sports Museum.
The tour also includes a lunch inside the tailgate including a buffet of cold sandwiches and wraps, salad, fries, cookies and drinks in the museum auditorium.

All Press Club events are open to the public. Tickets for the Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum tour are $ 23 for pre-booked members and $ 28 for non-members and walk-ins. Reservations are recommended, but guests can also pay by cash, check, or credit card at the door. Participants are requested to wear masks during the event when they are not eating or drinking. For more information and tickets, visit thepressclubpa.org/events.

Participants are asked to bring one or two new books for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students for the Press Club book drive. Membership of the Press Club is open to individuals, companies and students working in all fields of communication and related fields of communication. For information on member eligibility, visit thepressclubpa.org/.

The Press Club season runs from September to May. Founded in 1979, the Delaware County Press Club comprises professionals, active and retired, from all fields of communication, including print and broadcast journalism, public relations, marketing, writing and photojournalism, as well as communication teachers and students, and professionals in related fields. the fields. For more information about the Club, visit thepressclubpa.org or send an email to [email protected]

The multi-level Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum has seven galleries with permanent collections in each of its handicapped accessible galleries. The first floor includes the Mickey Vernon gallery, dedicated to the Delco Baseball tradition; the Jane Barkman / Mary Ellen Clark Wide World of Women’s Sports Gallery; and the hometown of Radnor Township Sports Atrium Gallery. On the second floor is the Ted Meredith Olympic Gallery; the Emlen Tunnell Football Gallery; the Jack Ramsay basketball gallery; and the All-Sports gallery.

Local associations receive vacation grants from the Community’s Foundation.

The Community’s Foundation has enabled each of its board members and staff to award vacation grants to organizations that serve Delaware County. Through this process, $ 1,900 in unexpected funding was given to the local non-profit community.

Board and staff members appreciated the opportunity to donate to the following nonprofit organizations: Audible for Autism; Possible college Philadelphia; Chester Children’s Choir; Delaware County Defense and Resource Organization; Family support line; Delaware County Domestic Violence Project; HEADstrong Foundation; Free Library Helen Kate Furness; Young companies in the south-east of the PA; Pantry for breads and fish; Make a change group; Play for the A’s; Ridley Hi-Q Fund; and Community Services for Seniors.
TCF is a Springfield-based community foundation that provides administrative and financial management services to community groups in Delaware County. TCF’s goal is to empower ordinary citizens to take charge of philanthropy. You can find more information about the Community’s Foundation at http://TCFhelps.org. Those interested in donating to TCF and making a difference in their community can visit https://tcfhelps.org/donation-page.

Aston Lions present Sunday bingo

The Aston Township Lions Club will be sponsoring a bingo night on Sunday January 9 at the Aston Community Center. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and Bingo will start at 5 p.m.

The cost is $ 20 and there will be cash prizes, raffles and door prizes. Everyone must be at least 18 years old to play. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Go out for an evening of fun, bring your family, friends and neighbors. The funds benefit the Lions’ charitable budget.

Haverford recycling center reopens on January 10

The Haverford Township Community Recycling Center, located on Hilltop Road near the Old West Chester Pike intersection, will reopen on Monday, January 10.

Two dumpsters are clearly marked for cardboard and one dumpster is clearly marked for paper and cardboard and one dumpster for glass, cans and plastics. If the dumpsters are full, do not leave any recyclable material on the site. In addition, people are asked not to leave other materials or debris on the premises.

Documents prepared at no cost to first responders

State Senator John Kane D-9 from Birmingham and State Representative Leanne Krueger, D-161 from Nether Providence will present a veterans wills program, “Wills for Heroes,” from 9 am to 4 pm p.m. Thursday Jan. 13 at Brookhaven Municipal Building on Cambridge Road. The Wills for Heroes programs provide essential legal documents, including wills, living wills, and powers of attorney, free of charge to first responders. RSVP is required by contacting 610-447-5845 or [email protected]/.

COSA Health and Wellness Program is looking for volunteer program leaders

The Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging is seeking volunteer leaders for the Steps to Healthy Living: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. The leader will receive virtual Zoom training to learn how to lead this evidence-based, small-group workshop to reach adults 60+ in Delaware County.

COSA volunteers work in teams of two to lead these interactive workshops in small, scripted groups that focus on skill building, experience sharing and support. Community programs meet once a week for six weeks, in person or in virtual form. Volunteers are encouraged to run at least two programs per year, when the schedule allows.

The Leader training will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. virtually via Zoom on the following dates: 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 March and 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 and 17 March.

For more information or to register, contact Ellen Williams, COSA Health and Wellness Program Manager, at [email protected] or 610-499-1937.

Delloso announces investment in Glenolden Community Park

State Representative Dave Delloso, D-162 of Ridley Park, announced this week that $ 222,600 has been allocated to the Borough of Glenolden for restoration and development around Muckinipates Creek in Glenolden Community Park. The funds come from a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Recreation.

Delloso says work in the park will focus on restoring 400 feet of Muckinpates Creek, including bank stabilization, installation of stormwater management measures, construction of a boardwalk and pedestrian walkways, l ADA access, landscaping and other improvements.

The awarded funds are part of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Grant Program, which was allocated by the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund to award this grant.

Help available for overdue water bills

The Low Income Household Water Assistance Program is available to help residents with overdue water and wastewater bills if they qualify. This is a temporary emergency program designed to help low-income families pay their overdue water bills. LIHWAP is a grant that does not have to be repaid.

Applications are now being accepted. Applicants do not need to be already on public assistance to be eligible and can rent or own their home. All applicants must have an unpaid water bill and be in danger of losing their water service or their service has already been terminated.
People in need can receive a crisis grant for their drinking water service and a crisis grant for their sanitation service, up to $ 2,500 each.

To apply or find out about income guidelines, visit http://www.compass.state.pa.us or call Statewide Customer
Service center at 877-395-8930.

Readers can email community news and photos to Peg DeGrassa at [email protected]

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