RADNOR — The Delaware County Press Club will host a tour of the Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum, 301 Iven Ave., Wayne, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19. The guided tour will include viewing permanent collections with personal memorabilia from Delco athletes in their respective specialized fields. 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 an indoor tailgate lunch featuring a buffet of cold sandwiches and wraps, salad, chips, 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 members with reservations in advance and $28 for nonmembers and walk-ins. Reservations are recommended but guests may also pay by cash, check, or credit card at the door. Attendees are asked to wear masks at the event when not eating or drinking. For more information and tickets, visit thepressclubpa.org/events.
Attendees are asked to bring consider a new book or two for students in grades K through eighth for the Press Club’s Book Drive. Membership in the Press Club is available to individuals, businesses, and students working in all fields of communications and allied communication fields. For membership eligibility information, visit thepressclubpa.org/.
The Press Club season runs from September through May. Founded in 1979, the Delaware County Press Club comprises professionals, active or retired, from all fields of communications, including print and broadcast journalism, public relations, marketing, writing, and photojournalism, as well as communications teachers and students, and professionals in allied fields. For more information on the Club, visit thepressclubpa.org or email [email protected]
The multilevel 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 Delco Baseball lore; the Jane Barkman/Mary Ellen Clark Wide World of Women’s Sports Gallery; and the hometown Radnor Township Sports Atrium Gallery. On the second floor are the Ted Meredith Olympic Gallery; the Emlen Tunnell Football Gallery; the Jack Ramsay Basketball Gallery; and the All-Sports Gallery.
Local non-profits receive holiday grants from The Community’s Foundation.
The Community’s Foundation allowed each of their board and staff members an opportunity to direct holiday grants to organizations that serve Delaware County. Through this process, $1,900 of unexpected funding made its way into the local non-profit community.
Board and staff members appreciated the opportunity to donate to the following non-profit organizations: Audible for Autism; College Possible Philadelphia; Chester Children’s Choir; Delaware County Advocacy & Resource Organization; Family Support Line; Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County; HEADstrong Foundation; Helen Kate Furness Free Library; Junior Achievement of Southeastern PA; Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry; Making a Change Group; Play for the A’s; Ridley Hi-Q Fund; and Senior Community Services.
TCF is a community foundation based in Springfield, that provides administrative and financial management services to community-minded groups in Delaware County. TCF’s aim is to empower everyday citizens to take philanthropy into their own hands. More information on The Community’s Foundation can be found at http://TCFhelps.org. Those who would like to donate to TCF and make a difference in their community can visit https://tcfhelps.org/donation-page.
Aston Lions present bingo on Sunday
The Aston Township Lions Club will sponsor an evening of Bingo Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Aston Community Center. The doors will open at 4 p.m. and Bingo will begin 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 to purchase.
Come out for an evening of fun, bring your family, friends, and neighbors. Funds benefit the Lions’ charitable budget.
Haverford Recycling Center reopens Jan. 10
The Haverford Township Community Recycling Center, located on Hilltop Road, near the intersection of Old West Chester Pike, will reopen Monday, Jan. 10.
Two dumpsters are clearly marked for cardboard and one dumpster is clearly marked for both paper and cardboard and one dumpster for glass, cans and plastics. If the dumpsters are full, do not leave recyclables at the site. Also, people are asked not to leave other materials or debris at the location.
Documents prepared at no charge for first responders
State Sen. John Kane D-9 of Birmingham and state Rep. Leanne Krueger, D-161 of Nether Providence, will present a Veterans Wills Program, “Wills for Heroes,” 9 a.m. to 4 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. An RSVP is required by contacting 610-447-5845 or [email protected]/.
COSA’s Health and Wellness Program searches for volunteer program leaders
The Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging is looking for volunteer leaders for the “Steps to Healthy Living: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.” The leader will receive training virtually on Zoom to learn how to lead this small group evidence-based workshop to reach adults age 60 and older in Delaware County.
COSA volunteers work in teams of two people to lead these scripted, small interactive group workshops that focus on building skills, sharing experiences and support. Community programs meet once a week for six weeks either in-person or in virtual formats. Volunteers are asked to lead at least two programs a year, when scheduling allows.
Leader training will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. virtually through Zoom on the following dates: Feb. 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, and March 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, and 17.
For more information or to register, contact Ellen Williams, COSA’s Health and Wellness Program Manager, at [email protected] or 610-499-1937.
Delloso announces investment in Glenolden Community Park
State Rep. Dave Delloso, D-162 of Ridley Park, announced this week that $222,600 was awarded to Glenolden borough for restoration and development around the Muckinipates Creek in Glenolden Community Park. The funds come as a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Recreation.
Delloso says work in the park will be focused on restoring 400 feet of the Muckinpates Creek, including streambank stabilization, installation of stormwater management measures, construction of a boardwalk and pedestrian walkways, ADA access, landscaping and other improvements.
The awarded funds are part of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Grant Program, which allocated from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund to award this grant.
Help available for overdue water bills
Low Income Household Water Assistance Program is available to help residents with overdue water and wastewater bills if they qualify. It is a temporary emergency program to help low-income families pay overdue water bills. LIHWAP is a grant that does not have to be paid back.
Applications are now being accepted. Applicants do not have to be already on public assistance to qualify and can either rent or own their home. All applicants must have an unpaid water bill and be in jeopardy of losing their water service or they already had their service terminated.
Those in need can receive one Crisis Grant for their drinking water service and one Crisis Grant for their wastewater service, up to $2500 each.
To apply or find out income guidelines, visit http://www.compass.state.pa.us or call the Statewide Customer
Service Center at 877-395-8930.
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