MEDIA – Delaware County Council Vice President Dr. Monica Taylor and Delaware County Councilor Christine Reuther presented a proclamation to members of the Delaware County Arts Consortium in recognition of Delco Arts Week October 2-9. The proclamation presented Wednesday night at a special Delaware County Press Club event at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford recognized the outstanding work of the Delaware County Arts Consortium in promoting the arts in the run-up to Delco Arts Week. Delco Arts Week kicks off Saturday October 2 and features over 60 family events including concerts, movies, dancing, exhibits, theater and more. Most events are free. For a full schedule, visit DelcoArts.org.
Delco Arts Week is presented by the Delaware County Arts Consortium and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. The Delaware County Arts Consortium is a collaboration of more than 80 cultural organizations that work to advance the economic vitality of the nonprofit arts and culture community, as well as to promote the value of cultural resources to the local community.
Delco Arts Week is sponsored by VisitDelcoPA.com and The Foundation for Delaware County with support from PECO. For more information, follow @DelcoArts on Facebook and Twitter.
It’s fall festival season
The Main Streets of Ridley Park will be holding their Fall Festival and Auto Show from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 10 in downtown Ridley Park. Live music, food and merchandise vendors, as well as a car show will be featured. MainStage entertainment will feature the Juliano brothers at 1 pm; South 47 at 2:30 p.m. and Chico’s Vibe at 4:30 p.m.
- Folsom Fire Co., Sutton and Fourth avenues, Folsom, will be hosting an Oktoberfest / Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 9. vendors, a raffle table and more. The rainy date is Sunday October 10. For more information, call 610-461-9802.
- The Garden City Fire Co., 412 Moore Road, Wallingford, will host its Fall Festival fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 23. The family fun day will include food, vendors, raffles, 50/50 drawing, and activities. People are encouraged to come out in disguise to support the local fire company. For more information, call 610-876-6801.
- Upland Borough will host an Autumn Festival at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 16 at Bristol Lord Field. The festival will offer fun and games and free pumpkin painting for children. A free Halloween movie for the whole family will be screened at 7 p.m. at the Ballpark. There is still time to register for a $ 25 craft table by emailing Moira Crawford at [email protected] or Julie Kerns at [email protected]/.
McCarron recognized as one of America’s best lawyers
Swartz Campbell announced that his partner Jeffrey McCarron of Haverford has been included in The Best Lawyers in America © 2022 for the “Legal Malpractice – Defendants” practice area in Philadelphia. It has been on this prestigious list since 2006. Since its first publication in 1983, “Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
The Best Lawyers’ lists are compiled on the basis of a comprehensive peer review. Lawyers are not required or permitted to pay fees to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine named Best Lawyers “the most respected benchmark list in practice”. http://www.bestlawyers.com.
Aston organizes a community day
Aston will be hosting a Community Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 2. The rainy date is October 9.
Bracelets are available for purchase at the community center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. and the cost is $ 3 up front. On the day of the event, the bracelets will cost $ 4. Proof of Aston residency is required at time of purchase.
The community day will begin with a parade from Neumann University, starting at 9 a.m. Parade registration will begin at 8 a.m. musical entertainment.
Inside the community center, the Annual Business Expo will be held for all Aston companies and organizations interested in showcasing their products and services. Other community festivities will be held outside. Free rides, sponsored by Bette’s Bounces, as well as games, food, drink and contests will be available for everyone to enjoy. For more information visit http://astontownship.net/.
Over Fifty Club meets at Folsom VFW
The Over Fifty Club, Robert Horne Chapter, will resume meetings at 1 p.m. on Monday, October 4 at the Herbert Best VFW Post, Sutton Avenue and MacDade Bouelvard, Folsom. The club had previously met at St. Mark’s Church, Ridley Park. The new location and the new time should be noted.
New members are welcome to reconnect with old friends and meet new friends. A trip to Atlantic City in December is planned. For more information, call Mary at 610-497-1876 or Barbara at 610-534-9390.
Local parishes hold animal blessing events
- St. Madeline Parish, 110 Park St., Ridley Park, will be hosting an Animal Blessing Event at 12:15 pm on Sunday October 3 to commemorate the feast of St. Francis. Everyone is welcome to bring their cats, dogs, hamsters, lizards and other animals to St. Francis Cave between the church and the rectory and Reverend John Flanagan, pastor, will bless all pets.
- Nativity BVM Church, 30 E. Franklin St., Media, will be hosting an animal blessing on Saturday, October 2 at noon. Everyone is welcome to attend the annual event.
- On Sunday October 3, Reverend Michael Murphy, Pastor of St. Dorothy Parish, 4910 Township Line Rd., Drexel Hill, will bless the animals after 11:00 am mass in the church parking lot. Everyone is welcome to bring their pets for the blessing.
- Animals will be blessed in front of the Church of the Sacred Heart, 316 E. Broadway Ave., Clifton Heights, Monday, October 4 at noon. A blessing for the animals will also take place on October 4 at 6:30 pm in the cave of St. Charles Borromeo. Church, 3422 Dennison Ave., Drexel Hill. Everyone is welcome, but animals must be kept on a leash or in a cage to ensure everyone’s safety.
- In honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, the parish of Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours, 2130 Franklin Ave., Morton, will hold the Blessing of the Animals at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 3 on the lawn next to the chapel. People should bring their pets on a leash or in a secure transport cage for a prayer service, with animals being individually blessed. Pet owners will receive a holy card and a Saint Francis of Assisi medal to attach to their pet’s collar, while supplies last. All types of animals are welcome.
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