SPRINGFIELD – The Delaware County Business and Professional Women’s Club will meet on Wednesday, December 8 at Anthony’s Ristorante, formerly Lamb Tavern, 865 W. Springfield Road, Springfield. The cClub will celebrate the holidays with entertainment and collect new pajamas, socks, slippers, underwear for children ages 1-15, and twin and crib sheets for PathwaysPA.
Cocktails and networking begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. Cost $ 30. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information or to reserve, call 610-566-5035 or 978-473-9051 or follow Delaware County BPW on Facebook and Instagram.
Aston Lions Club hosts Sunday bingo
The Aston Township Lions Club will be hosting a bingo, with cash prizes, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 5 at the Aston Community Center. The doors will open at 4 p.m.
The cost is $ 20. The event will include door prizes, raffles and entertainment. Players must be at least 18 years old. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Swarthmore Presents Annual Home for the Holidays Event
The Swarthmore Vacation Home, an annual vacation tradition, will take place on Saturday, December 4th. The day of celebration will include carriage rides, a visit from Santa Claus and a fire engine parade, dreidel games, a West African dance circle with Jeannine Osayande and Dunya Performing Arts Company, buskers from Media Chamber Choir, The Nutcracker Ballet, and more.
The day will start with the 1 mile Reindeer Dash run / walk through the streets of Swarthmore in the morning. The course will begin and end at Swarthmore Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave.
Registration and race day registration will begin at 8:15 am The race will begin at 9:00 am. The cost is $ 25 and children under 10 are free. The race will be professionally timed by Bryn Mawr Running Company.
Race participants, over the age of 21, will receive a koozie and a free drink at Ship Bottom Brewery. People of all ages are encouraged to wear their ugliest holiday sweater or come dressed as a snowflake, elf, or happy old St. Nick. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes.
To register for the race, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Swarthmore/HomefortheHolidays.
Ridley Township arranges tree lighting
The Township of Ridley will be holding its Christmas tree on Tuesday, December 7 at the Township of Ridley Municipal Building, 100 E. MacDade Blvd., Folsom. Everyone is invited to ring in the Christmas season at this annual community event.
The whole event is outside. Children can take their letters to Santa Claus to drop them off in the North Pole mailbox. Father Christmas will welcome the children outside and light up the tree at 7 p.m. The event will feature hot chocolate, snacks and holiday music at 6:30 pm For more information, call 610-534-4800. The rainy date will be Tuesday December 14th.
Dunwoody Village recognized as “Best Nursing Home”
Dunwoody Village announced this week that it was recently recognized as the Top Nursing Home for 2021-2022 by US News & World Report. According to the US News Ratings, the William Hood Dunwoody Care Center received a “High Performing” rating – the highest possible rating – for its short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. The US News badge is a widely recognized symbol of excellence in health care in the United States, awarded by an impartial trusted agent.
Of the more than 15,000 qualified nursing facilities across the United States that were rated by US News, just 2,000, or 13%, achieved even a single high performance rating. This year’s methodology emphasizes homes that meet certain patient safety standards, which may limit a home’s ability to achieve a “high performance” rating. These standards include, among other criteria, a minimum threshold for staff vaccination rate against COVID-19, overuse of antipsychotics and frequent emergency room visits.
Dunwoody Village is a five-star, non-profit, continuing care retirement community located on 83 acres in Newtown Square. It provides residents with independent living, personal care, skilled nursing and memory support, as well as short-term rehabilitation and home care for residents and the outside community. For more information visit http://dunwoody.org.
Glenolden plans tree lighting for Sunday
The Glenolden City Council Parks and Recreation Committee will be holding their annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Sunday December 5th at the Glenolden Library, 211 S. Llanwellyn Ave., Glenolde. The event will begin at 6:15 pm, with music to prepare for the arrival of Santa’s large fire truck at 6:30 pm Tree lighting will follow. All children can meet and take pictures with Santa Claus.
Glenolden Scouts will be on hand with free s’mores, hot chocolate and baked goods. For more information, call Glenolden Town Hall at 610-583-3221.
St. Alban Thrift Store Adds Extra Vacation Hours
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3625 Chapel Road, Newtown Square, has added overtime for holiday shopping. The thrift store will now be open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, December 3, 10 and 17. There will also be a children’s activity area to keep the little ones busy while the adults shop.
The other weekly hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Shipments are accepted by appointment and donations are accepted during normal store hours. For more information call 610-353-6763 or visit https://www.stalbansnewtownsquare.org/the-thrift-shop/
Aston announces winter festival with tree lighting
The Township of Aston Parks and Recreation Committee will host the annual Christmas tree lighting and winter fun festival at the Township of Aston Community Center, 3270 Concord Road, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday December 3. The event will feature free photos of Santa Claus, crafts, and refreshments. Children can also bring their letters to Santa Claus.
Over $ 188 billion allocated to improve safety in Yeadon
Democratic State House Leader Joanna McClinton, D-191 of Philadelphia, has announced a grant of $ 188,751 that will help improve security in the borough of Yeadon.
State dollars, which have been approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, are part of the Multimodal Transportation Fund and will be used to install ADA ramps, sidewalks and crosswalks at the following locations: West Cobbs Creek Parkway; Bailey Road in front of Evans Primary School; and the intersection of Robin Road and Wycombe Avenue.
“Making these areas more accessible to people with disabilities reflects our commitment to find effective ways to ensure that all of our neighbors can safely get to where they need to go,” said McClinton.
The Commonwealth Funding Authority was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development and holds fiduciary responsibility for funding programs and investments made through several state grant programs. .
Old-fashioned songs and tree lighting planned for Rose Valley
The Rose Valley Museum at Thunderbird Lodge will be holding its light tree from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 5. Thunderbird Lodge is located at 41 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley. The free holiday event will feature an hour of old-fashioned song, hot chocolate and community, capped off by tree lighting. For more information call 484-444-2961 or visit http://rosevalleymuseum.org.
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