A ceramic Nativity scene preserves the spirit of the Christmas season as much as it does the history of a prominent Delaware County family.
May is recognized as Teacher Appreciation Month, but appreciating teachers demands a 12-month effort, and no time is better to show appreciation than this end-of-year holiday season.
Holidays can be such meaningful times, sometimes harboring heartfelt memories both personal and societal, brought to life by associated artifacts.
For 123 years, the Delaware County Historical Society has been the steward of the county’s most priceless treasures and the legacy preserved because of the ties the artifacts hold.
Finland offers a comprehensive educational program that includes fully funded daycare, one year of preschool for 6-year-olds, nine years of compulsory comprehensive school from age 7 to 16 and post-compulsory school (high school) where students choose an academic or vocational track. Prescho…
Election campaigns can be a multitude of things from inspirational to colorful to low-level mud-slinging fests, and one way to remember them and their namesakes is through the pins.
In my more than half century teaching, during a career that progressed from single-copy mimeograph reproductions to digital distributions, one teaching strategy has remained constant — the essay.
Congratulations on your acceptance as a new college student into the school of your choice. You worked hard as a high school student, and you successfully navigated the admission process. You attended orientation, explored the campus, located your class buildings and familiarized yourself wi…
A first glance of William Hillyer’s 1834 oil painting of Margaret Gray Knowles shows a discerning, aging woman in black and gray clothing set before a neutral earth-tone background.
While modern anti-Semitism reached a deadly pinnacle in the Second World War, it continues to have serious — and sometimes even fatal — consequences for Jews.
As high school and college students continue to argue their ability to multitask their electronic devices, research continues to mount that the brain functions best when focused on one demanding activity at a time. For example, when reading, writing, calculating, studying and problem solving…
An exhibition of original artwork by local artist Joan Sobel will be on display from Sept. 5 to 29 at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Ave., Swarthmore.
“You who are asleep, wake up. You who are in a trance, arise. Search your doings and repent. Remember Your Creator you who forget constant truth in vanities of the hour and indulge all year in trifles which cannot profit or save, look rightly I into your souls. Amend your ways and your deeds…
During much of my career in secondary education, August was the month of sports camps for conditioning, practicing and performing. During that athletic preparation in the ’70s and ’80s, I underestimated another summer camp, a much more entertaining team that practiced and prepared just as ha…
As evidenced by a Delaware County Historical Society (DCHS) map, Chester Creek and the Delaware River followed different courses in 1682, which explains why the William Penn Landing monument is so far from the shoreline today.
You know Jeff Daniels from his Emmy-, Tony- and Golden Globe-winning roles, but did you know that in 2012, the Martin Guitar Co. began selling an OM Jeff Daniels Custom Artist Edition Guitar?
Thoughts of childhood may render peaceful memories of idle, free days, some of which included puttering around on a cycle of some sort, similar to the ones housed at the Delaware County Historical Society.
The Players Club of Swarthmore will conclude its 2017-18 Children’s Theater Series with the classic tale “Alice in Wonderland” Aug. 11 and 18 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Aug. 12 and 19 at 11 a.m. at Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore.
As a parent of young children, you may be counting the days until the beginning of the new school year. But your children are counting the days remaining for adventure and summer fun.
All that activity you’ve been seeing by the Christina Riverfront means it’s almost time for the Riverfront Blues Festival in Tubman-Garrett Park.
An exhibition of original photography by local photographer Rick Prieur will be on display from Aug. 2 through Aug. 30 at Swarthmore Borough Hall, 121 Park Ave., Swarthmore.
A major life adjustment is coping with death and adversity, a human experience known best by those who suffer it. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Wharton School professor Dr. Adam Grant chronicle Sandberg’s raw emotions in “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy” (…
KC Dalager — singer/guitarist/keyboardist of indie outfit Now, Now — has been sick almost every time (except one) she’s performed in Philadelphia. Nonetheless, the band’s fans have sold out a July 13 show at Johnny Brenda’s.
“Spacelab: An Interstellar Exhibit of Glass Art,” a new installation at the National Liberty Museum, examines humanity’s relationship with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and intergalactic discoveries; and the vastness and mystery of space.
In the mass media age of sports, every game has a pregame show and a postgame show. This previewing and reviewing offers additional analysis to understand our teams and enjoy games.
“Flowers … have a mysterious and subtle influence upon the feelings, not unlike some strains of music. They relax the tenseness of the mind. They dissolve its rigour.”
A father’s lessons are timeless. Even though I am in the grandfather stage of life, my daily thinking includes the lessons of my father, John Giampalmi, even though those lessons were taught in the ’50s.
“Choose good parents and grow up in Ohio,” said Wilbur Wright offering advice for success in life. The names Susan and Milton lack the notoriety of their famous sons, but the aviation achievements of Wilbur and Orville are directly attributed to their parents’ home environment that encourage…