TOYS FOR TOTS
Haverford Township will again participate in the U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots campaign. Bins will be dropped off at the following locations and unwrapped toys will be collected until Dec. 14. Due to allergies, stuffed toys will no longer be accepted. Here are the drop off locations: Haverford Township Police Department, Haverford Township Administration Building, the Skatium, the Ivy Inn and J.D. McGillicuddy’s on Brookline Blvd., the Haverford Township Library, Sweeney Todd’s Barber Shop on Darby Rd., Brookline Gym on Brookline Blvd., law offices of Daniel Siegal on Eagle Rd.,the Community Recreation Environmental Center on Darby Rd. and the Main Line Health and Fitness on Darby Road.
PRENDIE CHRISTMAS SINGERS
Archbishop Prendergast Alumni will present its annual tradition, “Music on the Stairs” 7 p.m. Mon., Dec. 5 in the main hall of Bonner-Prendie High School. The holiday music will be lead by music director Meggie Murphy Gribbin, ‘99.
Light refreshments will be available immediately following the event.
Contact Patti Mellon Germanovich, ‘75 at firstname.lastname@example.org if planning to sing, arrive at 6:30 p.m. for a quick practice.
DELCO SPORT CARD SET AVAILABLE
A first look at the Sports Legends of Delaware County (SLDC) 2017 Card Set will be unveiled 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., December 10 at the SLDC Museum, located at 301 Iven Ave. in Wayne.
The 50-card set showcases county athletes in 15 different sports, as well as numerous coaches and officials who have received national recognition by their involvement in NBA and NCAA championship games and meets; Major League Baseball All-Star and World Series games; and the NFL Super Bowls. The first 25 people in attendance will be able to select 10 complimentary cards from the set to add to their sport card collection.
For more information, contact Jim Vankoski at 610-909-4919.
CALENDARS FOR SALE
West Catholic Girls Alumnae Association is selling 2017 Yearbook Photo Calendar depicting photos from the 1950s-60s to benefit the West Catholic Scholarship Fund for current students. Calendars cost $10 each, plus $2 for mailing.Make check payable to WCGAA and mail it to:WCGAA, 1325 Robinson Ave., Havertown, PA 19083.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 199 W. Baltimore Ave, Clifton Heights, will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bazaar will feature crafts, cookies table, bake table and select outside vendors. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Widener University Observatory resumes its public stargazing sessions this month. All are invited to see the stars, planets and other celestial wonders using the observatory’s 12- and 16-inch computerized reflecting telescopes. Widener astronomy professors, with assistance from undergraduate students, will be on hand to offer assistance.
Upcoming stargazing sessions include Monday twilight viewings on Dec. 5 and 12 from 6-7 p.m. Friday evening sessions are also held the first Fridays of every month from 8-9 p.m.
For the complete schedule and to register, visit www.widener.edu/stargazing or call 610-499-4003. Because space is limited, participants are encouraged to register early.
DCCC SPRING REGISTRATION
Registration is now open for new and returning students for the spring semester at Delaware County Community College. Dates for the spring semester are spring semester one, January 17 – May 8; spring accelerated one, January 17 – March 12; spring 2 session, February 6 – May 8; and spring accelerated two, March 20 – May 8 All sessions feature a range of options, including online and hybrid courses. Classes are offered at a number of convenient locations including Brandywine Campus (443-455 Boot Road, Downingtown), Downingtown Campus (100 Bond Drive, Downingtown), Exton Center (906 & 912 Springdale Drive, Whiteland Business Park, Exton), Marple Campus (901 S. Media Line Road, Media), Pennocks Bridge Campus (280 Pennocks Bridge Road, West Grove), Southeast Center (2000 Elmwood Avenue, Curtis Building, Sharon Hill), and Upper Darby Center (1570 Garrett Road, Upper Darby).
To enroll in a degree or certificate program, new students must apply for admission. College staff members are available to assist with the process. The College offers reasonable tuition, financial aid and scholarships. Start the application and registration process at www.dccc.edu/spring. Current students may register online using delaGATE or in person. For more information, call 610-359-5050. Limited seats are available and courses fill up quickly, so do not delay.
The College is also offering online winter courses to help students earn credits between semesters. The last day to register is December 9. Courses run from December 12 through January 13.
TOYS FOR TOTS DROP-OFF
Keith Coleman, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program by using his office as a drop-off location for this year’s toy drive.
Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to the office, 1221 W. Chester Pike in Havertown, during regular business hours beginning now through December 15.
KATIE BILO AT PRESS CLUB
Chief Meteorologist Kate Bilo will be the guest speaker at the Delaware County Press Club Wed., Dec. 21 at the Spring Valley Banquet and Meeting Facility, 400 W. Woodland Ave, Springfield. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for networking, followed by lunch and the speaker at 12 noon. The club will also hold its holiday gift basket raffle to benefit the Press Club Scholarship Fund. A versatile broadcaster, in addition to her weather duties as head meteorologist on CBS3, Bilo has twice guest hosted CBS’s Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show The Talk.. During her previous tenure with AccuWeather weather service in State College, PA, she provided forecasts on TV and radio for numerous AccuWeather clients including FOX News, CNBC, ABC News Now and many local stations. She had also been the main morning weather anchor for the Bloomberg Television Network.
HOLIDAY EVENT FOR AUTISTIC
Jaden’s’ Voice & Faith In God Family Restoration Corporation will host their First Annual “Celebration Beyond the Spectrum Holiday Event” 9-11 a.m. December 18 at The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. The event will celebrate 500 – 1000 Autistic children and young adult’s learning differences and talents while appreciating the gift they are so many. The goal is to encourage and empower parents to no longer apologize or create excuses for their loved one’s unique behaviors associated with them being diagnosed with Autism. Holidays are when friends and families come together and families with an autistic loved one need to celebrate with others who have similar challenges and can relate to their concerns.
The event will feature free toys, give-away bags, playtime, food, resources for caregivers and an opportunity to win a free trip to Disney World. To register for the free event, visit www.jvevents.org
PENNDOT TO REPLACE BRIDGE
PennDOT announced that construction is scheduled to begin this week on a project to replace the structurally-deficient College Avenue bridge over SEPTA railroad tracks and Cobbs Creek in Haverford Township. Work will take place over the next year to replace the two-span concrete encased steel beam bridge with a one-span composite pre-stressed concrete box beam structure and construct a new precast reinforced concrete arch culvert. The project is scheduled to finish in November 2017.
The project also includes improvements to the traffic signals at the intersection of College Avenue and Haverford Road, and the addition of left turn lanes on College Avenue at this intersection.
During construction, College Avenue will be closed and detoured. Motorists will follow Cooperstown Road, Ardmore Avenue and Haverford Avenue to travel around the bridge closure.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. For PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov/.