Around Town…

2-3 personal lights

For those passing through the 400 block of South Chester Road in Swarthmore, it was looking like a blue Christmas without the expected Christmas lights at the home of Harry and Catherine McCallister. After countless years stringing up a two-story display of blue lights in the form of a Christmas tree, Harry wasn’t up to it this season. But Occasionally Yours owner Scott Richardson and customer Bill Lawson were, and knocked out the job with some new lights to complement the old standbys. Gratefully, Harry says he may never take them down.

Co-op Looking for Board Directors

Michael Markowicz, chair of the Nominating Committee for the Swarthmore Co-op, is looking for volunteers among members to fill four upcoming vacancies on its board of directors.

“Candidates should share a commitment to supporting the well-being and mission of this 80-year-old cooperative, which provides local and sustainable food while serving all the functions of a community grocery store,” Markowicz said. “Directors need not be Swarthmore residents, but must be Co-op members. New board members will be elected in April, 2017, and serve three-year terms.”

To learn more about the Co-op, its board, goals and functions, contact Michael at

2-3 traffic 1

A Swarthmore Police study in late fall showed that traffic calming measures like this solar-powered speed readout on Yale Avenue at Dickinson have effectively reduced observed speeds. Yale Avenue residents and neighbors, however, continue to note vehicles well above the posted limits. Their concerns will likely be expressed at the next public meeting of the Swarthmore Public Safety Committee, on Thursday, February 16, 7:30 p.m., at Borough Hall.

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