Briefly Noted…


Some of the 1,000 lap swimmers at Rose Valley Swim & Tennis Club gathered on Labor Day to celebrate one another, and to remember Dr. Rick Beeman, a longtime Rose Valley 1,000 club member who died last week. For 2016, the club’s 90th summer of operation, 35 members completed 1,000 laps in the 30-yard pool, led by Joan Stankiewicz with 6,090 and Tim Plummer with 4,062. Ten year-old Casey Conway and 11 year-old Georgia Gianopulos were the youngest among the group. Swimmers in photo (left to right) are: Liz Orye (with Frida), Amy Stankiewicz, Joni Carley, Mina Varney, Dan Sheehan, Kate Healy, Rebecca Ball, Chris Reynolds, Joan Stankiewicz, Earl Varney, Sally Robbins, Jenna Leggette, Kristin Miller, Jon Bauer, and Janet Goldstein. Others not pictured are John Peeler, Deb West, Gail Hale, Bill Hale, Malcolm McHarg, Chris DeGrado, Patti Kelly, Peter Dijstelbloem, Nick Keen, Pete Oetinger, Barbara Briggs, Anthony Ferruzzi, Mary Cooper, Noreen O’Conner-Abel, John Donnelly, Nick Vance, and Marci Monaco-Vavrik.

Geoff Galgon, a member of Strath Haven High School Class of 2005, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation in Set Theory last month at the University of California, Irvine. The title of his paper is “Trees, Refining, and Combinatorial Characteristics.” Geoff is an honors graduate of the California Institute of Technology, with degrees in mathematics and economics. He is the son of Gerry Galgon and Florence Ann Roberts, both of Swarthmore.

Hannah Bech of Swarthmore graduated summa cum laude from Augsburg College with a BA in sociology last April. Hannah also received the Linda Schrempp Alberg Endowed Leadership award, and was an active member of Students for Racial Justice and the Augsburg choir.

Lap Swimmers (the final list): This week’s winners of the turquoise with navy writing 2016 1,000-lap T-shirt at Swarthmore Swim Club include: 112.) Kate Dickey, 113.) Annika Slootmaker, 114.) Young Heinbockel, 115.) Kathy Andersen, 116.) Maksim Khandin, 117.) Natalia Chipitsyna, 118.) Dianne Butera, 119.) Elizabeth Si, 120.) Ellen Si, 121.) Eugene Kroch, 122.) Catherine Crouch, 123.) Tom Runiewicz, 124.) Bruce Dorsey, 125.) Nicole Wagner, 126.) Charlotte Caywood, 127.) Oonie Lynch, 128.) Kerry Hogg, 129.) Dianne Hull, 130.) Marty Shea, 131.) Sheila Linderman, 132.) Florence Ann Roberts, 133.) Chris Kelly, 134.) Ellen Pierce, 135.) Tess Burger, 136.) Billy Hodges, 137.) Susan Brake, 138.) Allison Garfinkel, 139.) Tim Saxon, and 140.) Lucy Saxon. The Swarthmorean would like to thank Patti Clymer for her weekly updates of the names of those who earned their T-shirts. Congratulations to all!


Singers Heidi Starr, Linda Tripolitis and Deborah Snow make up the trio, Divas a la Carte; known for their beautifully layered harmonies. Repertoire features classics such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Mr. Sandman,” “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön” and original arrangements. Two local concerts are scheduled for next week: Glen Providence Park in Media on Saturday, September 10, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, September 11.) The event is free, but bring some lawn chairs. Fellini Cafe in Media on Monday, September 12, at 6:30 p.m. The $70 per person ticket includes the concert, a 5-course meal, and tax and gratuity. For tickets, call (610) 328-6878.

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