Briefly Noted…

Ken Ellis-Guardiola of Swarthmore, a 2007 graduate of Strath Haven High School and 2011 Carleton College chemistry major, recently received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago.

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Late last month, Wallingford Elementary School played host to author Adam Gidwitz, in a visit arranged by WES Librarian Mrs. Martha Lambertsen together with Children’s Book World in Haverford. WES 5th graders were mesmerized and energized by a Gidwitz presentation that included a quiz on the Middle Ages (history teachers, there is hope!) and talk about his books, which are fantastic extensions of familiar myths and tales. Students had the opportunity to order copies of books from Gidwitz’s A Tale Dark & Grimm series and his latest novel, The Inquisitor’s Tale. Following the presentation to 5th graders, author Gidwitz met one-on-one in the WES library with each student who ordered a book, signing personal messages to each young reader. Among those excited to meet Gidwitz (center) in the library were (left to right): Daphne Much, Layla Kuzemka, Megan Nichols, and Will Hall.

Senior Community Services of Folsom has been awarded a $37,000 grant by the Philadelphia Foundation for Leadership Development and Succession Planning. Executive Director Arthur Weisfeld, who has led SCS since its founding more than 40 years ago, said: “This grant will help us to create a positive process for leadership development and succession planning.” He continued, “This generous grant will enable the agency to facilitate smooth transitions in leadership, and allow us to continue to meet the changing needs of the population we serve.” SCS operates four senior centers in Delaware County and provides in-home support services.

Lynn Gee and other Rose Valley Gardeners bring green and red cheer to the borough in this season each year. Photo by Linda Doyle

Lynn Gee and other Rose Valley Gardeners bring green and red cheer to the borough in this season each year. Photo by Linda Doyle

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