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Co-op general manager Ed Farace presented lucky winner Marita Evangelista with her iPad.

Swarthmore Co-op shopper Marita Evangelista of Swarthmore won a new iPad in a random drawing of members and shoppers who participated in the Co-op’s recent online survey. More than 500 Co-op members and frequent shoppers from Swarthmore, Wallingford, Media, and surrounding areas responded to the survey, sharing their experiences, opinions, needs, and preferences as part of the Co-op’s “visioning” project. “We’re a community market and need this level of input to succeed,” said Ed Farace, the Co-op’s new general manager, who presented the iPad to Marita.

Eileen Snell Morrissey of Rutledge is the featured artist on display at the Regency Cafe in Lansdowne, 29 N. Lansdowne Avenue, from now through April 22. She is accomplished in media including oil painting, sculpture, pottery, photography, Illustration, and digital art. Eileen has studied at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford and is a member of the Media Arts Council.

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Dr. Virginia Brabender of Swarthmore, a professor in the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University, recently co-edited the Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in Psychological Assessment, which seeks to provide a more detailed understanding of how gender and sexuality shape experiences. Dr. Brabender says that the book, which she co-edited with Joni Mihura of the University of Toledo, “serves as a guideline to help increase the skill set of assessors in the realm of gender and sexuality so they can provide proper interventions.”

In his major exhibit in the upcoming Philadelphia Flower Show, garden designer Michael Petrie of Swarthmore’s Handmade Gardens will include a Tiny House designed and built by Tim Kearney (also mayor of Swarthmore) and Claudio Cueto, who are principals of CuetoKearney design architects of Swarthmore. Exhibitors in the March 5-13 Flower Show, themed “Explore America,” were asked to create a landscape celebrating a national park. Petrie chose Olympic National Park in Washington State; his exhibit “Tiny Park” showcases a West Coast-style modern small-footprint office/residence that serves as a park ranger’s station.

If you’re a political junkie, Super Tuesday — Tuesday, March 1 _ is circled in red on your calendar. To watch the results come in from the Presidential primaries in 14 U.S. states, you can join with others of your ilk at a watch party/rally co-chaired by Lin Axamethy Floyd of Wallingford and hosted by the Media Democratic Committee, at the Sterling Pig Brewery, 609 State Street in Media. Democratic committee chairs Christine Reuther of Wallingford and Colleen Guiney of Swarthmore invite all neighbors to join them there, regardless of party affiliation. Tickets and info: (610) 563-6376.

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