Briefly Noted . . .

John Wehmiller of Swarthmore took this photo at 1:45 p.m. on January 12, on the Blue Route overpass on Route 320. It shows firefighters from the Swarthmore and Garden City departments saluting the funeral procession for Philadelphia Fireman Matthew LeTourneau, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty on January 6 while battling a fire in North Philadelphia. Mr. Wehmiller stated that it was a solemn and moving scene, and that he hoped this photo could be used to honor our local fire company for all the good work that they do in support of our community.

Kira Lorraine of Wallingford, a student in Leslie Taylor’s Graphic Design 3 class at Strath Haven High School, designed three coffee labels for a senior class fundraiser. The coffee — in limited edition bags – is for sale at the Community Cup Coffee pop up store located at 17 S. Jackson Street in Media and also available online at http://ourcommunitycup.coffee/charity-roasts/. Proceeds support the Class of 2018.

Josie Beard of Swarthmore was the belle of the ball on December 21 at the Community Interactions Holiday Ball at Springfield Country Club. “She is always dressed to the nines, and she likes to be out and about,” said Meg Nielson, CI’s Director of Communication and Outreach. On this night, Josie was more radiant than usual: December 21 was also her 87th birthday. She is (chronologically) the oldest of more than 300 residents of community homes and programs that CI manages in Pennsylvania and Delaware for people with autism, intellectual and behavioral challenges. Josie lives in Swarthmore with several other CI clients and staff.

Writers Guild of Delco officers (left to right) Bob McLaughlin of Ridley Park, Rich Schiffer of Ridley Park, Jennifer Lincoln of Swarthmore, Lawrence Dorman of Swarthmore, and Richard Fasy of Ridley Park unveiled new Guild posters at the group’s January 13 meeting at Swarthmore Borough Hall. The Guild next meets February 10; contact Jennifer Lincoln at writersguildofdelco@gmail.com for info. Photo by Timothy O’Donnell.

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