Linton Stables was the big winner at the 2018 Chili Cookoff at Swarthmore United Methodist Church, taking first prize in the meat category as well as the coveted People’s Choice award. Phil Coleman took second prize honors for his meat chili. Other prize chili chefs were David Page, first prize and Nancy Magee, second prize in the vegetarian category. All are Swarthmore residents. The judges were Mayor Tim Kearney, Bill Randall of Hobbs, and Nanette Tobin. In the attached photo, left to right (obviously!): Nancy Magee, Phil Coleman and Linton Stables. David Page had already departed to attend the Swarthmore College men’s basketball game and learned of his win later on.
Swarthmorean Cricket Brien reports that Tyler Arboretum has won a national Wood Design Award for its 2017 renovation of its 1834 vintage bank barn. Brien, who is Tyler’s executive director, noted that “Tyler’s barn has been a constant during the transformation of this magnificent arboretum from working farm to public garden.” The timber-framed building was preserved and repurposed in a partnership with Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd., and now serves as a hub of the educational and entertainment programs at Tyler. The project won in the category of Durable and Adaptable Wood Structures in the competition organized by the Washington-based Wood Products Council.
Strath Haven High School graduate Tyler Clapp, second from left, stands in front of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket with his teammates. Tyler was part of the team that successfully launched the Falcon Heavy on its maiden voyage on February 6, 2018. Per Wikipedia, the “Falcon Heavy was designed to carry humans into space farther, especially to the Moon and Mars, also including potential asteroid mining.”
A song by Swarthmore native Zoe Mulford is part of Joan Baez’s new album, Whistle Down the Wind, released on Friday, March 3, 2018. Baez, 77, a folk music icon, has said that Zoe Mulford’s song, “The President Sang Amazing Grace,” is the album’s “highlight.” NPR played samples of the song in an eight-minute “All Things Considered” interview on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Zoe Mulford divides her musical career between touring in the U.S.A. and the U.K. She lives in Manchester, England, with her husband Bijan Parsia of Wallingford.
William McCullough of Swarthmore, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at The College of Wooster. McCullough, a first-year student and graduate of Strath Haven High School, achieved a grade point average of 3.65 or above.
Julia Mullarkey of Wallingford has been placed on the Gettysburg College Dean’s Honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the Fall 2017 semester.
Gettysburg College has announced that the following students have been named to the Deans’ Commendation List for the Fall 2017 semester: Samantha Hann and Quinn Wirth, both of Wallingford.
Gabriel W. Cole of Wallingford has been named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2017 semester at St. Lawrence University.
Grant Miller of Wallingford, who is in the computing security program, and Matthew Reiter of Swarthmore, who is in the computing and information technologies program, have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the Rochester Institute of Technology.