Onward and Upward!
After nearly 30 years under the wise stewardship of Don Delson and Beth Gross, your hometown newspaper will become the pride and the project of two new owners, both entrepreneurs from Swarthmore.
Robert Borgstrom and Todd Strine are Swarthmore residents who have also lived across the Crum, and bring a native understanding of the value of the Swarthmorean to its community. Change will come to the newspaper — more likely evolutionary than revolutionary — but there will be no change in the determination of staff and owners to cover the stories, large and small, that show the richness of our corner of the world.
The purchase is expected to close at the end of the year. Publication of the Swarthmorean will continue weekly, with the exception of Friday, December 28, when we take our traditional holiday break.
We send deep thanks to the dozens of Swarthmoreans who have stepped forward with creativity and generosity and determination that the hometown paper would survive. Can we get a “Hallelujah”?
Santa Prepares for Annual Visit!
Santa Claus is coming to town! Once again, Santa is planning his annual Christmas Eve visit to Swarthmore.
Newcomers to town, however, may be surprised to learn that in Swarthmore, Santa has been making this unique tradition of visiting the children, aged 10 years or younger, in their homes since the 1890s!
Santa arrives between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Christmas Eve to visit for a few magical moments. If you would like Santa to visit your child or grandchild, you can reach Santa’s elves directly by calling (610) 543-0901, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., or you can request your visit with the man in the Red Suit by visiting the website www.swarthmoresanta.com.
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The stories in this week’s issue . . .
• Lifting Every Voice – Chester Children’s Chorus welcomes new managing director Dana Semos of Rutledge
• Swarthmore Delegation Attends International Climate Negotiations
• Two Pastors; Two Anniversaries at Wallingford Presbyterian
• Alternative Christmas Shopping Continues at SPC
• Seasonal Song at SUMC
• Celebrate Winter Solstice at UU Church
• Listen, and Join in at ‘Oh, Mystery!’ Concert at Pendle Hill
• Join Press Club and Steve Highsmith for Holiday Celebration
• Come Run, Come All to the SRA New Year’s Day 5K and Kids’ Races
• Kindergarteners’ Kindness in Action at SPNDS
• Briefly Noted…
• Letter to the Editor
Notice to Readers & Advertisers
The Swarthmorean office will be closed from Friday, December 21, until Wednesday, January 2. There will be no issue on Friday, December 28.
We look forward to publishing The Swarthmorean on Friday, January 4, 2019!
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