Inn with the New… Swarthmore Borough and Swarthmore College leaders celebrated the grand opening of The Inn at Swarthmore on Wednesday, May 4. Together for the ceremony were (left to right): Swarthmore College Professor of Studio Art Randall Exon, Swarthmore Town Center Coordinator Marty Spiegel, Swarthmore College President Valerie Smith, Swarthmore Mayor Tim Kearney, Chair of the Swarthmore College Board of Managers Tom Spock, and The Inn at Swarthmore Director of Sales and Marketing Briana Pickett. Photo by Laurence Kesterson
Children’s author Allison Stoutland (adult, sitting) stopped in to delight preschoolers with her stories during the Book and Cookie afterschool enrichment program at Wallingford Co-op Nursery School. Stoutland visited with the class conducted by her Rose Valley neighbor Sue Colonna (standing). The school is within Wallingford Presybterian Church at 110 E Brookhaven Road.
These three owlets may not yet be wise, but they are certainly cute. Spotted and photographed by Swarthmorean Morgan Shankweiler earlier this week, the young owls are in trees in the yards of the Fremling and Merz families on Lafayette Avenue at Oberlin Avenue. Morgan said, “From what my birding friend has told me, they are Eastern Screech Owls, and the reason they are out in the daylight is because the owlets are in fledgling stage and are learning to explore and fly. That’s all I know, I just HAD to take photos!”
The Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School team took first place in the Design Notebook category at the Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge. The Design Notebook prize recognized the team’s superior organizational and documentation abilities in the STEM competition, in which middle and high school teams design and build underwater remote controlled robots. SeaPerchTeam members are: (back row, standing left to right): Ian VanDam, 7th gr., Gabriel Lehman, 7th gr., and Ella Bellace, 6th gr. Front row (left to right): Leah Moyer, 6th gr., Maeve McMahon, 6th gr., Kyle Taylor, 7th gr., Cole Clancy, 7th gr., and Theresa Haas, 7th gr.