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The Judy Coslett Learning Center

During her life, including many years in Swarthmore, the late Judy Coslett was legendary for her commitment of time and talent to the after school and summer camp programs at Chester Eastside Inc. in the city of Chester. Her 25 years as a volunteer, long appreciated, are being formally recognized this weekend as Judy is memorialized in a state-of-the-art computer center and library, to be used by students in the after school program. Access to a computer and other learning resources outside the classroom are seen as a crucial element to academic success.

Judy Coslett

Funded by an anonymous donor, The Judy Coslett Learning Center will be dedicated this Sunday, February 7, 2 p,m, at Chester Eastside, 301 E. 9h Street in Chester. Friends of Chester Eastside, of Judy and her family, and of the many others who contributed to the completion of the center are invited to join the celebration; no RSVP needed. More information is available from Will Richan, willrichan@comcast.net.

2-5 girl scoutsSwarthmore College’s alumna of the moment Amy Vachal ‘11 delighted the scouts of Girl Scout troop 5694 last Saturday when she stopped by their cookie sale outside the Swarthmore Co-op. Amy, a singer and finalist on last autumn’s season 9 of NBC show “The Voice,” was back to sing at the Swarthmore College’s Winter Formal before a rapt and rabid crowd of undergraduates. Amy, a varsity lacrosse and soccer player as a Swarthmore undergraduate, has pursued a performance career since graduation. She lives in Brooklyn and will be back in Philadelphia to perform at the Tin Angel in Old City on Saturday, February 20.

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