All tagged 2019/04

EAC Reports on Busy Year

As you might expect in a town so rich in environmentalists, Swarthmore’s Environmental Advisory Committee was active and effective in 2018, Chair Elizabeth Jenkins reported recently to Borough Council.

LWV Honored by Beth Israel

The Social Action Committee of Congregation Beth Israel presented its annual Friend of the Community award on April 12 to the League of Women Voters of Central Delaware County. This award recognizes local individuals or groups of any faith who support or embody the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam, or Hebrew for “Healing the World.”

The Wallingford-Swarthmore School Board approved several contracts and agreements, significantly a contract with Dell Financial Services which will fund the leasing of notebook computers for the coming school year. These will be deployed in Strath Haven High School in the next phase of the district’s Chromebook initiative, which began in fall 2018 with the distribution of Dell Chromebooks to all 9th graders.

Evacuated from College by Three Mile Island

Forty years ago this spring, Three Mile Island’s Unit 2 cooling tower malfunctioned, resulting in the worst nuclear plant accident to this day in the U.S. It was on March 28, 1979, a beautiful spring day when many of us students at Franklin and Marshall College were outside enjoying the weather. 

Fili's Finest

Brian Fili is known to some as the 8th grade mathematics teacher at Strath Haven Middle School, to others as the high school baseball coach, and, outside the community, as a member of the newest class inducted in February into Villanova University’s Varsity Club Hall of Fame for his excellence as a baseball player.

The Swarthmore Borough Human Relations Commission stands to grow by two to four members, and to gain additional functions, if Borough Council votes next Monday to approve changes proposed in a new ordinance. At the April 1 work session, council’s General Government Committee chair Sarah Graden described the proposed changes to borough statutes which would be effected by ordinance #1086, and set the context for action.

Prom Dresses and Accessories Offered at Special Saturday Sale at Trinity Thrift Shop

For 43 years, savvy shoppers have been coming to Trinity Thrift Shop to buy housewares, clothing (men’s, women’s and children’s), linens, toys, sporting goods, books, artwork, jewelry, furniture and vintage items. While our sales are on the first and third Fridays of each month, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., we will be open for a special Saturday sale on April 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All our regular bargain-priced items will be available for purchase then, and we will also feature gorgeous, only-worn-once gowns and accessories for proms, balls and fancy events.