All tagged 2019/05

Opening next weekend (with previews beginning Wednesday) at Hedgerow Theatre is The Game of Love and Chance, an 18th century classic script by Pierre Carlet de Marivaux that has all the elements of comedy of manners: mistaken identities, misplaced suspicions, cheeky servants, and true love. In this translation and adaptation by Stephen Wadsworth, pandemonium rises to new levels.

Memorial Day in Swarthmore and Rose Valley

The many were reminded of their enduring debt to the few in two local Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday. Rose Valley mayor and career Army officer Tim Plummer led the Pledge of Allegiance, read a succinct appreciation, and joined a couple dozen residents in planting small flags at the base of a half-staff Old Glory at the town’s veterans’ memorial.

Delaware County Democrats and Republicans each have reason for optimism after the May 21 primary. Both parties’ turnouts were significantly higher than in the record-setting 2017 primary, the first election after Donald J. Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton in November 2016. Republican turnout was 20% higher than in 2017, while the Democratic vote surged more than 30%. Total turnout was up in 45 of the county’s 49 municipalities.

Bring on the Summer of the Sunflower

Have you heard the buzz about sunflowers? They are garden showstoppers but are also wonderful for pollinating insects — especially native bees, whose numbers are in steep decline. The Swarthmore Horticultural Society has decided to make this the “Summer of the Sunflower” to raise awareness of the role the flowers — and the bees they attract and protect — play in the health of a diverse habitat.

One Book (Actually Three), One Swarthmore

The votes have been tallied, and Swarthmoreans have chosen three books for various levels of readers for the inaugural year of “One Book, One Swarthmore.” A week-long festival of events beginning June 7 will celebrate unity, involving readers of all ages in activities promoting conversation about the books and their relation to the theme of this year’s program, “I, Too, Am America” (inspired by the Langston Hughes poem, I, Too).

Paving the Way for a Smoother Borough

Swarthmore Borough Council voted at its Monday meeting to approve awarding of a seasonal paving contract to contractor Glasgow Inc., for just under $100,000. Although Glasgow was not the absolute low bidder, it was the “lowest responsible bidder” as required by code in awarding this type of contract.

Entries Due for ‘Celebrate Swarthmore Artists’ Exhibition

Artists age 18 or older who live in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District (including Swarthmore College students), are invited to participate in the 23rd Annual Swarthmore Artists Exhibition, to be held at Swarthmore Borough Hall throughout the month of June. Completed entry forms are due by Monday, May 27, and work to be exhibited will be accepted Monday, June 3, from 6 to 7 p.m.