Delco Arts Spring Fling celebrates arts and culture – Delco Times

MEDIA — Delaware County, a vibrant hub of art and cultural events all year long, will celebrate the season with dozens of events during the Delco Arts Spring Fling on Saturday, April 30. There will be activities for kids and adults, including a home gardener’s school, quilt exhibition, painting class, live music and more.
Events will be held indoors, outdoors or virtually. Some events are free to attend. For more details, including a regularly updated schedule of events, visit

“Arts and culture have long been a vital aspect of the quality of life in Delaware County, and the past couple of years have demonstrated that even more powerfully,” says Veronica Batter, President of Heron Studios in Aston. “Our shared experiences when connecting through a concert, dance performance, live theater, art exhibit, or cultural celebration are what nurture and preserve the ties that keep our communities strong.”
Delco Arts Spring Fling is presented by the Delaware County Arts Consortium, a collaborative of more than 80 cultural organizations working to advance the economic vitality of the nonprofit arts and culture community, as well as promote the value of cultural resources to the local community.

The Delco Arts Spring Fling and Delco Arts Week are sponsored by The Foundation for Delaware County and, with support from the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.
The Delaware County Arts Consortium is a collaborative of more than 80 cultural organizations working to advance the economic vitality of the nonprofit arts and culture community and promote the value of cultural resources to the local community. For more information, visit or follow Delco Arts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

The Foundation for Delaware County’s mission is to create a vibrant future for Delaware County by promoting generosity in and for the people of the county, improving the well-being of county residents, and energizing participation and partnership across Delco’s communities. For information, visit
Visit Delco, PA is the tourism bureau for Delaware County, dedicated to promoting the hospitality and tourism industries in Delaware County. For more information, visit

The Community’s Foundation awards over $100K in health professions scholarships to local students

The Community’s Foundation will award over $119,000 in Health Professions Scholarships to seventeen local high school seniors from the class of 2022 at its 21st Annual Community Celebration.

TCF will also recognize members of the community who exemplify the organization’s core values. TCF’s Community Organization of the Year is Teachers’ Teammates, selected for their work distributing school supplies to Delaware County classrooms. TCF will present Hope for Hallie with the Community Impact Award, for their work promoting mental health awareness. The TCF Philanthropist of the Year Award will be presented to Jack and Carlene Rupertus. The couple is being honored for their selfless volunteerism and powerful philanthropic endeavors in the City of Chester.

Platinum sponsors of the event include BHCU, DWD Mechanical Contractor, Inc., The Haverford Trust Company and Sharon Bank. Gold sponsors include Aire Pro Commercial Services, AmeriHealth Caritas, Barsz, Gowie, Amon & Fultz LLC, Joseph F. Martin, Jr. of Martin’s Lawn Service, Republic Bank and TD Bank.

Silver sponsors of the event include Brinker Simpson & Co., Inc., Crozer Health, Home Helpers of Media, Kevin Lyons Funeral Service, The Foundation for Delaware County, Ridley Township Board of Commissioners, Springfield Country Club and Tycor Benefit Administrators, Inc. Bronze sponsors include Main Line Health, Mary Powell, PA Center for Hearing and Balance, The Reisen Agency Insurance, Ridley Educational Foundation and Signs by Tomorrow.

TCF’s President, Heather Finnegan, shared “TCF now has 322 Scholars in the Health Professions. Each and every day TCF Scholar Alumni are working to improve the quality of life in Delaware County. If you have been treated by any of the five largest employers of TCF’s Scholars: Penn Medicine, Main Line Health, Prospect-Crozer, CHOP, or Jefferson, then there is a fair chance that you have benefited from the skills and expertise of a TCF Scholar.”

TCF’s newest scholars include: Victoria Conrad, Interboro High School, career go/physician; Julia Conversy, Springfield High School, career goal/orthodontist; Madison Ehrle, Interboro High School. Career goal/ nurse; Isabella Galasso, Penncrest High School, career goal/nurse; Adam Henry, Springfield High School, career goal/ Physical Therapist; Jasmin Jerry, Springfield High School, career goal/ physician; Sarah Kelly, Cardinal O’Hara High School, career goal/nurse; Saman Kahn, Springfield High School, career goal/ physician; Amirah King, Ridley High School, career goal/ nurse; Katie Lechter, Springfield High School, career goal/ physician; Damian Mozier, Ridley High School, career goal/ Biomedical Engineering; Victor Quintiliana, Interboro High School, career goal/ nurse; Karl Rennick Zuefle, Strath Haven High School, career goal/ physician; Kelsie Robinson, Penncrest High School, career goal/ nurse; Smithin Sabu, Springfield High School, career goal/ physician; Siddhi Sharma, Ridley High School, career goal/ neuroscientist; Lisa Travis, Ridley High School, career goal/ cardiologist.
To learn more about the annual scholarship process, visit View pictures of the celebration at

Broomall Fire Co. carnival begins this week

The Broomall Fire Co. will sponsor the Majestic Midways Carnival, Friday, April 22, through Sunday, April 24, and again the following weekend, April 29, through May 1. The event will be held on the Broomall Fire Company grounds, Malin Rd. and West Chester Pike, Broomall.

The carnival will be held, 6-11 p.m. Fridays; 3-11 p.m. Saturdays; and 1-6 p.m. Sundays.
In addition to the various rides, face painting and escape rooms will be on site, with both benefiting the fire company. For more information, visit

Senior Lift offers free technology seminar at Neumann

Senior Lift, a nonprofit organization that has been teaching technology skills to seniors for 13 years, is offering a free technology seminar, 4-6 p.m. Monday, April 25, at Neumann University.

Dr. Thomas Dodds, director of the Cybersecurity program at Neumann, will present the technology seminar to give participants a basic understanding of 5G technology, the metaverse, crypto currencies, and cybersecurity. The program will include tips on how to safeguard computers and mobile devices from cyberattacks.

“This seminar is presented as an additional courtesy for our community,” explains Jennell Williams, director of Senior Lift.  She notes that program participants often express concerns about keeping up with the fast-changing world of technology. The organization’s free programs are meant to make older adults more comfortable with tech.

More new classes for older adults are scheduled to begin in June and September 2022. Regularly offered classes include Smartphone Basics, Computer Basics, and introductory sessions on Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows 10, Power Point, Google Drive, and social media.

On Wednesday, April 27, from 4-6 p.m., Senior Lift will host a Milestone Celebration for recent training session participants and their families and friends. Community members are also invited to this event to learn more about Senior Lift programs.

Both the April 25 and 27 events will be held in Neumann’s Data Analytics Lab, located on the third floor of the Abessinio Building.

To learn more, contact Jennell Williams at or 610-639-6737.

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