Rose Tree-Media Optimists hold flea market

Rose Tree-Media Optimists hold flea market

MARPLE – The Rose Tree-Media Optimist Club is hosting a flea market at the Delaware County Community College, Marple Township Campus on Sunday, April 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The rainy date is April 30th.

For questions, call 484-908-9662 or email

Other upcoming flea markets are scheduled for May 21st, August 20th and October 8th.

The cost is $50 for a single seat and $90 for a double seat. To enter, send a check or money order to Rose Tree Media Optimists, Box 1892, Media, PA 19063 or make payment through Paypal @RTMOptimistClub.

Aquatic Swim Club announces open house for new members

The Aquatic Swim Club at Morton is welcoming new members this summer.

Under new management, the Aquatic Swim Club will be holding four upcoming open houses: Sunday, April 23 and 30, from 4pm to 6pm and Monday, May 8 and 22, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

The Aquatic Swim Club, 925 Amosland Road, opposite Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, features a large swim, dive and waterslide area, an oversized car park, plenty of shade in the grove of trees and ample sunbathing areas.

Other features include 22 picnic tables, colorful Adirondack chairs, lounge chairs, umbrellas, showers, a snack bar and a shallow water area for the kids. The pavilion can also be rented for private parties for a reasonable fee.

The Aquatic Swim Club has an active swimming team.

A dedicated activities committee keeps the kids busy with creative fun like Halloween Parade Day and Christmas in July.

The club also has a large sandy area with equipment for the kids, along with on-site horseshoe, shuffleboard, volleyball, and basketball courts.

This summer there will be several adult BYOB splash parties with DJ entertainment. Aqua stretch aerobics also take place weekly.

For more information: or

Community invited to programs on wills, estate planning and inheritance

The Friendship Circle on the Trinity-Mercy Hospital campus in Darby offers individuals an opportunity to learn about the importance of getting their finances in order on Wednesday 17 May at 1pm

Center members and non-members in the community are welcome to attend and hear from Christopher Murphy of Breslin, Murphy and Roberts Law Firm – formerly Pappano & Breslin – on topics such as powers of attorney, advanced health guidelines, wills, estate planning and more will address estate.

For more information and additional resources for seniors, please contact Program Director Roberta Muche at or 484-534-2033.

The Friendship Circle Senior Center is one of four nationally accredited senior centers operated by Senior Community Services. The center provides meaningful activities for seniors in southeastern Delaware County.

Aston Lions host cash bingo on Sunday

The Aston Township Lions Club presents Bingo on Sunday 23rd April at 1pm at the Aston Community Center on Concord Road.

Tickets are $20 at the door and doors open at 12pm. Cash prizes, raffles and door prizes will be offered.

Refreshments are available for purchase. Everyone must be 18 years old to play.

Last month donations went to Overbrook School for the Blind, Delaware Valley Eye Bank, CBVI (Chester Blind Center) and Special Olympics. Participation in Lions bingo events made these donations possible.

Free elder rights symposium at Wesley Enhanced Living

Anderson Elder Law Elder Care Coordinators will serve on an expert panel to address all issues related to the lives of older people, Thursday, April 20, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line, 100 Halcyon Drive, Media.

Everyone is invited to attend the event to discuss legal matters, financial health, government benefits and real estate market trends with a panel of experts. The presentation will be accompanied by a question and answer session and refreshments.

Panelists will include Paula Goy-Severino, a senior real estate specialist at Berkshire Hathaway, who will speak on “Real Estate Myths, Fact or Fiction?”.

And Michelle Russo, Certified Aged Care Coordinator at Anderson Elder Law, will address “The legal, emotional, and logistical aspects of moving into a senior citizen community.”

Scott Ferguson, a board-certified long-term care consultant and planner in government benefits, veteran benefits assistance programs, and care planning strategies, will speak on “Standard Care Planning Strategies and Government Benefits.”

Space is limited. Register for the free event by calling Brenda McVey at 267-481-0715 or emailing her at

Nutritional Development Services is seeking community partners for summer meals

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced this week that Nutritional Development Services is seeking community partners to participate in its summer meal program.

This vital initiative ensures that children and youth ages 18 and younger throughout the Philadelphia area have free access to healthy, nutritious meals when school is closed.

The program can operate in a variety of settings including schools, community centers, playgrounds, camps, parks and churches. Additionally, non-traditional settings may include WIC offices, libraries, apartment buildings, townhouse common areas, family service centers, and more.

Lizanne Hagedorn, Executive Director of NDS, said, “NDS is committed to the health and well-being of children in the Philadelphia area. The Summer Meals program is critical to bridging the gap during the summer months when school is out to ensure children have access to healthy meals. We are grateful for our partnership with the many organizations and community leaders who provide meals to children as part of their summer program. All meals are delivered ready-to-eat daily and no prep is required.

Summer meals offer lunch and breakfast. Meals include whole grains, low-fat milk, high-protein foods, and a variety of fruits and vegetables. In addition, all meals follow federal guidelines for nutrition, and lunch provides children with one-third of their daily nutritional needs.

In 2022, the meal program served 275 locations in the greater Philadelphia area, providing approximately 400,000 meals to children.

To enroll in the program, call the Summer Meals Hotline at 215-895-3470, option 1. Visit for more information.

The Meal Program is federally funded and operated by the US Department of Agriculture. In the Philadelphia area, it is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

League of Women Voters from Central Delco to host the Chester Council Candidates Forum

The League of Women Voters of Central Delaware County is hosting a virtual candidate forum for Chester City Council candidates with a live stream on Tuesday, April 25 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The forum will then be posted on YouTube.

The contestants include Tameka Gibson, Fred Green, William Morgan and Elizabeth Williams. Contestants answer questions from the public in the League-moderated forum.

To register for the event, get the link to participate, or submit questions, go to For more information, email Barbara Amstutz at

Vendors can sign up to sell at flea markets in Upper Darby

The Upper Darby Home and School will be holding its annual Spring Flea Market on Sunday, April 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the school, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Upper Darby.

The Upper Darby High School Band is hosting a craft fair and garage sale on Saturday, May 13 from 9am to 4pm.

For information on either event or to become a contributor, call 215-834-2157. Vendors can also email

St. Denis plans the annual funfair in May

St. Denis Parish, 300 E. Eagle Road, Havertown, opens its annual family amusement market on Wednesday, May 3 from 6-9 p.m. The carnival features funnel cakes, popsicles, rotisserie chicken, tacos, rides, games, a casino, and beer garden, food tent, and more.

The casino’s beer garden is open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m

The fair takes place from Wednesday to Saturday, May 3rd to 6th and May 10th to 13th. Tickets in advance are available online until May 2nd. Visit for more information.

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