Delaware County Community News

Folcroft will hold the official grand opening of the town hall, police station and community center on Saturday, June 8, images above. The new buildings are located at 799 Ashland Ave., behind the library. The community is invited. (courtesy of FOLCROFT)

FOLCROFT – Folcroft Borough Council and the Mayor of Folcroft announce the grand opening of the borough’s new municipal complex on Saturday, June 8 at 12:30 p.m.

The two new buildings on Ashland Ave. 799, behind the Folcroft Library and clock tower, includes a new police station, town hall and community centre.

The ribbon cutting will include elected officials and other representatives. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.

Council President Joseph G. Papaleo, in office since 2019, thanked the previous council and mayor for the work they did to start this project, saying, “This is the first time in our history that the municipality has had a community center that everyone can operate. residents of all ages and incomes. The completion of this project marks the end of the first phase of the municipality’s rebirth.”

Council Vice President Leigh Daly added, “With these new facilities, we have the opportunity to not only host more community events, but also provide more programming and more opportunities for recreational activities for our children.”

Interested citizens are cordially invited to attend.

Oatfood Festival offers family-friendly activities and lots of delicious food

Discover Haverford announced its second annual Oatfood Festival, taking place on Friday, June 14 from 4 to 9 p.m.

The festival is a family-friendly event to celebrate food and the start of summer and to raise money for the work of Discover Haverford.

“The Oatfood Festival is more than just a culinary event. It is a celebration of community spirit and camaraderie,” said Haverford Township Commissioner Judy Trombetta. “With a diverse range of food and entertainment for all ages, it brings friends and neighbors together for an evening of fun and togetherness.”

Visitors should come hungry to enjoy food from more than a dozen food trucks and vendors ranging from barbecue, lobster rolls, Sicilian street food, gourmet burgers, poutin, hand-dipped ice cream, fresh-squeezed lemonade and cotton candy and soft pretzels. Families can have their photo taken with Wonder Woman from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and look forward to a special guest appearance.

In addition to the food trucks and vendors, there will be a DJ and photo booth from local company Text Breakers, a dunk tank with the township manager and other prominent community members, face painting, inflatable ax throwing, the Haverford Township Free Library Bookmobile, temporary tattoos and bubbles and chalk for children.

Attendees can also get their chance at a 50/50 raffle and gift baskets filled with items such as Phillies tickets, health and fitness benefits, Bryn Mawr Film Institute membership, passes to Adventure Aquarium and Wynnewood Lanes and more.

The entrance fee is $5 per person or $20 per household. Children under 3 years old are free. The costs benefit Discover Haverford.

Discover Haverford, a 501c3 nonprofit organization founded in 2010, is a partnership between Haverford Township, business and real estate owners and township residents.

Discover Haverford promotes economic growth in Haverford Township by supporting local businesses, promoting Haverford Township as a destination, hosting events such as the Havertown Holiday Festival, Our Dining Club, Haverfood Festival and Shop Small Saturday, and exploring Haverford’s business districts and public spaces to breathe new life through the installation of planters, gardens, fountains, benches and signage.

For the full schedule, food menus and parking information, visit

Members of the Springfield High School Leo Club were honored at the recent Springfield Lions Club meeting.  Pictured, from left to right, are Janet Barber, club coordinator, with high school students Matt Bean, Kylee Herzig and Julia Urglevitch and Lions President Rich Patterson.  (courtesy of SPRINGFIELD LEEUWEN)
Members of the Springfield High School Leo Club were honored at the recent Springfield Lions Club meeting. From left to right, Janet Barber, club coordinator, with high school students Matt Bean, Kylee Herzig and Julia Urglevitch and Lions President Rich Patterson. (courtesy of SPRINGFIELD LEEUWEN)

Springfield Lions honors high school Leo Service Club members

The Springfield Lions Club recently honored the members of the Springfield High School Leo Community Service Club at its final dinner meeting.

Lions International’s Leo program offers the world’s youth the opportunity for personal development through volunteer work.

There are approximately 150,000 Leos and 6,000 Leo clubs in more than 138 countries.

Members of Leo clubs embody the best qualities of the Lions. They are dedicated young people who realize the power of action.

Together, Leos and Lions form a powerful partnership: a partnership of mutual respect, where Lions learn from Leos’ innovative insights, and where Leos gain access to the proven strategies of those who have successfully served the world for decades.

For more information about the Lions Club of Springfield, call Rich Patterson at 610-879-5608 or follow the “Springfield Lions” Facebook page.

Veterans invited to Tuesday’s Resource Fair at the Springfield Y

The Delaware County Office of Military and Veteran Affairs will host a Veterans Resource Fair on Tuesday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Springfield YMCA, 194 W. Sproul Road, Springfield.

The grant is an opportunity to support Delaware County veterans, active duty military personnel and their families by providing convenient access to services, programs and information, and underscores the county’s commitment to ensuring veterans are served in tangible ways respected, valued and supported. reflecting their invaluable contributions to our nation.

Access to comprehensive resources can dramatically improve the quality of life for veterans and active military members, impacting their mental and financial well-being. Visitors can look forward to a variety of resources and services tailored to their needs. The fair will also feature a free lunch provided by Mission BBQ and a raffle. Free parking is available to ensure accessibility for all.

Vendors include Affordable Housing Center of PA, The Center City VET Center, Child Guidance Resource Centers, Coatesville VA Medical Center, Comcast, CompeerCorps, County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA), Delaware County Department of Human Services, Delaware County Libraries , Delaware County Recorder of Deeds, Delaware County Transportation Management Association, DelGo Community Transit, The Entrepreneur’s Source, Heroic Gardens, Joseph Dreams Inc., the Keystone Chapter of the National Federation of The Blind, Legal Aid of Southeastern PA, Mirmont Treatment Center, MossRehab Institute for Brain Health, the offices of Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon and State Representative Jennifer O’Mara, Recovery Centers of America, Right at Home Main Line, The Cohen Veterans Clinic, Veterans Multi-Service Center, UPS, Victoria’s Homecare and Engelen visits, and more will be added by the time of the commodity fair.

There remains room for additional suppliers/organizations to participate. Vendors can register online at http://DelcoPA.Gov/DMVA-Fair. For more information, contact Tierra Berry at 610-891-4646.

DCCC students in a scene from “Romeo and Juliet,” which will be presented outdoors at the college’s Marple Township Campus June 5-8. On the outdoor stage, from left to right, are DJ Truxler as Friar Lawrence, Ikesseh Zarwee as The Nurse, Melissa Morris as Juliet, Sean Summerfield as Capulet, Anthony Abo-Harb as Paris and Gillian Keener as Lady Capulet. (courtesy of DCCC)

DCCC presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’ outdoors

On a hot summer evening in Verona, teenagers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet meet and fall instantly in love – as the two try to escape a centuries-old vendetta between their powerful families.

Delaware County Community College will present this timeless story in its spring student theater production, William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” June 5-8 at 8 p.m. on the Marple Campus, 901 S. Media Line Road, Marple Township.

Everyone is welcome to take a seat on the vast lawn of the college on a summer evening for a special open-air theater experience.

The cast includes students from Delaware and Chester counties: Melissa Morris, Richie Richardson, Javier Villagomez, Kevin Lara, DJ Truxler, Umani Padmore, Ikesseh Zarwee, Sean Summerfield, Gillian Keener, Peggy Oleynick, Anthony Abo-Harb, Brenna Lill, Sam Briggs, Adrian Bruce, Oniha Warren, David Scanlan, Josh Lindy and Patrick Gregson.

“Romeo and Juliet” is directed by Stephen Patrick Smith, associate professor of Drama. The assistant director is Sarah Stryker.

The university’s Drama Department strives to provide its students with a comprehensive theater education and bring the results to the community through vibrant, thought-provoking productions.

For tickets, visit Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students with a valid school ID.

The performances take place weather permitting. Visitors are welcome to bring their own blankets, chairs and snacks, and accessible parking is available.

Brandywine Valley Quilters guild holds a show in Neumann

Brandywine Valley Quilters, a local guild, will present the ‘Lazy Crazy Days of Summer’ exhibition at Neumann University’s Mirenda Center in Aston from June 21 to 23.

The community is invited to enjoy the display of more than 200 quilts, locally handmade modern and traditional quilts and three nationally known quilt exhibits.

The show will feature Quilto, a bingo game with a twist, and the winner will take home one of the handmade quilts. Other activities include raffles for 50 mini quilts and 30 goodie-laden themed baskets, free make-and-take activities and quilt lectures.

Food trucks will be present to offer treats. Shoppers will enjoy the 23 vendors offering fabrics, machines, quilting supplies, crafts, jewelry and more.

Part of all proceeds goes towards providing scholarships and subsidies.

Tickets cost 15 euros and are available at the door or online.

Children up to 10 years old receive free admission. An additional ticket is required for bingo.

For more information, visit

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