Saturday, November 21, 2015

Ever Wonder How Much Your Sports Memorabilia is Worth?

Creed and Rocky Art Contest

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Portrait coloring contest
Sponsored by Art on Avenue of the States Gallery
504 Avenue of the States, Chester, PA
Contest open to third, fourth, & fifth graders
Submit entries by November 28, 2015
First, Second, & Third place finishers will be announced December 16, 2015

Chester Children's Chorus Holiday Concerts

p.s. Did you know: Each week it costs a total of $250 to feed the Chester Children's Chorus at rehearsals during the school year?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Chester Business Association holds Mock Interviews for Chester High School

Eleventh grade student Wendell Floyd, Jr. shaking hands with Cory Long, Director of Community Development from Unity Center, Inc.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, The Chester Business Association held its annual mock interviews at Chester High School. Mock interviews were primarily held to help sharpen the interview skills of the graduating senior class. The Eleventh graders were also invited this year. Representatives from TD Bank, City of Chester, PA Careerlink, Philadelphia Union, US Probation Office, Entrepreneur Works, Chester HA, and Kimberly-Clark acted as mangers, supervisors, or owners of businesses and interviewed students one at a time as if students were actually interviewing for a job. Interviewers spent about 10 minutes interviewing each student and provided feedback after the interview on what the student did well and what they needed to improve, including tips for their resume.

City of Chester, Nefetaria Yates
Philadelphia Union Foundation, Bill Reynolds
(Front) PA Careerlink, Jill Seaton; (Back) Chester Education Foundation, Elaine Green
City of Chester, Robert Wrease

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sponsored Reading Series Features Two Local Authors

MEDIA, Pa. – Widener University and the Media Arts Council will feature two local authors in their co-sponsored State Street Reading Series on Thursday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. Alan Drew, a fiction writer and associate professor of English and creative writing at Villanova University, and Nathalie Anderson, a poet and professor of English at Swarthmore College, will share excerpts of their work with the community at the Media Arts Center Gallery at 609 W. State St. in Media, Pa. 

Readings are held every other month at the Gallery. The event runs for two hours, but each writer only reads for about 20 minutes to allow ample time for conversation and networking. Books by the authors are available for purchase. The reading is free to attend, and reservations are not required. 

Drew is the author of the novel “Gardens of Water,” which is set in a small town outside of Istanbul and examines the relationship between two families – one Kurdish and one American. Drew has traveled throughout Europe and Asia, as well as the Middle East, and his experiences have informed his writing. Anderson’s first collection of poetry, “Following Fred Astaire,” won the 1998 Washington Prize from The Word Works, and her subsequent collections have continued to earn her special recognitions and numerous awards. 

For more information about the State Street Reading Series, call 484-550-5959.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Boxing at The Must Fight Boxing Club

Dave Burman, the announcer for the event

Just in time for “CREED” the new Rocky movie coming out in theaters for Thanksgiving, The Must Fight Boxing Club is having a boxing event in Chester to honor Dave Burman’s grandfather and Chester/Philly boxing legend Bobby Burman (pictured to the right). The Must Fight Boxing Club was involved in the making of the movie. The event sponsored by Burmans Medical Supplies, INC. is scheduled to be held on Saturday, November 28th from 11 AM to 2 PM at 504 Edgmont Ave. in Chester.