Friday, September 30, 2011

Local Needle Works Group Wins at State Fairs

Chester, PA — September 30 —Needle Works in Chester (NWIC) is a free crochet class that has been offered at the J. Lewis Crozer Library since 2005. Led by Naomi Jay, the group meets in the library Community Room each Monday evening from 6:00-8:00p.m. and always welcomes new members. Recently, several members made their first entries into two fairs. In July, Cathy Draughon, Naomi Jay, Linda Saldana, and teen Amanda Saldana entered items in the Delaware State Fair in Harrington, Delaware. Each of the ladies won several ribbons and cash prizes. Naomi Jay, Amanda Saldana, and Linda Saldana also entered the Allentown Fair in August; again, each lady took home at least one ribbon. The ladies entered their handmade needlework items, including: potholders, tote bags, prayer shawls, lap robes, caps, and scarves as well as necklace and bracelet beadwork. Congratulations on all of your hard work, NWIC!

The J. Lewis Crozer Library is located at 620 Engle Street in Chester, (610) 494-3454.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Chester Biddy Basketball Signups

Chester Boys Club  201 East 7th st. Chester Pa 19013
Saturdays in October 12-4pm

 *Registration $65 siblings discount
 *$35 due at time all participants will also get $30 in Raffles
 *Ages 5-12.  
 *All 1st time players will have to bring Birth Certificates
 *"Boys & Girls can sign up"!
 * Committed Coaches & Volunteers needed
 * Youth and Adult workshops held weekly
 *Team /Division/League Sponsors needed
For more info contact 1 of the following Board Members.
Ralph Dorsey 610-803-5057-
Tamia Brown 484-318-6556-
Joseph Hollman 610-633-2783-

For brief video Click Here

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Widener: Fine dining and a serving of experiential learning

Wine pouring demo: watch You Tube video link below

(Wednesday, September 28, 2011) Chester, Pa. - Students from the School of Hospitality Management are serving up a delicious experience this fall at Widener University, as part of the 2011 Fall Dinner Series. Throughout the semester, members of the public are invited to experience exquisite dining and vibrant flavors from around the world in a casual, yet refined, atmosphere.

The Widener dinner series gives students the opportunity to learn all aspects of fine dining as they operate their own restaurant as chefs, servers, bartenders and managers. Each week, the students are assigned a theme and are given the sole responsibility of researching recipes, calculating production costs and managing staff.

Served in the J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Dining Room on the Main Campus of Widener University in Chester, the four-course dinners are prepared on select Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8 p.m. Prices range from $16-$23 and reservations are required. The fall 2011 menus include:

Date - Theme
October 5 – Florida’s Restaurants
October 12 - Traditional Central American Cuisine
October 26 – America’s Plains
November 2 - A Greek and Lebanese Sampler
November 9 - A Thai Sampler
November 16 - A Taste of Philadelphia
November 30 - A Roman Festival
December 7 - A Hawaiian Holiday

Reservations are required; to make reservations or for more information call 610-499-1127. The J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Dining Room is located on the first floor of Academic Center North on 17th Street between Walnut Street and Melrose Avenue.

To watch the Wine Pour Demonstration Click Here

Monday, September 26, 2011

Wilson Named Associate Vice President for Development at Widener University

Amy Wilson
(Monday, September 26, 2011) Chester, Pa.—Amy Wilson of Media, Pa. has been appointed associate vice president for development at Widener University in Chester, Pa.
In her role as associate vice president, Wilson is responsible for a staff of 16 including the Widener Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations and Donor Relations and plays a key role in Taking the Lead: The Campaign for Widener, a $58 million fundraising campaign which is the largest in the university’s 190-year history.

Wilson came to Widener from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where she served as assistant vice president for development since 2009. Prior to that, Wilson was director of annual giving at Catholic from 2005 to 2008.

Prior to joining Catholic, Wilson served in development and communications leadership roles for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Smithsonian Institution and McGill University.

Greetings from the Frederick Douglass Christian School

Principal Patricia L. Vallot shares the Good News about Frederick Douglass Christian School located at the World Impact, 700 Central Ave. Chester, PA 19013:

First, we have now added a fifth grade class.  Both students and parents are delighted.  We are about to accept a volunteer sewing teacher to impart sewing skills to the fifth graders on high quality sewing machines.

We now have a full time physical education teacher.  She is experienced and outstanding with elementary school children.

This year, we are partnering with Goshen Friends School, which we are calling "The Friendship Project" in order to unite our urban setting school with a suburban school.  A couple of activities are planned.

Finally, our new dentist office is under construction and will be opening soon for those who need dental care in this community.  The office will be located on the lower level of the school.

Our Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) is working on several fundraisers for this year. Shalonda Tate, president, has several new ideas in mind to benefit the students of FDCS, including a school wide field trip.

The Frederick Douglass Christian School is off to a good start this school year! Thanks for sharing the Good News. And keep up the wonderful work.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Chester Community Charter School Store Working Hard for the Money

Students on the East Campus worked diligently to assemble rolling carts that will become their new mobile school store. They pulled together and worked as a team so that the entire school could enjoy spending their hard earned Lion Dollars to buy school supplies and other fun items. When the students were finally finished, their principal, Ms. Watkins rewarded the students for their efforts by giving them Lion Dollars of their own to spend when the school store opens next week. It just goes to show that hard work really does pay off- Keep up the great work!