Thursday, May 31, 2012

Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Foundation Track Meet for 4th and 5th Graders

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The Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Foundation, in cooperation with the William Trippley Youth Development Foundation, is sponsoring the Chester All-Star Track Meet on Saturday, June 2nd at Widener University.  This Meet is free and open to all Chester 4th and 5th graders.  The Chester children (in groups of four) will have one Chester County high school track athlete as their "coach" for the day, encouraging them and taking them from one event to another.  The kids will get healthy snacks during the day (9am until 3pm) and a healthy lunch at 2pm.  It doesn't cost anything, but the children need to register so that I know how many children to expect.  We were thinking that about 500 kids would come.  We have about 150 volunteers already committed.

Not too late to Register!

CACDC Summer Recruitment Block Party

CACDC Summer Recruitment Block Party
DJ, Food, Games, Prizes, Give-a-ways
Sign Up for Our Summer College Prep Programs  
12PM  - 4PM   
LOCATION: CACDC ( 400 E. 21st Street , 19013) 
College Access Center Summer College Prep Programs:
  • SAT/ACT Prep by Kaplan Facilitator
  • Road Map to College Summer Enrichment Camp 
College Access Center Summer Workshops: 
1.   Finding Right Major/Career Workshop
2.   College Essay Writing 101 Workshop
3.   Getting into to Undergrad & Grad School Workshop
4.   Financial Aid & Scholarships Workshop
For More Info: Call - 610.499.1391 or  
Email - 

Bill Brown Memorial Scholarship Contest

The Daily Times is offering the annual Bill Brown Memorial Scholarship contest to a high school senior residing in Delaware County who might be an aspiring journalist.

To register for the $1,000 college award contact sports editor Rob Parent or assistant sports editor Terry Toohey as soon as possible.

Register by sending an email to either Rob ( or Terry (; or call our office at 610-622-8880

To find out more Click Here
High School Seniors: Time running out to enter Bill Brown Scholarship contest

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Philadelphia Union vs. Rochester Rhinos at PPl Park

Free tickets?  Lots were being given away for the Union U.S. Open Cup Third Round game with the Rhinos. I have been on a walk/run around the park, launched on a boat from the docks, and drove by countless times. So I could not miss my first trip inside the park. A short rain delay and some heavy down pour of rain during the game but the Union was able to get the game in. I found a new respect for the game of soccer. The team and Freddy Adu did a great job in winning 3 to 0 over the Rhinos of New York. Good looking stadium. 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Xinos and Kudos Graduation Ceremony

Great Fashion Show by the Xinos & Kudos

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa held its annual closing ceremony for the Xinos and Kudos at the Ramada Inn, Essington, PA on Saturday, May 26, 2012. Congratulations to all on their graduation: the advisors for the Xinos Regina Rowland, Rose Robinson, and Farela Howie; the Kudos advisors Mary Payne, Felecia Laury, and Kim Felton-Joseph; the hub parents; past and present Xinos and Kudos. Everyone worked tirelessly all year as mentors and community leaders in education to perform service for the community. Some of the best of the area high school students will attend colleges in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.   

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Weekend

Remembering our fallen heroes 

If you are not going to the shore to enjoy the beach or Beyoncé, here are some local events:

Chester has Violence Prevention Outreach at Chester Park Click Here

Delco celebrates Memorial Day! Here's a listing of this weekend's events

Friday, May 25, 2012

Chester Biddy Summer Blacktop Basketball League

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Club Crozer Medical Careers Summer Program for High School Students

Information of interest for high school students

Club Crozer Medical Careers
Do you see yourself working as a nurse or a pharmacist? Maybe you envision yourself helping people as a social worker, a paramedic or physical therapist. The medical field is wide open to talented, caring people who have a passion for helping others and a keen interest in the medical sciences

Is a Medical Career Right for Me?
If this sounds like you, then Club Crozer is your chance to explore allied health and nursing career opportunities in the convenience of a summer workshop. Designed for junior and senior high school youth in the community with an interest in health care careers, Club Crozer offers a five-day, structured week of hands-on learning, emergency care provider training, team building and problem-solving exercises. 

Club Crozer 2012
This year's program will be held June 25-29, 2012. Activities begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. and are held at:

Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake
300 Evergreen Drive , Glen Mills
More about Crozer Brinton Lake

Apply: Deadline is June 8, 2012

Space is limited and placement into the program is not guaranteed. To apply to the 2012 program, download the brochure and application below, complete the application, and mail it to:

Crozer-Chester Medical Center
EMS Department
One Medical Center Blvd.
Upland , PA   19013

Application Deadline: June 8, 2012

Contact Club Crozer
Email us at
Call us at 610-447-6181

Thursday, May 24, 2012

PIAA Basketball Championships will return to Hershey's Giant Center in 2013

The PIAA basketball championships are returning to the Giant Center in Hershey in 2013, passing by a 29-2 margin at the PIAA Board of Control meeting. Giant Center will host the tournament for the next four seasons after six straight at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center where Chester Clippers Boys Basketball team made state finals 4 times and won 3 championships.

For more Click Here

Chester Community Charter School Awards its Parents

Pennsylvania’s Largest Charter School Recognizes Parents at its Annual Appreciation Dinner
Chester, PA, May 24, 2012 – More than 200 Chester Community Charter School (CCCS) parents will be attending CCCS’ Annual Parent Appreciation Dinner held at the Ramada Inn, at 76 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA.

Chester Community Charter School Awards its Parents for their Involvement and Dedication to Student Success

The Parent Appreciation Program began in 2004 as an initiative to honor and reward CCCS parents, who partner with the school, its teachers and its administrators, in an effort to contribute to and support a productive learning culture. Over the course of the year, parents are graded by their children’s teacher, on the Parent’s Report Card, in the following categories:
Attendance and involvement at individual parent/teacher conferences, at the school’s Parent/Teacher Association’s (PTA) scheduled meetings and at other school events
Student completion of homework assignments
Student punctuality and attendance
Student adherence to dress code, and
Student behavior

Each year, the parents are invited to a catered dinner in their honor and have a chance to win door prizes, which include gift cards, bikes, televisions, DVD players, and the grand prize, a trip to Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Florida.

Dr. David Clark, CEO, Chester Community Charter School
CCCS Principals and Administrative Staff
More than 200 CCCS parents and guardians

Thursday, May 24, 2012
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Ramada Inn – Philadelphia Airport
76 Industrial Highway
Essington, PA 19029