Thursday, January 31, 2013


Health Commissioner Ieasa Nichols at a Let’s Move! Chester event

The National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families recently highlighted the City of Chester and its Bureau of Health for their efforts to better serve community health concerns. Following the adoption of First Lady Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign by Hon. Mayor John Linder and Chester City Council, Chester Bureau of Health Commissioner Ieasa Nichols and Community Health Education Director, Rosetta Carter, set about creating programs designed to meet the goals of the ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative. Through program implementation and community participation and support, including Widener University, White House Strong Cities Strong Communities (SC2), Crozer-Keystone, and others, Chester earned bronze and silver awards in two goals of the initiative. Public Safety Director, Councilman William ‘Al’ Jacobs stated, “We could not be prouder of our residents, especially our children, for taking their healthy futures into their own hands and creating change through
commitment. The success of our city depends on the health of our citizens and the bureau is passionate about both.”
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Rondae Jefferson and Chester Hoops

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Widener SBDC Offers Free Small Business Seminar on Marketing to the Government

Get your foot in the door to do business with the government. Learn how at a free seminar sponsored by the Widener University Small Business Development Center on Thursday, February 7 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Widener SBDC, 1350 Edgmont Ave., Chester, Pa.

At this introductory seminar, you’ll learn the requirements for marketing to government entities at the federal, state and local levels. You’ll also learn effective marketing strategies for selling to these entities and discover sources to help you uncover opportunities to work with the government.

Individuals operating businesses for more than one year with commercial or government sales will benefit most from this seminar. Funding for this seminar is provided through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.
Call 610-619-8490 to reserve a space or visit

The Widener University Small Business Development Center, made possible through funding provided by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, provides Delaware County small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with a wide variety of services and resources to help them start or grow small businesses. For more information, visit the Widener SBDC website at

The Widener SBDC is one of 18 Small Business Development Centers in Pennsylvania and is an accredited affiliate of the national network of Small Business Development Centers. Funding support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the SBDC host institutions enables consulting services to be provided at no charge to the client. For more information on the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers' services and impact, visit

Pink Goes Red

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Crozer Library Celebrates Black History Month

The J. Lewis Crozer Library in Chester invites you to join us in celebrating African American history, culture, and achievement during Black History Month this February. Please register for all programs by calling Kim at (610) 494-3454, x204 or emailing

During the month of February, the Crozer Library Coin Drive aims to raise $500 for the Crozer Library Afterschool Program, which provides homework help, tutoring, and mentoring to Chester elementary-school students. Donations are accepted during normal library hours. Thank you for your generous support!

The Chester community gathers on Saturday, February 2nd from 1:00-2:30p.m. to celebrate “2013 The Village…Honoring Our Ancestors, Families, & Communities, Past & Present.” Special guests include: community activist Cory Long; performance artist Tara Jones, interpretive dancer DaeYahn “Daisy” Elliott; and community organization ProjectButterfly.

On Friday, February 8th from 1:00 – 2:30p.m., investigate strategies for researching African American Genealogy using resources available at Delaware County public libraries as well as other local organizations.

Just try not to sing and dance along as Jon Turk performs your favorite Motown hits! On Saturday, February 9th from 1:00 – 2:00p.m., learn the historical context of your Motown favorites.

Experience “Moving Perspectives on Dance” on Saturday, February 16th from 10:30a.m. – 12:00 noon. Dr. Patricia Reid-Merrit will trace African elements of American dances, from traditional to hip-hop. The Outreach Lecture Program is funded by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Enjoy an afternoon of African American history spanning multiple centuries on Saturday, February 16th from 1:00 – 3:00p.m. Ms. Jean Arnold will portray Sojourner Truth. Share in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. Sponsored by the National Congress of Black Women, Delaware County Chapter.

On Tuesday evening, February 19th from 6:00 – 7:45p.m., learn the captivating story of the African prince who refused to lose his dignity as we view the documentary Prince Among Slaves. Mustafa Ahmed, Ph.D. of the Foundation for Islamic Education will lead a discussion highlighting connections between Islam and Africans stolen into slavery.

Families are invited to an afternoon of storytelling in the African American tradition on Saturday, February 23rd from 1:00 – 3:30p.m. Three storytellers from Keepers of the Culture, Philadelphia's Afrocentric Storytelling Group, will share “Tales of the Trickster.” Generously sponsored by the Friends of the J. Lewis Crozer Library.

Crozer Library is located at 620 Engle Street in Chester. Please register for programs by calling (610) 494-3454. Find Crozer Library on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!