Thursday, June 30, 2016

Jazz in July at the André Café Acoustique

Friday, July 8 at 8pm - Very Cool Jazz
The Jost Project - The Jost Project WebSite
Entrance Donation: $25 at the door ONLY

Friday, July 22 at 8pm -
 An All Acoustique Version of a High Energy Quintet
The Dirk Quinn Band - Dirk Quinn Band WebSite
***** Acoustic and UnPlugged ***
Entrance Donation: $25 at the door ONLY
Friday, July 29 at 8pm - Classic Jazz
The Kevin MacConnell Trio
Featuring Paula Johns-Vocals,with: Dave Posmentier-Keyboard, Doug Hirlinger-Drums, Kevin MacConnell-Bass
Entrance Donation: $25 at the door ONLY

As always, some food and refreshments are available, and INCLUDED in the Donation! If you want, you are welcome to bring your own.....

I hope to see you there..... Please pass this note on to others you know to be fans of GREAT music....!!

            **** Visit and enter "andrecafeacoustique" in the search box!
                      There are about 70 clips there for all to see! Or
Just Click Here!!
The André Café Acoustique is located on the NE corner of 5th Street & Edgmont Avenue in Chester, PA - Diagonally across from the Chester Post Office (GPS: 39.84773 -75.36101).
      There are directions and a map at The Phone Number is: 609/462-9000.

Soccer for Success Program Raffle

Grand Prize 20 suite tickets to the Philadelphia Union vs. Real Salt Lake match on July 31, 2016
Cost of ticket: $25 for one ticket OR $100 for five tickets
Last day to purchase tickets Sunday, July 24, 2016
Date of drawing Monday, July 25, 2016
Contact Information
Brent Jacquette
Executive Director, Chester Upland Soccer for Success Program 610-499-4542
Please support this program by purchasing a raffle ticket at:
To provide a one-time gift, please visit:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Widener’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Relocates from Exton to Chester Campus

Open House Set for July 11
Institute Offers Intellectual Stimulation and Social Interaction for Mature Adults

CHESTER, Pa. — Widener University has relocated its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) from Exton to its Main Campus in Chester. Individuals ages 50 years and older who are interested in learning more about the learning and social opportunities offered through OLLI are invited to stop by an Open House between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, July 11 in the University Center Webb Room. The University Center is located on E. 14th Street between Walnut Street and Melrose Avenue in Chester.
Widener has moved OLLI to its Main Campus in Chester to accommodate the tremendous growth of the Institute since its opening in 2005. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Widener University provides opportunities for intellectual development, cultural stimulation, personal growth, civic engagement and social interaction for mature adults in an academic cooperative run by its members who volunteer their time and talents. The Institute predominately features classes developed and led by its members.
OLLI classes already scheduled for the fall on Widener’s Main Campus cover a range of topics: The American Past: Myth and Reality, Gentle Yoga for Seniors, History Face to Face, Broadway Musicals of the 1980s and Making Friends with the Zodiac.
“Relocating OLLI to Widener’s Main Campus will allow new individuals to take advantage of the OLLI courses and the fun and engaging social activities offered to members from a weekly speaker series to field trips throughout the region,” said Matt Weidman, OLLI director. “Furthermore, the move will allow existing and new OLLI members entrée to university opportunities and resources such as the Wolfgram Memorial Library, the Widener University Art Gallery and the Widener Observatory.”
The July 11 Open House will allow interested participants to meet OLLI instructors, learn more about the fall 2016 courses and become familiar with OLLI’s new home on Widener’s Main Campus. Light refreshments will be served.
Widener’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will continue to offer courses at retirement communities throughout Chester County where partnerships currently exist, and the Institute looks to build new partnerships with retirement communities and senior centers in Delaware County. Anyone who works with seniors in Delaware County is encouraged to attend the Open House or contact OLLI to explore such a partnership.
To reserve a spot, or to learn more, call 610-499-4370, or e-mail Also visit

Friday, June 17, 2016

Chester High School Graduation 2016

Congratulations to all the 2016 Chester High School graduates!

Chester High School sweethearts get married before graduation

CHS Salutatorian Willie Mallory, Class Advisor Barbara Hobbs, Da’Yanna Grandberry
High school sweethearts, Willie Mallory and Da’Yanna Grandberry, married shortly before graduating together at Chester High School tonight. So double congratulations on the marriage and the graduation. I reported this story a few months ago when they became engaged. See the original video HERE of the surprise engagement and read the follow up story HERE

Chester Children's Chorus Summer Learning Program Open House

Summer Learning Program Open House
Come join the fun, and groove along with the Chester Children's Chorus Summer Learning Program at Swarthmore College on Tuesday, June 28! Enjoy rehearsal, classes, and athletics with some of our chorus members. The 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. tour meets at Lang Music Building. The 1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. tour meets at Ware Pool. Please register for one or both! Registration is limited to the first 20 guests: