Sunday, October 30, 2016

Must Fight Boxing: USA vs Ireland

High School Students Engineering Mousetrap Competition

Chester, Pa. – Nearly 300 students from the mid-Atlantic region are set to square off at Widener University in a competition requiring creative design, careful planning, and – a mousetrap. Sponsored by Widener’s School of Engineering, the challenge requires students to build a vehicle that will be powered by ONLY a mousetrap.

The student teams from regional high schools were sent a common design problem and set of vehicle specifications. They have all been encouraged to “think” like practicing engineers, using the guidelines to plan and implement a competitive vehicle design. Competition participants will be using Victor brand wooden mouse snap traps in order to create mouse trap-powered devices at the event.

The high school teams from the region will gather at Widener’s Schwartz Athletic Center on Wednesday, November 2 to compete against each other to see whose design has the most – creativity, functionality, and can go the furthest using just a mousetrap as power.

The final competitive round will take place around 11 a.m., but students will begin competing as early as 10 a.m.

This is a great way to highlight students being innovative in science at an event that has been taking place for 34 years offered by one of the oldest engineering programs.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Self-development project seeks Black Male high school students

Press Release by Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter

The New Black Mantra and Practice Institute is seeking Black Male high school students to participate in our new Black Male Transformation Project. This exciting four-week project begins Sunday, November 6, 2016 and will be hosted by the MJ Freed Theatre in Chester, PA. The cost for the course is $100. Candidates must exhibit a high level of self-discipline and initiative to be considered for this limited opportunity. Candidates must also commit to attending each of the two-hour, weekly sessions for all four consecutive weeks. A project completion production is scheduled and all participants will receive awards. 

In keeping with the strategic mission of this project, there are no scholarships available. However, accepted applicants will learn how to quickly realize a return on their course investment. 

Contact project founder, Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter, at 267.318.0117 for more information.

The Black Male Transformation Project (BMTP) is an engaging personal development enterprise that teaches young Black Males critical life skills and business values necessary to establish a life-long practice of innovation. Participants will learn how their self-image impacts their self-empowerment and their social capital network. Participants will also examine the lives of highly effective Black Men and learn to use lessons from the past to forge a fascinating future. 

As members of this first training group, high-achieving individuals will have the opportunity to remain connected to the project and help develop new products and services for customers from around the world.

No applicants will be considered after the November 6, 2016 start date. For more information on the work of Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter, go to

The last Fall Concert at the André Café Acoustique

Friday, October 21 at 8pm - Khadijah Renee - A Wonderful Jazz Vocalist! See Khadijah's WebSite here 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Beyond Our Years of Service (BOYS) Brunch

BOYS Committee: (Left to Right) President Ben Walker, Ed. Consultant Staci Hall-Harding, Financial Sec. Lavera Foster, Secretary Marsha Taylor-Robertson, Business Manager/Teasurer Mildred McLaughlin, Vice President Calvin Laws, and center Youth Counselor David Robinson of the Boys & Girls Club

The Beyond Our Years of Service (BOYS) committee organized its second brunch to honor this year’s recipient the Boys & Girls Club of Chester. The event was held at The Austin Room in Chichester, PA. More retired employees than present gathered to reflect on their years of service and to give their support for the organization. Last year the recipient was the PTO of the various schools in the district. Founder Mildred McLaughlin said, “Once the donation is counted, the amount to the Boys & Girls Club will be revealed.”
 George Carter, Jr. and Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club Janet Riley-Ford

George Carter, Jr. spoke at the brunch in honor of his father George Carter, Sr. who was the Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Chester for 50 years. This is the 86 year for the club which opened in 1930 for boys to go. George Carter, Jr. said his Father’s dream was to move the club from Front Street so they had a fundraiser to move the club to its present location on 7th Street. The new club is named for his father. Carter spoke of his father’s passing and that his father told him to “Trust in God and wait on my dreams.” He thanked the BOYS organization, “Thanks for the fundraiser to carry the torch a little further.”