Saturday, January 26, 2013
Episcopal Academy students Jameso Achuff, Jake Aronchick, and Eunice Ju were selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Region IV Orchestra Festival in February.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Episcopal Academy Cellists Jameson Achuff '13, Jake Aronchick '13, and Eunice Ju '15 were selected to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Region VI Orchestra Festival that will take place on February 21-23, 2013. Achuff, Aronchick and Ju each successfully completed a rigorous re-audition process on January 10 at the District Festival. Region VI is comprised of high-caliber student musicians from Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Bucks, Berks, and Montgomery counties. “This is an unprecedented showing for EA, as our students will make up a quarter of the entire cello section at the Regional Festival,” says Katie Bechtold, Director of Orchestras at The Episcopal Academy. Based on re-auditions …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Meet this Episcopal Academy educator who has a passion for teaching high school visual arts.
Marple Newtown Patch is featuring great teachers in the Marple Newtown area who deserve some spotlight. Teachers give a lot to their students, schools and studies and we'd like to recognize them and say a simple, thank you, for all that they do. This educator has been in the industry for two decades, spreading his passion for all things art. Name: David Sigel School: Episcopal Academy Grade/Subject: Upper School Studio instructor & Visual Arts Department, Chair Years in the Industry: 20 Teaching Background: Gould Academy, Bethel, ME, Upper School Studio Art (one year), The Fessenden School, West Newton, MA (13 years), and EA for 2007-present, and co-founder and director of Summer Art at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA (2007-…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The book sale is February 5 - 9, 2013 at the Newtown Public Library, located at 201 Bishop Hollow Road in Newtown Square.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The arts & crafts fair at Marple Newtown High School will benefit the Student Sunshine Scholarship Fund.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Marple Newtown High School is holding its first-ever arts & crafts fair to benefit a student scholarship fund. The fair is currently in need of vendors. Below is the information provided from the district website: The Student Sunshine Scholarship Fund of Marple Newtown High School is sponsoring their 1st Annual Arts & Crafts Fair. This scholarship Fund will provide for students in our building who may be facing a financial hardship. We want ALL of our students to have the best experience possible by participating in all we have to offer. Whether a student wishes to buy a yearbook, go to a school dance, go on a field trip, join in on our LINK weekend, show sportsmanship on the athletic fields and more, will no longer be …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Find out what the top 10 most borrowed DVD rentals from Marple and Newtown public libraries were for the year.
Want to know what residents were watching in 2012? Read the list below to find out what the top 10 most borrowed DVDs were from local libraries this past year. Note: The following are the top 10 most checked out new releases of 2012. From Marple Public Library: 1. Safe House 2. The Grey 3. Big Miracle 4. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 5. Mirror Mirror 6. Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows 7. Being Flynn 8. In Darkness 9. Friends with Kids 10. The Hunter From Newtown Public Library: 1. Descendants 2. Midnight in Paris / Downton Abbey Season 1 Disc 1 3. Ides of March 4. Iron Lady 5. The Help 6. War Horse 7. We Bought a Zoo 8. My Week With Marilyn / Downton Abbey Season 1 Disc 2 9. Moneyball / Downton Abbey Season 2 Disc 1 10. Dolphin Tale
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The concert will start at 3 p.m. in Episcopal Academy’s Class of 1944 Chapel/
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Episcopal Academy students Jake Aronchick, Karen Christianson, Nicolas Christianson, Joanie Hofmeyr, and Matthew Vegari will perform “Christmas Concert with a Cause” on December 9th at 3 p.m. in Episcopal Academy’s Class of 1944 Chapel in Newtown Square. Concert-goers are encouraged to donate $10 or an unwrapped toy to benefit the toy drive for West Kensington Ministry in Philadelphia. Karen Christianson ’13, who will be playing the organ at the concert, began studying the organ at age 7 and, since then, has given more than 50 solo recitals throughout North America and Europe. In the past year, Karen has performed at Harvard University; Central United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Missouri; First United Methodist Church …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Find some Marple Newtown Etsy sellers of jewelry, homemade spices, designer dog treats, and other handcrafted goods you can buy in time for the holidays.
We all know the advantages of shopping locally: It's an investment in your community, an important way to keep money local during trying economic times, and a way to lessen your carbon footprint. But, what if you prefer to do your shopping from the sofa? Never fear: there are still ways to shop close to home without actually leaving home. Etsy, a website for vintage and handmade wares, is a great resource for the online shopper. The site has sellers from all over the world, but includes an Etsy Local page where you can select your location and only shop close to home. Check out the lists below for jewelry, paintings, soaps, accessories, and other holiday gift ideas—all made in the Marple Newtown Patch area and surrounding region. For gifts…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Tickets are available for purchase for a special one night event at Burlap and Bean in Newtown Square
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Got a story to tell? Burlap and Bean coffeehouse in Newtown Square will host the West Chester Story Slam for one night on Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. featuring five of the winning storytellers from its 2012 season. "I'm excited West Chester Story Slam is visiting Burlap and Bean and doing a show in Delaware County," said Jim Breslin, founder and emcee of West Chester Story Slam. "Burlap and Bean is an incredible venue for live shows, and I think it's a perfect place for storytellers and the audience to connect. Our story slams are fun because anyone can hop on stage and tell a story based on the theme of the night." On Dec. 5, the public is also welcomed to go up on stage and tell their own stories on the them of the night: Road Trip. …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Atlanta-based CARE, Habitat for Humanity and Project GRAD Atlanta are among the nonprofits trying to encourage people to pause in their shopping and find a way to help others.
Will donating to charity ever be as popular as shopping during the holiday season? A partnership of nonprofits hopes so. For many people, the holiday shopping marathon began on Thanksgiving day, with some national chains opening their doors just hours after the traditional turkey dinner. Then comes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, which has morphed into Cyber Week. Now, there's a new campaign asking you to open your wallet _ Giving Tuesday. The Giving Tuesday website says the effort, coming on the heels of days devoted to consumerism, is designed "to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations." …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
David Kim, world-renowned violinist and concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, will perform at Delaware County Community College on Sunday, Dec. 2.