Another drop-off location is needed for the semi-annual Newtown Public Library book sale. Can you help?
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
A Broomall resident takes a trip to Sea Bright, New Jersey, to help in the recovery efforts of Hurricane Sandy.
BROOMALL–With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it’s easy to forget that less than two months ago parts of our region were devastated by “Superstorm Sandy.” But as Broomall resident and Devon Prep sophomore Michael Knudson learned recently, “It’s not even close to being over.” Knudson drove two hours on a recent Saturday morning to volunteer in Sea Bright, NJ, the southern half of a barrier beach which is the Sandy Hook Peninsula. The small town in Monmouth County is a little more than an hour from New York City. And like many of the beach towns in New Jersey, Sea Bright sustained terrible damage and destruction as a result of Hurricane Sandy. When he heard that his church youth group was planning to travel to Sea Bright …
Monday, November 19, 2012
St. Mark's United Methodist Church's Food Bank is looking for donations year-round.
BROOMALL–With the holiday season kicked up in full gear, many may remember to give back and to help local shelters or to those in need. But the need is year-round. "Wonderful people like to give during this year but we need food year-round," said Maria Kollar, director of St. Mark's United Methodist Church Food Bank in Broomall. And the need is dire more so this year than any other year. According to Kollar, the state has cut funding to the local shelters and reallocated that money to administration. The food bank's newsletter on St. Mark's United Methodist Church's website reads: The economic downturn has once again struck another group of vulnerable individuals. With an estimated 12,000 children under the age of 18 living in poverty in…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
St. Anastasia School raises over $13,000 during the month of October for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
One soldier in Afghanistan and another soldier in South Korea have been adopted by Russell Elementary School's fifth-grade class in the Adopt-a-Soldier program.
BROOMALL–Lindsay Mitchell's fifth-grade class at Russell Elementary School is participating in the Adopt-a-Soldier program again this year and held a candy corn guessing jar fundraiser recently to raise money. So far, the class has adopted two soldiers–Josh in Afghanistan and Jason in South Korea who they have already been in contact with this year. According to Mitchell, the candy corn fundraiser raised $170 which will allow the class to "send tons of care packages to our two adopted soldiers." A gift card was awarded to the winning adult and a goodie bag to the winning student who guessed the closest number of pieces of candy corn in the jars.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The Marple Newtown High School football team served casseroles on a Saturday in June to help the hungry and homeless.
BRYN MAWR–Members of the Marple Newtown football team and coaching staff visited Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church on a Saturday in June to make dinner casseroles for those in need. This is the third year that the Tigers have volunteered to perform this community service. Under the direction of Cathy Whiteside, the boys put together 150 dinners. These dinners will feed 250 hungry and homeless people at twp Philadelphia area shelters–The Bethesda Project and Our Brothers Place in Philadelphia received the meals. The following members of the football teams participated: Craig Hamilton, Corey Power, Ed Graham, Anthony Rosanio, Tom Panczner, Ian Whiteside, Markos Katrahazis, Chris Mc Caw, Tom Mc Hale, Brett Mellman, Nik Rhoades, Sean Furst, …
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Marple Newtown High School donated 48 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, five Thanksgiving dinner baskets to local families and a successful collection for 'Adopt and Child.'
NEWTOWN SQUARE–The Marple Newtown High School Interact club sent 48 shoeboxes off to Operation Christmas Child. The boxes were filled to the top with all sorts of presents for the boys and girls around the world. The "shoebox" collection was started by Marple Newtown alumni Jason Stussy and his mother, Barb, who continue to work with the high school every year to organize and deliver the boxes to the Samaritan's Purse. Administration, faculty and students also donated food to prepare five Thanksgiving dinner baskets to Marple Newtown families. The boxes were overflowing with goodies for Thanksgiving and more. Marple Newtown High School also had a successful collection for ‘Adopt and Child’ sponsored by Student Council. A child will wake up…
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Marple Newtown community offers many places for people who wish to volunteer. Check the list below to see if you can lend a helping hand this season in the community and beyond.
As the holiday season approaches and many of us are with loved ones reflecting on our blessings this year, there's no better way to give back than lending a helping hand in our community. Marple and Newtown communities have a handful of opportunities and ways where you can give back throughout the year. Here's our list of the top 10 places to give back this holiday season:
Friday, October 21, 2011
With the help of Prudential Fox & Roach realtors from Newtown Square, members of Newtown Township's Environmental Advisory Committee installed a new butterfly garden on Oct. 15.
NEWTOWN SQUARE–On a perfect autumn day on Saturday, Oct. 15, members of Newtown Township's Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) planted their new butterfly garden at Drexel Lodge Park in Newtown Square. Mike McGraw and Paul Seligson of the EAC helped oversee the installation with guidance from Steve Mostardi of Mostardi’s Nursery. Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors of Newtown Square–Donna McCole, Iris Barcaro, Tony Galiffa, and Rae Gustaitius, a long-time member of the EAC, and a realtor with Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors–also volunteered that day for the installation of the garden. Around 8:30 a.m., Mostardi and EAC member McGraw laid out the 40-plant garden with 11 different kinds of plant material following the diagram provided by EAC …
Saturday, July 9, 2011
NEWTOWN SQUARE–For the second year in a row, Main Line Health provided medical coverage at the 2011 AT&T National that took place at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square last week. Over 200 medical professionals including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and patient care technicians volunteered their time and energy to ensure the players, their family members and all spectators had access to superior medical care on the tournament grounds. By the tournament's final morning on July 3, the medical team had treated more than 100 patients with injuries ranging from dehydration to golf ball hits.