RADNOR — Delaware County Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum Friday at The Radnor Hotel, focusing on infrastructure in Delaware County. The event featured a panel of industry leaders from Essential Utilities, PECO, Energy Transfer, and the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Aviation.
“The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce has consistently advocated for appropriate support of critical infrastructure as part of the Chamber’s Legislative Agenda,” said Trish McFarland, Chamber president. “Infrastructure, such as energy, water and transit, is paramount to the economic vitality in our region and the Chamber is proud to support the companies who were featured in today’s event.”
During the discussion, subject matter experts delved into the current condition of the region’s infrastructure and strategies for improving it, and its impact on the local economy.
The discussion that was led by McFarland, featured the following panelists: Christopher Franklin, chairman and CEO of Essential Utilities Inc.; Mike Innocenzo, president and CEO at PECO; Joe McGinn, vice president, Public Affairs & Government Relations at Energy Transfer; and Atif Saeed, CEO of the City of Philadelphia Department of Aviation.
“Philadelphia International Airport is a vital economic engine for the 11-county Greater Philadelphia Region and investing in the airport’s infrastructure is an investment in the residents of our region, especially in the creation of jobs and delivery of goods.” said Saeed. “Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce for hosting this important discussion on infrastructure and its impact on our community.”
The county chamber is a business advocacy organization with a mission to drive business forward in the local community through connection, education and advocacy. To learn more, visit http://www.delcochamber.org.
Williamson students put skills to work at Thomas Leiper House
The Thomas Leiper Estate was one of the fortunate selections of the annual Williamson College of Trades Community Service Week this year. Students from different specialties and grade levels came together to volunteer their services.
Nether Providence Township provided the students with lunch and the supplies for interior painting and outside landscaping improvements.
The students used their expertise and skills onsite at the 1785 Thomas Leiper National Register Historic House, 521 Avondale Road, Nether Providence.
The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum, 8601 Lindberg Blvd., will offer Nature Walk With A Ranger, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays June 15 and July 27.
Everyone is welcome to come and learn more about nature and the refuge from an expert.
No registration is needed to join the walk. The walk will begin at the trailhead and be on flat gravel or natural surfaces. For more information on the Refuge, visit http://www.fws.gov/heinz.
NAACP Media Youth Council hosts Juneteenth celebration
NAACP Media Youth Council is sponsoring the second annual Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration in partnership with the Borough of Media, and the Heritage Park Committee on Saturday, June 17 from noon to 3 p.m. at Heritage Park, Fifth and Broomall streets, Media.
The event will commemorate the emancipation of the final enslaved African Americans in the U.S. and celebrate the rich history and traditions of the African Americans in the Media area. This is a free event.
The celebration will be a fun-filled afternoon for all ages and include performances, trivia, craft activities, local community organizations and powerful words from local community leaders, including state Rep. Jennifer O’Mara and others.
There will be a special tribute in memoriam of the late Rev. Warren D. Mays Sr. of Second Baptist Church of Media and the adult chapter, the NAACP Media Area Branch, will be acknowledging the 2023 NAACP Media Area Branch’s Junior and Senior High School Scholarship recipients at this event.
The NAACP Media Youth Council’s mission is to inform youth of the problems affecting African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to advance the economic, education, social and political status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples; to stimulate an appreciation of the African diaspora and other people of color’s contribution to civilization; and to develop intelligent, effective youth leadership. The NAACP Media Youth Council is committed to creating an equal, just environment for Media and surrounding communities.
St. John Fisher holds Corpus Christi Procession
St. John Fisher Parish will hold a Corpus Christi Procession, 1 p.m. Sunday, June 11 at St. John Fisher Church, 4225 Chichester Ave., Boothwyn.
The Corpus Christi celebration will begin with 11:30 a.m. Mass, followed by the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at approximately 12:30 p.m.
At 1 p.m., the procession will begin inside the church and proceed outdoors, consisting of Father Robert McDermott carrying the Blessed Sacrament, followed by various groups of parishioners. The procession will stop at three stations outdoors, where there will be a Gospel reading, homily and hymn each time.
At the conclusion of the procession, everyone will return to the altar in church for a final Benediction. Following, there will be a reception in the Parish Center for all participants.
All of this is part of the Archdiocesan Eucharistic Renewal and all parishioners, former parishioners, and friends of the parish are invited to participate in this special event.
Community invited to screening of film examining impact of housing discrimination
The Foundation for Delaware County, in collaboration with Media Area Branch NAACP and Media Fellowship House, announces a thought-provoking film screening and panel discussion event on Wednesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at Pendle Hill in The Barn, 338 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford.
The event aims to shed light on the history of housing discrimination and its continuing effects on communities of color.
The event will feature a screening of the compelling documentary “Owned,” which delves deeply into the root causes of the housing crisis. By exposing historic policies and practices, the film uncovers the disproportionate loss of generational wealth and the displacement experienced by Black and brown families.
The film screening and panel discussion will serve as a platform for dialogue about housing inequity and the impact it has on Black and brown communities. The event aims to foster understanding, empathy, and collaboration among attendees, empowering them to contribute to positive change.
“Now is the time for us to come together as a community and take decisive action,” emphasized Cynthia Jetter, president of Media Area Branch NAACP. “We must advocate for policies and programs that promote affordable housing, protect renters’ rights, and ensure equal opportunities for all families to thrive and succeed.”
The panel discussion will feature community leaders who will share their insights and experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the panelists and contribute to the collective discourse surrounding housing discrimination and the pursuit of equitable solutions.
Media Fellowship House, Media Area NAACP, and The Foundation for Delaware County extend an open invitation to all members of the community, including residents, activists, policymakers, and concerned individuals, to attend.