NEWTOWN — Villagers of Newtown Square gathered this month at LaLocanda Restaurant in Newtown Square for lunch and a presentation by historian Noah Lewis on Revolutionary War hero Ned Hector. Nancy Bates chaired the meeting during the absence of President Ann Edwards.
The villagers have heard of Edward “Ned” Hector who fought in the Battle of Brandywine and Germantown. He was a carter who drove gunpowder in his cart for the guns. Hector was considered a hero at Brandywine for braving a British attack and saving his horses, wagon and guns when ordered to retreat. For more information about Hector, visit http://www.nedhector.com.
Media welcome restaurant TWO fourteen
TWO fourteen, a new restaurant and cocktail bar at 214 W. State St., Media, will host a grand opening celebration on Tuesday, March 29. The ceremonial ribbon will be cut on the restaurant at 1 p.m.
TWO fourteen is the fifth project of restaurateur Loic Barnieu (Sterling Pig, La Belle Époque and Tap24) and the second of chef Michael Hackett (House Restaurant). Together they were inspired to bring a casual yet elevated dining experience and cocktails to their hometown of Media.
Located in what used to be Diego’s, TWO fourteen offers seasonally inspired cuisine for lunch and dinner, in a warm and upbeat atmosphere, with unique craft cocktails created with homemade syrups and freshly squeezed juices, as well as fresh, seasonal and local ingredients for the kitchen is made from scratch menu. For menus, reservations and more, visit http://twofourteenrestaurant.com.
Delaware County Symphony performs a concert at Neumann
The Delaware County Symphony will present a concert featuring the talent of the DCS Brass Quintet and the Rose Tree Pops Jazz Combo, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the Meagher Theater at Neumann University, Aston.
The concert, entitled “20th Century Brass and Jazz”, will feature interpretations of classical pieces for brass quintet, as well as jazz standards. The quintet will perform two traditional brass pieces; Victor Ewald’s Quintet No. 2 and Sonny Kompanek’s Killer Tango, as well as Ludwig Göransson’s theme from The Mandalorian series.
Chamber Music Series Director Roberta Winemiller will bring her Rose Tree Pops Jazz Combo to perform crowd-pleasing jazz standards. The band will play tracks such as Blue Skies, Fly Me to the Moon, Watermelon Man, Route 66 and many more.
Tickets can be purchased at the door as well as at http://delaware-county-symphony.ticketleap.com.
Dine & Dish Event Features International Motivational Speaker at Margaret Kuo’s
Realtor Michelle Leonard will host her next Dine and Dish event at Margaret Kuo’s Wayne, 175 E. Lancaster Ave., Radnor, at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 18. Guests will enjoy a five-course gourmet dinner with special guest Jen Groover.
Groover is an international speaker, serial entrepreneur, business and human potential expert, and media contributor. She is the author of “What If And Why Not?”
The cost is $60 including tax and tip, and all proceeds will benefit Back on My Feet, a national non-profit organization that helps homeless people gain independence, life skills and empowerment. connect to essential community resources, ultimately leading them to sustainable employment. and stable housing.
To register for the event, call 610-688-7200. The RSVP deadline is April 15 and the event is for advance purchase only. Parking is free after 6 p.m.
Lights Out Philly kicks off for spring
Spring migration has arrived and millions of birds will fly through the Philadelphia area along the Atlantic Flyway on their journey north to their breeding grounds. Bird Safe Philly is again asking community members to participate in Lights Out Philly to minimize unnecessary lights by turning off, blocking or dimming artificial lights from midnight to 6 a.m. during peak spring migration, April 1 to May 31. Learn more about Lights Out Philly and register to participate at https://www.birdsafephilly.org/lights-out.
The First Baptist Church presents the BJUgrass set
First Baptist Church in Ogden will host Dr. Steve Pettit and the BJUgrass Ensemble at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, April 10.
BJUgrass began as a jam session in the office of University President Bob Jones. Since 2017, the team has been bringing their bluegrass music from the Appalachian foothills to churches and venues throughout the eastern United States. The group is made up of a university president and several university students. They strive to produce music that will allow them to glorify God with their talents.
The group released a recording, “Wherever You Are” in 2021 and was featured at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina in 2019 and 2020. Dr. Steve Pettit is the fifth president of Bob Jones University and the first president unrelated to BJU’s founder.
Ogden’s First Baptist Church is located at 2446 Mill Road, Upper Chichester. The service is free, but a free offer will be taken to help cover the costs. For more information, call 610-485-1706.
Register now for Chester Senior Center day and overnight trips
The Chester Senior Center Travel Club has next day and overnight trips planned for 2022. All are welcome to join their travel club and sign up for a trip.
Upcoming day trips include: Wildwood Family Fun Day, August 8, $38 adults/$30 children 12 and under; Gospel Crab and Shrimp Feast and Comedy Show, Aug. 27, $190 members and $200 nonmembers; Ocean City, Maryland; Sept. 5-9, $775 members/$800 non-members; Columbus Flea Market, Columbus NJ, September 24, $40 members / $50 non-members
For full trip details and more information, visit www.scs-delco.org or call 610-497-3550.
Chester Senior Center is one of four nationally accredited senior centers in southeast Delaware County operated by Senior Community Services. SCS works in partnership with the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging.
Havertown fourth-grader crowned international ‘Champion JewQ’
JewQ is an annual international competition where Jewish children study and are tested on the fundamental concepts of Judaism and compete for the title of JewQ champion.
Havertown’s Avery McMullen is the 2022 JewQ champion in the fourth-year division. Avery goes to Coopertown Elementary and attends the Hebrew School of the Arts, a Delaware County Chabad project run by Rikki Altein.
CKids International, the children’s division of Chabad, announced the victory at the JewQ International Torah Competition event on March 13. The contest had 2,623 contestants, from 137 cities around the world, who participated. For four months, the children studied the subjects of prayer, holidays, heroes and Jewish traditions. There were three tests administered locally at the Hebrew School of the Arts. Competitors who won local competitions competed in the international competition, which took place at the JewQ Grand Championship in Princeton, NJ and was watched by thousands of people around the world.
To learn more about Avery’s victory, visit http://Chabad.org. To learn about Hebrew School of the Arts in Delaware County, go to http://JewishDelco.org/HebrewSchool.
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