Newtown Recognized as a “Certified Sustainable Municipality” – Delco Times

NEWTOWN – Newtown has announced that it is one of a select group of high-performing municipalities to become certified under Pennsylvania’s Sustainable Community Certification Program. Newtown has been recognized at the Silver certification level for meeting the program’s rigorous performance criteria that follow 131 policies and practices used to define a sustainable community.

Pennsylvania Sustainable Community Certification, managed by the Pennsylvania Municipal League in partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh, is designed to recognize municipalities that strive to save money, conserve resources and serve vibrant communities. The certification is implemented statewide, recognizing boroughs, townships, cities and self-governing municipalities across the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Municipal League and Sustainable Pittsburgh commend municipalities for their demonstrated commitment and performance in sustainability.

By achieving Silver certification, Newtown is recognized for its progress in areas such as community design and land use, energy efficiency, health and well-being, intergovernmental cooperation, recycling and waste reduction. waste, tax audits, and internal management and operations. Details of Newtown’s certification performance in these areas can be found at:

Rosati Invites Community to Enjoy Free ‘I Stand With Ukraine’ Popsicle Cups at Fundraising Event

Rosati Ice, America’s first water ice, will mark its 110th anniversary by participating in a fundraising event for Ukraine from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Holy Myrrh Church- Bearers, 900 Fairview Road, Swarthmore. To celebrate National Italian Ice Cream Day, Rosati will be showcasing a new limited-edition “I Stand With Ukraine Ice” cup at the special benefit event for Ukraine.

The company, based in Clifton Heights, will support Holy Myrrh-Bearers Ukrainian Catholic Church’s ongoing fundraising efforts to support the people of Ukraine. Everyone is invited to support the ongoing efforts of Holy Myrrh-Bearers to raise monetary donations to help the brave, displaced and devastated people of Ukraine. Rosati plans to distribute I Stand With Ukraine Italian Popsicles to volunteers and event attendees.

The “I Stand With Ukraine” flavor consists of layers of Rosati lemonade and blue raspberry flavored popsicle as a tribute to the Ukrainian flag. The limited-edition “I Stand With Ukraine” Italian ice cream will be available at all Jeff Brown ShopRite supermarkets, various ice cream shops, and mobile vending and ice cream trucks starting May 1. Additionally, a portion of proceeds from future sales of this limited-edition ice cream will go towards Holy Myrrh-Bearers Ukrainian Catholic Church’s ongoing efforts to support those affected in Ukraine.

“Funds raised at the HMB church are transferred directly to refugee centers in Ukraine and neighboring countries. The funds provide food, clothing, medical supplies, transportation and housing to those displaced by the current war in Ukraine,” said Reverend Daniel Troynan, pastor of Holy Myrrh-Bearers Ukrainian Catholic Church.

“Made in America for 110 years, Rosati Ice is privileged to use National Italian Ice Day to highlight this Delco Church’s efforts to support the people of Ukraine,” said Rich Trotter, owner and president of Rosati. . “We are honored to recognize both the century and the history of our rich Clifton Heights and to support the people of Ukraine during this difficult time.”

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The Lansdowne Symphony Orchestra is hosting a concert on Sunday

The Lansdowne Symphony will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 at the Upper Darby High School Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Upper Darby. Playing selections include: Brahms: Tragic Overture Grieg Piano Concerto Mvt.1 with Youth Winner Alyssa Gabrilovich; Piano Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninoff with Sebastian Picht, young laureate; Debussy – Scottish march on a popular theme
Rim sky-Korsakov – Russian Easter Overture; De Falla – Three Cornered Hat Suite No. 2. For more information, visit For ticket information, call the UD Performing Arts Center at 610-622-1189.

Aston Lions Clubs Host Sunday Afternoon Bingo

Aston Township Lions Clubs will be holding Bingo on Sunday May 1st at the Aston Community Centre, Concord Road, Aston. The cost is $20, payable at the door.

Doors will open at noon and bingo will begin at 1 p.m. Cash prizes, raffles, door prizes and refreshments will be available for purchase. Everyone must be 18 to play. Proceeds will benefit the many charities and projects of the Aston Lions Club and the Aston Lioness Club.

Broomall Fire Co. sponsors the final weekend of Carnival

The Broomall Fire Co. will be sponsoring the final weekend of its spring Majestic Midways Carnival, 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 29; 3pm-11pm Saturday April 30; and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at the grounds of Broomall Fire Co., Malin Road and West Chester Pike, Broomall.

In addition to the various rides, face painting and escape rooms will be on site, both for the benefit of the fire company.

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Bird watchers are invited for a morning bird migration walk

The community is invited to a Spring Bird Migration Walk with Cliff and Nancy Dorénavant, 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the John Heinz Wildlife Sanctuary in Tinicum. Discover more than 300 species of birds that use the Refuge during their migrations. Each week guarantee different species. The walk will meet at the Visitor Center and proceed at a relaxed pace on flat surfaces. There are restrooms and a water fountain near the trailhead. No registration is required. For more information and directions, visit

Delco DA and County Council observe Victims of Crime Rights Week

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer and Delaware County Council members will observe Crime Victims Rights Week with an event, at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, outside the County Courthouse of Delaware. National Victims of Crime Week is commemorated across the country from April 24-30. This effort, led by the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime, aims to honor victims and the professionals who serve them.

The theme for 2022 is Rights, Access, Equity, for All Victims. This year’s theme emphasizes the importance of helping victims of crime achieve justice by upholding victims’ rights, expanding access to services and ensuring fairness and inclusion. for everyone. Each year, thousands of communities across the country recognize the dedication of those who work to ensure that all victims have the rights and services they need to recover from crime.
Residents of Delaware County are fortunate to have many organizations dedicated to supporting victims of crime, including: the Office of the Attorney’s Office Victim Witness Support Unit; Delaware County Child and Youth Services; Court Financial Services; Juvenile Court Victim Services Unit; Departmental Office of Services for the Elderly; family support line; domestic violence project; court-appointed special advocates; family support line; Delaware County Victim Assistance Center; Parents of murdered children; Every child matters; and mothers against drunk driving.

Many of these organizations will have representatives on hand for Thursday’s event to provide information on the services they offer.

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