Pa. Veterans Museum Hosts Luncheon for VFW Auxiliary State Officers – Delco Times

MEDIA – The Pennsylvania Veterans Museum recently hosted VFW Auxiliary State Chair Pam Sopher, along with members of VFW Post 3460 In Media and VFW Post 928 in Folsom. About 25 auxiliary members were treated to a champagne lunch and a tour of the museum. The State President, from Titusville, Pennsylvania, travels the state visiting various VFW posts and was thrilled to visit the Veterans Museum. Sandy Wilder, the state’s auxiliary chief of staff, accompanied Pam Sopher.

In addition to Auxiliary Members, the luncheon was attended by Jim King, Museum President, Bill Lovejoy, Vice President, Ed Buffman, Co-Founder and President Emeritus, and Jolene Buffman, Museum Trustee.

“We love that the auxiliary members of the VFW visit the museum every year and meet their new officers. Our mission is to honor all veterans,” said Buffman, who is a Navy veteran, having served on the USS Missouri in the Pacific during World War II.

The Pennsylvania Veterans Museum contains a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia from WWII in Vietnam, as well as interactive kiosks featuring powerful stories from area veterans.

The Pennsylvania Veterans Museum is located at 12 E. State St., Media, on the lower level of the historic Media Armory. The museum is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free entry. For more information, call 610-566-0788.

Krueger Announces Grant to Improve Nether Providence Township Park

State Representative Leanne Krueger, D-161 of Nether Providence, recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has awarded Nether Providence $148,600 to make improvements to Hepford Park.

The funding will be used to build a new playground and dugouts for the baseball diamonds, redesign the parking lot, repair and repaint fences, improve concession stands, shade trees and display signage.

The American Legion is hosting a bingo with designer bags

The Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 507, 20 W. Cleveland Ave., Norwood, will host Designer Bag Bingo, 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include bingo, door prizes, 50/50, raffle baskets, cash bar and BYO snacks. Tickets are $25 in advance for ten bingo games and $30 at the door. Groups of eight or more can reserve a table. For tickets, call Charity Walsh at 610-848-8499.

COSA offers the Arthritis Foundation’s “Walk with Ease” program

The Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging, in partnership with Wayne Senior Center, will sponsor the Arthritis Foundation’s nationally recognized Walk with Ease program beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 1, for people 60+ who need arthritis pain relief. or just stay active.

The online program will last six weeks. The last session will take place on Friday, May 13. Participants will receive the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk with Ease guide and walk independently three times a week with the assistance of a facilitator in this self-directed version of the program. Participants will share and receive support from a leader and other walkers in weekly online group meetings. In addition, participants will receive information and support guidelines via weekly emails.

This evidence-based program has been shown to reduce arthritis pain, increase balance, strength, and walking pace, build confidence in one’s ability to be physically active, and improve overall health.
The costs of the program are covered by COSA, so the program is free. However, class size is limited. Registration is mandatory.

To register, contact Ellen Williams at [email protected] or 610-499-1937. When you call or email, include your name, address, phone number, and email address.

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Hosts Open House at New Women’s Health Center

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital invites members of the community to an open house at its newly renovated Women’s Health Center from 2-5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21. A blessing ceremony for the center will take place at 2 p.m.

Specialist providers in the fields of gynecology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and breast surgery will be on hand at the open house to discuss treatment options and answer questions about available services for women and men.

The new health center is located in the Medical Office Building at 1501 Lansdowne Avenue, Suite 302 in Darby. The fully renovated 3,200 square foot space includes 10 patient exam rooms and serves as a specialty central suite for providers to collaborate on patient care.

Open house attendees will have the opportunity to meet James Cosgrove, DO, an experienced OB/GYN who specializes in minimally invasive robotic gynecological surgery; Karen Kish, MD, a skilled breast surgeon who provides breast health care to women and men; John Fernandez, MD, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in microsurgery and the treatment of lymphedema; Nathaniel Holzman, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast surgery, body contouring, and cosmetic and reconstructive surgery; and the center’s staff nurse practitioners who play a critical role in patient care.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour areas of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital related to coordinated care available at the new Women’s Center, which feature the latest in mammography technology, which can help detect breast cancer early, when it’s easier to treat, and Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scanning technology to help better diagnose and treat low bone density and prevent serious fractures.

To learn more about Women’s Health Services at Mercy Fitzgerald, visit

Catholic Social Services greet Afghan evacuees at a local lunch

The Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will host a welcome luncheon for newly arrived individuals and families as part of their Afghanistan Placement and Assistance Program from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, March 19, at St. John Chrysostom Parish, 617 S. Providence Rd., Wallingford.

About 125 guests will attend, including about 75 Afghan evacuees as well as program supporters, staff and volunteers. Highlights of the event will include traditional Afghan and Mediterranean dishes, American and Afghan music, a poetry reading and testimonials from participants of CSS’s Afghanistan Placement and Assistance Program. Reverend Edward Hallinan, pastor of St. John Chrysostom Parish, will offer the invocation and blessing. The Reverend Christopher Walsh, pastor of St. Raymond de Peñafort Parish in Philadelphia, will be the emcee for the event.

Since December 2021, CSS has hosted a total of 108 Afghan evacuees under its Afghan Placement and Assistance Program. This number includes 14 Afghan families, a mother with newborn twins and an expectant mother.

Through a partnership with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, CSS helps Afghan evacuees acclimatize and establish a new life in the United States of America by providing pre-arrival and reception services ; support for basic needs; cultural orientation; language services; finding safe accommodation; use; Health care; and case management services. The CSS also collaborates with local and national agencies such as HIAS and the Nationalities Services Center who have extensive experience in humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees and immigrants.

For more information on Catholic Social Services in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, visit

A Beef and Beer fundraiser is planned to support the Ridley Lacrosse team

The Ridley High School Men’s Lacrosse Boosters will be hosting a Beef n’ Beer fundraiser, 7-11 p.m., Saturday, March 26, at the Milmont Inn, 300 Belmont Ave., in support of the Ridley High School Men’s Lacrosse Team . Cost is $40 and includes bottled beer, wine, mixed drinks, food, raffle baskets, 50/50 raffle and music from a DJ. To purchase a ticket, Venmo @RidleyLaxBoosters or request a ticket via email at [email protected]

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