Monthly Archives: August 2012

Activities in Swarthmore, Wallingford & Media this weekend- August 31st-September 1st, 2012!

Please be sure to check out this week’s issue of The Swarthmorean newspaper for more activities as well as a fun article about Swarthmore College incoming freshmen!

Friday:

“Deathtrap” at Hedgerow Theatre!  This Tony-nominated comic thriller by Ira Levin features a performer from Swarthmore!  Tickets are $25-$32.  Call 610.565.4211 or visit www.hedgerowtheatre.org for more info!

Saturday:

Farmers Market in Swarthmore!  Fresh food and good company – 9:30am-1:30pm in the municipal lot!

“The Little Mermaid” opens at Hedgerow!  A romping musical adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen tale. Tickets are 11am $11 for grown-ups, $9 for kids!  Call 610.565.4211 or visit www.hedgerowtheatre.org for more info!

– Take a tour of the Leiper House with a guide to show you all the details of this 1785 house on the National Register of Historic Places! 521 Avondale Road in Wallingford.  Call 610-566-6365 for more info!

Sunday:

Veggie Produce Drop-off from 12-2pm every Sunday in August at the Swarthmore Community Garden parking lot (corner of Harvard & Yale).  Don’t let your crop go to waste!  Bring your extra garden veggies for donation to Chester Eastside Ministries!

Sierra Club Hike at 1:15pm.  FREE.  Meet at the Blue Rt. on Avondale between Copples Lane and Yale Avenue in Wallingford to begin a 4 mile hike of the low hills on the Leiper Trail in Wallingford and Crum Woods in Swarthmore with other nature lovers!

 

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Beautiful Weather for a Bike Friendly Town!

The mild weather has all of the community out and about this week!  Did you know that Swarthmore train station has a nice row of seldom-vacant bicycle racks?  Since the whole town is only one mile east-west and two miles north-south is there any reason not to enjoy the chance for a bike ride on the way to work?  (Be sure to wear your helmet!!!)

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Activities in Swarthmore, Wallingford & Media this weekend- August 17th-19th, 2012!

Please be sure to check out this week’s issue of The Swarthmorean newspaper for more activities as well as some amazing photos of historic homes, old Swarthmore and the Strath Haven Inn (now the Strath Haven Condomimium!)

Friday:

Rose Tree Park Summer Festival presents Moonlight & Love Songs!  Bring blankets and chairs to Rose Tree Park for the FREE performance!  www.co.delaware.pa.us/summer for more info!

Saturday:

Farmers Market in Swarthmore!  Fresh food and good company – 9:30am-1:30pm in the municipal lot!

Rose Tree Park Summer Festival presents Cabin Dogs!  Bring blankets and chairs to Rose Tree Park for the FREE performance!  www.co.delaware.pa.us/summer for more info!

– Take a tour of the Leiper House with a guide to show you all the details of this 1785 house on the National Register of Historic Places! 521 Avondale Road in Wallingford.  Call 610-566-6365 for more info!

Sunday:

The last show of the season at Rose Tree Park Summer Festival – the Penn Chinese Dance Troupe performs!  Bring blankets and chairs to Rose Tree Park for the FREE performance!  www.co.delaware.pa.us/summer for more info!

Veggie Produce Drop-off from 12-2pm every Sunday in August at the Swarthmore Community Garden parking lot (corner of Harvard & Yale).  Don’t let your crop go to waste!  Bring your extra garden veggies for donation to Chester Eastside Ministries!

TWO OPEN HOUSES IN SWARTHMORE!  

Enjoy the Central Air at…

563 Westminster Avenue (Corner of Westminster and Michigan Aves) – 4BR, 2.5BA Stone & brick colonial – $300,000!  Open 1-3pm , join me to admire the pretty kitchen and great big fenced backyard!

5 Dartmouth Circle (Just north of Swarthmore Ave on Dartmouth Cir.) – 3BR, 2.5BA Split level- $299,900.  Open 1-3pm hosted by Becky!

 

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Best Local Yard Sale!

You probably can’t see it – but the banner says the Rutledge Community Yard Sale is scheduled for September 8th!

It’s that time of year again!  Rutledge Borough is hosting the annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, September 8th!  Score a great deal on toys, books, and assorted goods!  The borough is 4 blocks by 4 blocks – all level with sidewalks , so it’s a fun opportunity to walk the town even with small children or a big stroller!

Rutledge Borough is known to insiders as “The Best Kept Secret in Delaware County” – this tiny borough has beautiful Victorian architecture, great Wallingford-Swarthmore schools, sidewalks, a park/playground, and very attractive taxes! See the Rutledge info on the “What’s It Like?” tab of this website!

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Wishing Tree!

The wishing tree is on the right side of the photo – you can just see the wishes hanging from its branches!

Did you know that Swarthmore has its own wishing tree?  Danielle Mervine and Iza Hinkson (ages 12 and 14) of Swarthmore created the tree and have left materials for you to leave a wish of your own!  Paper, markers, string and instructions are at the tree waiting for you at Paulson Park!  (Paulson Park is the small park at the corner of Rutgers and Strath Haven avenues, in front of CADES.)

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These images were so cool I just had to re-post! And of course I love to share any news about our beloved Co-op!

Swarthmore Co-op Blog

This October, the Co-op will celebrate it’s 75th Anniversary. As we plan & prep for the big bash, we reminisce back to the year of 1937…

… when this was the original Co-op store front,

… when “Sing, Sing, Sing” by Benny Goodman was at the top of the charts,
… when gas was 10 cents a gallon, (oh, how we wish this was still true!!)
… when radio was at its prime,
… when iPhones, texting, social media, and email didn’t exist,
… and when baggy pants and mini skirts weren’t seen in anyone’s closet.
How times have changed since 1937! Sometimes we think for the bad, but most of the time, we think for the good!! It’s easy to lust for the life of simplicity 1937 seems to project. A life before the constant rings and bings of cell phones, a life before eating on the…

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Activities in Swarthmore, Wallingford & Media this weekend- August 10th-12th, 2012!

Staying in town this weekend?  Here are some activities to enjoy!

Please be sure to check out this week’s issue of The Swarthmorean newspaper for more activities as well as a particularly compelling compilation of articles and letters!

Friday:

Rose Tree Park Summer Festival presents Ron E. Kayfield & Co.!  Bring blankets and chairs to Rose Tree Park for the FREE performance!  www.co.delaware.pa.us/summer for more info!

The Ray Cooney (with John Chapman) farce “Not Now, Darling” continues its run at Hedgrow Theatre!  610.565.4211 or www.hedgerowtheatre.org for more info!

Saturday:

Farmers Market in Swarthmore!  Fresh food and good company – 9:30am-1:30pm in the municipal lot!

Hedgerow Theatre’s last performance of  “Snow White & the Little People” at 11am.  Adult tickets $11, kids $9.  Visit www.hedgerowtheatre.org for more info!

Rose Tree Park Summer Festival presents Real Diamond!  Bring blankets and chairs to Rose Tree Park for the FREE performance!  www.co.delaware.pa.us/summer for more info!

Sunday:

The U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus performs at Rose Tree Park Summer Festival!  Bring blankets and chairs to Rose Tree Park for the FREE performance!  www.co.delaware.pa.us/summer for more info!

Veggie Produce Drop-off from 12-2pm every Sunday in August at the Swarthmore Community Garden parking lot (corner of Harvard & Yale).  Don’t let your crop go to waste!  Bring your extra garden veggies for donation to Chester Eastside Ministries!

 

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