Borough News

Rose Tree Park

Delaware County’s Free Concert Series Kicks Off June 12

The 45th annual Delaware County Summer Festival concert series in Rose Tree Park will kick off on Wednesday, June 12, with a performance by the Delaware County Symphony. Members of the symphony will help celebrate opening night with a variety of classical selections, including works by Wagner, Verdi, Schuman, and more.

The annual Summer Festival is a free outdoor concert series which runs five times a week for nine weeks throughout the summer, on Wednesdays through Sundays from June 12 to August 11.

“Delaware County is once again thrilled to offer this free outdoor concert series for our residents this summer,” said Delaware County Council Chairman John McBlain. “Delco’s Summer Festival is a great way to enjoy a night with your family and friends in beautiful Rose Tree Park. It’s also a great way for us to support and showcase our local talent.”

The June 12 performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Learn more here.

2019 Schedule
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Borough Cleanup

Yeadon Clean-Up Day is Saturday, May 4

From the Mayor’s Desk

For the past two years, Yeadon has partnered with Comcast as part of their dedication in contributing to a clean environment and showcasing their dedication in being great corporate neighbors. So in that spirit, they have provided volunteers to come to Yeadon to clean up various sites around Earth Day on the annual Calendar. So I’m pleased to announce that Comcast has agreed again to partner with Yeadon for a third year running. In addition, they donate $600 to the borough as a goodwill corporate gesture each time they participate with us.

This year, we are asking for volunteers to come out to our main clean-up sites at the intersections of Church Lane and Chester Avenue and/or the area of West Cobbs Creek Parkway from Chester Avenue to St. Louis. We will be cleaning up those sites on Saturday, May 4 from 8:00 am to Noon.

Please meet at Church Lane and Chester Avenue at 7:45 am on Saturday, May 4. Gloves and tools will be provided. We will also be providing T-Shirts for volunteers. Bottled water will be on hand to keep us hydrated and porta-potties will be available on site for our added convenience.

As each year has grown in scope and enthusiasm, this year we will expand our efforts in Mayoral Proclamation, dedicating May 4, 2019 as “Yeadon Clean-Up Day.” We are encouraging the entire borough to join in a community clean-up effort – from a home-based yardwork spring cleaning, to helping our neighbors clean up their block and common driveways. In concert with our Public Works Department, we will dedicate (to be announced) major intersections where we can also discard of bulk trash in conveniently deployed dumpsters. Please visit our website at yeadonborough.org for more information as our clean-up Day info will be updated as the date gets closer.

Hope to see ya out there at one of our sites, or on your block shoulder to shoulder with your neighbors.

Mayor Hepkins
 
Mayor Rohan Hepkins

 
 

Delaware County Community Day

Delaware County Community Day is Saturday, May 4

State Representatives Joanna E. McClinton and Margo L. Davidson present a day of health and wellness resources, children’s activities, food, and live stage entertainment during this free event taking place on Church Lane between Whitby and Gunther Avenues, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Staff from legislative offices will be on hand to answer questions about state issues and programs. For more information, please contact Rep. McClinton’s office at 215-748-6712.

Event Flyer

PA Real ID

REAL ID in Pennsylvania: What You Need to Know

Beginning October 1, 2020, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, photo ID card, or another form of federally-acceptable identification (such as a valid passport or military ID) to board a domestic commercial flight or enter a federal building or military installation that requires ID.

REAL IDs are now available to Pennsylvanians who want them. To help you decide if you need a REAL ID, and provide information on what documents you will need and steps you can take to get an optional REAL ID, visit the Pennsylvania REAL ID website.

Nile Swim Club

Nile Swim Club Offers Free Water Safety Program for Children

No Child Will Drown in Our Town (NCWDOT) is a free, comprehensive swim and water safety program focused on safe swimming methods that is being offered to children 13 and under who are residents of the William Penn School District.

IMPORTANT: You must register for this program during the registration meeting taking place Saturday, April 27 in the parking lot of the Nile.

Limited slots are available and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Classes will take place between June 17 and June 28, 2019.

For more information please call 610-623-1535 or visit nileswimclub.org

No Child Will Drown in Our Town

Yeadon Police Chief for a Day

Yeadon Police Announce “Chief for a Day” Contest for WPSD Students

Students of the William Penn School District are invited to take part in Yeadon Police Chief Anthony Paparo’s Police Chief for a Day contest.

All you have to do is take a picture of you showing or doing something positive. Get creative, use your imagination. Post the pic using the hashtag #YeadonPDContest

Follow the YPD on social media:
Instagram
Facebook
Twitter

The top three (3) pictures posted will win a day with Chief Paparo learning about what it takes to be Chief of Police. Winners will be contacted with a reply to their post, so watch closely to see if you have won. Contest is open to all students of the William Penn School District. Contest starts on March 21, 2019. Contest will end on April 21, 2019 with winners announced April 22, 2019. The winners will come to work on National Take Your Kid to Work Day, Thursday, April 25, 2019 to celebrate this positive national initiative (unless your parent is taking you to work, then we will set up another day!).

Winners will receive a Yeadon Police T-Shirt, patches, and lunch with the Chief, as well other prizes for their efforts. So get out there, do something positive and take a pic to show it, and/or get a pic with an Officer, and then post it to one of our pages. You might just have what it takes to be Chief of Police for a day.

Spotlight on the Spectrum

Yeadon Public Library Presents Spotlight on the Spectrum Program

The Spotlight on The Spectrum program serves as a peer group for children with developmental delays or sensory issues (Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD) and their parents, care takes and relatives. Please join us in the Yeadon Public Library community room, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm.

Yeadon Public Library is a hub for the community and provides essential programs, workshops, activities and resources. The library now offers the same opportunities
for families living with autism; we are pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Spotlight on The Spectrum Program. The program will be held on every 3rd Saturday, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Spotlight on The Spectrum is a community grass roots program aimed to bring awareness to various forms of developmental delays or sensory issues (Autism, Asperger’s and ADHD). Spotlight on The Spectrum is designed to provide hope, inspiration, resources and education to parents, children and loved ones living with autism. The program gives attendees the opportunity to hear and interact with professionals, in the field and loved ones of those with autism.

For more information about this and other Yeadon Public Library programs visit yeadonlibrary.org, call 610-623-4090 or email librarydirector@yeadonborough.com.