Category: Community

1st Annual Youth Police Academy

Yeadon Police proudly announces its 1st Annual Youth Police Academy. The program will run (9) weeks, beginning September 19, 2018 ending with a graduation on November 14, 2018. Classes will be held at Yeadon Borough Hall, every Wednesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm unless otherwise noted in the schedule. The academy is free, and class size is limited to 12 students of the William Penn School District grades 9-12. The application can be found here.

Through the Looking Glass

Penn Wood Seniors Exhibit at Lansdowne Arts Board Gallery Through August 12

The Lansdowne Arts Board presents “Through the Looking Glass: Visions from the Penn Wood Class of 2018,” an exhibit at the 20*20 House Gallery, 20 Lansdowne Court in Lansdowne. The exhibit is free and open to the public and runs until August 12, on Saturdays and Sundays, from 2:00-4:00 pm.

The exhibit features artwork in oil painting, ceramics, drawing, and sculpture from seniors Motunrayo Agbeye, Jestina Bao, Pewu Besson, Azar Clarkson, Nadiah Davis, Vickiana Dulcio, Martha Freeman, Danae Holmes, Tymara Jones-Love, Jazmine Lane, Hosoi El Myatt-Knox, lxchele Ortiz, Imani Medina, Talena Mitchell, Dynesha Robinson, Myles Smith, Kiera Stevens, and Kelly Young.

Museum Passes from Yeadon Public Library

Museum Passes Available at Yeadon Public Library

Yeadon Public Library (YPL) is proud to offer eligible* library card holders the opportunity to borrow a museum pass to any one of six local museums and attractions. The passes are annual memberships that were purchased with funds raised by the Friends of Yeadon Public Library. As a result, you will now be able to visit any of the places below for FREE — most of the memberships allow two adults and four children.

Museum passes are valid at the following locations:

  • Academy of Natural Sciences – Philadelphia, PA
  • African American Museum – Philadelphia, PA
  • Elmwood Park Zoo – Norristown, PA
  • Morris Arboretum – Philadelphia, PA
  • National Constitution Center – Philadelphia, PA
  • Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology – Philadelphia, PA

*Eligible for adults with a Delaware County Libraries card in good standing, with no overdue books or fines.

The passes are pending placement in the Delaware County Library Circulation System and should be available for borrowing from YPL beginning Friday, August 10, 2018!
Other DCL Libraries also offer Museum Passes.

Museum Pass Policy – Yeadon Public Library

  • Yeadon Public Library (YPL) Museum Passes may be borrowed by Delaware County Library cardholders ages 18 and over who are in good standing.
  • All Museum Passes belonging to Yeadon Public Library must be picked up at YPL.
  • YPL Passes must be returned in person at the YPL circulation desk; they cannot be returned in the drop box.
  • YPL Museum Passes are loaned for 5 days, no renewals are allowed. YPL Passes must be returned by closing time on the due date.
  • Only ONE YPL museum pass may be checked out per household at any time.
  • Please call ahead on the day you wish to pick-up the pass (pass must be picked up on the day you requested it, or it will go to the next patron).
  • There is a $5.00 per day overdue fine for Museum Passes. The maximum fine is the cost of the Pass (varies from $75 – $275).
  • If the Museum Pass is lost or stolen, the patron will be responsible for the full cost of the replacement membership.
  • Library patrons checking out a pass are responsible for carefully reading the museum guidelines since each of the museums sets its own rules and regulations for the passes. The library assumes no responsibility for any misunderstandings that a patron may have regarding the terms of a particular pass.

Black Panther

Movie Night on the Lawn – Saturday, August 4

Yeadon Movie Night is presented by St Michael’s Episcopal Church, the Yeadon Public Library, and the Yeadon Recreation Committee

Bring chairs and blankets and join us for an 8:00 pm showing of Black Panther under the stars!

Yeadon Public Library’s Youth Advisory will be selling water ice and other snacks provided by the Yeadon Recreation Committee.

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
813 Longacre Boulevard
Yeadon, PA 19050

National Night Out

National Night Out at Evans Elementary School – Tuesday, August 7

Yeadon Police Chief Anthony Paparo invites all residents to an evening of community building partnerships at the annual National Night Out taking place from 5 to 8 pm on Tuesday, August 7.

The evening takes place at Evans Elementary School (900 Baily Road) and will feature:

  • Child ID Kits
  • Giveaways
  • Police SWAT Trucks
  • Fire Trucks
  • Public Safety Tips
  • Meet your Mayor, Council, Police Officers, Firefighters and Neighbors!

For more information, see the Event Flyer (PDF)

Heat Advisory: County Heat Plan

Delaware County Heat Plan

Delaware County Council wants residents to know that the county’s Heat Plan is in place. Both the Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) and the county Office of Adult and Family Services offer assistance to elderly and vulnerable residents throughout the summer.

“We all love summer, but it’s important for our residents, particularly the elderly, young children and those with health challenges to say cool, stay hydrated and stay informed,” said Delaware County Council Chairman John P. McBlain. “The fact is that heat is dangerous, and it can kill, or cause heat stroke or heat exhaustion.”

Residents are urged to visit the county’s website to read the 2018 Heat Plan and learn about the resources the county provides. Residents should take precautions during heat waves and high humidity, to check in with the elderly and disabled family members and neighbors who are at greater risk for heat-related illnesses.

COSA’s Heat Plan includes a Heat Information Line, extended hours at Senior Centers, and educational information on heat safety tips, dehydration, and safe use of fans. COSA has purchased 250 cooling fans and 100 were donated by PECO, which will be delivered to the county’s eight senior centers for distribution to seniors needing cooling assistance.

“A fan creates air flow which helps the body evaporate sweat and cool down,” said McBlain. “We want to thank PECO for their generous donation of fans to our seniors this season.”

The Delaware County Heat Plan calls for senior centers and adult day care centers to extend their hours, to offer water and non-caffeinated beverages throughout the day, and to reinforce with service-provider drivers to check on consumers. Care managers are asked to identify “at risk” consumers who are homebound, living alone or have a prior history of inadequate cooling in their home.

It is also important to remember the safety of pets during the warmer, more humid months as animals respond differently to heat. “It’s not just the ambient temperature but also the humidity that can affect your pet,” said McBlain. “If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves, and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels—very quickly. Please also remember to not leave anyone in a car, including your pets and make sure they have plenty of water and shade.”

On any day when temperatures reach 90-degrees, it is especially important for young children and older adults, as well as people who have heart and breathing problems or are on certain medications, to pay close attention to what they are doing and how they feel during hot and humid weather.

People need to drink before they feel thirsty and if someone experiences signs of heat exhaustion, drinking water is not enough to reverse the symptoms. Individuals might need medical help.

COSA’s Heat Information Line at (610) 872-1558 is a recorded 24-hour phone service that runs June 1 through Sept. 30, providing residents with heat advisory updates and information. People who need additional assistance can contact a COSA’s Information and Assistance service at (610) 490-1300. For more information, and to read the county heat plan, visit

Senior Centers

Chester Senior Center
721 Hayes Street
Chester, PA 19013
Contact: Jamee Nowell-Smith
Hours: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday

Friendship Circle Senior Center
1515 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby, PA 19023
(610) 237-6222

Good Neighbor Senior Center
1085 Hook Road
Sharon Hill, PA 19079
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Evening and weekend programming on occasion, see calendar of events.

Havertown Senior Center
1105 Earlington Road
Havertown, PA 19083
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Hometown Senior Center
302 S. Jackson Street
Media, PA 19063
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Schoolhouse Senior Center
600 Swarthmore Avenue
Folsom, PA 19033
Phone: 610-237-8100 ext. 30
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Evening and weekend programming on occasion, see calendar of events

Upper Darby Senior Center
326 Watkins Avenue
Upper Darby, PA 19082
Contact: Michael Maloney
Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday

Wayne Senior Center
108 Station Road
Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 688-6246
Hours: 4p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Don’t forget your Pet during a Heat Wave

Pets need extra care during extreme temperatures, as they cannot care for themselves. There are several measures that can be taken to alleviate the repercussions of heat on pets.

Never leave your pet in a parked car. On an 85 F day, the temperature in a car can reach 102F in ten minutes, and will continue to climb.

Watch for humidity. Humidity is very detrimental for pets. Dogs pant in order to release moisture from their lungs which acts as a cooling mechanism (since they don’t sweat). If there is too much moisture in the air, pets are unable to cool themselves properly. Take your dog’s temperature. If it is over 104 F, begin treatment for heat stroke.

Know the symptoms of heat stroke in your pet. Symptoms include heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid heartbeat, excessive thirst, lethargy, profuse salivation, a deep red or purple tongue, lack of coordination, and unconsciousness. To treat heat stroke, move them into a cool, shaded area. Apply ice packs or cold towels to head, neck, and chest and run cool water over them. Let them take small sips of water or eat ice cubes. Take them to the vet immediately.

Limit exercise on hot days: only take your pet in the early morning or evening hours to avoid the midday heat. Avoid asphalt as it can get very hot and burn your animal’s paws.

Give your pets water with ice cubes in it. Eating the ice cubes will help lower their body temperature.”

Pete D'Ambrosio

Yeadon Resident Pete D’Ambrosio, Referee of Chamberlain’s 100-Point Game, Dies at 98

The Philadelphia Inquirer has reported that Pete D’Ambrosio, an NBA referee who officiated Wilt Chamberlain’s historic 100-point game, died Monday, June 18.

Mr. D’Ambrosio was inducted into the Delaware County chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1995, the Inquirer reported, and honored at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association dinner in 2012 on the 50th anniversary of the famous game.

Read the full article.