Category: Community

e-waste

Electronic Waste Collection Event Saturday Dec. 1

On Saturday, December 1, Yeadon hosts an Electronic Waste Collection from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at 1115 Baily Road (right across from Kerr Field). The event will be held outside of the Public Works garage. We will be accepting the following: all electronic toys, games, computers, monitors, television/radios, stereos and other items with plug. Large appliances will not be accepted.

Yeadon

125th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, Nov. 3

Join with neighbors in exploring Yeadon’s past, learning more about Yeadon’s present, and thinking about Yeadon’s future at the Quasquicentennial Anniversary Celebration at Yeadon Borough Hall on Saturday, November 3. Presented by Yeadon Borough Council, the Yeadon Borough Recreation Committee, and the Yeadon Borough Historical Commission, the 2:00 to 6:00 pm event will feature exhibits, handouts, presentations, refreshments and more.

Yeadon Halloween Haunted Hall

at Yeadon Borough Hall
October 23, 24, and 25, 2018
6:00 – 8:00 pm each night

Come out for a night of fun with Dracula, The Wolfman, Jason, Frankenstein and others.

Tuesday, October 23: Teen Scream
Wednesday, October 24: Family Night
Thursday, October 25: Open to All

Bring a canned food donation for the food bank.

Missionlockitup

Chief Paparo Announces Plans for #MissionLockitUp Decals

Yeadon Police Chief Anthony Paparo has announced on Twitter that the department will soon be offering a reflective, weatherproof decal to place on car windows, front doors, and other locations to help remind residents to always lock their homes and vehicles. #MissionLockitUp is a reminder that the best way to prevent and deter thefts is to secure your property and keep valuables out of sight.

Chief Paparo discussed the program during a recent Fox29 news story. Watch below:

Follow Chief Paparo on Twitter.

flu shot free

Delaware County Holds Free Public Flu Shot Clinics

Delaware County Council and the County’s Department of Intercommunity Health want to make it as convenient as possible for people to get vaccinated. The County is offering two free, drive-through flu shot clinics this year. The drive-through makes it more convenient for our older residents, those with disabilities and also parents with small children.

This year’s flu shot clinics will be held from 10:00 to 2:00 pm on:

Friday, October 12: Middletown Fire Station (425 S. New Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063)
Friday, October 19: Tinicum Fire Station (99 Wanamaker Ave., Essington, PA, 19029)

The clinics are for Delaware County residents. Residents must be three years old or older to receive a flu shot. No registration is needed. For more information see the full county press release.

Veterans

New Resources for Veterans Available; Ceremony and Brunch Nov. 10

The Borough of Yeadon is building a database of veterans living in the borough to help keep veterans informed of resources, networking, and special events. Please visit the our Veterans Resources page for more information and to add local veterans to the database.

In addition, the borough will honor all veterans on Saturday, November 10 by hosting a Veterans’ Day Ceremony and Brunch from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Yeadon Borough Banquet Hall.

Yeadon Public Library to Receive Upgrades from State Grant

The Yeadon Public Library has received a $61,770 grant from the state, according to a news release by State Rep. Margo Davidson, D-164. The grant, which will be used to install efficient windows, lighting, and HVAC systems and allow the restrooms to be made ADA compliant, was part of $6.8 million in Keystone Grants to improve physical facilities at 27 libraries throughout the state.

“I am thrilled that the Yeadon Public Library has received these necessary funds to make the library so much more comfortable for the citizens of Yeadon,” Davidson said in the release, “The library is a community hub for people of all ages and walks of life. It’s where toddlers get their first books and kids come to study when school isn’t in session. It’s where people from the town connect, take classes, as well as get critical information they need for school or life. I thank the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the award of this grant and its recognition of the important role that the library plays in the life of the people of Yeadon.”

Read the full release.

National Suicide Prevention Week: Sept. 9 – Sept. 15

The week of September 9-15, 2018 is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Week, with Monday, September 10 marking World Suicide Prevention Day. According to a recent CDC report (2018), suicide rates have increased across all age groups over the past two decades in almost every state, including Pennsylvania. As such, we need to work together to recognize the role each of us play in suicide prevention. It is our collective responsibility to address the stigma about suicide and help-seeking. We must educate about the warning signs and how to offer support to those that may be struggling. For our youth in particular, we must recognize that as caring adults, we can be one of the most significant protective factors. Yet, we must also model self-care and healthy coping during stressful times.

In Crisis? Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Please see the resources below if you or someone you know is struggling with issues that may put them at risk of suicide:

Prevent Suicide PA

Jana Marie Foundation

Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention in PA Schools and Colleges Initiative

Pennsylvania Network for Student Assistance Services