MIDDLETOWN >> St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 30 E. Forge Road, Media, holds “A Taste of Greece,” its 38th annual Greek festival, Thursday, Oct. 5- Sunday, Oct. 8.

The rain or shine event features free admission and free parking. Festival hours are 5-9 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and noon-8 p.m. Sunday.

Come out for authentic Greek food and outdoor dining, Greek music and dancing, and souvenirs and activities. Lunch and dinner feature over 30 menu options including Gyro, Souvlaki, Pastichio, Chicken Riganati, Moussaka, Baklava and more. There are 10 percent senior, military and student discounts. A variety of homemade Greek pastries are available. Outdoor dining areas serve Greek beer, wine, Ouzo and other beverages. Take-out food is available, ready to refrigerate or freeze.

There are free Greek folk dance performances by the are’s best dance groups, and music from all parts of Greece played throughout the festival. Enoy activities, raffle drawings, Greek venodrs with unique items and jewerly and more. The church’s sanctuary is open during the festival for prayer.


To call ahead for take-out food, call 610-459-1015. For information, call 610-459-0366 or visit www.stgeorgefestival.com

Ridley soccer helps hurriane victims

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP >> The Ridley High School Boy’s Soccer Team holds its annual Friday Night Fun Night Fundraiser at 7 tonight, Friday, Sept. 29, at the Ridley Township Community Center, 801 Morton Ave., Folsom. Fun Night is an annual fundraiser the team has put on for years where the Ridley High School Boys Soccer Team plays host to the 3-5th graders in the district to give them a night of fun, food and prizes.

For 2017, team members made the decision to donate 100 percent of proceeds to hurricane relief funds in Texas and Florida. Come out visit the event to see district students enjoy a night of family fun and take the initiative to give back to those in need.

Nominate engineers for awards

The Delaware County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) is seeking nominations for the 2018 Engineer of the Year,

Young Engineer of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, and the new Outstanding Project Achievement Award. The selected individuals will be honored at the chapter’s Engineers Week banquet on Feb. 21, 2018.

Candidates must be a current licensed Professional Engineer and reside or be employed in Delaware County or southern Chester County Award criteria and submission information can be found on the chapter’s website at www.pspe.org/delco or by contacting Nick Cirilli at ncirilli@comcast.net or Susan Best at susanbest54@gmail.com

Nominations are due by Nov. 10. PSPE, an affiliate of the National Society of Professional Engineers, represents engineers of all disciplines throughout Pennsylvania.

West Catholic alumnae day Oct. 22

UPPER DARBY >> West Catholic Girls’ Alumnae Association’s 89th annual Communion Breakfast is set for Sunday, Oct. 22, at Drexelbrook, 4700 Drexelbrook Drive, Drexel Hill. Cost is $30 (tickets are not be issued). Coffee is available in the lobby from 9:45 a.m. and doors open at 10:30. Mass follows at 11 a.m.

Luncheon is after Mass and includes Chicken Picatta, salad, rolls and butter, and Profiteroles for dessert. Vegetarian and Gluten Free are available. Please note this on the reservation when mailing a check.

Checks should be made payable to WCGAA and mailed no later than Oct. 16 to Bette Mc Grath Diedrich, 870 Springhill Road, Secane. Guests should indicate with whom they would like to be seated. West Catholic Girls’ gift items are available for sale.

Register for senior tech classes

UPPER CHICHESTER >> Senior Lift holds its “Pre-Thanksgiving Technology Training” for older adults at its Aston Technology Resource Center located at Word of Faith Christian Center, 4140 Market St.

Learn technology basics (Window 10, Mobile Devices Technologies); PC computer; laptop; Smartphones — Apple iPhone, Android phones; tablets and iPad. Classes are tailored to older adult learners. Class schedules begin Nov. 7-9. Space is limited; register by calling 610-639- 6737 or email info@theseniorlift.com

Sponsor jersey at Haverford

HAVERFORD >> The Haverford High School Football Team is proud to announce its annual “Fords Fight For Life Night” is set for Oct. 6. This event allows the public to sponsor a jersey in honor of, or remembrance of, a family member or friend who is fighting or bravely fought an illness or disability. A Haverford High School football player will wear that jersey in the Oct. 6 game against Lower Merion. At the conclusion of the game during an on-field ceremony, the player will present the jersey to the sponsor or the individual being honored as a keepsake.

For a sponsorship form, visit the district website at www.haverford.k12.pa.us

Chamber of Commerce honors 6ABC anchor

NEWTOWN >> Lisa Thomas-Laury, retired Action News co-anchor, talented author, and POEMS syndrome survivor, is the keynote speaker at the 2017 ATHENA Leadership Award luncheon, held noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Aronimink Golf Club, 3600 St Davids Rd, Newtown Square, PA 19073.

The ATHENA Leadership award is presented to an individual who has attained professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their achievement of professional excellence and leadership skills. Since 1989, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce has recognized 27 extraordinary women with the award. This year, the prestigious award will be presented to Catherine Judge Cardillo, Pennsylvania Director of Advocacy for Trinity Health, parent company of Mercy Health System.

Thomas-Laury retired from 6ABC in 2016 after working for the company since 1978. Thomas-Laury came to Philadelphia from Nashville in 1978 and was one of the few African American women to broadcast at the time. In 2003, Thomas-Laury went on her first medical leave after she was diagnosed with POEMS syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder. After spending nearly four decades with WPVI-TV, Thomas-Laury retired after undergoing her second bone marrow transplant. The former anchor-reporter recently teamed up with a respected medical journalist to write an autobiography about her experience.

“There are so many people who suffer needlessly because there’s a lack of information. I want to share my story and the medical crisis that sidelined me in my career,” Thomas-Laury said. “You can live a normal life, you can move on and make the best of your life.”

Thomas-Laury’s book, “On Camera and Off: When the News is Good and When Its Not,” will be released on Sunday, Oct. 1. During the luncheon, Thomas-Laury will speak about her autobiography and her inspirational medical journey.

For information about The ATHENA Leadership Award and the luncheon, call 610-565-3677 or visit www.delcochamber.org

To submit community news, email Colin Ainsworth at delcocommunity@21st-centurymedia.com.

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