Delco Press Club presents Halloween-themed walk through the dark history of State Street – Delco Times


MEDIA – Just in time for Halloween, the Delaware County Press Club will host a Media Gothic walking tour with author Matt Lake on Wednesday, October 20. Two spooky walks are scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sligo Irish Pub, 113 W State St, Media, with networking upstairs in Sligo between visits.

The Media Gothic Walking Tour is based on Matt Lake’s book, “Media Gothic: A Stroll Through State Street’s Dark History”. The book presents a collection of historical accounts, true crime stories and paranormal events in the media district. The tour explores weird media facts including haunted buildings, an overthrown federal government office, underground corpses, and more. Participants can look forward to history, ghostly tales, deranged killers, a giant explosion, and the story behind the mysterious State Street elephant.

Lake is a magazine and book publisher with independent signatures in dozens of publications including The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Popular Science. He is best known for his work on the Weird US book series and locally for co-founding the Media Dark History Walk. All Press Club events are open to the public.

Tickets for the Media Gothic event range from $ 20 to $ 40 and include options with or without a copy of “Media Gothic”. Participants can enjoy light aperitifs and drinks at the cash bar. Reservations are recommended, but guests can also pay by cash, check, or credit card at the door.

The 45-minute tour will be limited to 15 people per group. The second floor of Sligo is only accessible by stairs. Participants are requested to wear masks during the event when they are not eating or drinking. For more information and tickets, visit

Participants are encouraged to bring one or two new books for Kindergarten to Grade 8 students for the Press Club book drive. Membership of the Press Club is open to individuals, companies and students working in all fields of communication and related fields of communication.

For more information on eligibility and to join the club, visit The Press Club season runs from September to May. Founded in 1979, the Delaware County Press Club comprises professionals, active and retired, from all fields of communication, including print and broadcast journalism, public relations, marketing, writing and photojournalism, as well as communication teachers and students, and professionals in related fields. the fields. For more information about the club, visit or email [email protected]/.

The HEADstrong Foundation organizes the alumni challenge on Black Friday

On Black Friday, four of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s most historic and successful high school lacrosse programs will bring together alumni to honor the past, celebrate their passion for the game, and support families touched by cancer.

On Friday, November 26 at 1 p.m. Springfield High School will host Ridley and across town at 3 p.m. Penncrest will host Strath Haven High School. Both events will be hosted by the HEADstrong Foundation and tickets cost $ 5. All proceeds will go directly to HEADstrong to help local families affected by cancer.
The event is the second in a series, as Springfield and Ridley faced off in the Alumni’s first-ever game of 2019.

This game paid tribute and celebrated the life and legacy of Nick Colleluori of Ridley, the founder of HEADstrong and Nick Baratelle of Springfield. For the second year, the foundation is delighted to include two more historic programs in the challenge.

“The rivalry between Springfield and Ridley is one of the oldest in Pennsylvania lacrosse,” said John Hoffman, Springfield lacrosse representative. “The Alumni Rivalry Game represents the toughest players in Pennsylvania lacrosse, showcasing the incredible talent that has contributed to the history of each program while demonstrating our commitment to the HEADstrong Foundation through an event that truly epitomizes l spirit of Nick Colleluori and Nick Baratelle. As we compete on the pitch, off the pitch, we are good friends and come together to help local families in the fight. “

Alumni of both teams can register to participate at the following links. Springfield and Ridley alumni can register at and those who wish to prepare for Strath Haven or Penncrest can s ” register at https: / /
“The Penncrest alumni are delighted to start this new tradition with our rivals in crosstown,” said Evan Pettit, Penncrest alumni representative, former player and current coach.

In addition to the game, HEADstrong will donate new lacrosse sticks for young boys and girls to youth programs in all four cities to provide opportunities to develop the sport.

“We are looking forward to the second Ridley / Springfield Alumni game,” said Matt Flynn, Ridley lacrosse rep. “The rivalry, history and friendships that have arisen from these two great competing teams were crystal clear in the first game of 2019. I was amazed to see over 1,000 people on the field Phil Marion watching these two teams compete against each other. I imagine there will be that many people in November at the new Springfield field.

For more information about the HEADstrong Foundation, its mission and those it serves, visit

The class of Notre-Dame of 1970 holds its reunion

Notre Dame High School Class of 1970 will be holding its 50 + 1 reunion on Saturday, November 20 at the Lazaretto Ballroom in Essington. Former students can still register. For more information, send an email
[email protected]/.

SCS Chester Senior Center offers diabetes education courses

The Chester Senior Center at Senior Community Services, 721 Hayes St., Chester, will host diabetes education classes in a fun and supportive environment from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month: October 21, November 11 and December 11. 9. Participants will learn creative nutrition counseling, medication and treatment management, stress relief, and information about other local resources.

Everyone is welcome, including those who do not have diabetes but want to learn. For more information or to register, call 610-497-3550.

John Heinz Wildlife Refuge is looking for volunteers

The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Tinicum and Friends of Heinz Refuge are looking for volunteers. Established in 1972, the Heinz Sanctuary is America’s first urban wildlife refuge and protects over 900 acres of marshland. Located just outside of Philadelphia, the refuge offers miles of trails and a wide variety of wildlife, including migratory birds and endangered species.

Although the Refuge Visitor Center is currently closed, online and outdoor events are still being held, and volunteers and staff are still somewhere in the Refuge to protect and maintain this vital ecosystem.

If you are interested in participating as a volunteer, the Wildlife Refuge offers many opportunities to help you.
Currently, the Refuge is seeking help with environmental education, guided hikes, site maintenance, restoration projects and pop-up nature stores. In addition, the Friends of Heinz are always looking for members to assist the Board of Directors and participate in committees.

High school and university students can also join the Young Adult Advisory Committee. The staff at Friends of Heinz and Refuge work hand in hand to ensure this natural gem remains protected, accessible, and relevant to residents of the Delaware Valley.

For more information on volunteering, send an email to [email protected]

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