Friday, April 20, 2018

Upcoming Caps off to local BaseBall Great born April 22 1918 Mickey Vernon

James Barton (Mickey) Vernon

Happy 100th Mickey Vernon


Sports Museum now in Radnor

Born in Marcus Hook

Attended Eddystone High School graduated in 1936

Played only American League and sandlot baseball, his high school did not have a team.

His reputation earned him a baseball scholarship to Villanova University in 1937

  At the end of freshman year in college he signed his first professional contract with the Easton Browns, a farm team of the St. Louis Browns.

Two time American League Batting Champion

  Seven time All-Star

Segments on SLDC of his life (interviews just before his death Sept. 24, 2008. He is buried at Lawn Croft Cemetery in Linwood, Delaware County, PA.

Sounds like an incredibly interesting guy I think I need to look further into the history of this sports legend of Delaware County.

Statue of Mickey Vernon
located at 7th and Market Streets, Marcus Hook, PA
(when I was at the park taking the picture, guess what was being played?)
Mickey would be proud.

and I did, thanks to
Nether Providence Historical Society I found most of the pictures in their collection from

Other Sources 
Community News in the Daily Times January 15, 2018
now located at

Sports Legends of Delaware County

SLDC Museum
301 Iven Avenue
Wayne, PA  19087
(610) 909-4919

Go to the website for video clips interviews.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

National Bicycle Day April 19

This is an exhibit not seen by the general public "unless" you happen to be inside the Philadelphia International Airport, so I am taking you inside.

Like to Bike?

Join the Bicycle Coalition


4/14: Transportation Camp (Tickets)
4/14: ProfiteROLL (Tickets)
4/19: Women Bike PHL Urban Riding Basics (RSVP)

4/20: Night Cycle (RSVP)
4/21: 'Barnes to Barnes' Discovery Ride (RSVP)
4/21: Earth Day Ride (RSVP)
4/22: Emily Fredricks Pastry Tribute Brunch (RSVP)
4/22: Neighborhood Bike Works Bike Sale (More info)

5/1: Gloucester County Kick Off (RSVP)
5/18: Bike to Work Day (RSVP)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Weekend Events April 21 - 22

April 20 - 22 Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show at the Navy Yard

April 20 - 28 Philadelphia Science Festival 

April 21 First Day of National Park Week an entrance free fee day. 

April 21 Dr. Shaffer's Antique Barn Sale  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1645 Bethe Road in Garnet Valley.

April 21 - 23 Media-UP Book Sale includes CD's, DVD's, record albums, puzzles and games.

April 21 Map and Compass Navigation, 10 a.m. – noon  at Tyler Arboretum. This introductory course, led by L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery School staff, will teach you the basic techniques needed for navigating your way through the wilderness. Look at the components of a topographical map, practice how to take and follow bearings on a compass and discover the best methods for plotting distances and bearings of landmarks. Maps and compasses are provided. Suitable for teens and adults. $20 members, $25 non-members.
April 21 CRC Watershed Association will hold a Make a Difference clean up of streams 9 -  Noon. Visit for locations to volunteer at.

April 21 Photography Workshop at Norwood Public Library 11 a.m.

April 22 West Chester March for the Environment 1 p.m. at Historic Chester County Courthouse, 2 N. High Street in West Chester.

April 22 The Upper Darby Historical Society Will hold their Annual Meeting 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Collen Brook Farm Marvine Ave and Mansion Rd , Drexel Hill Presentation by Beverly Rorer “Old Roman Coins” Roman Coins will be on display For more information please call 610-924-0222.

April 22 Earth Day

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Turning to Technicolor

blue skies

Follow the yellow flower road

it's not snow

think pink

the cold will leave

purple will pop

bleeding hearts will bloom

clematis will climb

viola's will be vibrant

it is slowly coming alive

watch for it

Monday, April 16, 2018

Upcoming Events Week of April 16

AARP Foundation Calendar Photo Contest. Submissions due by April 22.

April 16 Award-Winning National Geographic Photographer Paul Nicklen 
will be the last speaker at the 2017-2018 Philadelphia Speaker Series presented by Widener University. Check out the 2018 -2019 Philadelphia Speaker Series presented by Widener University speaker line up! Subscription Tickets are available now.

April 16 PHILADELPHIA: THE WORLD WAR I YEARS by Peter Williams, author of Philadelphia: The World War I Years. From 1914 to 1918 the world was engulfed in a devastating and terrifying war. Using photographs, poster art and other images Peter Williams will offer a glimpse of what life in Philadelphia was like 100 years ago. He will discuss how people lived, worked and spent their leisurtime during the years encompassing the First World War. He'll also describe how the city, its businesses and its people mobilized once America joined the war and how they celebrated the return of the troops and memorialized their service and sacrifice. Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. at Lima Estates, 411 North Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063. They are free and open to the public with no registration required. 

April 17 Tax Deadline! Sooner or later we all have to pay our taxes. It's later.

April 17 Author David Komarnicki discusses his book” Five Stars in the Window”, at J. Lewis Crozer Library 2 p.m. The story highlights the author’s experience growing up in Chester during WWII.
April 18 The Five People You Meet In Wawa Author Talk at Middletown Free Library.
If you have ever been in a Wawa, then you will enjoy hearing local author Nick Kupsey talk about his book "The Five People You Meet in Wawa". Join us for a FUN night with Nicholas Kupsey, a comedian, author and storyteller hailing from Upper Darby, PA Nicholas is the author of "The Five People You Meet In Wawa" a book detailing the finer points of everyone's favorite convenience store that he would frequent during his 15 years as a letter carrier with the United States Postal Service. Nick's storytelling, writing and comedy is filled with empathy for people dealing with the every day absurdity of life. 6:30 p.m. Click Here to Sign Up!

April 18 The Wedding of the Year - 1938 The Newtown Square Historical Society invites you to our monthly program on Wednesday, at 7:00 p.m. at the Dunwoody Village auditorium to hear Doug Humes speak on the 1938 Philadelphia Society “Wedding of the Year” –  a detective story, a society wedding, a love affair and a tragedy.  Wedding cake will be served! In 2003, Doug began leasing space for his law office in an old Bryn Mawr mansion.   The kitchen pantry had the original servant’s bell box that marked the various rooms in the house, such as “Mrs. Jacobs Sitting Room”.  His curiosity about the original owners sent him on a quest to find their story, and over the years he collected photos, genealogy, and stories on the family, and finally the Holy Grail was delivered to his office – a two volume set of wedding photos from the 1938 wedding of daughter Louise Jacobs to dashing pilot Hubbard Phelps.  He took the 160 candid shots done by one of Philadelphia’s best wedding photographers, and added music by the contemporary Society bandleader, to create a wedding video.  He will give an introduction to the Jacobs family, then run the 20 minute wedding video, and then tell about what happened to the principal players after that wedding day.  Come out and enjoy an actual “Philadelphia Story”! All programs are held at the Dunwoody Village auditorium, 3500 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA  19073 beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Admission is free.  Refreshments are served. Come out and meet your history minded neighbors and learn and be entertained!

April 19 Swarthmore Public Library shows the Great Courses video "A Skeptics Guide to American History," on Thursdays through May 3 - 10 a.m. - noon.

April 19 - 22 Free Admission* and Special Anniversary Programs at the Museum of the American Revolution- April 19th is also the anniversary of the Museum's opening! In celebration and remembrance, enjoy free admission (April 19) from 3-8 pm Walk up only tickets while they last as part of History After Hours: Shot Heard Round the World. Recall the first shots fired on April 19, 1775 at Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts and join us for lantern-lit festivities in commemoration of the Museum’s first year open! The party continues throughout the weekend.  Be a part of the Museum’s history and sign your name to a Revolutionary muster roll or help us create a temporary installation of paper chains in honor of our “Paper Anniversary.” Enjoy Fife and Drum music and snap a photo in a complimentary photo booth! *Tickets for History After Hours will be available starting at 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 19 and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

April 19 Widener University Associate Professor Kathy Hornberger presents on the trees in the Chester community at J. Lewis Crozer Library 6:30 p.m. 
April 19-25 Tricentennial Navy Week in New Orleans

April 20 Philadelphia Science Festival Star Party at Grumblethorpe 7:00 pm #getnerdyphl with us for a family friendly event in partnership with the Philadelphia Science Festival gazing at the stars in our Germantown garden at Grumblethorpe! The first woman astronomer, Maria Mitchell (portrayed by Lynn King), will be in attendance helping us with our star charts and telescopes!Kids will also learn how to make Alka Rockets and Night Vision PinsFREE ADMISSION 5267 Germantown Avenue 

Philadelphia, PA 19144.
April 20 Philadelphia Science Festival Star Party at other locations.  You have choices. The stars are still the same but viewing locations and times vary, weather permitting. Check out a fun location near you or expand your horizons.

April 20 -22 The Philadelphia Art and Antiques Show at the Navy Yard S. 11th and Kitty Hawk Avenue in Philadelphia. Fri. and Sat. 11 - 8 p.m. and Sun. 11 - 5 p.m.