Young People’s Theater Workshop Presents New Version of ‘Pirates of Penzance’ – Delco Times

SWARTHMORE – Young People’s Theater Workshop will kick off its spring musical production of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s reimagined version of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic, ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, on Friday 27 May.

The production, starring Linda Ronstadt and Kevin Kline, lit up Broadway in the 1970s. In this local production, 28 young actors will perform with a live orchestra on the main stage of the Players Club in Swarthmore. Performance dates are May 27, 28, June 4 at 7:30 p.m., May 30 at 6 p.m., May 31 and June 2 at 7 p.m. and May 29 and June 5 at 3 p.m. All tickets are $15 and all seats are reserved.

Featured in the performance are Media’s Max Guthrie as the Pirate King, Media’s Archie Bracegirdle as Young Frederic, Berwyn’s Ilena Mita and Springfield’s Anna Mannix as Mabel, Swarthmore’s Johnnie Hughes and Wallingford’s Alex Pollard as as Sergeant, Sofia Brzezicki of Springfield and Gretha Fergus of Wallingford as Ruth, Sophie DeCristofaro of Swarthmore as Edith, Paige Trout of Media as Kate, and James Traverso as Modern Major General.

The production team, led by producer Claudia Carlsson, includes Joseph Southard, Paul Kerrigan, Kevin Gane, Maria Byers, Bob Moore, Ethan Starr, Elizabeth Hughes, Erin Carr Milone, Philip Milone, Reba Ferdman, Dot Kowal, Betsy Berwick and Cindy. Schneemann.

For tickets and YPTW summer camp information, call 610-558-0988 or visit

Celebrate Armed Forces Day at the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum this month

The Pennsylvania Veterans Museum will be open Saturday, May 21, Armed Forces Day, and will feature special exhibits of artifacts from every war, from the American Revolution to the mighty Vietnam War exhibit.

Armed Forces Day was established on August 31, 1949 by then-Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson to replace the separate Army, Navy, and Air Force days. It was first celebrated on May 20, 1950. Armed Forces Day honors all who are currently serving and have served, both on active duty and in the reserves.

The museum will be open from noon to 5 p.m. to all guests and veterans. It is located at 12 E. State St., Media, on the lower level of the historic Media Armory.

The museum features personal memorabilia and interactive kiosks that tell the story of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, through the eyes of those who served in the U.S. military. Admission to the museum is always free.

The Pennsylvania Veterans Museum is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect, and promote the legacy of veterans through education. The museum is particularly focused on educating today’s youth about the sacrifices made by our veterans to keep America safe and free.
For more information about the museum, visit

People living with a chronic disease are encouraged to enroll in the “Steps to Healthy Living” program

Adults, age 60 or older, who live with chronic health conditions can enroll in the Steps to Healthy Living: Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, sponsored by the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging, in conjunction with the Delaware County Department of Parks and Recreation. Program participants will meet at the Redwood Center at Upland Park in Brookhaven once a week for six weeks, from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays, from May 20 to June 24, with the exception of Friday, June 17, which will be held on Wednesday June 15, rather.

The program is offered free of charge, with support from COSA and the state Department of Aging, and includes a free, personal copy of the book Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Disease.

The acclaimed, evidence-based program, developed at Stanford University, provides participants with self-care tools and life skills to help them achieve their personal chronic disease management goals.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease, and four in ten adults have two or more of these conditions. Illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic illnesses are the leading causes of death and disability in America and a major cost driver. health care.

Places are limited and registration is compulsory. To register, contact Ellen Williams, Health and Wellness Program Manager, at [email protected] or call 610-499-1937.

The Delco Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation holds a ceremony on Wednesday

The Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation will hold its annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Upper Providence.
The annual memorial service brings together survivors of fallen officers, their families, co-workers and residents to remember their loved ones and community heroes at the county police memorial site in Rose Tree Park.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the solemn ceremony. This year, three more police officers will be added to the memorial wall: Chester Constable Brownelle Barrett-Lee,
Delaware County Park Police Superintendent Scott Mahoney and Haverford Township Police Officer Kevin Redding. For more information about the Delaware County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation, visit

Swarthmore Lions Announce Registration Information and Need for Volunteers for Independence Eve Run

The Swarthmore Lions Club will host its 25th Annual Swarthmore Lions Independence Eve 8K (5 Mile) Race and 2 ½ Mile Walk on Friday, July 1 at 7 p.m.

The small-town friendly community run attracts runners from all over the Delaware Valley. This year, runners are promised a relatively flat 8km course through the borough’s tree-lined neighborhoods. The 2 ½ Mile Walk course follows the first loop of the 8K.

Proceeds from the race support Lions charities, including organizations that help the visually impaired, such as the Chester Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Delaware Valley Eye Bank.

Online registration is available at On-site registration and package pickup will take place in the lobby of Borough Hall, 121 Park Ave., Swarthmore, from 5-6:45 p.m. on race day.
Entry fees for the run and walk are $30 and $35 on race day.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female riders overall and the top three male and female riders in nine age groups: 10 and under, 11-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. Refreshments will be served after the race. Tech t-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered runners and walkers and while supplies last.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Jim Ryan at 610-909-3127 or [email protected]

Readers can email community news and photos to Peg DeGrassa at [email protected]

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