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January 2010 Blog Posts (15)

Barnstormers to Represent USA at International Festival

In November, The Barnstormers theater, received an invitation to represent the United States at the Liverpool International Theatre Festival, May 19-23, 2010 in Liverpool NS CANADA with their award winning production of "Fina and Euba".

The Barnstormers' award winning show, Fin and Euba (written by Audrey Cefaly, directed by Ruth K. Brown and stage-managed by Jeffrey Greenspan and Sound/Lighting by Mickey Lincoln) was the PACTFest 2009 winner and ESTAFest '09 runner-up. In addition… Continue

Added by Marsha L. Amato-Greenspan on January 31, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Borough Council still working out budget kinks

Council Finance Chairman Suzanne Murtha, at last week’s meeting, said the final budget for 2010 is still being worked on and council hopes it can be passed at its Feb. 2 workshop meeting.

Council President Bob Berger read a statement at the meeting in which he contends the borough accounts were nearly $20,000 in arrears when the new council was officially sworn in on Jan. 4. He said in December the previous council announced there would be a tax decrease in 2010.

“However,… Continue

Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 25, 2010 at 10:27pm — 1 Comment

Refinishing interior woodwork

I am in the process of refinishing a staircase. The interesting thing is that old-time woodwork was finished in shellac or lacquer and not varnish. Varnish was used on floors but not doors, trim, and stairways. So that means if you want to refinish that old, blackened, and alligatored woodwork, you don't need paint and varnish remover and do the old slop and scrap gig. All you have to do is put denaturned alcohol or shellac thinner on steel wool and rub and the old blackened finish comes right… Continue

Added by Joe Yorke on January 25, 2010 at 8:51pm — 2 Comments

Carole Nasella is Borough Manager

Carole Nasella was appointed borough manager at Tuesday night’s council meeting. She will also serve as secretary/treasurer. Nasella succeeds Terry Bradley, who served two years in that post.

A lifelong resident of the borough, Nasella is 51, a graduate of Ridley High School and earned a paralegal certificate from Penn State University. She also took classes at Widener University.…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 21, 2010 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Ridley Park Inventor Develops Buoyant Animal Cage

An abstract posted on Nov. 19 by the World Intellectual Property Organization identifies Ridley Park inventor Ed Lulevitch as the developer of the world's first Buoyant Animal Cage. The article describes "A floating cage system for containing and transporting animals over water...useful in flood conditions or when hunting to keep animals and… Continue

Added by Ed Lulevitch on January 19, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Book recommendation: Fool by Christopher Moore

If you are looking for an irreverent, bawdy*, laugh-out-loud funny take on Shakespeare's King Lear, try this book. Now it's confession time: I have never read King Lear, so I don't know how closely (if at all) Moore's novel follows that classic. But this story of Pocket, King Lear's fool, and his dealings with the king, his daughters, and the country at large is really a lot of fun. I experienced it by means of an audiobook (available through our very own Delco Library System), and the reader… Continue

Added by Rebecca Clemmer on January 17, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Family man needs Room to Rent

My husband has taken a job in the Ridley Park area and will be relocating there in February. I will be staying behind with our two chidren in Texas to at least finish out the school year. Can anyone offer reccomendations for places to look for roommates/rooms for rent? Thanks so much.

Added by Nichole Neff on January 15, 2010 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Congratulations to the Ridley Music Program for a great concert

We attended the High School winter concert last night, and what a good job the kids did! The band, led by brand new conductor Chase Cramer, presented a traditional Sousa march, a medley of Billy Joel songs, and a medley of folk dances that was quite challenging. We had seen them at their marching best in the fall, and it was enjoyable to hear them perform a different kind of music.

The chorus, also with a brand new leader Josiah Krawiec (a recent Ridley graduate), seemed to be… Continue

Added by Rebecca Clemmer on January 14, 2010 at 7:58pm — No Comments

An incantation for Spring.....

Lycopersicon esculentum!
Coix lacryma,
Ocimum sanctum!

A quick google search will tell you the meaning of this, or you can just ask.

Added by Rebecca Clemmer on January 14, 2010 at 7:27am — 2 Comments

Warm place, good books

I want to draw your attention to a cozy nook in our midst: the Park House Cafe. Have you stopped in? It's got a great relaxing atmosphere and an interesting selection of food and drink. I also want to draw your attention to the books on the windowsill to the right of the main entrance - ah yes, there they are.

These books have been placed there by me, one of your local BookCrossing representatives, and Park House Coffee has agreed to be an OBCZ, or "Official BookCrossing Zone". Who… Continue

Added by Rebecca Clemmer on January 8, 2010 at 8:01am — 1 Comment

Wanted: books

Seeking books to support my passion for giving them away. I will take books in all age ranges, but please no textbooks, or Reader's Digest Condensed books, and the books should be in reasonable condition. Thanks!

Added by Rebecca Clemmer on January 8, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Can a Blue Ice Bomb hit Ridley Park?

With winter's icy freeze upon us and the take-off path of Philadelphia's International Airport sending jets directly over top of us, I took some time this holiday to ponder the likelihood of a blue ice sky bomb falling from the belly of an airplane and striking… Continue

Added by Howard McCoy on January 5, 2010 at 9:05pm — 3 Comments

Pipe Bomb Robber still at large

Police are still looking for a man who used the threat of a bomb to steal $1,000 from a Ridley Park bank last week.

The robbery took place shortly after 9 a.m. on Dec. 30 at the M&T Bank on E. Hinckley Avenue.

"A black male entered the bank and went to a teller with a note that read he had a bomb and wanted money put into a bag," Ridley Park police said in a statement.

Members of the Delaware County bomb squad removed the device and detonated it. But instead… Continue

Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 5, 2010 at 10:12am — No Comments

The benefits of cold weather?

Let's all try to remember, while we're complaining about the cold: at least nobody is suffering from the allergies we complain about during our humid summers and falls!

Seriously, I am rather enjoying having what feels like an actual WINTER this year. So many winters pass by with lows in the 40's that this feels somehow appropriate to me.

What special steps do you take to fight the cold?

Added by Rebecca Clemmer on January 5, 2010 at 7:34am — No Comments

2010 Ridley Park Borough Council

The swearing-in ceremonies on the second floor of Ridley Park's Athletic Club were brief and to the point. A loved one or family held the bible while Judge Jack Lippart presided over the transformations from citizen to borough official. Robert's Rules of Order were adopted and the nominations votes were decided:

Robert Berger - President

Susan Murtha - Vice President

Congratulations to our 2010 Borough Council…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on January 4, 2010 at 9:01pm — 6 Comments

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