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February 2013 Blog Posts (17)

Ridley Park's Mary McFall Hopper Aims to be Sheriff

Delaware County Republicans endorsed Mary McFall Hopper for Sheriff in the May Primary Election.  Mary is regulatory counsel for Aqua America and a lifetime resident of Ridley Park. On the other side, McFall will likely face-off against  endorsed Democras Rocco Polidoro.  Polidoro heads the Springfield American Legion and a Springfield Insurance Agency.



Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 26, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Negative Comments don't Help Ridley Park

For those 4-5 who post nothing but negative comments ! Do you really think your helping Ridley Park. Be nice if you refocus your energy into progress. Thanks to those who donate there time to pro-activities

Added by Nick DiGregorio on February 26, 2013 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Memberships and Programs thrive at Ridley Park Library

In her annual report to Ridley Park Council Feb. 19, library director Mary Alice Walsh said 27,000 items were circulated by the library in 2012, including 1,700 new materials added throughout the course of the year. There are more than 3,700 members with more than 200 new members added last year.

Continuing on with statistics, Walsh said more than 3,300 internet sessions were…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Missing Borough Calendar - CALENDAR-GATE

Did anyone get the Borough's official calendar deliverd to their home?  Seems that the calendars came to the borough in January, but the promise by Paul Matus and Bob Berger that they would be delivered to all residents did not happen.  I did receive my copy of the Ridley News Calendar though.   Paul brought a motion to Council…


Added by Jared Brennan on February 23, 2013 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Ridley Park's Historical Society - once history, now preserving history once again

On Thursday February 21, 2013 a small energetic group of residents gathered at Borough Hall to re-ignite the recently dormant Ridley Park Historical Society.  Our Secretary and Treasurer Ellie Hays coined the phrase about being  "history" during the meeting.  Many ideas and suggestions about how we can educate residents about the history of Ridley Park were discussed.   Our homes seemed to be a logical place to start.   Many of our treasured homes have been torn down for…


Added by Jared Brennan on February 23, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Ridley Parksurvey now underway

I'm not going to get all critical, but I was not aware that our community is conducting a survey for future planning purposes.  It is due March 15, and can be found here:


or in case that doesn't work go to www.ridleyparkborough.org, click on Surveys in the box on the left.  The first link…


Added by Rebecca Clemmer on February 23, 2013 at 9:11am — 1 Comment

Winter Fountain or Winter Waste?

  To leave the fountain at Ridley Park Lake in the water during the winter, or take it out and put it in storage until warmer weather? That is the question members of Ridley Park borough council are mulling over.

   At council's Feb.19 meeting, Ridley Park Councilman Jared Brennan said he thinks it is preferable to remove the fountain during the winter to…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 22, 2013 at 12:44pm — 5 Comments

Ridley Park calendars

In case anyone needs a 2013 borough calendar, I saw a small stack of them at the Ridley Park Library this evening and you could pick one up there.

Added by Rebecca Clemmer on February 20, 2013 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Don't forget to support RP Library

Pancake breakfast this Sunday morning at Applebees.  Contact library for details.   610-583-7207

Added by Jml on February 20, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Ridley Park Police: Hot pursuit, car crash at the U-Haul & The Barn; suspects nabbed

Two retail theft suspects are in custody facing a long list of charges after leading police in Springfield, Morton, Prospect Park, Ridley Township and Ridley Park on a high-speed chase that ended in the arrest of two suspects with no injuries

The DelCo…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 20, 2013 at 1:10pm — 1 Comment

Citizenville - revolutionizing Ridley Park in the digital age

In a world where people can do almost anything at the touch of a button; shop, communicate, do research, publish a blog, and transfer money, Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California, argues that today’s government is stuck in the last century while—in both the private sector and our personal lives—absolutely everything else has changed.  RPOL and others are…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 16, 2013 at 7:41am — No Comments

Senior citizen lunch and a show

Ridley School District will be hosting a Senior Citizens Lunch & Show on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, for senior citizens who reside within the Ridley School District.

Lunch will be served at 1:00PM in the Ridley High School cafeteria immediately followed by entertainment by Ridley High School students. If you are a senior citizen and you reside in the Ridley…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 14, 2013 at 9:13am — 1 Comment

Ridley encourages a night of drug and alcohol for parents

The Ridley High School Student Assistance Team is presenting a program for parents of all adolescents to raise awareness about two important issues facing today's students: drug and alcohol use and using social media responsibly. The special event will take place 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Ridley High School.

District Superintendent LeeAnn…

Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 8, 2013 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Ridley Drama Group seeking gown donations

Ridley Drama Group is currently in production of the Cole Porter musical, Anything Goes.  They are currently in need of quite a few full length gowns for their production. If anyone has a bridesmaid dress, prom dress, or full length gown in tan, champagne, cream, white, pale pink, or pale yellow, and wishes to donate to a great cause, RDG would be so appreciative!

Just drop your donation off at the high school to the attention of Christina McGovern. Attach your name and…


Added by Rebecca Clemmer on February 5, 2013 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

St James School Week better than school

St James Regional Catholic School in Ridley Park participated in a "Minute to Win It" competition last week as part of their Catholic Schools Week celebration.

   The first competition was called A Bit Dicey where contestants balanced a popcicle stick in their mouths and stacked six dice on the end of it in a minute. 

   The second competition was "Face the Cookie" where the contestants moved a cookie from their forehead to their mouth without using their…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 3, 2013 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Ridley Park Softball Sponsorship

This year, the RPAC Softball Program, is offering an opportunity to local businesses to become Team and / or Division Sponsors.  Your company’s contribution will be targeted exclusively to lower the growing costs of the clubs 200+ softball players, enabling them to fully participate in training programs, League & In-house games…


Added by RidleyParkOnline on February 2, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

No shadow for Phil means Ridley Park gets an early Spring

According to Pennsylvanian groundhog Punxsutawney Phil Ridley Parkers and should expect an early Spring this year.

When Pennsylvania's preeminent groundhog emerged from his home this morning at Gobbler's Knob he did not see his shadow. According to the legend that began in southeastern Pennsylvania, on February 2 when the…


Added by Howard McCoy on February 2, 2013 at 11:08am — No Comments

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