Widener University, recognized as one of the nation’s premier universities for civic engagement and applied leadership, today opened the nomination period for the second annual High School Leadership Awards. In partnership with WCAU-TV NBC10, this program identifies the region’s high school students who embody the university’s commitment to develop and inspire leaders who affect positive change.
Principals in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware have been encouraged to identify current high school juniors who exhibit strong leadership qualities.
Through this program, Widener University and NBC10 aim to recognize students who have demonstrated courage by standing up for what is right, finding a way to address a wrong, or making a difference in a significant way in his or her school or community.
One student may be nominated per school by their principal. The selected students will receive an opportunity to participate in a leadership program at Widener University in the fall of 2013 and attend an awards ceremony at the National Constitution Center where they will be recognized. Most notably, winners will receive a $20,000 scholarship over four years if they enroll at Widener University for undergraduate studies.
“After recognizing 69 students last year, we are pleased to be able to honor another set of high school juniors who demonstrate the courage of a leader in their daily lives and local communities,” said Widener University President James T. Harris III. “The mission of Widener University is rooted in preparing students for responsible citizenship through experiential and service learning. By recognizing local students for their contributions, we not only reaffirm but also extend our important mission.”
It’s no secret that women are the traditional caregivers in our society — but women often put off caring for themselves. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, women’s wellness will be a priority when the Delaware County Women’s Commission partners with Delaware County Council to hold the second annual Women’s Wellness Fair at the Government Center.
Women are invited to come to the Government Center, 201 W. Front St., Media, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 19 to get health and wellness information and screenings. The event is open to county employees, women doing business at the Government Center complex and members of the public.
“Our goal is to provide women with current and comprehensive health and wellness information and to provide them with an opportunity to get some of the screenings that are key to prevention,” said Delaware County Councilwoman Colleen Morrone.
The Wellness Fair is being presented by the Delaware County Women’s Commission (DCWC) and the Friends of the DCWC, together with County Council and the Delaware County Department of Intercommunity Health.
The screenings and information tables are being coordinated by Crozer Keystone Health System.
The Women’s Wellness Fair provides opportunities for blood pressure screenings, stroke risk assessment and osteoporosis heel scans plus information on fitness and nutrition, cancer and health line services, diabetes, West Nile virus, smoking cessation and prevention tips.
Five hundred women participated in last year’s inaugural event. Participants in the 2012 Women’s Wellness Fair include the Delaware County Department of Intercommunity Health, Crozer Keystone Community Health Education, Delaware County Tobacco Free
Coalition, Crozer Keystone Medical Imaging, CKHS Volunteer Services, CKHS ER3, CKHS Sleep Centers, ChesPenn Health Center, Women Against Rape, Domestic Abuse Project, Delaware County Family Engagement Workshop, Women’s Resource Center, Pathways PA, Family Support Line, CKHS Center for Diabetes, CKHS Cancer Service and Healthline Service.
“We encourage women of all ages to come and visit the Wellness Fair to discover new ways to care for yourself, find time for yourself and manage your physical well-being,” said Women’s Commission Chair Theresa M. Agostinelli.
The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Lower Merion Township officials, will be spraying to control the adult mosquito population in Lower Merion Township.
The spraying will be done where sampling by the Health Department and PADEP has shown mosquitoes that carry the West Nile virus.
The spraying will be done, weather permitting, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from approximately 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The alternate date will be Monday, Sept. 24.
The boundaries for the spray will be: Montgomery Avenue, Roberts Road, Spring Mill Road and surrounding areas. Harriton High School will not be included in the spray. The spraying will include all residential streets within the boundaries.
The spraying will be done by MCHD. There will be no aerial spraying. Workers will be using Biomist 3+15 at a rate of 1.5 fluid ounces per acre with a truck-mounted Ultra Low Volume (ULV) sprayer.
The Health Department will work with appropriate agencies to identify, eliminate, or treat with larvacide, areas where mosquitoes are breeding.
Residents may contact the Health Department at (610) 278-5117 if they are concerned about an area of standing water that may be a breeding area. The adult mosquito control program will only be used in limited situations to reduce large numbers of adult mosquitoes.
There are things that everyone can do around the home to help eliminate mosquito-breeding areas. Some of these tips include: identifying and eliminating all sources of standing water that collect on your property. Mosquitoes will breed in any puddle that lasts for more than four days; and disposing of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots, or similar water-holding containers that have collected on your property. Do not overlook containers that have become overgrown by aquatic vegetation.
Officials also urge the community to pay special attention to discarded tires that may have collected water on your property and keep swimming pools clean and chlorinated. A swimming pool that is left untended becomes a source of mosquito breeding.
Be aware: Mosquitoes may even breed in the water that collects on swimming pool covers.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and New Hanover Township Police Chief Kevin McKeon announce the joint investigation into a shooting incident at 2327 Colflesh Road in New Hanover Township.
On Saturday, Sept. 15 at 10:32 p.m., New Hanover Township Police responded to a reported 9-1-1 call from 2323 Colflesh Road.
En route to the residence, the officer was stopped by a motorist and told there was a problem at 2327 Colflesh Road.
The officer arrived on scene and observed a Mercedes SUV fleeing from the driveway at 2327 Colflesh Road. The officer activated the emergency equipment on the marked patrol car in an attempt to stop the vehicle.
As the officer followed the vehicle, the operator continued to drive erratically onto several surrounding roads. The vehicle returned back to the area and drove into the driveway at 2327 Colflesh Road.
The officer engaged in a foot pursuit with the operator, who was identified as Daniel Jobson, age 56. The foot pursuit travelled through the garage of the residence and into a second floor stairway.
As the officer approached the top of the stairway, Jobson fired a single gunshot toward the stairway.
Jobson then barricaded himself inside a bedroom. As the officer took cover on the stairway, he heard a second gunshot inside the bedroom. Jobson was found deceased inside the bedroom with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. No one else was inside the home at the time of the incident.
Detectives recovered a Glock 9mm pistol, and two spent 9mm shell casings near Jobson’s body. An additional loaded magazine was also recovered at the scene. The firearm was owned by Jobson.
Through the investigation Detectives learned that Jobson was involved in a domestic disturbance at his residence prior to his flight from the residence and shooting at the responding officer.
Jobson was transported to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office for autopsy. Results of the autopsy are pending.
Leona Ann Morris was a long time member of Calvary Episcopal Church.
She died Sept. 5. 2012. She was 103.
She was born on Jan. 9, 1909, to the late William Watson and Bessie Alston in Philadelphia. She was educated in Magnolia, N.J., and graduated from Haddon Heights High School. After graduation, she entered the workforce as a press operator at Bryn Mawr Hospital. She later retired in 1971 from Main-line Dry Cleaners.
She married Clarence H. Morris in 1927 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, and they had five children.
Affectionately known as “Nana” to her grandchildren, she prided herself in building strong traditions and keeping the family together. Loving memories of holiday dinners on Harmer Street will always be remembered by her family and friends.
“Leona was a true woman of sophistication, distinction and grace,” her family said.
She was a faithful member of Calvary Episcopal Church for over 60 years. Morris and eight of her friends created a social club known as the “Congenial Pals.” This group of friends celebrated birthdays and holidays together and remained good friends for the longevity of their lives.
Morris was preceded in death by her siblings, Aubrey, Bill and Victorine, and children, Margaret “Peggy” Alston, Carolyn Morris and James “Jimmy” Morris.
She is survived by Clarence and Mattie Morris; Marie and Orum Chase; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild; goddaughter, Leona Taylor; godson, Bruce Trottman; and other relatives and friends.
Services were held September 17 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 841 North 41st Street. Burial was in Rolling Green Cemetery.
Wood Funeral Home handled the arrangements.