Delaware County Briefly: November 29

Delaware County employees helped to unload food collected during the annual Delaware County Thanksgiving Food Drive at the First United Methodist Church in Media.

Delaware County Food Drive

Delaware County employees recently delivered dozens of boxes of non-perishable food items and fresh produce to the First United Methodist Church in Media, as part of a countywide Thanksgiving Food Drive, which amassed 26,811 pounds of food since it began on Oct. 5.

Delaware County Council, the County Department of Human Services, the Office of Behavioral Health, and the County Department of Intercommunity Health once again joined forces with Magellan Behavioral Health of PA to collect non-perishable food items and fresh produce to distribute to local families in need.

This year marked the 14th anniversary of the food drive.

Although the Delaware County Thanksgiving Food Drive is over for this season, food donations can be made at any time to the Delaware County Interfaith Food Assistance Network (DIFAN), administered by Family and Community Service. For information about DIFAN, call 610-566-7540.

mfs17_designationWidener University

For the seventh year, Widener University has earned a Military Friendly School designation from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines. First published in 2009, Military Friendly Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly Schools is provided to service members and their families to help them select the best college, university, or trade school that delivers the education and training they need to pursue a civilian career.

“The men and women who have served in our military have qualities that we highly value at Widener, from a commitment to civic engagement and public service to leadership skills and global awareness,” said Widener University President Julie E. Wollman. “We are proud and honored to welcome these individuals to our university and offer them a supportive learning environment and opportunities to achieve success in their chosen careers.”

Dave White and Avery Graham
Dave White and Avery Graham

Delaware County Council

Councilman Dave White paid a surprise visit to five-year-old Avery Graham at his home in Trainer last week. Avery met Trainer Borough Police Officer Steve Adamek as he was riding his bike around the neighborhood this summer. Officer Adamek would stop to check on him, and the two became friends.

In the fall, Avery learned that the officer had stage-four cancer, and decided to sell bracelets to raise money for Officer Adamek’s medical bills. Avery has raised more than $2,000 so far, and is getting requests from across the country.

White presented Avery with a resolution and goodies from the District Attorney and Sheriff’s office. White commended Avery for his kindness and compassion, and told him he is an inspiration to children and adults throughout the county.

Bracelets to support Officer Adamek can be purchased on the Trainer Borough Police Department’s Facebook page:

Eagleline Acquisition

Radnor’s Eagleline Acquisition hopes to raise $150 million in an initial public stock offering, according to a preliminary prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The prospectus says Eagleline will use the proceeds “to capitalize on the significant healthcare industry investing and operating experience” of Eagleline cofounders Steve Fishman, Joseph Fox, and Arnold Whitman, who are veteran healthcare and nursing home investors.

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