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Community Briefs: County sports museum unveils Emlen Tunnell statue June 2

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RADNOR >> The Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum Board of Directors invites the public to a statue unveiling event at 2 p.m. June 2 honoring the late Emlen Tunnell for both his heroism as a World War II Coast Guard veteran and his athletic achievements as a local football icon and the first African American to be enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame.

The event will be held at the museum, located in the Radnor Township Municipal Building, 301 Iven Ave., Wayne. Tunnell’s statue unveiling represents a fitting Delaware County tribute to a man who is fast becoming a person of national acclaim. It is the museum’s sincere hope that members of the public will be in attendance for the event. Special parking information is available at or

For information on the event and general museum information, call 610-909-4949 or email [email protected]

Veterans breakfast in Chester

CHESTER >> The city and sponsor Penn Home Health Care present a Veterans Pancake Breakfast from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, May 29, in the community room at City Hall, 1 Fourth St. Dennis Kent, of VetAssist, and Carla Garcia, RN, of Penn Home Health Care, are the guest speakers.


Electronics disposal, shredding June 2

As part of her commitment to combat identity theft, District Attorney Katayoun Copeland is providing a way for residents to safely and securely dispose of their electronics, including computers, cell phones and hard drives as well as the shredding of personal documents for free. The event is held Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m.-noon in the parking lot of the Clifton Heights Fire Company, 20 W. Baltimore Pike. All items are recycled. Residents also have the opportunity to dispose of their unwanted, expired medications at the District Attorney’s Mobile Drug Drop Box.

“Our office is committed to protecting the community from identity theft, which can undermine a person’s financial security and lead to a host of other crimes,” said Copeland. “One of the most effective ways citizens can safeguard themselves against identity thieves is by properly destroying documents and electronic storage devices that contain personal and sensitive information.”

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 112,000 computers and approximately 350,000 mobile phones are disposed of each day, equating to more than 152 million phones thrown away in one year. When it comes to disposing of electronics, Copeland advises residents to ensure proper disposal, as electronic devices can provide information to criminals who are seeking to steal someone’s identity.

“Whether you are planning to sell your device or throw it away, the careless disposal of an old computer or phone could result in inadvertently handing over your identity to a criminal,” said Copeland. “These days our cell phones and computers contain all of our personal details such as passwords, account numbers, addresses and phone numbers which a criminal could use to steal your identity, steal your life savings” she said.

A document shredding truck is available to shred residents’ personal documents at no cost. Criminal Investigation Division detectives and members of the Office of the District Attorney are available to assist with unloading boxes from vehicles and to provide free brochures and information on preventing identity theft.

Residents are encouraged to bring the following items for shredding: tax returns older than five years; statements from banks and financial institutions; cancelled checks; paycheck stubs; credit card applications; and unneeded medical records and billing statements.

In addition to providing the safe and secure disposal of documents containing personal information and electronics, the event will also be a medication disposal event. Residents are encouraged to drop off their expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications which are a potential source of supply for illegal use and present a risk to public health and safety. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. By disposing of unwanted medications, residents can help reduce the supply of prescription drugs available to those who might otherwise try to steal, abuse or sell these drugs. Residents can dispose of unwanted drugs 24 hours a day, seven days a week at any of the permanent medicine drop boxes located at police stations across Delaware County. For details and locations, visit the Heroin Task Force website at

SAA holds memorial walk

SPRINGFIELD >> Springfield Athletic Association holds its annual one-mile walk honoring deceased members of the organization at 9 a.m. Monday, May 28. Name signs of those whom the community has lost are posted along the walk. The walk, held rain or shine, begins at Halderman Field on Springfield Road and continues along a path to the entrance of the Springfield High School.

The timing of the 9 a.m. start is purposely set so that all walkers can then attend the township’s annual Memorial Day parade honoring those who served and sacrificed their lives for their country.

Get caregiver info

SWARTHMORE >> The Family Caregivers program hosts free classes at Community Interactions, 740 S. Chester Road. The following classes are held from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays:

• May 31, “Scam Awareness in Caregiving,” by Representatives from the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office. Caregiver’s loved one will participate in a Cognitive Stimulation Activity

• June 14, “Estate Planning and Caregiving,” by Dana Breslin, Esq. Caregiver’s loved one will participate in a Cognitive Stimulation Activity. Thursdays

Caregivers may bring the person they care for participate in a cognitive stimulation activity. The caregiver must be present for the care receiver to attend, and care receiver must be able to participate with minimal assistance. Classes are sponsored by Delaware County LINK to Aging and Disability Resources and are free to attend. For information and registration, call Debbie Templeton at 484-540-0372.

Source: on 2018-05-24 05:00:00

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