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WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDENT THE WELCOME MAT IS ALWAYS OUT IN DELAWARE COUNTY DELAWARE COUNTY’S BRANDYWINE CVB: – We value our history – The Delaware Valley experience – What’s such a big deal about the Pope's visit to Philadelphia? – We’re proud of people and what they’ve accomplished

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MEMBER ORIENTATIONS RE-IMAGINE COMMERCE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW BARLEY! UPCOMING EVENTS THE DELCO SHOW HARRISBURG HAPPENINGS NEWS FROM THE WOMEN’S COMMISSION STAYING SAFE THIS SUMMER MILITARY MEMORIES & TOGETHER AGAIN: DANNY MURTAUGH AND MICKY VERNON

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DelawareCounty REGIONAL NEWS

FROM THE DESK OF TRISH MCFARLAND

P U B L I S H E D Q U A R T E R LY ______________________________________________________

Delaware County was my childhood home and continues to be as a Springfield resident. I see possibilities to further the county’s brand and reputation in the coming months and year as the region is in an international spotlight. The Chamber is emphasizing opportunities to take advantage of Pope Francis coming to Philadelphia in September, as well as the 2016 Democratic National Convention. We recently held a Member Business Briefing on the World Meeting of Families, a once in a lifetime opportunity for our area businesses, with the projected economic impact of $417 million for both the conference and Pope’s visit. Activities for the week start with World Meeting of Families events on Sept. 22 through 25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Pope Francis is expected to arrive in Philadelphia the night of Sept. 25 and say mass to a throng of around 1.5 million to 2 million people on September 27. The Chamber is here to help our Delaware County businesses prepare to accommodate those traveling to our area for this auspicious occasion. The Travel, Tourism and Entertainment 2015 edition of Delaware County Regional News includes information about the upcoming Papal visit, and the many ways to enjoy our local businesses and tourist attractions throughout the summer. Our edition features content from the Brandywine Conference and Visitors Bureau, one of the many established organizations with which the Chamber works closely. The “live, work and play” tag line, coined by our CVB, is echoed by the Chamber’s passion for the community. We desire to confirm why it is the best place to live, work and play. We hope you will join us for the upcoming Summertime Orientation on July 14th, where we will present additional information about our role as collaborator and connector in the county. We have all the resources here that any business could need, and invite you to join us and grow your business in Delaware County. Wishing you a wonderful summer of many successes and countywide enjoyment!

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The Welcome Mat is Always Out in Delaware County DINING, ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE ABOUND FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS ALIKE No other county in Pennsylvania can claim to be the place where William Penn first stepped ashore in America, the landing that launched the Commonwealth. In fact, Delaware County has bragging rights to being the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania, with the first court, school and government office. History abounds in Delaware County, as does great modern hospitality, dining, arts and entertainment, culture and sports. Delaware County Council works with several partners to ensure that people near and far look to “Delco” when they want to enjoy

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an outing with friends, family, business associates or out-oftown guests. “In Delaware County, we are proud of our past, and energized about our future,” said Delaware County Council Chairman Mario J. Civera Jr. “We have everything here. You can see paintings by the Wyeths in Chadds Ford, Broadway stars in musicals at the Media Theatre, dine on Asian cuisine in Upper Darby or catch pro soccer action at PPL Park on the Delaware.” Delaware County Council is pleased to partner with the Chamber of Commerce and the

Delaware County Conference and Visitors Center on many projects and campaigns to tout attractions from the scenic farmlands of Chadds Ford, to the tony Main Line, to the main streets of Media and Upper Darby. All eyes will be on Philadelphia and suburbs in September

Right now, Delaware County officials are working with planners from Philadelphia to prepare for the World Meeting of Families set for Sept. 22-27. This global event that includes a visit from Pope Francis will bring

more than a million people to Center City and the surrounding suburbs. County Council Chairman Civera is a member of the Government Outreach Committee for the World Meeting of Families. He is busy working with other officials to plan the security, accommodations, logistics and other aspects of this major event. “This is exciting for Philadelphia and for Delaware County,” Civera said. “It doesn’t matter what religion you are because the goal is to celebrate the critical role of family here and around the world.”

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ABOUT THE PHOTOS 1 Chairman Mario Civera Jr. at the Chamber’s 2015 State of the County address when he talked about the upcoming World Meeting of Families and the positive impact it would have on Delaware County hotels, restaurants and other businesses.

2 Delaware County hotels, charming inns and excellent restaurants are already enjoying bookings from visitors who are coming from 150 different nations. While Philadelphia is the epicenter of the World Meeting of Families, it is expected that people will visit Delaware County to stay, dine and enjoy the many historic sites in the county. Delaware County has ‘The Edge” on quality of life

In May, Delaware County Council and the Delaware County Commerce Center announced a new marketing campaign called “The Edge.” The economic development initiative touts five major assets that set Delaware County apart as an excellent place to work, live and play. One of those five assets is quality of life. When it comes to attracting visitors, Delaware County is a community whose amenities entice exceptional people. Delaware County’s neighborhoods offer boundless options to satisfy a wide range of preferences. “Our county has thriving urban centers, peaceful suburbs, diverse housing options, exceptional schools, award-winning

healthcare, beautiful parks, historic landmarks and shopping galore,” said Chairman Civera. “Whether families are visiting relatives, attending a graduation at one of our universities, vacationing, touring the historic sites, or coming to the World Meeting of Families – Delaware County is the place to be.” People can enjoy an “Inside Outside” pop-up art display in Media, pick strawberries with their kids at Linvilla Orchards, take in a show at the Media Theatre, enjoy major league soccer at PPL Park, or attend a free music concert under the stars in Rose Tree Park. There truly is something fun and interesting to do for every age and taste.

2 Delaware County Council, from left, Chairman Mario J. Civera Jr., Vice Chair Colleen Morrone, Dave White and Mike Culp with the Phillie Phanatic at the Walk for Wounded fundraiser in Rose Tree Park, to benefit disabled veterans. Also District Attorney Jack Whelan and Councilman John McBlain. Rose Tree Park is one of the county’s major parks that is the setting for many fairs, festivals and the summerlong, free concert series under the stars. 3 Delaware County Council recognized two Delaware County women who are instrumental in organizing the World Meeting of Families 2015 and Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States. Council presented resolutions to Donna Crilley Farrell, Executive Director of the World Meeting of Families, and Danielle L. McNichol, Director of Human Resources and In-House Counsel for the World Meeting of Families. The World Meeting of Families will be held in Philadelphia September 22-27 and is expected to draw more than a million people from 150 nations to our area and generate approximately $417 million for the Philadelphia region.

Delaware County has a great future thanks to a glorious history

The county’s history forms a strong foundation for the 21st century attractions that continue to make the county a vibrant, accessible, affordable place. In partnership with the Delaware County Heritage Commission, County Council on May 27 recognized twelve individuals and organizations dedicated to the preservation of history in Delaware County. Delaware County’s rich his-

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3 tory certainly attracts people to various landmarks from the Brandywine Battlefield in Chadds Ford to Governor Printz Park in Tinicum Township, the site of the first settlement in Pennsylvania. Looking forward to the World Meeting of Families, Chairman Civera noted that the oldest Roman Catholic parish in Pennsylvania, St. Thomas the Apostle, is located in Chester Heights.

St. Thomas and his Quaker and Anglican neighbors shared the vision of a “Holy Experiment” in religious tolerance back in the 1850s. That church still stands today as a significant connection with our past. Visitors to Delaware County are invited to visit County Council’s website to learn more about the assets and attractions in the county: www.co.delaware.pa.us.

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MEMBER ORIENTATIONS

Re-Imagine Commerce

MAKING THE MOST

MEET ACTUAL CHAMBER MEMBERS AND LEARN ABOUT THEIR MEMBERSHIP EXPERIENCE

OF YOUR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP In a Delaware County Cham-

MEMBER PROFILE

ber of Commerce orientation

Name: Ted Volikas

session you will learn how to

Profession: Proprietor of Pinocchio's Restaurant

maximize the benefits of your

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling and spending time with the grandkids.

Chamber investment. The meeting is open to new and

Q: WHY DID YOU JOIN THE

existing members alike. Expect

DELAWARE COUNTY CHAMBER

to get new ideas, discuss how

OF COMMERCE?

to get the most out of your Membership, plus have the

Q: HOW DID THE CHAMBER HELP

opportunity to meet and net-

YOU FIND BUSINESS?

work with other Chamber Members. Attend these orien-

serve you and your business. Orientations take place at the Chamber of Commerce on a quarterly basis. Please register to attend.

Summer Orientation Tuesday, July 14, 2015 8:30 – 10 am

Fall Orientation Tuesday, October 6, 2015 8:30 – 10 am

A: The Chamber has helped put us in contact with other businesses. We've held different Chamber events at the restaurant throughout the years and those events have brought in new customers.

CHAMBER EVENT LIKE?

A: Well, I’ve been a part of the Chamber for so long, I can't remember my first event! But, every event that I've been to has been a great networking opportunity.

Q: WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST

tations to meet our staff and get the facts about how we can

A: I wanted to support the community and meet other business owners. The Chamber has been helpful in making introductions to other local business owners.

Q: HOW DID THE CHAMBER MAKE

A: The Chamber promotes business-to-business commerce and

DOING BUSINESS EASIER?

provides multiple opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals.

Q: WOULD YOU RECOMMEND

A: Yes, the Chamber has many valuable business resources such

THE CHAMBER TO OTHER BUSY

as increasing business visibility, creating networking opportunities, making new business contacts, customer referrals, promotion and publicity. It is a very effective way to promote business and reach new customers.

PROFESSIONALS?

Tell us about your Chamber Member experience and get published! Ask for a form at the Chamber for your chance to be in print.

Location Delaware County Chamber of Commerce 1001 Baltimore Pike Suite 9LL Springfield, PA 19064 (Behind the Olive Garden on Baltimore Pike in Springfield. lower level suite with Mercy Cardiology)

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Welcome New Members

A warm welcome to our newest Members! Membership in the Chamber is a savvy business investment. Through Membership, you gain a dedicated partner who is committed to the support and growth of your regional business environment. We look forward to seeing you around the Chamber. ATI Physical Therapy Bake and Play, Inc. Benchmark School Center of Effort, LLC Chaz's Tree Service Chester Heights Self Storage Cheston Lawrence Colleen's Elite Home Services Havertown Nutrition HellenicNews/Hermes Expo JBMS1 Photography Law Office of Donna Wren

Middletown Free Library Mind The GapÂŽ Premier Roofing Services LLC Rains Design Risk Averse Insurance Rotary Club of Central Delaware County RSVP of Montgomery County Sage Counseling, LLC Sapphire Technology Group, Inc. Springfield Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab Swarthmore CO-OP Tavola Restaurant & Bar TNT Removal & Disposal LLC Toll Global Forwarding TruMark Financial Credit Union uFinancial Upland Borough Wells Fargo Advisors

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Business Book Review “SETTING THE TABLE: THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF HOSPITALITY IN BUSINESS” BY DANNY MEYER Copyright 2006 by Danny Meyer / Published by Harper Collins Publishers. Reviewed by Bridgette Crockett, Head of Public Services, Marple Public Library, May 7, 2015.

Much has been written about the importance of putting the customer first. However, it’s how you treat your employees that should be your top priority, according to award-winning restaurateur Danny Meyer. A staff that cares for one another

Barley! By Doug Eddy, Martindale’s Natural Market

This Barley Salad is a healthy travel meal to snack on when on the go, and is so versatile that it can be served cool or at room temperature. It is the perfect traveler’s snack through any locality. Barley is a great blood sugar balancer through the stresses of trying to reach your plane, train, and other travel connections. Not traveling anytime soon? Then take this dish to your family BBQ for a healthy and flavorful treat sure to please even the most stubborn eaters.

and shares mutual respect is more likely to make customers feel welcome. This method of “enlightened hospitality” is the core of his business philosophy. In his book, “Setting the Table: the transforming power of hospitality in business,” Meyer serves up more than savvy business advice – he also shares an interesting personal story. Born in St. Louis to prominent and well-traveled parents, Meyer developed an appreciation for travel and good food from an early age. By age 27 he had minimal experience in the restaurant business when he opened the Union Square Café in Lower Manhattan. Through attentive service in a relaxed atmosphere, USC stood out and soon began to thrive. Meyer went on to open other successful restaurants, including Gramercy Tavern, Tabla, and The Modern, which is located in NYC’s Museum of Modern Art. The lessons and insights Meyer shares in this book are applicable to any type of business. “Hospitality is about making things happen for people instead of to them,” he says. The extra effort to make a guest feel special, whether by saving them their favorite table or sending a personalized note to apologize when something goes wrong, is essential. “In the end, what’s most meaningful is creating positive, uplifting outcomes for

BARLEY SALAD WITH OREGANO & ALMONDS 1 ¼ c. pearled barley 1 c. almond halves 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1/3 c. extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic ½ tsp. finely grated lemon zest Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 c. packed fresh oregano leaves 4 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese (or your favorite cheese) 1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the barley over high heat until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain the barley and rinse under cold water to cool thoroughly. Drain again, shaking out the excess water. 2. Meanwhile, spread the almonds in a pie plate and toast for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden and fragrant. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool. Coarsely chop the nuts. 3. In a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice with the olive oil, garlic, and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper. Add the barley, oregano, and cheese and toss gently. Add the toasted almonds, toss again, and serve.

human experiences and human relationships,” writes Meyer. This attitude can help any type of business succeed.

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get involved! Network, Learn, smile and Build business at these fine events JULY 15 COFFEE CONNECTIONS 8 – 10 AM

Stop in on your way to work and build new business relationships over coffee and tea. Blood Bank of Delmarva, Christiana Care Concord Health Ctr., 161 Wilmington-West Chester Pike (Rt. 202), Chadds Ford, PA 19317. AUGUST 6 2015 BUSINESS TRADE SHOW 8 AM – 2 PM

Establishing a presence, whether big or small, for your company at a trade show gives you a powerful platform for meeting new customers, reaching out to your existing clientele, and building a more established and reliable brand.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

Concord Country Club, 1601 Wilmington Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19382.

5 – 7 PM

AUGUST 25 CHAMBER SERVICE PROJECT:

Members and friends are invited to join us at various locations on the way home from the office. Meet proprietors and staff, tour facilties and enjoy light fare, networking and camaraderie with other Delaware County area business professionals.

BACKPACK DRIVE 1:30 – 3 PM

JULY 9

You can make a difference! This drive will help provide poor children the tools they need to succeed. CityTeam Ministries, 634 Sproul St., Chester, PA 19013. AUGUST 27 LEADERCAST 2015 REBROADCAST: THE BUSINESSPERSONS CONTENT 8 AM – 1 PM

Breakfast buffet followed by an edited rebroadcast of Leadercast 2015, presented by the Chamber and focused on business interests. Then enjoy the Leadership Lunch from 12:30 - 1 pm, featuring a live Keynote Address with Phil Martelli, coach of the Saint Joseph’s Hawks men's basketball team.

Christian C. Sanderson Museum 1755 Creek Road Chadds Ford, PA 19317

SEPTEMBER 15 NONPROFIT BOARD MATCH 8 – 10 AM

JULY 29

Board Match is a new program designed to introduce business leaders to

Customers Bank 3557 West Chester Pike Newtown Sq., PA 19073

nonprofit organizations for potential board placement. Members interested in

AUGUST 20

WSFS Bank 395 Wilmington West Chester Pike Glen Mills, PA 19342 SEPTEMBER 24

Delightful Detail 762 Baltimore Pike Concordville, PA 19331

Wyndham Garden Hotel (in the auditorium), 1110 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342 (Intersection of Rte 1 & 202).

career advancement with board involvement will be introduced and have the opportunity to discuss their qualifications, intent, and interests at this exclusive mixer. Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, 1001 Baltimore Pike Suite 9LL, Springfield, PA 19064. SEPTEMBER 30 2015 ATHENA LEADERSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON 12 NOON – 1:30 PM

The ATHENA Leadership Award® honors a woman for professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. Llanerch Country Club, 50 West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA 19083.

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Upcoming shows:

Delightful Detail .................................................July 1 Delaware County Library Systems ................July 8 Pinocchio's Pizza ..............................................July 15 Tyler Arboretum.................................................July 22 Williamson Free School of

SPEED NETWORKING

Mechanical Trades...........................................July 29 Mind The Gap.....................................................Aug 5

2:30 – 4 PM

U Finanical ..........................................................Aug 12

Delaware County Chamber of Commerce 1001 Baltimore Pike Suite 9LL, Springfield, PA 19064

Lisette Home Care Services LLC ....................Aug 19

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 SPEED NETWORKING SUMMER SESSION FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

Inspect It First ....................................................Aug 26 Citadel Federal Credit Union ..........................Sept 2

Welcome to The Delco Show!

SPEED NETWORKING

LOG ON AND LISTEN IN

FALL SESSION

We cordially welcome you to share the experiences of Delaware County area businesses by listening to the Delco Show. The show airs on iRadioPhilly.com every Wednesday at 10:00 AM on the BYO Channel.

Members and colleagues are invited to join us for Speed Networking at the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Bring 30 business cards and be prepared for one-on-one conversation with everyone in the room. Jump start your business book at these loud, energizing and fun networking events!

REGISTER TO ATTEND THESE EVENTS AND OTHER BUSINESS BOOSTING OPPORTUNITIES: www.delcochamber.org Interested in trying out networking opportunities? PROMO CODES are available for Future Members for many of our networking events. Contact the Chamber for more information on a complimentary admission promo code. DELAWARE COUNTY REGIONAL NEWS SUMMER 2015

SALES TAX EXPANSION In March, Governor Tom Wolf gave his budget address proposing a raise in the sales tax from 6 percent to 6.6 percent. Not only will the sales tax increase, but it will also be expanding to other professional services. This expansion would include services such as child care, nursing homes, and legal services just to name a few. It has become a concern that with taxes being put on to these services that it would discourage people from using them all together, therefore bringing in less revenue than is expected. One could argue that the sales tax expansion would most harshly hurt the middle class, the same group of people who put Wolf

AT&T ...................................................................Sept 9 Money Mailer of Delaware County ..............Sept 16 Blood Bank of Delmarva .................................Sept 23 Would you like a 30-minute podcast on your products and services? The Delco Show is a complimentary marketing program just for Chamber Members. Contact us to book your date today! SPONSORED BY:

in office, in hopes of receiving help from him. This issue also greatly affects the southeastern part of the state. If the expansion is adopted it might encourage Pennsylvanians in this region to cross the border and indulge in tax free shopping in our neighboring state Delaware, therefore hurting Pennsylvania businesses. The sales tax expansion is not getting much support from either side of the aisle, so it will be somewhat of a miracle if the budget is passed on time. In other states where professional services have been taxed, the tax has been repelled very quickly. While the Governor’s intentions are good, this may not be the best way to help the already struggling middle class. 15


NEWS FROM THE WOMEN’S COMMISSION

Following the work completed by a task force examining the status of women and girls in the region, county council created the Delaware County Women’s Commission in 1985. The work done by the task force and the policy changes that ensued reinforced the idea that a more formal entity needed to be created to maintain the advocacy that had begun with the task force, as well as establish a more formal way to communicate the needs of women and girls in Delaware County. On June 4th, the Commission, along with the Friends of the Commission celebrated their 30th and 25th anniversaries respectively at the Springfield County Club. At this occasion, several women were honored including Jayne Garrison recipient of the Commission’s 30th Anniversary Pearl Award, Carol Goertzel, recipient of the Friend’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Amy Kothari recipient of the Friend’s Spirit Award. The Commission’s purpose is to serve as a catalyst for change by first studying the needs of women and girls and then providing recommendations to county council on public policy issues. The Commission’s mission is achieved by collaborating with coalitions, working groups and issue-specific professionals, hosting educational forums, publishing resource materials, mentoring young leaders, as well as taking the time to honor the women who have had a profound impact in our communities. On a micro level, the exchange of ideas, the interaction among all the people and the information shared through these actions, lead to a valuable experience for all who participate. On a macro level, the Commission labors to improve the quality of life within the county, for not only women and girls, but for those who depend on them as well. The Friends, created in 1990, serves as the Commission’s fundraising arm, while also hosting forums and events relative to the cause. Participants of the anniversary event included U.S. Congressman Pat Meehan, PA State Representative Tom Killion, PA Senator Tom McGarrigle as well as Marilyn Russell who served as the MC for the occasion.

(L to R): DELAWARE COUNTY WOMEN’S COMMISSION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND VICE CHAIRMAN OF COUNTY COUNCIL: Kelly D. Colvin, Chair, Gina Sage, Vice Chair, John J. Whalen, Delaware County District Attorney, Colleen P. Morrone, Delaware County Council Vice Chairman, Suzanne M. Hoffman, Secretary, and Theresa Agostinelli, Treasurer. 16

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Summer is well under-

staying

safe this summer

way. Many families are taking advantage of the warmer temperatures to relax, explore and have fun outdoors. Here are some basic tips to ensure everyone’s safety under the sun and in the water:

By Anthony Mazzeo, MD Chair, Emergency Medicine Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

Avoid overexposure to the sun Excess UV radiation can cause sunburn, eye damage, immune system suppression, and premature skin aging.

Avoid excess exposure by either staying out of the sun or by applying sunscreen. You can get sunburned even on a cloudy day. Reapply sunscreen after swimming or during extended periods of sun exposure.

Prevent heat-related illnesses Avoid vigorous exercise in very hot weather. Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke can happen to anyone who overworks on a hot day. Symptoms of heat stroke vary, but include dry, hot skin, high body temperature, confusion, lethargy, seizures, and problems with balance.

The elderly, who are especially vulnerable, should stay out of the sun, seek air conditioned areas, and stay well hydrated with cool fluids.

Beware of insect bites Avoid areas where insects nest or congregate, such as stagnant pools of water, uncovered foods and gardens where flowers are in bloom. Use insect repellents containing DEET when needed to prevent insect bites. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease and other illnesses. In the US, mosquitoes can transmit West Nile Virus, and in other areas can carry malaria and Dengue fever.

By following these safety tips, you can prevent accidents and injuries, and

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Take precautions in the water Drowning can occur in as little as six inches of water. Closely monitor children, don’t swim alone and never dive into unknown waters or swim in areas that are designated as off limits. Avoid alcohol when participating in water activities as most waterrelated accidents and deaths involve the use of alcohol.

Prevent grilling accidents As the weather warms up, we often bring our meals outside. Be sure to use safe grilling practices. BBQ grills should only be used outdoors in wellventilated areas. Inspect your grill for safety and never leave it unattended. By following these safety tips, you can prevent accidents and injuries, and avoid a trip to the emergency room. Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital is a 204-bed teaching community hospital with 81 years of committed service to Delaware County and Southwest Philadelphia. Mercy Fitzgerald offers a full array of acute care services and health programs to promote the physical and spiritual well being of its patients and community. A hospital ranked for high-quality clinical outcomes, Mercy Fitzgerald is a designated Primary Stroke Center and is an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI. It is home to comprehensive cardiovascular care, including diagnostics, fully digital catheterization, heart surgery in affiliation with the Penn

Medicine Heart and Vascular Network and nationally certified cardiac rehabilitation. The hospital offers a Mercy Cancer Care program affiliated with the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Network at Jefferson, a full-service Mercy Bariatrics program including bariatric surgery and a continuum of orthopedic care. Advanced diagnostic and interventional radiology, a sleep center, diabetes education, wound care, physical rehabilitation and community programs are also available to serve the community. Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital is a member of Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a part of Trinity Health. A diverse, integrated system providing comprehensive healthcare services, Mercy Health System comprises four acute care hospitals, a home healthcare organization, several wellness centers, physician practices, a federal PACE program, and is co-owner of managed care plan, Gateway Health Plan. With 250 primary care and specialty physicians, Mercy Health System is a teaching community health system affiliated with Drexel University School of Medicine and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). Mercy Health System is the largest Catholic healthcare system serving the Delaware Valley. The vision of Mercy Health System is to be a leading provider of compassionate care and community access to quality health services that improve the health of individuals and communities. To learn more about Mercy Health System, visit www.mercyhealth.org.

avoid a trip to the emergency room.

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In the mid 1930s, before becoming war veterans, Danny Murtaugh and Micky Vernon were teammates on Chester’s American Legion baseball team.

MILITARY MEMORIES & TOGETHER AGAIN: Danny Murtaugh and Micky Vernon The Delaware County Historical Society Museum and Research Library is currently featuring the exhibit Military Memories and Together Again, Danny Murtaugh and Micky Vernon. A presentation of some of the DCHS artifacts from the Civil War, WWI, WWII, and the Korean Conflict with military portraits of Danny and Micky and a history of their careers in baseball. In the mid 1930s, Danny Murtaugh and Micky Vernon were teammates on Chester’s American Legion baseball team. In the late 1930s, they entered professional baseball, playing in the Eastern Shore league. In the early 1940s, they both reached their goal of becoming major league players, beginning careers that were interrupted by World War II. During the war they served in the United States Military – Danny in the Army and Mickey in the Navy. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, they were back playing major league baseball – Danny in the National League and Mickey in the American League. In 1960, they were both part of the National League Champion Pittsburgh Pirates that defeated the New York Yankees to gain the World Championship – Danny as the manager and Mickey as a player/coach. Now, eighty years after first playing for that Chester American Legion team, they will be brought together again posthumously in the museum exhibit held in the Delaware County Historical Society Museum and Research Library located at 408 Avenue of the States in Chester, PA. It is free and open to the public April through October 2015.

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The 2015 summer edition of Delaware County Regional News is all about travel, tourism and entertainment in Delaware County. This issue focus...