SWARTHMORE – Spotlight Theater will present “The Wedding Singer,” at 8 p.m. on Fridays, February 18 and 25 and Saturdays, February 19 and 26, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays, February 20 and 27. “The Wedding Singer” is based on the new Line Cinema Film, as well as the book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlithy.
Originally slated for Spotlight’s 2019-2020 season, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this show has been put on hold, but the cast and crew are now ready to bring this funny, romantic, heartwarming, dance/sing-along, neon infused 80s musical to the stage. Everyone is invited to dress up in their 80s outfit and throwback to the days when neon lights, fishnets and band t-shirts were all the rage, hair, wedding dresses, the veils and make-up were big, the music was loud and the food was good. The shows will feature surprise guests. According to the show’s press release, the production comes to life with a visually stunning set, a live musical wedding band and some of Delco’s finest musical theater talent. Directed by Kim Green of Brookhaven, assistant director, Jean Marie Martin of Wallingford, musical direction by Matthew English of Clayton, NJ and choreography by Mariah Wolk of Morton, the show will lighten up the winter blues. Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for seniors 65 and older and high school and college students with ID.
For tickets and more information, visit http://www.spotlighttheatrepa.org.
Saint Mary Magdalene presents the exhibition of sacred relics
St. Mary Magdalen Church, 2400 N. Providence Road, Upper Providence, will present “Treasures of the Church, an Exhibit of Sacred Relics,” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 26. Father Carlos Martins, a Vatican-appointed relics expert, will present an extraordinary collection of more than 150 Vatican relics, some of which are over 2,000 years old. Among the treasures will be the relics of Saint Peter, Saint Mary Magdalene, Saint Joseph, Saint Maria Goretti, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Saint Augustine and Saint Faustina. It is also a rare opportunity to see part of the Voile de Notre-Dame, one of the most significant pieces of the True Cross.
Those present will be able to examine and venerate each relic. Over the centuries many have been healed in the presence of holy relics, and thousands have occurred through this ministry. People are invited to bring devotional items, such as rosaries, holy cards and photos of sick friends or family members, to touch for the shrines as a means of intercession.
The 1 p.m. “Treasures of the Church” event will also include a biblical and historical lecture by Fr. Martins. The pope has issued a special plenary indulgence for all attendees of a Treasures of the Church exhibit.
According to Bishop Chieffo, parish priest of St. Mary Magdalen Parish, everyone is welcome and it’s a wonderful way to start the upcoming season of Lent. To learn more, visit http://treasureofthechurch.com or call SMM Parish at 610-566-8821.
Neumann’s Studio Day offers hands-on experience for high school students
Studio Day at Neumann University in Aston is an opportunity for high school students interested in broadcasting and communications to use the cutting-edge professional technology of the Mullen Communication Center on campus.
Scheduled for Saturday, February 26, from 10 a.m. to noon, the event is designed to maximize hands-on experience in the university’s multimillion-dollar television and radio studios. Students can use a teleprompter to report from the news desk, forecast the weather in front of a green screen, or manage a show from the control room.
Students will also meet three experienced media professionals, who will discuss careers both on-air and behind the scenes in broadcasting and journalism: Marisa Magnatta, Producer and Chief Digital Content Officer of “The Preston & Steve Show” on 93.3WMMR; Casey Boy, executive producer of “The Preston & Steve Show” on WMMR; and Leigh Pullekines, EMMY-winning director for NBC10 and part-time Neumann faculty member.
Professors Neumann will explain the three streams of the university’s Digital Media and Communication major and discuss internship opportunities with media companies in the Philadelphia market.
“One of the features of this major that students love is that they can start using all this technology on their first day on campus,” says Sean McDonald, director of Neumann Media, which includes 98.5 WNUW, NeuPress , Neumann Sports Network and NeuTube. .
Communication majors Neumann have won Student EMMY Awards and produce the video for Preston and Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger every year.
To register for Studio Day, go to http://www.neumann.edu/StudioDay.
Power Home Remodeling donates an additional $750 billion to support Chester’s waterfront development
The Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County this week announced a $750,000 award from board member organization Power Home Remodeling Group (Power) through the Riverfront Development Tax Credit Program. from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to fund the West Second Street Waterfront Trail as part of an ongoing effort to revitalize Chester’s waterfront.
The donation will be used to develop a multi-use trail on the south side of Highway 291 that will connect to the existing East Coast Riverwalk. This trail will provide pedestrian improvements to help connect residential neighborhoods north of West Second Street to the waterfront. When completed, this segment of trail will be approximately 2.9 miles and help establish a walking route and cycling in the area.
“The development of this multi-use path will contribute to RADC’s ongoing efforts to revitalize Chester’s waterfront by integrating cycle paths along the East Coast Greenway with an emphasis on safety and expressing natural beauty. from Chester. It will also provide local residents with an invaluable avenue for daily commuting,” said Lisa Gaffney, Executive Director of RADC. “This project is high on our priority list for the year ahead and we look forward to to finally innovate in the near future.”
The DCED program allows approved waterfront development organizations to claim waterfront development tax credits for eligible transportation and recreation projects, and can issue up to $1.5 million annually.
“Developing Chester’s waterfront has been a passion project of ours since the plan’s inception. As a company, we put our people first and find every way to give back each year to the community we have chosen as our national headquarters,” said Kaliner, co-founder of Power Home Remodeling.
Plans for the development of the footpath were detailed in the RADC’s Chester Waterfront Master Plan, which was unveiled in September 2020. The plan aims to guide the redevelopment of the waterfront while promoting better connections with the local community and making of Chester a regional destination to stay and live for residents, businesses and visitors. To view the Riverfront Master Plan, visit https://www.delcoriverfront.com/images/MasterPlan/Master_Plan.pdf.
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