ASTON – After an eleven month absence from sports on campus, ice hockey returns to Neumann University in Aston. After the cancellation of all spring and autumn sports last year and basketball this winter, the sporting competition in the form of women’s and men’s ice hockey will reappear at Neumann. The United Collegiate Hockey Conference begins on Friday, February 19 with a shortened season schedule.
Both the women’s and men’s ice hockey teams are scheduled to play on the opening day. The women open against Lebanon Valley College in Hershey while the men lace up their skates against Chatham University at the Ice Works Skating Complex in Aston.
The men face a 10-game schedule (five home and five away games) with the season finale on March 27 at home against Utica College. The women take part in a 12-game season (six home games, six away games), which also ends on March 27th. They’re closing the UCHC plan against Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md.
Both Neumann teams play their home games at Ice Works. The status of each contest depends on COVID-19 guidelines on campus, local, state, and state levels.
Players from both teams are tested for coronavirus three times a week. The postseason game ends on April 4th with conference championship games for women and men.
“I can’t explain how good it feels to be back on the ice with our team,” said Gina McLaughlin, head coach for women. “It’s been almost a year for the returnees since they played a game. At a time when so much is unknown and different, it just feels right to be on the ice. This is where we are supposed to be at this time of year and that brings some normality back into our whole life. ”
“We’re all incredibly grateful for the opportunity to race again,” said men’s head coach Kyle Mountain. “Our student athletes have worked extremely hard and have remained patient under frustrating circumstances. We can’t wait to get started. ”
Ice Works is 50 percent full, with social distance and requires the wearing of masks.
In its fourth season, the UCHC includes Alvernia University, Chatham University, Elmira College, King’s College, Lebanon Valley College, Manhattanville College, Nazareth College, Neumann University, Stevenson University, Utica College, Wilkes University and William Smith College
Most of Neumann’s teams play at the Atlantic East Conference, where the fall and winter sports conference competition was officially canceled on January 22nd. The decision was made by the AEC Presidents’ Council and the sports administrators. More information about Neumann University can be found at www.neumann.edu/.
White Horse Village named Rookie of Year by Philadelphia Walk to End Alzheimer’s
White Horse Village, a Newtown Square senior nonprofit community, was named Rookie of the Year 2020 by the Philadelphia Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The community’s first Walk to End Alzheimer’s was held on November 14th and raised $ 18,001 for the Alzheimer’s Association. The Philadelphia area ranked second in the country out of 630 hikes, raising $ 1,177,960.
White Horse Village residents and team members coordinated community activities for a week leading up to the walk, including a courtyard and window decorating competition, a costume contest, a watercourse and gift baskets. Several walking courses of varying degrees of difficulty were available to participants, and in any case, COVID-19 safety protocols were enforced.
“Our residents and team members are passionate about giving back to the wider community,” said Len Weiser, President & CEO. “It was inspiring to see our nonprofit community come together and raise funds for an organization we care about and serve.”
The White Horse Village offers a wide range of senior and health care options, including Four Season Memory Care. The specialized neighborhood offers services and support for those with cognitive changes. A highly qualified and compassionate team strives to maximize the independence of each resident and to offer person-centered care in a therapeutic, home environment.
Widener Students opens a mini library in Chester
Students at the Widener University Center for Education have set up a mini-library to give Chester residents easy and free access to new books. The Little Free Library, built on the corner of Melrose Avenue and East 17th Street, officially opened on Saturday.
Nine students founded the Little Free Library as part of the service learning component of Widener’s Community Engaged Teacher Education, a program that prepares future teachers to succeed in various urban school settings. The students raised $ 1,000 and bought a small free library and new and culturally diverse books to keep them in stock.
The Widener students hope that the Little Free Library will allow residents of all ages to choose from a wide variety of publications at any time. The Little Free Library is a global book-sharing movement that builds community, inspires readers, and increases access to books.
Artists are invited to exhibit outdoor sculptures at the Main Line Art Center
The Main Line Art Center will host its first outdoor garden sculpture exhibition this summer, which will be on display across the property. The exhibition can be seen from June 5 to October 30. All sculptors can apply. The application deadline is March 15th.
Sculptures can line their spacious porch, hung from trees, embedded in flower beds, or moved to another location where they can be safely installed. Sculptures have to be weather and frost proof.
Artists must deliver their work to the center and participate in the installation if necessary. Accepted artists will be notified in April. Accepted artists are encouraged to attend the opening reception associated with the Sensory Garden Party on Saturday June 5th.
For more information, please contact Ariel Edwards, Co-Executive Director, at [email protected].
Rocky Run Fire Department receives a grant of $ 29,931
Rocky Run Fire Co., 1174 W, Baltimore Pike, Middletown, officially accepted a $ 29,931.00 grant from Energy Transfer on Tuesday evening to support the purchase of portable radios, points equipment, and various vehicle equipment.
Energy Transfer, one of the largest and most diversified energy logistics companies in the country, uses its First Responder Fund to provide grants to support the primary mission of first responder organizations, including local fire departments. Emergency Medical Services; County emergency management agencies; District, regional and local police departments; and other eligible agencies. Grants are determined based on a competitive application and review process, and written applications are continuously accepted for the following cycle.
Readers can email community messages and photos to Peg DeGrassa at [email protected].