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THE DELAWARE COUNTY WEEKLY

The Delaware County Weekly is a newsletter that provides Delaware County residents with updates and information covering a wide range of County news and events—everything from the latest Health Department announcements and election notifications to career opportunities, meeting announcements, County park activities and events, COVID-19 guidance, announcements of County grant programs, and more.

This newsletter is part of Council’s promise to increase transparency in government and will help ensure that residents are well informed and aware of how Delaware County Government is working to serve the community.

November 23 2023 newsletter

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2024: January | February | March | April

Previous Editions: 2023 | 2022



April 2024 Editions


April 5 2024 newsletter

The Delaware County Weekly: April 5, 2024

  • Delaware County Recognizes Public Health Week at Delaware County Health Department’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration
  • Delaware County Invites Residents to Participate in Earth Day Events
  • Reminder: Delaware County is Hiring!
  • “Delco Strong Summer Camp Solution” Program Now Available for Delaware County Job Seekers
  • Fair Acres Celebrates 100th Birthday of Eleanor Kolajtowicz
  • Delaware County Libraries and Delaware County Council Celebrate National Library Week
  • Delaware County Elections Completes Mailing of Mail/Absentee Ballots for April 23, 2024 Primary Election
  • Honoring a Delaware County Hero: Morton resident and Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant William E. Rice Honored
  • Delco is Blooming!


March 2024 Editions


March 29 2024 newsletter

The Delaware County Weekly: March 29, 2024

  • Happy Easter from Delaware County Council
  • Delaware County Elections' 2024 Primary Election Kickoff Guide
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves Celebrates Minority-Owned Business Shugar Shack Soul Food During Visit to Delaware County
  • Delaware County Women's Commission's 2024 Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon Held in Honor of Women's History Month
  • Sleep Tips from the Delaware County Health Department
  • Registration Now Open for Delaware County's 3rd Annual Sustainability Conference
  • Delaware County Council Shares Book Recommendations as Part of the County's Women's History Month Celebration
  • Reminder: Free Mammogram Screenings Available at the Health Department Wellness Center at Yeadon
  • Last Chance! Take Our 'Walk Roll Delco' Map-based Survey to Identify Dangerous Areas and Barriers to Active Transportation
  • Reminder: Delaware County is Hiring!

March 22 2024 newsletter

The Delaware County Weekly: March 22, 2024

  • Fair Acres Geriatric Center Unveils Major Renovation
  • Delaware County Council Recognizes March as National Social Worker Month
  • Rumors About the Former Don Guanella Property Housing Immigrants Are False
  • Delaware County Launches Innovative School Based Assessment Program to Strengthen Behavioral Health Support for Students
  • Delaware County Controller's Office Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • Calling all Job Seekers! PA CareerLink® Delaware County to Host 3rd Annual Spring Job Fair on Thursday, April 11 at Springfield YMCA
  • 'Walk Roll Delco' Map-based Survey Invites Residents to Identify Dangerous Areas and Barriers to Active Transportation in the County
  • Delaware County Department of Human Services HostingFree Trauma-Informed Care Trainings
  • Dr. Monica Taylor Honored as a “SHE-RO” at Bethany Baptist Church in Chester
  • Free Mammogram Screenings Available at the Delaware County Health Department Wellness Center at Yeadon

March 15 2024 newsletter

The Delaware County Weekly: March 15, 2024

  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day
  • Get to Know the County’s Military and Veterans Affairs Director COL Arthur L. Jenkins, Jr.
  • Delaware County Awarded $2.5M Grant for Safety Improvements Along 291
  • Delaware County Chair Dr. Monica Taylor Joins Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans' Court Vincent A. Rongione at Oath of Office Ceremony
  • Delaware County is Hiring!
  • Delaware County Health Department Reminder: Protect Yourself and Your Pet Against Ticks This Spring
  • Arthritis Foundation’s Free Six-Week “Walk with Ease” Program to be Offered by COSA in Upper Chichester Beginning March 19
  • Join COSA in Celebrating National Nutrition Month with Beyond the Table: Nutrition for Mind, Body, and Soul
  • Warning of Potential SNAP Benefits Scam
  • Delaware County Council’s Next Public Meeting Scheduled for March 19 & 20

March 8 2024 newsletter

The Delaware County Weekly: March 8, 2024

  • President Biden Visits Delco
  • Fair Acres Recognized as one of “America's Best Nursing Homes” by Newsweek
  • Rumors About Delaware County Hospitals Housing Immigrants Are Untrue
  • Delaware County Council Participates in America250PA Celebration at Park Lane Elementary in Darby
  • Happy International Women's Day from Delaware County Council and the Delaware County Women's Commission!
  • Delaware County Council Takes Part in National Read Across America Week
  • Delaware County Libraries Seeking Submissions for the 35th Annual Young Poets Competition
  • Delaware County Accepting Applications for 2024 Summer Internship Program
  • Registration for Delaware County’s 3rd Annual Sustainability Conference Opens Monday Morning

March 1 2024 newsletter

The Delaware County Weekly: March 1, 2024

  • March is Women’s History Month!
  • Registration Now Open for the Women's History Month Celebration
  • Announcing the Results of the Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative (LETI) in Delaware County
  • Celebrating a Centenarian! Happy Birthday to Navy Veteran Lieutenant Ralph Perkner!
  • Celebrating Public Health Pioneer Joanne Craig
  • Delaware County’s Recorder of Deeds Office Launches GovOS Cloud Search Tool
  • County Council Attends Annual League of Women Voters Luncheon
  • Delaware County Council Member Elaine Paul Schaefer Presents Resolution Declaring February 2024 as Career and Technical Education Month
  • Delaware County Health Department Announces Health Priorities for 2024-2028
  • Delaware County Health Department and Keystone First Host Diabetes Prevention Cooking Class Initiative
  • Free Pop-Up Housing Fair Hosted by the Delaware County Women’s Commission on Sunday, March 3
  • Reminder! Public Comment Period Open through March 20 for Aging Our Way, PA: A 10-Year Roadmap for Lifelong Independence for Seniors


February 2024 Editions


February 23 2024 newsletter

The Delaware County Weekly: February 23, 2024

  • Delaware County Participates in 2024 Philadelphia Western Suburbs Trail Summit
  • Federal Transit Administration Visits Upper Darby to Present $317M in Grants for New SEPTA Rail Cars
  • Celebrating a Centenarian! Happy Birthday to WWII Veteran Lieutenant William Hirsch!
  • Save the Date! Delaware County’s 3rd Annual Sustainability Conference to be held May 30
  • Celebrating Black History Month in Delaware County
  • Black History Month Book Recommendations from Delaware County Council
  • Celebrating Black History Month: Council Member Christine Reuther Visits Stetser Elementary School in Chester
  • Reminder: The Delaware County Health Department Offers Free Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Delaware County Holds Safety Ambassador Training as Part of Vision Zero Delco: Drive Safe, Roll Safe, Walk Safe
  • Public Comment Period for Aging Our Way, PA: A 10-Year Roadmap for Lifelong Independence for Seniors
  • Delaware County Libraries: A Gateway to Lifelong Learning

February 16 2024 newsletter

The Delaware County Weekly: February 16, 2024

  • Black History Month Book Recommendations from Delaware County Council
  • Celebrating Black Public Health Pioneers Throughout February: Rosetta Carter
  • The Delaware County Health Department Offers Free Blood Pressure Screenings in Recognition of Black History Month and American Heart Month
  • Expanded Property Tax/Rent Rebate Available to Older Residents and Adults with Disabilities
  • Reminder: Fair Acres Geriatric Center to Host Job Fair on Wed., Feb. 21 at Lima Campus

February 9 2024 newsletter

The Delaware County Weekly: February 9, 2024

  • Celebrating Black Public Health Pioneers
  • Book Recommendations from County Council
  • Dr. Monica Taylor Visits the Children's Ark at St. George's
  • Recognizing February as American Heart Month in Delaware County
  • Delaware County Elections Introduces Easy Campaign Finance Portal
  • Delaware County Celebrates Black History Month with Ribbon Cutting for Historic Spring Valley African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Help Shape the Future: Apply Now for Delaware County Board Vacancies
  • Fair Acres Geriatric Center to Host Job Fair on February 21 at Lima Campus
  • Share Valentines, Not Viruses

February 9 2024 newsletter

The Delaware County Weekly: February 9, 2024

  • Celebrating Black Public Health Pioneers
  • Book Recommendations from County Council
  • Dr. Monica Taylor Visits the Children's Ark at St. George's
  • Recognizing February as American Heart Month in Delaware County
  • Delaware County Elections Introduces Easy Campaign Finance Portal
  • Delaware County Celebrates Black History Month with Ribbon Cutting for Historic Spring Valley African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Help Shape the Future: Apply Now for Delaware County Board Vacancies
  • Fair Acres Geriatric Center to Host Job Fair on February 21 at Lima Campus
  • Share Valentines, Not Viruses

February 2 2024 newsletter

The Delaware County Weekly: February 2, 2024

  • Celebrating Black History Month in Delaware County
  • Black History Month Tributes and Events: County Council Recognition; Our DEI Celebration; The Delaware County Health Department (DCHD) Recognizes Black History Month; We Invite You to Read and Learn More About Black History Figures; Stroll Through Rose Tree Park and Learn About the Life of Dr. King; COSA-Hosted Black History Program for Seniors
  • Vincent A. Rongione, Esq. Sworn in as Delaware County Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphan’s Court
  • Family Support Line Celebrates Grand Opening of State-of-the-Art Children's Advocacy Center
  • Reminder: Free Mammogram Screenings Available through the Delaware County Health Department in Partnership with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
  • World Cancer Day is Sunday, February 4
  • Reminder: Changes in Ways to Pay County Real Estate Tax Payments
  • Delaware County Seeking Nominations for the Heritage Commission Preservation Awards
  • Office of the Medical Examiner Accepting Spring Externship Applications Through February 10


January 2024 Editions

January 26 2024 newsletter

The Delaware County Weekly: January 26, 2024

  • Delaware County Awards Nearly $5M in New Green Ways Grants to 22 Projects
  • Delaware County Housing Coalition Presents Update on Housing in Delaware County
  • Delaware County Elections Completes Mailing of 100K Vote-by-Mail Ballot Applications for the Upcoming 2024 Elections
  • Delaware County Health Department to Partner with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center to Provide Free Mammogram Screenings
  • Delco Gives Day Coming this May! Nonprofit Registration is Now Open
  • Introducing COSA: The Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging
  • Delaware County Seeking Residents for Board Openings

January 19 2024 newsletter

The Delaware County Weekly: January 19, 2024

  • Delaware County Housing Coalition to Hold Presentation on Housing Issues on January 24
  • Governor Shapiro Joins Delaware County in the Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • PA Department of Health’s Acting Secretary Dr. Debra Bogen Visits the Delaware County Health Department Wellness Center at Yeadon
  • Delaware County Team Attends First Annual Sustainability Retreat
  • Calling all Centenarians: You’re Invited to a Celebration on May 16!
  • Delaware County Office of the Medical Examiner Announces New Externship Program Starting Spring 2024
  • Reminder: Delaware County’s 2023/2024 Cold Weather Plan
  • Last Call! COSA Offers Seniors Power Over Pain: A Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

January 12 2024 newsletter

The Delaware County Weekly: January 12, 2024

  • Honoring a Legacy: Delaware County Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day during 2nd Annual MLK Day of Service on January 15
  • Delaware County’s First Responders Recognized for Heroic Efforts During Upper Chichester Water Rescue
  • DCHD Reminds Residents to Protect Themselves as Respiratory Illnesses Continue to Circulate
  • January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: A Call to Action for Prevention and Screening
  • Delaware County Holds Opioid Settlement Roundtable Discussion with the Business Community
  • Delaware County Department of Emergency Services Announces 2023 Emergency Communication Recognition Awards
  • Changes in Ways to Pay County Real Estate Tax Payments
  • Delaware County Announces Opening for 2024 Summer Internship Program Applications
  • COSA Offers Seniors Power Over Pain: A Chronic Pain Self-Management Program

January 5 2024 newsletter

The Delaware County Weekly: January 5, 2024

  • Delaware County Council Members, District Attorney, and Court of Common Pleas Judges Take Oath of Office on January 2
  • Delaware County Council Appoints New Executive Director
  • Delaware County to Celebrate the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 2nd Annual MLK Day of Service on Jan. 15
  • Delaware County Health Department Reminds Residents to Use Deterra Drug Deactivation Pouches
  • Passport Services Available through the Delaware County Office of Judicial Support
  • Delaware County Council’s Public Meeting Schedule Set for 2024


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