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Narberth resident honored for autism center work David St. Clair of Narberth has been honored for his longtime role with the Center for Autism in Philadelphia. He received the award during a ceremony April 25.

Narberth resident honored

for autism center work

David St. Clair of Narberth has been honored for his longtime role with the Center for Autism in Philadelphia. He received the award during a ceremony April 25.

St. Clair, founder and chief executive officer of MEDecision in Wayne, has served on the center's board of directors for more than 20 years, sharing his business acumen and providing leadership. The center treats those afflicted with autism spectrum disorders in the Philadelphia region.

MEDecision provides software, services and clinical content to health-care payers.

Merion Concert Band

will perform next Sunday

The Merion Concert Band will perform its annual spring concert at 3 p.m. next Sunday in the Welsh Valley Middle School Auditorium, 325 Tower Lane, Narberth.

This is the band's first concert under the direction of Timothy Mullen, a Temple University graduate, clarinetist, and music teacher. Mary Culbert of Montgomery County led the band for more than 25 years, and now plays with the band's horn section.

There will be a reception after the concert. The event is free to the public. For more information, call 610-664-8124 or go to

Aqua Pennsylvania plans

capital improvements

Aqua Pennsylvania Inc. says it will make millions of dollars' worth of capital improvements this year to its treatment facilities, wells, tanks, pumping stations and pipes on the Main Line.

In Radnor Township, the company plans to spend approximately $2.4 million to install new pipe along Station, Roberts and Eagle Roads.

In Lower Merion Township, it plans to spend more than $5.3 million to replace water mains along Spring Mill Road, Righters Ferry Road, Remington Road, Roberts Road, Overbrook Parkway, Ithan Avenue and Holland Avenue, and to clean and line water pipes along Farwood Road.

In Upper Merion Township, the company plans to install new pipe along County Line, Upper Gulph, Swedeland and River Roads for a total estimated cost of $4.1 million.

In Newtown Township, it plans to install new pipe along Media Line Road at an estimated cost of $700,000.

Villa Maria Academy cites

three 'champions of caring'

Three Villa Maria Academy students have been chosen as "champions of caring" because of their community service and commitment to social justice.

The students are Jacquelyn Coffey of Wayne, Lauren Feeny of Upper Darby, and Bridget Higgins of West Chester. They are to be honored at a private awards ceremony Thursday at Drexel University.

Each has taken an active role in improving her community, and each realizes she cannot remain indifferent in the face of prejudice, violence, poverty and need, Sister K. Patricia Spingler said.

Spingler is vice principal for institutional advancement at the academy in Malvern.

Dinner dance to raise money

for injured equestrian

A dinner dance will be held from 7 p.m. until midnight Friday at the Radnor Hunt Club in Malvern. The event is to help Kim Meier, a high-profile figure in the equestrian community, through a difficult time.

Meier suffered a serious neck injury in January while training her horse. She is in the Kessler Institute Rehabilitation facility in West Orange, N.J.

Meier has been an international-level, three-day-event rider and sport horse breeder for more than 30 years.

The event is semiformal. The ticket price is $135 per person, or donations may be made to Maryland Network for Injured Equestrians, c/o Susie Beale, 140 Jug Hollow Rd., Phoenixville, Pa. 19460.

For an invitation, visit or e-mail

Four legislators will speak

at global warming forum

A legislators' forum on global warming will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Penn Valley Elementary School, 301 Righters Mill Rd.

The speakers will be State Reps. Michael Gerber, Daylin Leach and Kathy Manderino, and State Sen. Connie Williams. The aim is to have an exchange between elected officials of state government and their constituents about environmental policy and legislation in Pennsylvania.

The free event is sponsored by the Green Council of Lower Merion School District, a grass-roots organization dedicated to promoting "green thinking," cofounder Joseph Mudd said.

For information, contact Mudd at