Delco hospital honors

Drexel Hill employee

Judy McCullough has been named Delaware County Memorial Hospital's employee of the year for 2006.

The award was presented to McCullough during the hospital's annual awards ceremony last month at the Drexelbrook Corporate Events Facility in Drexel Hill.

McCullough, of Drexel Hill, is a care support associate in the nursing department. She was hired in March 2004. Before that, she served in the nutrition services department from 1984 to 1998.

McCullough was described as dedicated to going out of her way to serve patients, and using humor in a positive way in her job at the Drexel Hill hospital.

Delco Idol 2007 seeks

talent for new season

Delco Idol 2007, Delaware County's vocal music contest, returns for a third season at the Media Theatre.

The event will start with auditions at 6 p.m. June 6 at the theater on State Street. Those auditioning must be between 14 and 21 and live within 55 miles of the theater.

The contest is designed for people who often don't have a chance to showcase their talents on a professional stage. Elimination rounds will be held every Wednesday night starting July 11 until the finals on Aug. 8, when 10 contestants will compete for first place and $1,000.

Audition forms are available at www.mediatheatre.org. A $15 fee is required. For more information, call 610-891-0100.

Bike 4 Sight event

launched at party

The fifth annual Bike 4 Sight fund-raiser to benefit the Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Chester was launched May 3 at a party at Cycle Sport Media.

The party featured biking fashions, food and music. Center board member Harry Havnoonian, owner of the cycle shop, was host.

Bike 4 Sight, a scenic bike tour starting in Media and winding through Chester, Delaware and New Castle Counties, is set for June 3. There's also a walk for nonbikers.

For more information, call 610-874-1476, Ext. 130.

Firefly Photography

honored by Web site

Firefly Photography of Springfield has been named to the Best of the Best and Top Picks ratings by the wedding magazine and Web site the Knot.

Last year, the Knot asked 25,000 brides to rate their wedding vendors. Firefly Photography earned 99 out of 100 in the survey.

Brides said they liked the firm's "a la carte menu" that allowed them to "pick and choose the details of their wedding photo package."

Firefly Photography is owned by Kathleen Ferry of Springfield, a graduate of Cardinal O'Hara High School and Boston University.

Three Girl Scouts groups merge into regional council

Girl Scouts of Freedom Valley, the Girl Scouts Great Valley Council, and Girl Scouts of Southeastern Pennsylvania have merged to form Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania.

The new council will have expanded resources to serve more girls and volunteers.

Headquartered in Miquon, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania will have service centers in Valley Forge, Allentown, and other locations throughout Bucks, Berks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Philadelphia Counties.

The nine-county council will serve more than 50,000 girls and 17,000 volunteers. It will be overseen by 130 full-time employees and governed by a 30-member board of directors.

For more information, visit www.gsep.org.