Stream-restoration money

slated for Valley Forge area

About $1.5 million is available for stream-restoration projects in and near Valley Forge National Historical Park.

The grant program is based on the Valley Creek Restoration Plan, which outlines the strategy for watershed restoration. The program is administered by the Valley Creek Trustee Council, consisting of Valley Forge National Historical Park and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

The application deadline is Oct. 31. Anyone is eligible.

For information, e-mail Chuck Marshall, Valley Creek Restoration coordinator, at

'Dr. Robin' will address

seminary graduates

Robin L. Smith will speak at the 82d annual commencement of Palmer Seminary of Eastern University, set for 11 a.m. Saturday.

Palmer, formerly known as Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, will hold the ceremony at Enon Tabernacle (East) Baptist Church on Cheltenham Avenue in Philadelphia. The seminary is in Wynnewood.

"Dr. Robin," a 1986 graduate of the seminary, is the author of the book Lies at the Altar - The Truth About Great Marriages. The commencement is private.

For more information, e-mail

Clinic gives free screenings

on children's development

Free screenings by physical, occupational and speech therapists to determine if children are developing normally are being offered by Lankenau Hospital's Outpatient Rehab Services, 308 Lancaster Ave., Suite 100, Wynnewood.

The screenings, by appointment only, will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.

"Most children reach key milestones in their development at about the same ages," administrator Mimi Stachowski said.

For an appointment, call 610-658-6003.

Havertown Civic Council

plans organizing session

Havertown Township Civic Council will hold its organizing convention from 7:30 to 10 p.m. May 21 at Union Methodist Church, 200 Brookline Blvd., Havertown.

The convention will set the priorities of the Civic Council for the next two years. Officers also will be elected. The council acts as an umbrella for 39 civic groups.

For information, call Adeline Ciannella at 610-446-3082, Ext. 213.

Aqua America finishes

expansion in Bryn Mawr

Aqua America Inc. has completed renovations and expansion of its Bryn Mawr headquarters. The $8.5 million project at 762 W. Lancaster Ave. began in summer 2005. It was dedicated late last month.

Aqua has customers in 13 states, although its roots are in southeastern Pennsylvania, said Nicholas DeBenedictis said, chairman and chief executive officer.

Formerly known as Philadelphia Suburban Water Company, Aqua opened the Bryn Mawr facility in 1924. About 320 people work at the corporate headquarters.

Black-tie benefit raises

$100,000 for Habitat

Business, civic and community leaders in Delaware County and the tri-state region raised more than $100,000 at a gala event late last month for Habitat for Humanity-Delaware County.

The black-tie event was at the new Harrah's Casino in Chester. More than 300 guests attended.

The money will be used to fund several new housing projects in the city of Chester within the next year.

Habitat's mission is to provide low-income families the opportunity to own a home. For information on the Delaware County chapter, go to

St. Margaret in Narberth

to mark pastor's ordination

St. Margaret Church will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ordination of the Rev. Robert Chapman next Sunday in the Antioch Annex of the church, N. Narberth Avenue, Narberth.

After a Mass at 11:30 a.m., there will be a reception. The event will be free to the public. For information, call the rectory at 610-664-3770.