Historical society

works on oral history

The Tredyffrin Easttown Historical Society will carry out its campaign to keep the history of the upper Main Line alive by holding a 2 p.m. meeting today at the Easttown Library and Information Center in Berwyn.

The library is at 720 First Ave. The meeting is open to the public. A $3 donation is suggested.

The society wants to create an oral history by hearing from lifelong residents. Five will be present: Estelle King Burton, Albert Cappelli, George Ford Jr., Edward Hayes and Mary Robertson Ives. The session will be videotaped for later showing on cable TV.

For more information, call society president Roger Thorne at 610-296-0969.

Volunteers are sought

to help at medical center

The Bryn Mawr Hospital Health Center in Newtown Square needs volunteers to greet patients when it opens in June. Volunteers will direct patients and provide information.

The center is a three-story, 130,000-square-foot medical office building at 3855 West Chester Pike. It will offer services for all ages, including a cancer center, cardiac rehab, cardiology, diabetes management, imaging, laboratory services, physical rehabilitation, sleep medicine, internal medicine, primary care, obstetrics and surgical specialists.

For more information, call Joanne Marciante, director of volunteer services at Bryn Mawr Hospital, at 610-526-3058.

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

Luminaria in Bryn Mawr will honor gunfire victims

Luminaria will be lighted on the Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church lawn on Sunday nights at dusk to honor those killed in the greater Philadelphia community by gunfire.

The effort seeks to draw public attention to an interfaith initiative, "Stop Gun Violence through Prayer, Education and Action."

An event from 2 to 5:30 p.m. today will include a short interfaith prayer service, educational workshops, and ideas for taking action against gun violence. The event will be at the church, 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr.

For more information, call the church at 610-525-2821.

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.