Tredyffrin police to hold

memorial rites Wednesday

The Tredyffrin Township Police Department will host its annual Police Memorial Service at noon Wednesday at the township's Municipal Complex, 1100 Duportail Rd., Berwyn.

Philadelphia lawyer Jimmy Binns, who founded the "Hero Plaque Program," which honors officers killed in the line of duty, will be keynote speaker. The event is free.

To learn more, contact Detective Sgt. John R. Bailey at 610-408-3649 or



Reinvestment Fund leader

honored by La Salle

Jeremy Nowak of Lower Merion, president of a community investment group, received an honorary doctorate from La Salle University at commencement last Sunday.

The Philadelphia university honored Nowak for his commitment to rebuilding low-wealth cities and communities through The Reinvestment Fund, commonly known as TRF, which he cofounded in 1985.

The organization has financed more than 2,200 projects in the Mid-Atlantic region, including about 17,000 housings units, 6 million square feet of commercial real estate, and slots for 30,000 children in charter schools and child-care centers.

The Reinvestment Fund's Fresh Food Financing Initiative has supported the development and expansion of 35 fresh-food markets in underserved Pennsylvania communities. A recent project will bring a Fresh Grocer supermarket to La Salle's neighborhood.

Nowak's forthcoming book, to be published this year by the University of Pennsylvania Press, will examine the role of development finance in environmental reclamation.

Nowak is also board chairman of for Alex's Lemonade Stand, the Wynnewood-based charity that raises money for pediatric cancer research.

Fresh Air Fund seeks

hosts for NYC children

The Fresh Air Fund still seeks host families on the Main Line and in Delaware County to take children from New York City into their homes for one week this summer.

Since 1877, more than 1.7 million children from New York City have enjoyed summer vacations in hundreds of suburban and rural communities from Canada to Virginia through the program.

Last summer, 55 Fresh Air children visited families in Lower Merion, Paoli, Wallingford, Media and other local communities.

Local volunteers will organize swimming lessons, nature hikes, bike trips, soccer clinics and other activities for Fresh Air children and host children.

Fresh Air families usually host one child at a time and may choose the visitor's gender and age. Fresh Air children must be between ages 6 and 12 on their first visit but may stay in the program through age 18.

Families can host children from July 10 to 17 or from July 17 to 24. Two-week July visits or one-week August visits are also possible.

For more information, call Anne Umbrecht at 610-527-3629 or the Fresh Air Fund at 800-367-0003, or visit



- Ed Mahon