Delco women's group gives out its 2008 Spirit Awards

The Friends of the Delaware County Women's Commission has named a racetrack and casino manager, a school board vice president and the owner of a trucking business as recipients of 2008 Spirit Awards.

Anne Allman, vice president of operations and assistant general manager of Harrah's Chester Casino and Racetrack, and Beverly H. Kapanjie, vice president of Ridley School District's board of directors, will receive the Individual Spirit Awards.

Stephanie Fleetman, owner of Mustang Expediting Inc. in Chester Township, will receive the Employer Spirit Award.

At Harrah's, Allman oversees slot operations, customer service administration, food-and-beverage operations, environmental services, facilities, valet parking and racing operations.

Kapanjie is also president of a family-owned business, Hoffman's Candle Corner II in Morton, and is a private piano instructor.

Fleetman started her business 26 years ago with one truck and a few employees. She now has more than 26 power units, 36 trailers and more than 45 employees.

The Friends of the Delaware County Women's Commission's Spirit Award Dinner will be held on June 26 at 6 p.m. in the Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center.

Sandi Vito, acting secretary of Pennsylvania's Department of Labor and Industry, will be the keynote speaker.

For more information, contact Carol Dougherty at 610-558-5537.

Peter's Place to host Bowling Ball at city lanes

Peter's Place, a center for grieving children and families in Radnor, will host the Bowling Ball at Lucky Strike Lanes, 1336 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia on June 21 from 7 to 11 p.m.

The first annual gala benefit will include bowling, billiards, food and drinks.

Founded in 2001, the nonprofit provides free peer support groups for children and teens following the death of a significant person in their lives. The nonprofit also provides grief training and education for schools, organizations, and health professionals; and internship opportunities for students interested in grief counseling work.

More than 300 families were served in the past year at Peter's Place.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit petersplaceonline.org or call 610-687-5150. Tickets cost $200 apiece.

Two health systems open $1.2 million pediatric clinic

Nemours, one of the nation's largest pediatric health systems, and the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children recently opened an 8,000 square-foot, $1.2 million pediatric clinic in Newtown Square.

Nemours Children's Clinic Newtown Square is located at 3855 West Chester Pike within the Bryn Mawr Hospital Health Center.

The new facility offers more than 20 Nemours specialists, and medical and surgical services. It holds two fully equipped vital sign rooms, thirteen exam rooms, two fully-equipped audiology booths and EKG and echocardiography services.

Laboratory, imaging and pediatric rehabilitation services are also offered on-site through the Bryn Mawr Hospital Health Center.

Clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 800-416-4441 or visit

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- Ed Mahon