Springfield Mall holds party

for homeless children

Springfield Mall will host a holiday party today for homeless children from shelter and transitional-housing programs operated by the Community Action Agency of Delaware County.

The nonprofit agency expects more than 150 children and their parents to attend the event for face painting, crafts, games, pizza, gift bags and pictures with Santa Claus.

Springfield Mall, 1250 Baltimore Pike, also has been collecting toys and donations for homeless families in each of its stores. The collection will end tomorrow.

Groups in Media sponsor

Fair Trade poster contest

The Media Arts Council and America's First Fair Trade Town Committee will hold a Fair Trade Poster Contest through Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.

The contest is open to all ages. The poster should reflect at least one of the following themes: "Buy Fair, Buy Local," "Media, PA: America's First Fair Trade Town," or "A Better World Through Fair Trade." Fair Trade stresses paying farmers a fair price for their food and purchasing from suppliers who care for the environment.

Contestants can draw, paint, color, silkscreen, use a computer or use mixed media to create a poster with the maximum dimensions of 11 by 17 inches. Posters should be dropped off at the Coffee Club Café, 214 W. State St., Media.

Entry fee is $10 for ages 7 and up, and all entrants will receive a gift. Posters will be displayed at the Coffee Club Café and other local stores. Local artist George H. Rothacker III will judge the contest and select winners in 10 categories.

For more information and complete rules, visit

» READ MORE: www.mediaartscouncil.org

and click on "Fair Trade Poster Contest."

Taylor, Springfield hospitals

name employees of year

Elizabeth "Betsy" Kelly of Springfield was named employee of the year at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park, and Dorothy "Dottie" Laws of Media won the same award at Springfield Hospital.

Taylor's Trudy Mazzone, administrative director of diagnostic imaging, and Springfield's Amy Meehan, nurse manager of the emergency department, each have been selected as manager of the year.

Both hospitals are part of the Crozer-Keystone Health System.

Kelly came to Taylor Hospital in June 1998, and she keeps her unit running smoothly as a patient-care secretary, colleagues said.

Laws started her career at Springfield Hospital, formerly Metropolitan Hospital, in the intensive-care unit in 1978. She is a patient-care technician in the acute-care center.

Mazzone, of Sewell, N.J., started as director of imaging services at Taylor in 1994. She was promoted to administrative director of diagnostic imaging and cardiopulmonary services in 2001.

Meehan, from Royersford, began her nursing career at Metropolitan Hospital in 1983. She left in 1992, but returned to Springfield as a staff nurse in 1994. In 2001, she was promoted to nurse manager of the emergency department.

Main Line Chamber names

Schuck president, CEO

R. Stanley Schuck will replace retiring Robert A. Pucci as president and chief executive officer of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce starting Jan. 1.

Schuck, a Glenside native, was Verizon Pennsylvania's director of external affairs from 1990 to 2007.

From 1980 to 1990, Schuck held sales positions with Bell Atlantic/Bell of Pennsylvania and also managed Bell Atlantic's corporate relationship with Sears and General Electric.

He has served on multiple boards across the region, including the Chester County Economic Development Council, Montgomery County Community College Foundation Board, Delaware County Chamber Foundation and Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.

- Ed Mahon