Marcus Hook named ‘Tree City USA’ for 37th straight year – Delco Times

MARCUS HOOK – The National Arbor Day Foundation has once again named Marcus Hook Borough a “Tree City US”, marking the thirty-seventh consecutive year that Marcus Hook has received this national recognition. Tree City USA’s honor comes from the National Arbor Day Foundation, a Nebraska-based organization dedicated to encouraging tree care and planting programs across the country.

Communities entering the national program receive the Tree City USA designation on the recommendation of the State Bureau of Forestry. Communities qualify that meet the following standards: a municipal tree ordinance, a legal tree governing body, a comprehensive urban shade tree program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita, and the annual celebration Arbor Day.

Tree City USA communities receive a flag with the program logo and a walnut plaque. Winners also receive Tree City USA community signs.

The borough will receive the Tree City USA flag and other recognition materials during its annual Arbor Day program scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29. The public is invited to attend the program which will be held at Market Square Memorial Park in front of the Community Center. A hawthorn will be planted in the park. Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry Service Forester Rich Deppen will present his Tree City USA recognition documents to the borough and speak about the value of trees in our urban communities.

A community’s tree planting program is a living memorial to citizens’ concern for quality of life. The Tree City USA award is a great indication that tree care responsibilities are taken seriously. The borough’s shade tree program is indicative of the community improvements that have been advanced in recent years. It reflects a commitment to an effective and continuous program marked by growth and renewal. For more information on obtaining Tree City USA status, visit

Women on Course organizes a pop-up golf clinic

Women on Course will present a pop-up “Learn to Golf Clinic,” 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at Valley View Golf, 4600 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square. Beginners and learning players will learn how to build a great golf kite with a group golf lesson led by Jason Westphal. The monitor will facilitate the learning of the game in a covered and heated training area. The price of the clinic includes the shooting balls, one hour of clinic with coffee and donuts. Clubs are available for those who don’t have one. To register, visit For more information on Valley View Golf, call 610-356-1810.

BHCU is offering free admission to the Skatium this weekend

BHCU, Your Delaware County Credit Union is offering free admission to The Skatium, 1018 Darby Road, Havertown, from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Saturday April 23 and from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Sunday April 24.

“Delaware County is at the heart of our mission and we can’t think of a better way to connect with the community we serve than to bring families together for fun,” says Ryan Conte, director of the experience of BHCU members. “The Skatium is a wonderful place with lots of space and we hope to see many local families this weekend as we get closer to opening the doors of our new office in Havertown.”

As a bonus, $10 Have-A-Burger vouchers will be provided at the door for all registered groups.
To register and get a ticket for the open skate session at Skatium, go to

There’s still time to sign up for the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Earth Day Cleanup

To celebrate Earth Day Friday, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, whose vision is a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania, encourages residents to join the 2022 Pick Up Pennsylvania initiative. Pick Up Pennsylvania engages tens of thousands of volunteers each year through litter cleanups, illegal landfill cleanups, beautification projects, special collections, and educational events.

Events registered through May 31 receive free trash bags, gloves, and safety vests from PennDOT district offices, while supplies last. To help cover the cost of waste disposal, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association are sponsoring free or reduced-cost disposal through April 30. During this time, waste collected at registered events may be transported to participating landfills, with prior approval. .

To host an event, join a nearby event, or inquire about free supplies and waste disposal, visit and choose Programs, then Pick Up PA or contact Michelle Dunn, Pick Program Coordinator Up Pennsylvania at 877-772-3673 ext. 113 or
“Cleaning up your neighborhood is one of the best investments you can make. Whether your community has vacant land plagued by debris, natural areas that experience illegal dumping, or litter scattered and blown up from other sources, any neighborhood can benefit from a cleanup or beautification event. . We invite all Pennsylvanians – individuals, friends, family and organized groups to join us and make a difference in your own neighborhood,” said Shannon Reiter, president of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “This year, we hope more people will find the time to help improve their communities and make every day Earth Day.”

Crozer offers free information, screenings for women

A Crozer Health team of leading medical experts who understand the unique health needs of women will be available to discuss the services and screenings available at Crozer Health in Brinton Lake from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 at Crozer Health – Cancer Center at Brinton Lake, 500 Evergreen Drive, Glen Mills. The event will include free breast exams, walk-in mammograms and free blood pressure screenings. For those who are uninsured, Crozer will provide a screening subsidy.

There will also be information boards on a variety of women’s health issues, including breast health/screenings, lung and colorectal screenings, urogynecology, primary care and more.
Light refreshments will be served and each participant will receive a free gift. Registration is required by contacting Debra Simon at 610-284-8158 or

Pet Expo is coming to Drexel Hill on Saturday

State Rep. Mike Zabel and Upper Darby Mayor Barbarann ​​Keffer announced they would be hosting a free pet show, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 23 at Kent Dog Park, 3900 Bridge St. ., Drexel Hill.

The free event will include free rabies vaccinations for cats, dogs; dog license application and renewals; an opportunity to meet the Upper Darby K-9 unit; information about pet resources in our area; information on how to adopt a four-legged friend; and information on pet insurance.

A limited number of free rabies vaccines for cats and dogs will be available, but residents must register their pets in advance to receive the vaccine. The vaccine is available to anyone living in zip codes 19026, 19082 and 19018. Pet owners can register at To receive the vaccine, cats must arrive in cages and dogs must be kept on a leash.

In case of bad weather, the rain date for the event will be Saturday April 30th.

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