Dine and Dish features Tony Luke Jr. as guest speaker – Delco Times

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RADNOR — The next Dine and Dish event, hosted by realtor Michelle Leonard, will be at 6 p.m. Monday, March 21 at Margaret Kuo’s Wayne, 175 E. Lancaster Ave. The guest speaker will be Anthony Lucidonio Jr., better known as Tony Luke. Jr., restaurateur, musician, songwriter, actor, and founder of the cheesesteak sandwich empire, Tony Luke’s.

“Tony Luke Jr.” is a legend in the Philadelphia area. In the early 1990s, Luke, his brother, Nicky, and their father bought property off the freeway in South Philadelphia and opened Tony Luke’s restaurant, serving cheesesteaks, hoagies and other sandwiches. Italians. Building on the success of the original location, Tony Luke’s has expanded from the original location to Citizens Bank Park, Atlantic City, The Wildwoods and the Kingdom of Bahrain. The restaurant and its founder have been featured in episodes of “Throwdown!” with Bobby Flay”, “Dinner: Impossible”, “Man v. Food” and “Food Wars”.

As well as being a restaurateur, Luke is a producer and actor, appearing in television shows, as well as numerous films. Luke is also a successful musician and songwriter, and has been a strong supporter of raising awareness and eliminating the stigma associated with heroin addiction.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $60, including tax and tip, for a five-course gourmet dinner and guest speaker, plus the chance to meet other special guests and more. A cash bar will be available. Parking is free after 6 p.m.
Proceeds will go to Sound Mind Network, a non-profit organization founded by Luke that inspires people struggling with addiction, mental health and trauma to use their personal passions as a creativity-based recovery alternative. For more information, visit Soundmindnetwork.org/.
Tickets for the exclusive March 21 event, which is expected to sell out quickly, can only be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. RSVP by March 18 by calling 610-688-7200.

Zabel will host the job fair on Saturday March 12

In his ongoing efforts to help connect people with employers looking to hire, State Rep. Mike Zabel, D-163 of Upper Darby, announced he will be hosting a job fair, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 12, in the gymnasium of Aldan Elementary School, 1 N. Woodlawn Ave., Aldan.

Job seekers are encouraged to attend and bring copies of their resumes and dress to impress.
There are still a few spots available at the fair, and employers looking to hire in the area can always contact the Zabel office, or call 484-200-8262, to reserve a table at the job fair.

Registration in progress for the B-Ball League at the Springfield YMCA

The Springfield YMCA has announced that an 18+ basketball league will begin on Thursday, March 31. The league will play Thursday nights, 6-9 p.m. The deadline for registration is March 19. The cost is $85 for individuals and $640 for a team of eight players. Arbitration fees are included. The cost includes refereed games and playoffs.
For more information or to register, contact Briana Durant, Director of Recreation, at 610-544-1080 or email bdurant@cyedc.org/.

Annual golf event benefits the Delaware County Education Foundation

The Intermediate Unit of Delaware County and its nonprofit arm, the Delaware County Education Foundation, will sponsor its annual golf tournament, “A Day for the Kids” at the Springhaven Club in Wallingford on Monday, May 16. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 a.m., with the tournament kicking off at 9 a.m.

As the foundation’s largest fundraiser, the Golf Outing raises funds to enhance the educational experience of the more than 12,000 students and others served by the DCIU. The foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, provides grants to teachers and administrators to enrich student learning through creative teaching approaches and innovative equipment and materials. Through the foundation, many projects are funded each year that are not covered by local, state, and federal funding to help children in Delaware County learn, grow, and succeed. Some of the projects funded in the past include: a music program for hearing impaired children, a special play area for early intervention students, new equipment for technical school classrooms, communication devices for non verbal and vocational training for students with disabilities.

Various golfer sponsorships and slots are available for the outing. Golf fees are $165 or $660 per foursome, which includes fees and golf cart. Sponsors and golfers can enjoy breakfast, lunch and refreshments on course, cash bar lunch, networking and camaraderie, hole-in-one contest, putting and other contests, themed basket raffles and door prizes, gifts for golfers, a first round of golf at the exclusive Springhaven Club, all while supporting local children. For questions or more information, contact Theresa Marsden at tmarsden@dciu.org or 610-938-9000 ext. 2058.

Delaware County COVID-19 Memorial scheduled for Tuesday

On March 6, 2020, the state’s first case of COVID-19 was reported in Delaware County. It was a day that would be the start of devastating impacts on the entire community.

Tragically, over the past two years, Delaware County has lost more than 1,800 people to the virus. They are family members, friends, neighbours, colleagues and members of the local community. During the pandemic, many family members and friends have been unable to say goodbye to their loved ones due to public health concerns or travel restrictions, causing even more pain during an already difficult time of grief.

The county will hold a memorial vigil, at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, on the steps of the Delaware County Courthouse. Members of the community are invited to attend to pay tribute to their loved ones. In the midst of this deadly pandemic, where so many are mourning the loss of a family member, friend, neighbor or co-worker, it is important for county residents to stop and reflect. , and remember every lost person. The hope is that the memorial will serve as collective healing for the community.

League of Women Voters Hosts Webinar on Ballot Issues

The League of Women Voters of Central Delaware County will present a webinar, 12-1:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, on the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s new tactic of putting partisan issues on the ballot under the form of constitutional amendment questions to avoid Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto pen. The proposed changes cover a wide variety of issues that should be enacted through the normal legislative process, such as redistricting, election law, reproductive rights and gun safety.

The Legislature only needs a simple majority to pass the amendment and a simple majority of voters to pass it. If the amendment is placed on the primary election ballot, a relatively small number of voters can decide whether or not to enshrine it in the state constitution where it will remain forever.

Panelists are Susan Gobreski, Chair of the Board of LWV PA and Government Policy, Danielle Ohl, Capitol Reporter, Spotlight PA, Kadida Kenner, Executive Director of the New Pennsylvania Project and Co-Chair of Why Courts Matter – PA, and Khalif Ali, Executive Director, Common Cause Pennsylvania. LWV-CDC legislative counsel Jodine Mayberry will moderate. Contact Ralf Graves, ralfgraves@comcast.net, for more information. The program is free. To register, go to http://www.lwvcdc.org and find the event on the front page.

The Philly Doo Wop event is coming to Xfinity Live

The Philadelphia Doo Wop Festival Committee and the South Philly String Band Club will present a DooWop event, 1-5 p.m., Sunday, April 3, at Xfinity Live’s Victory Beer Hall, 1100 Pattison Ave., Phila. The four-hour event will feature some of the area’s top Doo-Wop artists, as well as Delaware County’s Steve Kurtz Dance Party. Tickets are $25, payable in cash at the door. Everyone is welcome.

Readers can email community news and photos to Peg DeGrassa at pdegrassa@21st-centurymedia.com.

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