Hol­ly­wood re­turns to Ri­d­ley Park for movie shoot

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RI­D­LEY PARK >> Hol­ly­wood re­turned to Ri­d­ley Park this week, specif­i­cally to the 200 block of Hen­der­son Av­enue.

Big pro­duc­tion trucks rolled into the bor­ough on Mon­day, just for the one day, to film scenes for the movie

“17 Bridges.”

The film is about a dis­graced New York City Po­lice de­tec­tive who is given a shot at re­demp­tion. The film stars Chad­wick Bose­man and Os­car win­ner J.K. Sim­mons, who posed for an im­promptu photo with Ri­d­ley Park Pa­trol­man Frank D’Am­bro­sio and Sgt. Jim Nasella of the Ri­d­ley Park Po­lice De­part­ment. The pro­duc­tion crew set up their home base at the home of Paul and Michele Mat­tus. The lunch tent was erected at the cor­ner of Poplar Walk and Hen­der­son Av­enue.

The film be­gan shoot­ing in Philadel­phia Sept.

24 and scenes have been shot around the city from Chi­na­town to Rit­ten­house Square area, through­out Oc­to­ber, into this month. Heery Lof­tus Cast­ing ad­ver­tised to find lo­cal ta­lent to cast as ex­tras for many of the scenes. The film has a pro­jected July, 2019 re­lease date. This is the third ma­jor mo­tion pic­ture shot on lo­ca­tion in Ri­d­ley Park. Oth­ers in­cluded Clean and Sober in

1988 and Sil­ver Lin­ings Play­book in 2012.

Christ­mas craft bazaar at Wil­liamson Col­lege of the Trades Sat­ur­day

The pub­lic is in­vited to be­gin their Christ­mas shop­ping early when Wil­liamson Col­lege of the Trades’ Aux­il­iary holds its Christ­mas Craft & Ven­dor Bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat­ur­day, Nov. 10, in the Rowan Hall din­ing room on Mid­dle­town Rd., Mid­dle­town Twp. Peo­ple can en­joy ven­dors, crafters, raf­fles, and more. There will also be a food booth for lunch or munch­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Terri Du­gan at 610-329-6427 or ter­ri­mojo@Gmail.com or mslawter4kids@yahoo.com.

Widows and Wi­d­ow­ers sup­port group to meet

The Widow and Wi­d­ow­ers sup­port group will meet 7:30 p.m. Thurs­day, Nov.15 at The Church of The Redeemer, Hill­crest and Spring­field Rds., Spring­field. Af­ter the meet­ing, Sandy Toxin will speak on Medi­care. Re­fresh­ments will be served. Any­one newly be­reaved can call Marie Stew­art at 610-7898741 for more in­for­ma­tion.

$25K in funds raised by Me­dia 5 Miler race do­nated to Me­dia El­e­men­tary play­ground ren­o­va­tion

In a cer­e­mony at Me­dia Fel­low­ship Hall last Fri­day night, the founder and chair of the Me­dia 5 Mile Race, Frank Daly, ad­dressed a packed house of Me­dia El­e­men­tary School par­ents and sup­port­ers of the Me­dia El­e­men­tary Play­ground Ren­o­va­tion Project, and pre­sented an over­sized check for $25,000 to project rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Paola Haenn.

The Me­dia El­e­men­tary Play­ground Ren­o­va­tion Project is rais­ing funds to ren­o­vate the play­ground area at Me­dia El­e­men­tary School, and has a goal of $400,000 for the whole project. Founded in 1979, the Me­dia

5 Mile Race is a 501(c)3 or­ga­ni­za­tion. Its an­nual race in June is a fo­cused com­mu­nity fund rais­ing event that at­tracts run­ners from all over to tackle a USATF-cer­ti­fied five-mile mile course. The event raises funds to do­nate to un­der­funded non­prof­its in the Me­dia area. For more in­for­ma­tion about Me­dia 5 Mile Race, visit www.me­di­a5mil­er­ace.com. For more in­for­ma­tion on the Me­dia El­e­men­tary Play­ground ren­o­va­tion project, vis­itwww.me­di­aele­men­tary­play­ground.com.

Ri­d­ley se­niors in­vited to en­joy fun af­ter­noon

Ri­d­ley School District will host a lunch and fun day for se­nior cit­i­zens of Ri­d­ley Park, Ed­dy­s­tone, and Ri­d­ley Town­ship 1 p.m. Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6, in the Ri­d­ley High School Cafe­te­ria, 901 Mor­ton Ave., Fol­som. For tick­ets, call Betty Ann Pavlock at 610534-1900 . Ext. 1107.

Nor­wood Sis­ter Cir­cle fea­tures Cat Nook Cafe

The Nor­wood Sis­ter Cir­cle will host a pre­sen­ta­tion of the “Cat Nook Café” at the Nor­wood Pub­lic Li­brary,

l513 Wel­come Ave., Nor­wood

7 p.m. Tues­day, Nov. 13. The Cat Nook Café, newly lo­cated in Nor­wood, is an in­ter­ac­tive cat foster home, where visi­tors can ex­pe­ri­ence what it is like to en­joy, en­gage, re­spect and live with cats in a re­lax­ing en­vi­ron­ment. The Café also hosts events and lec­tures. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.cat­nook­cafe.com.

The Nor­wood Pub­lic Li­brary will also hold an “Es­sen­tial Oils” class 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Nov. 14 for peo­ple to make this hol­i­day sea­son the health­i­est yet in body-mind-spirit. Par­tic­i­pants can ex­plore emo­tions and Es­sen­tial Oils. Call the Li­brary at 610 534-0693 for more in­for­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter for both events.

Penn State Brandy­wine ap­points new ath­letic di­rec­tor

Penn State Brandy­wine alumna Bobbi Caprice has been named the cam­pus’ ath­letic di­rec­tor. Caprice, who was a four-year stu­den­tath­lete at Brandy­wine, was pre­vi­ously as­sis­tant ath­letic di­rec­tor. Penn State Brandy­wine Chan­cel­lor Kristin Woolever said Caprice has been an in­te­gral part of the ath­letic pro­gram’s suc­cess.

A grad­u­ate of Marple New­town High School, Caprice scored 1,140 points dur­ing four years on Brandy­wine’s bas­ket­ball team and also par­tic­i­pated in vol­ley­ball and cross coun­try. She grad­u­ated from Penn State in 2013 and earned a mas­ter’s de­gree from West Ch­ester Univer­sity in 2015.

Caprice will lead an ath­letic pro­gram with more than 170 stu­dent-ath­letes and 16 men’s and women’s sports teams.

Few ven­dor spots left at Brookhaven Town Watch Craft Fair

Hol­i­day Craft Fair spon­sored by Brookhaven Town Watch will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat­ur­day, Nov. 24 at the Brookhaven Mu­nic­i­pal Cen­ter, 2 Cam­bridge Road. Unique craft items of­fered by over 50 ven­dors will be of­fered, as well as lunch pre­pared by Town Watch chefs. A lim­ited num­ber of ven­dor spa­ces are still avail­able. For in­for­ma­tion, call 6108723294.

Hill­top­pers of Tem­ple Sholom to wel­come guest au­thor this month

The Hill­top­pers of Tem­ple Sholom. 55 N. Church Lane, Broomall, will wel­come Lena Ro­manoff 7:30 p.m. Thurs­day, Nov. 15. Ro­manoff is the au­thor of “Your Peo­ple, My Peo­ple: Find­ing Ful­fill­ment and Ac­cep­tance as a Jew by Choice.” Through her ses­sions and dis­cus­sions with in­ter­faith and con­ver­sion­ary cou­ples, con­ver­sa­tions of su­per­sti­tions, specif­i­cally the Evil Eye, would arise, which led to her re­search on the topic. The au­thor holds a de­gree from the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia in Ed­u­ca­tional Psy­chol­ogy as well as a nurs­ing de­gree. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to come and learn about the su­per­sti­tion of the Evil Eye and what it all means.

The event is free for Hill­top­pers mem­bers. Mem­ber­ships are avail­able that night for $20. Sug­gested do­na­tions of $5 is asked for guests. Light re­fresh­ments will be served. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 610-3565165.

TTM An­nual Green Sun­day of­fers eco­log­i­cal al­ter­na­tives to tra­di­tional hol­i­day gift-giv­ing

Tran­si­tion Town Me­dia (TTM) will hold its 7th an­nual Green Sun­day Craft Fair at the Me­dia Prov­i­dence Friends School, 1-5 p.m., Sun­day, Nov. 18 , al­most a week be­fore Black Fri­day, so that lo­cal res­i­dents can get a jump on their hol­i­day shop­ping, sup­port lo­cal artists and crafts­peo­ple, have a re­laxed and fun shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence, and save on all the driv­ing. TTM is of­fer­ing the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase goods from lo­cal ven­dors and en­cour­ages eco­log­i­cal al­ter­na­tives to tra­di­tional hol­i­day gift giv­ing.

The school has plenty of room to wan­der around, view all the unique, hand­made gift se­lec­tions from over 40 ju­ried ven­dors. Hand­made and up­cy­cled gifts will in­clude cloth­ing, purses, jewelry, soaps, home ac­ces­sories and more. At­ten­dees can also win a raf­fle gift bas­ket, eat some whole­some chow, and find some­thing for free at the FreeS­tore ta­ble. The free park­ing and en­trance are on 4th Street be­tween Olive and Or­ange Sts. The event will in­clude a craft sta­tion for chil­dren, where they can make their own hol­i­day gifts or dec­o­ra­tions while they shop.

For more de­tails about the hol­i­day event, visit www.tran­si­tion­town­media. org or e-mail info@tran­si­tion­town­media.org/.


On the set of the film, “17 Bridges,” on Hen­der­son Av­enue in Ri­d­ley Park on Mon­day are, left to right, Ri­d­ley Park Po­lice Of­fi­cer Frank “Posh” D’Am­bro­sio, ac­tor J.K. Sim­mons and Ri­d­ley Park Po­lice Sgt. Jim Nasella.


Bobbi Caprice was named the new ath­letic di­rec­tor of Penn State Brandy­wine. She is a grad­u­ate of Marple New­town High School, Penn State Brandy­wine, and West Ch­ester Univer­sity.

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