Lans­downe de­clares ‘Nor­man Klein­berg Day’ to honor cen­te­nar­ian

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LANS­DOWNE >> Long­time Lans­downe res­i­dent Nor­man Klein­berg turned

100-years-old on Jan­uary

29 and en­joyed a week­long string of ac­tiv­i­ties to cel­e­brate the oc­ca­sion.

On Jan. 26, the cen­te­nar­ian was sur­rounded by his ten chil­dren, 27 grand­chil­dren, 23 great-grand­chil­dren and many friends and for­mer neigh­bors, at a 100th birthday cel­e­bra­tion at Rid­dle Vil­lage in Mid­dle­town. Ad­di­tion­ally, Lans­downe Bor­ough pre­sented him with a procla­ma­tion, of­fi­cially declar­ing Jan­uary 29, 2019 as “Nor­man Klein­berg Day” in Lans­downe. Birthday wishes for the cen­te­nar­ian went up in lights on the mar­quee of the Lans­downe The­atre

Born in 1919 in Philadel­phia, he is a life­long Penn­syl­va­nia res­i­dent. He moved to Lans­downe as an adult, where he resided for al­most

50 years. Klein­berg was a World War II veteran, serv­ing in the Army from 194145. After the war he worked at the Navy Yard in Philadel­phia as an elec­tri­cal engi­neer for 35 years. Re­tir­ing in 1977, he then worked as a con­sul­tant un­til 1986.Wid­owed in 2009, he and his wife Mar­garet were mar­ried for 65 years. All ten of their chil­dren at­tended St. Philom­ena School and Church in Lans­downe, where he was in­volved with CYO, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and The Holy Name So­ci­ety. Klein­berg also helped with the Lans­downe Union AA as a col­lec­tor in his neigh­bor­hood for the Fourth of July. In 2001, Nor­man and Mar­garet re­tired to Rid­dle Vil­lage, where he still lives to­day. He en­joys many of the ac­tiv­i­ties at Rid­dle Vil­lage in­clud­ing play­ing cards and watch­ing ball games with his friends.

Tix on sale for Delaco Ad­vo­cacy & Re­source Or­ga­ni­za­tion’s gala

The Delaware County Ad­vo­cacy & Re­source Or­ga­ni­za­tion will hold its sig­na­ture fundrais­ing event, “The

2019 Giv­ing Hands Gala,”

7-11 p.m. Fri­day, March 15 at The Oaks Ball­room, 511 W. Oak Ave., Glenolden. Tick­ets are $60 if pur­chased by Feb.

28 and $70 after that date. The night will in­clude din­ner, danc­ing, a silent auc­tion and raf­fle bas­kets.

Last year, after al­most

42 years of op­er­at­ing as a state-af­fil­i­ated ARC chapter, the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s Delaware County group of­fi­cially ended its af­fil­i­a­tion with The Arc of Penn­syl­va­nia and be­came the Delaware County Ad­vo­cacy & Re­source Or­ga­ni­za­tion.

The mis­sion of the Delaware County Ad­vo­cacy & Re­source Or­ga­ni­za­tion is to ad­vo­cate for in­clu­sive pub­lic pol­icy and pro­vide so­cial and recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­di­vid­u­als with in­tel­lec­tual and de­vel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties to as­sist them in achiev­ing their full po­ten­tial as in­di­vid­u­als, as em­ploy­ees and as mem­bers of their com­mu­ni­ties. Delaware County Ad­vo­cacy & Re­source Or­ga­ni­za­tion is a non­profit ded­i­cated to ad­vo­cat­ing for and serv­ing Delaware County res­i­dents with in­tel­lec­tual and de­vel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties while pro­vid­ing sup­port to their fam­i­lies. The non­profit sup­ports in­di­vid­u­als with sev­eral dif­fer­ent di­ag­noses, in­clud­ing Autism, Down Syn­drome and Cere­bral Palsy.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Delaware County Ad­vo­cacy & Re­source Cen­ter, mem­ber­ship, or to pur­chase tick­ets to the sig­na­ture fundrais­ing event, visit www.del­coad­vo­ or call 610544-6600.

Rep. Chris Quinn moves dis­trict of­fice to Me­dia

Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) moved his dis­trict of­fice to 438 E. Bal­ti­more Ave., in the lower level of a pro­fes­sional of­fice build­ing di­rectly across from the new Wawa in Me­dia. The of­fice is open Mon­day, Tues­day and Wed­nes­day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs­day 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fri­day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Of­fice phone num­bers are un­changed. An open house will be held 2-7 p.m. Thurs­day, April 4, when lo­cal res­i­dents can stop by, en­joy re­fresh­ments and meet with Rep. Quinn and his staff.

The dis­trict of­fice as­sists res­i­dents of the 168th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict with any state-re­lated mat­ter, in­clud­ing re­fer­rals to ap­pro­pri­ate state agen­cies, forms and ap­pli­ca­tions for a num­ber of state pro­grams and as­sis­tance filling them out. Ser­vices in­clude ap­pli­ca­tions for birth cer­tifi­cates, in­for­ma­tion about leg­is­la­tion, driver’s li­cense and ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion ap­pli­ca­tions and re­newal, as­sis­tance with Pen­nDOT pa­per­work such as lost cards, changes, cor­rec­tions, spe­cial reg­is­tra­tion plates, van­ity plates and tem­po­rary plac­ards for dis­abled per­sons, PACE and PACENET ap­pli­ca­tions for se­niors, prop­erty tax and rent re­bate ap­pli­ca­tions, voter reg­is­tra­tion forms and ab­sen­tee bal­lot ap­pli­ca­tions, state tax forms, re­sources for veter­ans and un­claimed prop­erty.

News and in­for­ma­tion con­cern­ing state pro­grams and ser­vices can be found on Quinn’s web­site at where con­stituents can also sign up to re­ceive his weekly email up­dates. Peo­ple may call Quinn’s of­fice at 610-3251541 and con­nect on Face­book at www.face­ RepChrisQuinn. The 168th Leg­isla­tive Dis­trict in­cludes Me­dia and Ch­ester Heights bor­oughs as well as Mid­dle­town, Edg­mont, New­town, Up­per Prov­i­dence and Thorn­bury town­ships, and part of Marple Town­ship.

New line dance class avail­able for begin­ners

School­house Cen­ter, 600 Swarth­more Ave., Fol­som, is start­ing a new line dance class for begin­ners. The class will be­gin 2:15 p.m. Thurs­day, Feb. 28. Sug­gested do­na­tion per les­son is $1 for mem­bers and $3 for non mem­bers, pay as you go. For in­for­ma­tion, call Sayre at 610 237-8100.

Wi­dener Univer­sity named “Mil­i­tary Friendly” in­sti­tu­tion

Wi­dener Univer­sity has been named to the pres­ti­gious na­tional 2019-2020 Mil­i­tary Friendly ® Schools list an­nounced by VIQTORY, pub­lisher of the G.I. Jobs ® , Mil­i­tary Spouse, and Mil­i­tary Friendly ®. Mil­i­tary Friendly® Schools is the most com­pre­hen­sive, pow­er­ful re­source for veter­ans to­day. Each year, the list of Mil­i­tary Friendly® Schools is pro­vided to ser­vice mem­bers and their fam­i­lies to help them select the best col­lege, univer­sity or trade school that de­liv­ers the ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing they need to pur­sue civil­ian ca­reers.

Mil­i­tary Friendly Schools eval­u­ates col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties through a de­tailed sur­vey com­pleted by the schools, along with in­for­ma­tion from pub­lic data sources for more than

8,800 schools na­tion­wide. Wi­dener was one of only

766 in­sti­tu­tions to earn the des­ig­na­tion for 20192020. The list will be pub­lished in the May is­sue of G.I. Jobs mag­a­zine. It can also be found at Mil­i­

Wi­dener par­tic­i­pates in the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® Yel­low Rib­bon Pro­gram and the Mont­gomery G.I. Bill® for all qual­i­fied veter­ans. The univer­sity also has a des­ig­nated VA cer­ti­fy­ing of­fi­cial and sup­port ser­vices in place to help veter­ans tran­si­tion to col­lege life. Known as Penn­syl­va­nia Mil­i­tary Col­lege un­til 1972, Wi­dener Univer­sity has a rich mil­i­tary his­tory. The univer­sity main­tains an Army ROTC pro­gram and serves as the host in­sti­tu­tion for Army ROTC cadets from sev­eral Philadel­phia-area col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties. These part­ner­ships help make Wi­dener’s ROTC pro­gram one of the largest in the re­gion with 129 ac­tive cadets this aca­demic year.

In ad­di­tion, Wi­dener Univer­sity’s two law schools have a his­tory of wel­com­ing U.S. mil­i­tary veter­ans as stu­dents and us­ing school re­sources to sup­port U.S. veter­ans with free le­gal aid. Wi­dener Univer­sity Delaware Law School in Wilm­ing­ton, Delaware op­er­ates a Veter­ans Law Clinic that as­sists dis­abled veter­ans and their de­pen­dents who have been de­nied veter­ans benefits. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit http://www. wi­


To honor Nor­man Klein­berg on his 100th birthday, the Lans­downe The­atre mar­quee put Nor­man Klein­berg’s birthday up in lights and Lans­downe Bor­ough pro­claimed Jan. 29, 2019 as ‘Nor­man Klein­berg Day.’


Long­time Delaware County res­i­dent Nor­man Klein­berg cel­e­brates his 100th birthday at Rid­dle Vil­lage, sur­rounded by fam­ily and friends.

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