Lansdowne declares ‘Norman Kleinberg Day’ to honor centenarian
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.delcoadvocacy.org 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 RepChrisQuinn.com 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.facebook.com/ 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 MilitaryFriendly.com.
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. widener.edu/.
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.