Daily Times (Primos, PA)
All-Catholic Concert Band livestreams music festival at O’Hara
SPRINGFIELD » The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s All Catholic Concert Band will perform in concert at the All Catholic Band Music Festival 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 1701 S. Sproul Road, Springfield.
Seventy-four students representing Archdiocesan Secondary Schools and private Catholic High Schools throughout the five-county region have been selected to participate in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 2021 All Catholic Concert Band.
This year’s concert is under the direction of guest conductor, James Colonna, D.M.A, Director of Bands/Graduate Studies in Instrumental Conducting, Messiah University. It will be hosted by Class of 1985 alumnus Michael Connor, president of Cardinal O’Hara High School, Class of 1989 alumna Eileen Vice, principal of Cardinal O’Hara High School and Hector Ramirez, music director for Cardinal O’Hara High School.
Social distancing and COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed. The students will perform selections that include “Apples,” composed by Andrew Boysen; “Cause for Celebration,” composed by William Himes; “Portraits,” composed by James Colonna, guest conductor; and “American We,” composed by Henry Fillmore.
Participating students come from Archdiocesan secondary schools that include Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor; Archbishop Ryan High School in Northeast Philadelphia; Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster; Bishop McDevitt High
School in Wyncote in Montgomery County; Bishop Shanahan High School in Downingtown; Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield; and Conwell-Egan Catholic in Fairless Hills, Pope John Paul II High School in Royersford; Roman Catholic High School for Boys in Philadelphia; and Saint Hubert Catholic High School for Girls in Philadelphia will participate.
Students in the band also come from private Catholic high schools that include Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School in Gwynedd Valley; Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem; Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Flourtown; Nazareth Academy High School in Northeast Philadelphia; Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova; Saint Basil Academy in Jenkintown; Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School in North Philadelphia; Villa Joseph Marie High School in Holland; and Villa Maria Academy High School in Malvern.
To view the livestream of the festival,, visit https:// vimeo.com/event/849501.
Delco Press Club ushers in spring with Echo Hill Farm Happy Hour
The Delaware County Press Club will host a socially distanced Happy Hour networking event on the historical grounds of Echo Hill Farm, Westtown Thornton Road, West Chester, Wednesday, April 21, from 4 –7 p.m.
Members and guests will enjoy light fare provided by local businesses including Nationwide Wine & Spirits, Stickman Brews, LaFava Restaurant & Bar, Margaret Kuo’s Kitchen, Fresco Pizza Grill, Valley View
Golf, and the Delaware Valley Italian American Herald Newspaper. Servers from Party Host Helpers will be assisting.
In addition to networking, guests can view the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show’s “Rivera Holiday” Award Winning Miniature Exhibit and meet the artist Brigida Di Genova Michopulos, meet international psychic medium Jeanann, and browse the Barn Shop & Gallery.
All press club events are open to the public. Tickets for Happy Hour may be purchased in advance or at the event with cash, check, or credit card. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made at www.thepressclubpa. org/events. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. All attendees are required to have a mask or face covering.
Membership in the Press Club is available to individuals, businesses, and students working in all fields of communications and in allied communication fields. Visit the club website at www. thepressclubpa.org for information on eligibility and how to join. The club season runs from September to May. Founded in 1979, the Delaware County Press Club comprises professionals, active or retired, from the fields of communications, including print and broadcast journalism, public relations, marketing, writing and photojournalism, as well as, communications teachers and students and professionals in allied fields. Proceeds from press club events contribute to their community outreach programs including charitable donations and scholarship funds.
Xfinity Live! hosts job fairs to fill over 150 positions
Xfinity Live! will host onsite job fairs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, and Saturday, April 10, as it begins recruitment efforts to fill more than 150 full and part-time positions at the dining and entertainment district set to reopen later this year.
Located in the heart of the Stadium District at 1100 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, Xfinity Live! is looking to fill positions in food and beverage, marketing, management and more. Recruiters and hiring managers will be on hand to interview candidates and on the spot job offers will be made. Job descriptions and requirements for available positions are posted online now at https://www.xfinitylive.com/careers.
Admission to Xfinity Live! will be limited throughout the day in order to maintain proper social distancing inside the venue. Interested applicants who attend will be required to undergo a temperature check and wear a mask upon check-in. Xfinity Live! will have extra masks and sanitizer available.
Linvilla Orchards announces Food Truck Frenzy
Truck loads of food are coming to Linvilla Orchards, 137 West Knowlton Road, Middletown, for a Food Truck Frenzy, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24, rain or shine. Linvilla is partnering with many food trucks to offer a variety of things to taste from all the trucks. BBQ, Mexican, Desserts, Hot Dogs, Asian, Pizza and Sliders are among the few on the foodtastic agenda. Along with a wide variety of truck treats, Food Truck Frenzy will offer music, hayrides, pony rides, face painting and more family fun. Harvest Ridge Winery and Ship Bottom Brewery will be providing beverages to pair with the food options. Masks are required. For more information, call 610-876-7116 or visit www.Linvilla.com.
‘Protecting home and assets’ program offered to seniors
Senior Community Service will host Robert and Dana Breslin, Esq., for a free presentation on protecting home and assets, 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 14. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, this presentation will be presented via Zoom or teleconference call. Will long term care costs eat up your life savings? Will you lose your home? Will your adult children be responsible to pay for your care? What are the benefits available to assist with payment? This program will answer these questions and review the current Medicaid and Medicare rules as well as other programs such as “Options,” Caregiver support, and a brief overview of veterans benefits. Pre-registration is required by calling Eileen at 484-496-2137.
Holmes Presbyterian Church holds Compassion Fundraiser
Holmes Presbyterian Church, 375 Holmes Road, will hold a Compassion Fundraiser/Free Clothing Giveaway, Saturday, May 1. For safety reasons the fundraiser will not be the usual flea market type of event but instead a pre-order event of hoagies and flowers to raise funds for their compassion children will be held.
To place an online order, go to the church Facebook page or www.holmespreschurch.org. Hoagies will be available for pick up from 12-2 p.m. and flowers will be available for pick up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The deadline for online orders is April 18. For questions or to pre-order, call Connie at 610-4999277.
At the same time the church will hold a free clothing giveaway for the community. Everyone can donate clean, new or gently used clothing prior to the event. The deadline for drop-off is April 24. People can then take whatever clothing that they wish on the day of the event. For questions or to schedule a clothing drop-off, call the church office 610-532-0346.