Daily Times (Primos, PA)

All-Catholic Concert Band livestream­s music festival at O’Hara

- By Peg DeGrassa pdegrassa@21st-centurymed­ia.com Editor of Town Talk, News & Press of Delaware County Readers can email community news and photos to Peg DeGrassa at pdegrassa@21stcentur­ymedia.com.

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.

 ?? SUBMITTED PHOTO ?? James Colonna, D.M.A, Director of Bands/
Graduate Studies in Instrument­al Conducting, Messiah University, will be the guest conductor of the Archdioces­e of Philadelph­ia’s All Catholic Band concert, 6:30p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfiel­d.
SUBMITTED PHOTO James Colonna, D.M.A, Director of Bands/ Graduate Studies in Instrument­al Conducting, Messiah University, will be the guest conductor of the Archdioces­e of Philadelph­ia’s All Catholic Band concert, 6:30p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfiel­d.

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