UPPER PROVIDENCE — The Upper Providence council recognized the promotion of seven members of the township police department at the regular monthly meeting held March 11.
Officers Christopher Love, Eric Girill and Karallus Dietrich were promoted from Trainee Patrol Officer to Full Time Patrol Officer.
cap. Scott Ely and Michael Habel were promoted from Acting Corporal to Corporal.
sergeants. Lawrence Baker and Sergeant George Moore received promotions from acting sergeant to sergeant.
Speaking to a crowded council chamber filled with family, friends and supporters, council chairman Elgin Akarsoy thanked each officer for their service to the township and presented those who received a promotion with certificates. of appreciation.
Prior to the Council’s vote, Chief Constable David Montella addressed the service members receiving promotions, introduced the family members in attendance and thanked his officers for their dedication to the community.
Montella explained, “Those recognized tonight have proven themselves worthy of promotion through a commitment and dedication to the Township of Upper Providence, service to the residents of this community, and the utmost respect for the laws of our community. The Upper Providence Township Police Department places the safety of township residents first and prides itself on a strong tradition of excellence.
The service serves more than 10,000 Upper Providence residents and has been recognized as one of the most transparent and respected police departments in Pennsylvania. Additional information about the Upper Providence Township Police Department is available on the department’s website or at the township office, 935 N. Providence Road.
The Upper Providence Council holds regular monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month beginning at 7:30 p.m. Board administrative committees meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Regular meetings and administrative committee meetings are held in the council room. .
For more information such as meeting agendas and minutes, you can find them online at
http://www.UpperProvidence.org or by calling the township office at 610-565-4944.
PA CareerLink® Delaware County Hosts Three Career Fairs at Local YMCAs
PA CareerLink® Delaware County, in partnership with Delaware County Workforce Development, will host several job fairs in the coming weeks, beginning with a three-hour “Job Fair for Adults” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday March 24, at the Springfield YMCA. , 194 Sproul Road, Springfield.
This job fair for adults will be followed by two other “job fairs for young people”. Job fairs for young people will focus on summer jobs, internships and other post-graduation opportunities. The first youth job fair will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 at the Springfield YMCA. Another youth job fair is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 at the Ridley YMCA, 900 South Ave., Secane,
The “Adult Job Fair” on March 24 will bring together nearly forty employers and representatives from several unions in the Delaware County area seeking to fill hundreds of full-time and part-time positions. The positions offer competitive benefits as well as opportunities for advancement.
Participating employers include: Aramark, AutoZone, Bayada Home Health Care, The Beacon Group, BeProud, Carpenters Local #255, Chester Community Charter School, Child Care Careers, City Wide Facility Solutions of Greater Philadelphia, Community Interactions, Inc., Community YMCA of Eastern Delco, Delaware County, Defensive Driving Academy, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Drexelbrook Catering, EDSI, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, The Geo Group, The Giant Company, Heron Home Health, Main Line Health, Maris Grove, PA Agency of Nurses, Riddle Hospital, Substitute Education Service, UPS, Voice & Vision, Inc., and more, including representatives from several union trades. More employers will continue to be added.
Job seekers are encouraged to bring copies of their curriculum vitae. On-site interviews will take place for some candidates and same-day hiring may occur for some positions.
Job seekers will also have the opportunity to participate in a resume clinic, which will provide helpful resume reviews, as well as general job search advice and interview tips. Free parking is available at all three locations.
There are still openings for employers at all three job fairs. There is no cost to participate. Employers attending one or more job fairs will receive a table and two chairs.
Employers interested in participating can register by emailing Allison Francis Barksdale, Workforce Development Employer Engagement Manager, at [email protected]
PA CareerLink® Delaware County, launched in 2012, is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s initiative to transform the landscape of how job seekers find jobs to support their family and how employers find the qualified candidates they need. Through this initiative, a first user-friendly job matching system has been created to help bridge the gap that currently exists between job seekers and employers.
A Beef and Beer fundraiser is planned to support the Ridley Lacrosse team
The Ridley High School Men’s Lacrosse Boosters will be hosting a Beef n’ Beer fundraiser, 7-11 p.m., Saturday, March 26 at the Milmont Inn, 300 Belmont Ave., Ridley Township, in support of the Ridley Men’s Lacrosse Team Highschool. Cost is $40 and includes bottled beer, wine, mixed drinks, food, raffle baskets, 50/50 raffle and music from a DJ. To purchase a ticket, Venmo @RidleyLaxBoosters or request a ticket via email at [email protected]/..
Amvets Post 118 Holds Flea Market and Open House
The Sons of Amvets Post 118, 211 N. Morton Ave, Morton will be holding a flea market at the Amvets Post, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23. The rainy date is Sunday, April 24.
The space available will be indoors and outdoors. Vendors are needed. An outdoor space will be available at $15 per court or two courts for $25. Indoor space will be $25 per lot. Vendors must bring their own tables and chairs. Applications are available by calling 267-246-1878.
Amvets Post 118 holds business meetings on the first Wednesday of each month, with the next meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6.
Amvets is hosting an open house and inviting all veterans, reservists and their sons to come join or learn more about Amvets. Over the next three months, anyone interested in joining a veterans organization or participating in their active Ladies Auxiliary can call Harry Mirra at 610-543-2082.
Free diabetes management program starts in May
A free diabetes self-management program is available in May for people with diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes. DSMP is an evidence-based program, developed at Stanford University, that teaches the skills necessary for the daily management of diabetes and is designed to help people build self-confidence with the ability to maintain and/or to increase life activities.
Small group workshops last six weeks and meet once a week for 2.5 hours. The meetings are highly interactive, focusing on skill building, experience sharing and support.
Participants will learn how to make weekly action plans and help each other solve problems they encounter while creating and implementing the self-management program.
The program is sponsored by Joseph Dreams, Inc., Chester. For more information or to register for the May program, contact J. Coston at 484-477-8514 or email [email protected]
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