Friday, November 24, 2017

Author Archives: DelcoDan

Who are your favorite “Famous Delconians”

We are looking for submissions for our “Famous Delconians” page.   These are people who were born in Delco, grew up in Delco, made Delco famous, made Delco infamous, or had a true impact on this community. Here is our running list. We want your help to add to this distinctive list.             Read More »

Delco by Drone

We love this video fromDelco resident Quan Ta. He launched his drone above many Delaware County sites. How many can you pick out? This video was influenced by Officer Dorman (survived 7 shots) & his Delco tattoo on his chest. ‪#‎delcostrong‬ ======================== Intro: 0:03 Millbourne 0:13 Tower Theater Hosted Dave Chappelle, Chris Tucker, Britney Spears, N’Sync, Black Sabbath & many others 0:15 Pica’s Restaurant Tina Fey (Upper Darby Alumni) & Jimmy Fallon ate Pica’s pizza on the Tonight Show http://www.phillymag.com/…/tonight-show-jimmy-fallon-tina-…/ 0:17 Llanerch Diner Was in Silver Linings Playbook 0:18 Media Courthouse Media is the “County Seat” which is similar to ... Read More »

At Last: Delco Beer

We’re not sure if this is a joke but we’re freaking out over this new “Delco” brew. Bob Barrar, the former Brewmaster  at Iron Hill Media has started his own 2SP Brewing Company out of Aston and is soon to release “Delco Lager”. Release date is not set in stone. Only when Barrar deems his brew suitable for public consumption. Check out the press release below. 2SP Brewing Company Press Release Bob Barrar, one of the most decorated and celebrated brewers in the country, has announced that he is building a new brewery in his native Delaware County (Delco) with ... Read More »

Media’s New “Home Office”

Cindi Sutera knew she needed a change.  The marketing professional realized her home office in Glen Mills was becoming more “home” than “office”.  She needed a real space of her own.  She needed room to grow.  Not just a spare bedroom or basement of their corporate headquarters. The problem?  Renting a full-time office costs money. That’s when Sutera heard about Headroom. The new “entrepreneurial ecosystem” in the downtown Media that helps startups and small businesses with affordable, short-term office space. For monthly and even hourly rates, entrepreneurs and small business owners share the contemporary designed second floor space overlooking Media’s State Street. ... Read More »

Support for Police “A Mile Long”

There were no marches. No speeches. No protests. Just “Thanks”.  Nearly 3,000 people lined the Baltimore Pike in Springfield Sunday afternoon to show support for local police. “This is just amazing. I’m completely floored” said Amanda Viglione the organizer of the rally.  The event began on Facebook a month ago and has been gathering momentum ever since. Many were holding signs of support or simple black posters with a blue line had little or no connection to law enforcement. Most came just to tell police thanks for all they do.  A collection was also being. The donations collected will go ... Read More »

Our thoughts and prayers go out the family and friends of Prince George County Police Officer Jacai Colson from Boothwyn, PA and graduate of Chichester High School. The 28-year-old police officer was fatally shot in an ambush Sunday afternoon in Landover, Maryland, outside the police station where he worked. “One of your defenders lost his life in defense of this community today. This was an unprovoked attack,” Prince George’s Police Chief Henry Stawinski said. Colson, a second-generation police officer, would have celebrated his 29th birthday on Thursday. He was rushed to the hospital and later died. Police said two suspects ... Read More »

UPDATE:Walgreens Pulls Out of Havertown Project.

UPDATE: Walgreens has withdrawn its  zoning appeal at the Common Pleas Court seeking to uphold variances for the proposed store and drive-thru facility at the corner of Darby and Eagle Roads.  Walgreens has terminated their agreement with the property owner.  I do not have any additional information as to the future of the Darby and Eagle Roads site.    via:Commissioner Jane Hall If you grew up in Havertown you remember may remember going in for penny candy as a little kid.  It’s a place where your mother went to pick up cough medicine or Pepto Bismol when you were sick.  And ... Read More »

Dining Delco:Trattoria Giuseppe

trattoria giuesppe,edgemont

It’s great to have some restaurants in Delaware County where you just don’t have to think about what you are going to get.  Consistency is the key to to any great business. Give people what they expect. The success of McDonald’s is not because a Big Mac tastes delicious. It’s the Big Mac tastes the same whether it’s made in Broomall or Birmingham. Customers like to know what they’re getting when they walk in the door. There’s a certain comfort to that. Like an old sweater. Consistency is what you get when you visit Trattoria Giuseppe’s in Edgemont.  Expect the ... Read More »

Linvilla Orchards: A Delco Fall Tradition

If you think of fall in Delaware County, Linvilla Orchards is probably the first thing that comes to mind. If you grew up in Delco there was at least one autumn trip to Linvilla a year.  I can still smell the fresh baked apple pies coming from the bakery oven. I can taste the ruby red candy apples that would stick to my teeth. I remember the bumpy tractor hayrides through the orchards drinking hot cider on a crisp fall day.  And you wouldn’t leave without picking out the biggest pumpkin you could carry home. A lot has changed at ... Read More »

UPDATE:What’s next for Granite Run Mall?

UPDATE: 9/21/14 Developers for the proposed Granite Run Mall site on updated Middletown Township official on some of the details of the site. BET Investments company president Michael Markman explained the plan for a mixed use retail and residential development on the 58-acre property. The mall’s existing three anchor stores Boscov’s, Sears and JCPenney would remain. A 15-screen movie theatre is planned for the second floor of JCPenney. Kohl’s, Acme and Sears Automotive and the PennDOT facility would all remain.  The interior of the mall itself would be gutted and transformed into an outdoor courtyard featuring upscale retail, restaurants with outdoor ... Read More »