Actors Co-op in Swarthmore launches seven-episode web series “The 7” [Roundup]


SWARTHMORE — The Actors Co-op of Swarthmore will present “The 7,” a seven-episode web series, each episode lasting seven minutes, which will debut Thursday, July 7 in a feature-length format. The film was directed and produced by members of the Actors Co-op. The screening will take place at Park Avenue Community Center, 120 Park Ave., Swarthmore.

A red carpet, drinks and light meals will begin at 6 p.m., before the 7 p.m. screening.

“What started out as a scene study exercise and part of our Saturday teen class curriculum has grown into so much more,” explained Pete Postiglione of the Actors Co-op.

“We wanted to give teens real-world experience and a chance to be involved in almost every aspect of making this movie.”

The film centers on seven teenagers who receive enigmatic letters suggesting they carry a strange power within them. When a mysterious woman seeks to join forces, she faces a stark choice.

The teens did props, costumes, makeup, character development, as well as production, sound, and cinematography work. The story was created and produced on film by Val McAdoo and Pete Postiglione, co-owners of the Actors Co-op. The film was also directed by Postiglione who wrote the screenplay with Kathryn Mackie and Taylor Postiglione. Digital Reality Films’ Rob Coccagna served as cinematographer and editor, and Mark Cline as sound engineer.

The cast includes Taylor Postiglione, Molly Quinn, Sarah Wiegand, Kristianna Ranalli, Grace McAdoo, Hunter Haight, Joey Santomieri, Pete Postiglione, Ryan Turberville, Val McAdoo, Max Phillips, Kelly Montague and Patti Purcell.

“The teenagers worked extremely hard on this film and they’re thrilled to finally share their work with the world,” Postiglione said.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit For more information on the film, visit

Zabel Announces $750,000 Grant for Former DCCC Archbishop Prendergast Site

Building on his previous work to secure the state funding needed for a critical economic development project in his legislative district, State Rep. Mike Zabel last week announced an additional $750,000 grant from the State for Delaware County Community College.

According to Zabel, the funding was made available through the Capitol Redevelopment Assistance Program and will be used to cover necessary demolition and construction on the former property of Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School. It will also cover the creation of a site that will eventually house an early childhood education center, two faculty offices and a classroom.

Zabel previously secured $2.5 million for the project after encouraging Governor Tom Wolf to release similar RACP funds in December.

“This funding is a perfect example of taxpayer dollars coming back and being used in our community,” Zabel said. “It is gratifying to be part of the effort that transforms older properties like the former Catholic Archbishop Prendergast High School into new treasures that will help educate learners of all ages and provide well-paying jobs.”

The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historic improvements.

Tinicum Township Farmer’s Market returns for 10th season

The Tinicum Township Farmers’ Market is open and operating from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every other Wednesday at Governor Printz Park, Second Street and Taylor Avenue, Essington.

This week the market will be open on Wednesday, June 29 and will feature lawn games, moon bounces and tables to sit and enjoy live music. Vendors this season will include Linvilla Orchards, Kona Ice, Monaghan’s Pub, Ron Dee Productions, Osbourne Books, Tom Brown’s Art, Live, Laugh, Bid Boutique, Berry Patch Farms, JW Catering, East Cooke Winery, Tammy’s Body Butters, Sinfully Delicious , Melmos Dog Treats, Plum Pit Food Truck and more.

For more information, visit

Brookhaven Car Show Benefits Hope For Hallie

Hope For Hallie and On Angels Wings will perform the second annual Show for Hope, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, July 17, at Coebourn Elementary School, 1 Coebourn Blvd., Brookhaven. Doors open at 9 a.m. The auto show will feature food, a 50/50 raffle, music and door prizes.

All makes, models and years of vehicles are welcome. The Top 20 and Best of Show trophies will be awarded. Registration is $20.

All profits will be donated to Hope For Hallie. The association promotes mental health awareness through sport. Hope For Hallie strives to create a brighter future through mental health awareness and improving access to care for children and teens through connection and community.

The organization was founded in memory of Hallie Jackson, a 16-year-old from Swarthmore who was an accomplished athlete, good student and friend. Jackson tragically committed suicide in 2019. For more information, visit or

Radnor residents invited to tour Radnor High School renovations

Members of the Radnor Township community are invited to check in on the current progress of new construction and renovations at Radnor High School, at 3:30pm and 5:30pm on Wednesday July 20 and Thursday July 21. Space is limited for each visit and pre-registration is required.

The direct link to pre-register for tours is More information can also be found at

Radnor High School has undergone upgrades to indoor and outdoor sports facilities and surrounding areas since Spring 2021, including two new grass pitches with bleachers connected by a new ramp system, a new two-story outdoor pitch and a concession stand, a new fitness room, and a renovated indoor pool.

The renovations aim to provide full accessibility and improve student and community well-being. The project is expected to be completed this fall. Depending on demand, additional visits can be added.

The public is invited to the Upper Darby Town Hall meeting on finance

Upper Darby Mayor Barbarann ​​Keffer will host a town hall, featuring a representative from Brinker Simpson speaking on township finances, from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29 at the Upper Darby Municipal Building, 100 Garrett Road, Upper Darby.

The public is invited.

Brinker Simpson, a Springfield-based regional accounting firm, served as the township’s acting chief financial officer. Brinker Simpson represents many municipalities in their day-to-day financial operations and will be open to questions from residents following the presentation.

Brinker Simpson’s presentation contains important updates for council and residents, such as necessary budget adjustments, updates regarding the 2021 audit and loss of revenue, and recommendations for the township to move forward. forward.

The town hall will also be broadcast live on the canton’s YouTube channel: The presentation is available at

Tickets available for Catholic Charities Appeal Night in the Phillies on Thursday

The Catholic Charities Appeal, or CCA, joins the Philadelphia Phillies for its 9th annual “CCA Night with the Phillies” at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday, June 30, when the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves at 6:05 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from all tickets sold through a dedicated link will directly benefit CCA grantee programs that provide support for homeless people, students with special needs, food cupboards, after-school programs, and more.

Seats will be located in the outfield (sections 101-107) at $38 per ticket, the pavilion (sections 201-205) at $30 per ticket and the pavilion deck (section 310) at $20 per ticket. Those interested in supporting the ACC by purchasing tickets to the game can visit

If 500 or more tickets are sold, a student at Our Lady of Confidence Special Education School, a CCA recipient, will throw the first pitch for the game. In addition, a CCA beneficiary will sing the national anthem.

The CCA is the fundraiser of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and benefits hundreds of thousands of people through countless organizations and ministries in the Archdiocese. To learn more about the CCA, visit:

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