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Our Delaware Valley introduces you to the people and organizations making a difference in our community, from health and safety issues to education, employment, and even entertainment opportunities.

Our Delaware Valley looks for solutions and positive action to make our region a better place to call home.

March 10, 2019 The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Gregory Seitter, Marketing Director, Megan Smith, Patient Access Manager, and Alyssa Brookstein, Campaign Specialist, discussed the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a volunteer driven organization focused on patient quality of life, advocacy and finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.   We discussed the incidence of blood cancer and what defines it, we discussed the…

March 3, 2019 Pennsylvania State Rep Morgan Cephas

PA State Representative Morgan Cephas, and a Commissioner of the Philadelphia Commission for Women discussed women in office,  Morgan Cephas has worked as the chairperson of the subcommittee of the Legislative Black Caucus on Women and Girls of Color and the 2018 wave for women in elected office - that put women representation in Pennsylvania…

February 24 The American Cancer Society

Shawn Gines, Senior Manager, and Sean Kelly, Community Development Manager, at the American Cancer Society, discussed their community based mission to eliminate cancer through research, education and advocacy.  Shawn spoke on the organization's services, available to anyone who has heard the words, 'You have cancer.'   In Delaware there will be about 5,870 new cases this…

February 17 The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Sam Lemhenny, Senior Vice President of Shows & Events at Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, discussed the upcoming Philadelphia Flower Show, March 2 through the 10th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  We spoke about the annual event, the largest all-inside flower show in the world, and, with 250,000 expected visitors, one of the best attended. Sam described…

Holocaust Awareness 2019

Holocaust Survivor, Michael Herskovitz from Czechloslovakia along w/ Chuck Feldman, President of HAMEC (Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center) were in the Beasley Studios to discuss The Holocaust. We have a problem in the world where too many don't believe it happened. You can get more information about HAMEC and the Holocaust at www.hamec.org. HAMEC…

Grim Philly - St. Valentines Day

Joseph Wojie owner of the Grim Philly tours was in The Beasley Studio to discuss the interesting, dark and beautiful history of St. Valentines Day. How it started from Lupercalia and how romance, courtship and love have transcended time. Learn about the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and how they all influenced the holiday of Valentine. Thank…

February 10, Author Irene Levy Baker

Author Irene Levy Baker discussed her books, 100 Things To Do In Philly Before You Die and Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia.  She discussed her career working with the Pennsylvania Convention Center working with travel and tourism and how she learned the city inside and out promoting it to tourists, conventioneers and locals.  She…

February 3, Community Legal Aid Society

From Community Legal Aid Society, Laura Graham, Deputy Director and Managing Attorney, and John Whitelaw, Advocacy Director, in a discussion on immigrants in the Delaware Valley.   They described the work of CLASI, providing legal aid to low income and under served communities on housing, elder law, benefits, domestic abuse and victims of crime and their…

January 27, Public Citizens for Children and Youth

Donna Cooper, Executive Director of Public Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY) discussed the non-profit watchdog that addresses the challenges families in the Delaware Valley face in health, housing and education through advocacy and direct services.  We began with a discussion of the status of children today, both surprizingly hopeful with opportunities and technology, and…