Rose Tree Park Annual Festival of Lights

Rose Tree Park is glimmering with the annual Festival of Lights – enjoy the display as you drive past on Providence Road or walk through the trees. See attached for more information (including COVID-19 restrictions). #rosetreepark #festivaloflights #christmaslights #winterwonderland #chestereastside

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Chester Children’s Chorus Holiday Celebration – Dec. 12

Celebrate the holidays, 7 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 12) with a joyous concert by the Chester Children’s Chorus. Enjoy highlights from previous years and heartwarming stories of the city’s beautiful children.
Use the link to pre-register and receive the viewing link. #chesterchildrenschorus #christmasconcert #hallelujahchorus #letitbe #choralmusic #wallingfordpres

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Covid-19 Drive-thru Testing

Delaware County will be conducting public drive-thru COVID-19 testing this week at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital (Darby) and the US Army Reserve (Upland). Testing will be available for insured and uninsured individuals 12 years of age or older who live or work in Delaware County and have COVID-19 symptoms, were exposed to COVID-19 or are considered critical/essential workers.
Individuals must pre-register at to receive a test. See attached for details. #covidtesting #mercyfitzgerald #USArmyReserve #essentialworkers #chestereastside

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Congrats to the Kids!

Congrats to the kids! Our Community Garden received a Certificate of Recognition from the Penn State Master Gardeners of Delaware County for participation in the 2020 Virtual Garden Tour. Last year, our budding horticulturalists captured first place in the Community Gardens category of its 27th Annual Garden Contest. Let’s start preparing for 2021. #pennstate #mastergardeners #communitygarden #veggies #fruits #herbs #Congrats #chestereastside

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Delaware County Free Flu Shot Clinics

Delaware County is partnering with Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic to host free flu shot clinics at three locations through the end of December. Shots will be available to all residents of Delaware County, 18 years of age or older.
See attached for details. #flushots #fluseason #trinityhealthmidatlantic #FreeShots #chestereastside

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Our Garden Rules!

You bet our garden rules! Thanks for the Certificate of Recognition for participation in the Penn State Extension Master Gardener’s 2020 Virtual Garden Tour. Hopefully the 2021 tour will be with everyone’s hands in the soil.

This week we bring you a Fall Virtual Garden tour featuring local gardens created with with the help of our Master Gardeners of Delaware County!

Here are pictures from the Chester Eastside St. Paul’s community garden, started four years ago. Delaware County Master Gardeners donated vegetable plants and assisted in early planning for the garden. The garden now includes nine raised beds and is cared for by the children involved in Chester Eastside’s after school program and summer camp.

These young gardeners accomplished much – created a thriving strawberry patch; produced vegetables for donation to the Chester Eastside Food Cupboard; created a butterfly habitat; kept student field journals of their learnings; successfully grown vegetables including swiss chard, kale, collards, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, beets, onions, herbs eggplant, tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers and more; and brought fresh produce home to their families!

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There’s a Chill in the Air, but not to worry…

Feel the chill in the air? Our kids won’t, thanks to the new coats donated by Delaware Valley Auto Dealers. The children and their families picked up the jackets, Thanksgiving bags and school supplies last week in advance of the holiday. #wintercoats #cardealers #Thanksgiving #school-supplies #manythanks #chestereastside

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