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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.

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…

January 13, The Social Security Administration

Edward Lafferty, Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration discussed the agency and its continued operations during the government shutdown and things to consider in the new year, including a review of personal finances.  We first discussed important upcoming dates for registering for Medicare, the enrollment window ends in March for those eligible, without…

January 6, The Barnes Foundation

Martha Lucy, Deputy Director for Research, Interpretation, and Education for The Barnes Foundation, discussed the world renowned  museum and art education center.  She told about Dr. Albert Barnes, a medical inventor and a self-made millionaire by age 30, and his interest in art that became a passion to educate others, especially those with little access…

Mummers 2018

This Sunday, Jacky Bam Bam, WMMR Nights/Uptown String Band; Mike "Crash Riddle - Aqua String Band; And, Trish Donohue & Tim Fagan of Duffy String Band were on Our Delaware Valley to talk about The Mummer's Parade 2019. This annual Philadelphia tradition is a blast and a rich part of Philadelphia's storied history. Thank you…

December 9, 2018 The Salvation Army

  Major Willie Mae Lyle, Divisional Secretary for The Salvation Army Greater Philadelphia, Susan Brotherton, Director of Social Services for Greater Philadelphia, and Phil Pagliaro Divisional Director, Marketing & Organizational Advancement The Salvation Army, Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware Division, discussed the Salvation Army’s holistic approach to providing for the needs of the whole individual –…