Chester County Briefly: January 16

Image via Lamb McErlane.

Lamb McErlane

Attorneys and staff from the law firm in West Chester supported the community this holiday season by filling Christmas stockings with toys, gift cards, and other items for the Great Valley Food Cupboard. The stockings were then donated to teenagers in the Chester County area.

Lamb McErlane takes pride in giving back to the community, as it regularly supports philanthropies that benefit a variety of local and national charities.

Immaculata University

The Division of Nursing has secured a grant of $75,000 from the Henry A. Quinn Charitable Foundation for the purchase of two new Nursing Anne high-fidelity simulators.

“The mannequins will provide students with the opportunity to practice skills in a safe laboratory environment, enabling them to transfer these skills to the clinical setting,” said Sharon Barnes, assistant professor and manager of the Nursing Arts and Clinical Simulation Lab at Immaculata.

The new mannequins will complement the simulation mannequins that the Division of Nursing currently utilizes in its labs. According to Barnes, the Nursing Anne simulators are very life-like and will be used for a variety of activities across the curriculum.

Valley Forge National Historical Park

The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) and The Encampment Store are supporting and funding to keep the park’s Visitor Center open during the federal government shutdown, and they plan to continue that support through Martin Luther King Jr. weekend should the shutdown persist.

Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, the National Park Service is unable to operate the properties under its management, including Valley Forge Park. The 3,500-acre park’s roads, trails, grounds, and parking areas remain open to the public.

While most park buildings are closed, the VFTCB and The Encampment Store’s support and private funds are keeping the Visitor Center open from 9 AM to 5 PM every day. The temporary Visitor Center is a 5,760-square-foot facility within the park that opened in December, so that construction could begin on the $12 million renovation to the current visitor center facility, which was built in 1976.

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