Fast Three: Boone Girl Scout Gets Her Gold, Business Personalities on Parade, and Art Comes to You

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Personalities on Parade, the Girl Scout Edition

Deer out, birds in. That was always Marley Yambor‘s plan for a recently completed project at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park. Now she’s succeeded in the task, and earned a Girl Scout Gold Award in the process, according to her proud mother, Wendy Yambor.

Marley is a member of Daniel Boone Girl Scout Troop 11022. She’s worked hard for years to make it to the Gold Award level, Girl Scouting’s highest honor. But to meet the designation’s requirements, she needed to undertake a worthy community project … one accomplished with the help of an advisor, park Naturalist Kevin Crilley. The park had a problem with its deer population, he explained. They’re eating berry-yielding bushes on which Green Lane’s birds also depend to survive.

Fast Three: A Boone Scout Gets Her Gold
Think of these bushes as nature’s bird feeders

Marley and Crilley found a safe area where the vegetation could be grown. They and others planted new bushes (above), surrounded them with a wire-covered split-rail fence, and accompanied it with an informational sign (at top). Now, as mentioned earlier, the deer can’t reach the bushes but the birds can; Marley’s hand-painted sign depicts birds common to the area and teaches others about environmental awareness; and Scouting officialdom seemed mighty pleased. That Gold Award is hers!

Photos supplied by Wendy Yambor

Personalities on Parade, the Business News edition

Personalities on Parade, the Business News Edition
From left, Dr. Davida Krupnick, Barbara Zuppa, and Scott France

Dr. Davida Krupnick, a member of the American Academy of Dermatology who also has published several papers on dermatology, oncology, and women’s health, is the most recent physician to join Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners. Its network of dermatology practices includes offices in Sanatoga, Douglassville, and Oaks. Krupnick will be located primarily in south Philadelphia.

Barbara Zuppa, MSN, RN, has been named by Tower Health as its vice president of nursing operations, outcomes, and analytics. Zuppa will assist Tower’s senior vice president and chief nursing officer in planning, administering, and directing nursing strategy and activities across all Tower Health entities, the non-profit said. Its stated goal: “to achieve operational, quality, and workforce outcome excellence.” She earlier worked as Tower’s associate vice president of nursing professional practice.

Scott France, AICP, has been selected to serve as the new executive director of the Montgomery County Planning Commission. France, a commission employee for more than 17 years, most recently served as its section chief for county planning and geographic information services. He was among those charged with developing RESTART Montco, the county’s initiative to assist its communities in recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. County officials praised France’s “incredible work ethic and true dedication.”

Photos supplied by Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners, Tower Health, and the Montgomery County Planning Commission

Personalities on Parade, the Local Artists’ Edition

The coronavirus is no art lover. It’s kept several local galleries, studios, and exhibits closed, or hampered by severely limited openings, for months. Jane Stahl, on the other hand, is not only an ardent art lover but also the determined director of community relations at the Studio B Art Gallery, 39A E. Philadelphia Ave. in Boyertown. Of course, she’s bypassing the virus and virtually bringing the gallery to the masses.

On Friday (Aug. 28, 2020) from 6-7 p.m., Studio B will host its second “Friday Night Live at the B!” event, broadcast from its Facebook page, here. “Pour yourself a glass of wine and get comfy while we bring the art currently on exhibit at Studio B to your phone, laptop, or computer screen,” Stahl urged. “We’ll show you the superheroes our artists chose to represent through their visual or literary art,” in its current exhibit “Superheroes: What the World Needs Now.”

As with so many things Boyertown, Friday Night Live has turned out to be a community collaboration. Amy Muzopappa, executive director for the Berks-Mont Business Association, suggested the studio consider co-hosting the event with the association in real time. The Boyertown branch of BB&T Bank agreed to sponsor it, and Stahl handled production details. All you need do is pull up a chair and enjoy the show.