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Lawncrest hears about Good Neighbors Time Bank

In other Lawncrest news: The office of Dr. Louis Brown, a dermatologist practice at 6326 Rising Sun Ave., was recognized as Business of the Month. Pictured are (from left) Lawncrest Community Association member Heather Miller, Brown and LCA president Bill Dolbow. TOM WARING / TIMES PHOTO

Alli Smale, of KenCrest, encouraged people at last week’s Lawncrest Community Association meeting to enroll in the Good Neighbors Time Bank.

The project is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council.

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Regional time banks are in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Berks counties.

As an example, Smale said she might cook a meal for someone to earn time dollars. She might spend her time dollars, for instance, by asking someone to give her a ride to the airport.

Annual membership fees are $25 for individuals, $50 for families and $75 and up for organizations.

Smale can be reached at 610-633-0104 or asmale@kencrest.org

For more information, visit goodneighborstb.timebanks.org or go to the project’s page on Facebook.

In other news from the Feb. 19 meeting:

• The office of Dr. Louis Brown, a dermatologist practice at 6326 Rising Sun Ave., was recognized as Business of the Month.

• Sgt. Matthew Lowe and community relations officer Mark Mroz, of the 2nd Police District, provided crime updates.

Mroz mentioned that investigations continue into two recent high-profile cases. He said parents could be charged in the case of a 14-year-old girl shot in the face by a 12-year-old boy on the 2000 block of Glendale Ave. The officer said free gun locks are available at police districts.

In the case of a home invasion on the 2200 block of Rhawn St. that resulted in assaults of the residents and the robbery of $400, Mroz said police are looking into whether the crooks had the wrong house.

• The LCA observed moments of silence in memory of Monsignor James Mortimer, Mark Czyzewski and Bill Conaway Sr.

• Among those at the meeting was Archye Leacock, Democratic candidate in the 9th Councilmanic District.

• Lawncrest Library, 6098 Rising Sun Ave., will host a screening of Down in the Delta on Thursday, March 7, at 6 p.m. The film chronicles a single mother from a tough Chicago neighborhood who spends a summer at her family’s home in rural Mississippi.

• Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 Sentner St., will host Unmentionables Tea on Sunday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. The afternoon will feature tea and fashions for the land down under and the history of undergarments from the Victorian era to the 1950s. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For tickets, call Sue Snyder at 215-885-7069.

• The Lawncrest Community Association will meet on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at St. William parish hall, Argyle and Robbins streets. ••

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