Bill Arthur, new recreation leader at Holmesburg Recreation Center, spoke at last week’s Holmesburg Civic Association meeting.
Arthur filled in for state Rep. Joe Hohenstein and financial services executive Michael Alles, who were unable to attend.
A Tacony native who attended St. Leo and Father Judge High School (class of 1987), Arthur mentioned that the recreation center is the home of the Star Players, a theater group. Annie will run June 27-29 at Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St. in Manayunk.
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The center also offers musical instrument and voice lessons, dance and art classes and a tot rec program, and is considering starting a flag football league in the spring.
Summer camp starts June 17.
In other news from the Feb. 12 meeting:
• Al Stuhl, a Hohenstein aide, brought brochures and told the crowd the lawmaker’s office is at 4725 Richmond St. in Bridesburg. The phone number is 215-744-2600.
Stuhl said Hohenstein hopes to open an office near Frankford and Cottman avenues by July.
• Paul Ragan, senior citizen outreach coordinator for City Councilman Bobby Henon, invited constituents to visit the councilman’s office at 6730 Torresdale Ave.
Ragan said Henon will host two information sessions regarding applying for Philadelphia Activities Fund grants. Call Dolores at 215-686-3444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Henon will hold a shredder event on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside Abraham Lincoln High School’s Rowland Avenue entrance.
Henon will present a talent show for people 50 or older on Wednesday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. There will be door prizes, lunch, games and entertainment. The event is also open to non-participants. Reserve a seat at 215-686-3444.
• Dave Wyszynski, an aide to state Rep. Mike Driscoll, said the legislator has a new office at 8760 Frankford Ave. Driscoll also has an office at 7104 Torresdale Ave.
• Holmesburg Civic Association will meet again on Tuesday, March 12, at 7:15 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, Rhawn and Ditman streets. ••