Around Town

Mayfair pregaming Eagles/Falcons game

The Mayfair Business Improvement District will welcome a live broadcast of the WIP SportsRadio Go Birds pregame show on Sunday, Sept. 15, from noon to 3 p.m., at Frankford and Cottman avenues.

Go Birds hosts James Seltzer and John Barchard will be talking about the Eagles at Atlanta Falcons that night at 8:20 on NBC.

Visitors will get a chance to meet the Eagles cheerleaders, see a 2018 Super Bowl ring and get autographs and photos with an Eagles alumni player.

The afternoon will also include the WIP prize wheel, a football toss challenge and food and drinks from Factory Donuts, Rita’s Water Ice, Montessini Pizza and the Grey Lodge Pub.

The pregame show will take place at the same time as a cultural festival, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. ••

Friends of Ryerss flea market Saturday

The Friends of Ryerss will sponsor a flea market on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Burholme Park, on the roadway behind the golf range, 7370 Central Ave.

The cost for vendors is $20 in pre-registration and $25 on the day of flea market. Vendors must bring their own table. Checks can be dropped off at Ryerss Museum & Library on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or mailed to Friends of Ryerss, 7370 Central Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111.

The rain date is Sept. 15. Call 215-685-0599 or go to ••

Holy Inn going to Atlantic City

Holy Innocents is planning a trip to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City on Thursday, Oct. 3.

A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9 a.m. The bus will depart the Tropicana at 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $30, and is due by Sept. 23. Riders will receive $25 in slot cash. Call 215-535-2740. ••

Bingo at Our Lady of Consolation

The new bingo season begins Friday, Sept. 13, at Our Lady Of Consolation, 7051 Tulip St.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m.

Call 215-768-5668. ••

Doo wop festival at FOP

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road, will host the Philadelphia Doo Wop Festival on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 7 p.m.

The event will feature dancing, local vocal groups and oldies radio disc jockeys. Tickets cost $25 and include food, draft beer and soda. Parking is free.

Proceeds will benefit the FOP survivors fund.

The party will go on rain or shine. For tickets or information, call 215-629-3602 or visit ••

Buy tickets now for St. William celebration

The deadline is Sept. 15 to buy tickets to the St. William Catholic Church 100th anniversary dinner/dance. The celebration is set for Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Philadelphia Ballroom, 2014 Hornig Road. All school alumni and faculty, IHM sisters and former and current parishioners are invited.

The cost is $50 and includes an open bar, buffet and DJ. There will be more than 20 raffle baskets and silent auction prizes. Seating is limited.

Earlier in the day, there will be a Mass at noon in the upstairs church.

For tickets, information or to volunteer, call the rectory at 215-745-1389, email the Rev. Al Concha at or visit ••

Homestead exemption deadline is Friday

The deadline to apply for the city’s homestead exemption is Friday, Sept. 13.

City Councilman Brian O’Neill sponsored legislation increasing the exemption to $45,000, saving homeowners an average of $629 a year.

For more information, call 215-686-3422. ••

End of SummerFest on Sunday

Redemption Lutheran Church, 8001 Bustleton Ave. (at Rhawn Street), will host an End of SummerFest on Sunday, Sept. 15, from noon to 4 p.m.

There will be free food, games, prizes, face painting, moonbounce, dunk tank, community table and activities. Call 215-342-2085. ••

Run for Peace will help fund for 9/11 victim

The annual Run for Peace will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Penn Charter, 3000 W. School House Lane in East Falls.

The event is in memory of Northwood native Peter K. Ortale and Kenny Caldwell, Penn Charter graduates who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Registration for the 5K run and 1-mile family fun walk will start at 8:15 a.m. The run will kick off at 9 a.m., followed by the walk at 9:05.

The cost is $25, or $10 for children.

To register, go to

Ortale grew up on the 4900 block of Castor Ave. and attended St. Martin of Tours, Penn Charter and Duke University, where he graduated in 1987 and was a three-year All-American lacrosse player.

At the time of his death, at age 37, he was working for Euro Brokers on the 84th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower in New York. He was among 61 employees and friends of Euro Brokers who died that day.

Donations to the Peter K. Ortale Scholarship Fund can be sent to William Penn Charter School, 3000 W. Schoolhouse Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144. The fund seeks to provide tuition assistance to an upper school student who, like Ortale, exhibits the qualities of the scholar-athlete and demonstrates a high level of motivation, self-reliance and leadership, both in the classroom and on the playing field. ••

Benefit run/walk for 9/11 victim

The ninth annual Alisha C. Levin Run to Remember will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, at Northeast High School, 1601 Cottman Ave.

Levin, who grew up on Wells Street in Castor Gardens, was killed in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. She was 33.

Levin was a 1986 graduate of Northeast. She later graduated from Hofstra University. She worked for three years for Fuji Bank in the World Trade Center’s South Tower.

Fuji Bank, which occupied the 79th through 82nd floors, lost 23 employees. Levin was the company’s vice president of human resources.

The event supports the Alisha C. Levin Memorial Fund, which is used to provide scholarships and fund programs for Northeast High School and Hofstra University students.

Registration for the 5K run/walk will begin at 9 a.m.

The 5K will begin at 10 a.m. The cost is $25.

For more information, visit ••

Trip to Sands Casino Bethlehem

The Marlyn Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a trip to the Sands Casino Bethlehem on Sunday, Sept. 15.

The cost is $45 with $25 back in slot play.

Motor coach transportation is included.

Departure will be from 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, at 10:30 a.m., and return will be at about 5:30 p.m.

There will be four hours of casino/shopping time.

Participation helps support cancer research and patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Call 215-860-3710 for reservations. ••

John Birch Society to meet Tuesday

The John Birch Society will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, Rhawn and Ditman streets.

There will be a presentation on Rescuing Our Children — And Our Nation, a hard look at the nation’s public school system and its failure to teach Christian values.

The motto of the John Birch Society is “Less Government, More Responsibility and – With God’s Help – A Better World.” ••

School supply giveaway on Monday

Take Back Your Neighborhood will sponsor a school supply giveaway on Monday, Sept. 16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St., for local children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Items that will be available are pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, scissors, rulers, bookmarks, composition books, glue sticks, crayons and colored pencils. Supplies will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Community sponsors include Collins Family ShopRite, Target and Acme. TBYN’s monthly meeting will follow. ••

Designer Bag Bingo at the FOP

The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 Auxiliary will host Designer Bag Bingo on Sunday, Oct. 6, at the FOP, 11630 Caroline Road.

Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Lunch is served at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $40 and include 12 rounds of bingo. There will be a cash bar, auction baskets and a 50/50.

For tickets, call Donna Giulian at 215-820-0865 or Bernadette Carter at 215-815-4745. ••

Hallahan reunion announced

John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School will host a 50th reunion on Sunday, Sept. 29. For information, call Lisa (DiWilliams) Wilson at 267-243-4765. ••

Man injured in Crescentville stabbing

A 33-year-old man was stabbed in the back around 2 a.m. Monday morning on the 4100 block of Roosevelt Boulevard near Whitaker Avenue in Crescentville, police said.

The victim was stabbed twice in the lower back and had a cut on his neck, police said. Medical personnel transported him to Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.

Officers at the scene arrested a suspect and recovered a weapon. Police did not release further information.

The man was attempting to board a SEPTA bus when he was attacked, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. ••

Worker electrocuted in Mayfair

An employee who was working to install a storm drain near Lincoln High School is in critical condition after being electrocuted Thursday morning, police said.

The 46-year-old man was drilling underground to put in a water line on the 3200 block of Ryan Avenue when he hit a power line around 9 a.m., according to police. He was transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital, with plans to move him to Jefferson University Hospital.

Two other workers, a 20-year-old man and a 23-year-old man, also received minor injuries and were taken to Jefferson Torresdale in stable condition, police said.

The incident caused a lockdown at Lincoln and Austin Meehan Middle School on just the third day of classes, and left residents without power from Torresdale Avenue to Roosevelt Boulevard between Cottman Avenue and Rhawn Street.

A spokesperson for the School District of Philadelphia said the schools were put on lockdown to protect students from power lines. The lockdown lasted about 30 minutes. ••

Free senior SEPTA pass event

Get your free senior SEPTA pass on Friday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave.

Individuals must be at least 65 years old and bring photo identification or birth certificate.

There is no cost. Registration is not required. ••