Health talk series offered virtually
Abramson Senior Care Healthy Brain & Memory Center and KleinLife announced a new virtual healthy talk series that will begin on Thursday, June 25, from 10 to 11 a.m.
The program will focus on healthy wellness and healthy aging for active senior adults and will be led by Katie Reilly, care adviser of the Healthy Brain & Memory Center.
Connect via bit.ly/HealthyTalk625 or Zoom meeting ID 830 1019 3201.
Call 215-698-7300 or visit www.kleinlife.org. ••
Walk to end breast cancer
The Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Virtual More Than Pink Walk is scheduled for Sunday, June 28, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The fundraiser is intended to save lives and help create a world without breast cancer.
Participants will help raise funds that, through the work of Komen Philadelphia, will provide support to patients facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, while also empowering research that one day could ensure every breast cancer diagnosis ends in breast cancer survival.
Breast cancer activists of all ages are encouraged to walk in their neighborhoods, then share their experiences on social media.
To register, to donate or for more information, visit KomenPhiladelphia.org/Walk. ••
Flea market open in Bristol
An outdoor flea market has opened at the Bristol Park Shopping Center, 100 Commerce Circle, in Bristol.
The site is the parking lot of the former Walmart, near the intersection of Routes 13 and 413.
The market is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It features antiques, collectibles, vintage jewelry and clothing and new and used merchandise.
Vendor space is $20 on Fridays and $40 each on Saturdays and Sundays.
Vendors and customers are asked to socially distance.
Call 215-625-FLEA (3532) or visit www.PhilaFleaMarkets.org. ••
Free internet offer extended
To help provide additional support to students and families, Comcast announced it will continue to provide 60 days of free internet service to new, eligible Internet Essentials customers, through the end of this year.
In addition, Comcast will continue to waive, through the end of the year, the requirement that customers not have a past due balance with Comcast to qualify for the free offer.
“For almost a decade, Comcast has been helping to level the playing field for families in need so they can benefit from all the internet has to offer. So, we’re happy to be able to extend this 60 days of free internet service to new customers,” said Dana Strong, president of Xfinity Consumer Services. “Now more than ever, connectivity has become a vital tool for families to access educational resources for students, important news and information about their community and the world, telehealth applications, or to stay in touch with family and friends.”
Since 2011, Internet Essentials has connected more than 2 million low-income families to the internet, serving about 8 million people. During that period, the program has grown from focusing on bridging the “homework gap” for school-age children to being invested in providing digital equity. The program, which offers low-cost, high-speed internet service for $9.95 a month plus tax, also provides multiple options to access free digital skills training in print, online and in person. In addition, customers have the option to purchase a low-cost internet-ready computer.
Internet Essentials is structured in partnership between Comcast and tens of thousands of school districts, libraries, elected officials and nonprofit community partners. For individuals and organizations interested in becoming a partner, visit https://partner.internetessentials.com to order free collateral materials that will be shipped free of charge.
Applicants can go to www.internetessentials.com using any web-connected device, including mobile phones. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. Call 855-846-8376. ••
Local HS seniors earn Comcast scholarships
Comcast NBCUniversal awarded about $155,000 in scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year to 62 high school seniors across greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and northern Delaware.
The awards were made as part of Comcast’s annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Students are selected for their outstanding community service, academic performance and leadership skills. The award is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship to be used toward undergraduate education-related expenses.
Local honorees include Ryan Elkins (Archbishop Ryan), Sarah Dymowski (Nazareth Academy), Aleena Alex (Northeast), Aneela Alex (Northeast), Aryan Azime (Northeast), Angelo Colon (Father Judge), Matthew Kanfer (MaST Community Charter), Colin McNicholas (Father Judge), Kayla Murray (Archbishop Wood) and Riya Roy (MaST Community Charter). ••
KleinLife receives meals grant
KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., has received a $75,000 grant from the Meals On Wheels America COVID-19 Response Fund.
Andre Krug, president and CEO of KleinLife, said the funds will be used to purchase additional resources for the Home Delivered Meals Program, which it runs in coordination with RSVP Philadelphia. The Home Delivered Meals Program provides 70,000 meals annually to homebound seniors in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties who cannot shop or cook for themselves.
Krug explained that since the center ceased its daily operation for seniors back in March, which included its congregant meals program due to circumstances surrounding the coronavirus, it has experienced a substantial increase in demand for home-delivered meals.
“Since the start of the pandemic, we have added close to 300 seniors to our Home Delivered Meals Program and are now serving more than 600 clients,” Krug said. “We are most grateful and truly appreciative of this generous donation from Meals On Wheels America to help continue to fund our food program for our seniors.”
For more on KleinLife, call 215-698-7300 or visit www.kleinlife.org. ••
Blood drive July 15 at Loudenslager
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, July 15, from noon to 5 p.m. at Cpl. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave.
Sign up by calling 800-RED CROSS or going to www.redcrossblood.org.
Face masks are required. ••
Free coaching available to help people during pandemic
International School of Coaching’s Master Coach, Paula Michele Boyle, and her team of trained specialists are reaching out to encourage, guide and support the community during the coronavirus pandemic.
The free service is to help those get through the day-to-day challenges as the world is rapidly changing.
To register or for more information, visit lifecoachphilly.com. ••
Henon welcomes correspondence from constituents
City Councilman Bobby Henon (D-6th dist.) is available to answer questions and connect people with resources on any issue, including ones related to the spread of COVID-19.
Although city government is largely shut down, Henon’s office is responding to calls, texts, emails and social media messages.
People can reach the office at 215-686-3444 or email@example.com. ••
Vote for Philly sports hall of famers
The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame has released the ballot for its 17th class of inductees.
The ballot is in the hands of the Hall’s 236-member voting body.
Though not part of the official voting, fans may submit their selections at http://phillyhall.org/fansvoice.
Brief career profiles for the 2020 nominees can be found at http://phillyhall.org/profiles.pdf.
The induction ceremony and reception is on Thursday Nov. 5.
The nominees include Bo Ryan (basketball), Bob Rigby (soccer), Brendan Hansen (swimming), Cherie Greer Brown (lacrosse), Deron Cherry (football), Earl Strom (basketball official), Frank Wycheck (football), Gary Williams (basketball), Jerry Sisemore (football), Kobe Bryant (basketball), Lisa Raymond (tennis), Mark Recchi (hockey), Mike Teti (rowing), Richard Hamilton (basketball), Rick Tocchet (hockey), Rod Brind’Amour (hockey), Sue Day Stahl (lacrosse), Tim Witherspoon (boxing) and Yolanda Laney (basketball).
Heritage nominees are Adele Boyd (field hockey), Battling Levinsky (boxing), Charles Cooper (basketball), Charles Moore (track and field), Cy Williams (baseball), Ed Bolden (baseball), Frank Spellman (weightlifting), Harry Davis (baseball), Harry Schuh (football), Herman Frazier (track and field), James Juvenal (rowing), Joan Moore (gymnastics), Olga Dorfner (swimming), Sherry Magee (baseball), Truxton Hare (football, track and field), Vic Sears (football) and Zack Clayton (basketball). ••
North alums going to A.C.
The Northeast Catholic Alumni Summer Fun Trip IV will take place on Monday, Aug. 3.
There will be a one-hour boat ride and a five-hour stay at Caesars Casino in Atlantic City.
The trip costs $70, paid in full by July 1, and includes $25 slot cash and a lunch buffet.
The bus will depart the alumni house at Rhawn and Fairfield streets at 9 a.m. and arrive back at about 7 p.m.
Call the alumni office 215-543-1051 for more information.
Checks can be made payable to “Northeast Catholic Alumni Assoc. Inc.” ••