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Nazareth holding bariatric sessions

Nazareth Hospital hosts free, online bariatric information sessions for the community to educate patients about weight-loss surgery options and support services at Nazareth Bariatrics. Participants will have the opportunity to speak with Nazareth Hospital’s bariatric surgeons.

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The information sessions will take place at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.

 Registration is required. Upon registration, attendees will be sent a link to access the session virtually.

For more information and to register, call 215-335-2090. ••

Maternity BVM holding school registration

Maternity BVM Catholic School, 9322 Old Bustleton Ave., is accepting new students in all grades for the 2020-21 academic year.

There will be both in-person and virtual classes five days a week.

To set a time to register, call 215-908-3329. ••

League looking for bowlers

Resurrection Bowling League is looking for male and female bowlers, individuals and teams.

The league bowls on Tuesday nights at 8:15 at Thunderbird Lanes, 3075 Holme Ave.

League play begins on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Bowlers do not need to be a member of Resurrection parish.

Anyone interested in bowling can call Kathy Pearce at 215-802-6912. ••

Jeanes hosting farm stand

Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, 7600 Central Ave., hosts a farm stand every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October.

Items available include fresh, locally sourced fruits and vegetables, cage-free brown eggs, cheeses, apple butter, pumpkin butter and raw honey.

The stand is located next to Parking Lot C.

Call Rosemarie Schlegel at 215-728-2131. ••

CTK holding golf outing

Christ the King School will hold a golf outing and luncheon on Monday, Oct. 12, at Bensalem Township Country Club, located at 2000 Brown Ave., Bensalem.

The cost is $100 per golfer, and the price includes golf fees, cart and luncheon. Registration deadline is Sept. 15.

Sponsorship opportunities are available to help support the event. The deadline for sponsorships is Sept. 1.

For information regarding sponsorships or to participate as a golfer, contact Terri Cristofaro at CTKPhila@gmail.com or 215-281-2810. ••

Sept. 11 remembrance at St. James

St. James Lutheran Church, Castor Avenue and Pratt Street in Northwood, will host a remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Friday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m.

The public is invited.

The event will feature music and appearances by civic leaders, clergy, veterans, police officers, firefighters and a color guard. ••

Apply for Jeanes grant

The Anna T. Jeanes Foundation, which supports Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, is asking for applications for its 2021 Community Grants program.

Grants are awarded annually to provide funding for projects that promote the health and wellness of communities in the hospital’s service areas. Criteria include a project’s merit, community impact and the availability of funds.

Applications will be accepted until Sept. 15. Funds must be used within one year of receipt.

Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply, and must provide a copy of their tax exemption letter from the IRS and a completed W-9 form.

Organizations applying for grants must be located within or serve one of the following ZIP codes: 19012, 19027, 19111, 19115, 19120, 19149, 19152, 19006, 19046, 19095, 19114, 19116, 19124, 19126, 19135, 19136 and 19154. Projects receiving funding must take place within these ZIP codes.

For additional information about the program, or to request an application form, contact Rosemarie Schlegel at 215-728-2131 or rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Recall Krasner?

State Rep. Martina White (R-170th dist.) has introduced an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution to allow for the recall of elected officials who oversee local or state executive branches, agencies or departments.

Under current law, Pennsylvania has no recall provisions.

“Many states give their citizens the right to hold recall elections provided certain provisions are met,” White said. “Our citizens have the right to put whoever they want in office. They should have the right to remove their public officials as well when they are not living up to the roles and responsibilities or the best interest of their citizens.”

The offices that would be subject to a potential recall election include district attorneys, mayors, governor, treasurer, attorney general and auditor general.

White singled out District Attorney Larry Krasner, who, she said, refuses to fully prosecute gun crimes.

“In a span of a four-year term, much damage can be done before another election,” she said. “This is what we are currently experiencing under District Attorney Larry Krasner.” 

White said Krasner’s policies have lowered the quality of life in neighborhoods. She faults him for failing to prosecute prostitution and drug cases, favoring short sentences, refusing to pursue death penalty cases and for supporting illegal heroin injection sites.

“Since his swearing-in,” she said, “Philadelphia has been on a path to self-destruction.”

To become part of the Constitution, White’s amendment must pass both the House and Senate in two consecutive terms, then be passed by a majority of voters in a statewide referendum. 

White will have a rematch with Democrat Mike Doyle in November. Doyle mounted a write-in campaign in the primary to earn a spot on the ballot. ••

Franklin Institute reopens

The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St., has reopened to the public, with a modified museum experience designed to celebrate science in a safe and welcoming environment.

The reopening plan allows the museum to welcome visitors back in a reduced capacity with limited hours, physical distancing practices and enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place.

The museum had been closed since March 13.

All staff and guests 3 and older must wear masks and have their temperatures taken.

Advance online tickets are required.

Hours are Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The museum will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for cleaning and disinfecting.

Tickets are $23 for adults and $19 for kids 3 and older.

For tickets or more information, go to fi.edu or call 215-448-1200. ••

KleinLife receives child care grant

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., received a $25,000 grant from the state Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Security Act.

The funding is part of the $51 million being distributed by Gov. Tom Wolf to support child care providers. CARES Act funds are being distributed to eligible child care providers through Early Learning Resource Centers and were made available in June.

Andre Krug, president and CEO of KleinLife, said, “We are most grateful to Gov. Wolf for this most appreciated and timely financial assistance during these challenging times. The grant will be most helpful in funding our summer camp enrichment program this year.” ••

Aviation Institute offering grants for vets

Aviation Institute of Maintenance, 3001 Grant Ave., will award veteran students, eligible for Post-9/11 (Chapter 33) benefits at the 100% coverage level, a grant that will cover any out-of-pocket tuition costs after their VA benefits and any Pell grants have been applied as long as they do not participate in the federal Title IV Loan programs.

The grant does not cover books, supplies, housing or charges for repeat coursework that the VA does not, by policy, cover.

AIM offers training in aviation maintenance, avionics and maintenance tech.

The next start date is Aug. 24.

For more information, visit www.AviationMaintenance.edu or call 215-676-7700. ••

AHFCU fundraiser will benefit hospitals

The Kids-N-Hope Foundation, of American Heritage Federal Credit Union, will kick off its first Labor of Love Virtual Ride or Stride event. Participants fundraise and take part in a seven-day virtual course of their choosing from Sept. 6-12.

The foundation benefits child life services and pediatric music therapy programs in local area hospitals, including the music therapy program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Participants can sign up individually, create a team or join a team to begin fundraising. Event riders and striders can choose one of six pre-designed virtual courses from their website or they can choose their own course or distance. For more information and to register, visit www.KNHLaborOfLove.org or call 215-969-2938. ••

Bike ride will benefit fight against autism

The AJF Ride 4 Autism, with a virtual participation option, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12.

There will be 12-mile and 50K options, with a limit of 250 riders, at Lower Makefield Township Park, 1100 Edgewood Road, in Yardley.

Registration and check-in for the 50K are at 8 a.m. The ride begins at 9 a.m.

Registration and check-in for the 12-mile family ride are at 9:15 a.m., with staggered starts beginning at 9:45.

The virtual ride can be done on any bike path from Sept. 7-13.

Call 215-598-8175 or visit www.ajfride4autism.org. ••

Golf outing in memory of ‘Mac’

Democratic Ward 66B will hold a golf fundraiser in remembrance of Mike McAleer on Saturday, Oct. 10, at John F. Byrne Golf Club, 9550 Leon St.

McAleer led the ward from 1969 until his death last December.

The cost is $100. Registration is at 1 p.m., with golfing beginning at 2. Lunch is included. Dinner and draft beer will be available at 6 p.m. at the Taggart House, 9961 Frankford Ave.

The cost for dinner and draft beer at the Taggart House for non-golfers is $50.

Sponsorships are available.

Party boss Bob Brady is on the outing committee.

For more information, call or text ward leader John Del Ricci at 215-669-9495 or email Friendsof66B@gmail.com. ••

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 bobby@bobbyhenon.com. ••

XPN has full summer of programming

WXPN is producing a summer-long slate of special music programming, with some in place of the WXPN live music events that have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A “Live and Local” concert on WXPN’s Instagram will take place at 6 p.m. every Thursday.

“Throwback Thursday” returns with a different music theme each week from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. during August. ••

Thrift shop reopening Sept. 6

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, will reopen on Sunday, Sept. 6.

The shop will be fully cleaned and newly stocked. 

Hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Labor Day hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Customers must wear masks. Call 215-624-9130. ••

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