Concert will benefit treatment facilities
David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket will headline a drive-in concert on Nov. 7, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Neshaminy Mall.
The lot opens at 5:30 p.m.
There will be performances from members of the Hooters, Tommy Conwell, the A’s, the Soul Survivors, Smash Palace, Beru Revue and the American Dream.
People are welcome to tailgate. Food and refreshments will be available.
Proceeds benefit the Leigh Leckerman Foundation, which supports treatment facilities that help people recover from drug and alcohol addiction.
For tickets or more information, call 215-377-1034 or visit leighshelp.org. ••
Celebrate Yom Kippur
Temple Beth Ami, 9201 Old Bustleton Ave., invites the public to celebrate Yom Kippur.
Services are Sunday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 28, at 9 a.m. (Yizkor at 11:30 a.m., free Yizkor at 3 p.m., Mincha at 5 p.m.).
Masks are required.
To purchase a ticket, call Jill at 215-673-2511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Register for free yard trees
MaST Community Charter School and Somerton Civic Association, in partnership with TreePhilly, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and TD Bank, are inviting people to register for up to two free yard trees.
Thirteen kinds of trees, and 100 overall, will be available on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at MaST’s campus at 1800 Byberry Road.
Registration is required, and must be done by Sept. 23. Go to https://sites.google.com/view/somertoncivic. ••
Civic meeting at 8th PD
The West Torresdale/Morrell Park Civic Association will be meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the 8th Police District, at Academy and Red Lions roads.
The meeting will follow the captain’s meeting, which starts at 6 p.m.
All attendees must wear a mask. There is a limit of 25 people.
All are welcome to attend. Email email@example.com. ••
Election deadline dates
The last day to register to vote in the upcoming election is Oct. 19.
Meanwhile, the last day to apply for an absentee or mail-in ballot is Oct. 27.
In a recent ruling, the Democratic-controlled state Supreme Court said absentee and mailed-in ballots that are postmarked by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3, will be counted as long as they arrive by 5 p.m. three days later.
For more information, call 215-MU6-3469 or go to pavoterservices.pa.gov. ••
New date for shredding event
State Rep. Jared Solomon’s shredding event, set for Sept. 26, has been postponed.
The new date is Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Trinity Oxford, 6901 Rising Sun Ave. ••
Kids Lives Matter on Saturday
The Newtown Athletic Club Kids Lives Matter is hosting a community fun day for families to enjoy on Saturday, Sept. 26, from noon to 5 p.m., at 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown.
There will be outdoor basketball, a playground, inflatables, carnival games, swimming, pumpkin decorating and an outdoor concession.
The community is invited to attend free of charge.
Playground could change name
City Council will consider renaming Chalfont Playground, 4382 Deerpath Lane, as the “Corporal Jimmy O’Connor Memorial Playground.” The bill is sponsored by Councilman Brian O’Neill.
There will be a Council committee public hearing on Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. A committee meeting will follow. They can be viewed on Xfinity Channel 64, Fios Channel 40 or http://phlcouncil.com/watchcitycouncil/.
O’Connor, of Millbrook, was a police SWAT team member shot to death on March 13 as he served a fugitive murder arrest warrant in Frankford.
To give testimony, call 267-225-1668 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Greens angry at Dems
The state Green Party is accusing Democrats of committing the greatest act of voter suppression since Jim Crow legislation.
Democrats sought to kick Green Party presidential nominee Howie Hawkins off the ballot, citing a paperwork error the Greens said was amendable.
A Commonwealth Court judge allowed Hawkins to remain on the ballot, but the Democratic-controlled state Supreme Court booted Hawkins after an appeal.
Originally, Democrats tried to get Hawkins thrown off the ballot due to what they said were illegible signatures, but dropped that challenge.
Democrats hope liberals who would have voted for Hawkins will now vote for Joe Biden. ••
Dems block Thin Blue Line Act vote
Democrats blocked a vote on U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s Thin Blue Line Act, which would instruct jurors that the murder of a local law enforcement officer, prosecutor or first responder is an aggravating factor when considering the death penalty.
Toomey pushed for a vote in the wake of this recent attacks on police officers in Los Angeles and Lancaster.
“My bill sends a very simple and clear message: Anyone who murders a law enforcement official should be prepared to pay the ultimate price,” he said.
The FOP, Pennsylvania State Troopers Association and other law enforcement groups support the bill. ••
House passes religious freedom bill
The state House of Representatives voted 149-53 to pass HB 2530, designed to protect the right of Pennsylvanians to gather in worship without infringement by the government.
”Government does have the responsibility to protect public health and safety — but not at the cost of trampling our constitutional liberties on an ongoing basis,” said Michael Geer, president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute. “HB 2530 sensibly restrains the power of the governor in order to protect our first freedom found in the Bill of Rights.”
Reps. Mike Driscoll, Ed Neilson, Tom Murt and Martina White voted for the bill. Reps. Kevin Boyle, Joe Hohenstein, Jason Dawkins, Jared Solomon and Isabella Fitzgerald voted against it.
House Bill 2530 moves to the Senate for consideration. ••
Glen Foerd receives grant
State Sen. John Sabatina (D-5th dist.) announced a grant award for the Glen Foerd Conservation Corporation.
Glen Foerd will receive $25,000 to offset COVID-related losses.
“This is great news for our friends at Glen Foerd,” Sabatina said. “They’re preserving our local history and creating a space for family activities.”
Glen Foerd on the Delaware is an 18-acre estate situated on the Delaware River and Poquessing Creek and hemmed in by State Road and Grant Avenue. The centerpiece of the property is the historic Glen Foerd Mansion. The land has rare trees, flowering shrubs, a formal rose garden, a vineyard and 300-year-old riverfront oaks. It is free to visit and open during daylight hours for tours.
The mansion serves as a popular wedding venue. There are also many weekly and monthly activities, boating programs and an art gallery. ••
Small biz get funding
State Sen. Christine Tartaglione announced that 183 small businesses in and around the 2nd Senatorial District have received or will soon receive a combined $3.05 million in COVID-19 relief funding as part of Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance.
The grants are worth up to $50,000.
“We are at a critical juncture for Pennsylvania’s small businesses and have been so since the very beginning of the COVID-19 emergency in March,” Tartaglione said. “My General Assembly colleagues and I have been working very hard to provide resources to all those who have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, including small businesses and their employees. These funds will help them cover operating expenses, reopening costs, technical assistance, risk reduction training and debt relief.”
Priority was given to applicants with women ownership, those located in designated “Main Street” or “Elm Street” districts, those in rural communities and those that are at least 51% owned and operated by persons who are black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American or Pacific Islander. ••
2 cardiac docs added
Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic welcomes cardiac electrophysiologists Dr. Steven P. Kutalek and Dr. Ashwani Gupta, to Regional Electrophysiology Associates.
Kutalek and Gupta see patients at 2701 Holme Ave., Suite 105.
To make an appointment, call 215-757-7212. ••
Nonprofit needs board members
Tacony-based Philadelphia Community Corps, a deconstruction job training nonprofit that provides career training programs, is recruiting for its board of directors.
The board will manage the executive director and the entire nonprofit organization. Board members will be responsible for the fiscal management, fundraising development and strategic growth. All board members are expected to personally give and get financial support.
Anyone interested in joining the board should email their resume and cover letter to Greg Trainor at email@example.com.
For additional information, visit www.philadelphiacommunitycorps.org. ••
Nazareth opens ambulatory center
Nazareth Hospital and Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic Medical Groups have opened a community-based ambulatory center to care for women and their families.
In collaboration with Pinnacle Physicians Group providing primary care services, a multidisciplinary team of experts at Nazareth Health Red Lion Road provides care in obstetrics and gynecology services and breast health and surgical services. To make an appointment, call 215-333-4894.
Plastic and reconstructive surgical services are also provided. To make an appointment, call 215-710-5234.
The center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located at 9922 Roosevelt Blvd. (at Red Lion Road). ••
Boy Scout troop seeking members
Boy Scout Troop 120 is looking for Adventure Boys ages 11-18.
The Troop offers camping, friendship, cooking, character, service and life skills.
Meetings are Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at St. John Cantius Church, 4415 Almond St.
Email Bridesburg.firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Virtual meeting on election
The Sisterhood and Men’s Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be holding a virtual program on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m.
The League of Women Voters of Philadelphia, in partnership with the Committee of Seventy, will present a nonpartisan discussion of the Nov. 3 election. The program will be available through Zoom, via www.shaareshamayim.org.
A general Sisterhood meeting will follow.
Call 215-677-1600. ••