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Sister Alice Hess, IHM, a mathematics teacher at Archbishop Ryan High School, has been recognized by the University of Chicago with its Outstanding Educator Award.

Tree planting at Fluehr Park

East Torresdale Civic Association, Tree Northeast and other neighbors will be planting trees at Fluehr Park (entrance at 4800 Grant Ave.) from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 31.

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All are welcome to participate. Tools and technical support will be provided by the city Department of Parks and Recreation and Riverfront North Partnership.

Volunteers may sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0844A4A82DA3FD0-tree, or email Dan Coonan at dcoonan2016@gmail.com for more information. ••

Post-Gazette picks Heidelbaugh

Longtime Pittsburgh trial attorney Heather Heidelbaugh, the Republican candidate for state attorney general, was endorsed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Heidelbaugh is challenging Democratic Attorney General Josh Shapiro, whom the newspaper described as “far more a politician than a lawyer.” Shapiro is expected to run for governor in 2022.

“But Pennsylvania now needs a top-flight attorney as Attorney General, one who will remain as Attorney General and not be moving on or up. Ms. Heidelbaugh is a veteran litigator who wishes to return the office to its more traditional role as the state’s public law firm,” the paper wrote.

Heidelbaugh has more than 35 years of courtroom experience. She previously served as an at-large member of Allegheny County Council. ••

Big honor for Sister Alice

Sister Alice Hess, IHM, a mathematics teacher at Archbishop Ryan High School, has been recognized by the University of Chicago with its Outstanding Educator Award. Sister Alice was nominated for the award by Mathias Davila, a member of Ryan’s Class of 2020 and a freshman at the University of Chicago.

In speaking about the nomination, Mathias said, “Prior to taking her [Sister Alice’s] classes, I had no idea what to study in college. After taking her classes, I started to realize how interesting and cool mathematics can be. She inspired me to become a math major. Sister Alice also has always pushed me to become a better student, a better worker, a better Catholic and a better person with her character and teachings in class.”

Sister Alice has taught mathematics for 50 years. ••

Sinatra show at Buck Hotel

Joey C will perform a dinner show tribute to Frank Sinatra on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13-14, at the Buck Hotel, 1200 Buck Road, in Feasterville.

For more information, visit www.thebuckhotel.com. ••

Virtual career fair

RecruitmentQueen, a digital job board and job fair events company, is holding a month-long virtual career fair beginning Oct. 14.

Job seekers can text and video chat with recruiters and hiring managers. They can view employers with job openings, learn more about the company and available positions, and apply for the opportunities that best match their expertise.

Applicants can arrange virtual chat times with employers on the following dates and times: Oct. 14 and 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and Oct. 15 and 21, from 2 to 4 p.m.

To learn more, visit recruitmentqueen.com/bucksmontvirtualcareerfair.

Employers interested in registering their company can call Jennifer Schultz at 267-981-5976 or email Jennifer@RecruitmentQueen.com. ••

Cub Scout sign-ups

Cub Scout Pack 100 will hold a sign-up on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Parish, 5450 Roosevelt Blvd.

Pack 100 welcomes boys and girls in grades K-5 (5-10 years old).

Email cubscoutpack100@hotmail.com. ••

Still need stimulus $?

Campaign for Working Families is assisting residents in completing their tax returns for free so they can receive their stimulus dollars.

“We know people in Pennsylvania are struggling to get by, and these payments could make a big difference in their lives,” said CWF director of partnerships Graham O’Neill. “We also know there’s a lot of confusion about who qualifies and how to get their checks. This is even harder for people who don’t typically file tax returns, and we are here to help.”

CWF is helping people understand their eligibility to get the payments through their virtual and in-person IRS-certified tax prep programs at CWFphilly.org/stimulus. Anyone who earned more than $12,200 ($24,400 if married) or more than $400 in self-employment income in 2019 is required to file taxes and needs to do so to get their payment.

For more information, call 215-982-2217 or visit https://cwfphilly.org/stimulus/. ••

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. •• 

Take Judge entrance exam

Father Judge High School will hold a scholarship entrance exam for eighth-graders on Oct. 15, from 4 to 7:15 p.m., and Oct. 17-18, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

All students who take the test receive a free FJ mask.

To preregister, go to fatherjudge.com. ••

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. The information sessions will take place at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: 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. ••

Virtual run/walk will support police

The Philadelphia Police Foundation’s second annual Market Street Run for Blue will take place virtually from Oct. 16-25.

The 5-mile run/walk is in memory of SWAT Cpl. Jimmy O’Connor.

The cost is $40, including a T-shirt.

Call 484-433-6201 or visit marketstreetrun.org. ••

Mass of remembrance

A COVID-19 Mass of Remembrance will take place Sunday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, 2000 Shelmire Ave.

This special Mass is for anyone who was unable to have a proper memorial because of the pandemic.

People are encouraged to bring a framed picture of loved ones to place around the altar. Ashes are also welcome. Masks are required. ••

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. ••

Blood drives at Loudenslager

The American Red Cross will hold blood drives on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 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. The sponsor code is ALPOST366.

Face masks are required. ••

KleinLife gets meals grant

KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., received a $10,000 COVID-19 Response Grant from the Truist Foundation through Meals On Wheels America.

Andre Krug, president and CEO of KleinLife, said the funds will be used to purchase additional resources for the home delivered meals program, which 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 in March, it has experienced a substantial increase in demand for home-delivered meals. ••

Eagles film to screen

Maybe Next Year, the documentary film that captured the Eagles’ Super-Bowl winning season from the perspective of four of the team’s most die-hard fans, will play at the drive-in at the Navy Yard on Oct. 20-21, at 7 p.m.

The documentary, which first premiered at the Philadelphia Film Festival in October 2019, was directed by Drexel University graduate Kyle Thrash.

Maybe Next Year follows Shirley Dash, Barry Vagnoni, Bryant Moreland and Jesse Callsen as they navigate the challenges of life with their love of the Eagles and the sport of football.

To purchase tickets to the Navy Yard screenings, visit http://filmadelphia.org/events/maybe-next-year/.

To pre-order a copy of Maybe Next Year before the Nov. 10 release date, visit Amazon and where DVDs are sold. ••

Violinist to perform at virtual meeting

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be holding its first virtual opening meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m.

The program will feature violinist Claudia Pellegrini.

The cost for the program is $18 per person.

Send your check to “Sisterhood – C of SS”, 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115.

There will also be raffle tickets available for prizes. For further information, call the synagogue office at 215-677-1600 and ask for Bobbi Kraft. ••

Flea market on Oct. 24

Crescentville United Methodist Church, 412 E. Sentner St., will hold an outdoor flea market on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ••

Remember locals who died in Vietnam

The Vietnam Veterans of America Philadelphia Liberty Bell Chapter No. 266 will hold an observance of the 33rd anniversary of the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Front and Spruce streets, on Saturday, Oct. 24, at noon.

The event will remember the 648 Philadelphians killed in the Vietnam War.

The public is invited. ••

Nominate a hero

Mazda North American Operations has launched its “Mazda Heroes: Honoring The Human Spirit” program.

The initiative aims to place a spotlight on individuals across the country who have selflessly dedicated themselves to their communities throughout 2020. Through Mazda Heroes, MNAO will select 50 deserving people and provide each hero with a Mazda MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Special Edition.

Stories can be submitted through Oct. 25 at www.MazdaUSA.com/mazda-heroes.

Honorees will be announced beginning Dec. 2. ••

Jewish Relief Agency hosting virtual event to fight hunger

The Jewish Relief Agency, headquartered in West Philadelphia and with a warehouse at 10980 Dutton Road, is celebrating 20 years of fighting hunger in the Philadelphia community with a virtual fundraising gala on Oct. 25.

The “Today with JRA” event is a livestreamed version of JRA’s annual gala that celebrates its mission to serve over 6,400 diverse, low-income individuals with monthly food deliveries.

During the pandemic, JRA pivoted to contact-free delivery and rescheduled its food packing schedule to have fewer people at the warehouse at the same time. Volunteers could also sign up to choose delivery routes that better suit their schedules.

The fundraiser will feature local celebrities, including KYW News Radio reporter Hadas Kusnitz, NBC10 meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz, 76ers sportscaster Marc Zumoff and two-time “Chopped” executive chef champion Darius Peacock.

Outgoing board chair Daniel Erlbaum, who has steered the agency forward for 15 years, will be this year’s honoree.

To learn more, register or become a corporate sponsor, visit JewishRelief.org/2020-annual-event.html. ••

Celebrate Halloween

City Councilman Bobby Henon will hold Bobby’s Halloween Boo Bash on Saturday, Oct. 31, from noon to 2 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

The outdoor event includes trick or treating through trunks and tables, games and activities, DJ, door prizes, scavenger activity, candy and other goodies, informative resources for parents and concession stand food available for purchase.

All attendees over age 2 will be required to wear a face mask at all times. They will be required to complete a healthcare questionnaire and have their temperature checked before entering.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Call or text 215-686-3444. ••

Halloween party

Philadelphia Community Corps will be hosting a Halloween party on Oct. 31 at Philly Reclaim, 5200 Unruh Ave.

The first part will be from 2-6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend with friends and families for an afternoon of games, treats and fun.

From 7-10 p.m., people 18 and older are invited to attend a haunted house with a bonfire and Halloween treats.

The suggested entrance donation is $10 per adult and $5 per child, which will include a drink ticket of choice. The day event will include hot chocolate, cider and juice. The night event will include beer. Philly Reclaim will also be open for guests to browse and shop for some salvaged goods during the day. RSVP on Philly Reclaim’s Facebook page. ••

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