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  • Abraham Lincoln, class of 1960. Oct. 10. Brookside Manor at Somerton Springs. DJ, open bar, buffet, cake, pastry table. Betty Harrison, bharrison46@gmail.com.
  • St. Hubert, class of 1960. April 17. 1-5 p.m. Maltese Room, 2049 Bristol Pike, Bensalem. Lorraine Jent Hepp, 215-624-6764 or LHepp1960@aol.com. Charlene Ritchie, 215-624-6840 (Ext. 1531) or critchie@huberts.org.
  • St. Joseph’s Prep, classes 1975, ‘80, ‘85, ‘90, ‘95, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015. Saturday, March 27, at the school, 1733 W. Girard Ave. 215-978-1950.
  • South Philadelphia High, class of 1968. Saturday, Oct. 16. Noon-5 p.m. Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. Tickets cost $55 and include an open bar and buffet luncheon. Checks can be made payable to SPHS Class of 1968 and mailed to Maria Leati, 26 Old Republic Lane, Marlton, NJ 08053.

For tickets and information, contact Stephen Michielli at 267-252-2740 or sdmichielli@yahoo.com. ••


Navy Reunions

  • Visit HullNumber.com for a listing of reunions. The site is a free service enabling Navy shipmates to renew old friendships. There are currently more than 8,700 Navy ship, submarine and air squadron personnel rosters listed. ••

Virtual bingo

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is hosting its second virtual bingo on two consecutive Mondays, March 1 and 8, starting at 7 p.m.

The cost is $36 per person and includes two cards, for eight games of bingo each night.

There will be a $5 50/50 that will be called on March 8.

Send your payment to the CSS office, 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115, attention: Bingo. Payment must be received no later than Feb. 18, and 

you must include your email address.

For further information, call the CSS office at 215-677-1600 and ask for Gerry or Nancy. ••

Virtual concert on Thursday

The Men’s Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is hosting a virtual musical evening on Thursday, Jan. 21, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Andrea Carlson will entertain with songs by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers from her new CD, Out Of My Dreams. The cost is $18.

Call 215-677-1600. ••

Author to discuss mom’s journey

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will hold a Zoom talk and PowerPoint presentation by author Sherry V. Ostroff on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m.

Ostroff will discuss her mother’s escape from deadly pogroms in war-torn Russia to the United States at a time when immigration laws tried to keep her out. This memoir is the basis of her first book, The Lucky One.

The program will be followed by a Sisterhood business meeting. For further information, call 215-677-1600. ••

All PA veterans homes have begun vaccinating residents, staff for COVID

Pennsylvania’s six veterans homes, operated by the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, have begun onsite COVID-19 vaccination clinics for residents and staff. The vaccination clinics, which are administered by CVS/OmniCare as part of the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program, will continue to be administered through early February to ensure all residents and staff who want the vaccine receive it.

“This long-awaited and welcome vaccine is bringing some positive energy to our veterans homes in the new year,” said Charles Terrery, DMVA’s chief pharmacist. “While the COVID-19 vaccine will not be the cure for the virus, it will help us to further safeguard the health of the residents who live in our homes and the staff who care for them. We are grateful to everyone who worked expeditiously to make the vaccine available and are looking forward to a much brighter and healthier 2021.”

Residents and staff at long-term care facilities in Pennsylvania are prioritized as part of the state Department of Health’s first phase of those eligible to receive the vaccine. A second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is required after three weeks to reach full effectiveness and will be scheduled accordingly at each of the six homes. Vaccinations are being made available to all residents and staff, but they are not required to receive the vaccine.

Each veterans home will continue to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state Department of Health and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services care guidance. 

Visit dmva.pa.gov for more information. ••

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