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Pearl Kahan Borten

In memory of Mom

Barry Kahan and his sister Judy Sander were looking for a special way to honor the memory of their late mother, Pearl Kahan Borten, who passed away last April at age 90.

They came up with the idea to donate 350 kosher-for-Passover cakes to the KleinLife Home Delivered Meals Program to be delivered to seniors in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties with their special holiday meals.

Kahan and Sander engaged the services of Savvati Gourmet, a local kosher caterer who prepared the cakes and packaged them with a cover photo of their late mother and an explanation of the donation to the seniors who couldn’t shop or cook for themselves during Passover. ••

Ways to donate blood

The American Red Cross will hold a series of blood drives at Cpl. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave.

The next drive is Monday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Future drives are April 27, May 11 and May 24, all from 1 to 6 p.m.

Sign up by calling 800-RED CROSS or going to www.redcrossblood.org. The sponsor code is ALPOST366.

Face masks are required. ••

White: No biological males in female sports

State Rep. Martina White and four other Republican women House members on Monday announced the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.

President Joe Biden, on his first day in office, signed an executive order to require that biological males who become transgender be permitted to compete on women’s sports teams in high school and college.

White and the others say biological males have an advantage in strength, speed and endurance when competing in female sports, and hurt the scholarship opportunities of biological females. They note that, in one year, 275 high school boys ran faster times than world champion sprinter Allyson Felix. ••

Thrift shop reopens

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., is reopened and fully restocked with spring and summer merchandise.

Hours are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop is closed Saturdays.

Call 215-624-9130. ••

Hohenstein schedules cleanups

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein is looking for volunteers for a series of cleanups on Saturday, April 10.

Here is the schedule: Little City, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the Pennypack Trail parking lot off of Rhawn Street.

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the front steps of the rec center.

Cione Recreation Center, Aramingo Avenue and Huntingdon Street, 10 a.m. to noon. Meet on the pool side.

Bring gloves and any cleanup gear you prefer. Hohenstein will be providing water bottles and pretzels.

Call 215-744-2600. ••

History meeting Wednesday night

Northeast Philadelphia History Network will hold a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, April 7, at 7 p.m.

The topic will be Holmesburg Prison – Klondike Bake Oven Deaths. The speaker will be author Allen Hornblum.

Join at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85790027399?pwd=bzBtZXFRdWRVc0ttdzlUVGFXVDhZUT09.

The meeting ID is 857 9002 7399. The passcode is 284814. ••