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Register at Maternity BVM

Maternity BVM Catholic School, 9322 Old Bustleton Ave., will accept registrations Tuesday through Thursday, May 18-20, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for Pre-K 3 through eighth grade.

Extracurricular activities such as band, sports, student council and after-school clubs will return in September.

Financial aid is available.

Visit www.maternitybvm.net for a virtual tour of the school.

For more information, contact advancement director Mike McDonough at 215-908-3329 or mmcdonough@maternitybvm.net. ••

Nominate Jewish hometown hero

The National Museum of American Jewish History, on Independence Mall, is seeking nominations of Jewish American Hometown Heroes.

The public may nominate everyday citizens who strive to make their communities a better place, inspired by their heritage, traditions and values. One nominee will be selected for induction into the Ed Snider Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame.

The deadline to nominate is May 20. Finalists will be announced in early June and then the public will be able to vote on the Hometown Hero.

Visit https://www.nmajh.org/home-town-hero-contest/ to learn more. ••

Join Ferko String Band

The Joseph A. Ferko String Band, winner of 20 Mummers Parades, is welcoming new members as it approaches its 100th anniversary.

The band is located right off the Bridge Street exit of I-95 at 2630 Bridge St. in Bridesburg and rehearses on Tuesday evenings throughout the year.

If you play the saxophone, banjo, accordion, bass, violin or percussion, or would like to join as a helper/marshal, send an email to Bookings@ferkostringband.com.

For further information, visit www.ferkostringband.com. ••

Mass set for departing nuns

St. William Parish invites current and former parishioners, school alumni and former teachers to a Mass of Thanksgiving and Gratitude for the IHM nuns who will be leaving the convent.

The Mass will take place on Saturday, May 22, at 5 p.m. in the lower church, 6200 Rising Sun Ave. It will be celebrated by Bishop Michael Fitzgerald.

The nuns will be moving to other residences when the convent closes in mid-June. They have served St. William for 97 years. ••

Magic show at Holmesburg Library

The Amazing Magi will perform a magic show on Tuesday, June 8, at 2 p.m. at Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave. (at Hartel Avenue).

The show will include funny puppets and audience participation.

The rain date is June 15.

Call 215-685-8756. ••

DLA Troop Support aids India

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, 700 Robbins Ave., worked with interagency partners to coordinate shipments of supplies from Travis Air Force Base, California, that included hundreds of thousands of test kits and tens of thousands of N95 masks to help people in India suffering from the coronavirus.

The Embassy of India, in Washington D.C., requested assistance from the U.S. Department of State for medical supplies and equipment.

DLA Troop Support’s Medical Directorate, led by Army Col. Matthew Voyles, went to work.

“Our teams of contracting, supply and tailored logistics specialists are always here to make sure our warfighters as well as other federal and international partners have the medical equipment and supplies needed to care for their people,” Voyles said. ••

Attend Memorial Day ceremony

Boy Scout Troop 166, Burholme Town Watch and Take Back Your Neighborhood welcome the community to attend the Memorial Day ceremony to rededicate the World War I Memorial at Cottman, Oxford and Rising Sun avenues.

The ceremony will be from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 31.

Cleaning, new lighting and flags are among some of the recent upgrades completed for the 103d anniversary of the end of World War I.

Among those attending the ceremony will be state Rep. Jared Solomon, Councilman Brian O’Neill and former Councilman Al Taubenberger. ••

Liberal group backs Krasner

NextGen America endorsed District Attorney Larry Krasner in the May 18 Democratic primary.

“When we ask young people what issues most motivate them to get out and vote, criminal justice reform is consistently at the top of the list,” said NextGen America national political manager Justin Atkins. “Too many promising futures have been erased by a system of mass incarceration that includes overly punitive drug and cash bail policies. All too often, it’s the lives of black and brown people that end up permanently damaged. Larry Krasner has been one of the most notable leaders in the fight for a more humane criminal justice system. This election is simply too important to sit on the sidelines.”

NextGen America will target voters ages 18 to 35 with text messages leading up to the election. ••

Nazareth has new cardiologist

Nazareth Physician Services welcomes Dr. David Addley to Nazareth Cardiology.

Addley specializes in diseases of the heart and blood vessels and manages complex cardiac conditions such as heart attacks and life-threatening, abnormal heartbeat rhythms. He cares for patients at Nazareth Cardiology, 2630 Holme Ave., Suite 200.

To make an appointment, call 215-332-3972. ••

New treatment for carotid artery disease

Nazareth Hospital is offering a new option to treat carotid artery disease and prevent future strokes using a new procedure called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization.

TCAR is a clinically proven, minimally invasive and safe approach for high surgical risk patients who need carotid artery treatment.

Carotid artery disease is a form of atherosclerosis, or a buildup of plaque, in the two main arteries in the neck that supply oxygen-rich blood to the brain. If left untreated, carotid artery disease can often lead to stroke.

TCAR is unique in that blood flow is temporarily reversed during the procedure so that any small bits of plaque that may break off are diverted away from the brain, preventing a stroke. A stent is then placed inside the artery to stabilize the plaque, minimizing the risk of a future stroke.

A minimal invasive procedure, TCAR involves a small incision made just above the collar bone.

For information about TCAR and other vascular services at Nazareth, visit www.trinityhealthma.org/find-a-service-or-specialty/heart-and-vascular/. ••

Eddie Bruce in concert

Cabaret singer, bandleader and former Dancin’ On Air host Eddie Bruce returns to the live performing arena after a year’s layoff with Celebrating the Music and the Magic of Tony Bennett, at the Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St. in New Hope, with two Memorial Day weekend shows.

Show times are 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 29, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 30.

Tickets are available via bcptheater.org or by calling 215-862-2121. ••

Win a Tower of Cheer

St. Martha Parish is selling chances for a Summer Sippin’ Tower of Cheer.

Tickets are $10 apiece or three for $25.

The drawing is May 23. Chances will be sold through May 21.

Tickets are available after Mass in the lobby, on Venmo @SMS19154 (include name and contact info) or by calling Helen Konstance at 215-292-3842. ••

St. Hubert taking summer trip

The sixth annual St. Hubert Summer Fun Trip will take place on Tuesday, June 22.

The day will start with a one-hour ride on an Atlantic City cruise ship.

Next is a four-hour stay at Resorts Casino, with $10 back in slot cash.

The day will end with a sitdown dinner and wine tasting at Tomasello Winery, in Hammonton.

A bus will depart St. Hubert at 8:45 a.m. and return at about 9 p.m. Masks must be worn on the trip. Eating and drinking on the bus are prohibited, and there is no bathroom use. Temperatures will be taken as you enter the bus.

The cost is $90, paid in full by May 15.

To reserve your seat, contact Mary Clifford at 267-231-7367 or mclifford@huberts.org. ••

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