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Open house at nursery school

Redemption Nursery School, 8001 Bustleton Ave. (at Rhawn Street), will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Visitors will get to know the school, teachers and curriculum. All are welcome to tour the school.

For more information about the school, visit www.redemptionphiladlephia.org/nursery-school. ••

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Concerts at Cannstatter

The Pennypack Park Music Festival has moved to Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road, this year.

All concerts are Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

The next concert is Aug. 11, featuring the Beat Tells, a tribute to the Beatles.

The rest of the schedule consists of Romeo Delight (tribute to Van Halen), Aug. 18; and Kick It Out (tribute to Heart), Sept. 8. ••

Rummage sale on Saturday

Redemption Lutheran Church, Bustleton Avenue and Rhawn Street, will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 8 a.m. to noon. All proceeds benefit the church. Call 215-342-2085 or visit www.redemptionphiladelphia.org. ••

Help the fight against cancer

The fourth annual Holly Colwell Save 2nd Base Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held at the Bustleton Bengals fields, Conwell Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard, on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There will be games, food and water ice from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Raffle prizes will be drawn at 3 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit cancer patients and organizations. ••

Fun day at American Heritage

American Heritage Credit Union and 98.1 WOGL will resume the Car Show and Member Appreciation Day, with a simultaneous commemoration of The Kids-N-Hope Foundation’s 25th anniversary, with an on-campus concert performed by the classic rock cover band LeCompt. The events are free to attend and will take place on Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 2060 Red Lion Road. The concert will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Attendees can also visit more than 40 vendors at a craft show, get a bite to eat and enjoy the return of the Gelatin Slide. WOGL-FM will be broadcasting around the campus before and after the concert.

Register your car at ahcu.co/CarShow.

For more information, visit AmericanHeritageCU.org/events.

For upcoming events and to learn more about The Foundation, visit www.kidsnhope.org or call 215-969-2938. ••

Roman/Hallahan outing

The Roman Catholic High School Alumni Association and the John W. Hallahan Alumnae Association are joining forces for their 28th annual Day at the Bay fundraiser.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Seaport Pier in North Wildwood, New Jersey.

All proceeds will fund scholarship programs for students of both schools. Hallahan closed in June, and most of the girls will be attending other schools in the archdiocese.

Email Chuck Taylor at ctaylor@romancatholichs.com or Marge Kiefski at mmkiefski@aol.com.

For more information, visit www.RomanCatholicHS.com/DayAtTheBay. ••

Bariatric info session

Nazareth Hospital will hold its next free, online bariatric information session at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Nazareth’s bariatric surgeons and discover how the hospital can help patients address their weight-loss goals. To register or learn more about bariatric weight-loss surgery at Nazareth, call 215-335-2090. ••

Food event at Arsenal

BLDG39, an indoor/outdoor event venue at the Frankford Arsenal Business Center, 5401 Tacony St., will host a Food Love Collaboration dinner on Thursday, Aug. 19, from 6-9 p.m. The community is invited.

The dinner will feature offerings from Ulter Catering, El Tlaloc, Ploughman Cider and Stateside Vodka. There will be live art and entertainment.

Tickets are $45 and available at https://bldg39.ticketleap.com/bldg39-august-foodlove/. ••

Group to meet next week

The West Torresdale/Morrell Park Civic Association will meet on Thursday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Christ the King hall.

There will be a vote for a variance for the property at 3693-95 Morrell Ave., the proposed expansion of Apple Tree Daycare.

Email wtca19114@gmail.com or check out the group’s Facebook page. ••

Blood drive in Somerton

Fellowship Bible Church and Somerton Civic Association are working with the Red Cross to host a blood drive on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fellowship Bible, 13021 Worthington Road.

Everyone is encouraged to participate and to donate.

To make an appointment, visit https://rcblood.org/37mC8Qd. ••

UPS hearing postponed

The Aug. 3 appeal hearing in front of the Zoning Board of Adjustment for the planned UPS warehouse at 1 Red Lion Road was postponed.

The ZBA scheduled too many hearings on Aug. 3 and had to push back the UPS hearing to a date to be announced. The beginning of the hearing took place on April 27.

The Greater Bustleton Civic League, along with Sandmeyer Lane businesses, initiated the ZBA appeal of L&I’s decision to grant permits to UPS.

The Bustleton, Somerton and Lower Moreland communities welcome development of the parcel, but oppose the size of the 1.1-million-square-foot warehouse, which dwarfs Amazon’s construction of a warehouse at Grant and Ashton. The Red Lion Road site is zoned industrial, though surrounded by residences.

Opponents cite noise, odor, traffic, truck vibrations, environmental concerns, a lack of transparency by UPS, the 24-7 operation and worries about lower property values.

No matter what the ZBA decides, each side will have the chance to appeal to Common Pleas Court, then Commonwealth Court. ••

Flea market at St. James

St. James Lutheran Church, Castor Avenue and Pratt Street, will hold an outdoor flea market on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To reserve table space, call 215-743-1828. ••

Apply for community grant

The Anna T. Jeanes Foundation, which supports Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, is asking for applications for its 2022 Community Grants Program.

Grants are awarded annually to provide funding for projects that promote the health and wellness of communities in the hospital’s service areas. Criteria include a project’s merit, community impact and the availability of funds.

Applications will be accepted until Sept. 15. Funds must be used within one year of receipt.

Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply, and must provide a copy of their tax exemption letter from the IRS and a completed W-9 form.

Organizations applying for grants must be located within or serve one of the following ZIP codes: 19012, 19027, 19111, 19115, 19120, 19149, 19152, 19006, 19046, 19095, 19114, 19116, 19124, 19126, 19135, 19136 and 19154.

To request an application form, contact Rosemarie Schlegel at 215-728-2131 or rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Money for healthy school snacks

State Sen. Christine Tartaglione announced that five elementary schools within the 2nd Senatorial District are among 288 statewide that have been awarded a combined $7 million in grants to provide fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to students during the school day.

The local awardees are Fox Chase School and Mastery Charter School-Smedley Elementary.

“Providing quality education to children in their most formative years must be our highest priority as a commonwealth, and good nutrition is a vital component of quality education,” Tartaglione said. “This state funding will help children start each day right and focus on their classwork until the final bell.” ••

Preschool reopening

St. James Lutheran Church, 5185 Castor Ave. (at Pratt Street), will reopen its preschool in September.

Hours will be weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., with before and after care available.

Call 215-743-1828 or email stjamespreschoolphila@gmail.com. ••

St. Leo reunion at Cannstatter

St. Leo alums are hosting an all-class reunion on Oct. 16, from 3-8 p.m., at Cannstatter’s, 9130  Academy Road.

Tickets cost $50 plus $3.94 in fees, and include food, open bar, live musical entertainment by two bands and a DJ. The party will be indoor and outdoor.

Tickets must be purchased online by Aug. 31 at https://www.upcomingevents.com/e/saint-leo-school-all-class-reunion-53551/.

For more information, email Pete Smith at petercsmith66@gmail.com. ••

9/11 commemoration at St. James

St. James Lutheran Church, Castor Avenue and Pratt Street, will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m.

The event will feature a service, participation by police officers and firefighters, a citation read by state Rep. Joe Hohenstein, a performance by a praise dance team, patriotic songs, saxophone reflection time and a keynote address by the Rev. Clarence Miller. ••

Parnell blasts eviction moratorium

Sean Parnell, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, criticized President Joe Biden and the CDC for extending an eviction moratorium that the Supreme Court said he could not do.

The moratorium, scheduled to end July 31, has been extended to Oct. 3.

“The Biden administration just stuck its finger in the eye of the United States Supreme Court and our Constitution with its illegal eviction ban. Joe Biden has no authority to tell people what they can or cannot do with their private property. This is one of the most radical power grabs in American history by a bunch of unelected bureaucrats empowered by a lawless president who see the Constitution as nothing more than a piece of scrap paper you would give to a toddler. Employers are begging people to come to work, there’s zero excuse for this anymore. Not only is this unconstitutional eviction ban unfair to property owners who are still forced to pay their mortgage to the bank and property taxes to the government, it’s unfair to every American who pays their rent,” Parnell said. ••

Jehovah’s convention virtual

The Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses, typically held locally at the Liacouras Center, is taking place in a virtual format for the second year in a row.

In all, there will be nearly 6,000 virtual conventions in 240 countries.

Powerful by Faith is the theme of the global event, which is being delivered in more than 500 languages over six weekends through August.

The program will be available in six installments corresponding to morning and afternoon sessions.

All are invited to attend the free event by going to www.jw.org. ••

Local 9/11 events

The annual Alisha C. Levin Run to Remember will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25, at Northeast High School, 1601 Cottman Ave.

Levin, who grew up on the 1300 block of Wells St. in Castor Gardens, was killed in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. She was 33.

Levin was a 1986 graduate of Northeast. She later graduated from Hofstra University. She worked for three years for Fuji Bank in the World Trade Center’s South Tower.

On the day of the attacks, terrorists first crashed an airplane into the North Tower. Seventeen minutes later, a plane struck the South Tower.

Fuji Bank, which occupied the 79th through 82nd floors, lost 23 employees. Levin was the company’s vice president of human resources.

Proceeds will benefit college scholarships for National Honor Society students at Northeast High.

For more information, visit alishalevinmemorial.org.

Meanwhile, the annual Peter K. Ortale Run for Peace will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25, at Penn Charter, 3000 W. School House Lane in East Falls.

The event is in memory of Northwood native Peter Ortale, who was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

Ortale grew up on the 4900 block of Castor Ave. and attended St. Martin of Tours, Penn Charter and Duke University, where he graduated in 1987 and was a three-year All-American lacrosse player.

At the time of his death, at age 37, he was working for Euro Brokers on the 84th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower in New York. He was among 61 employees and friends of Euro Brokers who died that day.

For more information, go to penncharter.com/peace. ••

Senior center open

The Rosemary Montagno Senior Center, 12601 Townsend Road, has reopened after being closed since March 2020.

The center opens weekdays at 10 a.m. for all activities, except bingo.

Bingo will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 11:45 a.m.

The kitchen remains closed.

Call 215-673-7734. ••

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