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Movie night at All Saints’ Torresdale

All Saints’ Torresdale will host outdoor movie nights on the fourth Fridays of the month during the summer.

Show time is 8 p.m. on the church field, 9601 Frankford Ave.

A family-friendly Pixar movie will be shown on Aug. 27 and Sept. 24.

Bring your own chairs and blankets. Food is permitted. No alcoholic beverages.

Call 215-637-8787. ••

Community day on Saturday

Kids Smiles, 185 Franklin Mills Blvd., will host a back-to-school community day on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will feature free dental screenings, family fun activities, refreshments, giveaways and raffle prizes.

The day will include appearances by representatives of Action Karate Parkwood, Northeast YMCA and Liberty Bell Youth Organization.

For more information, call 215-492-9291 or visit kidssmiles.org. ••

Major bargains at new store

Turn 7 last week opened in Roosevelt Mall in the former Modell’s location.

The company is run by Rick Forman, who owned Forman Mills for 31 years.

Turn 7, which wholesales goods of every kind to the public, is a retail shop that Forman said offers customers extreme value. Merchandise turns over every seven days.

Shoppers will find items such as electronics, toys, housewares, back-to-school supplies, bed and bath, beauty, automotive items, power tools, jewelry, books, appliances and furniture.

Every item at Turn 7 starts at $7. A day later, everything goes to $5, then $3 and $1. On  the last day, everything is 25 cents. Anything that doesn’t sell will be donated to various charities.

Two more Turn 7 stores are planned. ••

Bike ride for charity

The Families Behind the Badge Children’s Foundation will hold its 34th annual The Ben to the Shore Bike Tour (formerly the Tour de Shore) on Sunday, Aug. 29.

About 2,500 riders will participate in a 65-mile bike ride from the Ben Franklin Bridge to Atlantic City, where there will be an after party at the Showboat Hotel.

All money raised will be used to provide financial relief for the families of fallen or critically injured first responders (police officers, firefighters, EMTs) and to support programs that cultivate positive relationships and interactions between police officers and the children in the communities they serve.

Go to https://www.fbbcf.org/. ••

Apply to be a cop

The Philadelphia Police Department is recruiting officers.

The deadline to apply is Aug. 31. The starting annual salary is $56,227.

Applicants must be a high school graduate, age 22 or older and a resident of Philadelphia for at least a year.

Call 215-683-COPS or visit www.joinphillypd.com. ••

Jazz Vespers in Holmesburg

Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Holmesburg, 8101 Erdrick St., will be hosting a Jazz Vespers event on Thursday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m.

If there is rain, the event will be in the church. Guests are asked to bring a donation of back-to-school supplies.

Call 215-624-8869. ••

Latest area Ashley HomeStore opening

Ashley HomeStore will celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of its 70,000-square-foot showroom located at 590 Route 38 East in Maple Shade, New Jersey, across from Moorestown Mall and behind Wawa, on Saturday, Aug. 28.

The event will include a live band, a DJ, refreshments, face painters, balloon twisters and kids characters. It will also include $25,000 in furniture giveaways and a chance to jump in the Cash Cube Booth to grab some Ashley Cash. Shoppers will enjoy 60% off throughout the  day. The event begins at noon, and all prize winners will be announced at 5 p.m., and you must be present to win.

The new showroom is owned and operated by Abdul Ayyad, who owns a total of 36 Ashley HomeStores in the surrounding area. Ashley HomeStore has more than 1,000 locations worldwide.

“Our brand sets the standard for providing consumers the latest on-trend furniture styles and coordinated accessories,” Ayyad said. “We have designed our showroom space in  a way that allows us to showcase hundreds of furniture settings for living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms. Plus, we offer a large mattress selection, home accessories and kids furniture. We look forward to providing our guests with a one-stop shop for style, comfort and value when they furnish their homes.”

The Maple Shade showroom features complete lifestyle vignettes, rugs and wall art. Product categories include bedroom, dining room, upholstery,  leather, occasional tables, home office, youth bedroom, recliners, mattresses and accessories.

Ashley HomeStore hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Follow Ashley Furniture on Facebook to stay up to date with promotions and events. ••

Sign up for Mill Street Run

The 53rd Mill Street Run will take place in Bristol on Saturday, Sept. 11.

The route is 3.1 miles.

An open run is scheduled for 8 a.m. There will be awards in age group divisions. The cost is $25, with proceeds going to Bucks County Rescue Squad. To enter, visit https://runsignup.com/millstreetrun.

There are three high school races: varsity girls at 8:45 a.m., varsity boys at 9:30 and mixed JV at 10:15. Awards will be given out at 11 a.m. at the wharf at the Delaware River.

High school teams that are scheduled to compete are Little Flower, Bristol, Bensalem, Pennsbury, Conwell-Egan, George School, St. Joseph’s Prep, Central, New Hope-Solebury, Solebury School, Jenkintown, Merion Mercy, Upper Dublin, Interboro and Collegium Charter.

John Mundy organizes the event, with Tim Scanlon and Patrick Mulhern handling issues such as awards, timing and traffic.

High school teams that want to enter the run can call Mundy at 215-801-0342. ••

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. ••

Sign up for golf outing

The 31st Northeast Catholic Alumni Association-Little Flower Golf Classic will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at North Hills Country Club, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

The day will include a silent auction, hole-in-one contest, buffet luncheon, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner and awards.

The cost is $180 per golfer. Non-golfers pay $80 for lunch, dinner and cocktails, $65 for dinner and cocktails and $25 for lunch.

Sponsors are needed.

Proceeds will benefit scholarships and tuition assistance.

Call the North alumni association at 215-543-1051 or Little Flower at 215-455-6900. ••

Senior medical center event

Dedicated Senior Medical Center, 6431 Sackett St., will hold a grand reopening on Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The outdoor event will feature boxed lunches, music, an ice cream truck, health and wellness information, games, giveaways, a $10 gift card for seniors who take a tour and prizes.

To RSVP, call 267-448-4908. ••

New owners for Moonstruck/Joseph’s

Gaul & Co. has entered into an agreement to buy Moonstruck restaurant and Joseph’s Pizza, both located on Oxford Avenue in Fox Chase.

The new owners thanked outgoing owners Toto and Claire Schiavone for years of service. ••

New Eagles book available

The Philadelphia Eagles Photo History Book will be released Sept. 3.

Pre-sale autographed copies are available for $25.

The authors are Brian Michael, Andrew Palagruto and Andrew Weicker.

The book is available at shibevintagesports.com. ••

Rhawnhurst Civic meeting

Rhawnhurst Civic Association will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at Pelbano Playground, at Bustleton and Solly avenues. ••

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.

Parnell was recently endorsed by national radio talk show host Mark Levin. ••

Extend opioid disaster declaration

State Reps. Joe Hohenstein and Mary Isaacson are urging House Republican leaders to end the summer recess now so lawmakers can vote to extend the governor’s statewide opioid disaster declaration.

Gov. Tom Wolf renewed the declaration, but recent changes to the Pennsylvania Constitution will cause the emergency order to expire unless the Pennsylvania General Assembly votes to extend it. The House is not scheduled to return to voting session until Sept. 27.

Hohenstein and Isaacson sent a letter to House Speaker Bryan Cutler, urging him to bring lawmakers back to session so they can vote to extend the emergency declaration.

“The opioid emergency declaration has widened access to the prescription drug monitoring program, allowed agencies to share data, and made it easier for individuals to receive treatment,” the letter read, in part. ••

Shop with Sean classes

Philadelphians ages 14-24 are invited to join Shop with Sean.

Participants will learn household and construction skills, take woodshop classes and gain knowledge of tools.

The Block Gives Back’s Sean Rogge teaches the class, which meets at Impact Services, 1952 E. Allegheny Ave.

Anyone interested can text Shop Classes to 267-712-9272. ••

Counting change sought

Better Pennsylvania sent a letter to Legislative Reapportionment Commission members signed by 35 left-wing organizations asking the LRC to end “prison gerrymandering,” a practice by many states and local governments that counts inmates as residents of the areas where they are housed, rather than in their home communities.

“The League of Women Voters PA consider prison gerrymandering an essential issue of racial justice and urge the LRC to use the census data to avoid compounding racial injustice,” said Shirley McCormick, the immediate past president of the League of Women Voters Pennsylvania.

Other groups that signed include the NAACP, Working Families Party, Alliance for Police Accountability, POWER Interfaith, Americans for Democratic Action and the ACLU.

The LRC voted Tuesday to end so-called prison gerrymandering. ••

Nazareth awarded for kidney care

Nazareth Hospital has earned the distinction from U.S. News & World Report as a “high-performing hospital” for kidney failure.

“We are grateful for the national recognition for providing excellent care to treat kidney failure,” said Dr. Michael Magro, president of Nazareth. “Our team at Nazareth Hospital is committed to excellence across all our service lines and serving our community with quality care.”

For more information about Nazareth, visit www.trinityhealthma.org. ••

Farm stand open

The farm stand on the Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus is open Thursdays through Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Goods for sale include fresh fruits, vegetables, cage-free brown eggs, cheeses, apple butter, pumpkin butter and raw honey. Items vary week to week.

The stand is located next to Parking Lot C on campus grounds, 7600 Central Ave.

Contact Rosemarie Schlegel at 215-728-2131 or rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Diabetes and nutrition presentation

Learn about good nutrition and diabetes prevention on Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 2-3 p.m. at the Northeast Regional Library backyard, 2228 Cottman Ave. Rain date is Sept. 15. The free presentation will be given by Rene Rincon of Oak Street Health. No registration required. ••

Sept. 8 concert at Cannstatter

The Pennypack Park Music Festival’s final concert of the season will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road.

The concert will feature Kick It Out, a tribute to Heart. ••

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. ••

Dog-themed charity event

Bark for Life, an American Cancer Society event, will be held on Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Neshaminy State Park, 3401 State Road, Pavilion 1, Bensalem.

Dog families and dog lovers are invited for activities and doggie games and contests, with prizes. There will be vendors, a doggie photo booth, snacks, entertainment and rescue adoptions for dogs and cats.

All proceeds go to the local American Cancer Society.

To become a sponsor or vendor, email animalhall@aol.com or call 215-245-6607.

For more information, visit https://go.rallyup.com/bflbensalem. ••

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. ••

Job fair Sept. 15

Local job seekers looking for a new career are invited to the Bucks County Fall Job Fair on Sept. 15 at Neshaminy Mall.

Hosted by RecruitmentQueen, the career fair features positions in various industries, including education, healthcare, customer service, banking, CDL truck driving and manufacturing.

In all, more than 200 jobs will be available at the fair.

Job seekers should dress for success, according to RecruitmentQueen founder Jennifer Schultz. Professional attire is recommended. ••

Tickets on sale for XPN festival

Tickets are on sale for WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival, scheduled for Sept. 17-19 at Wiggins Park and the adjacent BB&T Pavilion on the Camden waterfront.

Performers will include Tedeschi Trucks: Fireside Live, with special guest Pigeons Playing Ping Pong; Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers; Great Time; Anna Shoemaker; Arthur Thomas and the Funkitorium; Stella Ruze; and Hoochi Coochi.

For more information, go to xpnfest.org. ••

Local 9/11 events

The annual Peter K. Ortale Run for Peace will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18, 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 on Sept. 11, 2001.

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.

Meanwhile, 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. 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. ••

Senior fair on Sept. 25

State Rep. Jared Solomon will hold a senior fair on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at St. William hall, 6200 Rising Sun Ave.

The entrance is at Argyle and Robbins streets.

There will be state and local government resources, representatives from hospitals and insurance companies, local businesses, senior homes, light refreshments, free flu and COVID-19 vaccines, expired medicine disposal, a presentation on scam prevention and blood pressure screenings.

To RSVP, call 215-342-6340. ••

Bingo/lunch at country club

The Sisterhood of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai will be holding a bingo on Sunday, Oct. 24, at Philmont Country Club, 301 Tomlinson Road in Huntingdon Valley.

Price of $36 and includes lunch and three bingo cards

For reservations, call 267-481-0493. ••

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