Around Town

2 new hires at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd on the Delaware, a mansion and estate at 5001 Grant Ave. (near State Road), has named Kristina Murray to the new position of Arts and Culture Program Manager and Sarah Ferguson to the new position of Environmental Program Manager.

Murray will develop public programs and tours, oversee Glen Foerd’s Artist Residency program and new Teen Arts Initiative, and expand interpretation strategies for the public.

Ferguson will lead and expand Glen Foerd’s on-water educational programming that includes its Waterborne Boatbuilding and Riverways Ambassador programs as well as public kayak excursions. ••

Meals available for virtual learners

The School District of Philadelphia is making meals available for students in virtual learning.

Students should send a representative, with his or her name, school and school ID.

One meal box per week per student contains five breakfast and five lunch meals. They are available weekdays from 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.

Local sites are Franklin Elementary School, 5737 Rising Sun Ave.; Ziegler Elementary School, 5935 Saul St.; George Washington High School, 10175 Bustleton Ave.; Fels, 5500 Langdon St.; Fox Chase, 500 Rhawn St.; and Mayfair, 3001 Princeton Ave. ••

Volunteer at Caring for Friends

Caring for Friends welcomes Bradford Mills as its new Chief Operating Officer and Stef Arck-Baynes as its Managing Director of Communications & Corporate Relations.

In his new role as COO, Mills will run day-to-day operations and work with the CEO to strengthen infrastructure and expand capacity to serve more of those in need across the region.

In her new role, Arck-Baynes will develop strategies to raise awareness of the 50-year-old nonprofit by bringing in more food, funds and volunteers through external communications, partnerships and events.

Meanwhile, with Martin Luther King Jr. Day less than a week away, the newly formed leadership team seeks help on this day of service — and beyond — to help meet the increased need for CFF’s services. Interested parties can sign up to help by cooking meals at home, delivering meals, making caring cards and donating food or funds.

To volunteer or refer someone for assistance, visit ••

Shredding, e-cycling at Lincoln

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein will hold a shredding and e-recycling event on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at Abraham Lincoln High School, 3201 Ryan Ave. The event will be in partnership with Sen. Tina Tartaglione, Rep. Mike Driscoll and Councilman Bobby Henon. Call 215-744-2600. ••

Half-price sale at thrift shop

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, will extend its half-price sale through Jan. 20. Hours are weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shop is closed on Saturdays. Call 215-624-9130. ••

Money coming to NE Airport

U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle announced new federal funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to make improvements to Northeast Philadelphia Airport.

“Thanks to the bipartisan infrastructure law, this new funding will deliver good-paying jobs for Philadelphians while making sorely-needed renovations and improvements to Northeast Philadelphia Airport,” Boyle said. “This funding will ensure that travelers are presented with a safe, secure and world-class airport experience.”

Northeast Philadelphia Airport will receive $763,000 in funding. In addition to these guaranteed funds, Northeast Philadelphia Airport can compete with other airports across the country for grants from an additional $5 billion nationally for terminal and landside improvements. On Nov. 15, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which included $15 billion in formula funding to help redevelop airports across the country. Projects that qualify for funding include improvements to runways and taxiways, terminal development and noise prevention. The law also includes an additional $5 billion nationally for FAA towers and facilities funding, which the FAA will distribute among airports in need. ••

Bingo on Saturday

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will be having a bingo on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 1-4 p.m. Doors will open at noon. Packages are $20 and include lunch. Masks are required. Call 215-423-0792. ••

Train show on Sunday

The Train Collectors Association Atlantic Division will hold its Polar Bear Train Show and Sale on Sunday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at  Penns Landing Caterers (Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall), 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. There will be 140 tables with a variety of vintage toy trains and repair parts for sale, test track, operating toy train layouts, kids activities and door prizes for adults and children. Admission is $5 per attendee or per family of two adults and all children 12 and under. Food is available on premises, and there is plenty of free parking. For more information, visit or call Bob at 610-872-3309. ••

Discuss Entebbe rescue

Join Northeast Jewish Life and Uru Achim for a virtual brunch discussion on Rescue at Entebbe Revisited on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. Major Rami Sherman will recount his first-hand experience and lessons learned as an operations officer of Yoni Netanyahu’s unit during the rescue at Entebbe.

To register for this Zoom event, visit

For questions or more information, email Carrie at ••

Rhawnhurst Civic to meet

Rhawnhurst Civic Association will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at Pelbano Playground, 8101 Bustleton Ave. (at Solly Avenue). A representative from Northeast Victim Service will discuss crime.

The group will also meet on Feb. 16. The guest speaker will discuss scams and identity theft. ••

New doc at Fox Chase

Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Dr. Danish Ahmad as an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine for the Division of Pulmonary, Sleep and Critical Care Medicine. Ahmad began his academic career at Penn State College of Medicine in 2018, serving on numerous committees and in leadership roles. He was an integral member of the thoracic multidisciplinary quality improvement committee and the thoracic oncology disease team. He also served as the director of the lung cancer screening program. ••

Register for Red Tiger Cup

The Red Tiger TKD Cup will take place on Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bryn Athyn College’s Asplundh Fieldhouse, 2775 Buck Road, in Bryn Athyn. There will be competitions in sparring, patterns and special technique. Trophies and medals will be awarded to the top three competitors in each division. Call 215-969-9962 or email ••

Zoom bingo

The Old York Road Temple-Beth AM Sisterhood invites the public to take part in a virtual bingo on Monday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. The cost is $18 for three bingo cards and a raffle ticket or $25 for three bingo cards and five raffle tickets. RSVP by Jan. 20.

Email your name, address and phone number to Eileen Simmons at

For more information, email Cindy Garber at ••

Indoor flea market open

A new indoor flea market will be open weekends through March at the Roosevelt Mall, 2329 Cottman Ave., next to Rainbow. Indoor spaces are $50. For more information, visit ••

North alums awarding grants

The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association awards tuition grants to the sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters of its members. The checks are awarded to students who meet criteria, and the monies are sent to the Catholic school that they are choosing to attend. Aid is sent to Catholic elementary and high schools and universities in the Philadelphia, Camden and Trenton dioceses. Grants are given to 32 students annually for their four years in high school or college and three years in elementary school. Students can apply for a grant if their father or grandfather attended Northeast Catholic and is a dues-paying member of the alumni association. Applications are accepted until Jan. 31, 2022. Call 215-543-1051 or email ••

Learn about Elfreth’s Alley

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation, 321 Cedar St., Bristol Borough, will present Little Street, Big City – How Elfreth’s Alley Tells the Story of Philadelphia, on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. The presentation will be given by Ted Maust, associate director of the Elfreth’s Alley Association. Light refreshment will be served at the conclusion of the program. A donation of $4 per adult is requested; no charge for students. The public is invited; reservations are not required. Vaccinations and masks are requested. For information, call 215-788-9408. ••

Upcoming bus trip

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, May 14, 2022 to see the Broadway production of The Music Man. The cost is $345, which includes orchestra seating and round-trip motor coach. Bus leaves from 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham. Call Harriet at 215-969-8366 for tickets. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••