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Glen Foerd names artists

Glen Foerd named its 2022-23 Artists in Residence. This year’s artists are visual artist Sarah Peoples, performing artist Alex Tatarsky and teaching artists Marcellus Armstrong and Marvin Edwards.

Glen Foerd’s Artists in Residence program, established in 2014, in partnership with Past Present Projects, is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

With a stipend of $3,000, the Artists in Residence will create works that engage Glen Foerd’s audience and collections that include architecture, material culture, art and natural landscapes. This opportunity offers area artists access to Glen Foerd’s historic collections, grounds and the Delaware River and allows each artist to focus on social issues such as environmental conservation, “wealth inequality,” race and industrialization. ••

PA Senate passes Fairness in Women’s Sports Act

The state Senate passed the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, SB 1191, which would ensure that sports are separated by biological sex. The bill will now go to the House of Representatives for consideration. The vote was 30-20. It was supported by 28 Republicans, one independent and one Democrat. Sens. Tina Tartaglione and Jimmy Dillon voted against it. It was Dillon’s first vote after taking office on June 7. At a debate last month, he declared “I would completely be for it,” in response to a question about the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. Yet, he voted against it.

“It is encouraging to see leaders stand up to preserve the hard-won opportunities gained for women athletes through Title IX almost 50 years ago. The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act will defend a fair playing field for female athletes,” said Alexis Sneller, of the Pennsylvania Family Council.

Recent polling by Spry Strategies for the Women’s Liberation Front and the American Principles Project reported nearly 75% of Pennsylvanians support protecting women’s sports by keeping it separated based on biological sex. ••

Attend summer basketball camp

The 16th Annual Jaguar St. Ephrem Basketball Camp for boys and girls will take place from Monday, July 25, through Friday, July 29. The cost is $150 for the week and includes a basketball and T-shirt. The camp is held in an air-conditioned gym at St. Ephrem, 5400 Hulmeville Road in Bensalem. The camp is under the direction of former college coach Dan Williams. For more information, email Williams at WilliamsD@LSCHS.org. ••

Take part in golf outing

The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce will hold its 100th annual Directors Cup Golf Challenge on Monday, June 27, at the Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, 3801 Grant Ave. Registration is at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11 and a shotgun start at noon. There will be a cocktail reception, dinner and awards at 5 p.m.

To play, become a sponsor, attend the dinner or for more information, call 215-332-3400 or visit nephilachamber.org. ••

Outdoor concert schedule

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Torresdale, 9601 Frankford Ave., will host three outdoor “grill-n-groove” concerts. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the concerts at 7. The schedule is June 17 (Barry’s Basement Band), July 20 (Philly Cuzz Band) and Aug. 17 (Paula Johns Jazz). ••

Learn about ear, nose and throat disease

Nazareth Hospital will offer a free, virtual seminar about ear, nose and throat diseases and treatment on Tuesday, June 21, from 6-7 p.m. A live Q&A session will follow the presentation, which is open to the public. The seminar will be presented by Dr. Helen J. Yoo Bowne, a board-certified otolaryngologist with Nazareth ENT Associates who specializes in oncologic head and neck surgery as well as the treatment of thyroid and parathyroid diseases.

Seminar attendees will learn about diseases of the ear, nose and throat, including symptoms, medical attention and care at Nazareth. To learn more and register, visit

https://www.trinityhealthma.org/classes-and-events/ent-diseases-treatment. ••

Yard sale in Rhawnhurst

Redemption Lutheran Church will hold a church yard sale on Saturday, June 18, from 8 a.m. to noon at the corner of Bustleton Avenue and Rhawn Street. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the church steeple. ••

White backs Krasner impeachment

Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) supports Articles of Impeachment on District Attorney Larry Krasner.

“No longer can we allow law-abiding citizens to live in fear or to be victimized by the criminals who have been emboldened by the district attorney,” White said.

There have been 227 murders in the city already this year. White encourages anyone who knows someone who has been wronged by the district attorney’s office to share their story at www.stopkrasner.com. If the House votes for impeachment, the Senate will hold a trial. If Krasner is convicted, he will be removed from office and a replacement appointed by Common Pleas Court. ••

Holy Inn going to AC

Holy Innocents is sponsoring a casino trip on Monday, Aug. 15. A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m. There will be a Mass at noon at St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Atlantic City, followed by a procession to a blessing of the sea at 1:15 p.m. There will be a $15 slot package at Resorts Casino before the bus departs at 6. The cost is $35, due by Aug. 1. To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

Fenerty replaces White as GOP chair

State Rep. Martina White did not seek another term as chairwoman of the Philadelphia Republican Party. White had served as chair since November 2019, after the resignation of Mike Meehan.

“We have recruited strong candidates, improved fundraising, increased communications with city residents, registered new voters in our party and put forth a commonsense issues agenda that focuses on putting the shared concerns of Philadelphia’s families first – things like public safety, fighting inflationary spending policies, affordability of taxes and safe and open schools,” she said.

Former Philadelphia Parking Authority executive director Vince Fenerty was elected chairman. ••

Free concerts in Somerton

The Danube Swabian Association (1277 Southampton Road) will hold free Friday night summer concert entertainment to the community. Both concerts start at 7 p.m. The schedule is June 17 No Irish Need Apply (Celtic rock) and June 24 Cardinal Dougherty Alumni Band. ••

Thrift shop restocked

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., sponsored by the women of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, will have a half-price sale through June 24. 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. ••

Rhawnhurst Civic to meet

Rhawnhurst Civic Association will meet on Wednesday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at Pelbano Recreation Center, 8101 Bustleton Ave. ••

BYOB Bingo in Tacony

Simeti’s Gymnastics Academy, 6650 Keystone St., will present BYOB Bingo on Saturday, June 18, at 6 p.m., and every third Saturday of the month. There will be door prizes, 50/50s and a silent auction. Bring your favorite adult beverage. There will be hot food, drinks and snacks for sale. Tickets are $25 for at least 10 rounds of bingo. Call 267-333-9930 to reserve your spot. ••

Join Bustleton Bengals dance program

The Bustleton Bengals are forming a dance program, beginning in September. The director is Juliana Sciarra, a Bustleton Bengals member with more than 20 years of dance experience. The program is open to boys and girls ages 4-18. No experience is necessary. Weekly classes will be 45 minutes to an hour. There will be showcases in April and December. The cost for one season, September to April, is $100 per child, $180 for two children and $270 for three children, not including costumes. For more information, go to the Bustleton Bengals page on Facebook or email bustletonbengals.dance@gmail.com. ••

PizzaPalooza is back

The Northeast Times and Lower Bucks Times will host their fourth PizzaPalooza on Thursday, June 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road, in the Far Northeast. The evening will also include music and prizes. Tickets cost $15, or $7.50 for ages 2-12. Children under 2 are admitted free. To ask about sponsorship opportunities, email Michelle at michelle@newspapermediagroup.com. To buy tickets or for more information, visit nmg.ticketleap.com/pizza2022/. ••

Tacony Academy supports Alex’s Lemonade

Tacony Academy raised about $2,100 during its annual event to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to fighting childhood cancer. This event is a part of Lemonade Days, during which individual organizations can host their own lemonade stand event from June 4-12. Tacony Academy sold lemonade and lemon water ice to students and faculty during lunches. ••

Jeanes earns performance award

Temple University Hospital-Jeanes Campus has earned the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2022 from the American College of Cardiology. To receive the Chest Pain – MI Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award, TUH-Jeanes Campus had to demonstrate sustained achievement in the Chest Pain – MI Registry for two consecutive years and perform at the top level for specific performance measures. ••

Music fest lineup set

The Pennypack Music Festival will take place this year at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. Admission is free. There are picnic tables, but you can bring your own chairs. No pets or outside food, drink or coolers. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Shows are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Gate opens at 5 p.m.

June 15: HotLanta [tribute to the Allman Brothers]; June 22: Black Dog [tribute to Led Zeppelin]; June 29: The Launch [tribute to Queen]; July 6: Steal Your Face [tribute to Grateful Dead]; July 13: Jamison, Bogside Rogues [Irish Night, Ed Kelly’s birthday celebration]; July 20: Idol Kings [tribute to Journey]; July 27: Definitely Leppard [tribute to Def Leppard]; Aug. 3: Let’s Ride [country rock]; Aug. 10: Kick it Out [tribute to Heart]; Aug. 17: Philadelphia Freedom [tribute to Elton John]; Aug. 24: Starman [tribute to David Bowie]. ••

Senior fair, shredding

State Rep. Kevin Boyle will hold a senior fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 24, at Fox Chase Recreation Center, 7901 Ridgeway St. A variety of constituent services will be available, including help with local and state government programs, and a free lunch will be provided.

A shredding event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Boyle’s district office, 7801 Hasbrook Ave.

Call 215-695-1016. ••

St. Hubert day trip

St. Hubert will hold its seventh annual summer fun day trip on Tuesday, June 21. There will be a one-hour ride on a cruise ship, followed by a four-hour stay at Resorts casino, with $10 back in slot cash. The day will end at the Tomasello winery for a sitdown dinner and complimentary wine tasting. A bus will depart St. Hubert at 8:45 a.m. and arrive back at about 9 p.m. The cost is $90. Contact Mary Clifford at 267-231-7367 or mclifford@huberts.org. ••

Job fair June 22

Hundreds of jobs will be available at the Bucks County Mid-Year Job Fair, which will be held June 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Neshaminy Mall’s Barnes & Noble Court. Hosted by RecruitmentQueen, the career fair will feature a wide array of positions in various industries, including healthcare, customer service, banking and technology. The following employers have signed up to exhibit so far: Dow Jones, Chandler Hall, Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, Paradigm Technology Consulting, Service Team of Professionals, Brian’s House, WD Wright Contracting for Wright of PA, Pine Run Retirement Community, Certified Steel, All American Home Care LLC, Pennswood Village, S. Ambani Group, Mauser Packaging, UPS and Vertical Screen Inc. Employers interested in participating can contact Jennifer Schultz at 267-981-5976 or jennifer@recruitmentqueen.com. To learn more, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bucks-county-mid-year-job-fair-tickets-329804924407. ••

Painting with a Twist in Tacony

Simeti’s Gymnastics Academy, 6650 Keystone St. (former St. Leo School) will hold Painting with a Twist, a BYOB painting experience, on Saturday, June 25, at 7 p.m. The cost is $30 and includes all art materials. Feel free to bring your favorite adult beverages and snacks. Call 267-333-9930 to reserve your spot. ••

Farm stand at Jeanes

The Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus Auxiliary will hold a farm stand on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., through October, next to parking lot C of the Jeanes and Fox Chase Cancer Center campuses. Call 215-728-2131 or email rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Flea market at Roosevelt Mall

The Roosevelt Mall Flea Market will run outdoors in the parking lot at 2445 Cottman Ave., every Sunday through November. The market runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 150 vendors will be on hand featuring new and used items, household goods, electronics and all types of general merchandise. One parking space is $30. Bring your own tables. There is plenty of free parking. For reservations, call 215-625-FLEA (3532). ••

Ukrainian festival in the summer

The Ukrainian Folk Festival will be held on Sunday, Aug. 28, from noon to 8 p.m. at the Ukrainian American Sport Center — Tryzub, County Line and Lower State roads, Horsham. There will be art, crafts, live music, dance, food, drinks, vendors and live reenactments. Admission is $15 ($5 donated to the relief of war victims in Ukraine). Kids under 15 are free. Parking is free. For tickets or more information, call 267-664-3857 or visit tryzub.org. ••

Trips scheduled

Three excursions to New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York state are on tap for this summer and fall as part of the Starr Tours At KleinLife program.

The travel excursions kick off on July 13 with a trip to Atlantic City to enjoy a matinee performance of the Jersey Boys at the Soundwaves Theatre at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. In addition to a show ticket, the trip includes lunch at the hotel and casino as well as motorcoach travel. Buses leave from KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. Cost is $219 per person. Deadline for reservations is June 14.

An Aug. 10 trip to Columbia, Lancaster County, to visit the National Watch and Clock Museum is scheduled for summer. It also features admission to the Turkey Hill Experience, lunch at Bully’s Restaurant and roundtrip motorcoach accommodations. Cost is $155 per person for adults and $105 per child. Deadline for reservations is July 12.

The Castles of New York multi-day vacation runs from Sept. 11-14 and features an upstate New York experience showcasing the countryside, the St. Lawrence River and three castles. It includes overnight accommodations at the Edgewood Resort, three breakfasts and one dinner. Deadline for reservations is Aug. 13.

For additional information and reservations, call 800-782-7703 or go to starrtours.com/kleinlife. ••

Father Judge reunion

The Father Judge graduating class of 1962 will be holding its 60-year reunion at the Ashburner Inn on Sunday, Sept. 11. For more information, email Kevin Huckel at khuckel@fatherjudge.com. ••

South Phila. HS class of ‘68 reunion

The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1968 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. Tickets cost $60 and include buffet dinner and open bar. For tickets and more information, call Arleen Liberi [609-922-2419], Maria Leati [856-287-3734] or Stephen Michielli [267-252-2740]. ••

VFW looking for members

Bustleton-Somerton/CTR1 Michael J. Strange VFW Post 6617 meets on the third Wednesday of every month at American Legion Post 810, 9151 Old Newtown Road. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. If you are a military veteran who served in a designated combat zone, you are eligible to join the VFW. Contact Commander Israel Wolmark at 215-725-0630 if you would like to join the post. ••

Participate in business conference

The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce will hold its fifth annual Women in Business Conference and Luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave. The day will include breakfast, lunch, panel discussions and general sessions.

To attend, be a sponsor or for more information, visit nephilachamber.com. ••

Movies and a 5K in Lawncrest

The Lawncrest Recreation Center Advisory Council will offer free movie nights on the second Thursday of the month at dusk at the Lawncrest Recreation Center outdoor stage, 6000 Rising Sun Ave. The dates are July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13. Bring a blanket or chair.

Meanwhile, the advisory council will hold a 5K race on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $30, which includes a T-shirt and medals for winners. Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Philadelphia/Lawncrest5K. ••

Support veterans

The American Legion Women’s Auxiliary is recruiting new members to help with supporting and raising funds for the military and veterans. Become a member by filling out an application at a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 366 Corp. John Loudenslager, 7976 Oxford Ave. ••

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