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Dawejko to fight at Parx

Veteran heavyweight fighter Joey Dawejko (21-10-4, 12 KOs), of Tacony, will return to the ring on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m., when he faces Mike Marshall (6-3-1, 4 KOs), of Danbury, Connecticut, in an eight-round bout at Parx Casino.

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Joe Hand Promotions is handling the card.

In a four-round middleweight bout, Soslan Alborov (0-1) will take on Brendan O’Callaghan (2-1, 1 KO). Daiyaan Butt (10-2, 5 KOs), coming off a controversial decision loss, will be returning in a six-round super-lightweight bout. Bryce Mills (8-1, 4 KOs), out of Liverpool, New York, will be competing against Larry Fryers (11-5-1, 4 KOs), out of Yonkers, New York, in a six-round super-lightweight bout. Former Pennsylvania Golden Gloves champion Karl Wylie (1-0) will compete in a four-round lightweight contest. Juan Davila (1-0, 1 KO) will be competing in a four-round super-lightweight bout.

Tickets at $50, $75 and $125 are on sale at https://www.parxcasino.com, Hold My Ticket Call Center at 877-466-3404 or by calling 215-364-9000. Must be 21 or older to attend. ••

Corn roast at Somerton church

St. Andrew’s In-The-Field Episcopal Church at 500 Somerton Ave. will hold its 62nd corn roast/fall festival for the community on Saturday Sept. 10, from 2-8 p.m. Activities include a flea market, raffle baskets, bake table, funnel cake, roasted corn and hot dogs. Table rentals are $20. Call 215-673-5938. ••

No, thank you

The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., will not be accepting donations until further  notice. ••

Learn about homeschooling

Classical Conversations Homeschool Co-Op will hold an open house on Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. There will be information on grades Pre-K to 6th and 10th grade. Parents and children are invited. To register, call 267-296-6572 or email Gather2LearnLLC@gmail.com. ••

New book by local writer

Alien Buddha Press has released g emil reutter’s Selected Stories 1990-2022. The paperback can be purchased at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B7PZB4TY/ref=sr_1_5?crid=ZU9RSP7GP55Z&keywords=g+emil+reutter&qid=1659208967&sprefix=%2Caps%2C224&sr=8-5. For more information on reutter, who lives in Lawndale, visit https://gereutter.wordpress.com/about/. ••

Matt Gambino

Caring for Friends adds to staff

Caring for Friends welcomes Matt Gambino as its Managing Director of Programs, Partners and Volunteers. As inflation and the need for food skyrockets, Gambino will work with his team to increase partnerships with faith-based organizations, community groups and individuals to make and distribute food to neighbors in the Philadelphia area facing hunger and isolation. Gambino, a married father of two, spent more than 30 years in journalism, most recently as director and general manager of CatholicPhilly.com. To volunteer to cook and deliver meals, or to donate, visit https://caringforfriends.org. ••

Photo credit: Alyza Enriquez

Locals opening shop at Reading Terminal

Saami Somi is bringing Georgian-inspired cuisine to Reading Terminal Market. Owners Michael and Donna Kolodesh, siblings from Bustleton, will offer classic dishes including hot breads, pkhali, khinkali, khachapuri, eggplant rolls and cheese boats. In addition to prepared foods, Saami Somi will sell a variety of grocery items like ajika, tkemali, fresh baked breads and Georgian drinks. Saami Somi is targeting an opening later in August and will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. For more information and to preview Saami Somi’s menu, visit https://www.saamisomi.com/. ••

PA FOP backs Oz

Dr. Mehmet Oz, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, was unanimously endorsed by the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police. The announcement of the endorsement vote was made during Oz’s campaign stop at the FOP’s annual conference.

“I am honored to be endorsed by the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police. We owe each and every officer who bravely serves our deepest thanks. Throughout my career as a cardiothoracic surgeon, I operated on brave police officers who were injured in the line of duty. And as Pennsylvania’s next U.S. senator, I will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our law enforcement for safer streets and stronger bonds in communities across Pennsylvania,” he said.

Oz said the FOP invited Democrat John Fetterman to attend, but he did not. He said Pennsylvania cannot afford Fetterman’s “disastrous and dangerous ideas” to put one-third of inmates back on the streets, decriminalize drugs, strip police of resources and prioritize criminals over safer communities. ••

Bingo at St. Bart’s

St. Bartholomew Parish, 5600 Jackson St., will have bingo on Sunday, Aug. 21, in the hall in the back of the church. Bingo is held monthly, usually on the fourth Sunday of the month. Doors open at noon. Games begin at 1 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes 10 regular games, with special games, and 50/50 sold separately. Lunch and snacks are available for purchase. Parking is available in the back of the building. All are welcome. ••

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 5. The cost is $35. To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

Movies and a 5K

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 Aug. 11 movie will be West Side Story. Future dates are 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. ••

Car show Saturday

Snapbox Self-Storage, 1 Franklin Mills Blvd., will host a car show on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food trucks, a DJ, raffles and trophies. The cost to register a car is $20. Proceeds benefit the Superhero Project, which aids families with children in the neonatal intensive care unit. Call 215-941-1102 or email franklinmills@snapboxstorage.com. ••

Blood drive at Jeanes

Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will host a blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cheltenham Friends Meetinghouse, 7600 Central Ave. Visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter “TUH Jeanes Campus” for location. ••

Outdoor concert Aug. 17

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Torresdale, 9601 Frankford Ave., will host an outdoor “grill-n-groove” concert, featuring Paula Johns Jazz, on Aug. 17. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 7. ••

Music fest continues

The Pennypack Music Festival is taking 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.

Aug. 10: Kick it Out [tribute to Heart]; Aug. 17: Philadelphia Freedom [tribute to Elton John]; Aug. 24: Starman [tribute to David Bowie]. ••

Trips scheduled

Starr Tours At KleinLife will hold a Castles of New York multi-day vacation from Sept. 11-14, featuring 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. ••

Bingo on Saturday

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will be having a bingo on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 1-4 p.m. Doors will open at noon. Packages are $20 and include lunch. Call 215-423-0792. ••

Peach social on Sunday

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation, 321 Cedar St., will be holding its annual peach social on Sunday, Aug. 14. The cost is $5, payable at the door. Attendees will be treated to angel food cake, ice cream and sliced New Jersey peaches in a take-out or dine-in format. Homemade baked goods will be on sale. The event benefits academic awards to Bristol High School graduates. Call 215-788-7537. ••

All about the Beatles

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will hold a Zoom program, The Beatles – From Liverpool to Abbey Road, on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Listen to your favorite Beatles songs and join ‘60s rock historian and Beatles scholar and storyteller Vinnie Bruno. The cost is $40. Make your checks payable to the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim and mail to 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Include your email address to receive the Zoom link. Call 215-677-1600. ••

Apply for community grant

The Anna T. Jeanes Foundation, which supports Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, is asking for applications for its Community Grant Program. Grants are awarded annually to provide funding for projects that promote the health and wellness of community residents. 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 Internal Revenue Service and a current 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. Projects receiving funding must take place within these ZIP codes. For additional information about the program or to request an application form, contact Rosemarie Schlegel at 215-728-2131 or rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Free rugs for teachers

Airbase/Lomax Carpet & Tile Mart is honoring teachers this back-to-school season with a “Teacher Appreciation Free Rug Giveaway,” which will provide a free area rug to be used in classrooms to the first 50 teachers who visit one of the chain’s 13 flooring superstores on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8-9 a.m. A local store is at 201 Franklin Mills Circle. The retail value is up to $200 per rug. ••

Nazareth Hospital rates high in 3 areas

U.S. News & World Report recognized Nazareth Hospital as a 2022-23 High Performing Hospital for the following procedures and conditions: COPD, kidney failure and stroke. The U.S. News procedures and conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home. ••

Jehovah’s Witnesses convention focused on peace

Congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses are holding an online convention, with the theme Pursue Peace. The free six-part convention is available to people in 239 countries speaking more than 500 languages. Jehovah’s Witnesses have been holding global conventions for more than 100 years, the last three years featuring virtual events accessed through the free JW Library app or at jw.org. Prior to 2020, Jehovah’s Witnesses held their annual convention at the Liacouras Center. Congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses began meeting in person for the first time in two years on April 1. The first five parts are available now. The final part will be available on Sunday, Aug. 15. ••

New assistant prof at Fox Chase

Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Dr. Malorie K. Simons as an assistant professor in the Department of Gastroenterology. Simons earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Siena College, where she graduated summa cum laude. She then received her medical degree from Albany Medical College in 2014. She then completed an internal medicine residency at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where she also served as chief medical resident from 2017 to 2018. Prior to joining the Fox Chase faculty, Simons completed a gastroenterology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Medicine, where she served as chief fellow from 2020 to 2021. ••

FCCC hires psychiatry professor

Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Dr. Nithya Cherukuru as an assistant professor in the Section of Psychiatry, where she will help patients cope with cancer throughout their treatment, from initial diagnosis to survivorship or end of life. Prior to joining the Fox Chase faculty, Cherukuru worked at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as a consult and liaison psychiatry fellow. She has also worked at the Hamptons Veterans Affairs Medical Center as a staff psychiatrist and as a research assistant at the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke. Cherukuru earned her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and attended the American University of the Caribbean (https://www.aucmed.edu/), where she graduated with her medical degree in 2015. She went on to complete her psychiatry residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School, where she was elected chief resident. ••

FCCC adds to surgical staff

Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Dr. Adam Walchak as an assistant professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology, where he will work in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Walchak earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Villanova University and a master of science degree from Drexel University. He graduated from Drexel College of Medicine with his medical degree in 2009.

After medical school, Walchak completed his general surgery residency at Temple University Hospital, where he served as chief resident.

Prior to joining Fox Chase, Walchak worked as a plastic and hand surgeon at Associates in Plastic Surgery in Media. ••

Studying epigenetics

Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Hayan Lee as an assistant professor in the Cancer Signaling and Epigenetics research program and the Cancer Epigenetics Institute.

The recently founded CEI at Fox Chase is a national hub for epigenetics study and collaboration focused on mechanisms promoting cancer and therapeutic resistance. Its mission is to facilitate academic-to-industry and academic-to-academic partnerships with the goal of promoting discovery in cancer epigenetics.

Lee earned her undergraduate degree in computer science and engineering from Seoul National University in the Republic of Korea and a master of science degree in information security technology and management from Carnegie Mellon University.

She then earned a doctorate in computer science from Stony Brook University. Her doctoral dissertation focused on algorithms and applications in genome assembly using long-read sequencing technology.

Prior to joining Fox Chase, Lee was a research scientist in the Stanford School of Medicine’s department of genetics.

At Fox Chase, Lee will focus on pinpointing somatic epi-mutations in early stage pancreatic cancer and its subtypes using comprehensive multi-omics data analysis. She intends to use this research to develop deep neural network models to predict image data, specifically spatial transcriptomics related to cancer microenvironment, early diagnosis, prognostic prediction, cancer resistance and metastasis.

Lee will begin her tenure at Fox Chase on Aug. 15. ••

Family FunDay in Sept.

The 7th Police District and 7th Police District Advisory Council will sponsor a Family FunDay on Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 1701 Bowler St. There will be music, food, information tables, giveaways and appearances by police and fire vehicles. ••

Kensington High alumni luncheon

The Kensington High School Alumni Luncheon will be held on Oct. 15 at the Radisson Hotel, Trevose. The luncheon is open to all graduates and guests. Cost is $42. For information and order forms, call Tamara (267-699-6331), Altha (215-605-5255) or Fran (215-303-0188). ••

Beef, Beer & Belly Laughs

The Chaverim and Men’s Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will hold an upcoming program as part of the synagogue’s 60th anniversary celebration. On Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m., the public is invited to an evening of Beef, Beer & Belly Laughs, at a cost of $30 per person. Entertainment provided by comedian Jim Daly & Friends. Make your checks payable to CSS Men’s Club and mail to 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Call 215-677-1600. ••

Driver refresher course available

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host an AARP Drivers 1 Day Refresher Course on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up for this Refresher Course if you have taken the Two Day Driver Safety Course in the last three years. There are no tests to pass and most insurance companies provide a discount for completing the course. The cost is $20 for AARP members; $25 for non-AARP members. There will be a small break for lunch. A dairy lunch is permitted. Payment to AARP is needed to hold your spot. Call the synagogue at 215-677-1600. ••

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 Aug. 28

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. ••

Kimmel schedule

The Kimmel Cultural Campus will present Dear Evan Hansen (Aug. 16-28, Forrest Theatre). For more information, call 215-893-1955 or visit kimmelcenter.org. ••

Historical talk at KleinLife

A major episode in American history will be depicted at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. The public is invited. The Battle of Gettysburg will be the theme on Aug. 29. The program will begin at 12:45 p.m. David Hudak will be leading the session. Cost is $6. For further information and to reserve your place, contact Mariya Keselman-Mekler at 215-698-7300, Ext. 185 or mkeselman@kleinlife.org. ••

Day trip to Valley Forge, West Chester

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a “Day in Valley Forge & West Chester” on Thursday, Oct. 20. Itinerary includes a riding tour of Valley Forge National Historical Park, a three-course luncheon in West Chester and an 80-minute narrated ride on the West Chester Railroad between West Chester and the village of Glen Mills. All-inclusive cost is $127. Reservations close on Sept. 12, or earlier if demand warrants it. For information and reservations, call 215-788-9408. ••

Clothing drive for charity

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center, is running a clothing drive on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your gently used clothing, accessories, books and small trinkets in bags or boxed for pick-up. This event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••

Bus trip to see murder mystery

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center, is running a bus trip to Bube’s Brewery (102 N. Market St., Mount Joy, Lancaster County) for a murder mystery experience on Saturday, Sept. 17. The murder mystery show includes a family-style meal, Catacombs tour and free time to visit the Kitchen Kettle Village. The cost is $160, which includes the motor coach, show and tour. Bus leaves from 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, at 9 a.m. and will return about 7 p.m. For information and reservations, call 215-860-3710. This event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••

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]. ••

Upcoming cruise

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a fully escorted Holy Lands & Aegean Majesty cruise from Oct. 6-17, 2023, visiting Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and Italy. Rates, including airfare, range from $4,298 to $8,098 per person, double occupancy. Call 215-788-9408 for information and reservations. ••

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. ••

Fun at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd presents its free Summer Series of live music, food, family fun activities and art. The series will be held the last Thursday of August and September, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The public is invited to bring a blanket or chairs, enjoy lawn games, roam Glen Foerd’s grounds, and explore its mansion, which will be open for free self-guided tours. Donations are appreciated but not required. Attendees are asked to register in advance at www.glenfoerd.org/events. ••

Book club meeting

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a Zoom session on Monday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at the synagogue office at 215-677-1600. ••

Sisterhood meeting

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Cathryn Miller-Wilson, executive director of HIAS Pennsylvania. Light refreshments will be served. Call 215-677-1600. ••

Save at Boscov’s

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim announces its annual Boscov Day. On Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., you can shop in person and receive a 20-percent discount if you mention the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim Sisterhood at the checkout. The Sisterhood will receive 5% of the purchase amount. Call 215-677-1600. ••

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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