Tacony Baptist’s Pastor Johnson to be honored
Historic Tacony Baptist Church invites the public to a celebration of former Pastor Arthur Johnson Jr. on Saturday, Oct. 29, from noon to 4 p.m. at Georgine’s restaurant in Bristol.
Johnson will be honored for his 40 years of service and dedication to the church as well as the Tacony community. The cost of the ticket is $45 per person. At the event, Johnson will receive a City Council citation. Today, Pastor Evelyn Barnes leads the church. Call Sandy at 267-968-9911 or Maryanne at 267-495-6448. ••
Trunk or Treat on Sunday
Star of Hope Baptist Church, 7212 Keystone St., will host a trunk or treat on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. ••
St. Jerome seniors to meet
St. Jerome’s Senior Group will meet on Thursdays, Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Nov. 17, in the school hall, 3031 Stamford St. Arrive by 10 a.m. Meeting begins promptly at 11. ••
The nonprofit Block Gives Back will hold Blockoween on Oct. 29, from 5-8 p.m., in the parking lot of Oak Street Health, 2311 Cottman Ave. There will be a trunk or treat, activities, prizes, photo opportunities and costume contests. ••
CD ‘82 reunion
The Cardinal Dougherty High School class of 1982 will be holding its 40-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 6-11 p.m. at the Maltese Room, 2049 Bristol Pike, Bensalem. The cost is $60 per person. Checks can be sent to Bernadette Thomas-Lunsford, c/o CDHS Class of ‘82, 40th Class Reunion, 722 S. 6th St., Floor 1, Vineland, NJ 08360. Payment can also be made on Zelle (856-213-7412), Cash App ($BLATL, Water Fountain) and Venmo (@Bernadette-Thomas-Lunsford). ••
St. Cecilia helps ill children
Saint Cecilia Elementary School hosted a dress-down day fundraiser on Oct. 21 to support the Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, Florida. Give Kids the World is a village where critically ill children and their families can stay during their Wish Trip to visit Disney World and other theme parks of central Florida. The faculty all wore their red polka dot ribbons (the symbol of GKTW), and others wore Phillies gear. ••
Library program for seniors
Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will have its Senior Creativity Hour with coloring and constructing with MagnaTiles on Friday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. This is the last session of the series. The Northeast Regional Library Friends Group is sponsoring the program and will raffle coloring books for adults. ••
All Saints’ Torresdale, 9601 Frankford Ave., will host its annual graveyard trick-or-treating event on Halloween, Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. Families are invited to walk through the graveyard and get candy and treats from spooky parishioners dressed up in costumes.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1-3 p.m., All Saints’ will host its first “Howl-O-Ween” Dog Costume Parade and Talent Show in the field behind the church. Members of the community are invited to bring their dressed-up dogs. There will be face-painting for the kids as well as a photo booth and games of skill. Prizes will be given out for Best Costumes and special dog tricks.
Call 215-637-8787, Ext 2. ••
Reunion on Dec. 3
A Boulevard/Concord reunion will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 7-11 p.m. at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave. The cost is $40 and includes food, beer, wine and soda. Call Miss Susan at 215-280-9765. ••
Firefighters, paramedics back Oz
Local 22, the Philadelphia firefighters and paramedics union, endorsed Dr. Mehmet Oz for U.S. Senate.
The union released the following statement: “Dr. Oz showed up, listened and pledged to support Philadelphia firefighters and paramedics. He will fight to make sure firefighters are protected both during their service and after. We must make sure our first responders have safe working conditions, exceptional healthcare and a financially secure retirement. We can count on Dr. Oz to fight like hell for us and, today, we proudly endorse him.”
Dr. Oz thanked the union for their endorsement, saying: “Philadelphia firefighters and paramedics risk their lives every day – giving us their best when life or death can be a matter of seconds. These heroes deserve our thanks and support instead of having their jobs made harder by John Fetterman’s radical agenda to decriminalize drugs and put dangerous criminals back on our streets. As a doctor and Pennsylvania’s next senator, I will work to bring balance back to Washington, support critical local services and keep our communities safe.” ••
Seniors may be able to freeze taxes
Councilman Brian O’Neill announced the Low-Income Senior Citizen Tax Freeze is now retroactive to 2018. If you meet the age, income and residency qualifications in any year from 2018 to 2023, your application will apply for the first year you were eligible. The annual income limits are $33,500 or less for a single person and $41,500 or less for a married couple. If you have any questions about the changes to this program or for help with any other matter, call or visit one of Councilman O’Neill’s offices: Bustleton and Bowler, above the 7th Police District (215-685-0432); FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road (215-437-9167); 7522 Castor Ave. (215-685-0438); 432 Rhawn St. (215-685-6431); and City Hall Room 562 (215-686-3422). ••
Casino trip, Christmas show
Holy Innocents Parish is organizing a trip to Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City on Thursday, Dec. 1. A bus will leave L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $85, non-refundable, due Nov. 1. The trip includes a ticket to The Modern Gentlemen, a Christmas show, at 3 p.m.; bus transportation; $25 in slot play; and a $15 food voucher. The bus will leave the casino at 5 p.m. To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••
Craft club at NE Regional
The Knitty Gritty Craft Circle meets biweekly on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. on the second floor of Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave. The next meeting is Oct. 26. Email email@example.com. ••
Haunted house horror show
Jason Douglas DanceAdelphia Theatre On The Stage, 11th and Moore streets in South Philadelphia, will host a haunted house horror show from Oct. 29-31, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. RSVP at 215-467-9551 or mydanceadelphia.com. ••
City Councilman Brian O’Neill and the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union will co-sponsor a shredding event on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9-11 a.m. outside O’Neill’s office at FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road. Call 215-685-0432. ••
Trunk or Treat on Saturday
Redemption Lutheran Church’s trunk or treat event returns at Pelbano Rec Center, Bustleton and Solly avenues, on Saturday, Oct. 29. at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend and get some Halloween cheer. ••
Trunk or treat at St. James
St. James Lutheran Church, Castor Avenue and Pratt Street, will host a Trunk or Treat on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. A live nativity is planned for Dec. 4. Call 215-743-1828. ••
Fall festival on Saturday
Prince of Peace Church, 6001 Colgate St. (at Comly Street), will host an indoor fall festival on Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a flea market, holiday tables, baked goods and chances sold for gift baskets. Homemade soups and lunch will be available. Call 215-342-9447. ••
Craft show at St. Hubert
St. Hubert Alumnae Association is holding its fall craft show on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the school cafeteria, 7320 Torresdale Ave. There will be unique handmade items, many that would make good holiday gifts, and baked goods from a variety of crafters. Tables are sold out. ••
Indoor triathlon at Y
The Northeast Family YMCA, 11088 Knights Road, will host an indoor triathlon on Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be a 10-minute swim, 30-minute bicycle ride and 20-minute run. The cost is $40. The top three winners will receive prize bags. Register at the front desk or at https://www.philaymca.org/news/indoor-triathlon-northeast-family-y. ••
Fly, Eagles, Fly
The Knights of Columbus Holmesburg Council will hold a beef and beer for Eagles-Steelers game on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 3300 Knorr St. (at Rowland Avenue). Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids $10. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics and K of C charities. For tickets, call Steve Madden at 215-200-7576. ••
Vacation Bible School
Memorial Presbyterian Church of Fox Chase, 7902 Oxford Ave., is hosting a free all-ages Vacation Bible School from Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Thursday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be meals, singing, skill sharing for adults and crafting for children. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-745-2844. ••
Dine out for charity
Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Board of Associates of Fox Chase Cancer Center, is hosting a dining out event at Ben & Irv’s Deli, 1962 County Line Road, Huntingdon Valley, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mention the Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter and a percentage of all proceeds will go to Fox Chase Cancer Center for patient care and medical research. ••
Art program offered
A new eight-part art program entitled Art of Painting is being offered to active and maturing adults at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to join with members. The other seven classes will run for three hours beginning at 11:30 a.m. They will be held on Nov. 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Dec. 6, 13 and 20. Cost is $165 per person and does not include art supplies. Payment and registration must be received at the front desk at KleinLife prior to beginning class. Call Shelley Geltzer at 215-698-7300, Ext. 129. ••
History meeting on Nov. 2
The Northeast Philadelphia History Network will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. at Pennepack Baptist Meetinghouse, 8732 Krewstown Road. Mike Wunsch, a Fox Chase resident and Civil War historian, will speak on John Paul Verree, a businessman, congressman and president of the Union League. ••
Farm stand at Jeanes
The Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus Auxiliary will hold a farm stand on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., next to parking lot C of the Jeanes and Fox Chase Cancer Center campuses. Call 215-728-2131 or email email@example.com. ••
Conto fighting on Saturday
On Saturday night, Oct. 29, undefeated South Philadelphia heavyweight Sonny Conto (10-0, 8 KOs) takes on Pittsburgh’s James Bryant (6-1, 4 KOs) in the six-round main event in the headlining bout of a Joe Hand Promotions card at the 2300 Arena, 2300 S. Swanson St.
The Phillies game will be shown on television, along with the Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva fight.
Tickets at $55, $75, $100 and $150 are on sale at https://2300arena.showare.com/.
Bryce Mills (9-1, 4 KOs) of Liverpool, New York, will look for his fourth consecutive victory when he takes on Larry Fryers (11-5-1, 4 KOs) of Yonkers, New York, via Clones, Ireland, in a six-round junior welterweight bout.
Devin Gantt (1-0, 1 KO) of Sicklerville, New Jersey, will see action in a four-round featherweight bout.
Other bouts will pit Tariq Green against Everlon Still (2-2, 1 KO) in a four-round super middleweight contest; Carlos Marrero fighting Tyree Arnold (1-4) in a four-round junior welterweight fight; Shane Slocumb making his pro debut in a heavyweight fight against Johnathan Wiles (0-1); and James White making his pro debut against Keynan Williams (0-2) in a battle of light heavyweights. ••
Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 3
The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame’s 2022 Class will be inducted on Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel, 9th Street and Packer Avenue. Inductees will be the Blue Horizon, the 1983 NBA-champion 76ers, Adele Boyd, Art McNally, Charles T. Cooper, David Akers, Ed Bolden, Fredia Gibbs, Howard Eskin, Jimmy Rollins, Keith Allen, Nikki Franke, Phil Martelli, Ray Kelly, Reds Bagnell, Rollie Massimino and Susan Francia. For more information, visit https://www.philadelphiasportshalloffame.org/. ••
Shabbat dinner at CSS
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a traditional Shabbat dinner on Friday, Oct. 28. Candle lighting is at 5:45 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:20, Shabbat services at 7:45, followed by a festive Oneg. The cost is $25 per person. RSVP at 215-677-1600. Mail your payment payable to CSS to the above address. ••
Author at Shaare Shamayim
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will welcome author Andrew Kane to discuss his book Joshua: A Brooklyn Tale, on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. There will be a dessert buffet served. The cost is $36. Send your checks payable to CSS to 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Call 215-677-1600. ••
Flea market at St. Dom’s
St Dominic’s Catholic Daughters will hold their flea market on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave. There will be vendors, a homemade cake sale and raffles. ••
Train show on Nov. 6
The Train Collectors Association Atlantic Division will hold its Thanksgiving Train Show and Sale on Sunday, Nov. 6, 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. Visit www.ADTCA.com or call Bob at 610-872-3309. ••
Learn Mah Jong, Canasta
Active adults can take part in Mah Jong and Canasta lessons at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., beginning on Friday, Nov. 4. Mah Jong sessions will be conducted from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 4, 11 and 18 and Dec. 2, while Canasta lessons will be held on the same dates from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Each session will cost $60 per person. Payment and registration must be received at the senior center’s front desk prior to starting class. Contact Shelley Geltzer at 215-698-7300, Ext. 129 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Financial program for seniors
Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host Financial Practices for Seniors on Friday, Nov. 4, from 2-3 p.m. Call 215-685-0501. ••
Designer Bag Bingo
St. Hubert Alumnae Association is holding Designer Bag Bingo on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1-4 PM, in the school cafeteria, 7320 Torresdale Ave. Tickets cost $35 per person and include 15 rounds of bingo and door prizes. A designer bag will be given to the winner of each round. Must be at least 18 to attend. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Email SHAABingo1941@gmail.com for tickets and more information. ••
Celebrate El anniversary
The Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox St., will host Centennial of the Opening of the Frankford El on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Railroad historian and author Harry Garforth will speak in honor of this milestone event. Copies of his new book, Frankford’s Elevated Railway and Its Predecessors, will be available for purchase. ••
Shabbat dinner for veterans
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a Shabbat dinner honoring veterans on Friday, Nov. 11. Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. Shabbat services will start at 7:45 p.m., followed by a festive Oneg. The cost is $25 per person. All veterans are encouraged to wear their military caps. To make a reservation, call 215-677-1600. ••
Support Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is organizing an event at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, 4268 Richmond St., on Saturday, Dec. 17, at noon.
The group will place fresh, decorated balsam wreaths on every grave and memorial.
Wreaths may be sponsored for $15 apiece at WreathsAcrossAmerica.org/pages/164416. The location ID is PAMHRC. The group ID is PA0529P. The deadline is Nov. 21. Checks can be mailed to Wreaths Across America, P.O. Box 249, Columbia Falls, ME 04623.
For more information, call Gary Roman at 215-749-0756. ••
Support Holocaust museum
The Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center will hold its 61st annual anniversary gala dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6-10 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 2400 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose. The honorees will be Jacqueline Cherepinsky and Dr. Adam G. Denish. For reservations, email email@example.com or call 215-464-4701. To support the museum or participate in the online auction, visit hamec.org. ••
Gift wrapping for charity
Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Board of Associates of Fox Chase Cancer Center, is running its holiday gift wrapping at Willow Grove Park, 2500 W. Moreland Road, Willow Grove, from Friday, Nov. 25, through Saturday, Dec. 24. Profits support patient care and medical research at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••
Donate to food drive
American Heritage Credit Union invites the community to help this year’s Spirit of Giving Food Drive. All nonperishable food donations will be distributed to various food pantries and food banks throughout the community this holiday season. The donations will be collected through Nov. 26 at all American Heritage branch locations. ••
Take part in Thanksgiving parade
The 45th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade will take place on Sunday, Nov. 20, from noon to 3 p.m. The community is invited to enter homemade floats, banners or vehicles, and organizations are encouraged to march. Volunteer banner carriers will receive six hours of community service. Apply by Nov. 6 (or Oct. 28 for new banners) at thanksgivingparade.org. Donations can be made on PayPal via thanksgivingparade or on Venmo at Mhthanksgivingparade. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
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). ••
The Hooters are back
Joe Hand Promotions has announced the Take 2 40th anniversary tour of the Hooters. The band will play on Nov. 4-5 at 8 p.m. at the Keswick Theatre. For tickets, call 800-557-4263 or visit JoeHandPromotions.com. ••
Visit model railroad club
Chelten Hills Model Railroad Club, 8010 Old York Road in Elkins Park, will be hosting open houses from noon to 4 p.m. on the following Saturdays and Sundays: Nov. 19-20, Dec. 10-11, Jan. 7-8 and Feb. 4-5. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. Visit www.cheltenhillsmrr.org or Facebook. ••
Free pet adoption Nov. 5
Cosmetics company Doll 10 Beauty is partnering with Women’s Animal Center, 3839 Richlieu Road in Bensalem, for a free pet adoption event on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will feature family activities, food and refreshments.
All adoption fees will be fully covered by Doll 10 Beauty. All event-day adoptions include spaying or neutering, vaccinations, microchip, flea/tick treatment, free and discounted veterinary services and adoption gift bags.
Adoption applications and information on some of the currently adoptable dogs, cats and small domestic animals can be accessed at www.womensanimalcenter.org. ••
Cruise the Mediterranean
Norwegian Cruise Line will host a Mediterranean cruise from Rome to Venice on Oct. 10-19, 2023. The trip is all inclusive with round-trip airfare, a beverage package, all meals, three specialty dinners, taxes, transfers and all gratuities. The cost for a balcony sea view cabin is $3,511 per person. For more information, contact Fillmore Travel’s Kevin Fries at 215-498-8294 or email@example.com. ••
Free legends concert
The Philip Spector Memorial Fund will sponsor the Jukebox Legends concert at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Call 215-698-7300. ••
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. ••
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. ••
Drivers refresher course
The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host an AARP Drivers 2 Day Refresher Course on Monday, Nov. 7, and Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are no tests to pass, and most insurance companies provide a discount for completing the course. The cost is $20 for AARP members, or $25 for non-AARP members. There will be a small break for lunch. A dairy lunch is permitted. Call 215-677-1600. ••
Book club to meet on Zoom
The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a Zoom session on Monday, Nov. 7, 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. ••
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting a membership appreciation meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. A dessert buffet will be served, and activities are planned for the evening. For further information, call the synagogue office at 215-677-1600. ••
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host its annual Sisterhood Shabbat on Friday, Nov. 18, at 7:45 p.m., assisted by Rabbi Sandy Berliner and cantor Bernard Walters. An Oneg will follow services. Call 215-677-1600. ••
New top doc at Temple Women’s Hospital
Dr. Jack Ludmir has been appointed Chief Physician Executive of the new Temple Women’s Hospital campus, 1331 E. Wyoming Ave., in the former home of Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
In his new role, he will work with Dr. Enrique Hernandez to plan and oversee clinical services provided by the clinical teams at Temple Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Ludmir earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine, after which he completed his Obstetrics & Gynecology residency and Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
At the national level, Ludmir served as chairman of the Maternal Child Health Council for the American Hospital Association. As the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists liaison for Latin America, he worked in several countries to improve maternal healthcare and reduce maternal mortality with an emphasis on cultural competence, dignity, and respect. As a maternal fetal medicine specialist, Ludmir’s research interests focus on prematurity prevention and management of preeclampsia/eclampsia, both of which are common complications in obstetrics and responsible for significant maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. ••
Walk to end Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s — Philadelphia is taking place on Nov. 12 at Citizens Bank Park. More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease — a leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In the tri-state area alone, there are more than 489,000 people living with the disease and 809,000 caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s walk, visit act.alz.org/philadelphia. ••
Be a business mentor
The Philadelphia chapter of SCORE, a nonprofit partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the city Department of Commerce, is seeking volunteer mentors.
“We have plenty of opportunities to serve our clients,” said co-chairman Jack Musgrove said. “It’s gratifying for our mentors to help them.”
SCORE’s focus is “Counselors to America’s Small Business.”
Most mentoring and workshops are held virtually and can take place almost anywhere with internet access.
If interested in becoming a Philadelphia SCORE mentor, go to https://philadelphia.score.org/volunteer or call 215-231-9880. ••
FCCC prof named a fellow
Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Dr. Andrea Porpiglia, assistant professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology, was recently inducted as a fellow into the Philadelphia Academy of Surgery.
Founded in 1879, the academy is the oldest continuously meeting surgical society in the United States. Its aim is to improve the practice of surgery, promote public health, and to help elevate the medical profession.
“It is an honor to be inducted into this prestigious academy, which is one of the oldest surgical societies. The academy has a long history of members who are leaders in Philadelphia and it is a privilege to be a part of this historic group,” Porpiglia said.
In order to become a fellow of the academy, a candidate must be a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy who has graduated from a reputable school of medicine or osteopathy. They must also be either board certified in a surgical specialty by an American board of medical specialties or a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, they must be nominated by an existing fellow in good standing and supported by another fellow before receiving approval from the council and being presented to the academy for election.
After completing her residency at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Porpiglia trained as a surgical oncology fellow at Fox Chase in 2013. She then worked in private practice in the Philadelphia area for five years. She returned to Fox Chase as an instructor and surgeon in 2020.
Porpiglia’s focus is on soft tissue cancers, including gastrointestinal stromal tumors, sarcomas, breast, melanoma and skin cancers. Other specialties include neuroendocrine tumors, colorectal and stomach cancer. ••
Brunch and music
The Chaverim of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a brunch and musical program featuring keyboard soloist Jeff Dershin on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. The cost is $20. RSVP must be received by Nov. 10. Make your checks payable to CSS and send to the above address. Call the synagogue office at 215-677-1600 for more details and to make a reservation. ••