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Fatima holy hour for world peace

The World Apostolate of Fatima is sponsoring a Fatima Holy Hour for World Peace on Friday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, 2000 Shelmire Ave. All are welcome to participate in the devotions to Our Lady of Fatima.  Devotions include procession with Fatima statue, rosary and benediction. ••

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Trip to Sight & Sound

St. James, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street, is holding a trip to Sight & Sound, a theater in Lancaster County, on Oct. 23 for the 11 a.m. show of Daniel. For more information, call 215-743-1828. ••

Military author events

There will be three upcoming book discussions and signings by military historian John Siegfried and Gold Star father Charles Strange.

Siegfried wrote No Greater Love, a report on the heroic actions of Philadelphia Medal of Honor awardee Michael Crescenz during the Vietnam War, and The New Agent Orange, which compares dioxin exposure in Vietnam to Gulf War syndromes and sicknesses.

Strange wrote Relentless, a report on his pursuit of answers and the truth surrounding the death of his son, Michael, and 30 other SEAL Team 6 members in Afghanistan in 2011. 

The events are free and open to the public. The schedule is July 18, 6 p.m., at Crescenz VFW, 6850 Martins Mill Road; July 20, 1 p.m., at Cheltenham American Legion, 8035 Jenkintown Road, Cheltenham; and July 21, 1 p.m., at VFW Post 8051, 828 S. Front St.

All events are free and open to the public. ••

Community safety event

State Rep. Jared Solomon will hold a community safety day on Thursday, July 11, at 4 p.m. at Roosevelt Recreation Center, 6455 Walker St. Solomon and officials from government organizations will discuss emergency preparedness. Representatives from city and state agencies will provide information. ••

Government open house

Northeast elected officials and the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce will present a government open house on Wednesday, July 10, at 5:30 p.m., at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. In attendance will be elected officials and representatives of city, state and federal agencies. There will be light refreshments. ••

Tumor support group

Fox Chase Cancer Center will sponsor a meeting of a Neuroendocrine Tumor Support Group on July 17, from 4-5 p.m. The group is for people diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumors who are receiving treatment. In the group, led by Fox Chase social workers, people can share their personal experiences, ways of coping and helpful resources. Interested patients can email Anjali Albanese at Anjali.Albanese@fccc.edu or Mark Itzen at Mark.Itzen@fccc.edu for a link to participate. ••

Activities at NE Regional

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host Edible Alphabet: Learn English through Cooking on Fridays, July 12 and 19 and Aug. 2, at 10:30 a.m. Adult English language learners are invited to this free class, held in the basement meeting room. To sign up, call 215-685-0522 or email kitchen@freelibrary.org.

The library will hold an English conversation group for intermediate/advanced English-speaking adults on Mondays, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Aug. 12.

The library will show movies on Mondays, July 22 and Aug. 5, at 4 p.m. ••

Far NE business meeting

The newly formed Far Northeast Small Business Association will meet on Thursday, July 11, at 6 p.m. at Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub, 9241 Roosevelt Blvd. The guest speaker will be state Sen. Jimmy Dillon. Small business owners are encouraged to attend. RSVP at fnesba.org/events. ••

Kid crafts and storytime

Katharine Drexel Library, 11099 Knights Road, will host a Craft of the Week on Tuesdays, July 16, 23 and 30 and Aug. 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. Children in K-5 and preschoolers with an accompanying adult are welcome.

The library will host Preschool Storytime on Thursdays, July 11 and 25 and Aug. 1 and 8 at 10:30 a.m. There will be stories, songs and fingerplays for children 3-5, accompanied by an adult.

Call 215-685-9383. ••

Book club at Bustleton Library

Bustleton Library, 10199 Bustleton Ave., will hold a Book Club discussion on Thursday, July 11, at 11 a.m. The book will be The Dry by Jane Harper. It’s an atmospheric mystery about a small town hiding big secrets. Reading the book beforehand is encouraged but not necessary. Copies of the book to borrow will be available at the branch. Call 215-685-0472. ••

Events at Ryerss

Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave., in Burholme Park, will host the following programs: Friday, July 12 (1-3 p.m., Fibercraft Friends); Saturday, July 13 (10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Storytime: Pets, pets invited); Friday, July 19 (1-3 p.m., Book Club); Friday, July 26 (1-3 p.m., Fibercraft Friends); Saturday, July 27 (10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Storytime: Waterplay, bring your swimsuit).

Call 215-685-0599. ••

Rummage sale

Prince of Peace Church, 6001 Colgate St., is having a Christmas in July and rummage sale featuring new and slightly used clothes, toys and household items on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be $5-a-bag tables (bags will be supplied), hot dogs and drinks. The room will be air conditioned. All are welcome. ••

Bingo at Oxley

William D. Oxley Post 133 Auxiliary will present bingo on Sunday, July 14, at 3 p.m. at 4637 Decatur St. (entrance on Torresdale Avenue). Bring your own daubers or buy them there. There will be a cash bar, and guests are welcome to bring snacks. The cost is $20. ••

Free vacation Bible school

Third Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3024 Byberry Road, will host The Jungle Journey, a free vacation Bible school, from July 15-19, 9 a.m. to noon. Kids ages 4 through just completed sixth grade are welcome. There will be a picnic after closing exercises on July 19. Register when you arrive or go to the website or Facebook page to register ahead of time. ••

Summer music camp

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, will hold Find Your Song: An Exploration of Storytelling and Music-Making for Children from July 15-19. The camp is for children ages 6-12 and is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $125 for the week, or $27 per day. Call 215-934-6206. ••

Donate school supplies

The 8th Police District Advisory Council and Sock for the Streets are organizing a back-to-school fundraiser. School supplies and monetary donations are being collected through July 15. Donations can be sent to Socks for the Streets, 2841 Norcom Court, Philadelphia, PA 19154. For more information, contact Jennifer Malazita at 215-939-2569 or 8thdistpdac@gmail.com. ••

Outdoor yoga class

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, will host a gentle outdoor yoga class on Friday, July 12, from 6-8 p.m. The class is appropriate for all levels. The cost is $25. Call 215-934-6206. ••

Program on architect

Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, will host Preserving Minerva: (Re)Discovering the Work of Architect Minerva Parker Nichols, on Saturday, July 13, from 2-5 p.m. There will be a tour through the main house, which Nichols designed. The cost is $30. Call 215-934-6206. ••

Vacation Bible School

Memorial Presbyterian Church of Fox Chase, 7902 Oxford Ave., is hosting a free Vacation Bible School called “Camp Firelight.” The program will run from July 29 through Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. All children ages 4 to sixth grade are welcome to join. Register at myvbs.org/mpcfc or call 215-745-2844. ••

Holy Inn traveling to A.C.

Holy Innocents is sponsoring a casino trip on Thursday, Aug. 15. A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m., with an option to attend the Wedding of the Sea festival at Hard Rock Casino Arena. There will be a Mass at noon, followed by a procession to the sea at 1:15 p.m. and a $10 slot package at Resorts Casino. The bus will depart Resorts at 5 p.m. The cost is $40, due by Aug. 1. To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. ••

Upcoming operas

Amici Opera Company will present Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman on Saturday, July 13, at 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, 1128 Cottman Ave.

Amici will offer two productions of Verdi’s Atilla. The first show is Sunday, July 14, at 2:30 p.m. at Dock Woods, 275 Dock Drive, Lansdale. Next is Saturday, July 27, at 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer.

Amici will present Bizet’s Carmen on Saturday, July 20, at 4 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer.

Schumann’s Genoveva will be performed on Sunday, July 21, at 3 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer.

Call 215-224-0257 or visit the Amici Opera Company page on Facebook. ••

Farmers market open

The Food Trust holds a weekly farmers market at Castor Avenue and Hellerman Street. The market, featuring fresh fruits and vegetables, is open Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through October and will include cooking demonstrations. ••

Programs at NE Regional

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., offers the following recurring programs:

• Mixed Level English Class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-4 p.m. Call 215-685-0522.

• PA CareerLink® Job Search Assistance, Wednesdays, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Call 833-750-5627.

• Chess Club for Adults & Teens, Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m.

• One-on-One Basic Computer Help Appointments, Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 215-685-0525.

• Thursday Computer Help: Various Subjects, Thursdays, 1-2 p.m.

• Gadget Help, Mondays and Wednesdays upon request. Call 215-685-0525.

• Computer Skills for Beginners, Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m. Register at 215-474-1235. ••

Pennypack Music Festival

The Pennypack Music Festival will take place on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. The schedule is July 10 (Angry Young Band, tribute to Billy Joel), July 17 (Irish Night, Ed Kelly’s birthday celebration, Jamison and Bogside Rogues), July 24 (Black Dog, tribute to Led Zeppelin), July 31 (Starman, tribute to David Bowie), Aug. 7 (Kick it Out, tribute to Heart), Aug. 14 (Pure Petty, tribute to Tom Petty) and Aug. 21 (Romeo Delight, tribute to Van Halen). ••

Third Thursdays in Mayfair

The Mayfair Business Improvement District will hold Third Thursday Night Markets from 6-9 p.m. at Frankford and Cottman avenues. The events will feature vendors, food trucks, drinks and live music. The schedule is July 18 (The Great Scott Band), Aug. 15 (Philly Heart & Soul) and Sept. 19 (Jumper). ••

Third Thursdays at Glen Foerd

Third Thursdays at Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., are back, continuing July 18, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a happy hour, live music, food and beverages, children’s activities and art. The public is invited to bring a blanket or chairs, enjoy lawn games, roam Glen Foerd’s grounds and explore its Gilded Age mansion, which will be open for free self-guided tours. Donations are appreciated but not required, and attendees are asked to register in advance by visiting www.glenfoerd.org/events. There will also be a Third Thursday event on Aug. 15. For more information, call 215-632-5330. ••

Watch a movie, learn about scouting

All Saints’ Church Torresdale, 9601 Frankford Ave., will host a community outdoor movie night on Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m. All are invited for a free screening of Kung Fu Panda 4 in the field behind the church. Scouts will be selling hot dogs, popcorn and drinks and providing information on scouting opportunities for kids of all ages. ••

Sign up for basketball camp

The 18th annual Jaguar Summer Basketball Camp will take place in the air-conditioned Marian Center at St. Ephrem, in Bensalem, from July 22-26.

The camp is for boys and girls in kindergarten through 12th grade, and will include fundamentals and competition.

The cost is $150 and includes a free basketball and T-shirt. Campers must bring their own lunch.

The camp is under the direction of former college coach Dan Williams.

For a brochure or questions, email WilliamsD@LSCHS.org. ••

Shapiro signs Gallagher’s acupuncture bill

State Rep. Pat Gallagher is pleased that Gov. Josh Shapiro signed his legislation to update the Acupuncture Licensure Act into law.

“I applaud Gov. Shapiro for signing this necessary piece of legislation into law,” Gallagher said. “As we see the practice of acupuncture continue to grow and more Pennsylvanians receive acupuncture treatment, it’s important that the people providing it are up to date on the latest guidelines and protocols so that patients can receive quality treatment from well-trained providers.”

The update to current law will require licensed acupuncturists to complete 30 hours of approved continuing education every two years. If an acupuncturist is also a physician, only nine hours will be required as part of the physician’s continuing education.

The law also will let acupuncturists from other states attend continuing education courses in Pennsylvania, helping programs based here to thrive. ••

Program on presidents

The educations of United States presidents from Washington to Biden will be the theme for an adult learning program to be held at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., on Monday, July 22, at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to join with members. Cost for the program is $6 per person, which may be made at the front desk at KleinLife or by mail at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116. Contact Mariya Keselman-Mekler at 215-698-7300, Ext. 185 or mkeselman@kleinlife.org. ••

Learn about life at sea

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will present Museum of the American Revolution:  Life at Sea! on July 23, at 3 p.m. Learn about life on a privateer ship, including what, as a sailor, you might have eaten, what your job might have been, and how you would have passed the time. A program for kids up to 11 years. ••

Book club at Holmesburg Library

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., hosts a book club every other Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The next meeting is July 23. The club takes part in lively discussions of some great books. For more information on how you can join and what book members are reading, email or call the Adult/Teen librarian at kochd@freelibrary.org or 215-685-8756. ••

Learn about Revolutionary War

Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will present Museum of the American Revolution: Within These Walls, on July 30, at 3 p.m. Join George Washington’s Honor Guard and learn about life on campaign, and become a historian as you discover life in and around Washington’s War Tent. A program for kids up to 11 years. ••

PPH program on AM radio

The Philadelphia Protestant Home, 6401 Martins Mill Road, will host a program on AM radio of the 1960s and ‘70s on Wednesday, July 31, at 7 p.m., in its social hall. ••

Community event in Rhawnhurst

The Rhawnhurst Civic Association will hold a free community appreciation event on Aug. 10 (rain date Aug. 17), from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Pelbano Playground, Bustleton and Solly avenues. There will be a bounce castle, DJ, children’s games, refreshments and face painter. ••

Attend community resource fair

Socks for the Streets and the 8th Police District Advisory Council will hold a community resource fair on Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Christ the King School, 3205 Chesterfield Road. To register a table, call 215-939-2569 or email 8thDistPDAC@gmail.com or SocksForTheStreets@gmail.com. ••

Support for Parkinson’s

Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus hosts a Parkinson’s Disease Support Group on the second Wednesday of every other month. The meetings will take place from 5-6 p.m. at the Cheltenham Friends Meetinghouse, 7604 Central Ave. The group is led by nurse practitioner June Ro and attended by guest speakers, patients and caregivers.

The guest speakers are Dr. Nancy Minniti, a neuropsychologist (Aug. 14); Dr. Molly Cincotta, a neurologist (Oct. 9); and social worker Luisa Enriquez (Dec. 11).

To register, contact June Ro at 215-707-2619 or Jungyoon.Ro@tuhs.temple.edu. ••

Millbrook Civic to meet

Millbrook Civic Association will meet on Sept. 24, at 7 p.m., at the Calvary Athletic Association clubhouse, 4330 Deerpath Lane. Future meetings will be on Oct. 29 and Nov. 26. For more information, email millbrookcivic@verizon.net ••

2 upcoming trips

The Maternity BVM Seniors Group has two upcoming trips.

There is a trip to the Smoky Mountain Show (Dollywood) from Oct. 7-12. For more information, call 215-964-7125.

The group will travel to Lancaster on Thursday, Dec. 12, for a luncheon and the show Joy to the World at the American Music Theatre. For information, call 215-338-9141. ••

Farm stand at Jeanes

The Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus Farm Stand will be open for the 12th season on Thursdays, through the end of October, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cash only. The stand is located next to parking lot C of the Jeanes and Fox Chase Cancer Center campuses. Email rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu or call 215-728-2131. ••

Sunday flea market returns

A flea market will take place every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through November at Liberty Plaza, 90 Franklin Mills Blvd. (near Knights Road). The cost for vendors is $30 per parking space. For more information, call 215-625-FLEA (3532) or visit PhilaFleaMarkets.org. ••

Entertainment at Parx

Parx Casino is offering the following upcoming entertainment:

July 13: Clay Walker; July 19: Debbie Gibson; July 26: Kameron Marlowe; Aug. 3: Tyler Henry, The Hollywood Medium; Aug. 23: The Marshall Tucker Band; Sept. 7: Australian Pink Floyd; Sept. 21: Dustin Lynch; Oct. 4: Heather McDonald; Oct. 18: Straight No Chaser; Oct. 19: Giggly Squad Live; Oct. 25: Michael Blaustein; Nov. 9: Air Supply; Nov. 21: Aaron Lewis; Nov. 23: Steve Trevino; Dec. 7: Kathleen Madigan ••

Bingo at Cannstatter’s

Bingo is played every Thursday at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30. Call 215-322-0121. ••

Bingo at Loudenslager

Corp. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366, 7976 Oxford Ave., is offering community bingo every second and fourth Friday evenings. Doors open at 6 p.m. There are dollar hot dogs and free popcorn and refreshments. ••

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. Call Commander Israel Wolmark at 215-725-0630 if you would like to join the post. ••

Trip to Northern Europe

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is presenting a Northern Europe: Iceland, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium and London cruise, July 25 to Aug. 4, aboard the new “Norwegian Prima.” Rates per person are $6,261 and $6,495, which include roundtrip airfare from Philadelphia. Deposit of $350 per person double occupancy is required when booking. Call 215-788-9408. ••

Ukrainian Folk Festival in August

The Ukrainian Folk Festival will take place on Sunday, Aug. 25, from noon to 8 p.m., at the Ukrainian American Sport Center — Tryzub, County Line and Lower State roads, Horsham.

There will be Ukrainian folk art, music, dance, crafts and historical reenactments, a variety of food and refreshments and a vendors grove. Admission is $15, and a portion will be donated to relief of war victims in Ukraine. Kids under 15 will be admitted free. Parking is free. Call 267-664-3857, email info@tryzub.org or visit www.tryzub.org. ••

Book club to meet on Zoom 

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a Zoom session on Monday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. The book is The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristen Harmel. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Book club meeting in Sept. 

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a Zoom session on Monday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. The book is Horse by Geraldine Brooks. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Book club to meet in Oct.

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be holding a Zoom session on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. The book is Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Book club meeting 

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will hold a Zoom session on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. The book is Blake Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Book club to meet in Dec.

The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will host a Zoom session on Monday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. The book is The Bird Hotel by Joyce Maynard. For further information, or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••

Trip to New York

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a bus trip on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to the Tenement Museum in New York, with lunch and free time in Manhattan’s Little Italy.  The all-inclusive cost is $175. For a flyer and reservation form, call 215-788-9043. Reservations close on Aug. 30. ••

Party for West Catholic girls class of ‘69

West Catholic Girls Class of 1969 will have its 55th anniversary party on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Anthony’s Ristorante, 865 W. Springfield Road, Springfield. The cost for the luncheon is $65. Call Hannah at 610-764-3249. ••

Events at Women’s Animal Center

Women’s Animal Center, 3839 Richlieu Road in Bensalem, will be hosting two Mini Paws Club programs for children ages 7-12. During each Mini Paws Club session, children will participate in a lesson on the day’s topic, games, hands-on crafts, a tour of the center, enrichment activities for the animals and meet and greets with animals.

The dates and topics are:

• Thursday, July 25: Art with Animals – Draw animals from real life by visiting and sketching adoptable shelter pets, set up simple art projects for animals to do, and learn about how making art can be enriching for animals

• Thursday, Aug. 15: Understanding Animals – Learn about animal behavior and body language, and when and how to approach an animal.

For more information or to register, go to

https://www.womensanimalcenter.org/our-community-programs/mini-paws-club or email  education@womensanimalcenter.org ••

Cantor Don Samuels retiring

The public is invited to attend a retirement brunch party for Cantor Don Samuels on Sunday, July 28, at 11:30 a.m. at Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road. The cost is $42 per person, which includes a two-line congratulatory message in a memory book. Mail a check for $42 per person payable to Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, and include the two-line greeting  Call 215-677-1600. ••

Zoom bingo

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is hosting a virtual bingo on Zoom on Mondays, Aug. 12 and 19, starting at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $36 per person and includes two cards, for eight games of bingo each night. There will also be a 50/50. Payment can be sent to the synagogue’s new office, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027, Attn: Bingo. Payment must be received no later than Aug. 5, and you must include your email address. A link will be emailed before the first bingo night. Call 215-677-1600 and ask for Gerry or Nancy. ••

Funding for first responders

The state House of Representatives passed legislation introduced by Rep. Jared Solomon, chair of the Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, that would reauthorize and bolster funding for the state’s Fire Company and EMS Grant Programs. Solomon said his legislation (H.B. 2407) aligns with Gov. Josh Shapiro’s call for an additional $30 million for the programs in his 2024-25 budget proposal, which would double the current funding. House Bill 2407 now moves to the Senate for consideration.

“Our first responders save lives in all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties,” Solomon said. “They are invaluable to our communities, and we need to do all we can to support them while they provide lifesaving services to Pennsylvanians.” ••

Neilson applauds street racing bill passage

State Rep. Ed Neilson, chair of the House Transportation Committee, celebrated the passage of legislation (H.B. 2266) that would enhance penalties for street racing.

“My biggest priority as majority chair of the Transportation Committee has always been to promote safety on Pennsylvania roads; from drivers to pedestrians, everyone deserves to travel around our beautiful city without fear for their health and safety.” Neilson said. “I was happy to work with state Rep. Kathleen Tomlinson to ensure that House Bill 2266 had bipartisan support to ensure its passage.”

The bill passed, 177-25, with the votes against it coming from Democrats.

Neilson said the legislation was motivated by an incident in which two Pennsylvania state troopers were hit by a vehicle that was participating in a street race and where the driver was ultimately shot by police.

Neilson said the bill is an important step toward mitigating quality-of-life crime and safety concerns, which law enforcement and Philadelphians have expressed a need for.

The legislation would increase the fine from $250 up to $2,000 per violation. On the second violation, the driver’s vehicle will be taken away to stop them from using it in future street races.

The bill moves to the Senate for consideration. ••

St. Dom’s anniversary Mass

St. Dominic Church, 8504 Frankford Ave., will celebrate its 175th anniversary Mass on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 4:30 p.m. Archbishop Nelson Perez will celebrate the Mass. A dinner reception will follow at Cannstatter’s. Tickets cost $50. Call the rectory at 215-624-5502. ••

Top radiology services available

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic announced the launch of a partnership with Mid Atlantic Radiology Consultants, a newly formed radiology practice that offers on-site, academic-level radiology services across the spectrum of subspecialty care. Mid Atlantic Radiology Consultants now serves as the exclusive diagnostic imaging provider across all Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic hospitals and locations.

“This is a first for our region,” said Jim Woodward, president and CEO of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic. “A direct partnership between a health system and independent radiology physicians hasn’t been done before at another health system in the greater Philadelphia area.”

Mid Atlantic Radiology Consultants was formed by radiologists from Mercy Diagnostic Imaging, who previously served as diagnostic imaging providers at Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, along with the addition of radiology professionals from the Radiology Group of Abington and other independent radiologists in the region.

“These highly skilled, specialty trained physicians represent the best radiology professions that our region has to offer, and our patients will benefit immensely from having all subspecialty care available on-site throughout our entire system,” Woodward said. “Importantly, this new partnership brings radiology services back to the bedside, reversing a growing trend in the healthcare industry to outsource these types of services to large-scale radiology corporations, whose physicians often never set foot in the hospitals where they operate.”

In addition to employing practicing radiology professionals, Mid Atlantic Radiology Consultants is developing the radiologists of the future. With an academic residency program that offers training in all areas of subspecialty care, Mid Atlantic Radiology Consultants is positioned to train and retain the next generation of radiologists, as the number of radiology vacancies in the region continue to outpace the number of radiology graduates.

“You won’t find this level of dedication to radiology services anywhere else in the region,” said Dr. Oleg Teytelboym, a board-certified radiologist and chair of the Department of Radiology at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, who now serves as the president of Mid Atlantic Radiology Consultants. “From standard services to neurologic, oncologic, cardiac and other subspecialty care, Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic patients now have the most broad, highest level of radiology services available in the region.”To learn more about radiology services at Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, visit https://www.trinityhealthma.org/find-a-service-or-specialty/imaging-and-radiology/. ••

New doctor at Fox Chase Urologic Institute

Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Dr. J. Ryan Mark as an Associate Professor in the Department of Urology and the Fox Chase – Temple Urologic Institute.

Mark, who started July 1, is joining Fox Chase from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he served most recently as the Vice Chair of Clinical Research and the Clinical Director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Biorepository. From 2016 through 2022, he was the Director of the Department of Urology Clinical Trials. He was also an Assistant Professor of Urology at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Mark to our nationally ranked department of urology. His arrival strengthens our position as a rapidly expanding leader in the management of both urologic malignancies and advanced urologic diseases,” said Dr. Alexander Kutikov, chairman of the Department of Urology.

Mark earned his medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He then completed an internship and residency in general surgery, as well as a residency in urologic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He then completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at the Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute.

He has been instrumental in organizing numerous scientific meetings, delivered a multitude of invited lectures, authored seven book chapters and has over 60 publications, abstracts and presentations to his credit. He has also been the principal investigator or co-investigator on nearly 40 clinical trials in urologic oncology.

“Dr. Mark brings exceptional experience and expertise in all modalities of urologic oncologic surgery, including advanced robotics, open surgical techniques and advanced office procedures such as transperineal prostate biopsies,” Kutikov said. “His status as a key opinion leader in urologic oncology and his leadership in clinical trials and research will significantly enhance the Fox Chase – Temple Urologic Institute and further extend its reach.”

Mark is a member of the American Urological Association, the American College of Surgeons, the Endourological Society and the European Association of Urology as well as the Philadelphia Urological Society and the Philadelphia County Medical Society. ••

New art exhibit at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., announced a new art exhibit in the library bookcases of its historic main house, on view throughout the month of July. Home Waters at Glen Foerd features wearable sculptures by jewelry artist Barb Baur. 

Baur, a professor at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and program manager of Mural Arts Tacony LAB Community Art Center, is exhibiting her work in the first-floor library of the mansion. The exhibit, which opened June 30, runs until July 31. Visitors can enjoy the artwork during Glen Foerd’s regular open hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

On July 13, at 1 p.m., Baur will give a free, public artist talk for which advance registration is appreciated. Additional works will be on display, and open hours will be extended until 3 p.m. The artist will share information about the unique design process, which often incorporates 3D printing and hand dyeing, alongside traditional jewelry-making techniques. Register by calling 215-632-5330.

Also on July 13, at 11 a.m., just before her artist talk, Baur will lead a free jewelry-making workshop, Recycled Ripples Jewelry, presented by Tacony LAB in the dining room of Glen Foerd’s main house. Participants should register for the workshop by calling 215-632-5330. Baur’s company, Fair Winds Jewelry, produces and sells a number of pieces of jewelry with nautical themes. https://fairwindsjewelry.com

Baur’s number is 215-301-3336. ••

Hero Thrill Show in Sept. 21

The 69th annual Hero Thrill Show will take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon to 5 p.m., at the Wells Fargo Center.

Tickets are $15 for individuals and $35 for a family (up to five).

Proceeds pay for the college tuition of Philadelphia police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

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



Archbishop Ryan Summer Social. Seaport Pier, North Wildwood. Saturday, July 27. 2-7 p.m. DJ Bobby Sacco, buffet, drink specials. $30 in advance. $40 at the door. ARHS.me/SummerSocial

Archbishop Ryan Class of 1984. 40th reunion. Friday, Nov. 22. Southampton Room, 2980 Southampton Road. 7-11 p.m. https://www.arhs.me/class84reunion.

Archbishop Ryan Class of 1999. 25th reunion. Saturday, Nov. 30. FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road. 7-11 p.m. $75. Open bar, buffet, DJ. www.arhs.me/class99reunion.

Father Judge/St. Hubert Party at the Pier. Saturday, Aug. 3. 3-7 p.m. Seaport Pier, North Wildwood.

Germantown Class of 1974. 50th reunion. Oct. 26. The Alloy/Doubletree Hotel, King of Prussia. germantownhigh74@gmail.com

North Catholic Classes of 1963, ’64, ’65. Sunday, Sept. 22. Painters Union Hall, 2980 Southampton Road. 4-8 p.m. $85. Buffet dinner, open bar, DJ, gifts. NorthCatholicAlumni.org/reunion. Tom Morgan (’64): 609-352-7945 or morgantom7@comcast.net. Jim Cirillo (’64): 215-669-1663 or James.cirillo@temple.edu.

Roman/Hallahan Day at the Bay. Saturday, Aug. 10. 2-7 p.m. Seaport Pier, North Wildwood, New Jersey. $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Beer specials, food, music. Must be 21 to attend. RomanCatholicHS.com/DayAtTheBay

St. Joseph’s Prep Classes of 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2019. Saturday, Sept. 28. 4:30 p.m. 215-978-1013.

St. Joseph’s Prep All classes. Aug. 1. Icona, 7849 Dune Drive, Avalon. Patti Killeen: pkilleen@sjprep.org.

St. Joseph’s Prep Class of 1964. 60th reunion. Friday, Sept. 27. 10:30 a.m. Mass, school tour, lunch. $45, includes beer and wine. Spouses/guests welcome. 215-978-1013.

St. Joseph’s Prep Class of 1954. 70th reunion. Friday, Nov. 1. 10 a.m. All Saints Mass, lunch. $35. Spouses/guests welcome. 215-978-1013.

West Catholic Girls Class of 1969. 55th anniversary luncheon party. Sunday, Sept. 29. Anthony’s Ristorante, 865 W. Springfield Road, Springfield. $65. Hannah: 610-764-3249.

Navy Reunions

• Visit HullNumber.com for a listing of reunions. The site is a free service enabling Navy shipmates to renew old friendships. There are currently more than 8,700 Navy ship, submarine and air squadron personnel rosters listed. ••

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