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Painting rocks and spreading smiles

It was raining on the day Morrell Park resident Kailey Walker and her mother Shannon Sperduto went to Bloomsburg University to gather Kailey’s things for the unexpectedly shortened semester. Through the weather, Shannon spotted...

98-year-old recovers from COVID-19, pneumonia

Fox Chase resident Jeannie Connor enjoyed taking care of her grandmother, Rita Crognale, three days a week at Lafayette Redeemer nursing home. So, when Crognale, 98, was taken into Holy Redeemer Hospital for treatment...

Spike’s Trophies becomes COVID-19 call center

After the coronavirus spread, forcing businesses like Spike’s Trophies, 2701 Grant Ave., to temporarily halt operations, president Keith Baldwin was forced to do something he had never done before: lay off someone from his...

The show must go on

One week before the curtain rose for MaST Community Charter School’s production of Wizard of Oz, lines were rehearsed, costumes were flown in and sets were complete. The show they had been practicing for...

Amidst pandemic, 16-year-old receives a birthday parade

It wasn’t the sweet 16th celebration that Hailey Goetz-Cantz expected, but it was still a day she’ll never forget. The Morrell Park teenager didn’t think much would be going on last Saturday after plans for...

Fund helps out-of-work restaurant workers during shutdown

Holme Circle resident Brittany Stone knew that when the coronavirus shut down the city, her sense of financial security was gone. She’s a server at Max Brenner in Center City, and like hundreds of...

St. Hubert’s Dance-a-rama raised $11,000

Students at St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls recently danced for six consecutive hours – and raised more than $11,000 while doing it. The school’s third annual Dance-a-rama was its biggest yet, running from...

Friends of Pennypack Park goes dormant

A clearing in Pennypack Park that often serves as a makeshift party site for drinkers was littered with remnants of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration from over the weekend – beer cans and cases,...

Local ShopRite employees earn spot on cereal box

Normally, to get on a cereal box, you have to be an athlete, celebrity or cartoon character. Patricia Casee and Valerie Condran are none of the above. The longtime ShopRite employees earned their place on...

Frankford design business wins best in show at Flower Show

This year’s show-winning exhibit at the Philadelphia Flower Show may have showcased the beauty of Cinque Terra in Italy, but it started in Northeast Philadelphia and grew to be a globe-spanning effort. Schaffer Designs, based...
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