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Editorial: The ultimate tragedy

Perhaps only his closest friends and loved ones know what led John Slivinski Jr. to apparently take his own life last week, but the Philadelphia Fire Department, Mr. Slivinski’s colleagues in the department and...

Calendar (June 23, 2011)

Friday, June 24EVENTSArts and Crafts Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St. Suitable for ages 5 to 12. Fridays. 7 p.m. $25 per month. 215–685–1242. Also at: Russo Park Playground, 7321 Torresdale Ave. For ages 8...

Trips (June 23, 2011)

MATERNITY BVM SENIORS AND MAKIN’ MEMORIES WITH CAYE Sept. 26 to 29. Wildwood, N.J. $289 (per person, double), includes transportation, accommodations at Aqua Beach Hotel, six meals, entertainment, side trips to Atlantic City, Cape...

Religious Events (June 23, 2011)

All Saints Episcopal Church, Rhawnhurst, 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday school...

Casino Trips (June 23, 2011)

St. Bede’s Young at Heart Club June 27. Caesar’s. $65, includes Bobby Valli show, buffet and $20 slots play. Departure inf.: 215–598–3227.Golden Friends July 6 and Oct. 11. Delaware Park. $50, includes $30 slot...

A new & improved rest stop

The Greenwood Estate at Rush Farm on Friday, June 10.Kevin Cook / for TimesBetty Johnson Ewart was at the Knights of Pythias Greenwood Cemetery two weeks ago, recalling her history with the property at 930 Adams...

Big doings to celebrate 4th of July

The Lawncrest 4th of July celebration will get under way with a parade at 9 a.m., followed by a flag-raising ceremony.The parade will feature string bands, armed service groups, antique cars, community groups, churches,...

Helping hands

The students at Nazareth Academy Grade School go all out to help SEPTA’s annual food drive to benefit Philabundance, the region’s largest hunger-relief organization.The school, at 4701 Grant Ave. in Torresdale, has participated for...

Kiwanis salutes achievers

The Kiwanis Club of Club Phil-Mont presented the Anthony M. Leto Community Service Award to recent St. William Elementary School graduate Joshua Cruz and the Walter Gimbel Scholarship Award to Bishop McDevitt High School...

The student is the teacher

Matt Glasgow, a Father Judge graduate who did his student teaching at Judge, was named Student Teacher of the Year at Temple’s recent graduation.Kevin Cook/for the TimesMatt Glasgow acknowledged being nervous as a student-teacher, especially...
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