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Lawncrest ready for Fourth celebration

The 96th Lawncrest Fourth of July celebration will take place Monday at the Lawncrest Recreation Center, at Rising Sun Avenue and Comly Street.The theme is Community Spirit.The rain date is Saturday, July 9.A parade will start...

Upper Holmesburg not moved by playground proposal

The Upper Holmesburg community had a chance to get tens of thousands of dollars for the construction of new playground equipment on an open patch of city park ground at Frankford Avenue and Pennypack...

Bid for slot on elections panel heats up

In the race for city elections commissioner, voters get to make two choices.Marie Delany, who lost the Republican primary last month, will use only one of her two votes.“I’m just going to vote for Al Schmidt,”...

Boyle excited for new campaign role

State Rep. Brendan Boyle is really looking forward to his new gig as chairman of the House Democratic Campaign Committee.“I really love and enjoy campaigns,” he said.Boyle (D-170th dist.) succeeds Rep. Mike Gerber, of Montgomery...

Life on the diamond

If softball is involved, Tiffany DiMatteo usually is too.A righthanded outfielder, DiMatteo regularly plays for the Archbishop Ryan High School softball team, as well as Philadelphia Flash — a highly competitive fast-pitch tournament squad — and was also chosen...

Healing hearts

Brenda Grant, 56, has generally led a healthy life, and blood work taken as recently as March showed no problems.“I keep up with all my checkups,” she said. “My cholesterol was going a little...

Colin Quinn performing at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre

FOR PULSE: Colin Quinn Long Story Short . Photo Credit: Carol RossegDirect from its Broadway run, and starring Saturday Night Live and HBO writer-comedian Colin Quinn, Long Story Short: A One-Man Comedy Manifesto continues through July...

Rhythmic revelations

Singer-songwriter Jordan White has had some odd things happen while performing.Once, while playing with the band KineticBlu, a 3-pound Chihuahua that has taken on the role of the band’s mascot ran up onstage and...

Building a future with construction waste

Avi Golen (left) and Jon Wybar own Revolution Recovery, a construction material recycling plant. Below, workers sort recyclable debris. JENNY SWIGODA / TIMES PHOTOIn a time of recession, or perhaps depression, Avi Golen and Jon...

A night to remember

Brad S. and Samantha Warner, a quality improvement specialist at NHS Human Services, make a grand entrance at the summer gala. KEVIN COOK / FOR THE TIMESFor residents of NHS Human Services, a summer gala...
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