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Calendar continued (September 22, 2011)

Wednesday, Sept. 28EVENTSAdult Irish Ceili Dancing American Legion hall, 301 E. Godfrey Ave. Wednesdays. 7:30 to 9 p.m. 215–725–8055.Aerobics St. Bernard Senior Adult Program, 7340 Jackson St. $2. Wednesdays. 9:15 a.m. 215–624–5920.Art Class Northeast Older...

Calendar (September 22, 2011)

Friday, Sept. 23EVENTSArts and Crafts Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St. Suitable for ages 5 to 12. Fridays. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $25 per month. 215–685–1242. Also at: Russo Park Playground, 7321 Torresdale Ave. For...

Contagion in contagious at the box office

GWYNETH PALTROW as Beth Emhoff in the thriller ÒCONTAGION,Ó a Warner Bros. Pictures release.Contagion is a scary movie.No, it’s not zombies, vampires, ghouls or ghosts kind of scary, but a mess with your mind, a “this...

Vetiver shows roots, growth at First Unitarian

Andy Cabic greeted a sweaty crowd in the basement of the First Unitarian Church in Center City last night, dapper in a derby cap and vest that belied the humid September evening.But, with a...

Legal Maneuvers

Looking back on his schooling and early jobs, lawyer Sam Pond is proud of his blue-collar roots.“I’m about as Philly as they come,” he said.Pond grew up on Primrose Road in Torresdale, graduating from St....

Working to keep Peter Ortale’s memory alive forever

When Northwood native Peter Ortale was killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, his family was not alone.Ortale’s friends, acquaintances and colleagues honored his life in various ways.“The outpouring of...

Remembering the locals

The family of Alisha Levin has mourned her loss for 10 years. Levin, who grew up on the 1300 block of Wells St. in Castor Gardens and graduated from Northeast High School in 1986,...

Old North Catholic building sold

Fifteen months after its closure, the building that housed North Catholic High School for 84 years was sold to a charter school.The Marianna Bracetti Academy Charter School last week purchased the building at 1842 Torresdale...

Philadelphia Catholic school teachers strike

Archdiocese of Philadelphia high schools opened last week with lay teachers walking a picket line, and both sides were continuing negotiations as the Times went to press on Tuesday.Schools were open for a week, with...

Area civic groups set meetings

Capt. Deborah Kelly, commander of the 8th Police District, invites the public to attend her next town hall meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 7 p.m., at 8th district headquarters, Academy and...
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