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History comes to life in June

Plenty of historical figures, from a soldier trusted by George Washington to the father-in-law of Betsy Ross, roamed the grounds of Trinity Church, Oxford on June 1 for the church’s first history day. The church...

Transportation officials gather feedback on Frankford Avenue plan

Significant changes are coming to one of the Northeast’s busiest intersections. State and local transportation officials on Thursday unveiled plans to redesign Cottman and Frankford avenues and gathered feedback from the public during an open...

Friends of Pennypack Park remove plenty of trash and tires

Friends of Pennypack Park cleaned up an area of the park near Torresdale Avenue on May 25. In all, 34 volunteers collected 67 bags of trash and cans and 11 tires. Volunteers were Sarah and Brynn...

Tips on preventing Lyme disease

Health officials are warning those who spend time outdoors to be wary of Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness that affects an estimated 300,000 people in the United States every year. In 2018, more than 700...

Free mattresses available for breast cancer patients and survivors

The United Breast Cancer Foundation is inviting female and male breast cancer patients and survivors to apply for free Tempur-Pedic mattresses. The twin- and queen-sized mattresses and goody bags of makeup, clothing and other products...

Didi and Mozer shopping for new homes

Didi is easy on the leash and takes treats nicely. She is at Philadelphia’s Animal Care and Control, at 111 W. Hunting Park Ave. Didi has done well meeting other dogs at the shelter and...

City looking for summer meal site volunteers

Setting up a summer meal site can provide food insecure kids with a meal and a safe place to play during the summer.

It’s “Red Friday” in support of the troops at Jimmy’s Timeout

It’s Red Friday each week at Jimmy’s Timeout Sports Pub, 5001 Linden Ave. (at State Road) in East Torresdale. All staff members wear bright shirts with “RED FRIDAY” and an American flag across the front...

Calendar of Events: June 6- 13

Thursday, June 6 EVENTS Afternoon Artists at the Tacony LAB Community Arts Center 2 to 4:30 p.m. Free. 6918 Torresdale Ave. Art history theme. Homeschooling families are welcome with children 6 and up. Students not being...

St. William Parish names hall in memory of Monsignor Mortimer

St. William Catholic Church, in Lawncrest, hosted a picnic on Saturday afternoon in the convent lot and parish hall. The picnic, part of the parish’s 100th anniversary celebration, featured food, music and bingo. The highlight of...
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