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Tartaglione hosts picnic/backpack giveaway in Lawncrest; another one set for Thursday in Wissinoming

State Sen. Christine Tartaglione on Thursday handed out free backpacks and back-to-school supplies to more than 400 children at Lawncrest Recreation Center during a community picnic she hosted. The menu included hot dogs, soft pretzels...

Walnut Street Theatre season starts Sept. 3 with Young Frankenstein

The Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St., announced its 211th season of live entertainment. The lineup includes three musicals, a comedy and a political melodrama. The Walnut opens its season with the musical Young Frankenstein, from...

Eastern State Penitentiary showing inmate-created films

The Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site last week unveiled Hidden Lives Illuminated, a month-long project that features nightly screenings of animated short films created by inmates at the State Correctional Institution at Chester and...

Make Elroy your boy and Harriett your girl

At 5 to 6 years old, Elroy is content to nap and chill with his people, but he also loves adventures and playing in water. Elroy is in foster care with another dog but would...

Murt, Collett: Legislature must address gun violence

By Rep. Tom Murt and Sen. Maria Collett Thirty-one dead and many more injured in less than twenty-four hours. Every time we think it can’t get worse, that we can’t get more outraged, it does...

Religious services announced

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist service on Sundays at 9 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.net. All Saints Episcopal Church Torresdale, 9601 Frankford Ave. Liturgy of Word...

Meditation Column: Embrace moments of joy

Joy is a feeling, or state of emotion of great happiness or pleasure. Often it is invoked by accomplishments, success, wellness, the fulfillment of want or desire, achievement, acquisition of something, etc. Joy may...

Local schools announce reunions

HIGH SCHOOLS Abraham Lincoln • Class of 1974. 45th reunion. Nov. 2. Classmates can join the Class of 1974 group on Facebook or contact Mimi Keil Garbinski at PAcheer25@aol.com or 215-338-8277. George Washington • Class of 1969. 50th...

Disabilities-education advocate reads to kids at Bushrod

Nancy Ostroff, a Burholme resident pushing legislation to require schools to teach about disabilities in kindergarten through third grade, last week read three short books to young people at Bushrod Library, 6304 Castor Ave. Ostroff...

Adults on Medicare invited to check out Oak Street Health

Oak Street Health, open since July 26 at Roosevelt Mall, is welcoming adults on Medicare to visit the facility during a series of open houses. There will also be open houses every Wednesday from 10...
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