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Around the Neighborhood: July 18, 2022

A day for veterans

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein held a veterans appreciation barbecue on Sunday at Bridesburg Recreation Center.

City Councilmen David Oh and Mike Driscoll were also on hand. Joe Coyne, of Evryman Jack, entertained the crowd and performed the national anthem, with the colors presented by William D. Oxley American Legion Post 133 and Frankford High School Jr. ROTC.

Vendors offered services for veterans, along with information on state and local programs benefiting veterans and their families. Hohenstein asked the crowd to observe a moment of silence for Bill Volz, a former Simpson Athletic Association soccer coach and Bridesburg American Legion Post 821 commander who passed away on July 11. 

Bridesburg Rec Summer Camp

Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St., is holding summer camp registration.

The three-week session will offer early, day and extended options.

Camp is for youth in kindergarten through sixth grade as of September 2022.

Cost is $90 for early camp, $300 for day camp and $150 for extended camp.

The encampment will run Monday, July 25 to Friday, Aug. 12.

All fees must be paid in full at registration.

For more details, call Miss Jackie at 215-685-1247 or 215-533-6448. 

Participate in business conference

The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce will hold its fifth annual Women in Business Conference and Luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Holy Family University, 9801 Frankford Ave. The day will include breakfast, lunch, panel discussions and general sessions.

To attend, be a sponsor or for more information, visit nephilachamber.com

Kensington High alumni luncheon

The Kensington High School Alumni Luncheon will be held on Oct. 15 at the Radisson Hotel, Trevose. The luncheon is open to all graduates and guests. Cost is $42. For information and order forms, call Tamara (267-699-6331), Altha (215-605-5255) or Fran (215-303-0188).

Music fest lineup set

The Pennypack Music Festival will take place this year at Cannstatter’s, 9130 Academy Road. Admission is free. There are picnic tables, but you can bring your own chairs. No pets or outside food, drink or coolers. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Shows are Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Gate opens at 5 p.m.

July 20: Idol Kings [tribute to Journey]; July 27: Definitely Leppard [tribute to Def Leppard]; Aug. 3: Let’s Ride [country rock]; Aug. 10: Kick it Out [tribute to Heart]; Aug. 17: Philadelphia Freedom [tribute to Elton John]; Aug. 24: Starman [tribute to David Bowie]. 

Help the fight against cancer

The fifth Holly Colwell Save 2nd Base Wiffle Ball Tournament will be held at the Bustleton Bengals fields, Conwell Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard, on Saturday, July 30, starting at 9 a.m. The Rising Sun Sluggers will be back to defend their title. There will be games, food, water ice, volleyball, T-shirt sales, raffles and a 50/50. Organizers Christine Tarducci and her son Nick will be raising money for the Home Runs for Holly charity, with proceeds benefiting cancer patients and organizations. Field sponsors and home run pledges are welcome. Call Christine Tarducci at 215-906-8179. 

Farm stand at Jeanes

The Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus Auxiliary will hold a farm stand on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., through October, next to parking lot C of the Jeanes and Fox Chase Cancer Center campuses. Call 215-728-2131 or email rosemarie.schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu

Flea market at Roosevelt Mall

The Roosevelt Mall Flea Market will run outdoors in the parking lot at 2445 Cottman Ave., every Sunday through November. The market runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 150 vendors will be on hand featuring new and used items, household goods, electronics and all types of general merchandise. One parking space is $30. Bring your own tables. There is plenty of free parking. For reservations, call 215-625-FLEA (3532). 

Flea market

A flea market will be held at Almond and Cumberland streets, behind First Class Daycare, in the parking lot every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vendors are needed.

For a space, call Vicky at 215-426-9654 or Colleen at 267-393-5997. 

Portside Arts Center classes at Cherry Street Pier

Portside Arts Center at Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd., will host kids and adult classes.

Children’s Saturday class will be held on Saturdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class is for ages 4 to 10. Cost is $15 per class or four classes for $55.

Teen Portfolio Building Workshop will be held on Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for ages 11 to 17. Cost is $20 per class or four for $70.

Family Art Night will be held every first Friday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for all ages. Cost is $25 per family.

For more details or to enroll, visit www.portsideartscenter.org.

REUNIONS

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • St. Jerome — Classes of 1971 and 1972. 50th and 51st reunions. Saturday, Oct. 8. 7-10 p.m. Maggie’s Waterfront Cafe, 9242 N. Delaware Ave. $65 in person, $75 at door. Venmo: @John-Longino. Checks: Julie Cassidy, 169 Centenary Lane, Warminster, PA 18974. Skip DiFelice (class of ‘71), skip.difelice@gmail.com, or Julie Cassidy (class of ‘72), jcass0307@gmail.com.

HIGH SCHOOLS

  • Archbishop Ryan — All classes. Seaport Pier Restaurant Bar, 2201 Boardwalk, North Wildwood. July 30. 2-7 p.m. DJ Bobby Sacco and Frank/Alice from Jamison. $30 online, $40 at the door. www.arhs.me/summersocial.
  • Archbishop Ryan — Class of 1977. 45th reunion. Friday, Nov. 11. 6-11 p.m. Philadelphia Quartett Club, 1075 Southampton Road. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1262453503849098.
  • Cardinal Dougherty — Class of 1987. 35th reunion. Saturday, Nov. 5. Plumbers Hall, 2791 Southampton Road.
  • Cardinal Dougherty — Class of 1972. 50th reunion. Saturday, Nov. 12. 6-10 p.m. Phoenix Sports Club, Feasterville.
  • Father Judge — Class of 1962. Sunday, Sept. 11. Ashburner Inn. Kevin Huckel: khuckel@fatherjudge.com.
  • Father Judge/St. Hubert — Party at the Pier. All-class reunion. Seaport Pier Restaurant Bar, 2201 Boardwalk, North Wildwood. Saturday, Aug. 6.
  • North Catholic — Class of 1972. 50th reunion. Steve Cardullo: scardullo@comcast.net or John Garson: gronski45@verizon.net.
  • St. Hubert — Class of 1962. 60th reunion. Wednesday, Sept. 14. Noon to 4 p.m. Cottage Green, 9001 Ashton Road. Cathy Stammer Ufheil: 609-953-1667 or newamcat@aol.com.
  • St. Hubert — Class of 2002. 20th reunion. Friday, Nov. 18. 7-11 p.m. FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road. shbambies2002@gmail.com.
  • St. Joseph’s Prep — All classes. Thursday, Aug. 11. 6-8 p.m. Icona Avalon, 7849 Dune Drive, Avalon. $75.
  • St. Joseph’s Prep — Classes of 1977, ‘82, ‘87, ‘92, ‘97, ‘02, ‘07, ‘12 and ‘17. Saturday, Oct. 8. At Prep, 1733 W. Girard Ave.
  • South Philadelphia — Class of 1968. 55th reunion. Oct. 21, 2023. Noon to 4 p.m. Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. $60. Buffet dinner, open bar. Arleen Liberi [609-922-2419], Maria Leati [856-287-3734] or Stephen Michielli [267-252-2740].

OTHER REUNIONS

Navy Reunions

  • Visit HullNumber.com for a listing of reunions. The site is a free service enabling Navy shipmates to renew old friendships. There are currently more than 8,700 Navy ship, submarine and air squadron personnel rosters listed. 

Holy Inn going to AC

Holy Innocents is sponsoring a casino trip on Monday, Aug. 15. A bus will depart L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m. There will be a Mass at noon at St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Atlantic City, followed by a procession to a blessing of the sea at 1:15 p.m. There will be a $15 slot package at Resorts Casino before the bus departs at 5. The cost is $35, due by Aug. 1. To reserve your seat, call Cindy at 215-535-2740. 

Historical talks at KleinLife

Two major episodes in American history will be depicted at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. The public is invited. George Washington at Valley Forge will be the focus of the program on July 25, while the Battle of Gettysburg will be the theme on Aug. 29. Both programs will begin at 12:45 p.m. David Hudak will be leading both sessions. Cost is $6 per session. For further information and to reserve your place, contact Mariya Keselman-Mekler at 215-698-7300, Ext. 185 or mkeselman@kleinlife.org

All about the Beatles

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will hold a Zoom program, The Beatles – From Liverpool to Abbey Road, on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Listen to your favorite Beatles songs and join ‘60s rock historian and Beatles scholar and storyteller Vinnie Bruno. The cost is $40. Make your checks payable to the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim and mail to 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Include your email address to receive the Zoom link. Call 215-677-1600. 

Clothing drive for charity

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center, is running a clothing drive on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring your gently used clothing, accessories, books and small trinkets in bags or boxed for pick-up. This event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. 

Bus trip to see murder mystery

The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center, is running a bus trip to Bube’s Brewery (102 N. Market St., Mount Joy, Lancaster County) for a murder mystery experience on Saturday, Sept. 17. The murder mystery show includes a family-style meal, Catacombs tour and free time to visit the Kitchen Kettle Village. The cost is $160, which includes the motor coach, show and tour. Bus leaves from 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, at 9 a.m. and will return about 7 p.m. For information and reservations, call 215-860-3710. This event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care. 

Trips scheduled

Two excursions are on tap as part of the Starr Tours At KleinLife program.

An Aug. 10 trip is scheduled to Columbia, Lancaster County, to visit the National Watch and Clock Museum. It also features admission to the Turkey Hill Experience, lunch at Bully’s Restaurant and roundtrip motorcoach accommodations. Cost is $155 per person for adults and $105 per child.

The Castles of New York multi-day vacation runs from Sept. 11-14 and features an upstate New York experience showcasing the countryside, the St. Lawrence River and three castles. It includes overnight accommodations at the Edgewood Resort, three breakfasts and one dinner. Deadline for reservations is Aug. 13.

For additional information and reservations, call 800-782-7703 or go to starrtours.com/kleinlife

VFW looking for members

Bustleton-Somerton/CTR1 Michael J. Strange VFW Post 6617 meets on the third Wednesday of every month at American Legion Post 810, 9151 Old Newtown Road. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. If you are a military veteran who served in a designated combat zone, you are eligible to join the VFW. Contact Commander Israel Wolmark at 215-725-0630 if you would like to join the post. 

Support veterans

The American Legion Women’s Auxiliary is recruiting new members to help with supporting and raising funds for the military and veterans. Become a member by filling out an application at a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 366 Corp. John Loudenslager, 7976 Oxford Ave. 

Peach social in Bristol

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation, 321 Cedar St., will be holding its annual peach social on Sunday, Aug. 14. The cost is $5, payable at the door. Attendees will be treated to angel food cake, ice cream and sliced New Jersey peaches in a take-out or dine-in format. Homemade baked goods will be on sale. The event benefits academic awards to Bristol High School graduates. Call 215-788-7537.

South Phila. HS class of ‘68 reunion

The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1968 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. Tickets cost $60 and include buffet dinner and open bar. For tickets and more information, call Arleen Liberi [609-922-2419], Maria Leati [856-287-3734] or Stephen Michielli [267-252-2740]. 

Virtual bingo

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is hosting virtual bingo on Tuesdays, Aug. 2 and 9, at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $36 per person and includes two cards for eight games of bingo each night. There will also be a 50/50. Send your payment to the CSS office, 9768 Verree Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115, attention: Bingo. Payment must be received no later than July 25. Include your email address. For further information, call 215-677-1600 and ask for Gerry or Nancy. 

Day trip to Valley Forge, West Chester

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a “Day in Valley Forge & West Chester” on Thursday, Oct. 20. Itinerary includes a riding tour of Valley Forge National Historical Park, a three-course luncheon in West Chester and an 80-minute narrated ride on the West Chester Railroad between West Chester and the village of Glen Mills. All-inclusive cost is $127. Reservations close on Sept. 12, or earlier if demand warrants it. For information and reservations, call 215-788-9408.

Father Judge reunion

The Father Judge graduating class of 1962 will be holding its 60-year reunion at the Ashburner Inn on Sunday, Sept. 11. For more information, email Kevin Huckel at khuckel@fatherjudge.com

Upcoming cruise

The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a fully escorted Holy Lands & Aegean Majesty cruise that will sail Oct. 6-17, 2023, featuring 10 ports-of-call. Rates, including airfare, range from $4,198 to $7,998 per person, double occupancy. Call 215-788-9408 for information and reservations. 

Legends coming to Live!

Legends in Concert: Legendary Ladies will perform at the Event Center at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia on Thursday, Aug. 4, and Friday, Aug. 5.

Groove to throwback hits by Aretha Franklin, Cher, Tina Turner and Whitney Houston, performed by tribute artists.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $40 and are available for purchase at Philadelphia.LiveCasinoHotel.com or AXS.com.

Other upcoming performances at Live! include Dom Irrera (July 22), Cedric the Entertainer (Aug. 6), the Duprees (Aug. 7), An Evening with Housewives (Aug. 26), Candlebox (Sept. 4), Craig Ferguson (Sept. 9) and Billy Ocean (Oct. 6). 

AARP ending tutoring program

The AARP Foundation will be closing four Experience Corps branches, including the one in Philadelphia.

The volunteer program trains people 50 and older to help students become better readers by the end of third grade by building their fluency, accuracy and comprehension skills.

The tutoring is done one on one or in small groups, twice a week for 30 minutes each session.

Emily Allen, Senior Vice President of Programs at AARP Foundation, said, “To reach more schools and students, we are evolving AARP Foundation Experience Corps to implement our work through community-based organizations, building on an existing model we’ve accomplished with 19 Program Partners in 11 states. After careful evaluation, we’ve determined this is the most effective way to increase our impact for both students and volunteers. In this move, AARP Foundation will close four Experience Corps Branches currently staffed by AARP Foundation employees, including Philadelphia, at the end of this program year. We are working to identify Program Partners in Philadelphia to implement our new business model as soon as possible so we can continue serving students in the city.” 

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