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THE SPIRIT COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS • WEDNESDAY, OCT0BER 16, 2013

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OCTOBER 16, 2013 • Vol. 10 No. 40

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YEARS!

Johnny Brenda’s Owners Will and Paul Toast Their Success by Kevin Musselman

  Ten years have passed since business partners Paul Kimport and William Reed opened Johnny Brenda’s at the corner of Frankford and Girard. Much has changed in the past decade, with dozens of new businesses lining up along those corridors to join a rejuvenated commercial district in Fishtown.   Long before Kimport and Reed, there stood a boxer. The original “Johnny Brenda”, whose namesake is now engrained in the minds of residents new and old, was a local boxing legend named Johnny Imbrenda. After returning to the neighborhood following a stint in the Army, Imbrenda took a job at Jack Frost Sugar Refinery (now the site of SugarHouse Casino). In 1967 he opened his bar at Frankford and Girard as a watering hole for the refinery’s shift workers. Brenda had a reputation for being a stealth fighter. “His hands were lethal weapons,” says Kimport, summoning up long-shared legends of the boxer. Despite his gritty reputation Brenda had a taste for the finer things in life, frequently taking his wife out to nice restaurants in South Philly

William Reed and Paul Kemp, owners of Johnny Brenda’s, corner of Frankford and Girard, are celebrating ten successful years of business. /Photo: Kevin Musselman on Saturday nights.   Brenda was still alive in 2003 when Kimport and Reed purchased the building, having met

finished launching The Standard Tap in Northern Liberties, with Kimport as the lead chef and Reed as “the beer guy.” Friends

see JOHNNY BRENDA’S on page 12

Kids and Money:

Inside Today’s

Spirit

him briefly in a nursing home as they finalized the purchase of the bar. At the time the two business partners had just

gave them confidence in their concept for opening a second bar in Fishtown, but employees thought they were crazy. “I was drawn to the neighborhood,” explains Kimport, “but as far as new investments, it wasn’t quite on the map yet.”   One of the most alluring aspects of Fishtown for the two business partners was the neighborhood name itself. “There’s something vital about identity. The symbol of a fish has become an ideogram here,” he says. “It stands for something, and that something is pride.”   Kimport and his wife had recently bought a house in the neighborhood, where they sought to open a restaurant that was accessible and comfortable for friends, artists, and musicians who already lived in the area. “We were especially attracted to this corner,” says Kimport. “You can’t live in Fishtown and not go by here regularly.” A focus on all things independent and local has always been at the root of Johnny Brenda’s business model. “We’ve been able to succeed because the community has supported us,” says Kimport, who over the

Tips on How to Save At A Young Age by Denise M. Krenski

A Teacher’s Voice:.............. p. 4 Local Lens:.. ...p. 2 Calendar:........ p. 6 Enter to Win:...p. 7 Trivia:...............p. 11

  Do you lament over your debt? Do you avoid picking up the phone when you see a certain “888” number or an Ohio area code because you know it’s a credit card company reminding you of that overdue payment? Did you ever wish you had just put into practice all that you were taught in grade school about savings? Well, yeah, me too!   Fortunately for today’s youth, help is on the way and it has come in the form of Dominique Jenkins, a Financial Educator for Philadelphia Federal Credit Union (PFCU.) Jenkins travels around to schools in the Philadelphia area providing young students with tips on how to save money and stressing the importance of starting to save at a young

Students learn tips on the importance of starting to save money at a young age. PFCU is holding a Back to Savings Campaign Art Contest for students in grade 3 through 5. Deadlines is Friday, Oct. 18. /Photo: Denise M. Krenski age. Speaking as an educator (and a parent), Jenkins advises elementary school kids to think hard before spending. “It’s

important to save for short-term and long-term goals. ” She encouraged emphatically: “Save for your goals.”

  During a recent hour long PFCU financial training seminar held at a local Catholic school, 28 fifth graders shared with Jenkins their thoughtful savings plans that they already have in place: “I have this thing my aunt gave me when I was eight and it is full of pennies. see SAVING on page 10


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THE SPIRIT COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

THE LOCAL LENS with Thom Nickels by Thom Nickels

  I took to the road again but this time headed to visit one of my favorite places, Saint Tikhon’s monastery. Saint Tikhon’s is an Orthodox monastery about 40 minutes outside of Scranton. The three hour trip on Martz Trailways went without a hitch. One of the monks, Brother Stephen, was at the bus terminal waiting for me when I arrived. We chatted amiably in the car on the way to the monastery gates, and then I was left on my own at the guest house where I unpacked and read until the two hour Vespers service at 4:30. Dinner followed at 6:30 and then there’d be free time to read, explore the grounds (and the woods) until bed.   Life in a monastery is generally serious business. There is no such thing as “monastery entertainment,” no movie nights or daily happy hours. I didn’t take a cell phone or a laptop but opted to go natural. It was good to get away from the city and to talk to the monks. In the car on the way from the bus, for instance, Brother Stephen

told me about a group of retired Catholic nuns who love to visit St. Tikhon’s. These sisters are ultra modern types who don’t wear a religious habit, so it’s my guess that they are drawn to the extreme traditionalism at the monastery, where the monks wear cassocks twenty-four seven. In any event, Brother Stephen had a lot of nice things to say about these nuns. Like my first visit to the monastery a year and a half ago, I was the only one staying at the guest house. My large room had two twin beds, a desk, closet, and a bathroom across the hall. Near the bathroom was a communal kitchen of sorts that was also attached to a hermitage where a very learned priestmonk, Father Athanasay lived. Father Athanasay, Brother Stephen informed me, was a former Jesuit Catholic priest who switched to Orthodoxy around the time of the Second Vatican Council. Father Athanasay has a particular devotion to Saint Anna, the mother of Mary. As a result of that devotion he was able

Thom Nickels is a Philadelphiabased author/journalist/ poet, film critic and feature writer for the Spirit Newspapers. to donate a miraculous icon of Saint Anna to St. Tikhon’s, although this icon didn’t start out as miraculous at all.   Years ago Father Athanasay was approached by an elderly woman who gave him money to spend as he pleased. Father Athanasay decided he would go to an iconographer and have an icon made of Saint Anna, his patron saint. Shortly after the icon was made, it began to stream myrrh (perfumed oil). This fact attracted considerable attention, which inevitably led to numerous reports of miracles and healings after people prayed before the icon. The icon of Saint Anna is located in a small, separate chapel near the monastic dormitory. The

chapel is large enough for fifteen monks and is sometimes used when the main church is over crowded due to a St. Tikhon’s seminary event. Brother Stephen was kind enough to show me the icon, taking it out of its glass container so that I could get a close up view of it as well as see the gifts of jewelry, necklaces and rings draped around the perimeter of the icon. These gifts were left by people who had benefited from miracles as a result of prayers to Saint Anna.   If you’re not Catholic or Orthodox, all this might sound like Halloween hocus pocus. Some people, in fact, have suggested that the miraculous effects of the icon (or any icon) are illusionary, and that the

streaming part is a hoax engineered by priests or monks just to get people to donate money or come to church. “There has to be a rational explanation,” one friend of mine insisted. I am at a loss to explain these things to skeptics except to shrug and say that the mysteries in the universe sometimes outweigh rationality and logic. Sometimes there isn’t a rational explanation. When Brother Stephen showed me the icon of Saint Anna, I didn’t smell perfume or see it stream myrrh, but I did cross myself and give it a kiss.   Two days later I would visit Saint George’s Orthodox Greek Catholic church in Taylor, Pennsylvania, when the Abbott of Saint Tikhon’s invited me to accompany one of the monks and his visiting parents to a service around the exposition of two weeping icons that have been attracting considerable attention.   For at least two years these icons of the Virgin Mary (Theotokos) have exuded a fragrant oil or perfume like substance that literally flows down the surface of the icon, so much so that it can be collected in a bottle or swabbed up with cotton balls. Sometimes the streaming is so intense it fogs the outer glass containers into which the icons are placed. The service, called a Moleben, is about 40 minutes of prayers and hymns during which the priest places the icons on a Tetrapod (or stand) and then anoints the congregants with the myrrh. In the past, the Moleben has attracted thousands of people, some of whom have reported healings of serious back pain and stroke related problems. Brother Stephen said that there were so many people at the service one year that the local police had to direct traffic in and out of the church parking lot.   The people who attend these services are Orthodox, Roman and Byzantine Catholic Christians. In the Catholic world, there are statues and pictures of the Virgin Mary that also weep. But this is not about seeing the face of Jesus or Mary in a grilled cheese sandwich or the swirl of a Dairy Crème ice cream cone. The media favors these frivolous stories because they tend to poke fun at crazy religious people up to their necks in superstition. There’s nothing laughable about an icon that weeps.   That’s why when the Abbott, Father Sergius, asked me if I’d like to accompany the monk and his parents to see these icons, I replied with curious enthusiasm. On the evening of the ser-

vice, I met up with Father Silouan, the young bearded monk who converted to Orthodoxy several years ago after finding himself in a rut while attending art school. Father Silouan, who is currently an iconographer at St. Tikhon’s, changed his mind about a career as a secular artist when the instructors at the art school he was attending announced that they would begin to teach students how to sell and make money from their art. The future monk, cooled by this emphasis on money, announced that he was not interested in doing art for cash. As a result, he left art school and then, through a serendipitous chain of events, happened to find himself inside an Orthodox church when one of his friends told him that he “should take a look at this place.”   Father Silouan took to Orthodoxy like a fish to water and not long after entered the monastery at St. Tikhon’s. But for his parents it was a slightly longer road. While traveling with Father Silouan’s family, his mother told me that she was at first a little put off by her son’s conversion. For many Protestant evangelicals, like Father Silouan’s mom, Orthodoxy can seem like voodoo with its icons, candles, incense and blatantly un-modern vestments. Nevertheless, both she and her husband followed their son’s path. For Fr. Silouan’s father, who was born Catholic, the transition was easier. He told me that following his son was like going back to the Church of his childhood before Vatican II.   Fr. Silouan’s mother recalled the initial reactions of her evangelical friends when she told them she was now Orthodox: “It’s superstition, almost witchcraft!” some of them replied. Of course, her friends were thinking about the icons, and how they saw them as idol worship, even if they didn’t realize that prayers are said to the saint the icon represents, not to the icon per se (as an idol). Icons, simply put, are not worshipped. Catholics get similar criticisms when some insist that they pray to statues, not to the saint a statue represents. Father Silouan’s mother found that explaining these things to her questioning friends to be a hopelessly frustrating experience. “This is the original Christianity,” she told me she told them. “Before there was scripture—before there was a bible—there was liturgy.”   The church was crowded when we arrived. There were Greeks, non-Greeks, see LOCAL LENS on page 3


THE SPIRIT COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS • WEDNESDAY, OCT0BER 16, 2013

BENEFIT FOR A FRIEND

a St. Anne’s and North Catholic Alumnus THIS SATURDAY, OCT. 19!

On Sat., Oct. 19, 4-8PM. Cost $30. Sound Garden Hall, 520 N. Columbus Blvd. (Spring Garden & Columbus Blvd.) For advance tickets and auction basket donations contact Tom Maguire, 609-417-2583 or Jim Sweeney 215-787-8703 or stop by the Spirit Newspaper office, 1428 E. Susquehanna Ave. Donations can be made payable to the J.S. Family Fund. Tickets are available at the door. •

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non-Christians, workmen who looked as though they’d just left a construction site, elderly couples, people with obvious medical conditions, families, children and curiosity seekers. The two icons, in glass containers, were placed front and center before the iconostasis. The priest, in blue vestments, chanted a prayer that elicited robust responses from the hundreds present. The energy in that small church had an upward drift, even a touch of the charismatic, but just a touch, because the Orthodox never get crazy with these things. You won’t find hand waving, head rolling, or snake charming.   By the time we made our way to the icons to get anointed from the streaming myrrh, the entire church had the smell of roses. We watched as the priest would switch from one icon to another, sometimes holding one aloft but at an angled position so that the myrrh would run in a steady stream into the cupped hands of

congregants. The streams of myrrh were constant. When it was my turn, my forehead was swabbed with the fragrant oil. Some people were in tears.   For a good 10 minutes or so in the car on the way back to the monastery, nobody said a word. We were all still in the perfumed environment of the church. The tempo changed when Fr. Silouan announced that, compliments of the Abbot, we would be stopping at a Chinese restaurant for a bite to eat because we had missed dinner at the monastery.   We continued to talk about what we had experienced through dinner, feeling very good that we had witnessed a true… miracle. •

Lost Keys

If anyone found a set of keys that are on a blue lanyard that were lost a few weeks ago, please call the Spirit office at 215-423-6246. One of our readers lost them and would appreciate their return.•

Aid For Friends Christmas 2013

  Help is needed for Senior Shut-ins this upcoming Christmas season. Please donate only new items.   Here are some suggestions:   Deodorant, combs, cookies, perfumes, baby powder, aftershave, linens, slips, robe, stockings, blankets, dish cloths, hair brushes, candy, face soap, shaving cream, flannel shirts, blouses, gloves, pajamas, sweaters, towels, emery boards, change purse, envelopes, body lotion, razors, vests, slacks, underwear (shirts, pants, etc.), socks, sweatsuits, face cloths, hand mirrors, stamps, pens, note pads, shampoo, toothpaste, afghans, slippers, shoes, nightgowns, dish towels, wallets. Of course money is always welcome!   Almost anything new that you feel may be useful or just enjoyed by our senior citizen shut in’s! Thanking you in advance for your generosity and kind-

Letter to the Editor Thanks from Atonement!   Atonement Lutheran Church, 1542 E. Montgomery Ave., was thrilled to have so much support for Free Dogs on 1st Friday and Blessing of the Animals on the feast day of St Francis of Assisi.   Special thanks to Cub Scout Pack 17 (meets Fridays at 7PM at 1542 E. Montgomery Ave.) for bringing the Box Car Derby to the River City Festival.   BIG BIG thanks to WAWA and Pathmark (Aramingo Ave.) for the food and beverage donations. Your generosity is appreciated by all. Thank you, Zoa Schisler

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THE SPIRIT COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS • WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013

Steppin’ Out with Step! Book #3

The Fire Rises. And It Is Time for the Voices of Teachers to be Heard! by Denise M. Krenski

  He described himself as a 6’4”, 260 lb., heavily tattooed version of Stone Cold Steve Austin who answers questions with brutal honesty (and  occasional profanity.) Some automatically assume, given his appearance, that he’s a knuckledragging Neanderthal whose opinions come exclusively from what others have said/written. To be honest, before I spoke to him in person, it was hard not to make that assumption myself ! But, when the author, teacher, father and proud Fishtown native sat down with me to talk about his newest book about the areas of the educational system that are failing, he was so far from what that image projected; rather, he was the articulate, level-headed, knowledgeable TEDDY BEAR that the world of education needs to keep around!

Frank Stepnowski is a father, husband, teacher and author of three books. His most recent is Teaching Sucks: But We Love It! (a little insight into the profession that you think you know).

On Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM, Memphis Street Academy Charter School at J.P. Jones will be hosting our

FLEA MARKET EVENT.

Cost to rent a vendor space is only $20. This $20 raised from the space rental will go directly to Memphis Street Academy’s Activities Programs. The money you make from selling your items will go directly to you! Vendors must bring their own tables.

For a vendor space, contact Mrs. Hernandez at (215) 291-4709. Rain Date: Sunday, October 20

Flea Market will be held at 2950 Memphis Street in the school yard at Memphis and Ann Streets.

  When talking about his third and most recent selfpublished book, Teaching Sucks: But We Love It! (a little insight into the profession that you think you know), local author Frank Stepnowski (Step) spoke openly about why he believes our educational system is broken. “The good educators/administrators,” he noted, “the ones that care about the kids are being beaten down by a system that is increasingly run by half-a**ed politicians, education ‘reformers’ and administrators who are good for nothing but self-preservation.” Not one to apply these critical descriptors easily – Step’s a high school teacher with some administrative roles — and one who attributes his own love of being an educator to excellent teachers he had throughout his life, it is important to know where Step comes from and what education looked like for him.   Raised by working class parents who sacrificed to send him to Catholic school, Fishtown’s Holy Name of Jesus School, Step doesn’t remember school failure being an option. “I had no choice but to be a straight A, compliant student with perfect attendance.” It was implicit in his childhood home that the kids were to work hard to get the grades that would enable them to surpass their parents’ levels. “Discipline was synonymous with success,” Step recalls. “So I knew not to screw around then.”   For high school, Stepnowski was accepted to St. Joe’s Prep, where he struggled a bit more with identity – not feeling fully accepted at the Prep for being from working class Fishtown; feeling like a sell out in his neighborhood for choosing the Prep over North Catholic. He started to think more and more about the power of education – his own – and what the system within which he was learning was all about. “I used my sense of humor as a defense mechanism and my rapidly growing sense of identity (which was vehemently anti-establishment) to raise enough hell to warrant the respect of my peers, who were too handcuffed by their dependence ON the system to speak up.” It was at the Prep that Stepnowski knew that getting educated would take him to the next level. “I saw education as [the] vehicle to [my own] evolution.”   But, it wasn’t until college, choosing to study English Education at Temple University, that Step began “absorbing as much information [as he could] from the people [he] thought were informed and passionate.” Though lauded by his teachers and professors for having a strong writer’s voice, both because he see STEP on next page

“I saw education as [the] vehicle to [my own] evolution.” ~ Frank Stepnowski


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wrote well and because they “heard” him a lot in class, it wasn’t until some fateful words were written by a graduate school professor, Dr. Amato, that he knew he had the goods to fight a good fight. The professor wrote: “You have the potential to piss off a lot of people, Stepnowski! I like that about you. Just make sure you’re pissing off the right people.”   And, so began the journey of Step penning three books – all variations of his own professional educational experiences, all critical reviews of the educational system and the at-times ludicrous expectations that are placed on teachers to perform at high levels as both teachers and as parental surrogates. Step’s first book, entitled: Why Are All The Good Teachers Crazy was somewhat autobiographical, based on the people he worked with while teaching special education at a private school. His second book, S.C.R.E.W.E.D, was more of a reaction to those he encounters now, in his current job as an English teacher and 9th grade Dean of Discipline at a public high school in New Jersey. This most recent one, Teaching Sucks: But We Love It! (a little insight into the profession that you think you know), contains amalgams of people and situations he’s encountered over the years. Since all three books are self-published and any revenue made off of these books either goes to charity or to the actual cost of publishing these books, Step is able to be honest, emotional, angry and eager for you, the reader, to come into the schools and see what is going on, through his eyes.   Part George Orwell’s 1984, part comedic anthology, Teaching Sucks: But We Love It! (a little insight into the profession that you think you know) takes you on educational journeys that, while seemingly farcical, with made up characters and programs, are based on Step’s life. His passion for writing, his want of solid change in the educational system and his love of kids doing well are evident with each anecdote.   When asked who should read his most recent book, Step gives, as expected, a very honest answer: “Anybody who wants a simple, no bullsh*t take on what is going on in education today — one free from an agenda. I have nothing to gain or lose from telling the truth.” And, that’s what you will get… and perhaps a few laughs on the way. •

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR MEETINGS EKNA General Meeting Mon., Oct. 21 at the Philadelphia Brewing Company. Social time 6:30PM, meeting agenda at 7PM. Meeting agenda to include discussion of new Committees initiative. Olde Richmond Civic Association Meeting Please join Olde Richmond Civic Association on Tues., Oct. 22, at 7PM for the monthly meeting at Cione Playground at the corner of Aramingo and Lehigh Avenues. Representatives will be available from the Philadelphia Water Department to answer your questions on basement flooding and what we can do to resolve this problem.  There will be a survey for anyone with basement flooding to fill out to help the PWD in determining flood areas.  Also a representative from the Graduation Coach

Campaign – Mayors Office of Education.  If you have a suggestion on a particular topic you would like to know more about please let us know.  Bring a friend to the meeting in order to get to know their neighbors. EVENTS LHS Free Computer Classes Lutheran Settlement House is now offering FREE computer classes to the community! Beginner @ 9AM-12PM Thurs., Intermediate @ 12-3PM Thurs., and Job Readiness 5-8PM Wed. Each class if free and available to anyone. Please call 215426-8610 or walk in for more information. Located at 1340 Frankford Ave. 215-426-8610. Men’s Softball League Men’s Softball League looking for players for their

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Spring/Summer 2014 teams at Bridesburg Rec Center, 4601 Richmond St. Wooden Bat League. If possible going to single wall bat. If interested call Dan at 215-605-6004. St. Anne’s Bingo Two Progressive jackpots every week. Both currently at $1,199 each. Total prizes awarded each week is over $3,000 plus the progressive jackpots. Smoke free bingo in our social hall with a full kitchen that prepares homemade food for your enjoyment. Bingo is every Sunday with our doors opening at 4PM and games beginning at 6PM. Located at Memphis and Tucker Sts., around the corner from St. Anne’s Church on Lehigh Ave. For more information call 215-739-4590. Hancock Rec Center Programs Hancock Recreation Center is offering a wide array of programming for our community. For the children they will be offering movie night, pool, air hockey, and table tennis this fall for children 17 and under. Also offering activities for adults and seniors. If your organization, neighborhood, or community group needs meeting space, come in and we may be able to accommodate you. Come and enjoy your neighborhood recreation center and get to know its employees. Hancock Rec Center’s Staff are looking forward to seeing you. 147 W. Master St., 215-685-9886/9877. hancockhoops2@gmail.com. Fishtown Rec Center Programs Daisies and Brownies – Mondays, 6-7PM; Men’s Hockey League – Mon.-Tues.-Wed.-Thurs., 6-10PM; Dance Mondays – 6-7:30PM; Tae Kwon Do – Mon.-Wed.-Fri., 6-8PM; Tot Rec. – Tues.-Wed., 9AM-1PM; Ceramics – Tues.-Wed., 6-9:30PM; Zoning Meetings – First three Tues. of the month; FNA Meetings – Third Thurs. of the month; Beautification Meetings – Third Thurs. of the month; Homeless Vets’ Meetings – Third Sat. of the month; Senior Citizen Bingo – Mon. and Thurs., 10AM-2PM. For information, call 215-685-9885. 1202 E. Montgomery Ave. New Fall Classes at Portside Arts Children & Teen Rob o t B u i l d i n g ,   Te e n Photography, Drawing Club, Special Needs Visual Arts. Check out www. PortsideArtsCenter.org for more classes! Portside also provides private in-home piano lessons for residents of Bridesburg, Port Richmond, Northern Liberties, Fishtown and Northeast. Portside Arts Center

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portsideartscenter@ gmail.com. Carmella Playground Fall Activities Carmella Playground Preschool has a few spots remaining for children ages 3-5. Preschool is MonThur 9-12, at a cost of $100 a month. Zumba classes on Wed. at 6:30PM and Hip Hop Dance on Thurs. 6PM - first class free!  Girl Scouts meet Fri. at 7PM. Soccer for kids Wed.-Fri. at 7PM. For more infor mation, call 215-685-1235. 2100 Wakeling St, Philadelphia, PA 19124, 215-685-1235. Fall/Winter Adult Activities at Bridesburg Rec Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St., 215-685-1247, 5336448, or 331-8417. Zumba, Mon. and Thurs. 7-8PM, Zumba Toning, Wed. Year round! The fee for all classes is $4 (walkin). Scrapbooking (yearround) – come join! Wed. 6:30-9:30PM. $5 each time you attend. You only need your photos and a book! Ladies Bowling League, Tues. at Erie Lanes, 9AM. $10 bowling, prize money and banquet. Individuals and teams invited to join! Free Zumba at Visitation Community Center at Visitation, Wed. 7PM and Sat. 10AM at 2646 Kensington Ave. St. Anne Weekly Novena St. Anne weekly Novena Thurs. evening service, 7:30PM. Church of Saint Anne, Memphis St. and Lehigh Ave. Rock to the Future Free Weekend Music Classes Rock to the Future is offering free Saturday workshops for underserved Philadelphia youth ages 3-17 and families! Exciting classes include learning guitar, vocal workshops, building an instrument, timing & tempo, and more. All workshops are fun and interactive. Rock to the Future provides the instruments and no musical experience is required. All classes take place at Rock to the Future located at 2139 E Cumberland St. For more info, visit http:// rocktothefuturephilly.org. Glavin Playground REGISTRATIONS for all programs at Glavin Playground, 2600 Westmoreland St. are now being accepted: instruction for children ages 3 and up, in tap, jazz, ballet, and tumbling; Tae-Kwon-Do instruction for 5 and older; and Zumba classes, 16 and older. After School Cares Program – follows

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the Catholic School Schedule for all grades – 3-6PM. For information contact the playground 215-6859898. Girl Scouts – all ages K through 12. Season as follows:  Brownies – 2nd and 3rd Grade – Monday nights 6:45 – 8PM; Daisy – K & 1st Grade – Tuesday night 6:10 – 7PM; Older Girls – 6th – 12th Grade – Tuesday nights – 7-8PM; Juniors – 4th & 5th Grade – Wednesday – 6:45-8PM.  All are welcome – information will be available night of first meetings about troop participation. Zumba at First Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church, 418 E. Girard Ave., will be holding “ZUMBA” classes starting Oct. 17 from 6-7PM. Admission $6. Come and enjoy a healthy, exhilarating and fun activity. Bring a friend. All are welcome. Philly Photo Day 2013 1 Day Workshop Oct. 18, Fri. 4-7PM. All Ages. Cost: FREE. Instructor: Josh Brilliant. Take a FREE photography workshop at Portside Arts Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave., 215-427-1514, to learn the basics of how to take a good photo, lighting, composition, and much more. On that day you will be uploading one photo to place in the Philadelphia Photo Show 2013. Your photo will be part of a 6 month MURAL installation located on the corner of Lehigh Ave & Aramingo Ave. WOW YOUR PHOTO WILL BE HUNG IN A SHOW!! The Philadelphia Photo show will be held at the ICE BOX Gallery from Nov. 14 Dec. 28 at the Crane Arts Building located on North American Street. If you take this free workshop your work will be in the exhibition!! Visitation’s 130th Anniversary On Fri., Oct. 18 from 7PM to11PM, join us as we celebrate 130 years of education at Visitation, and honor the over 100 years of service of the Sisters of St. Joseph at Plumber’s Union Hall, 2791 Southampton Road. Tickets are $50 ahead of time or $60 at the door and can be purchased by sending cash or check to: Visitation B.V.M. School 300 E. Lehigh Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125. Include graduation

years of any alumni. Any questions or would like to donate a raffle item, contact Brendan Glackin at BGlackin@VisitationBVM.com or 215-634-7280. Acting Classes at Walking Fish Fun with Acting, a beginner’s acting class for kids ages 7-10 and: Acting for Teens, ages 11-17. Both start Sat., Oct. 19 until Sat., Nov. 23, at Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave. Fun with Acting: 10-11:15AM. Acting for Teens: 11:30AM-12:45PM. Cost is $60 for 6 weeks. Taught by theatre veteran and teacher Kate McGrath. Fun with Acting will fire up the imagination and boost self-expression in a fun group atmosphere. Using improvisation, storytelling and theatre games students will learn how to use their bodies and voices to transform into a character, how to create dramatic conflict and reach creative and entertaining solutions. Acting for Teens is for those teens who love to do improv, work on scenes and monologues, and develop ensemble techniques. Body work, vocal work and get down and dirty with the challenging job of  breaking down and then shaping a scene to present to an invited audience. For more details or to sign up call 215-427-WALK or email info@bsomeday.org or online: www.walkingfishtheatre.com. Benefit For a Friend: a North Catholic and St. Anne’s Alumnus THIS Sat., Oct. 19. 4-8PM. Cost $30 at Sound Garden Hall, 520 N. Columbus Blvd. (Spring Garden & Columbus Blvd.) For advance tickets and auction basket donations contact Tom Maguire 609-4172583 or Jim Sweeney 215787-8703or stop by the Spirit Newspaper office at 1428 E. Susquehanna Ave. at Gaul St. Donations can be made payable to the J.S. Family Fund. Coach Bag Bingo at St. Anne’s Mark your calendar for Coach Bag Bingo on Sat., Oct. 19 at St. Anne’s Church Social Hall, Memphis and Tucker Sts. Doors open at 4PM; Bingo starts at 6PM.$30 admittance includes package of 12 games. Special games & see CALENDAR on page 8


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50/50 will be available. Tea, iced tea, coffee, cake included. B.Y.O.B and snacks. For tickets contact: St. Anne’s Rectory at 215739-4590, Theresa Stahl @ 215-425-3219, Barb Becker @ 215-715-2355. Spooktacular Bash at Campbell Square Sat., Oct. 19, Halloween Costume Parade/Trick or Treating in the Park. Come out for a scary good time! The Spooktacular Bash is from 12-2PM. Light refreshments will be for sale. Rain date policy: While the Friends of Campbell Square will make every effort to reschedule events canceled by bad weather, we cannot guarantee that alternate dates will be scheduled. Check our Facebook page after 5PM on event dates or call Susan at 215-913-2088. Volunteers needed Mon. nights at 6PM. Philadelphia Public History Truck The Philadelphia Public History Truck (PPHT) is a mobile museum devoted to telling the story of Philadelphia and involves the community in gathering, planning, and designing each exhibit. In 2013, the history truck is working on its first exhibit cycle in East Kensington with

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plans to mount its first exhibit and open in early 2014. Sat., - Oct. 19 from 12-6PM at the 1800 block of Huntingdon Street. Storytelling Block Party. Bring an object that helps you share your memories of East Kensington for a historically good time. Featuring Little Baby’s Ice Cream and more! Want to schedule an oral history interview? Contact Erin: phillyhistorytruck@gmail. com or 856-332-6202. PA Cultural Center Museum Sponsors Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast The Polish American Cultural Center Museum, 308 Walnut St. will be sponsoring a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast at Applebee’s, 2535 Castor Ave. in Port Richmond on Sat., Oct. 19 between 8 and 10AM. Cost is $7 per person. For more information, call Theresa Romanowski at 215-9221700 or 215-813-2780. ACCT Philly Hosts Duck Dash to Support Homeless Pets On Sat., Oct. 19, ACCT Philly (Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia) will host the first annual Duck Dash to Save Lives from 12 to 2PM at Love Park. Thousands of rubber ducks, “adopted” by animal lovers for a do-

nation will be launched in the Love Park fountain for a swim in the shadows of City Hall and the iconic Love Park statue. Winning ducks will be selected from the flock. “The need for support is very urgent right now” said Susan Cosby, Executive Director of ACCT Philly. The drain system of several dog kennels at ACCT Philly’s shelter has failed and now need immediate replacement. “We are really counting on the public to help us replace these kennels, for the benefit of Philadelphia’s homeless dogs and the Duck Dash is a fun, easy way to do that.” Not only does this fun event raise urgently needed funds for a worthy cause, everyone who enters gets a chance to win a grand prize of $2,500 or a luxury cruise.  At least 5,000 individually numbered rubber ducks will be taking a splash into the Love Park fountain. To participate and support ACCT Philly’s efforts to replace these broken kennels, “adopt” a duck online by www.duckrace.com/ acctphilly.  Prices start at just $5 a duck and bundles are available at a discounted price.  Ducks may also be purchased in person at ACCT Philly (111 W. Hunting Park Ave). LOPR Breakfast and

Brunch Fundraiser The Ladies of Port Richmond Breast Awareness and Research 2nd Annual Breakfast and Brunch Fundraiser will be held on Sun. Oct. 20 from 10AM to 2PM at the SugarHouse Casino. Contact Mary Lou Leuters at 215-427-3222. Penny Party On Sun., Oct. 20, St. Bartholomew Church, Harbison & Cheltenham Aves., will hold a Penny Party in McMahon Hall. Doors will open at 12PM. Entrance fee is $3 and will get you a cup of coffee and piece of cake. Tickets are 50 for $1 and Tombola tickets are 3 for $2. Lots of prizes available as well as good food and fun! Come on out and help with this fundraiser and win some nice prizes at the same time. Call 610310-9164 for more info. Free Total Joint Replacement Classes at Nazareth Hospital Thinking about having a Total Joint Replacement? Scheduled to have a Total Joint Replacement? You and your family are invited to learn more about Total Joint Replacement at Nazareth Hospital by attending a free class. The classes are held twice a month at Nazareth Hospital’s Marian Conference Center, 2601 Holme Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19152. Registration is required. Call 215-335-6313 to reserve your seat; please provide your name, telephone number, number of people attending, and if available, date of your surgery, and name of your surgeon. Upcoming dates are: Wednesday evenings at 6PM, Monday mornings at 11:30AM - Oct. 21, Nov. 6, Nov. 18, Dec. 4, Dec. 16. For more information about orthopedics at Nazareth Hospital, call 1.866.NAZARETH (1-866-629-2738).

Oct. 24 and paint a pumpkin! Portside will be supplying the pumpkins but you are always welcomed to bring your own! There are only 30 spaces available so you must register to get a spot.  Please call 215-427-1514 or register online at www. portsideartscenter.org. Portside is located at 2531 E. Lehigh Ave.   Recycle Your Electronics, Clean Out that Basement, and Help NKCDC Raise Money Thurs., Oct. 24, 4-7PM at NKCDC Garden Center, Frankford & Berks. eCycle your old electronics this fall and help NKCDC raise money. ACCEPTED ELECTRONICS: Computers & Accessories, Printers, Copiers, Scanners, Fax Machines, TVs, VCRs, DVD Players, Projectors, Tapes, CDs, Videos, Cell Phones, PDAs, Pagers, Telephones, Voice Mail Systems, Headsets, Flash Drives, Disks, Routers, Cables, Hubs, Cameras, Video Games, iPods, Vacuum Cleaners, Aluminum, Steel, Copper, AC Adapters, Motherboards, Sound & Video Cards, CD/DVD Drives, Currency Counters, Receipt Printers, Card Readers, Barcode Scanners & Printers, Batteries (no open cell). Sponsored by Kuusakoski, which provides cost-effective, environmentally responsible recycling services. More on their website and contact Heather with questions at hmccool@nkcdc.org or 215-427-0350 x 103.

Hagert Playground Party and Movie Night Fri., Oct. 25 beginning at 5:15PM. Hagert Playground: 2040 Hagert St. Join the Friends of Hagert Playground for an evening of food and AARP Driver Safety fun in the playground! Program for Seniors St. Anne’s Senior Cen- Enjoy home-made chili ter, 2607 E. Cumberland and cornbread, plus hot Street, is hosting the AARP apple cider, pies, and othDriver Safety course on er goodies. Food and kids Tues., Oct. 22 and Wed., activities begin at 5:15 Oct. 23, from 12:30- pm, then stick around 4:30PM. Completion of the for a free MOVIE in the two-day class may entitle playground starting at participants to a discount 7PM! Email hagertplayon their auto insurance.  groundfriends@gmail. Learn safety strategies to com to find out more or maintain your confidence to help out. behind the wheel. No tests or driving is required. Haunted House Must bring ID, license, and more at AARP membership card Glavin Playground and check or money order HAUNTED HOUSE–at payable to: AARP. (AARP Frank Glavin Playground, member - $12.  Non – 2600 Westmoreland St., member - $14.)   Advance Fri., Oct. 25 and Sat., registration is required.  For Oct. 26 – 6:6-8PM - $3 admore information, call 215- mission.  The Girl Scouts and Advisory Council 426-9799. invite you to walk through our Haunted House and Portside Arts enjoy a night out in your Center’s Free community.  Refreshments Annual Pumpkin will also be sold during the Painting Event Fun for the whole fam- event.  Come out, support ily. Come to Portside from these two great organiza5:30-6:30PM on Thurs., tions, and “DARE TO BE

SCARED.” CLASSES: Glavin Playground also offers instruction for children ages 3 and up, in tap, jazz, ballet, and tumbling; Tae-Kwon-Do instruction for 5 and older; and Adult Zumba classes. AFTER SCHOOL CARES PROGRAM – follows the Catholic School Schedule for all grades – 3-6PM.  And all ages of Girl Scouts. For information about the programs, contact the playground 215-685-9898.     Great Fishtown Spelling Bee 12th Annual Great Fishtown Spelling Bee is set for Fri., Oct. 25 at 3:30PM at Shissler Rec Center. The competition is open to students from grades 2-8.  As always, the competition is free and open to any student from any school in Philadelphia.  All competitors will receive prizes and free refreshments.  The winners will receive trophies and other awards. The schools of the winners will receive awards as well.  Over 1000 children participate in this event over the years and we are proud to continue the tradition with the help of the Penn Treaty Special Services District.   Halloween Contest Halloween Contest for boys and girls, 10 and under. Sat., Oct. 26 at 2PM sharp at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St. 215-685-1247. Trophies, Door Prizes, Treats, Trombola. Bethel Baptist Church Penny Auction Bethel Baptist Church is holding a Penny Auction on Sat., Oct. 26 from 11AM-2PM. Great items: gift cards, perfume, books, jewelry, homemade cakes, tools for men, Christmas decorations, etc. There will also be food sold and a flea market. Located at 2210 E. Susquehanna Avenue, 215-426-1909. Fall Classic 36 Hole at Juniata Golf Club Fall Classic 36 Hole on Sat., Oct. 26 at Juniata Golf Club, 1391 E. Cayuga St. 8AM check in; 8:30 start. Cost: $85 - includes 2 rounds of golf, scats, prizes, food & draft beer after. Please sign up in the pro shop. Hole sponsors available for $100. For more info call 215-743-4060. www. juniatagolfcourse.com. Halloween Hoedown Sat., Oct. 26 - 12PM at Penn Treaty Park. Join the Friends of Penn Treaty Park for our annual Halloween Hoedown, featuring Philadelphia’s largest free pumpkin patch, games, face painting, music, fun and other surprises. Come in costume for prizes for see CALENDAR on page 15


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Mariana Bracetti Academy Cuts Ribbon for New School Facility   Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School celebrated the grand opening of its new school facility at 1840 Torresdale Avenue at 10AM on Wed., Oct. 9 The site, which formerly housed the Northeast Catholic High School for Boys, was purchased by Mariana Bracetti Academy Charter School in 2011 from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.   Councilwoman Maria QuinonesS a n ch e z o f t h e 7 t h D i s t r i c t a n d Councilman At-Large William Greenlee were in attendance, along with several members of the Northeast Catholic Alumni Association.   Mariana Bracetti Academy opened its doors in 2000 and currently educates 1,155 students in grades 6 – 12. For more information about Mariana Bracetti Academy please visit www.mbacs.org. •

Philadelphia Water Department Begins Construction   The Philadelphia Water Department has started heavy construction in the neighborhood. The water main listed in the street below have outlived their useful lifespan and must be replaced to safeguard your water service and prevent potential leaks or breaks from flooding or damaging city streets and private property. Street: Memphis St. from Clearfield St. to Westmoreland St. Type of work: Water Main.   The Water Department has hired a private contractor, Nello Construction Co., Inc., to complete the above project. The work began on 10/02/13 and will proceed block by block until final completion on or about 2/12/14.   During normal working hours, between 7AM and 3:30PM, it may be necessary to close the street to through traffic. The contractor will also post “No Parking” signs as required. Trash should be placed at the curb as regularly scheduled and the contractor will assist the Streets Department with pick up.   The Water Department has assigned an Inspector to the project who will be on site everyday. Should you experience any problems as a result of the work, please ask to speak with the Inspector on the job site. He or she will discuss the problem with the contractor and do whatever possible to assist you.   For more information about the construction, please call the Philadelphia Water Department at 215-685-6300. •

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Quality and Affordable Care in the Comfort of a Familiar Setting More Answers about Penn Home, the Personal Care Retirement Residence Right in the Neighborhood accepted male residents for the past 18 years, it’s not uncommon to hear local residents refer to Penn Home as the old “Penn Widows”. Today, Penn Home provides an invaluable service to the surrounding community by offering local seniors, men and women, an affordable option in quality housing and care within the Philadelphia region.

Inside the Penn Home - a comfortable place to live and quality care at an affordable price. Left: a photo of one of the rooms; above: the common area. /Photos: courtesy of Penn Home

of Fishtown is one of the nation’s oldest free  Located in the heart standing personal care by Kate Corrigan

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I’m saving for a computer,” one boy noted. “My grandma has a savings account for me,” another girl responded.   Others asked planning questions: “I have $200 in my house but my birthday is coming up. So, how do I save?” Jenkins went back to basics with this answer: “It’s a good idea

to put your money in a savings account at your local bank. When you save your money in a bank account you’re less likely to spend it.”   Turns out, many kids still have old school piggy banks and they are very proud of them. “My piggy bank is a pig in a crown and tutu,” noted one girl. Another student proudly told of the piggy bank she made herself out of clay.

homes. Penn Home was Indigent Widows and established in 1848 as Single Women. Despite the Penn Asylum for the fact that they have

Are medical services provided? Penn Home follows a social model. Therefore, any on-site medical services are provided through a visiting physician or home health agency. What happens if/ when a resident runs

out of money? Prior to admission, Penn Home requires that incoming residents show evidence of ability to pay for no less than 36 months. Should a resident outlive their financial resources, Penn Home makes up the difference in fees through its Benevolent Resident Subsidy Program. Throughout 165 years, Penn Home has never asked a resident to leave due to their inability to pay.• Penn Home is located at 1401 E. Susquehanna Ave., Phila., PA 19125. You can lear n more about Penn Home by visiting www.pennhome.org or call 215-739-2522.

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students to learn good financial habits and take responsibility for their financial future by submitting a hand-drawn picture on 8x11 paper that depicts

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Who Wants To Be A Trivia Champion? The 90’s

by Lisa Shaat.

1. What film, released in 1990, was the first full length film to use CGI (computer generated imagery)? A.Toy Story B. Star Trek C.The Lion King D. The Jungle Book   2. The “Tamagotchi” was a best-selling toy in the 1990’s. What kind of toy was it? A troll-like doll B.a drag racing video game C. a handheld digital pet D. a board game similar to chess 3. After 90 years, what annual event did not take place in 1994 due to a strike? A.Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade B. The World Series C. The Winter Olympics D. The Daytime Emmy Awards   4. From July 1992 to December 1997, who wrote sixty-two books in the Goosebumps series? A. J.K. Rowling B. Maurice Sendek C. Judy Blume D. R.L. Stine 5. What was the name of the coffee shop on the 90’s sitcom Friends? A. Insomniac Cafe B. Tom’s Diner C. Central Perk D. Cup of Joe 6. Who won the 1990 Grammy for Best New Artist? A. Selena B.  Melissa Etheridge C. Whitney Houston D. Mariah Carey      7. In 1997, boxer Mike Tyson bit off who’s ear? A. George Foreman B. Joe Frazier C. Evander Holyfield D. Thomas Hearns   8.Whitney Houston recorded the 90’s hit song “I Will Always Love You.” W hat country singer originally wrote that song? A. Reba MacIntyre B.  Dolly Parton C. Tammy Wynette D. Loretta Lynn

9.“The Macarena” was a dance craze/hit song of the 90’s. Who recorded it? A. Willie Colon B. Carlos Santana C. Los del Rio D. Elvis Crespo 10.In 1990, the most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex was found in South Dakota, what was it named? A. Dino B. Sue C. Dolly D. Tyrone

26th District Crime Report  October 2, 2013- October 8, 2013     Below is a breakdown of crimes committed in the 26th District in the neighborhoods that make up PSA #3   • Three (3) robberies other weapon during this time: 1900 Hagert (10/4), 2100 Susquehanna (10/5),1200 Montgomery (10/6) • Two (2) Aggravated Assaults other weapon during this time: 2000 Susquehanna (10/5), 1900 Front (10/7) • One (1) Aggravated Assault with a gun during this period: 1000 Delaware (10/2)

Philadelphia PAL Wrestling Sign-Ups

  The Philadelphia Police Athletic League Youth Wrestling team will start its 32nd year of competition with a registration night on Mon., Oct. 28, 6:30 – 8PM, at the Rizzo PAL Center, Belgrade and Clearfield Streets.   The PAL wrestling program is open to kids ages 6-18 from any section of Philadelphia and its suburbs. The PAL youth wrestling team also participates with the Beat the Streets wrestling program. The 11. In 1992, Euro Distradition of the PAL wrestling program can be ney was opened in seen as many PAL youth wrestlers have continued which European counto wrestle at area high schools contributing to both try? their schools’ league championships and their own A. France personal accomplishments. B. Italy   Local high schools benefiting from the PAL C. Germany program over the years have included; North D. Greece Catholic, Frankford, LaSalle, Northeast, Edison,         Gratz, Olney, Lincoln, Abington, Washington, 12. In 1992, the largest Kensington, Pennsbury, Cardinal Dougherty, mall in the US, Mall Cinnaminson and Camden Catholic, N.J. of America, opened in   There is never any fee to participate in the which state? PAL wrestling program, and all instruction and A. Illinois equipment is provided. C. Minnesota   Also, if you may be interested in joining the B. Texas volunteer staff or for more information, please D. Michigan contact Police Officer Ernie Rehr, Rizzo PAL Director at 215-426-6583.•

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• Two (2) residential burglaries during this period: 1600 Marshall (10/2), 1900 Arizona (10/4),1400 Franklin (10/7) • Sixteen (16) theft from autos during this period: 2700 Cumberland (10/2), 1200 Leopard (10/2),1800 Sepviva (10/3), 1000 Delaware (10/3), 2400 Hagert (10/4), 2300 Tucker (10/4),1100 Marlborough (10/4), 100 Richmond (10/5), 2700 Cumberland (10/5), 1400 Beach (10/5), 2500 Tulip (10/6), 1000 Montgomery (10/6), 2200 Dauphin (10/7), 2600 Norris (10/7), 2200 Trenton (10/7), 2400 Jasper (10/7) • Four (4) stolen vehicles during this time: 2600 
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Left: Johnny Imbrenda with Jimmy Durante; right: Pro- boxer Johnny Imbrenda had a reputations for being a stealth fighter.

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years has strived to keep the business “fiercely local and low-key.”   It didn’t take long for the popular corner hangout to expand. In 2004 Kimport and Reed purchased the property next door on Girard Avenue, a space which they originally rented out to The Spirit, where this very newspaper laid its roots before moving to its current location. That space eventually became Johnny Brenda’s expanded dining room, with the upstairs serving as office space for Kimport and his crew. When Johnny Brenda’s transfor med into a full-fledged music venue in 2006, it added new energy not only to the bar, but to the entire neighborhood. “We didn’t want to create a rock club that overlooked the im-

portance of hospitality,” explains Kimport. “We wanted musicians to feel welcome the moment they arrived, with good food and good service.” The performance space was built entirely from scratch, converting a former rooming house above the bar which had remained untouched since the early 1980s into an intimate performance stage with an upstairs mezzanine. Some of Kimport’s favorite musical performances in the space over the past decade have included Bert Jansch (“the guy inspired Jimmy Page - to watch him play here and be so low-key was just incredible”) and Jonathan Richman (“one of the first big-name national acts to come through, which was exciting”).   Since opening in 2003 Johnny Brenda’s has consistently served lunch during the day-time hours. While the bar gets nowhere near the amount

of business during afternoons as it does in the evenings, Kimport and Reed have always felt it was important to have food available to neighbors all day. “It seemed harder to get people out during the week, mainly because there wasn’t much open,” explains Kimport. With a full menu available around the clock, their new business “eliminated some of the reasons to not go out on a Wednesday.” Kimport has continued his reign as the lead chef, with a preference for creating “old-timey manly food” that pays homage to the neighborhood. His signature Fishtown Stew - packed with mussels, shrimp, and scallops - remains a favorite.   Not limited to strictly turning a profit, Johnny Brenda’s has become a fixture in local community organizing, with Kimport and others helping to form the Fishtown Area Business Association (FABA). “I

wasn’t interested in meetings with products, but rather forming a group that served as cheerleaders for the neighborhood,”

says Kimport of the group, who hosts the Fishtown Shad Festival in Penn Treaty Park. Support for that event has been made

possible through their partnerships with New Kensington CDC, the Friends of Penn Treaty Park, and support from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Take Me to the River Program.   Naturally drawn to green open spaces and local ecology, Kimport admits that his next business move may involve something in Fairmount Park. “I’ve been cycling it a lot, stalking it,” he explains. “A cafe with public restrooms would be perfect.”   In the meantime, be sure to visit him and the entire Johnny Brenda’s crew at the corner of Frankford and Girard, where they continue to keep things fiercely local. • Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave. at Girard Ave., 215-7399684. www.johnnybrendas.com

Johnny Brenda’s Tavern lights up the night. A bar, restaurant, and music venue located in Fishtown at the corner of Frankford and Girard Ave. /Photo: Kevin Musselman

Civil War Soldiers Remembered at Palmer Cemetery

On Sun., Sept. 29, The Willingmyre Brothers were honored for their service to our country. A granite marker was placed in Palmer Cemetery acknowledging the sacrifices that were made by these brave men. The marker was placed near the World War I Monument at Palmer and Memphis Streets. The monument was made possible by a generous donation from The Penn Treaty Special Services District and the hard work of John and Debbie Lonergan. The Elm Tree Post #88 were involved in the dedication. For more information visit the cemetery’s website at www.palmercemeteryfishtown.com.• /Photos: Roman Blazic


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ROOMS FOR RENT Kensington and Port Richmond - fully furnished, safe, utilities included. $300/mo. Call 267-475-3929.

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Penny Auction and Flea Market Penny Auction and Flea Market to be held at Bethel Baptist Church (2210 E. Susquehanna Ave) on Sat., Oct. 26 from 11AM – 2PM. Great items will be auctioned off including but not limited to: gift cards, perfume, books, jewelry, homemade cakes, tools, and Christmas decorations. Food will be sold. TRIPS LOPR Trip to Lancaster The Ladies of Port Richmond will be taking a trip to the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA, to see The First Noel Christmas on Sat., Nov. 30. Cost: adults: $100; children (11 to 17) $70, (under 10) $60. Installment payments can be arranged. Depart at 9:30AM from Campbell Square Park, Belgrade and Allegheny Ave., 11:30AM – approx. arrival at Rockvale Outlets, 2:10PM – depart for theatre, 3PM – showtime, 5:30PM – depart for dinner, 6PM – buffet dinner, 7:45PM – depart for home, 9:30PM – approx. arrival time. For reservations call Mary Lou Leuters at 215-427-3222.

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Joachim Church, 1527 Church St.  $4 Adults; $2 Children includes trip to kitchen and 2 raffle tickets.

Polish Harvest Festival “Dozynki” On Sun., Oct. 27, Beef & Beef for everyone is invited to the Fishtown Bells Beef & Beef for the Fish- Polish Harvest Festival town Bells U-10 Girls “Dozynki”, from 12 noon Soccer on Sat., Oct. 26, to 4PM in St. Adalbert 7PM-11PM at the Ukie Auditorium, Thompson Club.  $25 includes full St. and Allegheny Ave. in buffet with draft beer, DJ, the Port Richmond section chinese auction, 50/50 & of Philadelphia. Polish bottled beer drink specials.  food and refreshments Costumes are optional but will be available, live there will be cash prizes for music, perfor mances best costume! All proceeds by Polish Folk Dance go towards the girls up- groups, featured items coming trip to play in the from the Museum Gift Disney Invitational Tour- Shop and an afternoon nament.For tickets see any of merriment. Admission Bells parent or call Colleen is free. Sponsored by the Cain 215-806-0840 or TJ Polish American Cultural Farrell  267-496-9068. Center Museum and the Polish American Congress. Polish Harvest Spread the word! For more Festival “Dozynki” information, call the Polish On Sun., Oct. 27, evAmerican Center Museum eryone is invited to the at 215-922-1700. Polish Harvest Festival “Dozynki”, from 12 noon 22nd Annual Lupus to 4PM in St. Adalbert Auditorium, Thompson Loop 5K Run/Walk St. and Allegheny Ave. in Sun., Oct. 27 at 9AM at the Port Richmond section Fairmount Park Memorial of Philadelphia. Polish food Hall Loop, 4231 Avenue and refreshments will be of the Republic, Philadelavailable, live music, per- phia. Join us in the fight formances by Polish Folk to end lupus! The Loop Dance groups, featured will take place in Fairitems from the Museum mount Park, across from Gift Shop and an afternoon the Please Touch Museum. of merriment. Admission Register today at www. is free. Sponsored by the lupusloop.org! Polish American Cultural Center Museum and the PRO-ACT Family Polish American Congress. Addiction Spread the word! For more Education Program information, call the Polish Serves Philadelphia American Center Museum Sessions begin week of Nov. at 215-922-1700. 5 in Northeast Philadelphia, Northern Liberties and North Liberty Lands Philadelphia. When someFall Festival one is addicted to drugs Come out to Liberty Lands or alcohol, the disease on Sun., Oct. 27, from affects the entire family. 2-5PM for the 15th annual Each month PRO-ACT Fall Festival. featuring (Pennsylvania Recovery autumnal fun for kids and Organization–Achieving adults including hayride, a Community Together) children’s costume parade, hosts a Family Addiction a moon-bounce, pumpkin Education Program to painting, food, beverages, help individuals and fammusic and entertainment, ily recognize and address Flea market tables and an addiction problem in more. All proceeds go a spouse, parent, child or towards the upkeep of other loved one. Facilitated Liberty Lands park, a by trained volunteers who wonderful community-held have been in the same green space in Northern situation, these informaLiberties. Kids costume tion and support programs parade starts at 1:45PM by run one evening a week for the stage -- all are welcome! 926 N. American St. three consecutive weeks at Volunteers needed to bake three locations in Philadeldelicious treats for the bake phia. Sessions in Northsale, a key part of the event. east Philadelphia meet You can bake pretty much on the first three Tues. of anything you want, and all the month, from 7-9PM, proceeds benefit the NL at CORA Services. In Community Center. Got North Philadelphia, sessomething you›re willing sions are held on the first to bake? Contact Rachel three Wednesdays from Iannotti, rachel_iannotti@ 6:30-8:30PM at the Philadelphia Recovery Comyahoo.com. munity Center. Sessions are also held on the first 16th Annual Tricky three Thurs. from 6:30Trays Basket Raffle Court St. Francis De Sales 8:30PM at the PRO-ACT #2617 Catholic Daughters office in Northern Liberof the Americas presents ties. Sessions are free and 16th Annual Tricky Trays confidential—first names Basket Raffle on Sun., Oct. only. Pre-registration is 27, 11:30AM-3PM at St. required. To register, call

800-221-6333, weekdays 9 AM through 5PM or visit http://councilsepa.org/ programs/pro-act/familyeducation-program/. Franklin Towne Charter High School Annual Beef & Beer Franklin Towne Charter High School will hold their Annual Beef and Beer on Fri., Nov. 8, at 7PM at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein Hall, 9130 Academy Road. There will be Baskets for Silent Auction and also multiple 50/50 Chances. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at Franklin Towne Charter High School, 5301 Tacony St., or you can get tickets at the door for $25. St. Anne’s All Class Reunion Tickets are on sale now for the first annual St. Anne’s Reunion Committee All Class Reunion to be held on Sat., Nov. 9 – 2-6PM at Cottage Green, 9001 Ashton Road. Tickets are $50 per person. Includes dinner, open bar, food, dancing and great company. To purchase tickets contact: Nellie Hohenstein – 215-634-4665 or email – nellieh307@comcast.net; Maryann Kaczorowski – 215-427-1316 or email – kaczm@comcast.net; Peggy Weinman – 215668-3875 or email – peggypotts@hotmail.com; Theresa Stahl – 215-4253219 or email – puffmomma3@msn.com. No tickets will be sold after Oct. 19. Buy early, don’t miss out. Limited number of tickets available. All sales are final. Richmond Library Events • Kid’s Cook Monday!! Healthy eating is important for all ages! Bring your kids by for a lesson on healthy eating and an interactive cooking demo at the Richmond Library. Registration required and spots are limited. For more information, stop in and see Sheila. Mon., Nov. 18 from 3:30-4:30PM. • Mommy and Me! Parents and preschool aged kids can join Stephanie, the ShopRite of Aramingo Avenue’s in-store Dietitian, as she reads a book to the kids. Stay until the end to sample a tasty treat! Wed., Nov. 20 at 10:30AM. • Basic English Conversation Group starting on Sat., Oct.19 from 3-4:30PM. This is a great way to practice speaking everyday English. ALL are welcome. For more info, contact Jerry at 215685-9992. Saturdays: Oct. 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; and Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28. • Preschool Storytime will be held the first Wed. of each month at 10:30AM. Contact Sheila for more information at 215-685-9992.

Beef & Beer to Benefit Palmer Cemetery Beef & Beer to be held on Sat., Nov. 23 from 7-11PM at Holy Name of Jesus Church Hall, Berks and Gaul Streets. DJ, Food, Drinks, Chinese Auction, Raffles. All proceeds benefit our neighborhood Palmer Cemetery. Tickets are $25. Contact Nancy Bartelle at Be Dazzled Hair Salon, 1365 E. Montgomery Ave. at Belgrade St. or call 215-426-4010.

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IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory of

Edna Sinick October 9, 2004

You are remembered on your anniversary and always. Never will you be forgotten Mom. I miss and love you so much. Love, Rob xoxoxo

Patches Needs A Home!

Here Comes Santa Claus Right Into Your Own Home If you are the lucky winner Santa & Mrs. Claus will visit your home on Sun., Dec. 1 from 3:30 – 4:30PM. Chances $5 each or 3 for $10. Proceeds benefit St. Anne’s Development Fund. Tickets are available after Mass at St. Anne Church and in the rectory. 215-739-4590.•

Trivia Answers:

Part One: 5 points each 1. A. Toy Story 2. C. a handheld digital pet 3. B. The World Series 4. D. R.L. Stine Part Two: 10 points each 5. C. Central Perk 6. D.  Mariah Carey 7. C. Evander Holyfield 8.  B. Dolly Parton Part Three: 15 points each 9. C. Los del Rio 10.B. Sue 11. A. France 12. C. Minnesota Scoring Under 50: Trivia Amateur; 50-85: Trivia Buff 90-115: Trivia Whiz; 120: TRIVIA CHAMPION! Check me out on facebook:  Lisa Winnick Shaat.  Feel free to send me your topic ideas, how you scored, feedback, or book me for your next quizzo party!

  This cutie pie is Patches! Patches is a 6-12 month old female pit bull mix who was surrendered to the shelter when her owners were moving. She is a real lovebug and will often sneak in a kiss or two. Besides spending time with her people, Patches also loves to be out and about, and especially enjoys taking walks. Patches would make a perfect candidate to cuddle up with on these chilly fall nights. Stop by to meet Patches today ... we promise you’ll fall in love!   If you have dogs of your own, you’ll need to bring at least one in to meet any potential dogs and make sure there is no major personality clash. Please also bring proof that you are allowed dogs/cats at your home if you rent.   Patches is located at ACCT -- 111 W. Hunting Park Ave, Phila., PA 19140. 267-385-3800 (ask for the Lifesaving Department!). Email: adopt@acctphilly.org   More about Patches: Pet ID: A21094523 • Primary colors: White with copper markings • Coat length: Short   If you have any questions about Patches, email acctpetfinder@gmail.com.• ... by Sue Senn Pet of the Week is a courtesy of the PHILLY PET HEALTH CENTER 3365 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA 19134 Caring, Reliable, and Affordable veterinary care in the heart of Port Richmond / Kensington!

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Burns Funeral Home, Inc. Burns Funeral Home, Inc. 1428 E. Columbia Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125 Phone: 215-634-6858 Robert J. Burns, Sr., Supv.

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