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THE SPIRIT COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014

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JANUARY 8, 2014 • Vol. 11 No. 1

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New Year. New Beginnings

STRIVE for the Future Gets Lives Back on Track  by Denise M. Krenski

It’s always nice to have a second chance…at anything. And, for young folks who have had a rough go at it, a second chance means everything. STRIVE for the Future, a job-training program started in February of 2013 made possible by funding from the Federal Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, provides 14 through 24 year olds with an opportunity for a doover. The program is for those who have been involved in the juvenile justice system within the last 12 months or who are currently on probation and have no adult felonies or adult convictions. Whether a youth finds out about this program through his probation officer, a youth counselor or word of mouth, the benefits to be reaped are grand. The goal of STRIVE  

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STRIVE for the Future is a jobtraining program to help juvenile offenders get a job and keep it. for the Future is to get those whose lives have gotten off track back on it in a positive, sustainable way. This day/evening program offers juvenile offenders training in computer skills, prepares out of school students to take and pass the GED, provides mentoring for students enrolled in schools, helps students find

and keep a job using these skills and provides support for students to continue on with post-secondary training. Another piece of the training is in A+ Certification, which provides hands-on, lecture based courses that will teach students how to use system files, security functions, computer

hardware and software, networking, computer troubleshooting methods and how to assemble and take apart a computer. Upon completing the classes, students will be prepared and eligible to take the A+ Certification ex a m i n at i o n , f re e o f charge. One of those who will be

sitting for the A+ certification is 18-year-old Daniel Holland, who has been in the program for five weeks and is thriving in it. “[Today], we are working on resumes.” Prior to entering this program, Holland didn’t have the confidence that he would be able to even hold himself up in an interview.

And, though it is still early in his time with STRIVE for the Future, he can “now visualize himself in the workplace” – there was a time when he couldn’t.   For many youth who have been in trouble and have never been in the work place, there’s a lot to learn about both getting see STRIVE on page 3

Memories of the Year 2013

Whole Lotta Holiday Happenings in the River Wards by Patty-Pat Kozlowski

T’was the days before Christmas and all through the hood, events were exploding as we riverwarders did good!   Here’s a recap of some of the amazing and traditional events that happened in the neighborhoods as December 25 quickly approached. Enjoy the pics and memories and Happy New Year!   On Saturday, December 7 did you hear the sound of jingle bells through the streets of Port Richmond? It was the 7th annual Peter J. Hanlon Jingle Bell Walk/Run in memory of good guy Pete Hanlon. This quirky and kitchy event has become a staple on the first Saturday of December as hundreds of people either ran a 5K see MEMORIES on page 4

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THE LOCAL LENS with Thom Nickels by Thom Nickels

  I didn’t expect to attend the 114th Mummers Parade, but there I was with friends Tara, Walt and Bob walking up Broad Street to the Union League, the only place where the string bands stop and play during their long strut up Broad from South Philly. Having watched the Mummers in the late 1970s and in the early 1980s, the fact that string bands like Aqua, Woodland, Quaker City, Fralinger and Avalon only play in front of the Union

League (and then later in front of the judges and TV cameras), is just a little bit shocking.   In prior days the string bands were quite generous when it came to the number of tunes they belted out. If they saw a highly appreciative crowd, say at Broad and Locust or Broad and Spruce, they would offer a song and a strut. Unfortunately, those crowd-pleasing days are over. Since the Mummers went corporate, money is the operative word; and since time is money and money is everything, little or no at-

Thom Nickels is a Philadelphiabased author/journalist/ poet, film critic and feature writer for the Spirit Newspapers. tention is paid to the appreciative crowds along the way. Of course, there is always the outdoor Mummers party on 2 Street, where the string bands still let loose, but 2 Street, compared to Center City, might be

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compared to a small fishbowl. There’s no escaping the fact that what happens today on 2 Street, used to happen on Broad.   In the new world of Mummery, the string bands save their heart and soul for the TV cameras but they will, however, play a tune or two in front of the Union League because, as Tara told me, the Union League gives the Mummers huge annual cash donations to do so.   Money talks!   The result of all this is that the city has a far different parade than it did in the days be-

fore corporate sponsorship. New Year’s Day in Philly had a decided New Orleans feel but that party-hardy ambience has been reduced to an event created by Walt Disney.   The new sanitized, “Disney” Mummers is just a little more exciting than watching a 4th of July parade in a small town in Utah. In fact, compared to what the parade was like in the 1970s and early 80s, the parade has become a practice run for performances before TV cameras and for those special shows in the Convention Center. In prior years, the parade usually lasted until midnight. There was an exhilarating feeling on Broad Street then, an actual atmosphere of joyful revelry and personal involvement as people on the street camped out or huddled curbside, staying late into the night or until the last Mummers marched on past. It was that one day of the year when you were allowed to take the party mentality to the limit, stay out late and drink on the street, or sit on a lawn chair by an alleyway while dressed in Mummers glitz. This healthy venue for letting go was great for Philadelphians everywhere. It provided an air of spontaneity and freedom. People would host all day parties along South Broad Street and guests would come and go until the late evening hours knowing that the parade would still be happening when they went back outside.   The new corporate Parade ends at five o’clock like the roll up of a security gate in front of a retail store. By six, the sidewalks are as clean as they were before the first Mummers set foot on Broad Street. While this has an antiseptic, “clean Jean” feel to it, it’s also somewhat spooky. The corporate parade

has lost its spontaneous character and patina. The “fun” in today’s Mummers is dispensed like those building passes you get once you pass through security at the lobby desk. The truth is that sometimes real fun involves a little bit of messiness and elements of the unpredictable.   Big money was certainly on Mayor Rendell’s mind when, in 1995, he rerouted the parade to include Market Street so that it could “play to” the proposed Disney entertainment center. But both the rerouting of the Mummers and the Disney complex proved to be complete failures.   Despite the parade’s corporate veneer, our group still managed to have fun. After listening to one string band play outside the Union League (thanks to that hefty cash donation), we headed into the Ritz Carlton bar where the atmosphere was as lively as a 1920s speakeasy. Walton, generous to a fault, bought rounds of red wine as two women sitting next to him proceeded to comment on his British scarf, which resembled something The Who would wear. The women prodded Walton with questions. “That’s an English scarf. We’re Irish. Where are you from? I’m American,” the younger of the two said. For some reason, she thought that Walton was a recent immigrant, so he had to tell her that his Dutch family came over on the Mayflower. You can’t get more American than the Mayflower. Conversations sometimes get skewed at bars, especially on New Year’s Day. Before we left the Ritz and headed to a place called Time, our Irish friend cushioned her good-bye with a warm handshake and some political comments: She told us that

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Letters to the Editor Thanks to All Who Made Hancock Rec Center Christmas Party A Success   The staff at Hancock Rec would like to thank U 2 Can Be Cool organization for sponsoring toys and gifts for Hancock Recreation Center’s Christmas Party for our neighborhood children. Mrs. Saleema Lovelace and family (organizer), Mr. Joe Diaz (Santa Claus), helped our children to have a nice Christmas.     The children were treated to pizza from George’s Pizza on 2nd St. and Girard Ave., and ice cream and cake from Super Fresh Market in the Piazza.    We would also like to thank the Hancock Advisory Council for all of their support.   Hancock Rec Staff

Thank You Penn Treaty Park Place   I would like to thank Gus Tornberg and Bo Diaz for allowing The Friends of Historic Penn Treaty Park for allowing us to put the Christmas Tree for the children in the lobby of Penn Treaty Park Place. We very much appreciate your kindness and consideration. Barbara Morehead Founder and Vice President of Historic Penn Treaty Park

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a job and then, keeping it. That’s where STRIVE for the Future’s Recruiter/ Retention Specialist Elaine Colbert comes in. “Once you get a job, we want to make sure that you keep that job.” The point of the program is not to get a job and then quit because you are unable to navigate the environment. “If you have any issues so far as your employment is concerned,” Colbert notes, “we want you to

come to us and talk about it.” The same is true with job advancement. “If you want to apply for a higher position and you think you need some help, we will work to help you apply for that position.”   STRIVE for the Future is not only about learning tangible skills, but about being exposed to soft ones as well, such as accountability and responsibility. Instructor Jonathan Sistrunk has been teaching at STRIVE for two years and noted the following: “Getting outside of your comfort

zone is getting outside of yourself and being able to be introspective.” Therefore, the coursework is built to allow time for personal growth and goal setting. “The first week is about breaking down walls and barriers and you get a chance to talk about yourself,” Sistrunk notes. “Week two we begin rebuilding.”   STRIVE for the Future’s Job Developer, Marie Hicks, has been working assiduously to develop relationships with employers who are willing to give new employees a second chance. At this point, STRIVE for the Future has approximately 30 employers/partners willing to give graduates of the program a chance a t e m p l oy m e n t . “A relationship with us helps our students through the vetting process,” Hicks noted.  As STRIVE for the Future enters its second year of existence in the Philly area, they want to bring awareness to youth who are struggling to find their way that there is an opportunity for positive change. “I want people to be aware that the program exists and what support we offer,” Colbert noted. If you have ever been in trouble or can’t find a job and haven’t been successful, this program teaches you workforce skills that get you ready for employment.” Colbert continued: “Sometimes, it is really some of those simple things [that you need to change] to get you the job.”   New cycles start every six weeks and operate on a Monday through Thursday

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she hates Congress, supports Hilary Clinton for president, and is in love with the views of Rick Santorum. That’s quite a stretch.  L e av i n g t h e b a r Time—where there was a live band and where one guy was happily dancing with himself-we were once again on the streets of Center City, the quiet, dead streets of Center City where there was no evidence of a Parade at all as the sanitation squads, out in force, did their corporate best to erase all the rustic reminders of the Broad Street strut.   Certainly not like the old days when you’d see groups of stragglers limping home or huddled on stoops and street corners while blowing the last silver paper horns of New Year’s Day.•

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fun run or walked through the streets to honor and remember Pete. Based out of St. George Parish, (2700 Venango Street) everybody enjoyed a pancake and sausage breakfast with Santa Claus! 5k race winners were Timmy Storino and Maureen Hanlon.   Later in the day, Powers Park over at Ann and Almond Streets in back of the Richmond Library was lit up like Times Square as the Friends of Powers Park had their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Party. Councilman Mark Squilla funded a brand new fresh evergreen tree to be planted in the rotunda of the park and the hardworking Friends of Powers Park (John Kalicki, John Wilson, Maria Shrack just to name a few) decorated the tree with an awesome display of lights and homemade children’s Christmas ornaments for the big countdown and lighting. Kids were treated to a Christmas pizza lunch and ornament making party at the Richmond Library with thanks to Jerry Franklin and the dedicated staff there. Everybody loved the Christmas tree in Powers Park!

Hundreds of people gathered for a Pancake Breakfast after the Peter J. Hanlon Jingle Bell Walk/Run in memory of Pete Hanlon. This is an annual event that takes place on the first Saturday of December. Santa joined the crowd.  The Port Richmond On Patrol & Civic Association (PROPAC) and Port Richmond Town Watch (PRTW) hosted their annual Children’s Christmas Party at the Columbia Social Club on Almond Street with the biggest crowd to date. Local kids received a pizza and hot dog lunch, DJ Dance Party and of course a visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Every kid received a goody bag, a picture with Santa and a chance to win awesome

prizes and gifts. PRTW Prez Maryann Trombetta and PROPAC Prez Ken Paul worked extremely hard with their members (Phyllis Hackimer, Helene LaBenz, Pat Healy, Anne Paul, George Herbert, Barbara Seiger, Denise Bonk and all the others who helped and patrolled all year long) to make sure all the kids at the party had a great time and came away with a gift from Santa and a full belly of food.   A big thanks to the Richmond Corridor Associ-

ation (RCA), a group of all the manufacturers, factories and industrial businesses in Port Richmond, for getting together and making a huge impact on one local family and making their Christmas so much brighter this year. An amazing domino effect happened when Santa’s naughtiest elf RCA vice president George Groves reached out to PROPAC for a family in need for the holidays. PROPAC in return called up another one of Santa’s helpers, the one and only Rev. Liz Colton of the Grace Church Incarnate at Edgemont & Venango Streets, and she knew immediately of a family who could use a bit of light this holiday season. Bonk’s Bar started cooking up a hot holiday meal for the family. RCA members responded to an email of help from the L.F. Dooling Company and over $1000 was raised to buy gifts and food for four kids

who received bunk beds, a TV, bikes and video games. This was really a heartfelt and outstanding gesture on the part of the RCA members. We never know what goes on behind the front doors of our neighbors and how so many people are struggling but are too proud to ask for help. The look and squeal on these kids’ faces and voices made it all worth while as they hugged Santa Claus who delivered the food and toys to their home while the kids performed in Grace Church’s Christmas Eve Pageant on December 24. It was quite a surprise and quite a Christmas miracle.   And we cannot forget the Miracle on Richmond Street up in the Burg! On December 19 the 45004600 block of Richmond Street was dedicated and named Miss Jackie’s Way in honor of the beloved Rec Leader Miss Jackie DeSanctis of the Bridesburg Rec Center. A community grassroots

petition drive led by Lisa Dickson and Kathy Glatts propelled the community to hand over 1000 signatures to City Councilman Bobby Henon who worked with Philadelphia Streets Department to install a new sign that ceremoniously renames Richmond Street in front of the Bridesburg Rec: Miss Jackie’s Way! Bridesburg Business Association & CDC Prez Joe Slabinski was the MC on that glorious day as Aqua String Band entertained over 200 people who came out for the ceremony. “I guess you guys love me and I love you right back,” said Miss Jackie who has worked at the Rec for over 50 years. “Now let’s go inside and have some breakfast!”• A big shout out to Ken and Anne Paul for being Santa’s helpers for so many events in Port Richmond this year for the kids. Every year, with St. Nick’s blessing, Anne and Ken are there for the children in the community. Happy New Year to all!

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Embrace The Winter Spirit: Skate at the Piazza Family Friendly Pop Up Rink Open to All Ages and All Skating Levels

by Denise M. Krenski

If you are looking for a unique, environmentally friendly ice skating experience, then you should know that it is available to you right now, right here in the Riverwards. Skate at the Piazza, a synthetic polymer plastic “ice” skating rink has just “popped up” at The Piazza at Schmidts, an 80,000 square foot, multi-purposed, open-air plaza in the heart of Northern Liberties, 1001 N. 2nd St. And, it’s cool, pun intended. Everyone skated for free when the official grand opening and ribbon cutting took place recently. While DJ Royale pumped tunes from the southfacing steps, an LED screen illuminated the rink from above, Santa Claus took requests and carolers sang their hearts out, kids and adults held hands and circled the rink like pros. Well, some of them did, at least. World-class ice skater and 2010 Olympian for Israel, Tamar Katz had a great time with the kids after an opening performance. When asked how it was skating on a plastic surface, she noted that it was a bit of a challenge, mostly because it slows one down a bit. But, that’s where the novices – adults and kids alike — will

Skate at the Piazza held its Grand Opening in early December. The event featured a ribbon cutting, photos with Santa, carolers, free skating and more. Don’t miss out on the fun this winter. There is something here for everyone! /Photo: Denise M. Krenski enjoy this rink most. As one skater noted: “This is better for a new skater because it hurts much less to fall.” Six-year-old Natalia Nigro of South Philly had her first ice skating experience that night. While not as slippery as real ice, this young skater thought it was indeed “slippery but very cool.” Her father, Dominic, who was busy shepherding around his middle daughter – four-year-old Victoria – thought Skate at

the Piazza was a great find. “We will definitely come back! There is a great feel here. Nice people and this skating rink is a plus.”   Activated by the blades of the skates, the lubricated squares that make up the 5,000 square foot pop up ice skating rink is the first of its kind to hit Philly. And, with $1 skate rentals, $3 dollar day passes for kids and $5 dollar day passes for adults, this rink is a great temporary winter time solution when

the ‘what to do?’ question arises.  “Skate at the Piazza seems like a great way to use the space during the winter,” noted Matt Rubin, President of the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association. “Because it can be supplemented with food, entertainment, and other uses, it can provide something for everyone. It’s good to see The Piazza’s management trying new things like this.”   Surrounded by top-notch restaurants and bars, bou-

tiques, record stores, and fitness studios, Skate at the Piazza, which is operating through the end of the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 23, 2014, has something for everyone. Over the next two months there will be live music and entertainment and movies on the LED. There will also be food trucks and craft stands. Additionally, there is also

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talk of a curling league being formed, which would end its season at the same time that Curling medaling event will appear at the Sochi Olympics.   Check out: www.skateatthepiazza.com for more specific details about the pop up rink and www.liveatthepiazza.com for more information about general location. Hours of operation are: Mon.-Thurs.: 4-10pm; Fri. 4-11pm; Sat.-Sun.: 11am-11pm. In addition to abundant parking options, including many free outdoor lots and street parking availability, this location is also accessible via SEPTA, trolley and a 15-minute cab ride from Center City.•

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fee to participate in any PAL program. For more info, please contact Officer Ernie, Rizzo PAL Director at 215-426-6583. Bridesburg Rec News Men’s Softball League, Spring and Summer 2014 at Bridesburg Rec Center. Teams only. Wooden Bat League. If possible going to Single Wall Bat. Interested: call Dan at 215-6056004. Pre-School: Thurs. & Fri. Noon to 2:40PM. Two spots available in the afternoon class. Child must have turned three as of Sept. 1, 2013 and must be potty trained. Toddler Time: Mon. & Thurs. Noon to 2PM. Three spots available in the afternoon class. Child must have turned two as of September 1, 2013. Child does not have to be potty trained. Winter Adult Activities Zumba: Classes all year

round. First class for the year is Mon., Jan. 13. Mon. & Thurs. from 7-8PM. Zumba Toning Wednesdays at the same time. The fee for all classes is $4 per class, walk in. Scrapbooking: Held all year round. Come join! Wed. evening 6:30-9:30PM. $5 each time you attend. You only need your photos and a book. We have everything. Ladies Bowling League: Tues. mornings at 9AM at Erie Lanes. Cost is $10 per week including bowling and prize money. Interested? Just come any Tues. morning. All ladies invited to join. More information call 215685-1247, 215-533-6448 or 215-331-9417. Reach Out and Read! Please donate new or slightly used children’s books to the “Reach Out and Read” program for ill children. Drop the books off weekdays from 9AM to 9PM at Bridesburg Recreation Center. Valentine Bows Bows are available at Bridesburg Rec for $3 each, any

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ACT II PREVIEWS for JANUARY by Sandy & Jack Jacobowitz

ACT 11 PLAYHOUSE, 56 E. Butler Ave, Ambler, PA. If someone said, “make a list of the best actor/comedians in the Philadelphia area” almost everyone’s list would include Tony Braithwaite and Jen Childs. In 2012 they developed a wildly successful “LET’S PRETEND WE’RE MARRIED”. Now they’ve come up with a wonderful followup: “LET’S PRETEND WE’RE FAMOUS.” Tony and Jen treat their audience to a trip celebrating the famous and infamous of today and yesterday, with classic and original skits, songs, dancing and improv. Incidentally, the improv changes each night and Owen Robins provides top notch piano accompaniment for these brilliant performers. Jan. 7 to 26: 215.654.0200. ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY, 40 N. 2nd Street. Playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes takes full advantage of her Philly background to tell this Pulitzer Prize winning story of pain, recovery

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CLEAN PLATE: Homemade Granola by Casey Ann Beck

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my health and well being. It’s important to keep myself in check, as I tend to derail during the endof-year festivities. Marathon cookie baking provided me with occasions for taste testing, batch after batch. Additionally, we celebrate Christmas Eve at our house, so the fridge and pantry were practically busting at the seams leading up to and in the days after the party. And while many are motivated to start the year fresh with a visit to the gym on January 1st, our tradition has been to enjoy it as just one more day to relax, and we watch movies in our sweats and order Chinese takeout for dinner. Wiping the slate clean in 2014 isn’t so much a resolution for me as it is a necessity; the indulgence of the past few weeks has caught up to me and, as the adage goes, there really is such a thing as too much of a good thing. For me, starting each day with a high protein breakfast will curb my appetite until lunch and, before the pastry-filled morning routine of the holidays, I was on a scrambled egg kick. Looking to mix it up, I started incorporating non-fat Greek yogurt into my week and found it just as satisfying. The only drawback: it’s pretty boring on its own. This homemade granola is

cheaper to make than buying the fancy kind at the grocery store, and it’s the perfect sweet-but-stillhealthy complement to a morning bowl of creamy yogurt. Homemade Granola From Cookie & Kate 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1½ cups raw slivered almonds 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup melted coconut oil (or olive oil) ½ cup + 1 tablespoon honey (or maple syrup) ¾ teaspoon vanilla 1 / 3 cup chopped dried apricots ¼ cup chopped dried cherries Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, nuts, salt, and cinnamon. Stir thoroughly to combine. Stir in the oil, honey and vanilla. Turn the granola out onto prepared pan and use a large spoon to spread it in an even layer. Bake for approximately 24 minutes, stirring halfway. Allow to cool before stirring in chopped fruit. Store in airtight container at room temperature. This easy homemade granola is great as an addition to your morning see CLEAN PLATE next page


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3)  Which of these was seen by American audiences for the first time in New York on Ja n u a r y 8 t h , 1 9 6 3 ? a) West Side Story  b) A Peep Show  c) The Mona Lisa  d) A color television 4) Released on November 29th, 1963, which of these was The Beatles first #1 hit in America? a) Please Please Me  b) A Hard Days Night  c) Mr. Postman  d) I Want t o H o l d Yo u r H a n d 5) On June 16th, 1963 Twenty-Six year old Va l e n t i n a Te r e s h kova became the first woman to do what? a) Sail solo around the world  b) Medal in both Track & Gymnastics  c) Travel in Space  d) Win t h e B o s t o n M a r at h o n 6) Who was crying at her party even though her song hit #1 on the Billboard Char t o n Ju n e 1 s t , 1 9 6 3 ? a) Leslie Gore b) Debbie Reynolds c) Patsie Cline  d) Annette Funicello 7) Which US State in 1963 became the first to legalize a state sponsored lotter y? a) Pennsylvania  b) New York c) New Hampshire  d) Texas 8) What horror class i c re l e a s e d M a rch 28th, 1963 adds to its intensity by having no musical score? a) The Birds b) The Raven  c) Plan 9 From Outer Space  d) Psycho 9) The debut of what show on April 1st, 1963 changed the face of daytime television? a) The Young & The Restless  b) General Hospital  c) As The World Turns   d) The Days Of Our Lives 1 0 ) W h i ch o f t h e s e was first implemented by the US gover nment on July 1st, 1963? a) Estate Taxes  b) Treasury Bonds  c) Motion Picture Ratings  d) Zip Codes

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yogurt; with milk, like cereal; or even on its own. The combination of coconut oil, which is cholesterol free, and honey crisps and tans the oats under the heat of the oven. Using unseasoned and unroasted nuts, whichever nut you choose, is important so the resulting flavor is gentle and not charred. The cinnamon was just

barely noticeable so it wouldn’t hurt to double the amount. Dried fruit adds a natural sweetness and tartness, and the chewy bits are a pleasant addition to the granola, which becomes crunchy as it cools after baking. The mixture is the perfect balance in flavor and texture to creamy, tangy Greek yogurt, making it not only a great way to start your morning but also your 2014. Happy New Year! •

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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. Free Kickboxing Classes for Girls Ages 10-17, at Joe Hand Boxing Gym, 3rd & Green Sts. Kickboxing instructors Erin Fennell and Brittani Warner, in conjunction with the Joe Hand Boxing Gym and Computer Lab, are offering free cardio kickboxing classes for girls aged 10-17, every Friday at 5:45PM at 547 N. 3rd St. Combine kickboxing to music with strengthening, cardiovascular conditioning and toning exercises, while focusing on the girls’ self-confidence. Fennell, a certified kickboxing instructor, sees the classes as a building block to help young girls increase help young girls increase their self-esteem. “I think I started gaining self-esteem as a young girl once I started working out, and I think kickboxing had a lot to do with it as well,” said Fennell, a class instructor at Lucille Roberts and L.A. Fitness gyms. All necessary equipment will be provided for free by the Joe Hand Boxing Gym. If interested in joining the class, contact

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Scammell, making his Walnut debut. Jan.14 to Mar. 2: 215.574.3550. WALNUT STREET T H E AT R E I N D E PENDENCE STUDIO ON 3, 825 Walnut Street “DRIVING MISS DAISY” is an American classic! As a play and a film, this tale of a jour-

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Fennell at (267) 765-6592, or elfennell@aol.com.

NL History Exhibit Opens Feb 14; Still Looking for Contributions Personal Stories and Artists’ Pages   The wonderful History of Northern Liberties exhibit being curated by neighbor and artist Jennifer Baker will be opening in just a few weeks, Fri., Feb. 14. Response to Jennifer›s call for artifacts, personal stories, and pages for the Artists› Book has been great. And Jennifer is still looking for more. So if you have any memento or physical object from NL›s history; if you have a personal story to share; or if you›re an artists who would like to have a page in the Artists› Book - contact Jennifer at  jlpbaker@gmail.com. 1202 E. Montgomery Ave. AVI Updates: Extended LOOP Deadline; Installment Tax Payments  The City has extended the deadline to submit LOOP (gentrification protection) applications by a month, to Feb. 17. In addition, the state has just made it legal for the City to allow payment of property tax bills in installments.  For more info on LOOP, visit http://www.phila.gov/ loop/Pages/default.aspx.

 

TRIPS Senior Trip to Branson, MO Senior Ron Aways presents trip to Branson, MO on Sept. 21-26, 2014 for 6 days and 5 nights. Package includes motor coach transportation, accomodations, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 dinner cruise with entertainment, 6 shows, visit to Imax Complex, shopping, taxes and meal gratuities and baggage

ney involving an elderly southern woman and her Afro-American chauffeur won almost every possible critical award. The journey begins when Miss Daisy can’t drive anymore due to an accident. Reflecting the attitudes of 1948 Atlanta she, initially “will not have” an Afro-American, hired by her son, “chauffeuring” in her car. Before their journey ends, however, the two have become fast

handling included. Only $879 pp/dbl. For more information and reservations call Nancy at 803720-0310 or Josephine at 215-634-1307.

FLEA MARKET Spring Garden Indoor Antique & Vintage Flea Market Center City’s Largest Winter Indoor Vintage Marketplace at the former

Fed-Ex warehouse, 9th & Spring Garden. 8AM til 4PM - But Early Birds Welcome! Antiques, Col- OTT lectibles, Vintage Fur- HENRIETTA, age 88, December 6, 2013; mother of niture, Jewelry, Pottery, Tom (Dolores) and the late Michael (Joyce). Also survived Artwork, Great Food and by nieces, one nephew and many grandchildren and great Much More! On the fol- grandchildren. BURNS FUNERAL HOMES lowing Saturday’s: Jan. 18, Feb. 1 & 15, Mar. 1 & 15. Free Parking / Free Admission / ATM In Memoriam of / Food Court / HandiKevin B. Diaz Sr. cap Accessible. Use 820 5/4/74 – 4/10/12 Spring Garden Street, The holidays are here. If there were steps to heaven, we 19123 For GPS. www. would go and bring you home with us. Gone but not PhilaFleaMarkets.org. forgotten.

OBITUARIES

IN MEMORIAM

Love, Mom, Dad, brothers, sons and the rest of the family and Hope Street family.

Northeast Catholic Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund Tuition Assistance Grants   Northeast Catholic Alumni Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. will be accepting nominations for tuition assistance grants between now and January 31. The nominees must be the children or grandchildren of dues paying members of Northeast Catholic Alumni Association, Inc.   The Fund awards $261,000 in grants each year. Four grants of $25,000 each are awarded to seniors in high school to attend thirteen specific Catholic universities/colleges in the greater Philadelphia area. Five grants of $15,000 each and five grants of $10,000 are awarded to students in the 8th grade to attend archdiocesan high schools in the Philadelphia archiodiocese, and diocesan high schools in the Camden and Trenton dioceses. All of these grants of $6,000 each and four grants of $3,000 each are awarded to 5th grade students to attend parochial schools in the archdiocese of Philadelphia and in the dioceses of Camden and Trenton. These grants are payable in equal semi-annual installments over sixth, seventh and eighth grades. All grants are awarded on the basis of academic ability and financial need with equal weight applied to both criteria. The nomination forms may be downloaded from our website: www.necathalumni.org/news. Hit the Scholarship Fund button and the request form button will highlighted in red. Click on that and you can fill in the form online and then hit the print button and mail the form to us, or you can request a form by calling 215-543-1051. The forms must be returned to us at P.O. Box 7005, Philadelphia, PA 19149-005 prior to January 31, 2014. Since the inception of the Fund in 1968, we have awarded over $4.2 million in tuition assistance for Catholic education.•

friends. The playwright, Alfred Uhry won a Pulitzer Prize, the Outer Critics Circle Award plus an Academy Award and a Tony Award. Bernhard Havard, actor, stage manager and producer, directs this deeply moving journey with a dream cast, i.e. Johnnie Hobbs Jr. is Miss Daisy’s new driver, Wendy Scharfman is Miss Daisy and Bill Van Horn is her son. Jan. 14 to Feb. 2: 215.574.3550.•

Fishtown decals for your window, door, car window... Large $5; Small $3. Available in 3 different colors. For sale at the Spirit office.

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THANK YOU Thank You from the Rohrback Family

  The Rohrback family would like to express a great big thank you for everyone’s love and support in the passing of our father and Pop-Pop, Daniel F. Rohrback Sr.   Dad is missed and loved by 6 children and in-laws, 15 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. We are all heartbroken as we lost both our Mom & Dad within a 10 month period.   Mom and Dad you did not go alone, a piece of all our hearts are with you forever. Rest in peace. Love, the Rohrback Family

26th District Crime Report

December 25, 2013- December 31, 2013 Below is a breakdown of crimes committed in the 26th District in the neighborhoods that make up PSA #3 • Two (2) robberies other weapon during this time: 2600 E Cumberland (12/26), 700 E Girard (12/26) • Four (4) Aggravated Assaults other weapon during this time: 2500 Frankford (12/25), 2100 Norris (12/26), 2200 Fletcher (12/28), 2100 Dauphin (12/29) • Two (2) residential burglaries during this period: 1800 Frankford (12/26), 2000 Lehigh (12/26) • Eight (8) Theft from autos during this period: 2500 A St (12/25), 2700 E Lehigh (12/26), 2400 Gaul (12/27), 900 Penn (12/28), 2000 Fletcher (12/28), 400 Memphis (12/29), 1200 Columbia (12/31) • Four (4) Stolen Vehicles during this time : 2700 Lehigh (12/26), 2200 Thompson (12/27), 2600 Martha (12/27), 2600 Lehigh (12/28), • One (1) Theft during this period: 1700 Frankford (12/27).

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

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Martin J. Burns Funeral Home, Inc. 1514 Woodbourne Road Levittown, PA 19057 Phone: 215-547-3040 Lisa Burns Campbell, Supv. www.burnsfuneralhome.com


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Wishing you Peace, Health and Happiness in the New Year.

State Representative

JOHN TAYLOR If I can ever be of service, please call any one of my two neighborhood constituent offices 2901 E. Thompson St., Philadelphia, PA 19134 Phone: 215.425.0901 4725-27 Richmond St., Philadelphia, PA 19137 Phone: 215.744.2600 Effective January 1, 2014, I will no longer be operating a district office at 1039 East Hunting Park Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124. Should you need any assistance, kindly visit or contact 2901 East Thompson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134 (215-425-0901), or 4725-27 Richmond Street, Philadelphia, PA 19137 (215-744-2600). I apologize for any inconvenience, but my attention and dedication to help each member of the community will continue.


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