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THE SPIRIT COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014

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BRIDESBURG FISHTOWN KENSINGTON NORTHERN LIBERTIES PORT RICHMOND

FEBRUARY 19, 2014 • Vol. 11 No. 7

1428 E. SUSQUEHANNA AVENUE, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19125 • 215-423-6246 • www.spiritnewspapers.com

Northern Liberties: From World’s Workshop to Hipster Mecca and the People in Between

NL History Exhibit Opening Feb. 20 at Community History Gallery by Max Pulcini

happening around her.   “I did the monoprints of the neighborhood for a few years then I went on to other things. But for some reason I was really struck again

by what was going on in this neighborhood, which was an insane amount of development and a lot of the old buildings disappearing. Places that

I would walk by for years were being torn down. A lot of the buildings look incongruous with what I was used to.”   Two years ago, Baker

curated an art exhibit featuring work by herself and a group of other Northern Liberties artists at Projects Gallery. That exhibit also featured readings by

people who had written about their experiences in the neighborhood. She then found The Com-

  Jennifer Baker remembers the old Northern Liberties. A neighborsee NL EXHIBIT page 7 hood now known for bustling bars and hip boutiques was a desolate place, falling casualty to the postwar deindustrialization of the 50s.   “[When I first moved into Northern Liberties] the rest of my building was empty; the rest of the block was empty,” Baker said. There were certainly pockets of residential row houses occupied but not right here. It was all empty and sometimes scary because it was deserted.”   Baker, an artist and graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, moved into Northern Liberties in 1978 and has been calling it her home ever since, taking up a studio space atop a four-story building on the corner of Third and Green Streets. She has worked with a variety of media, including sculpting, drawing and painting. In 1991, Baker was living on American Street when one conflagration down the street ignited a fire within her.   “There was a fire at the American Street Tannery,” Baker remembered. “That was so dramatic, and along with all the buildings being demolished and fires going up everywhere in the neighborhood, it really made an impression on me and made me want to look at my immediate surroundings for my art work.”   So Baker began creating monoprints of Northern The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world Liberties and started to and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found? document the changes ~ Quote by J. B. Priestley. See more photos on page 12. /Photo: Roman Blazic

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THE LOCAL LENS with Thom Nickels by Thom Nickels

  I don’t usually attend City Hall press conferences, but last week I was advised to check out the mayor’s 12:30 announcement in Conversation Hall about a new Mormon Church construction project at 16th and Vine Streets. I had about two hours notice, so I wrapped things up at my desk, dressed appropriately, and headed for City Hall via the 15 bus and the El. This was just one day prior to the big storm so the mood on the El was bleak. Winter weary faces were everywhere, my own included. On the El I saw the usual sights: the guy selling cookies for a dollar a pack; the ex-veteran Marine who saw combat in Afghanistan who wants to return to Oklahoma; the guy who announces, “I am not a drug addict. I am not an alcoholic. I just need your help—for a simple sandwich.” Then there’s the guy who announces that he has AIDS and needs help with rent and food money, and of course the robed Muslim guys selling scents and colognes. Taking the El these days is a bit like

going to the circus—you never know who is going to stand up and announce what. Traveling to City Hall is almost as much fun as walking into City Hall, especially now when the usual entrances are blocked by construction.   Before the rehab of Dilworth Plaza, there was always a quick way to enter the building, but now that heavy construction has the West portal blocked, it is necessary to walk in the street (if you’re coming from Suburban Station) to get to the North portal. No construction site is ever pleasant to look at, unless of course you are an engineer and appreciate seeing the guts of a new building. Walking to the North portal was a chance for me to observe the changes in the plaza, so I studied the new addition, a structure that somehow reminded me of a cheese grater made from white plastic like those white patio chairs one buys from Home Depot or Target. The new structure concerned me, not only because of its ugliness, but because it didn’t look very sturdy. My sense was that the structure would age quickly, and that in twenty

years it would resemble a ruin. At the very least its patio furniture resemblances put me in mind of summer.   Entering City Hall, for those of you who don’t know, requires a show of ID, as well as your signature in a log book after which you can take the stairs to the second floor (or the elevator if you hate steps). There’s a security detail near Conversation Hall, where the mayor’s office is also located, so you are “checked” again by security guards. Once passed “the gate,” you are free to amble about, or look at the grade school art behind the glass cases in the hall. If you walk a little further, as I did, you might run into a press conference other than the one you’re meaning to attend. On a heavy press day, the conferences can occur in clusters.   At any press conference, the broadcast journalist people always set the tone with their heavy cameras, testing of lights and sounds, and the constant changing and moving of cameras to different angles in the room. Since I arrived early for the 12:30 event, I was constantly changing my seat as different broad-

cast cameramen (they are usually men) kept moving their cameras about, repeatedly blocking my view of the podium. This became an ongoing game of musical chairs, until at last I found a safe seat towards the front, where I didn’t think a cameraman would go. Watching other journalists assemble in the room, it was easy to locate the talking heads with their stamped NBC 10 jackets which of course reminded me of a pile of Ralph Lauren logos at Macys. Compared to the invisible note-pad holding print journalists, who wore no logo jackets or name tags, and who for the most part didn’t have identifiable “faces,” the broadcasters seemed like 1st class passengers on the Titanic compared to the print ruffians in 3rd class. (Perhaps this is one reason why most journalism school students today have their sights set on broadcast journalism.)   The big moment comes when the mayor’s entourage enters the room. This is a single file procession of bigwigs, all the usual suspects in dark, somber suits. Like a chorus line of trained dancers, they know how to assemble

Thom Nickels is a Philadelphiabased author/journalist/ poet, film critic and feature writer for the Spirit Newspapers. themselves around the podium so that they form an attractive “fan” around the speaker. They spill out like a bureaucratic form of The Rockettes. In the mix was a Mormon official or two, although most of the Mormon chieftains stood off to the side.   The mayor spoke first. He’s a good public speaker; you have to hand it to him. I like speakers who are able to make eye contact with various people in the audience. Standing directly beside the mayor was City Council President Darrell Clarke in his trademark Clark Kent glasses. At the Q and A, the mayor’s tone was politician sharp. There’s a specific style in delivering one word answers, like a “Yes” or a “No,” and then saying no more so that the delivery sounds like the snap of a whip.   I call this press conference speak, and I think most seasoned politicians adopt this way of talking to the press. Clarke is a very tall man, so seeing him standing beside the mayor made me think-- for the first time, actually—about the mayor’s height.   If you are a reporter at a news conference you have to be prepared with your question before the Q and A is announced. The time allowed for a Q and A is short. I like to compare this time to watching people fire guns at a firing range. The same rapid fire dialogue happens at Presidential news conferences.   The big news at this conference was the unveiling of the Mormon Church’s redevelopment of the block of 16th and Vine Streets, including the building of a meeting

house and a high rise apartment house. A mammoth project like this caused me to wonder if the LDS Church sees Philadelphia as a potential Salt Lake City of the east. In all the years that I’ve lived in the city, I don’t think a Mormon missionary has ever knocked on my door.  At the press conference, I wanted to ask Mormon Church officials if there was something special about Philadelphia that appealed to them. Could it be the simple fact that so much of Mormon history happened here?   After leaving City Hall, I headed for the El and another ride home with the veteran ex-Marine talking once again about finding his way back to Oklahoma. Like a boomerang that always comes back, the one dollar per cookie package guy was once again making his rounds but missing were the incense-scent canvassers, the guy with one arm, and the old guy asking for a sandwich, be it liverwurst, cheese or chicken salad. •

Dance the Night Away with John Taylor

Kickoff fundraiser fo r Jo h n Tay l o r at Romano’s Catering, 1523 E Wingohocking St., THIS Fri., Feb. 21, 8PM till midnight. Cost is $50 per person and includes a live band, buffet and open bar. It will be a fun night so gather some friends and join us. Entertainment by Blu Dogz. Come and dance the night away.•

FNA Looking for Contestants for Chili Cookoff   Fishtown Neighbors Association is looking for contestants for its 4th Annual Chili Cookoff ! The Chili Cookoff will be held on Sun., Mar. 30 from 1-4 PM at 2424 Studios (York Street).   All contestants must bring 16 quarts of chili. There is no fee to enter but there are prizes for winning! If you are interested, please contact Jed at chilicookoff@fishtown.org.•


THE SPIRIT COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Beef and Beer Benefit In Memory of Donna Hamilton   The friends of Donna Hamilton are organizing a Beef and Beer Benefit on March 1 at Holy Name of Jesus Church Hall from 7-11PM. The band Rockfish will perform.   Donna passed away suddenly and this benefit is being held to celebrate her life. Donna was an integral part of the Fishtown community and for the past 20 years has served as a barmaid for the Starboard Side Tavern.   We are asking for your help to contribute to this fundraiser if possible. We are in need of food items, monetary donations, as well as any type of baskets/ items to raffle in our silent auction.   We would like to thank you for considering this opportunity to support this benefit. If you are able to donate, please contact one of the below organizers, and thank you for your support. Sincerely, The Friends of Donna Hamilton Kevin O’Donnell 2500 E. Norris Street Philadelphia, PA 19125 215-634-1238

Diane Hoffman 1500 Gaul Street Philadelphia, PA 19125 267-322-0057

30xx Almond St. - Clean, shows well, 2BR, mod. bath, C/B elect., 1st flr bonus rm, rear yard, GHW. REDUCED $104,900 31xx Amber St. - Prop. used as a duplex, zoned as a single family, shows well, mod. baths, C/A, replacement windows, maint. free exterior, close to Allegheny Ave. Asking $59,500 32xx Chatham St. - 3BRs, 1-1/2 baths, C/A, rear courtyard setting, H/W floors, mod. kitchen, shows great. REDUCED $126,900 32xx Chatham St. - Residential garages. Asking $190,000 LD st. to st. Open porch, 34xx Edgemont St. - Rarely SOoffered rear driveway, fin. bsmt, 3BRs, mod. bath (Jacuzzi tub), powder rm. REDUCED $139,900 27xx E. Indiana Ave. - Clean corner prop, former seamstress, C-I-rear deck, 1-1/2 baths, 3BRs, GHW, C/B. $110,000 26xx E. Madison St. - 2BRs, move-in, powder rm, new w/w, new windows, mod. bath. Asking $79,900 32xx Miller St. - 3BRs, 2 baths, newer hot air heater, rear yard. REDUCED AGAIN $114,900 32xx Miller St. - 3BRs, C/A, 2 tile baths, beaut. kitchen, nice garden, new windows, fin. bsmt. REDUCED $134,900 26xx E. Westmoreland St. - 3BRs, beaut. mod. kitchen (granite counter tops) cent. alarm, 1st flr laminated flrs, new windows & roof, shows well. REDUCED $126,500 JUNIATA 41xx Lawndale St. - Meticulously maintained 2BR, A/L, 2 full baths, C/A, H/W under carpets, beautiful finished basement. $93,000 NORTHEAST PHILA. Lexington Park - 78xx Revere St. - Brick, single, 3BRs, C/A, 2-1/2 baths, 1 car garage, front and rear yard, prof. rehab, appliance package, beautiful. $234,900 HOLME CIRCLE 28xx Walnut Lane - Brick, twin, 3BRs, aprx 200 ft, lot(28x190), 1-1/2 baths, garage, LARGE detached shed, family room. $220,000 FISHTOWN 26xx Salmon St. - SALE PENDING!

First Day of Spring is March 20. ONLY 29 MORE DAYS UNTIL SPRING!

Ladies AOH- Div. 51 Annual Irish Cinnamon Potato Fundraiser GOING ON NOW!   The Ladies AOH-

Publishers/Editors.......Tom and Maryanne Milligan Staff Writer .............................Patty-Pat Kozlowski Account Executive........................L. J. Wesolowski Cartoonist/Writer .............................. Jeff Kilpatrick Production/Ad Design ...................Kathy Westfield

Div. 51 are having their Annual Irish Cinnamon Potato Fundraiser. They are $5 per container. They will be available for sale at the Spirit Newspaper office, 1428 E. Susquehanna Avenue. Call 215-423-6246.     Please contact Renee Shaw at naisey814@ msn.com if you have any questions.•

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR MEETINGS EKNA Zoning Update TONIGHT, Feb. 19 The Zoning Board of Adjustments (ZBA) hearing for 2100 N Front Street originally scheduled for Wed., Jan. 22 has been postponed (due to snowstorm) to Wed., Feb. 19 at 12PM. The ZBA hearing room is located at 1515 Arch St., 18th Floor. 2100 N Front St. is located at the intersection with Diamond/Coral Street. The owner of this property, Kensington Hospital, proposes to renovate and expand the existing building for a Group Practitioner Medical Facility to be used for Methadone treatment and counseling. A joint community zoning meeting between EKNA and Norris Square Civic Association was held on November 12,

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the 26th Police District to talk about crime in the area. We will also be sharing some simple best practices and  information about SafeCam, a program that reimburses commercial property owner s and business owners for the installation of surveillance cameras, to make their location safer for shoppers and the community. The program provides a 50% reimbursement (of up to $3,000) for the total cost of eligible safety camera installations for a single commercial property. This is also a great opportunity to network with other business owners and talk about what we can do as a business community to increase attraction to the area.  For those of you who are not yet member s of FABA, I encourage you to take a look at FABA’s website www.fishtownbusiness.org and explore the growing membership base.  As we all know, this area is becoming a Philadelphia hot spot, but we need to work together to cultivate that momentum. FNA Meeting Please join us on Thurs., Feb. 20 at 7PM for the next meeting of the Fishtown Neighbors Association. Several representatives from PennDOT will provide construction updates regarding the I-95 Girard Interchange, which begins in 2014. This will entail demolition and reconstruction of the highway viaduct from roughly Palmer to Ann Streets. There are important new announcements since their last visit in November. All FNA General Membership Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at the Fishtown Recreation Center. Meeting starts at 7PM sharp, but come at 6:45PM for refreshments. FACT Meeting FACT Membership Meeting Mon., Mar. 3 at 7PM. Penn Dot will give an IMPORTANT update on the I95 project--especially for those who live near 95. Also Philadelphia Office for Emergency Management will give a presentation on how to be prepared for emergency situations in the City. This is an excellent presentation that everyone should come out to hear!

EVENTS Port Richmond Tigers Sign up now for baseball, softball and teeball. Girls and boys, ages 4-18. All are welcome. Teams will fill up quickly so don’t delay. Mon. thru Fri. from 6:30-8:30PM at the Tigers Clubhouse, Chatham and Ann Sts. For more info, call the

Clubhouse at 215-4237611 or Tom Mack 215275-8838. Check us out on the Tigers facebook. Yoga at St. Michael’s Church Yo g a ( “ q u i e t t i m e ” ) classes are being offered at St. Michael’s Church, corner of Trenton Ave. and Cumberland St. on Mondays at 6:15PM. Strengthen and tone your body while breathing away the stress and worries of the day. The yoga instructor is Amanda Bossard. The cost is $5 (pay as you go). For more information call Marge at 610-996-7331. Bingo at Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral Banquet Hall Grand Opening! Bingo Game at Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral Banquet Hall, 801 N. 8th St. (8th & Brown), 215-829-8103. Doors open 4:30PM; game starts 7PM. They will be playing their package bingo game every Mon. & Fri. night starting at 7PM. Program consists of lapboard games, specials, 50/50 games, quickies, lucky 7 games and end of the night jackpot. Also selling pop-open tickets throughout the night for additional cash prizes. Package prices are $12 or $20. Kitchen on premises. Fenced-in parking lot. You must be at least 16 years of age to play. Bible Study Group at First Presbyterian On Wed. evenings at 7PM a Bible Study Group meets at First Presbyterian Church, 418 E. Girard Ave. Come and bring a friend for informative, exciting and lively open discussions. As always, everyone is welcome. Mariana Bracetti Academy Brick Fundraiser Mariana Bracetti Academy is having a fundraiser to raise funding for their new location – the former building of t he Northeast Catholic High School for Boys, 1842 Torresdale Ave. They are selling engraved bricks ranging from $50 to $200. Your brick will be laid into the walls of the school to remember your generous donation for years to come. All donations will be put toward new gymnasium bleachers, auditorium curtains and to support their arts program. Bricks can be customized and purchased online at www.bricksrus.com/order/marianabracetti. For questions contact Anita Shelbrack at 215-2914436, ext. 390. Please donate by buying your brick today. Bridesburg Rec News Men’s Softball League, Spring and Summer 2014 at Bridesburg Rec Center.

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Frankford Garden Center at Frankford & Berks Streets. Contact Farm to Families:f2f@nkcdc.org, 215-427-0350 x110 OR visit during pick-up hours. 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 Fennell at 267-765-6592, or elfennell@aol.com.

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On Wed. evenings now until Mar. 12 from 7PM to 8:30PM, Mother of Divine Grace Parish will be conducting a new Bible study. The theme will be Women of the New Testament. In these studies, it is not how much you know but what you don’t know and will learn. Pre-registration is not required but letting us know ahead of your intentions will help us order the correct amount of materials. The cost of this study is $12. Anyone interested call 215-7390353.

FREE Tax Preparation Every Friday in February at Finanta Ceiba, a coalition of Latino organizations, is teaming with Finanta and the South Kensington Community Partners to offer free income tax preparation assistance to its neighbors in the Penn Treaty Special Services District every Friday afternoon in February at 1301 N. 2nd Street. VITA volunteers trained by the IRS to ensure that tax filers receive all the credits and refunds to which they are entitled will prepare tax returns electronically. If the tax filer has a bank account, they can get their tax refund in 10 days at no cost. People see CALENDAR on page 15


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Above: Artist Jennifer Baker has received plenty of interesting pieces of history and art including old tools, sketches, records and much more. Right: Baker has lived in Northern Liberties since 1978. This month, she is compiling art work, artifacts and personal stories from other neighborhood residents and opening an exhibit on the history of the neighborhood /Photo: Max Pulcini

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munity History Gallery at the Philadelphia History Museum when she came up with an idea to set up a history exhibit of her own.   Some argue that art is history—Jennifer Baker’s upcoming exhibit embodies that notion.   Opening on Feb. 20 at The Community History Gallery, The History of Northern Liberties Exhibit chronicles the neighborhood from the 50s on, and will feature art from various neighborhood artists as well as historical artifacts, found objects and personal stories from others who have lived and spent time there. All of these pieces, items and anecdotes will then be compiled into two books, one on Northern Liberties artists and another made up of all of

the stories that Baker has collected.   When Baker put out an open call for things and tales to populate the two books, she received all sorts of interesting relics from years long past. Some items include tools from an old blacksmith shop, drawings of cast iron gates intricately sketched onto the back of envelopes, old citations for moonshine from the city, detailed records from old social clubs and societies and much more.   One item that Baker finds particularly interesting is an old vinyl record dug up from what is now Liberty Lands Park on Third Street.   “Where the park is now, there was a tannery— a big leather processing factory that opened in the 1850s,” Baker said. “Eventually it was abandoned and there was a little company on the corner of that tannery

that was called Disc Makers where they made vinyl records. In 1996, the city tore down the tannery and it was eventually made into the park. When they dug the pits to plant the trees, they found thousands of records buried. Somebody found a record intact and lent it to me for the exhibit.” As for the artist book, Baker has received work from over 70 artists as well as a story describing each artist’s experience in Northern Liberties.   Along with the artifacts and art, historic photos, maps, newspaper stories will line the walls of the gallery. There will also be a long table with the two books on it so those who come and see the exhibit can sit down, look into them and even add their own personal accounts onto the pages as the exhibit goes on. The

books won’t be printed and bound at the start of the exhibit’s run, but Baker says that she does intend to have them printed and published after the exhibit ends.   The History of Northern Liberties will also feature a handful of short film pieces made from interviews with both longtime residents and younger folks who have recently moved into the neighborhood. These shorts will be playing on a television monitor in the gallery as well.   Overall, this is a multimedia history presentation at its finest.   “I’ve never done anything like this before. I’ve curated art exhibits but never a history exhibit,” Baker said. “In some ways this is so

much more complicated.”   While it may be complicated, Baker does feel as though telling this history is important.   “You know it’s just a neighborhood like any other in Philadelphia, but being in this one fairly small neighborhood for all these years and seeing how it changed, and it’s changed so dramatically over that time, it’s really a micro chasm for the changes that have been happening in this country and world—how industrial production has changed and affected people lives,” Baker said.   “My idea is that everyone tells their own story. I figured that no matter what I put on the walls, no matter what images I showed,

every single person is going to walk in there and say, ‘that’s not my story that’s not how I see it,’ because how you see history and what goes on around you is so personal. So my idea is to give everyone who’s interested, and wants to, an opportunity to tell their own story and tell what they saw. Then all those little stories together tell the story of the neighborhood.”   The History of Northern Liberties Exhibit will have its opening reception party on Thurs., February 20 th at the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent in the Community History Gallery. If you have a personal story to share, contact Jennifer Baker at jlpbaker@gmail. com.•

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CLEAN PLATE: Lemon Sorbet that carry Philly Water Ice, boardwalk shops, and Rita’s don’t open for another several weeks, or even months. The snow is actually making my desire stronger; not because of the constant reminder that winter still has a ways to go, but because it closely resembles the dessert I’m craving: an icy, slushy treat. This homemade lemon sorbet, a close relative of water ice, became my desperate attempt to gratify my craving.

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and even a little syrupy. In terms of flavor, these proportions were perfect for what I was looking for, and the result was more tart and citrusy than sweet. If you’d like it a bit more mellow, remove one lemon from the mix. This recipe can be easily dressed up with some fresh mint or basil mixed into the warm liquid, and the sophisticated flavor would be a great match for the clever repurposing of the hollowed out lemon halves.   This sunny, bright lemon sorbet is a surprising yet welcome change of pace from the heavy, wintry desserts many of us are sick of by now. It’s a nice preface to the warmer weather that I’m convincing myself is closer than it actually is, and it’s the perfect treat to hold you over until the boardwalk water ice stands open up.•

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Meet Smiley Riley!   Riley is a total cutie and is guaranteed to light up your life! Riley is a young pit bull mix girl at about 1-2 years old. She was found as a stray with a painful deep wound on her left elbow area. No worries though, as she is healing very nicely! Riley has met many dogs here at the shelter and has shown to be very dog social. Hurry to meet her!   *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.   Riley is located at ACCT -- 111 W. Hunting Park Ave, Phila., PA 19140 Phone: 267-385-3800 (ask for the Lifesaving Department!) Email: adopt@acctphilly.org   More about Riley: Pet ID: A21839718 • Primary colors: Black and White • Coat length: Short.   If you have any questions about Riley, email acctpetfinder@gmail.com.•


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State Rep John Taylor’s Legislative Update The Richmond Street Detours Have Begun   The Route 15 switch over to Thompson and Belgrade streets is underway as Richmond Street is closed due to the reconstruction of I-95. Signs have been posted directing passengers over to Thompson and Belgrade to pick up the bus.   This will be a challenging period, but by working together we will get through it.   You can find all I-95 construction and lane closure updates here: LINK: www.95revive.com. Governor Proposes Budget to Lawmakers   Before a joint session of the General Assembly this week, Gov. Tom Corbett outlined his budget priorities for the 2014-15 fiscal year.   And for the first time, you can become directly involved in the budget process by submitting suggestions on how tax dollars should be spent. Visit http://www. pabudget.com/participation.aspx   For the fourth year in a row, the budget proposal includes no new or increased taxes.   The governor is proposing a $29.4 billion budget, representing a 3.3 percent increase over last year’s budget.   The proposed budget would increase funding for prekindergarten through 12th-grade education by $363 million, making the state’s investment in education the highest it has ever been at $10.3 billion. The proposal also would increase funding to provide home and community-based services for an additional 1,250 individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism.   In the weeks following the budget address, both the House and Senate Appropriations committees will hold hearings to closely examine the details of the spending plan. House hearings begin the week of Feb. 10, with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and Department of Aging among the first to testify.   For detailed information on the state budget, visit: http://www.pabudget.com/ Strengthen Your Financial Defenses   Following reported data breaches from several major retailers, consumer protection agencies are urging affected credit card holders to take steps to protect their financial assets.   To strengthen financial defenses, do a personal finance safety check. Federal law requires each of the three credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months.   To obtain a free credit report, go online (https:// www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action) or call 1-877-322-8228.   Consumers can request a fraud alert be placed on their credit reports.   The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued a consumer advisory with tips on what to do when account data has been hacked.   Visit this site to read the advisory. http://www. consumerfinance.gov/blog/four-steps-you-can-take-if-

you-think-your-credit-or-debit-card-data-was-hacked/ House Scholarship Program Applications Now Available High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship to help cover the costs of higher education.   Each year, two students preparing for post-secondary education are awarded four-year scholarships.   The program is open to graduating high school seniors who are Pennsylvania residents with plans to attend a Pennsylvania college, university or career school as a full-time student.   For more information about eligibility or to apply, interested students should visit my website www. RepTaylor.com and click on House Scholarship Information. The application deadline is March 1.•

  The scholarship program is administered through the Foundation for Enhancing Communities and is privately funded by individual and corporate donors. No tax or other public funds are used. Scholarships are awarded through an independent panel of judges chosen by the foundation. http://www.tfec.org/ images/House%20of%20Reps%201%20Page%20 Summary.pdf Navigating the New Zoning Codes   If you would like to learn how to navigate the new zoning code and how zoning impacts commercial corridor, the Philadelphia Community Development Leadership Institute will be hosting a seminar on this on Feb. 15. Here’s more information: http://www. thedatabank.com/dpg/521/pm.asp?id=33327&aac wc=371565212985817033327104099111.•

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Letter to the EDITOR Letter of Apology To the Gallagher and Bryan Families:

  I would like to start off by saying how sorry I am for the problems I have caused to your families due to the irresponsible decisions I have made. Over the past 7 years not only did you become my closest friends but you also became family to me. You have put so much trust in me and I let you down and for that I am truly sorry. I would also like to apologize to all of the members that worked so hard to make it such a success.   My actions have caused me to lose trust with so many people and that is understandable, but most of all, my family. I put my wife and kids into a position that is unfair to them because of what I have done. All I ask is that you know they had nothing to do with what has happened and that they shouldn’t be judged because of my mistakes. Once again, I am truly sorry for my mistakes. William Dolan Send your letters and opinions to The Spirit, 1428 E. Susquehanna Avenue, Phila., PA 19125 or email news@ spiritnewspapers.com. Letters will not be printed without a name and must have a phone number and address for verification.

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Below is a breakdown of crimes committed in the 26th District in the neighborhoods that make up PSA #3 • One (1) robbery-point of gun during this time: 2100 Sergeant (2/7) • One (1) robberies other weapon during this time: 2500 Frankford (2/9) • Five (5) residential burglaries during this time:1100 Lee (2/6), 2500 Collins (2/6), 1200 Shackamaxon (2/9), 1200 Oxford (2/9), 2600 Martha (2/10) • Five (5) Theft from Autos during this time: 2600 Tilton (2/6), 1000 Delaware (2/8), 900 Front (2/9), 2300 Gordon (2/9), 2000 Boston (2/11) • One (1) stolen vehicles during this time: 2200 Boston (2/8) • Five (5) thefts during this time: 2100 Susquehanna (2/6), 900 Frankford (2/7), 1200 Frankford (2/8),100 E Lehigh (2/10), 100 E Lehigh (2/11). •

TRIPS Trip to Niagra Falls, New York Join the Happy Travelers on a 4-day Niagara Falls, New York trip from Thurs., June 26 to Sun., June 29. Besides visiting the Niagara Falls and State Park (no passport is needed), there will be a Lockport Canal Cruise & Canalside Lunch, Maid of the Mist Boat Ride, Lockport Caves Cruise, Tasting at Two Wineries, Visit the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Lewiston, NY, visit to the Made in America Store in Elma, NY and much more. Package includes motor coach transportation, 3 nights hotel Holiday Inn Grand Island on the Niagara River, 3 buffet breakfasts, 2 dinners at the Top of the Falls & Como Restaurant, 1 dinner at Casino, taxes and gratuities and baggage handling included. Only $550 per person, double occupancy. For more information and reservations, call Theresa Romanowski at 215-922-1700 or in the evening at 215-423-8854.

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 handling included. Only $879 pp/dbl. For more information and reservations call Nancy at 803-720-0310 or Josephine at 215-634-1307.•


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Horoscopes ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20

SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21

Aries, there is more to you than meets the eye. You enjoy letting others get small glimpses of your true self, but this week they will get a lot of information all at once.

Sagittarius, a lucky streak has you excited to test your good fortune. Ride this wave, but do not go through all of your money in one fell swoop. That can spell trouble.

TAURUS Apr 21/May 21

CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20

Feeling restless, Taurus? Spend some time with a hobby that you enjoy, whether that is cooking in the kitchen or building something out in the garage.

Capricorn, you have been doing a lot of waiting around, but now your patience is bound to pay off. You just need to wait a little while longer to bear the fruits of your labors.

GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Others may have trouble reading you this week, Gemini. That’s because you are putting forth a few different faces. It is better for all involved if you remain consistent. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, now is the time to introduce your family to a special friend of yours. This person will be received graciously, so there is no need to fret about the meeting.

AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, a big adventure is on the horizon. The trouble is, you do not know what to expect and what to bring along for the ride. Things will come into focus soon. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 You need to take a rest, Pisces. Otherwise, you will burn out very quickly. Friends are urging you to slow down this week. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

LEO Jul 23/Aug 23

FEBRUARY 16 Matthew Knight, Actor (20)

Leo, when you want to get something done, it is probably best if you do it yourself this week. This way you can bring your own unique approach to the task at hand.

FEBRUARY 17 Ed Sheeran, Singer (23) FEBRUARY 18 Matt Dillon, Actor (50)

VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22

FEBRUARY 19 Jeff Daniels, Actor (59)

Cash seems to be flowing out of your pockets this week, Virgo. You may want to sit down and make some adjustments to your spending habits so you can get your finances in order. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, your patience is wearing thin, but you need to keep your cool or you could end up in a sticky situation at work. Ride things out until the weekend arrives.

FEBRUARY 20 Brian Littrell, Singer (39) FEBRUARY 21 Alan Rickman, Actor (68) FEBRUARY 22 Drew Barrymore, Actress (39)

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Who Wants To Be A Trivia Champion? by Lisa Shaat

February Birthdays 1. Baseball great “Babe” Ruth was born on February 6, 1895.  What was his real first name?   A. Albert                            C. Thomas B. George                           D. Bernard   2. Mark Spitz celebrates his birthday on February 10th.  He won 7 gold medals in the 1972 Olympics in what sport?  A. figure skating                C. swimming B. weightlifting                  D. boxing 3. Farrah Fawcett’s birthday was February 2nd.  She starred in the TV show “Charlie’s Angels.”  What was her character’s name? A.  Jill                                  C. Kelly B.  Kris                                D. Sabrina 4. Talk show host Jerry Springer’s birthday fall on February 13th.  Prior to his broadcast career, what was his occupation? A. marriage counselor                B. professional poker player  C. politician D. chemist

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APARTMENT FOR RENT 2900 Blk. Frankford Ave. - 2 rooms, efficiency. Call 856-305-1556. Apartment for Rent - Port Richmond. 30xx Cedar St. 1BR, first floor, no steps. $775/mo.. + util. 215425-3086.

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TRIVIA ANSWERS: Part One: 5 points each:

1. B. George    2. C. swimming  3. B. Chris 4. C. politician

Part Two: 10 points each:

5. D.  Sidney Poitier    6. B. Anderson Cooper    7. A. Troyal   8. C. Reading Rainbow

Part Three: 15 points each:

9. C. Oscar De La Hoya 10 D. Virginia   11. D.  acting 12. B. Body Count

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!

When Schools Off Portside’s On! Winter and Spring Day Camps

Portside Arts Center is offering several day camps on days when schools areclosed. Go to work confident that your little one is having a great time making art, playing games and making friends. Camps run from 8AM-5PM. For ages 5-10 for just $36. Space is still available. April 18 Good Friday; May 20 schools closed. For additional information and registration, visit our website: http://www.portsideartscenter.org/.

Mark Your Calendars! Trenton Ave Arts Fest Coming May 17 The annual Trenton Ave Arts Fest (TAAF) will be held this year on Sat., May 17 from noon-6PM.
Volunteers are needed to help with social media, vendor registration, door knocking, sponsorship, kids entertainment, and day-of support. Email eknaartsfest@gmail.com to let us know how you would like to help!

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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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interested in getting their taxes prepared at Finanta, located at 1301 N. 2nd Street, must call 215-4273463 or 267-482-0501. The Penn Treaty Special Services District sponsors this service. Richmond Library Programs Preschool Storytime is every Wed. at 10:30AM. This program is intended for children from one- to four-years of age and their caregivers. Siblings are always welcome. Daycares should call for separate appointments. Cooking through the Alphabet! Join Stephanie, the ShopRite of Aramingo Avenue’s in-store Dietitian, for a FREE nutrition lesson and cooking demonstration! This program is for adults of all ages! Wed., Feb. 19 at 11AM. For more info, contact Jerry. Book Club on Thurs., Feb 20 at 6:15PM. Members will discuss Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. Copies available at the Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St. Come choose a future book to talk about on third Thursday of each month. Call 215-685-9992 for more info. Kids Cook Monday!! Mon., Feb. 24 from 3:304:30PM. Registration is required and spots are limited. Please stop in and see Sheila to sign up. Mommy and Me! Storytime with Stephanie, the ShopRite of Aramingo Avenue’s in-store Dietitian. This program is for parents and preschool aged kids. Wed., Feb. 26 at 10:30AM. Making Mosaics on Thurs., Feb. 27 from 4-5:30PM, a wonderful program which is part of the One Book One Philadelphia Programming. Participants will be inspired by traditional patterns from the Middle East. They will be creating their own mosaics from tile, pebbles, and glass pieces while learning the history of this ancient art form. Contact Sheila for more info. Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St. 215-685-9992.

Dance the Night Away with John Taylor Kickoff fundraiser for John Taylor at Romano’s Catering on Fri., Feb. 21, 8PM till midnight. Cost is $50 per person and includes a live band, buffet and open bar. It will be a fun night so gather some friends and join us. Entertainment by Blu Dogz. Come and dance the night away.

Oyster or Ham

Supper at First Presbyterian First Presbyterian Church, 418 E. Girard Ave., will hold an Oyster Supper (or Ham) on Sat., Feb. 22 from 4-7PM. Adults $12 and children 10 and under $5. This is a full course dinner served family style. Take-out is also available. Come early and shop the cake nd miscellaneous items table. Hope to see old friends and new, and as always, everyone is welcome.

Paintballing 4 Autism Paintballing 4 Autism will take place at Crusader Paintball, 225 Lincoln Highway, Fairless Hills, PA 19030 on Sun., Feb. 23, 9AM. $36 per person includes Admission, Equipment & 500 Paintballs. Contact Freddie Suarez 267-234-1025 or Billie Suarez 215-796-5524 or EMail AutismMom207@ hotmail.com. Music at St. Anne’s New City Brass Quintet, Fri., Feb. 28 at 7:30PM at St. Anne’s Memphis and Lehigh. The New City Brass is an ensemble made up of five brass musicians all living in Philadelphia. For their performance they’ll be pulling out all the stops and fusing a program of classical standards in addition to performing music of artists like The Beatles in a way you never expected to hear them. Reception to Follow! Suggested donation: $10 per person or $20 per family Free Library Offers Help for Health Insurance Coverage The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to help individuals sign up for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act by offering free appointments with Certified Application Counselors at several libraries throughout the city. For the 210,000 adults in Philadelphia who lack health insurance, this invaluable service will help them secure coverage for themselves and their families with the expert guidance of a trained counselor. Individuals seeking help should call to make an appointment with a Certified Application Counselor. The following Free Library locations are: • Kensington Library, 104 W. Dauphin St., 215-685-9996 or Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library, 600 W. Girard Ave., 215-686-1768. In addition, the Tech Lab at the Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, will offer regular open hours from 10AM-2PM, during which time individuals can drop in for Afford-

able Care Act assistance without an appointment. Available on a first come, first served basis. Available on the following dates: Feb. 28; Mar. 3, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, and 31. For more information call 215-686-5310. Learn About Weatherizing Your Home Join us for this service area briefing on Weatherization. Lower your utility bills by properly weatherizing your home and get FREE resources. Mon., Mar. 3, 6:30-7:30PM at Basement meeting space at the Community Women’s Education Project (CWEP), 2801 Frankford Ave. (Frankford & Somerset). An indoor education session to cover how to weatherize a home, at the end of which all attendees will receive a free weatherization kit. Learn how to clock thermostats. Information on energy grants also available. Presenter: Maria Ramos, Energy Counselor, NKCDC. Sponsored by Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA), Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) Partners: Somerset Neighbors for Better Living civic association and the Community Women’s Education Project. For more info,  contact Maria Ramos at mramos@ nkcdc.org.

PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program Serves Philadelphia Sessions begin week of Mar. 4 in Northern Liberties, Northeast Philadelphia and North Philadelphia. When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the disease affects the entire family. Each month PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization– Achieving Community Together) hosts a Family Addiction Education Program to help individuals and family recognize and address an addiction problem in a spouse, parent, child or other loved one. Facilitated by trained volunteers who have been in the same situation, these information and support programs run one evening a week for three consecutive weeks at three locations in Philadelphia. Sessions in Northeast Philadelphia meet on the first three Tuesdays of the month, from 7-9PM, at CORA Services. In North Philadelphia, sessions are held on the first three Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30PM at the Philadelphia Recovery Community Center. Sessions are also held on the first three Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 PM at the PRO-ACT office in Northern Liberties. Sessions are free and confidential—first names only. Pre-registration is

required. To register, call 800-221-6333, weekdays 9AM through 5PM or visit http://councilsepa.org/ programs/pro-act/familyeducation-program/.

Glavin Playground Tot Program Registration Night Thurs., Mar. 6, 6:307:30PM. $20 non-refundable fee. All children must be able to handle their own bathroom needs; NO PullUps! 3 yr old classes-Child must be 3 by December 31, 2014. 4 yr old classes-Child must be 4 by Decemer 31, 2014. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate. For more info please call 215-685-9898. Glavin Playground is located at Almond & Westmoreland Streets.

Coach Bag Bingo The Sons of Italy in Port Richmond is having a Coach Bag Bingo on Fri., Mar. 7. Can you put this on the community calendar? Cost is $30 in advance, includes 10 games and free glass of wine. For tickets call Gina 215-6342553 or email glucano@ comcast.net.

Questions About Total Joint Replacement? Nazareth Hospital Has Answers During Information Classes
 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. The classes will be held on the following: Monday Morning Classes Begin at 11:30AM: Mar. 17, Apr. 28 (A), May 19 (A), June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15 (A), Oct. 20, Nov. 24 (A), Dec. 15 (A). Wednesday Evening Classes Begin at 6PM: Feb. 5, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3. Class-

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es are held at Nazareth Hospital, located at 2701 Holme Avenue in Philadelphia, in Marian Conference Rooms A and B. To reserve your seat, call 215-335-6313. You will be asked for your name, telephone number, number of people attending, date of your surgery and name of your surgeon. 5th Annual “St. Patty’s for Matty” Beef & Beer Benefiting The Matthew Holmes Scholarship Fund The 5th Annual “St. Patty’s for Matty” Beef & Beer Benefiting The Matthew Holmes Scholarship Fund will take place on Sat., Mar. 15, 7-11PM at Polish Eagle Sports Club, 3157 E. Thompson St. Beef & Beer Tickets: $25. I.D. required. TV Raffle Tickets: $5 for a chance to win a Samsung 59” Plasma TV. All tickets can be purchased at: Primo Hoagies Port Richmond, 2703 E. Clearfield St., Farmers Insurance Agency, 601 E. Belgrade St., or Rich’s Barber Shop, 2626 E. Ontario St. For more information contact: Mallory Gorham 267-970-3304, Patrick Gorham 215-718-7726 or Kevin Penko 215-280-2806 or visit http://mattyholmesscholarship.org. Please make donation checks payable to: The Matthew Holmes Scholarship Fund. The five receipients of The Matthew Holmes Scholarships will be awarded at the Benefit. 13th Annual Fishtown March Madness Academic Competition Join hundreds of your neighbors to celebrate education in our community on Fri., Mar. 21 - 3:30PM. March Madness is an academic competition for local grade school students in public, Catholic and charter schools. Thanks to the Penn Treaty Special Services District all students receive great prizes and refreshments. The winning schools advance

all the way to the FINAL FOUR and CHAMPIONSHIP rounds. Last year’s Champion St. Laurentius will defend its title against Adaire, Penn Treaty, Visitation BVM, Our Lady of Port Richmond, LaSalle Academy and other schools. If your school would like to participate, contact ajthomson7@ gmail.com. FNA Looking for Contestants for Chili Cookoff Fishtown Neighbors Association is looking for contestants for its 4th Annual Chili Cookoff ! The Chili Cookoff will be held on Sun., Mar. 30 from 1-4 PM at 2424 Studios (York Street). All contestants must bring 16 quarts of chili. There is no fee to enter but there are prizes for winning! If you are interested, please contact Jed at chilicookoff@fishtown.org. Penn Treaty Park Easter Egg Hunt Join the Friends of Penn Tr e a t y Pa rk f o r o u r annual Spring tradition. Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Sat., Apr. 12 at 11AM. Kids of all ages are welcome. Prizes, candy and fun for all. As with all of our events, participation in the hunt is free. However, some activities like face painting may require a small charge. www.penntreatypark.org. 3rd Annual Fishtown 5k St. LauRUNtius & Finish Line Block Party Join the St. Laurentius community for a race through the streets of Fishtown beginning and ending at the school on Sat., Apr. 12 at 10AM. Challenge yourself on this fun, fast course and stick around for the Finish Line Block party with music, food and drinks. Register for the race at the Run the Day Website. https:// w w w. r u n t h e d ay. c o m / registration/select_race_ type/22873.•

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