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JULY 30, 2014 • Vol. 11 No. 30

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Ground Breaking Ceremony

SugarHouse Breaks Ground on $164M Expansion by Max Pulcini

  Four years ago, SugarHouse Casino opened its doors to Fishtown and Philadelphia, becoming one of the first major-metropolitan casinos of its kind in the country. On Tues., July 22, amidst the increasingly present construction equipment and chain-link fencing on the casino’s property, SugarHouse officially broke ground on a new and long-anticipated $164 million expansion.   “This is really a game changer for SugarHouse,” Wendy Hamilton, SugarHouse’s general manger, said. “Until now it’s been a two dimensional, but great, experience since there wasn’t a whole lot else to do other than game. The focuses of this expansion are on food, entertainment, events and live poker. We’ll be more than twice as big and we’ll have all kinds of activities that you can do on the property.”   With a toss of dirt and spray of confetti, SugarHouse executives, city officials and community

SugarHouse executives, owners and Philadelphia city officials stuck their golden shovels in a symbolic plot of dirt on and broke ground on the new $164 million expansion. /Photo: Max Pulcini leaders officially began a new phase of construction that will see the creation of a multi-purpose riv-

erfront event space, new restaurants, a parking garage and a dedicated live poker room. Expected to

open next year, the expansion will more than double the size of SugarHouse from 108,00 to 260,000

square feet. This does not include the seven-story, 600,000-square-foot parking garage.

  On the gaming side, the new expansion will increase see CASINO on page 9

Penn Treaty Students Are Going Places

Students and staff at Penn Treaty School pose in front of the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. Students enrolled in the school’s special summer program were given the chance to travel to both D.C. and New York City on a series of over night trips. See story on page 10.



THE LOCAL LENS with Thom Nickels by Thom Nickels

  Now that I’ve finished my book on Legendary Locals of Center City Philadelphia (the publication date is September 8th), I find my mind drifting back to a few of the most important people in the book.   One of them is 19th Century Philadelphia writer George Lippard. Not many people have heard of Lippard, unlike the multitudes who have heard of Edgar Allen Poe, who was a close friend of Lippard’s. Lippard was born in Chester County, and received a haphazard education in a Methodist seminary at fifteen years old in upstate New York before deciding that he really didn’t want to be a preacher. Lippard discontinued his studies and headed back to Pennsylvania but not, as it turns out, to live with his parents, who were very ill—his mother had TB and his father was severely crippled—but with his grandfather and two aunts in Germantown.   The young writer-to-be loved Germantown and the woods around the

Wissahickon Creek, so it is likely that much of his time was spent hiking and exploring the area, especially the old Indian trails there. This idyllic interlude was cut short at his father’s death in 1837, when Lippard was not given any part of the estate. The empty “last gesture” from his father caused young George to become penniless. Although he would work as a law assistant at various city law firms, the work was sporadic and not enough to support him, so he wound up on the streets of the city, a virtual vagabond, sleeping in the open, in abandoned buildings, under trees or along the banks of the Delaware. His life for a period of time was much like the lives of the aimless drifter types we see standing in front of convenience stores today offering to hold the door for you (for a tip), or the traffic panhandlers who carry cardboard “I am homeless” signs while parading through traffic lanes on Aramingo Avenue.   All of this happened during the horrible Depression of 1837-1844, but the

Thom Nickels is a Philadelphiabased author/journalist/ poet, film critic and feature writer for the Spirit Newspapers. experience provided Lippard with a sense of how poor people are treated by the very rich, and how difficult it is for poor people to “pull themselves up by their own bootstraps” when confronted with the biases and barriers set up by the wealthy ruling class.   Despite these difficulties, Lippard managed to find time to write a novel, Lady Annabel, which his friend Edgar Allen Poe read and didn’t think half bad, despite Poe’s somewhat condescending attitude towards his writer friend. Since writing novels rarely brings in a lot of cash, Lippard found a newspaper job at the (Phil-

adelphia-based) Spirit of the Times newspaper, where he wrote satirical columns that attacked the rich and other writers. He also did crime reporting, something that appealed to his somewhat lurid imagination, since Philadelphia at the time had passed from her former Colonial glory to a much lower status, often described as a “place for murder and intrigue.”   Lippard’s writing courted a lot of controversy, although he soon became a best selling novelist, despite the fact that literary critics, those arbitrars of taste (librarians perhaps?) called much of his work “trashy.” He also cut a

daring personal figure because he resembled the young poet Lord Byron with his thick eyebrows almost connecting above the bridge of his nose, and his long straight hair framing an angular face which many were quick to describe as poetically dreamy and good looking. Lippard, as a columnist for “The Spirit,” had plenty to say if only because homelessness had made him aware of the terrible treatment of the down and out in the City of Brotherly Love. This fact set him on a mission: to become a writer “for the masses.”   While the so-called master of the macabre, Poe, may have condescended to Lippard as a “lesser version of himself,” many readers today who have had a chance to read Lippard’s novels and essays come away with the feeling that, “Lippard makes Poe look like Mother Goose.” Appreciation for Lippard, in fact, has had a “sleeper” quality to it—unlike Poe’s meteoritic rise immediately after his death (he was especially praised and appreciated in France). To this day, Lippard is often referred to as “Poe’s Philadelphia Friend,” although many have come to appreciate his unique sensibility.   Lippard, in fact, wrote of the way that Poe was treated during his life in an essay published after his friend’s death. “… One day, news came that the poet was dead. All at once the world found out his greatness. Literary hucksters who had lied about him, booksellers who had left him to starve, gentlemen of literature, who had seen him walk the hot streets of Philadelphia without food or shelter—these all opened their floodgates of eulogy, and slavered with panegyric the man whom living they would have seen die in the next ditch without one effort to save him. This is the joke of the thing,” Lippard concludes.   In his travels about the city, Lippard loved to wear colorful, flamboyant capes, under which he always carried a dagger or two. He also carried a cane in the shape of a sword and had a belt or brace of loaded pistols around his waist. Such shenanigans today would get him thrown into the back of a police wagon or sent to the psyche ward at Friends Hospital. But Lippard had no interest in writing for critics or for the upper classes—or, if there had been a Free

Library system when he was writing, in obtaining a speaker’s slot in a literary lecture series. Lippard, in fact, had his eye set on the working class masses and put his energy into becoming an early labor union organizer, forming the Brotherhood of the Union in 1849, an organization that sought “the unity of all workers.” By October 1850, there would be Brotherhood chapters in nineteen states.   As if the formerly homeless writer didn’t have enough to do, he was also a newspaper publisher and editor, publishing the Quaker City weekly for some 15,000 readers, a publication that enhanced his reputation as a radical reformer against the elite.   A true romantic, he married his sweetheart, Rose Newman, 26, on a large rock overlooking Wissahickon Creek. The couple had one child but both Rose and the child died from TB in 1851 right around the time that his sister Harriet and her two children died from the same disease. Suddenly, life’s tragedies became too much for the fearless writer. He found it hard to go on. It is said that in his despondent state he became suicidal and came very close to throwing himself off Niagara Falls but was talked out of it by friends.   Lippard’s role as a “working class hero” did not preclude a talent for eloquent and powerful public speaking. When I read references to Lippard’s talents as a speaker, I can only conclude that he spoke the King’s English, meaning that he didn’t cut corners or fall into a world of embarrassing grammatical and rhetorical blunders, such as saying youse for you.   He contributed much to the mythology of the city. For one thing, he gave Philadelphia its sobriquet, “The Quaker City,” and his short story, “Ring, Grandfather, Ring,” (published in 1847) details the doings of the Second Continental Congress at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and ends with a bit of fiction, or how the Signers of the Declaration rang the Liberty Bell atop Independence Hall so hard after the signing that the bell actually cracked.   Lippard’s “how the Liberty Bell got its crack” story still fools people, but at the same time it is a testament to the power of Lippard’s pen that ficsee LOCAL LENS on page 8


Taylor Legislative Update Supreme Court Sides with Archdiocese   Great news! The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reversed the decision of the Commonwealth Court and reinstated the relief granted by the zoning board for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Health Care Services’ Nativity B.V.M. project.   The vote was 6 to 1 and in all likelihood the project to bring senior housing to the Nativity B.V.M. site should proceed.   I am so happy for Nativity BVM Parish, our seniors and the residents of Port Richmond.   Lottery Proceeds Top $1 Billion to Benefit Senior Citizens   The Pennsylvania Lottery recently reported record sales of $3.8 billion in the 2013-14 fiscal year, a 2.7 percent increase over last year.   More than $1 billion in net revenue was dedicated to programs benefitting older Pennsylvanians, bringing the total investment in those programs to $24.7 billion.

  The Pennsylvania Lottery is the only lottery in the nation that exclusively targets all of its proceeds to programs for older residents.   While benefits for each county are being calculated for this year, the most recent statistics for the 2012-13 fiscal year show that Philadelphia benefited from more than $220,890,712. The breakdown includes: • Area Agency on Aging and affiliated senior centers -- $54,381,942. • PACE and PACENET -- $20,683,302. • Shared and Free Ride Program -- $71,400,811. • Property Tax and Rent Rebates -- $40,976,000. • Long-term living services -- $33,448,657.   For more details on how lottery proceeds were allocated, click here. Link: http://www.palottery. state.pa.us/Benefits-Info/ Benefits-Info.aspx. Nutritional Assistance Available for Senior Citizens   The annual Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Pro-

St. Adalbert Summer Bazaar

  Everyone is invited to St. Adalbert Parish Bazaar, which will be held on Thurs., July 31, Fri., Aug. 1 and Sat., Aug. 2, beginning at 6PM on the parish grounds, Allegheny Ave. and Thompson St. Join us for lots of fun, treat yourself to some sweets, browse at the flea market, enjoy our homemade Polish and American food, take a chance on the specialty baskets and dance and enjoy the music and entertainment. There will be special appearances: Thurs., Polish American String Band, followed by the Paging Samuel Band, Fri., DJ Patty-Pat and Sat., Continental Polish Music. Fri., Aug 1 has been designated as Alumni Night. All graduates of St. Adalbert School, as well as all former parishioners are invited to come and renew friendships. The bazaar will take place rain or shine. Come and enjoy the evening with your friends and family. •

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Art Sphere Inc. Summer Mural Painting at Fishtown Rec and Lederer Pool   Art Sphere Inc.’s first big summer mural painting event arrived at the Fishtown Recreation Center on Fri., July 18. This was a wonderful opportunity for volunteers to pick up a paint brush and express their creativity while also making new friends and helping to revitalize an important community resource.   Volunteers from the corporate office of Anthropolgie, children from the Fishtown Children’s Summer Camp and students from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Middle School will be joining with community volunteers to paint walls, benches, playground equipment and even the trash cans to make the site a better place for children and families to visit.   This was a free, fun event for volunteers to share their creativity and make new connections. Folks who didn’t want to paint, but liked to photograph or cheer on others were also welcomed. Art Sphere supplied the materials and volunteers were encouraged to share their ideas and talents with them.   Changing lives through art since 1998, ASI is the only non-profit of its kind to deliver a range of artistic and human services to culturally underserved youth in the Philadelphia region. Through free art workshops, cultural events and community clean up days, ASI uses art as a strategic tool to educate and create meaningful experiences for people of all ages and motivate community members to maintain their neighborhoods as special places.   These transformational art programs and volunteer events have been made possible with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Alfred & Mary Douty Foundation, the Penn Treaty Special Services District and the efforts of our dedicated Fishtown neighbors, volunteers and partners including Anthropologie and Fishtown Recreation Center Staff and St Paul’s Church.   Art Sphere Inc. will be running continual cleanups and mural painting sessions this summer and fall. They will also be continuing their mural program at Lederer Pool as well as Fishtown Recreation Center. For those interested in volunteering please see our schedule http://artsphere.org/join-us-calendar/ and contact info@artsphere.org •

/Above photos courtesy of Art Sphere Inc.

Left: Mary Rinnert, ASI’s volunteer and Fishtown resident and social worker advisor who helped coordinate volunteer groups cleanup, pictured bagging trash and plant debris. /Photo: Stephen Mock (PeeWee)

Art Sphere’s amazing Fishtown volunteers on a lunch break. /Photo courtesy of Art Sphere Inc.



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Miss Know-It-All’s Quizzo Challenge: Famous Daves

Stills and Nash donated sperm to what female singer, who now has two children that he fathered? A. K.D. Lange 4. What artist creB. Linda Rondstat ated a statue called C. Melissa Etheridge “David”? A. Donatello D. Cher B. Auguste Rodin C. Michelangelo 8. Which of the following statements D. Leonardo da Vinci is TRUE of singer by Lisa Shaat 5. Dave Davies was David Bowie ? (a.k.a. Miss Know-It-All) the lead singer from A. he has webbed toes B. he has three nipples what band? 1. Who is the alter- A. Genesis C. he has an extra thumb D. he has two different ego to David Banner? B. The Kinks colored eyes A. The Green Lantern C. Devo B. The Bionic Man D. Cars 9.David Schwimmer C. The Incredible Hulk D. AquaMan 6. David Faustino played Ross Gellar played what char- on the 90’s sho w 2. David Dinkins a c t e r o n t h e Fox “Friends”. His charwas the first African- long-running sitcom acter had an unusual American mayor of “Married, With Chil- pet. What kind of animal was it? which city? dren?” A. a tarantula A. New York City A. Buck Bundy B. pot-bellied pig B. Chicago B. Bud Bundy C. a skunk C. Philadelphia C. Buzz Bundy D. a monkey D. Dallas D. Al Bundy    3 . W h a t i s D a v i d 7. David Crosb y, 10. David Berkowitz Blaine famous for? singer with Crosby, was a serial killer A.he’s an opera singer B. he’s a magician C. he’s a talk show host D. he’s a celebrity chef

better known as…..? A. the Son of Sam B. the Unibomber C. the Zodiac Killer D. the Boston Strangler

D. Martha

12. Talk show host David Letter man was once a writer for which 70’s TV show? 11. David Hyde Pierce A. Good Times played Niles Crane B. The Donny and Maon Frasier. Who was rie Show C. All in the Family Niles’ first wife? D. The Brady Bunch A. Mavis B. Mildred C. Maris    See answers on page 14

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Congratulations! Congratulations to Port Richmond native Barbara McCabe who completed the Tour De Shore Bicycle Event on Sunday, July 27. McCabe joined hundreds of other cyclists as they left the Irish Pub in Philly at 20th and Walnut Sts. and rode down to Atlantic City's Irish Pub while raising money for Police Survivor Charities. McCabe was on the Team Jim Thorpers from Jim Thorpe, PA and rolled into A.C. just before 1 p.m. An ice cold Guiness is waiting for you at Byrne's Tavern courtesy of your volleyball team! Way to go McCabe!!!!



COMMUNITY CALENDAR MEETINGS FNA Zoning Community Meeting Tues., Aug. 5, 7PM. 1244 E Colona St: A proposal for 3 single family homes, 2 with off-street parking in garages.
2310 Cedar St: A proposal to relocate lot lines on existing homes. This meeting will take place at the Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E Montgomery Ave. All residents of Fishtown

are eligible to vote. Please bring proof of residence or business ownership in the form of a driver’s license or a photo id and a lease, utility bill, or recent piece of mail addressed to your home or business. EKNA Zoning Wed., Aug. 13 at 7:15PM at Circle of Hope, 2007 Frankford Ave. Agenda to be announced. No EKNA August Meeting. See you



215-634-9208 Corner of Susquehanna & Girard Ave.


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in September! EVENTS First Emmanuel Prayer Partners Church Prayer Ministry First Emmanuel Prayer Partners Church, 711 W. Girard Ave. Prayer Ministry. Looking for Prayer Partners. Everyone is welcome to come pray with us every Tuesday night at 8PM. 215-456-9974 or 267-746-0448. Lutheran Settlement House Food Drive Lutheran Settlement House will host a food drive from now to Fri., Aug. 8. Teens interning at Lutheran Settlement House’s Teens4Good program will go door-to-door throughout the Fishtown neighborhood asking for donations of canned goods and nonperishable foods. For more infor mation, contact Ryir Norris: 267538-8703 or ryirnorris1@ gmail.com. Por tside’s Summer Arts Camp - July 23 – Aug. 29- 1-Week Special - $150; Aug. 11 – Aug. 15. Call formore dates! Portside Arts Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave., 215427-1514, www.portsideartscenter.org
 Kensington Community Food Co-op Until the development of its future store, at Frankford and Lehigh Avenues, the Kensington Community Food Co-op continues its bi-monthly Marketplace, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, from 6-8PM on the 2nd floor of Circle of Hope, 2009 Frankford Ave. Members and non-members alike can purchase organic, seasonal produce and bulk dry goods such as beans, grains and granola.  Bring your own containers and bags.  For further information, www.kcfc.coop/marketplace_is_back. Bridesburg Rec Kinder Kamp Kinder Kamp for Boys & Girls, 2,3,4 years old, as of Sept. 1, 2014. Tues., Wed., Thurs., starting July 22. 1:30 to 4PM. Room is air-conditioned. Two (2) Four (4) week sessions. $110, paid in full when you register. Register now in the office. See John, Mike or Miss Jackie. Bridesburg Rec, 4601 Richmond St. 215-685-1247.

Phone: (610) 604-4411 www.fhcsp.com

CSA Farm Shares Area nonprofit Philly Foodworks is running a CSA, a farm share program offering weekly deliveries of produce. It runs now through October 23 and offers a wide variety of choices. In addition to vegetables, options include meat, dairy, fruit, bread,

jam, honey, hummus, beef jerky, soup, condiments, and desserts. Pricing for the season franges from $396 to $625. Pickup is at Cafe Chismosa, NW corner 4th & Poplar. More info at the www.nlna.org. Kensington Library Humane Education Summer Series. Mondays 2–4PM at Kensington Library, 104 West Dauphin Street (at York-Dauphin Station). 22reasons is a humane education organization working to raise awareness about animal welfare. Gigi Glendinning, founder and director of 22reasons, will present animal stories with engaging activities at the Kensington Branch this summer. Zumba Classes Frank Glavin Playground is holding Zumba classes for adults on Tuesdays 7:45-8:45PM. $4 per class. 215-685-9898. First Presbyterian Bible Study Group 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. 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. Richmond Library, 2987 Almond St. 215-685-9992. Free Kickboxing Classes for Girls at Joe Hand Boxing Gym 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 their self-esteem. 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. Farm to Families Each week Farm to Families supplies families with boxes of produce from local farmers at a cost of

only $10 or $15. Pickup is every Thursday from 4-7PM at the Garden Center at the corner of Frankford and Berks (Entrance on Frankford Ave. ) H ow t o o rd e r : Phone: Call 215-427-0350 x110, Email: f2f@nkcdc. org. In person: Visit our site (Berks & Frankford) Thurs. 4-7PM.Visit NKCDC at 2515 Frankford Ave between 9-5PM M-F. All orders for the following week must be placed before 10AM on Fridays! Come Join the Richmond Book Club! Monthly meetings of the Richmond Book Club are every third Thursday at 6:15PM at the Richmond Library.  The selection for July will be John Adams by David McCullough.  Copies at the branch. Campbell Square Events TONIGHT! Wed., July 30, The Sensational Soul Cruisers, as well as, CW & Intertwine for openers! Starts at 6:30PM All this talent and it is FREE!; Thurs., Aug. 21, Karaoke hosted by Patty-Pat, starts at 7PM; Wed., Aug. 27, Family movie night begins at DUSK. The movie is “FROZEN”, but the POPCORN is Fresh and Hot!; Sun., Sept. 14, Friends of Campbell Square Fall Flea Market, 8AM-1:30PM; Sat., Oct. 25, HALLOWEEN, 1:30-3PM - go trick or treating in the park, balloon man, arts and crafts, face painting, scary music! Parents must be accompanied by children; Tues., Nov. 11, VETERANS DAY-salute to our veterans, flag raising by Korean War Veterans PFC Stanley A. Gogoj Chapter #38. 11AM – 12PM.    Fri., Dec. 12, Christmas Tree Lighting/SANTA! Starts at 6:30PM. Light refreshments will be for sale at all events. Rain date policy:   While the Friends of Campbell Square will make every effort to reschedule events cancelled by bad weather, we cannot guarantee that alternate dates will be scheduled.     The Friends of Campbell Square would like to thank all our local sponsors, volunteers, Philadelphia Parks & Rec and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.   Please call John Rajca at 267-304-2993 or Susan Ongirski at 215-426-3766 on event dates for possible cancellations.   Volunteers are needed for gardening and maintenance on Wednesday nights at 6PM.• Campbell Square is located at Belgrade St. & East Allegheny Ave., in the heart of Port Richmond!

St. Adalbert Summer Bazaar Everyone is invited to St. Adalbert Parish Bazaar, which will be held on Thurs., July 31, Fri., Aug. 1 and Sat., Aug. 2, beginning at 6PM on the parish grounds, Allegheny Ave. and Thompson St. Join us for lots of fun, treat yourself to some sweets, browse at the flea market, enjoy our homemade Polish and American food, take a chance on the specialty baskets and dance and enjoy the music and entertainment. There will be special appearances: Thurs., Polish American String Band, followed by the Paging Samuel Band, Fri., DJ Patty-Pat and Sat., Continental Polish Music. Fri., Aug 1 has been designated as Alumni Night. All graduates of St. Adalbert School, as well as all former parishioners are invited to come and renew friendships. The bazaar will take place rain or shine. Come and enjoy the evening with your friends and family. Concilio Hosts Cafecito de Niños Program Provides Information on being a Foster, Respite or Adoptive Parent for Teens Loving community members in North and Northeast Philadelphia are invited to Concilio’s Cafecito De Niños on Thurs., July 31 to learn about becoming a foster, respite or adoptive parent. A group of teenagers and their foster parents will lead a discussion about the rewards of providing a home and family for teens. Concilio takes pride in providing children with exceptional foster care and warm, loving permanent homes. A select team of dedicated foster care workers strive to reunite them with their natural families or facilitate adoption. Contact Concilio for more information and to RSVP: 215-627-3100 or www.elconcilio.net. It will take place at Philadelphia Prevention Partnership, 1628 Church St. Penn Treaty Park Summer Events Fri., Aug. 1 - Fantastic Fridays Concert; Sat., Aug. 2 - Summer Festival; Sat., Aug. 9 - 9AM - Park Clean Up. Visit www.penntreatypark. org for more info. First Friday at the Garden Garden Party at the Frankford Ave. garden! Serving cocktails and enjoying the evening atmosphere. 2600 Block Frankford Ave. Fri., Aug. 1 at 6PM. 24th Police District Celebrates National Night Out It’s that time of the year again where the 24th Posee CALENDAR on page 14


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Info Link: http://www. portal.state.pa.us/portal/ server.pt/community/ property_tax___rent_rebate_program/11410. Now Accepting Applications for PennDOT Winter Maintenance Program   PennDOT will again sponsor a winter maintenance program for 2014 for a variety of positions to supplement the permanent workforce. The majority of available positions are

transportation equipment operators, a position which requires a commercial driver’s license.   Additional temporary positions include mechanics, trades helpers, welders, clerks, typists, semi-skilled laborers, stock clerks and custodial workers. The program runs from September through April.   For more information on eligibility requirements and to apply online, visit my website here (link: http:// www.reptaylor.com/) and click on “PennDOT Winter Maintenance Program.” The deadline to apply is the close of business on

Tuesday, Aug. 8.  Link:http://www.portal. state.pa.us/portal/server. pt/community/apply_ now/17640/job_opportunities/61312. Volunteers Needed for Fishing Tournament   The Delaware River Front Corporation will be hosting the very first Bass Master Elite Tournament in collaboration with the Mid Atlantic Youth Bass Fishing Club. They will also be holding daily events that celebrate local veterans as well as their family members who live in the tri-state


region.    The main launch will be held at the Frankford Arsenal and they are hoping to organize a community clean up in that area on Aug. 2 and again on Aug. 5.  They are looking for about five to 10 volunteers. If you are interested, call my office at 215-744-2600 and we’ll pass your information on to the event sponsors.     This will be a great day for our community.   Get more information here: http://www.reptaylor.com/ Display/SiteFiles/98/OtherDocuments/Taylor_bass_ tournament.pdf.•

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Weekdays (Mon. - Sat.) - 8:00 AM Saturday evening - 4:30 PM Sunday - 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Horseshoes/ Washers Tournament

St. Peter the Apostle To Hold First Ever Food Truck Fest    St. Peter the Apostle Parish will host their first ever “Food Truck Fest”.   They’ve chosen 5 of the finest and most highly rated food and soft drink trucks in the city for your dining pleasure.   Live music will be provided by Sacajawea and the Hunters. • BrazBQ- Philly’s first Brazilian barbeque truck. Rated one of the top food trucks in Philly by Food & Drink in June 2014. • The Grill Cheese – Mouthwatering grilled cheese “with a gourmet twist”. • Made in the Shade LeMoNaDe- fresh squeezed lemonade “The Squozed One”. • Samosa Deb – Only Indian food truck in Philly. Rated as a “Must-Try” by Zagat. • Undrgrnd Donuts – Fresh hot gourmet donuts rated by Zagat as one of the “10 Hottest Food Trucks in the U.S.” – May 2014. “Come get down with the undrgrnd.”   Join St. Peter the Apostle Parish for an afternoon of fun, fellowship, and culinary bliss.   Sunday, August 3 from 12pm to 7pm at The St. Peter the Apostle, Girard Avenue parking lot between Lawrence and Leithgow (across the street from the SPA rectory).   For more information please call Sr. Virginia Milner 215-627-2386 ext 105.•

  The 3rd Annual Kevin Diaz Horseshoe Tournament will take place at Cione Playground, Aramingo and Lehigh on Sat., Aug. 16 at 11AM. This event will feature Horseshoes and Washers. Both will cost $40 a team.   Refreshments will be sold such as hotdogs, hamburgers, pretzels, etc. There will be 1st Place trophies given to the winner of both Horseshoes and Washers. Music will also be available. Come and have a fun time.•

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tion and myth has been allowed to override historical truth.   Lippard died at 31 years of age in 1854 of TB just like his wife, sister and child before him. His death came well before the start of the Civil War although it is said that his writings on slavery awakened Abraham Lincoln to the plight of slaves. Lippard’s Gothic sensational style and his interest in esoteric spirituality give many of his works a prophetic ring. In his book, “Monks of Monk Hall: A Romance of Philadelphia Life, Mystery,


and Crime,” Lippard wrote that it was his intention to write a book that “describes all the phases of a corrupt social system, as manifested in the City of Philadelphia.”   Lippard writes: “To the young man or young woman who may read this book when I am dead, I have a word to say: Would to God that the evils recorded in these pages, were not based upon facts. Would to God that the experience of my life had not impressed me so vividly with the colossal vices and the terrible deformities, presented in the social system of this Large City, in the Nineteenth Cen-

tury…”   T hese are damning words, enough to make one wonder if his criticism of the city perhaps helped to seal his fate when it came to the cultivation of his legacy by politicians and those same “elite” legacy-makers that he once railed against.   I thought of George Lippard recently when I came across a series of online articles about a July 2013 exhibit entitled Philadelphia Literary Legacy at the Philadelphia International Airport in Terminal A-East. The purpose of the exhibit was the celebration of 200 years of Philadelphia writers, past and present,

and to display for one year photographs, book covers and biographies of 50 authors, playwrights and poets from the time of the Declaration of Independence.   Sounds like a great idea to boost the city’s legacy, doesn’t it?   The writers chosen to be part of the exhibit were picked by a number of librarians in the Philadelphia Free Library system. While the names of widely known historic authors, like Thomas Paine, are predictable shoo-ins, the exhibit’s selection process slipped into dicey mode when it came to contemporary writers.

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Were authors chosen on the number of books they sold? Does a chick lit novelist or politically appointed city poet compare to an I.F. Stone (chosen) or to a Pearl S. Buck (chosen), or even to a George Lippard (chosen, thank God) or to an Agnes Repplier (chosen), once the leading essayist in the United States and often referred to as the Jane Austen of America?   Politics are always involved in selections of this nature, and that’s why it gets dicey when city and governmental bodies get into the business of designating who is (and who’s not) a literary cultural icon.

  Think for a moment of the librarians who recommended what writers to include in the exhibit. Librarians are not writers or literary critics. If anything, they are book processing technicians who tend to skim books for shelving purposes. Yes, you read that correctly, they are book processing technicians. They may be experts on the latest abbreviated reviews (of books), and they may be opinionated as to what books they think are good or bad, but this is as related to authentic literary insight as a fly is related to a Wissahickon hiker.   Just ask George Lippard!•

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the casino’s gambling floor from 50,000 square feet to 85,000 square feet and feature the first live poker room in the city of Philadelphia, boasting 30 tables of 24/7 competitive poker action. In addition to the poker rooms, there will be an increase in slot and table units by 25 percent.   “Above all else, this expansion is about amenities,” Hamilton said. “In this highly competitive environment, we’re making sure that we have the best mix of attraction that will keep SugarHouse on the top of Philly’s game for years to come.”   Sug arHouse player s won’t have to wait until 2015 for a better poker experience— starting this fall, SugarHouse is opening an interim 24-table poker room to meet Philly’s high demand for poker. This interim room will remain open until the casino debuts the permanent poker room in 2015. The temporary room will be built on the south side of the property facing the Ben Franklin Bridge to ensure that it won’t interrupt expansion construction.   While the groundbreaking ceremony was the formal kickoff for the new expansion project, prework began in April and has been moving along on schedule. As part of the expansion process, SugarHouse committed to upgrading the Combined Sewer Outflows on both the north and south sides of the property. Once completed, those projects will help relieve chronic flooding in the surrounding neighborhoods and allow for the larger construction process to begin.   Upon completion, the expansion will also bring 500 new jobs to Philadelphia on top of the 1,600 construction jobs created throughout the construction processes. SugarHouse currently employs 1,100 people, many of whom are from Philadelphia.   “It’s tremendous that 500 jobs are being added with this expansion,” Councilman Mark Squilla said. “We talk about how we want to grow the city and this is a pure example of what we need to do. By attracting a business to expand, by getting people to want to work in the city, we can grow tremendously. We need to get the new people moving into Philadelphia to have jobs and if they have jobs they will stay here.”   The completed facility will also see SugarHouse raising its annual contribution to the Penn Treaty Special Services District (SSD) to $1 million each year. To date,

the SSD has received three annual payments totaling $1,175,000 in funding from SugarHouse Casino to help promote local economic development. This agreement was outlined in the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) signed between community organization and SugarHouse in 2008 and was a key factor in the neighborhood’s approval of the casino’s initial construction.   “The community that bought into it is so important, and not only that they bought into but that the SugarHouse is still willing to work with the community,” Squilla said. “It’s really nice to know that after this expansion is done, there will be additional dollars for the Special Services District. They do so many good things for the community so that we have a true public-private partnership.”   “[Sug arHouse] has wanted to be a true neighbor and a true partner in this neighborhood and what they’ve done has been remarkable,” City Council President Darrell Clarke said. “You can’t find a single event or activity in this community that SugarHouse hasn’t put its finger on in a tangible and meaningful way. I’m excited about what they’ve done and what they intend on doing, and truly becoming part of the fabric of this community.”   Maggie O’Brien has been a key player in making sure that SugarHouse continues its promise to give back to the community. As a leading member Fishtown Action (FACT), O’Brien played a pivotal role in getting the CBA signed with SugarHouse and has been pleased to see the casino keep its word and remain committed to the community and its residents.  “The Penn Treaty Special Services District has helped so many community groups and organizations,” O’Brien said. “It’s unbelievable all the work that’s been done at Hetzels Field, St. Laurentius School, senior citizens groups. The money has just been really tremendous and a tremendous help to the community.”   To Hamilton, the relationship that has been built between the community and casino has been a benefit to both parties involved.  “This neighborhood has been a critical component to our success,” Hamilton said. “The folks in these immediate zip codes have been and remain to be our employees and our customers. We go to them in advance of everything we do and ask what they think. They are part of our team.”•


Left: City Council President Darrell Clarke described the positive impact that the 500 new jobs created by the SugarHouse expansion will have on the area. Right: Wendy Hamilton, SugarHouse general manager, described how the focus of the expansion is on amenities, including a waterfront event space, new restaurants and a 30-table live poker room. /Photos: Max Pulcini

Business executives, community members and local politicians gathered at SugarHouse Casino on Tues, July 22 to officially break ground on the new expansion at the casino.


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Summer Program Takes Learning To A New Place by Max Pulcini

  The students of Penn Treaty School are going places, both literally and figuratively speaking. Thanks to a federal School Improvement Grant that has given $3 million to the school over the past three years, Penn Treaty has taken summer learning to a new and exciting place. The school’s summer program allows students to get an in-depth look at the history lying beneath their feet in Philadelphia, as well as discover the cultural and historical significance of nearby Washington D.C. and New York City.   “One goal we had with the grant was to extend the school year and school day. So, on top of after school programs, we were able to create summer programs despite all the budget cuts and uncertainties in the School District,” Sarah Touma, Penn Treaty’s social worker, said. “About two years ago, in an informal conversation with a bunch of teachers, we talked about how our students don’t really get to experience the wealth of knowledge and history that is around them. So we decided to start a summer program all about the history of Philadelphia.”   During the four-week program, students came to school and learned reading, math and technology skills while researching the history of Philadelphia. At the end of each week, students and staff would actually go out and visit the places they studied. Students learned about William Penn, the Revolutionary War, Ben Franklin and Philadelphia culture, among other things, before visiting Pennsbury Manor, going on guided tours downtown and visiting some of Philly’s most iconic museums and landmarks.   This year, Penn Treaty took things one step further—instead of only covering Philadelphia, participating students were given the special opportunity to leave the city and visit Washington D.C. and New York City on two over-

night trips. Children and staff visited the Lincoln Monument, Korean War Memorial, the American History Smithsonian and much more in D.C. while focusing on 9/11 and the new September 11th memorial in New York.   “I think that when we did the math, 75 percent of our kids had not been outside of Philadelphia or the immediate vicinity of the city,” Sam Howell, Principal of Penn Treaty, said. “So these trips have definitely been life changing to the kids, and after hearing what they said, it’s given them a different window to the world and lets them see what’s waiting for them.”   “We had one teacher who was just walking, overhearing conversations between the kids, keeping a note pad of all the different things the kids were saying,” Touma said. “One [student] said, ‘this is the best day of my life,’ and another one said, ‘I could go to college here.’ Another said, ‘this feels like a dream.’ It’s just unreal.”   “It’s been really awesome,” Rachel Denny, an incoming 6th grader, said. “I’ve been telling all my friends about it and they’ve all asked if they could come too. I tell them all about what I am going to do and when I get back, I tell them all about my trip.”   This year the program has 30 children ages 12 to 15 enrolled along with the eight staff members. Thanks to the SIG grant, the program is free to any child who volunteers to sign up. David Tours, an outside tour company that sets travel, accommodations, food and the itinerary, plans the overnight trips for group. These trips are educational, accessible and safe for children who may not have much back at home.   “The kids don’t have to worry about anything here, they are safe,” Kerri Shank-Todd, a reading teacher at Penn Treaty, said. “Some of them live in warzones, it’s just awful. But here they get to come, they get to be safe, they get to just be kids.”


Penn Treaty staff. Left to right: Kerri Shank-Todd, Karen Thomas and Richelle Huston. “We all have a bond with the staff, they are amazing. On the trips they are really responsible and precise. And they take a lot of pictures. They are fun and cool to be with, just like if they were another kid.” -Victoria Lozada, student in Penn Treaty’s Summer Program. credit cards, how if you buy something from Sears, Sears get the money from Visa and we pay Visa. Then I showed them five fees to watch out for like annual fees, interest fees, over-the-limit fees, late fees and MAC fees.”   But the teachers and staff members aren’t the only ones doing the teaching— the adults themselves have admitted to learning a thing or two from the kids while on their field trips.   “We go on these trips and even as adults I feel as though we are learning something too,” ShankTodd said. “It’s nice that the kids know that we are learning with them and that we don’t know everything… even the tour guides were saying how these kids from Philly really know their stuff !”   Penn Treaty’s summer program is bucking the typical summer school formula—whereas summer school is often associated with delinquency, poor attendance and general apathy, the children involved in this program want to keep coming in. The school is hoping that some of the remaining grant money will roll over into next year so that they can keep their summer program alive next year and provide stuBoth ET and Penn Treaty’s students were far from home last week-- in dents with an unforgettable this case, that means at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New York. learning experience that /Photos: courtesy of Kerri Shank-Todd they’ll carry with them for years to come.   “It’s like a different ex- challenging at times, the than anything,” Michael   “Knowing that I may not perience, it’s something to lessons taught during the Geracci, a math teacher be able to do this again, do in the summer time,” summer sessions are practi- at Penn Treaty, said. “It’s knowing that I had this Khaalid Brown, a soon- cal and relatable to every- more tangible and practi- experience will be a huge cal for everybody. Very takeaway for me,” Victoto-be-freshman at Penn day life. Treaty, said. “The trips are   “We do lessons on over- few people use algebra ria Lozada, an incoming really fun. There’s a lot of time since the kids are get- and trigonometry, but they freshman, said. “It was a work, but it really pays off.” ting jobs soon, that was fun will use some form of con- good place to be, I’ll miss   It is school after all. But for them. I do consumer sumer math. On the first just about everything about while the work may be math with the kids more week, I did a lesson on it.”•



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Come play softball with the Fishtown A.C. Alumi in their annual Blue/Gray Game! Cost $25. Includes: playing game, T-shirt & after-party!! Scholarship winners will be presented before the game! Sat., Aug. 16 at 3PM at Hetzell’s.   The Fishtown AC Alumni has awarded over $100,000 in scholarships since 1994. At the scholarship game on Aug. 16th we will be presenting the scholarships to the 2014 winners. The Alumni would especially like to invite previous scholarship winners to attend this event and have a group picture taken.   This will be a great day for the 2014 scholarship winners, previous winners

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Kensington and Port Richmond - fully furnished, safe, utilities included. $300/mo. Call 267-475-3929. 30xx Frankford Ave., Priv. furnished. $375/ month. 215-941-3000.


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Bridesburg Rec News Bridesburg Rec Flea Market

Come one, come all to Brideburg Rec’s Flea Market on Tues., Aug. 12, 10AM, rain or shine at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St. We do not rent tables. All proceeds benefit the children’s activities of the center. Call Miss Jackie. 215-685-1247 or 215533-6448. Winter Adult Activities Zumba: Classes all year round. Mon. & Thurs. from & to 8PM. Zumba Toning – Wed. at same time. $4, walk-in. Scrapbooking: held all year round. Come join! Wed. from 6:30 to 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. Interested? Just come any Tues. morning. All ladies invited to join.   For more information call Miss Jackie at 215-6851247, 215-533-6448 or 215-331-9417. Bridesburg Rec Center Tot Rec 2014-15   Few spots are available for Tot Program. Pre K: Mon. & Wed. 12Noon to 2:40PM. Must be 4 by Sept. 1, 2014; Pre-School: Thurs. & Fri. 12Noon to 2:40PM. Must be 3 by Sept. 1, 2014. Toddler Time: Mon. & Thurs. 9:30 to 11:30AM or 12Noon to 2:40PM. Must be 2 by September 1, 2014. Call Miss Jackie at 215-685-1247. Gymnastics Classes Registration and classes begin on Mon., Sept. 8

APARTMENT FOR RENT 32xx Frankford Ave. -Efficiency - $550/ mo. + elec.; Call 215840-8399. 29xx Blk. Frankford Ave. 2BR; 1 on 2nd flr., 1 on 3rd flr. Credit check. Call 856-305-1556.

Apartment for Rent - Port Richmond. 30xx Cedar St. 1BR, first floor, no steps. $775/mo.. + util. 215425-3086. 12xx Knorr St. - Lg. 2BR apt., 2nd fl. duplex; EIK; yard; conv. $750+. 215-722-4727.

HOUSE FOR RENT 3 BR Rowhouse, 4xx Harlan St. NL, liv. rm., din. rm., refrig. $1000 mo. + util. 267-304-5151 267-255-7563 House for rent Port Richmond

30xx Janney St. Nice 2bd/1ba. LR, DR, Kitch. $675/mth Call 215-236-5473

Tap, Jazz, Ballet Classes. Registration and classes begin on Mon., Sept. 8. Deadline to join is Fri., Oct. 3. For more information call the Rec between 1 and 9PM weekdays. 215-685-1247 or 215-533-6448. Bridesburg Rec is located at 4625 Richmond St.

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Sat., Aug. 2nd, dawn til 1PM, Rain or Shine. 347 N. Front St., 19106, corner of Front & Callowhill across from Dave & Buster's. Vintage Jewelry, Household & Much More! 215 - 280 - 8861.

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Autism, in its many forms, and let families know that they are not alone in dealing with it. Hancock Recreation Center 147 W. Master St. on Sat., Aug. 9, 11AM-3PM. Games, food, water activities, information table & more. If your child has developmental disorders or special needs please come out and participate. For more information call 215-685-9886/9877.

lice District celebrates National Night Out. This event will be held in the parking lot of Home Depot at 2500 Aramingo Ave. on Tues., Aug. 5 from the hours of 6-9PM. Residents of the 24th Police District will be participating in this anti-crime community base fellowship. This eighth annual event strives Vacation to help people learn how Bible School Michael’s Lutheran to better fight crime in St.REAL ESTATE Church, located at the their neighborhoods and corner of Trenton Ave. FOR SALE to inform the commuand Cumberland St. (a nity of the Police Departblock below Frankford ment incentives to reduce Property Front will be- Vic. having Va-& Berks crime and promoteCommercial Town Ave.), 1st Floor Retail + 2 Story Apartment cation Bible School from Watch and similar business Unlimited Potential, watch programs available Aug. 11 through Aug. Solid Investmentwith Positive CashIfFlow, 15 from 6:30 - 8PM. to them. National NightOwner Financeing, Possible Serious Inquiries Only. further infor mation Out was started in 1984 by Raybar Developer Inc. is please contact the National Association required, 215-431-6341 Donna Heard at 267-777of Town Watch, based in 3176 or St. Michaels at Pennsylvania. The first event was put on by 400 215-423-0792. communities in 23 states, numbering an estimated Concilio’s Free Homeownership 2.5 million participants. and Financial Literacy Works PRO-ACT Educating First Time Family Addiction Homebuyers Education Program On Tues., Aug. 12, Serves Philadelphia   Sessions begin week of 5-8PM at 705 N. FrankAugust 5 in Northeast Phila- lin St. Concilio will delphia, North Philadelphia and host a homeownership 3 BR Rowhouse, NorthernLiberties workshop 4xx to educate Harlanthe St.  When someone is addicted community on how to NL, liv. rm., to drugs or alcohol, the become successful homedin. rm., refrig. disease affects the entire owners and prevent fore$1000 mo. + util. family. Each month PRO- closure. The topics in267-304-5151 ACT (Pennsylvania Recov- clude budgeting, credit ery Organization–Achiev- repair, mortgage 267-255-7563 and the ing Community Together) purchase process. Philahosts a Family Addiction delphia residents who Education Program to attend the workshop will help individuals and family recognize and address be potentially eligible an addiction problem in for a city grant that asa spouse, parent, child or sists qualified purchasers other loved one. Facilitated with their closing costs. by trained volunteers who To register for the event for more rent on to learn have been in the same situ- andHouse Concilio’s HomeownerPort Richmond ation, these information program, and support programs run ship30xx JanneyRSVPs st should be sent to Irina one evening a week for Nice 2bd/1ba. LR,at irina.valentin@elconcilio. three consecutive weeks at DR, Kitch.at$675/mth three locations in Philadel- net  or Marisol marisol. Call 215-236-5473 phia. Sessions in Northeast bourjolly@elconcilio.net  Philadelphia meet on the 215-627-3100. first three Tuesdays of 2 weeks - july 23 and 30 the month, from 7-9PM Philly Tree People’s Bridesburg - Newly at CORA Services. In Pruning Club renovated 1000 ft. 2 0 1 4 P r u n i n g C l u b North Philadelphia,sq.sesBR,held 1 bath, flrs, sions2 are on h/w the first Schedule: 
Sat., Aug. 16, grnt cntp, grbg from dsp, three Wednesdays refrig, d/w, fullPhilaw/d. 10 AM - 12 NOON, meet 6:30-8:30PM at the $950 +. Call Commu215-399- at the Corner of Marlbordelphia Recovery ough and Wildey Streets nity 6251. Center. Sessions are 19125; Sun., Sept. 14, also held on the first three Thursdays from 6:30- 10 AM - 12 NOON, Lo8:30PM at the PRO-ACT cation TBA in 19134; office in Northern Liber- Sat., Oct. 18, 9 AM - 12 at theren. Cor-4BR apt ties. Sessions are free and NOON, Meet Newly ner of Amber and Coral confidential—first names in NE Phila., C/A, Everyone only. Pre-registration is Streets 19125.Wood Flooring,  is welcome! No experirequired. To register, call Garbage Disposal, They  800-221-6333, weekdays ence is necessary!  Dishwasher, Refrig., can use all the help they 9AM through 5PM or visit  Stackable Washer/ can get to help maintain http://councilsepa.org/ in 19125 programs/pro-act/family- the urban forest Dryer. $1200/mo. education-program/. and 19134. Please join us   Joe 215-399-6251. if you would like to learn Autism  and Special proper pruning techFun Day at Needs  niques, while getting to Hancock Rec know other neighbors Many of our chidren in interested in Fishtown helping -to a complete rehab w/all bells our community experience beautify the neighbor& whistles! 3 lg. BRs,  developmental disorders. hood and the city. Focus 1.5 ba., C/A, h/w flrs Hancock Rec would like t/o, ss appl, grnt cntp, to help educate, and make see CALENDAR next page cer.on tile flr, refrig., our community aware of w/d incl. Rear bckyd w/Paver Blks for Patio area. Lg. unfin-

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on clearance pruning, which allows safe passage to both street traffic and sidewalk traffic. Also prune any broken, dead, or diseased branches and weed tree pits. Volunteers include beginners, seasoned amateurs, and certified professionals. Please bring a friend if you know someone who would be interested. Tools will be available for volunteers to use as well as instruction on how to prune. But feel free to bring eye protection, gloves, and any sharp tree pruning tools you have to pruning club events. At each pruning club event a free tree care tool will be raffled off to volunteers who attend the entire session. Bethesday Church Hoagie Lunch and Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae Bethesda United Methodist Church, 2820 E. Venango St., is having a Hoagie Lunch and Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae. Sat., Aug. 16, 12 Noon to 3PM. Adults $8; children 13 and under: $5. Please call church to order your hoagie. 215-739-7399. Hoagies available are: Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese or Italian. Horseshoes/Washers Tournament The 3rd Annual Kevin Diaz Horseshoe Tournament will take place at Cione Playground, Aramingo and Lehigh on Sat., Aug. 16 at 11AM. This event will feature Horseshoes and Washers. Both will cost $40 a team. Refreshments will be sold such as hotdogs, hamburgers, pretzels, etc. There will be 1st Place trophies given to the winner of both Horseshoes and Washers. Music will also be available. Come and have a fun time. 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: Aug. 18, Sept. 15 (A), Oct. 20, Nov. 24 (A), Dec. 15 (A), Wednesday Evening Classes Begin at 6PM: Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3. Classes

at Nazareth Hospital, located at 2701 Holme Avenue in Philadelphia, in Marian Conference Rooms A and B. To reserve your seat, call 215335-6313. You will be asked for your name, telephone number, number of people attending, date of your surgery and the name of your surgeon. Hancock Recreation Center 1st Alumni Basketball Tournament Hancock Rec Center will be hosting our 1st Alumni Basketball Tournament. All players from the Rebels and the Hancock Basketball Programs are encouraged to come and register for the one day basketball tournament. We will have music, food, and drinks, water ice. etc. Sat., Aug. 23 at Hancock Recreation Center, 147 W. Master St. 11AM – 4PM. Register at Hancock Rec. Coach Don 215-669-1182, or Coach Larry 215-6859886/9877. Hancockhoops1@gmail.com. Leprechauns 1st Annual Cow Chip Bingo & Family Fun Day 1st Annual Cow Chip Bingo & Family Fun Day on Sun., Aug. 24, starting at 12PM. At Ukraine Club, 847 N Franklin St. (23). There will be a DJ, dunk tank, moon bounce, face painting, a lot of games, plenty of food and drinks. You have a chance to win up to $10,000. Chances are $20 and will be sold by the square. You need not to be present to win. If the cow plops in your square, you WIN! There will be fun for all ages. For more information call 215-423-6309. History of NL Exhibit Continues thru Aug 31 There’s still time to see the wonderful History of Northern Liberties exhibit at the Philadelphia History Museum, 15 S. 7th St. (just below Market). Continued thru Sun., Aug. 31. You also can access videos, podcasts, a documentary about NL and more online, at the NLNA web site - www. nlna.org. Check it out! First Friday on Frankford Ave Fracas Applications Due Aug. 20 We’ve updated the date of First Friday on Frankford Ave Fracas to Sept. 5 instead of Aug. 1. New Applications deadline for artists and street performers is August 20. “Callin’ Out to Artists & Performers Fri., Sept.

5. Put down your dukes, and PUT OUT YOUR ART for the first ever Fr a n k fo rd Ave F i r s t Friday Fracas. Fri., Sept. 5, 6-10PM at intersection of Frankford Ave. & Dauphin St. to Frankford Ave. & Cumberland St. As a part of NKCDC’s economic development initiative to celebrate and support arts and business, we need artists, vendors, and street performers to show off the weird and wacky energy unique to our neighborhood.
Sign up to be a food vendor, perfor mer, or artist/ vendor. For interviews or additional information please contact Economic Development Director, Joanna Winchester at 215-427-0350 x 111 or jwinchester@nkcdc.org. See the listings of all First Friday events at www. frankfordavearts.org. New Date for Penn Home’s Fundraiser Game Please note that Penn Home’s Fundraiser Game which was originally scheduled for June 5 has been postponed to Fri., Sept. 5 at 7:05PM. Penn Home will earn $5 for each ticket sold for the Riversharks game against the Barnstormers. Tickets are only $12.To get your tickets, visit www.riversharks.com and select “Riversharks Fundraising Log-In” located on the right-hand side of the page and enter our unique code: PENNHOME. Then simply select your seats and buy your tickets. Please note you must purchase your ticket through the “Fundraising Log-In” in order for Penn Home to receive the $5 donation. If you do not have access to the internet or have any questions about purchasing your tickets, please call Kate Corrigan at 215-739-2522. Jazz Festival at Memphis Street Academy Re n a i s s a n c e A c t i o n National Network and PORT RICHMOND ACTION Community Association West present: Port Richmond/ Kensington 19134 JAZZ FESTIVAL. Featuring Perfor mers: Philadelphia’s Original Delphonics, Philly Blue Magic, Breakwater, Urban Guerrillas Orchestra, Philly Jazz Sensation Jeff Bradshaw and alot more.Two stages of music. Sat., & Sun., Sept. 13 & 14 at Memphis Street Academy, (old Jones Jr High School), 2954 Memphis St. For tickets and information contact: Maurice Campbell at 215-5268519.

TONIGHT WED. JULY 30 Save the Date! Taylor’s Senior Expo State Rep. John J. Taylor’s Annual Senior Expo will take place on Fri., Oct. 10 from 10AM to 12Noon at Cohox Recreation Center, Cedar and Ann Sts. TRIPS Cione Advisory Council Sponsors Trip to Ocean City, Maryland Cione Advisory Council is sponsoring a trip to Ocean City and the Eastern Shore, MD, from Sept. 7 to 10, 2014, Sun. thru Wed. Trip includes 3 nights, 4 days lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, transportation and many attractions, including Harrington Raceway and Casino with bonus. Assateague Explorer Boat Ride, guided tour of Assateague Island. Visit to Salisbury, their Country House, Zoo and Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Evening entertainment and visit to Tanger Outlet Stores. Baggage handling, taxes and meal gratituties included in the price, which is $370 per person (double occupan-


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as well as CW & Intertwine for openers! Starts at 6:30PM. All this talent and it is FREE! Campbell Square Belgrade & Allegheny Avenue cy), $100 non-refundable deposit due with reservation. Few seats available. For more information call 215-685-9950 (Cione Playground). Leave your name and phone number and we will return your call as soon as possible. Women’s Auxiliary of the German Society of PA Finger Lakes Tour - Wed. & Thurs. Sept. 17 & 18. Departures: 7:30 AM from the German Society, 611 Spring Garden St. Philadelphia, PA 19123. 8AM from the Radisson Hotel, 2400 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose PA, 19053. Reservation: $50 per person, required for registration.   Full payment deadline August 11. Please provide your phone number and/or email so we can acknowledge your reservation. Reservation and payment to trip coordinator (Payable to: Women’s Auxiliary of the GSP)    Carol Olenschlager, 3032 North Constitution Rd., Camden NJ 08104 (Tel: 856962-7316). Return: 10 to 10:30 pm on Thurs., Sept. 18. $285 ppdouble; $330 pp-single; $270 pp-triple. No refunds unless replacement

can be found. Proceeds will benefit scholarships in the greater Philadelphia area. FLEA MARKET Bridesburg Rec Flea Market

Come one, come all to Brideburg Rec’s Flea Market on Tues., Aug. 12, 10AM, rain or shine at Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4625 Richmond St. We do not rent tables. All proceeds benefit the children’s activities of the center. Call Miss Jackie. 215-685-1247 or 215533-6448. Konrad Square Flea Market The Friends of Konrad Square will host a Flea Market on Sat., Aug. 9 and Aug. 23 from 8AM to 3PM at Konrad Square, Tulip and Dauphin Sts. Anyone interested in renting a space should call Vicky at 215-426-9654. Bridesburg United Methodist Church Flea Market Sat., Sept 6, 8AM1PM, 4601 Richmond St. Spaces $20/2 for $30. Call Loretta for info 215743-3972.•

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