Northeast Times

Story Archive July 20 2011

Boosting Girard Avenue’s creative economy

A new website unveiled by the Girard Coalition aims to tap into the fundraising power of sites like Kickstarter and apply it locally.


Emotions raw at education cuts meeting

Students and teachers from Lutheran Settlement House's adult education program met last week in Fishtown to discuss other options after cuts in state funding nixed classes there.


Groups, pols meet with developer Grasso

Area community group leaders, police and elected officials met with developer David Grasso last week to discuss his plans for a large music venue on Richmond Street.


Musical bliss

It’s time for WXPN’s annual XPoNential Music Festival, a mellow weekend of top-notch music by the lazy river.


Actor/playwright Dubac asks: Can we all get along?

In a world populated by men and women from different planets — Mars, Venus, take your pick! — Robert Dubac has created a show that addresses those male/female issues in his one-man, multi-character play, The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?, which is at the Act II Playhouse in Ambler through July 31.


It’s a bewitching literary debut

A Far Northeast author’s first novel is rooted in something she knows plenty about … Wicca, and the practice of witchcraft.


Hot shots

The Penn Academy Summer Basketball League is giving local hoopsters an opportunity to play all summer long.


Hitting her stride

“I worked my hardest and did everything I could. I didn’t think I’d come back and do as well as I did, but I did work for it. And I’m proud of what I accomplished.” —Sarah Hammer


Good health better than a deadline deal for Phils

For major-league baseball teams looking to make a run at the World Series this year, July 31 could be an important date. 


Football camp in Frankford helps local youth win big

The Youth Development Mentoring Program recently celebrated the 2011 graduation ceremony for the Youth Development Speed and Agility Football Camp, a six-week training program that taught football basics to children in the Frankford community. Curtis “Boonah” Brinkley, of the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, was a surprise special guest at the event, which was held at the Frankford Chargers Field on July 13. Only in its second year, the Speed and Agility Football Camp has built a solid reputation throughout the Northeast. This year’s camp included 120 athletes ages 5 through 13. In addition to football drills, the camp offered comprehensive character building with emphasis on academics, discipline, respect, dedication, teamwork and leadership.