Story Archive June 08 2011

Normandy reserve center to be used as a police training facility

The Philadelphia Memorial Armed Forces Reserve Center on Woodhaven Road in Normandy will be used as a training facility for units of the Philadelphia Police Department.

Gutter ball

Jon Kroljic has been in the bowling business for 30 years and knew Adams Lanes had a bad reputation when he assumed ownership 10 months ago.

Plop for the pools on Saturday

American Legion Playground, at 6201 Torresdale Ave. in Wissinoming, will host “Plop for the Pools” this Saturday at 2 p.m. The public is invited to enter the cow chip bingo contest. When the cow makes a dropping, the individual who has selected that particular space wins a cash prize. The event will raise money to keep all 70 of the city’s outdoor pools open this summer. Last year, more than $25,000 was raised. Other activities include face painting, a Moonbounce and a dunk tank.

25 Years and Counting for the NKCDC

A look back at the humble beginnings of the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Stones & Stuff

Whether it’s rocks or picture frames, Frankford artist Jean Grenfell Smith can see artistic possibilities in just about anything.