Jan. 14 through 27
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Whoever told Joe Ricketts that the early bird gets the worm can be assured he took it to heart.
Ryan Egli, of Fishtown’s Liberti Church East, said that he meets many people who need help with big problems — parents laid off from full-time jobs, older people living without access to good meals, or single mothers struggling with five or six children.
Liberti Church East is planning its annual Easter outreach program, which raised $40,000 last year to distribute 1,200 Easter meals to River Ward families in need. This year, it plans to raise $50,000 and dig two drinking water wells in Southern Sudan.
Developer Bart Blatstein, whose development projects in Northern Liberties helped transform the neighborhood into a popular residential and commercial destination, has sold 60 percent of his holdings there to New York investor group Kushner Companies, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Thursday.
He’s putting Fishtown on the map.
Ordained marriage officiant Colleen McDermott said that a lot of people are very “gung-ho” on Valentine’s Day, a popular wedding date.
He’s not running scared.