Story Archive June 19 2013

Around town (June 19, 2013)

New red light camera in the Northeast

Blasting belly fat with quinoa

With all the gadgets and gizmos available that promise six-pack abs, you might think we should be a nation of strapping Adonises. However, the current U.S. obesity epidemic would indicate otherwise. Stephen Ball, University of Missouri Extension exercise physiologist, says sit-ups and crunches will tighten your abdominal muscles, but you will still have the same layer of fat sitting on top of those muscles.

Buns of steal

Private investigators Glenn Geib and Kathleen Smith venture hundreds of miles to hunt down a stolen commodity that most folks wouldn’t look at twice if they saw it stacked up on a street corner.

Burglar caught on camera

A petty crook picked the wrong Northwood home to burglarize on Sunday.

Calendar of Events (June 19, 2013)

Thursday, June 20

Calling all green thumbs for citywide garden contest

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is inviting green-thumbed competitors to enter the 2013 Citywide Garden Contest.

Can you imagine life without a cell phone?

The Northeast Times goes Inside the Classroom with New Foundation Charter High School students.

A caring crusade

Fishtown’s liberti chuch east raised enough money to dig three water wells in South Sudan, where the water crisis is extreme. Liberti’s lead pastor, Northern Liberties’ Steve Huber, reflects on his recent visit to the developing country in Africa.

Casino Trips (June 19, 2013)

St. Bede’s Young at Heart Club June 26. Resorts. $49, includes lunch and air show on Steel Pier plus $20 slot play. Departure location: 215-598-3227.  

River Wards events for the week of June 19

Keep up on all the happenings in your neighborhood with our events guide.