Around Town Events (June 5, 2013)

Glen Fo­erd sum­mer fun
A sail­ing regatta, out­door con­cert series and guided tours will high­light pro­gram­ming at Glen Fo­erd on the Delaware in June.
On Tues­day, June 18, at 5:30 p.m., the Ra­cing Fleet of the Delaware River Yacht Club will open the 20th an­nu­al Glen Fo­erd Regatta. Guests will dine river­side on a pic­nic-style sum­mer buf­fet. Iced tea, lem­on­ade and as­sor­ted soft drinks are in­cluded in the buf­fet, with a cash bar avail­able for those wish­ing to toast their fa­vor­ite sail­boat. Mari­time mu­sic spe­cial­ist and Glen Fo­erd fa­vor­ite Charlie Zahm will provide listen­ing en­joy­ment. Tick­ets cost $30 for mem­bers or $35 for non­mem­bers. Re­ser­va­tions are re­quired. The event al­ways sells out.
The 2013 Glen Fo­erd Sum­mer Con­cert series will de­but on June 25 with the Phil­adelphia String Quar­tet. Fu­ture per­form­ances in­clude the Sounds of Swing on Ju­ly 16 and Hot Taters: Dixie­land/New Or­leans Mardi Gras on Aug. 20. All shows start at 7 p.m. Premi­um seats in the air-con­di­tioned tent cost $3 for non-mem­bers and are free for mem­bers. There are 160 tent seats avail­able. Lawn seat­ing is free.
As an on­go­ing ini­ti­at­ive throughout the sum­mer, Glen Fo­erd also will of­fer guided pub­lic tours of the 19th-cen­tury man­sion every Sat­urday at 10:30 a.m. and Wed­nes­day at 11 a.m. Tours last for about one hour. Re­ser­va­tions are not re­quired, but vis­it­ors should call ahead to en­sure that a tour is not can­celled due to an­oth­er spe­cial event.
Guided tours are also avail­able by ap­point­ment on Mondays, Tues­days, Thursdays and Fri­days year-round. Re­ser­va­tions are re­quired at least two days in ad­vance.
Tours cost $10 for adults or $9 for stu­dents and seni­ors. For in­form­a­tion about all Glen Fo­erd events, call 215-632-5330 or vis­it www.glen­ ••

Bi­cycle rodeo be­ne­fits hos­pit­al
St. Chris­toph­er’s Hos­pit­al for Chil­dren, at 3601 A St., will hold a free bi­cycle rodeo for chil­dren ages 6-12 on Sat­urday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event, in the hos­pit­al park­ing lot, will help chil­dren im­prove bike-hand­ling skills in areas such as stop­ping, bal­an­cing, sig­nal­ing and turn­ing. Chil­dren will also get their bikes in­spec­ted. There will be activ­it­ies, prizes and mu­sic. Any­one who pre-re­gisters will re­ceive a free bike hel­met. Call 215-427-8506 or email urb­anchild@ten­ ••
What to do with old Le­g­os?
The Friends of the Bustleton Av­en­ue Lib­rary is look­ing for dona­tions of Le­g­os for a sum­mer pro­gram at the lib­rary, at Bustleton Av­en­ue and Ver­ree Road. The dona­tion may in­clude pic­tures of fa­vor­ite Lego build­ing pro­jects. For more in­form­a­tion, call the lib­rary at 215-685-0472. ••

Hos­pit­al hon­ors nurses
Naz­areth Hos­pit­al re­cently an­nounced the win­ners of its fourth an­nu­al Nurs­ing Ex­cel­lence Awards.
The win­ners, re­cog­nized at a lunch­eon, were nom­in­ated by their peers and eval­u­ated by a com­mit­tee.
The honorees were Jozelle Wood­ard (Award of Ex­cel­lence in Nurs­ing Prac­tice), Lauren Mac­don­nell (Rising Star Award), Teresa Noell (Award for Ad­vocacy), Jack­ie Koenig (Award for Nurs­ing Lead­er­ship), Patrice Kelly (Award for Nurs­ing Sup­port) and Janet Reed (Nurs­ing As­sist­ant of the Year).
“Our nurs­ing staff provides ex­cel­lent care to each of our pa­tients. These awards re­cog­nize those who in­spire their col­leagues and lead by ex­ample,” said Mi­chael F. Be­shel, vice pres­id­ent of pa­tient care ser­vices/chief nurs­ing of­ficer. ••

Frank­ford Gaz­ette goes di­git­al
The Frank­ford Gaz­ette has be­gun pro­ject­ing neigh­bor­hood news and an­nounce­ments through the store­front win­dow of 4625 Frank­ford Ave. The store­front is owned by North­East Treat­ment Cen­ters and is one block south of the Mar­garet-Or­tho­dox stop on the Mar­ket-Frank­ford line.
The Frank­ford Gaz­ette is an on­line and in-print pub­lic­a­tion run by fath­er-son team Bob and Jim Smi­ley. Se­lec­ted Gaz­ette con­tent as well as tweets us­ing the #Frank­ford hasht­ag are be­ing broad­cast right in to the heart of the Frank­ford Av­en­ue com­mer­cial cor­ridor.
This pro­ject, spear­headed by Jim Smi­ley and titled “Di­git­a­lAve,” is a means for the Gaz­ette to ex­pand upon its print cir­cu­la­tion and fur­ther reach a com­munity with lim­ited In­ter­net ac­cess.
“I came back from the 2012 On­line News As­so­ci­ation Con­fer­ence de­term­ined to find new and in­nov­at­ive ways to en­sure the Gaz­ette’s con­tent is reach­ing the com­munity it’s in­ten­ded to serve,” said Smi­ley. “We found a great com­munity part­ner in North­East Treat­ment Cen­ters, who provided the win­dow space and pro­ject­or, and are work­ing to find ad­di­tion­al op­por­tun­it­ies to use the Gaz­ette as a means for build­ing com­munity en­gage­ment and aware­ness.”
Ter­ence Mc­Sh­erry, CEO of North­east Treat­ment Cen­ters, ad­ded, “We are al­ways look­ing for ways to be a pos­it­ive force in all of the com­munit­ies we work in, which is why we were so ex­cited when the Gaz­ette ap­proached us about this pro­ject. We are glad to be able to part­ner with them to fur­ther their mis­sion.”
Jim and Bob Smi­ley foun­ded the Gaz­ette in May 2007 as a neigh­bor­hood blog. In Janu­ary of 2011, with the help of Phil­lyR­ising, the Gaz­ette began a print cir­cu­la­tion of 300, which has since in­creased to 1,000 through spon­sor­ship from Kidz Part­ners. The Gaz­ette also uses Text­Blast, a ser­vice whereby res­id­ents can be in­formed of news and up­com­ing events via text mes­sage. ••

Cottman Bever­ages re­open­ing
Cottman Bever­ages, a former staple in the May­fair com­munity, is re­open­ing on Monday, June 10, at 7544 Frank­ford Ave. The busi­ness will be a self-serve re­tail beer dis­trib­ut­or of­fer­ing a large se­lec­tion of im­por­ted, do­mest­ic and craft beers at very com­pet­it­ive prices.
For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-624-1200. ••

Honored at Naz­areth
Kar­en Tranchi­tella, of Naz­areth Hos­pit­al’s short pro­ced­ure unit, won the hos­pit­al’s Terry Lar­kins Me­mori­al Schol­ar­ship. The schol­ar­ship is worth $2,500 to­ward an aca­dem­ic nurs­ing de­gree, which Tranchi­tella is pur­su­ing at Im­macu­lata Uni­versity.
The schol­ar­ship fund was es­tab­lished by the fam­ily, friends and col­leagues of Terry Lar­kins, a nurse edu­cat­or and nurs­ing dir­ect­or at Naz­areth and St. Ag­nes Med­ic­al Cen­ter. She died in a car ac­ci­dent in 2002. ••

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