Around town: November 6, 2013

In­door play day at Ta­cony PAL

Coun­cil­man Bobby Hen­on, in part­ner­ship with the Health Pro­mo­tion Coun­cil, in­vites the whole fam­ily to the In­door Play Day on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ta­cony Po­lice Ath­let­ic League gym, at 4401 Aldine St.

This event will fo­cus on the wide vari­ety of play activ­it­ies that fam­il­ies can do in­doors. Play sta­tions will fo­cus on yoga, kar­ate, Cross­Fit, strength train­ing and more. This night is part of the Philly Play! Ini­ti­at­ive.

For in­form­a­tion, vis­it www.philly­ ••

Philly bagged leaf pro­gram

The city De­part­ment of Streets’ 2013 Bagged Leaf and Re­cyc­ling Pro­gram is a city­wide ef­fort to col­lect leaves placed curb­side in bio­de­grad­able bags only.

The pro­gram will be­gin on Monday, Nov. 11, and will run through Fri­day, Dec. 20. Bagged leaves may also be taken to the San­it­a­tion Con­veni­ence Cen­ter loc­ated at State Road and Ash­burn­er Street.

For in­form­a­tion, call 215-686-5560 or vis­it www.phil­adelphi­ ••

Coach Bag Bingo be­ne­fits char­ity

The Board of Gov­ernors and Par­ent Or­gan­iz­a­tion are host­ing a Coach Bag Bingo be­ne­fit for the Chil­dren’s Dys­lex­ia Cen­ter of Phil­adelphia at the Phil­adelphia Academy Charter High School cafet­er­ia, 1700 Tom­lin­son Road, on Fri­day, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tick­ets are $30 per per­son. The price in­cludes 16 sheets of bingo, a spe­cial bo­nus game, cof­fee and dessert, 50/50 chances and bas­ket auc­tion. Tables of 12 can be re­served.

For tick­ets, call 215-384-4701. ••

15th Dis­trict’s Of­ficer Krause honored

There are people who are al­ways there when something needs to be done. Last week, mem­bers of the 15th Po­lice Dis­trict Ad­vis­ory Coun­cil honored Of­ficer Shar­on Krause as one of those doers. 

Krause had served as the dis­trict’s com­munity re­la­tions of­ficer since 2006. Re­cently, she as­sumed a new job as the dis­trict’s Com­stat of­ficer. 

“Without her, the PDAC would not have func­tioned at all well,” the or­gan­iz­a­tion’s pres­id­ent, Mike Thaete, said as mem­bers ap­plauded. “It nev­er mattered if she was needed for an event at night or on a week­end, she was there. We would like to hon­or her for all the years she’s helped us.” ••

An­nu­al Ac­col­ades awards cel­eb­ra­tion

The Great­er North­east Phil­adelphia Cham­ber of Com­merce is host­ing a cel­eb­ra­tion for the An­nu­al Ac­col­ades Awards on Fri­day, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. at Brook­side Man­or at Somer­ton Springs, at 50 Bustleton Pike in Feasterville.

The group will be hon­or­ing Aria Health with the Crys­tal Vis­ion Award and Mary Anne Ben­ner with the Fel­low­ship Award. Tick­ets cost $150 per per­son and in­clude din­ner. The event is black tie op­tion­al.

For in­form­a­tion, call 215-332-3400 or email gn­pccof­ ••

Rep. Kev­in Boyle con­ducts food drive

State Rep. Kev­in Boyle is col­lect­ing non­per­ish­able food for loc­al food banks between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Fri­day at his of­fices at 7518 Frank­ford Ave. and 7801-A Has­brook Ave.

Boyle said food banks of­ten run low dur­ing the hol­i­day sea­son when de­mand is high.

ldquo;With food-stamp be­ne­fits be­ing cut for the first time in his­tory, food banks will un­doubtedly re­ceive an in­crease in cli­ents,” Boyle said. “It is im­port­ant now more than ever that we as­sist those in need.”

Boyle said his of­fices col­lec­ted over 200 pounds of food dur­ing last year’s food drive and he hopes to col­lect even more this year.

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-331-2600. ••

Plaque to be ded­ic­ated for Korean War vet

A plaque will be ded­ic­ated on Monday, which is Vet­er­ans Day, at Camp­bell Park in Port Rich­mond in memory of the first sol­dier killed in the Korean War from Pennsylvania.

The ce­re­mony, set for 11 a.m., will hon­or Pfc. Stan­ley A. Go­goj, who lived on East Clear­field Street and at­ten­ded North­east Cath­ol­ic High School. He was a mem­ber of the Pol­ish Amer­ic­an String Band.

Go­goj, 20, died on June 30, 1950, in Korea. He and 22 oth­er sol­diers were killed when their Sky­mas­ter trans­port plane was bombed by North Korean sol­diers while it sat on the air­port tar­mac five days after war broke out.

The pub­lic is in­vited to Monday’s event. The park is loc­ated at Al­legheny Av­en­ue and Bel­grade Street. ••

8th Dis­trict’s PSAs to meet in Novem­ber

The 8th Po­lice Dis­trict is di­vided in­to three Po­lice Ser­vice Areas, and su­per­visors of those areas will meet with the pub­lic throughout the month to ex­change in­form­a­tion about area trouble spots and crime-fight­ing strategies. 

PSA 1 will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Im­macu­late Mary Home, Holme and Welsh Roads. PSA 2 will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the dis­trict, Red Li­on and Academy roads. PSA 3 will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Nor­com Com­munity Cen­ter, 10980 Nor­com Road. ••

Ros­ary sale to be­ne­fit fire­men wid­ows

Holme Circle res­id­ent Kathy Per­petua will sell her hand­made ros­ar­ies at a craft and vendor fair on Sat­urday and Sunday, Nov. 9-10, at Holy Ghost Prep, at 2929 Bris­tol Pike in Ben­s­alem.

The fair runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat­urday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Pro­ceeds from her ros­ary sales will be­ne­fit the In­ter­na­tion­al As­so­ci­ation of Fire Fight­ers Loc­al 22 wid­ows’ fund. ••

Ori­en Re­id to speak at Klein JCC event

Ori­en Re­id, former tele­vi­sion and ra­dio con­sumer re­port­er whose broad­cast­ing ca­reer spanned about 26 years, will be the fea­tured speak­er for the Klein JCC’s An­nu­al Vo­lun­teer Re­cog­ni­tion Lunch­eon to be held at the JCC, 10100 Jam­is­on Ave., on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 13, be­gin­ning at noon.

Re­id will speak to about 400 area vo­lun­teers who are be­ing singled out for spe­cial at­ten­tion for provid­ing more than 25,000 hours of vo­lun­teer ser­vice throughout the last year.

Jeanne Joseph, pro­gram and vo­lun­teer co­ordin­at­or for the Klein JCC and event chair­wo­man, said, “We truly have an amaz­ing group of ded­ic­ated people who give so much of them­selves to help oth­ers in need in our com­munity. We could not provide the sup­port ser­vices we do without their help.”

For in­form­a­tion, call 215-698-7300 or vis­it www.klein­ ••

Stu­dents get free passes to some mu­seums

City Coun­cil­man Bri­an O’Neill has an­nounced that Phil­adelphia high school stu­dents are now eli­gible for one year of free ad­mis­sion to some of the city’s mu­seums, thanks to STAMP (Stu­dents at Mu­seums in Philly): the Vir­gin­ia and Har­vey Kim­mel Fam­ily Teen Pro­gram.

Stu­dents who en­roll in STAMP will re­ceive the STAMP Pass, a card that they can present to get some time out of school to vis­it 12 of the city’s mu­seums in­clud­ing the Afric­an Amer­ic­an Mu­seum, Barnes Found­a­tion, East­ern State Pen­it­en­tiary, Fab­ric Work­shop and Mu­seum, In­sti­tute of Con­tem­por­ary Art, Na­tion­al Con­sti­tu­tion Cen­ter, Na­tion­al Mu­seum of Amer­ic­an Jew­ish His­tory, Penn Mu­seum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Phil­adelphia Mu­seum.

The STAMP Pass is avail­able for free to teens 14 to 19 who live in the city of Phil­adelphia. 

Teens can re­gister for the pass by vis­it­ing www.phillys­tamp­

For more in­form­a­tion, call one of O’Neill’s three of­fices at 215-437-9167, 215-685-0432 or 215-686-3422. ••

Holy Fam­ily pro­fess­or gets grant

An­thony Ap­pleg­ate, a Holy Fam­ily Uni­versity edu­ca­tion pro­fess­or, re­cently re­ceived a four-year grant, total­ing $100,000, from the Mar­shal-Reyn­olds Found­a­tion to study the ef­fects that train­ing in thought­ful re­sponses to text may have on the early ca­reers of pre-ser­vice teach­ers.

Ap­pleg­ate will serve as the primary in­vest­ig­at­or in this four-year study that in­volves five East Coast uni­versit­ies (Holy Fam­ily, Kutztown, St. Joseph’s, La Salle and Coastal Car­o­lina).

The ini­tial phases of the study will in­clude the pre­par­a­tion and de­liv­ery of on­line mod­ules de­signed to demon­strate how thought­ful lit­er­acy can serve as an or­gan­iz­ing prin­ciple for lit­er­acy in­struc­tion at all grade levels. ••

Spe­cial vet­er­ans li­cense plates avail­able

Mem­bers and vet­er­ans of the U.S. Armed Forces who have served with a U.S. Mil­it­ary Air­borne Unit or as a World War II Mer­chant Mar­iner can now dis­play their ser­vice with new li­cense plates avail­able from PennDOT.

“These new plates re­cog­nize the ad­ded chal­lenges faced by the brave ser­vice mem­bers who served with our na­tion’s mil­it­ary air­borne units and those who served with the Mer­chant Mar­ines dur­ing World War II,” said PennDOT Sec­ret­ary Barry J. Schoch. “PennDOT is proud to re­cog­nize the con­tri­bu­tions of all of our mil­it­ary mem­bers.”

State le­gis­la­tion passed earli­er this year es­tab­lished the new re­gis­tra­tion plates. The Air­borne plate fea­tures im­ages of jump and glider wings. The Mer­chant Mar­ine em­blem ap­pears on the plate des­ig­nated for its vet­er­ans.

For in­form­a­tion about the new plates and oth­er mil­it­ary plates, vis­it and se­lect the “Mil­it­ary Li­cense Plates” link un­der the “Mil­it­ary Per­son­nel/Vet­er­ans” In­form­a­tion Cen­ter.  ••

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