Northeast Times

Story Archive October 09 2013

Religious Events: October 9, 2013

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.


Calendar of Events: October 9, 2013

 Thursday, October 10


Thompkins a natural born leader for Railsplitters

In the back row of an exhausted and exhilarated group of football players was Devon Thompkins.


Conquering the jungle gym on an autumn afternoon

It was an early autumn afternoon, and it was just the two of us at Jonah’s backyard jungle gym. This grandson, with the thatch of dark brown hair, always has had a special place in my heart because he is in that unenviable middle child position in a family of three boys.


Kartoffel (Potato Soup) for Oktoberfest

Once upon a time in the city of Munich, Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. All the people of Munich were invited to attend the festivities, which were held on Oct. 12, 1810, on the fields in front of the city gates. All of Bavaria celebrated with the happy couple, and the party ended with horse races in the presence of the royal family.


Man steps in front of SEPTA train in Somerton

Authorities say that a man who was killed by a SEPTA train in Somerton last Thursday intentionally stepped into the vehicle’s path.


Mayfair Civic Association names new president

Joe DeFelice last month presided over his final meeting as president of the Mayfair Civic Association.


Legislators attend recent Northwood Civic meeting

Northwood isn’t the biggest neighborhood in terms of geography, but is home to two state representatives.


Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Oct. 9

Widow of firefighter who perished in Buck Hosiery fire files lawsuit, demolition begins at NoLibs' Ortlieb's and more news in brief.


A mission, in memory

A Port Richmond police detective turned his anguish over his lost son into a way of supporting other greiving parents.