Northeast Times

Around town: October 9, 2013

Ros­ar­ies for wid­ows’ fund

Kathy Per­petua, the Holme Circle wo­man who sells hand­made ros­ar­ies to raise money for the In­ter­na­tion­al As­so­ci­ation of Fire Fight­ers Loc­al 22 Wid­ows Fund, will ap­pear at two up­com­ing craft shows.

On Sat­urday, Oct. 12, Per­petua will be at Naz­areth Academy High School, at 4001 Grant Ave. The craft fair and bake sale runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On Sat­urday, Oct. 19, she will be at Fath­er Judge, at 3301 Solly Ave. The fair goes from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Per­petua will be set up in the gym at both schools. ••

Lit­er­acy cen­ter opens site

The IHM Cen­ter for Lit­er­acy has opened at the site of the former St. Bern­ard School, at 7341 Cot­tage St. Al­most 200 in­di­vidu­als re­gistered to take classes. To re­gister or for more in­form­a­tion, call 215-338-3120. ••

Bustleton lib­rary of­fers pro­grams

The Bustleton Branch of the Free Lib­rary, 10199 Bustleton Ave., will present the fol­low­ing Oc­to­ber pro­grams:

• LEGO Club for chil­dren 10 and un­der on Tues­days at 7 p.m. Each child must be ac­com­pan­ied by an adult.

• LEGO Club for chil­dren over 10 on Thursdays at 7 p.m. An adult must be present with each child un­der 12.

• Eng­lish Con­ver­sa­tion Group with Howard on Fri­days at 10:30 a.m.

• E-book Open House on Wed­nes­day, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. and Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. Par­ti­cipants must bring ID, lib­rary card and an e-book read­er.

• Bravo Health for Seni­ors on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 1:30 p.m.

• Storytime for chil­dren ages 2-1/2 to 5 on Wed­nes­days, Oct. 23 and 30, at 10:30 a.m. Each child must be ac­com­pan­ied by an adult.

Con­tact the lib­rary at 215-685-0472 for in­form­a­tion. ••

Sign up for free trees

Phil­adelphi­ans are in­vited to sign up for free trees. The trees are avail­able for yards or side­walks.

For more in­form­a­tion, go to www.tree­p­hilly.org, email tree­p­hilly@phila.gov or call 215-683-0217. ••

Cath­ol­ic school gets grant

The Healy Edu­ca­tion Found­a­tion awar­ded St. Kath­er­ine of Si­ena School, loc­ated on Frank­ford Av­en­ue in Tor­res­dale, a $20,000 grant.

St. Kath­er­ine’s win­ning pro­pos­al high­lighted its en­roll­ment growth of 11 per­cent; the open­ing of two pre-kinder­garten classes; form­a­tion of a 21-mem­ber board; con­tact with more than 5,000 alumni; and in­tro­duc­tion of an an­nu­al fund. The pro­pos­al provided an ac­tion plan and budget for up­grad­ing mar­ket­ing ma­ter­i­als; im­ple­ment­ing data man­age­ment sys­tems; and cre­at­ing an ad­vance­ment team to achieve the school’s pub­lic re­la­tions goals and rep­res­ent its mis­sion. ••

New church meets at NE High

City Reach Philly, a new un­con­ven­tion­al church, opened last month at North­east High School. More than 150 people at­ten­ded the open­ing ser­vice.

Maj. Mark No­vales, an act­ive sol­dier in the U.S. Army, and his wife, Wanda No­vales, CEO of Pan Amer­ic­an Academy Charter School, are the pas­tors of this new con­greg­a­tion.

Meet­ings are held every Sunday at 11 a.m. in the aud­it­or­i­um of North­east High School, at 1601 Cottman Ave.

Chil­dren are wel­comed to take part in a City Reach Kidz pro­gram. City Reach Philly re­cently con­duc­ted a school sup­ply and back­pack giveaway, park cleanup days and a free block party for the area around Tarken Play­ground.

For in­form­a­tion, con­tact 215-917-4422 or cityreach­philly@gmail.com, or vis­it the Cityreach Philly page on Face­book. ••

Cut for the Cure is Sunday

The 14th an­nu­al Cut for the Cure will take place on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Im­age Hair Salon, at 2522 Welsh Road (at Roosevelt Boulevard) in the Tremont Shop­ping Cen­ter.

Own­er John Mc­Don­ald and his staff wel­come men, wo­men and chil­dren to have their hair cut for $15. Pay­ment can be made by cash, cred­it card or per­son­al check. Pro­ceeds will go to breast can­cer re­search at Fox Chase Can­cer Cen­ter, pro­state can­cer re­search at Johns Hop­kins Uni­versity in Bal­timore and the Vet­er­ans Com­fort House in West Phil­adelphia.

The day will also in­clude in­di­vidu­al and fam­ily por­traits for $15. Food will be sold. And there will be raffles for bas­kets filled with prizes. Oth­er activ­it­ies will in­clude a disc jockey, kar­ate demon­stra­tions, a dunk tank and per­form­ances by a jump rope team.

All par­ti­cipants in the be­ne­fit are eli­gible for a free soda from Jake’s Way­back Bur­gers at 9173 Roosevelt Blvd.

To make a con­tri­bu­tion, send a check pay­able to Cut for the Cure Inc. to New Im­age Hair Salon, 2522 Welsh Road, Phil­adelphia, PA 19152. 

Call 215-676-5540. ••

Open house at Ben­jamin Rush

The Arts Academy at Ben­jamin Rush, at 11081 Knights Road, will hold an open house for stu­dents and par­ents on Wed­nes­day, Oct. 9. Ses­sions are 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Guests must re­serve a spot. Go to www.rush­artson­line.org or call 215-281-2603. ••

Hen­on to host bik­ing event 

City Coun­cil­man Bobby Hen­on (D-6th dist.) is spon­sor­ing “Bik­ing with Bobby” on Sat­urday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m., start­ing at the Lin­coln High School park­ing lot at 3201 Ry­an Ave. 

Pro­duced in part­ner­ship with the Bi­cycle Co­ali­tion of Great­er Phil­adelphia, Bik­ing with Bobby will fea­ture free raffles for a new bike, passes to the Bike Expo and more. Kids and par­ents will also ride along with Coun­cil­man Hen­on around the Lin­coln Loop and take part in a present­a­tion on safe bike prac­tices in the city. More in­form­a­tion on Coun­cil­man Hen­on’s Philly Play! ini­ti­at­ive is avail­able at www.philly­play.org. ••

Mu­seum has spooky events

Ry­erss Mu­seum, at 7370 Cent­ral Ave., has a spooky Oc­to­ber planned for vis­it­ors. On Sat­urday, Oct. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., Ry­erss will of­fer its first ever pub­lic pho­to­graphy op­por­tun­ity. Vis­it­ors may ex­plore and pho­to­graph the stained glass cu­pola and oth­er at­trac­tions. Ad­mis­sion costs $20. Call for re­ser­va­tions.

On Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., chil­dren are in­vited to Trick or Treat at Ry­erss. Kids may enter through the front door, if they dare. A treat will be wait­ing for those who do.

In ad­di­tion, throughout the month, mu­seum vis­it­ors will be asked to nom­in­ate their choices for the most spooky, scary and creepy ob­jects at the mu­seum.

Fi­nally, Ry­erss will con­tin­ue two pro­jects. The mu­seum is rais­ing money to re­pair and re­store the cu­pola win­dows. Dona­tions should be made pay­able to “Save the Win­dows” in care of Ry­erss Mu­seum and Lib­rary. Also, the mu­seum is still com­pil­ing re­cipes for a new cook­book. Con­tri­bu­tions are wel­come. Re­cipes should be sent with short de­scrip­tions and com­ment­ary to ry­erss­mu­seum@gmail.com with “Re­cipes c/o Ruth” in the sub­ject line.

Call 215-685-0544 for in­form­a­tion or vis­it www.ry­erss­mu­seum.com.  ••

Or­leans sets train­ing pro­gram

Or­leans Tech­nic­al In­sti­tute, at 2770 Red Li­on Road, is ac­cept­ing ap­plic­a­tions for its skills-train­ing pro­gram in prop­erty main­ten­ance and weather­iz­a­tion.

The trades pro­gram be­gins in Oc­to­ber. It is free for Phil­adelphi­ans 18-21 who have dropped out of high school. Par­ti­cipants who com­plete the 16-week pro­gram re­ceive a dip­loma. Classes are held week­days from 7:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. GED pre­par­a­tion classes are held twice a week.

Stu­dents learn ba­sic skills in car­pentry, plumb­ing, elec­tric­al and weather­iz­a­tion. Trans­port­a­tion money is provided.

For more in­form­a­tion, con­tact 215-728-4707 or sylvia.oca­sio@jevs.org ••

Sabat­ina urges ac­tion on bill

State Rep. John Sabat­ina (D-174th dist.) urged the Pennsylvania House of Rep­res­ent­at­ives to take quick ac­tion on his bill that would toughen the pen­al­ties for home in­va­sion after the bill was moved out of the House Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee.

“Home in­va­sion is a crime which con­tin­ues to plague our state, and my le­gis­la­tion is aimed at curb­ing this epi­dem­ic of vi­ol­ence in our area,” Sabat­ina said. “This is an ap­palling crime which robs in­di­vidu­als not only of their pos­ses­sions, but also of their sense of se­cur­ity in their own home. People who would com­mit this act need to un­der­stand the harsh con­sequences that await them.”

House Bill 1296 would clas­si­fy home in­va­sion as a first-de­gree felony with a min­im­um pen­alty of five years at a max­im­um-se­cur­ity fa­cil­ity, or 10 years for a second of­fense or if the vic­tim is older than 62.

Un­der the bill, a per­son could be con­victed of home in­va­sion if he or she know­ingly enters, at­tempts to enter, or re­mains un­law­fully in a dwell­ing with in­tent to com­mit a vi­ol­ent crime.

“In Phil­adelphia, nu­mer­ous com­munit­ies, such as Holme Circle, Rhawn­hurst and May­fair, have dealt with the is­sue of home in­va­sion over the past year,” Sabat­ina said. “By passing my le­gis­la­tion, we’re let­ting the res­id­ents of Pennsylvania, spe­cific­ally our seni­ors, know that we have their safety in mind and are work­ing to de­ter would-be crim­in­als from vi­ol­at­ing the law.” ••

Nut­ter to ad­dress NE Cham­ber

May­or Mi­chael Nut­ter will ad­dress the Great­er North­east Phil­adelphia Cham­ber of Com­merce on Tues­day, Oct. 29, at Know­lton Man­sion, at 8001 Ver­ree Road (at Rhawn Street) in Fox Chase.

Re­gis­tra­tion and net­work­ing will start at 11:30 a.m., with lunch be­gin­ning at noon. Tick­ets cost $35 for mem­bers and $50 for non-mem­bers.

To make a re­ser­va­tion, call 215-332-3400 or email gn­pccof­fice@aol.com

Or, mail checks to GN­PCC, 8601 Roosevelt Blvd., Phil­adelphia, PA 19152.

Earli­er this year, Nut­ter can­celed three planned ap­pear­ances in front of the busi­ness group. ••

Church to con­duct health fair

The United Meth­od­ist Church of the Re­deem­er, at 1128 Cottman Ave. (at Lawndale Av­en­ue), will hold a health fair to hon­or 80 years of ser­vice by Burholme Emer­gency Med­ic­al Ser­vices. The event will take place Sat­urday from noon to 3 p.m. Burholme EMS was foun­ded by UMC Re­deem­er mem­bers Philip “Doc” Beau­mont and Emily Beau­mont.

The health fair will in­clude many par­ti­cipants from the health ser­vices com­munity provid­ing free in­form­a­tion and screen­ings. Among the many par­ti­cipants will be the fire de­part­ment, which will be tak­ing ap­plic­a­tions for free smoke de­tect­ors. Burholme EMS will be provid­ing free blood pres­sure tests, and Jeanes Hos­pit­al will be provid­ing vouch­ers for gluc­ose test­ing and oth­er screen­ings.

Many oth­er par­ti­cipants will be there with free handouts and in­form­a­tion. The Phil­adelphia Prot­est­ant Home, PGW, PECO and many oth­er health-re­lated ser­vice pro­viders will at­tend. Shop-Rite, Gi­ant, Path­mark and Al’s Corner Deli & Ca­ter­ing will be provid­ing healthy re­fresh­ments. 

Con­tact Rich Garber at in­for@um­cre­deem­er.org or 215-346-7230. ••

Up­date on em­ploy­ment law

Former Phil­adelphia City Coun­cil­man Daniel P. McEl­hat­ton, an at­tor­ney with McEl­hat­ton Fo­ley P.C., presen­ted his an­nu­al “Em­ploy­ment Law Up­date” at a re­cent break­fast meet­ing of the Great­er North­east Phil­adelphia Cham­ber of Com­merce. The event was held at Stein Your Flor­ist Co., 7059 Frank­ford Ave.

McEl­hat­ton, who re­cently was elec­ted vice chair­man of the GN­PCC board, spoke about the on­go­ing changes in em­ploy­ment law, and high­lighted his re­marks with stor­ies, an­ec­dotes and per­son­al tales about his firm’s ex­per­i­ences in this field.

McEl­hat­ton Fo­ley P.C. is loc­ated at 1600 Mar­ket St., Suite 2500. More in­form­a­tion is avail­able at www.mc­fol.com

The next sched­uled GN­PCC break­fast meet­ing is Tues­day, Oct. 15, when In­de­pend­ence Wealth Strategies will present “De­vel­op­ing a Fin­an­cial Well­ness Pro­gram for Your Em­ploy­ees,” at Deer Mead­ows Re­tire­ment Com­munity, 8301 Roosevelt Blvd. The event, which be­gins at 8:30 a.m., is free for GN­PCC mem­bers and pro­spect­ive mem­bers. Call 215-332-3400. ••

Rais­ing aware­ness about dys­lex­ia

State Rep. Ed Neilson, (D-169th dist.) is spon­sor­ing a res­ol­u­tion and host­ing a rally at the Cap­it­ol with the Pennsylvania Dys­lex­ia Le­gis­lat­ive Co­ali­tion.

Last week, the Pennsylvania House of Rep­res­ent­at­ives un­an­im­ously ad­op­ted H.R. 430, a res­ol­u­tion au­thored by Neilson that des­ig­nates the month of Oc­to­ber 2013 as “Dys­lex­ia Aware­ness Month” in Pennsylvania.

ldquo;Dys­lex­ia is a ser­i­ous but man­age­able is­sue af­fect­ing about 15 per­cent of our pop­u­la­tion,” Neilson said. “I sponsored this res­ol­u­tion to bring at­ten­tion to the is­sue, so that we can con­tin­ue work­ing to­geth­er to find a solu­tion.”

To com­mem­or­ate the start of the aware­ness month, Neilson teamed up with the Pennsylvania Dys­lex­ia Le­gis­lat­ive Co­ali­tion to fill the Cap­it­ol with chil­dren and adults liv­ing with dys­lex­ia, their fam­il­ies and friends. At­tendees were giv­en the op­por­tun­ity to stand at a mi­cro­phone and de­clare to the world that they, or someone they love, battle dys­lex­ia.

ldquo;When a par­ent learns that their child has dys­lex­ia, it can be a very isol­at­ing ex­per­i­ence,” Neilson said. “I know that when my son was dia­gnosed, it felt like my wife and I were deal­ing with it alone. That’s not true of course, but that’s how it felt. So I wanted to host this aware­ness day to let every­one in the state know that they are not alone. There are people in Har­ris­burg who are ready to fight for them.”

Neilson is also the prime spon­sor of H.B. 198, which re­cently passed the House and would cre­ate a pi­lot pro­gram to provide early screen­ing and in­ter­ven­tion ser­vices for chil­dren with risk factors of dys­lex­ia. House Bill 198 cur­rently awaits con­sid­er­a­tion from the Sen­ate, but Neilson said he is con­fid­ent his col­leagues would sup­port him in this im­port­ant ini­ti­at­ive.

Dys­lex­ia, also known as de­vel­op­ment­al read­ing dis­order, is a read­ing dis­ab­il­ity that oc­curs when the brain does not prop­erly re­cog­nize and pro­cess cer­tain sym­bols. The con­di­tion of­ten goes un­dia­gnosed for years and some­times is not form­ally re­cog­nized un­til adult­hood, if ever. ••

Vet to speak about Nurem­berg Tri­als

Dr. George Sakheim, a World War II vet­er­an, will speak about his ex­per­i­ence as an in­ter­pret­er at the Nurem­berg Tri­als dur­ing a present­a­tion and re­cep­tion on Sat­urday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at La Salle Uni­versity’s Dan Rod­den Theat­er.

The event is be­ing sponsored by the Delaware Val­ley Trans­lat­ors As­so­ci­ation (DVTA) in part­ner­ship with the His­pan­ic In­sti­tute at La Salle and CETRA Lan­guage Solu­tions. It will look in­to the his­tor­ic­al events that took place after World War II and the Holo­caust.

The Nurem­berg mil­it­ary tribunal pro­sec­uted nearly two-dozen top Nazi lead­ers between Novem­ber 1945 and Oc­to­ber 1946. Apart from its his­tor­ic­al and polit­ic­al im­port­ance, the tribunal also laid the ground­work for the in­ter­pret­ing pro­fes­sion as we know it today.

Sakheim was born in Ham­burg, Ger­many, later lived in Frank­furt and Ber­lin, and fled with his moth­er from Nazi per­se­cu­tion to Palestine in 1933. In 1938, he came to Amer­ica, where he at­ten­ded Columbia Uni­versity, New York Uni­versity and later Flor­ida State Uni­versity.

Dur­ing World War II, he served in mil­it­ary in­tel­li­gence, hand­ling pris­on­er of war in­ter­rog­a­tion with the 104th In­fantry Di­vi­sion in France, Hol­land and Ger­many. After the war, from Oc­to­ber 1945 to May 1946, he was an in­ter­pret­er at the Nurem­berg War Crimes Tri­al.  He was named a Che­va­lier in 2008 by the French Le­gion of Hon­or, and most re­cently his pho­to­graphs from the Nurem­berg Tri­als were ad­ded to the col­lec­tion at the Holo­caust Mu­seum in Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

To re­gister for the free event, vis­it www.dvta.org and click the “events” link to see a cal­en­dar of events. ••

Scouts to do some urb­an camp­ing

The Cradle of Liberty Coun­cil Boy Scouts of Amer­ica will host a tra­di­tion­al camp­ing week­end for more than 400 Phil­adelphia scouts and scouters from Oct. 11 to 13, mark­ing the coun­cil’s first city-based camp­ing ex­er­cise in 40 years.

The en­camp­ment will oc­cupy the 15-acre Light­house Field at Front Street and Erie Av­en­ue. Par­ti­cipants will come to­geth­er for a week­end of camp­ing, Scout activ­it­ies, com­pet­i­tions, camp­fires and fun.

“Many of our city-based scouts don’t of­ten get the op­por­tun­ity to ex­per­i­ence camp­ing in the wil­der­ness, so we de­cided to bring the scout camp ex­per­i­ence back to the city,” said Bri­an Wal­lace, a Cradle of Liberty vo­lun­teer and Phil­adelphia En­camp­ment dir­ect­or. “On Sat­urday af­ter­noon, we hope the pub­lic will vis­it to see first-hand what Scout­ing is all about.”

The main events will in­clude arch­ery, pi­on­eer­ing, emer­gency pre­pared­ness, cook­ing, camp­ing, first aid and oth­er core Scout skills. Oth­er at­trac­tions will be rope bridges and a two-story pi­on­eer­ing fer­ris wheel. On Sat­urday even­ing, Fire Com­mis­sion­er Lloyd Ay­ers will preside over a spe­cial camp­fire.

In ad­di­tion, Cradle of Liberty Coun­cil will launch its an­nu­al Scout­ing for Food drive. Vis­it­ors are en­cour­aged to bring canned goods to the en­camp­ment that day. The ef­fort be­ne­fits food pan­tries and hun­ger re­lief agen­cies in the re­gion.

Vis­it www.colbsa.org for in­form­a­tion about the en­camp­ment and scout­ing in Phil­adelphia or call 215-768-9936.  ••

Le­gis­lat­ors make hard point with soft­ball

State Rep. Ed Neilson, (D-169th dist.) last week joined le­gis­lat­ors from both sides of the polit­ic­al aisle to bring at­ten­tion to the is­sue of hun­ger in Pennsylvania by play­ing in the first Cap­it­ol All-Stars Soft­ball Game.

“A re­cent study found that 17.6 mil­lion Amer­ic­an house­holds deal with hun­ger on a reg­u­lar basis,” Neilson said. “Many of those house­holds are right here in Pennsylvania, and I think it is im­port­ant to bring aware­ness to this is­sue.”

On Sept. 30, two teams, which were cre­ated by loosely di­vid­ing elec­ted of­fi­cials based on geo­graphy, met at Metro Bank Park on City Is­land in Har­ris­burg for a game of soft­ball. Neilson played for the East team, which was cap­tained by Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Domin­ic Pi­leggi, and House Minor­ity Lead­er Frank Dermody. The West team was cap­tained by Speak­er of the House Sam Smith, and Sen­ate Minor­ity Lead­er Jay Costa.

All pro­ceeds from the event be­nefited Feed­ing Pennsylvania and Hun­ger-Free Pennsylvania. Both or­gan­iz­a­tions are ded­ic­ated to re­liev­ing hun­ger for the more than 2 mil­lion Pennsylvani­ans in need through their statewide net­work of af­fil­i­ated food banks, food pan­tries and oth­er hun­ger re­lief or­gan­iz­a­tions.

“Nearly one out of every six Pennsylvani­ans is at risk of hun­ger. While many in our state go without, oth­ers throw per­fectly good food away,” Neilson said. “The av­er­age fam­ily of four throws away food val­ued between $1,350 and $2,275 every year. There is enough food to go around. We just have to do a bet­ter job at mak­ing sure it gets to those who need it most.”

After a com­pet­it­ive show­ing from both sides, the West team won with a score of 8-1.

“It doesn’t mat­ter what the score­board read after the game,” Neilson said. “I think the real vic­tory here is that so many of us were ready and will­ing to bring at­ten­tion to a ser­i­ous is­sue in our state.”

Neilson said or­gan­izers plan to hold the Cap­it­ol All-Stars Soft­ball Game an­nu­ally. ••

Vo­lun­teers needed to de­liv­er meals

The Re­tired and Seni­or Vo­lun­teer Pro­gram is look­ing for vo­lun­teers 55 years and older, work­ing or re­tired, to de­liv­er meals to home­bound seni­ors in Cen­ter City, West Phil­adelphia and the North­east.

Ju­lie Bor­sky, as­sist­ant dir­ect­or for RS­VP, stated, “We need vo­lun­teers with their own vehicles who can de­liv­er meals to home­bound seni­ors … Any­one who is avail­able for an av­er­age of two hours per week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Fri­day, would be most wel­come.”

The Klein JCC’s Home De­livered Meals pro­gram cur­rently pre­pares and de­liv­ers thou­sands of meals an­nu­ally to seni­ors who can­not shop or cook for them­selves. 

The pro­gram also fea­tures Cook for A Friend, which is largely de­pend­ent on char­it­able groups that cook meals, which are then pack­aged by vo­lun­teers and frozen for de­liv­ery.

Any­one in­ter­ested should con­tact Ju­lie Bor­sky at 215-698-7300, Ext. 191, or jbor­sky@klein­jcc.org

Last year, RS­VP had around 900 act­ive vo­lun­teers who ded­ic­ated 45,000 hours to 95 non­profit agen­cies in the Phil­adelphia area. 

In Phil­adelphia, RVSP, sponsored by the Klein JCC, is headquartered at 10100 Jam­is­on Ave. in the North­east sec­tion of the city. ••

His­tory Fair sched­uled for Oct. 26

The North­east Phil­adelphia His­tory Net­work will present a His­tory Fair at Holy Fam­ily Uni­versity on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Cam­pus Cen­ter. High­light­ing the event will be a present­a­tion  by Dr. Robert Se­lig on the 1781 march by George Wash­ing­ton’s Re­volu­tion­ary army and their al­lies un­der French Mar­shal Rocham­beau.

Present-day Frank­ford Av­en­ue was along the route that the troops marched in sum­mer 1781 from New­port, R.I., to York­town, Va., where they de­feated the Brit­ish to win Amer­ic­an in­de­pend­ence. While mil­it­ary of­ficers stayed overnight at the former Red Li­on Inn, near present-day Frank­ford Av­en­ue and Knights Road, the en­lis­ted men camped on a hill­side near the present-day Holy Fam­ily Uni­versity.

The Wash­ing­ton-Rocham­beau Re­volu­tion­ary Route (W3R) present­a­tion will be­gin at 2 p.m. with the un­veil­ing of a ban­ner mark­ing the his­tor­ic­al site. Se­lig’s present­a­tion will con­tin­ue un­til about 4 p.m. The pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend. The Cam­pus Cen­ter is on Steven­son Lane, just east of Frank­ford Av­en­ue, at the uni­versity. ••

Plenty of fall plans at Tor­res­dale lib­rary

The Tor­res­dale Branch of the Free Lib­rary, 3079 Holme Ave., will present the fol­low­ing pro­grams this fall:

• Friends of Tor­res­dale Lib­rary meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. All are wel­come to join the group and as­sist in plan­ning fu­ture events.

• Preschool Storytime on Thursdays, Nov. 14 and 21, and Dec. 12 and 19, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Chil­dren will be en­ter­tained by stor­ies, pup­pets, col­or­ing and more. Lim­ited to chil­dren ages 2 to 5 ac­com­pan­ied by an adult. Space is lim­ited.

• R.A.D. Book Club meets on Sat­urdays, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. Activ­it­ies in­clude books, crafts, snacks and com­munity ser­vice for chil­dren in third through sev­enth grades, with a Kid­die Corner for young­er ones. Con­tact lead­er Khadi­jah John­son via thes­tel­larstu­dent@gmail.com.

• LEGO Club on Sat­urdays, Nov. 16 and Dec. 21, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Bricks will be provided. Vis­it­ors must bring their ima­gin­a­tions. Open to chil­dren of all ages.

• Fourth an­nu­al “Boo-ling” Party on Sat­urday, Oct. 26, from 2:15 to 4 p.m. Listen to spooky stor­ies then en­joy a round of “boo-ling” and a snack at Thun­der­bird Bowl­ing Cen­ter. Cos­tumes are en­cour­aged, as long as they are safe for bowl­ing. Open to chil­dren in kinder­garten through sixth grade. Space is lim­ited.

• Zom­bie Apo­ca­lypse on Wed­nes­day, Oct. 30, from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Get in the Hal­loween spir­it with scary stor­ies, snacks and zom­bies. Open to all chil­dren.

• ASAP Chess Club on Sat­urdays, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Open to chess en­thu­si­asts of all ages. Learn to play or chal­lenge oth­er play­ers to a game.

• Third an­nu­al Craft Show on Sat­urday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get a head start on hol­i­day shop­ping with hand­craf­ted gifts, good­ies and treats.

For in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-0494.  ••

 Church to host flea mar­ket

Cres­centville United Meth­od­ist Church, at 412 Sen­t­ner St., will hold a flea mar­ket and bazaar on Sat­urday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Mean­while, the church is spon­sor­ing a trip to see a Christ­mas show at the Amer­ic­an Mu­sic Theatre in Lan­caster on Dec. 10. The cost is $100, which in­cludes trans­port­a­tion, shop­ping, a buf­fet lunch and gra­tu­it­ies.

The bus will leave at 8 a.m. at the church and re­turn at about 7:30 p.m. Re­ser­va­tions must be made by Nov. 3. For more in­form­a­tion, call Sue Snyder at 215-885-7069 or the church at 215-745-7115. ••

Po­lanaise Ball slated for Nov. 16

On Sat­urday, Nov. 16, the Pol­ish Her­it­age So­ci­ety of Phil­adelphia will be hold­ing its an­nu­al Polon­aise Ball and Awards Ban­quet at the Tor­res­dale-Frank­ford Coun­try Club, at Frank­ford and Grant av­en­ues.

This year’s honoree is Ed­ward A. Turz­anski, ad­junct pro­fess­or and as­sist­ant vice pres­id­ent for gov­ern­ment and com­munity re­la­tions at La Salle Uni­versity. His com­ment­ary on na­tion­al se­cur­ity, in­tel­li­gence and polit­ic­al and dip­lo­mat­ic af­fairs is reg­u­larly heard over more than four dozen me­dia out­lets across North Amer­ica and on the BBC’s World Ser­vice, CBS and CTV News in Canada, and Fox News Chan­nel and Na­tion­al Pub­lic Ra­dio. There will be a cock­tail hour, din­ner and dan­cing, in ad­di­tion to en­ter­tain­ment provided by the PKM Dan­cers and a Chinese auc­tion throughout the even­ing.

This is the so­ci­ety’s an­nu­al fun­draiser, and all pro­ceeds be­ne­fit its schol­ar­ship fund. Schol­ar­ship awards are giv­en yearly to worthy stu­dents of Pol­ish-Amer­ic­an her­it­age. In 2013, the So­ci­ety awar­ded $5,000 worth of schol­ar­ships to five stu­dents. The Pol­ish Her­it­age So­ci­ety is 40 years old.

For re­ser­va­tions and in­form­a­tion, con­tact Jean Joka at 215-483-0193 or jean­joka@gmail.com ••

Edu­ca­tion­al part­ner­ship for young people

Peirce Col­lege and Year Up’s Pro­fes­sion­al Train­ing Corps pro­gram have partnered to help young adults earn a col­lege de­gree.

An es­tim­ated 45,000 Phil­adelphi­ans ages 18 to 24 are job­less, not at­tend­ing school and do not have a de­gree bey­ond a high school dip­loma.

Peirce Col­lege is based in Cen­ter City and caters to work­ing adults.

Year Up in­vites young adults to vis­it www.yearup.org to learn about the ini­ti­at­ive. The pro­gram is ac­cept­ing stu­dents 18-25 who have a high school dip­loma or GED. Classes will start in Janu­ary.

Stu­dents will com­plete up to 27 cred­its at Peirce and par­ti­cip­ate in a full-time in­tern­ship at a For­tune 1000 com­pany in Phil­adelphia. They will also be­ne­fit from a range of sup­port ser­vices, in­clud­ing pro­fes­sion­al de­vel­op­ment, net­work­ing op­por­tun­it­ies and life coach­ing.

“Peirce Col­lege and Year Up share the same philo­sophy: to provide a sup­port­ive, ca­reer-fo­cused en­vir­on­ment that can help stu­dents reach their per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al po­ten­tial,” said Uva Coles, vice pres­id­ent of stu­dent ser­vices at Peirce. “Com­bin­ing Peirce’s ca­reer-re­lated courses with a com­pre­hens­ive, full-time Year Up in­tern­ship provides stu­dents the op­por­tun­ity to de­vel­op pro­fes­sion­al skills and ac­cel­er­ate their ca­reers, while build­ing re­la­tion­ships with highly re­spec­ted com­pan­ies in the re­gion.” ••

Hon­or for St. Chris­toph­er’s Hos­pit­al

The Amer­ic­an Dia­betes As­so­ci­ation re­cently awar­ded the Sec­tion of En­do­crino­logy at St. Chris­toph­er’s Hos­pit­al for Chil­dren its Edu­ca­tion­al Re­cog­ni­tion Cer­ti­fic­a­tion.

The cer­ti­fic­a­tion is awar­ded to or­gan­iz­a­tions that of­fer dia­betes man­age­ment edu­ca­tion that meets the ADA’s Na­tion­al Stand­ards for Dia­betes Self-Man­age­ment Edu­ca­tion.

“No one, es­pe­cially a child, wants to get dia­betes,” said Bar­bara Mor­ris­on, a Somer­ton res­id­ent and co­ordin­at­or of the hos­pit­al’s dia­betes edu­ca­tion pro­gram. “Still, the dis­ease is more than just tak­ing an in­jec­tion of in­sulin once a day. There’s know­ing the ac­tion and peaks of in­sulin, car­bo­hydrate count­ing, gluc­ose mon­it­or­ing and more. We ap­plied for the ADA Edu­ca­tion Re­cog­ni­tion Cer­ti­fic­a­tion be­cause we want pa­tients and fam­il­ies to have the most up-to-date and ac­cur­ate in­form­a­tion on how to best man­age the dis­ease and stay healthy.”

Ac­cord­ing to the Na­tion­al In­sti­tutes for Health, about 215,000 Amer­ic­an chil­dren have dia­betes.

To learn more about dia­betes man­age­ment edu­ca­tion at St. Chris­toph­er’s, call 215-427-8100. ••

Lan­guage firm lands hon­or

CETRA Lan­guage Solu­tions has been re­cog­nized by Phil­adelphia 100 as one of the fast­est-grow­ing privately held com­pan­ies in the re­gion for the fifth time.

“We are work­ing hard to cre­ate an en­vir­on­ment that makes sus­tained growth pos­sible,” said Jiri Stejskal, pres­id­ent and CEO of CETRA. “Re­peated ap­pear­ance on the Phil­adelphia 100 as well as Inc. 5000 lists val­id­ates our cul­ture that nur­tures healthy re­la­tion­ships groun­ded in re­spect, kind­ness, open-minded­ness, in­teg­rity, cre­ativ­ity and en­joy­ment.”

CETRA is in Elkins Park. It provides lan­guage solu­tions to gov­ern­ments and busi­nesses, in­clud­ing trans­la­tion, in­ter­pret­a­tion, Amer­ic­an Sign Lan­guage, web­site and soft­ware loc­al­iz­a­tion, mul­ti­lin­gual type­set­ting, voice-overs and tran­scrip­tions in more than 100 lan­guages.

The com­pany has a world­wide net­work of more than 5,000 pro­fes­sion­al lin­guists. It spe­cial­izes in serving the mar­ket­ing re­search and leg­al in­dus­tries as well as the life sci­ences and mil­it­ary sec­tors.

For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it www.cetra.com ••

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