Around town: June 4, 2014

Or­leans open house is June 14

Or­leans Tech­nic­al In­sti­tute, at 2770 Red Li­on Road, in­vites gradu­at­ing high school seni­ors in­ter­ested in the build­ing trades in­dustry to an open house on Sat­urday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Vis­it­ors can learn about hands-on ca­reer train­ing pro­grams in air con­di­tion­ing, heat­ing, car­pentry, elec­tric­al, plumb­ing or build­ing main­ten­ance.

Upon gradu­ation, Or­leans’ em­ploy­ment spe­cial­ists work with each stu­dent to con­nect them with em­ploy­ers throughout the area who are cur­rently look­ing to fill open po­s­i­tions with skilled trades­people.

Or­leans Tech’s open house vis­it­ors will have the op­por­tun­ity to tour the school, get fin­an­cial aid de­tails and step-by-step ad­mis­sions in­form­a­tion, meet in­dustry-ex­per­i­enced in­struct­ors, and learn about job search as­sist­ance.

To re­gister for the open house, go to www.or­lean­­gister or call 215-728-4700. ••

Overnight week­end ser­vice to be­gin on El, sub­way

SEPTA will be­gin overnight week­end sub­way ser­vice on the Broad Street and Mar­ket Frank­ford Lines on Sunday, June 15. The pi­lot pro­gram will re­place the ex­ist­ing “OWL” bus ser­vice cur­rently op­er­at­ing dur­ing early morn­ing hours on Sat­urdays and Sundays. 

At the re­quest of city and busi­ness lead­ers, SEPTA has agreed to op­er­ate a “pi­lot” for week­end overnight sub­way op­er­a­tions on the Broad Street and Mar­ket Frank­ford Lines. ••

Toomey in­tro­duces bill for vets

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey vis­ited the Wil­low Grove Vet­er­ans of For­eign Wars to an­nounce plans to in­tro­duce a bill to al­low vet­er­ans and oth­er pa­tients at De­part­ment of Vet­er­ans Af­fairs hos­pit­als to sue VA em­ploy­ees who fals­i­fied and des­troyed health re­cords.

The bill would en­sure in­di­vidu­als who have been in­jured due to secret wait lists can be com­pensated for their dam­ages; would re­veal, through the court’s dis­cov­ery pro­cess, the true ex­tent of VA secret waitl­ists; and it would al­low the VA sec­ret­ary to fire and re­voke pen­sions of any em­ploy­ee found to have been in vi­ol­a­tion. ••

Phil­ad­opt­ables fun­draiser is at Ap­ple­bee’s on Sat­urday

Phil­ad­opt­ables, which sup­ports home­less cats and dogs, will hold a pan­cake break­fast fun­draiser on Sat­urday, June 7, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Ap­ple­bee’s, 9142 Roosevelt Blvd.

Tick­ets cost $10. They are avail­able at the door or in ad­vance by email­ing Ter­rie Crowe at tl­crowe7211@com­ or Joe Ma­son at jma­

Mean­while, Phil­ad­opt­ables is en­cour­aging people to take part in the su­per­hero-themed Su­per Run on Sat­urday, June 21, at the Navy Yard in South Phil­adelphia. Par­ti­cipants can run 1k or 5k.

To re­gister in ad­vance and pick Phil­ad­opt­ables as the pre­ferred char­ity, go to ht­tp://thesu­per­­a­tions/phil­adelphia-pennsylvania/ ••

Hi­ber­ni­ans plan some fun

An­cient Or­der of Hi­ber­ni­ans Di­vi­sion 17 will hold a Fam­ily Fun Day on Sunday, June 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Danu­bia Club, at 1277 Southamp­ton Road in Somer­ton.

The cost is $20 per per­son or $40 per fam­ily. The day will in­clude beer, soda, ham­burgers, hot dogs and salads, along with games of horse­shoes, wiffle ball and soc­cer. The band Bal­lina will provide live en­ter­tain­ment.

For more in­form­a­tion, call Wil­li­am Heeney at 267-228-4040 or Jim Boyce at 215-632-2040. ••

Sem­in­ar set for June 24

Holy Re­deem­er D’Youville Man­or, at 1750 Quarry Road in Yard­ley, will hold a free sem­in­ar on how to downs­ize and sell a house on Tues­day, June 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. A trans­itions ex­pert will of­fers tips on how to avoid be­ing over­whelmed by a life­time of be­long­ings and how to start the pro­cess of selling a home.

To re­gister, call Christine Feeney at 215-214-3801 or email cfeeney@ho­lyre­deem­ ••

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