Around town: March 19, 2014

North­east Cham­ber up­com­ing events

Dave Mont­gomery, pres­id­ent and CEO of the Phil­lies, will will be the guest speak­er at an up­com­ing lunch­eon sponsored by the Great­er North­east Phil­adelphia Cham­ber of Com­merce and the Pennsylvania Man­u­fac­tur­ers’ As­so­ci­ation.

The lunch­eon is set for Wed­nes­day, April 16, at the Vil­lage of Cot­tage Green, 9001 Ashton Road. Re­gis­tra­tion and net­work­ing be­gin at 11:30 a.m., fol­lowed by lunch at noon. Tick­ets cost $35 for mem­bers and $50 for non­mem­bers.

Mean­while, the an­nu­al GN­PCC/Crown Hold­ings Busi­ness is Bloom­ing expo will take place on Wed­nes­day, May 7, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the gym­nas­i­um at Holy Fam­ily Uni­versity, Frank­ford and Grant av­en­ues.

Matt O’Don­nell, of 6ABC, will be the key­note speak­er at a 12:30 p.m. lunch­eon in the Cam­pus Cen­ter. Tick­ets cost $35 for mem­bers and $50 for non­mem­bers.

Bill Clem­ent, who played for the Fly­ers when they won the Stan­ley Cup in 1974 and ‘75, will ap­pear at the expo. He’s a com­munity am­bas­sad­or for 3rd Fed Bank and hockey tele­vi­sion broad­caster and ana­lyst.

The expo in the Holy Fam­ily gym is free and open to the pub­lic. More than 100 vendors and non­profits are ex­pec­ted. There will be food samples, giveaways, prizes and en­ter­tain­ment. 

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

Tony Danza back at NEHS for tal­ent show

TV star Tony Danza, who briefly taught at North­east High School for a cable net­work show, will em­cee the school’s tal­ent show at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 20. He’ll also per­form a song-and-dance routine. The show is open to the pub­lic and tick­ets can be pur­chased at the door for $10. Stu­dents, who pur­chase tick­ets ahead of show­time can get them for $5. Every­one else who buys ahead of time will pay $7.

The show is a school fun­draiser. Danza has ac­quired the sup­port of Ron Perel­man, who is will­ing to match whatever we raise up to $10,000. Also, Danza has ar­ranged the same deal with an an­onym­ous third-party donor, ac­cord­ing to the school. ••

Holy Fam­ily to host Chop­in con­cert

Holy Fam­ily Uni­versity will host the Pol­ish Her­it­age So­ci­ety of Phil­adelphia’s 47th an­nu­al Chop­in Con­cert on Sunday, March 23, at 2 p.m.

The con­cert will take place in the uni­versity’s Edu­ca­tion and Tech­no­logy Cen­ter, Frank­ford and Grant av­en­ues. The fea­tured artist will be pi­an­ist Mag­dalena Baczewska.

Tick­ets cost $30 for adults and $20 for stu­dents. They will be avail­able in ad­vance or at the door. A light re­cep­tion will fol­low the re­cit­al.

For in­form­a­tion, call 215-627-1391. ••

Jerry Hart­man be­ne­fit is Sunday

A be­ne­fit will take place on Sunday for Jerry Hart­man, a pop­u­lar former po­lice of­ficer and coach who has battled liv­er and colon can­cer since last year.

The be­ne­fit will run from 3 to 7 p.m. at Fraternal Or­der of Po­lice Lodge 5 Her­oes Ball­room, 11630 Car­oline Road. Tick­ets cost $40 and in­clude live mu­sic, food, draft beer, $2 do­mest­ic bottled beer and oth­er re­duced drink prices, si­lent auc­tions and raffles.Pro­ceeds will go to Hart­man’s med­ic­al bills. Hart­man, a teach­er and Holmes­burg nat­ive, worked closely with the Ta­cony Po­lice Ath­let­ic League while serving as a cop. 

To vo­lun­teer, as­sist with gift bas­kets or for ad­vance tick­ets, call 215-852-2068, 215-847-3800, 215-778-8293, 267-784-7746 or 215-205-3644. Tick­ets will also be avail­able at the door.

Any­one who wants to make a dona­tion can send checks pay­able to The Friends of Jerry Hart­man to The Phil­adelphia Fed­er­al Cred­it Uni­on, 12800 Town­send Road, Phil­adelphia, PA 19154, At­tn: Re­gina Car­o­lan. ••

Drivers work­shop offered

Or­leans Tech­nic­al In­sti­tute is of­fer­ing a free driver’s li­cense work­shop to as­sist in­di­vidu­als in ad­dress­ing the is­sues that sus­pen­ded or re­voked their li­cense, with steps for re­in­state­ment. Work­shop at­tendees can also get in­form­a­tion on ob­tain­ing their driver’s per­mit.

The work­shop dates are March 25 and April 8 at 2 p.m. at Or­leans’ fa­cil­ity at 2770 Red Li­on Road. The work­shop is open to the pub­lic.

In­di­vidu­als can re­gister at www.or­lean­­gister or call 215-728-4733 for more in­form­a­tion. ••

Fash­ion show is March 30

Cres­centville United Meth­od­ist Church, at 412 Sen­t­ner St., will host an East­er Parade Tea fash­ion show on Sunday, March 30, at 2 p.m.

The East­er fash­ions will be cour­tesy of the T.J. Maxx store in Abing­ton. Sue Snyder will of­fer a present­a­tion of East­er fash­ions from the 1950s.

Ad­mis­sion is $10 in ad­vance and $12 at the door. For tick­ets or more in­form­a­tion, call 215-885-7069 or 215-745-7115, email cres­centville@ya­ or vis­it cres­centvil­ ••

City giv­ing away 2,000 trees

The city will be giv­ing away more than 2,000 trees as part of its Tree­P­hilly ini­ti­at­ive. Res­id­ents can re­gister in ad­vance or picked up on April 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pennypack En­vir­on­ment­al Cen­ter, at 8600 Ver­ree Road. The city will de­liv­er and plant the trees for people with lim­ited mo­bil­ity.

For more in­form­a­tion, call or vis­it the of­fices of City Coun­cil­man Bri­an O’Neill at the FOP at 11630 Car­oline Road (215-437-9167), Bustleton Av­en­ue and Bowl­er Street (215-685-0432) or 562 City Hall (215-MU6-3422). ••

Lib­rary to hold ca­reer classes

Holmes­burg Lib­rary, 7810 Frank­ford Ave. (at Har­tel Av­en­ue), will hold a series of com­puter-based ca­reer classes on three up­com­ing Thursday morn­ings. Par­ti­cipants will learn the ba­sics of writ­ing an ef­fect­ive re­sume on April 10, on­line job search­ing on April 17 and on­line job ap­plic­a­tions on May 8.

The classes run from 10 a.m. to noon.

For in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-8756. ••

Spe­cial bingo set for March 28

De­sign­er Purse Bingo will be held on Fri­day, March 28, at Saint Eliza­beth Ann Seton Par­ish, 1200 Park Ave., in Ben­s­alem. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m.

Tick­ets cost $35 and in­clude 10 games of Bingo and light re­fresh­ments. There will also be ad­di­tion­al chances to buy tick­ets for ad­di­tion­al raffle prizes.

All pro­ceeds will be­ne­fit the Ben­s­alem Re­lay for Life Amer­ic­an Can­cer So­ci­ety.

For in­form­a­tion or to pur­chase tick­ets, call 215-245-6607 or email an­im­al­  ••

Taste of the NE is next month

Cal­vary Ath­let­ic As­so­ci­ation, 4330 Deer­path Lane, will host a Taste of the North­east on Sat­urday, April 26, from 8 to 1 a.m. Tick­ets cost $30 and in­clude adult bever­ages and en­ter­tain­ment. There will also be a Chinese auc­tion, raffles and a 50-50.

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-694-6391 or email cal­vary­aa@ve­r­i­ ••

JCC to host drivers’ pro­gram

The Klein JCC, 10100 Jam­is­on Ave., will host SteerSmart, a free pro­gram that edu­cates high school stu­dents and par­ents about un­safe driv­ing habits, on Sunday, March 30, at 1 p.m.

The event is for people of all ages and levels of driv­ing ex­per­i­ence.

To re­gister or for in­form­a­tion, con­tact Mal­lory Han­fling at 215-698-7300, ext. 135 or mhan­fling@klein­ ••

Temple to host monthly brunch

Jared So­lomon, founder and pres­id­ent of the Take Back Your Neigh­bor­hood civic as­so­ci­ation and a can­did­ate for state le­gis­lature, will be the guest speak­er at Temple Beth Ami’s monthly brunch, 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 23, at the temple, 9201 Old Bustleton Ave. A dona­tion of $5 will be re­ques­ted at the door. ••

Sign up now for Nor­mandy re­union

The Nor­mandy Civic As­so­ci­ation has sched­uled a re­union/fun­draiser for 7 to 11 p.m. on May 2 at the FOP Lodge 5 headquar­ters on Car­oline Road. The event will in­clude a se­lec­tion of beef, fish and chick­en en­trees, a Chinese auc­tion and a disc jockey.

Tick­ets are $40 per per­son, and tables of 10 are selling quickly. To pur­chase tick­ets or for more in­form­a­tion, call the as­so­ci­ation’s pres­id­ent, John Wis­niewski, at 215-828-3678. Wis­niewski said the af­fair will be a great event for cur­rent or former Nor­mandy res­id­ents. •• 

JCC to hon­or part­ners, vo­lun­teers March 19

Two spe­cial com­munity part­ners and four out­stand­ing vo­lun­teers will be among the 225 vo­lun­teers singled out for spe­cial re­cog­ni­tion when the Klein JCC, 10100 Jam­is­on Ave., stages its an­nu­al Home De­livered Meals, March For Meal’s Cel­eb­ra­tion and Vo­lun­teer Re­cog­ni­tion Lunch­eon on Wed­nes­day, March 19, be­gin­ning at noon.

Subaru of Amer­ica, of Cherry Hill, N.J. will be presen­ted with a Cor­por­ate Lead­er­ship Award, while the W.W. Smith Char­it­able Trust, of Glad­wyne, will re­ceive a Com­munity Lead­er­ship Award. 

“Both are be­ing honored for their as­sist­ance and sup­port of the Klein JCC’s Home De­livered Meals and Cook For A Friend Pro­grams which helps re­duce seni­or hun­ger in Phil­adelphia, Bucks and Mont­gomery counties,” ac­cord­ing to Lisa Sand­ler, dir­ect­or of com­munity ser­vices and head of the Home De­livered Meals.

In ad­di­tion, Jack Be­l­it­sky, of North­east Phil­adelphia, Judy Ein­horn, of Marlton, N.J., and Dav­id and Jeanette Auerbach, of Elkins Park, will be re­cip­i­ents of the an­nu­al Nina Co­hen Award. Nina Co­hen was a long-time former dir­ect­or of the Home De­livered Meals Pro­gram. She passed away sev­er­al years ago. The spe­cial vo­lun­teer ser­vice awards are be­ing presen­ted in her memory. ••

Hockey be­ne­fit set for March 23

NHS Hu­man Ser­vices Found­a­tion will host the 10th an­nu­al Goals for Giv­ing hockey be­ne­fit on Sunday, March 23, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Fly­ers Skate Zone, at 10990 Dec­atur Road. The game between Fly­ers alumni and the NHS Hu­man Ser­vices Blues will raise money for the found­a­tion.

“Goals for Giv­ing is one of the high­lights of the year for all in­volved with NHS,” said Joe Rocks, chair­man and CEO of the or­gan­iz­a­tion. “Last year’s event raised more than $83,000 for NHS pro­grams, and we look for­ward to an even big­ger event this year.”

Former Fly­ers sched­uled to par­ti­cip­ate in­clude Bri­an Propp, Frank Bia­lowas, Todd Fe­doruk, Joe Wat­son, Mitch Lam­oureux, Bob Kelly, An­dre Faust, Rob Ma­cIn­nis, Dave Parro, Charles Zin­goni and Ray Al­lis­on. Tick­ets cost $10.

“This event has been suc­cess­ful be­cause of how in­clus­ive it is for every­one,” said Propp, an NHS board mem­ber.

There will be an after-party from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Chick­ie’s & Pete’s, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd. The cost is $20, and guests can meet the former Fly­ers.

For more than 40 years, NHS has provided as­sist­ance to chil­dren and adults in the areas of men­tal health, ad­dict­ive ser­vices, de­vel­op­ment­al dis­ab­il­it­ies, aut­ism, ju­ven­ile justice, thera­peut­ic foster care and edu­ca­tion ser­vices.

For tick­ets or in­form­a­tion, vis­it www.goals­for­giv­ ••

Or­leans Tech hosts open house Sunday

Or­leans Tech­nic­al In­sti­tute, at 2770 Red Li­on Road, will hold an open house on Sat­urday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Vis­it­ors will tour the school and labor­at­or­ies and meet with in­struct­ors. They will re­ceive fin­an­cial aid in­form­a­tion and learn about one-on-one job search as­sist­ance.

Plumb­ing and heat­ing and car­pentry classes will start on April 1. Res­id­en­tial and com­mer­cial elec­tri­city and build­ing main­ten­ance classes will be­gin on April 24. A 13-month air con­di­tion­ing, re­fri­ger­a­tion and heat­ing night class gets un­der­way on April 28.

To re­gister or for more in­form­a­tion, call 215-728-4700 or vis­it www.or­lean­­gister ••

Ein­stein opens prac­tice on Frank­ford Av­en­ue

Ein­stein Health­care Net­work has opened a multis­pe­cialty prac­tice at 8015 Frank­ford Ave. in Holmes­burg.

The prac­tice of­fers a range of spe­cialty care ser­vices, in­clud­ing gen­er­al sur­gery; vas­cu­lar sur­gery; bari­at­ric con­sulta­tion and eval­u­ation; pul­mono­logy; en­do­crino­logy; rheum­at­o­logy; elec­tro­physiology; uro­logy; neph­ro­logy; and or­tho­ped­ic sub­spe­cial­ties such as foot and ankle, spine, sports medi­cine, joint re­place­ment and shoulder. The site also provides out­pa­tient ima­ging, in­clud­ing ul­tra­sound, dexas­can and full field di­git­al mam­mo­graphy.

“Ein­stein is com­mit­ted to mak­ing ex­cel­lent med­ic­al care read­ily ac­cess­ible to our neigh­bors in North­east Phil­adelphia and throughout the re­gion,” said Lu­Ann Train­er, vice pres­id­ent of phys­i­cian ser­vices and seni­or ex­ec­ut­ive over­see­ing the prac­tice. “This mod­el of care of­fers pa­tients the con­veni­ence of be­ing treated right in their neigh­bor­hood from highly trained phys­i­cians af­fil­i­ated with an out­stand­ing ma­jor med­ic­al cen­ter.”

For an ap­point­ment or more in­form­a­tion, call 1-800-EIN­STEIN or vis­it www.ein­­burg ••

Cul­tur­al Fund awards grants

The Phil­adelphia Cul­tur­al Fund awar­ded grants total­ing $1.8 mil­lion to 272 arts and cul­ture or­gan­iz­a­tions city­wide at its an­nu­al re­cep­tion in Con­ver­sa­tion Hall at City Hall.

Four or­gan­iz­a­tions in the 10th Coun­cil­man­ic Dis­trict will re­ceive gen­er­al op­er­at­ing grants. They are Kar­don In­sti­tute for Arts Ther­apy, Phil­adelphia Chapter of the Barber­shop Har­mony So­ci­ety, Phil­adelphia Sing­ers and Three Ak­sha.

“PCF’s gen­er­al op­er­at­ing sup­port is cru­cial for these or­gan­iz­a­tions to con­tin­ue their im­port­ant work in our com­munit­ies,” said City Coun­cil­man Bri­an O’Neill.

Five or­gan­iz­a­tions in the 6th Coun­cil­man­ic Dis­trict will re­ceive gen­er­al op­er­at­ing grants.

They are Mutya Phil­ip­pine Dance Com­pany, Dance Af­fil­i­ates, Glen Fo­erd Con­ser­va­tion Cor­por­a­tion, Phil­adelphia Boys Choir and RAIR.

“PCF’s sup­port of the arts and cul­ture or­gan­iz­a­tion in my dis­trict helps our neigh­bor­hoods and our young people,” said Coun­cil­man Bobby Hen­on.

Es­tab­lished in 1991, the Phil­adelphia Cul­tur­al Fund pro­motes arts and cul­ture as en­gines of so­cial, edu­ca­tion­al and eco­nom­ic de­vel­op­ment and provides op­er­at­ing fund­ing.

“This year, these awards are par­tic­u­larly grat­i­fy­ing,” stated Ju­lie Hawkins, pres­id­ent of the Cul­tur­al Fund board, “as they rep­res­ent the 21st round of grants made to the arts and cul­ture com­munity since the found­ing of the Cul­tur­al Fund. For the past 21 years, City Coun­cil and Phil­adelphia’s may­or have con­sist­ently provided an­nu­al fund­ing to the Cul­tur­al Fund, from $440,000 in 1994 to a peak of $3.2 mil­lion in 2010.”

For in­form­a­tion on the Phil­adelphia Cul­tur­al Fund or the 2014 grant re­cip­i­ents, con­tact Michelle Cur­rica at 267-242-8150 or michelle@phila­cul­tur­al­ ••

Ar­bor Day tree deal dead­line nears

The dead­line is March 30 for people to re­ceive 10 white flower­ing dog­wood trees for $10.

The deal is be­ing offered as part of the non­profit Ar­bor Day Found­a­tion’s Trees for Amer­ica cam­paign.

The trees will be shipped with plant­ing in­struc­tions. The ideal time to plant them is by May 31.

Ar­bor Day Found­a­tion mem­bers also re­ceive a sub­scrip­tion to Ar­bor Day, the found­a­tion’s bi­monthly pub­lic­a­tion, and The Tree Book, which con­tains in­form­a­tion about tree plant­ing and care.

To be­come a mem­ber and re­ceive the trees, send a $10 con­tri­bu­tion to Ten Free Dog­wood Trees, Ar­bor Day Found­a­tion, 100 Ar­bor Ave., Neb­raska City, NE 68410, or join on­line at ar­bor­ ••

Jew­ish War Vet­er­ans seek new mem­bers

The Jew­ish War Vet­er­ans of the United States of Amer­ica South Phil­adelphia Post 98, based in the North­east, is look­ing for new mem­bers.

The club par­ti­cip­ates in Vet­er­ans Day parades and the Four Chap­lains Me­mori­al Ser­vice, serves as col­or guard at vari­ous func­tions and raises money for hos­pit­al­ized vet­er­ans.

For more in­form­a­tion, call Gil Be­ne­dict, the seni­or vice com­mand­er, at 215-742-1420. ••

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