Like most strong alliances, residents of Upper Holmesburg unified as a result of a common enemy. And as is the case in many neighborhoods, the Upper Holmesburg folks saw misplaced development as the enemy.
Paper or plastic?: 7th Police District Community Relations Officer Rich Simon and former Phillies player and broadcaster Gary Matthews helped bag groceries at Shop Rite, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., as part of Pennsylvania’s Day to Help Fight Hunger on Sept. 17.
In early September, Carla Donato was on an unusual mission in Lower Moreland Township. She was tying teal blue ribbons on lamp posts, trees and even on traffic lights.
Someday, the world will have no more World War II veterans left to tell the story of the largest armed conflict that the planet has ever seen. But it will still have Martin Lentz’s play, D-Day, Again, and one would hope, myriad other artistic accounts.
There’s no big storm coming. Streets aren’t flooded. Heavy snow’s not in the forecast, and there aren’t massive power outages. Those things might happen, and, if you’ve been drawing breath for a few years, you know they already have. Do Irene, Sandy and last winter ring any bells? About 40,000 Philadelphians were without electric power, some for several days, last winter.
That remote-control key fob you use to lock and unlock your car isn’t the only one like it in the world, according to the American Automobile Association.
The Philadelphia Police Blue Sox baseball team will see a change of scenery for its fourth annual charity game to benefit Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Snuggle with Shadow
In looking around the city for trouble with its equipment, PECO found and fixed some in the Northeast.
The interactive murder mystery Law and Murder will take place on Sunday, Oct. 19, at Corp. John Loudenslager American Legion Post No. 366, at 7976-78 Oxford Ave. in Fox Chase.