Think leg warmers, Reeboks, acid-washed jeans, skinny ties and big hair. Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s 1984 grads are planning to attend their 30th reunion next month at the Quartett Club on Southampton Road dressed in 1980s clothing. Mix in ’80s music and the nostalgia that is the spirit of such an event, and this reunion is shaping up to be one great party.
Help seniors get ready for winter
This Sunday, Oct. 19, almost 15,000 people will assemble on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to participate in an event that is focused on a crucial public health issue.
Philadelphia’s firefighters union and City Councilman Bobby Henon have renewed calls for the elimination of the fire department’s brownout program in the aftermath of a Tacony blaze that injured three union members.
The signs on the sales office walls at The Arbors at Eagle Pointe say Westrum Development Company, but John Westrum is marketing something more vital than homes. He’s really selling consumer confidence — which he has to do, considering he’s sitting on the largest and most unsold residential construction project in the Northeast and perhaps the city.
The Streets Department’s Leaf and Recycling Program will begin on Monday, Nov. 10, and will run through Friday, Dec. 19.
The 7th Police District Advisory Council and Philadelphia police encourage all residents and businesses to register for Operation Identification, a free burglary- and theft-prevention program.
St. Christopher Elementary School in Somerton last week hosted It’s Book Time with Ronald McDonald. The program was designed to inspire elementary and preschool children to read for fun and to respect and value books. The show encouraged kids in pre-kindergarten to fourth grade to set aside time to read.
Manny needs a new home
Virginia Knauer (1915-2011) was a pioneering figure in consumer protection in America and in advancing the role of women in government.