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A unified experience

Holy Family University hosted a live stream of the Papal Mass, concluding a weeklong celebration at its Northeast campus. 

Scholars: September 30, 2015

Jacquelyn Valori will appear with the Kutztown University Marching Unit as one of 17 bands in the 2015 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, beginning at 8:30 a.m. With 150 members, KUMU is one of two bands from Pennsylvania and the only collegiate band in the parade. Now in its 96th year, the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade is the oldest Thanksgiving parade in the nation. The 1.4-mile parade route ends at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The parade is sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts and 6 ABC. The parade will be telecast by 6 ABC. It can also be viewed at

Republican candidates rack up key endorsements

Terry Tracy, Dan Tinney and Al Taubenberger all received backing in the Council at-large race. 

Poquessing watershed gets cleaning

The volunteers of the Friends of Poquessing Watershed helped make an often-forgotten city park a lot cleaner on Sept. 12 when they removed 16 bags of trash and assorted other items from the paved, wooded path between the 9900 block of Hegerman St. and the 4800 block of Stevenson Lane.

Pilgrims’ progress

St. Adalbert parishioners and their Polish guests journey to see the pope. 

Pets of the Week: September 30, 2015

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A message of love

Tom and Natalie Morgan did not plan to join the hundreds of thousands of papal pilgrims on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday, but something called them there.

Local WWII veteran dies

World War II veteran and Torresdale resident Sir Stanley Wojtusik, a man knighted by monarchs in Belgium and Luxembourg for his tireless efforts to memorialize the Battle of the Bulge, died at his home on Friday. He was 90.

Hoping for a glimpse

Streets of Philadelphia: Pope Francis visited the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on Sunday morning. Pilgrims gathered near the prison, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Holy Father.

At Holme Playground, it’s now order on the court

The once-unusable basketball surface received a makeover; the playground also added a new tot play area, and a new play area for older children as part of a $363,000 project.