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A cultural celebration

More than 500 people turned out for the annual Danube Swabian Festival on Sunday at the Southampton Road club. At top, people dance during the festivities.


Challenge accepted

The staff at VCA Knightswood Animal Hospital, 12121 Knights Road, took part in the ice bucket challenge on Saturday afternoon. Money raised will be donated to the ALS Association, and the local animal hospital has nominated other VCA hospitals to take the ice bucket challenge. 


Ceremony for firefighters commemorates ultimate sacrifice

Hundreds of firefighters and residents gathered in solidarity in Port Richmond last Wednesday evening to honor Fire Capt. John Taylor and firefighter Rey Rubio for giving the ultimate sacrifice exactly 10 years ago.


Building hope

The abandoned building on Cottage Street in Frankford is a wreck. But for the church across the street, it’s an opportunity to enhance the community.

The three-story, five-sided brick structure at Harrison and Cottage in Frankford might have been a grand building a long time ago. Not anymore. Yet, the congregation of the church across the street wants to bring it back, and its members are willing to spend big money and a lot of toil to do it.


Around town: August 27, 2014

Burholme Business Association forming



40 years of building a future

Ask Debbie Bello, Orleans Technical Institute’s admissions director, for her fondest memory of her 15 years at the school and she recalls crying at a graduation.


Wolf criticized for latest ad

The Republican Party of Pennsylvania is criticizing Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor, for a television ad that references the bipartisan transportation bill signed last year by Gov. Tom Corbett.


Tacony concert series finale is next week

The Tacony Summer Concert Series will present its season finale on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at Disston Recreation Center, Disston and Glenloch streets. The evening will feature Sandbox Rock and Roll Orchestra. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. 


State Rep. visits YMCA

State Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-172nd dist.) recently visited the Northeast Family YMCA, at 11088 Knights Road, to see how it is impacting the community. Pictured are (from left) program director Sean Zearfaus, board member Mary Anne Benner, executive director Paula Green, Boyle, family services director Deborah Nejman and board member Frank Porrazza.