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Reunions: November 23, 2016


Religious Events: November 23, 2016

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.

Plenty to celebrate at KleinLife

Life of the party: Edith Kutcher turned 100 years old on Thursday, Nov. 17. She works as a volunteer librarian at KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave. Kutcher, a West Philadelphia native and retired stenographer, received a cake, balloons and flowers during her celebration.

Pets of the Week: November 23, 2016

Corduroy has a lot of love to give 

Oldtimers honor former MLB player

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association earlier this month honored former Major League Baseball player Jeff Manto with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.

Local scrap metal business to buy waterfront land

A Northeast Philadelphia scrap metal business is planning to buy the Delaware River waterfront land that was being considered last year as a possible site for a controversial new city prison.

Irish eyes are smiling

Lucky leader: Fox Chase resident William P. Ivers (left) was named president of Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association during a meeting of the organization’s board of directors on Oct. 13. Ivers is a research analyst for City Council President Darrell L. Clarke and Republican leader of the 61st Ward. He succeeds outgoing President Chris Phillips. The observance association organizes the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Philadelphia, one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Standing with Ivers are Parade Director Michael J. Bradley, 2016 Grand Marshal Paul Doris and outgoing President Chris Phillips.

Henon: McArdle Playground will be upgraded

A Northeast Philadelphia playground will be getting a $500,000 facelift, possibly by the end of next year, according to City Councilman Bobby Henon.

Darragh elected president of Parkwood Civic Association

The Nov. 8 general election didn’t work out too well for state House hopeful Matt Darragh, but he fared a lot better eight days later when his Parkwood neighbors elected a new president of their civic group.

Construction firm seeks compromise for I-95 billboard

The owner of a Torresdale-based construction company has offered to donate $54,000 to a local nonprofit civic group if it withdraws its opposition to a proposed digital sign on Interstate 95.