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Local competitor going to Harrisburg

The National American Miss state pageant in Harrisburg on Aug. 9 and 10 will include a contestant from the Northeast — Marjani Hankins-Smith, daughter of Charina and Gerald. The 10-year-old Cedar Grove Christian Academy fourth-grader who lives near Welsh Road and the Boulevard will showcase her acting talents during the pageant, said her mom. Marjani likes sports, but she also studies dance at the Defino Sisters studio at Bustleton and Rhawn. ••


Kids get their own art show

Tacony Academy Charter School student artists will have their own show until the end of the week at the Starboard Side Gallery & Studio inside the Portside Art Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave. It’s a first-time exhibition for the charter school’s students, said art teacher Amber Ganzelli. There will be about 17 works by the high school’s fine art students, she said, and more than 50 works from the 8th grade art elective pupils. All works were created this school year, and most are two-dimensional. A few sculptures and photos along with mixed-media and ceramic pieces will be on display.  Ganzelli reported Monday that there was a good turnout for the show’s opening last Friday. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There’s no admission, but it’s best to call 215-427-1514 before going. ••


Holy Redeemer scores savings with energy idea

Holy Redeemer Health Systems workers can hear the sound of energy savings when they park their cars in the employee garage off Huntingdon Pike in the Meadowbrook section of Lower Moreland.


Hamels donates to St. Jerome parish school

St. Jerome School in Holme Circle received a $10,000 Partners in Education Grant from The Hamels Foundation on May 30 to furnish and supply a STEM Lab for St. Jerome’s.


GW student creates field of dreams

Joel Goldberg was a key member of the George Washington High School baseball team that captured the Public League championship, and the 17-year-old junior spent a recent Saturday helping to spruce up the Eagles’ field.


Franklin Mills funds distributed to area groups

On June 9, the Franklin Mills Advisory Council distributed $89,725 to more than 25 community organizations in an award ceremony at the Northeast Senior Center, 12601 Townsend Road.


Frankford CDC raising some money

Tickets to the Frankford Community Development Corporation’s first fundraiser are on sale now. 


Danny Craige Foundation honors three SMT grads

The Danny Craige Foundation last week presented three scholarships at the St. Martin of Tours Elementary School graduation awards ceremony.


Comcast Cares Day at Wilson Middle School

More than 600 Comcast employees along with their friends and families and community members recently volunteered at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Castor Gardens as part of Comcast Cares Day.


Church sets ‘bingo bash’ for Friday

Bethany United Church of Christ, at Rising Sun and Magee avenues in Lawndale, will hold a Bingo Bash on Friday, June 20, at 6 p.m.