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Around town: February 25, 2015

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Wind takes down steeple on Burholme church

If you ever needed an example of a bad thing happening in the best possible way, a likely nominee would be how the Burholme Baptist Church’s steeple toppled during high winds Sunday morning.

St. Hubert High wins at National Cheerleading Championship

St. Hubert High School won the Large Junior Varsity division at the recent National High School Cheerleading Championship. The competition, sponsored by the Universal Cheerleaders Association, took place on Feb. 7 at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Disney World. The Bambies prevailed in a field of 12 teams. It was their second national championship in a row. The squad is coached by Lisa McNesby, a 1995 St. Hubert graduate. The three other teams representing St. Hubert all had top-10 finishes in their divisions. 

Somerton Civic offers to host debate for state seat

The Somerton Civic Association has offered to host a debate between the two candidates for the vacant 170th district seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Ryan student attends medical conference

Karen Herrera, a sophomore at Archbishop Ryan High School, attended the recent Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C.

Philadelphia basks in 2016 DNC selection

State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams and former City Councilman Jim Kenney, who are seeking the Democratic mayoral nomination, are both excited that Philadelphia will host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Pets of the Week: February 18, 2015

Panda needs a new playmate

Oldtimers trio honored with “Pickles” Kennedy Award

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association last week honored three people with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.

Normandy discusses border expansion

Normandy Civic Association members continued to discuss expanding the organization’s borders during their Feb. 10 session at the Norcom Community Center.

Local libraries offer programming

One Book One Philadelphia programming will be coming to several local libraries.