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Springtime holiday dishes

Within the span of one month, our neighborhood got two new residents. My family moved in just weeks before my next-door neighbor, Jeannette, did. Besides being a nice neighbor, Jeannette is a wonderful artist who shares her talents with many of us each week at art class. She’s a patient teacher and a gracious lady. I couldn’t have asked for a better neighbor, even if she were Mr. Rogers.


The local elite

Members of the Montco Select soccer squad will travel to Ireland this summer to compete in the prestigious weeklong Emerald Cup.

Hailed as the world’s greatest sporting event, the quadrennial World Cup of men’s soccer will be over by the time July 27 rolls along. But for a group of girls soccer players from the Northeast, the international adventure will be just starting.


Hazardous waste to be collected

Philadelphia residents will be able to dispose of their household hazardous waste on April 19 during the Streets Department’s Drop-Off Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8401 State Road (State and Ashburner).


Displaying history

Flyered up: The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame currently has a display marking the 40th anniversary of the Philadelphia Flyers’ first Stanley Cup championship victory. The display is also part of the 85th birthday of Spike’s Trophies, at 2701 Grant Ave. There is various memorabilia displayed in connection with the Flyers championship team, including signed champagne bottles, skates, kneepads and hockey sticks. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


15th PDAC elects board members

Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council elected board members during their March 31 meeting at the Mayfair Community Center. Alan Leppert, of One Step Forward, is the organization’s new president. Joe Valecce of Council 21 Glassers was elected as the board’s vice president. Phil Pappas of the West Frankford Town Watch was re-elected secretary; Pete Specos of the Frankford Civic Association is back as treasurer; and Gina Panchella of the Northwood Civic Association again will handle public relations.


Sign up for organic produce in NE

The deadlines are rapidly approaching for folks to sign up for Northeast Philadelphia’s only Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative organic produce pick-up location. From May through October, participants will be able to pick up fresh organic vegetables, fruits and other farm products weekly at the Glen Foerd estate, 5001 Grant Ave.


Father, son arrested in home burglary

The arrest of two men in a late March burglary try was one of the neighborhood issues discussed at the April 8 meeting of Normandy Civic Association members at the Norcom Community Center.


2nd PDAC honors Officer of the Month

Members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored Baldomiro Soares as the district’s February Officer of the Month during their April 8 meeting at the Philadelphia Protestant Home on Tabor Avenue.


No place like home

Office of Oz: American Heritage Federal Credit Union turned its Bustleton campus into the “Land of Oz” on April 9 as part of its Employee Appreciation Day. Employees enjoyed games throughout the day while competing for the title of Employee Appreciation Day Champions. At lunch, employees enjoyed Toto dogs and Cowardly Lion chicken cooked and served by managers and also received gift bags. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTO


Around town: April 16, 2014

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