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Laws in motion

Baldi Middle School students enjoy an unusual lesson on Sir Isaac Newton’s laws of motion.

There were Velcro walls and giant soccer balls in Baldi Middle School last week. There also was some extreme wrestling that was part of a lively and entertaining multimedia musical show designed to kick up understanding of, and, perhaps, a keener interest in, science.


Tender time

Philadelphia Police Detective Martin Connors, 48, never thought he would believe the words of grief counselor Mickey Hirsch: Connors would eventually help other grieving parents whose children had died. 


Growing their credit

The fair weather has been kind to the tomatoes, peppers, watermelon and herbs growing next to the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union’s office on Townsend Road. There’s still some sweet corn, too.


Catfish wraps

Autumn is officially here. I’ve heard and seen honking geese in “V” formation flying south. Even if you don’t listen to KYW in the morning, there’s that chill in the air and you know it’s time to get out your sweater or jacket. Last week, I took a brisk, morning walk outside with my sweater wrapped tightly around me. I was trying to decide what to have for dinner and it hit me – Catfish Wraps. These catfish are really good bundled up with tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, onions and black olives and wrapped in soft whole wheat tortillas.


A therapeutic trot

Parkwood Therapeutic Riding Center offers special needs clients therapy through horseback riding.

Those who don’t know Randee Stevens’ daughter, Nika, might think that she doesn’t communicate very well.


Boyle doesn’t expect to be ‘handed’ Schwartz’s seat

Brendan Boyle is quick to say that he has “never been handed anything,” and he thinks his bid for Allyson Schwartz’s soon-to-be-vacated congressional seat will be no different. 


Don’t miss ‘Anything Goes’ at the Jardel Rec Center

As the Jardel Drama theater company prepares for three weekend performances of Anything Goes, director Rachel Hrynczyszyn thinks the cast has the right mix of community theater veterans and newcomers.


City seeks feedback on proposed Frankford Creek Trail

What do you think about a trail along the Frankford Creek that would run from Wingohocking Street in Juniata all the way to Bridesburg near the Delaware River?


Catholic Social Services preparing to serve local children

Since being selected in May to be part of the city Department of Human Services’ new model, Catholic Social Services has been readying to serve youths in the 2nd, 7th and 8th police districts.


Around town: September 25, 2013

PFCU holding art competition