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Rush Park vandalism will cost thousands to remedy damage

Somebody who knows how to drive a bulldozer did thousands of dollars worth of  damage to equipment at Benjamin Rush State Park in late January.

Learning by going

— The students are raising money to pay for their trip to Poland. They’ve sold calendars, flowers and cookie dough. A pizza party is next.

Shamrock Shuttle, Easter egg hunt in Mayfair

As the date of the Shamrock Shuttle approaches, bar owners have reached an agreement with community leaders, the 15th Police District and elected officials to help ensure a peaceful celebration.

Crime log (February 13, 2012)

Jan. 14 through 27

Long journey home

Northwood Academy Charter School opened in 2005, but a space crunch sent some students and staff looking for temporary digs.

Endless love

Seventy years ago next month, Irving Rubin didn’t marry the girl next door. His future bride lived four doors away.

Blast from the past

Donna and Joe were back on the corner on the day before the Super Bowl. So were Hooper, Don, Don, Dennis, Ken, Stephen, Byrd, Gene and Lil’ Cog.

NE lawmakers applaud closing loophole

— Attorney General Kathleen Kane reworks Pennsylvania’s firearms reciprocity pact with the Sunshine State.

Dried fruit and oat cookies

While the bounty of summer fruits has ended, dried fruits offer a healthy alternative and are a good choice when fresh fruits aren’t available. Dried fruits are devoid of the water content that is so characteristic of fruits. Fruits are dried by drawing out the water content, either by sun-drying or using specialized machines. Once in their dried phase, the fruits can be stored for a longer period of time and continue to provide basic nutrients. Some of the most common dried fruits are apricots, raisins, plums, dates, prunes, cranberries, blueberries and figs.

Wissinoming man shot and killed in his apartment

Philadelphia police have no suspects and no known motive in the fatal shooting of a Wissinoming man inside his apartment last Wednesday.