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Council sets 2014 tax rate

As expected, City Council on June 13 set a tax rate, or millage, of $1,340 per $100,000 of property value. Members also approved a $30,000 homestead exemption for owners who live in their homes.


Rhawnhurst couple to be tried in son’s death

Brandon Scott Schaible, just 7 months old, had a terrible few days in mid-April, according to court testimony.


Buns of steal

Private investigators Glenn Geib and Kathleen Smith venture hundreds of miles to hunt down a stolen commodity that most folks wouldn’t look at twice if they saw it stacked up on a street corner.


Sports Hall of Fame announces inductees

Bob Cassidy, a Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame board member, rattled off the numbers as he tried to explain the greatness of the hall’s inductees.


Blasting belly fat with quinoa

With all the gadgets and gizmos available that promise six-pack abs, you might think we should be a nation of strapping Adonises. However, the current U.S. obesity epidemic would indicate otherwise. Stephen Ball, University of Missouri Extension exercise physiologist, says sit-ups and crunches will tighten your abdominal muscles, but you will still have the same layer of fat sitting on top of those muscles.


Eagle Scout shares in family tradition

Scouting is in Kieron Pleis’ blood.


Kiwanis Club awards scholarships to local students

The Kiwanis Club of Phil-Mont last week presented scholarship awards to three local college students, a graduating high school senior and a graduating eighth-grader.


Volunteers haul trash from Pennypack Park

Volunteers collected 30 bags of trash during a recent cleanup at Pennypack Park. 


Irish music to play in park

A 10-hour Irish music and cultural festival will fill the Ed Kelly Amphitheater at Pennypack Park on Saturday as thousands of patrons are expected to attend the inaugural Philadelphia Fleadh.


Wired up

When Alanna Rosado was a freshman at all-girls St. Hubert High School, she learned that all-boys Father Judge welcomed Bambies to join its robotics team.