100 years young: On Thursday, Sept. 12, five of the oldest people in Philadelphia received recognition at a special lunch. The centenarians were guests of honor at Immaculate Mary Home. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA
Two financial advisers last month encouraged members of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community to design well-rounded financial plans.
“I had my first kiss on your street,” said the salesman who just sold my younger son, Ted, his first new car. “We were under a big, old tree, and I can’t even remember the girl’s name.” Turns out that our salesman grew up in our neighborhood and had gone to the same grade school as my sons. Our sales guy chuckled as he punched the calculator to give us the drive-out price. I chuckled as I wondered whether it was that kiss or the commission that was bringing this man such obvious joy.
Take a Chance
Drug dealers had been giving the 4700 block of Griscom St. a miss for a while, but they’re back, a resident recently week told the 15th Police District’s commander, Capt. John McCloskey.
Thirty-two Northeast Philly residents have won recognition in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s 2013 Citywide Garden Contest. Since only 41 Northeast gardeners entered the contest this year, 32 represents about an 80-percent winning percentage.
Rep. Cohen open house is Saturday
Parx Casino and Parx Racing at 2999 Street Road in Bensalem invites runners, walkers and their supporters to take part in the second annual Octoberfest 5K to benefit the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health. Participants will run on the legendary Pennsylvania horse track on Saturday, Oct. 12, for a truly meaningful cause.
Rumors about a new low-income housing development on the Medical Mission Sisters’ Fox Chase campus are not true, according to City Councilman Brian O’Neill.
The Somerton Civic Association will celebrate the 10th birthday of the Delaware Valley Veterans Home as part of the civic group’s annual Community Day on Oct. 5 at Daniel Boyle Playground.