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A love story

Jill Landgrebe comes back home after work each day and does what most people do — eats dinner with her family and relaxes.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


If you’re going to file an assessment appeal, don’t wait

Deadline for appeal applications is Oct. 7

If you’re going to appeal your property’s new city assessment, you don’t have much time left to do it.


Pets of the Week: September 25, 2013

Take Potter home


Comedian Chris Kattan to perform at Helium Comedy Club

“The main things to remember if you want to become a standup comic is to have lots of confidence in yourself and believe in what you’re doing,” said comic actor and Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan, set to appear Thursday to Saturday, Sept. 26-28, at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. in Center City. Of course, talent doesn’t hurt either, which is obvious in Kattan’s case. And for now, after decades of doing television and film, Kattan, 42, is concentrating on showing those talents as he does standup comedy in front of live audiences.


Council member’s bill would curb mayor’s contract powers

City Councilman James Kenney introduced legislation on Thursday to void the mayor’s unilateral powers to appeal contract arbitration outcomes involving the city’s firefighters, paramedics and police.


Fox Chase principal invokes community involvement

The new principal at Fox Chase Elementary wants the community to get involved with the school. And it’s a neighborhood Rob Caroselli knows well; he lives in Fox Chase.