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Pizza recipes squared away

I was planning dinner and thinking about how I could transform some leftover, grilled chicken sausages and bell peppers into another meal. Then it hit me: Pizza! Dinner dilemma solved. I decided to slice the sausages, chop up the peppers, combine them with some mild salsa and cheeses, and use it as a topping for homemade, deep-dish pizza.


SPCA waiving adoption fees on Aug. 24

The Pennsylvania SPCA, 350 E. Erie Ave.,  is offering fee-waived adoptions on most animals on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 2nd Annual Peace & Love Summer Block Party!  “The event is a way to highlight all of the services available to the public at the Pennsylvania SPCA while finding new homes for the wonderful pets in our shelter,” said PSPCA spokeswoman Wendy Marano. The following deals and promotions will be offered:


Recovered body may be Pennypack drowning victim

A body recovered by police from the Delaware River last weekend may be that of a Wissinoming teenager who disappeared while wading in the storm-surging Pennypack Creek on Aug. 13.


Parkwood Farmers’ Market is Aug. 24

Eight vendors will be participating in the Parkwood Farmers’ Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Third Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3024 Byberry Road.


Outside fish-drying is not illegal

Is it legal in Philadelphia to hang up meat or fish to dry outside a house? 


Mater Dolorosa Church to reopen for special Mass next month

Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church will reopen for a special Mass next month.


Former NE convent sold

A former convent in Northeast Philadelphia was among four properties sold at auction by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and several local parishes on July 24 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown.


City cleans up large Bustleton property

A Bustleton property that’s often been in the news recently got a cut and a trim from the city. 


Healthy tips for school lunches

Students are heading back to school, and you probably went to great lengths to ensure your child has the right equipment — pencils, pens, notebooks, clothing — to make it through the day. Proper nutrition also is a key ingredient for back-to-school success because it fuels brain cells and gives your child the energy and nutrients he or she needs for optimal learning. Packing your child’s lunch lets you know exactly what he or she is eating.


Oldtimers honor pair during recent luncheon

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association, a group of former athletes and officials, last week honored two people with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.