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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.


Ryan principal ends 48-year scholastic career

When Helen Chaykowsky graduated from Chestnut Hill College in 1965 with an English degree, she mulled career choices.


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.


Pets of the Week (June 19, 2013)

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Council looks at plan to sell liens for unpaid taxes

The people who don’t pay their taxes don’t pay in a big way. They owe the city more than a half-billion dollars, and to say that number irks those who do pay would be underplaying how big an issue tax delinquency has become. The city has ramped up its collection efforts, but each year’s taxes that go unpaid just spill more red ink onto municipal finances. 


Calling all green thumbs for citywide garden contest

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is inviting green-thumbed competitors to enter the 2013 Citywide Garden Contest.


Weathering the storm

With more than 10 hurricanes predicted for the 2013 season, now is the time for Northeast residents to prepare.