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Biggest challenge in getting black belt is ‘with yourself’

When I was 7 years old my parents enrolled me in karate classes at Action Karate in Feasterville. From that time until now I’ve been involved in karate.  When I started out I was a “white belt” and in three years was awarded a “junior black belt.” After that I continued my karate training and now, after earning 17 colored belts over almost five and a half years, I’ll be testing for first-degree “senior black belt.”


Biggest challenge in getting black belt is ‘with yourself’

When I was 7 years old my parents enrolled me in karate classes at Action Karate in Feasterville. From that time until now I’ve been involved in karate.  When I started out I was a “white belt” and in three years was awarded a “junior black belt.” After that I continued my karate training and now, after earning 17 colored belts over almost five and a half years, I’ll be testing for first-degree “senior black belt.”


Officials promote United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Officials from the local chapter of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps promoted the group at last week’s meeting of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association.


Times to change printer, shape

The Northeast Times will be changing to a new printer next week and the move will lead us to change the paper’s shape slightly, from a rectangle to a square.


Illusion of protection — a grandmother’s lament

We were leaving the hospital with our first baby, a red-faced daughter who weighed less than a sack of potatoes, when we encountered a friend who is a doctor.


Fixing up picnic tables

Mark Strecker recalls being on a camping trip at Lorimer Park a couple of years ago when he and fellow members of Boy Scout Troop 290 ordered pizza.


Uprooting knotweed

Becoming an Eagle Scout is no walk in the park. Well, not entirely. 


Suspect arrested in Rhawnhurst attack

Abraham Cordova of the 7200 block of Horrocks Street is charged in connection with last week's assault of a woman in her apartment in the 7900 block of Loretto Avenue. He is charged with attempted murder and attempted rape.


Saying goodbye to Capt. Goodwin

Mike Goodwin embodied the modern-day good shepherd, a servant-leader, jeopardizing his own welfare for the benefit of his flock, according to the Rev. Majorie J. Neal, pastor of St. Michael’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.


Lynn’s child endangerment conviction appealed

“We’ll have a real fight on our hands,” Thomas Bergstrom said last week. “And I think we’re going to win it.”