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Phillie Phanatic to attend June 19 fundraiser

The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation is teaming with Rita’s Water Ice to celebrate the end of the school year — and the start of summer — while benefitting a great cause. The Blowout Bash: Scooping for Hearts will be on Thursday, June 19, starting at 6 p.m. at Rita’s original location, 3610 Bristol Pike, in Andalusia.


Pets of the Week: June 18, 2014

Come cuddle with Chelmar!


Normandy backs canine day care center

Members of the Normandy Civic Association voted to support a plan to put a canine day care center in an empty Comly Road warehouse.


New title, expanded job at St. Hubert’s

Robin Skubin Nolan, director of institutional advancement at St. Hubert’s High School, is now vice president of institutional advancement. The 1990 alum already is responsible for fundraising, alumnae relations, events and community outreach. With the new title comes more duties. “I’ll be taking on the overall marketing and branding of the school,” she said June 10. Lot of background there, she said. Her career before coming to St. Hubert’s was in marketing. Nolan intends to work hard to keep the Torresdale Avenue school associated with words and phrases like “dynamic,” “consistent” and “forward-thinking.” Her new title was approved by the school president’s advisory board on May 29. ••


Neilson hopes to ease into Council role

State Rep. Ed Neilson said he’s hoping for a smooth transition to City Council.


Murt bill targets revenge porn

The things we do for love … and live to regret.


Local funeral home to be featured on TV

Terry Visconto, who lives at his family’s funeral home in Rhawnhurst, will be featured in an upcoming episode of You Live in What?


Local competitor going to Harrisburg

The National American Miss state pageant in Harrisburg on Aug. 9 and 10 will include a contestant from the Northeast — Marjani Hankins-Smith, daughter of Charina and Gerald. The 10-year-old Cedar Grove Christian Academy fourth-grader who lives near Welsh Road and the Boulevard will showcase her acting talents during the pageant, said her mom. Marjani likes sports, but she also studies dance at the Defino Sisters studio at Bustleton and Rhawn. ••


Kids get their own art show

Tacony Academy Charter School student artists will have their own show until the end of the week at the Starboard Side Gallery & Studio inside the Portside Art Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave. It’s a first-time exhibition for the charter school’s students, said art teacher Amber Ganzelli. There will be about 17 works by the high school’s fine art students, she said, and more than 50 works from the 8th grade art elective pupils. All works were created this school year, and most are two-dimensional. A few sculptures and photos along with mixed-media and ceramic pieces will be on display.  Ganzelli reported Monday that there was a good turnout for the show’s opening last Friday. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There’s no admission, but it’s best to call 215-427-1514 before going. ••


Holy Redeemer scores savings with energy idea

Holy Redeemer Health Systems workers can hear the sound of energy savings when they park their cars in the employee garage off Huntingdon Pike in the Meadowbrook section of Lower Moreland.