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PCA Heatline can help during excessive heat

Due to an Excessive Heat Warning, with heat indexes expected to reach 100 degrees or more, the PCA Heatline will operate at 215-765-9040 on Thursday, July 14 from 12 p.m. to midnight and Friday, July 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. At PCA’s Heatline call center, a team of trained staff will counsel callers of all ages about precautions to take against the heat and detecting signs of heat stress. City Health Department nurses will be on-site to speak with callers about medical problems related to the heat. Mobile relief teams from the Health Department will respond to situations requiring intervention, and 911 will be called for emergencies.

Two local students win mock trial team championship

Fox Chase’s Joseph Doherty and Torresdale’s Christian Dellavella recently received rings for being part of the Roman Catholic High School mock trial team that won the city championship.

Two cleanups net big results in Northeast parks

Volunteers took part in two large-scale park cleanups in the Northeast last month involving sections of the Poquessing Creek and Pennypack parks.

SPIN wins Wawa Foundation’s first Hero Award

SPIN received a $50,000 grant from the Wawa Foundation for its outstanding service. The organization will dedicate the money to health and wellness services. 

Scholars: July 13, 2016

Patricia Creamer and Daniel Wisniewski were named to the dean’s list at Ithaca College.

On a roll

The Torresdale Branch Free Library kicked off — or perhaps bowled off — its summer reading program last Friday with free bowling for dozens of local children and teens.

Reunions: July 13, 2016


Religious Events: July 13, 2016

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.

A place to call home

A group of Northeast Philadelphia history buffs obtained a rare glimpse into a local 19th-century landmark last month as the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity opened the doors of their “generally” residence on Solly Avenue to a public tour.

Pets of the week: July 23

Tigger ready to live the good life