Online volunteer registration for the World Meeting of Families Philadelphia 2015 is open to the public. With more than 10,000 volunteers needed for the World Meeting of Families Congress from Sept. 22 to 25 and the papal visit from Sept. 26 to 27, people ages 18 and older can register to volunteer at worldmeeting2015.volunteerhub.com for the opportunity to play a crucial role in this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Manor College recently held its 30 Days for Literacy Book Drive. All books collected were donated to local schools and child care centers.
Temple University Health System recently opened its latest Temple ReadyCare urgent care facility at 2118 Cottman Ave. (near Horrocks Street).
Responding to the ongoing problem of scrap metal theft, state Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) will introduce legislation to create a statewide scrap metal transaction database.
After spending 23 years as president of the Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Al Taubenberger said goodbye during an event on Monday night at Canstatter’s. He received a standing ovation from friends and colleagues, including former City Councilmen Jack Kelly and Dan McElhatton, PECO Energy’s Ed McBride, PNC Bank’s Frank Porrazza, educator and lawyer Ruth Horwitz and former Frankford Hospital executive John B. Neff.
Members of the Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Academy in Bell’s Corner showcased their skills and earned a large haul of blue ribbons during the Pegasus Horse Show on Sunday.
Verree Road from Kendrick Street to Rhawn Street will be known as the Firefighter Daniel Sweeney Memorial Highway.
The 25th Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure will take place on Sunday, Mother’s Day at Eakins Oval/the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Henry is a happy fellow
Ann Hornbach is changing the way people think about libraries. She was recently rewarded for her work at the city’s Torresdale branch.