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Benjamin Rush State Park gets its grand opening.

Work improving Benjamin Rush State Park at Southampton and the Boulevard was pretty much finished in 2013, but last Thursday, it became official with a grand opening ceremony.


Summer camp ready to begin

The Klein JCC summer camp will run from June 23 to Aug. 15.


Somerton officers named

The Somerton Civic Association appointed new officers and rejected a local homeowner’s application to legalize an oversized shed in his yard during the civic group’s monthly meeting on June 10.


Somerton Civic Association has new leader

Residents had every reason not to attend the June 10 meeting of the Somerton Civic Association. It was the group’s final monthly meeting before its annual summer recess. The agenda was pretty light. Rain was falling in buckets.


Phils partner with Catholic Charities

After a successful turnout last season, the Catholic Charities Appeal will partner again with the Philadelphia Phillies for Catholic Charities Night. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through a dedicated link will go directly to the appeal.


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.