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Recovered body may be Pennypack drowning victim

A body recovered by police from the Delaware River last weekend may be that of a Wissinoming teenager who disappeared while wading in the storm-surging Pennypack Creek on Aug. 13.


Pets of the Week: August 21, 2013

After terrible past, Ariel needs a new start 


Parkwood Farmers’ Market is Aug. 24

Eight vendors will be participating in the Parkwood Farmers’ Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Third Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3024 Byberry Road.


Outside fish-drying is not illegal

Is it legal in Philadelphia to hang up meat or fish to dry outside a house? 


Oldtimers honor pair during recent luncheon

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association, a group of former athletes and officials, last week honored two people with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.


Mater Dolorosa Church to reopen for special Mass next month

Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church will reopen for a special Mass next month.


Legislators tour local copter plant

That helicopter flying overhead might have been made right here in Northeast Philadelphia on Red Lion Road. Northeast Airport-based AgustaWestland’s 560 employees make more than 50 helicopters a year, which are sold all over the world. The company’s copters can even be spotted in the movies. One was in the latest James Bond film, Skyfall.


Healthy tips for school lunches

Students are heading back to school, and you probably went to great lengths to ensure your child has the right equipment — pencils, pens, notebooks, clothing — to make it through the day. Proper nutrition also is a key ingredient for back-to-school success because it fuels brain cells and gives your child the energy and nutrients he or she needs for optimal learning. Packing your child’s lunch lets you know exactly what he or she is eating.


Healing hands

Community rallies around wounded police officer by giving blood and offering prayers. 


Gun buyback set for Sept. 7

The 15th Police District and its advisory council will conduct a gun buyback from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Holy Innocents Church, Tyson and Torresdale avenues. Anyone who brings in a gun will receive a $50 gift card for a local supermarket.