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Lawmaker will host meeting on drug rehabs

State Rep. James Clay (D-179th dist.) will be conducting a town hall meeting on illegal recovery houses in Frankford from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, in the second-floor conference room of Aria Health’s Frankford campus, 4900 Frankford Ave.


Labor of love

Rhonda Fink-Whitman felt a special obligation when she began writing 94 Maidens, a novel inspired by actual events during the Holocaust.


The enemy within

Local 22 President Joe Schulle is facing many challenges, including an all-time low in morale.   


Chamber golf outing slated for Sept. 6

The 91st annual Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing will take place on Friday, Sept. 6, at Torresdale-Frankford Country Club, at 3801 Grant Ave. (at Frankford Avenue). PECO Energy is the lead sponsor. The cost is $225 per golfer or $900 for a foursome. Dinner-only guests pay $50.


Bring your ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ to an Elvis tribute fundraiser

Elvis Presley tribute artists will be performing at Cannstatter’s to help Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.   


Around town: August 28, 2013

Think before the storm


AOH ‘Rally for Rags’ fundraiser is Sept. 7

Division 87 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians invites all family and friends of Mike “Rags” Rad to an afternoon of music, food and adult beverages to benefit his battle with illness. The Rally for Rags beef ’n’ beer will be on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Division 87, 2171 Wakeling St., just north of Harbison Avenue.


SPCA waiving adoption fees on Aug. 24

The Pennsylvania SPCA, 350 E. Erie Ave.,  is offering fee-waived adoptions on most animals on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the 2nd Annual Peace & Love Summer Block Party!  “The event is a way to highlight all of the services available to the public at the Pennsylvania SPCA while finding new homes for the wonderful pets in our shelter,” said PSPCA spokeswoman Wendy Marano. The following deals and promotions will be offered:


Washington High graduate honored

George Washington graduate Aaron Goldberg received the Andrew Farrell Spirit of Courage Scholarship.   


A triumphant return

The Fox Chase Town Watch National Night Out was held Aug. 6 after a one-year hiatus. It’s the largest event of its kind in the Northeast, and one of the largest in the city.