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Helping some furry friends

Author Daniel Kaye donated all proceeds from his children’s book, Never Underestimate a Hermit Crab, to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. He presented a $1,000 check to PAWS employee Maria Decker on April 1. For information, visit phillypaws.org.

Embracing a ‘City of Champions’

Mayor Michael Nutter last week cut a ribbon unveiling a “City of Champions” mural on an exterior wall at Spike’s Trophies, home to the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

Bustleton family dedicates park bench to creek victim

After they dedicated a park bench in Brandon Boyle’s memory on Saturday, his parents renewed their pleas for the demolition of a Pennypack Creek dam.   

Around town: April 8, 2015

St. Luke’s holding flea market on Saturday

Truck shortage causing late trash pickups in the NE

Philadelphia’s sanitation crews are going to be a bit delayed during the coming weeks in picking up curbside trash, but residents are encouraged to volunteer their own time and efforts to help clean up public spaces in advance of the warm weather season.

Reading is believing

Agora Cyber Charter School sponsored a Read Across America Month event at Northeast Regional Library on March 26. The event featured Dr. Seuss stories, arts and crafts, a costume parade and a visit by the Cat in the Hat. 

Pets of the Week: April 1, 2015

Jaida needs a new playmate

A Passover celebration

Klein JCC, 10100 Jamison Ave., hosts a celebration that marks the eight-day observance of the Jewish holiday of Passover with preholiday seders. The Passover Seder includes a festive holiday meal filled with traditional ethnic dishes associated with the holiday.

Local doctor offers tips for poison prevention

Dr. Gerald Wydro, chair of emergency medicine at Aria Health’s Torresdale Campus emergency department, offers the following tips for poison prevention:

Life lessons

Philadelphia Academy’s transition program offers special ed students vocational placements, internships and plenty of opportunity.