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AOH to host Family Fun Day

Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 17 will hold a Family Fun Day on Sunday, June 14, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Danubia, 1277 Southampton Road in Somerton.


Event to aid trap/neuter/return programs is Sunday

Best Friends Animal Society and Handcraft Workshop have partnered for an upcoming event to support their trap/neuter/return programs. The event will be held on Sunday, June 7 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Handcraft Workshop, 7224 Germantown Ave. Volunteers are needed to cut fabric, pin, iron and fold completed trap covers. These covers help keep community cats calm in TNR traps so their journeys to the spay/neuter clinic and back to their outdoor homes are less stressful. If you’re interested in helping this cause, email philadelphiacats@bestfriends.org or call 215-913-6013.


Thomas concedes nomination in Democratic primary for City Council

Isaiah Thomas last week called Helen Gym to concede the fifth and final nomination in the Democratic primary for City Council at-large. 


Start your engines

98.1 WOGL and American Heritage Federal Credit Union recently hosted their 12th annual Car Show. Proceeds from the event benefited The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Scholarship winners honored

The Joseph C. McCloskey Charitable Fund recently announced its scholarship winners. The Elizabeth McCloskey Memorial Scholarship went to Regina Moran and Dominque Labovitz. The John C. Sullivan Jr. Memorial Scholarship was given to Christopher Zelenenki and Joseph McHugh III. In all, $12,000 was given to the winning students. The students were honored at a ceremony at the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 39 hall. 


PennDOT supervisor gives update on Pennypack Circle project

A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation construction engineer delivered condolences and a pep talk last week to a group of Northeast residents whose proximity to the Pennypack Circle reconstruction project has been a source of near constant headaches for months.


Oldtimers Association honor pair at luncheon

The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association last month honored two people with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.


Officer of the Year honored by 7th PDAC

Danger, guns, life-or-death scenarios: police officers encounter them every day on the streets. And sometimes at the police station, too.


In memory of Danny

The Danny Craige Foundation provided the funding for a new scoreboard at the St. Martin of Tours gymnasium.


Local state representative joins House Judiciary Committee

State Rep. Jason Dawkins has been appointed to serve on the House Judiciary Committee for the remainder of the 2015-16 legislative session.