Thursday, August 21
State Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-172nd dist.) recently visited the Northeast Family YMCA, at 11088 Knights Road, to see how it is impacting the community. Pictured are (from left) program director Sean Zearfaus, board member Mary Anne Benner, executive director Paula Green, Boyle, family services director Deborah Nejman and board member Frank Porrazza.
The Tacony Summer Concert Series will present its season finale on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at Disston Recreation Center, Disston and Glenloch streets. The evening will feature Sandbox Rock and Roll Orchestra. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
The Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Council’s Zoning Committee last week approved variance applications for two neighborhood properties. There were no objections to plans to put an addition on the rear of 4314 Leiper and also make the single-family home a duplex. Similarly, there were no objections to legalize multifamily units at 1652 Haworth.
City Councilman Bobby Henon (D-6th dist.) hosted the inaugural Philly Play Summer Challenge last week at Vogt Playground in Tacony.
On Friday, Sept. 19, at 8 a.m., Councilman Brian O’Neill will host the Fox Chase Cancer Center mobile mammography unit at his neighborhood office at The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #5 (11630 Caroline Road).
The Dog Days of Summer Golf Outing will raise money for a diabetic alert dog for a Somerton teenager, Joe Gillespie.
ST. WILLIAM SENIORS CITIZENS GROUP Aug. 20. Bristol Riverside Theatre. Broadway’s Best musical. $87, includes transportation and full-course dinner at Georgine’s after the show. 215-725-5697. More: Pine Grove Resort Dude Ranch. Oct. 12-17. $415. All-inclusive, includes transportation, meals, drinks, snacks, entertainment and social activities. 215-725-5697. More: American Music Theater Christmas show Joy to the World. Nov. 6. $89. Buffet luncheon at Shady Maple. Transportation included.
Work improving Torresdale Avenue in Tacony began again last week, and upgrades to several blocks of sidewalks are likely to continue until October or November, according to Alex Balloon, manager of the Tacony Community Development Corporation. New concrete will be put in and new line striping, Balloon said, adding the city will place the “big belly” trash cans on the Avenue.
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