MARLYN FEIN CHAPTER, FOX CHASE CANCER CENTER July 26. Renault Winery, Egg Harbor, N.J., and Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. Lunch, wine tasting, trip to casino. $62. Round-trip transportation via motorcoach and $25 slot bonus at casino. Proceeds donated to Fox Chase Cancer Center. Reservations: 215-281-9430.
100 years young: State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. (D-5th dist.) presented Esther Lyons with a citation celebrating her 100th birthday. Lyons, who lives on the 2700 block of Winchester Ave. and is a member of the St. Jerome senior citizen club, celebrated her big day on Monday, July 13. A party was held in her honor at Georgine’s, in Bristol.
On Thursday, July 9, U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle, speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives, called for a boycott of Oreo cookies and other Nabisco/Mondelez products as a result of the parent company’s recent closing of its 60-year-old bakery in Northeast Philadelphia, a result of which about 350 employees were laid off.
The Northeast Times would like to congratulate the following college graduates, students who were named to their school’s dean’s list, and area residents who recently received special honors.
DAYTRIPPERS TRAVEL CLUB July 17. Tiffany’s Restaurant, Welsh Road and Roosevelt Boulevard. 10:30 a.m. 215-824-2796.
John Birch Society meeting in Holmesburg
Recent graduates of the 17 high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia earned almost $308 million in post-secondary scholarships, according to the Office of Catholic Education and Faith in the Future. More than 3,300 young men and women received scholarship awards, while 99 percent of Archdiocesan high school seniors graduated and 95 percent will pursue post-secondary education.
Nearly 456,000 older homeowners, renters and people with disabilities across Pennsylvania are being issued rebates totaling $214 million through the state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. Distributions began on July 1, but it’s not too late to apply. The deadline has been extended through Dec. 31. Rebates will be distributed as claims are approved throughout the year.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey announced on July 9 that the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Department of Homeland Security has awarded $141,047 in grants to the Philadelphia Fire Department for operations and safety.
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