The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation is teaming with Rita’s Water Ice to celebrate the end of the school year — and the start of summer — while benefitting a great cause. The Blowout Bash: Scooping for Hearts will be on Thursday, June 19, starting at 6 p.m. at Rita’s original location, 3610 Bristol Pike, in Andalusia.
Come cuddle with Chelmar!
Robin Skubin Nolan, director of institutional advancement at St. Hubert’s High School, is now vice president of institutional advancement. The 1990 alum already is responsible for fundraising, alumnae relations, events and community outreach. With the new title comes more duties. “I’ll be taking on the overall marketing and branding of the school,” she said June 10. Lot of background there, she said. Her career before coming to St. Hubert’s was in marketing. Nolan intends to work hard to keep the Torresdale Avenue school associated with words and phrases like “dynamic,” “consistent” and “forward-thinking.” Her new title was approved by the school president’s advisory board on May 29. ••
The National American Miss state pageant in Harrisburg on Aug. 9 and 10 will include a contestant from the Northeast — Marjani Hankins-Smith, daughter of Charina and Gerald. The 10-year-old Cedar Grove Christian Academy fourth-grader who lives near Welsh Road and the Boulevard will showcase her acting talents during the pageant, said her mom. Marjani likes sports, but she also studies dance at the Defino Sisters studio at Bustleton and Rhawn. ••
Tacony Academy Charter School student artists will have their own show until the end of the week at the Starboard Side Gallery & Studio inside the Portside Art Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave. It’s a first-time exhibition for the charter school’s students, said art teacher Amber Ganzelli. There will be about 17 works by the high school’s fine art students, she said, and more than 50 works from the 8th grade art elective pupils. All works were created this school year, and most are two-dimensional. A few sculptures and photos along with mixed-media and ceramic pieces will be on display. Ganzelli reported Monday that there was a good turnout for the show’s opening last Friday. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There’s no admission, but it’s best to call 215-427-1514 before going. ••
St. Jerome School in Holme Circle received a $10,000 Partners in Education Grant from The Hamels Foundation on May 30 to furnish and supply a STEM Lab for St. Jerome’s.
On June 9, the Franklin Mills Advisory Council distributed $89,725 to more than 25 community organizations in an award ceremony at the Northeast Senior Center, 12601 Townsend Road.
Tickets to the Frankford Community Development Corporation’s first fundraiser are on sale now.
The Danny Craige Foundation last week presented three scholarships at the St. Martin of Tours Elementary School graduation awards ceremony.
More than 600 Comcast employees along with their friends and families and community members recently volunteered at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Castor Gardens as part of Comcast Cares Day.