Articles by Northeast Times Staff

White discusses importance of trade skill education

At a hearing to learn more about the challenges facing businesses and workers in the Northeast, state Rep. Martina White concluded that the state needs to refocus education, in part, to prepare students for jobs in the building trades.


Religious Events: June 10, 2015

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.


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.


Holmesburg cleanup is this Saturday

The Tacony Holmesburg Town Watch and the Community Life Improvement Program (CLIP) are sponsoring a cleanup on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon.


Home run derby proceeds will benefit CHOP and baseball scholarship

The 11th annual Andrew Farrell Spirit of Courage Fund Home Run Derby will take place on Saturday, June 6, at George Washington High School, 10175 Bustleton Ave. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., and the contest begins at 10. The cost is $25.


Family honored as top seller of Israeli goods in Philadelphia

About five years ago, the Zionist Organization of America’s Greater Philadelphia District launched a “Buy Israel” campaign as a proactive, positive project to help the Israeli economy and counter the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.


Religious Events: June 3, 2015

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.


End of an era

The staff and customers of Tony’s Place, 6300 Frankford Ave., last Friday said goodbye to waitress Louise Berry, who retired after 35 years.


Reunions: June 3, 2015

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