Articles by Northeast Times Staff

‘Fur Follies’ benefit scheduled at Katie O’Donnell’s

Showtime Charities, a group of local singers and performers who raise money for local charities, will sponsor its first “Fur Follies” on Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Katie O’Donnell’s, 4501 Woodhaven Road.


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.


Local graduates honored

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput was the main celebrant during a Liturgy of the Word before an Academic Honors Convocation at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.


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. 


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. 


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.


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.


Trips: June 3, 2015

DAYTRIPPERS TRAVEL CLUB June 14. Hedgerow Theatre. Show He Said, She Said. Bus leaves KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., at 10:15 a.m. Returns 5:30 p.m. $60. Includes bus, lunch, show. 215-672-0357.


Casino Trips: June 3, 2015

Sisterhood of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai: June 25. Tropicana. Show The Original Rich Little. $66, includes bus, show, buffet lunch and $25 slot play. 215-725-2002 or 215-941-8145.