Articles by Star Staff

The Crime Log, Aug. 29 through Sept. 11

Aug. 29 through Sept. 11

Savior of soles: Edward J. Staniszewski, owner of Fishtown’s Star Shoes, dies at 88

Edward John Staniszewski, beloved Fishtown shoemaker and owner of Star Shoe Service for more than 60 years, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 12, at age 88 from complications of a stroke suffered in late March.

Horosope (July 28, 2011)

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You face the possibility of raising your relationship to another level. However, your partner might demand that you make promises for which you’re not sure you’re ready.

Plop for the pools on Saturday

American Legion Playground, at 6201 Torresdale Ave. in Wissinoming, will host “Plop for the Pools” this Saturday at 2 p.m. The public is invited to enter the cow chip bingo contest. When the cow makes a dropping, the individual who has selected that particular space wins a cash prize. The event will raise money to keep all 70 of the city’s outdoor pools open this summer. Last year, more than $25,000 was raised. Other activities include face painting, a Moonbounce and a dunk tank.

City of historical love

American history can be fun? Sure, and what better city than Philly, the birthplace of the nation, to make sure tourists — and Philadelphians — get the most out of visiting historic sites.