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River Ward events for the week of September 12

Stay on top of all the events happening in your community with our "Around the Neighborhoods" guide.

River Ward events for the week of September 5

With fall just around the corner, the River Wards are alive again with meetings, trips, and community events. We've got the comprehensive list.

Ready for school

Duha Muhammad (on chair) with daughter, 2-year-old Abila Muhammad, get ready for a free dental checkup with Rhonda Collins from the Greater Philadelphia Health Action on Friday, Aug. 24, at Frankford High School. About 250 residents attended workshops and a back-to-school pep rally sponsored by state Rep. Tony Payton Jr. at the school. More than two dozen people took advantage of free dental checkups. Almost 200 book bags, 2,000 pencils, 300 pens, 250 spiral notebooks and loads of other school supplies along with McDonald’s gift cards and gift cards for Cramer’s Uniforms on Frankford Avenue. Payton aide Dafney Tales said more book bags will be distributed this week outside the representative’s office on the 4500 block of Frankford Ave. All the school supplies were donated by individuals, organizations and local companies, she said.

River Ward events for the week of August 22

As the lazy days of summer dwindle down, the neighborhoods are buzzing yet again with events and activities. Star keep you up to date on them all.

River Ward events for the week of August 15

Back to school sale

Letters to the editor for the week of August 15

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River Ward events for the week of August 8

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Horoscope (Aug. 1, 2012)

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A turn in a relationship upsets the amorous Arian, who is puzzled by Cupid’s romantic antics. Be patient and considerate. The confusion soon will sort itself out.

Here comes Santa!

On Harley! On Phantom! On Sabre and Shadow! Come Fury! Come Road Glide. Come V-Rod and Aero!

Trips (Aug. 1, 2012)

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS August dates available. Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. Visit U.S. National Parks and Grand Tetons. Packages from $2,249 per person, include sedan service to and from Philadelphia International Airport, airfare, transfers, 11 meals, professional tour guide, visits to Jackson, Yellowstone (Old Faithful), Jackson Hole, Idaho Potato Museum and more. 610-892-9767.