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    Casino Trips: June 4, 2014

    St. Jerome Ladies Guild More: June 10. Valley Forge Casino. $44 includes bus fare, $25 slot play, and a $15 food voucher. 215-821-3393, 215-742-1866. More: June 26. Trump Taj Mahal. $71 includes bus fare, $25 slot play, ticket to a show, and a buffet. 215-821-3393, 215-742-1866.


    Casino Trips: May 28, 2014

    St. Jerome Ladies Guild More: June 10. Valley Forge Casino. $44 includes bus fare, $25 slot play, and a $15 food voucher. 215-821-3393, 215-742-1866. More: June 26. Trump Taj Mahal. $71 includes bus fare, $25 slot play, ticket to a show, and a buffet. 215-821-3393, 215-742-1866.


    Staying afloat

    The Police Boat Team will compete in the Dragon Boat Regatta next month.

    The reasons for the enduring popularity of the Dad Vail Regatta should be self-evident to anyone who has ever ventured to the banks of the Schuylkill River on the second weekend of May. With sleek shells slicing through the current on the strength of synchronized oarsmen in their colorful singlets, it’s a spectacular sight to behold.


    Timeless friendships

    A stranger observing them in the back room of the Country Club Diner on a recent evening might wonder: Was this a family gathering? A neighborhood party? An office party?


    Casino Trips: January 22, 2014

    Maternity BVM Seniors Jan. 28. Mohegan Sun Casino. $39 includes bus transportation, buffet, and $25 slot play. Bus departs from 9200 Bustleton Ave. at 9:30 a.m. 215-342-5038.


    Neighborhood stories: Next door’s nonfiction

    Betty Nefferdorf, who lived on Mercer Street, leaves a legacy of her own in Fishtown. 


    American Hustle’s star-studded cast does not disappoint

    With a humorous disclaimer about how some of the stuff in the movie actually happened, American Hustle will grab your attention from the start and never let go. It’s got that cool 1970s vibe, an appealing mix of comedy and drama, and offers up lots of twists and turns.


    Music man

    Gary Grisafi worked as a construction safety specialist and a Republican leader of the 53rd Ward, but his guitar always remained a close companion.

    It took him a few decades and a handful of forays into other careers, but Gary Grisafi has finally opened a music store in Bensalem, the Grisafi Music Institute.


    Around town: September 11, 2013 (Part 2)

    City looking for its next poet laureate