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.
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?
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.
Betty Nefferdorf, who lived on Mercer Street, leaves a legacy of her own in Fishtown.
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.
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.
City looking for its next poet laureate
A Pottstown man is facing child rape charges after he allegedly picked up a 12-year-old runaway in Frankford, took her to a Northeast motel and forced her to have sex with him. Police arrested George Williams, 40, at his home on Aug. 28. According to court records, he is charged with rape, unlawful contact with a minor, statutory sexual assault, sexual assault, corruption of a minor, indecent assault with a person younger than 13 and indecent exposure.
Anthony Faranca is the new general manager of Parx Casino. Greenwood Racing Inc., the owner and operator of the Bensalem gaming complex, made the announcement.