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    Trips: September 11, 2013

    HOLY REDEEMER VILLAGE Sept. 16 to 20. Pine Dude Ranch. $384 per person, double occupancy or $484 single, includes bus, meals, cocktail party, entertainment and more. 215-947-3542. 

    Trips: September 4, 2013

    MAKIN’ MEMORIES WITH KAYE & MATERNITY BVM SENIORS Sept. 5. Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, Lancaster. $92, includes “Menopause, the Musical.” 215-342-5038.

    Trips: August 28, 2013

    MAKIN’ MEMORIES WITH KAYE & MATERNITY BVM SENIORS Sept. 5. Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, Lancaster. $92, includes “Menopause, the Musical.” 215-342-5038.

    Trips: August 21, 2013

    ST. JEROME LADIES GUILD Aug. 22. Bristol Riverside Theatre. $82, includes bus, lunch at Georgine’s and “Broadway Collection.” 215-821-3393, 215-742-1866.  

    Trips: August 14, 2013

    ST. WILLIAM SENIOR CITIZENS Aug. 10. Peddler’s Village Peach Festival and Sidewalk Sale. $55, includes transportation and sit-down luncheon at Cock and Bull Restaurant. 215-725-5697.

    Trips: July 31, 2013

    ST. JEROME’S LADIES GUILD Aug. 6. Gettysburg. Package includes bus tour of battlefield, National Visitors Center, Cyclorama film, museum, Eisenhower National Historic Site and lunch. $94. 215-821-3393, 215-742-1866. 

    Letters to the Editor: July 24, 2013

    Schwartz: ‘A risk we cannot afford’

    Trips: July 24, 2013

    ST. JEROME’S LADIES GUILD Aug. 6. Gettysburg. Package includes bus tour of battlefield, National Visitors Center, Cyclorama film, museum, Eisenhower National Historic Site and lunch. $94. 215-821-3393, 215-742-1866. 

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