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    Band of brothers

    It’s been a summer to remember at Liberty Bell, where chemistry off the field has led to wins — a lot of wins — on the baseball diamond.

    When Ken Hoffman was asked what he’ll cherish most about his 16- to 18-year-old Liberty Bell Youth Organization baseball team when the season wraps up soon, his answer had nothing to do with wins and losses.

    Bengals capture city title

    The Bustleton Bengals 17-and-under baseball team last week captured the Department of Recreation championship with a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over Roxborough’s Houston Playground Hurricanes at Citizens Bank Park.

    At 45, Gies’ love of the game keeps him playing

    Chris Gies nearly became the Phillies Opening Night starter in 1995; he’s still playing, passing on his knowledge to his two sons.

    Nearly 20 years ago, Chris Gies came this close to being named the Opening Night starter for his beloved Phillies.

    Public struggle

    The Public League’s misfortunes in the Carpenter Cup continued on Sunday, dropping its 24th straight decision. The league’s only win came in 1990.

    The old adage states that the only two guarantees in life are death and taxes. If there was room to add a third proclamation, it might state, “Death, taxes and, come early June, the Public League will lose its first and only Carpenter Cup contest.”

    Phils partner with Catholic Charities

    After a successful turnout last season, the Catholic Charities Appeal will partner again with the Philadelphia Phillies for Catholic Charities Night. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through a dedicated link will go directly to the appeal.

    Letters to the Editor: May 21, 2014

    Veterans Affairs scandal investigated

    Walk benefits adult cancer patients

    For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation invites adults, children and teams to join the For Pete’s Sake Walk at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, April 27. This three-mile fun walk will raise funds to provide vacations to adult cancer patients and their loved ones. These respites enable them to take a break from cancer and strengthen, deepen and unify their relationships.

    Walk benefits adult cancer patients

    For Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation invites adults, children and teams to join the For Pete’s Sake Walk at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday, April 27. This three-mile fun walk will raise funds to provide vacations to adult cancer patients and their loved ones. These respites enable them to take a break from cancer and strengthen, deepen and unify their relationships.

    Union leaders discuss seasonal worker unemployment

    Union leaders told three lawmakers how changes in the state’s unemployment rules have cut benefits to thousands of seasonal workers.

    Editorial: Voter turnout is grim

    Picture a packed Citizens Bank Park with only the people in the front rows actually paying attention to the game even though everybody paid a nice buck to get in. 

    Philly’s favorite

    Philadelphia. It’s a place where cheesesteaks are unsurpassed, Rocky Balboa is king and diehard sports fans always believe. And at the center of it all is the beloved Phillie Phanatic.

    You may think you have a great job, but Lansdale resident Tom Burgoyne probably has it better.

    Around town: September 11, 2013

    Back to school the theme of Sept. 14 event

    Living the dream

    Leigh Ann Costanzo, a former softball player at St. Hubert and Holy Family, has spent time on a different field the last two years as a Phillies ball girl at Citizens Bank Park.

    Upholstery biz expands into Somerton

    J&J Seat Cover Co. Inc. specializes in upholstery, and company president Ed Sacco said there’s great potential in the industry.

    O’Neill: More improvements ahead at Fox Chase playground

    The rededication of a baseball field in honor of fallen Firefighter Daniel Sweeney at Fox Chase Recreation Center was just the start of long-term improvements at the sprawling city-operated playground, according to Councilman Brian O’Neill.

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