Former state Rep. Francis E. Gleeson Jr. died last week. He was 77.
Capt. Adam Friedman, the recently appointed commander of the 8th Police District, was the official guest speaker for the Holme Circle Civic Association meeting last Wednesday, but Rocky Balboa stole the show.
Residents had every reason not to attend the June 10 meeting of the Somerton Civic Association. It was the group’s final monthly meeting before its annual summer recess. The agenda was pretty light. Rain was falling in buckets.
The Old-timers Bats and Balls As-so-ci-ation last week honored Tom McGuckin and the Russo family with the Wil-li-am “Pickles” Kennedy Award. The group con-sists of former ath-letes and of-fi-cials. Mem-bers meet four times a year at Randi’s Res-taur-ant & Bar, at 1619 Grant Ave. in Grant Plaza II in Bustleton.
Area high school baseball players are bound for Harrisburg for the Keystone Games, the “largest multi-sport event in the state.”
Kenneth A. “Ken” Hyers, the longtime president of Lawncrest Town Watch, died last Friday at age 57.