Holmesburg Civic Association president Rich Frizell last week paid tribute to Jim Ryan, a neighborhood activist who died late last month.
Ribbon cutting: Holmesburg residents celebrated the grand opening of a new, comprehensive medical campus on Saturday with a ribbon-cutting and health fair at The Center for Medical Excellence on the 8000 block of Frankford Ave. The former Holmesburg Family Practice, led by Dr. Joseph Pongonis, has expanded into a full-service medical center with EPIC Physicians primary and urgent care, Einstein Healthcare Network’s Multispecialty Suite, Progress Physical Therapy, Lawall Prosthetic & Orthotic Services, Patelka Dental and Holmesburg Pharmacy. Doctors and staff treated visitors to breakfast, refreshments, prize giveaways, child face painting and other entertainment, in addition to medical information.
Amateur bouts set for Sept. 5
“Some persons care little or nothing for the past. Musty records and old things have no charm for them.” Joseph Harrison Jr., The Locomotive Engine and Philadelphia’s Share In Its Early Improvements, 1872
The cleanup crew from the Friends of Pennypack Park endured an intermittent rainstorm to round up 29 bags of litter from the park near Frankford and Solly avenues on July 26. Curiously enough for the 21 rain-soaked volunteers, they also found an abandoned rowboat.
A quarrel over a girlfriend sparked stabbings at a Holmesburg house party early Sunday that left a 21-year-old man and 18-year-old woman hospitalized with knife wounds, police said.
Holmesburg Baptist Church, at 7927 Frankford Ave., will hold a community festival on Saturday, July 12.
The Holmesburg Civic Association unanimously approved a bid by the Philadelphia Centurions Motorcycle Club, which is seeking a zoning variance for its clubhouse at 7347 Melrose St.
An Alex’s Lemonade Stand will be set up on Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dunkin’ Donuts, at 8902 Frankford Ave. in Holmesburg.