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    Celebrating her golden years

    Time to party: Gert McQue celebrated her 100th birthday at Gloria Dei Estates with the Mummers on April 10. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA 

    Displaying history

    Flyered up: The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame currently has a display marking the 40th anniversary of the Philadelphia Flyers’ first Stanley Cup championship victory. The display is also part of the 85th birthday of Spike’s Trophies, at 2701 Grant Ave. There is various memorabilia displayed in connection with the Flyers championship team, including signed champagne bottles, skates, kneepads and hockey sticks. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA

    No place like home

    Office of Oz: American Heritage Federal Credit Union turned its Bustleton campus into the “Land of Oz” on April 9 as part of its Employee Appreciation Day. Employees enjoyed games throughout the day while competing for the title of Employee Appreciation Day Champions. At lunch, employees enjoyed Toto dogs and Cowardly Lion chicken cooked and served by managers and also received gift bags. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTO

    Times’ journalists win Keystone Press Awards

    Two journalists for the Northeast Times won three 2014 Keystone Press Awards in a statewide contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.

    A centenarian celebration

    Golden years: Rose DeMucci celebrates her 100th birthday at Wesley Enhanced Living on March 28. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA

    Healthy living

    Residents of the Philadelphia Protestant Home attended a health symposium on March 28. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA

    Celebrating a lifetime of happiness

    Time to strut: Kitty Appicello celebrated her 103rd birthday at her Erdrick Street home in grand Philly style on March 30 — with Mummers. Appicello dances to the Mummers’ sound as she was surrounded by friends and family, including her seventh great-great-grandchild. Appicello moved to the city from upstate Pennsylvania 95 years ago. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA

    Delivering kindness

    The Klein JCC, at 10100 Jamison Ave., held its annual Home Delivered Meals, March for Meals Celebration and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on March 19. The Nina Cohen Award for special volunteer service went to Jack Belitsky, Judy Einhorn and David and Jeanette Auerbach. In all, 225 volunteers were singled out for special recognition. Subaru of America was presented with a Corporate Leadership Award. The W.W. Smith Charitable Trust received a Community Leadership Award. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA

    The magic of reading

    The National Education Association’s Read Across America Day was on March 3. Due to weather, Kennedy Crossan Elementary School participated on March 7 instead. Local volunteers, parents, and politicians came to the school to read different Dr. Seuss books for several hours in the morning to 10 different classes. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA

    A surreal experience

    Traveling back in time: The Philadelphia Museum of Art features a Surrealists Exhibit through March. More than 70 works of art, poetry, and sound clips adorn the exhibit’s walls, designed to give people a sensation of going back in time to 1924, when the Surrealist movement began in Paris. The exhibit is designed to look through the history of the movement like a timeline, starting with its early influences in the 1930s, and following it through the end of World War II. There are also spaces in the galleries, with abstract furniture put together to portray a piece of art. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA

    A tribute to one of their own

    In loving memory: The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush held a dance festival benefitting a college fund named in memory of Jackie Park, a Rush graduate who was fatally struck by a car in 2012. The dance festival featured works choreographed solely by students. They wrote scripts for a few short monologues that were intertwined with dance performances. Some types of dances included ballet, hip-hop, modern and jazz. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA

    Spreading the warmth this winter

    Warming hearts: Firefighters Union President Joe Schulle and state Rep. Ed Neilson posed with kids from Thomas Holme Elementary School, who received 100 new coats as part of “Operation Warm.” MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTOS

    A day of remembrance

    Embracing history: The Frankford Coalition of Neighbors celebrates it’s 15th anniversary with Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Sankofa Freedom Academy Charter Upper School. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA

    Happy days at Tacony Charter School

    School spirit: Local representatives and school officials cut the ribbon at the new addition to Tacony Charter School, a brand new gymnasium. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA

    Gifts of Generosity

    Gianna Granato, 6, and her brother Steven Granato, 7, of Bustleton, started raising money for Toys for Tots by making rubber-band bracelets and key chains. They began in October this past year, and were selling in local malls and street stands by November. Every time they raised a sufficient amount of money, they bought toys for kids and contacted a local charity that could use them. Their parents have always encouraged them to help their community with some sort of project. Since the bracelets and key chains have been such a success for them, they would like to keep selling past the holidays and continue donating the money to charities. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA

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