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    Convent on Holme Avenue will become apartment building

    Facing declining membership and the rising cost of repairs to their home, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth moved out of the 60-year-old Infant Jesus Convent in June 2013.

    Trick or treat

    When it comes to shooting pool, Archbishop Ryan graduate Steve Markle certainly has some tricks up his sleeve.

    For most people, playing pool doesn’t venture far beyond horsing around in dimly-lit dive bars and smoke-filled taprooms. 

    Entering the octagon

    Eddie Alvarez gears up for UFC debut.

    Police wound two during violent car stop

    Police shot a motorist and one of his passengers after he allegedly tried to run over officers during a car stop in Wissinoming on Sunday night.

    GW looks to future after Week 1 loss

    Now into his 30th season as George Washington’s head football coach, Ron Cohen understands the rhyme and reason for these challenging early-season non-league games.

    Oldtimers award athletes at meeting

    The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association recently honored former athletes Jim Bruce and Frank Steiner, along with college softball sensation Holly Schell, with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.

    Casino trips: August 27, 2014

    Vogt Morning Glories Sept. 14 to 18. Wildwood. $383 includes 4 nights at the Adventurer Hotel, entertainment, Cape May Ferry and a day at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. 215-338-0189. ••

    Going green

    As there are every year, there are many Northeast gardeners competing in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s garden contest.

    Charges for man who shot suspected thief

    A Frankford man has been charged with murder for fatally shooting a suspected thief who, he claims, was trying to break into his pickup truck last Thursday night, Philadelphia police said.

    Views of Harrison’s Folly

    New images come to light of a most unusual 19th-century Northeast mansion.

    “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

    Casino Trips: August 20, 2014

    Vogt Morning Glories Sept. 14 to 18. Wildwood. $383 includes 4 nights at the Adventurer Hotel, entertainment, Cape May Ferry and a day at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City. 215-338-0189. ••

    Casino Trips: August 6, 2014

    St. Bede’s Young at Heart Club Aug. 12. Mt. Airy Casino. $32 includes $25 coins and a full buffet. 215-598-3227.

    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.

    Garden State grub

    There’s something about fresh-picked corn (and tomatoes and peaches) at roadside stands in New Jersey that makes my car immediately pull to the side of the road. Last weekend, on the ride home from the Shore, the signs reading “Fresh Corn - $2.99 a Dozen” forced me to make a bee-line to the roadside produce stand. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Jersey corn is coming into season, and ready for harvest.

    Remembering state Sen. Hank Salvatore

    Former state Sen. Frank A. “Hank” Salvatore is being remembered as a family man, a tireless fighter for his constituents and a powerful force as the only Philadelphian in the Republican caucus.

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