It’s been a tough time in the area lately. First there was the Great Quake of ’11 and the Great Superintendent Scandal of ’11, both of which took place on the same day last week. Then there was Great Irene’s megadose of wind, rain and power failures, complete with powerful but necessary evacuation warnings from Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey but nary a word from The Invisible Man of Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Corbett. Then, just this Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles gave their star dog abuser, Michael Vick, a six-year extension on his contract. All in all, a lot of disturbing news for man and beast alike.
Teva North America finally signs on the dotted line and will build a distribution complex on 136 acres of Island Green.
As director of Philly’s office of the Anti-Defamation League, Barry Morrison is a fervent crusader against mankind’s insensitive ways.
Once again, the annual event in North Wildwood, N.J., devoted the proceeds of ticket and T-shirt sales to support community programs.
Heather Schultz has battled mightily to cope with disability that resulted from a pool accident. Her latest accomplishment is a flight-training program that has enabled her to soar to exhilarating heights.
FRIENDS OF TORRESDALE LIBRARY Aug. 19. Camden Riversharks game at Campbell’s Field, 401 N. Delaware Ave., Camden, N.J. $11. 1-866-SHARKS-9 or go to www.riversharks.com and click on Fundraising Program log-in icon, enter code “BOOKS,” click buy and select seats.