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Mitchell School Chess Team

Compulsive Gamblers

Wins at State/ National Tourneys

Programs for addicts available
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Distinguished Police Officer
12th District’s Joseph Young honored

Birthday Wishes to Alandra Abrams
Distinguished music teacher at Tilden
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• Election Turnout Rises in SW • Primary Election Results
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Memorial Day 2013
Saluting as the bugle plays “Taps” before the Civil War graves at Mount Moriah Cemetery are American Legion Wm. Roche Post 21 members James Young, Albert Harris, George Cox, and Butch Pettit, and Phila. Commander John C. Tomosky.

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played and sung, and prayers offered for peace, recovery of our war wounded, and respect and gratitude to those who gave their lives to maintain freedom around the world and here at home. On Sunday, May 26, the William Roche American Legion Post No. 21 held a lively parade and dedication service which started at Bartram High School on 67th Street, and proceed past the Kilbride, Do-

cherty, Campbell Legion Post 959 at 6330 Elmwood Avenue and around to the Post headquarters at 64th and Paschall Avenue. The event complete with marching drill teams was led by Post Commander Albert Willis. On Monday, a Memorial day ceremony was conducted at the Legion Post 959 on Elmwood with
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May 16, 2013

Election Turnout Falls Citywide But Rises in Southwest
By City Commissioner Stephanie Singer

uesday (May 21) Philadelphia missed yet another chance to show the rest of Pennsylvania how powerful we could be if we only turned out to vote in local elections. Only 9% of eligible Philadelphians turned out to vote in the primary. Our failure to get out to vote has real consequences for statewide offices like the Superior Court. If we had turned out 200,000 more voters in Philadelphia in oddyear elections over the last decade, then a majority of the

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judges on statewide courts would have needed Philadelphia’s support to win, and we might well have gotten more favorable rulings on Voter ID and other laws that hurt Philadelphia. There is a bright spot in Tuesday’s election results. While votes in the top-of-theticket statewide judicial race declined by 17% citywide (compared with the 2009 primary), votes in Southwest Philadelphia rose by an impressive 12%. Wow. We don’t yet know what made the difference in Southwest. Was it the prominent coverage of the election by community news-

papers in Southwest? Was it the get-out-the-vote and

Only 9% of eligible Philadelphians turned out to vote.
educational efforts by community groups there? Was it demographic changes? Was it something else entirely?

Inspired by Southwest Philadelphia, my office and I will move ahead with a broadbased campaign to increase voter turnout across Philadelphia. We call it “Be the Boss.” We need your help: • Businesses: work with us to remind employees, customers and neighbors to vote • Educators: work with us to develop civics curriculum for your students • Researchers: help us figure out what made the difference in Southwest • Community Organizers: work with us to get your constituents out to vote • Techies: work with us to create email and text re-

minder systems for voting • 18-25-year-olds: help us learn how to reach you and your peers • Individuals: work with us to become election leaders in your neighborhood, send us your ideas, or volunteer for the campaign. Acting together, we can and will make a huge difference for Philadelphia. Thank you, as always, for paying attention. Please stay tuned for our citywide Be the Boss kickoff and, in the meantime, send your ideas and let us know how you will help.
City Commissioner Stephanie Singer. Room 132 City Hall; 215-686-3460

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Primary Election Winners
inners in this year’s May 21 primary election races who will contend in the November 5 general election were as follows (party affiliation in parenthesis): City Comptroller: Terrence Tracy (R); Alan Butkovitz (D) District Attorney: Daniel Alvarez (R); Seth Williams (D) Traffic Court Judge: Ella P. Butcher (R); Christopher M. Vogler (R); Marnie Aument-Loughery (D); Donna J. De Rose (D); Omar Sabir (D) Judge of the Court of Common Pleas: Giovanni Campbell (D); Anna Marie Coyle (D/R) Joe Fernandes (D);

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Timika Lane (D); Daniel D. McCaffery (R)*; Kenneth J. Powell Jr. (D); Sierra Thomas Street (D)
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Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge: Martin Coleman (D); Henry Lewandowski (D); Fran Shields (D); Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge: Joseph Waters, Jr. (R); Jr. Jack McVay Jr. (D) Information for these listings is taken from the Committee of Seventy website. All candidates are indicated as “Projected Winners” except for the respective PA Superior Court Judges who were running unopposed. (www. seventy.org) No data is provided by the Committee of Seventy on judges or inspectors of election in the city’s 1687 divisions.

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Mitchell Elementary Chess Team Wins National Recognition
itchell Elementary is nearing its 100th birthday and is slated to gradually expand its nurture of our young people from kindergarten through eighth grade. An important aspect of its new lease on life will be the “extras” the school offers: a sparkling new library, a small but vibrant violin music class, and now a chess team whose members perform creditably on a national and statewide basis. During the March 9–10 weekend, the team which goes by the name “Minor Threats” took second statewide in the K – 6 section. They won fifth place in the broader K – 9 category, obviously

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pitted against players who were older and had been playing competitively for many more years (Mitchell’s group have competed seriously for just over a year). Individual state winners included: - Pernell Jordan 9th place in the K-6 Under 800 section and 12th place in the quick chess Under 1100 section - Bin Bui 1st place in the K-6 Under 800 section - Tahvon Hughes 1st place in the K-9 Under 1000 section In early May, the team took a 14hour bus ride with 35 fellow Philadelphia Chess Society school district youngsters to the supernational championships in Nashville TN. As a team,

the “Treats” wound up in a creditable 28th place as a team, with Tahvon Hughes ranked 36th out of 419 youngsters competing in the K-5 U-900 field. The Society which includes students from four other city schools came back with an amazing nine Shepherding his Mitchell School “Minor Threats” chess team is trophies. Coach Jason Bui, and key players Syair Hutson, Tahvon Hughes, BryL o o k i n g trip from Southwest). forward to next year, Bui feels there is room for improvement. “We can do better if we can start with even
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Letters to the Editor
wish to thank all the SW residents who came out April 24 to vote for me to serve on the Neighborhood Advisory Subcommittee (NAS). As one of fifteen so elected, I express my sincerest gratitude for your faith and trust in me. I extend special thanks to my Divinity Street family for showing up in such large numbers at the polls. The NAS is an important resource for information and aids in keeping the neighborhoods abreast of developments and changes taking place within our serving district. Our primary function is to asssist Southwest CDC staff with outreach efforts and community briefings. While this position is new to me, as secretary of Kingsessing Fifth Division Community of Neighbors block captains in the 51st Ward (K5DCN), I have expeience in getting information out. At K5DCN, I have also organized block clean-ups, community meetings, programs, forums and events. During my two-year term on the NAS I will do my best to uphold the duties outlined in the committee specifications. Again, thank you for allowing me to serve in this manner. Sincerely, Phill Hughes

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here is good being done in Southwest by our neighbor Dorene Holmes and I believe it goes unnoticed. In the past the 2100 block of South Gould Street was like a wild west show with drug use and shootings. With the help of the community meetings at 12th Police District, and the city sanitation workers, the block is no longer dirty and bad strangers are gone. It took Ms. Dorene a year but in November 2012 she finally had an abandoned car removed from the lot across from her house. Drug dealers would use it and children played there. She also was finally able to have an abandoned house boarded up which had also used by drug people. Workers are now making repairs on it – thanks to her persistence.It’s now being. Thank you for recognizing the tenacity, patience, effort and perseverence of this dedicated community servant. Sincerely, Donn Stephen Waters

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May 16, 2013

Program for Compulsive Gamblers
By Edith L. Dixon

eva Pryor from the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania addressed guests at the annual Southwest CDC Spring Reception held last Thursday (May 23, 2013) at scenic Bartram’s Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard.

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of desserts and drinks. The event was the first of many fundraising activities Southwest CDC has planned for the upcoming months. Among the events on-tap are a trivia night in June, a day of bingo in July and a cabaret tentatively scheduled for August. The community is invited to attend them all.

Pryor’s organization was For more information on one of several who supported compulsive gambling, call Southwest CDC’s yearly funNeva Pryor from the Council draising event. Information on her program, which helps on Compulsive Gambling of PennFree Seminar: people with gambling prob- sylvania Older Adult & Women lems, is available at Southwest CDC. Pryor was among more Gambling Prevention than 50 guests who braved Porch Rocking or Let’s Go to the Casino? As Southwest CDC Exec- stormy weather to celebrate June 27 - 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. utive Director Donna Henry another year of Southwest 2100 Arch Street • 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103 looked on, Pryor graciously CDC helping build the SouthPresented by Office of Addiction Services, Department thanked Southwest CDC for west Philadelphia commuof Behavioral Health & Jewish Family and Children’s inviting her and adding in- nity. Guests gathered under a Service of Greater Philadelphia formation to its program on beautiful, chandelier-lit tent To register, Contact Melissa Blackson at (267) 256-2050 compulsive gamblers and to dine on hot hor d’oeuvres, or mblackson@jfcsphilly.org by June 17, 2013 where they can get help crudite, and a luscious array

the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania at 800-848-1880 or 1-800-GAMBLER. Its local office at 1233B Wharton St., Phila., PA 19147, can be reached by calling 215-389-4008 or by email at ccgpfpa@aol.com or view the organization’s website at www.pacouncil.com. For information on Southwest CDC’s programs or upcoming activities, call Edith Dixon, NAS community organizer at 215-729-4546.

Local Student to Attend Eastern univ. on W. Wilson Goode Scholarship
a’Nell N. Hall-Ragin of West Philadelphia will enter Eastern University this fall under a W. Wilson Goode Scholarship. She is the daughter of Pearl K. HallRagin and Richard R. Ragin, Sr. and graduated from Center City Academy. While in high school, Hall-Ragin was captain of the basketball team, a member of the track team and an honor student. Eastern is a Christian University of the arts and scienes with an enrollment of 4400 students located at 1300 Eagle Road in Saint Davids PA. It offers classes at multiple locations throughout Eastern PA, and through international partnerships offers programs overseas. For more information call 1-800-452-0996 or visit www. eastern.edu.

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Remembering Lost Loved Ones on Memorial Day
emorial Day is not just for those fallen in our foreign wars, but also for loved ones who have passed away on our streets. Having placed a fresh spray of flowers her son Darrell Cowan’s grave at Mouth Moriah Cemetery, Mr. Robert Lark and Mrs. Vanessa Cowan Lark and her daughter Enaysia mourn quietly at the grave of her murdered son. The day’s observance was also important for Mr. Lark who counsels homeless veterans as a case worker at the Coatesville Veterans Medical Center. “Many of the men and women coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan have serious adjustment problems as they transition to life at home,” noted Lark. “We give them on-going guidance to help that transition, send them

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heart rending bugle playing of “Taps.” Tomosky, a U.S. Army veteran, described some of the community activities in which the Legion takes part throughout the year, notably the Rebuilding Philadelphia Together where members volunteer as both skilled and non-skilled workers to repair area homes. Legion members also participate in fundraising activities to support Rebuilding projects. “We’re proud to join our trade union brothers and sisters, and also major corporations like Home and Garden TV, Kraft Foods, and others in these efforts. Tomosky also expressed thanks to the Philadelphia Police Department District 12 officers who accompanied the celebrant to the various sites. He complimented the Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery for the wonderful way they were restoring and maintaining the hallowed grounds. For more information on activities of the American Legion in the area, visit www.palegion.com.

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to the right people for assistance, and help them get themselves together. “

the singing of God Bless America and the reading of proclamation by Philadelphia American Legion Council Commander John C. Tomosky. Participants then proceeded to the military gravesite section of Mount Moriah Historic Cemetery where more than 200 Civil War dead are interred. There, Commander Tomosky commenced with a profoundly moving service of invocation in which he sought divine strength to meet aggression and violence around world, power to heal the wounds of war, strong hands to continue protecting our way of life, and a way to arrive at peace in foreign countries and in our communities at home, and love to govern relationships between people and nations.

“Homelessness is a major concern,” added Lark, “We have a number of centers where veterans can get temporary housing and advice on vocational opportunities in the area.”

After the pledge of allegiance, and the placing of colorful flower arrangements at several gravestones, members of the Roche Post fired off three rounds from their rifles, followed by a

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Monroe Energy Assists SW Community Groups
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hen Joe Purnell, Executive Director of Neighborhood United Against Drugs (NUAD) in Southwest Philadelphia, got the call about a local company donating valuable office furniture, he knew the only way to make it happen: collaboration. A thirty-five-year veteran in community work, Purnell is well aware of the value and necessity of collaboration to accomplish tasks and face challenges. Purnell learned of the possible donations from fellow community activist Bruce Neal, who is employed by Monroe Energy in Trainer, PA. A subsidiary of Delta Airlines that refines fuel for jets, Monroe Energy seeks to be a good neighbor. They were looking for a community nonprofit to receive chairs, desks, and other equipment that their company no longer needed. Purnell contacted City-

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Lights, a community network with which NUAD has had a two-decade affiliation. “I knew CityLights would know who needed what,” he recounted. One of the roles of CityLights is

Partners quickly identified the 12th District Police headquarters, as Officer Joe Young had expressed a need for additional chairs for community meetings. Larry Adams, Outreach Worker at Outley House men’s facility, had noted a lack of storage space for residents; the Monroe lockers would suit them well. Other groups were able to use tables and desks. Within a few days, partners had pitched in funds to rent a truck and had volunteered to do the moving. All helped, and all benefited. Purnell is currently collaborating with a variety of agencies on exciting projects to improve community health and to reduce violence. Purnell extended special thanks to Jeff Warman, CEO and President of Monroe Energy, Coby Steward, Vice President and Assistant Site Leader, Yoland Rodriquez, Warehouse Supervisor, and Bruce Neal, Material Handler.

tournaments, giving us more competitive exposure.” He plans for trips to New York and Washington DC for tourneys this summer. Since chess is an extracurricular activity at Mitchell, Bui and his fellow Chess Society coaches have to raise substantial outside money to fund their tournament trips. This year their efforts were tremendously blessed by a magnificent donation from Ken Silver, owner of Jim’s Steaks at 400 South Street. “I played chess as a youngster and when I saw what the two school teams were accomplishing, I wanted to help,” affirmed Silver who had seen a C. “Chess playing is empowering; it teaches the students to think strategically and prepares them for life. Besides

that the chess environment becomes a safe haven for them.” Not only did Silver’s generous contribution of $2500 make the trip to the Nashville nationals possible, he also graciously chipped in for shirts and hats that greatly enhanced the youngsters appearance and team spirit. The activities of the Mitchell Minor Threats come under the umbrella of the non-profit After School Activities Partnership (ASAP). Interested donors can help fund the team’s trips on line through the Philadelphia Chess Society website. Donations can also be mailed to ASAP (memo line “Philadelphia Chess Society”), 1520 Locust Street, Suite 1104, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Their main number is 215-545-2727.

Larry Adams of Outley House men’s facility (2nd from right) welcomes the Monroe Energy team and much needed cabinets

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Hardy Williams Mastery Charter School Honored
arlier this past spring, the Hardy Williams Academy Mastery Charter School (HWAMCS) was recognized as a Top 10 school in Pennsylvania by PennCan, a statewide non-profit educational organization. On Thursday, May 30, the Hardy Williams Academy Mastery Charter School Parent Teacher Organization will throw a community celebration to recognize this academic achievement. The event at the school located at 1712 South 56th Street begins at 6:00 p.m. The award is a testament to the entire HWAMCS family’s hard work noted Scott Gordon, CEO, Mastery Charter

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CityLights Monthly Meeting – June 8 Learning About Martin Luther King Day of Service
ow can we encourage our kids and young people to live out the values of Dr. Martin Luther King every day? Come and find out at the CityLights Network Meeting! On June 8 there will be a mini-workshop led by representatives from Global Citizens who help bring us the MLK Day of Service every year and MLK365, their yearround service involvement program.

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The Global Citizens curriculum teaches young people about the values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through creative activities; they are then guided in designing projects to put those values into action in their community. the neighborhood will start MLK365 Clubs with students taking the lead in service.” from 9-11 a.m. “Please park on the Kingsessing side, as the 58th Street block will be closed at 10 am for the 58th Street Greenway Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Festival.” As at all CityLights meetings, regular attendee organizations and individuals will share what’s coming up on their agendas for the late spring and summer, and engage help of other groups. Regarding the official opening of the 58th Street Greenway Trail, Davis noted, “This is certainly something worth celebrating! From the idea stage in 2009 to its completion this spring, the Greenway has CityLights will meet at brought together statewide Cornerstone Christian Acad- nonprofits, federal funds, emy, 58th and Kingsessing, City departments, committed residents, and local community groups to create an asset for our neighborhood’s infrastructure and better health.” The ceremony will be held at Myers Recreation Center, 58th and Kingsessing, from 11:30 am to 2 pm. “Folks can walk, ride, eat cake, zumba, and have a great time! Bring your kids and grandkids.” CityLights Network is located at 6330 Paschall Avenue. For more information, phone 215-729-1982 or email citylightscdavis@gmail.com Global Citizen’s Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service organized more than 115,000 volunteers for 1,600 service projects last January, once again the largest King Day event in the nation. For more info, visit http://globalcitizen365.org/

“This is a great resource for groups to use in camps this summer and during the school year,” affirmed Carey Davis, director of CityLights, a community Global Citizens will tell network and urban/suburus how our Southwest orga- ban partnership based in nizations can benefit from Southwest. “The curricuconnecting with their larger lum is designed to be used world-wide service move- in hour-long time frames. ment. They will also fill us in We’re excited that Louisa on their excellent curriculum Mfum-Mensah of Global for ages K-12 that can be used Citizens is coming to Southin school, after school, and in west to share it with us. Our summer programs (and with vision is that schools and afcollege students and adults!). ter school groups throughout

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Free for Youth Who Take HIV Tests in June
ree tickets to the first Hip Hop for Philly concert are offered to local youth who take HIV tests at one of four locations during June, 2013, which is National AIDS Education Month. The four locations include two in Southwest and West Philadelphia: - June 15, 11AM-4 PM at the Meyers Recreation Center, 57th and Kingsessing - June 22, 11AM-4 PM at the Cobbs Creek Recreation Center, 63rd and Walnut The two other testing sites are the event kickoff on June 1, 11AM-5 PM, Wilson Park Community Center, 25th and Jackson and June 8, 10AM-4 PM at the York House, 5325 Old York Road. The target for the testing is 1000 young people who will also receive information about reducing the risk of acquiring HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and the importance of seeking treatment if infected. The June 27concert, headlined by hip hop artist Fabulous will take place on

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at the Trocadero Theater at 1003 Arch Street and the tickets can only be obtained by young people age 13 -24 who receive a free HIV test at one of the four locations.

Philly Faith in Action Mobile HIV/AIDS Testing
hilly Faith in Action and its partner organization Do One Thing continue to offering free rapid HCV testing three days a week in the Southwest and West sections of the city. A list of the current week sites where the mobile unit is offering local testing can always be found in the Community Bulletin Board pages of each Southwest Globe Times issue, or by visiting the Philly Faith in Action/Do One Thing website at www.1nething.com. Philly Faith in Action is a coalition of over 100 faith partners – pastors, imams, and other concerned religious and community leaders – dedicated to promotion of HIV/AIDS awareness, offering testing and treatment and fighting stigma. It offers a variety of up-to-date resource materials including action brochures, guidelines

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fice of HIV Planning cites cost as the most frequent reason that people cite do not seeking medical advice and testing for this epidemic disease. Other reasons mentioned in its comprehensive 2012 report (www.hivphilly.org) were denial, negative public image, competing personal needs, and active addictions (page lxii).

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for religious leaders and worship folder inserts for churches and mosques. It also provides a discussion guide for congregations with Bible stories and scriptural passages with messages of hope, healing, compassion, love, justice, and mercy. Organizations scheduling neighborhood or block events and health fairs can contact Philly Faith in Action/Do One Thing to schedule HCV or HIV testing: Call Ms. Gladys Thomas at 215-990-3338, or email her at gvlthomas1@gmail.com. In Southwest, for more information about convenient, confidential testing for HIV/ AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Disease contact the Health Annex in the Plaza at 6120 Woodland Avenue (215-7274721) or Neighborhood United Against Drugs, 5214 Woodland Avenue (215-724-7430).

Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive AIDS service organization which works year around to provide HIV primary care, consumer education, advocacy, social services, outreach to high risk people living with HIV, and access to clinical research. This year’s headliner is hipFor the past 18 years, FIGHT’s hop artist Fabolous. activities during AIDS Education month have included The event is sponsored prison reentry and prevenby Philadelphia FIGHT Phila- tion summits, youth events, delphia, Children’s Hospital special focus on target popuof Philadelphia and many lations, and broad outreach to other leading organizations. the entire Philadelphia area. According to FIGHT, there are more than 30,000 people in To register for any of Philadelphia who are living the month’s events, please with HIV and one person in visit fight.org/aem or call five does not know he or she 215.985.4448 x 200. All AIDS is infected. Education Month events are free and open to the public. FIGHT emphasized that For a list of partner agencies the all the AIDS Education and more information about Month activities are free, not- Hip Hop for Philly, visit www. ing that the Philadelphia Of- fight.org/hiphop

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12th Police District Officer Joseph Young Honored
ongratulations to Police Officer Joe Young, the 12th Police District’s Community Relations Officer, shown here receiving The Saints of Valor Law Enforcement Awards’ Distinguished Officer Award from Philadelphia Police Department’s Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel, Friday, May 17. More than 25 awards were given by The Saints of Valor to Philadelphia’s outstanding police officers, prison guards, judges and firefighters courtesy of Enon Baptist Church of Philadelphia, where the awards dinner was held. Officer Young also received the prestigious Merit Award from the Citizens Crime Commission

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at its 32nd annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Luncheon, held last Tuesday, May 21.

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Celebrate the 58th St. Greenway Trail Official Opening June 8
Organizers invite the public and especially the trail’s aturday, June 8 58th Street neighbors to come Southwest will cel- out for some exercise, learn to ebrate the formal Zumba with Vonda, enjoy the opening of 58th St. Green- smooth sounds of a DJ, hear way Trail that connects Bar- Cornerstone Christian Acadtram’s Garden and center city emy’s Praise Choir, indulge with Cobbs Creek Park. After in a soft pretzel and ice-cold some four years of planning, lemonade, and cheer on a community meetings and kids’ inaugural bicycle ride construction, the “Greenway from Myers Rec to Bartram’s Trail” will provide a safe route Garden. across Southwest for bikers and walkers. On hand for the formal dedication and ribbon cutting The event will take place will be representatives of the in front of the Francis Myers various organizations which Youth Access Center at 58th have put in so much time, Street and Kingsessing Av- effort and care to the projenue. It will feature several ect: CityLights Network, the hours of family and kids’ ac- Pennsylvania Environmental tivities, entertainment, and at Council, the Greater Phila1:00 p.m. the gala ribbon cut- delphia Bicycle Coalition, ting. Neighborhood Bike Works, the Southwest CDC, and other
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12:00 PM Zumba with Vonda 12:30 PM Live performances area groups from

1:00 PM Ribbon cutting ceremony 1:30 PM Inaugural bike ride For the children, a face painter will be on site to add a festive air to the ceremony, and a moon bounce will be set up for them to enjoy. There will also be plenty of giveaways and a new youth bicycle will be raffled off as a grand prize. If you have a bicycle, please ride it on over! For those that do not have a bicycle, the Bike Coalition

will be renting them out to ride along the trail. Commemorative green ribbons will be given to the first 50 residents at the celebration. Information booths will be present to share about community events and resources, bicycle maintenance, neighborhood greening, and after-school programs. In the event of rain, activities will be moved inside (except for the bike ride.) For those seeking to get the most out of their day, they are invited to attend the CityLights Network’s monthly meeting at Cornerstone Christian Academy (1939 S. 58th St.) from 9 – 11 AM prior to the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. For questions about the event, please contact Alex LaBant at 215.729.1982.

Greenway sign posts dot the 58th Street Greenway Trail which has its gala formal opening at Myers Rec. Center June 8

community partners. The agenda includes: 11:30 AM Celebration activities begin

58th Street GREENWAY
Come celebrate the opening of the 58th Street Greenway with family friendly activities !

Gardening and Nutrition
Vital Learning For Kids
at their schools. Green City Teachers program inculcates the skills to integrate horticultural and environmental education into curricula, after-school programs, and service-learning projects. Teachers, individuals, parents, gardeners, and informal educators are invited to participate. The summer twoday workshop focuses on building a school A fall fivesession course offers a forum for sharing ideas and helps students appreciate the role of nature in their lives. Topics include basic horticulture, water, soil and composting, indoor gardening, and choosing the right plants. For teachers Act 48 credit is available. For more information and registration, visit http://phsonline.org/greening/green-city-teachers or contact CityLights 215.729.1982

How to Start a “Green City Teachers” Program in Your School
By Alex LaBant

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Neighborhood Celebration Schedule of Activities
11:30 am 12:30 pm 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Saturday, June 8, 2013
58th and Kingsessing Ave      Free cake & drinks Face painting Ra e prizes (free entry) DJ & Live music Zumba® demo & dancing

Myers Rec Center

Celebration activities begin Zumba® & live performances Ribbon cutting ceremony Activities wrap up

oncerned that our school children are not getting a greater range of interesting and challenging educational fare in their academic diet? On June 26 and 27, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is providing one fascinating opportunity to bridge the enrichment gap. The PHS “Green City Teachers Program allows teachers, educators and other people interested and concerned about youth education to incorporate gardening, agriculture, and nutrition into their schools’ curriculum. Classes on June 26 start at 8:30 a.m. and on June 27, 2013 they begin at 1:00 p.m. Attendees are eligible for special grants to help implement programming

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SW Leadership Academy Stages Magical Musical
By Christina Clark

Free Dental Clinics
May 31 and June 1
t the Liacouras Center, 1776 North Broad Street, MOMn-PA is offering its annual twoday free dental clinic for under served Pennsylvanians. Beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday May 31 and Saturday June 1, a wide variety of dental services will be provided free of charge by members of organized dentistry, assisted by a host of volunteers. MOM-n-PA provides dental care for the relief of pain to thousands of the most needy, many of whom are from working families who do not have access or cannot afford dental insurance. Dr. Lew Lampiris described

outhwest Leadership Academy Charter School presented its first musical presentation, “The Wiz,” last week to an enthralled audience of students, family, faculty and friends. Courtney Taylor, Kindergarten Girl’s Teacher produced the play with the help of Kia Childs, Eighth Grade Boy’s Teacher. They each brought over 20 years of dance experience to create original choreography for SLACS’s contemporary adaptation of the story about a girl who gets transported to the mysterious Land of Oz. “The musical was very student driven,” said Childs. “The ninety eight students who participated helped in every aspect from set designs, to costumes and stage crews.” SLACS understands the importance of a well-rounded education. This view exercises a crucial role during a time when the School District of Philadelphia is planning to eliminate its “extra-curricular” activities, including the arts. The

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charter school students believe that participation the arts is advantageous to their studies. “The musical helps me focus,” said Eniola Fakeye, fourth grade student

Her sister, a junior in high school, pitched in backstage with the production. The students said that the musical gives them a chance to practice public speaking, an essential component not just in life, but as part of the common core standards, an initiative that provides an understanding of what students are expected to learn. “It does give me confidence,” said Albert Stephens, an eighth grade student at SLACS who is involved in the arts. “My family is excited to see me.” Sothwest Leadership Academy was founded as a charter school in 2007-2008 at 7101 Paschall Avenue and seeks to foster the next generation of community leaders. It features rigorous academic and leadership development programs aimed at bringing hope, excitement, and changed life outcomes to local elementary and middle school children. SLACS can be reached at 215-729-1939, or by visiting its website at www. slacs-phila.org

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his experience as a MOM-n-PA volunteer as “transformational” and went on to say, “Here we were, standing side by side, working together and doing what we’ve been trained to do, provide necessary dental care to those in greatest need.” During our mission on May 31 and June 1st, 2013, more than 800 volunteers, including 120 dentists will treat around 2,000 patients. Services Include: fillings, cleanings, extractions, and much more. There are no eligibility or income requirements; children and adults are welcome. For more information, check the Mom-n-Pa website at www.mom-n-pa.com

A beaming Eniola Fakeye in her role as Good Witch of the North in SW Leadership Academy’ musical “Wiz.”

Happy Sixtieth Birthday to Tilden’s Alandra Abrams
By Edith Dixon

at Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School. “It helps me memorize because I need to remember all of my lines.” Eniola portrayed Miss One, the good witch of the North and was able to bring her own pet dog on stage to play the role of Toto.

Local City Year Volunteers Clean-up Woodland Avenue
n a bright and beautiful Friday afternoon, May 3rd, a team of eight City Year Philadelphia volunteers dedicated themselves to cleaning up a trash filled section of Woodland Avenue business corridor at 60th Street. These City Year members are currently assigned to several Southwest schools and have also given back to the community pursuing clean-up projects along Woodland. City Year’s mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship. Such service demonstrates the power and idealism of young people, engages citizens to benefit the common good, and develops young leaders of the next generation.

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ore than 100 guests helped Middle School music teacher Alandra Abrams celebrate a joyous happy 60th birthday at Philadelphia’s Way of the Cross Church, 4647 N. Broad Street on May 18. Dressed in a flowing purple gown which matched the décor, Abrams gracefully accepted the many heartfelt tributes to her long and diverse teaching career and community service. She and her family and friends enjoyed a delicious soul food dinner and were serenaded with gospel-jazz selections by Abrams’ 5Starcq Entertainment. Guests saluted Abrams’ 24 years of teaching, 19 of them at Tilden. A 1989 graduate from Temple University with a degree in music education, she runs Tilden’s telecommunications classes, instructs students in guitar, keyboard and stage

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management, and also coaches the school’s track team. She has also supervised the school’s praise dance group and chorus. Adams is mother to seven children, a grandmother of 27 and great-grandmother of two.

A native Philadelphian, she has received a National Teacher of the Year Award from the Met Life Foundation, acts as a Judge of Election in Philadelphia, has for the past four years won gold in the 100 meters walk and 1600 meter walking relay at the Philadelphia Senior Games, and enjoys bowling. She also performs with her choirs at 12th Police District events.

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may 31 - June 1
FREE Dental Clinic, Doors Open, 6 a.m., Liacouras Cener, 1776 N. Broad St, (See Box Below & Article Page 11)

June 1
Day of Gospel Music, 4 to 6 p.m., 1201 S. 47th St & Kingsessing, Crusaders for Christ $12 Donation, INFO: Apostle Dave Hill 215-727-8883

June 1
Health Disparities & Organ Transplantation in Multicultural Communities, 8:30 a.m. to Noon, PA Convention Centr, Info: 215-520-0201

June 4
Ex-Offender Pardon Me Clinic, (See Box Below)

June 6
Diversity Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 237 S. Broad St, (See Box Below)

June 8
Mt. Moriah Clean up, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., (See Box Below)

June 8
Health Fair, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Mind, & Soul Ezekiel Baptist Church 5701-39 Grays Ave. Phone 215-727-2663 email: info@ezekielbc.org

June 8
58th Street Greenway Grand Opening & Community Celebration, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (See Article Page 10)

June 8
CityLights Network Monthly Meeting, 9 a.m to 11 a.m., (See Box Below & Article Page 8)

jUNE 9
Community Health Fair, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Mt. Moriah Apostolic Ch. 6840 Paschall Ave (See box below)

jUNE 12
14th Annual HIV Prevention Summit, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., PA Convention Cntr, 13th & Arch, 38 Workshops, INFO: 215-985-4448 x200

jUNE 15
Forever Young – A Senior Prom, 5 to 9 p.m. Presented by SW Senior Center Red Hatters, Embassy Suites, 900 Bartram Ave. (See Box Below)

jUNE 17
Career Fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4010 City Ave, (See Box Below)

jUNE 22
Free HIV Testing Ages 13 -24, 11a.m. to 4 p.m Cobbs Creek Recreation Center, 63rd and Walnut (See Article Page 9)

jUNE 22
Reunion & Fashion Show: 6:00 p.m. Mt Sinai Church of God in Christ, 7282 Woodland Ave. Info: 215-937-1726, www.mtsinaicogic.com

jUNE 23
PhillyStake Picnic Supper Fundraiser 5 – 8 p.m. Bartram’s Garden 54th & Lindbergh Blvd. On-Line Tickets only (See Box Below)

jUNE 27
Youth Anti-Violence – Health Awareness Initiative, Community events 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. to Myers Rec. Center, globe.times@yahoo.com 58th St. & Kingsessing Ave. or call 215-727-7777 (See box below)

Send your

Bartram’s Garden, 54th & Lindbergh Blvd Sunday, June 23, 5-8pm. Advance Purchase of tickets on-line is required.www.phillystake.org. Philly Stake is a local, recurring dinner in which money is raised for creative & relevant community engaged projects.

Philly Stake Picnic Style Dinner/Fundraiser

58th Street Greenway Trail Grand Opening
June 8 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors & Info: svickery@pecpa.org; 215-545-4570

Help Wanted

& Community Celebration,

Free Dental Services
1776 N. Broad St. No Eligibility or Income Requirement No appointments: First Come, First Served Children and Adults Services include: fillings, cleanings, extractions, education and more

Thursday, June 27 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Myers Rec. Center 58th St and Kingsessing Ave. Co Sponsors: YOACAP, Epic Stakeholders, Resurrection Ministries, SCOP, IDAAY, Southwest Community Advisory Group (SWAG), Empowered CDC , Educators 4 Education, Health Annex (Family Practice and Counseling) Tables Available: Fax 215 851 1878 Info: YOACAP 215-851-1830; Vernon Montague 215-873-3774 Jaleel Williford at: 215-873-3774.

YOACAP/Myers Rec. Health Fair

May 31 - June 1 Liacouras Center

The temporary Program Coordinator will assists with management of summer camp program administrative requirements and its staff. The camp hosts 75 children, grades kindergarten through fourth at Patterson Elementary School in Southwest Philadelphia. The Program Coordinator will coordinate and supervise activities, enrollment, and data entry of attendance and family eligibilty. Please send resume to Southwest CDC, Attention: Lorraine Thomas at lorraine@southwestcdc. org or 6328 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142

Temporary Program Coordinator Summer Camp (6 weeks)

Doors open at 6 am.

CityLights Network Monthly Meeting
Saturday, June 8 - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Cornerstone Christian Academy, 58th and Kingsessing Meetings are OPEN Light refreshments served. Info: 215-729-1982 citylightscdavis@gmail.com

June 22nd, 2013. University of Pennsylvania, Huntsman Hall, 3801 Walnut Street (rear, Locust Walk entrance) Retreat check in 8:30 AM - 9AM. Program from 9 AM - 4PM. Regina Young, MA Executive Director, Empowered CDC 267 353 5495 www.empoweredcdc.org

First Annual Empowerment Retreat

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SW EVENTS
SW Walking Groups
Tuesdays and Thursdays Walking groups meet corner of 51st St & Chester Ave Weigh-in and warm-ups begin at 5:45 p.m. and the walks begin at 6:00 p.m.

SW EVENTS
Cornerstone Christian Academy, 58th and Kingsessing Meetings are OPEN - Light refreshments served. Info: 215-729-1982 citylightscdavis@gmail.com Kingsessing 5th Division Community of Neighbor WALK FOR WELLNESS Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Come walk with your neighbors. We meet at the corner of 51st and chester avenue, and walk around the Kingsessing Rec. playground twice. Start time is 6pm. Info: 267-254-9972 greg3957ben@aol.com YOACAP/Myers Rec. Health Fair Thursday, June 27 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Myers Rec. Center 58th St and Kingsessing Ave. Co Sponsors: YOACAP, Epic Stakeholders, Resurrection Ministries, SCOP, IDAAY, Southwest Community Advisory Group (SWAG), Empowered CDC , Educators 4 Education, Health Annex (Family Practice and Counseling) Tables Available: Fax 215 851 1878 Info: YOACAP 215-851-1830; Vernon Montague 215-873-3774 Jaleel Williford at: (215) 873-3774.

CAREER FAIRS
Times & dates are subject to change, please contact the website or phone number listed to confirm the time & date, or for registration or other information.
Diversity Job Fair - Thursday, June 6th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia 237 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 http://diversityjobfairs.com/Jobfairs/ Career Fair - Monday, June 17th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West 4010 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 coasttocoastcareerfairs.com/career_fairs/details/PA/Philad elphia/June/17/2013/

CityLights Network Monthly Meeting Saturday, June 8 - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

INFO: 267-254-9972 or greg3957ben@aol.com Clean-up Day - Mt. Moriah Cemetery
Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8th  June 13th July 10th  Families, Groups, Civic-minded Individuals - Join us in locating & clearing gravesites of Civil War veterans interred Mount Moriah Free Park Day T-Shirts & patches for volunteers. Short tours of historic gravesites will be held. Info: “Events” www.friendsofmountmoriahcemetery.org prhone21@gmail.com

RESOURCES
Ex-offenders Pardon Me Clinic Tuesday, June 4th 7 to 9 p.m.
The Church of the Redeemer Baptist 1440 South 24th & Dickinson Streets
Assisting formerly convicted persons thru the Expungement, Pardon & Clemency Process Application Cost: $8 Formerly convicted who are no longer on probation or parole and are seeking a second chance at employment opportunities, housing, etc. June 4, 2013 September 3, 2013 October 1, 2013 November 5, 2013 December 3, 2013 Conducted by University of Pennsylvania Law Students XOffenders for Community Empowerment INFO: Wayne Jacobs, Executive Director 267-325-0335 or Website www.x-offenders.org or Facebook: XCE Philly Philly
Alonzo Shands: 267-499-6729 Robert Wilbow: 267-593-3176

Philly Stake Picnic Style Dinner/Fundraiser Bartram's Garden, 54th & Lindbergh Blvd Sunday, June 23, 5-8pm. Advance Purchase of tickets on-line is required.www.phillystake.org. Philly Stake is a local, recurring dinner in which money is raised for creative & relevant community engaged projects. SW Senior Center Red Hatters present: “Forever Young” A Senior Prom. Saturday June 15 5 – 9 p.m. Embassy Suites, 900 Bartram Ave Funfilled Envening – Sit-down Dinner – Dancing Entrertainment by Steve Cofield & Sweet Formal Attire Donation $50 (cash bar) Tickets: contact SW Senior Center, 6916 Elmwood Ave Paulette Cunningham or Maggie Powell 215-937-1880

OTHER EVENTS
Free Dental Clinics - May 31 and June 1 Liacouras Center 1776 N. Broad St. Doors open 6 a.m. Services: fillings, cleanings, extractions, and much more. No eligibility or income requirements children and adults are welcome. Info: www.mom-n-pa.com

Conference Hall Available to Rent
6330 Paschall Avenue 1,100 sq. ft. Low rent includes utilities, restrooms, kitchenette, and clean up. Location: 1 block from Woodland Avenue shopping corridor, 3 minute walk to 11 Trolley and G Bus Routes, & 10 minute drive to highway routes PA 76 and I-95. Optional Services: Projector - Tables (if available) - Chairs - Easel with pad - Wireless Internet service Reasonable fee schedule. For information contact: Donna Henry at (215) 729-7441 or donna@southwestcdc.org

Eastwick-Philadelphia International Rotary Club Speakers Calendar
July 17—Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Presentation July 24—Arnold Kunst “Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln”
Rotary International is a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotary club members belong to 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary also encourages high ethical standards in all vocations. Eastwick-Philadelphia International Airport Rotary Club meets every Wednesday morning from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Mercy Wellness Center, 2821 Island Avenue, 2nd Floor Community Room. Breakfast is $10.00. More information about the EastwickPhiladelphia International Airport Rotary Club or to be a speaker at a meeting, contact Page Huey-215.729.0729 or at page@southwestcdc.org

June 2013 June 5—Eastwick Rotary Club Planning for 2013-2014 Year June 12—Eastwick Rotary Club Business Meeting June 19—DACDB Rotary Database Overview June 26—Eastwick Rotary Incoming President Induction Ceremony July 2013 Speakers July 10—Eastwick Club Business Meeting Rotary

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Praying for Peace in Our Streets Police Chaplains Visit Violence Sites
By Edith L. Dixon

June 2013 Calendar of Worship & Events
June 8~Fashion Show rehearsal 3:00 p.m. (See June 22) June 9~ Annual Men’s Fellowship 11:15 a.m. Worship (Elder Arnold Alexander, Holy Temple COGIC preaching) 4:00 p.m. Platform Service – Men of Purpose (fathers, sons, uncles welcome) June 16~Sunday Worship 11:15 a.m. Fathers’ Day, (Pastor Davis preaching) June 21~Fashion Show rehearsal & dinner, 7:00 p.m. June 22~ Fashion Show, 6:00 p.m. / Reunion of Mt. Sinai Christian Academy (Chat, chew and catch up with old friends)* June 23~Sunday Worship: 11:15 a.m. Annual Youth Day Sunday Services & Ministries Sunday School 10 – 10:50 a.m.; Morning Worship 11:15 Mondays: Intercessory Prayer 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Wednesdays: Prayer & Bible Study 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Pastoral Counseling: By appointment “We invite you to share in a worship experience with us at Mt. Sinai Church of God in Christ” Pastor Craig and Sister Evelyn Davis 7282 Woodland Avenue • 215-937-1726 www.mtsinaicogic.com

Mt. Sinai Church of God in Christ

he recent rash of shootings in Southwest Philadelphia has thrust one organization into action with the determination to help heal a community being held hostage to violence.
Members of the 12th Police District, Police Chaplains Program visited several streets police deemed hotspots in Southwest last Monday (May 20, 2013) to greet and counsel residents, pass out literature on how and when to contact police, and to pray for healing and a halt to the violence.

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“The main purpose of visiting those shooting sites was to start them healing from the traumatic experience they just had from those shootings,” said Officer Young. “We wanted the police chaplains to help with the healing process their prayers and also through their presence.” The streets visited by the group included two recent shooting sites, the 2600 block of Daggett Street, the 2500 block of Millick St., and 60th and Kingsessing, a hotspot area. Sadly all of those involved in the shootings were young men between the ages of 18-25 - with the exception of a woman who was hit by a stray bullet in her bedroom.

Young said residents get tired of living in fear and noted that it’s important that people know the police care. For the most part, Young said, residents are glad to see the police presence. “We just want the residents to know we’re there with them and for them, and we want a working relationship with them.” Young said the outings will continue through the summer. For more information on the Police Chaplains Program or to have it visit your block, call Police Officer Joe Young at 215-686-3122.

Kingsessing 5th Division Community of Neighbors
Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Come walk with your neighbors. We meet at the corner of 51st and chester avenue, and walk around the Kingsessing Rec. playground twice. Start time is 6pm. Info: 267-254-9972 greg3957ben@aol.com

WALK FOR WELLNESS

Info/Apply: www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/ community/pa_pre_k_counts

PA Dept of Education PA Pre-K Counts Grants

HIV/AIDS Free Testing

Mount Moriah Apostolic Church, Inc. Saturday, June 8 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 6840 Paschall Ave. Information on: • Heart Health • Diabetes • Cancer • Prescriptions • Screening • Free Giveaways • Activities for Children • Free Wawa gift cards to first 20 families to register Call: 215-724-9820
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers” 3 John 1:2

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR

Focus on Southwest Accurate, Fast, Confidential Do One Thing Health Project Mobile Van Location Schedule June 2013
4243 Lancaster Ave 40th and Poplar, 3728 Chestnut St. 3637 Chestnut Street, 5803 Kingsessing Ave,

COMMUNITY ALERT SIREN SYSTEM
Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 12:00 Noon
2821 Island Ave Siren Tests = 30 Seconds Emergency sounding = 3 Minutes
For info, or if you see, hear, or smell something coming from the refinery, contact

June 1 12 - 5 p.m. June 8, 12 – 6pm June 19, 5 – 7pm June 25, 4 – 6:30pm June 27, 3 – 8pm

Info: Health Annex 215-727-4721. N’hood United Against Drugs 215-724-7430. Philly Faith in Action: 215-990-3338

Sunoco Communications Center 215-339-2286

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Mt. Moriah Apostolic Church
Camp Groups:
- Discovery Camp: “Celebrate Jesus” Ages 4 – 12 - Extreme Teen Camp: “Teen Power” Ages 13 - 17

Location:

6840 Paschall Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19142 215-724-9820

Camp Dates:

June 24 – August 16, 2013

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Daily Times:
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CAMP TIME IS HERE!
For more details, please contact us at 215-724-9820 or mtmoriahch@yahoo.com

Lots of Games, Sports, Trips, Swimming, Fun, Reading, Math, Mad Science, Computers, and more… We have engaged, well trained, qualified teachers and counselors to work with the children and teens