Trash can valet service
The new trash can valet service CAN-IT will haul your empty trash cans and recycling buckets back to your house after sanitation pickup. Owner Scott Coren said the cans and buckets, once emptied, are taken back to your garage area, top of your driveway, by the side of your house or anywhere you would like them placed.
“There are trash cans all over the streets in the city, and not only during the day but some can be left out all weekend.” Coren said.
CAN-IT offers both a monthly plan and a discounted yearly plan.
“For less than $5 a week, we help keep streets free and clear of empty trash cans.” Coren said.
For more information, contact Coren at 267-269-2553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Hohenstein unhappy with task force
State Rep. Joe Hohenstein was part of a news conference at Widener University following a Philadelphia LNG Export Task Force public hearing to promote a liquefied natural gas processing plant and export terminal in the Delaware River. Rep. Martina White chairs the task force.
“This task force has been, in my opinion, inadequate in upholding its duty to ensure that the facts are transparently displayed and that a representative proportion of the commonwealth’s voices and opinions on the matter have been heard, which is unfortunate as it was authorized by the legislature and is being paid for with taxpayer dollars,” Hohenstein said. ••
Principal leaves Nazareth
Nazareth Academy High School principal Jim Meredith is resigning to assume the same title at Lansdale Catholic. He replaces Rita McGovern, who resigned last month. In 2018, Meredith became the first lay principal at Nazareth. A Father Judge graduate, Meredith has also been principal at Pope John Paul II and Archbishop Ryan. ••
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting its opening luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. There will be a salmon meal and assorted desserts. Marcus Chaney, a song and dance performer, will entertain. The cost is $36. Send your checks to CSS payable to Sisterhood. Call 215-677-1600. ••
Car show/flea market
An outside car show and flea market will take place on Saturday Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd, 10901 Calera Road. The rain date is Sept. 10, 1-4 p.m. Vendor spaces are $25. Call Rosemarie at 215-868-5304 to reserve a space. Car show registration is $20, and trophies will be given out. Call Bob at 267-968-2736 for car show details. ••
Fall festival/corn roast
St. Andrew’s In-the-Field Church, 500 Somerton Ave., will host a fall festival and corn roast on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 2-8 p.m. There will be roasted corn, hot dogs, baked goods, a flea market and raffle baskets. Outdoor flea market spaces are available for $25. Call 215-673-5938. ••
KidSpace at KleinLife
KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., has openings for elementary and middle school-aged children for its afternoon KidSpace program, in operation weekdays from 3-6 p.m. There will be homework help, gym games, swimming, art, dancing, baking and science clubs, Zumba, board games, sports and sports leagues, a nutritious snack and transportation to and from area schools. The cost is $135 per week per child, or $40 for part time. When school is closed a full day (7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.), the cost is $65 per child. If school ends early (noon to 6 p.m.), the cost is $50 per child. Subsidies are available. Call 215-698-7300, Ext. 112. ••
Protect Pakistani Christians
Aaron Bashir, the Republican candidate for city controller, said he is concerned about the safety of Christians in Pakistan. Bashir said a Muslim mob of radicals recently burned and destroyed 25 churches and more than 300 homes in Pakistan, leaving tens of thousands of Christians homeless. He said the United States keeps sending tax dollars to Pakistan in the name of humanitarian aid, yet the human rights violations against Christians continue to escalate. He’s demanding that U.S. officials stop sending money to Pakistan unless the Pakistani government protects Christians. ••
Sign up for run/walk
The St. Hubert Alumnae Association will hold a 5K Run/1 Mile Family Fun Walk/Virtual Run on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Pennypack Park, off Rhawn Street. Proceeds will support student wellness. The event will include refreshments, a goody bag and a DJ. Shirts will go to the first 150 entrants. Run/walk registration, information and sponsorship opportunities are available at Facebook.com/StHubertAlumnaeAssociation. Early discounted registration ($25 for adults, $10 for kids under 12) is available before Sept. 8. Regular registration is $30 for adults. On-site registration for the event begins at 7:30 a.m. The race begins at 8:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 9. Medals will be presented to overall male and female champions and to top three male and female finishers in various age brackets. Virtual participants can run anytime from Sept. 8-23. ••
Drawing for Eagles tickets
Posh Fuel and Food, 8901 Ridge Ave. in Roxborough, will hold a random drawing for tickets to the Eagles’ home opener, on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 8:15 p.m. vs. the Minnesota Vikings. There will be two winners, who will each receive two tickets and an Eagles swag bag. To enter, follow the Posh Fuel and Food page on Instagram, “like” the video announcing the contest, make a comment on the video post and tag two friends. Owner Arsh Pola will announce the winners on Sept. 1. ••
C.P. McMenamy American Legion Post 178 auxiliary is holding an athletic shoe drive to raise money for local veterans, their families and community members. The nonprofit post, 8041-43 Frankford Ave., will accept gently worn, used and new sneakers collected. For further information, contact auxiliary secretary Barbara Bersin at 215-332-2992 or 215-847-1711. ••
Hero Thrill Show pep rally
A pep rally for the 68th annual Hero Thrill Show will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at noon, at 19th and Market streets. The police highway patrol motorcycle drill team will perform.
The Hero Thrill Show is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, from noon to 5 p.m., at the Wells Fargo Center parking lot. The cost is $15 for individuals or $35 for a family of up to five. Go to herothrillshow.org. ••
Local author releasing novel
Mayfair author Becky Flade announced that Tirgearr Publishing will release her next novel, Beautiful Dangerous, worldwide on Sept. 26. Beautiful Dangerous is the fourth book in Flade’s award-winning series of romantic thrillers set in Philadelphia. It is available for pre-order at all major digital retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iBooks/iTunes. Flade, a Frankford High School graduate, has been writing since kindergarten, when her Brown Elementary School teacher, Miss Daniels, helped with her first book detailing her and her best friend’s first solo trip to the market for milk. For more information, follow Flade on Facebook. ••
Meetings on youth and family wellness
Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave., will host two neighborhood meetings about youth and family wellness. The sessions, sponsored by Philadelphia System of Care, are set for Wednesdays, Aug. 23 and Sept. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Call 215-685-8756. ••
The American Red Cross is holding blood drives throughout August. All donors will receive a $10 e-gift card to a movie merchant of their choice.
The Northeast Philadelphia Blood Donation Center, 1401 Rhawn St., welcomes donors Monday through Wednesday, 11:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Friday through Sunday, 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Other local sites are Pennypack Woods community building, 8724 Crispin St., Aug. 24, 2-7 p.m.; Philadelphia Fire Academy, 5200 Pennypack St., Aug. 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; St. Katherine of Siena parish center, 9700 Frankford Ave., Aug. 29, 2-7 p.m.; and Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 39, 7229 Tulip St., Aug. 31, 2-7 p.m.
To make an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800-RED CROSS. ••
Events at Ryerss
Ryerss Museum & Library, 7370 Central Ave., will hold the following upcoming events: Fibercraft Friends, Friday, Aug. 25, 1-3 p.m.; Storytime: Back to School, Saturday, Aug. 26, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call 215-685-0599 or visit ryerssmuseum.org. ••
Clear the shelters
Women’s Animal Center, 3839 Richlieu Road in Bensalem, is a participating animal shelter for this year’s NBCUniversal “Clear the Shelters” nationwide pet adoption event that helps find forever homes for surrendered and stray animals in need. Women’s Animal Center will reduce adoption fees 50% for cats and dogs on Saturday, Aug. 26. Adoption fees for small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs are fully waived. Kitten, puppy and “MVP” animal fees will remain at regular prices. All shelter pets adopted from Women’s Animal Center are spayed or neutered, receive preventative and lifesaving vaccines and are microchipped. ••
Donate thrift items
The Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., will be open Sunday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accept donations. Gently used clothing, books, costume jewelry, linens, pots and pans, knickknacks, household items and general merchandise will be accepted. The shop does not accept large electrical appliances such as TV or computers. Call 215-624-9130. ••
Ukrainian festival on Sunday
The Ukrainian Folk Festival will take place on Sunday, Aug. 27, from noon to 8 p.m., at the Ukrainian American Sport Center, at County Line and Lower State roads in Horsham. There will be music, dance, food, arts and crafts, a barbecue pit, vendors, living exhibitors and an appearance by the Ferko String Band. Admission is $15, with $2 donated to humanitarian relief of victims of war in Ukraine. Kids under 15 are free. Parking is free. For more information, call 267-664-3857 or visit tryzub.org/festival2023. ••
Polish festival at Czestochowa
The 57th Annual Polish American Festival at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, located at 654 Ferry Road in Doylestown, opens on Labor Day weekend. Hours are Saturday through Monday, Sept. 2-4, from noon to 8 p.m. The festival will continue Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10, noon to 8. The $15 admission includes all events and carnival rides. There will be live music, Polish folk dancing, stage shows, food, refreshments and ongoing entertainment highlighting Polish traditions and customs.
For information, visit PolishAmericanFestival.org or the link on the front page of PolishAmericanCenter.com. ••
Join cancer group
If you are, or you know, someone who has cancer, is a cancer survivor or is a caregiver for a person with cancer, consider joining the Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Board of Associates, Fox Chase Cancer Center. Benefits of membership may include sharing your feelings of anxiety and isolation and listening to what others are experiencing; and learning facts about daily life with cancer and managing side effects of treatment and supporting cancer research and contributing to patient care.
Volunteers support Fox Chase Cancer Center doctors and their programs as they work to find cures and preventions for various cancers.
The fundraising events include trips to see Broadway shows, book reviews, themed luncheons, trips to local points of interest, fashion shows and bingo.
Visit www.marlynfeinchapter.org or call Debbie Holman at 215-725-4938 ••
Sign up for 5K
The 20th annual Father Judge Crusader Classic 5K will take place on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Fire Lt. Robert Neary Scholarship Fund at Father Judge. Neary, class of 1970, died in 2012 when the roof of a Kensington furniture store collapsed while he was on the scene of a fire at an abandoned warehouse.
The early-bird entry fee is $25. After Sept. 15, the fee is $30. The cost is $15 for 18 and under. Race-day registration will take place in the Judge schoolyard beginning at 7:30 a.m. Event T-shirts will be provided to all who pre-register (and to race-day registrants while supplies last). The race will begin at the bandshell in Pennypack Park and continue along the banks of Pennypack Creek and finish with a lap around the Father Judge track (behind the school). Medals will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each age group.
Call 215-338-9494, Ext. 1027 or email email@example.com. ••
Free breakfast and lunch
The Northeast Refugee Center, 10151 Bustleton Ave., will offer free breakfasts and lunches for kids weekdays through Aug. 25. Breakfast is served at 9:30 a.m., lunch at 1:30. ••
English class for Ukrainians
Holy Family University’s English as a Second Language initiative for newly arrived Ukrainian adults is holding a free class for members of the community who are at least 18 years old. The class is online on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 6-7 p.m. Since last fall, more than 100 newly arrived Ukrainians have attended classes at no cost to help them improve their English proficiency and become familiar with the Philadelphia community. Interested applicants can register at holyfamily.edu/ukraine-esl. ••
Meetings for mature adults
Prince of Peace Church, 6001 Colgate St., will resume its Mature Adults meetings on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. Meetings will take place on the first and third Thursdays of the
Month. New members are welcome. Coffee will be served. ••
Join the parade
The 46th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade will be on Sunday, Nov. 19, from noon to 3 p.m. Homemade floats are being accepted. Anyone in seventh grade or above who volunteers to carry a banner will receive six community service hours. To participate in the parade, call 215-624-6660, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit thanksgivingparade.org. ••
American Heritage Credit Union and Kids-N-Hope Foundation will host the second annual Cornhole Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 13, beginning at 6 p.m. at AHCU’s campus at 2060 Red Lion Road. The round-robin tournament ensures all teams of two will play four games. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams, with first place receiving $1,200, second place receiving $500 and third place receiving $300. Registration is $50 per team. A Nick’s Roast Beef food truck will be there, along with beverages from Moss Mill Brewery. Sign up by Sept. 5 at AHCU.co/Cornhole. ••
Learn about Revolution
Revolution at the Library, the Museum of the American Revolution’s partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, returns to engage kids and families in the stories of the American Revolution. Programs will be at Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave., on Sept. 7 and 15. ••
Golfers, sponsors needed
The Northeast Catholic Alumni Association will hold its 33rd annual scholarship golf outing for Catholic education on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at North Hills Country Club in Glenside. Golfers and sponsors are needed. Call the alumni office at 215-543-1051. ••
Honor fallen firefighters
Crunch Fitness, 9173 Roosevelt Blvd., invites members and non-members to take part in the 9/11 Stair Climb on Monday, Sept. 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will use StairMasters to climb 110 flights of stairs, like the firefighters did in the Twin Towers after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. ••
St. James Lutheran Church, 5185 Castor Ave., will commemorate the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01 with a service on Monday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m. There will be a procession, color guard, music, dance, reflections and patriotic songs. The public is invited. ••
St. Dominic Parish, 8504 Frankford Ave., will kick off a year-long celebration of its 175th anniversary with a Mass on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m. The celebrant will be Bishop John McIntyre, whose first assignment after graduating from the seminary in 1992 was St. Dominic. A reception will follow in Marian Hall. ••
Free documentary screening
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s historic trip to China, History Making Productions will present a free community screening of the award-winning documentary Beethoven in Beijing on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Michael A. Nutter Theatre of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 11th and Arch streets. On Sept. 10, 1973, the “Fabulous Philadelphians” traveled into uncharted political and musical territory, becoming the first American orchestra to perform in the People’s Republic of China. Following the screening, Sam Katz, founder of HMP, will interview musicians who were part of the 1973 tour. Jennifer Lin, who co-directed the film with Sharon Mullally and authored a companion oral history about the tour, will join the conversation.
For more information, visit www.beethoveninbeijing.com or register at https://bit.ly/BeethovenTicket. ••
Triathlon in September
Warrington Cares Sprint Triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 10, at 7 a.m. The event begins and ends at the Mary Barness Tennis and Swim Club, located at 2501 Freedoms Way, in Warrington. The race consists of a 300-yard swim, a 10-mile bike ride and a 5K run through the streets of Warrington. There will also be an Aquavelo, a Duathlon and a Triathlon Relay. Proceeds from this year’s event will provide scholarships to local high school students and assistance to local nonprofit organizations that help the community. To learn more, visit www.warringtoncares.org. ••
Paws for the Cause
The Fox Chase Cancer Center Board of Associates will hold the 24th annual Paws for the Cause on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. In addition to a 1-mile walk around the Fox Chase campus, participants will enjoy food, music, entertainment for children, raffles, contests and prizes. A variety of vendors, food trucks and animal rescue organizations will be on hand. For more information, email email@example.com or call 215-728-2441. ••
Remembering loved ones
To remember loved ones who have passed away, KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., will be conducting a Yom Kippur Yizkor prayer service on Friday, Sept. 22, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The public is invited free of charge. KleinLife is producing a Yizkor booklet to be available at the service. For an $18 donation, people can inscribe up to 10 names ($2 for each additional name). Checks should be made payable to KleinLife and mailed to KleinLife, Attention Yizkor Booklet, 10100 Jamison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19116. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 13. Names and payments may also be submitted at the KleinLife front desk. ••
Post-Yom Kippur event
The public is invited to Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, for its annual Break the Fast immediately following the conclusion of Yom Kippur services on Monday, Sept. 25. The cost is $32 per person. RSVP deadline is Sept. 14. Call the synagogue office at 215-677-1600 for more details. ••
Apply for community grant
Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus, through the support of the Anna T. Jeanes Foundation, is asking for applications for its 2024 Community Grant Program. Grants are awarded annually to provide funding for projects that promote the health and wellness of community residents. Applications will be accepted until Sept. 15. Funds must be used within one year of receipt. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply, and must provide a copy of their tax exemption letter from the IRS and a current completed W-9 form. Organizations applying for grants must be located within or serve one of the following ZIP codes: 19111, 19114, 19115, 19116, 19120, 19124, 19135, 19136, 19149, 19152 and 19154.
To request an application form, contact Rosemarie Schlegel at 215-728-2131 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Handbag bingo fundraiser
The Bridge Clinic, a nonprofit veterinary clinic with a location at 2275 Bridge St. in the Frankford Arsenal, will hold its annual designer handbag bingo and basket raffle fundraiser on Sept. 23, at St. Frances Cabrini Church, 325 S. Oxford Valley Road in Fairless Hills. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the first game of bingo at 7. Tickets are $35 in advance via PayPal or Venmo (@TheBridgeClinic), $40 at the door. All tickets include 13 games of bingo, alcohol for 21+ and dessert. Basket raffles and 50/50 will also be available. Large groups welcome, tables can be reserved upon request. Email email@example.com for alternate payment options, to reserve a table, sponsorship or donations and additional information. ••
Building trades hiring fair
The Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation, Orleans Technical College and the City of Philadelphia are sponsoring a construction and building trades hiring fair on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Orleans Tech, 2770 Red Lion Road. To RSVP, sign up for a free table or for more information, visit https://phdcphila.org/developers-and-contractors/. ••
Mayfair Night Markets continue
The Mayfair Night Market will continue on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Frankford and Cottman avenues. There will be food trucks, vendors, drinks and live music by Jumper. Vendors can apply at MayfairVendors.EventBrite.com. ••
Third Thursday in Tacony
Tacony Community Development Corporation will hold its next Third Thursday event on Sept. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the parking lot at 6846 Torresdale Ave. (at Longshore Avenue). The free event will feature a food truck, live music, produce and bread for sale, quality vendors, activities for the entire family and information tables from elected officials and local organizations. The final Third Thursdays is on Oct. 19. ••
Parkinson’s support group
Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus is offering a Parkinson’s disease support group for those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their families. The group will meet on the second Wednesday of every other month from 6-7 p.m. at the Cheltenham Friends Meetinghouse, 7604 Central Ave. The schedule is Oct. 11, Dec. 13 (holiday party) and Feb. 14. The group is led by nurse practitioner June Ro, and will include guest speakers. To register, contact Ro at 215-707-2619 or Jungyoon.Ro@tuhs.temple.edu. ••
Support for small nonprofits
A Little Better Company, an agency focused on making the world a little better, announces the launch of its inaugural Unless Project, a grant-meets-accelerator program providing $150,000 in marketing and capacity-building services to small organizations with big ideas but limited resources.
Up to four U.S.-based nonprofits will be selected to participate in the Unless Project to turn their transformational ideas into impact.
Simon Rogers, founder of ALBC, said: “In our experience, organizations with truly new and novel ideas struggle to get the resources and buy-in they need to bring their ideas to life. Today, the ability to communicate in the right way can make or break their success, and that gap between idea and impact is where the Unless Project comes in.”
The Unless Project seeks applications from nonprofits that are working on new, novel, provable, scalable and sustainable solutions to challenges in one of ALBC’s four focus areas:
• Environmental Sustainability
• Human Health and Wellness
• Social Progress and Advocacy
• Artistic Activism
The short application process includes a five-question eligibility quiz (yes/no answers only), a short application (written or video submissions) and, for finalists, a 30- to 45-minute Zoom discussion with the selection committee.
The eligibility quiz is available now, and applications are open through Oct. 15. Awardees will be notified on Dec. 15, and then be guided through a six-month process to transform their brand, tapping into all of ALBC’s capabilities and expertise.
ALBC will cover all marketing-related expenditures along the way. Additionally, the grant will include a $2,500 stipend to cover unplanned out-of-pocket expenses.
Interested nonprofits can take the eligibility quiz at https://bit.ly/unless-quiz.
Or sign up for an information session: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_A14a76RyQImqfP1CS62XhA#/registration.
To learn more, become part of the ALBC collective or to partner with the Unless Project, visit https://www.alittlebetter.co/. ••
Save at Boscov’s
The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is partnering with Boscov’s “Friends Helping Friends” on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at all Boscov’s locations, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. The group is selling a shopping pass for $5, which can represent savings of up to 25% off purchases. Call Shirley at 215-530-6637 to purchase shopping passes. The profits of the event will be donated to Fox Chase Cancer Center to support cancer research and compassionate patient care. ••
The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is partnering with Boscov’s “Friends Helping Friends” on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at all Boscov’s locations, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Sisterhood is selling a shopping pass for $5, which can represent savings of up to 25% off purchases. Call 215-677-1600 to purchase shopping passes. ••
Day dedicated to women
NBC 10 news anchor Tracy Davidson will present Lifting Your Voice, a day dedicated to women, on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Philadelphia Country Club 1601 Spring Mill Road, in Gladwyne. The guest speaker will be Jen Croneberger, an author and former recipient of the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry’s Female Business Leader of the Year. She holds a master’s degree in Sports and Performance Psychology and a Sustainable Business Strategy Certification from the Harvard Business School.
Farm stand at Jeanes
Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus has a farm stand that is open Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October. The stand is located next to parking lot C of Jeanes Campus and the Fox Chase Cancer Center Campus. Call 215-728-4861 or email Rosemarie.Schlegel@tuhs.temple.edu. ••
Fox Chase hires pharmacy director
Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Dapo Amosu as its new Senior Director of Pharmacy.
“Dr. Amosu will serve as the second-ever head of pharmacy in Fox Chase’s history, leading a truly world-class operation to further shepherd our growth in this vital service area,” said Dr. Robert Uzzo, president and CEO of Fox Chase.
Amosu will have responsibility for the medication use process for both the inpatient and ambulatory care environments, including purchasing/inventory and administrative pharmacy activities. He will work closely and collaboratively with clinicians, senior leadership and colleagues from various departments regarding pharmacy programs and related patient care services, including the delivery of pharmaceutical services, the state of relevant technology and equipment and patient safety matters.
In addition, Amosu will serve on committees within Fox Chase, such as the Research Review Committee and Performance Improvement Committee. He will also represent Fox Chase in the broader oncology arena, including on the guidelines committees of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the Pharmacy Directors Committee of the Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers.
Amosu has more than 25 years of pharmacy experience, with significant expertise in hematology/oncology pharmacy, clinical research and pharmacy management. Most recently, he managed oncology clinical pharmacy services for Beebe Healthcare in Southern Delaware, where he led pharmacy operations for South Coastal Cancer Center and Tunnell Cancer Center.
Earlier in his career, he spent nearly 10 years at Medstar-Georgetown University Hospital – Vince Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington, D.C. During this time, he also served as an adjunct clinical professor at Howard University School of Pharmacy.
As a consultant pharmacist throughout his career, Amosu has also designed oncology clinical pharmacy practice and chemotherapy services for privately owned outpatient cancer treatment centers, implementing best practice standards, reducing medication errors and strengthening the oncology supply chain process.
Amosu earned both his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Howard University. In addition, he holds a Master of Science in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from Ohio State University.
He also holds a certificate in Data Analytics and Insights from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a diploma in Pharmacy Leadership Training from the American Health Systems Pharmacy Leadership Academy. In addition, he is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Amosu began his tenure at Fox Chase on Aug. 7. ••
New associate chief medical officer at FCCC
Fox Chase Cancer Center announced the hiring of Dr. Nkemdilim Mgbojikwe as associate chief medical officer. Mgbojikwe will also serve as an associate professor and a hospitalist in the Department of Medicine.
Mgbojikwe comes to Fox Chase from Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she served as clinical director of the Division of Hospital Medicine. At the Johns Hopkins Health System, Mgbojikwe served as director for Acute Virtual Care Strategy. She also served as an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Mgbojikwe earned her medical degree in 2014 from Howard University College of Medicine, where she received numerous academic honors. She went on to complete a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Louisiana.
Mgbojikwe’s clinical focus includes acute care, health system operations, innovation and strategy. She has been actively involved in healthcare leadership — including serving as a subject matter expert for the Johns Hopkins Hospital at Home executive team — developing curriculum and training programs for COVID and non-COVID care and teaching and mentoring medical residents and young faculty.
She is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Patient Care from Johns Hopkins Hospital as well as the Society of Hospital Medicine Physician of the Year Award. ••
Connectivity during a storm outage
Comcast is the first internet provider to offer a product designed to maintain connectivity when a storm hits, trees are down, or a customer experiences a local outage, with the launch of Storm-Ready WiFi.
Comcast’s new Storm-Ready WiFi device is equipped with cellular back-up and a four-hour rechargeable battery, more than enough power to keep customers up and running for the average power outage in the U.S. of two hours. When the power goes out, the customer’s network is automatically transitioned to cellular back-up so they can continue the use of their internet.
“With so much of our daily lives dependent on WiFi connectivity, we knew our customers needed a product that could help keep them connected no matter what life throws at them – even during a storm,” said Emily Waldorf, senior vice president, Consumer Internet Services, Comcast Cable. “Storm-Ready WiFi is that solution. Not only does Storm-Ready WiFi extend coverage to deliver our best-in-class WiFi to hard-to-reach corners of the home, but it also gives customers the peace of mind that their connection at home can continue even when the power is out.”
For $7 a month for 36 months, customers can purchase Storm-Ready WiFi that comes backed with WiFi extending capabilities that stretch speeds to all corners of the home, a back-up cellular connection, unlimited cellular data and a 4-hour back-up battery.
Xfinity’s Storm-Ready WiFi is available for purchase now at Xfinity Stores and on www.xfinity.com. ••
Lunch and a show
St. Katherine of Siena Primrose Senior Club is running a bus trip on Thursday, Sept. 28, to Beach Haven, New Jersey to see the comedy Popcorn Falls. There will be a sitdown luncheon at Waterfront Restaurant. The cost is $110. For reservations and more information, call Catherine Murphy at 215-919-4399. ••
The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a bus trip to New York on Saturday, Sept. 30, to see the Broadway production of Some Like It Hot. The cost is $230, which includes orchestra seating and round-trip motor coach. Bus leaves from 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, at 9:15 a.m. Call Harriet at 215-969-8366 for tickets. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••
Book club in Oct.
The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be holding a Zoom session on Monday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. The October book is The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. For further information or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••
Visit to winery
The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is running a bus trip to Tomasello Winery and historic Smithville on Tuesday, Oct. 10. The cost is $80 per person and includes coach bus, a three-glass wine tasting and a three-course lunch followed by a trip to Smithville. Bus leaves from 604 Township Line Road, Cheltenham, at 9:45 a.m. with estimated return of 5:30 p.m. Deadline for reservations is Oct. 1. Call Selma at 215-860-3710 for reservations. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••
Trip to Ohio, Kentucky
St. Jerome’s Senior Citizens Club invites the public to join them for a five-day trip (Oct. 15-19) to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, with a guided tour of Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky. For reservations, questions or a brochure, call Diane McDowell at 267-496-2431. ••
The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is hosting a luncheon at Bella Tori at the Mansion, 321 S. Bellevue Ave., Langhorne, on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $58 per person and includes various foods including a salad table, hot table of entrees and vegetables and a dessert table plus entertainment. Cash bar available. For tickets, call 215-990-6067 or 215-742-2703. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••
Book club meeting
The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will host a Zoom session on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. The November book is The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker. For further information or to register for the book club, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••
VFW looking for members
Bustleton-Somerton/CTR1 Michael J. Strange VFW Post 6617 meets on the third Wednesday of every month at American Legion Post 810, 9151 Old Newtown Road. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. If you are a military veteran who served in a designated combat zone, you are eligible to join the VFW. Contact Commander Israel Wolmark at 215-725-0630 if you would like to join the post. ••
State Rep. Jared Solomon will host a Senior Fair on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Northeast Services Hub, 6434 Castor Ave. There will be information on state and local government-related programs and services such as Property Tax/Rent Rebate, SEPTA Senior ID and Unclaimed Property, along with private vendors, light refreshments and representatives from hospitals, insurance companies, local businesses and senior homes. Free parking will be available in the lot behind the building. To RSVP or for more information, call 215-342-6340. ••
Activities at senior center
The Rosemary Montagno Senior Center, 12601 Townsend Road, welcomes new members. The center is open weekdays at 10 a.m., except Tuesdays, when it opens at 9:30.
All adults are welcome for bingo on Tuesdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be dab games, pull tabs, a 50/50 and cash prizes.
Center membership is needed for activities on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Wednesday’s schedule is ceramics at 10 a.m., mahjong at 11:30 and pinochle from noon to 2:30 p.m.
Line dancing takes place Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Pinochle is played Fridays from noon until 2:30 p.m.
For membership information, call 215-673-7734. ••
Community event in Burholme
Wesley Enhanced Living Burholme, 7040 Oxford Ave., invites the public to a community event on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 2-4 p.m. There will be music, raffles and treats. ••
The Marlyn Chakov Fein Chapter, Fox Chase Cancer Center is having a book review on Thursday, Sept. 7, at Giuseppe’s, 990 Second Street Pike, Richboro, at 6 p.m. The book being discussed is The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. The cost is $45 per person, which includes dinner and dessert. Call Joyce at 267-808-2022 for reservations. The event supports cancer research and compassionate patient care at Fox Chase Cancer Center. ••
September book club
The Book Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, will be hosting a Zoom session on Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. The September book is The Matchmaker’s Gift by Lynda Cohen Loigman. For further information or to register for the book club program, call Lynn Ratmansky at 215-677-1600. ••
Visit Jewish cemeteries
KleinLife is organizing a cemetery visit on Thursday, Sept. 14. The trip will depart from KleinLife, 10100 Jamison Ave., at 10 a.m. and will return about 3 p.m. Cemeteries to be visited are Mt. Jacob Cemetery, Glenolden; Mt. Sharon Cemetery, Springfield; and Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Collingdale. Individuals must be able to walk on their own in the cemeteries without walkers or canes. Cost is $36 per person and includes a boxed lunch. Call 215-698-7300, Ext. 129 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
State Rep. Jared Solomon will sponsor a veterans town hall and resource fair on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 4-7 p.m. at the Southampton Readiness Center, 2700 Southampton Road. There will be representatives from state, local and federal government agencies along with hospitals, insurance companies, businesses and public and private vendors. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP at 215-342-6340. ••
The Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation is sponsoring a fully escorted Holy Lands & Aegean Majesty cruise from Oct. 6-17, visiting Israel, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and Italy. Rates, including airfare, range from $4,298 to $8,098 per person, double occupancy. Call 215-788-9408 for information and reservations. ••
Cruise the Mediterranean
Norwegian Cruise Line will host a Mediterranean cruise from Rome to Venice on Oct. 10-19. The trip is all inclusive with round-trip airfare, a beverage package, all meals, three specialty dinners, taxes, transfers and all gratuities. The cost for a balcony sea view cabin is $3,511 per person. For more information, contact Fillmore Travel’s Kevin Fries at 215-498-8294 or email@example.com. ••
South Phila. HS class of ‘68 reunion
The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1968 will hold its 55th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. Tickets cost $60 and include buffet dinner and open bar. For tickets and more information, call Arleen Liberi [609-922-2419], Maria Leati [856-287-3734] or Stephen Michielli [267-252-2740]. ••
• Abraham Lincoln Class of 1958. 65th reunion. Oct. 11. 1-5 p.m. Quartett Club, 1075 Southampton Road. Elaine Funk Tatus: 609-405-2464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Abraham Lincoln Class of 1973. 50th reunion. Oct. 13. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Brookside Manor at Somerton Springs, Feasterville. Classof73alhs@gmail.com or Abraham Lincoln HS Class of ‘73 on Facebook.
• Frankford Class of January 1963. 60th reunion. Friday, Sept. 22. Brookside Manor, Feasterville. Arlene: 215-342-6723 or Annamae: 267-583-3312.
• Northeast Class of 1974. 50th reunion. Sunday, June 23, 2024. Noon to 4 p.m. Maggio’s Restaurant, Southampton. $133. www.Northeast1974Reunion.com or www.NortheastHighSchool1974.com. Avi (Allan) S. Adelman: email@example.com.
• Northeast Class of 1977. 46th reunion. Saturday, Oct 7. 7-11 p.m. Maggio’s Restaurant, Southampton. firstname.lastname@example.org.
• St. Joseph’s Prep Class of 1958. 65th reunion. Friday, Sept. 29. Mass at 10:30 a.m., luncheon at 11:30, followed by tour of the school. Spouses/guests welcome. No cost. Charlie Van Kula: email@example.com or 215-978-1013.
• St. Joseph’s Prep Classes of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 and 2018. Saturday, Sept. 30. Charlie Van Kula: firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-978-1013.
• West Catholic Class of 1968, combined boys and girls reunion. Saturday, Sept. 23. Springfield Country Club. 5-9 p.m. Dinner buffet, two hours open bar, DJ and dancing. $90. Mary Lee: email@example.com; Roseanne: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Visit HullNumber.com for a listing of reunions. The site is a free service enabling Navy shipmates to renew old friendships. There are currently more than 8,700 Navy ship, submarine and air squadron personnel rosters listed. ••