On Sunday evening, April 7th, the sky lit up as The Thrifty Irishman Thrift Store building at 2226 E. Butler Street in Port Richmond burned. The massive fire burned for many hours, destroying the popular thrift store with damages estimated at over $2 Million. An estimated 150 firefighters worked on the 4-alarm blaze of the … Continue reading From the Ashes, The Thrifty Irishman Thrift Store will Rise Again
By Rev. David Scudder “All religions are one,” said poet William Blake. He was echoing what many people think. They assume that all the religions of the world believe mostly the same things. For example, they all want their followers to be better people, and they all want to improve the world that we all … Continue reading Happy Easter!
SAVE THE DATE! The Juniata Action Committee has announced that the Juniata Park Parade will be held on Saturday, May 11th this year. The parade will begin at 2:00 pm, kicking off from the Pep Boys parking lot at J & Lycoming Streets, and taking a route to the Juniata Park Boys & Girls Club. … Continue reading Juniata Park Parade is Returning on May 11th
The protest against a Safe Injection Site that numerous Civic Associations had planned for this Friday, April 19th at the intersection of Kensington and Allegheny has been cancelled. Shannon Farrell, President of the Harrowgate Civic Association, made the announcement on social media today following the release of a statement from Mayor Jim Kenney. Farrell met … Continue reading Planned Protest Against Safe Injection Site on Friday is Cancelled
by Rev. David Scudder After the March 15th horrific New Zealand mosque massacres, where 49 people were murdered, a member of the House of Representative criticized those who said they were sending their “thoughts and prayers” to the distraught families. She tweeted: “What good are your thoughts [and] prayers when they don’t even keep the … Continue reading When Politicians Ridicule Prayer
THE KITCHEN DIVA By Angela Shelf Medearis I love a grilled cheese sandwich for breakfast … and lunch, and dinner, and snacks. OK, I love grilled cheese sandwiches anytime of the day! I’m not the only one who adores a little cheesy goodness from time to time. Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of the … Continue reading Step Up Your Grilled Cheese Game!
The loss of a loved one can devastate a family. When that person is wonderful, loving and kind — hearts break. While grieving the loss of Evelyn Guererro, a loving sister and aunt to a family in Juniata, something special sprouted from the treasure of a life that she lived. She inspired the … Continue reading Give Like Evelyn!