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Around South Philly 2-11-2016

Photo 1: Jan. 30 visitors to the American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave., bit back against biting temperatures through the site’s Pea Soup and Punch Supper.

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OPINION > CARDELLA

By Tom Cardella

The Establishment

I would never have guessed it, but I recently became a member of THE ESTABLISHMENT. Pretty scary stuff, right? You just mention the words THE ESTABLISHMENT, and you immediately become the enemy of Bernie Sanders. How did I become a member of THE ESTABLISHMENT?

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NEWS > FEATURES

By Bill Chenevert

Growing gains in Whitman collect momentum

FOCUS Foods is trying to fund and convert a 110,000-square foot space atop a grocery store in Cheltenham into an aquaponic farm raising fish and greens with a system that cycles nutrients. In Harleysville, Brian Haentze is converting an old chicken house into a 4,000-square foot aquaponic greenhouse that will feed the Desmond Hotel in Malvern. At Cheyney University, Herban Farms is experimenting with hydroponics and sourcing 7,000 basil plants a week to Acme, Giant and Wegmans. And in Yardley, New York-based BrightFarms opened its first hydropnic greenhouse in 2013 and sells 800,000 containers of greens to 70 regional supermarkets.

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What are you going to make your Lenten sacrifice?

“What feels appropriate to me is to pray less for myself and to put more emphasis on praying for others.” Domenick D’Orazio, Andorra

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  • Branching out 2-11-2016...
    By Joseph Myers

    Charles Santore Branch: One-on-one computer tutoring for seniors daily by appointment; Sign Language Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers 10:15 a.m. and Sign Language...

  • Horoscopes 2-11-2016...
    By Mystic Terry

    AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18): Be sure of income and outgoings. Create a budget where income matches expenses. Look for ways to get greater value for your money. Steer...

  • What’s not to love?...
    By Joseph Myers

    To our Readers: We all have to make a buck in this world, so I understand the commercialization of love that occurs every February. I am not here to knock that. I do wish...

  • Trumping Trump...
    By Gloria Endres

    To the Editor: Sincere thanks and congratulations to reader Carol Pasquarello for her spot-on letter regarding the behavior of presidential candidate Donald Trump during...

  • Having her fill...
    By Maddie Caputo

    To the Editor: I am living on top of a bad landfill, surrounded by two weeks’ worth of city trash. This is not fun when one is a senior citizen....

  • A proper(ty) discussion...
    By Gilbert Lettieri

    To the Editor I attended then-Mayor Elect Jim Kenney’s town hall meeting at South Philadelphia High School. I was ready to talk about what everyone in South Philly knows,...

  • Angels we have seen on...
    By Tina Garceau

    Angels we have seen on high: Love is literally in the air on the 400 block of South Street, as these cherubs are watching over our march to Valentine’s Day. May you and...

  • Neighborhood Gatherings...
    By Bill Chenevert

    17th Police District, 20th and Federal streets, holds a Townwatch Meeting 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the District; and a PSA 2 Meeting 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Vare Rec Center, 1700...

  • Sacrificing sacrifices...
    By Joseph Myers

    As a practicing Roman Catholic, I find this time of year quite reflective, with yesterday’s Ash Wednesday observation (I always love a good smudge!) commencing the Lenten...

  • Chaat and Chai’s Dhaba...
    By Joseph Myers

    Over the course of their 30-year friendship, Margie Felton and Anney Thomas have often encouraged each other to believe that individual aims will win favor from fate. The...

  • Marlene’s Chicken Tortilla...
    By Joseph Myers

    Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring Feb. 2, but do not let the state’s most famous groundhog hinder your plans to enjoy your winter comfort foods. Marlene Tenuto...

  • A hearty evening...
    By Joseph Myers

    From 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Adobe Cafe, 1919 E. Passyunk Ave., will hold Eat Your Broken Heart Out, which will feature a wide variety of traditional and vegan hors d’oeuvres,...

  • Teenage angst...
    By Joseph Myers

    As many as seven adolescents assaulted a teenager in Newbold....

  • Asian dissuasion...
    By Joseph Myers

    Authorities arrested a man for supposedly burglarizing a Hawthorne restaurant....

  • Signaling trouble...
    By Joseph Myers

    Two males pulled off a home invasion in East Passyunk Crossing....

  • Community crime bulletin...
    By Joseph Myers

    The 3rd Police District, 1300 S. 11th St., released its latest community crime bulletin on Monday....

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