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Help These Kids Get to the AAU junior Olympics

My good friend, Lenny Jaynes, regularly graces our page with poems but Lenny is more than a poet.  He has spent years working with young people at the Philadelphia Express Track Club.

The club is raising funds to send their team to humble, Texas for the 2021 AAU Junior Olympics.  It would mean the world to these kids to be able to participate.

Every donation is welcome but $100 or more will get you a framed copy of one of Lenny’s most popular poems.

Thanks in advance for your donation to this worthy cause.  Click on this link to download the donation form.

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Greenwood Cemetery Tour

The Philly Captain is not always historically accurate but he is always interesting.  Here he starts out at the Knights of Pythias/Greenwood Cemetery on Adams Avenue.

Come Sail with The Captain as he shows you some graves from 3 different cemeteries in Philadelphia. See the grave of the parents of W.C. Fields and hear about the worst mother of all time. See a Blue Note, an American Hero and two baseball players.


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Skate Park at Carmella Playground

Another good piece of news for Frankford, the skate park at Carmella Playground has been rebuilt.  It has needed some attention and tomorrow is the official grand opening.  Stop by and have a look at what is available and meet some of the local stars of the sport.

Saturday, from Noon to 4 PM, Carmella Playground, Torresdale Avenue and Wakeling Street.  See details below.

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1st Annual MoveSomething.Run 5K is a new venture by Nafisah Lewis.  It’s an active entertainment organization for people interested in running events. They help build motivation, create race events, support networks and provide a healthy social outlet for both new runners and veterans of the sport. They work with local organizations helping to plan, promote and advertise running activities as well as organizing and sponsoring events.

Their inaugural event will be held on June 15th at Tacony Creek park.  See details below.

A portion this year’s inaugural run’s  proceeds will go to the Salvation Army’s New Day to Stop Trafficking Program