Talking with Kathrine Muller of pastop.org about preventing heroin and prescription painkiller abuse. Opiate abuse overdose deaths have been skyrocketing in recent years in the region. Tune in Saturday morning, 6:30 a.m. for In Focus.@phl17
A celebration of achievement and caring today at the Brossman Center in Philadelphia at the annual Inn Dwelling dinner. Michael Athy, a young man who benefited from Inn Dwelling’s outreach, recently graduated from Harvard University Law School. He and others, Michael Daly, and Michael and Cindy Weyand, were honored for their achievements and contributions. Brother Al Smith and Sr. Rosemarie have proven for more than 2 decades that all kids deserve a good education.
Preparations are well underway for the first ever official Philadelphia Veterans Parade. Hard to believe it’s the first, given the city’s role in the nation’s history and the Armed Services, but, the first of what is to be an annual event will take place Sunday, November 8th. For details go to phillyveteransparade.org. Congressman Bob Brady, City Council President Darrell Clarke, councilman David Oh, and Media Mayor Bob McMahon were among those announcing the parade and working to make it happen.
A grateful thank you also goes to Vietnam Veteran Serafin Natal, who after all these years received medals he was awarded for his service in the U.S. Navy.
After marching in the Pulaski Day Parade in Philadelphia, Polish American String Band celebrated its heritage in Port Richmond, and its relatively new clubhouse, by unveiling two walls of tile markers. Contributors included PHL17. Sto Lat!