As of 7/24 all spots are filled.
A poetry workshop will be held on October 4th by Poet in Residence, Diane Sahms-Guarnieri, at Ryerss Museum and Library. There are only 10 spots available, of which 4 have been filled. For more information please visit:
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The Fox Chase Reading Series is pleased to present our Featured Poets/Writers Reading on June 29th with Thaddeus Rutkowski and Curtis Smith at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. . The reading will begin @ 2pm in the second floor gallery of the museum. The features will be followed by an open reading. https://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/06/01/rutkowski-and-smith-in-fox-chase-june-29th/
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Spending Millions to Finish in Last Place
It is early in the season, a time of hope and claims of destiny in baseball. Here in Philadelphia, the diehard Phillie fans are watching the collapse of what should have been a dynasty. The aging core stands, the hits come at the wrong time and the apple is rotting around them. Our high hopes have dwindled into sub-par performance. As July approaches and the collapse worsens, players should have those bags packed, ready to go. Phillie fans have stood on the highest peak with the team and now stand at its graveside, but we are always here. Someone once said, “You have to know when to go or it is going to get ugly.” This 2014 team is beyond ugly, it is a total embarrassment. It is time to say goodbye to the core who brought us to great heights and now the lowest of lows, it is time for Ruben Amaro, who gave it his best shot to fade into Phillie history. It is a time to rebuild.
Yet in all Phillie fans, there is hope that things could turn around, that is who we are. But, it won’t. Best to root for a team on the rise than the current 2014 Phillies who have climbed into the casket and are pulling the lid down on themselves.
There are Philatelists running amok in the Burholme neighborhood of Philadelphia. They can be found at 7205 Rising Sun Avenue in the heart of the Burholme shopping district at Stuart’s Stamps and Stuff. This quaint store of stamps also has postcards, autographs, paper memorabilia and antique knick knacks. Stamp collecting has a long history in the area, in fact local legend has it that President Franklin Roosevelt traveled to neighboring Fox Chase to view a local man’s collection. The shop is also home to the Burholme Stamp Club. The stamp club meets on the last Saturday of most months at Ryerss Museum and Library for lectures on stamp collecting, history topics depicted on stamps, postcards and world events as they relate to stamps. In addition to lectures the club sponsors bi-yearly stamp shows at Ryerss.
Stuart Geisler is the chief Philatelist in Burholme. He is also a blacksmith, a strange combination to some, but it works for him. Geisler was drawn to stamp collecting due to its appeal to his sense of history and logic. He says anyone attending The Burholme Stamp Club meetings, (free admission), can expect an interesting lecture based on stamp collecting and how it applies to historical research of history. As a young man, Geisler was drawn to blacksmithing during visits to the grounds Bryn Athyn Cathedral and discovering the craftsmen’s building where he met Al Walter who was hammering hot metal into different shapes. As time passed, he became a astrophysics graduate student at Villanova University. Jobs in his field were at a minimum in the 70’s and he turned to the classifieds in the local paper discovering an apprentice blacksmith position. He applied and received a a five year apprenticeship with blacksmith Fyodor Czub.
Stuart’s Stamps and Stuff has an incredible amount of stuff in addition to stamps. There is a large collection of autographed photographs, binders of postcards, wood carved collectibles and of course some metal pieces sculpted by a blacksmith. Hours of operation are: Mon.-Thurs 10 AM to 7 PM, all other hours by appt. You can find the shop on line at: http://stuartstampsandstuff.weebly.com/
-g emil reutter
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On June 7th, the first Saturday of the month it’s time for Ryerss Museum and Library book sale at Norma’s Nook in the basement of the museum and library. Great deals can be found on individual books as well as bargains by the bag.
In the main library there is an ongoing vintage book sale by the librarians desk. Hidden gems abound.
While your at Ryerss take a free tour of the museum’s first and second floor galleries.
So get your book on…. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ryerss, 7370 Central Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19111
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Our Web Editor, Katie Reutter is running in the Pretty Fly for a 5K to benefit St. Jude’s Hospital. The run will take place on July 12th @ 8 am. Her goal is to raise $500 for the kids at St. Jude’s. The run begins at Eakins Oval on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Every little bit counts and you can donate here: http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/Heroes/Heroes?px=2644752&pg=personal&fr_id=20190
And visit the event website here: http://prettyflyfora5k.com/home/
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America’s longest running writers conference will be held June 6th – June 8th. The Philadelphia Writers Conference will commence at the Wyndham Hotel in Philadelphia’s Historic District. More information on the conference and registration can be found here: http://pwcwriters.org/
As most are aware cable tough guy Jon Stewart of the Comedy Central stable went on a rant about Philadelphia recently. Yes, the New York Mets grand fan went on a tirade about Philly from that bastion of hospitality, New York. In a remarkable historic event, Stewart’s commentary actually caused Philadelphia City Council to unite and take action. In a 16-0 vote, Councilman Jim Kenney’s Stewart resolution calling for Stewart to come to Philly passed.
“Daring Jon Stewart, host of “The Daily Show,” to come to Philadelphia and film a week of shows to prove how wrong he was in his May 20th tirade against Philadelphia, our people, our prized Philadelphia Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg, our affinity for running up museum stairs and calling it exercise, and our world-class cuisine; his multiple rants against our city have finally gone too far.”
So, Jon Stewart, cable tough guy, you think you’re funny? You think you can make us laugh? Do you think you could run up the art museum steps? If you come we will make sure EMT’s are on hand to revive you. Yeah, take the dare funny man.
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Waxing poetic for the great Casey and Mudville? Get your Vintage Baseball on at Ryerss Burholme Park and enjoy a game between the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia vs. Mohican Baseball Club of Kennet Square. Batter up at 12 noon and it’s free.
Our Broadside Series continues with 14-8 and 14-9, printed in a limited edition of 30 copies. Broadside 14-8, The She Bat by Lynn Levin and 14-9, The Dream of Maine by Linda Nemec Foster. These broadsides will be available on May 18th at our Featured Poet/Writer Reading at Ryerss Museum and Library. More information at this link: http://foxchasereview.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/nemec-foster-and-levin-in-fox-chase-may-18th/
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