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Vintage Baseball at Ryerss Museum and Library – June 14th

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.


Book Shopping in Fox Chase

lions park

Surprisingly enough with the artsy appearance of downtown Fox Chase with the Blooming Artist Studio, Iconic Gallery, a soon to open design studio in Fox Chase Plaza and our small restaurant row there is not an independent bookstore. Yet there are a few places you can get your book fix in Fox Chase.


Ryerss Museum and Library located at 7370 Central Avenue offers two venues for your book fix. On the first Saturday of every month The Friends of Ryerss sponsors a used book sale in the basement of the museum. Their offerings are eclectic and are priced individually and by the bag. In the main library there is ongoing vintage book sale where you may find that jewel you have been looking for.  For more information visit Ryerss on line at: http://www.ryerssmuseum.org/

Thrift Shop

In the heart of Fox Chase, The Thrift Shop, recently renovated, has an expanded book offering at 7963 Oxford Avenue.

fox chase library

Over at the Fox Chase Library, 501 Rhawn Street, The Friends of the Library hold annual sales in the community room with a large offering of books. You can check to see when sales are offered at their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-the-Fox-Chase-Library/124558867591142


Support Cara’s Sweethearts

Event Flyer BFTH


McGettigan FamilyThe McGettigan family of Fox Chase founded Cara’s Sweathearts in July of 2013.  The organization is dedicated to assist families who have children being treated at Children’s Hospital of Philadlephia. ( http://caras-sweethearts.org/cara-s-story.html ).  Cara’s Sweethearts are having a fundraiser on September 14th,  “Beats from the Heart”and would like you to consider attending and support this cause. Visit their website, the story is compelling and the cause is worthy.

Remembering the Fallen- Memorial Day 2013 USA

Flags flying over Loudenslager American Legion Post  in Fox Chase

View from Lions Park of Flags flying over Loudenslager American Legion Post in Fox Chase

Rising Sun VFW Post Remembers

Rising Sun VFW Post in Lawndale Remembers


Vintage Book Sale at Ryerss

Vintage Booksale at Ryerss- courtesy of Ryerss Museum and Library

Check out the ongoing vintage book sale. From children’s literature of the 1940s, adult adventure and mystery novels of the 1920s, and romantic poetry from 1919, pick out a vintage read for just $1 a book.

Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19111



Celtic Connection – A profile


The Celitc Connection is a Philadelphia based Irish Band with deep roots in Fox Chase.  The connection  is: Joe Mullin ~ Guitar & Vocals, Patrick Touey ~ Vocals, Washboard & PercussionGlenn McCollum ~ Mandolin & Vocals, Tom Neuhauser~ Keyboard, and Michael Hannelly~ Drums.

The connection has played in Las Vegas at The House of Blues, toured Irish festivals and pubs across the United States. Although in demand, The Celitc Connection maintains its roots in the community playing a benefit for Lions Park at the American Legion Hall, supporting pubic events in the community such as the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Art in the Park and the annual 4th of July parade in neighboring Rockledge. The Celtic Connection also supports the local music scene playing at such venues as The Red Rooster, Hop Angel Brauhaus, The Rockledge Pub and The Austrian Village.

No matter where they play The Celitc Connection provides a high energy performance of traditional and modern Irish music with a mix of rock standards in their act. To find out where the Connection is playing, view videos and how to book the band please visit them on Facebook:

Celtic Connection on Facebook

– g emil reutter