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Coming Soon: The 19th Edition of The Fox Chase Review

Autum 2014 CoverThe Autumn 2014 Edition of The Fox Chase Review is in production and should appear on line sometime in late October. We will be presenting the following poets and writers.

Poetry by: Charles Carr, Bibhas Roy Chowdhury/Kiriti Sengupta, Noah Cutler, Emari DiGiorgio , James Guth, Ben Heins, David Livewell, Maria Masington, Laren McClung, Kelly McQuain,  Robert Milby,  John Richard Smith,  Changmin Yuan,  Jason Wright

Fiction by: Dennis Lawson and Danny Johnson


Remembering Lawren Bale …

From Dave Worrell


Delaware Valley poet Lawren Bale passed away last summer. Lawren was much loved in the local poetry scene.  Area poets will participate in a memorial for Lawren, read his poems and share stores of Lawren. Tech savvy, Lawren worked  diligently at HNS Hermes Internet Design. He was a devoted husband to his wife Martina and father to Annabelle Jean Elisabeth.  Lawren traveled through life with an eye always to adventure and learning.

Active in the poetry scene in the Delaware Valley Lawren Bale read his poetry at a number of venues to include The Mad Poets Society, Bolingbroke Reading Series, Blam and Friends of Poetry where he also assisted in hosting with long time friend Arlene Bernstein.  He also hosted 2nd Thursdays Poetry at the Leonard Nelson Gallery in Bryn Mawr.

The memorial will be held :

Sunday, August 3 at 4:00pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 196 Woodbine Avenue, Narberth, PA

You can learn more about Lawren Bale here: http://www.narberthpa.com/Bale/bio.htm

Books by Lawren Bale:  http://www.narberthpa.com/Bale/lsbale_dop/dopindex.htm

Read the poetry of Lawren Bale on line at:

The Fox Chase Review: http://www.foxchasereview.org/12AW/LawrenBale.html

Poets on the Great Recession: http://poetsonrecession.blogspot.com/2011/12/lawren-bale.html


Bernadette McBride in Issue #16 of The Fox Chase Review


You can read the poetry of Bernadette McBride in Issue #16 of The Fox Chase Review


Joseph’s Pizza in Fox Chase

josephs 2Joseph’s Pizza

7947 Oxford Ave.

Philadelphia, Pa. 19111


Joseph’s Pizza sits adjacent to its five star sister, Moonstruck, in the heart of Fox Chase. Although a pizza joint at heart, Joseph’s offers a limited menu of platters, sandwiches, salads and soups. This being said, if you are looking for a Philly steak sandwich search out Joe’s on Torresdale Ave. or Jims and Steve’s around Cottman and Bustelton.

The decor is retro, unchanged in decades. An ample seating area greets you on arrival by a small bar in front of the restaurant section. The booths permit you to dine in privacy for the most part with a scattering of tables down the main corridor of the restaurant with additional tables in the rear. Should you desire to look around there is a collection of old clocks on the walls and photographs documenting the history of Fox Chase.

Joseph’s runs daily specials on their signature platters and their regular menu permits you to get a great meal for under 10 bucks.  On our last few visits we noticed a change in the wait staff, a nice blending of long time attentive staff with new staff learning the ropes. There appears to be a concerted effort to provide better service to customers. There is never a rush to get you out the door and an apparent design to allow time for you to enjoy your meal.


The signature platters include soup or salad and rolls. Salads are always more then ample. The soup of the day, if French Onion soup or Minestrone are always tasty. We recommend the platters at Joseph’s for two reasons; they are priced reasonably in this tough economy and are presented well.

We highly recommend the following platters:

Linguini with Clam sauce

Linguini with Marinara sauce and meatballs

Stuffed Shells

Meat Lasagna  

The servings are large and there is always enough to box up and take home for lunch the next day. We would be remiss if we did not mention the great wraps at Joseph’s. They are fresh and fat with meat and veggies.

Like we said before if you are looking for a steak, find a steak shop. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced outstanding Italian offering, the Signature Platters at Joseph’s are for you.

This is the last in a series of review on places to dine in Fox Chase.

Senator Toomey Reaches out to State Department concerning Mohammad al-Ajami

Senator ToomeyMohammed al-Ajami

We have received information from the staff of Senator Pat Toomey, (R-PA), that they have reached out to the Department of State concerning  imprisoned Qatar Poet Mohammad al-Ajami. We will update when more information is forthcoming.  You can contact Senator Toomey via his website:  http://toomey.senate.gov and let the Senator know of your support for the release of the poet.

Our previous articles:  January 27th – Freedom for Poet Mohammad al-Ajami ?, He’s still in prison for writing a…. poem, Robes in a Bunch Sends Poet to Jail for Life

Three Holiday events in Fox Chase – December 1st

Artisans, photographers, crafters will abound in Fox Chase on December 1st at three public events. Consider spending the day in Fox Chase for these family oriented events.

10am to 2:30pm – Victorian Christmas Bazaar at Ryerss Museum and Library, 7370 Central Avenue in Fox Chase.  The bazaar will feature festive decoration, crafts, gifts for sale, holiday decorations, homemade baked goods, Wassail Bowl, raffles of valuable prizes. There will be a special blacksmithing demonstration, music by students from the Settlement Music School and Santa’s first visit of the day to Fox Chase.  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Ryerss-Museum-and-Library/133015956726859


10am to 3pm-  Fox Chase Farm annual Greens Sale, 8500 Pine Road in Fox Chase

Shop for your holiday greens at our annual Greens sale. Decorated wreaths, swags, bows, candle centerpieces, white pine roping and baked goodies will be available to purchase. http://www.foxchasefarm.org/events.html

3pm to 5pm – Fox Chase Christmas Tree Lighting  The annual Fox Chase Christmas Tree Lighting in Lions Park, 7900 Oxford Avenue in the heart of Fox Chase. Music by The Celtic Connection and Leslie, crafts, community tables and of course the arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of the Christmas Tree.



215 Festival Nov. 1-4