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Bicycle racers take on a North Philly junkyard (for NewsWorks)


Each year a group cycling enthusiasts converge on a junkyard in North Philadelphia to race each other on dirt paths winding between junk cars at the annual Bilenky Cyclocross event.

Participants race on all sorts of bikes, including homemade “funnies,” over a course that takes them under, over and around vehicles parked on the junkyard. The venue is between the railroad tracks and the bicycle factory of Bilenky Cycle Works in North Philadelphia.

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Germantown High School’s final graduation was a celebration, not a funeral (via NewsWorks)


A lot of remorse. A lot of sadness, too. But there are good memories of good people through the years. I just wish Superintendent William Hite had stopped by [the school like he promised].
—Michael Hawkins, Germantown High dean of students and football coach…

…Story by Brian Hicky (with photo gallery by me) continues:  Germantown High School’s final graduation was celebration, not a funeral (via NewsWorks)

 

Vision Thru Art class offers creative and social outlet to vision-impaired (via NewsWorks)

Besty Clayton is glazing a replacement of a ballerina sculpture she made years ago for her granddaughter. Clayton explains that the original broke beyond repair in many pieces while transporting. Clayton is a member of the Vision Thru Art class at the Allans Lane Are Center in the Mt Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. (Bas Slabbers)
Besty Clayton is glazing a replacement of a ballerina sculpture she made years ago for her granddaughter. Clayton explains that the original broke beyond repair in many pieces while transporting. Clayton is a member of the Vision Thru Art class at the Allans Lane Are Center in the Mt Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. (photo by Bastiaan Slabbers)

About a dozen students gather in the basement of Allens Lane Art Center in Mt. Airy for their weekly sculpting class. They spend the time working on long-term pieces, learning new techniques and catching up with each other. They are students in the center’s class for the visually-impaired…

…story by Neema Roshania continues on NewsWorks.org