Remembering Rita

Losing a local icon: Rita Ungaro-Schiavone, the founder of Aid for Friends, died on March 22 of respiratory failure at her home in Winchester Park. She was 82. She is pictured with her husband of 62 years, Michael. PHOTO: AID FOR FRIENDS Back in 1974, Rita Ungaro-Schiavone began providing meals for a small group of …

Local parishioner wins big

MARIA YOUNG / TIMES PHOTO Lucky winner: Christ the King Church in Morrell Park has a winner in its weekly parish lottery. A lucky player will soon receive a check for $107,000. (From left) Nicole Donohue, advancement director; the CTK Cougar (13-year-old Mikaela DelRossi); the Rev. James A. Callahan, pastor; and Jayla Green, 12.

Toomey proud of designation of National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Toomey U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey on Monday said President Donald Trump will soon sign his bill that designates March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Toomey and Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly introduced the bill in February. The bill unanimously passed the Senate, and the House of Representatives gave its OK on March 21. Trump …

The verdict is in

PHOTO: JIM HOLTAN Dre Nash, founder and CEO of Nash Automotive, sat on the witness stand testifying to the integrity of his former employee, Taylor Edsel, as Edsel stood trial for setting fire to the company’s alternative fuel automobile factory. Edsel was a convicted arsonist. As a boy, he had burnt down his family’s house …

Queen of the king pin

MARIA YOUNG / TIMES PHOTO A perfect frame: Dot Trombosh turned 100 years old. She bowls Tuesdays in the Pennypack Senior Bowling League at Thunderbird Lanes on Holme Avenue. She was honored last week at a luncheon at Tiffany Diner. Above, she celebrates with her teammates and enjoys her cake.  MARIA YOUNG / TIMES PHOTO

Neighbors question NE marijuana distillery at civic meeting

In February, the daughter of the late Flyers founder Ed Snider told Parkwood residents about her plans for building a medical marijuana grow house in the neighborhood, and they backed her proposal unanimously. Last week, other Parkwood residents quizzed Lindy Snider about an array of hypothetical scenarios and speculations regarding the proposed grow house. Snider …