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Washington and Lee junior and Lower Gwynned resident Anthony Cardona was one of three recipients in Virginia to win a $10,000 scholarship from the Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges (VFIC)/Norfolk Southern Scholarship Program. The scholarships are awarded to students in their junior year attending Virginia colleges and universities who have academic promise and are seeking degrees in business or a related field.

Cardona, a business administration major with a philosophy minor, is a member of W & L’s varsity baseball team, the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, the Southern Comfort acappella singing group, and Kappa Alpha.  He graduated from Chestnut Hill Academy in 2007.



Neighborhood Interfaith Network (NIM) and Northwest Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (NPIHN) will hold a dance benefit with CTO Heat, a 9-piece band that’s played with Patti LaBelle among others. The dance will take place on Saturday evening, Jan. 9, from 7:30-11:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive (parking lot entrance is on Johnson Street near Wayne Avenue). Admission is $10 a person. Children are welcome from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and can dance for free. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided. BYO wine and beer.  Please also bring a dessert to share and canned or packaged foods for donation to the Germantown Avenue Crisis Ministry food cupboard. A generous benefactor and the band have donated its time to benefit our local interfaith organizations. For more info go to http://nim-phila.org/Clergymemo/January9Party.pdf or call NIM at 215-843-5600, ext. 100.

Fundraiser to aid injured cyclist
A fundraiser for Jack Toland, a former member of the Hill Cycle Team who was seriously injured in a cycling accident on Nov. 25, will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Fairmount Rowing Association, 2 Boathouse Row, on Kelly Drive in Philadelphia.
The event will raise funds to offset medical expenses for Toland, who fractured both his upper femur and elbow when he was thrown from his bike during a training ride near his home in Tualitin, Ore. Toland, formerly of East Falls, has undergone two surgical procedures and currently is receiving physical therapy to regain the use of his legs.
Admission to Saturday’s event at the Fairmount Boathouse is $20 a person and will include hamburgers, hot dogs, beer and live music provided by Irish Mist.
Toland had competed in many cycling events in the area and was one of the founders of the CoreStates U.S. Professional Cycling Championship race in Philadelphia in 1985. He had also rowed on the varsity eight crew for four years at St. Joseph’s University.

For further information about the fundraiser or to purchase advance tickets, call 215-646-2815. To contribute directly to the fund for Toland, go to http://www.blendr-media.com/Jack.



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