There was a lot of busy-ness around here last month, so I’m afraid I didn’t have time to think about my column. But when the going gets tough, the tough do Items:
Item: On Page 1, there are a couple of stories about all the work the Food Justice Committee is getting done. I urge you to read them, and you can help, too: By donating to the Food Trust to support the Philly Food Bucks program, by contributing non perishable food to the Summer Food Drive June 22-24, and by getting involved with the committee’s projects.
Item: Philadelphia's about to get medical marijuana dispensaries under the new state law. There's a story about it on Page 16. (Don't pretend you’re not going to read it.) It happens to be unclear when the two dispensaries that have been approved will open, but there was one report it would be the end of May.
Item: Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill shoppers, have you visited the Ambler store yet? What? Well, there’s no more congenial time than between 4 and 8 p.m. Fridays, when we do dinner for $4. BYO, enjoy the summer evening scene . . . and there’s parking.
Item: The member satisfaction survey goes out this month, and Kirsten, Jon and I are all urging you to fill yours out. This year, there are some questions about the Shuttle. Who better to address those than Shuttle readers? So please, have at it.