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Struttin’ his stuff: Ferko captain continues the string band’s tradition of New Year’s Day success.

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Mum­mery is in Thomas D’Amore’s blood. His fath­er was a Mum­mer. So were his two broth­ers. And D’Amore, 28, has been one since he was 11 years old. This year, he brought home a title that shows his ded­ic­a­tion to the tra­di­tion, and to the Brides­burg-based Joseph A. Ferko String Band: First Prize Cap­tain of the 2017 Mum­mers Parade String Band Di­vi­sion

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NOW THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS: The city’s annual Mummers Parade quieted critics who raised concerns about racially or culturally insensitive displays in previous years, with marchers putting on a family friendly New Year’s Day show that still entertained spectators crowded along the milelong route.

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