When his wife, Michelle Blakely, was diagnosed with lung cancer in August, Chuck Pembroke knew he had to do something to make her feel better.
All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.
It’s the season. The riotous preparations, the rush of homecomings and the 21-pound turkey — all will be taking center stage in our household, and probably yours, this week.
MALVERN RETREAT HOUSE Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. Malvern. Join in a spiritual retreat. 610-644-0400.
A thankful tradition: Despite the bitter cold weather on Sunday, Nov. 24, people gathered along Frankford Avenue and Rhawn Street to watch the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA
The 7th Police District Advisory Council honored Timothy Taylor as the district’s Officer of the Month last Thursday during the PDAC’s monthly meeting at Klein JCC.
Feeding the hungry: Academy Injury and Health Center, at 2808 Southampton Road, organized an effort that provided Thanksgiving meals to about 275 local needy families. The drive concluded on Monday, when Academy Injury and Health Center employees, patients and volunteers joined high school students in boxing and delivering the meals. The company has been coordinating the drive for four years. PHOTOS COURTESY OF DENEEN MCCAFFERY
Dr. Val Arkoosh, a Democratic candidate in the 13th Congressional District, unveiled an online video highlighting what she sees as the importance of maintaining a woman’s voice in the Pennsylvania congressional delegation.
A cloudy timeline for the redevelopment of the former Liddonfield Homes public housing site is coming into clearer focus, according to the leader of the Upper Holmesburg Civic Association.
A 15-year-old boy has been charged in the seemingly unprovoked beating of a man outside a Fox Chase pizza parlor on Nov. 11 while authorities continue to investigate the motive for the attack.