Diego Ramos, the radio personality-turned-bar owner, opened his establishment on Sunday for people to bring gifts to be distributed to needy families.
Enchanted Land, at 2900 S. 20th St. in South Philadelphia, has its roots at the old Gaudio’s Garden and Craft Centers.
The HellRaisers Motorcycle Club will be donating toys for less-fortunate families at an event on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Gibbons Police Athletic League, at Rising Sun and Longshore avenues.
Blood drive at Nazareth
The Stoogeum provides a trip down memory lane with three levels of Three Stooges memorabilia. If you’re a wise guy, chances are you’ll enjoy the experience.
Veteran educators named new co-interim principals at George Washington High.
Christmas is just nine days away, and many local folks are planning their dinner extravaganzas and shopping for gifts for family and friends.
Thank you for your service: The Holmesburg Civic Association last week held its annual holiday party. Members honored former president Rich Frizell, who stepped down to fight throat cancer. Frizell (right) received a plaque for his years of volunteer service. He was joined by (from left) civic co-presidents Chris Lorenzo and Renee Cohen, vice president Joe Kruvczuk and treasurer Barb Kleschick. Holmesburg Civic Association will meet again on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7:15 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, at Rhawn and Ditman streets. TOM WARING / TIMES PHOTO
Thursday, Dec. 17
Helping hands: Students of St. Jerome School collected items to fill comfort baskets for sick children at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The baskets were assembled in school by the children and delivered to CHOP in time for the holiday season. SOURCE: ST. JEROME SCHOOL