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Local bar owner helps families in need

Diego Ramos, the radio personality-turned-bar owner, opened his establishment on Sunday for people to bring gifts to be distributed to needy families.


The land of enchantment

Enchanted Land, at 2900 S. 20th St. in South Philadelphia, has its roots at the old Gaudio’s Garden and Craft Centers.


HellRaisers will donate toys to less-fortunate

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.


Health Matters: December 16, 2015

Blood drive at Nazareth


Good time? ‘Soitenly!’

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.


Damage control

Veteran educators named new co-interim principals at George Washington High.


Community fund seeks donations for those in need

Christmas is just nine days away, and many local folks are planning their dinner extravaganzas and shopping for gifts for family and friends.


Civic group honors former president

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



Baskets of love

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