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Donations needed for community fund

Many Northeast families will be gathering around the dining-room table for a big Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday while others will be eating a turkey meal at a local restaurant.


Pets of the Week: November 27, 2013

Pistachio loves to play all day


A lesson in discontent

Irony wasn’t lost on more than a dozen Philadelphia public school teachers who demonstrated alongside dozens of students, parents and public education advocates outside the Watson T. Comly School last Wednesday afternoon, seeking more school funding.


Gobblin’ Good Turkey Gravy

Dear Foodies and Cooks, it’s almost Thanksgiving, so let’s talk turkey. “Gobble, gobble,” loosely translated means “Get out your roasting pans and let the cooking begin.”


Talking with Toomey

When U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey visited the Times’ offices last Friday, he identified Iran’s nuclear weapons program as the top international issue facing America.


The spirit of Thanksgiving

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


Contest will help needy

The Perzel Agency, an insurance firm at 7338 Frankford Ave. in Mayfair, is running a Facebook contest to award Christmas dinners to needy families in the Northeast. The contest runs from Dec. 2-16.


Hall of Fame dinner is Nov. 30

Members of the Calvary Athletic Association will be honoring their Hall of Fame athletes and coaches during a special dinner at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road, from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. Tickets are $35. For tickets, call Mike Bremser at 215-840-2282. No tickets will be available at the door. ••


Bustleton neighbors want discussions with developers

A Bustleton man who wants to demolish an Evans Street house and replace it with two single-family homes last week didn’t get the support of Greater Bustleton Civic League members.


Far NE man hosts cancer benefit for wife

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.