Holiday light show
International Association of Firefighters Local 22 last week welcomed dozens of widows for a pre-Thanksgiving lunch that also included dessert, a take-home dinner, a Visa gift card, music and dancing.
Philadelphians who shop for the makings of a Thanksgiving feast are likely to pay a little less for a turkey and all the trimmings than they did last year, according to City Controller Alan Butkovitz.
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.
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.
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. ••
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.
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.
State and city officials met with Mondelez International executives last week to discuss the possible closing of the company’s landmark Boulevard bakery, but the only news out of the session held Nov. 21 at the Bellevue in Center City is that there probably will be more meetings.
City Council last week made it more difficult to open up a methadone clinic in the Northeast.