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Local business feeds hundreds of needy families this Thanksgiving

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


7th PDAC names Officer of the Month at recent meeting

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.


A holiday tradition

About 100 police cruisers with lights flashing and horns honking pulled off of Roosevelt Boulevard, onto Southampton Road and then onto Carter Road in Somerton on Tuesday morning. But it wasn’t the world’s biggest car chase.


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


Water main break creates mess at Red Lion & Verree

It was a beautiful morning on Monday, except at Verree and Red Lion roads. There, the day started out wet, muddy and irritating.


Meeting will discuss future of Kraft factory

Representatives of government and industry will meet downtown Thursday, Nov. 21, to discuss the future of a Northeast landmark.


Candidate for governor releases education plan

Katie McGinity, a Democratic candidate for governor, last week released a kindergarten to 12th-grade education plan titled “Strong Schools. Bright Futures.”


‘Tis the season

No, he wouldn’t tell us if you’ve been naughty or nice. But, Santa Claus was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his busy day visiting with his “little buddies” at the Neshaminy Mall to answer a few often-asked questions about his job, his home — and his beard. 


Searching for answers

By Mikala Jamison


Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkins, native to North America, have always played an important part in Thanksgiving meals. Evidently, the first settlers were not dazzled by the American Indians’ gift to them of pumpkins. But after scourge, pestilence and death, the colonists who survived the first harsh winter here changed their tune. Pumpkins became an important food source.