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Kartoffel (Potato Soup) for Oktoberfest

Once upon a time in the city of Munich, Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. All the people of Munich were invited to attend the festivities, which were held on Oct. 12, 1810, on the fields in front of the city gates. All of Bavaria celebrated with the happy couple, and the party ended with horse races in the presence of the royal family.


FOP re-elects McNesby as president

Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 re-elected President John McNesby and his endorsed slate of executive board members to new three-year terms on Oct. 1.


Frankford Civic discusses rise in crime at meeting

The neighbors on the 4600 block of Worth Street see the cars with out-of-state plates and they know why they’re there.


Legislators attend recent Northwood Civic meeting

Northwood isn’t the biggest neighborhood in terms of geography, but is home to two state representatives.


Mayfair Civic Association names new president

Joe DeFelice last month presided over his final meeting as president of the Mayfair Civic Association.


Pets of the Week: October 9, 2013

Simone is sweet and special


Alvarez challenges Williams to district attorney debate

Danny Alvarez, the Republican candidate for district attorney, is hoping to debate incumbent Democratic D.A. Seth Williams before voters go to the polls on Nov. 5.


O’Neill urges seniors to get taxes frozen

City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) announced that the Department  of Revenue is  accepting senior citizen real estate tax freeze applications.


Drug problem is growing in Millbrook

Millbrook Civic Association members are worried about increased — and very open — drug use in their Far Northeast neighborhood. Members talked about seeing people of all ages smoking pot or shooting up heroin at all hours of the day.


Catfish wraps

Autumn is officially here. I’ve heard and seen honking geese in “V” formation flying south. Even if you don’t listen to KYW in the morning, there’s that chill in the air and you know it’s time to get out your sweater or jacket. Last week, I took a brisk, morning walk outside with my sweater wrapped tightly around me. I was trying to decide what to have for dinner and it hit me – Catfish Wraps. These catfish are really good bundled up with tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, onions and black olives and wrapped in soft whole wheat tortillas.