The Mayfair Civic Association recently presented awards to the three winning families in the annual Mayfair Christmas Decoration Contest. Sixty neighborhood homeowners entered the contest. A panel of community leaders and businesspeople, including representatives from the Northeast Times, judged each decorated home on a scale of one to 12, representing the 12 days of Christmas.
The Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce honored Nazareth Hospital, businessman Rodney C. Sandmeyer and Dietz & Watson at its annual Accolades Awards celebration at Brookside Manor at Somerton Springs, in Feasterville.
Capt. John McCloskey had some high praise for a couple of his officers during the Dec. 29 meeting of the 15th Police District Advisory Council.
Frankford Civic now meeting on Wednesdays
Steve Cartledge received a proclamation from state Sen. Tina Tartaglione and a citation from City Councilwoman Marian Tasco for his volunteer work heading the annual Lawncrest July 4th Celebration.
St. Cecilia Elementary School eighth-graders Mary Grace Meredith and Richard Nguyen have earned Neumann Scholarships, entitling them to full four-year scholarships to the archdiocesan high school of their choice.
Whitney is wonderful
The Northeast Times thanks its readers for their generous contributions to our Eleanor Smylie Community Fund.
Music and dance illuminated the auditorium of Northeast Philadelphia’s Universal Creighton Charter School on the eve of its winter break on Dec. 23. While the imminent Christmas holiday played a prominent role in the grade school’s annual seasonal concert, students drew upon many other religious and ethnic traditions for a joyous multi-cultural celebration.
Holmesburg Library, 7810 Frankford Ave. (at Hartel Avenue), will host GED classes beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Classes will run every Wednesday through Feb. 18.