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.
Until recently, Cheltenham-based Gospel of Grace Ministries garnered perhaps its greatest notoriety on the basketball court when a team of teenagers from the tiny Christian congregation’s high school qualified for the state playoffs last March.
School fundraising has come a long way from just bake sales and students selling gift wrap door-to-door.
The Philadelphia Gas Works plans to award $4 million in rebates for energy efficient home improvements in the coming months, but property owners can save energy and money while spending next to nothing.
The holiday season unofficially gets under way next week as families sit down for Thanksgiving dinner.
Community College of Philadelphia will host a day of remembrance on Friday, Nov. 22, marking the 50th anniversary of the death of John Kennedy.
Things don’t get much more American than baseball, the Boy Scouts, coin collecting and contests. That’s why Mayfair’s Walter Waholek may be the most patriotic teenager in all of Northeast Philadelphia.
Katie McGinity, a Democratic candidate for governor, last week released a kindergarten to 12th-grade education plan titled “Strong Schools. Bright Futures.”
A scam that involves fooling PECO customers into paying con artists, not the utility, for supposedly outstanding electric bills seems to be a hustle that gets new vigor as time passes.
Frankford Historical Society hosts social