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Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade is Nov. 24

The Mayfair Business Association will present the 37th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade on Sunday, Nov. 24, along Frankford Avenue. The parade will start at noon at Rhawn Street. It will proceed south to Knorr Street. The performing area will be at Tudor Street.


Making music

Virtually everyone who plays guitar or has been involved in the music industry is familiar with Ibanez guitars.


Former ambassador visits credit union

American Heritage Federal Credit Union President and CEO Bruce Foulke recently hosted former Kenyan ambassador to the United States, Elkanah Odembo, at AHFCU’s Bustleton headquarters to discuss the expansion of the credit union model into Africa and AHFCU’s ongoing support of an orphanage in Odembo’s home nation.


Donations needed for Eleanor Smylie Community Fund

Thanksgiving is just two weeks away, and Christmas isn’t too far behind.


Crime a hot topic in Burholme

At last month’s gathering of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association, members heard updates on the local crime situation from officials of the 2nd Police District.


Closing time?

An in-house announcement last week that the company that owns the old Kraft plant at Byberry and the Boulevard was considering closing it sent city and state officials scrambling to find out what they could do to save the large bakery’s almost 300 union jobs and keep Oreos baking in the Northeast.


Butkovitz soars to re-election victory

City Controller Alan Butkovitz, fresh off a resounding re-election win, now has about a year to ponder a big question.


Big shopping center planned for Frankford

A regional shopping center with 21 large stores and many smaller shops will be built in the northern half of the old Frankford Arsenal and should be up and running by late summer or fall 2015, developer Mark Hankin last week told members of the Frankford Civic Association.


Bean Soup & Corn Bread

For many years, Nov. 11 was a holiday for me. It meant no reveille that morning. It meant a day without fighting my way through traffic formations. It meant no maneuvering to try to find a seat on the express train to town. It was a day to desist from the duties of the day’s regimented drills. Clearly, I wasn’t AWOL. I was just on a day’s leave, thanks to the veterans. I always appreciated that day.


Around town: November 13, 2013

Soccer players sought