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Timeless friendships

A stranger observing them in the back room of the Country Club Diner on a recent evening might wonder: Was this a family gathering? A neighborhood party? An office party?


Spreading the warmth this winter

Warming hearts: Firefighters Union President Joe Schulle and state Rep. Ed Neilson posed with kids from Thomas Holme Elementary School, who received 100 new coats as part of “Operation Warm.” MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTOS


Son receives same honor as father

Donald Page spent 25 years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1976 with the rank of first sergeant.


Plans to renovate Lackman Rec to be discussed at meeting

The Lackman Rec Center sits on 11.7 acres in Bustleton. It has a pool, a nice one, and ballfields, basketball courts, playground equipment and tennis courts, but City Councilman Brian O’Neill feels it’s underused.


Planning session set for Burholme Park

City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) will discuss plans for redesigning and renovating the play area in Burholme Park at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Ryerss Mansion, 401 Cottman Ave. This is the second planning session for this upgrade, and neighbors can review the project’s final plans. For more information, call the councilman’s office at 215-686-3422. ••


Pets of the Week: January 29, 2014

Give Mooney something to smile about


Murt hosts ‘There Ought to Be a Law’ contest for students

In a move to stimulate interest in state government, state Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) is sponsoring a contest entitled “There Ought to Be a Law.”


Methadone clinic foes face court deadline

Common Pleas Court Judge Ellen Green-Ceisler is expected to rule soon in an appeal of a Zoning Board of Adjustment decision permitting a methadone clinic along State Road in Holmesburg.


Margolies a no-show at Democratic forum

Three Democrats running in the 13th Congressional District generally agreed on most issues at a forum on Sunday afternoon.


Loss of a Philly icon

People are remembering Tom Gola as the consummate Philadelphian, never forgetting his roots as he enjoyed successful careers in playing and coaching basketball, serving in public office and working in the business world.