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Community fund seeks donations for those in need

Christmas is just nine days away, and many local folks are planning their dinner extravaganzas and shopping for gifts for family and friends.


Civic group honors former president

Thank you for your service: The Holmesburg Civic Association last week held its annual holiday party. Members honored former president Rich Frizell, who stepped down to fight throat cancer. Frizell (right) received a plaque for his years of volunteer service. He was joined by (from left) civic co-presidents Chris Lorenzo and Renee Cohen, vice president Joe Kruvczuk and treasurer Barb Kleschick. Holmesburg Civic Association will meet again on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7:15 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, at Rhawn and Ditman streets. TOM WARING / TIMES PHOTO



Baskets of love

Helping hands: Students of St. Jerome School collected items to fill comfort baskets for sick children at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The baskets were assembled in school by the children and delivered to CHOP in time for the holiday season. SOURCE: ST. JEROME SCHOOL


Around Town: December 16, 2015

Students need donations for trip


Volunteers collect 43 bags of trash at Pennypack Park

Thirty-three volunteers collected 43 bags of litter, six bags of recyclable cans and many assorted objects from the Little City area of Pennypack Park on Nov. 28 in an event organized by the Friends of Pennypack Park.


A vision for Philadelphia

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney shares his plans for the city with constituents at the Mayfair Community Center. 


Stan’s Health Foods headed to new location

Stan’s Health Foods, which opened in 1984 at 7161 Frankford Ave. (at Wellington Street), will ring in the new year with a move to a new location in the neighborhood.


Sounds of the Season charity event at Katie O’s

Showtime Charities will present Sounds of the Season on Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. at Katie O’Donnell’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 4501 Woodhaven Road.


Prison pit stop

Jane has spent the past few months in prison, and she’s getting rehabilitated. The former abused dog is learning how to be a good girl so when ruff time is over, she’ll be a productive pit bull mix.