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Pet of the Week: December 2, 2015

Dozer deserves a home

OLC student national finalist in teen innovator contest

Our Lady of Calvary eighth-grader Ciara Dubeck is competing in a national contest to bring health and wellness to her school.

Make a difference this holiday season

Thanksgiving is over, and the Christmas shopping season is underway. Many local people, though, are struggling this holiday season.

Local advocate promotes celebrity boxing event

A Northeast Philadelphia woman’s Air Guitar Challenge to raise awareness about brain tumors is starting to take hold. Now, Jennifer Pownall is tapping into the celebrity boxing circuit for more help in her battle.

Home-cooked holiday

Family tradition: Police officers and family and friends of fallen officers gather at the FOP for the annual FOP Lodge 5 Thanksgiving breakfast last Wednesday. 

Holy Family freshmen take on service project for feral cats

A group of Holy Family University students took time to help make sure feral cat colonies in Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County make it through the winter. 

Holme Circle boy stars in ‘A Christmas Story’

Grover Dill will almost certainly be getting coal in his stocking this Christmas.

The gift of time

Returning to their roots: Mary Lin Gross points to a photo of her grandmother, Helen Fry, which is part of a historical timeline mural on display at The Philadelphia Protestant Home. 

The future is bright

Imagine waking up to the morning sun shimmering through the brilliant hues of a 15-foot stained glass window, then settling into bed each evening beneath the same decorative glow — courtesy of artificial backlighting.

Friends of Poquessing Watershed announce final cleanup of 2015

Six volunteers participated in the monthly park cleanup event organized by the Friends of Poquessing Watershed on Nov. 14.