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Donations needed for community fund

Hanukkah begins next week, and Christmas is just two weeks away. Many Jews and Christians are looking forward to a nice meal with loved ones and the exchanging of gifts.


Crime log

Nov. 3 through 16


Bridge Educational Foundation distributes scholarship money

During this season of giving, the Bridge Educational Foundation last week donated more than $118,000 in scholarship money to a bunch of local private schools during a breakfast ceremony at Father Judge High School.


Bengals continue fundraising for new gymnasium

The Bustleton Bengals youth sports organization is slowly but surely raising the funds needed for construction of a new gymnasium.


Avoid theft and scams this holiday season

You better watch out.


Around Town

Beauty and the Beast at Holme School


Abraham criticizes decision to drop PGW bid

Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham, who is running in the Democratic primary for mayor, last week issued a statement sharply criticizing Mayor Michael Nutter and City Council President Darrell Clarke for the decision by UIL Holdings to drop its bid to buy Philadelphia Gas Works.


Time to get down

Fresh off a show at the TLA, Northeast Philly-based band Foxtrot & The Get Down is on the rise. Vocalist/guitarist Colin Budny and drummer Ryan Fox graduated from Archbishop Ryan in 2010.


Three holiday concerts to be held this month

You don’t have to go far to rock through the holidays. Two special concerts of rock ’n’ roll Christmas songs will be presented this Saturday and Sunday at Settlement Music School, 3745 Clarendon Ave., and a third performance is slated for Dec. 23 at the Bristol Riverside Theater.


Spirit of the holidays

The students and staff of the Bucks County Dance Center of Bensalem were gearing up to spread Christmas joy to their community when evil struck them with a devastating blow on Oct. 13. But in true holiday spirit, a group of local musicians and performers have dedicated their talents to helping the dance school recover from an intentionally set fire at their studio.