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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.


Pet of the Week: December 9, 2015

Boomerang loves being spoiled


Mayfair Business group promotes holiday events

Members at the recent Mayfair Business Association meeting, held at Cottman Beverage, discussed issues such as a Christmas decorating contest, unruly Abraham Lincoln High School students and safety poles placed on the 3500 block of Ryan Ave. (at Leon Street) to prevent motorists from going the wrong direction on the one-way street. The group also promoted a couple of upcoming events.


Make a difference this holiday season

We’re in the middle of Hanukkah, and Christmas is already just a little more than two weeks away.