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Around town: January 13, 2016

Charter school sets meeting schedule

Wolf: Prepare for winter conditions

Gov. Tom Wolf has urged all Pennsylvanians to prepare for severe cold and winter conditions for the coming winter.

Volunteers clean up potter’s field

Eight volunteers cleared litter from the field along Dunks Ferry Road near Mechanicsville Road. 

Two officers honored for police work

Philadelphia Police Officers Brian Wolf and Martin Klepac were recognized as Officers of the Month for November during a recent meeting of the 15th Police District Advisory Council.

St. Hubert student awarded scholarship

She’s a champ: CORA Services Inc., 8540 Verree Road in Fox Chase, recently held its CORA Champions for Children celebration. St. Hubert High School senior Shannon Fritz was a scholarship winner and met Mayor Jim Kenney. CORA presented its Corporate Champion award to Pat Eiding, a Northeast resident and president of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO.

Sestak highlights constituent cases he handled in House of Representatives

Former congressman Joe Sestak, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, released a series of videos highlighting the 18,000 constituent cases he handled in the House of Representatives.

Relax and recover

Thanks to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the road to recovery has never looked so good. 

Pets of the Week: January 6, 2016

Take the plunge with Pepsi

The new faces of Philadelphia

City Councilman Al Taubenberger, of Fox Chase, and elections commissioner Lisa Deeley, of Rhawnhurst, were the local stars at Monday’s inauguration at the Academy of Music.

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim enjoy a Tasty treat

Too sweet: Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road, created the world’s largest piece of chocolate gelt at its recent Hanukkah party. The gelt was made with more than 200 pounds of dark chocolate. More than 300 people attended the party, which included latkes, jelly doughnuts and entertainment by Chris Ruggiero. SOURCE: SHAARE SHAMAYIM