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Community fund puts hope in the holidays

It’s just two weeks until Christmas, and families are making plans for big dinner celebrations. Kids can’t wait to find out what Santa Claus will leave under their trees.


City health center renamed to honor Rosenberg

The city Public Health Center 10, at 2230 Cottman Ave., was recently renamed the “District Health Center #10, the Judge Edward B. Rosenberg Center.”


Bustleton Taekwon-do team wins 10 medals

Bustleton-based Red Tiger Taekwon-do won 10 medals, including one world championship, at the recent International Taekwon-do Federation World Championships in Benidorm, Spain.


Bustleton builders seek community support Dec. 18

Local builders will be back before members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League next week with revised plans for two new homes on the 9600 block of Evans Street.


Burholme residents learn hands-on CPR

Tim Hinchcliff, managing director at Burholme Emergency Medical Services, recently explained the importance of knowing hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation when an individual has collapsed suddenly.


The art of saving

Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School, 3033 Levick St. in Lower Mayfair, was honored last week as a winner of an art contest sponsored by Philadelphia Federal Credit Union. The prizes included $250 for a classroom to spend on school supplies. PFCU’s mascot, Moola Moola, and personal finance expert Dominique Jenkins surprised the winners on the morning of Dec. 3. This fall, PFCU partnered with Philadelphia-area private and public schools to hold the second annual art competition designed to teach third- to fifth-grade students the importance of saving money at a young age. Hundreds of young artists submitted entries, and thousands of Philadelphians voted for the winners on the credit union’s Facebook page. The other winning school was St. Francis de Sales in West Philadelphia. 


Archdiocese reschedules Christmas concert

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has rescheduled its 26th annual Christmas Concert due to last Sunday’s snow storm. The concert will now be held on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Admission is free.


Amici Opera Company presenting Bellini’s Il Pirata on Dec. 21

The Amici Opera Company will present Bellini’s Il Pirata on  Saturday, Dec. 21, at 4 p.m.The play will be staged at Redeemer U.M.C. located at 1128 Cottman Ave. Lawndale Tickets are $25 at the door, $22 for seniors and advance purchases, $15 for students, and $10 for children under 13. For tickets, call 215-224-0257. ••


A worldwide perspective

It wasn’t a typical Monday morning for the American elementary-aged students at Tacony Academy Charter School at 1330 Rhawn St.


Union leaders discuss seasonal worker unemployment

Union leaders told three lawmakers how changes in the state’s unemployment rules have cut benefits to thousands of seasonal workers.