Friday, Dec. 25
Blood drive at Nazareth Hospital
Turn the page: Members and employees of American Heritage Federal Credit Union donated more than 6,380 new books to local hospitals, community centers and special care facilities through the sixth annual Books for Kids program. Books were delivered to Busia Orphanage, Blue Bell Mission Kids, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Hunting Park Boys and Girls Clubs, Bridesburg Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bucks County and Grandview Hospital. A special donation of 5,330 books was made to the Reach Out and Read program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which promotes early literacy and school readiness.
Former congressman Joe Sestak, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, last week hosted a town hall event at World Affairs Council in Center City.
MaST student gains big honor
Completion of Phase 1A of the Delaware Avenue Extension marks first new road built in Philadelphia in decades.
Mike Fitzpatrick, first responders call for renewal of 9/11 benefits funding.
Buckus causes no ruckus
The Bustleton-based Garage Bow Co. is selling red magnetic ribbons and bows designed to make home garages look like Christmas presents.
Diego Ramos, the radio personality-turned-bar owner, opened his establishment on Sunday for people to bring gifts to be distributed to needy families.