Articles by Carolan DiFiore

Celebrating lifelong dedication to Bridesburg

More than one hundred people came out to Bridesburg Recreation Center to honor Jacqueline DeSanctis, known to many as simply, “Miss Jackie,” for her service to the community for more than half a century.

Neighborhood news in brief for the week of Dec. 23

Lots of Northern Liberties news in this week's briefs. Here's the rundown:

Don’t toss that bottle in the street, “Feed the Fish”

The Fishtown Neighborhood Association's "Feed the Fish" program, a fun way to address the littering in the neighborhood, is set to launch in early 2014.

A ‘Brilliant’ evening at St. Anne’s

The annual Christmas concert at the church helps provide ‘inexpensive access to the arts,’ and performers include many people from both Port Richmond and Fishtown.

“When it comes to animals, she’s not selfish at all”

At just 9 years old, Bridesburg resident Ariana Candelarina has been collecting donations for the Pennsylvania SPCA to ensure that all animals are taken care of this holiday season. 

Fairy tales at the Fish

The Walking Fish is bringing actors — including very young ones — from NoLibs, Fishtown and Port Richmond together to perform just in time for the holidays.      

Play ball

Local Wiffle ball enthusiasts hold a daylong tournament in the Northeast. The backyard skills on the diamond raised more than $600 for charity. 

Crossing cultures

German choir members sang African American Spirituals — in English.

Dress to impress

The hour hand on the clock was approaching five, signaling closing time at the Dress Up Time store on Frankford Avenue. But, with high school prom season on the horizon, the formal wear and apparel shop did not look as if it would be closing any time soon.