Articles by Northeast Times Staff

PennDOT offers winter driving aid

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation urges motorists to view a new informational video about safe winter driving.

Jeanes Hospital distributing community grants

The Anna T. Jeanes Foundation is accepting applications for its 2014 community grants program, which is designed to provide funding for projects that promote the health, wellness and safety of communities in the hospital’s service areas. This year’s grants will be awarded up to $2,500. 

Donations needed for community fund

The Northeast Times is kicking off its 66th annual Eleanor Smylie Community Fund charitable effort.Since originating in 1949, the fund has helped thousands of local families during the Christmas season.The fund matches families in need with community members who can offer help. All money collected is used to buy gift cards to provide holiday dinners to those who are struggling to make ends meet.

Holy Family University to host annual 5K fundraiser

Holy Family University’s Habitat for Humanity Alternative Spring Break will hold its annual Running to Build: Turkey Trot 5K/ 1 Mile Fun Walk on Sunday, Nov. 23, at noon at the university’s campus at Frankford and Grant avenues.

Officer Boyle fundraiser on Nov. 29

The 18th annual Officer Daniel Boyle Athletic Program beef-and-beer fundraiser will be on Saturday, Nov. 29, from 8 p.m. to midnight at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road.

Religious Events: November 19, 2014

All Saints Episcopal Church Rhawnhurst 1811 Loney St. Handicrafters meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Harmonie Singing Society meets Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist services on Sundays at 8 and 9:30 a.m. 215-342-6310,

Calendar of Events: November 19, 2014

Thursday, November 20

Casino Trips: November 19, 2014

Gibbons AA Dec. 14. Tropicana. $20 in slot play, an hour down the shore, a dinner buffet and a ticket to Jingle All The Way. 2157-722-8825, 267-253-2293.

Pets of the Week: November 12, 2014

Wren loves to play

Keeping it clean and green in Frankford

Some of the 300 volunteers who swept through the Frankford business corridor gathered in the parking lot of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on the 4400 block of Frankford Avenue on Nov. 8 before descending on the Avenue to pick up 9,994 pounds of litter and debris. On the same day, at nearby Overington Park at Orthodox and Pilling, 26 volunteers cleaned up the green space and planted 100 crocuses and some daffodils. Mezalik Design Studio also made a new sign for the park, which went up on Nov. 8.