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.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation urges motorists to view a new informational video about safe winter driving.
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, www.allsaintsrhawnhurst.org.
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.
Thursday, November 20
Civic group to feed the needy
The Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School in Mayfair received a blessing at its new science lab on Monday.
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.
State Supreme Court justices will hear oral arguments in the case of Monsignor William Lynn in Harrisburg on Nov. 18, according to court records.
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.