Articles by Tom Waring

Mayfair Civic bids farewell to Capt. Bachmayer

The Mayfair Civic Association last week bid a fond farewell to Capt. Frank Bachmayer, former commander of the 15th Police District.


Santa is coming to Holmesburg

Santa Claus will celebrate the grand reopening of the Holmesburg branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia.


Local schools awarded scholarship money

Bill Goetz, a CSX Corp. vice president, recalled a time not too long ago when Catholic and private schools were seen as institutions that would be open forever.


Judge looks to keep Lincoln rivalry one-sided

The Abraham Lincoln Railsplitters and Father Judge Crusaders both have losing records, but one of them will have a happy Thanksgiving.


Methadone clinic opposed

Members of the Holmesburg Civic Association last week overwhelmingly voted to oppose a proposed methadone clinic at 7520 State Road.


Burholme Town Watch offers tips to avoid car theft

Police Lt. Frank Schneider offered members of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association a few tips on how they could avoid having items stolen from their cars.


Eagle Scout project is really down to earth

The Rev. Al Masluk, pastor at St. Martha Catholic Church, was looking for a way to beautify a large patch of grass outside the chapel.


Chickie’s & Pete’s celebrates 35th anniversary

Hundreds of people turned out recently for a block party to mark the 35th anniversary of the opening of the first Chickie’s & Pete’s.


Rotary Club hears hope from Whosoever Gospel Mission

The folks at the Whosoever Gospel Mission like to say they’ve been giving hope and changing lives since 1892.


Historical group marks anniversary of arboretum

The Historical Society of Tacony on Saturday afternoon celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Christa Lewis Memorial Arboretum by adding three stones. The stones memorialized four former Tacony residents: Rita (Mace) D’Andrea, Tony Rocco, John “Brat” Kroger and Peggie Hibner.