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    Dress up your salads

    Has this winter made you grow as a person? Now that it’s spring, do you feel there is more of you to love? And are you not loving this development? Feel like the words pleasingly plump, zaftig and Rubenesque are getting a little too personally descriptive? Clearly, this is the season for big salads, not big buns. We needed some of those comforting winter carbs that gave us energy to shovel that snow, but spring and summer call for salads.

    Loss of a Philly icon

    People are remembering Tom Gola as the consummate Philadelphian, never forgetting his roots as he enjoyed successful careers in playing and coaching basketball, serving in public office and working in the business world.

    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.

    The Santa Diet

    When he visits your house on Christmas Eve, don’t disappoint that man in the red suit and white beard. A batch or two of homemade cookies is a sure way to share the jollies of the jingle-bell season. After all, a journey of about 3,400 miles, as the reindeer fly, is worthy of a special treat. Everyone loves Christmas cookies, especially the original, jolly, Jelly Belly. But he does get some cookie consumption competition at my house around holiday time.

    Baked figs and fig preserves

    They’re as old as the hills. That’s as long as figs have been around. They are the antique trees of the garden - the old souls. Figuratively speaking, fig leaves played a strategic role in the cover-up that went down in the Garden of Eden. Their gorgeous, big, showy leaves provided the first fashion statement – au naturel. Figs are, themselves, delicious eaten au naturel, that is, picked right off the tree. Whoever says he “doesn’t give a fig” apparently has never tasted one.

    Returning to her roots

    Former principal and president of St. Hubert, Joanne Walls is now back with the Bambies.  

    Oldtimers honor pair during recent luncheon

    The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association, a group of former athletes and officials, last week honored two people with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.

    An Irish Blessing

    — The Father Judge football team will open its 2012 season on the road — near Dublin, Ireland.

    Jessica Barth as TEDdy bear's tart

    To prepare for the role, the Frankford native had to learn a Boston accent, brush up on streetwise lingo and get a Snooki-style hairdo.

    Brotherly Love

    — Zack, Joe and Sammy Zeglinski have spent their lives playing basketball. Now, they've come home to give back.

    Spring into action

    — Here's a look at the spring and annual award winners who will be honored at the 27th annual Northeast Sports Awards Banquet on May 16.

    Four decades later, a hero is honored

    Police Lt. Edward C. Dohrmann suffered a fatal heart attack in 1969 after responding to a car accident in Holmesburg. Last week, a plaque dedication paid tribute to his service.

    Savior of soles: Edward J. Staniszewski, owner of Fishtown’s Star Shoes, dies at 88

    Edward John Staniszewski, beloved Fishtown shoemaker and owner of Star Shoe Service for more than 60 years, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 12, at age 88 from complications of a stroke suffered in late March.

    End of an era

    Kathy Polec ended her 22 years of service as a crossing guard at the corner of Stanwood and Ridgeway streets on June 17. Polec and her husband John gained national fame in 1994 when their 16-year-old son Eddie was beaten to death by a gang of thugs from the suburbs on the steps of St. Cecilia Church in Fox Chase. 

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