The holiday season unofficially gets under way next week as families sit down for Thanksgiving dinner.
Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 20 on Sunday morning conducted a ceremony on the eve of Veterans Day at the longstanding war memorial on the Abraham Lincoln High School campus.
A plaque honoring a Port Richmond man who was the first person from Philadelphia to die in the Korean War was dedicated on Veterans Day.
The folks from Philadelphia Futures were at Northeast High School recently, distributing copies of the 24th edition of Step Up to College Guide, a free 43-page resource book to help high school students and their families during the college admissions and financial aid processes.
Rosaries for widows’ fund
The veterans’ memorial statue of a World War I “doughboy,” which stands in Madison Memorial Park in NoLibs, currently has no one tending to its needs, like upkeep and cleaning.
The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association, a group of former athletes and officials, last week honored two people with the William “Pickles” Kennedy Award.
Committee passes legislation that would rename Philadelphia VA Medical Center in memory of local soldier that received Medal of Honor.
Last Thursday afternoon, when the mercury rose to 97 degrees, the pool of water above the dam in the Pennypack Creek in Bustleton remained inviting but unbroken.