East Falls: Friends of Mifflin, Principal Work Together To Drive Community Involvement

East Falls: Friends of Mifflin, Principal Work Together To Drive Community Involvement

Wind howled and rain pelted down on East Falls, but inside the warm gymnasium at Thomas Mifflin Elementary School, smiling children ran around in colorful costumes to the sound of popular tunes put on by DJ Mighty Flip Side at the Mifflin Fall Festival and Carnival on Saturday, Oct. 27. Principal Leslie Mason (pictured above) bravely […]

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Overbrook Park: Residents’ Donations Ease Hunger and Cold During Holidays

Overbrook Park: Residents’ Donations Ease Hunger and Cold During Holidays

Thousands of families in Philadelphia recently sat down at their dinner tables to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal complete with a turkey and all the fixings. The meal is the culmination of the time they spent walking around their crowded local grocery store filling their cart with holiday essentials. For some, this is not their reality. They […]

 

West Oak Lane: Councilwoman Joins NFL Alum at Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

Councilwoman Cindy Bass held a Turkey Drive on Nov. 5 for the constituents of the 8th District. Raheem Brock, a former NFL player for the Indianapolis Colts and native Philadelphia, helped Bass distribute more than 100 turkeys on Germantown Avenue. – Text and video by Nickee Plaksen

 By Sherrell Williams, Kimberly Wagner and Kevin Yorke

Strawberry Mansion: A Thanksgiving Saint

Strawberry Mansion: A Thanksgiving Saint

Eighty-eight-year-old Gladys Meade, better known as Momma Meade, has been a vocal community activist and a guardian to countless youths in Strawberry Mansion for the past 60 years. Nearly every committee chair knows her name and nearly every corner boy knows her smile. But it isn’t just Meade’s advocacy that makes her the talk of […]