L to R: FOPP Vice President Linde Lauff, business owner Andy Ungaro, FOPP Vice President of Public Affairs Jim Ryan, Holme Circle resident Elsie Stevens Photo/Friends of Pennypack Park
Last Saturday, the Friends of Pennypack Park and neighbors from Holme Circle presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Andrew Ungaro, owner of Bel Air Automobile at 3301 Welsh Rd.
For the past several years, Andy has generously maintained a beautiful flora display across from his business at the entrance of Pennypack Park, Welsh Road and Cresco Avenue. continue reading »
A rendering of the building proposed for the Sisters of the Hole Family of Nazareth, as presented at Wednesday's Holme Circle Civic Association meeting. Photo/Elsie Stevens
As part of its annual Rite of Spring, the Holme Circle Civic Association invited candidates seeking office in the April 24 primary election to its “Candidates’ Night” Wednesday. Joining them were presentations from the Friends of Pennypack Park and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.
Presenting their platforms were four candidates all seeking election for the position as their district’s state representative. continue reading »
Photo courtesy of Elsie Stevens, 8th PDAC.
The 8th Police District Advisory Council hosted their annual 8th District Police Appreciation Holiday Dinner Saturday, Dec. 3, at the district for three shifts of officers between 10 a.m. that day and 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning
The officers enjoyed additional entrees this year, due to the generosity of area caterers. Also, as an added touch, the officers were presented with poinsettias courtesy of Lowes for them or their significant others. PDAC member Steve Faunce of Thunderbird Bowling Lanes on Holme Avenue also donated three Family Bowling Packages, which were raffled to an officer representing each of the three shifts. continue reading »
The re-opening of the Holme Avenue Bridge was one of the main discussion points at the October Holme Circle Civic Association meeting. Photo by Stephen Schultz.
The Holme Circle Civic Association held its annual “Meet the Candidates Night” during its monthly meeting on Wednesday at St. Jerome’s School Hall.
The local candidates in attendance were City Councilman Brian O’Neill and Democratic challenger Bill Rubin; Democratic at-large Councilman Jim Kenney represented by his aide, John DelRica; Republican candidates Denny O’Brien and Michael Untermeyer; and Republican candidate for City Commissioner Al Schmidt represented by his aide, Steven Boc. Each candidate was given five minutes to expound on their platforms culminating with questions from the 40 member audience. continue reading »
Rhianna Clark runs her photography business from her home on Red Lion Road in Morrell Park.
Taking a good photo is not something everyone can do. Some are good at it, some are not, but photographer Rhianna Clark said she always knew.
“I always loved taking photos and asked for the next best camera for my birthday,” Clark said. “But never once did I consider this as my career.”
Clark’s business, Rhianna Clark Photography, began by chance. After her husband was laid off in 2008 before the holiday season, she picked up a job at a mainstream portrait studio. She excelled quickly and many clients asked that she photograph events outside of the studio.
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As part of a larger donation to Philadelphia organizations, Giant donated $1,000 to the 8th PDAC to mark the store's Grant Avenue grand opening. Photo courtesy of 8th PDAC.
On the eve of Giant Food Store opening its first supermarket within the boundaries of Philadelphia at 2550 Grant Ave. Wednesday, the store presented the 8th Police District Advisory Council with a generous check for $1,000 as part of the store’s $10,000 local community gift-giving program.
Representing Chairman Harry Sonntag and the PDAC organization, Vice Chairperson Elsie Stevens accepted the donation at the store’s press conference on Tuesday at noon. accompanied by several PDAC board members and trustees. continue reading »
Vets at the Delaware Valley Veterans Home enjoy a barbecue thrown by the 8th PDAC. Photo courtesy of the 8th PDAC.
Last Saturday, the 8th Police District Advisory Council visited the Delaware Valley Veterans Home on Southampton Road to honor the vets’ service to our country by providing them with a barbecue.
PDAC Chairman Harry Sonntag thanked the vets for their service saying, “Your service to our country and every citizen who lives in it will never be forgotten. We hope that this small token of appreciation by our members and volunteers from the community reminds you all that there are many people who love you, respect you and appreciate the sacrifices you have made for us.” continue reading »
Officers James Boccalupo, James Snyder, Dimitrios Loizos, John Schmidt and John Seymour were honored at 8th District Officers of the Month for April. Photo courtesy of the 8th PDAC.
The 8th Police District’s April PDAC meeting was held on Wednesday, April 6. As usual, the membership came out in great numbers to partner with our police. At this meeting, five police officers were honored with Officer of the Month awards. Presentations were made by PDAC President, Mr. Harry Sonntag, supported by his executive board and TD Bank representatives. continue reading »
Photo courtesy of Elsie Stevens
The first in a series of monthly Burglary Seminar/Luncheons hosted by the 8th PDAC was a huge success on Monday at Cannstatter’s Volksfest-Verein, with a combination of 65 residents and businesses in attendance.
Unfortunately, because of the overwhelming response and financial restrictions, the acceptance of additional reservations had to be discontinued a week prior to the event. continue reading »