This tall planter was the perfect perch for young kids to watch the festivities during Mayfair’s Christmas Village and tree-lighting. Photo/Bill Achuff
Mayfair was aglow Sunday for what became the neighborhood’s first-ever Christmas Village.
The event was paired with the annual Christmas tree lighting and other family festivities. Families strolled Frankford Avenue to check out the offerings from local vendors, while kids enjoyed visits from both Santa and the Grinch.
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Klein JCC Program Director for Adult Services Shelley Geltzer enjoys a slow dance with Dr. Fred Goldman on his 100th birthday. Photo/Michelle Alton
Editor’s note: This story is being republished due to an earlier technical difficulty that prevented some readers from being able to view the entire article.
Dr. Fred Goldman celebrated his 100th birthday April 12. That means he was born two days before the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. But not only has Fred outlived the Titanic by a full century, he is still hale and hearty and enjoying life to the max.
During lunch at the Klein Jewish Community Center in Somerton, his friends were cheering for him and for other senior members whose birthdays also fall in April. At least two of the attendees will be celebrating their 100th birthday within the next year.
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This car's owner had to pour warm water on the door just to open it.
While you commute yesterday might have been frustrating, the ice-dripping trees and sagging power lines were something to marvel at. If your car looked anything like the one pictured above, take a look at the rest of slideshow below for something a bit more tranquil.
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Snow looking stately in Tacony, by Lou Iatarola
Enjoy more reader photos of the most recent snowfall in our slideshow, including shots by Tacony historian Lou Iatarola and Bucks County’s Gail Elias.
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Even if you hate the snow and ice, are tired of shoveling and more than ready for spring, the photos below are nothing but beautiful. Check out the slideshow from the 2011 snow storm. continue reading »
Hundreds of people packed Frankford Avenue May 15 for the May Fair. Photo by Donny Smith.
UPDATE (May 24, 1:40 p.m.) — New photos added to slideshow.
NEast Philly reader and proud Mayfair resident Donny Smith took some great photos at last weekend’s Fallen Heroes Run/May Fair/Community Day.
Hundreds of people came out, and more than $10,000 was raised for the Mayfair Memorial Playground and Hero Thrill Show. You can see all of Donny’s photos in this slideshow.
Northeast Philadelphia held its second annual Northeast Philadelphia History Faire yesterday. The event featured about a dozen historical organizations. These included Friends of Lower Dublin Academy, the Historical Society of Tacony, the Historical Society of Frankford, Byberry Friends Meeting House, a table for the Poquessing Creek Watershed, the Delaware Valley Civil War Round Table and tables for Kensington and Torresdale, plus more.
The event, which featured a live folk band and a table for food, was once again held at Holy Family University’s Campus Center. continue reading »
The view at Kenny and Elnora roads in Parkwood, submitted by a NEast Philly reader.
While we’ve been updating you on school and city closings, our 7,000+ Facebook fans have been busy taking photos and sharing their snow stories.
We asked our fans how they’re spending their snow days, where they like to sledding and whether their streets have been plowed. Here’s just some of the activity happening over on FB: continue reading »
Happy holidays, everyone!
NEast Philly will return Monday with our usual reporting. Until then, have a safe, warm, joyus holiday. Start it off right with a snowy slideshow (the second of two) from photographer Bill Achuff.
Bones, a 3-year-old Cockapoo, took his mistress Michelle for an early evening walk in Lawndale Sunday. Bones' legs are barely five inches, but he managed to pick his way along cleared paths with an occasional romp in the deeper stuff. He must like a cold belly, but he doesn't care much for cameras. Bones is a lucky dog; Michelle claimed him at a rescue shelter.
One of the biggest snowstorms in the history of the city blanketed the region over the weekend. Residents in the Northeast were left with the task of shoveling and salting, and now our streets are slushy, icy messes.
But let’s admit it: snow can be pretty. If you’ve already forgotten what a winter wonderland looks like, take a look at this slideshow – the first of two – with some happy holiday photos.