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Resume help available at Frankford Library

Frankford Library, 4634 Frankford Ave., invites people to visit for help with their resumes on Thursday, Dec. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 215–685–1473. ••

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O’Neill collecting Toys for Tots

The district offices of City Councilman Brian O’Neill are collecting items for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

Individuals can drop off new and unwrapped toys at O’Neill’s offices at 7522 Castor Ave. (215–685–0438); 432 Rhawn St. (215–685–6431); Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Road (215–437–9167); Bustleton Avenue and Bowler Street, above the 7th Police District (215–685–0432); and 562 City Hall (215–686–3422). ••

Local student honored in design contest

Our Lady of Calvary fourth-grader Reina Sanchez was one of five students to earn honorable mention recognition in a Christmas card design contest among students in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Students created an original design for Archbishop Charles Chaput’s official Christmas card cover. The assignment was to depict the joy of Christ’s birth.

More than 1,100 designs were received from students, and staff members from the Office of Catholic Education did the judging. ••

Comedy night at local AOH

The deadline is Jan. 11 to buy tickets for Northeast Catholic Alumni Association’s upcoming comedy night.

The show will take place on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 39, 7229 Tulip St.

Tickets cost $45 and include beer, wine, soda and buffet. Doors will be open from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. The show will run from 8:30 to 10 p.m. and feature Jim Daly, Ed McGonigal and Jake Mattera.

The evening will include a Chinese auction.

Call the alumni office at 215–543–1051 or Jeff Rzepczynski (class of 1988) at 267–879–4894. ••

Maternity BVM sets Christmas schedule

Maternity BVM Catholic Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave., will hold Sunday Masses on Dec. 24 at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. The Christmas Eve Mass schedule is 4 p.m. (upper church, children’s liturgy with the Christmas story by the children); 4:10 p.m. (overflow Mass in lower chapel); 5:30 p.m.; and midnight (with Christmas carols at 11:30 p.m.).

The Dec. 25 Christmas Day Mass schedule is 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

For information, go to maternitybvmchurch.net or call the rectory at 215–673–8127. ••

Philly Orchestra offering holiday programs

The Philadelphia Orchestra will present several upcoming holiday events at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce streets.

Handel’s Messiah will be performed on Dec. 21–22 at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $60 to $135.

On New Year’s Eve at 7:30 p.m., conductor Stephane Deneve will lead the orchestra in pieces from around the world. Tickets range from $35 to $135.

For information, go to tickets.philorch.org ••

Half-price clothing sale begins Jan. 2

Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai’s Classroom Thrift Shop, 4301 Tyson Ave., will hold a half-price clothing sale next month. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Jan. 2–5 and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 7.

Call 215–624–9600. ••

Henon to speak at NE Regional Library

City Councilman Bobby Henon (D-6th dist.) will speak about the sugar tax, school funding, health care and more at Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Call 215–685–0501. ••

New Year’s Eve at Maternity BVM

Maternity BVM Catholic Church, 9220 Old Bustleton Ave., will celebrate Mass on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31, at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

The vigil, Feast Day, Solemnity of Mary, will take place at 4 p.m.

On Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, the Mass schedule is 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

For more information, go to maternitybvmchurch.net or call the rectory at 215–673–8127. ••

Free help during the holidays

Life Coach Philly’s team of trained specialists are reaching out to those who are struggling during the holidays.

Free professional services are available for those who need help dealing with issues such as relationships, career or wellness.

The services are available through Jan. 2. Coaching sessions are offered in person or over the phone.

To get more information or to register, go to lifecoachphilly.com ••

Support group at Lambie

Lambie Funeral Home, Rowland Avenue and Rhawn Street, hosts a bereavement support group on the first Wednesday of the month.

There is no fee. Sessions run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Future dates are Feb. 7, March 7, April 4, May 2 and June 6.

For information, call 215–624–8190. ••

Retirement program at library

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave., will host Prepare for Retirement, on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Citizens Bank will discuss setting goals and staying on path to a comfortable retirement. The event is free, and no registration is required. Call 215–685–0522. ••

Vietnam vets eligible for pin

State Rep. Tom Murt (R-152nd dist.) is reminding veterans who served during the Vietnam War that they are eligible to receive a commemorative lapel pin acknowledging their sacrifice.

Eligible veterans include living United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces at any time during the period of Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location.

If veterans would like to apply for the pin, contact Murt’s office at 215–674–3755. ••

Book review at Tiffany Diner

The Sisterhood of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai will hold a book review on Sunday, Jan. 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Tiffany Diner, 9010 Roosevelt Blvd.

The review will be of The Two-Family House.

The cost is $29, including a full breakfast.

Call 215–969–6106. ••

Grief support group meeting

Donna Glatz, widow of slain Lawncrest jeweler William Glatz, will hold Heal Your Heart From Loss on Thursday, Jan. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James E. Kinney Senior Center, 165 Township Road in Richboro.

Glatz will share the story of her husband’s murder.

William Glatz was shot to death in 2010 during a robbery attempt inside his jewelry store on Rising Sun Avenue.

Obina Onyiah was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Kevin Turner, who had escaped from Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility nine days earlier, died in a shootout with Glatz. The Glatz family had owned the store for more than 60 years.

For more information, email healyourheart8@gmail.com ••

Primerano to perform on NYE

Singer-pianist/entertainer John Primerano will perform on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 9 p.m. at Moonstruck Restaurant, 7955 Oxford Ave. in Fox Chase. Dinner reservations will be taken from 5 to 10 p.m. There will be a complimentary champagne toast and party favors at midnight.

Call 215–725–6000 or 215–677–1843, or visit johnprimerano.com ••

Erdrick Street proves clean

The 7000 block of Erdrick St. in Tacony finished in third place in the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s Clean Block Contest.

The 25 blocks in the contest were judged for efforts of block residents, cleanliness, beautification efforts and property improvements.

Erdrick Street received $500 for continued clean block projects. ••

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