Chris and Gwen O’Neill, owners of Circle Pharmacy, 2981 Welsh Road, spoke at last week’s meeting of the Holme Circle Civic Association, and gave members goody bags.
The pharmacy recently moved from Holme Avenue to a former 7-Eleven, completely renovating the old convenience store.
The O’Neills welcomed people to call 215-677-1111 to schedule a free COVID booster shot. They also travel to give vaccines to shut-ins. The pharmacy takes part in the St. Jerome scrip program.
Hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Sundays.
More information is available on the Circle Pharmacy Facebook page.
In other news from the Sept. 28 meeting:
• Chris Hanejko, community relations officer in the 8th Police District, said carjackings and thefts of catalytic converters remain a concern. Hanejko, who became CRO in August, said the 8th and the 8th Police District Advisory Council will host a fall festival on Sunday, Oct. 9, from noon to 3 p.m. at the district, 3110 Red Lion Road. There will be music, face painting, games, vendors, food and a costume contest.
Meanwhile, the 8th is sponsoring a Designer Bag Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. Dominic’s Marian Hall, 8532 Frankford Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games begin at 6:30. Tickets are $40 and available at the district, at Academy and Red Lion roads, and at the door. The price includes 10 rounds of bingo, three cards per round, along with beer, wine, soda, water, coffee and tea. There will also be door prizes, raffles and a 50/50. For more information, call Hanejko at 215-360-2063.
• Torresdale Branch Library. 3079 Holme Ave., will host preschool story time on Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 22 and Dec. 29 at 10:30 a.m. The program is for ages 2-5, with an adult. The October theme is Halloween, and kids are welcome to come in costume. The November theme is Thanksgiving. The Dec. 22 theme is “winter holidays.” The Dec. 29 theme is Happy New Year 2023. Older siblings are welcome.
Branch hours are Monday and Wednesday, 1-8 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. As the library is occasionally closed due to a staff shortage, visit its Facebook page or call 215-685-0491 for updates. The branch will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in the spring.
• The civic association made a $600 donation to St. Jerome. The check was accepted by the pastor, the Rev. Michael Reilly. Meetings are held in the parish hall.
• City Councilman Mike Driscoll has closed the 6th district office at 6730 Torresdale Ave. and will soon be opening a new office at 7552 Frankford Ave.
State Sen. Jim Dillon has kept the office at 12361 Academy Road that John Sabatina Jr. had before being elected a judge. Dillon also plans an office near Verree and Red Lion roads. ••