December 26, 1995 |
Gina Campbell examines a pair of gloves being given to her by Ianto Owens at the Salvation Army's Gateway Service Center on Hamilton Street near 9th in Center City. The center hosted Christmas dinner for the homeless and other less fortunate individuals. The dinner was sponsored by Dave & Buster's, Zanzibar Blue and eight other restaurants.
December 19, 2011
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been living together for nine months. We have decided to host Christmas dinner at our house and invited 20 people - 10 from each of our families. His mother, unfortunately, is having a hard time accepting that her 27-year-old son is growing up. She says that she feels "awkward" and that their family has had its traditions for many years. (My boyfriend has spent every Christmas Eve and Christmas night at his parents' house since birth.) I come from a family that is adaptable to change.
December 19, 1995 |
A single-parent family Hanukkah celebration will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the JCC Kaiserman, 45 Haverford Rd., Wynnewood. The cost is $3 for nonmembers, $2 for members. CHRISTMAS Chester East Side Ministries, Ninth and Potter Streets, will present a live Nativity scene from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, followed by a Christmas dinner, from 4 to 7 p.m. A live Nativity will also be on display from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at C.C. Hancock Memorial United Methodist Church, 542 Wesley Rd., Springfield.
December 25, 1994 |
It was the Christmas of '46 or '47. I don't suppose it really matters, except to say that the Depression that hit America in '29 had not yet left our little home in Thief River Falls, Minn. Dad was a butcher. But in the frigid, Northern Minnesota winters he was perpetually sick with asthma unless he left home to seek work in the warmer and drier west. Mom did "day work" for people who couldn't afford a full- time maid, and took in washing and ironing to help make ends meet. But, I didn't know it. This was the carefree time when life was young.
December 26, 1986 |
John Young walked out of the mayor's conference room at City Hall yesterday evening bound for the subway, to spend the night. The place he really wanted to go, he said, was Brooklyn, N.Y., but all he had on him was a token, a quarter and a new grooming kit. The kit was a gift from the Committee for Dignity and Fairness for the Homeless, which sponsored a Christmas dinner last night in City Hall. Young was one of about 400 homeless men and women who crowded into Room 201 at City Hall between 5 and 7 p.m. yesterday for helpings of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and macaroni salad.
January 13, 2006
TO THE THUGS who robbed the beauty salon on Wadsworth Avenue the day before Christmas Eve: The salon was filled with hard-working women, some of whom had brought their little girls to a place where you thought you could get your hair done and while you wait read a book, talk on your cell phone or just relax from the frenzy that usually precedes the holidays. Here's hoping that while you sat having Christmas dinner with your family, a loved one, maybe your mother, sister or grandmother, told everyone of the harrowing ordeal that she went through at the beauty salon: How you and your two cohorts burst in with your weapons drawn declaring a holdup and for everyone to get on the floor.
April 17, 2012 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question : My husband's brother is in the middle of a very nasty divorce, and my husband and I are grieving the loss of a wonderful friendship with our ex-sister-in-law. The brother has been adamant about our cutting ties with her. We are not so sure we can do this, and have been thinking of including her in our holiday plans. Would you agree that it's OK to make an exception at holidays, especially for someone who doesn't really have other family in the area?
December 26, 1995 |
Four years ago, John Capuzzi and his then-girlfriend Joyce spent Christmas night combing southern Delaware County for a place to eat, but found everything closed - an irony that did not escape them. "We joked that we were like Mary and Joseph looking for the inn," Capuzzi said. "We were kind of estranged from our families and we were feeling sorry for ourselves because there was no place open. " Eventually, they found a pub - Bennigans, to be exact - and over a nontraditional holiday dinner of chicken fajitas they decided that they would create a place for people with no place to go on Christmas.
December 23, 1987 |
OLLIE & JOHN: DOWN BUT NOT OUT Although Contra-versial cohorts Oliver North and John Poindexter may not get invited to many of the big Washington to-dos anymore, they did attend last week's Christmas bash hosted by Vice President George Bush. He and wife Barbara generally have several Christmas gatherings for members of the administration, the press, the Supreme Court, Congress, their staffs, family and friends. "They are among the people routinely invited," said Steve Hart, the VP's acting press secretary.
December 18, 1988 |
Most charity organizers in Chester County will tell you that, even during this holiday season, there never seems to be enough to go around to the less fortunate: the hot Christmas dinner, the warm clothes and the presents around the tree. But not this year, Doylestown area businesses have decided. In the Greater Downingtown Area Chamber of Commerce newsletter this month, readers may have raised an eyebrow over the following announcement: Members of the Christmas Committee "will not be making a second appeal since they have sufficient funds.