Holiday Season

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(Septa employees sort gifts donated by fellow employees for city children.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Once Again, SEPTA Employees Give Santa a Helping Hand and Lots of Toys

On the seventh floor of Septa headquarters, workers unloaded dozens of barrels of toys that had been donated since Thanksgiving by thousands of Septa workers.

12/22/2014

(Some of the nearly 1,000 toys donated to the Women Against Abuse gift drive through the Philadelphia Police Department.  Photo by Tony Hanson)

A Philadelphia Police Dept. Toy Drive Goes Viral, Netting a Thousand Toys

And it’s about to bring Christmas joy to some of the city’s most vulnerable and desperate residents.

12/22/2014

(Tre, a reindeer, lost one antler just as the Christmas photo-taking season began.  Another reindeer, AJ, will fill the gap.   Photo by John McDevitt)

Montco Zoo Scrambles When Reindeer Isn’t Quite Ready For Holiday Photos

The Elmwood Park Zoo will have another reindeer available for photos after Tre, in photo, turned up with one antler missing.

12/19/2014

(Bramwell Tovey plays his "Rittenhouse Carol" in his dressing room at the Kimmel Center.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Visiting Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor Pens ‘Rittenhouse Carol’

KYW’s Steve Tawa spoke with maestro Bramwell Tovey as he played a portion of his own composition for Philadelphia, “The Rittenhouse Carol.”

12/19/2014

(New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Rabbi Shmuel Butman stand in a cherry picker as they light the world's largest Hanukah menorah on December 3, 2013 in New York City.   Photo by Andrew Burton/ Getty Images)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: New York For the Holidays, Whatever Your Religion

If New York City is a mecca for area Christmas shoppers and tree-gazers, it’s also a getaway destination for Hanukah celebrations.

12/18/2014