December 10, 2009


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GENEROUS VOLUNTEERS: On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 6 to 8 p.m., Depaul House, 5725 Sprague St. in Germantown, opened their doors to neighbors and friends. Volunteers decorated Depaul House and baked 16 dozen cookies. The staff and residents gave tours and shared stories. The house offers homeless and disadvantaged people the opportunity to fulfill their potential and make positive informed choices about their future. For more information on Depaul House, call 215-438-1955 or email Seen here are volunteers Erin Hoban and Diane Chambers.

HAPPY ENDING FOR WILLOW : This sweet and gentle Tortoise-shell kitten, now called Willow, suffered  horrifically cruel mischief around Halloween which resulted in her tail needing to be completely amputated following her rescue. After her photo appeared in the Local recently, she was adopted! She now resides with a Channel 6 news producer and her son. Willow is reported to have taken over the recliner, runs and plays like a herd of buffalo, and she has discovered the joys of pizza for which she begs shamelessly. Willow knows the sound of the school bus and runs to the door to greet her young friend, who asks his mom repeatedly, “Why would someone want to hurt an animal?”

THREE-COURSE BARGAIN: Throughout the month of December Roller’s at Flying Fish, 8142 Germantown Ave., is offering three-course dinners for just$19.95. That includes soup-of-the-day or arugula & pear salad with asiago and cranberry vinaigrette; entrees: baked tilapia with bouillabaisse sauce and shellfish garnish; Eastern Shore crab cake with tartar sauce; sauteed chicken breast with cranberry-chestnut-brown sauce; or pasta bolognese with veal-mushroom-tomato sauce. Also a dessert selection. Seen here is owner/chef Paul Roller. More info: 215-247-0707, or (Photo by Jimmy J. Pack Jr.)

INDIAN RESTAURANT OPENS: Last week the Saffron Indian restaurant opened on 60 E. Butler Pike, between the Ambler Theater and Act II Playhouse in Ambler. This location was previously “La Cava” Mexican restaurant. This is
Saffron’s second location; the first opened in March at 145 Montgomery Ave. in Bala Cynwyd. Their web site is Both restaurants are open every day for lunch and dinner and are BYOB. Seen here are, from left, Chuck Gupta and his wife Margot, of Chestnut Hill; owner Rahul Bhatia and chef/partner Rafiq Din. More info: 215-540-0237.


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