Just in case you missed a day at Patch, which can happen but shouldn't (sign up for our free newsletters), here's a look at the top headlines around our area this week:
Help A Local Girl Get Her Christmas Wish
Arianna Barricelli, an 11-year-old St. Ephrem student, is a fabulous singer who is struggling with a tumor that affects her eyesight. And all she wants for Christmas is an iPhone 5.
Hundreds Gather for Opening of 202 Parkway
After decades of planning and construction, the Route 202 Parkway opened Monday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Try These Hanukkah Recipes During the Festival of Lights
Make these brisket, latke, and sufganiyot recipes for Hanukkah.
Would you Support a Rails to Trails Project?
Build Our Trail wants you to take a 10 question survey.
Reward Offered for Safe Return of Missing Dog
The O'Donnell family has been looking for Chesty, a rat terrier/beagle mix, since Nov. 16, when he got loose in the Mearns/Bristol neighborhood.
Where to Get a Flu Shot
It's National Influenza Vaccination Week, and the CDC wants you vaccinated. Did you get your flu shot?
Beer Store Settles in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
A local beer store settled with the family of a University of Pennsylvania student who fell to his death at a fraternity party in 2011.
Local Shop Sells Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $50 Million
The winner has not yet come forward publicly. Patch talked with the store owner.
How to Photograph Christmas Lights
Capturing Christmas lights on your camera can be a challenge. Get some tips. Photograph your lights. You could win $100,000.
Students and Staff Hurt in Elementary School Bus Crash
The school district said five students and two staff members were taken to the hospital after an accident Tuesday morning.
Thief Takes Shirt off Mannequin's Back
The unknown thief undressed a mannequin in the middle of the day on Main Street in Doylestown.