Rev. MacNew earns medal
The Rev. James MacNew, spiritual director at Holy Family University, has been awarded the St. John Neumann Medal. The medal is presented by the St. John Neumann Assembly #933 of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus to a person who has demonstrated exemplary service to God, the Catholic Church and the United States.
MacNew served as a U.S. Navy chaplain from 1983-2003. ••
PECO spends big on cable
PECO is investing about $2.5 million to upgrade 1.2 miles of underground electric transmission cable to help ensure reliable service for more than 20,000 customers in Philadelphia County.
PECO is replacing a 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line that connects the Holmesburg substation and the Tacony substation in Northeast Philadelphia. Work began in mid-September and is expected to be completed by the end of October. The new transmission line will be installed in the same area as the existing equipment, limiting the amount of excavation required to complete the project. ••
Wawa store celebrates anniversary
Wawa Inc. store at 10550 Knights Road celebrated its 35th anniversary on Sept. 24 with a celebration. Wawa toasted the generations of customers and associates for their friendship and business throughout the years, through free coffee all day. Wawa will also recognize the Red Cross, with a donation of $86,722.32 all raised through in-store donations by the customers and associates in PA during the first quarter of 2013 through in-store coin collection. ••
AHFCU fundraises for CHOP
American Heritage Federal Credit Union employees staffed the phones to take contributions for 98.1 WOGL’s recent Love Our Kids Radiothon.
Bruce K. Foulke, president and CEO of AHFCU, presented a check for $4,150 to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and agreed to match any donation at branches. Since 1996, American Heritage has donated more than $900,000 to CHOP to support the music therapy program. It will host a golf classic on Oct. 14 to raise additional funds. ••
Town Watch sponsors band
The public is invited to enjoy the annual Cardinal Dougherty Alumni Band concert on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at Gloria Dei Estates, 1304 Rhawn St. (at Dungan Road). Fox Chase Town Watch and Holiday Markets will present and sponsor the show through their successful shopping receipt collection and reimbursement program.
Throughout the year, residents of Gloria Dei save their Holiday Market receipts and present them to the Town Watch. Holiday Market reimburses the Town Watch for a portion of the receipts collected. ••
Support group for caregivers
The Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC), at 7520 Bustleton Ave., will host a caregiver support group every Wednesday in October from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Anyone caring for an older adult is welcome. For more information, call Virginia Harr at 215-426-8610, Ext. 207 or Abby Gilbert at 215-320-0351. ••
The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers 55-years and older, working or retired, to deliver meals to homebound seniors in Center-City, West and Northeast Philadelphia.
RSVP would welcome anyone who is available for an average of two hours per week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
The Klein JCC’s Home Delivered Meals program currently prepares and delivers thousands of meals annually to homebound seniors in the Philadelphia area who cannot shop or cook for themselves.
Anyone who is interested in volunteering should call Julie Borsky at 215-698-7300, extension 191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Stack hosting senior fair
State Sen. Mike Stack (D-5th dist.) will hold a Senior Expo on Friday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, at 2700 Southampton Road (at Roosevelt Boulevard).
There will be representatives of state agencies and community organizations such as the Pennsylvania Lottery, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, the American Red Cross, various hospitals and health and housing organizations. Refreshments will be provided.
Call 215-695-1020. ••
Fit Fest is Oct. 6
Norcom Community Center, at 10980 Norcom Road, will host its sixth annual Fit Fest and Family Fun health day on Sunday, Oct. 6, from noon to 4 p.m.
There will be free medical screenings, free massages, yoga, Pilates, ballet, tumbling, nutritional information and recipes, giveaways, a special membership offer to NCC for $10 a month and representatives from more than 20 organizations.
Live music will be provided by Raised on Radio. Fitness demonstrations such as Zumba, Piloxing and Bokwa will run every half-hour.
The day will also include relays, raffles, face painting, caricatures, sports clinics and karate demonstrations.
For more information, call Laura at 215-698-3060 or visit www.nccfun.org ••
Somerton native earns honor
Somerton native and George Washington High School graduate Dan Calhoun was recently named Advertising Director of the Year by the Local Media Association.
Calhoun is marketing and advertising director for the Philadelphia Gay News. He was nominated by publisher Mark Segal. Calhoun is being honored this week at the Local Media Association’s fall conference in St. Louis. ••