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Mayfair Business Association announces upcoming events

The May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation is work­ing with oth­er com­munity groups on a couple of events sched­uled for later this month.

The MBA works closely with the May­fair Civic As­so­ci­ation and the May­fair Com­munity De­vel­op­ment Cor­por­a­tion.

The sixth an­nu­al May­fair Fallen Her­oes 5K Run & Walk will take place on Sat­urday, May 17, rain or shine.

The event will be held in memory of Fire Capt. John Taylor, who died in a Port Rich­mond fire in 2004.

To re­gister or for more in­form­a­tion, go to www.may­fair­run.com

The cost is $20 in ad­vance or $25 on the day of the run/walk. 

Sign-ups will be taken un­til May 16 at Bel­lal­isa Hair Stu­dio, 3530 Cottman Ave.

Re­gis­tra­tion on the day of the run/walk will go from 7:30 to 8:20 a.m. at May­fair Me­mori­al Play­ground, at Row­land Av­en­ue and Vista Street. The run/walk will be­gin at 8:30.

Pro­ceeds will go to Hero Thrill Show Inc., which provides col­lege schol­ar­ships to the chil­dren of Phil­adelphia po­lice of­ficers and fire­fight­ers killed in the line of duty, and to May­fair Me­mori­al Play­ground.

Later that day will be the May­fair May Fair, also held rain or shine.

Most of the activ­it­ies will take place along Frank­ford Av­en­ue, from Cottman Av­en­ue to Bleigh Av­en­ue.

High­lights will in­clude live mu­sic, mil­it­ary vehicles, car­ni­val games, prizes, giveaways, side­walk sales, craft vendors and a dunk tank sponsored by May­fair Town Watch.

There will be free meter park­ing along the av­en­ue, from Har­bison Av­en­ue to Rhawn Street.

For more in­form­a­tion, vis­it www.may­fair­biz.com

In oth­er news from the April 10 meet­ing:

• The busi­ness as­so­ci­ation is wor­ried about the im­pact on the neigh­bor­hood if a meth­adone clin­ic moves in­to a prop­erty at Frank­ford Av­en­ue and Dec­atur Street.

One guest sug­ges­ted that the group look to De­troit and Ne­wark, N.J., for best prac­tices and strategies in deal­ing with is­sues such as trash, loiter­ing and crime.

“They’re mod­els we want to emu­late,” busi­ness as­so­ci­ation pres­id­ent Mike “Scoats” Scotese joked, dis­miss­ing any sug­ges­tion that the group look to those two de­cay­ing cit­ies for ad­vice.

• Lori Spadaro, a field or­gan­izer for Next­door.com, en­cour­aged people to sign up for the web­site, which con­nects neigh­bors for an on­line dis­cus­sion of is­sues of con­cern.

The na­tion­al site is fun­ded by sev­er­al Sil­ic­on Val­ley en­tre­pren­eurs.

To re­gister or for more in­form­a­tion, vis­it www.next­door.com

• The May­fair Busi­ness As­so­ci­ation will meet again on Thursday, May 8, at 10 a.m. at the Be­ne­fi­cial Bank at Frank­ford and Cottman av­en­ues. ••

You can reach at twaring@bsmphilly.com.

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