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Pets of the Week: October 23, 2013

Sid needs a new best friend

Buddy Walk event raises money for CHOP

The family and friends of Michael DiNezza raised about $1,500 for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Trisomy 21 Program at the recent Buddy Walk and Family Fun Day at Villanova University.

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Plaque to memorialize drowning victim

Beware of darting deer

Deer are shy and wary of humans — most of the time. 

Music man

Gary Grisafi worked as a construction safety specialist and a Republican leader of the 53rd Ward, but his guitar always remained a close companion.

It took him a few decades and a handful of forays into other careers, but Gary Grisafi has finally opened a music store in Bensalem, the Grisafi Music Institute.

Preparing for the future

The folks from Philadelphia Futures were at Northeast High School recently, distributing copies of the 24th edition of Step Up to College Guide, a free 43-page resource book to help high school students and their families during the college admissions and financial aid processes.

On hold

City Council considers banning automated purchasing machines that dispense cash for small electronics.

City Council is considering outlawing machines that dispense dollars in exchange for small electronics like smartphones and iPods as one way of curbing skyrocketing phone thefts.

Investing in energy-efficient home improvements pays

The Philadelphia Gas Works is poised to pay out $4 million over the next 21 months to city residents who invest in energy-efficiency improvements to their homes.

Website expands coverage into E. Torresdale

Members of the East Torresdale Civic Association learned about a Web-based social network that could become an alternative for folks who can’t attend their neighborhood civic association meetings.

Frankford Parks elects new board

The Frankford Parks Group, a nonprofit dedicated to fixing up and maintaining some small neighborhood parks, elected a new board on Oct. 8, said treasurer and former president Kimberly Washington.