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Casino to host charity run

Parx Casino and Parx Racing at 2999 Street Road in Bensalem will host the second annual Octoberfest 5K Run to benefit the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health on Saturday, Oct. 12. Participants will get to run on the legendary Pennsylvania racetrack for a truly meaningful cause.

Somerton athlete wins gold medal

Somerton resident Anne Kalanty recently won a gold medal at the National Senior Games in Cleveland.

Cut for the Cure fundraiser is Oct. 13

The 14th annual Cut for the Cure will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Image Hair Salon, at 2522 Welsh Road (at Roosevelt Boulevard) in the Tremont Shopping Center.

City changes trash set-out times

You can put your trash out as early as 5 p.m. and not be subject to fines.

State to alter GED testing on Jan. 1

As the state prepares to alter the GED test, the Northeast GED Center is encouraging people to take classes before the changes are in effect.

Around town: October 2, 2013

Rev. MacNew earns medal

AVI property assessment appeals deadline is Oct. 7

Realtor Chris Artur is appealing the new values the city this year put on properties he owns on Levick Street and Frankford Avenue. 

Former NE Community Center could become a child daycare

The former Northeast Community Center has a buyer who plans to bring a child daycare center and a meals on wheels program to the Holme Avenue site, according to Holme Circle Civic Association President Elsie Stevens.

Voting is pitched as a matter of self-interest

Stephanie Singer doesn’t talk about “civic duty” when she encourages people to vote in the upcoming general election for city controller, district attorney and judges. One of the three city commissioners who oversee Philadelphia elections, Singer pushes the point that city residents have something to gain by voting, that there’s something in it for them.

A therapeutic trot

Parkwood Therapeutic Riding Center offers special needs clients therapy through horseback riding.

Those who don’t know Randee Stevens’ daughter, Nika, might think that she doesn’t communicate very well.