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Archive: October, 2012

POSTED: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 2:15 PM

Towamencin Township announces the annual Turkey Trot 5k run/walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, starting at Fischer's Park, 2225 Bustard Rd., Lansdale.

Winners will receive a turkey, and medals will be awarded to the top three runners in every age category.

POSTED: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 1:07 PM

Just back from deployment? Need job tips? In an effort to assist the tri-state military community, three Home Depot locations will host Civilian Career Workshops on Sat., Oct. 27.

 The workshops are a part of nationwide program 'Mission: Transition' to offer training for service men and women transitioning into the civilian workforce. The sessions will help them hone their skills on searching for a job, writing a resume, and being interviewed by a prospective boss.

POSTED: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 4:58 PM

We found it disturbing that a 14-year-old freshman at Cheltenham High School was killed while running to the school bus stop on Wednesday, the same day that Gov. Corbett proclaimed Oct. 22 to 26 as ‘school bus safety week.’

That would make it too late for Danjanique Brown-Rogers who was fatally struck by two vehicles as she crossed an intersection in the Melrose Park section of Cheltenham Township at 6:50 a.m.

POSTED: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 4:36 PM

We caught a news clip on Fox29 about a snowy owl has been acquired by the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. What a gorgeous bird she is.

This female bird weighs 4.5 pounds and has a 5.5-foot wing span, which makes her a big avian creature. She has white feathers tipped with lots of black. Her handler said this is typical of the females over the males, which are smaller and have more white.

POSTED: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 3:59 PM

This story on the PRNewswire-USNewswire may be of interest to victims of the recent fire in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pennsylvania residents and businesses affected by the fire in Cheltenham Township on Oct. 5, 2012 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills announced today.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 5:37 PM

Here is a link to a story about the press conference in Norristown today that we had to skip due to other stories. Thanks to KYW for the content:

POSTED: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 5:22 PM

Harrisburg - Twelve students and six school bus drivers from across the state were honored Wednesday for winning the 2012 School Bus Safety Poster Contest and the 2012 Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Safety Competition.

The event was also held in recognition of Gov. Tom Corbett's proclamation designating Oct. 22-26 as School Bus Safety Week in Pennsylvania. The same week has also been designated National School Bus Safety Week.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 5:10 PM

Fifteen of the 47 members of the Baldwin School's Class of 2013 have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

Only 50,000 of the 1.5 million high school students nationwide who took the 2011 PSAT received recognition from the program.

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