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Heroes Run/Walk set for Aug. 21

The Greene County Department of Recreation will host the 2013 Heroes Run/Walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 21 along the Greene River Trail.

Participants can preregister for $18 through Aug. 16, or pay $20 on race day. Race-day registration and packet pickup will begin at 7 a.m. at the Greene Cove Yacht Club in Millsboro. Top three male and female runners and walkers will receive awards, as well as the top three male and female runners and walkers in various age categories. Refreshments and drawings will be held after the race.

This year's is the seventh 5K run/walk and 15K run held in honor of Army Spc. Gregory Cox of Carmichaels and Marine Lance Cpl. Steven Phillips of Spraggs. Both men were killed in Humvee accidents in Iraq; Cox, 21, died in September 2004, and Phillips, 27, in February 2006.

Race proceeds benefit memorial funds for the men. The Spc. Gregory A. Cox Memorial Scholarship Fund assists Greene County high school graduates entering Army ROTC or the fields of public safety or public service. The Lance Cpl. Steven Phillips Memorial Fund provides support for the computer-aided drafting program at the Greene County Career and Technology Center. Both funds are being handled by the Community Foundation of Greene County.

Race proceeds also help fund transportation for Greene County veterans receiving treatment at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System clinic in Pittsburgh.

Last year's race/walk event raised $15,000.

Details: 724-852-5323 or


International Village to be held next week

The 54th annual International Village, one of the Pittsburgh area's largest folk music and food festivals, will be held next week.

Events will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Folk dancers and live ethnic bands will perform nightly from 3 to 10 p.m., and food from more than 20 nationalities will be for sale.

More than 20,000 people are scheduled to attend the event, which is held in McKeesport's Renziehausen Park.



Parking garage work ramps up

Work is set to begin on the town's two Washington Road parking garages, which are set to receive a $400,000 facelift. Beginning Monday, the North Parking Garage (opposite Cedar Boulevard) and the South Garage (adjacent to the municipal building) will temporarily lose a few dozen spaces with some changes in traffic flow. While the work will not cause significant parking shortages, drivers should allow a little extra time.

The fifth and sixth floors of the South Garage will be closed and the entrance will be via Municipal Way, off Florida Avenue, around the back of the garage. People will use the outdoor stairs to get to Washington Road. People with mobility issues may park on the street, in a surface lot or in the North Garage. Traffic will exit the garage as usual.

The top floor of the North Garage will be closed. All other spots and the elevator will be usable.

For updates as the project progresses, go to and, where you can also sign up for Lebo-ALERTS on your cell phone or email.

Work will be completed by mid-November.

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