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April 25, 2014

TOWN TALK: Poker run, dinner, entertainment for Tina's Ride

DANVILLE — DANVILLE — A charity benefit will be held Saturday, to benefit Tina Alexander, a Riverside resident and former nurse who needs financial assistance after a series of medical treatments has made it difficult for her to work full-time.

Tina’s Ride will feature food and live entertainment for $15 a person at Southside Fire Company, with people also able to participate in a poker run for an additional $10. The poker run is open to any road-worthy vehicle. Registration starts at noon. The run will take drivers to three different stops around the region, with a first place prize of $500, second place prize of $250 and a third place prize of $100.

A spaghetti dinner will start at 5:30 p.m.

Aphasia Center seeks volunteers

Volunteers are needed at Danville’s Central Pennsylvania Aphasia Center.

The volunteers will work side by side with therapists and center members to help with speech and language rehabilitation programs.

Tara Michaels, business manager for the non-profit Aphasia Center, said it would be a great opportunity for college students entering fields such as speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, linguistics or looking for experience with the geriatric population.

Aphasia is a disorder which prevents a person from being able to properly associate words with meanings and is commonly caused by a stroke.

The Center, located at 1 Maria Hall Drive in Danville, is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30-2 p.m. More information can be found by visiting www.AphasiaCenterPA.org  or by calling 570-275-1175.

Riverside resident compliments PennDOT

A Riverside resident complimented PennDOT’s concessions to railroad repairs during the public comment section of Monday’s Riverside borough council meeting.

Carolyn Bausch said PennDOT “stretched their bonds” to accommodate the borough.

PennDOT will close the Danville-Riverside Bridge to traffic entering Riverside from June 20 to June 23 so it may repair railroad lines that stretch across Route 54.

PennDOT shortened their original construction plan to three days and moved the month of work to late June, as opposed to the original plan of late spring, so they would not interfere with school traffic. Emergency vehicles will still be permitted to cross the bridge from any direction.

“I am not unhappy with the result,” Bausch said.

Peter Fleming, vice president of the borough council, added that he learned additional information since PennDOT’s April 8 meeting with the borough that suggested trying to stagger changing lanes of traffic across the bridge “would probably be a nightmare.”

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