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The board of directors of Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) has hired Penelope R. Ettinger as executive director of the 42-year-old nonprofit victim services organization, which has offices in Perkasie, Jamison and Fairless Hills. Ms. Ettinger, who began her duties on March 14th, replaces Barbara Clark, who retired earlier this year after 25 years of leadership.
“We are thrilled to welcome Penny Ettinger to our organization,” says NOVA Board President Carlene Szostak. “She brings with her an impressive array of people skills and a well-rounded 15-year record in the non-profit service industry.”
The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced that certain Private NonProfit organizations (PNP)s in Pennsylvania that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available following a Presidential disaster declaration for Public Assistance resulting from damages caused by a severe winter storm and snowstorm on January 22nd – 23rd, 2016. PNPs located in Bucks County are eligible to apply.
The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L) will be celebrating National Trails Day at various locations on Saturday, June 4, 2016. American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day is the country’s largest celebration of trails with events taking place in every state across the country. Regionally, events are planned in every county that composes the D&L Corridor: Bucks, Northampton, Lehigh, Carbon and Luzerne.
The National Canal Museum, an affiliate of the D&L that is located along the 165-mile D&L Trail in Easton, will offer a free boat rides to D&L Members on National Trails Day weekend, June 4 and 5, 2016.
A new online Pennsylvania Veterans Registry is available to help veterans better access services and programs. The registry, operated by the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, is an online application that allows veterans to request information related to valuable state benefits, programs and services offered by the agency.
The registry features responsive design technology to make it accessible on mobile devices and computers.
For the second year in a row, SCORE National has awarded SCORE Bucks County the 2015 Platinum Leadership Award, the highest recognition possible for any local chapter. Notably, only a small percentage of SCORE’s 364 chapters nationwide qualify for this annual honor.
SCORE Bucks County Chairman Gene Murtha said the Chapter provided more than 1,500 services to Bucks County small business owners and entrepreneurs last year. In addition to offering free business workshops on a range of topics, including business funding, and sales and marketing, SCORE Bucks members provide free one-on-one mentoring sessions, as well as email and telephone sessions with clients.
“Staying Put” in Lower Bucks is looking for your talents! Staying Put utilizes volunteers to help older adults in Lower Bucks County remain at home and actively engaged in their community for as long as possible.
They are looking for volunteers to provide support services such as: transportation, simple handyman services, telephone reassurance, friendly social visits, assistance in home and yard, pharmacy/grocery pickups and delivery and help planning social events. Sometimes the best time of your life is the time you give to others.
Anyone interested should call Charlie or Rene at 215-428-0500 ext. 103 or e-mail email@example.com.
With both temperatures and the number of motorcycles appearing on Pennsylvania roadways rising, Governor Tom Wolf has signed a proclamation commemorating May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
“As more and more people enjoy the fun and excitement of motorcycling, we want to remind both motorcyclists and motorists to share the road safely,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “Staying aware while driving or riding, obeying speed limits and being responsible will help keep fatalities and injuries as low as possible.”
The Skin Cancer Foundation, the only international organization solely devoted to educating the public on how to prevent, detect and treat the world’s most common cancer, today announced a month-long education campaign and fundraising drive in observance of Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Taking place each May, Skin Cancer Awareness Month provides a reminder to everyone that skin cancer is primarily a lifestyle disease; knowing the risk factors and warning signs, and practicing sun protection are all crucial to reducing your risk.