All Over Bucks County
May 22, 2013 By webmaster
Join us in welcoming a new community to our group
Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc. has been publishing a unique brand of journalism in Bucks County for 19 years. Over that period of time, as publisher I’ve started eight hometown papers focusing on “all the ‘good news’ that’s fit to print” excluding anything about politics, controversial topics, or religion.
We call our brand of journalism, “Simply Real News.” Important information of upcoming events, and special coverage of what’s going on in your neighborhood, which I believe is the source of positive community energy. It’s what pulls us together, not what pushes us apart.
This month I am now proud to announce the addition of our newest paper – the “Fairless Focus” which will be mailed (via US Postal Service) to 12,800 households and businesses in Fairless Hills. This will include everyone in the 19030 and 19054 zip codes. (For a full listing of all our zip codes and our publication’s circulation map, click here.)
May 20, 2013 By webmaster
by June Portnoy
After acting as BucksMont Organic Gardeners Club’s (BMOG) group leader and facilitator for many years, Paul Thompson had decided to semi-retire and share some of his duties with new and existing members. Therefore, BMOG is in the process of creating a new planning committee whose key members include Joan Marie Brown of Holland, Anna Marie Chofolo of Doylestown, Jean Scherf of Hatboro and Harry Rothwell of Horsham.
“We will continue our same mission of sharing and practicing organic gardening methods without the use of unnatural fertilizers and pesticides,” says Joan Marie, the club’s new Publicity Chairperson. “We are an enthusiastic group of members from Bucks County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia.”
May 20, 2013 By webmaster
On March 20th at its meeting in Doylestown, the Bucks County Board of Commissioners issued a Proclamation recognizing the important accomplishments of the Bucks County Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force over the course of its first 10 years.
The task force was established in 2003 by then-district attorney Diane E. Gibbons in response to the elder abuse murder case that arose out of the September 2000 death of 83-year-old Alzheimer’s patient William J. Neff Sr. at a personal care home.
Former Assistant DA David Zellis accepted the proclamation along with Consumer Protection Director Mike Bannon and Judge Diane Gibbons.
“We have been able to protect those citizens who are not able to protect themselves,” said Judge Gibbons.
The Bucks County Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force is a multi-disciplinary team that reviews, investigates, prosecutes and works to prevent crimes against older adults.
May 17, 2013 By webmaster
On Sunday, June 2th, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) will host the Sixth Annual Central New Jersey Kidney Walk at ARM & HAMMER Park, home of the Trenton Thunder.
The Kidney Walk will provide not only a walk to bring awareness to kidney disease, but also family-friendly entertainment including clowns, a Doggie Costume Contest, Trenton’s Devastation Dance Crew, former NFL Player and Corporate Walk Chair Joe Fields, and much more!
The NKF Kidney Walk is a non-competitive walk focusing on education and prevention of kidney and urinary tract diseases, and the awareness of the need for organ donation.
Along with entertainment, plenty of free food, drinks, and give-a-ways will be provided for the expected 500 people. Walkers will have a chance to win prizes, as raffles will be drawn to win Brunswick Zone family passes, New York Jets signed items, Minor League Baseball tickets, and much more with the hopes of raising $70,000 for local kidney patients.
May 17, 2013 By webmaster
On March 23rd, the Bucks County 4-H Livestock Judging team traveled up to Penn State University for the annual spring contest. There were 18 teams from across the state that competed in judging beef cattle, sheep and swine.
The senior team of Morgan Wasser, Megan DelBianco, Mason Scheetz, and Allen Bromm were the first place team. They were first in swine, first in sheep, fifth in beef cattle, and first in reasons giving them the first overall team title award.
Pictured from the left are Julia Bailey, Morgan Wasser, Megan DelBianco, Greg Leatherman, Mason Scheetz, Allen Bromm, Heather Oeltjen-Bruns, and Molly Scheetz.
For information on how to become a part of 4-H in Bucks County, call Penn State Cooperative Extension at 215-345-3283.
May 13, 2013 By webmaster
With April marking National Donate Life Month, PennDOT is reminding driver’s license and identification card holders that they can easily help another person live a fuller, longer life by registering online as an organ donor.
“Potential donors considering adding the organ donor designation to their driver’s license or identification card do not have to wait for their renewal notices to take action,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “There are steps that you can take today to become an organ donor and potentially save a life.”
To add the organ donor designation to an existing driver’s license or identification card today, visit www.dmv.state.pa.us and select the “Donate Life Pennsylvania” icon at the bottom of the page. Once the designation is added, individuals will receive a designation card that they will have to carry with them to affirm organ donor status until they renew or replace their driver’s license or identification card. There is no charge for adding the designation to your driver’s license or identification card.
May 13, 2013 By webmaster
The Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton is celebrating its 50th anniversary. AAAP promotes the joy of astronomy to the residents of Mercer County through monthly lectures, outreach to local schools and Friday-night observing sessions at Simpson Observatory in Washington-Crossing State Park.
To commemorate their 50th anniversary, AAAP will hold a program on May 11th, at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton. The program entitled Celebrating the Past, Inspiring the Future will begin with a dinner and awards ceremony. The public is invited to a free panel discussion in Wolfensohn Hall at 7:30pm.
Prominent scientists such as IAS physicist, mathematician and long-time AAAP member Freeman Dyson, Princeton astrophysicists David Spergel and J. Richard Gott, and Harvard astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger will consider Is Anyone Else Out There?
AAAP anticipates an engrossing discussion about the current research in astronomy and exobiology, and the possibilities of finding life elsewhere in the Solar System, maybe within our lifetime.
If skies are clear, the evening will conclude with an observing party hosted by members of AAAP on the grounds of the IAS at 9:00pm. AAAP members will thrill the public with views through their telescopes of places where life may be found: the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.
May 10, 2013 By webmaster
New Hope Film Festival has announced their official selections for the 2013 Fourth Annual Festival that will be held July 12th– 21st in New Hope and Doylestown.
The judges selected 111 films from 17 countries and Antarctica, and many are world and U.S. premieres.
Countries represented include USA, Canada, Turkey, Chile, Russian Federation, Jordon, India, Germany, Poland, France, People’s Republic of China, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, Australia, Czech Republic, and Belgium.
NHFF will present this world class lineup of independent films: nine full-length feature films including two student features, 14 documentaries, four Mid-Atlantic Category films, 12 music videos, 12 screenplays, 24 short films, 36 student shorts, and the festival’s first webisode.
Filmmakers will be traveling from around the country and abroad to attend screenings and will participate in question and answer sessions following the films.
Films will be screened in three venues: New Hope Arts Center, Stephen J. Buck Memorial Theater and The County Theater.