All Over Bucks County
This year’s annual Newtown Business Association Antique & Classic Auto Show will be held on Sunday, July 19th from 10:00am to 3:00pm, on historic State Street in Newtown Borough, and will feature over 150 classic autos, trucks, corvettes, street rods, sports cars, muscle cars and cars of special interest, in all makes and models from 1900 to 1990.
This festive event is attended by thousands of spectators, with trophies being awarded in 12 classes, appearances by Council Rock North’s Sock ‘n Buskin theatre group dressed in the show’s 1940’s theme costumes, food vendors, and a raffle for prizes for car show participants.
The event rain date is July 26th.
July 6, 2015 By webmaster
The Bucks County Library System is looking forward to its busiest time: the Summer Reading Program, which kicked off on Saturday, June 20th. This year’s theme “Every Hero Has a Story!” will help children discover all kinds of heroes – heroes from history, everyday heroes in our communities, animal heroes, sports heroes, superheroes, and some unlikely heroes.
The Summer Reading Program is open to children and teens, from preschool to 18 years old, with various events, story times, and performances planned throughout the six-week program. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every child participated in summer reading and, as a result, we raised literacy rates throughout the area?
by June Portnoy
A Woman’s Place (AWP), the only domestic violence organization in Bucks County, recognized and awarded its community partners, volunteers and staff members at its Annual Breakfast and Community Recognition Ceremony held last month at the Northampton Valley Country Club.
This year’s honorees included: Bucks County Community College, Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership, Bucks County Intermediate Unit, Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc. and Village Improvement Association. The reception’s theme was “Keep Calm and Flourish.”
After a breakfast buffet and a special musical performance by Holicong Middle School’s H-Factor, AWP Executive Director Ifeoma Aduba recognized this year’s community partners. She said, “To be 100% successful at achieving our vision of a society where all individuals are safe in their relationships and can flourish, we cannot live in a silo. True success means moving beyond our walls and building relationships with others.”
July 1, 2015 By webmaster
submitted by Ginny Grimsley, National Print Campaign Manager, News and Experts
Exorbitant student loans constitute just one reason why young people eager to experience the world may want to reconsider college, says Ed Basler, a veteran entrepreneur. There is now $1.2 trillion worth of college debt in the United States and the average borrower will graduate $26,600 in the red, according to The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) Project on Student Debt.
“None of this guarantees a job or even that a college grad will be job-ready,” says Basler, CEO of E.J. Basler Co. “After four weeks of business school I, the son of a businessman, had realized that the professor had no real-life experience running a business and that I wouldn’t learn the practical principles necessary to succeed. But I stuck with business school for two years until I dropped out, and I haven’t had any regrets 40 years later. Hands-on experience trumps a degree all the time.”
by Judi Biederman
In an attempt to remember and respect her dad, Penndel resident Joyce Kulchinsky also is trying to honor thousands of other deceased military veterans by placing a memorial wreath on every grave in the Washington Crossing National Cemetery next December.
Joyce is trying to raise money for “Wreaths Across America,” a program that runs coordinated wreath-laying ceremonies, usually on the second Saturday in December, at national cemeteries across all 50 states, ceremonies at sea and 24 national cemeteries on foreign soil.
Judges selected 97 Official Selections with 80 films from 16 countries with many U.S. and world premieres. Countries represented are USA, Sweden, Germany, Australia, South Africa, Canada, France, Bahrain, Puerto Rico, Georgia, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Taiwan, South Korea, Italy, and the Russian Federation.
State Rep. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, held a news conference on June 12th in his district office with fellow lawmakers, experts and local residents to demonstrate support for his proposal to address skyrocketing flood-insurance premiums. Santarsiero began by saying, “This is a problem for our residents and their neighborhoods. It is a problem that demands action.”
Many residents and businesses located in flood zones have seen a steep increase in their flood-insurance premiums as a result of the federal Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act and the mandatory update to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood maps.
June 29, 2015 By webmaster
The Art of the Barn Tour & Show, presented by Bucks County Audubon Society, will be held Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th, and features 14 talented local artists, including nine new artists who will be at the barns along the way.
Many of the artists are inspired by the magnificent barns and preserved farms dotted around Bucks County.