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December 9, 2013 By webmaster
The Bucks County Cooperative Extension and the 4-H program are looking for new club members. Bucks County has a wide variety of animal science clubs available to you. Whether you already have a farm or backyard animal, or maybe are looking to do so, they have a program for you.
You don’t have to already own animals. If you are interested and are able to take care of a particular animal, the clubs leaders can get you started and teach you what you need to know. After all, the 4-H slogan is “Learn By Doing.”
4-H is a youth program for kids ages 8-18. Clubs usually meet once a month.
Rabbit and Cavy (Guinea Pig) Clubs: Due to the popularity of the small animal projects, they now have grown to five different clubs within the county. If you can’t raise a farm animal, then this program is for you!
December 6, 2013 By webmaster
The Mensa Foundation, the subsidiary of American Mensa, Ltd., is requesting applications for its annual scholarship contest. Applications are submitted on-line at http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships/.
Scholarship winners will receive awards of $300 to $1,000 based on an essay of 550 words or less describing their academic or career goals.
Eligibility requirements for a general Mensa Foundation scholarship are:
- United States citizenship or legal residence;
- Enrollment at any level (undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, etc.) at an accredited U.S. institution of post-secondary education for fall 2014.
December 5, 2013 By webmaster
by June Portnoy
The Delaware Valley Fire Museum (DVFM) officially opened its doors to the public on Saturday, October 5th, becoming Bucks County’s first and only fire museum. It is located in a separate entrance of the New Hope Eagle Fire Company at 46 North Sugan Road in New Hope, having been founded by members of the Eagle Fire Company and the DVFM.
When the Eagle Fire Company expanded in 2012, it made space for the museum on its property and provided funding to it as well. In addition the Eagle Fire Company, chartered in 1822, provided the majority of collections found in the museum.
However, this fire company remains a separate entity to the museum.
“All fire companies have keepsakes worth sharing, but none are available in a centralized location,” said Byron Long, Ph.D., DVFM Board of Directors President and Treasurer. “Our hope is to ultimately expand and include treasured relics from fire companies throughout the Delaware Valley.”
The DVFM’s primary mission is to collect, preserve, record and exhibit the history of fire rescue and emergency medical services within the Delaware Valley and to serve as a memorial to those who have dedicated their lives to the fire and emergency services.
December 2, 2013 By webmaster
The Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition, a non-partisan coalition of Bucks County individuals and numerous non-profit organizations that serve women and girls, has announced the formation of its new Board of Directors.
Executive Committee members include: Nancy Morrill – President, Carolyn Cowgill – Secretary, Karen Kreller – Treasurer, Tam St. Claire – First Vice President, and Kathy Beveridge – Second Vice President.
According to Nancy Morrill, new President and current Chair of the Coalition’s Steering Committee, “The Coalition reached the point in its evolution that we needed to create a formal Board of Directors to lead us into the future.”
Organized in 2008 as an advocacy and education project of the Bucks County Women’s Fund, the Coalition became in June 2011 a strategic alliance of A Woman’s Place. Currently there are 100 individual partners and 33 organizations partnering to speak with one voice about the systemic public and private reforms needed to foster economic self-sufficiency of Bucks County women and their families.
November 29, 2013 By webmaster
As part of PennDOT’s commitment to enhanced customer service, customers can now order a duplicate non-commercial driver’s license or photo identification card online if theirs is lost or stolen.
“Ordering a duplicate driver’s license or photo identification card just got easier for our customers,” PennDOT’s Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “This is another example of our online services saving customers time and providing the convenience of completing transactions from the comfort of home.”
No additional fees are charged for online transactions. Customers applying for a duplicate license or photo ID card online must provide their driver’s license or ID card number, last four digits of their Social Security number and date of birth in order to complete the transaction.
A $13.50 fee for the duplicate driver’s license or photo ID card will be charged to the customer’s credit card for the new product. The fee for a duplicate driver’s license with a class M (motorcycle) is $18.50.
November 29, 2013 By webmaster
Officials with the non-profit Teal Tea Foundation recently announced the donation of $5,000 to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania to support the work of noted cancer researcher Dr. Andrea Facciabene.
Dr. Facciabene is studying the role of gut flora in modulating the immune system and its impact in ovarian cancer development and treatment. Teal Tea Advisory Board member, Dr. Mark Morgan, presented Dr. Facciabene’s abstract to the Foundation, which endorsed it for funding.
Dr. Facciabene joins Dr. Denise Connolly, another foundation grantee from the Fox Chase Cancer Center, who was awarded $10,000 for her ovarian cancer research. The grant for Dr. Facciabene and Dr. Connolly’s work is the result of several combined fundraisers in 2013, including the annual Teal Tea in May and the Theresa Roba Spiritual Medium Night in August.
Foundation officials also announced that additional funding generated from the organization’s September 30th“At the Hop” gala will be used to support the Foundation’s “Give Women a Lift” program which funds the cost of transportation for women with gynecological cancers who cannot afford transportation to and from their treatments.
November 25, 2013 By webmaster
TMA Bucks recently announced it has assumed management of the Bucks County Community Traffic Safety Program.
The Bucks County Community Traffic Safety Program, funded through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, will work with law enforcement, local businesses, schools, and the community to reduce the number of annual highway deaths in Bucks County.
The program will target demographics with statistically higher numbers of traffic-related fatalities, including teens and senior citizens and specific behaviors that contribute to higher crash rates such as aggressive driving, driving under the influence, and distracted driving.
“TMA Bucks is excited to manage this important and life-saving program in Bucks County,” said TMA Bucks executive director Bill Brady. “Our organization has always been committed to providing leadership on highway safety issues in the county and this program will assist us in having the resources to reach more of the community.”
November 25, 2013 By webmaster
The inaugural Sips n’ Sites Scavenger Hunt presented by the Young Leadership Board of United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia and Vicinity was a huge success, raising nearly $2,000 for UCP.
The Old City Scavenger Hunt tested participants’ knowledge of the city and their ability to quickly navigate their way around some of Philadelphia’s most historic and celebrated sites. The winners of the inaugural Sips n’ Sites Scavenger Hunt were Scott Dubin, Michael Scrivani, John Fleming, Samad Robinson, Matt Ortiz, and Earl Markey.
For over 60 years, UCP has been working to positively affect the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities in the Delaware Valley. Each year, UCP of Philadelphia & Vicinity provides direct services to over 2,400 children and adults with disabilities and responds to more than 6,000 requests for information about services for people with disabilities and referrals to other agencies.
To learn more about UCP of Philadelphia & Vicinity, call 215-242-4200 or visit www.ucpphila.org.