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Residents are welcome to dispose of sensitive documents and get rid of unwanted household goods and building supplies at state Rep. Steve Santarsiero’s free community shredding event Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon at 1 Campus Drive on Holy Family University’s Newtown Campus, just off the Newtown Bypass.
Santarsiero, D-Bucks, is again partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County ReStore to accept donations that can be sold to the public at the Levittown and Chalfont ReStores. Revenue from Habitat ReStores provides a source of sustainable funding for the construction and repair of homes.
The Friends of the Delaware Canal will embark on their 29th annual Canal Walk beginning on Saturday, October 1st. All 58.9 miles of the Canal will be explored over the course of five Saturdays.
The guided walking tour will start at the Forks of the Delaware Recreation Area in Easton and end at Riverfront Park in Bristol Borough on October 29th. Canal Walk 2016 will give hikers the opportunity to learn about the area’s past and future while taking in the autumn scenery of the Canal and Delaware River corridor.
Child, Home and Community (CHC) – a non-profit human services agency that works to educate and empower young parents – has received two foundation grants totaling $17,500. CHC received a $15,000 Bucks Innovative & Improvement grant from Foundations Community Partnership to develop a new curriculum for its monthly Family Support Group program for at-risk young parents.
As part of the grant, CHC will hire an outside consultant with expertise in curriculum development and early childhood education to assess the program’s existing curriculum and then build a more structured curriculum for instructors to follow at the program’s six locations.
The Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County, a consortium of organizations and individuals devoted to promoting the region as a cultural magnet, has selected Bucks County Community College as its Member of the Year.
The award, which was presented at the council’s annual members reception this month, recognizes the college’s work in the education, promotion and support of the arts in Bucks County.
The Third Annual Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Awareness Walk will be presented by Warwick Township Parks and Recreation on Sunday, September 25th, at the Warwick Township Community Park, 1733 Township Greene, Jamison, at 10:00am.
Now is the time to create awareness and raise funds for LBD, a disease that affects so many people and their families, right here in Bucks County. The event is open to everyone, and will be three miles along the trail of the beautiful Warwick park.
The Washington Crossing Park Association announces its third historic educational program, “Digging New Jersey: Colonial and Revolutionary War Archaeology,” on Sunday, September 25th at the Union Fire Company Hall, River Road in Titusville from 2:00-5:30pm.
Featured speakers will be Dr. Richard Veit, Chair of the History & Anthropology Department at Monmouth University, who will discuss his archaeological explorations at Sandy Hook this summer. His talk, titled “Searching for the ‘Lighthouse Fort and the Refugee Town’ on Sandy Hook: A Story of Archaeological Research,” will provide background on his findings.
At the June Bucks County Commissioners meeting, the Commissioners proclaimed June as “Graduate Month.” They also awarded a Proclamation to “Bucks for Kids” for its 25th anniversary. Since 1991, Bucks for Kids, a 501(c)3 – and volunteer run – has been providing financial assistance to children and teens under the care of Bucks County Children & Youth for extra needs, such as tutoring, summer camp, sports camps, music lessons and scholarships. Also honored was William Windering, one of Bucks for Kids’ 2016 scholarship winners.
by June Portnoy
In 2010, Bucks Beautiful established its Bulbs for Bucks Program, responsible for beautifying the community by planting daffodil bulbs throughout the county. The idea of the program, inspired by Bucks Beautiful president Chuck Gale, was to plant daffodil bulbs during the fall in highly visible locations that could be seen from a roadside when they blossomed in the spring.
Chuck stated, “I like the idea of planting daffodils because the bulbs multiply each year, and the project is long-lasting for future generations to enjoy what we are doing now.”
“Daffodils require low to no maintenance,” added Denise Sezack, Bucks Beautiful’s Executive Director. “Once the bulbs are planted they make their own food and store it for the next year, so they virtually take care of themselves with occasional fertilization necessary in certain areas.”