CB High Schools get ‘green’ at Bucks County Envirothon

by June Portnoy

For the first time in over 10 years, all three Central Bucks High Schools participated in the Bucks County Conservation District’s (BCCD) annual Envirothon, held this year at the Bucks County Audubon Society’s headquarters at Honey Hollow in New Hope on earlier this month.

Although CB East has participated in this annual event in the past, this was the first year CB West and CB South competed as well.

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Questers reproduce drapery in Mercer’s bedroom

The Terrace Room at Fonthill (Henry Mercer’s bedroom in his later years and where he died in 1930) was recently adorned with the installation of a reproduction of the original heavy woven tapestry drapery over the large window.

In keeping with Mercer’s wishes, a brown corduroy border was added to each side of the tapestry, and it was hung with the five original brass rings.

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Poco’s Mexican-American Restaurant & Bar: Quality Mexican and American food

by June Portnoy

When Wayne Cauble moved from Southern California to Bucks County three decades ago, he discovered there were no Mexican restaurants located in the area. To fill that void, 28 years ago he established Poco’s Mexican-American Restaurant & Bar, introducing Mexican food to this community.

Today, this restaurant continues to specialize in Southern California-style Mexican food.

“I got the idea for some of our recipes from watching my mom cooking in the kitchen when I was young,” says Wayne. “We serve many authentic dishes that you won’t find elsewhere, in addition to your favorite traditional Mexican meals.”

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Can you be discharged from an Assisted Living facility?

submitted by E. Garrett Gummer, III, Esquire, and Maureen L. Anderson, Esquire, www.GummerElderLaw.com

 

 

Assisted Living facilities provide long-term or permanent care for residents. However, occasionally they are confronted with a situation, which requires them to discharge a resident or terminate the resident’s admission contract.

As a resident, you have rights, which protect you from being discharged without cause.

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A window into a different world

submitted by Gary Selleck, Owner, C and C Family Roofing

Do you remember when you were a kid and you were not allowed outside to play because it was raining? You would sit with your chin on the windowsill and dream about all the adventures you could be having. That small pane of glass separated you from a whole new world.

In a similar fashion skylights provide a glimpse into another world but without having to deal with weather conditions. So what happens when that skylight starts to let the outside world in?

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BCWAC receives ‘2015 Gateway to Equity Award’

Toni Hoffman and Susan McNamara, American Association of University Women-PA Public Policy Co-Chairs, presented the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition (BCWAC) with the prestigious “2015 Gateway to Equity Award” on March 27th. Tam St. Claire, President of he BCWAC Board, accepted the award on behalf of the 36 Partner Organizations and over 100 individual Partners of the Coalition.

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Makefield Women’s Association distributes over $20,000 to deserving non-profits and students

by June Portnoy

Makefield Women’s Association (MWA) presented 10 Bucks County non-profit organizations and two Pennsbury High School seniors with over $20,000 worth of donations on Wednesday, April 1st following their monthly meeting in Lower Makefield.

Award recipients were selected as MWA’s 2014 Annual Beneficiaries. Beneficiaries are chosen each July through a membership and voting process. MWA raises the majority of these donations from its annual Autumn Fest held at Shady Brook Farm in September.

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Foundations ED and Board Member receive Rotary Four-Way Test Awards

Foundations Community Partnership has announced that its Executive Director, Ron Bernstein and long-time Board Member, Dr. Richard Coe, received 2015 Four-Way Test Awards from The Rotary Club of Doylestown on April 29th at the Doylestown Country Club. This prestigious award recognizes individuals in the community who exemplify Rotary values in their personal and business lives.

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Happy 40th Anniversary to the Doylestown Farmers’ Market

by Susan W. Sciacca, Recording Secretary of the Buckingham Township Civic Assn.

Do you remember 1975? Gerald Ford was President, the Watergate conspirators were convicted and sentenced, Saturday Night Live had its premier, “Jaws” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” were big at the movies, Bill Gates founded Microsoft in Albuquerque… and the Doylestown Farmers’ Market opened for business in a vacant lot on Route 202 in Buckingham with a handful of vendors.

Despite its modest beginning, the market was absolutely cutting-edge for its time. New York City’s famous Greenmarket didn’t open until the following year and Southern California did not have a single farmer’s market until 1979, when the Glendora market opened and became one of only six in the whole state. According to the Los Angeles Times, writing years later, the very thought of a farmers’ market that brought fresh produce to the consumer without a middleman was so radical that “the idea shook the world.”

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USTA hosting free Family Fun Day

Spring is here, and for those at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) it means one thing – It’s time for some tennis. USTA Middle States is hosting its first-ever Free Family Fun Day on Sunday, May 17th at Central Park in Doylestown. Numerous sports activities, including tennis for all ages and abilities, will be featured at the park from 11:00am until 2:00pm. A special focus will be placed on families playing and staying active together. Cardio Tennis will run from 11:00 to 12:30. Those on hand for Family Fun Day will learn about local play opportunities and will get a chance to receive giveaways, experience games and earn a multitude of prizes. There will be various sports activities to enjoy on the courts and the grass fields of the park.

For more information on USTA Middle States, or for questions about the event, e-mail communications@ms.usta.com, or visit playtenniswithus.com.

Also join one of the other free family tennis and fitness events being held at:

Upper Bucks site:

Kulp Park Tennis Courts, 50 South Second Street, Perkasie, 18944

Tuesday, May 19, 6:30–7:30 pm

Central Bucks site:

New Hope Solebury High School tennis courts, 182 West Bridge Street, New Hope 18944

Saturday, May 16, 2:00–3:00 pm

Lower Bucks site:

Newtown Middle School, 116 Newtown-Richboro Road, Newtown, 18940

Saturday, May 16, 2:00–3:00 pm

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