Bringing People Together

Dear Readers,

My vision for the 10 newspapers I publish in Bucks County is to bring people together in a meaningful way.  I feel that we have been able to do so by publishing our regular monthly newspapers and this annual Community Guidebook (our regular January edition), giving attention to human talents and corporate entities that spring up out of need, and how they interface into a social infrastructure.

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Gourmet Getaway creates Hollywood glamour and a dream come true for women in need

“Betty,” a single mother of two teenage boys, struggling financially and emotionally, was at risk for homelessness. She wanted to pursue a nursing degree so she could provide for her family and help others in her community. But where would the funds come from?

In the last two decades, the Women in Business Committee of the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce has provided more than $327,660 in scholarships to more than 100 local women.

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Foundations surpasses $3,000,000 in donations to Bucks County non-profs

Grants are often critical in keeping non-profit organizations afloat, especially during tough economic times. With funding from Foundations Community Partnership, non-profit organizations in Bucks County have been granted $3 million since 2007. Based in Doylestown, Foundations is a philanthropic grant-making foundation supporting the behavioral health and human service needs of children and young adults in Bucks County.

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Get yourself back to the garden at Peace Valley Nature Center

Peace Valley Nature Center (PVNC) is an environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to providing outdoor educational opportunities for people of all ages to promote a better understanding and appreciation for the world of nature. Along many miles of nature trails surrounding Lake Galena, guests can visit diverse habitats and spot animals, tracks and abundant plant life.

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Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center

Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center was founded in 1979 and provides temporary refuge for over 5,000 injured and orphaned native Pennsylvania wildlife each year. The extensive work of the Aark is completely supported through donations and the hard work of over 100 dedicated volunteers.

The Aark sets broken bones, treats illnesses and provides food and shelter for birds, mammals and reptiles that have been injured or orphaned throughout Bucks County and surrounding areas.

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Doylestown Branch, American Association of University Women

The Doylestown Branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women, a national organization since 1881) was founded in 1958 and since that time they have been active in this community in many ways. Membership is open to all college graduates, including men, who hold an associate (two year degree or higher) from an accredited institution in the U.S. and Canada. Graduates holding an academic degree or diploma awarded by a qualified institution, such as a business college or hospital, which is accredited are also eligible.

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Meals on Wheels of Central Bucks County

Meals on Wheels is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that receives no government funding. Since 1972 they have delivered over 1,100,000 meals. They deliver both hot and cold meals every weekday throughout the year except holidays.

Located in Doylestown, they serve those who are homebound and can’t prepare their own meals. This can be either short- or long-term. Their service area includes all of Central Bucks and New Hope-Solebury school districts, Dublin, Bedminster, Tinicum and parts of Nockamixon.

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Take a spin with the Central Bucks Bicycle Club

The Central Bucks Bicycle Club (CBBC) is dedicated to the encouragement of all aspects of bicycling. The mission of the Club is to sponsor and support recreational cycling activities; to encourage bicycling as a lifelong activity, as a beneficial form of exercise, as a method of transportation, and as a sport; and to promote equal road rights and safe bicycling practices.

With 500 member families, CBBC conducts group rides in Bucks County and surrounding areas. Group rides are available for riders of every age and ability. Whether you’re a novice interested in a slower ride on flat terrain, an expert looking for a quad-burning hilly century, a mountain bike rider searching for your next off-road adventure, or something in between, CBBC has a ride for you!

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Doylestown Food Market has a feast for you!

In the heart of Doylestown, the Doylestown Food Market is a feast for your eyes, your stomach and your heart! Open seven days a week, it brings you the best of Farmers’ Markets and more all year long.

Fruits, vegetables, eggs, cheeses, raw and minimally pasteurized milk and dairy products, pastured and grass fed meats free of antibiotics and added hormones, locally milled grain, bulk grain, beans, rice spices and so much more!

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Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)

NOVA supports, counsels and empowers victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes in Bucks County and works to prevent and eliminate violence in society through advocacy, training, community education and prevention education programs. The community-based, non-profit provides assistance to help victims and their families recover from the physical, emotional and financial trauma of victimization.

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