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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Pennridge Community Center needs ‘Meals On Wheels’ volunteer drivers

Pennridge Community Center is in need of volunteer drivers for delivery of lunchtime meals to people who are unable to get out and about. You’ll get to meet and help many people in need. Please volunteer to fill in when one or more of their other drivers is ill or busy with other unexpected activities!

Pennridge is physically located at the juncture of Routes 152 and 113 in Silverdale, PA. Call and speak with assistant manager, Peggy Lewis, for more information at 215-453-7027. You can also e-mail assistantmanager.pcsc@verizon.net or manager.pcsc@verizon.net to request information.

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A real family dairy farm opens its doors to campers

“A day in the country is worth a month in the city.” Fulper Family Farmstead’s unique summer camp program is the epitome of this quote. For the last nine years, the Fulper’s have opened their barn doors to children for the ultimate fun-on-the-farm experience.

Participants will soak up the fresh farm air, learn where milk and dairy products come from, witness real daily farm chores, and care for their own calf, all while having a blast!

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Julie Lachman, ND, attains additional certification for autism work

Julie Lachman, ND, has been a doctor of Naturopathic and Homeopathic medicine since 2011. Earlier this year she attended certification classes to become a CEASE therapist, an abbreviation for Complete Elimination of Autistic Syndrome Expression. As CEASE therapy has only been available in the US for a few years, she is one of the first of only a few hundred practitioners to earn this designation in the United States.

CEASE was developed by a European medical doctor who spent years understanding the causes of autism, and had much success restoring patients to full function with the nutritional and other natural approaches he was using. However, some patients were not fully recovering. Over the years he was able to identify underlying causes or triggers, unique for each patient, that were blocking full recovery. CEASE is the process of overcoming these obstacles naturally and effectively. Ms. Lachman is excited to add this service for local families.

To contact Julie Lachman, ND, LLC, located at 196 W. Ashland Street in Doylestown, call 267-895-1733 or visit www.drlachman.com

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Rotary Club of Doylestown announces new Paul Harris Fellows

The Rotary Club of Doylestown announced 14 Rotary members as Paul Harris Fellows at its Club Assembly last month. The Rotarians were recognized for their significant contributions to the Rotary Foundation and its initiatives.

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The Hispanic Society of Doylestown announces scholarship awards program

The Board of Directors of Sociedad Hispana Doylestown has announced awards totaling $8,000 for the current school year. Nine high school seniors will receive scholarships for Spanish language achievement. Participating high schools are Central Bucks West, East, South; Council Rock North and South; New Hope Solebury High School; and Palisades High School. In addition, the Society has added two scholarships available to any high school senior that meets the qualifications outlined in the scholarship application, available on the website, http://www.sociedadhispanadoylestown.org/becas.html.

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Vendor alert!

The Buckingham Flea Market is registering vendors for the Sunday, May 17th event from 8:00am-2:00pm. Cost is $25 for a 25’x25’ space. Location is Holicong Park, Route 202, Buckingham. Rain date is May 24th.

For info call Leah at 215-345-5355 or visit www.buckinghampacivic.org. Event benefits the Buckingham Community Garden, supporting students growing fresh vegetables for local food banks.

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