Jurors selected for 85th Annual Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition

The 85th Annual Phillips’ Mill Art Exhibition Committee has announced the distinguished group of art experts who have been selected to jury this year’s show. The team of selected jurors will have the difficult task of choosing the art to be exhibited in this prestigious annual show and also deciding upon the various cash awards to be presented.

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Why our Industrial Age schools are failing our Information Age kids


submitted By Ginny Grimsley, National Print Campaign Manager, News and Experts

In spite of the billions of dollars spent on educational reform since “A Nation at Risk” was published in 1987, more than half of America’s high school seniors are not proficient in reading, and 75% can’t do math, according to the recently released National Assessment of Educational Progress.

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Want to give back?

If you are a veteran, the Guardian’s Honor Guard needs you to help give final military honors to our departed veterans who are laid to rest at the Veterans National Cemetery in Washington Crossing, PA.

If you have an interest and want more details, please call the Guardian’s Honor Guard at 215-920-0739. You will find the experience to be both rewarding and emotional. Thank you!

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Fitzpatrick seeking fall 2014 interns

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) is now accepting applications for Fall Semester internships in both his Washington, D.C. and Langhorne District offices.

Congressional internships are a great opportunity for any students interested in the legislative process, public service and learning more about the inner workings of our federal government. This internship opportunity is unpaid and open to college students, law students, and recent graduates. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: answering phone calls from constituents, organizing mail and faxes, leading constituents on tours of the Capitol Building, greeting visitors, and assisting the Congressman’s overall legislative efforts through research and writing.

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Do’s and don’ts for bullying situations

by Karin Kasdin, Founding Director Girls Unlimited, THE PEACE CENTER

For most kids, the best thing about returning to school after an extended vacation is the new bag of fresh school supplies. When asked, most kids will tell you that everything else about beginning a new academic year is a drag and a half. Yet, we push our kids out the door assuming all will be well and they will readjust easily to the old routine.

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BC Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Association shoots commercial to recruit volunteers

by June Portnoy

Two sites in Lower Bucks County served as sets for a commercial shot in July as part of Bucks County Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Association’s (BCFCFFA) Recruiting Committee’s continuing effort to attract new volunteers.

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Bucks libraries participate in Third Annual ‘A Book That Shaped Me’ contest

Across the 18 libraries in the Bucks County Library System, rising fifth and sixth graders will have a chance to reflect on books that have had a personal influence on their lives through the “A Book That Shaped Me” summer writing contest organized by the Library of Congress. The contest runs through Monday, August 11th and top winners will be invited to present their essays during a special presentation at the Library of Congress National Book Festival in September on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Additional prizes will be awarded to finalists and winners in each participating state.

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PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program serves Bucks residents

When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the disease affects the entire family. Each month PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization – Achieving Community Together) hosts a Family Addiction Education Program to help individuals and family recognize and address an addiction problem in a spouse, parent, child or other loved one.

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‘Women Who Care’ chapter forming in Bucks County

by Judi Biederman

When Churchville resident Lynne Kelleher recently decided to spend an evening with her sister, she had no idea she would come away inspired to start an endeavor that has the potential of raising thousands of dollars for Bucks County charities.

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NOVA ‘NO BULLying Run’ and 1-mile Fun Run raises $30,000

Network of Victim Assistance’s Second Annual 5-mile NO BULLying Run and 1-mile Fun Run with a strong family focus, raised $30,000 for NOVA’s award-winning prevention education initiatives. The event, held June 14 at Doylestown Township’s Central Park, drew more than 290 runners – 184 for the 5-mile race and 107 who participated in the 1-mile fun run – and more than 400 people overall.

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