Seventh Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea raises funds for students

The Bucks County Community College Foundation invites the public to its seventh annual Women’s Scholarship Tea, from 1:00 to 3:00pm, Thursday, October 23rd. Donations benefit women students who support at least one child while seeking a higher education. The event will be held in Tyler Hall, the 84-year-old historic mansion that’s the cornerstone of the college’s Newtown campus. Finger sandwiches, desserts, and tea will be served.

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Hospitalizations, deaths from heart disease, stroke drop in last decade

U.S. hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke dropped significantly in the last decade, according to new research in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal, “Circulation.”

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Consumer Troubleshooter

submitted by Bucks County Consumer Protection Agency

Q. This winter I plan on using my fireplace more to try to heat my home. What do I need to know about purchasing firewood? S.M., Levittown.

A. This is the time of year when lots of folks call The Bucks County Weights and Measures Office about firewood. If consumers intend to use the wood to burn this season, make sure the purchase is seasoned firewood. If you plan on using the wood for the following winter you can buy green wood and cut and split it and allow it dry out.

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Bucks County YWCA celebrates 60 years

by Patricia Cangelosi

The Bucks County YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association) celebrated 60 years – its Diamond anniversary – September 18th at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown. The local nonprofit’s leaders, members and supporters attended the ceremony, complete with a birthday cake and a celebratory beverage.

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Foundations Summer Youth Corps Interns make a difference

Sixteen local college students from Bucks County who participated in Foundations Community Partnership’s Summer Youth Corps were recently treated to a picnic at the conclusion of their internships at local non-profit human service agencies in Bucks County. The students gained meaningful work experience while helping to effect positive change in the community.

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Bucks County Women’s Initiative brings LUNAFEST® Film Festival to New Hope

LUNAFEST®, the fundraising film festival dedicated to promoting awareness about women’s issues, highlighting women filmmakers, and bringing women together in their communities, will be hosted by the Bucks County Women’s Initiative at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, on Wednesday, October 15th.

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Hike Against Hunger in Morrisville on October 18th

The fall foliage should be out in its full glory by Saturday morning, October 18th, when people start assembling in the parking lot of the Morrisville Presbyterian Church, 771 North Pennsylvania Avenue, at 9:30am to participate in the 11th Annual Hike Against Hunger. This year the four-mile hike will include a walk on the towpath along the Delaware Canal, as well as on leafy residential streets leading back to the church parking lot, where a celebratory picnic starting at 11:30am will be provided by generous sponsors.

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Keep growing with season-extending gardening tips for fall

submitted by Joan Casanova, Green Earth Media Group

Warm weather, continued care and robust plants have yielded a bounty of beautiful, fresh vegetables – and personal satisfaction – from your garden this season. As the weather cools and fall approaches, it is not time to hang up your hat, gloves and trowel for the year. Autumn provides optimum weather and ample opportunity to keep growing and harvesting delicious, healthy produce well into the season.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Many know October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but at A Woman’s Place (AWP), the only domestic violence community benefit organization in Bucks County, it is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).

“For AWP, October is about calling our communities to action,” shared Executive Director Ifeoma Aduba. “We mourn those who have been victimized and whose lives have been lost to domestic violence. Yet we also celebrate the individuals saved and empowered. And we connect with one another, knowing beyond question that together we have the resources and resolve to build safe and flourishing communities.”

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Audubon Society looks at protecting Cerulean Warblers on October 12th

Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) will welcome Greg George, Professor of Biology at Delaware Valley College for a fascinating program about protecting Cerulean Warblers on Sunday, October 12th at 2:00pm. This program is the fifth program in a Sunday Speaker Series called Coffee and Conservation, held periodically at Honey Hollow Environmental Education Center located at 2877 Creamery Road, Solebury.

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