Register for the Leukemia Survivorship Foundation 5th Annual 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, April 25th

Area walkers and runners are now invited to register to walk or run in the Leukemia Survivorship Foundation Fifth Annual 5K Walk/Run which will begin and end at Russell Elliott Park, 150 Buck Road, Feasterville, PA on Saturday, April 25. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 9:00 a.m.

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Fifth Annual Tail-Waggers Strut happens May 2nd at Shady Brook Farm!

The Crossings Animal Sanctuary will host the Fifth Annual 2015 Tail-Waggers Strut on Saturday, May 2nd from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, to raise funds to build the first no-kill dog and cat sanctuary for Bucks County. Bring your dog and enjoy a scenic walk through the Shady Brook Farm fields together.

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Veterans alert – Apply now for Persian Gulf bonus

The PA State Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is reminding Pennsylvania veterans that they have until August 31st to apply for a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice if they served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from August 2nd, 1990, to August 31st, 1991.

The bonus pays $75 a month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum, for those who served in in Operations Desert Shield or Desert Storm.

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New camp experiences join classic offerings at VJM this summer

Villa Joseph Marie High School is offering expanded summer camp opportunities for students this summer. C.R.A.M. and Camp Jem! will join Villa’s well-established camps, including The EDGE, Portfolio-Building for Young Artists, G.O.A.L., Creative Arts & You, and an array of athletic and music camps.

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April Declared “Bucks County Oral Health Month” by Commissioners

Recognizing the importance of both good oral health for Bucks County residents and the vital role that HealthLink Dental Clinic plays in ensuring that this is available to everyone in the community regardless of income level, the Bucks County Commissioners proclaimed April 2015 as “Bucks County Oral Health Month” during their business meeting on Wednesday morning at Synergis Technologiesin Quakertown.

The proclamation came at the same time that HealthLink made that strategic decision to focus its future efforts and resources solely on providing dental care to low wage-earning adults. Boasting a new name, logo, mission, and website, HealthLink Dental Clinic is open and accepting patients who are eligible for its free dental care.

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Local child with spina bifida surprised with dream come true trip to Disney World

Two groups have come together over the past year to raise funds to answer the dream of a very deserving child and family through Sunshine Foundation, the original wish granting charity. Lower Moreland High School, along with the Bucks Connect Networking Group, held multiple fundraisers throughout the past year to raise the funds necessary to send Ciarlo on a trip of a lifetime to Disney World and the Orlando theme parks!

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Bucks Air to Hold AIR Uncorked: Wine, Beer and Food Tasting to Raise Funds for Underserved Area Schools

On Saturday April 25th, 2015 Bucks County Artist in Residence (Bucks AIR) will hold its first ever AIR Uncorked Event at Honey Hollow Barn at The Bucks County Audubon Society in New Hope, PA from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The event is a wine, beer and food tasting where area wine distributors, local breweries, restaurants and caterers are showcasing their food, drinks, specialties and signature flavors to attendees. Capital Health Systems will sponsor the event.

All monies raised at AIR Uncorked will be used directly to bring donated arts programs to underserved schools in the area.

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Summer camps offered at Washington Crossing Historic Park

Parents looking to “unplug” their children from the modern world for a few days this summer can sign them up for one of two camps being offered at Washington Crossing Historic Park.

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BCCC Foundation hosts Seventh Annual Community Awards and Breakfast

by June Portnoy

Several outstanding community award honorees were recognized and awarded for their exceptional contributions to Bucks County Community College (BCCC) and the surrounding community during BCCC Foundation’s Seventh Annual Community Awards and Breakfast held Wednesday, March 18th at the Newtown campus.

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Summer Environmental Careers Camp accepting applications

High school students interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15th for the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ summer residential camp.

The free camp will introduce 20 students in grades 10-12 to conservation and environmental careers. The six-day camp begins Sunday, July 12th, at Kirby Episcopal House and Chapel in Mountain Top, Luzerne County. The camp is near Nescopeck State Park and about 10 miles south of Wilkes-Barre.

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