AARP seeking volunteers

AARP, in conjunction with the IRS, has been providing free tax service for elderly and disabled for over 40 years. Computer literate volunteers are needed to provide this valuable service in the Lower Bucks area. Training will be conducted in January 2015. Volunteers are sought to complete income tax returns or to assist in administrative activities at our sites. A minimum commitment of four hours per week for 10 weeks, between February 1st and April 15th, 2015, is requested. For additional information, call 215-579-8191.

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‘Tis the season to give back

by June Portnoy

With the holiday season right around the corner, what better time to give back to those less fortunate than now. With so many worthwhile charities right in your community, you don’t have to look far to find an organization to support.

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Early childhood educators from Bucks County honored

The Bucks County Association for the Education of Young Children honored seven teachers of young children with its “Outstanding Educator” award at its annual conference on October 4th.

Honored were Patti Kelly from Crossing Cooperative Nursery School, Cathy Pepin from Crossing Cooperative Nursery School, Susan Goodwin from Elbow Lane School, Donna Creamer from St. Paul’s Preschool, Carol Reed from Children’s Village, Ann Wyss-Gallifent from Children’s Village, and Melanie Dilullo from Doylestown United Methodist Church Preschool.

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Ginny Cooper named Honorary Chair of Soroptimist Dinner and Fashion Show

The members of Soroptimist International of Indian Rock, Inc., a local service club of business and professional women working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment, have announced the appointment of Ms. Ginny Cooper as the club’s first ever Honorary Chair for their 25th Annual Fall Dinner and Fashion Show.

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Bucks CAC offers volunteer opportunities that fit diverse interests and availability

Retirees and part-time employees are doing it. So are career-track workers, college students, single parents and entrepreneurs. They are volunteering their skills, interests and experience, and they are making a difference.

The Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center, a program of the non-profit Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), relies on dedicated volunteers to fill the gap between “need” and “availability.” If you have a skill to share, an interest in people and a wish to lend a hand, then the CAC can use your help.

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BCCD presents PA Clean Water Farm Award to Tussock Sedge Farm

On Saturday, September 27th, Bucks County Conservation District attended the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) Eastern Region Annual Meeting at Delaware Valley College to present the PA Clean Water Farm Award to Henry and Charlotte Rosenberger for their outstanding stewardship of Tussock Sedge Farm in Hilltown Township. The Clean Water Farm Award Program recognizes Pennsylvania farmers whose exemplary farm management practices result in improved local and downstream water quality.

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2014 Bucks County Poet Laureate Sandra Becker

Sandra Becker of Doylestown has been named the 2014 Bucks County Poet Laureate, officials at Bucks County Community College recently announced. She’ll read from her winning poems at 2:00pm, Sunday, November 16th, at the college’s Newtown campus.

She’ll be joined by 2013 Poet Laureate Alexa Gutter of Yardley, and runners-up Elizabeth Austin of Newtown, Camille Norvaisas of Feasterville, and Kathryn Ionata of Doylestown.

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A toast to our second favorite adult beverage


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

Slide over, sweaty mug of brutish beer; wine has stepped up its game!

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Garden Club to Host 55th Annual Holiday House Tour and Tea in Langhorne

Four Lanes End Garden Club, a volunteer group of 78 women, will host its 55th Annual Holiday House Tour and Tea on Thursday, November 20th. From 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. four homeowners in Langhorne will open their doors and invite tour guests into their homes, festively decorated for the holidays by Garden Club members.

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Pennsylvania making progress on afterschool programming

Strong participation among students and high satisfaction with afterschool programs among parents is driving progress in meeting the need for afterschool programs in Pennsylvania, according to a new household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance.

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