Get out and play some tennis!

The non-profit Bucks County Tennis Association’s (BCTA) popular low-cost countywide community tennis programs begin its third of four outdoor seasons in early July at public parks throughout Bucks County – affordable fun and fitness for family and friends of all ages and abilities.

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Smooth move – Relocation tips

submitted by Edward Johnson, president & CEO of the Better Business Bureau, serving the Northeastern and Eastern Pennsylvania region

Late spring is the beginning of the busy season in the moving industry. According to U.S. Census estimates, the average person will move roughly 12 times in their life. With the challenging economy of the past several years, that number may be higher as many people relocated to find employment. Moving is a fact of life and it is full of stress.

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Bill Sample, founder of nation’s original wish-granting organization passes away

Bill Sample, President Emeritus and Founder of Sunshine Foundation, passed away on June 4th at the age of 78. Bill dedicated his life to improving the lives of children, founding the Sunshine Foundation in 1976, the nation’s original wish granting organization for children with complex medical conditions or a history of abuse.

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First-time homebuyer checklist

submitted by Sherry Pace, Housing Counseling Program Manager, Bucks County Housing Group

So, you want to buy a house. You may be asking yourself, “Is it better to rent or own?” or “Will it cost less to pay a mortgage payment or a rental payment?” These are very good questions and the answer is…it depends!

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Why is a Bucks County history author writing a book about Queens, New York?

Local author, Marie Murphy Duess, writes about Bucks County and its history. Her recent non-fiction titles include “Colonial Inns and Taverns of Bucks County: How Pubs, Taprooms and Hostelries made Revolutionary History” and “The Delaware Canal: From Coal Stone Highway to Historic Landmark.”

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Volunteers needed for older adult Reassurance Program

Family Service Association of Bucks County is now accepting volunteer applications for their Reassurance Program, a free, confidential telephone service offering reassurance, socialization and safety checks to older adults living in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Following training, volunteers are responsible for making regular calls to specific individuals.

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Audubon Society welcomes Sylvan Stoltzfus to Barn Tour

Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS) welcomes Sylvan Stoltzfus to introduce the amazing barns on the 2014 Barn Tour on Friday, July 11th at 6:30pm. Sylvan grew up on a dairy farm, and has been constructing barns since the age of 16. Old barns have always been his strong suit.

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Devin Kawailani Barricklow named Bucks County High School Poet of the Year

Devin Kawailani Barricklow of Yardley, a junior at Pennsbury High School, has been named the 2014 Bucks County High School Poet of the Year, officials at Bucks County Community College recently announced. Devin rose to the top of 104 entries to win the 27th annual contest, part of the Bucks County Poet Laureate Program administered by the college.

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2014 Fifth Annual New Hope Film Festival announces official selections & new sponsor

New Hope Film Festival, touted as “this emerging ‘Sundance East’ festival” in a June 2012 article in The Huffington Post, has announced their official selections and a new Sponsor for the 2014 Fifth Annual New Hope Film Festival that will take place from July 25th through August 3rd.

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Water ways: Be wise, beware

by Judi Biederman

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy – especially along a beautiful waterway like the Delaware River. But experts warn that the fun of river activities needs to be tempered with wisdom about safety.

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