Yardley resident ‘riding to conquer cancer’

by Judi Biederman

Yardley resident Anita Dietrich Lobley has very personal reasons for supporting an upcoming event to raise funds for cancer research. On October 11th-12th, she will combine her love of biking with the memory of her mom, Jane Dietrich, by participating in The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.

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Animal Alliance chosen for emergency rescue in Toms River, NJ

On August 14th, a team from Animal Alliance transferred 16 dogs in from Toms River Animal Shelter to the organization’s Planned Pethood Clinic in Lambertville. As an Emergency Placement Partner to The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Animal Alliance was called upon to rescue and rehabilitate the poodle and poodle mix dogs, all of which were suffering from fleas, ear mites, parasites, and other painful conditions. Animal Alliance responded immediately and within 30 hours of notification from HSUS, the dogs were situated at Animal Alliance and receiving medical attention.

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‘Good Neighbor’ Dr. Jan Solkov Kaufman fosters dogs to help save their lives

by June Portnoy

Gloria Aceti, President and Founder of Focus on Homeless Animals (FOHA), nominated Dr. Jan Solkov Kaufman of New Hope as this month’s New Hope News’ “Good Neighbor.” FOHA is a 501 (c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer, all-breed dog rescue based in New Hope that relies on volunteers to foster dogs until they are adopted.

“I nominated Jan because she truly puts 100% effort into taking care of her foster dogs, and pays close attention to each and every one of them,” says Gloria. “She takes fostering very seriously and is a good ambassador for us because she has the same beliefs as we do at Focus on Homeless Animals.”

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‘Harmony Against Hunger’ benefit concert slated for August 9th

A “Harmony Against Hunger” benefit concert will be held at Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley, on Saturday, August 9th from 11:00am to 4:00pm, in conjunction with Shady Brook’s Peachy Fun Days.

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Northampton Herald’s Good Neighbor Profile: Lily Margaret Joyce Reilly

by June Portnoy

Lily Margaret Joyce Reilly, 10, of Richboro, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes three years ago. Prior to her diagnosis, she was drinking liquids excessively, was suddenly irritable and lost a considerable amount of weight. Lily’s mother, Susan Bloom-Reilly, called the pediatrician’s office and after describing her daughter’s symptoms was told to take Lily to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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RSVP recognizes the valuable service of its volunteers

by June Portnoy

During the 40th Annual RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) Recognition Luncheon on May 15th, county officials joined RSVP staff in honoring the agency’s 550 Bucks County volunteers. The event was held at the Buck Hotel in Trevose.

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Empowerment Project strives to help women thrive

by Patricia Cangelosi

On March 31st, local nonprofit A Woman’s Place (AWP) kicked off a robust program unlike any in its history: The Empowerment Project. The project aims to equip teenaged and adult women with the skills they need to not only survive, but to thrive and flourish in their communities.

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Northampton’s Good Neighbor Profile

Jake Gregory: A shining example of living life to the fullest

by June Portnoy

Ivyland’s John “Jake” Gregory, age 10, always has a smile on his face. He readily admits to being happy with his life. A fourth grade student at Maureen M. Welch Elementary School in Churchville, Jake is an avid Flyers fan. He also plays hockey and baseball, and is a trumpet player in his school’s band.

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YWCA recognizes Neha Gupta as Teen Volunteer of the Year

by June Portnoy

Neha Gupta, a Pennsbury High School senior, was awarded Bucks County Teen Volunteer of the Year during YWCA Buck County’s Volunteer of the Year Awards Program, held in conjunction with National Volunteer Week at Bucks County Community College in Newtown on Tuesday, April 8th.

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Elizabeth Biester wins Bucks County Women’s History Month Award

by Patricia Cangelosi

On March 20th, in Doylestown’s historic James-Lorah House Auditorium, Elizabeth L. Biester was honored with the 33rd annual Bucks County Women’s History Month Award. Each year, the prestigious award is given to a Bucks County woman whose social, intellectual and creative contributions have enhanced the quality of life for residents in the community and beyond.

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