St. Mary receives national recognition for quality stroke care

St. Mary Medical Center recently announced that it has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ and recertification as a Primary Stroke Center.  St. Mary is among a distinguished group of U.S. hospitals to earn national recognition for its compliance with the latest hospital guidelines for the treatment of stroke with the goal of improving patient outcomes.

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Business Taxes Due by September 1, 2014

The Neshaminy School District and the municipalities of Langhorne Borough, Penndel Borough, Lower Southampton Township and Middletown Township, wish to inform all business located within the Neshaminy School District that they are required to file a Mercantile Tax return and a Business Privilege Tax return by September 1 of each year.

Questions concerning this matter should be directed to Berkheimer Associates at 800-360-7214 or 610-363-7214.

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Do’s and don’ts for bullying situations

by Karin Kasdin, Founding Director Girls Unlimited, THE PEACE CENTER

For most kids, the best thing about returning to school after an extended vacation is the new bag of fresh school supplies. When asked, most kids will tell you that everything else about beginning a new academic year is a drag and a half. Yet, we push our kids out the door assuming all will be well and they will readjust easily to the old routine.

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Nicole Nisivoccia receives national honor

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced Neshaminy High School student Nicole Nisivoccia, of Langhorne, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

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Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County breaks ground on 100th home

by June Portnoy

Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County kicked off its 25th anniversary year on Wednesday, June 25th by breaking ground on its 100th home at 33 Hawk Road in Levittown. Habitat’s mission is to build affordable homes, stronger families and safer, revitalized communities through partnerships with people and organizations throughout the county.

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Foundations Summer Youth Corps celebrates seventh year

Sixteen college students from Bucks County have been chosen to participate in Foundations Community Partnership’s 2014 Summer Youth Corps, which offers paid student internships at local non-profit human service agencies in Bucks County serving children, youth and families. The program offers students the ability to gain practical experience while helping to effect positive change in the community working at non-profit human service agencies.

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Shealyn Miles earns three scholarships

Shealyn Miles, a senior at Neshaminy High School, is the recipient of three higher-education scholarships which she will put to good use as she enters West Chester University this fall as an Elementary Education/Special Education major. The scholarships are: Helen R. Bates Scholarship, Neshaminy Education Foundation Scholarship, and the Dr. Esther M. Wenrich Elementary Teaching Scholarship.

Congratulations and best of luck to Shealyn!

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Langhorne Rotary news

On May 15th the Langhorne Rotary honored their student of the Month for May, Courtney Okwara of Neshaminy High School. Her parents, Christian and Prisca, also attended the luncheon to honor their daughter, who ranks ninth in a class of 644.

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Courtney Okwara receives Foundations scholarship

Foundations Community Partnership awarded a $1000 scholarship to Courtney Okwara, a senior at Neshaminy High School, through its annual Partnership in Education program this month.

Courtney ranks 11th in her class of 644 students. Some of the awards she has received are the National Achievement Outstanding Participant Award, AP Scholar With Honors Award, and Suburban One League Scholar Athlete Award. She has also been on the Distinguished Honor Roll every marking period since ninth grade.

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Langhorne Library hosts dedication ceremony for Rita Cummins Sappenfield Memorial Courtyard

by June Portnoy

The Langhorne Branch of the Bucks County Free Library held a public dedication and official ceremony on Wednesday, June 4th for the Rita Cummins Sappenfield Memorial Courtyard. It was named after Rita, who left a bequest of around $230,000 to the Bucks County Free Library following her death in 2011.

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