Reinforcing the importance of prevention of substance abuse

October is a significant time of the year in the field of drug and alcohol abuse prevention. During that month, national and local organizations promote National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, a month-long observance that focuses on the role substance abuse prevention plays in promoting safe and healthy communities. October is also National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month, and it is when many of the nation’s school children celebrate Red Ribbon Week, from October 23rd-31st.

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31st Annual CPCU/Council Rock Fire Safety in the Home contest to be held during National Fire Prevention Week

The Philadelphia Chapter of the CPCU Society (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters) will be conducting its 31st Annual “Fire Safety in the Home” contest in the elementary schools of the Council Rock School District during National Fire Prevention Week, October 5th – 11th.

The contest has been held each year in conjunction with the School District, and students are asked to write an essay or do a creative work or poster on Fire Safety during National Fire Prevention Week.  The panel of judges will be comprised of Council Rock School Board President Wendi Thomas, former Northampton Supervisor Pete Palestina, CPCU, representing the CPCU Society’s Philadelphia Chapter and Northampton Township Fire Marshal Frank Fenton.

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Patriot FC U11 girls win tourney

The Patriot FC U11 Girls Red soccer team was named champions in the elite bracket at the annual Vereiningung Erzgebirge (VE) Summer Friendly Tournament in Warminster recently.

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Phillips’ Mill winners

Alice M. Thorpe, of Carversville and Edward Wright, of New Hope, are two of the winners at the 85th Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition, running now through October 25th. Alice won the award for Abstract Painting in Memory of Julia Spedding, a frequent exhibitor given by Jim and Carol Stinnett. Her piece is entitled “Sea Foam” (oil).

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Bowman’s Tavern collects items for NOVA client families

Recently Bowman’s Tavern on River Road in New Hope encouraged its neighbors, patrons and staff to contribute items and cash for a Christmas in July fundraiser for Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA). Specifically, the tavern collected clothing, toys and games, household goods and grocery store gift cards for two families in need whose members are NOVA clients.

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Scenes from the 15th Annual Aids Walk

  1. Emily, Andrew, Michael, Nicole, Danielle, and Jonathan Wilson, of New Hope, give a “thumbs up” to the proceedings.
  1. Phil Ferrino and Michael Mancino, of Lambertville, pose for a portrait.
  1. Louis Licitra, President of Bucks County FACT, addresses the crowd.
  1. Owen Kohl, Mandi Shanfeld, and Fiona Eickman, all of Doylestown, worked the Planned Parenthood table.
  1. Lambertville Council President, Steve Stegman, welcomes all the participants.
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The Fabric Loft collaborates with Habitat for Humanity of Bucks

The Fabric Loft has announced it will be collaborating with Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County with an offer to “Donate your old window treatment and get 20% off a new window treatment.” The donated drapes and valances will be dropped off by the staff of The Fabric Loft to Restore in Chalfont to be reused or resold. This offer is good until December 2014.

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Kernan receives IAFI designation

The International Association of Fire Investigators (IAFI) and the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI) has announced the awarding of the designation of Fellow of the IAFI (F-IAFI) to John C. Kernan, CFEI, CFII, F-IAFI. John is the Chief Fire Marshall for Upper Makefield Township.

Those members of the IAFI, with superior expertise, education, experience, service to the fire investigation profession, and a position of respect within the fire investigation community may be recognized by the NAFI/IAFI Board of Governor’s with the honorific title of Fellow of the IAFI (F-IAFI) in recognition of their leadership roles and honored standing within the industry. Mr. Kernan is the first candidate to be awarded this honor from the State of Pennsylvania.

Less than one percent of all Professional Fire Investigators in the world have been awarded this distinction.

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Mill Ballet School launches 20th anniversary of dance education

The Mill Ballet School, a premier dance training facility in Lambertville, has announced its 20th season of dance education. As part of the celebration a free trial class will be offered to new students not previously registered at the school. Mill Ballet School’s mission is to provide every student with world-class dance educational opportunities while studying with the highest caliber professional faculty.

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Bucks County youth compete in District Championships

Youth Tennis Teams from Bucks County recently competed in the USTA Jr. Team Tennis District Championships in both New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia area.

The Bucks County spring league was administered by the nonprofit Bucks County Tennis Association (BCTA), and teams competed for eight weeks during the spring season with the Serve-ivors and Terman-netters earning the right to compete in the 14-and-under and the 18-and-under divisions, respectively. The teams competed in the July USTA Middle States Philadelphia Area District Championships against teams that had won their leagues from throughout the five-county greater Philadelphia region.

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