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