BCFA announces final Summer Farm Evening for 2014

The Bucks County Foodshed Alliance and the Bucks County chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local® present the final event in a series of farm evenings that introduce consumers to the local small-scale producers who put the freshest foods onto our tables via direct sales, community-supported agriculture operations (CSAs), farmers’ markets, farm stands and other venues.

On Wednesday, August 6, BCFA members, Bucks BFBL partners and all interested individuals and families are invited to Anchor Run Farm CSA for a potluck meal and tour.

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Chandler Hall Golf Classic

Chandler Hall’s 15th Annual Golf Classic, held at Trenton Country Club, was a tremendous success as sponsors and golfers came together to raise over $35,000 for Chandler Hall’s Hospice Program and Elder Services.

Sunny skies, combined with the complimentary Caddy Daddy bags that golfers received, a delicious outdoor lunch, and an elegant dinner with a view of the course, all helped to create a memorable day for all in attendance. Guest speaker Merrill Reese regaled guests with his insights into the world of sports. Guests enjoyed two auctions, one live and one silent, with a broad assortment of items up for bid, including golf equipment, baseball tickets, foursomes at special clubs, fine art, and a trip to Harrisburg featuring a tour with Representative Steve Santarsiero.

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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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Summer programs at the Northampton Library

The Free Library of Northampton Township, located at 25 Upper Holland Road in Richboro, has a number of interesting programs lined up for the warm weather months. Here’s a sampling:

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Joely House and Jason Miller receive Foundations scholarships

Foundations Community Partnership awarded $1000 scholarships to two Council Rock High School seniors through its annual Partnership in Education program this month. Joely House (CR North) and Jason Miller (CR South) are the honored recipients.

Joely will be attending Emory University in the fall, and Jason will be moving on to West Chester University.

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Scouts get outside for a ‘Jam’

by Leslie Shortridge

A rainy start didn’t dampen the spirits of the nearly 2000 people participating in Bucks Jam 14, which was held Saturday and Sunday, May 17th and 18th at the Middletown Grange fairgrounds in Wrightstown.

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How to deal with a deceased loved one’s debt collectors

submitted by E. Garrett Gummer, III, Esquire, and Maureen L. Anderson, Esquire, www.GummerElderLaw.com

The last thing anyone wants after a death in the family is calls from debt collectors. So it’s important to know what a person’s creditors can (and cannot) legally do, and how to protect yourself and your family from improper or deceptive practices.

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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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In the know about SPF

submitted by Valerie Higgins, LMA, The Spa At Lifestyle

Summer is finally here! The days are longer, vacation time is upon us and we are gearing up for fun in the sun! But are you in the know about sunscreen?

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A dental exam can lead to diagnosis of eating disorders

submitted by Dr. Michael Spadafora, D.D.S.

A female teenager or young adult with severe wear on the inside of her teeth can indicate more than you realize, especially if the tooth enamel is eroded beyond her years. It can reveal that she is suffering from bulimia, a common eating disorder that affects many, especially young women.

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