April Declared “Bucks County Oral Health Month” by Commissioners

Recognizing the importance of both good oral health for Bucks County residents and the vital role that HealthLink Dental Clinic plays in ensuring that this is available to everyone in the community regardless of income level, the Bucks County Commissioners proclaimed April 2015 as “Bucks County Oral Health Month” during their business meeting on Wednesday morning at Synergis Technologiesin Quakertown.

The proclamation came at the same time that HealthLink made that strategic decision to focus its future efforts and resources solely on providing dental care to low wage-earning adults. Boasting a new name, logo, mission, and website, HealthLink Dental Clinic is open and accepting patients who are eligible for its free dental care.

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Spring Concerts on Tap for Youth Orchestra of Bucks County

The chirping robins and wrens are not the only music that signals the return of spring. The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County presents its annual Spring Concert series on April 18–19, 2015 at Maple Point Middle School in Langhorne. The series includes a Junior Division concert at 2:00 pm and the Advanced Division Wind Ensemble and Philharmonia at 8:00 on Saturday, April 18. The spring festival concludes with YOBC’s top-tier Fanfare Winds and Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, April 19 at 4:00 pm. Tickets to all concerts are available at the door and Maple Point offers ample free parking.

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Support the Friends of the Library

Support the Friends of the Township Library of Lower Southampton by donating your gently used handbags and jewelry for their “Spring Fashion Accessories Sale” on Saturday, April 25th, from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the library, 1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville. Donations need to be received at the library by April 10th. Place all items in the box located in the library lobby. If you have additional questions, call the library at 215-355-1183.

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Upper Southampton Parks & Rec camp earns ACA-Accredited Status

Upper Southampton Township Parks and Recreation has announced that their camp has earned ACA-Accredited Camp Status. This is verification from the American Camp Association that the camp complies with up to 300 industry-established health and safety standards, recognized by courts of law and government regulators as the standards of the camp industry.

The ACA-accreditation program has a 50-year history and is continually evaluated and updated to reflect current best practice in camps. ACA collaborates with experts in many fields to be sure required practices are current and sound.

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CEC Boys Basketball team wins PIAA AA State Championship

Congratulations to the Conwell-Egan Catholic High School Boys Basketball on winning the PIAA AA State Championship, the first title in the school’s history! The Eagles defeated the Aliquippa Quips 62-51 on Saturday, March 21st at Giant Center in Hershey, PA.

The Quips entered the game with a 29-0 record, making them heavily favored in the match-up. CEC came firing out of the gate and lead Aliquippa 31-15 at the half. While Aliquippa fought hard to bring it back (within four at the end of the third and within two in the final quarter), CEC never surrendered the lead.

Junior LaPri McCray-Pace collected 22 points and eight rebounds for CEC, and Junior Stevie Jordan followed with 21. Senior Chase Kumor had a great shooting night, and chipped in 14 points in the win.

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Scenes from Neshaminy High School Gym Night

  1. Getting air-borne for the obstacle course.
  1. In costume for the “Hawaii” exhibition, from left, Mackensie Compton, Erica Glasson, Alyssa Antonelly, Sophia Beretski, and Summer Fox.
  1. Red Team captains Ben Matzke and Maggie Oswald charge up the crowd.
  1. RJ Boop, Abby Gibson, and Julia Barnett showed their true (blue) colors.
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‘Container Gardening’ to be topic of discussion April 21st

“Container Gardening” will be the featured topic at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society on Tuesday, April 21st, at 7:00pm at the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road, Bensalem.

Using a variety of colorful perennials and annual plants, Susan Doblmaier’s PowerPoint program will illustrate how to create unique container combinations that transition through three seasons and harmonize with each other through color, texture and bloom. Her presentation will also feature the basics of plant and container selection, soil mixes and maintenance of combo plantings.

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Annual Geranium Sale Will Benefit Southampton Free Library

In an effort to raise funds for the Southampton Free Library, the Friends of the Southampton Free Library are now taking orders to purchase geraniums during their annual spring sale.

According to Bunny Riehl, president of the board of trustees of the library located at 947 Street Road in Southampton, PA, “The library’s annual geranium sale has been one of the most popular and most successful benefits year after year.” This year, the beautiful plants will be available in a choice of red, pink or salmon colors and will come in 4-1/2-inch pots.

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Top honor

Ray Greenberg (second from left), of Southampton, receives the Feasterville Business Association’s 2015 Person of the Year Award from Ed Shannon (second from right), of Feasterville, chairman of the association’s Person of the Year Committee and a member of the Lower Southampton Township Board of Supervisors during special ceremonies at the FBA’s annual Frolic held at Brookside Manor at Somerton Springs in Feasterville.

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Southampton Free Library seeking donations of books, audio and video material, for book sale

The Southampton Free Library, located at 947 Street Road, is seeking donations of previously loved hardback and paperback books and audio and video material for all ages and interests to be sold at their two-day 2015 Book Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 17th and 18th, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The public is invited to donate and attend the sale days.

According to Library Director Kim Ingram, “We’ll be accepting donations of materials here at the library which will be offered to the public during our two-day event with all of the proceeds benefiting the library. We also will feature a special $5 per bag blowout sale from April 20th to 24th. I’d like invite everyone in the community to participate and help us raise much needed funds.”

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