Upper South Parks & Rec holding Magical Tea Party

Upper Southampton Parks and Recreation will present a “Magical Tea Party, Returning to Never Land with Peter Pan” on Saturday, May 7th from 10:00am to noon at Tamanend Park, 1255 Second Street Pike, Southampton. Join them for tea and treats with delightful forest friends, magical crafts, hunting for Captain Hook’s buried treasure, games and prizes.

Tickets are $5 per person. Call 215-355-9781 for further information.

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Seasonal passes now available for Dolphin Swim Club

Seasonal passes for families, individuals and seniors 60-years of age or above are now available for the Lower Southampton Township Dolphin Swim Club, located at 260 W. Bristol Road in Feasterville.

For residents of Lower Southampton Township special rates for full season passes are available. For families (up to eight members) the cost is $457, individuals cost $287 and seniors 60-years and above cost $186. Daily admission for individuals will be $12 for adults and $8 for children under 12-years. Children under three-years are free.

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Spring planting tips and guidelines

submitted by Wendy Leck, owner, Leck’s Greenhouses and Nursery, Feasterville

As the weather begins to warm up, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement of spring and the start of the planting season. Unfortunately, despite the tease of some warm days, the “frost-free date” for our area is May 15th. It is best to wait until after that date before planting into the ground.

If you need to get a jump on flowers, they need to be brought in at night. Most plants are grown in greenhouses where the temperature is an average of 65 degrees, therefore, drastic drops in outdoor temperatures can shock plants.

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Be careful if different people handle your finances and health care

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

It is not uncommon for seniors to name one person in their financial power of attorney (POA) to handle their finances if they become incapacitated and to name someone else in their health care POA to handle their health care decisions.

For instance, a senior might live with one child or be very close to him or her, and trust that child to make medical decisions – because the child is familiar with the senior’s day-to-day health issues.

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Joseph McIlvane Tree and Lawn Service, Inc. – Your horticulture specialists

by June Portnoy

Joseph McIlvane Tree and Lawn Service wants you to take pride in the exterior of your property. And what better way to achieve that feeling than to maintain and improve the aesthetics of your trees, lawn and outdoor living space?

Since 1988, Joseph McIlvane Tree and Lawn Service has been doing just that. This full-service landscaping business handles everything from tree removal and lawn renovation to the reinstallation of plants and the installation of concrete pathways.

Joseph’s love of trees motivated him to start this business. His sons, Scott and Luke, share their father’s passion for horticulture, and therefore, have followed in their father’s footsteps, now working for their dad. Their two younger siblings plan to join the family business when they are a bit older.

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Seasonal passes now available for Dolphin Swim Club

Seasonal passes for families, individuals and seniors 60-years of age or above are now available for the Dolphin Swim Club, located at 260 W. Bristol Road in Feasterville, it was recently announced by Lower Southampton Township Parks and Recreation Director Matt Gilbert.

Matt states that he is getting ready for a wonderful summer season for swimming enthusiasts of all ages. “Our large L-shaped pool, heated adult pool and baby pool for youngsters up to five-years of age will be excellent condition and ready to go for the 2016 season,” he notes. All of the pools will be supervised and life-guarded.

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Scenes from Neshaminy High School’s Gym Night

  1. Preparing for battle are, in top row, Stephen Caldwell, Tom Collins, and Mike Chieroff; bottom row, Samantha Ruppert, Rebeka Seymour, and Katie Lentz.
  1. The tire pull always puts a strain on the upper extremities.
  1. The “Aladdin” dance exhibit involved some intense concentration.
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New lung cancer clinical trial now open at St. Mary

St. Mary Medical Center is now accepting eligible patients newly diagnosed with lung cancer for a new clinical trial. St. Mary Medical Center is among a limited number of select facilities within the country to offer this important clinical trial. The trial is now open to patients who are newly diagnosed with lung cancer but who have not yet received systemic treatment for the disease, such as chemotherapy.

Nivolumab, marketed as Opdivo, is currently being advertised nationally as a breakthrough treatment for people with lung cancer. Opdivo is approved by the FDA for those with advanced lung cancer for whom chemotherapy may no longer be effective.

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NHS Athletic Department hosts College Athletic Signing Ceremony

by June Portnoy

Friday, February 5th marked the seventh year that Neshaminy High School’s Athletic Department hosted a College Signing Ceremony for students receiving collegiate athletic scholarships. The Class of 2016 has the distinction of representing the greatest number of senior student athletes to receive scholarships since the inception of this ceremony, totaling 17.

All scholarship recipients sat facing an enthusiastic audience as Thomas Magdelinskas, Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at Neshaminy, commenced the ceremony. Looking around at family members in attendance, he said, “I can tell by the look in everyone’s eyes as you entered the building, and as you’re sitting here, the great deal of pride and satisfaction you feel.”

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Register to walk or run in Leukemia Survivorship Foundation’s Sixth Annual 5K

Area runners and walkers may now register in advance for the Sixth Annual Leukemia Survivorship Foundation’s 5K Run/Walk, which will begin and end at Russel Elliott Park, located at 150 Buck Road in Feasterville, on Saturday, April 23rd. Registrations also will be accepted on Run/Walk day beginning at 7:00am, with the event starting at 9:00am.

According to Tony Crooks, of the MEC Leukemia Survivorship Foundation and Run/Walk coordinator, “This year’s event will benefit the St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children.”

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