Scenes from the Senior Citizen Ball

Last month senior citizens attended a free prom in the Neshaminy High School gymnasium, which was decorated for the occasion by NHS students, who hosted the event.

  1. Larry and Jean Burkins, of Trevose, show the young ‘uns how it’s done!
  1. “Everybody on the dance floor!”
  1. Pauline Biedka and Frank Fricke had a grand old time!
  1. Mary Valeri and Harold Ruent were named King and Queen of the 2016 Senior Ball.
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Exhibitor’s Preparation for a Flower Show

“Exhibitor’s Preparation for a Flower Show” will be the featured program at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:00PM at the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA.

In anticipation of the Society’s annual flower show “Surfs Up!”, guest speaker, Joann DiNunzio will demonstrate a variety of National Garden Club design styles using fresh plant materials. She will also review the basics of design, from conditioning of cut flowers and foliage to mechanics. Novices as well as more experienced flower arrangers will learn some new artistic techniques from an accomplished, creative and talented designer.

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Centennnial Scouts support cancer research

by Judi Biederman

They say it is better to give than receive, but a local Girl Scout troop is doing both with an innovative service project to raise awareness about ovarian cancer research. Junior Troop 21203, consisting of 10 fourth-graders from Davis and McDonald Elementary Schools in the Centennial School District, is supporting The NōS Knows! study that is training dogs to detect ovarian cancer by scent.

According to troop leader Andrea Martin, the girls’ efforts are just the latest in a series of service projects that have produced some great results.

“I have tried to teach them the concept of save/share/spend,” says Andrea, who has led the troop since it began when the girls were in kindergarten.

Using money earned from cookie sales, the troop has implemented service projects over each of the last three years.

“The girls are very interested in animals,” Andrea explains, noting that the troop’s first project was to benefit a local SPCA with a beautification project that involved cleaning up the facility grounds and planting flowers.

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Art show winner

Neshaminy High School student, Tyler Dyas (right), recently won first place in the “Traditional Silver Print” category for his work, “Stressed Out,” at the 29th Annual “Touch The Future” Art Exhibition, which featured works from Bucks and Montgomery County public high school students.

Pictured with Tyler is art instructor Terry O’Neill.

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Poquessing Middle School students ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’

by June Portnoy

In honor of Earth Day held worldwide on April 22nd, Poquessing Middle School’s Environmental Club encouraged students to “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” by sponsoring a school-wide sneaker recycling program and a poster contest both held during the month of April. The club’s president, eighth-grader Brittany Lavko, spearheaded the sneaker recycling program.

After conducting on-line research of various environmental projects, she was intrigued by Nike’s Reuse-a-Shoe Program. It was established in 1980 as a way to lessen Nike’s impact on the environment and reduce the amount of shoes headed for landfills. Nike sets up collection sites where you can drop off worn-out athletic shoes for recycling.

After determining that there was a local Nike collection site at Philadelphia Mills (formerly Franklin Mills), club advisor, Mrs. Lisa Scott, agreed that this project would appeal to their students.

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Friends of Lower Southampton Library news

The Friends of the Lower Southampton Library meet at the library, 1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30pm. They will be holding a Book Sale from Saturday, June 11th to Saturday, June 18th.

Free up some space for the new books you will be purchasing by donating your gently-used books to help raise money for the Friends. For this year’s sale they will be accepting gently-used games and jigsaw puzzles. Funds raised by the Friends help to pay for some of the library’s programs as well as other items that are not part of the library’s operating budget.

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Neshaminy Future Business Leaders of America 2016 State Competitors

The Business, Computer and Information Technology Department at Neshaminy High School is proud to recognize the winners of the state Future Business Leaders of America competitions held in Hershey, PA on April 11th-13th.

Over 4,500 FBLA students from across the state of Pennsylvania went to this conference to compete in various business and technology related events. Twenty-one regional winners from Neshaminy’s FBLA Club attended the competition.

Neshaminy had the following students recognized for placing within the top 10 of their events. Congratulations to these students for their efforts and their enthusiasm in leadership development and American enterprise.

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How sitting strains your back

submitted by Dr. Stephen Sell, Sell Chiropractic

It’s a simple activity that we do every day, whether we’re driving to work, typing on a computer at our desk, playing video games or watching television. A sedentary activity, sitting can cause our backs to become strained leading to discomfort or pain.

What you may not know is that too much sitting can also cause tightness in the hip flexors, important muscles that are responsible for easy movement.

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Medicare now covers conversations about end-of-life care

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

Did you know that 40% of people over age 65 have not written down their wishes regarding life support and other end-of-life treatment? One reason for this may be that people have not had a conversation with their doctor about the options that are available.

In the past, Medicare did not cover these doctor-patient conversations – except during the patient’s initial “Welcome to Medicare” visit, a time when the topic might not seem very relevant. Under new regulations, however, Medicare will cover these conversations at any time.

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Centennial Singers perform June 4th

Bux-Mont Centennial Singers will present their annual spring concert, “June is Bustin’ Out All Over,” at Log College Middle School, 730 Norristown Road, (north of Street Road) Warminster, on Saturday, June 4th, at 8:00pm.

The Choir is under the direction of Lee DeMets and accompanied by piano virtuoso Charles DeMets. The program will include a wide variety of choral pieces, spirituals, popular music, Broadway show tunes, and of course a tribute to the Armed Forces.

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