How to prevent heat stroke for your pet

submitted by Julie Thorndyke, D.V.M.. Medical Director, VCA Neshaminy Animal Hospital

As the ”dog” days of summer roll in, know pets can suffer heat stroke quickly, even in 80-degree weather.

Heat stroke is a term for hyperthermia or elevated body temperature. 103 F is considered abnormal, but body temperatures above 106 F (41 C) are critical. Without previous illness, high temperatures are often associated with exposure to excessive environmental heat.

The critical temperature when multiple organs fail and impending death occurs is around 107 to 109 F.

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Dance with M.E. – Fulfilling the dreams of dancers

In 1991, the doors of Dance with M.E. studio in Southampton opened for the first time.

Over the last 25 years, Director Melody Embry has helped thousands of dancers grow their love for dance. Some of them went on to study the fine art in college and many have performed professionally, while others did it simply for the love of dance.

No matter the reason, Dance with M.E. has been, and continues to be, an important part of fulfilling dancers’ dreams. Coming off of the studio’s 25th anniversary recital, the staff and dancers are still enjoying their best year yet. As they ramp up for the coming season, Dance with M.E.’s teachers have wonderful things planned for their students.

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Kiddie Academy of Feasterville: Creating a warm and nurturing learning environment

Kiddie Academy, a leading provider of education-based childcare programs, has completed construction on its newest location, located at 105 Philmont Avenue in Feasterville. The academy, slated to open in August, offers full-year educational childcare for children ages six-weeks to six-years-old.

This well-equipped, state-of-the-art center hosts age-appropriate touch-tablet education programs, digital check-in/check-out systems, and a Tadpole family communication system that allows parents to stay up-to-date on their child’s progress.

The school is open Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 6:30pm. Kiddie Academy of Feasterville keeps parents and kids happy by creating a warm and nurturing learning environment.

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Mount St. Joseph Academy: On the education of women largely depends the future of society

Mount St. Joseph Academy educates women as “founders.”

The Mount is an all-girls, private Catholic academy for grades 9-12 rooted in the mission and tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Located in Flourtown, PA, the Mount offers an academically rigorous curriculum complemented with a full roster of athletic and fine arts programs and a range of co- and extra-curricular activities.

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Record retention recommendations

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

When downsizing or maintaining records, consider the following guidelines to manage your records:

Legal Documents: Estate Planning documents including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts and Living Wills should be kept permanently in a secure environment, such as a safe deposit box or fireproof box. Keep the most recent documents and destroy any previous versions to prevent any confusion and inform your loved ones of the location.

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Land of Children: Programs offered for needs of every child

Land of Children offers a variety of programs specialized for the needs of every child. Enrollment begins as early as six weeks of age and continues all the way through to the fifth grade After-School programs. Land of Children strives to meet the needs of all students with a low student-teacher ratio as well as a highly qualified staff.

The center sits on large grounds where students can grow, learn, run, and play. An established Pre-K Counts classroom is offered for those families who qualify. This FREE program follows a rigorous school district curriculum with many hands-on activities and parental involvement.

The center offers Extended Hours from 7:00am until 7:00pm for families whose work hours go beyond a typical workday.

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FBA college scholarship winners

Brian Thomas and Gabriella M. Merlino (front row, second and third from left), both of Feasterville, and seniors at Neshaminy High School, were recently awarded $1,200 college scholarships from the Feasterville Business Association.

Sharing a congratulatory moment following the announcement at historic Playwicki Farm are (front row from left) Rose McMenamin, a scholarship committee co-chairperson, (Brian and Gabriella) Linda Pupkiewicz, recording secretary and scholarship committee co-chairperson and Ed Shannon, chairperson of the FBA golf outing, (back row, left and right) Mike Wielehowski, sergeant-at-arms and golf committee member and Charles Roman, a member of the scholarship committee.

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Shady Brook Rotary honors ‘Student of the Year’

At their dinner meeting on May 20th, the Rotary Club of Shady Brook presented their “Student of the Year” award to Brian Thomas, a senior at Neshaminy High School. As part of the award, he received a check for $1,000.

Pictured from left are Dr. Augie Adrid, Past Shady Brook President, Baby Thomas (Brian’s father), Brian, and Irv Perlstein, Past Shady Brook President.

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Neshaminy teachers recognized for leadership roles

A group of Neshaminy teachers was recognized at the School Board meeting on May 20th as part of the annual Teacher Recognition Program in the district. The program recognizes excellence in teaching and learning practices in grades K-12 in four key areas: Leadership, Innovation, Community Partnerships and Spirit of Neshaminy.

Teachers were nominated for the award by their colleagues in both the teaching staff and administration, and the selection process included classroom visits, a written review and a review of the nominees record of success. The selection committee included principals and District instructional administrators.

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Churchville Nature Center’s Monarch Festival July 11 & 12th

Come celebrate the Monarch Butterfly as Churchville Nature Center host the Monarch Festival on July 11 & 12th from 11:00am to 3:00pm. This is a family-friendly day with crafts, games, face painting and live music. There will be guided tours of the butterfly house and several stations set up so you can get to see these creatures in all its life stages. Milkweed seeds will be given out so that you too can attract the Monarch to your own back yard.

Fee: Adults $8.00. Children (4-12) $5.00. Pre-registration is required.

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