Bucks County Tennis Association, Inc.

Tennis is much more than a great physical fitness activity; it is also an opportunity to improve mental and social health, as well as to learn life skills. The BCTA partners with 18 different Bucks County municipalities to provide these opportunities to area residents via fun and affordable tennis programs. The national award-winning nonprofit community tennis association offers playing pathways for people ages four to 94+.

Try tennis or strengthen your skills with BCTA’s signature Learn, Practice & Play: co-ed and age-appropriate instructional programs, for beginner/intermediate youths and adults, which implement the games approach to teaching tennis so participants can learn the sport quickly through fun games and plenty of play time.

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Access Services

The mission of Access Services is to empower and serve people in need of specialized supports by providing innovative services that improve their ability to live fulfilling lives in the community. Every individual with special needs is entitled to a supportive community and the opportunity to lead a rich, fulfilling life. From children in need of foster care to adults with developmental challenges, everyone has the potential to overcome tremendous adversity; they only need a helping hand to open the door and show them the way.

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Ed Manning of The IRS Criminal Investigative Unit Will Speak To FBA

Ed Manning, who is with the criminal investigative unit of the Internal Revenue Service will be the featured speaker for the Feasterville Business Association’s networking and general membership meeting to be held at Brook Side Manor at Somerton Springs, 50 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, PA on Wednesday, February 4, beginning at 5:30 p.m. All area business owners and executives are invited to attend.

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Poquessing students accept Rachel’s Challenge

Sixth-grade students at Poquessing Middle School in Feasterville gathered in the auditorium last month to hear and contemplate some powerful lessons drawn from the life and premature death of Rachel Scott, a 17-year-old student who was the first victim of the Columbine massacre in 1999.

The lessons came from Rachel’s Challenge, a nationwide educational outreach program designed to prevent teen violence and bullying based on the writings and life of Scott. The program was founded by Rachel’s father, Darrell Scott, and according to a program fact sheet has reached over 17 million people in live settings since it was started shortly after the Columbine tragedy.

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Ebbe Skovdal, president of iDIMENSIONS, to be featured speaker for the FBA’s January meeting

Ebbe Skovdal, president of iDIMENSIONS will be the featured speaker for the Feasterville Business Association’s networking and general membership meeting to be held at Brook Side Manor at Somerton Springs, 50 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, PA on Wednesday, January 7, beginning at 5:30 p.m. All area business owners and executives are invited to attend.

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Ferderbar students, staff support troops, veterans times three

For four staff members at Joseph Ferderbar Elementary School in Feasterville, honoring veterans and helping troops in active service is more than a simple good deed. It’s personal.

Each has a child currently serving in the military, including fourth-grade teacher Ray Weldie, who has a son in the Air Force. At the beginning of the school year, Mr. Weldie found a way to not only help his son, Alex Weldie, and all those serving in the military overseas, but to also involve the entire school in the effort.

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New book club at Township Library

The Township Library of Lower Southampton and the Friends of the Library are sponsoring a new book club for 2015. In this Book Discussion Group, the participants will read about, explore and discuss four historical events. Four outstanding novels will be read that capture the spirit and emotions of the times.

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Hero’s salute

Lower Southampton Township police officer Remo Daniel DiLello (second from right), who completed three military tours of duty with the United States Marine Corps., was honored for heroism and service to his country with a special military and American Flag ceremony by the Feasterville Business Association prior to a recent Board of Supervisors meeting at the Township Administration Building in Feasterville.

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Elf Fund dinner at Poquessing

Joseph Ferderbar Elementary School held its annual Elf Fund spaghetti dinner last month at Poquessing Middle School. School staff members prepared the meal, and Ferderbar fifth-graders served the meals to their guests. The Elf Fund money is used to purchase gift cards and food for needy families during the holiday season.

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Feasterville teen honors brother’s service

by Judi Biederman

Katey Suder will be missing and worrying about her brother this Christmas, but she has turned her anxiety into action by developing a program to send holiday care packages to many sailors and marines in his U.S. Navy Amphibious Ready Group. Katey’s brother, Seaman Apprentice Vincent M. Suder Jr., recently finished boot camp and left for active duty on November 14th. He is assigned to the USS Comstock, currently deployed to the Arabian Gulf.

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