Sixteen students participate in Foundations Summer Youth Corps

Sixteen college students from Bucks County have been chosen to participate in Foundations Community Partnership‘s 2016 Summer Youth Corps, which offers paid student internships at local non-profit human service agencies in Bucks County serving children, youth and families.

The program provides students the ability to gain practical experience while helping to effect positive change in the community by working at non-profit human service agencies. This is the ninth consecutive year that Foundations has offered the internship program, expanding from 11 students in its inaugural year to 16 students this year.

Non-profit agencies have the benefit of additional helping hands and the students gain meaningful work experience with groups that are making a difference in Bucks County, as well as earning college credit through a partnership with Bucks County Community College.

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OfficeMax offers 5% back fundraiser

OfficeMax® is offering an easy fundraiser for local schools. All you have to do is bring your school supply list with you to your local OfficeMax® and let them know your school name and school ID number at checkout.

School ID numbers can be found online at OfficeDepot.com/fundraiser. Your chosen school will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies when you make a qualifying purchase at OfficeMax®. It’s that simple!

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Neshaminy School District announces administrative changes

The Central Office Administrative team at Neshaminy School District has announced the following administrative appointments and reassignments, all effective July 1st, 2016:

Mr. Troy Bodolus has been appointed as the Principal of Walter Miller Elementary School in Levittown. Mr. Bodolus is completing an Acting Principal role at Oliver Heckman Elementary School. Prior to his assignment at Oliver Heckman, Mr. Bodolus served as an assistant principal at Maple Point Middle School, and also served in various administrative and teaching capacities in both the Allentown and Reading School Districts.

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Letter from the Superintendent

As the newly appointed superintendent of the Neshaminy School District, I am excited to join the many teachers, administrators and support staff in the District who work together to accomplish all that is necessary to uphold our motto: “We Build Futures.”

This year, the District is pleased to take another step along its “Road Map” project with the opening of Tawanka Elementary School.  We are excited to welcome students to the new school, as well as those moved to Pearl S. Buck Elementary School this year.

No matter where our elementary students attend classes, each will be greeted by faculty and staff ready to make this school year exciting and fulfilling. Students and staff at Ferderbar Elementary School and Poquessing Middle School will also enjoy facilities upgrades that took place over the summer to improve heating, air conditioning systems, and more.

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Military honor

Ryan Brookes (second from left) of Lower Southampton, 3rd Class Damage Controlman aboard the United States Coast Guard’s Polar Star, places his military unit flag on the Feasterville Business Association’s Wall of Fame in the Lower Southampton Township Building in Feasterville following a special ceremony by the FBA recognizing him for his heroism and service to his country.

Sharing the moment (from left) are family members Susan Brookes, his mother, Stephen Brookes, his father and a Lower Southampton police detective, and his brother Joey, a volunteer with the Lower Southampton Fire Department.

Ryan recently returned from a second tour of duty in the Antarctic where his ship was responsible for creating a navigable shipping lane through 40 miles of Antarctic ice while maintaining the security of the lanes. The ceremony is part of the FBA’s ongoing program to call the public’s attention to the heroism displayed by area members of the military serving throughout the world.

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THS annual standard flower show coming this month

“Surfs Up!” for the Trevose Horticultural Society’s annual standard flower show on Friday, August 19th from 4:00 to 8:00pm, and Saturday, August 20th from 10:00am to 5:00pm, at their new location at St. Ephrem Catholic Church, 5400 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem. The public is cordially invited; admission is free.

The shore theme is creatively expressed throughout the Artistic Design Division. A National Garden Club (NGC) two-place Functional Table design style, “Beach Blanket Bingo” is displayed on the floor, while the creative design, “Pipeline,” is staged on a pedestal and suggests a dynamic interpretation. Submerged plant material becomes the note in a NGC Underwater design style entitled “Message in a Bottle.”

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SPOTLIGHT: Land of Children

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.

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Has Medicare dropped coverage of your drugs?

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

Medicare prescription drug plans can change which drugs they cover, possibly leaving you without coverage for a drug you need. Or you might switch plans, and find that your new plan doesn’t cover your medication at all.

In these circumstances, it’s good to know that Medicare drug plans are required to offer you a 30-day transition supply of the drug you’re taking.

All Medicare Part D plans must offer these transition refills, including Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage. Plans must provide a 30-day supply of an ongoing medication (unless a lesser amount is prescribed) within the first 90 days of plan membership or within the first 90 days of the new contract year.

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Neshaminy Summer Stock presents ‘Dear Edwina’

The Neshaminy Summer Stock Program is proud to present the family musical, ‘Dear Edwina’ on Friday July 29 at 11 am and Saturday July 30 at 11 am in the Theodore Kloos Auditorium at Neshaminy High School, 2001 Old Lincoln Highway in Langhorne, PA. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Neshaminy High School July 18 and 19 between 6-8 pm, or on July 20, 21, 22, 25 and 26 from 8-10 am. Tickets will also be available at the two performances subject to availability.

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Two high school seniors awarded scholarships from FBA

Two area high school seniors, one from Trevose and one from Langhorne, were recently awarded college scholarships from the Feasterville Business Association, it was announced by Rose McMenamin and Charles Roman, co-chairpersons of the FBA college scholarship committee. Kristin Wilson, of Trevose, and Andrea Martino, of Langhorne, both graduating seniors at Archbishop Wood High School, are the 2016 recipients of the $1,200 scholarship awards from the FBA.

According to Rose and Charles, “The annual awards are based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and community service. Both of these outstanding students have demonstrated excellence in all three areas.”

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