Lower Southampton Chief of Police William Wiegman, Jr. to be Featured Speaker at FBA Meeting

Lower Southampton Township Chief of Police William Wiegman, Jr. will be the featured speaker for the Feasterville Business Association’s networking and general membership meeting to be held at Brookside Manor at Somerton Springs, 50 Bustleton Pike in Feasterville on Wednesday, September 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m. for networking to be followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. All area business owners and executives are invited to attend.

According to Stu Coren, president of the FBA, “Chief Wiegman, who has served for more than 40 years as a member of the Lower Southampton police department will speak about the potential for violence in public places and how to stay alert and further protect yourself.” In addition, he will provide some updates about security measures for the upcoming visit to Philadelphia of Pope Francis in late September.

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AJ Foundation’s Eighth Annual Bike Ride for Autism is Sept. 12th

This bike ride event, taking place Saturday, September 12th, supports the Comprehensive Learning Center, a private school for children with autism located in Southampton, opened by The AJ Foundation. The event offers a 12-mile Family Ride, a 30K Ride, a 50K Ride and a 100K Ride, all through the beautiful rolling hills of Bucks County.

Start and finish line will be at the Lower Makefield Township Park, located at 1100 Edgewood Road in Yardley.

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‘Under the Big Top’ is theme for annual THS Flower Show

The circus is coming to town!

Trevose Horticultural Society will sponsor their annual standard flower show, “Under the Big Top” on Friday, August 28th from 4:00 to 8:00pm, and Saturday, August 29th from 10:00am to 5:00pm at their new location at St. Ephrem Catholic Church, 5400 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem. The public is cordially invited and admission is free.

The festive theme is artistically expressed throughout the Artistic Design Division. Staged on a pedestal, “Balancing Act” is a National Garden Club (NGC) Stabile design style implying motion, while “Elephant Walk”, an NGC Synergistic design style, requires three or more containers.

A creative design, “Master of the Rings” suggests an imaginative approach. The traditional circus march, “Stars and Stripes Forever,” features the relationship of shapes, forms and colors. The entrant is challenged to express themselves in an NGC one-place setting Capsule-Functional Table design, “Be a Clown,” themed to a child’s birthday party.

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Children’s summer reading program at Southampton Free Library continues

The Southampton Free Library, located at 947 Street Road in Southampton, will continue its 2015 summer reading program with lots more events and activities for youngsters in grades K to 12. The programs will be run from now to August 20th.

According to Lora Terifay, children’s librarian at the Southampton Free Library, this year’s program is themed “Every Hero Has A Story” and has been meticulously designed to provide a meaningful educational experience that is totally enriching, interesting and fun.”

The special events series concludes when Two Of A Kind presents, “Hanging Out With Heroes” on Thursday, August 20th at 7:00pm. Weekly raffle baskets and a grand prize giveaway of a Kindle Fire HD also continue to enliven the program.

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THS meeting looks at Drexel gardening

“Mother Katharine Drexel and her Family’s Appreciation of Nature” will be the featured PowerPoint presentation at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society on Tuesday, August 11th, at 7:00pm at their new meeting location, the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road, Bensalem. Mother Katharine’s father, Francis A. Drexel, a successful banker, was also a “gentleman farmer.”

Guest speaker Stephanie Morris will share some factual gardening stories about this famous Philadelphia family, including Drexel’s concern about crops being planted during his absence on a trip to Europe, Emma Bouvier Drexel’s collection of seaweeds and ferns, and Mother Katharine’s collection of plants that were delicately taped into a diary of the family’s trip to Europe.

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NHS Golf Boosters Golf Outing is Aug. 14th

The Neshaminy High School Golf Boosters invites you to a golf outing at Middletown Country Club on Friday, August 14th, noon registration and 1:00pm tee-off (shotgun start).

The cost is $100 per player, which includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner, and beverages.

Opportunities are available for hole sponsorships and raffle donations. For more information and registration forms, navigate to this web page: http://www.neshaminy.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=1344. Proceeds benefit the NHS golf program.

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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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Sell Chiropractic celebrates Community Appreciation Day with free spinal screenings

Sell Chiropractic will be offering free spinal screenings along with prizes and refreshments on Wednesday, July 22nd from 8:00am until 6:30pm. Call to schedule an appointment or stop in to meet Dr. Stephen Sell and his staff.

Dr. Sell offers qualified gentle care you can depend on for optimal health and healing. He specializes in relief of symptoms associated with low back pain, headaches, sports injuries, numbness, arthritis, shoulder, arm, leg, hip pain, TMJ, and chronic ear infections.

Most insurance is accepted. Sell Chiropractic is located at 229 Bustleton Pike in Feasterville. You can call them at 215-942-2626 or visit their website at www.sellchiro.com.

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Golfers invited to tee up for FBA Golf Outing July 13th

Area golfers are invited to tee it up for fun and prizes in the 25th Annual Feasterville Business Association Golf Outing, to be held at Talamore Country Club, 723 Talamore Drive, Ambler, PA, on Monday, July 13th, it was announced by Ed Shannon, event chairperson. Registration and lunch will begin at noon, to be followed by a tee-off at 1:30pm.

“Here’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day of golf on a terrific course, fine food and spirits, door and team tournament prizes and with a full share of camaraderie,” Ed stated. “There’s also a unique opportunity to have a Philadelphia sports legend join your foursome for a $250 celebrity sponsorship.”

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‘Hats Off To The U.S.A.’ is theme for Independence Day Parade

“Hats Off To The U.S.A.” is the theme of the Lower Southampton Township Independence Day Parade, to be held in Feasterville on Saturday, July 4th, beginning at 1:00pm. The public is invited free of charge.

The lead sponsor for this year’s parade is the Feasterville Business Association (FBA). According to Bob Di Benedetto and Ed Shannon, both of Feasterville, event chairpersons, “This year’s parade and celebration will be jam- packed with everything from three Mummers string bands – South

Philadelphia, Uptown and Aqua – and the Philadelphia Eagles Pep Band, to performances by country singer Jody King, Caesar The Fox, the South Philly Vikings, a Mummers brigade band and the Boogie Dogs.” Also, there’ll be the Schuylkill County Motorcycle Drill Team, Dixieland music, jug and pipe bands, local and visiting fire departments, and colorful floats, including the special “Wings of Freedom” float.

In addition, the 2015 lineup will feature antique and classic cars, an antique fire engine, antique and classic farm tractors and all-terrain vehicles.

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