Upper Southampton Parks & Rec camp earns ACA-Accredited Status

Upper Southampton Township Parks and Recreation has announced that their camp has earned ACA-Accredited Camp Status. This is verification from the American Camp Association that the camp complies with up to 300 industry-established health and safety standards, recognized by courts of law and government regulators as the standards of the camp industry.

The ACA-accreditation program has a 50-year history and is continually evaluated and updated to reflect current best practice in camps. ACA collaborates with experts in many fields to be sure required practices are current and sound.

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CEC Boys Basketball team wins PIAA AA State Championship

Congratulations to the Conwell-Egan Catholic High School Boys Basketball on winning the PIAA AA State Championship, the first title in the school’s history! The Eagles defeated the Aliquippa Quips 62-51 on Saturday, March 21st at Giant Center in Hershey, PA.

The Quips entered the game with a 29-0 record, making them heavily favored in the match-up. CEC came firing out of the gate and lead Aliquippa 31-15 at the half. While Aliquippa fought hard to bring it back (within four at the end of the third and within two in the final quarter), CEC never surrendered the lead.

Junior LaPri McCray-Pace collected 22 points and eight rebounds for CEC, and Junior Stevie Jordan followed with 21. Senior Chase Kumor had a great shooting night, and chipped in 14 points in the win.

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Scenes from Neshaminy High School Gym Night

  1. Getting air-borne for the obstacle course.
  1. In costume for the “Hawaii” exhibition, from left, Mackensie Compton, Erica Glasson, Alyssa Antonelly, Sophia Beretski, and Summer Fox.
  1. Red Team captains Ben Matzke and Maggie Oswald charge up the crowd.
  1. RJ Boop, Abby Gibson, and Julia Barnett showed their true (blue) colors.
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Annual Geranium Sale Will Benefit Southampton Free Library

In an effort to raise funds for the Southampton Free Library, the Friends of the Southampton Free Library are now taking orders to purchase geraniums during their annual spring sale.

According to Bunny Riehl, president of the board of trustees of the library located at 947 Street Road in Southampton, PA, “The library’s annual geranium sale has been one of the most popular and most successful benefits year after year.” This year, the beautiful plants will be available in a choice of red, pink or salmon colors and will come in 4-1/2-inch pots.

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Top honor

Ray Greenberg (second from left), of Southampton, receives the Feasterville Business Association’s 2015 Person of the Year Award from Ed Shannon (second from right), of Feasterville, chairman of the association’s Person of the Year Committee and a member of the Lower Southampton Township Board of Supervisors during special ceremonies at the FBA’s annual Frolic held at Brookside Manor at Somerton Springs in Feasterville.

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Snowy egg hunt

The Feasterville Business Association’s Easter Egg Hunt was held on March 21st, and was not deterred by the early spring snowstorm which occurred the day before.

Pictured from left are FBA Vice President and Lower Southampton Chief of Police, William Wiegman Jr., the Easter Bunny, and Gabriel and Kelly Booz.

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Pine Run crafters make cases for kids

Whether it be through cooking, stitching, or expressing a kind word, Pine Run villagers are known for engagement in the local community. The most recent example of artful aid was a pillowcase project led by Dolly Resnick, a resident who volunteered. She coordinated a volunteer sewing circle to create more than 30 colorful cases to donate to children being treated at the Della Penna Pediatric Center of Doylestown Hospital.

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FBA presents community grants

The Feasterville Business Association recently presented $11,000 in community grants with proceeds from their 24th annual golf outing to area service organizations in special ceremonies prior to a Lower Southampton Township Board of Supervisors meeting in Feasterville.

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Feasterville Business Association announces new officers

Stu Coren, president of Rosen Coren Marketing, Public Relations and Advertising Agency in Langhorne, was recently elected president of the Feasterville Business Association. He replaces Rose McMenamin, recently retired vice president, business development officer of Third FED Bank in Feasterville, who will take up a position as a director on the association’s executive board.

Also elected were William Wiegman, Jr., chief of police in Lower Southampton Township, vice president, Linda Pupkiewicz, assistant director of the Lower Southampton Township Library, recording secretary, Diane Fetscher, financial advisor for Oppenheimer & Co., Jenkintown, corresponding secretary, Dennis Markowitz, founder and COO of the Financial Group Plus family of companies, Southampton, treasurer, Karen Madotto, manager of First Federal Bank of Bucks County, Bensalem, financial secretary and Mike Wielehowski, president of Northern Mechanical, Trevose, sergeant-at-arms.

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Income tax preparation assistance provided by AARP

The Township Library of Lower Southampton, located at 1983 Bridgetown Pike in Feasterville, will once again be a tax preparation site this year. This free tax service will be provided by AARP for senior citizens and low- to moderate-income individuals.

The service will take place every Monday through April 13th from noon to 4:00pm. You must make an appointment in order to receive this tax guidance. You can make your appointment at the Information Desk or by calling the library at 215-355-1183, x104. Walk-ins will not be accommodated.

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