Scenes from the Senior Citizen Ball

Last month senior citizens attended a free prom in the Neshaminy High School gymnasium, which was decorated for the occasion by NHS students, who hosted the event.

  1. Larry and Jean Burkins, of Trevose, show the young ‘uns how it’s done!
  1. “Everybody on the dance floor!”
  1. Pauline Biedka and Frank Fricke had a grand old time!
  1. Mary Valeri and Harold Ruent were named King and Queen of the 2016 Senior Ball.
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Centennnial Scouts support cancer research

by Judi Biederman

They say it is better to give than receive, but a local Girl Scout troop is doing both with an innovative service project to raise awareness about ovarian cancer research. Junior Troop 21203, consisting of 10 fourth-graders from Davis and McDonald Elementary Schools in the Centennial School District, is supporting The NōS Knows! study that is training dogs to detect ovarian cancer by scent.

According to troop leader Andrea Martin, the girls’ efforts are just the latest in a series of service projects that have produced some great results.

“I have tried to teach them the concept of save/share/spend,” says Andrea, who has led the troop since it began when the girls were in kindergarten.

Using money earned from cookie sales, the troop has implemented service projects over each of the last three years.

“The girls are very interested in animals,” Andrea explains, noting that the troop’s first project was to benefit a local SPCA with a beautification project that involved cleaning up the facility grounds and planting flowers.

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Art show winner

Neshaminy High School student, Tyler Dyas (right), recently won first place in the “Traditional Silver Print” category for his work, “Stressed Out,” at the 29th Annual “Touch The Future” Art Exhibition, which featured works from Bucks and Montgomery County public high school students.

Pictured with Tyler is art instructor Terry O’Neill.

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Poquessing Middle School students ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’

by June Portnoy

In honor of Earth Day held worldwide on April 22nd, Poquessing Middle School’s Environmental Club encouraged students to “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” by sponsoring a school-wide sneaker recycling program and a poster contest both held during the month of April. The club’s president, eighth-grader Brittany Lavko, spearheaded the sneaker recycling program.

After conducting on-line research of various environmental projects, she was intrigued by Nike’s Reuse-a-Shoe Program. It was established in 1980 as a way to lessen Nike’s impact on the environment and reduce the amount of shoes headed for landfills. Nike sets up collection sites where you can drop off worn-out athletic shoes for recycling.

After determining that there was a local Nike collection site at Philadelphia Mills (formerly Franklin Mills), club advisor, Mrs. Lisa Scott, agreed that this project would appeal to their students.

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Neshaminy Future Business Leaders of America 2016 State Competitors

The Business, Computer and Information Technology Department at Neshaminy High School is proud to recognize the winners of the state Future Business Leaders of America competitions held in Hershey, PA on April 11th-13th.

Over 4,500 FBLA students from across the state of Pennsylvania went to this conference to compete in various business and technology related events. Twenty-one regional winners from Neshaminy’s FBLA Club attended the competition.

Neshaminy had the following students recognized for placing within the top 10 of their events. Congratulations to these students for their efforts and their enthusiasm in leadership development and American enterprise.

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BCWSA to Close Bristol Road for Emergency Water Main Repair

Bristol Road will be closed between Acorn Road and Magee Avenue in Lower Southampton and Middletown townships, Bucks County, on Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 19, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for emergency water main repair by the Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority (BCWSA), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced.

During the operation, Bristol Road through traffic will be detoured over Brownsville Road, Route 132 (Street Road) and Route 213 (Bridgetown Pike). Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.

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Creating signage for Manderfield Preserve becomes educational experience

by June Portnoy

When Charles J. Manderfield died in 1957, he bequeathed the land now known as the Manderfield Preserve, specifying that it be held in trust “for the use of the community and the public as a Woodland Preserve or Park and…that the streams on the various properties shall be preserved intact for the public use and benefit…”

West Rockhill Township, located in Upper Bucks County, ultimately acquired this open space which is part of the 1.8 million acre Pennsylvania Highlands region. It extends along a corridor of high elevation forested land from the Delaware River at the New Jersey border to the Maryland border in Central Pennsylvania. Other than tree markers, no educational signage exists to point out some of its unique features.

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NHS Interact Club to become part of Homeless Veterans Coalition

by June Portnoy

Several non-profit organizations and local businesses who have formed a Homeless Veterans Coalition spoke to Neshaminy High School’s (NHS) Interact Club on Thursday, April 7th about enlisting their assistance in helping homeless veterans live better lives, and ultimately become financially self-sufficient.

“Our Interact Club plans to make a positive impact on this coalition by spreading awareness and bringing needed resources and manpower to help our veterans,” said Neshaminy High School’s Interact Club School Advisor Suzi Drake.

NHS Interact Club’s initial veterans community service project was in March when they sorted clothes that had been donated by various agencies. They categorized clothes by size, and then put together complete outfits, such as a t-shirt, pair of pants, long-sleeved shirt, outerwear, shoes and socks. They placed these outfits into bags to be delivered to homeless veterans in Bucks County.

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Steve Paul named President of HBA of Bucks And Montgomery Counties

Steve Paul, Director of Construction for DeLuca Homes, has been named the new President of the Home Builders Association of Bucks and Montgomery Counties. The HBA is dedicated to promoting, educating and advocating the advancement of the residential construction industry while serving the community.

Steve has been with DeLuca Homes for over 31 years holding positions such as General Construction Manager, Estimator, and Construction Manager for the Custom Home Division. For last 11 years, he has held the title of Director of Construction.

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Office Max employees volunteer at Habitat Restore

On April 6th, a group of 17 Office Max employees from Greater Philadelphia Area stores volunteered their time to support Habitat for Humanity ReStore®. The group performed a number of tasks including: painting, organizing the warehouse, unloading trucks, moving furniture, and stacking carpets on the sales floor. It was a fun and productive day for everyone involved.

The Feasterville store volunteers included David Eisen (Operations), Jason Bove (Print Supervisor), Chris Cowperthwait (Customer Service Manager), and Tom Pagan (Store Manager).

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