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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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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Feasterville Rotary honors Student of the Month Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas was recognized as November’s Student of the Month by the Feasterville Rotary Club at its breakfast meeting on November 11th. Brian resides in Feasterville with his parents, Baby and Lissy Thomas, and has an older sister, Betsy. Brian has attended Neshaminy schools for the past 12 years. His GPA is 4.4 and he ranks eighth in his class of 651.

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Neshaminy’s Blum headed to Quinnipiac University

Amanda Blum, a junior starter on the Neshaminy High School Varsity Field Hockey Team and a member of the Mystx Field Hockey Club, has verbally committed to play for the Quinnipiac Bobcats in the fall of 2016. Amanda has played on five championship teams over the past two years, which included two Suburban One Championship titles (2012 and 2014), two U16 Mystx Club Festival Championships in West Palm Beach, FL, and a U19 Mystx Disney Showcase Championship in 2014.

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Lollipops Learning Academy opens in Trevose

Lollipops Learning Academy in Trevose has opened its doors and as part of their grand opening they are offering a discounted rate of $150 per child, per week for the first month of enrollment.

Lollipops Learning Academy is a privately-owned facility that prides itself on personal attention and highly trained, experienced teachers. They strive to meet what is most important to parents by providing a safe, comfortable, inspiring, fun, educational place for their children.

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Lewandowski Chiropractic offers consultations for Contour Light Fat Loss Program

During the month of November, Dr. Lewandowski will be offering free consultations to anyone interested in learning more about their Contour Light Fat Loss Program. This program blends science and physiology to allow individuals to get healthier and lose inches off of those hard to reach places. The Contour Light Program treats all the areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. In fact, many Contour Light patients lose between seven to 23 inches of fat in just 42 days.

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