Scenes from the Volunteer Fire Fighter Centennial Celebration

  1. Ethan and Nolan Riley of Churchville in the cab of a fire truck.
  1. Andrew Szymborski, Liam Burns, and Aiden Hydock, all of Ivyland, at the football toss game.
  1. Northampton firefighters Mark Zabielski, Kyle Zabielski, and George Croak in front of a truck.
  1. Janine and Michael Wass check out the inside of a fire truck.
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Foundations Summer Youth Corps celebrates seventh year

Sixteen college students from Bucks County have been chosen to participate in Foundations Community Partnership’s 2014 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 offers students the ability to gain practical experience while helping to effect positive change in the community working at non-profit human service agencies.

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Neshaminy Education Foundation Grants announces grant recipients

The Neshaminy Education Foundation (NEF) recently announced recipients for its 2013-2014 grants. Led by a group of dedicated volunteer board members, the foundation gives out annual grants with the goal of improving education quality within the Neshaminy School District. This year, the foundation gave out $13,793 worth of grants ranging from $180 to $2500, in support of 14 projects at eight schools throughout the district.

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FBA scholarship winners

Samantha Roberts and Jasmin Tharakan, both of Feasterville, (seated left and right) share a congratulatory moment after being awarded $1,200 college scholarships from the Feasterville Business Association. Sharing the moment (back row, from left) are, Rose McMenamin, president of the FBA and scholarship committee co-chairperson, Linda Pupkiewicz, corresponding secretary and scholarship committee co-chair, Mike Wielehowski, golf committee chair and scholarship committee member, Charles Roman, a committee member, and Ed Shannon, a member of the FBA executive board and Lower Southampton Township supervisor.

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Marking the 20th anniversary

Keith Wesley (center), chairman of the Lower Southampton Township Board of Supervisors receives a framed, signed and numbered print from an original pen and ink drawing of the 110-acre historic Playwicki Farm marking the 20th anniversary of the acquisition of the farm by Lower Southampton Township.

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Bucks County Free Library opens Creativity Stations for teens, public

Dreaming about becoming a video game designer? Wishing you had a place to record all the song ideas in your head? Want to organize your family photos into a digital scrapbook? Come to the library! Four branches of the Bucks County Free Library now have an exciting new offering for teens, children, and other members of the public: Creativity Station labs.

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Author visits

Kevin Charles Smith (left) author of “Bilge Rat-Pirate Adventurer,” shows off his latest book prior to speaking at the Southampton Free Library. Greeting Kevin upon his arrival were Lorraine Rice, (center) a member of the library board of directors and Lora Terifay, children’s librarian.

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Scouts get outside for a ‘Jam’

by Leslie Shortridge

A rainy start didn’t dampen the spirits of the nearly 2000 people participating in Bucks Jam 14, which was held Saturday and Sunday, May 17th and 18th at the Middletown Grange fairgrounds in Wrightstown.

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A homemade fort built with love

Jayson Becker of Feasterville went to great lengths to put a smile on his son’s face. A construction worker for many years, Jayson used wood he found in a dumpster at work, along with trees and wood lying on the side of the road, to construct a fort for his son, Jack.

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BARC Developmental Services honors community volunteers

On May 1st, staff, directors, and supporters gathered at New Hope Winery to honor nine individuals receiving a 2014 BARC Developmental Services Community Award.

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