Local OfficeMax volunteers at Philabundance

On January 27th, six members of the Feasterville Office Max along with six other employees from the local PA/NJ district, helped to sort and package meat for Philabundance.

Philabundance provides food to approximately 90,000 people each week through nearly 350 member agencies including food pantries, shelters, emergency kitchens and more. By the end of the volunteer day, the group had sorted 24 pallets of frozen meat and boxed 16,105 pounds.

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Military hero honored

Sage Loitfellner, of Feasterville, (second from right) a U.S. Army Specialist assigned to the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, poses with Michael J. Hughes (right) representing the Feasterville Business Association during special military and American flag ceremonies honoring him for his heroism and service to his country prior to a Lower Southampton Township supervisors meeting.

Sharing the moment are his brother Joseph (left) and his mother Michelle (second from left).

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Blue Lightning goes undefeated

The Langhorne Neshaminy Blue Lightning U11 girls recently went undefeated and won the Fall 2015 Inter-County Soccer League Championship for the second straight year. The Blue Lightning is an amazing group of girls and coaches who know how to win and have fun.

Pictured from left, back row, Assistant Coach Ed Hargraves, Hailey Gregory, Morgan Toy, Jessica Cochrane, Coach Matt Kirschner, Ava Pizzo, Maggie Walker, Alyssa Garibaldi, and Assistant Coach Ed Garibaldi; front row, Emma Moser, Jordyne Hargraves, Shannon Jackson, Kaitlyn Gerdy, Jordan Moore, Tessa Marion, and Katie Labay.

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To Live Again provides widows and widowers time for socializing and sharing

To Live Again (TLA) is a unique organization for widows and widowers that provides an opportunity for socializing, sharing and mutual encouragement.

This non-sectarian group offers a social outlet with others who are in the same situation and who understand. Begun in 1973 by five recently widowed persons who recognized the need for support and guidance on a non-professional level, the organization now has chapters throughout the Delaware Valley. The founders sought and obtained permission from Catherine Marshall to use the title of her book, “To Live Again,” as the name for their new organization.

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Volunteers needed!

Impact Thrift has a critical need for clothing sorter volunteers. They are inundated with some very nice donations, and staff cannot keep up!

Volunteers with an interest in their mission to area charities AND an eye for fashion are invited to phone 267-387-0022, x6105, or e-mail joanmarie.brown@impactthrift.org to learn more about their five great non-profit thrift stores and how they can be a part of this exciting growth at Impact Thrift’s Donation Processing Center!

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NFL honors four Neshaminy alumni who played in Super Bowl games

As part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl championship game this year, the National Football League is honoring those high schools that past Super Bowl players attended before they became national football stars. The schools are receiving a gold-colored Wilson football for each player as part of the NFL High School Honor Roll program.

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Maria Palmieri honored by Feasterville Rotary

Maria Palmieri, a senior at Neshaminy High School, was recognized as January’s Student of the Month by the Feasterville Rotary Club at its January 12th breakfast meeting.

The Feasterville resident is the daughter of Debbie and Joseph Palmieri. She was introduced to the Rotary at the meeting by Robert Mueller, Grade-Level Assistant Principal at NHS.

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Andy Harnishfeger earns rank of Eagle Scout

Andy Harnishfeger was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at an Eagle Court of Honor held at Langhorne Presbyterian Church. Core Creek Park was the beneficiary of his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project.

He built an enclosure for the refuse containers in the boating area of the park. The enclosure helps keep the trash cans secure against being knocked over by the wind or vandals.

Andy has held several leadership positions with Boy Scout Troop 19, including Patrol Leader and Quartermaster. In addition to camping extensively with his troop, he completed the One Mile Swim when he was 11 and is a member of Order of the Arrow. Andy is known in his troop as an expert on the various kinds of knots.

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Free tax prep at Southampton Free Library through April 7th

Volunteers from the AARP Tax Aide™ Foundation will provide free tax preparation by appointment to area residents at the Southampton Free Library, 947 Street Road, Southampton, on Thursdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm running through April 7th.

The AARP Foundation operates the AARP Tax Aide™ program under a cooperative agreement with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). To help area residents complete their tax forms AARP’s trained and IRS-certified volunteers will see personal information that you give to them about you and your finances.

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Budding author/illustrators invited to submit original works to Southampton Library’s Book Contest

Budding author/illustrators in grades one to 12, and homeschooled children, are being invited to submit their original works in the Southampton Free Library’s Annual Book Contest. Deadline for entries is Thursday, March 31st at 4:00pm.

According to Heather Soltroff, youth services librarian for the library, “All area students enrolled in the lower and upper grades, as well as students being homeschooled are invited to submit original books and illustrations which must be completed without parental assistance. Books may be of any length and first, second and third place winners will be selected from each grade. Winners will be selected by a committee of independent judges.

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