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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NHS wins first place in Bucks Envirothon

by June Portnoy

Students from Neshaminy High School’s Nature Club won first place in the Bucks County Conservation District’s (BCCD) annual Envirothon, held Friday, April 25th at Peace Valley Park in Doylestown.

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Book Writing Contest winners

Eighth and ninth grade winners in the Southampton Free Library’s annual Book Writing Contest share a winning pose with library officials during the annual awards reception held at the library.

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Cleaning up for 20th Anniversary

Volunteers and officers of the Playwicki Farm Foundation take time out during the annual Cleanup Day at the historic 110-acre Playwicki Farm on Bridgetown Pike in Lower Southampton.

Pictured from left are, Joan Woodward, treasurer of the farm foundation, Karen McFadden, a volunteer, Rose McMenamin, a foundation board member, Gerda Freeman, also a volunteer and Patrice Luongo (kneeling), secretary of the foundation.

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YWCA recognizes Neshaminy High School’s Jasmin Tharakan as Teen Volunteer Nominee of the Year

by June Portnoy

Jasmin Tharakan, a Neshaminy High School senior, was presented with a certificate of appreciation and a monetary award in recognition of her exemplary volunteer service during the YWCA Bucks County’s Volunteer of the Year Awards program, held in conjunction with National Volunteer Week at Bucks County Community College in Newtown on Tuesday, April 8th.

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