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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Feasterville Rotary Student of the Month

Dan Johnson was recognized as March’s Student of the Month by the Feasterville Rotary Club at its breakfast meeting on March 11th. He was introduced to the Rotary by Mr. William Ritchey, 12th Grade Assistant Principal at Neshaminy High School. Dan has attended Neshaminy schools for the past 12 years. His GPA is 4.46, and he ranks seventh in his class of 644.

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Dennis Markowitz recognized by FBA

Lower Southampton Township Supervisor Joseph McFadden (left) presents a special commendation to the Feasterville Business Association’s 2014 Person of the Year, Dennis I. Markowitz  (second from left) while township supervisors Patrick Irving (center) and Ed Shannon (second from right) share the celebratory moment. Also looking on is Larry Laiken of Lower Southampton, chairperson of the FBA’s Annual Frolic where the award was presented.

The event was held at the Brookside Manor at Somerton Springs in Feasterville with 125 members and guests in attendance. Dennis garnered special recognition for his long service to the FBA, fundraising and other business endeavors.

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Playwicki planning for 20th

Officers and board members of the Playwicki Farm Foundation take time out from a planning session to mark the upcoming 20th anniversary celebration of historic Playwicki Farm, which was acquired by Lower Southampton Township in 1994. Sharing the moment (from left) are Rose McMenamin, a foundation board member; Patrice Luongo, secretary; Joan Woodward, treasurer; June Olson, president; and Don Rubin, also a board member.

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Feasterville Rotary honors Roman Krutikov, April Student of the Month

Roman Krutikov was recognized as April’s Student of the Month by the Feasterville Rotary Club at their breakfast meeting on April 8th.

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An important visitor

Award winning author and illustrator Susan Stockdale, (center) shows off her latest children’s book, “Stripes Of All Types,” prior to reading and discussing the book with some 150 youngsters, ages three- to six- years-old at the Southampton Free Library. Welcoming her are Kim Ingram, librarian (left) and Lora Terifay, children’s librarian.

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Seasonal passes still available for Dolphin Swim Club

Seasonal passes for families, individuals and seniors 60-years of age or above are still available for the Lower Southampton Township Dolphin Swim Club located at 260 W. Bristol Road in Feasterville.

For residents of Lower Southampton Township, special rates for full season passes are available. For families, it’s $415, individuals cost $ 260 and seniors 60-years plus will be $169. The Dolphin Swim Club will be open weekends from May 25th to June 15th, and then will swing into full operation seven days a week, 11:00am to 8:00pm beginning Saturday, June 21st. The season will end on Labor Day.

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Dennis I. Markowitz to be honored as FBA’s ‘Person of the Year’

Dennis I. Markowitz, of Langhorne, will be honored by the Feasterville Business Association as their “Person of the Year” at the 2014 Frolic to be held at Brook Side Manor at Somerton Springs, 50 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, on Saturday, March 29th, it was recently announced by Rose McMenamin, president of the FBA. Cocktails will be at 6:00pm, to be followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 7:00pm.

Dennis is the founder and tax partner for the Financial Group Plus Companies in Southampton. He is marking his 50th year as a tax accountant in 2014. He is a Public Accountant in Pennsylvania and is an enrolled agent with the Internal Revenue Service. He additionally is a licensed insurance agent and is Medicare-certified.

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THS wins trophy for garden entry at Philadelphia Flower Show

by June Portnoy

The Trevose Horticulture Society (THS) received many accolades for its garden entry at this year’s annual Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s (PHS) Philadelphia Flower Show. The show’s 2014 theme, ARTiculture, combined art and horticulture by celebrating artists ranging from Michelangelo to Monet.

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Playwicki Farm Foundation announces officers for 2014

June Olson, of Lower Southampton, has been appointed president of the Playwicki Farm Foundation, it was announced recently.

Also appointed as officers were Jim Kates, vice president; Patrice Luongo, secretary; and Joan Woodward, treasurer. In addition, Gary Bowman, Rose McMenamin and Don Rubin have been appointed to the foundation board of directors. All are residents of Lower Southampton Township.

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