Scenes from the Pennsbury School District Art Show

  1. Anna Sheridan, a junior at Pennsbury High School, with her study of negative space.
  1. Brooke Weaver, a student at William Penn Middle School, with her mosaic still life made of paint swatch samples.
  1. Charles Boehm Middle School student, Celia Dolan, shows off her aluminum tooling project.
  1. Dom Panaia, from William Penn Middle School, with his Peter Max-style poster.
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Sumo wrestling competition closes fundraiser at Makefield Elementary

by June Portnoy

Match One: Physical education teacher, Jim Parsons, wrestles kindergarten teacher, Kerriann Genzel.

Match Two: Kindergarten teacher, Molly Werthman, wrestles first grade teacher, Megan Corrigan.

Match Three: First grade teacher, Karen Daidone, wrestles Kindergarten teacher, Maria Koellner.

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ShopRite’s locally grown produce – Bringing farm fresh foods to your table

Craving a meal that tastes farm fresh and is full of flavor? You’re in luck! With a quick stop at your local ShopRite you can pick up locally grown ingredients to make delicious and easy summer meals.

“Locally grown” ShopRite produce is grown on farms within our market area – New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut and Delaware.

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Bible Fellowship Church gears up for the ‘Game Plan’

Bible Fellowship Church is gearing up for Vacation Bible School with the “Game Plan.” This year’s camp takes place from 9:00am to noon, July 13th through July 17th.

This is a high-energy week, where kids will experience the love of Jesus and learn that God has a special plan just for them. Each day, kids will visit “The Stadium” to hear from God’s Word, play games on “The Practice Field,” get creative at “The Fan Club,” and eat snacks at “The Concession Stand.”

On Friday, all families are invited to a picnic, featuring an inflatable obstacle course.

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Sometimes, I just like to dance

by Jeff Roberts

The woman in the parking lot was just staring at me; then she burst out laughing. A teaching moment I thought, one more person I could educate about Parkinson’s Disease (PD). It was perfect timing; I was stumbling a bit as I was getting out of my car, trying to steady myself for the walk to Kohl’s.

I shouted back to her, “I have Parkinson’s, have you ever heard of it?” With that, she laughed even harder! Gathering my wits and putting aside my justifiable annoyance, I said, “Or sometimes, I just like to dance!”

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Understanding auto insurance

submitted by Michael C. Ksiazek, Esq., Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law, www.Stark-Stark.com

When most people purchase auto insurance, their primary concern is cost. If and when motor vehicle collisions occur, what really matters are the decisions we made about the types and amounts of insurance coverage we opted to carry. To be an informed consumer and ensure adequate protection, it is important to understand how auto insurance works.

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Neurofeedback puts the breaks on ADHD

submitted by Dr. Maria DiDonato, D.Ed. Psychologist, Achievement & Wellness Center, www.achievewell.net

Paulie (not his real name), a sixth grader, struggled with schoolwork, homework and on-task behaviors. Additionally, he was a challenge for his teachers and parents with hyperactivity, oppositionality and impulsivity. To Paulie, the teachers were the problem, as he pointed out those he disliked.

Grades and not meeting deadlines were beginning to be a concern to his parents. The medication he was taking for ADHD did not seem to be helping, and Paulie was complaining that he no longer liked taking it.

Paulie’s parents decided to have him evaluated. They were very concerned about the level of behavioral support he required at school.

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Casey Schaeffer lends a hand to help others

by June Portnoy

At just 11-years-old, Casey Schaeffer from Yardley, a fifth-grader at Edgewood Elementary School, dreams of starting her own non-profit organization. Casey’s first philanthropic endeavor was organizing a large fundraising event on May 16th to support A Soldier’s Hands, a non-profit organization providing skincare products to troops overseas.

Trish Shallenberger, also from Yardley, established this organization in 2007, and to date it has sent care packages to over 2,500 soldiers.

Each individual package consists of sunscreen, hand cream, lip balm with SPF, candy and handwritten letters from local students and seniors, giving these gifts a personal touch.

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Farmers Market Nutrition Program for seniors now open

Farmers Market Nutrition Program – offering free vouchers for the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets – is now open throughout Bucks County.

County residents 60 or older are eligible for free vouchers worth $20. Income guidelines start at $21,775 or less annually for an individual, adding $7,696 for each additional household member.

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The state of the U.S. solar industry

submitted by Sarah Bergen, Blogger/Publicist, Exact Solar

The new U.S. solar insight report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has created a lot of buzz in recent weeks. The report, which analyzed the growth of residential solar in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2015, announced a 76% increase from 2014’s first quarter.

In fact, 51% of all new electricity in the country was generated by solar panels owned by people just like you. This is particularly good news because it shows that everyday American homeowners are truly starting to embrace solar and its potential.

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