Charles Boehm Middle School Principal, Theresa Ricci, named Pennsylvania State Principal of the Year

Theresa Ricci, Principal of Charles Boehm Middle School in the Pennsbury School District, has been named the 2015 State Principal of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PAESSP).

Ms. Ricci will join her fellow state principals of the year from across the country for consideration as 2016 National Principal of the Year in a program conducted by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

Charles Boehm Middle School was recognized in 2014 as both a State and National School of Character by Character.org, a national advocate and leader for character education based in Washington, D.C.

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The Learning Experience’s Levittown Center is Turning 1!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year already since The Learning Experience (TLE) of Levittown opened its doors to the public. Come one, come all! You’re invited to join in on this FREE celebration on Sunday, June 7th from 1:00pm -4:00pm. Entertainment includes face painting, arts & crafts, music, special snacks, raffle prizes and plenty of family fun!

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Plant a seed, inspire a dream

The Plant a Seed Inspire a Dream Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity with the sole purpose of helping children from low-income households to pursue their dreams and passions.

The foundation was started by Gene and Michele Rice, parents of four, who raised their family in Bucks County. Each of their four children had a different passion and the Rice’s did all they could to be involved and support each child along their chosen path.

Over the years it became clear how important it was for their children to be involved in activities that they were passionate about. They saw their children grow each day and work hard at their craft. Their children learned about work ethic, responsibility and were able to create life-long relationships with positive adult role models and like-minded peers that had similar dreams and aspirations.

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Lower Makefield Township Farmers Market to open May 28th

Back for its ninth year, the Lower Makefield Township Farmers Market will open for the season on at 3:30pm on Thursday, May 28th, at Veterans Square in Lower Makefield Township.

Lower Makefield Township Farmers Market is an authentic, seasonal, producer-only, open-air market, featuring locally-produced vegetables and fruits, herbs, artisan breads, pastured meats, farmstead cheeses, eggs, wool products, handmade soaps and skin products, flowers and plants, prepared foods, and more. During the season, the Farmers Market will provide a variety of activities for the kids, chef demonstrations using ingredients from the market and live music performances.

To celebrate Opening Day, the Farmers Market will be presenting live music from Dark Whiskey (a country and bluegrass trio), activities for the kids and variety of goods from locally-based vendors.

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Put a leash on ‘standby power’

submitted by Sarah Bergen, Blogger/Publicist, Exact Solar

Standby power, vampire power, phantom load, ghost electricity, leaking electricity. These are all terms used to describe wasted energy that most people are entirely unaware that they are wasting. Standby power refers to the energy that electronics put out when they are plugged in, but not turned on or being used.

When your microwave isn’t being used, it’s still using power.

Your phone charger that is plugged in 24/7—that’s a culprit, too. Every electronic attached to the wall all day is adding dollars to your electric bill and wasting precious energy.

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Spring Village at Floral Vale: Helping memory care residents Live in the moment

by June Portnoy

If your loved one is in need of memory care, there are numerous personal care/assisted living facilities from which to choose. However, keep in mind many of these communities are administering various care programs under one roof, with their memory care residents in a secured unit behind locked doors.

For that reason alone, a better option you might want to consider is Spring Village at Floral Vale, specializing exclusively in memory care.

“Our community can offer more freedom and independence,” says Callista Oberholtzer, Director of Admissions. “Our residents can walk freely throughout our entire community in a secured setting, which includes our beautiful outdoor courtyards.”

Spring Village’s first priority is to provide memory care with respect, love and understanding. Assessing a new resident’s level of care resulting in an individualized plan of care is the first step.

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Namesake Scholarship announced by Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation

In memory of Sean Denis Sibner, an Endowed Namesake Scholarship has been established by the Sibner family and friends for the Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation (PSF). Friends and family of Sean met at Fallsington Library recently with members of the Board of Directors of the PSF to announce this new memorial namesake scholarship.

Sean died of natural causes a week after graduating from Pennsbury High School and two days after receiving a PSF award. He was planning to attend Syracuse University in the fall of 2014.

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Creativity flourishes at AOY Summer Camps

The AOY Art Center is calling all creative and artistically inspired youth to join them this summer and get your hands dirty – in a good way! In this wonderful historic farmhouse on 233-acres of farmland, there is no end to the creative expression opportunities for children ages 6-14 at the AOY Summer Camps! AOY offers a weekly day camp with choice of AM and/or PM classes where creativity happens under the skilled guidance of certified teachers. Explore a wide variety of opportunities in crafts and fine arts of drawing, painting, printing and sculpting in an enthusiastic environment for kids. Each young artist will have the opportunity to produce numerous works which they’ll get to present in an Art Show at the end of this 2015 camp session.

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Momenta Quartet performing in Yardley May 16th

Bucks County Performing Arts Centre (BCPAC) brings Momenta Quartet to the Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main Street, Yardley, on May 16th, at 7:30pm. The Momenta Quartet is celebrated for its innovative programming, juxtaposing contemporary works with great music from the past.

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Andrew Ponento chosen for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Andrew Ponento, a junior at Pennsbury High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston in June.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be scientists and technologists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

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