Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County

How would you like to make a difference in the year ahead? Being a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County (BBBSBC) is about providing an at-risk child with new opportunities, a fresh perspective, encouragement and support.

It’s about helping a child create goals for his future, and offering guidance on how to reach them. It’s about being a role model; learning new things about yourself; being a true friend.

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Potential Inc., the autism specialists next door

We understand the emotions that accompany an initial diagnosis and want to work with families to help their children (infancy-adulthood) learn to achieve their full potential. One of the first things I tell every parent I meet with is that, while there is no cure, there is treatment.” — Kristine Quinby, CEO and Founder

Who is Potential

Potential was founded in 2006 to provide the highest quality interventions for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities (ages 1 to 64), so they can reach their educational, social and emotional potential by focusing on applying and conducting scientific research.

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The Charitable Exchange connects donors with charities

People in Bucks County are generous and want to help others, but often struggle to make a connection with emerging non-profit charitable organizations. These organizations are typically run by small groups of individuals with an intense interest in a specific cause.

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Snipes Farm

It is easy to pass Snipes Farm on Route 1 and have no idea all that goes on there. But just a short walk beyond the big parking lot and solar paneled red barn takes you to 80 beautiful, preserved acres of historic working farmland and unspoiled woodlands.

Their woods, creek, children’s garden, greenhouse, farm museum and playground are a wonderland for children to explore and enjoy. For nine years, Snipes Farm Day Camp has enabled hundreds of campers to “unplug” and have valuable outdoor adventures while making wonderful camp friends.

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Friends Home & Village

Since its inception almost 120 years ago, Friends Home & Village (FHV) has been guided by the Quaker principles of stewardship, peace, integrity, community, and simplicity. A retirement community on two campuses, FHV uses these principles to adhere to its mission of serving the senior population by providing moderately priced retirement living in a caring environment.

Established in 1897, and located in the heart of Newtown Borough, is Friends Home. At this FHV campus the center of activities is Paxson Hall, named for its founder, Judge Edward M. Paxson.  This dignified, century-old stone building is home to FHV’s Personal Care residents.

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Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation

“Diamond Jubilee – Still shining at 60”

The Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation (PSF) is turning 60 this year! To celebrate this milestone, the community is invited to attend a special celebration banquet, on Saturday, November 12th, at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel.

Sixty years ago, Superintendent Medill Bair brought together a group of local businessmen and community leaders to plan for this foundation that would perpetuate yearly scholarships. The PSF was incorporated in 1956, making it, they believe, the oldest privately funded scholarship foundation serving a public school district in the nation. Since that time, the PSF has been helping Pennsbury graduates pay for higher education.

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SMART Recovery: Mutual help for addiction recovery

Addiction and drug and alcohol abuse continue to take a destructive toll on society, especially right here in our community. Based on federal statistics for 2011-2013, Pennsylvania led the nation in drug overdose deaths among young adult men and Bucks County ranked at the top.

According to new federal data, alcohol is killing Americans at a rate not seen in the last 35 years. The substance abuse treatment field is moving toward a long-term integrative approach, very much like the care for diabetes or hypertension.

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Newtown Rotary Club – ‘Service Above Self’

Two thousand fifteen was a busy year for the Newtown Rotary Club, as it celebrated 62 years of service to the community, both locally and globally.

“It was very gratifying to be able to raise almost $34,000 for various causes last year,” said Madison Saurman, the club’s President. “However, it was just as gratifying to carry out projects which emphasized providing service beyond financial contributions. In 10 years, we have given close to 11,000 dictionaries to third-graders in the Council Rock School District in order to promote good language skills and learning habits.”

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Bucks County Performing Arts Center

History

The Bucks County Performing Arts Center (BCPAC), now in its 38th season, continues to provide the Yardley-Lower Makefield community and nearby surroundings with world class performing artists. Most programs on the series continue to be held at the Yardley Community Centre in downtown Yardley Borough. The organization is sponsored and partially financed by Lower Makefield Township. BCPAC offers a series of concerts from fall through spring each year.

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Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law: Providing big law firm capabilities right in your own community

by June Portnoy

You don’t have to drive all the way to Philadelphia to find a large, full-service law firm with exceptional attorneys. Instead, you can receive the same exemplary service in your own neighborhood from Stark & Stark, located at 777 Township Line Road in Yardley. Since 1933, Stark & Stark has been developing innovative legal solutions to meet their client’s needs.

With offices throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, Stark & Stark employs more than 100 attorneys practicing over 27 areas of law, from corporate transactions and business litigation to family law and personal injury.

“We offer big firm capabilities that you’d associate with a large city, but also provide services to individuals and businesses in the suburbs,” says Joseph A. Cullen, Jr., a Shareholder and member of Stark & Stark’s Accident and Personal Injury Group.

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