Bensalem Times

Suicide prevention candlelight vigil

Lenape Valley Foundation is holding a candlelight vigil on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the courtyard outside the Bucks County Courthouse, 55 E. Court St. in Doylestown. The event, which is free and open to community members, features speakers from the Bucks County Suicide Prevention Taskforce, NAMI Bucks County and Abbey’s Bakery.
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Pollinator Palooza set for Saturday

Heritage Conservancy is hosting Pollinator Palooza on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds of its Jackson Pond Nature Preserve, located in Forest Grove. Pollinator Palooza is a family-friendly festival celebrating pollinators and the beautiful transformation of Jackson Pond Nature Preserve into a 4-acre pollinator meadow. The event features games, crafts, art sales, plant giveaways, live music, Kona Ice and food purchases from The Vegan Table.

United Way seeks donations for back-to-school drive

United Way of Bucks County is seeking monetary donations for its annual back-to-school drive, Stuff the Bus. The drive, which runs through the end of August, provides local K-12 students in need with essential supplies like sturdy backpacks, binders, pens, pencils and rulers. Cleaning kits containing hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and tissues are also included.

Laurie Smith to run for 18th House District

Democrats in the 18th House District have endorsed public school teacher Laurie Smith to take on Republican incumbent, Rep. K.C. Tomlinson, in the Nov. 8 General Election. Smith, a married mother of three, has lived in Bensalem for 24 years. “I have always known that I wanted to have a...

Traveling quilt exhibit at Pennsbury Manor

Pennsbury Manor is the home of a traveling quilt exhibit, Dreams of Freedom: The Threads That Hold Us Together, honoring the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman. The exhibit, which opened Aug. 6, is a traveling exhibit of quilts and mixed media by artists and crafters from around the country, all celebrating the life and contributions of American hero Tubman. It’s housed at Pennsbury’s Crozier House. Dreams of Freedom was organized by the Sankofa Artisans Guild.

Funding awarded to local Community Learning Centers

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced awards totaling more than $19 million for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Cohort 11 grant. These awards will go to nine school districts, three intermediate units, eight charter schools, two institutions of higher education and 22 community-based organizations. The following are receiving funding...

Olde Towne Flea Market set for Sept. 24

The Hulmeville Historical Society and the William Penn Fire Company are sponsoring the Olde Towne Flea Market on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to browse, socialize, shop and join borough residents in this annual event. There will be a snack bar inside the William Penn Firehouse, 123 Main St.

Native tree and shrub sale

The Penn State Master Watershed Steward volunteers of Bucks County are now accepting online orders for native trees and shrubs through Wednesday, Aug. 31. The third annual fundraiser offers 28 varieties of native trees and shrubs to order online and pick up at Warwick Memorial Park, Jamison, on Saturday, Oct. 1, the perfect time for planting.

St. Mary now offering Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

St. Mary Medical Center announced that it’s now offering Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment at St. Mary Family Medicine Bensalem, 3331 Street Road, Two Greenwood, Suite 140. OMT is a set of hands-on techniques used by osteopathic physicians to diagnose, treat and prevent illness or injury. During OMT, a physician moves muscles and joints using techniques that include stretching, gentle pressure and resistance. The treatment can help people of all ages and backgrounds ease pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility.

Household Hazardous Waste event is Aug. 13

Bucks County is holding a Household Hazardous Waste collection event on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bensalem High School, 4319 Hulmeville Road. Free. Household products containing toxic chemicals, like pesticides, oil-based paints, solvents, cleaning products, weed killers and automotive batteries can be a threat to people and the environment if improperly discarded. Never throw these materials into the trash, as the toxic chemicals may harm sanitation workers, or result in fires in collection vehicles. It is also not safe to pour them into a sink or storm drain, as they can end up in the environment polluting air, water or soil.

Lower Bucks Chamber hosts Golf Outing

The Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Golf Outing on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Philmont Country Club, 301 Tomlinson Road in Huntingdon Valley. Lunch is at 11 a.m. with a noon tee-off. Cost is $235 for members ($900 for foursome); $250 for non-members ($1,000 for foursome). This includes entry to 18 holes of golf, riding cart, lunch, dinner and the chance to win prizes.

National Night Out in Bensalem and Middletown

The police department of Bensalem and Middletown townships are hosting National Night Out events on Tuesday, Aug. 2. National Night Out is an annual, nationwide community policing event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Middletown’s runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Municipal Center. Families and community members...

Trevose Horticultural Society meeting

“Aquatic Insects: What Are They and Why Should I Care?” is the featured PowerPoint program at the monthly meeting of the Trevose Horticultural Society on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bensalem Senior Center, 1850 Byberry Road. Guest speaker and Master Watershed Steward Lynnett Saunders will explain...

SCORE Bucks County offering webinars in August

SCORE Bucks County, which offers mentoring and workshops to small business owners and entrepreneurs, is offering two free webinars in August. “What’s Your Digital Marketing Success Plan?” takes place Aug. 9. Led by Donna Botti, owner of Delos Incorporated, the session helps attendees define a successful digital marketing plan. Botti will discuss: how to get the message right; how to own your presence; how to build one strategy; and how to integrate everything into one cohesive strategy.

State of the State Luncheon set for Aug. 25

The Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce’s Government Committee is bringing together Pennsylvania state legislators and the business community for the State of the State Luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bensalem Township Country Club, 2000 Brown Ave. in Bensalem. The panel discussion features:...

Sinatra & Friends dinner show

Local artist Joey C is performing the timeless music of Sinatra & Friends on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Valley Restaurant, 5413 Neshaminy Blvd. in Bensalem. Enjoy dinner while listening to the classics. Call 215-757-1314 for reservations. Visit for more information.