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United Way asks community to help unlock $25,000 gift for Bucks Knocks Out Hunger

United Way of Bucks County is asking its neighbors to help fight hunger by unlocking a challenge gift. If the nonprofit can secure 250 gifts – donations of any size – between now and Tuesday, July 5, local couple Simon and Jane Hallett will donate $25,000 to Bucks Knocks Out Hunger, a fundraiser for local food pantries and a way to provide hunger relief to families struggling to get back on their feet.
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Juneteenth National Freedom Day is tomorrow

Saturday, June 19 is Juneteenth National Freedom Day, marking June 19, 1865, when union soldiers reached Galveston, Texas, the furthest point in the south, with news of the end of the Civil War. Slaves there were previously unaware they had been freed more than two years earlier when President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, or that Confederate General Robert E. Lee had surrendered in Virginia two months earlier.
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Veterans warned of pension poaching scams

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Local organizations receive PHARE funding to support affordable housing

Several Bucks County organizations were announced as recipients of a new round of funding for housing programs, made available through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement fund. A total of $44.9 million was awarded for fiscal year 2020-21 to 223 housing and community development initiatives in 67 counties. The PHARE fund is managed by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.
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Filing for Unemployment Compensation benefits now available by phone

The Department of Labor & Industry announced that a new version of the Pennsylvania Teleclaims System, which allows individuals to file for unemployment benefits by phone, is now online. PAT, which replaces a different file-by-phone system, is part of L&I’s new, modern Unemployment Compensation system, which was launched Tuesday. “PAT...
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PennDOT centers closed for Juneteenth

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that all driver license and photo centers will be closed Friday, June 18, in observance of Juneteenth. Juneteenth marks June 19, 1865, when union soldiers reached Galveston, Texas – the furthest point in the south – with news of the end of the Civil War. Enslaved people were previously unaware they had been freed more than two years earlier when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, or that Confederate General Robert E. Lee had surrendered in Virginia two months earlier.
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Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program application deadline extended

The deadline for older and disabled Pennsylvanians to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2020 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, announced the Department of Revenue. Claimants of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program can file their rebate applications online at mypath.gov. The Department...
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Bucks Audubon Society announces events

Bucks County Audubon Society, 2877 Creamery Road in New Hope, announced the following events for the month of July:. This takes place July 1, at 6:30 p.m. Keep bug-free this summer and don’t be afraid of mosquitoes during your July 4 picnics and outings. As part of The Art of Ecology, Marissa will guide participants around BCAS to search for and identify local herbs that can be used as insect repellent. She will instruct participants on the importance of insects to the ecosystem and how to avoid harsh insecticides with plant-based deterrents.
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COVID cases in Bucks drop to 17 per day

New COVID-19 infections are at the lowest rate they’ve been for 50 weeks in Bucks County. Last week ended with the seven-day rolling average of new cases at 17 per day in Bucks – a 90 percent decrease since May 1. According to a Philadelphia Inquirer analysis, the weekly average...
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PA Lottery awards $147,000 online prize to player in Bucks County

The Pennsylvania Lottery recently awarded an online prize worth $147,286.70 on the online game Jungle Tumble Jackpots a player from Bucks County. Jungle Tumble Jackpots, which launched in February, is PA Lottery’s first progressive jackpot online game, which includes chances to win three jackpots in one game. With every play, the jackpot increases. Players win prizes when a cluster of three or more symbols are connected.
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Lenape Valley Foundation to hold workshop on Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Lenape Valley Foundation is offering a free virtual workshop focused on Parent-Child Interaction Therapy on Thursday, June 24, from noon to 1 p.m., via Zoom. This one-hour workshop, led by Jennifer Moran, director of IBHS Services at LVF, will provide information on what PCIT is, who it’s for and how it works. PCIT is an intervention that focuses on improving the relationship between caregiver and child, while increasing the child’s positive behavior. LVF plans to begin offering this therapy in the coming year.
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Falconry event at Grundy Library

The Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, 680 Radcliffe Street in Bristol, invites the public to the 2021 Tails and Tales Summer Quest Kick-off on Saturday, June 19, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the library grounds. Throughout the afternoon, there will be opportunities to register for the summer reading program...
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United Way of Bucks County announces new board officers

United Way of Bucks County recently announced its newly elected board officers. Catherine McElroy, who recently retired from Bucks County Community College, will extend her position as board chair for another year. McElroy has served in various leadership roles on the board since 2012, and is credited with leading the organization through the unique challenges of COVID-19.