Feasterville-Trevose Times

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.
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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.
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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...

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.

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.

TreeTrails opens in Trevose

TreeTrails Adventures celebrated its grand opening on July 29 at Phoenix Sport Club, 301 W. Bristol Road in Trevose. The park offers an adrenaline rush for climbers ages 7 to adult, beginners to experts. “We couldn’t be more excited to open TreeTrails Adventures in Bucks County at the site of...

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.

Dawejko to fight at Parx

Veteran heavyweight fighter Joey Dawejko (21-10-4, 12 KOs), of Philadelphia, will return to the ring on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m., when he faces Mike Marshall (6-3-1, 4 KOs), of Danbury, Connecticut, in an eight-round bout at Parx Casino. Joe Hand Promotions is handling the card. In a four-round...

Bucks college students spend summer in service

Nine college students from Bucks County have been chosen to participate in Foundations Community Partnership’s 2022 Summer Youth Corps program, which offers paid internships at local nonprofit human service agencies in Bucks County serving children, youth and families. The students gain meaningful, practical expertise while community nonprofits benefit from...

Bucks recipients of PAsmart apprenticeship grants

Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced awards totaling more than $4.9 million for 14 Pennsylvania apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs within the building and construction trades. Bucks County Community College is receiving $400,00 for its Center for Workforce Development, which will develop and implement a Building and Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program. CWD...

Wine Trail hosting Summer Sip & Savor

On select Sundays in August, wine lovers and food aficionados can enjoy selections of locally-made wines paired with small plates as part of the Bucks County Wine Trail’s Summer Sip & Savor food and wine pairing events. Co-sponsored by Visit Bucks County and the Bucks County Wine Trail, Summer...

World Congress of Nurses coming to Bucks this summer

The National Association of Catholic Nurses USA is hosting a World Congress of Nurses at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown Aug. 2-4. Nurses from 21 different countries will deliver presentations on scientific research and healthcare proposals to improve healthcare globally. Opportunities for public engagement are available on Aug. 2.

New tool to help Pennsylvanians find high-quality addiction treatment

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs was recently joined by national nonprofit Shatterproof and substance use disorder treatment provider Gaudenzia to announce the expansion of the free and confidential Addiction Treatment Locator, Assessment and Standards Platform, ATLAS, to Pennsylvania. ATLAS evaluates addiction treatment facilities’ use of evidence-based best practices...

Eligibility guidelines for free, reduced-price school meals

The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced that the United States Department of Agriculture released federal income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price school meals and free milk for July 2022-June 2023. Schools and other institutions use the guidelines to determine eligibility for the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast...

SCORE Bucks County offering webinars in July

SCORE Bucks County is offering two free webinars this month in a continued effort to keep the local business community informed. “What Accounting Services Should an Accountant Provide a Small Business?” takes place July 12. Led by certified public accountant Kevin Fischer, the session will help attendees vet potential accountants. Fischer will share key elements used in determining a company’s profitability and help business owners determine the criteria needed to make difficult decisions related to business finances, debt management and hiring. He’ll discuss: the differences between effective and ineffective accountants; types of services that accountants typically provide; the general direction of accounting and the CPA profession.