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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.

Amit Power, MD, named president of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic Medical Group

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, which encompasses St. Mary Medical Center, announced that Amit Powar, MD, has been named president of THMA’s employed medical group. “Dr. Powar brings a wealth of invaluable experience to this role, and we are fortunate to have him join our team,” said Jim Woodward, president and CEO, THMA. “I look forward to seeing how he advances our goals in operational improvement and strategic growth while supporting the key pillars of our organization’s mission.”

Second Sin is showing the power of small breweries

Longtime friends Mike Beresky, Phil Harris and Jake Howell still remember the mantra taught to them by their Pennwood Middle School football coach — “Don’t get satisfied.”. In fact, it’s written on the wall of Second Sin Brewing, which the trio opened in November 2019 at 1500...

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.

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...

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.

Family Service receives grant to support children’s mental health counseling

Family Service Association of Bucks County recently received a Bucks Innovation & Improvement Grant of $12,500 from Foundations Community Partnership to address a growing issue. According to data from Family Service’s Call Center, children in every socioeconomic group across Bucks County are experiencing unprecedented mental health challenges. Many of these...

Teacher Think Tank seeks to improve freshmen experience at Truman

A team of teachers and administrators from Harry S. Truman High School is in its second year of the Think Tank Innovators program, working together to develop innovative solutions that boost community and motivation among ninth grade students. The Truman Think Tank was designed collaboratively by chief learning officer and founder of Professional Learning Partnerships Julia Skolnik, Principal Jon Craig and Assistant Principal Dawn Martesi, with the goal of elevating teacher voice to make meaningful improvements in the school.

The Jazz Sanctuary coming to Morrisville

The Jazz Sanctuary, a music organization out of Philadelphia, is performing a free concert on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. at Morrisville’s Incarnation Holy Sacrament Episcopal Church, 1505 Makefield Road. The evening of “Jazz & Joe” includes live music, coffee and treats, and features The Jazz Sanctuary Quintet...

Middletown announces 2022 Road Program schedule

Middletown Township’s Road Improvement Program is a 14-year plan to repave more than 100 miles of township-owned roads in the community. The 10th year of the Road Improvement Program was recently authorized by the Middletown Township board of supervisors and will repave 3.85 miles of road. Road paving is focused on the Idlewood neighborhood, as well as select other township-owned roads. Repaving is expected to occur between now and September.

Middletown Township recognized for sustainability

Middletown Township announced that it has been recognized as a Platinum Certified Sustainable Township among a select group of high-performing municipalities. The township is the ninth municipality in Pennsylvania to be certified at the platinum level (the highest possible) through the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification Program. The program’s rigorous performance criteria track 31 policies and practices that define a sustainable community.

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.