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The Bucks County Commissioners recently joined with local law enforcement to officially light the Project Blue Light wreath for the 2022 holiday season. Displayed from the third floor rotunda in the Doylestown-based Administration Building, the wreath will remain lit throughout the holiday season in honor of law enforcement officers from Bucks County who died in the line of duty. The wreath is adorned with blue lights and white ornaments.
Always Best Care Senior Services of Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery Counties and the Main Line and the state of Delaware recently donated $2,500 to City Team Philadelphia to provide holiday meals to less fortunate families in the area. The money was given at the annual WMGK 102.9 FM Turkey...
The seventh annual Shop with a Cop is set for Dec. 10, at the Oxford Valley Target, 2331 Lincoln Highway in Langhorne. Shop with a Cop, sponsored by the Middletown Community Foundation and the Middletown Township Police Department, pairs a deserving child with a police officer to shop for the holidays. Knowing the financial burden the holiday season can bring, the police department aims to bring back that holiday magic. The program allows children to view police officers in a different atmosphere to promote positive relationships. The shopping event is financed through generous donations and events that have been held throughout the year.
Team members from Parx Casino gave away thousands of meals for Thanksgiving and the holidays last Tuesday at Bristol Township Senior Center, 2501 Bath Road. Over the previous week, Parx executives and team members donated hundreds of hours to personally make and prepare the meals through Caring for Friends. Those very same meals were then given away to seniors in need, along with a week’s worth of meals and soups. Seniors from Bucks County signed up for pick-up slots.
The Pennsylvania Bar Association recently presented Bucks County Solicitor Joe Khan with its 2022 Government Lawyer of the Year Award. He received the award during an event in Harrisburg in recognition of his work advocating on behalf of the county and its residents as head of the Bucks County Law Department. In the past year, Khan and his team have scored critical wins in lawsuits brought against the county, as well as taken aim at those who have done harm to the county or its residents.
Spark Bowl, a Shark Tank-like competition, recently brought small businesses together to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges at Delaware Valley University’s Life Sciences Building auditorium. The competition awarded a total of $21,000 in prize money to three small businesses, including the winner Liquid Limbs. Each participant was given five minutes to pitch to a panel of judges and 10 minutes to answer questions from the judges.
The Newtown Athletic Club invites the community to drop off handwritten letters to Santa Claus at Santa’s mailbox, located out front of the main entrance of the NAC, through Dec. 24. All ages are invited to participate. Write a special note, draw a picture or share a holiday wishlist. The official U.S. Postal Service address for Santa Claus is 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888.
In celebration of the anniversary of Pita Chip’s co-founder Omar Alsaadi’s emigration to the U.S. from Syria in 1979, the modern Middle Eastern quick-serve restaurant, 1623 Big Oak Road in the Oxford Oaks Shopping Center in Yardley, is offering complimentary falafel wraps or bowls to the first 79 customers when the shop opens at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9.
The owners of Marie’s Kozy Korner recently presented the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter with $6,000 raised at its sixth annual chili cookoff. Murielle Kelly, who serves as the shelter’s director of housing services, accepted the check during the Falls Township board of supervisors meeting. “It’s dear to...
Sesame Place, located in Langhorne, is maintaining its status as a safe-haven for guests on the autism spectrum. In 2018, it became the first theme park in the world to become a Certified Autism Center, as designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continued Education Standards. Recently, the park completed its first recertification.
John Scavelli was recently appointed to the role of business manager by the Bristol Township school board. His first day will be Jan. 3, 2023. As business manager, Scavelli’s main function is to oversee the finances of the district and see that funds are spent appropriately to support the overall education of students. This includes oversight of all budget, accounting, purchasing and payroll functions. He will also oversee transportation, facilities, food services and other enterprise activities.
For the Roche family, of Richboro, 2022 has been a trying year. In July, Nicole Roche, a local wedding photographer and mother in a tight-knit homeschooling community, was diagnosed with Stage IV Cervical Cancer. Two months later, she and her husband Alex Roche received news that parents never want to hear — Wesley, their 4-year-old son, was also fighting for his life. Following complaints of severe stomach pain, Wesley’s doctors diagnosed him with Diffuse Anaplastic Wilms Tumor. Surgery was quickly scheduled to remove both the tumor and kidney.
The Commonwealth Court recently dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education and five school districts, including Pennsbury, over mask mandates. Nine parents of school-aged children sued Pennsbury and other school districts in Allegheny County, Monroe County, the Lehigh Valley and Pittsburgh, as well as Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Noe Ortega, arguing that local school districts have no authority to require students and visitors to wear masks during a pandemic and that Ortega was wrong to advise them as such.
The African American Museum of Bucks County and the Bucks County Commissioners are holding a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. at historic Boone Farm, 867 Langhorne-Newtown Road, to mark the beginning of the renovation project to create a permanent home for the museum. Once a bustling...
A man serving four consecutive life sentences for killing four people when he was 17 at a house party in Bristol Township was recently resentenced to serve 80 to 160 years in state prison. Ivory King, now 41, was originally sentenced on Oct. 28, 1998, to four consecutive terms of...
The Family Service Association of Bucks County Pet Pantry invites local pet owners to see if their furry friend has been naughty or nice this year by stopping by the “Santa Paws” event on Dec. 3, from noon to 5 p.m., at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, 909 Ray Ave. in Croydon.
Dr. Felicia Ganther, president of Bucks County Community College, and Dr. Benjamin E. Rusiloski, president of Delaware Valley University, were both recently appointed to the Bucks County Foundation board of directors, which serves as the distribution committee for grants and scholarships for the foundation. “We are pleased to welcome Ben...
The Cairn University Honors Program is inviting prospective students to join for a preview of the Honors Program on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the university, 200 Manor Ave. in Langhorne. Following a campus tour, prospective students will join the colloquium to dine and join in...
The winners of the Bucks County Short Fiction Contest, hosted and funded by Bucks County Community College, have been announced. Bob McCrillis, of Doylestown, won first place for “Hotel Oklahoma.” Megan Monforte, of Doylestown, was awarded second place for “Strawberry Moon.” Jennifer Fritch, of New Hope, captured third place for “Come Clean.” Novelist Margarita Montimore, author of Oona Out of Order and Acts of Violet, made the final selection.
Owowcow is launching a new retail program with a dual purpose — partner with like-minded, mission-driven businesses who support local growers and help combat food insecurity. “We’re hoping to find a new collection of retail partners who share our focus of supporting local agriculture, farmers and the community,” said...