Bucks County Nonprofit Helps Students Reach Goals

November 19, 2016 9:52 pm0 comments
Bucks County Nonprofit Helps Students Reach Goals

It may take Rowan Haldeman a bit longer to write a college essay or take an exam, but the 20-year-old Pennridge High School alum knows the names of every single AHL and NHL player. The hockey stats come in handy for Haldeman, a sophomore at Bucks County Community College, who […]

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Updating the NHS Alumni Directory

November 5, 2016 12:57 pm0 comments
Updating the NHS Alumni Directory

The Neshaminy Education Foundation is the local sponsoring organization for an effort to update the Neshaminy High School Alumni Directory, which was last published in 2004. This is a project of Publishing Concepts Incorporated (formerly Harris Publishing), which is based in Texas. They produce these directories for high schools and […]

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Music to Calm the Soul On a Visit to the Hospital

October 22, 2016 6:33 pm0 comments
Music to Calm the Soul On a Visit to the Hospital

The thought of going to the hospital, let alone being a patient in one, probably makes most of us kind of scared or at least uneasy. However, the next time you feel stressed out and need a place to relax, try taking a ride over to the main lobby of the […]

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Emergency Preparedness: 11 Tips You Haven’t Thought Of

October 15, 2016 12:21 pm0 comments
Emergency Preparedness: 11 Tips You Haven’t Thought Of

  Every time a natural disaster occurs somewhere the world, such as the recent earthquake in Italy, my thoughts turn to emergency preparedness. Since I too live in earthquake territory, I can’t afford to be sloppy when it comes to readying my home and family for an emergency. No matter […]

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Step Back, Please!

September 24, 2016 7:24 pm0 comments
Step Back, Please!

  There was a haphazard line at the pick-up window inside my local Walgreens pharmacy and I waited my turn well back from the counter. The gal behind the counter was discussing a drug order and the various costs with her immediate customer. He apparently had to make a choice about which prescriptions to […]

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The Story Behind the “Rock Flag”

September 7, 2016 1:31 pm0 comments
The Story Behind the “Rock Flag”

For those of us who frequently travel down Penn Valley Road near Manor Elementary School, we cannot help but notice a very special flag display on the grass alongside the road… As you all know, it’s that fun time of year again for trips to the shore, vacations in the […]

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“Kilroy Was Here,” but who was Kilroy?

June 18, 2016 1:37 pm0 comments
“Kilroy Was Here,” but who was Kilroy?

He is engraved in stone in the National War Memorial in Washington , D.C. —back in a small alcove where very few people have seen it. For the WWII generation, this will bring back memories. For you younger folks, it’s a bit of trivia that is a part of our […]

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Local “Teacher as Hero”

May 21, 2016 8:10 pm0 comments
Local “Teacher as Hero”

Kevin Travers, a special education teacher at Neil Armstrong Middle School, was honored at the 2016 Teacher As Hero Award ceremony on May 7 at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia. Mr. Travers is one of ten teachers who received the Teacher As Hero Award, a National Liberty Museum program […]

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Test Your Common Sense: A Quiz

May 11, 2016 12:16 pm0 comments
Test Your Common Sense: A Quiz

(Scroll down to see the answers.)   Johnny’s mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. … What was the third child’s name?   Before Mt. Everest was discovered, … what was the highest mountain in the world?   How much dirt […]

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“The Cheapest House, but the Richest Memories”

12:13 pm0 comments
“The Cheapest House, but the Richest Memories”

The night James (Chick) LaMonica met Mary Fudge (Fuggi) in 1953 at a Big Band Dance in Lakewood, PA he wasn’t prepared for the numerous stares she received from other men. When he asked if she knew the first man, she told him that he was her brother. Then again, […]

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