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The Provident Bank Foundation grant lifts project to new heights
Author: Gadi Naaman, Potential, Inc. (215) 584-6556, development@potentialinc.org

Sponsor: Potential, Inc.
Release Date: 4/3/17
Potential Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony for an autism friendly and therapeutic playground on March 21, 2017. Jane Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation, presented Potential Inc. with a $5,000 grant check towards the construction of the playground. “The Provident Bank Foundation is pleased that we can be the . . .
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Creations Will Be Auctioned at Hard Hats & High Heels Benefit
Author: Beth Brody, Brody PR, beth@brodypr.com, 908-295-0600

Sponsor: Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County
Release Date: 3/10/17
Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County invites professional designers, including furniture makers, interior designers, decorators, artists, craftsmen, and college students studying design, to participate in its “Upcycle/ReStore Designer Challenge”. Designers are provided with an item of their choice from the Habitat ReStore in . . .
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Sponsor: Saucon Valley Conservancy
Release Date: 3/10/17
The Saucon Valley Conservancy is seeking artists for the Saucon Creek Arts Festival on Saturday, June 3rd, from 10 am to 5 pm at the historic Heller Homestead Park, 1890-92 Friedensville Road, Bethlehem, PA. This juried art show will feature the work of fine artists and artisans in a beautiful setting along the Saucon Creek in Lower Saucon . . .
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Author: Sarah Larson, sarah@furiarubel.com / 215-340-0480

Sponsor: Perkasie Rotary
Release Date: 2/17/17
Two Pennridge High School students recently were named Students of the Month by local community service organization, Perkasie Rotary.  Chad Schaeffer was named Student of the Month for December. The son of Brad and Diane Schaeffer, of East Rockhill Township, Chad is a senior at Pennridge High School, excelling in academics, taking . . .
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Author: Beth Brody, Brody PR, beth@brodypr.com, 908-295-0600

Sponsor: Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County
Release Date: 1/25/17
Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick and other dignitaries were among the crowd of over 50 local residents, civic groups and businesses that turned out yesterday for the “wall-raising” of a new Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County home in Morrisville, PA. The home, which is targeted for completion in July 2017, will be the 103rd . . .
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Her 12th birthday party becomes a holiday scavenger hunt to gather food and toys for homeless dogs and cats
Author: Janet Haliday, Janet@CrossingsAnimalSociety.org

Sponsor: The Crossings Animal Society
Release Date: 1/12/17
During the busy holiday season, when most children are making a list of what they want for Christmas or Hannukah, Emilie Croggon was thinking about dogs and cats in need. Her 12th birthday was approaching and she wanted to do something special to pay it forward to The Crossings Animal Society (CAS), the organization from which her . . .
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Inspiring, award-winning drama TRI screens Friday, January 13 in Newtown, PA.
Event Date: 1/13/17
Location: Zlock Performing Arts Center - Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940
Release Date: 1/11/17
The film, which recently walked away with the top prize at the Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival, features Philadelphia’s own Jensen Jacobs and TV legend Tim Reid.   The screening benefits the USA Triathlon Foundation. Proceeds from ticket sales and the raffle benefit the USA Triathlon . . .
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Author: Raquel Braemer, CFRE, rbraemer@healthlinkdental.org

Sponsor: HealthLink Dental Clinic
Location: HealthLink Dental Clinic, 1775 Street Rd, Southampton , PA 18966
Release Date: 1/11/17
In 2016, HealthLink Dental Clinic provided $720,853 worth of dental care to low-income adults living in Bucks and Montgomery Counties at no cost to the patient. The clinic was visited by 1,779 adults for more than 2,660 appointments. At these appointments, eligible adults received care ranging from fillings (of which 1,534 were provided) to . . .
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Author: lwvbucks@gmail.com

Sponsor: The League of Women Voters
Release Date: 1/6/17
The war-torn ruin we see in the news is not how these two professional women remember the Syria where they grew up.  Speaking to the League of Voters of Bucks County at the League’s annual holiday gathering, Dr. Raghan Abouasaleh, was born and educated in Damascus and enjoyed a happy and secure life in the rich culture of this . . .
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Organization helps independent film producers around the world
Author: Ross Schriftman
Release Date: 12/29/16
(PHILADELPHIA) My Million Dollar Mom, a film based on Ross Schriftman’s book by the same name that deals with a mother who has Alzheimer’s, the son who cares for her and issues of choice and sacrifice, is now part of Filmmakers Collaborative. The mission of Filmmakers Collaborative is to support the . . .
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Potential Inc. Breaks Ground for Autism Friendly & Therapeutic Playground

Habitat Bucks Seeks Designers for Upcycle Challenge

Saucon Creek Arts Festival Seeks Artists

Pennridge Teens Named Students of the Month by Perkasie Rotary

Habitat Bucks Holds a Wall-Raising for New Home in Morrisville

With Her Own Rescue Dog to Love, Emilie Croggon Pays it Forward!

TRI SCREENING, BENEFITING THE USA TRIATHLON FOUNDATION

15 Years Strong: Clinic Provides $720,853 in Free Dental Care Last Year

Syria Before the Fall - Two Professional Women Recall Their Childhood Homes

My Million Dollar Mom Accepted Into Filmmakers Collaborative

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School of Rock is the nation?s leader in performance based rock music education. In our interactive music program, we believe the best way to teach music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels.  The School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, piano/keyboard drums, and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting. Now enrolling for SUMMER CAMP! School of Rock is the nation?s leader in performance based rock music education. In our interactive music program, we believe the best way to teach music is to play music. We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels.  The School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, piano/keyboard drums, and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting. Now enrolling for SUMMER CAMP!

For over 25 years, the paving experts at Boswell Brothers Paving have increased the value and beauty to residences and businesses in Bucks, Montgomery and Lehigh counties. We are the people to call when your driveway needs to be repaved or your building's parking lot needs striping or crack repair. With our knowledge and experience, you can expect incredible results in paving, asphalt, and sealcoat services. We are equipped do court services, asphalt grading, paving designs, retaining walls, and more. Some of our project specialties include basketball courts, tennis courts, private roads, and parking lots. If you just need regular maintenance, we can provide that too! This includes asphalt overlay, replacement, patching up holes, re-raking, and smoothing out damaged areas. Boswell Brother's Paving specializes in all forms of paving and can help you with just about any project. Give us a call today!

Mercedes-Benz of Princeton is a family owned and operated exclusive Mercedes-Benz dealership located in the Lawrenceville / Princeton NJ area serving Central New Jersey, Lehigh Valley and the Bucks County & Philadelphia region. We have been providing the community with a friendly automotive experience since 1983. We comprise the most competitive lease & purchase options and a 22 Bay Service Department with MBUSA trained technicians to help serve you & your Mercedes-Benz. We continue to provide our clients with quality customer service in sales, service, and customer relations, striving to meet every luxury car driver's unique needs in each and every department.

Big Oak is a family owned heating oil company delivering high quality #2 heating oil to all of Lower Bucks County at a discounted price.  We are here to serve our communities with the warmth and peace of mind they need. We value the relationships we have with people in the community, working side by side with customers as our neighbors and friends. This personal touch has allowed us to gain the loyalty of many long-standing customers. Our trucks are calibrated by the state to ensure our customers get what they pay for.  Our prices are consistently the lowest in Bucks County. You can feel comfort knowing that through the harsh winter months you will always have someone to answer your telephone calls 7 days a week. Our heating oil deliveries are prompt, even through the worst weather conditions, and our friendly staff makes every customer?s need their priority.

For 30 years, The Princeton Review has been the destination for college and grad bound students to make their dreams a reality. Last year alone, we helped more than 3.5 million students get into a great college or grad school. How do we do it? Online and in-person tutoring and test prep from top-notch educators as well as more than 150 books that provide test prep help to college admissions advice. For 30 years, The Princeton Review has been the destination for college and grad bound students to make their dreams a reality. Last year alone, we helped more than 3.5 million students get into a great college or grad school. How do we do it? Online and in-person tutoring and test prep from top-notch educators as well as more than 150 books that provide test prep help to college admissions advice.

Located in Sellersville, PA., Bair's Tree and Lawn Service has been providing excellent customer service since 1981. The family-run company services Bucks, Montgomery, Lehigh, Berks and neighboring counties with a customer base of over 15,000, offering tree care, maintenance, stump grinding, management of tree hazards and storm damage, as well as a tailored turf care program which includes lawn fertilization, weed control, seeding & renovation, insect & disease control.

Cooper Pest Solutions specializes in, but do not limit our services to, the control of carpenter ants, carpenter bees, termites, mosquitoes, ants, wasps, yellow jackets, mice, stink bugs, and ticks. Services include customized packages servicing interior and exterior treatments. At Cooper, our dedicated mission is to WOW you, the valued customer. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, as we are confident that you will be WOWed each and every time you use our service!

McCoole's provides a fine dining experience, for a casual dining budget. Enjoy our made to order menu in a 300 year old inn with history abound. McCoole's has acquired the old

As the only Eastern Wellness Center in the Bucks-Mont area, Ground Luminosity offers acupuncture, eastern style massage (Shiatsu and Tui na), exercise classes (yoga, tai chi, chi gung), and plant based nutritional counseling. The bodywork therapies at Ground Luminosity stem from the Oriental Medical Theory that all illnesses of the mind and body, with their respective symptoms, are related to an underlying imbalance in an individual?s energy system. By employing massage and manipulation techniques each therapy seeks to establish a harmonious flow of Qi (energy) through the system, allowing for the body to heal itself naturally.

SDG Design and Construction is a Pennsylvania Licensed and Insured residential contracting company, located in the heart of Bucks County, PA. With over 15 years of experience in the various facets of construction and home improvement, no matter how big or how small the project, our customers can always count on Affordable Pricing, Quality Workmanship, and Excellent Service. As a general contractor with long-standing connections and resources, we do ALL the work by providing a hassle-free, one-stop shop, complete home improvement package for whatever services are needed. These services include home remodeling and renovations, additions, custom carpentry, exterior improvements, and residential repair and maintenance. We service Bucks, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware Counties, and surrounding areas of NJ and DE.

The Bridges at Warwick offers activity, friendship, support convenience and value for seniors. Residents enjoy a sense of purpose and contentment, along with fun, personalized care and a focus on total well-being. Our supportive, engaging lifestyle is designed to enhance self-esteem by helping residents stay as independent as possible for as long as possible, no matter what their current abilities may be. We provide just the right amount of assistance along with life-enriching programs, services and amenities. The Vista offers individualized care designed to meet the changing needs of those with memory loss. We foster a lifestyle centered on total wellness for the body, mind and spirit. With comprehensive nursing care, a culinary team focused on specific dietary needs, wellness programs in partnership with Fox Rehabilitation and a wide variety of daily personalized activities designed to promote socialization, we offer everything residents need to live well.

The Doylestown Rock Gym & Adventure Center is the premiere indoor rock climbing gym and adventure facility in the north Philadelphia and Bucks County areas.  Offering over 12,000 square feet of indoor rock climbing, the facility is suitable for rock climbers of all ages and abilities.  You can also find a variety of services such as birthday parties, climbing lessons, summer camps, teambuilding programs, OUTDOOR climbing trips and much more.

The Barn Nature Center offers tours, birthday parties, and events to the Bucks County Community. We offer a setting where children can learn about, pet, play with, and interact with a wide variety of animals, including reptiles, birds, amphibians, mammals, fish, and bugs! Where else can you hold a madagascar hissing cockroach, hand-feed parakeets and cockatiels, take a picture with an 11 ft snake, feed our 100 lb Sulcata Tortoise, or pet rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, or ferrets? We offer something for everybody! We offer daily tours to the public as well as larger events, including, but not limited to: birthday parties, field trips, school trips, Scouts events, etc.  We also have a rock climbing facility on-site that can be added to party packages or booked as a stand-alone event. The rock climbing area has a number of climbs for beginners to more advanced climbs for climbing enthusiasts. With over 30 foot walls, angled and tiered walls, there is something for everyone. We also have a game room, with pool, foosball, air hockey, etc. that can be utilized before or after rock climbing.

Snipes Farm and Education Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings vitality and empowerment to our community through organic food and education programs. Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program provides fresh food, grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, to over 300 families, including vegetable shares to the Bucks County Homeless Shelter. Nutrition, farming, environmental and garden education programs serve thousands of children throughout the year. Children learn, create, make friends and have outdoor adventures at our summer camp! There are many happy birthday parties in spring, summer and fall here. Bonfires, hayrides and picnics have provided fun venues for youth/school groups and congregations. Classes for adults are offered in spring and summer. We are dedicated to sustainable farming practices and are 80% solar powered. Snipes Farm and Education Center offers hope through action.

Buckingham Friends School is a K-8 school located in the heart of Bucks County.  It is a vibrant, diverse learning community that views each child as an individual and concentrates on developing his/her full potential through an emphasis on rights, responsibilities, and respect.  Students are taught in small classes and learn to develop a sense of community and the benefits of working together as a team, all in a safe yet challenging environment. They are encouraged to think deeply, reflect thoughtfully, resolve conflicts peacefully, and play exuberantly.  As a result, BFS students are known for their poise, self-confidence and empathy, and for their abilities to learn, to articulate their thinking and to advocate for themselves and others.

We are committed to providing top-quality programs year-round in a stimulating and exciting environment situated on a beautiful, 55-acre farm in Doylestown, PA.  Our highly trained team of professionals is dedicated to giving your child the benefits of a fun and stimulating program. By encouraging self-discovery, originality, and individualism, we avoid the competitive atmosphere and encourage each participant to proceed at his/her own pace. Each child's individual needs and personality are respected and nurtured. We emphasize intellectual and character development through: Cooperation, Confidence, Critical Thinking and Compassion.  We offer a range of activities including horseback riding, tennis, swimming, music, and specialty science programs. Our Toddler Center provides childcare programs for ages starting at 3 months ? 3 years (not yet potty trained). The Curiosity Shoppe is licensed by the Department of Education as a private academic school for ages 3 years to Kindergarten. We also offer an afternoon Kindergarten program and after school programs from students K through 6th grade.

FS Landscaping Contractors, Inc. specializes in design and building inground swimming pool. We provide service in all phases of pool building from hardscaping & masonry to landscaping,copings, waterfalls, pavilions, outdoor kitchens, fence, storm water management and more. Visit our garden center at Froehlich's Farm in Furlong, PA. PA#003661, NJ#13H05143700.

Tyler Park Center for the Arts offers exciting workshops in a variety of artistic mediums for all levels, beginner through advanced, adults and children. All classes, workshops, and a variety of Summer Art Camps are taught by talented and exceptional artists in beautiful Tyler State Park. Experience Wheel Thrown and Hand Built Pottery, Precious Metal Clay, Glass Arts, Fine Art, Photography, Paper Making, and more! Take a stroll in our large scale Outdoor Sculpture Garden, fire pots in our Manabigama Wood Kiln, and attend Crafts in the Meadow, our annual  Juried Invitational Fine Art and Craft Festival this October along with the Mad Hatters Garden Party benefit auction in June.

Visualize yourself coming home to a clean house!  SIMPLIFY.  Free up your time and leave the cleaning to us.  We have been providing professional, healthy home cleaning services to your Central Bucks County friends and neighbors since 2003.  We are a local, family owned business, and multi-year Best of Bucks award winner specializing in weekly, biweekly, monthly, and priority house cleaning. Call or click on our website to set up your free in-home quote. Visualize yourself coming home to a clean house!  SIMPLIFY.  Free up your time and leave the cleaning to us.  We have been providing professional, healthy home cleaning services to your Central Bucks County friends and neighbors since 2003.  We are a local, family owned business, and multi-year Best of Bucks award winner specializing in weekly, biweekly, monthly, and priority house cleaning. Call or click on our website to set up your free in-home quote.

Mikula Web Solutions offers complete website development solutions that exclusively use mobile friendly, responsive coding. Our services include: custom websites; low-cost websites; social media; database applications; Search Engine Optimization (SEO); development of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn business pages; website hosting; and more. We have been designing websites since we had to convince clients that the web was going to become popular! Mikula Web Solutions, Inc. is also the creator of the BucksCountyAlive family of community websites.

You can trust the service and quality that Colagio The Painter provides. Over the past 25 years we have served the greater Philadelphia, Bucks County, Montgomery County and South Jersey areas as a premier residential and commercial painting contractor. In addition to painting, we provide full detailed prep work, dustless sanding, trim work, drywall repair, stucco repair, and pressure washing. We have earned the highest reputation in our industry by providing top-quality craftsmanship on time and on budget.

If you can dream it, you can be it! For 28 years, our Dance, Music and Theatre School has been offering classes for children and adults. We have three locations (Harleysville, Worcester and Eagleville), each with a small theater and retail store. Our classes include: Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Pointe Lessons, Tots Classes, Piano, Voice, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Trumpet, Violin, Musical Theatre, Broadway, Acting, and more. In addition to classes, we sponsor Productions, Teams, Performances and Competitions.

Camp Conrad Weiser is a Summer Overnight Camp on 600 mountain top acres in Berks County, Pennsylvania.  While we offer a variety of session lengths, most campers come for 2 or 4 week sessions.  We are a coed program for campers 7-16 years old. Traditional camp programs including horseback riding, swimming, boating, athletics, target sports, mountain biking, creative arts, nature, adventure & teen leadership.  We also offer a variety of specialty theme camps, adventure trips and international trips.  Fees starting at $500 per week.  We can't wait to see you on the mountain!

Doylestown Escape Room is the borough's first immersive mystery & adventure game. Behind the escape room door, with just 60 minutes to work, your group will rush to solve unique riddles, puzzles and mind tricks. Imagine a dark isolated alley; a harrowing rescue and narrow escape; a mind twisting, 60 minute quest for clues. Do you have what it take to save your friend and escape from Dead End Alley, before it's too late? In the escape room, creativity, teamwork and resourcefulness are the keys to freedom!

Opened in 1974 initiated by parents in the community, LifePath, a non-profit organization, has been providing a variety of community and residential services to individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities in 7 counties in Pennsylvania. LifePath's programs and services are guided by the principal of everyday lives, an environment of respect and dignity and opportunities to make decisions and choices about one's own life. If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of individuals in your community, we have a position for you! EOE

The IMPACT Project, Inc. is a private children and youth agency established in 1991. IMPACT provides foster care services for Pennsylvania clients from birth to age 20. Foster parents receive a wide array of training & support services provided by professional staff. IMPACT has had the honor of being the only foster care agency in Pennsylvania to have won the prestigious Program of the Year award from Pennsylvania?s Juvenile Court Judges? Commission for both our foster care programming as well as our community based programs. Please join us in our pursuit to help children in need, become a foster parent today!

As a property owner and community member, your needs for a property management company that has genuine skills, service and expertise is critical. AMCC places the highest priority on accountability, accessibility and service. We perform weekly visual inspections of our properties, detecting potential problems before they become real problems. Our hands-on management reduces the burden on the board for the daily operations and maintenance of your community. A primary objective of AMCC is to relieve the board of the burdens of day-to-day operations and administration of property management and empower them as decision makers. We believe in common sense solutions to property management, providing clients with services tailored to meet their needs, rather than a blanket approach for every community. Our clients love us, and you will too! As a property owner and community member, your needs for a property management company that has genuine skills, service and expertise is critical. AMCC places the highest priority on accountability, accessibility and service. We perform weekly visual inspections of our properties, detecting potential problems before they become real problems. Our hands-on management reduces the burden on the board for the daily operations and maintenance of your community. A primary objective of AMCC is to relieve the board of the burdens of day-to-day operations and administration of property management and empower them as decision makers. We believe in common sense solutions to property management, providing clients with services tailored to meet their needs, rather than a blanket approach for every community. Our clients love us, and you will too!

Your Time, Your Home, Your Lifestyle, Your Way! A recent Time Use Survey showed that Americans spend on average 20 hours or more per week on housekeeping & entertaining. What if we could show you a way to have freedom from all of those tedious tasks that are robbing you of hours of time & energy? If you are too busy, too tired, or too smart to spend your free time doing time-consuming household chores, then we are the ones to call! Armed with a select team of bonded and insured, non-smoking, housekeeping & hospitality professionals with more than 20 years of experience; a full range of Home & Hospitality service plans to fit every need, and a 5 Star Quality guarantee, Eclectic Domestics is ready to help you manage, maintain & reclaim your time, your home, and your lifestyle. From cleaning & laundry, grocery shopping & meal prep, organizing & holiday decorating, to party staffing & more, no job is too small. We will design the perfect service plan for you. Contact us today to learn more about our premium & customized service packages.

If you like freshness, you'll love The Market at DelVal. It's a locovore's dream! Find fresh grown produce, locally made Rose Bank Wines, freshly prepared meals by  JustFood, delectable desserts by Confection Perfection, locally produced organic meats, hormone-free milk in glass bottles, gourmet cheeses and crackers, Uncle Dave's Homemade Ice Cream, and our full-service Deli all under one roof. Come on in and enjoy all we have to offer! The Market at DelVal also offers a full line of premium nursery stock, all sizes of B&B and container trees and shrubs. We have a great variety of classic shrubs and trees, annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses, soil, mulch, stone, and garden tools, as well as expert staff with the time to help you find the perfect plants for your landscape. We also carry Christmas trees, wreaths, greens, poinsettias and many seasonal items.

Froehlich?s Farm and Garden Center is a fourth generation, family owned and operated business that has been serving Bucks County since 1942.  As a seasonal business, Froehlich?s Farm has something great to offer for every time of year. From spring planters, hanging baskets, landscape design, a full stocked nursery yard, and vegetable gardens to fall and holiday decorating, plants and gifts, Froehlich?s Farm provides all your seasonal needs.  Yearly events include our Fall Festival, Pick Your Own Pumpkins, Birthday Parties, Group Events and Visits with Santa.  Stop in today to become part of the family tradition!

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