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Newtown Dad Reflects on MLB Son: Newtown resident and lifelong baseball fan Rory Doolittle does not just have have one son playing professional baseball—he has two. Doolittle is the father of 25-year-old Oakland Athletics up-and-comer Sean Doolittle. He is also the father of Ryan Doolittle, 24, who plays ball for the minor league Athletics farm team, the Stockton Ports. Read more on Newtown Patch.
Andy’s Diner Offering Free Breakfast on Thursday: Who says there's no such thing as a free breakfast? Andy's Diner & Pub on Lincoln Highway in Trevose will be offering customers free breakfast entrees on Thursday between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. The free breakfast is in celebration of the first anniversary of the Bensalem location. Andy's Diner also operates locations in Conshohocken, Montgomery County and Springfield, Delaware County. Read more on Lower Southampton Patch.
Historic Landmarks to Illuminate the Sky: Three renowned and architecturally distinct structures in the Bryn Athyn Historic District, all in exquisite settings, will be illuminated during an evening event June 18 that offers the public free access to explore the sites. Rain date is Wednesday, June 20. Bryn Athyn Cathedral, Cairnwood Estate, and Glencairn Museum, all part of the district designated a National Historic Landmark in October 2008, will be featured during “Landmarks in Lights: A Celebration of Faith” from dusk to 11 p.m. All are located on Cathedral Road in the borough of Bryn Athyn. Get more details on Lower Moreland Patch.
Central Bucks Board Members May Dial in Remotely: The Central Bucks School Board members will be allowed to participate—and vote—in meetings electronically, even if they aren't physically at the meeting The school board voted to approve a new policy that would allow board members who cannot attend a meeting to participate electronically. Members would be allowed to listen in on a teleconferencing call, or perhaps listen and watch through Skype or videoconferencing. Get the details on Doylestown Patch.
Mayor Shows New Water Tower: Bensalem Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo recently spoke with an official from Aqua PA, a Bryn Mawr-based water provider, to show off the town's newest water tower. Construction of the new tower, which will be able to store more than 2 million gallons of water, began in the fall and is expected to finish in August. Watch a video on Bensalem Patch.
Addiction Brought to Life: Weed. Blow. Crack. Black tar. Brew. While the pseudonyms for drugs and alcohol may sound cool, another term that could go along with the progressive over-consumption of those—addict—is decidedly un-cool. In an ongoing effort to shed light on the perils of drug and alcohol abuse, Hatboro-Horsham High School will stage “Addict,” an eye-opening one-act play in the fall. Learn more about the play on Hatboro-Horsham Patch.
Bucks County to Host June 20 Workshop: Your for-profit business may be eligible for various state and federal certifications if it is at least 51 percent women, minority or veteran-owned. On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, the County of Bucks Business Development Department, in conjunction with the Bucks County Commissioners, and the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, continues the Fulton Bank 2012 Financial Series with Government Certification for Women, Minority or Veteran-Owned Businesses. Get the details on Levittown Patch.