Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Southampton Days Committee honored those who have served our county and our community at a flag-raising ceremony July 4.
Shannon McMullen, of Huntingdon Valley, sang the national anthem at the Flag-raising ceremony on Wednesday, July 4. Honored at the ceremony were:
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Visit Bucks County celebrates National Tourism Day.
- Joe Hart
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Visit Bucks County, the county’s official tourism promotion agency, celebrated National Tourism Day on May 8 by giving away awards and money. Tourism officials and business partners met at the Bucks County Visitor Center on Street Road near Parx Casino in Bensalem. The event was one of 75 similar ones nationwide celebrating the industry for Tourism Day. Visit Bucks Executive Director Jerry Lepping noted that “tourism in Bucks County supports 11,000 jobs and generates $814 million in the local economy.” In honor of National Tourism Day, Lepping spoke of the group’s participation in a national tourism effort and its specific marketing campaign in New York and North Jersey promoting tourism in Bucks County. Celebrating the special occasion, …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The event will be held on May 10 at Spring Mill Manor.
Do you know a woman making a difference in her workplace or community? There's still time to nominate her for the YWCA's 21st Annual Salute to Women Who Make a Difference Awards Dinner. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on May 10 at Spring Mill Manor and includes a cocktail hour and silent auction. "There is still plenty of time for a company or organization in Bucks County to nominate and honor a woman who has made an outstanding contribution at her workplace or in the larger community," said Ken Lynch, director of marketing, communications and resource development. "This fundraising event recognizes the achievements of women throughout the County." Women who fit the bill are those who have made exemplary efforts in contributing to her …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Samantha Scheer of Warminster was selected as the top student contributor to the Phillips' Mill Photographic Exhibition in New Hope.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Samantha Scheer, a senior at William Tennent High School in Warminster has been chosen as the top winner in the student portion of the 20th annual Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition in New Hope. “A lot of the art work there was very good and I thought I couldn’t compete with it,” Scheer said. But her black-and-white photograph was selected as the best of 37 images accepted into the juried competition, chosen from a pool of 113 submitted by students from 15 area schools. Fellow William Tennent students Taylor Procter and Brooke Norton, from Warminster, were also selected for the show, as well as Jessica Waldinger and Amber Terey from the Middle Bucks Institute of Technology. Daughter of Judy and William Scheer of Warminster, Samantha …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
More than half of the police officers in the township received some sort of recognition, with several receiving multiple commendations.
Several officers and a township resident were honored at a ceremony during the board of supervisors meeting. This is the second year Upper Southampton Chief of Police Ron MacPherson has detailed and acknowledged the achievements of the individual members of the township's police force before the board of supervisors. "During the year officers can nominate fellow officers and citizens for consideration," explained MacPherson to the crowd gathered in the township meeting room. MacPherson said the nominations are then reviewed by an awards committee comprised of four members of the department: Lt. Frank Groome, Sgt. Frank Walter, Detective Craig Rudisill and Officer Scott Hartranft. If the committee approves a nomination, the officer is …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Ian Forlini was dubbed one of the top 100 boy divers by the national swimming and diving coaches commission.
The National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association bestowed William Tennent diver Ian Forlini with the All America honor for his top notch performances during his freshman year. Forlini said he was on his way to his sixth period class when he received a text message from his mom and coach, Lisa Forlini, telling him he was named All American. He said it came as a surprise. “At first it didn’t really sink in until later that night and I was very excited to have received it,” Forlini said. “I just tried to dive to the best of my ability and hoped that it would follow.” The swim coaches association, a volunteer organization founded in 1934, is comprised of present and former high school swimming, diving, and water polo coaches. The All …
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Numerous members of the graduating class of 2011 received scholarships and awards from the school and area groups.
Archbishop Wood’s class of 2011 provided the exception to an all-too-familiar answer to the question, “What did you learn in school today?” Rather than saying, “nothing,” and turning on the television, Wood seniors were busy playing sports, building robots, playing instruments for the school’s band, and so on. Many of their accomplishments were recognized during an awards and scholarships presentation ceremony at the school’s auditorium Wednesday night. Principal Mary Harkins kicked off the event by noting that this senior class was, “marked by excellence,” and that she and the school were, “sad to see them go.” Following that, Sharon Blastic, chair of the school’s religion department, presented awards including The President’s Gold Award…
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The Upper Southampton Police Department handed out several commendations during its first awards ceremony Tuesday evening.
Several police officers and two citizens received commendations at the first annual Upper Southampton Police Department awards ceremony. Chief of Police Ron MacPherson distributed the awards during the 20-minute ceremony held amidst the township’s board of supervisors meeting Tuesday evening. MacPherson said with so much of police work being focused on the negative, he wanted to do something to highlight the positive as well as recognize members of the department for a job well done. The officers, who were nominated for the awards by their peers, were presented with a certificate as well as a bar pin for their uniform. MacPherson opened the ceremony by acknowledging that it was a “very busy year” for the department. “Some people blame me …