Thursday, February 14, 2013
The restaurant is holding a fundraising benefit with food and live music on Feb. 16. Proceeds will go to organizations that are helping the Jersey Shore recover from the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy.
The brunt of Hurricane Sandy's damage may have occurred hundreds of miles away on the Jersey Shore, but many in Bucks County still felt those effects, including Joe Shields, owner and manager of Kenny's Spirited Eatery in Upper Southampton. "I had a place in a mobile home park in Holgate, on Long Beach Island, where I would stay to do some surfing," said Shields. "The whole place was just wiped out." His love of the shore prompted Shields to get heavily involved in the ongoing rebuilding efforts. Shields has invited the public to help the cause by holding a "Restore the Love" fundraiser Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. There is no charge to attend, but donations are requested. Not just monetary contributions are needed, by the way, but also materials. "…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Kenny's Spirited Eatery is hosting a fundraiser to benefit efforts to rebuild the Sandy-ravaged Jersey Shore.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Bucks County Office of Consumer Protection advises homeowners who sustained damage after Hurricane Sandy to be wary when hiring a public adjuster.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Q. My brother and sister-in-law own a home in the Lower Bucks County area. Their home was one of the many homes that sustained severe damage in the recent Hurricane Sandy. They have been telling my husband and me about the numerous problems that they are facing since that time. They also mentioned that they have hired a Public Adjuster. Where would someone go to get information about public insurance adjusters? MFB, Plumsteadville A. Public insurance adjusters are independent individuals who, for a fee, legally represent a person who has experienced a property, fire or casualty loss by aiding them in recovering money from their own insurance company. They are not a representative or employee of your insurance company. For…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Days lost from Hurricane Sandy forced the district to reduce the end of March break down to two days. Any vacations scheduled for that week before Dec. 12 will not have to adhere to district policy and obtain the statement of educational benefit.
The power outages caused by the destructive wind and rain of Hurricane Sandy closed Centennial schools for four days. By Superintendant Dr. Jenny Cressman's calculation, the loss of those instructional days would move the end of the school year to June 27, and the area has yet to encounter the bulk of winter weather. It is for that reason that the school board accepted the proposal to reduce the planned end-of-March spring break down from six days to only two. Now, instead of a stretch of vacation starting Monday, March 25 and ending Monday, April 1, Centennial schools will be closed only on Tuesday, March 26 and Friday, March 29. The change means that June 20, 2013, remains the last scheduled day of school. The two days were maintained …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The public was invited to drop off donations at the public schools during the month of November.
Six, large cardboard boxes filled to the top with clothing and sitting in the parking lot of a warehouse in Warrington proved once again how generous Centennial students and their families can be. Shortly after Hurricane Sandy finished its destructive rampage through the Mid-Atlantic region, Centennial administration invited the public to donate gently used and new clothes, coats, blankets and other items and drop them of one of the three elementary schools, Willow Dale, McDonald or Davis. After three to four weeks of collection, the call for help generated between 3,000 and 4,000 pounds. That's the estimation School Board Director Michael Hartline made as he used a forklift to load each of the six palettes onto a delivery truck headed for…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The supermodel mom will help distribute supplies in partnership with the American Red Cross and Patch on Sunday, Dec. 2.
Supermodel Heidi Klum is lending her efforts to affected victims and families of Superstorm Sandy by distributing supplies, food, and water in the afternoon on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the American Red Cross Nassau Chapter in Mineola, NY, in partnership with the American Red Cross, AOL, and Patch. After, Klum will go to Lindenhurst, NY, for the tree lighting with Mayor Thomas Brennan. Klum's efforts are a reminder that these communities still need help rebuilding. Here's how you can help: Donate to the American Red Cross, Long Island Cares, or Island Harvest. And, you can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by simply sending a tweet: Patch’s effort to help support devastated communities after the storm, Patch Rebuilds, will …
Friday, November 16, 2012
More residents in Bucks and Montgomery turn to their smartphones in emergencies, like Hurricane Sandy.
Friday, November 16, 2012
News Releases from Bucks County. For more information, please go to www.buckscounty.org. On an increasing basis, residents are relying on technology to receive comprehensive information about weather and other emergencies. That trend was born out during the recent effects of Hurricane Sandy as it passed through southeastern Pennsylvania. Within the five-day period October 26-30, almost 18,000 residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties signed up to receive emergency alerts through the public safety notification system, www.ReadyNotifyPA.org. The signup numbers for each county that were triggered by Hurricane Sandy: Bucks County 3,770 Montgomery County 3,469 "On behalf of the Bucks County emergency management…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devestated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, and tweet directly from the site. Spread the word right here in Southampton. A customized tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The traffic light at the intersection of Jaymor Road and Second Street Pike has been on the fritz since Hurricane Sandy hit.
Workers contracted by the township were replacing the traffic signal located at Jaymor Road and Second Street Pike in Southampton Tuesday morning. The light at the intersection has been flashing yellow since Hurricane Sandy hit Southampton, over a week ago. One of the crew members working at the scene told Patch the poll was damaged prior to the storm and was restabilized, but it could not withstand the heavy winds associated with the storm. "A while back the pole was struck by a truck and pulled off of its base," said Tom Pace, of Carr & Duff. "When the hurricane hit, the wind caught the signal and just ripped the pole all of the way out." Pace said his crew came out Monday after the storm and removed the mast arm to stop it from …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The school district asks the public to bring clothing to the elementary schools to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.
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Monday, November 12, 2012
Representatives from the Centennial School District are reaching out to the public asking for donations to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Anybody interested in giving away warm, gently used clothing and winter coats should bring the items to any of the district's three elementary schools: Willow Dale, McDonald or Davis.