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Launches Gotta Get to Memphis Fundraising Campaign
Author: Fern Brodkin at
Release Date: 12/21/17
The Greg Sover Band will be competing in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN from January 16 – 20, 2018. The band will represent the Steel City Blues Society, which is based in Phoenixville, PA. The band won the blues society’s competition on September 29 of this year to earn the opportunity to compete in Memphis. There will be a . . .

Author: Candy Hoehn of SugaShoc Photography
Release Date: 12/20/17
The Elf on the Shelf had long become a tradition in many family homes around Christmas. The Elf shows up every morning in different locations in your house, and every night, the elf flies back to Santa to report if you've been good or bad. Well, what if the elf got into some mischief while at your house? This was the idea I came up with for a . . .

Helping residence-bound senior citizens to give with joy and dignity at holiday time
Author: Eileen MacAniff
Release Date: 12/20/17
Thanks to an organization known as Wrapping Presence®, gift shops come to life once a year in over 20 nursing homes and Veterans Affairs facilities throughout the area. A dedicated core of over 700 volunteers brings these stores into existence a few hours a day for the enjoyment of . . .

Release Date: 12/19/17
By a 7-1 vote, a resolution was passed banning gay conversion therapy - a controversial method of changing the sexual orientation of LGBTQ youth which has been denounced by a number of American psychological and medical organizations. Doylestown joins a small group of Pennsylvania towns which have enacted similar resolutions.  . . .

Author: Colleen Brink,, 215-822-2812 x302

Location: Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County , , ,
Release Date: 12/15/17
Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County held a very special home dedication ceremony on Dec. 12th to welcome a family to their new Habitat home in Levittown. During the ceremony, Omar and Martha and their children proudly displayed the key to their new home, which they worked to renovate and purchase with the help of Habitat for Humanity . . .

Finding common ground
Author: Areli Pellegrino

Location: Success Rehabilitation Inc. , 566 Clymer Road, Quakertown, PA 18951
Release Date: 12/15/17
At Success rehabilitation, one of our focuses is on community involvement for persons living with brain injury. This holiday season we have chosen to give back to A Woman’s Place: A nonprofit domestic violence organization in Bucks County, PA. Success has been busy hand painting boxes with our clients. We are filling them with care items . . .

The Made-From-Scratch Comfort Food Restaurant Will Open its Doors in December
Author: Hillary Schrum, Sandy Hillman Communications,, 443-683-0922

Sponsor: Metro Diner
Release Date: 12/12/17
Metro Diner, a comfort food concept, is coming to Warminster, and accepting job applications for its newest location at 35 West Street Road. The diner concept, of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives fame, known for its fried chicken and waffles, meatloaf, and shrimp and grits, will bring 100 new jobs to the region as it looks to open its doors . . .

Both Dogs Graduate and Hit the Streets
Event Date: 12/5/17
Sponsor: Throw Away Dogs Project
Location: Penn Vet Working Dog Center, 3401 Greys Ferry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Release Date: 12/5/17
Throw Away Dogs Project is thrilled to announce that they just DONATED two of their dogs (K9 Kilo) and (K9 Tico) to SEPTA Transit Authority. Both dogs attended Penn Vet Working Dog Center for Patrol training. These repurposed dogs will be attending a graduation ceremony tomorrow, Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 10:30 am before hitting the streets . . .

Author: Karolyn Fisher,, 215-968-7659

Sponsor: Newtown Library Company
Release Date: 12/1/17
As the holiday season approaches, an annual membership to The Newtown Library Company is the ideal gift for friends and family that keeps giving. Library patrons have the option to purchase either a new or renewal memberships as gifts and the library will send out a beautiful card notifying the recipient of the gift. A one-year membership to . . .