Charity

Happening Heroes: Locals Take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Happening Heroes: Locals Take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the world by storm (Yes, it’s gone international!), already raising over $15 million dollars, up over 766% year over year, for the important cause. While everyone from LeBron James to Oprah Winfrey to Justin Bieber has taken on the challenge, there are many Bucks Countians stepping up to the […]

Fresh Ideas: Sandy Ridge Community Garden

Fresh Ideas: Sandy Ridge Community Garden

By Erin McNelis Situated amongst several suburban neighborhoods, the Sandy Ridge Community Garden is filled to bursting with good things to eat at this time of the year. From kale to tomatoes to flowers and herbs, the garden supports all kinds of plant live. The volunteers who have kept up this garden every season since […]

Happening Hero: NAC members raise $50,000 for life-saving kidney transplant

Happening Hero: NAC members raise $50,000 for life-saving kidney transplant

A motivated community is a powerful force. Hundreds of NAC members, friends, family, and corporate donors where led by the vision and generosity of NAC owner Jim Worthington to raise in excess of $50,000 for Jim Wilson’s life-saving kidney transplant. Jim Wilson needs to receive a kidney transplant to save his life, but also needs to meet certain physical […]

Happening Heroes: NOVA’s No Bullying Run

Happening Heroes: NOVA’s No Bullying Run

  Every day, an average of 160,000 American children miss school out of a fear of bullying. – The National Education Association. NOVA’s upcoming No Bullying Run aims to raise community awareness on the dangers and prevalence of bullying. Proceeds will go towards NOVA’s Prevention Education initiatives to implement bullying prevention and intervention programs in […]

6th Annual Yard Sale to Remember!

A Yard Sale to Remember

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. You can help contribute to the cause this weekend at the B.C. Crew’s 6th Annual Yard Sale to Remember, where 100% of Sales go directly to the Alzheimer’s Association. This annual event has raised over $11,000 since it’s start, and continues […]

Happening Heroes: Local College Students Help Make Prom a Night to Remember

Happening Heroes: Local College Students Help Make Prom a Night to Remember

by Lauren Rooney Have you ever looked into your closet and wondered what to do with all the formal attire from proms, events, and weddings that you know you’ll never wear again?  One Bucks County college student has the perfect plan for you!  Nia Rametta, Deleware Valley College student of class 2016, along with some […]

Mayor Ron Strouse and Sharon Fleck, Strut Your Mutt with Roxy chairperson, make plans for the Mayor to lead the parade on May 3

Doylestown Mayor to Lead Roxy Reading “Strut Your Mutt” Parade

Doylestown Mayor Ron Strouse will lead the parade for Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs second annual Strut Your Mutt with Roxy, just in front of the Doylestown Fire Company’s antique fire truck, on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at beginning at Fanny Chapman Park, Doylestown, PA. “We asked Mayor Strouse if he would like to ride in […]

Coming Soon: 1 Million Blooming Daffodils

Coming Soon: 1 Million Blooming Daffodils

After a cold and snowy winter, many of us are ready for spring to bloom. And when we think of spring in Bucks County, it conjures up images of blooming golden daffodils thanks to the Bucks Beautiful “Bulbs for Bucks” program. The “Bulbs for Bucks” program was the inspiration of Bucks Beautiful board member Chuck […]

Run Eight Miles, Help Fight Blindness

Run Eight Miles, Help Fight Blindness

By Kara Seymour For Mark McCowan, fighting blindness is personal. The Newtown resident, who has a degenerative retinal disease that can cause blindness, organized the first Bookin’ for Lookin’ 5K in 2013. The event will be held again this year, and this time around will include an eight-mile race in addition to a 5K and a […]

Happening Hero: Blind teenage musician to perform with Miss Philadelphia

Happening Hero: Blind teenage musician to perform with Miss Philadelphia

A local family working to make a difference for their 2 blind sons is hosting an evening of celebration and inspiration with elected officials, community leaders, business professionals, and special guests to raise funds for the Foundation they Co-Founded. Cocktails for the Cure raises funds for the Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation, a mission launched by the Smedley Family […]

Chef Genevieve DiFilippo and Partner Karen Bryant Unload Hand-Made Tables of Reclaimed Wood With The Challenge Program Students

Bucks County’s Genevieve’s Kitchen Partners with The Challenge Program

Inspired by a recent visit to a Philadelphia restaurant, Chef Genevieve DiFilippo, owner of Genevieve’s Panini Shop, located on East State Street in Doylestown partnered with Wilmington, Delaware non-profit The Challenge Program to construct custom tables using reclaimed wood. The tables will be for her new restaurant, Genevieve’s Kitchen, set to launch in early 2014. […]

Enter to Win 2 Tickets to the 14th Annual Red Ball

Enter to Win 2 Tickets to the 14th Annual Red Ball

Fun in Philly: The 14th Annual Red Ball

Fun in Philly: The 14th Annual Red Ball

One of Philadelphia’s most anticipated events of the year is just around the corner. That’s right, the countdown to the 14th annual Red Ball has begun. More than 1,100 of Philadelphia’s social, civic, and business leaders are expected to attend this “red-tie” event in honor of American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania on March 8th at the […]

Support the YOBC: Auction & Show Benefit at New Hope Winery

Support the YOBC: Auction & Show Benefit at New Hope Winery

What: An Auction & Show Benefit for the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC), featuring Loudon Wainwright III Where: New Hope Winery,  6123 Lower York Road, New Hope Why: Enjoy an evening of delicious food & wine while supporting YOBC’s education and scholarship programs.  This year’s silent auction items include goodies from some of Philadelphia’s most in-demand […]