Sunday, January 13, 2013
Tickets for the Feb.10 event are $25 and include a lunch buffet, glass of wine or beer and live entertainment. All proceeds go to rebuild the beaches of New Jersey.
Are you a Bucks County resident who has spent summers at the Jersey Shore? Then help raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief. New Jersey Hometown Heroes is organizing an event in Newtown to raise money for Hurricane Sandy relief. The event, “Bucks for Beaches,” will be held Feb. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at La Stalla. Tickets for the event are $25 and include a lunch buffet, glass of wine or beer and live entertainment. Performers include Turner Adams, Lisabeth Weber, Burning Bridget Cleary, Will Rhodin and members of the Council Rock High School North music program. All of the proceeds from the event will go to rebuild the beaches of New Jersey. Tickets can be purchased at LaStalla; cash or checks made payable to New Jersey Hometown Heroes…
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…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Student and parents will be impacted as several days have been added to the district calendar.
The Bristol Township School Board recently approved making some chages to the students' school year to make up for days lost because of Hurricane Sandy. Additional days where students will be reporting to school: If no additional days off are needed, school will end for students on June 18, District spokeswoman Eileen Kelliher told Patch. She said the changes were made due to the week that students missed after Sandy hit Bristol Township. Hurricane Sandy caused widespread damage in the Levittown area and forced 90 percent of Bristol Township residents to lose power.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Neshaminy School District students will be going to school until June 21, 2013 due to missed days following Hurricane Sandy.
The Neshaminy School Board announced Monday, Dec. 3 that the last day of school for students will now be June 21, 2013. It was originally scheduled for June 20. Students will also now be in school March 6 and June 20, which were supposed to be staff development days. School will also be in session May 21 when school would normally be closed for Election Day. The last day of school for teachers will now be June 28. Hurricane Sandy power outages and damage forced the Neshaminy School District to cancel classes for students for five days in October. Superintendent Robert Copeland said Monday that this calendar change ensures three extra full days of instruction for students and puts the staff development days at the end of the calendar.
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 …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Waste Management landfill has been approved by the township to start temporarily allowing trash to come to the facility via the Delaware River.
Pending approval from the state, large barges filled with Hurricane Sandy debris from New York and New Jersey could be coming up the Delaware River to Falls Township in just a few weeks. The township Board of Supervisors last week approved a motions which would waive a prohibition on trash-hauling barges going to the landfill. Chairman Bob Harvie said there is a "tremendous amount of waste" in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy and the federal government is working with haulers to move it quickly. The waiver gives Waste Management a 180 day pass on the prohibition, which has been in effect since 2005, officials said. While the landfill sits in both Falls and Tullytown, the dock where the trash will be unloaded is in Falls. Waste …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Local firefighters and EMS responders tell Patch about a rescue during Hurricane Sandy which almost took their lives.
Emergency personnel recount the harrowing rescue of two teenage boys hurt when a tree fell onto them outside a house on Blue Ridge Drive in Bristol Township during Hurricane Sandy. Previous stories: Teens Seriously Hurt When Tree Falls During Storm Father of Teens Hit by Tree Tells Story
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Local resident who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program are eligible for food replacement benefits .
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Department of Public Welfare has begun issuing food replacement benefits to recipients in 11 counties most affected by Hurricane Sandy. Benefits were provided under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the new name for the food stamp program. “The recent hurricane wreaked havoc on many Pennsylvania communities,” Secretary Gary D. Alexander said. “Because of the large number of power outages resulting in widespread loss of food, the department requested support from the federal government to help current SNAP recipients replenish products that spoiled due to the storm.” Using data based on power outages and flood maps, recipients in the following counties were determined to be hardest hit and were eligible to receive …
The form was devised to help homeowners.
The Falls Township Code Enforcement Department has released a form to help homeowners dealing with damage caused by Sandy. The form asks residents to mark where the damage to their house occurred. It also asks for a written description of the damage. The application form was approved by the Board of Supervisors and must be submitted to Code Enforcement.
The Bristol Township district is delaying tax payments until Dec. 1. The action was taken in light of Hurricane Sandy.
Due to the inconveniences caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Bristol Township School Board at Monday's meeting approved a motion that extends the tax fee deadline. The motion extends the tax deadline until Dec. 1, according to Bristol Township School District spokeswoman Eileen Kelliher. The extension was designed to provide residents “some relief from the delays and inconveniences of Hurricane Sandy,” a district statement said. Penalties on late payments will not start until after the first of the month. Following the storm’s arrival, close to 90 percent of the district was left without working power, officials said. The schools and district offices were closed for 5 days.