Friday, March 30, 2012
Friday is the last day to purchase a ticket for the Mega Millions lottery. The current jackpot has become the largest lottery jackpot in world history.
With no jackpot winner in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing, Friday's jackpot has now become the largest lottery jackpot in world history, surpassing the previous record of $390 million, to an estimated $640 million and counting. According to a news release, if one ticket matches all six numbers for the half-billion dollar mega-jackpot, the winner would have the choice of receiving the full jackpot in 26 annual payments of about $19.2 million, or a cash option of approximately $359.4 million. "Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing will truly be a spectacular event in lottery history and provides an unprecedented opportunity for players to take a chance on a half-billion dollar dream for just the $1 price of a ticket," said Gary Grief, …
Friday, March 23, 2012
A ticket worth $250,000 was sold in Feasterville.
Friday, March 23, 2012
It was discovered in a March 20 drawing that a Mega Millions ticket worth $250,000 was sold in Feasterville. According to a Pennsyvania Lottery press release, the winning ticket was purchased at the 7-Eleven located at 320 Street Road. The winning ticket that correctly matches all five white balls, 01-04-06-11-14, but not the yellow Mega Ball 30, will win $250,000, less 25 percent federal withholding, according to the release. The release also states that the retailer who sold the winning ticket will receive a $500 bonus. Lottery officials cannot confirm the identity of the winner until the prize is claimed and the ticket is validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes, the …
Monday, August 8, 2011
My food budget has been very grateful for these new tips that I’ve implemented but I’d love to just once stay under budget!
Two words that I dread every week is "food budget," especially since my now 19-month-old devours food like her elder siblings. I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that I’m now shopping for a family of five. Add to that dietary restrictions, the fact that we’re trying to complete the process of only eating organically grown fruits and vegetables and the constant climb in food prices and food shopping can become a burden. For once in my life, I'm heeding the allure of coupons, they are a must. I stalk the Sunday paper faithfully and when I forget to pick it up on Sunday I know what Dunkin Donuts still carries leftover papers. My envelope holder is bulging with them and I smile with triumph when the cashier asks "Do you have any coupons …
Friday, July 22, 2011
The new deadline for Bucks County Community College students who’ve never applied for a grant from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency is Aug. 1
Friday, July 22, 2011
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has extended the deadline for first-time state grant applicants to Monday, Aug. 1. That means Bucks County Community College students who have never applied for state aid through the agency have extra time. Applicants must be attending Bucks at least part time and satisfy all eligibility requirements to qualify. According to BCCC officials, PHEAA expects that the new deadline will increase the number of community college state grant recipients by 35 percent to 33,000 students statewide. The maximum state grant award for community college students in 2011-12 will be $2,313 -- a 23 percent increase from last academic year. The grant could substantially aid a student at BCCC, where …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The Pennsbury School Board approved next year's school budget during a meeting Tuesday night.
The Pennsbury School Board held their monthly meeting on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming school year. Among the biggest issues of the night, was the proposed budget for the 2011-2012 school year. There was much discussion between the soon-to-retire Chief Executive Officer Paul Long and Board Member Simon Campbell about the proposed budget. Before the motion was announced, Campbell jumped in with a question. “This is an expenditure reduction from the prior year. Can you just give me the dollar amount?” Campbell asked. After it was explained that it was about $3.1 million less than last year, Campbell then asked what the fund balance would be at with a dollar amount. “The uncommitted, undedicated fund balance will be at $2.9 million, which …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Students and parents continued to voice dissatisfaction with Neshaminy's budget woes and proposed programming cuts.
Between public comment and board comment, it was apparent the Neshaminy School District budget and contract woes were still in the forefront of everyone’s minds Tuesday evening. “Our goal should be to make Neshaminy more appealing,” Neshaminy High School student Zach Heineman said, noting to the board that cutting eighth grade foreign language makes the district less appealing and limits students’ future beyond college. According to Neshaminy High School student Sarah Thompson, physical education classes are a “small, but meaningful 45 minutes” in students’ days. “It shouldn’t be a choice. It should be a requirement,” Thompson said of physical education, pleading with the board to not cut tenth grade gym classes. “Not all learning comes …