Thursday, March 21, 2013
Bensalem's Kelli Haskins is a semifinalist in 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Competition.
Nearly 9,000 submitted recipes were narrowed down by a panel of judges to 1,000, which turned to 60 after a kitchen test in Pillsbury Bake-Off's Amazing Doable Dinners category. And of the 60 semifinalists, is a recipe by Bensalem's Kelli Haskins. Haskins, who is a financial analyst for Health Care Services Group, in Bensalem, has competed in local cooking competitions in the past, she said, but has never entered the Pillsbury Bake-Off until this year. "This is the first time I've entered Pillsbury," Haskins said. "This is like the Super Bowl of cooking competitions." To up her cooking game, Haskins, 29, created a recipe for Smoky Chorizo Pizza special for the competition. "I took things I do already and incorporated it in a seven …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Friends of Billy Greene have raised $46,000 thus far for Billy Greene, the man who sustained third degree burns on 80 percent of his body.
The group that initially aimed to raise $10,000 for a burn victim has raised nearly $50,000. On March 10 Friends of Billy Greene held a benefit for the man who sustained 3rd degree burns on 80 percent of his body after he became engulfed in flames after an electrical fire caused an explosion at a Bensalem carpet store in January. The benefit was held at Steamfitters' Local Union 420 hall in Philadelphia, where Greene is a member. Since the group has far exceeded the donation amount it anticipated to raise, it has upped the ante to see if $50,000 is attainable. "We haven't closed the donation account yet so donations can still be made at Friensofbillygreene.com or at any Wells-Fargo bank," Maddi Arnott said. Arnott, her husband Brad, …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Building a Better Bensalem Together will host a salon screening of 'Half the Sky.'
Engaging with the community is an important aspect of Building a Better Bensalem Together, which will hold a special salon for Women's History Month. Though the volunteer organization mostly focuses on drug and alcohol prevention and education, according to the program coordinator, it is still important that the group encourages community engagement. "We currently have a federal grant that focuses on drug and alcohol prevention and education, but it's important to feel committed to the community," Program Coordinator Shannon Hibbs said. "So we still offer community events." On Thursday, Hibbs said a salon-style screening of "Half the Sky"—a documentary about sex trafficking and forced prostitution—will be held at St. Katharine Drexel …
Tax preparations are being offered at some Bensalem businesses.
If you're looking for help preparing your taxes, several Bensalem businesses will have tax specialists on hand. Here are a few local options: Jackson Hewitt Tax Service will offer tax preparation services in Sears at Neshaminy Mall. Tax preparation for individuals and free e-filing to the IRS will be available from Monday through Friday's from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday's from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday's from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 15. H&R Block will be at the Horizon Boulevard Walmart through April 15. Free refund estimates, basic returns (1040EZ) and low pricing on other filing types will be available. Call 215-942-4005 for hours. You can also file online with TurboTax and TaxAct.com. Where do you go to file your taxes? Tell…
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Pieces of the Healing Garden mural found in the lobby of the Rothman Institute will be preserved and moved to other doctor's offices.
After learning that the Healing Garden mural in the lobby of the Rothman Institute Hospital was going to be painted over, an out-pour of objection came from the community members who took solace in the art. Fortunately, the artist who created the mural said that a solution to preserve some of the mural has been found. Sharon Harrison, the artist who painted the mural, said that the essence of the mural, the healing portion are going to be preserved. "As a result of all the feedback, there are sections of the mural, like the angel and some of the detail work, that will be cut out of sheet rock, framed and hung in Dr. Beth's office." Harrison told Patch. "It won't be an entire mural, which was amazingly awesome, but this is the best solution…
On Monday, March 18 and 25 pets are invited to get a picture taken with the Easter Bunny.
Take your pets to pose with the Easter Bunny this Monday at Neshaminy Mall. Pets are invited to pose with the Easter Bunny from 6 p.m. to close on Monday, March 18 and 25. This time is reserved for cats and dogs. Carrots on the ground that say, "This way to Easter Bunny photos," will lead you to the area outside of Boscov's department store, where the Easter Bunny awaits. If you or your children want a picture, here's a list of hours that he'll be available through March 30.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Bensalem Township School District will hold a tele-a-thon on Sunday, March 10 to raise money for the Just for the Kids foundation.
Supplies for science fairs, spelling bee's and other school projects aren't always included in school budgets, so the Just for the Kids foundation raises funds so that these projects can happen. Sunday's Tele-A-Thon will be a 6-hour event where Bensalem Township school teachers and staff will accept pledges that will go directly to the Just for the Kids foundation. The non-profit foundation raises funds that go to innovative and exciting and educational enhancement projects in the classroom, according to President Ralph Douglass, such as author talks, science fairs and more. The tele-a-thon is one of several fundraisers the foundation sponsors. "Any of the funds raised goes into the foundations account and then as the projects get funded, …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Taylor Hamilton won best of show honors in the fiber-crafts category at the Touch the Future juried art competition.
A Bensalem Township High School student took home the honor in a "best of" category at the 26th Annual Touch the Future art show. Taylor Hamilton won the "best of" for fiber-crafts, under the instruction of Deanna McLaughlin. Hamilton is one of 21 students—nine of which are from Bucks County—to win "best of" at the art show. An awards ceremony was held at Arcadia University to celebrate the winners of the juried art show, which included student artwork from 27 Bucks and Montgomery county public high schools, a release said. This year’s Touch the Future show was juried by Carole Loeffler, associate professor of art and design at the university "All of the students with work in this exhibition are to be celebrated," Loeffler said. "Rarely …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Aldi charges 25 cents for you to use a cart, but you get it back when the cart's returned.
Deposit a quarter to rent a cart at Aldi to do some grocery shopping. Return the cart to its designated spot and get the quarter back. Pretty simple. This helps keep the parking lot less cluttered and helps save customers money, a sign at the store said. "This helps to keep prices low because we don't spend time retrieving carts," Aldi's website states. Do you think this is a good practice? Vote in our poll and tell us why in the comments.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Marcian Newman who was last seen in Bensalem on Jan. 27, has been located by police.
Marcian Newman, the Bensalem man who was last seen on Jan. 27, has been located and is currently being detained in Philadelphia, police said. "He is currently detained in Philadelphia, under an alias name, on criminal charges related to an incident in Philadelphia," said Sgt. Andrew Aninsman of the Bensalem Township Police Department's Special Victim Unit. This news comes just a day after Patch spoke to Newman's mother, Sondra Yordy, who was seeking the community's help in locating her 35-year-old son who suffers from schizophrenia. At that time, Newman was last seen on Jan. 27 leaving his residence at 1928 Arrowood Dr. in Bensalem. Yordy said that it wasn't unusual for her son to leave the house to buy cigarettes or meet up with his …