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Maria Neels

I am a SAHM/WAHM with 3 little boys and a lot I do "on the side." I have two journalism degrees, one in photojournalism and another in multimedia web production, but mostly just love being a part of such a wonderful community. You can follow me on twitter @patchmaria11

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St. Andrew Craft Bazaar

St. Andrew Craft Bazaar

Local Ideas For Children's Birthday Parties

Local Ideas For Children's Birthday Parties

Whether your child likes ice cream or art, there are several fun ideas for local birthday celebrations.
Fun Activities For Kids: October

Fun Activities For Kids: October

Check out some fun indoor activities as temperatures start to drop.
Council Rock Combines Preschool Program

Council Rock Combines Preschool Program

Council Rock's preschool program teaches high school students and preschoolers alike. It will be held this year at Council Rock High School South only.
East Meets West At New Borough Spa

East Meets West At New Borough Spa

Spa Haven uses traditional and Chinese massage techniques as well as herbal infusions to help clients relax.
Fun Activities for Kids in September

Fun Activities for Kids in September

Fall is the perfect time to sign the kids up for soccer, swim lessons or music classes to keep them busy.
Fun Events For Kids: Week of August 15 to 19

Fun Events For Kids: Week of August 15 to 19

We have great rainy-day ideas as summer starts to wind down.
Fun Events For Kids: Week of August 8 to August 12

Fun Events For Kids: Week of August 8 to August 12

Free admission for kids to the Bucks County Zoo and fun week-long camps to keep kids active.
Fun Events For Kids: Week of Aug. 1 - Aug. 5

Fun Events For Kids: Week of Aug. 1 - Aug. 5

Attend a vacation bible school or learn how to create digital crafts as we transition into August.
Letters for Lemonade a Success

Letters for Lemonade a Success

Thanks to the effort of two Newtown siblings, hundreds of letters were collected for troops stationed overseas.
NAC Taekwondo Team Brings Home 22 Medals

NAC Taekwondo Team Brings Home 22 Medals

The Newtown Athletic Club Taekwondo team sent 17 members to the U.S. Nationals Junior Olympics this year.
Festival of Fears Moves to Thorpe Farm

Festival of Fears Moves to Thorpe Farm

The spooky Halloween-themed festival features a haunted hayride and corn maze. It will be open weekends in October.
Fun Events For Kids: Week of July 25 - July 29

Fun Events For Kids: Week of July 25 - July 29

Keep the kids occupied as we head into the dog days of summer! Children's theater and chemistry lessons help beat the heat.
BCCC Professor Pens History of Tyler Gardens

BCCC Professor Pens History of Tyler Gardens

A retired Bucks County Community College professor uncovered the history of the Tyler Gardens as he worked to restore them. His book on the history of the gardens was published this spring.
Fun Events For Kids: Week of July 18 - July 22

Fun Events For Kids: Week of July 18 - July 22

Check out the science programs for the kids or cool ideas to beat the heat!
Fun Events For Kids: Week of July 11 to July 15

Fun Events For Kids: Week of July 11 to July 15

From children's theater to movies galore, check out what's available (and inexpensive) for kids this week.
Fun Events For Kids: Week of July 5 to July 8

Fun Events For Kids: Week of July 5 to July 8

Check out local kid-friendly activities and events for this week.
Nationally-Recognized Children's Musician To Perform At First Fourth

Nationally-Recognized Children's Musician To Perform At First Fourth

Meg Russell has won awards and gained national recognition for her music, which teaches important lessons to children.