Towamencin Twp. Receives Grant Money For Fischer’s Park

Towamencin Township lands a grant through the Pennsylvania Greenways, Trails and Recreation program. Township Manager Rob Ford says, the Township will receive 170,000 dollars.

“This is a 340,000 dollar project and we’ll be doing work down at Fischer’s Park to replace some old playground equipment and do some work on the dam.

The playground will be split in two portions. One will serve children five and younger and the other is for children 6 to 11. The work is expected to begin in the early spring.  

Alzheimer’s Research Underway At 3 Universities in Pa.

Coping and living with Alzheimer’s Disease was the subject of discussion on Comment Please by Univest Monday, live from the West Main Diner in Lansdale. State Senator Bob Mensch says, a statewide Alzheimer’s Task Force includes research that’s being conducted at three universities in Pa  

”From Pitt and Penn and Penn State, there’s research underway and they say there’s likely to be some breakthroughs over the next ten years.”

It’s estimated that the combination of pa residents living with Alzheimer’s and dementia is close to 400,000

Consumer Advocate: Safer To Use Credit Card Instead of Debit When Shopping

The Director of the Bucks County Department of Consumer Affairs, Mike Bannon says, it’s safer to use the credit portion of your debit card.

“When you use your credit card and there is a dispute with the store where you made the purchase, you can file a compliant with the credit card company and they will help. Debit transactions can be dangerous because if someone gets your information they can clean out your account. Credit card companies will protect against theft.”

Bannon adds, the credit card portion also protects you from being ripped off if someone steals your information. Bannon was a guest on the AM Edition Tuesday morning.

New Leadership on Wissahickon School Board

The Wissahickon School Board has selected new leaders.   It happened during a reorganization meeting Monday night.   Board Member Charles McIntyre was chosen president by the other eight members of the board.   Burunda Prince-Jones was selected vice president.   The winners of the election last month were also sworn-in at the reorganization meeting.   Newcomers Sherri Becker, Tracie Walsh, Ron Stoloff and Joe Honeycutt all took the oath of office during a ceremony presided over by Montgomery County Judge Arthur Tilson.  

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