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Providing information: Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera recently shared high-level details on steps the state Department of Education is taking to ensure continuity of learning during COVID-19 school closures.

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➤ Continued from Page 1 In order to address these concerns, Rivera hosted a press call on Wednesday, March 25, during which he shared high-level details on steps the state Department of Education is taking to ensure continuity of learning. According to Rivera, the state’s 29 intermediate units, including Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22, are working with individual school districts to provide technical assistance and develop instructional plans for all students, including those with disabilities and English language learners. “We’re not waiting to see what ultimately happens week to week or month to month,” he said. “What we’re doing right now is engaging our intermediate units to create and support schools with plans.” The PDE is encouraging districts that are able to transition to online learning to do so as quickly as possible. Several, including Centennial School District, have already distributed devices to students. “We are strongly urging school districts to not wait and stand on the periphery, but to really engage students and provide education opportunities,” Rivera said. For districts that don’t have the resources to make this switch, Rivera said the PDE is working with Gov. Tom Wolf to utilize existing dollars to help areas with less access. Intermediate units are also stepping in to see how education can be provided if online learning is simply not an option. “We’re working really hard to not transfer a huge bulk of this cost to the school districts, especially our lowestresource districts,” he said. Rivera named the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network as a vital resource for those who are apprehensive about online education. Funded by the PDE, the PaTTAN provides tips and information on learning from home, especially for families of students with special needs. Details are available at pattan. net. “It requires flexibility, it requires collaboration, and finally, it requires a lot of communication between schools and families,” Rivera said. “We want to commend our educators who have been reaching out and speaking to April 1, 2020

parents and staying connected.” While Rivera said it’s a possibility that schools could be closed past April 6, the school year cannot legally be extended past June 30. The PDE will receive guidance from Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on whether the final weeks of school will be face-to-face or virtual. When asked about the fate of high school seniors, and whether they’ll be able to graduate on time, Rivera said these teens are a priority. “We put a full team on it to really identify and look at federal state law and work on a pathway to allow those kids to graduate this year,” he said. “We’re doing whatever we need to do to make sure those students are given the resources and the access they need to not only graduate, but graduate prepared as well. They’re at the top of our agenda.” Vonda Ramp, state director for child nutrition programs, spoke about efforts being taken to ensure students have access to breakfast and lunch during the closure. “We tend to forget that’s part of the normal school day, and now that the school schedule is disrupted, we realize how valuable those meals are for the students,” Ramp said, adding that many districts are offering grab-andgo meals. “We tremendously applaud the efforts and the hard work that our school nutrition directors and their staff are doing, as well as community organizations.” As the world works to navigate itself through this unprecedented public health crisis, Rivera, a parent of two school-aged children, shared a few final words. “These times are absolutely uncertain. These times are scary and I think as leaders, as educators, as parents and students, we can feel extremely vulnerable at this time,” he said. “But teachers have been doing extraordinary things with time and technology and the resources given to them, everything from video and checking in, to even driving down the streets to visit their students. Let’s continue to stand together. Let’s continue to work together. We’re going to make it through this.” •• The coronavirus situation continues to evolve on an hourly basis. Some of this information may have changed after ‘The Times’ went to print. Please check education.pa.gov/COVID19 for updates.

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Getting through together Bucks” to people who donated to Levittown’s ERA Food Pantry. These gift cards can be used at the sandwich shop once it reopens. With the pandemic most likely lasting longer than two weeks, Green has plans to launch a food truck and sell cheesesteaks to truckBy Samantha Bambino ers at rest stops. The Times “A few of my employees said they’d join in those efforts if that’s As the number of COVID-19 cases the route I’m going,” Green said. “I continues to rise exponentially across the gave them two weeks in the hopes country, regular life as we knew it seems to that the government would have a be turning into a distant memory. system in place for them after that This sentiment is especially true for in case it was to get worse. They local restaurant owners, who are greeted know that as soon as we get the by deserted tables rather than the usual thumbs up to come back to work, hustle and bustle of serving customers. we’ll come back to work.” Due to mitigation efforts by Gov. Tom As for Alex Nalbandian, owner Wolf to help stop the spread of the virus, of Iron Oven, located at 1134 Street eateries were forced to either shut down Road, Southampton, he’s pulling temporarily or quickly adapt to curbside strings with the restaurant’s distakeout and delivery. tributors to obtain coveted items for Despite having their own anxieties neighbors. about what the future holds for themselves “I keep seeing a lot of posts and their employees, several area restauabout how a lot of people can’t get rant owners are stuff like toilet paper, paper towels, taking steps to wipes. That stuff is hard to come by aid community right now,” he said. members during Those in need can let this public health Nalbandian know which items they emergency. require, including paper products A prime examand groceries, such as eggs and ple is Jason Green, meat. He’ll then place the order owner of Jay’s SOURCE: JAY’S STEAK & HOAGIE JOINT and let them know when it’s ready Steak & Hoagie Doing good: Jason Green, owner of to be picked up. Joint, located at Langhorne’s Jay’s Steak & Hoagie “Hopefully, as long as people 1205 Highland Joint, donated meat and other items need it, I can get it,” he said. Ave., Langhorne. to Parkland Community Church, Currently, Iron Oven is offering While many locawhich is collecting food to help indicurbside takeout and delivery, from tions are doing viduals who don’t want to leave their noon to 8 p.m., Monday through anything they can Sunday. homes. to keep operations “We’ve been wrestling with this running, Green every hour of every day, whether decided closing This decision to stay open or not. I’ve been doing everything I can,” his business’s SOURCE: IRON OVEN was a monetary Nalbandian said. “The whole world is in our boat, which doors and paying loss for Green, but I think that’s never happened before. It’s crazy. It really Helping others: Alex Nalbandian, owner of Southampton’s Iron his employees for that didn’t stop is crazy and something I never thought I’d see in my two weeks was the Oven, is utilizing the restaurant’s distributors to obtain coveted items him from giving life. We just have to get through it together. If we all just like toilet paper, paper towels and wipes for neighbors. smartest move. back. With the help each other, we’ll get there.” Two staff memprospect of some Visit facebook.com/JaysJoint/ and facebook.com/ bers are high-risk (one is 73 years old and another has food potentially going to waste, Green donated meat TheIronOvenRestaurant/ for more information. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), and others and other items to Parkland Community Church, which The coronavirus situation continues to evolve on an hourly reside with elderly parents. is collecting food to help individuals who don’t want to basis. Some of this information may have changed after ‘The “We figured it was for everyone’s best interest to leave their homes. Times’ went to print. Please check with individual businesses listen to what the government said and sit back and Additionally, Green distributed $1,000 in $5 “Jay for updates. •• breathe for two weeks,” Green said.

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ENTERTAINMENT TIMES NEWSPAPERS • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020

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There was certainly much to celebrate on the evening of Thursday, March 12, when Bristol Riverside Theatre welcomed patrons for the opening night of Cabaret - the final directorial project of BRT staple Keith Baker. Still, there was a clear sense of underlying nerves as the coronavirus, or COVID-19, began to sink its claws into American society. Ticket handlers wore gloves, pre-show murmurs discussed the closure of Disney World, and a handful of theater-goers came equipped with Lysol wipes. Founding director Susan D. Atkinson also announced there would be no post-show reception. While Cabaret is currently postponed, with hopes to reopen in midApril, those lucky enough to attend the production not only received three hours of pure entertainment, but a much-needed escape from the world outside - just like the characters seeking solace inside the Kit Kat Club in early 1930s Germany. Within seconds, the audience is launched headfirst into the somewhat raunchy world of the cabaret club, all thanks to Robb Sapp (Broadway’s Wicked and Shrek), who portrays the Emcee. Hands down, Sapp is the star of the show, boasting a mysteriously creepy yet hilariously over-the-top personality. Sapp flawlessly transitions from circus-esque ring leader to flamboyant drag queen, making surprise appearances throughout Cabaret. Audience members will find themselves smiling from ear-to-ear and laughing out loud during each one. As the Emcee, Sapp explains how, despite the rise of Nazi Germany, fears are forgotten inside the Kit Kat Club. “Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome,” he announces. “In here, life is beautiful.” And it certainly is, with its group of “Kit Kat Girls,” “Kit Kat Boys” and main act, the incomparable Sally ­­­8

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Leave your troubles outside Bristol Riverside celebrates successful opening of ‘Cabaret,’ performances postponed through April

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Willkommen: During “Cabaret,” the audience is launched headfirst into the somewhat raunchy world of the Kit Kat Club, all thanks to Robb Sapp, who portrays the Emcee. Sapp is the star of the show, boasting a mysteriously creepy yet hilariously over-the-top personality. Bowles, played by Lauren Molina (Broadway’s Sweeney Todd). On stage, Bowles is poised and powerful. But off-stage, the artist is all over the place, getting impregnated by random men and blowing her performance earnings on lavish clothing. Molina does a standup job at taking on the role, made famous by Liza Minnelli in the 1972 film. She shifts

from a hyper young girl with childish wonder and excitement to a professional musician, forcing the arms of theater-goers to break out in goosebumps during “Maybe This Time.” The love interest of Bowles is Cliff, played by Sean Thompson (a Northeast Philadelphia native who appeared in BRT’s Rumors), a newly arrived writer in Germany. Molina

and Thompson play off of each other well as they attempt to navigate romance and the real world, simultaneously. According to Baker, he purposefully created BRT’s version of Cabaret to be “rough” and “raw.” During the show, video footage of the nightmare happening outside the club is projected on the walls, forcing the audience to momentarily leave the coziness of Kit Kat behind. At times, the production is downright chilling, specifically during a scene featuring the Emcee and a record player. With only a spotlight on him, the eerie voice of a child sings “Tomorrow Belongs To Me,” an unsettling yet ear worm-inducing Nazi anthem. Overall, BRT’s take on Cabaret is extremely well-done, and is a perfect balance between a feel-good musical and examination of social apathy that is still relevant today. “I have wanted to share the brilliance of Cabaret with our audiences for a long time,” said Baker. “Cabaret is a true cautionary take about casual indifference that could happen anywhere, at any time, no matter what side of the aisle you find yourself on. Cabaret is just as relevant today as it was when it debuted in the 1960s. The events that truly shape our lives happen slowly, incrementally and often without awareness. This story is a timely examination of darker forces at work in Germany in the 1930s.” For ticket information, visit brtstage.org or email tickets@brtstage. org with questions. The coronavirus situation continues to evolve on an hourly basis. Some of this information may have changed after ‘The Times’ went to print. Please check with the theater for updates. •• April 1, 2020


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➤Bensalem Rotary teams up with Trifecta to distribute 3,800 grab-and-go bags to local children in need

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Unprecedented success: Over the span of five days, Feed the Kids provided bags of food to about 3,800 area children and families at a handful of locations.

By Samantha Bambino The Times

Christina Oyola can count on one hand the number of hours she slept during the week of March 16. But for her, the extreme fatigue felt after days of running on pure adrenaline was worth it. The Rotary Club of Bensalem secretary, in partnership with Trifecta Sporting Club owner Cindy Proll, launched Feed the Kids - an initiative to provide meals to local students in need during the COVID-19 school closure. Over the span of five days, Feed the Kids provided bags of food to about 3,800 area children and families at a handful of locations: Colonial Points, Bucks Meadow, Cedar Court Group, Country Commons and Top of the Ridge. Additionally, 14 boxes of groceries were hand-delivered to other residences. “It wasn’t even supposed to be this, that’s the amazing part about it,” Oyola said. Initially, Oyola wanted to conduct a small program on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 - the two days before the Bensalem Township School District commenced its grab-and-go breakfast and lunch offerings at each school site. Within minutes of posting a message on Facebook to gauge people’s interest, Proll reached out to Oyola, explaining how Trifecta, located at 4668 E. Bristol Road, Feasterville-Trevose, had more than enough space to accommodate her needs. April 1, 2020

After driving around the township for seven hours that weekend, asking businesses for donations, Oyola received an unprecedented amount of support. Countless food items were organized at Trifecta by a slew of volunteers on Sunday, March 15, and delivered to the designated locations the following day. According to Oyola, most of the developments were chosen because of the young residents’ reliance on school lunches. Many of their parents/guardians don’t own a car, so they’d have to walk along major roads to reach one of the schools for a free meal. By the end of Tuesday, Feed the Kids served nearly 2,000 children, all of whom Oyola said were extremely grateful. “We were realizing that these kids really have a need,” she said. “And not one person was rude, greedy or disrespectful.” In fact, it was quite the opposite. A number of parents cried tears of joy over being able to give their kids nourishment, while a teen attempted to return a bag to Oyola when she noticed her family was given one too many. Of course, Oyola declined the return. “If you have a need, that’s all we care about,” she said. All involved in Feed the Kids thought Tuesday was the final day of the project, so leftover donations were distributed to churches and homeless outreach organizations. However, thanks to continued food donations from area restaurants, and monetary donations from indi-

SOURCE: CHRISTINA OYOLA

Unified community: Thanks to continued food donations from area restaurants, and monetary donations from individuals through PayPal, Feed the Kids lasted for five days, rather than the expected three.

viduals through PayPal, the group’s efforts continued through Friday, March 20. “I’m still in awe of what we were able to accomplish,” Oyola said. “It wasn’t about anything but making sure people had food in their belly.” Oyola praised the Bensalem community for coming together for a cause with such little notice. “The people that signed up and the people that volunteered were so amazing and so kind,” she said. “There were enough Indians and enough chiefs in this whole week of the Feed the Kids project, that it ran almost seamlessly.” •• P02

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CNC Machinists Set Up/Operators for HI TECH MANUFACTURING OPPORTUNITY Swiss machinists set up/operators CNC Machinists 4 & 5 Axis experience Those with leadership experience welcome. Very competitive compensation for highly qualified applicants. Excellent manufacturing environment. Modern facility, latest equipment, ultra-clean. Prefer Email to hr@kv-inc.com • kv-inc.com Contact Sandie at 215-322-4044 General Employment

CNC Machinists Set Up/Operators for HI TECH MANUFACTURING OPPORTUNITY Swiss machinists set up/operators CNC Machinists 4 & 5 Axis experience Those with leadership experience welcome. Very competitive compensation for highly qualified applicants. Excellent manufacturing environment. Modern facility, latest equipment, ultra-clean. Prefer Email to hr@kv-inc.com • kv-inc.com Contact Sandie at 215-322-4044 General Employment

General Employment

ACCOUNT EXECUTUVE If you are not a college graduate or you do not have a lot of experience we still want you to apply. We are looking to train motivated individuals for fulfilling careers. 35 hour work week. No nights or weekends. Base salary plus commission. 401k plan with match & benefits. Current sales reps are earning... $50,000+ Contact Ed Carlson 215-791-7660 ASAP Email: ecarlson@ deltaproductsonline.com

FLAGGERS ($12.50/hr) Traffic Plan seeks Flaggers to set up and direct traffic around construction sites. A valid PA driver license and clean driving record a must, good pay and benefits. If interested please fill out an application at 510 Hertzog Blvd, King of Prussia, PA on MondayĘźs 9am - 12pm or online at trafficplan.com.

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