Warminster Township Recreation Directory FREE publication from the Warminster Parks & Recreation Department
Parks & Recreation is Moving in the Right Direction! Fall Special Event Schedule Heaviest Tomato Contest Aug. 1-Sept. 20 Fall Golf Scramble Mon, Oct. 14 Basket Bingo Fri, Feb 21
TRY SOMETHING NEW! Tabata Boot Camp & “Express” Workouts Health & Wellness Workshops Belly, Square & Ballroom Dance Gymnastics Zumba Gold Toning Anechoic Antenna Workshop Calligraphy Youth Sports Skills
Come Check Out Our New Park & Rec Offices @ Warminster Community Park, 1100 Veterans Way! Providing Information on Your Community and Its Services Community Info. Contact Numbers (sport/civic) Emergency Services Five Ponds Golf Club Forms From the Manager General Info. & Registration Hobbies Hospital News @ Warminster Library
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From the Township Manager TOWNSHIP OF WARMINSTER Board of Supervisors • Leo I. Quinn III, Chair • Thomas E. Panzer, Vice-Chair • Frank Feinberg, Treasurer • Mark McKee, Member • Daniel J. McPhillips, Secretary Township Manager • Richard J. Manfredi The Township Board of Supervisors is charged by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with, among other things, the general governance of the Township and the execution of Left to right: Frank Feinberg, Mark McKee, Daniel legislative, executive and administrative J. McPhillips, Leo I. Quinn III, Thomas E. Panzer powers in order to ensure sound fiscal management and to secure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township.
Warminster Township has been moving toward more environmentally sustainable and cost reducing practices, such as using “going paperless” with as many office practices as possible, and soon we will begin publishing an electronic newsletter. This e-newsletter will come in a new format, which will be readily accessible through our Website, and delivered to the e mail boxes of any Township resident or taxpayer who signs up for the newsletter. The e-newsletter will be fully downloadable for those residents who still enjoy reading a physical paper and wish to print and read a paper copy. Because many people still prefer print versus digital, the programs that are published in this parks and recreation directory will continue to be published as a print version, provided it remains economically and environmentally feasible to do so. As you may have already read or heard, Leo Quinn, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, on behalf of the Board, at the July public meeting the Board of Supervisors signed over the deed for the Hart School and former WREC to the Centennial School District. The WREC (Warminster Recreation and Education Center) at WCP (Warminster Community Park) is now completely operational and we continue to work toward securing funding for a multipurpose facility at WCP. We are continuing to work hard across all functions and operations to assure we are providing quality services in the most effective manner, and will continue to do so. As always we are interested in hearing what is important to you, so please feel free to share your thoughts and ideas with us. Thank you and All the best, Richard J. Manfredi Township Manager 2
General Information PARK AND RECREATION RELOCATES TO WARMINSTER COMMUNITY PARK In late May, the Parks & Recreation Department made the transition to our new offices at 1100 Veterans Way in Warminster Community Park (WCP). Located just off the main parking lot in the beige building, many of the services that were offered at the old WREC are now available at our new site as well. The 2800 sq. ft. facility houses our offices, a fitness studio and a small meeting/classroom. Although our space is limited, we have been able to partner with many area businesses and the school district to continue to provide community programs to the residents. Please take a moment to come visit us at our new location!
PARKS & RECREATION HOURS* Parks & Recreation Office: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM WREC @ WCP: Mon-Thu, 8:00 AM-9:00 PM Fri, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Weekend hours during programs & special events. *Hours subject to change without notice.
WEATHER CANCELLATIONS & EMERGENCIES For weather closings and program cancellations, listen to KYW News Radio, 1060 AM, Fox 29 News or check Channels 22 or 45, or the Township website at www.warminstertownship.org. Just listen or watch for our name and message! We are unable to give refunds or credit for emergency or weather-related cancellations, or other circumstances beyond our control. However, we will make every possible attempt to reschedule the class or program.
Holidays – All Township offices closed • Labor Day – Sat-Mon, Aug 31-Sep. 2 • Veteran’s Day – Sat-Mon, Nov. 9-11 • Thanksgiving - Thu-Sun, Nov. 28-Dec. 1 • Christmas – Wed, Dec. 25 • New Year’s – Wed, Jan. 1
ACCESSIBILITY Warminster Parks & Recreation recognizes the importance of recreation for everyone. Many of our facilities are barrier free. We will, to the best of our ability, adapt our parks, programs, trips, and special events to make them accessible to persons with special needs. We invite physically challenged persons, and caregivers for the mentally challenged, to let us know what kinds of adaptations we can make so that as many people as possible can enjoy quality leisure services.
PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT • Karen Whitney, Director • Kathleen McDonough, Asst. Director • Renae Stecklein, Reception • Bill Martin, Rec. Assistant • Mike Cummings, Park Foreman • Ken Hauser, Park Maint. • Jim Lachman, Park Maint.
PARK & RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE Darlene Baker, Claudia Eisenmann-Quinn, Mike Gilman, Charlie Morgan, Michelle Myers, John Pulkowski, Philip Zucker
• TDD for the Hearing & Speech Impaired: We can be reached by contacting the Pennsylvania telephone relay service at (800) 654-5984. • Sports for Individuals with Disabilities Information on organizations serving physically challenged athletes are available at these websites: www.dsusa.org; www.disabledworld.com/sports; www.dasasports.org; www.mageerehab.org; or search: Disabled Sports.
PARK COMMITTEE MEETINGS The Park & Recreation Advisory Committee meets quarterly on the first Wednesday of the designated month at the WREC@WCP, 1100 Veterans Way, Warminster at 6:30 PM. Call (215)443-5428 for an agenda. 3
Registration GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR PROGRAMS & TRIPS REGISTER EARLY! Registration is taken on a first come, first served basis. We reserve the right to cancel any trip, program or activity due to insufficient registration. If a class does not have sufficient registration one week (trips32 days) prior to the beginning of the program, it will be cancelled. Don't wait until the last minute to register! PROGRAM PAYMENT: Due in full at time of registration. TRIP PAYMENT: 50% due at time of registration. Final payment due 30 days before trip. Check deposit deadlines for trip registration & the refund policy. PHONE-IN: (215) 443-5428. FAX-IN: (215) 957-2337 Registration taken over the phone or fax must be paid for by Visa, MasterCard or Discover. We do not accept American Express. WALK-IN: If you register in person, you may pay by Debit card, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks (made payable to Warminster Township) or money order.
MAIL-IN: Download registration or membership forms from the website, and mail to Parks & Rec, 1100 Veterans Way, Warminster, PA 18974. Mail-in registration & membership forms are processed at random on the day received. Membership & registration fees may be included on the same check. ON-LINE: Now available 24/7! Please use our on-line system to sign up for your favorite program. You must create an account in order to use this feature. Some special discounts and programs may not be available for on-line registration. Check it out at www.warminstertownship.org.
REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION: Your cancelled check is your receipt. If you pay by phone with Visa, MasterCard or Discover, you will receive your receipt in the mail. If you are paying by mail and you would like a receipt, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your registration. If you register on-line, look for an email receipt. RETURNED CHECKS: Individuals whose checks are returned to us when they do not clear the bank will be charged an additional fee of $25 cash and must pay for the returned transaction in cash as well. PARTICIPATION: No news is good news. Unless you are contacted by the Parks & Recreation Department because the program is full, cancelled or there is a change, report to the program as scheduled. In some cases we will try to wait until the last minute before cancelling. PARENTS: If your children are the participants, please check in with the instructor on the first day of the program. WAIVERS: Some programs and classes will require that participants (or their parents) complete and sign a medical release and liability waiver. REFUNDS: There are no make-ups, pro-rating or refunds for missed classes/trips. Full refunds will be given only if the Department cancels a program/trip. All other refunds are subject to a $10 administrative fee. Refunds for programs/trips over $30 will be given to participants who withdraw at least 2 weeks prior to a class/trip. Within two weeks, refunds for class/trip cancellations will be given if a replacement is found. Persons canceling last minute due to emergency or illness, or programs under $30 will be given program credits. Refund checks may take up to 4-6 weeks to process.Â SENIOR DISCOUNT: Resident & non-resident seniors (60+) will receive a $5 discount off the resident or non-resident registration fees on most programs sponsored by Parks and Recreation above $51. You must tell us at the time of registration that you are a senior. This discount cannot be combined with memberships and/or other discounts. Senior Discount does not include certain programs & trips, discount tickets, Special Events, or material/supply fees. Community organization programs are not included in the discount. MEMBERSHIP: NOW AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS & NON-RESIDENTS! All area residents and non-residents can become members of the WREC. Yearly membership fees are as follows: Family-$30/year, Couple-$25/year & Individual-$20/year. Membership fee includes a $5 discount on department programs $31-$50 and a $10 discount on department programs over $51 unless otherwise noted (some programs may be excluded including, but not limited to, discount tickets, special events, off site programs, overnight trips and community organization programs). Members of the WREC who are non-residents will receive membership discounts on non-resident rates. Become a member today; download the form from the Township website. RESIDENCY: To be considered a Warminster resident, you must own or rent residential property within the Warminster boundaries of Valley, Bristol, County Line and Davisville Roads. All others, including residents of Warwick, Ivyland, Stover Mill, Country Crossing, Poets Walk and Hartsville with a Warminster zip code are not considered Warminster residents and will be charged non-resident fees, regardless of who signs up and pays for the program, trip or activity. Thank you for your understanding of our resident policy. R=Resident NR=Non-resident
News & Notes THANK YOU The Parks & Recreation Department would like to extend special thanks to those groups, businesses, and individuals who have contributed to our special events and classes, and also to those who have donated their time, muscle, energy, or materials and supplies. Thank you everyone! We could not have done it without YOU! WREC Staff Park Board Members Voicenet Patricia Stewart Bucks County Parks & Recreation Freedom Credit Union Dairy Queen of Southampton Summer Seasonal Staff
Centennial School District Staff John Stanfield Hartsville Fire Company Warminster Fire Dept. Warminster Pioneers Warminster Baseball & Softball Assoc. Warminster Soccer Club Hatboro Federal Savings
Joe Meehan Dave Armstrong Dottie Anderson Mike Katz Automotive Training Center Students Public Works Department Warminster Police K-9
DONATIONS & GRANTS APPRECIATED! The Parks & Recreation Department would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for recent donations and assistance: Centennial School District, Voicenet, Feeney’s Wholesale Nursery, Nancy’s Farm, Sullivan Scrap and Rich Grandfield Tree Service.
NRPA VISIT A PARK DAY! The National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) is pleased to announce that Visit a Park Day will be Friday, October 5, 2013. The public is encouraged to set aside unnecessary obligations on October 5 and take time to visit a local, state, regional, or national park and enjoy the many benefits of these locations. Come Out & Play!
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Instructors of all types are needed to expand day and evening programs. Certified Fitness, Pilates and Yoga Instructors are needed as substitutes and to expand our Mix & Match program. Call for more information. Seasonal & WREC staff - Applications are accepted starting January 1 for summer employment and evenings or weekends throughout the year. For info & an application, call (215)443-5428 or download one from the Township website.
STAY IN THE KNOW Get your email notifications! Use your QR scanner from your phone on the image below and sign up for eNews from Parks and Recreation. Or go to our website and sign up. ADVERTISE YOUR ORGANIZATION ON WARMINSTER’S COMMUNITY GATEWAY: The Township invites all community civic and sport organizations to place their symbol on our community “gateway” sign located at County Line and York Roads. Symbols should be no larger than 16 inches in diameter. For more information, please contact Karen at the Parks & Recreation office: (215)443-5428.
GOT A PROGRAM, TRIP OR TOUR IDEA? We are always on the lookout for new classes and programs to offer our residents. If you have an idea for a trip or program, and/or wish to become an instructor, please don’t hesitate to call us @ (215) 443-5428. DISCOUNT SKI TICKETS . . . . . Available at the WREC@WCP (after Thanksgiving)! Discount tickets will be available in the Parks & Recreation Office for area ski resorts. Buy tickets before you go, avoid waiting in line and save BIG $$$. Tickets are available to Jack Frost/Big Boulder, Camelback, Spring, Elk, and Blue Mountain to name a few! Unused tickets are not refundable. Tickets may be purchased with money order, debit or charge (no cash/checks), Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM only! Please call (215) 443-5428 for info.
REGISTER 24/7 The Parks and Recreation Department is now open 24/7 for on-line registration. Register for most programs and see what’s new from the comfort of your home! Check out the web site for details at www.warminstertownship.org/recreation.
News & Notes KEEP PA BEAUTIFUL Parks & Recreation would like to thank employees from PECO and Fed-EX, boy scouts, girls scouts and local resident volunteers during the “Think Global, Volunteer Local” Earth Day, April 23, 2013 program. These individuals participated in the Keep PA Clean program by mulching and planting, weeding flower beds, and collecting trash in the park system. Thank You ALL for Your Contribution! WE SAY GOODBYE TO A GOOD FRIEND On August 6, 2013, the Warminster community lost Jim Dunn, a 25-year member of the Park, Recreation and Conservation Board and numerous other sport and civic organizations. Jim was always a strong supporter of the Parks and Recreation Department and staff, and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out his wife, Helen; sons Sean (Maribel) and Brian; family members, and countless friends. AND THE WINNER IS… On Sunday, May 19, 2013, Parks and Recreation held their 18th Annual Rubber Ducky Regatta. The weather was rainy and overcast but that did not prevent 50+ people from attending. Skies cleared just long enough for us to see all ducks cross the finish line. Special thanks to event sponsors: Freedom Credit Union as well as to A-1 Pest Control and CP Printing. Winners of the day were 1st and last–Greg Hucklebridge (61/70); 2nd-Chris Laskowski (475); 3rd-Ashley Mullen (319); 4th-Ellie Mikle (209). Thanks to our ducky marshals and volunteers: Darlene Baker, Julie Baker, Mike Gilman, Bill Martin, Michelle Myers & Renae Stecklein. KIDS FATHER’S DAY FISHING DERBY Over 100 children participated in the annual Father’s Day Fishing Derby at Peace Valley Park in June. Due to our generous sponsors, many prizes were provided. Special thanks to the communities and the organizations that sponsor this popular family event! THANK YOU CENTENNIAL! Although our summer program has come to a close, we’d like to thank the Centennial School District, principals, transportation and building staff, for hosting our summer camp and swimming programs in the Warminster area schools and the parents and children who participated.
EAGLE SCOUT/GOLD STAR PROJECTS For troops looking for community service hours, we still need assistance with the storm water protection project. In accordance with DEP regulations, all of the storm water drains in the municipality need to be marked or stenciled with “no dumping”. Any troop or Eagle Scout interested in this project for community service should contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (215)4435428 as soon as possible.
BARK PARK NEWS Just a reminder to all Bark Park members… registration for 2014 membership will begin in mid-December. If you are already registered, you need to update your paperwork, dog license and rabies info after January 1, 2014. For those new to the park, completion of an application, current dog license and rabies certificate and attendance at a Bark Park workshop is required to get a Paw Pass. Applicants will receive electronic Paw Pass key cards for annual fees (Jan.-Dec.) of $25/Warminster resident household/year ($35/NR). For more information on registration, regulations and class dates check out the website @ www.warminstertownship.org/barkpark.
WCP HOSTS UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS Everyone is invited to participate in some of the fabulous fundraisers being held this fall at Warminster Community Park. Many of these non-profit organizations could use your support! 9/08 – Miles for Kyle (KGQscholarship@gmail.com) 9/15 – Carol for Heart 5K(www.CarolForHeart.org) 9/21 – Gilda’s Alex Boyes 5K (www.gildasclubdelval.org) 9/28 – Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue (www.siberescue.com) 10/5 – Paws for Life – Gilda’s Club (www.gildasclubdelval.org) 10/6 – SCCA Rally 10/13 – Crypt Kickers 5K 10/19 – Craven Hall 5K(www.craven-hall.org) 10/20 – Ford V-8 Specialty & Antique Car Show 10/27 - SCCA Rally LOST and FOUND Now that our summer programs are over, towels, swim goggles, clothing, lunch boxes, etc., have “found” their way to the WREC@WCP. If you think you have lost something at any of our summer program sites, please feel free to stop by the WREC and check out our lost and found. All items not claimed by October 1, 2013 will be given to a local charity. PERENNIALS FOR PARKS If you are dividing your perennials this fall, why not donate your "discards" to the Parks Department to improve our park landscaping. Just drop off marked plants at the WREC@WCP between September 15 and October 30 and we’ll plant them. Or if you wish to help and install them yourself, just call (215) 443-5428 and we’ll provide guidelines for where to plant in the parks. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS, INSTRUCTORS & NEW PROGRAM IDEAS NEEDED Even though we have reduced our programming space, we constantly seek to expand our programming to the community. Therefore, we are looking for community partners and instructors to teach interesting or fun programs. These can be geared toward any age and address any area - hobbies, fitness, personal health, or finance, cultural or theater arts, etc. – the possibilities are endless! If you have a talent or skill that you would like to share with others, please contact us. Instructors, especially those working with youth, will be required to have background checks. WARMINSTER SKATE SPOT SEEKS ADVERTISING & SPONSORSHIP SUPPORT The Skate Spot Committee continues the advertising campaign to raise funds to purchase more equipment at the Skate Spot. They have also teamed up with the Friends of Warminster Parks to increase its sponsorship opportunities so that the Skate Spot at Munro Park may be expanded with new equipment. Join the organizations, businesses and families that have already donated to this worthy cause. If you would like more information about this park or the fund raising efforts, please call (215) 443-5428 or check out the website: www.warminstertownship.org/skatespot.
Special Events WARMINSTER DAY & TOUCH A TRUCK CANCELLED Due to scheduling and event participant complications, the 2013 Warminster Day and Touch a Truck events are being reconsidered and will not be held on the previously advertised dates – September 7 and October 26. We are developing a new event to celebrate Warminster and will publish all the details as the program develops. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
FARM FRESH FALL PRODUCE WITH WIMER’S ORGANICS Due to the tremendous success of our partnership with Wimer’s Organics during the summer, Warminster Parks & Recreation will continue to bring fresh organic produce to the community though the fall, with Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). In a CSA, a farmer offers a number of "shares" which typically consists of a box of produce to the public. Interested consumers purchase a share and in return receive a box of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season. We are proud to be the exclusive CSA host site of Bucks County for Wimer’s Organics. Each share box will averages at least 8 items, but will vary as the harvest dictates. A Weekly Share is expected to feed 2-4 people. Weekly Share members receive a 16”x12” box every week. Biweekly Share members receive a 16”x12” box every other week. Fall Season Share: 12 weeks – September through November Egg and Yogurt Shares available upon request. 2013 Share Prices: • Fall Weekly Vegetable Share (12 boxes): $390.00 • Fall Biweekly Vegetable Share (6 Boxes): $200.00 Sign up early to reserve your share. Additional information can be found and shares may be purchased through the WREC or online @ www.wimersorganics.com Share Pickup will be at the WREC@WCP- Wednesdays between 4:30-8:00 PM Many factors, especially weather, determine what crops are grown and included in a share. The contents of the boxes are the responsibility of the CSA farmers. Warminster Parks has no control over what kinds of produce are delivered each week and is providing this as a service to area residents by making available a pickup location for the CSA.
HEAVIEST TOMATO CONTEST August 1-September 20, 2013 Residents of Bucks and Montgomery Counties are invited to participate in the WREC’s annual Heaviest Tomato Contest. If you have a tomato that’s ripe, not rotten, and would like to enter it in our contest, stop by the WREC, Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM to weigh in your champ. A prize will be awarded to the winner. Good luck to everyone!
“SEND A KID TO CAMP” FALL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF SCRAMBLE Monday, October 14, 2013 (Columbus Day!) Shotgun Outing starts at 9 AM Held at Warminster's Five Ponds Golf Club Fees: $110/golfer $425/foursome (if register & pay by Sept. 20) Parks & Recreation and Gilmore & Associates will host their annual Best Ball Scholarship Golf Outing! This outing is Golfer-friendly and a ton-o-fun and raises funds for summer camp scholarships. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for tee signs, courtesy cart and lunch sponsors. Hole in One Prizes are being provided by the Chapman Auto Group. Call for information and entry forms: (215) 443-5428. Sign up online!
TREE CHIPPING PROGRAM Don’t forget about our Christmas Tree Chipping Program. Recycle your Christmas tree after the holidays. Parks & Recreation will chip it and use chips for park trails. If we get a huge pile, residents are welcome to take some home for your garden. Don’t forget to remove decorations before drop off. Drop off trees at WCP in the designated area of the parking lot from Dec. 26, 2013-Jan. 31, 2014.
WINE & CHEESE BASKET BINGO! Featuring Longaberger® Basket Prizes & Raffles Friday, February 21, 2014 @ Five Ponds Golf Club, 1225 W Street Rd Bingo games begin at 7:00 PM DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM Tickets: $40 in advance, or $45 at the door (if available) Tickets include - 20 games of Bingo with chef’s choice hors’ d’ouvre buffet and beer & wine bar from 6:309:30 PM. (Must be 21 to Play/Enter). No outside food or beverage will be permitted in the clubhouse. Parks and Recreation is sponsoring our annual Wine & Cheese Basket Bingo party! Proceeds from this fun night will benefit the WREC building fund for Warminster Community Park. Prizes will include Longaberger® feature and retired baskets, as well as products from the regular line. Space is limited and sells out fast! Order tickets now by calling (215) 443-5428 or download a registration form at www.warminstertownship.org. Must be 21 to participate w/ proof of ID. If you would like to sponsor a basket or make a donation towards the purchase of a basket to be used as a prize, please call the Parks & Recreation office at (215) 443-5428.
DON’T FORGET OUR FITNESS OPEN HOUSE! Come learn more about our fitness programs during the first week of each new session (Sept 3 or Nov 4)! We invite you to take a class(es) and chose which ones best suits your fitness needs. 9
Youth and Teen YOUNG REMBRANDTS ART CLASSES (no member discount) Pre-School Drawing Session 1: Sat, Sep. 14-Oct. 12 Session 2: Sat, Oct. 19-Nov. 23 (no class 11/9) Session 3: Sat., Dec. 7-Jan. 11
KIDS’ ONE DAY WORKSHOPS Afternoon craft workshops for children ages 3-6 held one Tuesday in October and December. Parents are welcome to stay and lend a hand, but it is not required. Fee includes materials, instruction, and snack. Please let us know of any food allergies or diet restrictions at the time of registration. Some projects are messy - please dress appropriately or bring an art shirt. Class size is limited - pre-registration is required. New day! PLEASE NOTE DATES! Dates: Tue, Oct. 8; Dec. 17 Time: 4:30–6:00 PM Fee: $12/child/class or 2 classes for $20/child
(no class 12/28)
Time: 9:00-9:45 AM NEW! Session 4: Wed, Sep. 18-Oct. 16 Session 5: Wed, Oct. 23-Nov. 20 Session 6: Wed, Dec. 4-Jan. 15 (no class 12/25; 1/1) Time: 1:00-2:00 PM Ages: 4-6 Fees: $65/R $70/NR Encourage your preschooler’s enthusiasm for art. This fall, Young Rembrandts introduces drawing lessons that will excite the budding artist! All classes held at WREC@WCP.
October – Pumpkin Bats – Tiny pumpkins will be transformed into some of the cutest bats ever. December – Clay Pot Menorah or Tree -These will take a lot of painting and a little patience, but the results are worth the work! Please specify Hanukkah or Christmas.
Elementary Drawing Session 1: Sat, Sep. 14-Oct. 12 Session 2: Sat, Oct. 19-Nov. 23 (no class 11/9) Session 3: Sat, Dec. 7-Jan. 11 (no class 12/28) Time: 10:00-11:00 AM Ages: 7-14 Fees: $65/R $70/NR Our drawing lessons will encompass a fascinating world of color, pattern, and design. Students will strengthen their marker rendering skills and work on an illustration that introduces them to warm and cool colors.
MUNCHKIN TIME Pre-schoolers, ages 2 and 3, with an adult helper, are invited to join Miss Kathie for fun and crafts in October and December. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fee includes materials, instruction, and snack. Please let us know of any food allergies or diet restrictions at the time of registration. Some projects can be messy - please dress appropriately or bring an art shirt. Pre-registration is required - class size is limited! New days and times! Please specify WEDNESDAY MORNING OR THURSDAY EVENING when registering.
Cartooning Classes Session 1: Sat, Sep. 14-Oct. 12 Session 2: Sat, Oct. 19-Nov. 23 (no class 11/9) Session 3: Sat., Dec. 7-Jan. 11 (no class 12/28) Time: 11:15 AM-12:15 PM NEW! Session 4: Thu, Sep. 19-Oct. 17 Session 5: Thu, Oct. 24-Nov. 21 Session 6: Thu, Dec. 5-Jan. 9 (no class 12/26) Time: 5:00-6:00 PM Ages: 8-14 Fees: $65/R $70/NR Does your child have a great sense of humor to complement his or her artistic skills? If so, he or she will love this class. We’ll be drawing lively party animals and personifying ordinary school items among other projects. Give your child the gift of learning and artistry!
Dates/Times: Wed, Oct. 9; Dec. 18 /10:30-11:30 AM Thu, Oct. 10; Dec. 19 / 6:15-7:15 PM Fees: $10/child/class or 2 classes for $16/child October – Fuzzy Bats – We’ll use fuzzy boas to make these fun bats. December – Cookie Cutter Decorations Cookie cutters will be the start of these fun decorations. Please specify Christmas or Hanukkah. Class size limited CHILDREN MAKING MUSIC Session 1: Tue, Sep. 17-Oct. 22 Time: 10:30-11:15 AM Fees: $70/R $75/NR Location: Warminster Free Library. Children Making Music is a fun, interactive music program for parent and child (ages 6 mos. to 4 yrs). There is lots of singing, moving to music, playing rhythm instruments and having an enjoyable musical experience. 10
CALLIGRAPHY FOR KIDS The Gothic Letter Date: Mon, Oct. 28 Time: 4:30-6:30 PM Ages: 11-16 Fees: $45/R $50/NR Location: WREC@WCP Thanks to Harry Potter, the Gothic letter has gained some new attention. In a simple workshop, students may select one letter of choice to draw and decorate. The goal is to create a letter on 5 x 7 art paper that they can easily reproduce and have fun with. Includes materials kit. Instructor: Linda Carol Arts
TENNIS Learn, Practice & Play Program implements the game-based approach to teaching tennis and the QuickStart format—the fast and fun way to learn tennis and/or improve your game. Emphasis is on fun, fitness, friends and play. Loaner racquets are available. Session size is limited. To register call 215-322-7020 or visit www.buckscountytennis.usta.com. Recommended ages: Pee Wee 4-6 and Little Aces 7-9. Instructors: Bucks County Tennis Association (registered member of the USTA) Date: Mon, Sep. 9-Oct. 7 Location: Log College Park Pee Wees: 5:15-6:00 PM Fees: $60/R $65/NR Little Aces: 6:00-7:00 PM Fees: $65/R $70/NR
The Zentangle A Doodle Workshop for Families Date: Wed, Oct 16 Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Ages: 10-100 Fees: $45/R $50/NR Location: WREC@WCP Everyone loves to doodle. This workshop will help the wandering mind organize random doodles into a beautiful design. The Zentangle was developed by a well known lettering artist and has gained fast popularity for everyone young at heart. These finished designs are 4 x 4” fun for reproduction and framing. Includes materials kit. Instructor: Linda Carol Arts
TEEN-FIT 45-MINUTE COUNTDOWN! Days: Tue & Thu Session 1: Sep. 24-Oct. 17 Session 2: Oct. 22-Nov. 19 (no class Oct. 31) Time: 4:30-5:15 PM Fees: $35/R $45/NR Ages: 11-14 Location: WREC@WCP Class will keep your young teen moving! Geared for ages 11-14 and not involved in organized sports. New workouts designed for each class may use obstacle courses and body weight exercises with park workout stations to create a circuit style class that is fun and engaging. Class objective is to get kids moving and create healthy lifestyle habits!
MOMMY AND ME YOGA Date: Mon, Oct. 21-Dec 2 (no class 11/11) Time: 10:30-11:15 AM Fees: $40/R $45/NR Location: WREC@WCP Whether you're just looking for something fun to do with your toddler or you want to get them started on yoga at an early age, Mommy and Me yoga offers a great opportunity for bonding, interacting, and even relaxing with your little one. Many of the techniques used in class can easily be duplicated at home to ease boredom on a rainy day or calm a tantrum that spins out of control. For walking tots, ages 2-4. Please no more than 2 children per parent. Bring a mat, if you have one. Please note: We do not have babysitting available for siblings not enrolled in class. Instructor: Maria VanderVliet
MINI BASEBALL BASICS Date: Tue & Thu, Oct. 1-Oct. 10 Time: 4:30-5:15 PM Fees: $20/R $25/NR Ages: 4-7 Location: Munro Park Basketball Court Too young for Fall Ball? Come to the park for fun skill building baseball games. Coach Terry will work on throwing, catching and hitting while playing various games with our littlest leaguers. On the last day Coach will take our ballplayers to the 90ft Diamond to get a feel of what it’s like to be a big leaguer. Bring a glove and water bottle.
MINI BASKETBALL BASICS Date: Mon & Wed, Nov. 4-18 (no class 11/11) Time: 4:30-5:15 PM Fees: $20/R $25/NR Ages: 4-6 Is your child too young to participate in this year's basketball league? Here is a program just for him/her to learn the game before they start to play. Coach Dan will teach some basic skills and rules of the game so that your child has a head start before enrolling in a basketball league. 11
Youth and Teen BASKETBALL BASICS with Coach Dan Date: Mon & Wed, Dec. 2-11 Time: 4:30-5:15 PM Fees: $20/R $25/NR Ages: 7-10 If your child wants to learn more basketball skills in preparation for the upcoming season, this workshop is not to be missed! Shooting, dribbling, passing and defending will be part of our fun "learn by playing" approach. GYMNASTIC BASICS Session 1: Fri; Sep. 13-Oct. 25 Session 2: Sat; Sep. 14-Oct. 26 Session 3: Fri; Nov. 1-Dec. 13 Session 4: Sat; Nov. 2-Dec. 14 Time: 4:45-5:30 PM or 5:45-6:30 PM Time: 10:00-10:45 AM or 11:00-11:45 PM Ages: 4 and up Cost: $75/R $85/NR Jump and tumble with us as we offer basic gymnastic lessons from Airborne Gymnastics. Classes are designed to get your child interested in the sport of gymnastics and have fun while learning the basic skills. Lessons are held at Airborne Gymnastics “BIG” gym, 1537 Campus Dr.
LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAMS Bucks County Ice Sport Center in Warminster has teamed up with Parks & Recreation to offer 7week sessions starting on September 10th of ice skating or hockey lessons for youth ages 3 and above. All classes held at BC Ice Sports, 1185 York Road There are no makeup classes or member discounts. Session dates run continuously and are subject to change. For either class, call to register: (215) 443-5428. Figure Skating Lessons Tue @ 4:30-5:30 PM; Thu @ 4:30-5:30 PM or Sat @ 10:40-11:40 AM Fees: $110/person/session for 7 weeks Figure Skating lessons include a half-hour group lesson and a half hour of practice each week. Skate rental & USFSA Basic Skills Package are included. On first day of class, participants should arrive at the rink a half hour early for on-ice class assignment and orientation.
Beginner Hockey: 3 on 3 Sat @ 10:00-11:00 AM Fees: $130/person for 7 weeks Ice Hockey participants should have some minimal skating experience. It is important to learn the basics of hockey skating before one can hope to handle the stick and puck on the ice. Each class will be broken into 3 separate skill sections - skating; stick handling & puck control; and organized scrimmage. Minimum equipment required: Hockey skates, USFSA approved helmet w/face mask, mouth guard, hockey gloves, elbow pads, shin pads, & stick.
DRIVER EDUCATION Combined On-Line Theory & Behind the Wheel Driving: $490 - Save $100! On-line Theory Only (30 hrs) - $200 Behind the Wheel (6 hrs) - $65/hr Parks & Recreation has teamed up with Urbanek's Driving School to offer this valuable program. In the 30-hour on-line theory program, students will cover the Pennsylvania driver's manual and all phases of defensive driving. Completion of 30-hr theory course and 6-hours of on-the-road driving instruction may make the beginning driver eligible for reduced insurance rates. Students do not need a permit or license to begin this theory course (minimum age:15). Urbanek's Driving School is State approved through the Department of Education. Driving school website is www.urbsdrivingschool.com. (No member discounts) 12
Sports and Fitness FITNESS CLASS INFO - Fitness class participants register for each session. If you miss a Mix & Match class you are welcome to make it up at another class during the same session. "Make-ups" may not be carried into later sessions. No pro-rating, credits or refunds are issued for missed classes. In order to optimize the group exercise schedule, the Department reserves the right to cancel classes for which there is not enough participation. Class attendance will be continuously monitored and classes canceled for those with minimal attendance. Classes are for persons 16 years and older. Certified Instructors: Amber, Barbara, Diana, Ellen, Kathy, Melinda & Tracey. MIX & MATCH FITNESS Q: What is Mix and Match? A: Mix and Match allows you to switch up your fitness routine. So, if you sign up for two classes a week, that means you can take any of the classes below, twice in each week of the session. There is no need to worry about missing a workout, because you can make it up in another class. FALL MIX & MATCH SCHEDULE at the WREC @ WCP, 1100 Veterans Way With space limited at the new Fitness Studio at the WREC @ WCP, we may need to limit the number of persons enrolled in each class but will make every effort to allow participants to switch from one program to another. Session 5: Mon-Sat: Sep. 3-Oct. 26 - Makeup Week: Oct. 28-Nov. 2 Session 6: Mon-Sat, Nov 4 - Jan 11 - No class 11/9; 11/11; 11/28; 11/29; 11/30; 12/24; 12/25; 12/31; 1/1 - Makeup Week Jan 13-18 OPEN HOUSE – Come learn more about our fitness programs during the first week of each new session! We invite you to take a class(es) and chose which ones best suits your fitness needs.
Cardio and Sculpt Interval Challenge Tue/Thu: 9:30-10:30 AM Tue/Thu: 6:10-7:10 PM Various cardio combinations alternated with muscle building segments that will keep your heart rate elevated and work your entire body. We will end with a series of exercises that will effectively condition your core. All levels welcome. Instructors: Tracey/Ellen Boot Camp/Circuit Fri: 9:30-10:30 AM Intervals of cardio & functional training with equipment targeting all major muscle groups. Hand weights, steps and floor work will all be included to whip those arms, hips, butt and abs into shape! Instructor: Ellen
FEES PER SESSION: One (1) class/week: $40/R $50/NR Two (2) classes/week: $55/R $65/NR NEW! Unlimited classes/week: $75/R $85/NR Zumba Gold Mon/Wed 9:30-10:30 AM Tue/Thu: 2:30-3:30 PM Zumba Gold modifies the moves and pacing of regular Zumba to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. Get moving to the zesty Latin music, like salsa and meringue with easy-to-follow moves, and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere. Instructors: Melinda, Kathy Zumba Gold Toning Tue: 8:30-9:30 AM Fri: 10:30-11:30 AM When it comes to getting in shape, Zumba® Gold Toning raises the bar (or rather the toning stick) with a Gold class designed for more challenging workout. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Toning sticks are optional and available from the instructor at an additional fee. Instructor: Melinda 13
Zumba Mon/Wed: 6:00-7:00 PM It’s not a Latin dance party – it’s Zumba!! “One of the fastestgrowing, dance-based fitness crazes in the country, with people of all ages falling in love with its infectious Latin rhythm music, easyto-follow dance moves, and bodybeautifying benefits”. For all levels. Instructors: Amber/Diana Mat Pilates Tue/Thu - 5:15-6:00 PM Mon/Wed - 8:00-8:45 AM Sat: 8:15-9:00 AM Pilates is a body conditioning routine that helps build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance.
Sports and Fitness FITNESS NEWS & NOTES All participants must sign-in each class & complete an annual “fitness profile” for our records. Certified Fitness Instructors are needed as substitutes and to expand our Fitness programs. If you are interested, contact Parks & Recreation at (215) 443-5428. Participants should bring a towel or mat for all Mix & Match, Stability Ball and Yoga classes. Limited number of mats available. Don’t forget your water bottle! Please do not wear perfume or strong scents to class. Check with your physician before starting any exercise program. ADDITIONAL FITNESS CLASSES AT THE WREC@WCP (Not Part Of Mix And Match) Tabata Boot Camp Session 5: Mon/Wed/Fri: Sep. 2-Oct. 25 (No class 9/2) Session 6: Mon/Wed/Fri - Nov 4 - Jan 10 (no class 11/11,11/29,12/25,1/1) Time: 9:00-9:30 AM Fees: $50/R $60/NR Location: WREC @ WCP In this amazing class you will work the lower body, upper body, core and cardio as well as burn fat, gain muscle and lose inches! The best part is you’ll meet three times a week for only 30 minutes! Recent research shows that strength training and high intensity interval training are more effective at reducing body fat than longer duration steady state aerobic exercise. Don’t be fooled by the short duration of this class, it is a high intensity workout. Instructor: Ellen Stability Ball Workout Session 5: Tue/Thu, Sep 3-Oct 24 Session 6: Tue/Thu - Nov 5 - Jan 9 (no class
Express Lunch Beginner Workout - NEW! Session 5: Mon/Wed/Fri: Sep. 2-Oct. 25 (No class 9/2)
Session 6: Mon/Wed/Fri - Nov 4 - Jan 10
Time: 7:15-8:00 PM Fees: $55/R $65/NR Location: WREC @ WCP Improve muscle, balance, flexibility, and strengthen your core muscles with Stability Ball Class. The class uses the ball and hand weights to sculpt and trim your entire body while consistently keeping your core muscles engaged. You will see a difference! Class size limited to 10. Instructor: Barbara
Time: 12:30-1:00 PM Fees: $50/R $60/NR Location: WREC @ WCP You’ve got 30 minutes and we’ve got the workout! Join us for a lunch time workout to fit into your busy day. It combines strength, core and cardiovascular training in a 30-min session, keeping you energized for the rest of the day. Instructor: Tracey
(no class 11/29,12/25,1/1)
Get Up To Speed – NEW! 5K Training Club for Beginners Date: Tue, Sep. 3-Oct. 22 Fees: $50/R $60/NR Time: 10:45-11:45 AM Location: Hallowell Pavilion, @ WCP Discover the fun of running! Get up to speed with Tracey with this 8-week, walk-to-run program. Special interest in form and function to help you run efficiently and with minimal injury. Increase your training each week until you reach the desired goal – a 5K Race! PERSONAL TRAINING Two of our fitness instructors, Tracey and Ellen, are certified personal trainers and will be offering personal training sessions at the WREC. You can purchase your training packages and set up your training schedule directly with them.
Tracey Kling is a NASM certified personal trainer. After having her children she followed her passion of health and fitness and began training others to reach their goals. Tracey has a BS in Recreation & Leisure Administration, and certified in: Pre & Post Natal Fitness, TRX (suspension training), Cardiorespiratory Training, Agility & Speed Training and Level 1 Track & Field Coaching. She's been training for over 13 years. Contact Tracey at 215-317-3196.
Ellen Book-O’Neill is an ACE & NASM certified personal trainer. When she reached her forties, she began a healthy lifestyle and now wants to share her passion of fitness with others. Ellen has a BS in Sociology, and certified in: Mat Pilates, TRX (suspension training), Holistic Health Counselor (IIN & Columbia University), and Reiki Master. She's been training for over 9 years. Contact Ellen at 215-603-7655. Rates: 3 Session Package $150.00 or 5 Session Package $240.00. Save money by training with a friend. Contact Tracey or Ellen for prices for training with two or more people.
YOGA Yoga classes listed below are held at the Warminster Free Library Community room.
Check out Mommy & Me Yoga in the Youth section
Yoga for Beginners Session 7: Sat, Sep. 7-Oct. 12 Session 8: Sat, Oct. 19-Dec. 7 (No class 11/9, 11/30) Time: 10:00-11:00 AM Fees: $35/R $40/NR If you’ve never taken a yoga class before, this might be just right for you! This class will teach you the basics of alignment, breathing and stretching to help you become more fit. Bring a mat, if you have one. Instructor: Maria VanderVliet.
OPEN KARATE Session 3: Sat, Sep. 7-Oct. 12 Session 4: Oct. 19-Dec. 7 (no class 11/9, 11/30) Session 5: Jan. 4-Feb. 8 Time: 9:30-11:30 AM Fees: $41/R $47/NR Join Grand Master Vinnie Colantuono and our other World Karate Union Hall of Fame instructors trained in Shotokan Karate. For over 20 years, this program has been teaching skills and techniques from basic kata to black belt. Parks and Recreation has even been recognized by the World Karate Union Hall of Fame for our contributions to Martial Arts! No monthly contracts or annual upfront fee required - pay only for the sessions you can attend – no prorating for single classes. Check out their website at www.WarminsterShotokan.com!
Basic Yoga Session 1: Tue, Oct. 8-Nov. 26 Session 2: Tue, Dec. 10- Feb. 11 (no class 12/24; 12/31) Time: 5:45-6:45 PM Fees: $40/R $45/NR Beginners and beyond will enjoy Sheela’s yoga sessions which concentrate on coordinating breath to movement, body alignment and stretching which helps to nurture your body and spirit as you become more fit. Bring a mat, if you have one. Instructor: Dr. Sheela Fadra.
COMPETITIVE VOLLEYBALL Date: Wed, Sep. 25-Dec. 18 (no class 11/27) Time: 7:30-9:30 PM
Yoga Session 3: Wed, Oct. 9-Nov 27 Session 4: Wed, Dec. 11-Feb. 12 (no class 12/25; 1/1) Time: 9:00-10:30 AM Session 5: Thu, Oct. 10-Nov. 28 (no class 11/28) Session 6: Thu, Dec. 12-Feb 6 (no class 12/26) Time: 7:00-8:30 PM Fees: $55/R $60/NR Yoga improves your physical, emotional & mental well-being & helps reduce stress. Yoga postures increase your flexibility & breathing techniques help you to relax. Youth ages 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Instructor: Dr. Sheela Fadra.
Fees: $55/R $60/NR Location: Log College Middle School Gym Join us for an evening of fun, yet competitive volleyball. This program is not for beginners. Individuals will rotate on teams throughout the evening in this high spirited activity. Must wear appropriate attire and court shoes. Program limited to 26 players. No makeup classes for missed or cancelled classes. Instructor: Walt Hartmann
FREE LECTURE: Exercise during Cancer Treatment and Recovery Session 1: Mon, Sep. 23, 6:00-7:00 PM Session 2: Mon, Oct. 21, 6:00-7:00 PM Warrington Room, Health and Wellness Center, 847 Easton Road, Warrington FREE but advance registration required – call 215-918-5900 to register Did you know that exercise plays a vital role in the fight against cancer? While all Americans have about a 40% chance of being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, improved detection and treatment have resulted in significantly increased survival rates over the past few decades. Although often overlooked as part of treatment and prevention, exercise has been proven to decrease cancer risk, improve immune function during and after treatment (chemo and radiation), and reduce the risk of recurrence and secondary cancers. Join Sabrina Willard, B.S., for an informative and free session to find out more about cancer and the benefits of exercise. This lecture is relevant to the fighter, survivor and caregiver. Please call Cornerstone Fitness and Spa to register – (215) 918-5900. 15
Sports and Fitness CORNERSTONE FITNESS CLASSES We have teamed up with the Cornerstone Clubs to offer additional classes to round out your fitness regimen. All classes are held at Cornerstone Fitness and Spa, Warrington (847 Easton Rd, Warrington, PA 18976) unless otherwise noted as Doylestown Location (740 Edison Furlong Rd, Furlong, PA 18925). WREC Member Discount Applies. Cornerstone classes start September 21 thru November 15. BTS Group Kick® at Cornerstone Health & Fitness @ Doylestown Session 1: Tue, Sep. 24-Nov. 12 Time: 1:00-2:00 PM Session 2: Sun, Sep. 22-Nov. 10 Time: 9:00-10:00 AM Fees: $69/ person/Maximum 6 participants Bring it on! This electric 60-minute fusion class of martial arts and boxing movements will kick your cardio fitness to the next level while defining and shaping your body and selfconfidence. Energetic music, awesome instructors and a group environment will keep you punching, kicking and smiling. Choreography remains the same week to week, so you can follow along and really feel your improvement! BTS Group Kick® will knock you out! No kickboxing experience required.
Fall Aquatics Hydro Fusion Session 1: Sat, Sep. 21-Nov. 9 Session 2: Thu, Sep. 26-Nov. 14 Time: Sat, 9:00-9:45 AM Thu, 6:30-7:15 PM Fees: $69/ person/Maximum 8 participants This aqua fitness class combines strength and toning exercises performed in the shallow end of the pool. The class is moderate to high intensity, but is gentle on the joints. In Deep Date: Tue, Sep. 24-Nov 10 Time: 9:30-10:15 AM Fees: $69/person/Maximum 6 participants This is a moderate to high intensity aqua fitness workout done in the deep end of the lap pool. It is designed for proficient swimmers, and while it will challenge you from a training perspective, like all aqua fitness classes it is very gentle on the joints.
Step at Cornerstone Health & Fitness @ Doylestown Date: Wed, Sep. 25-Nov. 13 Time: 7:45-8:45 AM Fees: $69/ person/Maximum 6 participants No other workout combines the cardio burn with the low impact simplicity of a Step class. Get a major lower body strength boost while your heart pumps to the beat of the fun music and easy to follow choreography. No prior Step experience required; for all fitness levels.
Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Exercise Program Date: Mon & Wed, Sep. 23-Oct. 28 Time: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Fees: $99/person/Maximum 6 participants This aquatic exercise program, created by the Arthritis Foundation, is designed specifically for people with arthritis and related conditions. It has been scientifically reviewed and proven to reduce pain and stiffness, build strength, and increase range of motion, balance and endurance. Taught by certified instructor Kelsy Husk, B.S., this program can benefit participants of all levels – from those who are already exercising to those who have been sedentary due to limited mobility. Program takes place in the shallow end of the lap pool.
Namaste Baby Mother-Infant Yoga Workshop Date: Sun, Sep. 22-Oct. 27 Time: 11:45 AM-12:30 PM Fees: $99/caregiver-infant pair Maximum 6 pairs Namaste Baby is a mother-infant yoga workshop that promotes a better bond through physical movement and emotional connectedness. Asana work improves strength, coordination, balance and problem solving for the infant and mother, and infants will rest more easily and soundly, having expressed positive physical energy with their mother’s help. For newborns to precrawlers. Childcare is available for siblings up to age 6.
Group Fitness Classes Spinning® Date: Sun, Sept 22-Nov 10 Time: 9:00-10:00 AM Fees: $69/person Maximum 6 participants Spinning® is high energy indoor cycling at its BEST! Get into this great class and work in a variety of heart rate training zones – find a different road each time! For those new to Spinning®, an Intro to Spin class is highly recommended before starting this class. Please contact Cornerstone at 215918-5900 for details – Intro to Spin is free for all Spinning® participants. 16
Hobbies HEALTH & WELLNESS WORKSHOPS – NEW! Stop Smoking Classes Date: Mon, Sep. 23 - Oct. 21 Time: 7:00-8:30 PM Fees: FREE Location: Warminster Library This five-week program is designed to help you quit smoking comfortably. Learn about using the patch, nicotine gum and lozenges. Invite friends and family members who want to quit too! Each participant can receive up to 4 boxes of nicotine replacement products (patches, gum or lozenges) at no cost!! Sponsored by Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership.
How to Prevent Women’s Heart Disease Date: Wed, Nov 20 Time: 7:00-8:00 PM Fees: FREE! Must pre-register Women’s Heart Disease is this country’s #1 killer of women. Learn how to know if you are at risk, what you can do about heart disease risk factors and easy lifestyle changes even the busiest women can incorporate into their lives. We will discuss how women’s symptoms differ from men’s as well as how to deal with being nervous at the doctor’s office. This program is offered free courtesy of Carol For Heart, Inc. - Preventing women’s heart disease through education.
Healing Crystals Workshop Date: Sat, Oct. 19 Time: 11:00 AM-Noon Fees: $25/R $30/NR includes a free crystal Location: Rina’s Rocks, 42 S. York Rd, Hatboro Welcome to the world of crystals and minerals. Did you ever wonder how the planet was formed? Or why crystals have certain healing energies? In this class you will learn their scientific as well as their metaphysical characteristics. From volcanoes to chakra healing, this class is very informative and fun for the whole family!
Experience Reiki – NEW! Date: Sat, Nov. 23 Time: 11:00-Noon Fees: $25/R $30/NR Location: Rina’s Rocks, Hatboro Universal Reiki energy heals the body, in this class you will be taught by Reiki Master Honey Shasha’ah. This ancient hands-on healing art has been used for many years and has been proven successful in relieving aches and pains. You will learn the history and experience peace and tranquility. No experience necessary.
How to Stay Young! Free Presentation, Health Screening, Lunch or Dinner & Raffle - Must Pre-Register Session 2: Thu, Oct. 24 from 7:00-8:00 PM Session 1: Thu, Oct. 10 from 12-1:00 PM Location: WREC@WCP FREE! Must pre-register – seating is limited! Spine, muscle or nerve problems effecting the enjoyment of your life? Dr. Greco shares secrets to improving overall health, getting & keeping your body moving and functioning with ease, and stopping mild symptoms from turning into significant health problems! This class is for prevention and mild to advanced symptoms. Class includes free: Lunch or Dinner Presentation Spine/Muscle Screening; Computerized, state-of-the-art scanning device only takes one minute to perform. Each screened individual will receive a personal computerized print-out of the results to take with them. Raffle entry to Professional, One-Hour Massage "Gift of Health" basket; winner drawing at end of class with Goodie bags including free BioFreeze samples Stretching demonstration includes relief for wrist/carpal tunnel, low back, sciatica & neck/shoulder, and specific requests CERAMICS Date: Thu, Oct. 3-Dec. 12 (no class 11/28) Time: 7:00-9:00 PM Fees: $90/R $95/NR (incl. materials) Location: McDonald Elementary School Explore the fundamentals of ceramics; qualities and properties of clay to include basic forming and hand building techniques; introduction to the potter’s wheel, glazing and decorating techniques and clay sculptures. Instructor: Gary McGrath.
BEGINNER CROCHET Session 1: Thu, Sep. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 17 Session 2: Thu, Nov. 7, 14, Dec. 5, 12 Time: 7:00-9:00 PM Fees: $70/R $75/NR Have you always wanted to learn how to crochet? Now is your opportunity. Learn the basic stitches and you will be able to create gifts for family, friends, and for yourself. Crochet is a wonderful way to relax and have fun. Bring a skein of worsted yarn in your favorite solid color and a size I crochet hook. Instructor: Diane Bell 17
Hobbies ZENTANGLE A Doodle Workshop for Families Date: Wed, Oct. 16 Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Ages: 10-100 Fees: $45/R $50/NR Everyone loves to doodle. This workshop will help the wandering mind organize random doodles into a beautiful design. For more info check out Youth and Teen programs on page 11.
ITALIC CALLIGRAPHY Date: Tue, Nov. 5 & 12 Time: 6:30-9:00 PM Fees: $65/R $70/NR Italic calligraphy is a base for learning good letter forms especially for good cursive writing. Students will learn to handle the broad edge pen to form letters while learning the history of these Italian letters and why they are still popular today. We will also review this alphabet with a mono pen, and connect the letters as an introduction to good cursive writing. Students will be asked to write a quote that will be suitable for framing. Includes materials kit. Instructor: Linda Carol Arts
DANCE Art of Belly Dancing Date: Mon, Oct. 14-Dec. 9 (no class 11/11) Time: 7:00-8:00 PM (Beginners) 8:00-9:00 PM (Intermediate) Fees: $73/person Come share an art form that combines healthful exercise and graceful dance movements. Wear form-fitting comfortable exercise clothing. Please don't wear perfume or other strong scents to class. • Beginner: Class will focus on posture, basic steps and body isolations. • Intermediate: Class will build on basic steps and body isolations with layering techniques and small combination routines. Dance props will be introduced. Must have instructor approval to join Intermediate Class. Instructor: Mirjana Beginner Square Dance: Date: Thu, Sep. 26-Dec. 5 (No class 11/28) Time: 7:00-8:30 PM Fees: $65/person Location: Titus Elementary School Modern Western Square Dancing is one of the best ways to get your body moving, challenge your mind, relieve stress, and meet new and friendly people. In this class, you will learn to execute basic cooperative dance figures, or 'calls', at the direction of the square dance caller to the beat of the music. With these basic skills, you will be on your way to enjoying a lifelong hobby that will have you dancing with clubs locally and across the country. Class dress is casual (please wear comfortable shoes). Partners are not necessary. Smiles are guaranteed.
Ballroom, Latin & Swing 101 Date: Wed, Sep. 25-Oct. 23 Time: 7:00-8:00 PM Fees: $89/couple ($49/single) Join others and learn the hottest steps in Ballroom/Latin and Swing dancing - or just come for the great exercise! For students of all ages and abilities. No special attire, previous experience, or partner needed. Wear comfortable clothes; leather or suede soled shoes are recommended.
CONSUMER PROTECTION - Internet and Social Media Date: Mon, Sep. 30 Time: 7:00 PM Fees: $10/person (free to WREC members) Location: WREC @ WCP Learn how to better protect your identity when using the internet and social media. This workshop is geared towards teens, families and seniors. ASTROLOGY - NEW! – The Basics for Beginners ● Date: Tue, Sep. 24-Oct. 22 ● Time: 7:00-8:30 PM ● Fees: $15/R $20/NR Begin your journey toward self-understanding! The birth chart shows our potentials and tendencies but it is not because you were born at a certain place or time that you react to influences. It is the influence of that moment and that place in space, which show the potential that can be actualized in the future. This class will teach you the very basics - signs, planets, houses. We will work with individual birth charts to discover and unfold our unique personalities. You will realize that you are much more than your sun sign. If you do not have your birth chart, the instructor will cast a chart for you. Please give your birth date (day, month and year), exact time of birth (from birth records) and your place of birth (city, county & state) at the time of registration. Join us to discover the star you are. Instructor: Pat Stewart 18
INTRO TO BRIDGE – NEW! Date: Wed, Oct. 2-23 Session 1: 9:30-11:00 AM Session 2: 7:00-8:30 PM Fees: $50/R $60/NR Location: DottyLou’s Boutique & Bridge Studio, Warminster Shopping Center, 320 York Rd. Learn to play and enjoy bridge with Dotty Ehling. Dotty is a Certified Accredited Teacher of the American Contract Bridge League and has taught thousands of students, many of which have gone on to become Life Masters. Come and learn Bridge in a fun relaxed atmosphere. Meet new friends and stay to enjoy light refreshments.
BIRD WALK Date/Time: Sat, Sept 28 @ 7:00 AM Fees: FREE – Must pre-register! Location: WCP - by the front ponds along entrance road. Join Gail Johnson as he explores habitats and identifies birds at Warminster Community Park. Park cars on Veterans Way, just beyond the front ponds in the parking located on the side of the road. Participants will spend approximately two hours and should bring binoculars, and wear warm clothes and waterproof boots. Call to register: 215-443-5428!
DOG PARK SAFETY FOR YOU & YOUR DOG Mandatory for new Bark Park Members! ● Tue, Sep. 24 – 5:30 PM ● Wed, Oct. 16 – 3:30 PM ● Wed, Nov. 13 – 6:30 PM Fees: FREE! Must pre-register To make our Bark Park as successful as possible, we offer area members the opportunity to learn how. New members are required to complete an application, provide copies of current vaccinations and County licensing, pay an annual fee and attend a Bark Park workshop. In these onetime seminars, we’ll review how the dog park works and, by educating the owners in responsible dog owner behaviors, we hope to reduce the number of problems. During the 90 minute class, owners will learn "Pet Etiquette", pet and people safety, socialization tips, basic obedience. Q&A and handouts will be provided. Class size is limited; no pets please. Classes are taught by Eileen Conroy, Certified Professional Trainer, A Well Mannered Mutt. FUNDAMENTALS OF ANTENNA MEASUREMENTS IN AN ANECHOIC CHAMBER - NEW! Date: Fri, Nov. 8 Time: 10 AM (Must pre-register!) Fees: FREE! Location: Anechoic Chamber, 300 E. Bristol Road, Warminster. Entrance will be from the Penn State gate on Bristol Road The most common use for an anechoic chamber is the frequency measurement of antenna performance. The staff at the Penn State Anechoic Chamber will present an informative talk on the fundamentals of antenna measurements and will show some basic antennas and how they work, as well as provide a demonstration of an actual antenna measurement. Space restrictions limit group to 20 people. Call the Warminster Parks and Recreation office at 215-443-5428 to register. MASTER GARDENER WORKSHOPS Held in cooperation with the Bucks County PSU Cooperative Extension. Locations vary, call for more info and to register: 215-345-3283 or check the website: http://extension.psu.edu/bucks Second Saturday Gardening Series - Philadelphia The Second Saturday Gardening Series is a series of gardening workshops presented by the Penn State Master Gardeners in Philadelphia County held on the second Saturday of each month through November. The workshops are presented to the general public and gardening enthusiasts on a variety of gardening topics. Space is limited in some classes and pre-registration may be required. Sat, Sep. 14: 9:30-11:30 AM - "Organic Gardening Panel." Sat, Oct. 12: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM - "Historic Gardens ... Bartram's Garden." Sat, Nov. 9: 9:30 AM-11:30 AM - "Build a Terrarium Workshop." Garden Clubs: There are dozens of gardening clubs in Bucks County you can join; many with monthly speakers or programs that often allow guests to attend for a small fee. Programs are usually published in the Community News section of the newspaper. Contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of Bucks County garden clubs. 19
Trips & Tours We invite residents and non-residents to join us on our 2013/2014 trips and tours. Phone registration can only be taken with a DISCOVER, VISA or MASTERCARD! A 50% deposit is due at the time of registration to hold your space. Balance is due 30 days prior to trip date. We cannot guarantee groups seats together, either in the venue or on the bus. If you need special facilities, such as handicapped accessibility, please notify the Department at the time of registration and we will make every effort to accommodate you. Day trips and tours are sold as complete packages only. No member or senior discounts on overnight tours. All P&R Refund policies in effect. Consumption of alcoholic beverages on the bus/van is prohibited. REGISTER EARLY!! Trips not meeting minimum participation requirements must be cancelled at least 32 days prior to actual trip date – Don’t delay. DAY TRIPS !!! New Departure Location !!! Day Trips leave from the main parking lot at Warminster Community Park (WCP), 1100 Veterans Way, Warminster (unless otherwise noted). Departure: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the departure time. For more info: (215)443-5428. RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SHOW Date: Sat, November 16, 2013 Deposit due by October 15 (if not sold out!) Time: 6:45 AM-6:30 PM Show: 10:00 AM Fees: $99/R $109/NR Don’t miss a chance to christen the holiday season with our annual Radio City Trip! There's time for lunch and shopping downtown after the show. Trip includes second mezzanine tickets and transportation. This trip fills quickly, so don’t delay!
GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE Date: Sat, April 26, 2014 Time: 9:00 AM-3:30 PM Deposit due by March 21 Fees: $45/R $55/NR Discover “Grounds For Sculpture”, a year-round outdoor contemporary sculpture museum. Spend your afternoon strolling over 270 contemporary sculptures from around the world, within the 42 magnificently-landscaped acres and three exhibition buildings. In addition to the museum enjoy the arboretum and shopping at Toad Hall, where you’ll find a unique gathering of artisans and designer creations. Lunch at the highly rated Rat’s Restaurant (fine dining), The Peacock Café (casual dining) or The Gazebo (light snacks). Fee includes travel and museum ticket, all food & beverage is “on your own”.
SEASONAL VISIT TO LONGWOOD GARDENS Date: Fri, December 6, 2013 Deposit due by November 2 Time: 12:30-8:00 PM Fees: $75/R $80/NR Back by popular demand! See the beautiful outdoor holiday lights, hear the famous organ and take in the fragrant displays of seasonal flowers. Includes round-trip transportation, Garden admission and meal.
ELLIS ISLAND & STATUE OF LIBERTY Date: Sat, May 10, 2014 Deposit due by April 1, 2014 Time: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM Fees: $60/R $65/NR Although we had to cancel the fall trip as Ellis Island continued to be renovated following Sandy, we hope it will be open in the spring. If you haven't been to Ellis Island, this is a great family trip! We'll travel to Liberty State Park in NJ, catch the ferry to Ellis Island and then on to the Statue of Liberty. Fee includes round-trip motorcoach & ferry transportation and monument pass. All food and beverage is "on your own".
BLUE MOUNTAIN SKI TRIP Date: Sat, February 1, 2014 Time: 7:00 AM-4:30 PM Fees: $30 R $35 NR (no member discount) Deposit due by December 22 Just in time for holiday giving! Head to Blue Mountain for snowboarding or skiing and leave the driving to us! Fee includes motorcoach bus. Discount lift tickets can be purchased at the WREC until Friday, January 31st. Youth under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
NEW TRIP IDEAS? Seems like we keep going to the same old popular spots. If you have trip and tour ideas, let us know six (6) months in advance so that we may research our trip options and have time for publication. If you've got an idea for a van or motorcoach trip, please call us with your ideas! 20
In the Parks IN ALL THE PARKS Parks are open from 7:00 AM to dusk. After dusk, you must have a permit or risk being fined. The walking trails at WCP, Kemper & Munro Parks will be available to residents from dawn to dusk, weather permitting. Parks are officially closed during winter weather conditions. Park parking lots, paths and trails are not maintained and may remain snow and ice covered for extended periods. Surfaces may be slippery. Guests may still access park for winter recreational activities; however, they do so at their own peril. Anti-slip winter footwear is recommended. All Park buildings will be winterized (restrooms closed, water/electric turned off) by December 1 to reduce the chance of frozen pipes. Portapotties will be removed from Kemper and Munro in late December, but will remain on site at WCP. Buildings will reopen by April 1. To reduce vandalism, park facilities are locked unless park staff or sport organizations are utilizing a park. Spring sport organizations should submit field permits by February 1, 2014. Sport fields in all parks are available by permit only. Persons who wish to use pavilions & fields should apply for permits. Permit holders have priority. Please do not feed the wildlife, especially the deer and geese, in the parks - supplemental feeding encourages wildlife to become dependent on handouts that are not part of their natural diets. If you see people with their dogs running loose, please call the Animal Control Officer (267) 803-4859 or Police (215) 672-1000. Do not try to intervene and put yourself in harm's way. Solicitation of any kind by vendors, or private instructors using parks for classes, is not permitted in any park without permission. Citations will be issued by the Police Department. Motorized vehicles, including ATVs, are not permitted in Township parks. Parks & Recreation would like to extend our thanks to the many sport groups, individuals and volunteers who assist with park maintenance. If you have questions about the various projects underway, please call us. FACILITY RENTALS Park facilities & pavilions are available for parties, family picnics, sport activities & business gatherings for a reasonable fee. Please do not forget to reserve your pavilion or field by completing a facility request permit in the Parks & Rec. Office. Permit holders have priority. Forms can be obtained from the township website on-line at www.warminstertownship.org TREE UPDATE PennVest Tree Grant As part of the “Plant a Million Trees” grant program, Warminster Township, working with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), was one of the seven local municipalities to receive 300 trees as part of a $2.3 million PennVest Grant to enhance communities. The care and maintenance of these trees is covered for 2 years by the grant and this project greatly adds to the reforestation of WCP. Tree Tenders – Free Classes As part of the DCNR TreeVitalize program, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), in partnership with Penn State Cooperative Extension, will offer nine hours of FREE hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region. For info, visit the website: www.treevitalize.net. Memorial Tree Donations More than 50 families have already planted the living memorial gift of a tree or shrub in the park system. These trees commemorate a special occasion, family celebration, or honor the memory of a loved one. If you enjoy a particular park and wish to place a lasting gift to a family member, friend or pet, either living or deceased, consider donating a tree to the community. If you wish to make a tree donation, simply download the form from the township website or call the office and speak with Karen. Several options are available. Memorial trees are installed in early March or after September 15th PARK ENCROACHMENT In numerous parks throughout the system, there are instances of neighbors who have placed woodpiles, sheds, play apparatus, even swimming pools on park property. If your residence backs up to a park, please be aware of your property boundaries before installing anything. Items that encroach on park land must be removed at the cost of the homeowner no matter how long they have been in place. 21
In the Parks PLEASE DON’T FEED THE WILDLIFE! Parks and Recreation is working with the USDA Wildlife Service to protect the health of our park birds and wildlife. Please do not feed the waterfowl (geese, ducks, gulls, etc.) or the deer in our parks. Feeding these wild animals creates dependence, promotes the spread of disease and upsets the natural cycles. Thank you for your cooperation. BIRDING NEWS @ WCP The summer breeding season produced a fair number of blue birds and slightly more tree swallows out of the 26 nest boxes throughout the park. The numbers are somewhat down from last year. One martin box had one pair of tree swallows and they fledged 5 tree swallows. The other martin box was used by only one pair of martins, but they were unsuccessful. The single kestrel box was not used. No kestrels were seen in the park this past year. Regular tree and brush area nesters like woodpeckers, thrushes, warblers and vireos along with robins, orioles, finches, kingbirds, etc. produced many young birds. Field birds like red-winged blackbirds, meadow larks, and savanna sparrows nested in the grass meadows and also produced young birds. Northern nesting birds will be seen migrating through our area and will be heading south along with our summer visitors. Watch for them throughout the fall months. Also watch for the arrival of our winter visitors, snow birds. They will replace our summer visitors. Walk the trails around the park and see how many birds you can see. ~ Russ Neiger, Ann’s Choice CHRIST HOME PARK UPDATE Spring and summer rain really put a crimp in the plans for paving and completing the trail at Christ Home Park but we will continue working on it throughout the fall. The Township has received two grants to assist with completion of this project – one from PECO Green Trails and one from The Bucks County Municipal Open Space Program FRIENDS OF WARMINSTER PARKS Friends of Warminster Parks is a volunteer, non-profit organization committed to raising awareness and funds for the improvement, preservation and continued development of the Warminster Township Park system. The goal is to raise funds to enhance and develop both passive and active recreational areas in Warminster Township Parks and support recreational programs for the benefit and enjoyment of Warminster residents. For more information on how you can get involved, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (215) 443-5428.
WARMINSTER COMMUNITY PARK (WCP) This 243-acre parcel was received in 2001 as a public benefit transfer (free) from the US Department of the Interior’s Federal Lands to Parks program with a real estate value of over $15 million. To the residents of this community who strive to preserve open space, the value is priceless. We invite everyone to visit the site and our new offices, take a walk, bike or rollerblade, play on the playground, picnic in the pavilion, relax by the pond, or take one of the many programs offered by Parks & Rec. Shenandoah Woods Update This spring, the property survey and legal description will be completed and submitted to the Department of Interior for the Federal Lands to Park Program, which will allow Warminster Township to obtain 25+ acres of trails, open space and woodlands in the southern portion of the property as a public benefit transfer. This will further expand WCP’s natural areas and a portion of the 25 acres is proposed to be used for passive recreation and a stormwater retention facility. Trail Map Available On-line! Over 6 miles of paved trails, which bisect the park to create a multitude of walking, biking and running opportunities, are available at WCP & Munro! Besides being posted on the bulletin board, a map can be downloaded from the Township website’s resources/on-line forms & documents/parks & recreation for personal use or picked up in the P&R offices located off the parking lot at 1100 Veterans Way. Special Park Activities Open to All! Warminster Rotary and the Parks & Recreation Department invite all area residents to come visit Safety Town where youngsters bring bikes, trikes and big wheels to enjoy this “kid-sized” community. The next time you are walking the perimeter trail at WCP, check out the new red History Walk educational panels. You will be amazed at all the historical advancements that happened right here in Warminster! To Mow or Not to Mow… Due to extremely wet early spring weather, the park crew missed the window of opportunity to complete the semi-annual mow of the WCP site in early March. All of the meadows and natural areas including several of the finger meadows into the woods should be cut back twice a year to try and curtail some of the invasive species - especially the multiflora rose and allow for reseeding of the grasses. Mowing should be done once in late February/early March before nesting season begins and once in August before fall sets in. WARMINSTER BARK PARK Bark Park Paw Pass applications will be available in December for the 2014 calendar year. There are no limits on the number of members who can participate in the Park. New members are required to complete an application, provide copies of current vaccinations and County licensing, pay an annual fee and attend a Bark Park workshop. These 90-minute workshops are provided FREE by a certified trainer so that area members and their canine friends get the most of the dog park experience. In exchange, members receive the Rules and Regs, Bark Park etiquette & safety info, a Bark Park ID tag and a Paw Pass gate card. Hours for the park will be 8:00 AMSunset – weather and conditions permitting. The Bark Park has been designed to include two (2) separate fenced-in areas for the large and small dogs to run off-leash and include pavilion coverage, water (in season) and benches. For more info: www.warminstertownship.org/barkpark Reminders for our Bark Park Members: CLEAN UP, NO EXCUSES! - Keep the dog park clean and more importantly our dogs healthy. A dog owner should always have bags with them, even if provided at a dog park. Socialization & Basic Commands – Dogs should be fully socialized BEFORE going to the dog park. Dogs should respond to basic commands since a dog must be under the handler’s control at all times when in the dog park. Incident Reports – All incidents must be reported to the police or animal control within 24 hours: 267-803-4859. Only Members Allowed! – To ensure the safety of all dogs, members should not permit others into the Bark Park. You are responsible for any injury or damages done by a non-member.
In the Parks NO DUMPING REMINDER For residents who back up to our park system, please be reminded that no dumping is allowed. Since public access is limited behind the homes at Barness, Devonshire, Meadow Run, Ivy Woods and Kemper, we can only infer that neighbors are dumping in the parks. This practice must cease and desist immediately or you may be cited by our L&I or Police Department. Leaves, trees, limbs, trimmings and other yard waste must be removed and disposed of properly through the trash company. VANDALISM – It Hurts Everyone Instead of spending tax dollars to improve the parks, we are constantly trying to stay ahead of the repair & replacement costs which have resulted from break-ins, arson and general building & equipment vandalism.
If you see it happening, do not intervene or put yourself at risk – call the Police! An Anti-Vandalism Ordinance is in place. There is a reward if your information leads to an arrest and conviction. If you see vandalism, dumping or other hazards, DON’T WAIT!! Please call the Police Department immediately at (215) 672-1000 or 9-1-1.
999 Log College Drive 1000 Gorson Drive
Christ Home Property
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Crooked Billet Green
25 Van Horn Drive
Kirk Road, off Jacksonville
905 Valley Road
1070 Log College Drive
525 Maple Street
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1270 Newtown Road (Main) 1100 Newtown Road (Lower)
200 Street Road
Warminster Community Park
300 Veterans Way (Main entrance) 1100 Veterans Way (Park & Rec offices) 1275 Newtown Road (Side Entrance) 350 E. Bristol Road (Maint. Bldg.)
Werner Park 100 Kirk Road Indicates Facility Available
700 Fairfield Drive
Meadow Run Park
Maple Street Park
Log College Park
G - Grass Court C – Closed
S – Seasonal
EPZ - Environment Protection Zone
Township Tips TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENTS & PHONE NUMBERS Administration & Customer Service - 401 Gibson Avenue (215) 443-5414 Animal Control Officer - 910 W. Bristol Road (267) 803-4859 Five Ponds Golf Course - 1225 W. Street Road (215) 956-9727
Licenses and Inspections - 910 W. Bristol Road (215)443-5423
Public Works - 910 W. Bristol Road (215) 443-7592
Parks and Recreation - 1100 Veterans Way (215) 443-5428
Warminster Municipal Authority - 415 Gibson Avenue (215) 675-3301
Police Department (business) - 401 Gibson Avenue (215) 443-5000
TDD/TTY - For hearing & speech impaired (800) 654-5984
Township Web Site: www.warminstertownship.org WHO DO I CALL? Emergencies Call 911 for all emergencies. To report other police-related matters call (215) 6721000.
Permits The Department of Licenses and Inspection is responsible for issuing Building, Zoning, Use & Occupancy, Occupancy Certificates, Erosion & Sedimentation and other various permits. They can be reached at (215) 4435423. Park Facility Permits – call the Parks & Recreation Department @ (215) 443-5428.
Trash Collection To collect trash & recyclables more efficiently, JP Mascaro & Sons, the contracted trash removal service for Warminster Township, has broken the Township into eight sections. Questions? Call JP Mascaro at 1-800-432-1616. If you need a trash information brochure to find your yard waste day, visit our website: www.warminstertownship.org/publicinformation/trash-recycling
Community Block Parties If you are planning a Block Party, please stop in the Parks and Rec. office or download the “party” form @ http://warminstertownship.org/block-partyrequest to complete your permit so that you may receive barricades. This ensures a safe and fun event!
Road Hazards If You See It, Report It . . . ON-LINE! If you see a downed traffic sign or road hazard on the way to work, let us know when you get there! Visit the Township web site at http://warminstertownship.org/repair-form and complete a Repair Form. This will help us know what is wrong and how we can fix the problem. PET OWNER INFORMATION Dog Licenses Required According to Pennsylvania State Law, all dogs three (3) months of age or older must have a current dog license and a current rabies vaccination administered by a licensed veterinarian***. Dog licenses may be purchased at the WREC, Mon thru Fri from 9 AM-4 PM, at Bucks County Treasurer’s office in Doylestown-(215) 348-6244, or online at www.padoglicense.com. You must provide proof of spaying to receive the discount.
Noise Ordinance Pet owners should be aware that Warminster Township has an ordinance in place regarding unprovoked incessant noise made by animals***. For more info regarding this and other Pennsylvania State Dog Laws, contact Craig Claycomb, Animal Control Officer (267) 803-4859. Pooper-Scooper Ordinance Pet owners are required to clean up after their animals, not only in the parks, but on all public and private property throughout the Township (Ordinance #565), or face the possibility of a fine up to $1,000
***Violators are subject to a $100-$500 fine for non-compliance*** 25
Township Tips .
SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING – NOW TOWNSHIP-WIDE Single-stream recycling allows residents to place all recyclables: cans, bottles and plastics together with newspapers, cardboard, and mixed paper in one container. There is no need to separate items since the “single stream” recycling process used allows all recyclables to be mixed together. Single-stream recycling will be collected by a compaction truck. Only recyclables will be on this truck on your recycling day, it cannot collect non-recyclable items. WHAT TO RECYCLE? Aluminum and Metal Cans: aluminum cans (beer and soda); aluminum foil and foil plates, etc., metal lids; metal food cans (tin/steel). Please rinse food products. Glass: glass bottles and jars (food and drink only). Please rinse food products. Plastic containers: plastic bottles and containers labeled #1-#7 (soda, water, milk, juice, liquor, shampoo, detergent, condiments, salad dressing, yogurt, margarine). Please rinse food products. Mixed paper and cardboard: Paper material, such as newspaper and inserts, magazines and catalogs, junk mail, envelopes, file folders, office white, colored and computer paper (staples and paper clips ok) should be tied in separate bundles when placed for collection. Corrugated cardboard boxes, cereal, tissue, gift boxes, etc. (remove liners), paper bags, phone books, wrapping paper (remove metallic paper, bows, etc.). Break down all boxes. Tie in separate bundles (no larger than 2’ x 3’). No wax coated, paint or oil contaminated boxes. Make sure that paper and cardboard material remain dry. Do Not Recycle the following: ceramics, dishes, coffee cups, drinking glasses, glass ovenware, Pyrex, vision ware, window glass, mirrors, light bulbs, plastics without #1 through #7 labeling, plastic bags, Styrofoam packaging, bubble wrap, tissue or paper towels, milk or juice wax paper cartons, metallic or coated paper, waxed boxes, books or toys. For additional WASTE & RECYCLING COLLECTION INFORMATION, pick up a waste collection brochure from municipal offices or call JP Mascaro at 1-800-432-1616 or the Township @ (215)443-5414, Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. DEPARTMENT OF LICENSES AND INSPECTIONS Requirements for the Occupancy Certificate when selling or renting your house. The inspection process should begin no less than one (1) month before settlement to allow you time to complete the necessary requirements before your settlement date. Application and fee in the amount of $75.00 must be submitted to the Department of Licenses and Inspections to set up an appointment for the inspection. Forms can be obtained by contacting the Department of Licenses & Inspections at (215) 4435423. There is a handout describing the Occupancy Certificate regulations that includes the forms necessary for the inspection process. Forms can be e-mailed to you by calling the office telephone number. Building? Get A Permit! Fall is a great time for renovations! Since 2004, the Licenses and Inspections Department has operated under the Uniform Construction Code (UCC). All building and construction, whether or not a permit is required to be taken from L&I, must meet the minimum UCC requirements. Tool sheds, in-ground and above-ground pools, alterations and additions, fireplaces, woodstoves, and fireplace inserts, concrete replacement, patio roofs, tank removal and installation, HVAC, accessory structures, roofing, siding, fences, decks, and attached/detached garages, are just some of the items that may require permits or zoning approvals. Please contact the Dept. of Licenses & Inspections, 910 W. Bristol Road or (215) 4435423, for details on how to secure a permit or zoning approval. "No Solicitation” Ordinance in Effect Warminster residents can obtain an official "No Solicitation" sign, available at the Township's Police, Administration, and Licenses & Inspections building, or download from our website. The sign should be conspicuously displayed in the front window of your residence. The Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance No. 2013-716, requiring all solicitors who have a permit for a transient retail business or for door-to-door solicitation, to obtain an identification badge from the Township. 26
POLICE DEPARTMENT Important Reminder: New "No Texting" and Driving Law. It is now illegal to text and drive in Pennsylvania, and it is a primary violation whereby an officer can stop and cite without another violation noted. Violations carry a $50 fine. This statute covers the sending of any text based communications including e-mail as well as texting. PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT Yard Waste Ordinance #537 Problems with neighborhood flooding prompted the Board of Supervisors to pass an ordinance to reduce yard waste and debris in the street gutters. The ordinance states “it shall be the duty of each owner or occupant of property bordering on a street in Warminster Township to maintain and keep the street and gutter adjacent to the property free and clear of leaves, leaf waste and other yard waste. It shall be unlawful, and a violation, for any person to deposit or otherwise allow the accumulation of leaves, leaf waste or any other yard waste in any street or gutter in Warminster Township.” To help keep our sewer and storm water management system flowing, please be sure that neither you nor your lawn care contractor blow clippings, leaves, etc., into the street or you may be fined. Getting Ready for Snow With winter soon upon us, the Township hopes that all residents will assist with keeping streets clear so that plows can move unwanted snow. The Township plows the roads when there is snow. The plowing causes the snow to get pushed up to driveways, curbs, and sidewalks. It may be more convenient for home owners to shovel after the Township plows the roads as opposed to prior. Ordinance #625 states that it is unlawful for residents to park vehicles on any road following accumulation of 3” or more of snow/ice until snow/ice has been completely plowed from the full width of the road way. Please move cars off the streets when it starts to snow, so that the Township can more effectively and safely remove the snow/ice. It shall be unlawful to shovel, push, plow or otherwise cause snow to be placed onto, across, or upon any roads, streets or sidewalks if the snow is allowed to remain on the road, street, sidewalk or right-of-way. Please trim back all trees, branches and bushes along your front curb line and at corners to help improve road conditions and allow for emergency vehicle access. Remember to keep all trash cans out of the street. Portable basketball nets in the street are considered a traffic obstruction and owners may be cited. Please move them back off the street when not in play. If they are struck during emergency services or snow plowing, the owner is responsible for all damages. Warminster Township is not responsible for replacing mailboxes located in the right of way that are damaged during snow plowing. To avoid snow plow damage to your mailbox, any person with a mail box located along the street should be sure that the mailbox is secure in the ground. The Township is divided into grids for snowplowing. Some areas have been bid out to local contractors to aid our Public Works Department in plowing snow. Curb to curb plowing begins when snow conditions reach 3 inches or more. Please shovel sidewalks & around fire hydrants – the house you save may be your own! MUNICIPAL STORMWATER & ROAD WORK PROGRESS The Township has various stormwater improvement projects underway this year. The Whittier stormwater basin improvement project is being completed this summer and the 8th and Greene Phase 1 improvements at Claire Road/Leopard Lane are in progress. The Township is also progressing with contracts to pave several roads before the end of the year including: Paul Lane, Deb Lane, Marilyn Road, a portion of Ann Lane, a portion of Gray Lane, a portion of Newtown Road, Parmentier Road, Dick Ave, Lingo Drive, Cotlar Lane, Hostman Ave off of Parmentier and Stephen Road. 27
Township Tips STORMWATER TIPS FOR “FALL”ING INTO WINTER Fall is here! As you button up your yard before Winter comes, here are your Fall yard practices which will protect our creeks, ponds and rivers: Keep your leaves and grass clippings out of the streets and storm drains – yard plants that get into our waterways will rob aquatic life of oxygen as they decompose. Direct your down spouts away from hard surfaces – rainwater leaving your roof has collected pollutants that can be safely captured by your lawn. If it runs across hard surfaces and into the storm drains instead, run-off goes directly in our waterways without any treatment. Remember that Fall is the best time for your lawn to be de-thatched, aerated, seeded, and fertilized (use phosphorous-free fertilizers at the correct rate!). Maintaining a healthy lawn reduces your need to use chemicals that can leave your lawn and enter our waterways where they harm aquatic life. Since Winter is just around the corner, it’s not too early to think about environmentally-friendly ways to control ice. Here’s a brief introduction to the world of snow and ice management: Traction Agents help prevent slipping on ice, but don’t melt it. Sand, kitty litter, and ashes can hurt vegetation, clog sewers, and degrade aquatic habitats. Cracked corn has been suggested as an alternative because animals can eat it before it gets washed into the storm sewers in the spring. Deicers – lower the melting point of ice to help remove ice and snow from pavement. 1. Sodium chloride (rock salt) is the most common product because it’s effective & cheap. On the other hand, it is highly corrosive and ecologically damaging. 2. Calcium chloride is very effective (even at very low temperatures), but more expensive than rock salt. Because it is so effective, much less chemical can be applied making it more environmentally friendly than rock salt. 3. Potassium chloride and urea are both fertilizers that can harm vegetation if they are overused. They are more expensive, but not as corrosive as rock salt. 4. Magnesium chloride is much like calcium chloride, but the application rate has to be twice as much because it is only 48% active. 5. Calcium magnesium acetate (CMA) is less problematic for soils, vegetation, water supplies, and concrete. It is non-corrosive, made from corn or petroleum and converts ice into an oatmeal-like mush. 6. Potassium acetate is a reliable choice for smaller areas. It is a biodegradable liquid deicer with good ice melting capacity. 7. Corn-based liquid concentrates are emerging, primarily for roadway use and are applied as a spray. 8. Propylene Glycol is considered safer for animals than Ethylene Glycol and is often found in “pet friendly” deicers. However, these products are considered to be highly toxic to aquatic organisms by the EPA, so their use is not recommended. Deicers become “Anti-icers” when they are applied as soon as the snowy or icy conditions appear; they help prevent the bond from forming between the pavement and the ice. This will make it easier to shovel (if it’s done soon after the storm) and reduce your need to use chemicals. Here are some other things to keep in mind: Some de-icers (and even some sands) are significant sources of phosphorous pollution. Excess phosphorous is the nutrient that boosts unwanted plant growth in lakes. Look for products that contain 50 parts per million or less of phosphorous. Always apply deicing products according to manufacturer’s instructions. Deicers are not meant to provide complete evaporation of ice and snow. Rather, they are meant to break the ice/pavement bond to make shoveling easier. Over application of the chemical doesn’t eliminate the need to shovel…it only means more destructive chemicals get into our waterways. Pellets are generally more effective at penetrating ice than flakes. Using the old fashioned approach of a shovel and a flat hoe means eliminating ice and snow without harmful chemicals and with the added benefit of physical exercise. What are the stormwater-friendly choices? Try cracked corn as a traction agent until you can physically remove ice with a shovel and hoe. If deicing is important and within your budget, try a CMA product that is low in phosphorous and use only the recommended amount. Watch for low-phosphorous, corn-based liquid concentrates to become available on the residential market. Courtesy of Rochester Public Works Department, Rochester, MN web site: www.rochesterstormwater.com.
Five Ponds Golf Club 1225 West Street Road Warminster, PA 18974 (215) 956-9727 (phone) (215) 956-9004 (fax) 2013/2014 RATES Regular Rates (April 1-October 31) Out of Season Rates (March 1-April 1 and November 1-December 21) – NEW! Winter Rates (December 22-February 28) A complete list of rates and information on specials, outings and tournaments, the newly renovated driving range, and cart rentals, check out www.5pondsgc.com or www.warminstertownship.org. TEE TIMES TAKEN 7 DAYS IN ADVANCE BY PHONE OR 10 DAYS IN ADVANCE ON-LINE AT: www.5pondsgc.com or please call (215) 956-9727 after 9:00 AM. Rated 4 Stars in Golf Digest's Best Places to Play and voted by local players as "Best of Bucks" again in 2012, Warminster's Five Ponds Golf Club is a championship caliber (6681 Yards/Slope 131) immaculately manicured 18-hole public golf facility. Don't have time for a round of golf? Come try our "all grass" driving range and short game practice facility, providing an excellent opportunity for new golfers to practice their chipping and bunker play. A fifth set of tee markers (5,883 yards) has been added to the course so players can choose their tee markers compatible to their golf ability. With rolling architecture, serene ponds, and bentgrass greens, golfing at Five Ponds provides a scenic and peaceful place to play. We are open year round (weather permitting). To find out more about our promotions and specials for early birds, seniors and juniors, please visit www.5pondsgc.com. Call for more information on: Golf Equipment & Apparel * Outing Packages * Gift Certificates * Golf Lessons * USGA Handicap Services For any questions regarding outings or the pro shop, please contact Gary Deetscreek, Outing/Pro Shop Manager.
Warminster Free Library 1076 Emma Lane, Warminster, PA 18974 Library's hours: Mon - Wed: 10 AM-9 PM, Thu & Sat: 10 AM-5 PM; Fri: Noon-5 PM KIDS’ PROGRAMS Story Times • Pre-K Story Time: Stories, songs, crafts, and fun for children ages 3-5 with a care giver. Tue @ 10:30 AM & 4:30 PM in the children’s area. • Wigglers’ Story Time: This active story time is for children up to age 3. Join us for stories and songs especially for our littlest library friends, followed by an informal “play and read” time. Mon @ 4:30 PM and Wed @ 11:15 AM in the children’s area. No registration required for Story Time programs.
ONGOING PROGRAMS One-on-One Tech Desk Help Sign up for a 30-minute appointment for one-on-one help with your electronic device: computer, iPhone, iPad, Kindle or Nook ebook reader. Call the library (215.672.4362) or visit the Reference Desk to sign up for an appointment. Library Book Discussion Groups Share the pleasure of reading with our monthly book discussion groups! Contact the library, or check library’s monthly newsletter or the online calendar, to find out what we’re reading each month. No registration required. Meets in the library’s small meeting room on the 3rd Tues (7– 8:30 PM) & Thu (1–2:30 PM) of each month.
American Girl Club Each month, learn more about a historical American Girl and the time in which she lived. This club is for children in grades 1-5 and will take place on designated Mondays @ 6:00 PM in the community room. Please register online. • Sept. 16: Felicity • Oct. 28: Molly • Nov. 18: Marie Grace & Cecile • Dec. 16: Holiday Party
Genealogy Workshops A series of three workshops to assist individuals on researching family history. All classes led by staff from the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. No registration required. Held in the library’s community meeting room. Thu, Sept 12 (10:30 AM-Noon) Genealogy 101: Getting Started: Wondering how to get started? Join us for this introduction to Pennsylvania genealogy resources and more.
Blockheads LEGO Program Weds in Oct @ 4:30 PM. Let your imagination run wild as we build LEGO creations. This program is for children in grades K-6 and will take place in the community room. Please register online.
Thu, Oct. 10 (10:30 AM-Noon) Genealogy 201: Online Resources; Join us for a discussion about finding and using online resources for your genealogical explorations. Beginning researchers welcome!
Star Wars Reads Day Sat, Oct. 5: Celebrate reading with your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away. Stay tuned for more details.
Thu, Nov. 7 (10:30 AM–Noon) Genealogy: Getting Organized: A program for both beginners and more advanced researchers.
Halloween Parades Tue, Oct. 29 @ 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Children, ages 2-6, are invited to decorate a special treat bag and show off their costumes as we trick-or-treat through the library. Register online; walkins welcome.
Financial Literacy for Older Adults Thu, Sept 19 (10:30 am-Noon) Do you know how to recognize and protect yourself or a family elder from financial exploitation and identity theft? Join us for this informative program presented by staff from the Beneficial Bank in Warrington. No registration required. Held in the library’s community room.
YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS Help us to make the library a better place for young adults! TAG is a group for students in grades 7-12 to talk about books and other media and to help plan young adult events. Visit our calendar at www.buckslib.org for meeting dates, or e-mail Ann Ferro at email@example.com for more details.
Medicare Choices: What are my Options? Thu, Oct. 3 (10:30 AM–Noon) Confused about your Medicare choices? Not sure how to choose a prescription drug plan? Join us for this informative program with Medicare Advisor, Allen Heffler. No registration required. Held in the library’s community room.
Pizza Night Wed, Oct. 9 @ 7:00 PM Young adults in grades 7-12 are invited for pizza, soda, and other unhealthy snacks.
Giving Your Gifts, Making a Difference Thu, Oct. 31 (10:30 AM–Noon) Join us for this program about giving that makes a difference. Gerardo (“Jerry”) Ventresca of Thrivent Financial will discuss ways people can share their resources and develop a personal giving plan. No registration required. Held in the community room.
More Young Adult Programs are coming soon! Check out our calendar at www.buckslib.org or follow us on Facebook for news about upcoming events.
Community Information WARMINSTER SPORT & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS The different Warminster Sport & Civic Organizations operate independently of the Parks & Recreation Department. We do not oversee their operations, set prices or policies, or act as a mediator during disputes. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please contact each organization. Boy Scouts of America www.buckscountybsa.org Doylestown office 215-348-7205
Warminster Warriors Baseball/Softball Assoc. www.warminsterbaseball.com Steve McEachern 215-682-7522
Bux-Mont Panthers Football/Cheerleading/Dance www.leaguelineup.com/buxmontpanthers Gina Bailey 267-980-7977
Warminster Basketball Association www.warminsterbasketball.org Jim Plunkett 215-443-0749
Bux-Mont Men’s Sr. Baseball League www.leaguelineup.com/buxmont Nick Chichilitti 215-534-4770
Greater BucksMont Chamber of Commerce www.bucksmontchamber.com Office 215-672-6633
Centennial Aquatic Club www.centennialaquaticclub.org Lisa Forlini 215-313-5871
Warminster Pioneers Youth Football & Cheerleading www.warminsterpioneers.org Melissa Gallagher 267-625-7904
Craven Hall Historical Society www.Craven-Hall.org Erik Fleischer 215-675-4698
Warminster Rotary Club www.warminsterrotary.org Dan Finello 215-672-5853
Glacier Ice Hockey Club @ BCIceSports www.glacier.goalline.ca
Warminster Soccer Club www.warminstersoccerclub.com Dan Metz 215-767-2176
Nativity C.Y.O. Sports www.nativityofourlord.org Nativity Parish Center 215-675-1925
Warminster Spartan Youth Wrestling www.spartanswrestling.net Tom England 267-968-0492
Southampton-Warminster Area Lions Club www.lionwap.org/southamptonpa Joe Warner 215-350-7886
Warminster Symphony Orchestra www.warminstersymphony.org Barbara Patrick 215-672-9650
St. Joseph/St. Robert Jr. CYO Sports Jim Alexander 267-992-7998
Warminster Women’s Softball Kathy Lutz 267-718-1521
Warminster Area Women's Club Lynn Renk 215-957-9743
BENJAMIN WILSON SENIOR CENTER 580 Delmont Ave, Warminster Phone: (215) 672-8380 Fax: (215) 672-4501 Open Mon-Fri, 9 AM-3:30 PM
Spaghetti Dinner - September 20, 2013 5:00-8:00 PM; Adults $9, Children $4.50 25th Anniversary Celebration - October 11, 2013 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Must be a member to attend. Craft/Flea Market - November 15&16 Call Dolores for information on tables
The Ben Wilson Senior Center welcomes all seniors 55 years and older in the local area and provides recreational programs such as line dancing, yoga, Zumba, Wii bowling, shuffleboard, mah jongg, pinochle, bridge, computer education, genealogy, trips, penny bingo on Wed & Thu mornings, arts, knitting/crocheting, a walking group and billiards. Other services such as Spanish lessons, affordable haircuts, blood pressure screenings, income tax preparation, caseworkers, Meals on Wheels, and 55Alive driving course are also provided. Light breakfast and coffee as well as hot and cold lunch is served at noon daily. A donation of $2.50 is requested. Bingo is held on Wednesday evenings - doors open at 4 PM, prize is $50 or more. The Ben Wilson Center offers reasonable rentals for dances, parties, fund raisers, receptions or any other type of celebration. Our hall capacity is 200. Please call the Center for available dates and info. Come join other seniors to see what you been missing. For more information visit our webpage at www.wilsonseniorcenter.com 31
Community Information BUCKS CO. AREA AGENCY ON AGING The Area Agency on Aging offers more than 20 programs to help older adults. Contact them directly for more information. 30 E. Oakland Ave., Doylestown, PA 18901 Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Ph: (267) 880-5700 Fax: (215) 348-9253 www.buckscounty.org Protective Services/TDD: 1-800-243-3767
BUX-MONT MEALS ON WHEELS Drivers & Pantry Aides are needed for this nonprofit organization that provides well-balanced meals to individuals with disabilities and shutins. For more info, call (215) 443-9784.
CENTENNIAL SINGERS Invites area singers to rehearse on Tuesday evenings at McDonald School, Reeves Lane (off Street Road) in Warminster at 7:30 PM. NO auditions! Call for info: (215) 657-2415.
CRAVEN HALL HISTORICAL SOCIETY Open house & tours at the Craven Hall Mansion & the John Fitch Museum every 2nd Sunday of the month from 12-3 PM (Sep. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10). Come see how the early Cravens, VanSants, & Bennetts, lived and what major history happened in our neighborhood. Visit the John Fitch Museum to see how modern transportation began and the story of a determined inventor. Fri, Sep. 20, Historic Interpretation Program - 6:45-9:00 PM. Visit with 1st person interpreters portraying historic figures of Warminster. Cost $10: reservations needed. Sat, Oct. 19, Crooked Billet 5 K Run and Health Walk in Warminster Park, starting @ 9:30AM and the 1 Mile Fun Run starts @ 9 AM. A great way to enjoy a fall day & support the preservation and educational activities @ Craven Hall! See the website for forms. Sat, Nov. 2 - Little Girls’ Tea, 1-3 PM for ages 4-12 (an adult must accompany the participant). Charge $25 for child and one adult, with $5 for each additional adult. Paid reservations are needed. Colonial crafts, food, and beverage are offered. Sun, Nov. 10 - Open-Hearth Cooking Class, 1:30-5 PM. Learn open-hearth cooking in an original late 18th century kitchen & dine in the lovely Craven Hall. Reservations and a pre-payment of $35 per person with1 guest is needed at least 1 week prior to this date. Sun, Dec. 1 - Holiday Tea, 2:30-5 PM. Treat yourself & friends to a relaxing time in an age-old tradition marked by warm tea, delicious food, & good conversation in lovely Victorian setting. Reservations are needed and confirmed with payment of $30 each. See our website www.craven-hall.org. or call 215-675-4698 for reservations and information. FRIENDS OF WARMINSTER LIBRARY The Friends of Warminster Library organization is seeking new members and donations to support much-needed projects for the library. The Friends organization needs your help. Please support the Friends of Warminster Library by: a. Filling out a membership application form ($10); b. Attending the Friends meetings (dates are posted in the library). c. Placing bids in the ongoing silent auctions of special books, DVDs, and CDs; d. Patronizing the Friends' used book sales and raffles. Check out "Friends of Warminster Library" on Facebook and watch for notices in the library about upcoming events. All are welcome to attend Friends' meetings. For more information visit or call the library at 1076 Emma Lane, Warminster, 215-672-4362. Library Board meetings Held in the library’s conference (small) meeting room. Tues, September 10 7:15–8:30 PM Weds, October 9, November 13, December 11 6:00 pm–7:30 PM GILDA’S CLUB DELAWARE VALLEY Alex Boyes 5K Run/Walk – Sept. 21 Paws 4 Life Dog Walk – Oct. 5 For more information, call Beth at (215) 441-3290, ext. 104 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gildasclubdelval.org. 32
GREATER BUCKSMONT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Check out the new and improved Greater BucksMont Chamber of Commerce website to access the "Calendar" and "News" sections to get the latest news on "business to business" events. Become involved to help your business grow. www.bucksmontchamber.com or (215) 6726633. NETWORK OF VICTIM ASSISTANCE (NOVA) Phone: (215) 343-6543 24-hour hotline: 1-800-675-6900 website: www.novabucks.org Offering individual and group counseling, legal advocacy and medical advocacy for crime victims; prevention education programs for students, parents and teachers; community education programs and professional training. All services are free of charge.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS) TOPS Club Inc. helps those interested in losing weight. The group meets each Monday morning at Ivyland Presbyterian Church, 51 Gough Ave. from 9:00-9:30 AM for weigh in followed by a meeting until 10:15 AM. Membership is $28/year to join with a $1/week dues. Visitors are welcome to see what we are about. Any questions call Chris Anderson @ (215) 672-1297, Martha Labonoski @ (215) 672-4113, or email Elaine Brechmann @ email email@example.com. VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE: Bucks Co. Shelter Valley Youth House operates a free runaway and homeless youth shelter for young people ages 12-18 in Warminster. They provide a safe haven for young people who are homeless for any reason - offering food, shelter, recreational activities, crisis counseling, and an on-site school. If you know of a young person who is a runaway or homeless, please call (215) 442-9760, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org - available 24/7.
TAX COLLECTOR'S CORNER Real Estate Tax Collector Barbara "Bobbie" Loftus Telephone: (215) 443-8282 Fax: (215) 443-7723 401 Gibson Ave., Warminster, PA 18974 Office Hours Tue-Thu: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM; 1:30-4:30 PM Fri: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Evening hours by appointment
Special 2013 Hours: Sat, Aug. 24: 9:00 AM-Noon Thu, Aug. 29: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM Fri, Aug. 30: 9:00 AM-7:00 PM
All 2013 School Tax Bills were mailed directly to all homeowners on July 1, 2013. If a bank or mortgage company escrows your tax money, please forward this bill to them immediately. School taxes paid after October 31, 2013 will be in the penalty period. On March 1, 2013, all County and Township Tax Bills were mailed to homeowners. If you did not receive your County and Township bill, please call my office. Please note that all Real Estate Tax bills must be paid before December 31, 2013 to avoid a lien placed against your property. Senior Citizens (minimum age 62) are eligible for a trash discount ($55.00) on the County and Township bill. Please present your driver's license as proof of age and residency. All refunds must be requested prior to December 31, 2013. Condo residents do not pay their trash bills to the Township and are not eligible for the above discount. Please call (215)443-8282 if you need more information, or if the Tax Office may be of service in any way. Business Privilege and Mercantile Taxes Berkheimer Tax Administrator is the Township's Business Privilege and Mercantile tax administrator. For more information, contact them at (610) 279-7500 or www.hab-inc.com Earned Income and Local Services Taxes Starting in 2011, Keystone Collections Group became the Earned Income and Local Services Tax Collector for Warminster Township. www.keystonecollects.com Phone: 888-519-3898 Employer Hotline: 888-328-0558 Bucks County Office: 1243 Easton Road, Suite 101, Warrington, PA 18976 Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00 AMâ€“4:00 PM 33
WARMINSTER AMATEUR RADIO CLUB The Warminster Amateur Radio Club (WARC) meets on the first Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM at the Ben Wilson Sr. Center, 580 Delmont Avenue. WARC offers free amateur radio licensing classes for beginner through advanced students at various times throughout the year (free except for study guides). Next class begins on Sept 9. This club also assists with radio communication during community special events and emergencies. If you are interested in radio classes, or in becoming a member of this community club, please call George Brechmann @ (215) 443-5656; email (email@example.com) or visit the web site: www.k3dn.org
SOUTHAMPTON-WARMINSTER LIONS Inaugural Joint Club Golf Outing on Oct. 7 @ The Bucks Club. $99/golfer includes a full day of food, golf and fellowship. Sign up now! Annual Fruit Sale - Florida Oranges and Grapefruits. 2nd Street Pike & Rozel Ave, Southampton, PA. Tentatively scheduled to begin 2/5/ 2014. 2014 Lucky Number Calendars available after 11/1/2013. Priced at $30 ea., these calendars offer an opportunity to win over $12,000 in cash throughout the year. A great holiday gift. Eyeglass collection boxes located throughout Warminster & Southampton. Drop off your old glasses and hearing aids. All glasses are cleaned, inspected, and redistributed to those less fortunate. NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME. For further info on the club and our events, please visit our website - www.southamptonpa.lionwap.org, or contact (215)350-7886. Thank you for 53 years of support!
WARMINSTER AREA WOMENS CLUB The Warminster Area Women's Club meets monthly, Sept-June, on the 3rd Monday at 7:30 PM, at the lower level of Warminster Fire Station, 300 Madison Ave. For membership information, call Lynn at (215) 957-9743.
WARMINSTER SYMPHONY EVENTS Join Warminster Symphony for their annual Concert Series starting at 8:00 PM at William Tennent High School. #1 – November 9, 2013; #2 – December 7, 2013 Family Holiday Concert featuring the Young Artist Competition Winners. Tickets: Adults $20 (in advance) or $22 at door & Students $8 at the door. Don’t forget the Annual Pops Concert & Fundraiser @ Spring Mill Country Club on January 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM. For concert details or to request tickets and information, call (215) 672-9650 or visit www.WarminsterSymphony.org.
WARMINSTER ROTARY CLUB Rotary International is the largest volunteer service organization in the world and we have our own local club right here in Warminster! The Warminster Rotary Club holds numerous fundraisers and activities which benefit the community throughout the year. Persons interested in membership in our Rotary Club should call District Judge Dan Finello @ 215672-5853 or go to our website at www.warminsterrotary.org.
EMERGENCY SERVICES - WHAT IF NO ONE ANSWERED THE CALL? VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY SERVICES NEED YOUR HELP! The Warminster Ambulance Corps, Warminster Fire Department and Hartsville Fire Company need volunteers so that someone is always available to answer your call for emergency services! Be a Hero in your own community! HARTSVILLE FIRE CO. (www.hartsvillefc.org) New members are always welcome, stop in any Tuesday evening around 6:30 PM, or call (215) 672-9242 for more information about how you can be a member of the Hartsville Fire Company. WARMINSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT (www.warminsterfd.com) Warminster Fire Department is always seeking volunteers to staff its three fire stations throughout the Township. Interested individuals must be 16 years of age to participate in formal training. Stop by on any Tuesday night @ 6:45 at 300 Madison Ave. or call (215) 675- 4691 - leave a message and someone will get back to you or check the website. WARMINSTER VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORPS (www.wvamb.com) Proudly serving Warminster, Warwick and Ivyland Borough for over 50 years. Based in the heart of Warminster, we provide a service that has all the latest equipment and educated personnel. Warminster Ambulance is a volunteer not-for-profit service. We provide both Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support 24/7 days a week. We assist with special event planning as well as special services and training. We also provide the township with EMS bicycle services in the parks during special events. Warminster Volunteer Ambulance Corps is looking for sponsors to help us buy much needed equipment. To sponsor funding or equipment or help financially, please contact the office at (215) 441-0333 to see how you can make a difference. 34
Forms GET A WREC MEMBERSHIP! Now available for Non-Residents! Family, couple, and individual program memberships to the WREC are available to ALL. Families can become program members for $30/year, couples for $25/year, and individuals for $20/year. Program memberships purchased will be valid for one full year from date of purchase and will be tracked in our computer. Program members are entitled to valuable program discounts, travel discounts, and free programs. Non-residents will receive member discounts off non-resident rates. For additional information about our membership program, see page 3 in this directory or call the WREC office at (215) 443-5428. Last Name
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AMH Warminster residents, families and friends are welcome to participate in these and other community health programs at the Abington Health Center –Warminster Campus. Visit www.amh.org, or call 215-441-6600 for a free guide. SERVICES Weight Loss Surgery Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery For more information about our program, or to register for a free session, call 215-441-6800. Sleep Disorders Center To schedule a study at the Sleep Disorders Center in Warminster, call 215-481-EXAM (3926).
CLASSES Community Education - free Oct 7: Heal Your Body Nov 4: Stimulate Your Mind Dec 2: Nourish Your Soul Main Meeting Room, Main Building, first floor, 10 a.m. For more information or to register, call 215-481-2204.
Balance Center To schedule an appointment, call 215-441-6777.
Community Pool Outpatient Center For costs, times and to register, call 215-441-7455.
Multiple Sclerosis Center - NEW To schedule an appointment, call 215-441-6776.
Diabetes Education Classes Registration required. Call 215-672-0899.
Movement Disorders Center - NEW To schedule an appointment, call 215-441-6741.
Movement Matters Exercise program for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 – 11 a.m. Fitness Classroom 1, Main Building, first floor. Registration required. Call 215-441-7455.
Wound Healing Center For more information or an appointment, call 215-481-4325. Memory Fitness Center A program to sharpen memory skills, call 215-441-6888. OB/GYN Center Wednesdays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Main Building, fourth floor. For an appointment, call 215-441-6860. Corinne R. Santerian Newborn Center Tuesdays, Main Building, fourth floor. For an appointment, call 215-441-6605. Inpatient Hospice For more information, call 215-441-6831. SCREENINGS Operation Reassurance - free- NEW Open to all 60+. Daily check-in with a staff member for your health and safety peace of mind. For more information, call 215-481-6489. Heart and Stroke Risk Assessments and Blood Pressure Screenings – free First Monday of each month from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Main Building, lobby. No appointment necessary.
Yoga Hatha Forms 6-week sessions. Fitness Classroom 1, Main Building, first floor. To register and for a schedule, call 215-481-6888. Book Discussion – free Sep 19: Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher Nov 21: Garden of Stones by Sophie Littlefield Jan 16: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Conference Room 3, Main Building, first floor, 10:30 a.m. For information or to register, call 215-654-7349 (Joy). AARP Driver Safety For information, call 215-481-3748. SUPPORT GROUPS For information about support groups at Abington Health Center –Warminster Campus and other locations, visit our website at www.amh.org and click on "Classes & Events" or call 215-481-2204.