Bucks County Department of Health Spraying for Mosquitoes on July 28, 2021

On Wednesday evening, the Bucks County Mosquito Control Program will conduct an ultra-low volume mosquito control operation in portions of Lower Southampton to reduce high populations of mosquitoes capable of transmitting West Nile virus.

Playwicki Farm and the Dolphin Swim Club will be included in the Lower Southampton spray.

The treatments will be administered via truck-mounted equipment, spraying mosquito habitats in residential and park locations.  Trucks used in the spray are identified with Bucks county seal logos on the doors.

The equipment dispenses Biomist 3+15 at a rate of 0.75 ounces per acre.  This product is designed to provide quick, effective control of adult mosquito populations.

The application material has a very low toxicity profile to mammals and will have negligible impact to non-target insects and the environment.  The spray will begin at dusk.

Certain mosquito species carry the West Nile virus, which can cause humans to contract West Nile encephalitis, an infection that can result in an inflammation of the brain.  According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, all resident in areas where virus activity has been identified are at risk of contracting West Nile encephalitis.

Weather conditions an other unexpected events could delay or cancel this spray operation.  If conditions do not allow application on July 28, the backup spray date will be Thursday evening, July 29.

For additional information about adult mosquitoes and West Nile virus, please click HERE.  The Bucks County Health Department can be reached at 215-345-3318.

Playwicki Farm Foundation Announces Community & Special Events for 2021

With the easing of restrictions for public gatherings and interactions related to the pandemic health emergency, the Playwicki Farm Foundation announced a busy schedule of upcoming community and special events to be held at the beautiful 110-acre historic farm located at 2350 Bridgetown Pike in Feasterville, PA.

“Once again, the foundation will be hosting a new and exciting four-part Second Friday series which gets underway on June 11 with a terrific program planned and produced by Mommy’s Lil’ Black Book, of Levittown, PA.,” states Rose McMenamin, President of the Playwicki Farm Foundation.  The company has been engaged to handle all of the Second Friday programs which are scheduled from 5 to 8:30 PM.  The American Heritage Credit Union, of Feasterville, PA will be the exclusive sponsor in 2021.

According to Jen Flannery, of Mommy’s Lil’ Black Book, all of the Second Friday programs are open to the public and will feature food trucks and food vendors, crafters, a beer and wine garden for adults, a moon bounce and knuckle ball for children, balloon art and face painting and disc jockey entertainment.  “We are trying to offer something for every member of the family, young or old,” Flannery comments.  Additional Second Fridays will be held on July 9, August 13 and September 11.  “I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage everyone to come out to this beautiful farm setting and join the food, fun, entertainment and excitement,” she comments.  Parking is free at the farm.

In addition, the Farm Foundation will be presenting a host of entertaining and fun-filled special events for the public to participate in and enjoy.  The Love Grows Farmers Market offering fresh fruits and vegetables, many locally grown, will be open every Sunday, May through December from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Also, there will be a “Time To Remember Program,” a salute to 9/11 beginning that day at 8:30 AM, the annual Fun Day for children on October 23 which includes trunk or treat will be held from 11 AM to 2 PM and an Octoberfest on October 9 will unfold from 11 AM to 4 PM.

Additionally, a holiday market is scheduled for November 27 from 10 AM to 3 PM, as well as a holiday open house featuring a special arrival of Santa Claus from 3:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  Parents are encouraged to bring a camera to take photos with Santa and their children.

The Playwicki Farm is celebrating its 27th anniversary year since the Lower Southampton Township Board of Supervisors purchased it for the public to enjoy.  The Playwicki Farm Foundation was created in September 1996 as an independent tax-exempt corporation to raise money for charitable, educational and scientific purposes.  The funds are used for the repair, maintenance, replacement and preservation of Playwicki Farm and the development of educational programs.

The bucolic farm was purchased from the estate of Elizabeth Snodgrass on May 19, 1994.  It features open space, old growth forest, wetlands, agricultural land, a wildlife habitat, defunct quarry, a paved jogging and walking path, children’s play area, refurbished barn for events and a commercial kitchen.  The property also contains a variety of prehistoric and archeological sites dating back from 7000/6500 BC.  Playwicki means a place where turkeys run.  The Playwicki Farm Foundation can be reached at 215-357-7300 x326 or by emailing playwicki.far.foundation@gmail.com.

Important Bucks County Department of Health information & Assistance for Bucks County Seniors

The Bucks County Health Department will be operating on extended evening and weekend hours to answer your calls and help with your concerns.

Please use 215-345-3318 or email to: COVID19@buckscounty.org. If the line is busy, please leave a message and calls will be returned as soon as possible.

Bucks County Seniors can call 267-880-5700 for assistance, as well as information on services such as meal delivery and independent care.

This number is answered Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. After hours and weekends, seniors and their caregivers can leave a message and the Area Agency on Aging will return the call.

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Police Department to host 19th Civilian Police Academy

The Lower Southampton Township Police Department will be hosting it’s 19th Civilian Police Academy beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The program will run for eight weeks and will cover the topics listed below.  The class is designed to provide the residents of the Township with an understanding of the police department’s operations, it’s policies, provide an insight into the department’s operations, and to meet the department’s personnel.  Participants will also be provided an opportunity to participate in a ride along program with the patrol division during the eight weeks of the program.

Topic Areas:

  • Introduction/Police Department History
  • Patrol Practices
  • Accident Investigation/Traffic Safety
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Pennsylvania Courts
  • Special Operations
  • Use of Force
  • Support Services

Applications can be picked up at the Police Department or email Corporal Dougherty at sdougherty@lstwp.org.

Township Administration Building is a Collection Site for Toys for Tots

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Donating a Toy is one of the experiences that makes Marine Toys for Tots different from other programs.

When you place a toy in a Marine Toys for Tots collection box, you experience the joy of knowing that toy will be under the tree in a family’s home and bring a smile to a less fortunate child Christmas morning.

Toy Drop Site Locations and toy collections are setup and managed by the Local Marine Toys for Tots Campaign.  There is a Toys For Tots Collection Box located in the Township Administration Building’s lobby.  The box will be here until December 12th.

Thank you for supporting Marine Toys for Tots.

Lower Southampton Township participating in “Battle of the Hamptons” Food Drive

For the 3rd year, Lower Southampton Township is battling it out with Northampton Township and Upper Southampton Township to see who can collect the most food for our local food banks.  Lower Southampton Township will be sending all donations to Assumption BVM Church Food Bank.  Please help us out by donating non-perishable food items (peanut butter, cereal, rice, canned goods, baby food, pet food, etc.) between Friday, July 12th through Wednesday, July 31st.

Our various Drop-off locations are:

  1. Lower Southampton Township Building – 1500 Desire Avenue
  2. Lower Southampton Public Library – 1983 Bridgetown Pike
  3. Dolphin Swim Club – 260 West Bristol Road
  4. Ferderbar School – 300 Heights Lane
  5. Playwicki Farm – 2350 Bridgetown Pike
  6. Russell Elliot Park – 152 Buck Road

There will be a collection bin at Playwicki Farm’s 2nd Friday event on July 12th at the Lower Southampton Fire Department’s truck.

Yard Waste pick up

Leaf and Yard Waste will be collected on Thursdays.  Starting April 6th until December 14th will be regular pick up with no limit restrictions.

* WEIGHT LIMIT OF 50 POUNDS PER BAG *

Yard Waste – Sticks, branches, and twigs should be tied in bundles no more than 3 feet in length (36 inches). Branches may not exceed 3 inches in diameter. Other yard waste may be placed in trash cans or biodegradable paper bags which may be purchased at home improvement stores.

Leaf Collection – Leaves should be placed in paper bags or trash cans. Small twigs or branches may be placed in a paper yard waste bag or tied in bundles. Bags are available for purchase at home improvement stores. There is no limit to the number of bags or cans that will be collected.

 YARD WASTE AND LEAF COLLECTION IN PLASTIC BAGS WILL NOT BE COLLECTED.