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Penny Power’s First Paper: March 11th, 1981  

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Updated Each Week! Thumbs Up/Down From This Week’s Featured Year

2008

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To all the Levy school bus drivers. February 1st was a horrible morning. All schools were delayed or closed but not you. Thank you so much for your care and concern when it came to our children. #132, #136 and #685, no one could navigate the back roads like you 3 ladies.

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To the man who let his dog run loose in a lot by Richland Crossing on Sunday, January 27th. I also run my dog there, but on a leash. You proceeded to bombard me with profanities for reminding you there are leash laws in our beautiful state. When your dog defecated, you also failed to clean up. It’s people like you who ruin it for responsible dog owners. You give us a bad name.

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To Steve for giving me a ride to the gas station on January 31 at 6am, when my truck ran out of gas. Thank you so much, you’re a kind soul.

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To the thief who took my son’s bookbag and winter coat from my vehicle parked in Penn Alley in Perkasie the evening of February 26. Anything you didn’t want? Leave it by my vehicle.

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I would like to thank everyone who helped me on Friday, February 22nd when my car slid off Old Bethlehem Road into a ditch. Thank you to the two men that stopped to help me. Also, Grand View Hospital paramedics, Nate, Keenan, Dave and Colleen and Pennridge Regional Police. Thank you so much!

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To our area’s new “show club”. Why not open something everyone could enjoy, like a Dave and Busters, instead of bringing moral decay to our community?

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To the wonderful persons of Richland Township who put stop signs at California Road and Pumping Station Road. What a great idea! As if the ambulance, fire and police departments need another accident scene to respond to. How many people need to get injured or killed for you to realize that this was not a good idea?

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To Springfield Township Road Department for failure to paint proper double yellow lines on Passer Road last year. What will be your excuse this year?

Thumbs Up

To all of the students, staff and parents from the schools that made the generous donations to Operation Helping Hands. You gave over 9000lbs. of non-perishable foods. Thank you! From volunteers & clients of The Pantry

Thumbs Up

A grateful thank you to the person who found my wallet at the Giant in Hellertown. It is truly gratifying to know there are honest, caring people in our town. Thank you again.

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To myself- for pulling out in front of a bicyclist at the intersection of Slotter and Sweetbriar Roads on Sunday afternoon. I should have stopped and apologized then and there, but I just kept driving instead. Sir, you were in a blind spot and I truly did not even see you until I pulled out from the stop sign. I am so sorry for almost causing an accident and want you to know that it was not some sort of malicious act. To all pedestrians and cyclists, never assume people in cars can see you, because sometimes they just don’t.

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A heartfelt thank you to the gentleman in the Montgomeryville Lowes parking lot who stopped to help me load two trees and two heavy bags into the back of my pick-up truck. Your kind gesture really brightened up my day.

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To contractors that don’t call customers back. We are not asking you for a favor, we are asking that you do a job you advertise that you do. If you are too busy, at least have the courtesy to call the customer back.

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To all the nice patrons at the McDonald’s in Quakertown who helped me with the girls on Thursday, April 24 when I lost my car keys. Also, for all the gentlemen who offered their assistance in helping me look for my keys and the women who work there who helped me dig in the garbage. But a special thank you to the dad who found them and locked them back in my car! Frazzled Mom

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To the only woman who stopped her car to help me on Wednesday, May 7th when my two horses were loose on Hilltown Pike in Hilltown. You helped me when everyone else just drove by. I am very grateful to you for your help during a very terrifying time.

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To the resident of Stonebridge Community who loves to complain about the dogs. Get a life and stop complaining, that’s all that you do. You love spreading rumors around, too. You think you are perfect and right all the time. If you don’t like it, then move out. The community and residents won’t miss you. P.S. I don’t even own a dog, stop your barking.

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To officials taking down some of those cheap overly abundant, misplaced housing development signs, stray political signs and other advertised businesses from our roadsides on Saturday. In doing so, they help keep our communities beautiful, scenic and classy. Keep up the good work. Driving through our neighborhoods on Sunday was again visually pleasant.

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To the people who purchased beautiful homes on Lonely Cottage Drive and turned them into dumps. Your lawns are cars, trailers and miscellaneous items. We want our clean neighborhood back! If you want to live in a dump, move to another community! Your property is a disgrace!

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To the staff of Strayer Middle School for all their hard work in creating and executing an invaluable learning experience for the seventh grade students on their outdoor school trip. The students were engaged in activities that encouraged confidence, comradery and respect for others. Last, but not least, they had a lot of fun.

Thumbs Down

Will the owner of the sweet orange cat in Afton Village, please keep him/her indoors? Your cat is fighting with our declawed indoor cat through the screen door (and putting large holes in it), causing our cat to pee repeatedly on our carpeting and peeing in our garden. This is very frustrating and expensive.

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Thank you to the lady and her son and the gentleman from the Water Department and Richland Township police officer who assisted me when my pick-up stopped running on June 26 on California Road. Again, thank you. Walt

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Richland Area Softball Association (R.A.S.A.) would like to thank all those who supported our girl’s softball league through their generous donations at our fundraiser on June 22nd. Thanks to our volunteers, our hot dog sale was a big success. We really appreciate the support from our community.

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To all our volunteers who devote their time and energy to our communities. We greatly thank the Perkasie, Telford, Silverdale and Hilltown Fire Companies and the Hilltown Police Department for their response to our electrical fire on June 16th. They, and all those committed to serving, providing, and supporting the general public’s well-being, deserve our unceasing gratitude and our show of support in return Thank you all again!

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To whoever found my wallet that I dropped in Staples parking lot in Souderton at the end of last month and returned it to my mailbox. Thank you very much.

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And thank you to Connie in Shadywood Village, Perkaise. You were so kind to return the gift cards you found to us. Your honesty is so appreciated. Thank you. Kelly & Ed.

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To people in Nockamixon Township who build expensive homes back long lanes, but leave their garbage cans out by the road. If you can’t take them in, consider building something attractive to camouflage them. Think of your neighbors. Keep Bucks beautiful.

Thumbs Up

To those who adopt cats and dogs from shelters. By adopting an animal, you have saved the lives of two, the one you have adopted and the one you made room for at the shelter.

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To all who supported our cut-a-thon on August 17. We had a great day and it was very successful. Thanks for your help, clients and co-workers. Hailey loves you.

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We want to thank all the volunteer fire companies, rescue squads and local police for their dedicated hard work fighting the recent fire in Pleasant Valley, Springfield Township. Due to the quick response of the fire call you saved my property from total destruction. We are forever grateful for the volunteers and the fine service they provide for our community. C.F.D.

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To the families, athletes and coaches of the Quakertown Soccer Club’s Division for Special Needs. You are an amazing group of people whose dedication and spirit make this program the success that it is. Thank you for your hard work, support and generous gift. I look forward to seeing everyone again in 2009. Coach Heather

Thumbs Down

On Sunday, August 24th a young man at the Hellertown Giant grocery store asked me for a dollar and the skeptic in me told him no. I’ve been kicking myself ever since and I’m sorry. I hope that somebody nicer than me gave you a dollar to help pay for your groceries.

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To the dog owner in Lehtown (Limeport). Your dog has left his business all over my yard. Keep him in your yard or on a leash and clean up after him.

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To the owners of two big brown dogs who invaded my property and killed my Siamese cat who was just lying in the sun in his own garden. They must keep their pets on their property!

Thumbs Up

To the wonderful person who found and returned my registration and insurance cards. I had no idea that I had lost them until I received them in the mail in a postage damaged envelope with no name attached. If you would please e-mail me at xxx so I can thank you personally. God bless you, Donna

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Thank you to everyone who came to our lemonade stand on Three Mile Run Road. With your donations, we raised over $200 to cure Juvenile Diabetes. Your kindness meant the world to us. Thanks, Lauren & Caroline

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To those who live in Spinnerstown and think it’s okay to fire rifles and shoot arrows when houses and yards with children playing are literally only feet away. It’s both unnerving to see arrows flying towards the yard your children play in and to hear gun shots rattle the windows at night. This is not the back woods, the houses are literally feet from each other. Like it or not, and you better believe, those of us with children will be calling the state police when guns or arrows are shot near our houses.

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To John who stayed by me and helped me after my accident on August 25. Also to the state police who helped out in the search for my dog Ruby. I also want to thank Vicky for finding Ruby. Ruby is my life. Thanks to everyone who helped Ruby and me. We are both doing well. Thanks again, Marion & Ruby

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To the person/people who think it’s fun to destroy/deface someone’s property. Over Labor Day weekend, someone spray painted and broke two large stone frogs on Marienstein Road. I looked forward to seeing them when I drove by, they made me smile. Now I’m sad and annoyed. It’s a shame when property owners can’t have nice things because pathetic little people feel the need to destroy. Grow up!

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To all the parents that bring their sick children to the hair salon to get a haircut. It is inconsiderate to your children, they should be home in bed, as well as careless to the stylist that gets sick and feels miserable and has to miss work and a paycheck. We do not get sick pay.

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To the drivers in the morning and afternoon on Richlandtown Pike. You have to know school is in session. There are many bus stops along that route. Is your need for speed worth endangering an innocent child? I beg you to slow down. A Loving Grandmother

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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