Three CB students receive Foundations scholarships

Foundations Community Partnership awarded $1000 scholarships to three Central Bucks High School seniors through its annual Partnership in Education program this month. Joy S. Kim (CB East), Idan Zonshein (CB South), and Katy Ma (CB West) are the honored recipients.

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Doylestown Tigers win Memorial Day Tournament

The Doylestown Athletic Association (DAA) 10-year-old Tigers won the Diamond Nation Memorial Day Blast in Flemington, NJ on May 26th. The Tigers won all six games against opponents from Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, Long Island and New Jersey. With outstanding pitching, the entire team contributing hits and excellent fielding, the Tigers outscored their opponents 62-10 winning by a mercy rule in four out of six games. The coaches (Kevin Murphy, Ed Wentz and Scott Hamilton) awarded the whole team the MVP trophy.

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Simon Butler and Mill Creek Elementary Schools raise $19,000 to help students in Ghana

Simon Butler and Mill Creek Elementary Schools, in partnership with Global Hope Alliance, held cultural diversity activities and a Walk-A-Thon on Friday, May 9th, and raised a total of $19,000 to help build an elementary school for students in Ghana, Africa.

Simon Butler students participated in a two to three mile Walk-A-Thon to celebrate the United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity and to develop a better appreciation for how far their peers in Ghana walk each day to collect water and attend school. The students of Simon Butler Elementary School also raised funds through participating in a coin war or coin challenge and a sixth grade school dance. Mill Creek Elementary students held a coin war during their “Celebrate Diversity” week.

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Ondrej Maxian wins Spanish award

New Hope-Solebury senior, Ondrej Maxian, recently earned first place in the Sociedad Hispana Doylestown scholarship program.

This was the first year that New Hope-Solebury High School participated in the scholarship competition, competing against six other high schools. “We proudly acknowledge our senior, Ondrej Maxian, for earning first place and receiving a scholarship for $1,500,” commented Spanish Language teacher, Halyna Reh.

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Aysia Grondahl plays for All-State Rugby Team

New Hope-Solebury High School senior Aysia Grondahl was recently chosen for the Pennsylvania Girls High School All-State Rugby Team. Aysia plays for the Doylestown Girls High School Rugby Club, which recently became the PA State Girls High School Rugby Champions.

On June 1st, the team played in the College Rugby Championships at PPL Park in Philadelphia. This is a nationally televised tournament that selects the best teams from across the country to compete. Although Doylestown lost to New Jersey Blaze by 28-19, it gets an automatic bid to next year’s challenge, which is held in conjunction with the Collegiate Rugby Championships.

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Veterans Benefit Fair to be held July 12th

The Albert R. Atkinson, Jr. American legion Post 210, located at 315 North Street in Doylestown, will be hosting a Veterans Benefit Fair on Saturday, July 12th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. All veterans who served in the US military at any time are invited to attend and obtain comprehensive information about support services available to them.

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Bucks County Free Library opens Creativity Stations for teens, public

Dreaming about becoming a video game designer? Wishing you had a place to record all the song ideas in your head? Want to organize your family photos into a digital scrapbook? Come to the library! Four branches of the Bucks County Free Library now have an exciting new offering for teens, children, and other members of the public: Creativity Station labs.

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Doyle Elementary Brownies & Girl Scouts make Baby Bundles for CHC

The Brownie and Girl Scout Troop from Doyle Elementary in Doylestown recently made Baby Bundles for Child, Home & Community. The girls collected diapers, wipes, books, and other baby items. The items were immediately distributed to CHC’s clients and their babies in Bucks County.

For more information about CHC call 215-348-9770 or visit www.chcinfo.org.

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Paddle with a purpose: Lake Towhee water chestnut removal

On July 8th through July 10th, Keep Bucks Beautiful, Bucks County Conservation District and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, will host the sixth annual series of volunteer pulling parties at Lake Towhee County Park, 800 Old Bethlehem Road, Quakertown, to control the invasive aquatic plant water chestnut (Trapa natans) with support from Nockamixon State Park and Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation. This event is a great way to honor July as ‘Lakes Appreciation Month.’

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‘Brothers Forever’ – The story of Travis Manion and Brendan Looney

by Patricia Cangelosi

The darkness and gloom of that stormy evening seemed to bring a warm closeness into the building. A line of people stretched to the back of the store, people clutching books to their chests and waiting to see the guest of honor, Colonel Tom Manion USMC (Ret.).

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