Holiday House Pet Resort presents donation to HopeForHails

Holiday House Pet Resort recently presented a donation to Jeff and Liz Bekos for the HopeForHails Fund. The HopeForHails Dog Wash Special raised $2000 for the Hailey Bekos Family Trust, a fund established to help the Doylestown family during a time of tremendous need.

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Newcomers Club donates baby items to CHC

Recently the Newcomers Club of Central Bucks collected baby care products for Child, Home & Community.  Two large boxes of baby items and three boxes of diapers were donated.

Pictured are Newcomers Community Involvement Chair Dianne Ohori (center) and member Donna Arose (right) presenting the donation to CHC’s Executive Director, Beth Styer.

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First county-wide tennis Play Day competes against weather and opponents

The 30% chance of rain forecast may have caused some of the 31 registered players to stay away, but it did not dampen the spirit of those who attended the Season 1 County-Wide Play Day on Friday, May 23rd. The fun competition is a culminating event to the five-week Learn, Practice & Play programs run throughout Bucks County by the Bucks County Tennis Association, Inc.

Two teams, Upper Bucks and Lower Bucks, were formed in each of the two age divisions: Juniors (ages 11–13) and Little Aces (ages 7–10). Junior competitors played on 78-foot courts, while the Little Aces engaged in great rallies on 36-foot courts.

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The 4UDREW Foundation hosts Monster Truck “Shock Wave” at 5th Annual Car Show and Festival

The 4UDREW Foundation has increased its presence and support in the Bucks County/ Greater Philadelphia area. Our last year’s car show and festival allowed our foundation to add the Buck County Housing Group to our list of charities to support their food pantries. The BCHG instituted the 4UDREW Internship program where a student is selected to receive a stipend for their work during the summer.  This type of “pay it forward” charity falls in line with our mission of supporting hunger prevention and educational scholarships.

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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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