Speaker will transport you to the South of France

Listeners will be transported to the South of France when The Alliance Française of Doylestown welcomes Marjorie R. Williams for an illustrated presentation of her newest book “Markets of Provence,” on Thursday, October 6th from 7:00 to 9:00pm, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main Street, Doylestown. The lecture will be followed by a book signing.

Provence is known for its stunning scenery, its deep history, and delicious foods and wines. One of the best ways to explore the region is to visit the food, antique and craft markets, which have been at the heart of Provençal life since the Middle Ages.

Co-author of the widely acclaimed “Markets of Paris,” Marjorie spent months exploring the small villages and large towns of Provence – sizing up the markets, browsing the cobbled streets, and seeking out local specialties – in a quest to share her favorite discoveries with others. Marjorie will identify the different type of markets, discuss which Provençal markets are the best options by day and town and what to look for once there.

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Scenes from the 4UDREW Festival

The Seventh Annual 4UDREW Benefit Car Show & Festival drew more than 300 new and antique cars and even more spectators last month at Doylestown Central Park. The event also featured an award ceremony, games, prizes, music, food, and vendors. Photos by Christine Wolkin.

  1. Evan Zlock of Doylestown inspects a 1932 Ford Roadster (owned by Jim Morris of Buckingham).
  1. Brothers Ryder and Joe Stewart, of Chalfont, pose in front of this 1988 Chevy Pick Up 4×4 truck.

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Nature club invites you to lunch with John Bartram

A luncheon with John Bartram will be presented by the Doylestown Nature Club on Thursday, October 6th, at the Doylestown Country Club, 20 Country Lane, Doylestown.

The famous Philadelphia horticulturalist of the 1700’s collected and identified thousands of seeds and plants from throughout eastern America. He shared his finds with friends in England who established beautiful English gardens with American plants.

Kirk Brown, the President of the Garden Writers Association, international lecturer, and judge of major Philadelphia Flower Show exhibits, will portray John Bartram.

Spaces will be limited and reservations are required by Thursday, September 29th. Call 215-493-1254 or visit www.doylestownnatureclub.com for more information

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LINK leaders welcome incoming sophomores

On Wednesday afternoon, August 24th, eight LINK student leaders and members of the Central Bucks High School South faculty and administration boarded a bus and visited incoming 10th grade students’ home to welcome them to the community of CB South.

The purpose of the “Street Team” visits were to provide a welcome and smiling face for new students as they prepare to enter the high school building.

LINK student leaders greeted the students as they came to the door, answered many of their questions about the building, and provided some advice for the first weeks of the school year, including how to get involved in the South community and how to be a successful Titan.

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Doylestown Tigers 9U Baseball Team wins Ripken Tourney

submitted by Michelle Lynch

Two thousand and sixteen became the first year that a Doylestown Athletic Association baseball team won a Cal Ripken Regional Tournament, and the honor went to the Tigers 9U team. There have been numerous district and state champions, but never a regional champion.

DAA has been in existence since 1968. The season started off well. In the Suburban Travel League, the team finished 11 – 1, but lost in the championship game. Also, they played in a Memorial Day Tournament in Warrington, where they finished second.

Then the team got on a roll. They won the Deep Run Tournament in Hilltown, going 5 – 0.

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Venturing Crew 52 completes Sea Base adventure

Doylestown’s Venturing Crew 52 has recently returned from their high adventure trip to Sea Base in the Florida Keys. The Coral Reef Sailing experience took place in late July. Eleven crew members and four crew advisors lived aboard 41’ sailboats and slept on deck under the stars.

The many activities the crew enjoyed included fishing, learning to sail, and snorkeling.

“It looked like a postcard,” remarked crew member, Shannon Murphy, when asked about the water and sea life.

The crew saw schools of colorful fish, sand dollars, sting rays and even sea turtles among the many beautiful coral reefs. In addition to activities on the water, the crew also spent a day at a Fort Lauderdale beach, visited an alligator farm and took an airboat ride through the Florida waters, seeing alligators in their own habitat.

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Discover Doylestown holding open meetings, announcing new officers

Discover Doylestown (previously the DBCA) elected a new President and Vice President this past March. Former President and Board Member Rich Slabinski was elected to the position of President.

Rich has been a DBCA/Discover Doylestown Member for 16 years. Krisy Paredes, who has been on the board for three years, was elected as Vice President.

She was a founding member of First Friday Doylestown and co-chairs town-wide events such as Where’s Waldo in Doylestown every July and the Lego building contest which will enter its second year this fall.

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Twilight Wish Foundation: Granting wishes to deserving seniors

by June Portnoy

Alice, an 81-year-old Fairless Hills resident living in senior subsidized housing, slept on an old uncomfortable mattress, unable to afford a new one. J.J., a 69-year-old resident living at Grundy Hall in Doylestown, was forced to endure the hot summer months without the funds to buy an air conditioning unit.

Don, a 68-year-old resident of Neshaminy Manor in Warrington, had no way of returning to his hometown of Bristol. After becoming suddenly ill and wheelchair-bound, he had no money to rent a handicapped-accessible vehicle to see the place he was born and raised.

“Sadly, a lot of times our older generation is forgotten, so it is our privilege to grant their wishes to help make the world a nicer place to age,” said Mary Farrell, Director of Community Relations at Twilight Wish Foundation.

This non-profit organization grants wishes to seniors across the country, but is headquartered in Bucks County with just three part-time employees. It was founded by Cass Forkin, who recognized the need to grant wishes to seniors in need in 2003.

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SCORE Bucks County to offer ‘Is Entrepreneurship for You?’ workshop

SCORE Bucks County will present its next small business workshop “Is Entrepreneurship for You?” on Saturday, September 17th from 9:30am to 12:30pm at Mandell Hall, Room 114, at Delaware Valley University, 700 E. Butler Avenue, in Doylestown.

This free workshop is recommended for anyone planning to start a business or those who want to learn more about the business world and wonder if ownership might suit them.

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Chalfont ReStore to hold free community celebration

The Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County ReStore, located at 31 Oak Avenue, Suite 100, in Chalfont, invites the community to “The Store That Builds Homes!” celebration on Saturday, September 17th, from 9:00am to 5:00 p.m.

The ReStore is celebrating the milestone of raising over $200,000 in less than a year, which is more than enough to build a Habitat Home. This is the first time in the Chalfont ReStore’s seven-year history that this feat has been accomplished.

The community celebration features special guests, workshops, demos, door prizes, kids activities, sales and fun for the whole family. One of the featured guests will be Karen Wolfle, who will discuss repurposing and transforming furniture and describe how to bring items back to life.

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