Doylestown Farmers’ Market special events—Saturday a.m., July 30th

A Weaving Demo and Free Ice Cream Sodas

This coming Saturday the Doylestown Farmers’ Market will feature a weaving demonstration by Patty Darrah who runs Nuthatch Weaving in Mechanicsville. Patty makes hand woven, one of a kind scarves and a variety of beautiful home goods using quality materials ranging from silks to home spun yarns. Come and learn about the artistry and skill that goes into making these incredible creations.

July is National Ice Cream Month! In honor of the celebration, we are happy to announce that Bucks County Dairy Promotion will be at the market distributing free Root Beer floats (root beer and vanilla ice cream) and free Creamsicle floats (orange soda and vanilla ice cream). Cold, refreshing and free—an unbeatable combination—and you are invited to partake. Bucks County Dairy Promotion is part of a statewide program that promotes the health benefits of including dairy products in your diet.

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Hink children host LimeAid stand and raise $500+ for Family Service

Earlier this month, Hayley, Mikey and Tessa Hink of Doylestown hosted a LimeAid stand to raise money to help children in need in Bucks County. The three children offered LimeAid and baked goods to customers in exchange for donations to benefit Family Service Association of Bucks County, a private nonprofit social service organization with locations throughout Bucks County.

When Mikey guided a potential customer to the LimeAid stand, the customer asked, “How much is the LimeAid?” “It’s free, but we accept donations,” replied Hayley. “Yeah, all of the money goes to children and families in need,” chimed in Tessa.

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The 4UDREW Foundation hosts Seventh Annual Car Show & Festival

The Seventh Annual 4UDREW Benefit Car Show & Festival is set for Sunday, August 7th, at Doylestown’s Central Park, located at 452 Wells Road. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon with family and friends viewing an array of unique vehicles, have lunch from one of the food vendors and shop or gather information from the many business vendors.

In addition, there will be a DJ to provide music, and family fun festival games such as sack races and a water balloon toss. Try your luck on the huge raffle baskets and 50/50 contest. Festival games for the whole family are a staple at this event, with prizes for everyone.

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Keystone State selectees announced

A group of girls who are all high school juniors have been selected to attend the 70th session of the American Legion Auxiliary’s Keystone Girls State program at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA, from June 19th to the 24th. Each girl is selected and sponsored by American Legion Auxiliaries, Posts and members across Bucks and Montgomery counties.

Keystone Girls State is a leadership/Americanism program with a focus on our system of government. During the week, the girls will elect city, county and state officials. Two of the 160 girls attending will be chosen as Pennsylvania Senators and will then attend Girls Nation held in Washington, D.C. in July.

Pictured back row from left (each girl’s name is followed by her school and sponsoring Unit, Post or member): Corinne Bernatowicz (Senator Tomlinson) Neshaminy; Ashley Lawrence (834) Pennsbury; Megan Kolbe (Council) Home Schooled; Mikayla Roepcke (148) George School; Emily Maloney (317) Pennsbury; Gabrielle Shepherd (Post440) Council Rock North; Hannah Sexton (933) Central Bucks West; middle row, Jessica Plunkett (Hartman Family) Neshaminy; Samantha Gentry (234) Souderton; Brooklyn Clausen (255) Penridge; Moira Jaslar (800) Pennsbury; Maddine McQuaid (800) Pennsbury; Ameila Krause (Council) Central Bucks West; front row, Karly Brown (210) Archbishop Wood; McKenzie Mix (Post 148) Pennsbury; Nataliya Babiychuk (800) Lower Moreland; Nora Okwara (436) Neshaminy. Not pictured: Shayna Fink (210) Central Bucks South; Angelia Picton (255) Penridge; Jamie Dougherty (10) Central Bucks East.

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Bucks County Senior Games promote camaraderie, physical activity and fun

by June Portnoy

Approximately 250 Bucks County seniors competed in the 34th Annual Bucks County Senior Games held Monday, June 6th through Saturday, June 11th. Age categories consisted of 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 to 79, 80 to 89, and 90 plus. This year’s oldest participant was a 95-year-old Doylestown resident who competed in bocce, pinochle and billiards.

This weeklong event, hosted in partnership with the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging (BCAAA) and the Bucks County Department of Parks & Recreation, gave seniors the opportunity to demonstrate their athletic and intellectual abilities.

According to William R. McTigue Jr., Administrative Officer for Public Affairs at Bucks County Area Agency on Aging and an organizer of the Senior Games, this year’s most physically challenging game was the track & field, which included 100-meter sprints.

Seniors looking for less rigorous activities could register for bridge, pinochle, darts and a trivia contest. Other activities included bowling, tennis, table tennis, bocce, billiards and golf.

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Christmas Gala holding fundraiser

The Christmas Gala, a non-profit organization to benefit seniors, is holding a three-day fundraising event at Bekky’s Village Workshop at Peddler’s Village, Routes 202 and 263, Building 68, themed “Christmas in July,” starting Friday, July 22nd, from 2:00 to 8:00pm.

There will be lots of family fun, crafts, mural painting, and raffle baskets. The Saturday all-day event includes music, vendors, raffle baskets, Mandala Art Class, and more. Sunday sums up the kids events and the announcements of winners for the raffle baskets.

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Warrington native serving in Japan

A 2013 Central Bucks South High School graduate and Warrington Township native is serving in Japan in the U.S. Navy aboard one of two forward deployed dock landing ships, USS Germantown. Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas Decesare is a boatswain’s mate aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship operating out of Sasebo, Japan.

A Navy boatswain’s mate is responsible for ensuring that the ship is maintained and preserved.

“I’m a hands-on person and like staying busy, so this job gives me that opportunity,” said Tom.

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Foundations awards scholarships to four area youth

The Foundations Community Partnership in Education program recognizes the achievements of local Bucks County public high school seniors for their demonstrated community service, commitment to academic performance, and quality of character.

Students are nominated to receive the award by their guidance counselor or a member of the school’s administration. In addition, Foundations has increased the number of schools to which they award scholarships through their annual Partnership in Education program.

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Doylestown Farmers’ Market special events—Saturday a.m., July 9th

A Potter, a Knife Sharpener and the Season’s First Tomatoes

This coming Saturday the Doylestown Farmers’ Market will feature a potter’s wheel demonstration by Penney Fleming. Ms. Fleming will be sharing what she loves—working with clay. She runs Fleming Studios in Doylestown where she teaches teens and adults how to make mugs, bowls, plates and other functional pieces.

Also at the market will be a knife sharpener, Jesse Howe of Howe Sharp Sharpening Service. Shoppers can bring their knives, scissors, garden tools, clipper blades and mower blades to Jesse and get their blades restored while they shop. He is only at the market once a month (on the second Saturday), so you shouldn’t miss this opportunity.

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MOM’S Club of Buckingham North supports CHC

MOMS Club of Buckingham North recently held a baby shower to collect various baby items, including diapers, wipes, infant clothing, and toys for Child, Home & Community (CHC), an agency which provides prenatal and parenting classes, support and career counseling to adolescents facing untimely pregnancy.

MOMS Club also presented CHC with a check for $300. The items will be distributed immediately to CHC’s young clients. The club’s financial contribution will support CHC’s work with pregnant and parenting teens and their babies in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

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