CB-CB West Hall of Fame awards athletic scholarships

On Thursday, May 26th, two graduating seniors each received $1,000 from the Central Bucks-Central Bucks High School West Hall of Fame Committee (CBW HOF) at the school’s annual awards ceremony.

Henry Hunt, CB West Athletic Director and HOF Board Member, presented the scholarships to Calvin Reichwein and Courtney Westover, both of Doylestown. The students were selected on the merits of their essays on the role of athletics in their lives. As the winners of HOF’s essay contest, each graduate will use the award toward their college expenses.

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Franklin Retirement Solutions: Helping you retire with peace of mind

by June Portnoy

After working most of your life, you want to feel confident that you’ll have enough money in your nest egg to live comfortably throughout your retirement.

Franklin Retirement Solutions provides this peace of mind to retirees and near-retirees from their offices in Willow Grove, developing a customized retirement plan based on the client’s unique financial circumstances and goals, ensuring they have an inflation-adjusted, guaranteed income plan for life.

To develop this plan, Peter Wechsler, Registered Investment Advisor, president and co-founder of Franklin Retirement Solutions, leverages his 14 years of wealth management experience, to guide a team of specialists in all disciplines of retirement planning.

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Doylestown Farmers’ Market special events for June 18th

With Father’s Day fast approaching, many families are scratching their heads wondering what to buy for their special dad or granddad. The Doylestown Farmers’ Market has the answer to that question.

This coming Saturday, just in time for Father’s Day, the market is featuring Farmer Jen of Jennifer Lynn Garden Design, who will help you and the kids design and create a “micro farm” or kitchen garden to go. Jen is an organic sustainable farmer who sells everything from small individual plants, to blueberry bushes, to apple trees grafted with three different types of apples. It’s her first time at the market.

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CB South students tie for third place at Bucks County Envirothon

by June Portnoy

Central Bucks High School South students proved their knowledge of the ecosystem and environment by tying for third place with William Tennent High School at the Bucks County Conservation District’s (BCCD) annual Bucks County Envirothon held last month at Peace Valley Nature Center in Doylestown.

“This is only the second year that we have sent teams from our Environmental Club to the Envirothon, so we are very excited and encouraged by this early success,” said Katie Toner, a CB South Environmental Club Officer.

The CB South and Tennent teams competed against teams from CB East, CB West, Neshaminy, New Hope-Solebury, and Quakertown. Each team rotated through five stations where they were given 25 minutes at each area to answer written questions about Soils and Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife and a Current Environmental Issue, which changes each year.

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Mojo tops at Battle of the Burbs III

The Pennridge Mojo 13U AAU Basketball team defeated the host Perkasie Knights in the third annual Battle of the Burbs held on April 16th-17th, winning the “A” division title. The Mojo was a convincing 2-0 by defeating East Side Youth Center (Allentown) and the Bensalem Chargers, clinching a spot in the final game. After an afternoon defeat, the Mojo returned to defeat the Knights.

Pictured from left, front row, Jake Stranix, Thomas Engard, Bobby Regan, Joey Ehrlich, and Tyler Zikul; back row, Coach Perry Engard, Shawn Gibbons, James Taylor, Dylan Main, Head Coach Bob Regan, Colin Monahan, Joey Poust, and coach Jim Taylor. Not pictured is Liam Huy.

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Garden club travelling to Hershey Gardens

The Lingohocken Garden Club invites you to join the them on a trip to Hershey Gardens, including the famous rose garden and butterfly house, on Tuesday, June 21st. After the tour you will have lunch at Fennuci’s.

Leave from the Doylestown K-Mart at 8:15am, and return at approximately 4:30pm. Cost of the trip is $67. For info call 214-345-8494 or e-mail kodikian2@gmail.com.

The non-profit Lingohocken Garden Club supports Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, contributes to the Bird Tree, internship programs, and assists in mailings. In addition, they have provided a scholarship to a horticultural student at Delaware Valley University and in the past have participated in Bucks Beautiful.

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Historical Society explores ‘Civil War Medicine’

The Historical Society of Hilltown Township will host a program on “Civil War Medicine” on Wednesday, June 22nd, 7:00pm, at Hilltown Township Municipal Building, 13 W. Creamery Road and Route 152, Silverdale. In popular media, surgeons in the Civil War are usually portrayed performing unnecessary amputations while soldiers screamed in pain. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

Those scenes are created to dramatized the event. This presentation is intended to dispel these myths.

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Buxmont Organic Gardening Club hosts ‘Beneficial Insects: Identifying Your Garden Helpers’

by Christine Wolkin

Most novice gardeners are quick to break out the pesticides in order to protect their budding garden, but did you know that there’s a cheaper and more organic way to battle and help control pest outbreaks? Recently, Bucks County Master Gardener Kim Lawrence introduced the Buxmont Organic Gardening Club to the natural enemies of garden pests with her presentation, “Beneficial Insects: Identifying Your Garden Helpers” at the Churchville Nature Center.

A member of the club herself, Kim spoke on the lifecycle of beneficial insects that are likely to occupy gardens in the Bucks County area and beyond.

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Writing at a writer’s House

Continuing the literary legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning, Nobel Laureate author Pearl S. Buck, the Pearl S. Buck Writing Center invites adult writers of all skill levels to participate in workshops throughout the year that explore novel-writing, memoirs, publishing strategies, and non-fiction.

Located at Pearl S. Buck’s National Historic Landmark home at 520 Dublin Road in Perkasie, The Pearl S. Buck Writing Center hosts a variety of events, including writing conferences and programs, such as:

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Calling All People Who Love to Eat

Spring means local strawberries are ripe and ready! For those of you who wait impatiently all year long for freshly-picked berries that haven’t been shipped thousands of miles, the time is now.

Come to the Doylestown Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning for the freshest seasonal produce you can find, short of growing it yourself. Over two dozen vendors will also be bringing an incredible array of baked goods, prepared foods, plants and herbs, dairy products, meats, coffee, eggs, pet treats, skin care products, wine and more.

You’ll be in food paradise! Plus there’s live music (from 10 until noon) and a free book exchange. But, make sure you come early for those strawberries—they sell out quickly.

The Doylestown Farmers’ Market runs from 7 a.m. until noon, every Saturday at South Hamilton Street. Buy Local, Save Bucks ® www.BuckinghamPaCivic.org

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