AJ Foundation’s Ninth Annual Bike Ride for Autism is Sept. 10th

Challenge yourself to ride in The AJ Foundation’s Ninth Annual Bike Ride for Autism! This event supports The Comprehensive Learning Center, a private school for children with autism located in Southampton, opened by The AJ Foundation.

The event offers a 12-Mile Family Ride, a 30K Ride, a 50K Ride and a 100K Ride all through the beautiful rolling hills of Bucks County. Start and finish lines will be at the Lower Makefield Township Park in Yardley. The cost is $45 per person for each ride or $100 for up to five family members for the 12-Mile Family Ride. Breakfast and lunch are included.

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Looking Ahead advance care planning welcomes new board member

Looking Ahead, the Bucks County non-profit that delivers community education and planning support for individuals’ end-of-life healthcare choices, has welcomed Sunny White to its board of directors. Ms. White, who lives in Warwick, is co-founder and managing partner of Xavier Creative House, a strategic creative agency specializing in pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech and healthcare systems world-wide.

“Sunny is strategically positioned within the healthcare industry,” says board chair Marvin L. Woodall, “giving us access to her communications and marketing expertise as it relates to various medical fields.”

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Nanjing Radio and Television group comes to Bucks

The Nanjing Radio and Television director and crew arrived at Pearl S. Buck International on July 25th for a two-day stay to film a documentary about author Pearl S. Buck. Director Wu Jiang, joined by a colleague from Jiangsu 2nd Normal University, interviewed experts and scholars at The Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark, in Bucks County, before moving to Philadelphia, then Hillsboro, West Virginia.

The documentary will be featured on China Central Television (CCTV). Pearl Buck spent her first 40 years in China and upon return to the U.S. in 1934, worked tirelessly as a cultural ambassador between the United States and China, fundraising and rallying supporters to advance the 1943 repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 which suspended Chinese immigration to the United States.

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Sixteen students participate in Foundations Summer Youth Corps

Sixteen college students from Bucks County have been chosen to participate in Foundations Community Partnership‘s 2016 Summer Youth Corps, which offers paid student internships at local non-profit human service agencies in Bucks County serving children, youth and families.

The program provides students the ability to gain practical experience while helping to effect positive change in the community by working at non-profit human service agencies. This is the ninth consecutive year that Foundations has offered the internship program, expanding from 11 students in its inaugural year to 16 students this year.

Non-profit agencies have the benefit of additional helping hands and the students gain meaningful work experience with groups that are making a difference in Bucks County, as well as earning college credit through a partnership with Bucks County Community College.

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Doylestown Farmers’ Market special events—Saturday, August 20th

Bring Your Bike, Bring Your Child, Bring Your Dog

This coming Saturday the Doylestown Farmers’ Market is pleased to host Doylestown Bike Works. They plan to check tire pressure—inflating when needed—and perform quick safety checks. Should the bike need repair, cyclists are welcome to visit their shop, which is within easy walking distance on Main Street.

We are also happy that Director Mary Sharer of the Montessori School in Furlong will be returning to explain the innovative child-focused approach to education used at her school. She will be doing chalk painting with the children who come to her booth.

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Classic on display

Mark Gold, of Doylestown, displayed his 1968 Dodge Dart at the at the Yardley VFW Post 6393 Car Show earlier this summer. Photo by Mimi Rowland.

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Garden Conservancy’s ‘Open Days’ includes private gardens and plant sales

On Saturday, August 13th, visit two private gardens in New Hope and Doylestown, open to the public through the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Admission to each garden is $7, benefitting the Garden Conservancy. Children 12 and under are free. Open Days are rain or shine and no reservations are required.

Visitors can start the Open Day at Paxson Hill Farm, 3265 Comfort Road in New Hope or Fordhook Farm of W. Atlee Burpee Co., 105 New Britain Road, in Doylestown. Paxson Hill, consisting of 10 acres of landscape, is notable for several unusual and rare plants.

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12U Doylestown Tigers win SE PA States

The 12U Doylestown Tigers have done it again! They beat Pennsbury 3-2 on July 5th in Harleysville, to become Southeast PA State Champs for the fourth year in a row!

Pictured from left in the front row, Jonathan Cawley, EJ Wentz, Cole Fehrman, Brett Young, Alec Kennedy, and Gavin Morgan; back row, Coach Ed Wentz, Josh Shiller, Andrew Whinney, Coach Scott Hamilton, Jack Hamilton, Sajan Shah, Coach Kevin Murphy, Justin MacCain, Coach Marshall Whinney and Braden Murphy.

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BCFA hosts Bucks Foodshed 5K at DelVal on Sept. 3rd

The Bucks County Foodshed Alliance (BCFA) and the Bucks County chapter of Buy Fresh Buy Local® is hosting its Second Annual Bucks Foodshed 5K and 1-mile Fun Run on Saturday, September 3rd, on Delaware Valley University’s campus. All proceeds benefit BCFA, a grassroots non-profit dedicated to building a resilient local food system in our community through education and collaboration.

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Chalfont ReStore raises over $200,000 for Habitat Bucks

The Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County (Habitat Bucks) ReStore in Chalfont has raised 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 was accomplished. The Habitat Bucks ReStores, located in Chalfont and Langhorne, sell overstocked, discontinued, new and used building materials, furniture and household goods to the public.

These items are donated by manufacturers, retail stores, contractors, and area residents. To celebrate, the Chalfont ReStore is planning a milestone theme party, “The Store that Builds Homes!” on Saturday, September 17th, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

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