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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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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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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Six hundred volunteers package meals to ‘Knock Out Hunger’ in Bucks

by June Portnoy

One in 10 residents and 16% of all children in Bucks County are considered food-insecure. To address this ongoing issue, the United Way of Bucks County hosted its fourth annual Bucks Knocks Out Hunger (BKO Hunger!) campaign on June 17th to knock out hunger in the community.

This event is a community-driven, hunger-fighting project that unites thousands of donors, advocates and volunteers. This campaign seeks to eliminate hunger and food insecurity and increase access to nutritious foods for low-income children, families and seniors.

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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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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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