Native Plant Demonstration Garden to grow into teaching tool

by June Portnoy

Plans are underway to create a Native Plant Demonstration Garden at Central Park on Wells Road in Doylestown. It will consist of about 1800 square feet around the existing bird bind and small outdoor classroom.

Jeannine Mitchell, a member of the EAC (Environmental Advisory Council) of Doylestown Township and Bird Town Coordinator for the EAC, initiated this project because she wanted to enhance the bird bind environmental education center. She also wanted to create a place where residents can learn more about native plants’ beauty and value.

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Phillips’ Mill winners

Janine Dunn Wade and Patricia Dusman, both of Doylestown, are two of the winners at the 85th Annual Phillips’ Mill Juried Art Exhibition, running now through October 25th. Janine won the Patrons’ Award for Painting (top award). Her piece is entitled “Parisian Blue” (oil). Patricia won the Crystal Springs Farm Award for her work entitled “Stormy,” an oil on panel. Phillips’ Mill is located at 2619 River Road, 1½ miles north of New Hope. For information call 215-862-0582 or visit www.phillipsmill.org.

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First National Bank donates $100,000 to local schools

For the 10th consecutive year, The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown has partnered with Buckingham Friends School to distribute its Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program scholarship donation. The $100,000 donation was recently presented to eight area schools. The EITC program is a great way for businesses to direct tax dollars.

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CB East recognized with top honors at FBLA National Leadership Conference

More than 10,000 of America’s best and brightest youth traveled to the historic city of Nashville this summer to make some history of their own as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $165,000 in cash awards.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Nashville on June 29th–July 2nd. Participants from across the United States and two countries were in attendance for this exciting conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 60 business and business-related competitive events.

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CB South’s FIRST LINK reaches out to incoming 10th graders

On Thursday, August 28th, student leaders from Central Bucks High School South’s FIRST LINK club hit the streets of Warrington to welcome new students to the building.

Student leaders (along with several faculty members) visited two neighborhoods that have a number of incoming CB South sophomores. LINK leaders knocked on doors to meet these new students. The group hopes that providing a familiar, friendly face early on will help alleviate some of those “first day of high school jitters.” Leaders welcomed the students to the South community with a LINK “grab bag,” complete with a map of the school and some other South goodies.

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Scenes from the Thompson Bucks County Classic

  1. Nicole Michael, of Solebury, shows off her award.
  1. Reigg Wurst, of Buckingham, has a professional look.
  1. Matthew Foster, of Furlong, on the pedal cart racetrack.
  1. Ava and Emilia Williams, of Doylestown, take a break after their ride.
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Leadership program open to teens

Youth ages 13-19 years old are invited to register for the Junior Leadership Toastmasters public speaking program, to be held at 1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, January 7th-March 4th, 2015.

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9/11 Memorial sculpture design unveiled in Doylestown

by June Portnoy

On Tuesday, September 23rd, The Travis Manion Foundation and Board of Bucks County Commissioners unveiled the design of the 9/11 “Renew, Resolve, Remember” sculpture scheduled to be installed and open to the public by next summer 2015.

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Doylestown True Value open for business

Doylestown True Value opened on September 23rd in Cross Keys Place, located at the intersection of Routes 611 and 313. A family-owned extension of Delray Plus True Value in New Hope, Doylestown True Value is a one-stop shop for all of your hardware needs, featuring tools, paint and painting supplies, lawn and garden, pet products, plumbing, electrical, lighting, cleaning supplies, decorative fixtures, and a rotating selection of seasonal merchandise.

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Pine Run Retirement Community is ‘Making Their Day!’

“Making Their Day!” is integral to the Pine Run Retirement Community service philosophy, but on August 13th, the true spirit was on display across the 43-acre campus when Associates granted more than 100 wishes for Villagers. Cars were washed, walk-in closets organized, gardens edged; and other chores were accomplished to put a smile on a Villager’s face.

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