Subrenie Thomas-Smith elected to Family Service Board of Directors

Subrenie Thomas-Smith, of Doylestown, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Family Service Association of Bucks County.

Subrenie, a Digital Marketing Consultant, brings more than 14 years of marketing experience to Family Service. She attended the University of Florida and worked at Bristol Myers Squibb for seven years and Johnson & Johnson for more than a decade before joining Johnson Marketing Consultants, LLC in November 2014.

“Subrenie brings to the Board the perfect combination of attributes,” says Margaret M. Mohr, a member of Family Service’s Board of Directors. “She has compassion for those in need, a desire to serve our community and the willingness to share her skills and support for our mission.”

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Chalfont Yoga and Meditation Center teaches stress reduction techniques

Chalfont Yoga and Meditation Center invites you to learn yoga, qi gong and meditation techniques to relieve stress, tension and pain, and provide you with an improved sense of well-being. Students learn techniques in class to create a daily practice at home that supports and elevates their life.

The center features a staff of highly trained Yoga Instructors, Meditation Teachers, Yoga Therapists, Qi Gong Practitioners and Life/Health Coaches.

In classes at the center you’ll experience a supportive and therapeutic setting for you to learn in. You will receive individualized assistance with your alignments and hands-on adjustments in the poses.

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Montessori Development Center celebrating 26 years

For 26 years, Montessori Development Center (MDC) has offered your family quality child development using the Montessori method of education. Their school is a place where your child is the focus of a wonderful learning and growing experience.

MDC offers programs for toddlers (ages two and three), pre-school (ages three, four and five) kindergarten (five years by September 1st) and elementary (pre-first through third grade).

MDC is dedicated to opening children’s minds and unlocking their potential. If you are looking for a school that teaches more than the ABC’s, they are the school for your child. Their goal is to address the whole child: academically, physically, emotionally and mentally.  They allow each individual to establish a foundation that provides for lifelong success.

Open enrollment for spaces is currently available. Montessori Development Center is an Equal Opportunity Educator. Schedule a tour today to visit MDC by calling 215-794-0162.

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9/11 Memorial Sculpture groundbreaking ceremony takes place in Doylestown

by June Portnoy

Ryan Manion Borek, President of the Travis Manion Foundation, was joined by Bucks County Commissioners, Robert Loughery and Charlie Martin, as well as 9/11 Memorial sculptor, Alan Goldstein, during the official groundbreaking ceremony of the 9/11 Memorial Sculpture on July 1st at the new Justice Department in Doylestown, where the sculpture is scheduled to be dedicated this upcoming September 11th.

The sculpture will stand approximately 20-feet-tall, with a steel beam from the World Trade Center as its focal point, within granite that will read, “Renew, Resolve, Remember.”

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Scholarships awarded by Ernest M. Strollo Lodge

On Sunday afternoon, June 14th, family, friends and members of the Ernest M. Strollo Lodge enjoyed a luncheon at the North Hills Country Club, celebrating and honoring scholarship award recipient Nicholas Maloney of Chalfont.

Nicholas is a graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School in Lansdale. Nicholas will attend Drexel University.

In addition, Marissa Formica, also from Chalfont, a graduate of Central Bucks High School South in Warrington, received the Paul Pannullo-Michael Strollo Award. Marissa will attend West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Both students are the children of Strollo Lodge parents and grandparents.

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Letter to the Editor

Not all that long ago it seems, my son joined Cub Scout Pack 24 that meets at the Doylestown Presbyterian Church, and he absolutely loves the program!

The Pack leaders always find things to do that are exciting, engaging, and great for his development. Whether it’s learning to shoot a bow and arrow at day camp, visiting a local museum, or going on an overnight camping trip, he always seems to have fun!

After each of his weekly den meetings, he has left excited to be in Scouting, and just can’t stop talking about all the excitement.

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Middle Bucks Institute of Technology: Merging business, industry, and technology

Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT) is located in Warwick Township on Old York Road (Route 263) in Jamison, PA. The picturesque high school campus sits on 58 acres and is supported by Centennial, Central Bucks, Council Rock, and New Hope-Solebury School Districts.

MBIT operates as a school of choice designed for students who are seeking to enhance their educational program with a highly relevant career and technical experience connected directly to the real world of business and industry. Over 400 business and industry advisors review and update the school’s educational program annually.

The MBIT experience provides students with a blend of classroom theory, technical applications in state-of-the-art laboratories, and off-campus work-based experiences. Students learn and apply reading, writing, mathematics, science, communications, and technology in a way that has personal meaning and career relevance.

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Local ‘Rosie the Riveter’ returns home from national reunion

Levittown resident Anna “Mae” Krier recently had her wish to attend the American Rosie the Riveter Association’s (ARRA) reunion granted, thanks to Doylestown-headquartered nonprofit Twilight Wish Foundation.

Mae, 89, is one of the original “Rosie the Riveter’s” of World War II. In 1943, after just graduating from high school in North Dakota, Mae and her family moved to Seattle for war work. At the age of 17, she got a job working on B-17s and B-29s for Boeing in Seattle.

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An update on Central Bucks School District

from Dr. David Weitzel, Ed.D., Central Bucks School District Superintendent

Central Bucks School District is committed to teaching and learning for the 21st century. We made significant progress toward this goal during the 2014-15 school year. Thanks to the foresight of our business office and school board, we have the fiscal stability to further our Educational Technology Initiative at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Through our Educational Technology Initiative, the district continues to significantly enhance its technology infrastructure. This past year saw CB attain nearly 100% wi-fi accessibility, complete the Smart and Promethean Board interactive technology roll-out to virtually every classroom, and provide district laptops for all of our professional staff to facilitate their work.

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County-wide Tennis Play Day part of Olympic celebration

Youth ages seven through 15, from the Bucks County Tennis Association’s Seasons 1 and 2 Learn, Practice & Play programs (which ran from mid-April through the end of June in various public parks throughout Lower, Central, and Upper Bucks County) enjoyed two separate gatherings to implement their new and improved tennis skills in fun team tennis match play.

And for Season 2, teens and adults were able to register for competition in their respective 14-and-over age division. Both Seasons 1 and 2 involved two age divisions – Little Aces (ages 7–10) and Juniors (ages 11–15), which competed in fun games and round-robin team matches to determine standings.

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