Hink children host LimeAid stand and raise $500+ for Family Service

Earlier this month, Hayley, Mikey and Tessa Hink of Doylestown hosted a LimeAid stand to raise money to help children in need in Bucks County. The three children offered LimeAid and baked goods to customers in exchange for donations to benefit Family Service Association of Bucks County, a private nonprofit social service organization with locations throughout Bucks County.

When Mikey guided a potential customer to the LimeAid stand, the customer asked, “How much is the LimeAid?” “It’s free, but we accept donations,” replied Hayley. “Yeah, all of the money goes to children and families in need,” chimed in Tessa.

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Keystone State selectees announced

A group of girls who are all high school juniors have been selected to attend the 70th session of the American Legion Auxiliary’s Keystone Girls State program at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, PA, from June 19th to the 24th. Each girl is selected and sponsored by American Legion Auxiliaries, Posts and members across Bucks and Montgomery counties.

Keystone Girls State is a leadership/Americanism program with a focus on our system of government. During the week, the girls will elect city, county and state officials. Two of the 160 girls attending will be chosen as Pennsylvania Senators and will then attend Girls Nation held in Washington, D.C. in July.

Pictured back row from left (each girl’s name is followed by her school and sponsoring Unit, Post or member): Corinne Bernatowicz (Senator Tomlinson) Neshaminy; Ashley Lawrence (834) Pennsbury; Megan Kolbe (Council) Home Schooled; Mikayla Roepcke (148) George School; Emily Maloney (317) Pennsbury; Gabrielle Shepherd (Post440) Council Rock North; Hannah Sexton (933) Central Bucks West; middle row, Jessica Plunkett (Hartman Family) Neshaminy; Samantha Gentry (234) Souderton; Brooklyn Clausen (255) Penridge; Moira Jaslar (800) Pennsbury; Maddine McQuaid (800) Pennsbury; Ameila Krause (Council) Central Bucks West; front row, Karly Brown (210) Archbishop Wood; McKenzie Mix (Post 148) Pennsbury; Nataliya Babiychuk (800) Lower Moreland; Nora Okwara (436) Neshaminy. Not pictured: Shayna Fink (210) Central Bucks South; Angelia Picton (255) Penridge; Jamie Dougherty (10) Central Bucks East.

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Bucks County Senior Games promote camaraderie, physical activity and fun

by June Portnoy

Approximately 250 Bucks County seniors competed in the 34th Annual Bucks County Senior Games held Monday, June 6th through Saturday, June 11th. Age categories consisted of 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 to 79, 80 to 89, and 90 plus. This year’s oldest participant was a 95-year-old Doylestown resident who competed in bocce, pinochle and billiards.

This weeklong event, hosted in partnership with the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging (BCAAA) and the Bucks County Department of Parks & Recreation, gave seniors the opportunity to demonstrate their athletic and intellectual abilities.

According to William R. McTigue Jr., Administrative Officer for Public Affairs at Bucks County Area Agency on Aging and an organizer of the Senior Games, this year’s most physically challenging game was the track & field, which included 100-meter sprints.

Seniors looking for less rigorous activities could register for bridge, pinochle, darts and a trivia contest. Other activities included bowling, tennis, table tennis, bocce, billiards and golf.

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Warrington native serving in Japan

A 2013 Central Bucks South High School graduate and Warrington Township native is serving in Japan in the U.S. Navy aboard one of two forward deployed dock landing ships, USS Germantown. Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas Decesare is a boatswain’s mate aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship operating out of Sasebo, Japan.

A Navy boatswain’s mate is responsible for ensuring that the ship is maintained and preserved.

“I’m a hands-on person and like staying busy, so this job gives me that opportunity,” said Tom.

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Foundations awards scholarships to four area youth

The Foundations Community Partnership in Education program recognizes the achievements of local Bucks County public high school seniors for their demonstrated community service, commitment to academic performance, and quality of character.

Students are nominated to receive the award by their guidance counselor or a member of the school’s administration. In addition, Foundations has increased the number of schools to which they award scholarships through their annual Partnership in Education program.

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MOM’S Club of Buckingham North supports CHC

MOMS Club of Buckingham North recently held a baby shower to collect various baby items, including diapers, wipes, infant clothing, and toys for Child, Home & Community (CHC), an agency which provides prenatal and parenting classes, support and career counseling to adolescents facing untimely pregnancy.

MOMS Club also presented CHC with a check for $300. The items will be distributed immediately to CHC’s young clients. The club’s financial contribution will support CHC’s work with pregnant and parenting teens and their babies in Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

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Work of Ilene Rubin featured at Northampton Library

Ilene Rubin will be the featured artist for the month of July at the Northampton Library “Wall of Art.” The library is located at 25 Upper Holland Road, Richboro, phone 215-357-3050.

Ilene is a national award-winning Bucks County artist and author. Concentrating mostly on landscapes, Ilene’s paintings explode with color. She paints landscapes and still life paintings in oil and pastel.

In the past eight years, Ilene has amassed over 185 paintings. Her paintings have been accepted into juried art shows from Boulder, Colorado, Woodstock, Illinois to the communities in and around Bucks County.

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Plumsteadville Village launches ‘Plumstead Fresh’ campaign

You haven’t seen “fresh” until you’ve seen “Plumstead Fresh.” That’s the theme of the new summer social media campaign launched this week by the Plumsteadville Village Business Alliance.

The campaign encourages Bucks County residents and visitors to take a “fresh look” at the shops, eateries, and services of Plumsteadville Village, located a few minutes north of Doylestown, in Plumstead Township, Bucks County.

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Erin Kim wins PSSDAR scholarship

The Bucks County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution congratulates Erin Kim, a senior at Central Bucks South High School, for being awarded the Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (PSSDAR) Student Scholarship.

Erin was one of several students from the area high schools sponsored by the Bucks County Chapter for consideration for this scholarship. The PSSDAR Student scholarship is awarded by the Pennsylvania State Society to a student who is a high school senior that resides and attends high school in Pennsylvania, and will enroll college in the fall.

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CB East and West rivalry gets new venue

by Matt Snider

On Wednesday, May 11th, the Central Bucks West High School Bucks varsity boy’s baseball team defeated the Patriots of Central Bucks East High School by a score of 8-7. The Bucks had only beaten the Patriots four other times in varsity baseball since 2004, with one of the wins coming earlier this season. It wasn’t a total sweep for West however, as the junior varsity squad for the Patriots was able to come away with a win.

In addition to honoring the seniors of East, the game was also special in that it was held at Joseph E. Hanusey Community Park for the first time since its grand opening in 2014, something that many people in Plumstead Township hope to continue.

“We think it’s a really great environment for the kids to play in,” said Plumstead Little League President Mike Harte. “We love that we can offer somethings that other places can’t to really make the game that much more special.”

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