Newcomers Club donates baby items to CHC

Recently the Newcomers Club of Central Bucks collected baby care products for Child, Home & Community.  Two large boxes of baby items and three boxes of diapers were donated.

Pictured are Newcomers Community Involvement Chair Dianne Ohori (center) and member Donna Arose (right) presenting the donation to CHC’s Executive Director, Beth Styer.

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First county-wide tennis Play Day competes against weather and opponents

The 30% chance of rain forecast may have caused some of the 31 registered players to stay away, but it did not dampen the spirit of those who attended the Season 1 County-Wide Play Day on Friday, May 23rd. The fun competition is a culminating event to the five-week Learn, Practice & Play programs run throughout Bucks County by the Bucks County Tennis Association, Inc.

Two teams, Upper Bucks and Lower Bucks, were formed in each of the two age divisions: Juniors (ages 11–13) and Little Aces (ages 7–10). Junior competitors played on 78-foot courts, while the Little Aces engaged in great rallies on 36-foot courts.

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Three CB students receive Foundations scholarships

Foundations Community Partnership awarded $1000 scholarships to three Central Bucks High School seniors through its annual Partnership in Education program this month. Joy S. Kim (CB East), Idan Zonshein (CB South), and Katy Ma (CB West) are the honored recipients.

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Doylestown Tigers win Memorial Day Tournament

The Doylestown Athletic Association (DAA) 10-year-old Tigers won the Diamond Nation Memorial Day Blast in Flemington, NJ on May 26th. The Tigers won all six games against opponents from Connecticut, Maryland, Rhode Island, Long Island and New Jersey. With outstanding pitching, the entire team contributing hits and excellent fielding, the Tigers outscored their opponents 62-10 winning by a mercy rule in four out of six games. The coaches (Kevin Murphy, Ed Wentz and Scott Hamilton) awarded the whole team the MVP trophy.

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Simon Butler and Mill Creek Elementary Schools raise $19,000 to help students in Ghana

Simon Butler and Mill Creek Elementary Schools, in partnership with Global Hope Alliance, held cultural diversity activities and a Walk-A-Thon on Friday, May 9th, and raised a total of $19,000 to help build an elementary school for students in Ghana, Africa.

Simon Butler students participated in a two to three mile Walk-A-Thon to celebrate the United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity and to develop a better appreciation for how far their peers in Ghana walk each day to collect water and attend school. The students of Simon Butler Elementary School also raised funds through participating in a coin war or coin challenge and a sixth grade school dance. Mill Creek Elementary students held a coin war during their “Celebrate Diversity” week.

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Ondrej Maxian wins Spanish award

New Hope-Solebury senior, Ondrej Maxian, recently earned first place in the Sociedad Hispana Doylestown scholarship program.

This was the first year that New Hope-Solebury High School participated in the scholarship competition, competing against six other high schools. “We proudly acknowledge our senior, Ondrej Maxian, for earning first place and receiving a scholarship for $1,500,” commented Spanish Language teacher, Halyna Reh.

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Aysia Grondahl plays for All-State Rugby Team

New Hope-Solebury High School senior Aysia Grondahl was recently chosen for the Pennsylvania Girls High School All-State Rugby Team. Aysia plays for the Doylestown Girls High School Rugby Club, which recently became the PA State Girls High School Rugby Champions.

On June 1st, the team played in the College Rugby Championships at PPL Park in Philadelphia. This is a nationally televised tournament that selects the best teams from across the country to compete. Although Doylestown lost to New Jersey Blaze by 28-19, it gets an automatic bid to next year’s challenge, which is held in conjunction with the Collegiate Rugby Championships.

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Bucks County Free Library opens Creativity Stations for teens, public

Dreaming about becoming a video game designer? Wishing you had a place to record all the song ideas in your head? Want to organize your family photos into a digital scrapbook? Come to the library! Four branches of the Bucks County Free Library now have an exciting new offering for teens, children, and other members of the public: Creativity Station labs.

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Doyle Elementary Brownies & Girl Scouts make Baby Bundles for CHC

The Brownie and Girl Scout Troop from Doyle Elementary in Doylestown recently made Baby Bundles for Child, Home & Community. The girls collected diapers, wipes, books, and other baby items. The items were immediately distributed to CHC’s clients and their babies in Bucks County.

For more information about CHC call 215-348-9770 or visit www.chcinfo.org.

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‘Brothers Forever’ – The story of Travis Manion and Brendan Looney

by Patricia Cangelosi

The darkness and gloom of that stormy evening seemed to bring a warm closeness into the building. A line of people stretched to the back of the store, people clutching books to their chests and waiting to see the guest of honor, Colonel Tom Manion USMC (Ret.).

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