Dr. Hancock was the Assistant Superintendent for the district. She is replacing Dr. David Baugh, who left as Acting Superintendent to take a position as Superintendent for the Centennial School District.
Under the terms of the maximum one-year agreement for Dr. Hancock, she will be paid at an annual salary of $166,400 as Acting Superintendent, and receive the same benefits package that she had as Assistant Superintendent.
The club also honored Ryan Doyle, a senior from the Neshaminy High School, as their October Student of The Month. Ryan resides in Langhorne with his parents Leigh and Michael, and his brother Mathew and sister Kate.
In recognition of PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) Awareness Day on Friday, October 9th, eighth graders from Maple Point Middle School participated in a mini-walkathon, walking two laps around the school. In addition, members of the school’s Student Council and No Place for Hate Club also engaged in this fundraiser.
One month prior to the event, Mr. Chuck Lumio, an eighth grade science teacher, asked the school’s 350 eighth graders to raise their hand if they had ever heard of PANDAS, and just six students raised their hands. However, on the day of the fundraising walk when Mr. Lumio asked the same question, all 350 students raised their hands.
Students raised money by selling green rubber bracelets on which the inspiring words, “PANDAS Awareness Hope-Healing-Health” were written, and by collecting donations for the walkathon.
The Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre has announced an open casting call for its 2016 production of “The Music Man.” This classic Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by Meredith Wilson, is beloved by audiences since it first opened on Broadway in 1957, winning five Tony awards. This year will mark the 60th anniversary production by NVMT.
Spring Village at Floral Vale, a memory care community located in Yardley, is happy to announce two of their residents turned 100-years-old in October.
On the agenda to celebrate their birthdays was a cocktail hour, a formal dinner, violinist, champagne toast, and, of course, birthday cakes.
Well-known for providing their resident’s with out of the ordinary days and events, the staff decided to embark on a Birthday Project called “200 Random of Acts of Kindness.”
The Jesse W. Soby American Legion Post in Langhorne is sponsoring its first annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 14th. Proceeds from the race will benefit Veterans charities, namely Operation Comfort Warriors, which is an American Legion charity.
Operation Comfort Warriors is a program dedicated to meeting the needs of the wounded, injured and those suffering from traumatic brain injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by providing them with comfort items not usually supplied by the government.
The annual “Monte Carlo and Night at the Horses” to support the Penndel/Hulmeville Memorial Day Parade Committee will be held on Saturday, November 14th, at the William Penn Fire Hall in Hulmeville. There will also be a raffle card tree with certificates from many local businesses and restaurants.
Tickets for this event will be $5, which includes food and beverages. Tickets will be available at the door, at Penndel Borough Hall during business hours or from members of the committee.
After five years of participating in the Columbus Cup Soccer Tournament, the Langhorne Neshaminy Cobras took home first place this past Columbus Day.
“This is a great group of boys,” said Kevin Heltzel, coach of the Cobras for five years now. “They’re real respectful and hardworking kids. Everyone is just excited to come home with the trophies.”
According to Gotsoccer, the Columbus Cup is ranked 28th-best boys soccer tournament in North America, and held annually by Yardley Makefield Soccer. Competitors have ranged across the U.S. to provide some stiff competition for the boys to play against.