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.
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.”
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.
On a recent Thursday night, a group of men of all ages are working diligently inside the hall next to Parkland Fire Company in the Parkland section of Middletown Township. The smell of fresh paint is in the air fresh paint and there are sawhorses and chainsaws scattered around the room. The new tenants, The Uptown String Band, are moving in and they are determined to turn the space around, to make it a thriving addition to the local community.
As the only string band chapter in Bucks County, Uptown is nearly 100 members strong, with musicians who play saxophone, banjo, bass fiddle, and the accordion, to name a few. The only rule on instruments – no brass. But these guys have a different kind of brass.
“It’s long been a dream of ours to bring dragon boat racing to Bucks County,” shares Chris Wetzel, president of Bucks County Dragon Boat Association (BCDBA), which conceptualized and organized the event. “We’ve been planning this event for more than a year and all of that time and energy paid off – the event couldn’t have gone better.”
The sold-out festival – which was sponsored by St. Mary Health, Visit Bucks County and the Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation – drew 49 teams from the tri-state region together on Saturday, September 19th for a day of friendly competition and camaraderie.
Bucks County Community College (BCCC) Foundation gave the gift of education to 15 female students this year during its Eighth Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea held Thursday, September 24th at the college’s historic Tyler Hall on its Newtown campus.
Seven of the 15 “Salute to Mothers” Scholarship recipients sat among a room full of guests at this reception.
“Each recipient receives a $1,000 scholarship of which they can use $500 in the fall semester and $500 in the spring semester, so they have additional funds for both semesters,” said Tobi Bruhn, Executive Director of BCCC Foundation.