American Legion Post 317 upgrades Post

American Legion Post 317 in Yardley has recently upgraded their Post to better serve the Veteran community. They offer their hall to both Veterans and non–Veterans, committing to both the community and their honorable Veterans who they pledge to serve every day.

If you are a Veteran looking for a social atmosphere to meet other Veterans, consider joining this Post, or become a Son of the Legion or a Lady Auxiliary Member.

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Victoria Sullivan receives top honor

Victoria Sullivan has been selected by International Leadership Network (ILN) to receive recognition as a 2015 Young Achiever of the Year for positive achievement, behavior, leadership, and service. As one of 16 outstanding students honored as 2015 Young Achievers, Victoria was chosen as one of two students to receive a medallion, certificate and $500 in acknowledgement of special accomplishments.

Victoria is an honor student at Holy Trinity School in Morrisville. She is interested in violin, ballet and tap dancing, and soccer. As a cantor for her school and church, Victoria leads the children and adults in song during worship services.

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Santarsiero honors life of Frank ‘Cappuccino’ with House resolution

State Rep. Steve Santarsiero on June 27th honored the life and contributions of boxing great and Lower Makefield Township resident Frank “Cappuccino” Capcino with House Resolution 413, which was adopted unanimously.

Known by his ringname “Frank Cappuccino,” he was born Frank Capcino in Philadelphia in 1929 to the late Anthony and Josephine Corbra Capcino. He was raised in the Kensington section of Philadelphia with five siblings. He died June 8th and is survived by his wife, Florence, his loving siblings, Salvatore and his wife, Heather, Mario, and Maria, and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was the brother of the late Vito and Anthony.

In his early days, he fought more than 130 amateur boxers in the early 1950s and was a finalist in the Golden Glove boxing championship. After leaving the amateur boxing ranks in 1955, Frank turned professional and fought in six professional bouts, retiring undefeated.

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Borough seeking Junior Councilperson

Morrisville Borough Council is looking for their newest Junior Councilperson for the school year 2015-2016.

The Junior Councilperson Program is an outstanding opportunity to get the youth of Morrisville Borough involved in the governing process of their community. It is for high school juniors who wish to learn the structure, procedure and processes active in local government.

The Junior Councilperson attends meetings and is a “quasi-member” of Council (they are not allowed to vote or attend executive sessions).

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5th Annual Labor Day Concert at Veterans Square

Veterans Square Foundation, creators of Veterans Square Monument, cordially invites the public to attend its 5th Annual Labor Day Concert featuring the Marcus Goldhaber Band’s “Come Home America Tour” and the Pennsbury Community Band. The concert will be held Mon., Sept. 7th from 5 to 8 pm at Veterans Square Park, adjacent to Veterans Square Monument, on the corner of Edgewood and Heacock Roads in Lower Makefield Township.

Marcus played for LMT at the monument’s dedication last November. He brings his passion for supporting our veterans back to our community for an evening of uniquely original patriotic music. Having performed during Fleet Week 2014 in NYC, the Welcome America Festival in Philadelphia, and the 2014 Super Bowl, he brings the “Come Home America Tour” to Bucks County with a mission to bring veterans and civilians closer together by telling veterans’ stories. Visit ComeHomeAmericaTour.com for more information.

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Grooming Salon is Expanding

The Grooming Salon in Morrisville, a well-known state-of-the-art grooming salon and boutique, is now expanding, offering Doggie Day Care. The Grooming Salon will be accepting smaller, quieter dogs into their Doggie Day Care by appointment only. As a result your tiny four-legged pup won’t become overwhelmed by larger, louder dogs.

While at the Doggie Day Care, treat your furry friend to a spa treatment offered on the premises. Manicures, bathing and exquisite fur styling will be offered. Also, fashionable colors, leashes and other accessories can be purchased.

If you don’t want your fur baby placed in a crate while waiting for you to pick him or her up, suites are available.

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Open Town Gathering for Morrisville Borough residents

All residents of the Borough of Morrisville are invited to attend an open Town Hall Gathering, free of charge, on Wednesday, August 19th, at Michael’s Restaurant, 935 Lincoln Highway, Morrisville, from 5:00 to 8:00pm.

The gathering will be an open forum for all residents to discuss concerns, while also celebrating the positive aspects of the Borough. “This Town Hall gathering affords everyone the opportunity to stand up and be heard in an informal setting,” explained Bill Pepitone, one of the hosts. “Everyone will be given a chance to share their experiences, which will lead to honest and respectful discussion among neighbors about our present and future.”

Along with Mr. Pepitone, the event will be hosted by residents Danielle Larison, Mike Yager, Debbie Smith and Helen Hlahol. Anyone with questions is urged to contact them via e-mail at Restoremorrisville@outlook.com.

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Single Parent Fellowship holding annual ‘Back to School’ event

On Saturday, August 22, Single Parent Fellowship will be sponsoring its Back to School Clothing and School Supply Give Away. The event will be held at the First Baptist Church, 50 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

To register please bring the following information with you when you arrive:

  • Valid Driver License or Photo ID with current address;
  • Household income (weekly/ monthly /or yearly), Welfare, Disability, Pay Stub, Social Security or Pension’s letter of acceptance;
  • Food stamp’s letter of acceptance or SNAP ID card; Birth certificate/Social Security card, Medical or Report card for each child listed on your registration form.

Please provide your own bags. For more information call 215-642-0086 or 609-222-0274.

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World Champs mark 60 years

Who were these “World Champs”?

Well, some folks from Morrisville remember those 1955 Little League World Champions, and those too young to remember are learning. On June 13th, Morrisville paid tribute to these now 70+-year-old heroes by honoring their team’s incredible accomplishment.

Recognition ceremonies were held at both Summerseat and the Morrisville Little League field. The morning festivities were held at Summerseat in conjunction with Historic Morrisville Society’s annual Patriots Day. The program featured remarks from team member Don Pidcock and Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotarian Andy Thompson. Don and Andy co-edited the recently published book, “The Boys of’55, A Reflection After 60 Years.”

Both speakers commented on the historical significance of this accomplishment. Getting to that final victory required winning 12 consecutive games.

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Resurrected Life Church holding Bible School and Praise in the Park

For the tenth year, Resurrected Life Evangelistic Church is partnering with the community as they hold Vacation Bible School on August 17th-21st, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at 182 Anderson Avenue, Morrisville. V.B.S. will be a great time of fun as kids explore Camp Kilimanjaro. Children aged 4 – 16 are invited to participate. To register, e-mail or call 215-295-3086.

On August 23rd from 11:30am to 4:00pm, they will have Praise in the Park at Williamson Park, Morrisville. This event has continued to grow for the past 10 years and they are expecting an even bigger turnout this year. They are inviting families to join them for a power-packed praise in the park service with worship, fellowship, food and fun.

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