Bucks County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated hosts poster arts contest with health and wellness twist

Earlier this month The Bucks County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated sponsored a poster arts contest with a health and wellness theme. The event, held at Morrisville High School, included entertainment, refreshments, and displays of poster submissions from students in grades one through 12 from the Morrisville schools.

The theme for the 10th annual contest was “Get Smart, Get Healthy, Make Health a Habit!” Poster entries were displayed and then winners were announced. Students competed in four categories: grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Levittown Wal-Mart donated bicycles for the first place winners and The Bucks County Links donated gift cards in varying amounts for other winners.

PHOTO CAPS: 1. Gavin and Jason Zelonko with the Morrisville Bulldog.

  1. Third grader Antonio Tolan with his poster entry.
  1. The Morrisville Pride Singers performed at the event.
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Celebrate spring and Earth Day at Five Mile Woods

Celebrate spring and Earth Day with a visit to Five Mile Woods on Sunday, April 26th from noon to 3:00pm. Located in Lower Makefield Township at 1305 Big Oak Road, the preserve is a 300-acre wooded natural area filled with diverse plant and animal life. Knowledgeable guides will offer tours of the Woods, featuring the signs of spring from blooming wildflowers to calling wood frogs. Naturalist John Heilferty will be on hand to show visitors frogs, salamanders and turtles that live in tanks in Woods Headquarters, as well as other biofacts that have been found in the Woods.

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WashClub brings tech-based laundry and dry cleaning delivery to PA and NJ

WashClub, a tech-forward laundry and dry cleaning company with on-demand pickup and delivery, is rolling out services in both Bucks County and Mercer County, NJ, with the launch of WashClub Penn-Jersey. Convenient pick-up and delivery times will be available to area residents and businesses, who will now have the option of using their smartphone, tablet or computer to get their laundry and dry cleaning taken care of, even when traditional laundromats are closed.

Customers will be able to arrange for their laundry or dry cleaning to be picked up, cleaned, or pressed according to their specific needs, and then returned within 24 to 48 hours of being scheduled remotely. Customers are able to do that from WashClubPennJersey.com or WashClub’s Apple and Android apps.

“Between washing, drying, and folding, doing laundry is a huge waste of time. We want to help people free up some of that time and bring laundry into the 21st century,” said Dan Marrazzo, the operator and owner of WashClub Penn-Jersey. “Now you can have your laundry and dry cleaning done to your specifications without ever leaving the comfort of your own home.”

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Rotary’s River Towns Road Rally set for April 18th

Saturday, April 18th is the date for this year’s River Towns Road Rally organized by the Morrisville-Yardley Rotary Club. Registered cars, with a driver and up to three passengers, will experience a staggered start between 1:00pm and 2:00pm that day, from the parking lot at the Morrisville Presbyterian Church at 771 North Pennsylvania Avenue in Morrisville.

Participating teams will be given eight clues to decipher, drive to the locations identified, and conclude their journey with a wine and cheese reception at historic Summerseat, Legion and Hillcrest Avenues in Morrisville. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners and also to the most outstanding car as determined by a team of judges. Winning points will be the sum of minutes elapsed and mileage covered. Winners must have a confirmed stop at all eight points.   Locations this year will be expanded to include possible points in the Falls and Newtown vicinities, in addition to areas in and around the river towns of Bristol, Morrisville, Yardley, and New Hope.

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Solid Rock Youth Center holding Student And Local Artist showcase

The Solid Rock Youth Center is holding a Student Art Show (grades 6-12) and Artist workshop and exhibit on Friday, April 17th from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Featuring art in all art mediums, students will receive awards in numerous categories. Complementing their work is a local artist workshop and exhibit, where artists will explain their methods as they showcase favorite pieces. Among them are Paula Pennie and Jim Gafgen who are also judges, along with student Caleb Daubenspeck. A silent auction of the local artist work will be held, with 100% of proceeds going to the SRYC.

The show is free and open to the public. Solid Rock Youth Center is located at 50 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville. The entrance is around back. Anyone wishing to submit artwork or receive more information should contact the youth center at 215-736-3706 or e-mail director@solidrockyouthcenter. More details are available at www.facebook.com/solidrockyouthcenter.

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Pennington Montessori’s Global Festival & Cafe

This past month at Pennington Montessori School the students celebrated the annual Global Festival and Global Cafe. The Global Festival and Cafe is a celebration of cultural diversity and family tradition. Children brought in items that represented their cultural background and items that have been collected from travels across America and the world.

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Morrisville Senior Center begins revitalization process

by June Portnoy

The Morrisville Senior Center, a non-profit organization, is looking for ways to solicit donations and secure funding to improve the appearance of its building.

“We are losing members, and are no longer recruiting many new ones as a result of our center’s appearance,” explains senior center manager, Alan Perchalski. “We need to spruce up this place and make it come alive again. I believe if we can’t make this happen, it could ultimately mean the demise of this senior center.”

As a result, Alan recently established a revitalization committee, consisting of six senior center members, including Marlene Burns, the committee’s volunteer chair who reports to Alan. The purpose of this committee is to consider ways to improve the appearance of this building, which was erected in the mid-1970s and is now owned by the county. The senior center serves 300 members, 55 and older.

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Delaware Canal Clean-Up Day is April 11th

April 11th is Canal Clean-Up Day at the Delaware Canal State Park. The Friends of the Delaware Canal sponsor this annual event to encourage volunteers to clear trash, debris, and brush from the historic waterway and towpath that runs from Easton to Bristol.

Canal Clean-Up Day activities will begin at 9:00am and end at noon. Volunteers will be working all along the Canal’s 58.9-mile length, but help is especially needed in the areas listed below. Everyone who wants to participate should choose a location, and then contact the Area Coordinator for that section. The Coordinator will provide all the details about the day’s activities.

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ColorFun 5K Run/Walk brings fitness and fun to Lower Bucks families

Morrisville is hosting its first ColorFun 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 17th. The run starts and finishes in Williamson Park taking participants on a scenic loop through Morrisville Borough and a portion of the historic Delaware Canal Towpath.  Check-in between 8:30- 9:45am the day of the event, with the first group of runners to begin at 10:00am, rain or shine.  Registration is now open. Each registered ColorFun runner receives a white race shirt and a Swag Bag full of additional event goodies.

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Spring ‘Sneak Peek’ Open House at Nazareth Academy High School

Nazareth Academy High School’s Spring Sneak Peek on Wednesday, April 22nd, from 5:00 to 7:00pm will feature a student art show, music recitals, athletic presentations, school tours, admissions information and more.

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