Discover your local Little League

Morrisville Little League still captures the essence of youth with an Opening Day Parade, complete with fire trucks and police cars in an annual spring celebration in this march through town. This grand event is the kickoff of the in-house Little League season and unique to all other youth sports.

The goal is to have fun, while providing the knowledge and nuggets of positive coaching insight to kids to help them learn and develop a love for the game. Having fun and learning goes a long way in Morrisville Little League.

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The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club – ‘Service Above Self’

The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club was instituted in 1928 and is part of the network of 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 34,000 clubs all over the world. These Rotarians, with differing occupations and cultures, have a unifying passion for service, from helping individuals and families in need to working toward a polio-free world.

The weekly meetings of the clubs foster fellowship and networking among business and professional people, with an emphasis on ethical conduct in personal, professional and business relationships.

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The Village Renaissance Faire

The Faire’s authenticity, diversity, and more than 9,000 attendees annually make it hard to believe that the 17th Village Renaissance Faire is produced by and for the benefit of the Village Library of Wrightstown, but it IS true.

The small library has created what is known as one of best weekend faires around, so even if you don’t want to be part of the Magic, you will not want to miss it this September 17th and 18th on the donated Middletown Grange Fairgrounds in Wrightstown.

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Michael F. Sherlock Foundation

The Michael F. Sherlock Foundation is a non-profit organization, founded by his wife, Nancy Sherlock, their children, and family. Mike Sherlock, who had many passions throughout his life, including a great love for music, lost his battle with lung cancer at the age of 50 on July 18th, 2002.

The foundation serves as an enduring memorial to Mike to share his love for music and to continue his philosophy of enjoying every moment and life itself. The mission of the foundation is to support and sponsor musical and community events in the memory of Mike, whose love of music and family lives on through these events.

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Solid Rock Youth Center – A positive influence for young people

The Solid Rock Youth Center (SRYC) was started in 2005 to fill a desperate need in the Morrisville community. It provides a safe, secure and fun environment for Morrisville youth to develop into mature adults with strong core values, which will enable them to be productive members of society and the local community.

It does so in a fun and engaging way through different activities, physical fitness, and special events. Located at 50 North Pennsylvania Avenue, the facility is the entire upstairs wing of the First Baptist Church, which remolded to fit the SRYC’s needs when it was unable to locate a suitable facility.

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Snipes Farm

It is easy to pass Snipes Farm on Route 1 and have no idea all that goes on there. But just a short walk beyond the big parking lot and solar paneled red barn takes you to 80 beautiful, preserved acres of historic working farmland and unspoiled woodlands.

Their woods, creek, children’s garden, greenhouse, farm museum and playground are a wonderland for children to explore and enjoy. For nine years, Snipes Farm Day Camp has enabled hundreds of campers to “unplug” and have valuable outdoor adventures while making wonderful camp friends.

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Finding ‘The Way Home’ for homeless males

The Way Home, Inc. is a non-profit corporation, which provides permanent supportive housing to homeless males in Bucks County as part of the Housing First Program.

Their tenants reside in single family homes and engage in a shared living environment where social skills and daily responsibilities assist them in the process of reintegrating with society. Their goal is to teach the skills necessary for self-sufficiency while improving the self-concept of each resident.

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Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County, building homes, empowering families

Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Their mission is to build affordable homes, stronger families and safer, revitalized communities throughout Bucks County.

Their Homeownership Program provides affordable homeownership for low-income individuals and families. Since 1990, Habitat Bucks has built over 100 homes throughout Bucks County. They don’t give homes away – their partner families purchase their homes with affordable mortgages. Their homebuyers already live or work in Bucks County, meet program requirements and contribute a minimum of 200 hours in building their homes. Contact Stefanie Clark at s.clark@habitatbucks.org/215.822.2812 x307.

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ActorsNET celebrating its 20th season

Special to Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc.

Morrisville’s own ActorsNET of Bucks County is celebrating its 20th anniversary, offering an eclectic mix of stage shows designed to appeal to the most discriminating of theatre-goers.

“We opened in September with Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking drama, ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’” NET Co-founder and General Manager Joe Doyle noted. “Then we followed that up in October-November with George Bernard Shaw’s classic comic drama, ‘Major Barbara’ and closed 2015 with a December 4th to 20th encore run of the stage musical, ‘Meet Me in St. Louis.’

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Jimmy Jorge & The Latin Express bring Latin Flair to Yardley

On January 23, 2016, 7:30pm, at the Yardley Community Centre, 64 S. Main St., Yardley, PA 19067, prepare to be swept away by the hot Latin rhythms of ‘Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express’.  If you would like to learn a new dance, come with your dancing shoes and be prepared to have a great time! There will be 4 dancers that will be teaching Latin dances and also performing during the concert.

A Chicago native, Jimmy Jorge was a youngster when he moved to Philadelphia, where he still resides. By the time high school ended, his musical abilities included playing violin, Caribbean steel drums, trumpet, and conga. Expounding on his growing salsa music skills, Jimmy also learned to play bongo, timbal, and tambora. He would eventually play with various salsa groups and is now the proud leader and musical director of ‘Jimmy Jorge and The Latin Express’, which started as a six-piece latin jazz band in 1995. They have since evolved into a twelve-piece salsa band.

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