‘Thousand Dollar Dinner’ will be digested in Yardley

Local author Becky Libourel Diamond will discuss and sign copies of her new book, “The Thousand Dollar Dinner,” the tale of an unusual 19th century “Top Chef” competition, at the Yardley-Makefield Library, 1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley, on Saturday, May 7th, at 2:00pm.

The first part of this culinary challenge was held at Delmonico’s famous New York City restaurant, but Ms. Diamond’s book focuses on the extravagant feast held in Philadelphia and prepared by Chef James Parkinson.

The 12-hour, 17-course feast was dubbed by Philadelphia newspapers as the “Thousand Dollar Dinner” because it reputedly cost the Philadelphians $1,000 (approximately $32,000 in today’s dollars) to prepare.

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‘A Brush With Kindness,’ home repair by Habitat Bucks County

“A Brush With Kindness” is the exterior home repair program of Habitat of Humanity Bucks County. They partner with low-income homeowners to maintain the outside of their home.

Typical projects are:

  • installing safety ramps/railings;
  • painting/repairing siding/trim;
  • replacing/repairing porches/doors/windows;
  • landscaping for function/aesthetics;
  • repairing sidewalks.

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Pennsbury Community Band to perform free concert May 5th

The Pennsbury Community Band will perform a free concert on Thursday, May 5th at 7:30pm, that will demonstrate how motion and dance can be expressed in music.

The show will take place at Pennsbury High School East Auditorium, 705 Hood Boulevard, Fairless Hills, and will include a piece composed for a baby elephant by Stravinsky, “Molly on the Shore” by Grainger, “Suite of Old American Dance” by Robert Russell Bennett, as well as the music of Ron Nelson and Dana Wilson.

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Bolton Mansion hosts Mother’s Day Tea

Spring is here, so it’s time to begin making your plans for the Mother’s Day Tea at Bolton Mansion. The tea will be held on Saturday, April 30th at 1:00pm.

Spend time with your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister or any special women in your life. A variety of finger sandwiches, desserts, scones, your favorite teas and musical entertainment will be the highlights of the day.

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Nia Merritt awarded Berkeley College Scholarship

Nia Merritt, a senior at Morrisville High School, has received a scholarship to attend Berkeley College. Each year, these scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who demonstrate a high level of achievement. The scholarships are renewable, based on the recipient’s cumulative grade point average at the end of each academic year and continued enrollment as a full-time student. “We congratulate these students who have demonstrated their ability and desire to further their achievements by pursuing a college degree with a career focus,” said Michael Smith, President of Berkeley College.

Nia (left) is pictured with Luan Ximines, Berkeley College Associate, High School Admissions, Midtown Manhattan.

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Area youth to participate in Pitch Hit & Run™ Competition

Morrisville Little League will host a free Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run ™ Competition for area youth on Saturday, April 23rd, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Williamson Park Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville.

Pitch Hit & Run™ is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball®. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

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The Montessori School recognizes two alumni

It is not uncommon for alumni to give to their alma maters. It is remarkable when student alumni – not alumni parents – give to their preschool and kindergarten school. The Montessori School (TMS) is proud to recognize two of their alumni.

Avi Gajjar, who attended TMS from 2004 to 2006, is working to become an Eagle Scout. The ninth-grader is a member of Boy Scout Troop 10 of Yardley. He has chosen TMS on the grounds of the Morrisville United Methodist Church to be the recipient of his Eagle Scout project. Avi is planning a musical instrument addition to the playground of TMS.

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Liam Getty earns rank of Eagle Scout

Liam Samuel Getty, of Morrisville’s Boy Scout Troop 3, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Liam chose to complete his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project on the grounds of Holy Trinity School in Morrisville.

The son of Samuel and Donna Getty, Liam designed and created an outdoor learning center for the school, which he had attended as an elementary student. Working with Master Gardener Annie Milionis, Liam led a team of fellow Scouts, family and friends on the project which took over 100 hours to complete.

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School celebrated reading all day long on March 3rd in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Students and faculty came to school dressed as their favorite book characters.

Pictured from left are Layla Blalet, Miss Shannon Kelly, Nicole Ratamess, Logan Kraemer, Olivia Fox, Brendan Sargent, Christopher Alemhoca, Trent Becker, Ryan Forester and Mrs. Alisa Myles  – all with Spot the Dog (center).

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Healthy Kids 5K Fun Walk in Yardley

Andrew and Tim Ponento, senior and sophomore at Pennsbury High School, in association with Yardley Borough, will host the Healthy Kids 5K Fun Walk on Saturday, April 23rd, at 9:00am, from Buttonwood Park in Yardley to South Main Street and East Afton Avenue, and on to the canal towpath. Then it loops back around and ends at Buttonwood Park. Maps will be given out at the event.

The brothers have been interested in their physical health since middle school. They have been committed to staying active, athletic, and strong in order to better themselves. However, they realize that not everyone is able, willing, or even aware enough to better themselves physically.

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