Snipes Farm introduces its new Market Share CSA

by June Portnoy

For the past 10 years, Snipes Farm has offered Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) to the public. Its traditional CSA enables people from the community to prepay $700 for a full farm share, and in exchange every week CSA members pick up whatever produce has been harvested that week.

“These members typically receive a healthy supply of eight to 10 fresh, seasonable vegetables,” says Snipes Vegetable Grower, Toria Harr.

The prepayments from CSA members pays for the farm’s operational costs and gives Snipes farmers an idea of how much to harvest in order for each member to receive a fair share throughout the growing season. In contrast to purchasing a full farm share, for the first time, Snipes Farm is offering you the option of buying a prepaid Market Share for vegetables.

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Cord Stasolla continues Naval training

Cord Stasolla, son of Steve and Debbie Stasolla of Morrisville, graduated from Navy Officer Candidate School, class 16-15, on September 4th, 2015 and received his commission as an Ensign.

Ensign Stasolla has started his training at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Charleston, SC. He will also attend submarine training in Groton, CT before being assigned to a submarine as a Nuclear Propulsion Officer.

Cord is a 2015 graduate of Lafayette College with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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Block Party at Morrisville Library May 21st

The Morrisville Free Library recently received materials from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries to implement a series of Block Play Parties for young children and adults through the Cruise into Kindergarten program grant. Blocks offer children an almost infinite variety of opportunities to express themselves, from constructing simple designs to veritable engineering feats of bridge building.

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Join ‘Hands Across the Canal Path’ in Morrisville

Hands Across the Canal Path is the 30th anniversary celebration of Hands Across America, which took place right in the heart of Morrisville in May of 1986. During Hands Across America, people from all walks of life put their differences aside and joined hands to raise money and awareness for the underprivileged and hungry within our borders.

Hands Across the Canal Path is being held in Morrisville Borough on Saturday, May 21st along the Delaware Canal path, north of Maple Avenue, with the main staging area for vendors, community groups and activities being at the corner of Delmorr and E. Trenton Avenue, next to Actor’s NET of Bucks County.

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Philadelphia Saxophone Quartet performing May 7th

The Philadelphia Saxophone Quartet will be performing a concert on Saturday, May 7th, 7:00pm, at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing Township, New Jersey. Tickets are $20, $15 for patrons, and $5 for students.

The 1867 Sanctuary, a former Presbyterian church which was restored as a historic haven for the arts, is easily accessible from I-95. The facility is wheelchair accessible, with free parking across the street.

The first half of the concert will include “Tango” from “Espana Suite” by Albeniz, excerpts from the Pierre Max DuBois Saxophone Quartet, parts of Bach’s Toccata In D Minor, selections from Tchaikowski’s “Seasons,” and an exciting piece by Milan Kaderavek.

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National Train Day Celebration May 14th

In observance of National Train Day, the Morrisville Public Library and the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) will present “A Celebration of American Railroading” on Saturday, May 14th, from 10:00am to 3:00pm in the lower level of the Morrisville Public Library, 300 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville.

This event will feature displays of railroad artifacts and memorabilia, operating toy train layouts and multi-media programs highlighting historic and contemporary railroading. For kids there will be a hand operated toy train layout, Thomas the Tank Engine videos and other activities.

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The Montessori School pedals For fitness

Children bring their own bikes – or tricycles and scooters – to school for a morning of exercise fun on “Bring Your Own Bike to School Day” at The Montessori School (TMS). This year the annual event will be held on May 17th.

TMS students eagerly look forward to this day. They ride their bikes around obstacles, throw newspapers into a bin, and practice stopping at a stop sign.

“’Bring Your Own Bike’ was initiated to remind our children of the joy of riding their bikes outside,” said Mary Ann Jackson, Head of School. “We felt a responsibility to encourage our children to learn the healthy habits promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama.”

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Big Oak Citgo’s 15th Annual River Clean Up Day

River Clean Up Day has been a tradition for the crew at Big Oak Citgo for the past 15 years. One day each spring they close up shop and spend the afternoon removing tires and garbage from the various islands on the Delaware River in Yardley/Morrisville.

This year, their Clean Up Day took place in April. Big Oak Citgo owner, Tom Cooper, an avid fisherman, first began the clean up with his then young sons to teach them respect for the river that he loves.

Pictured from left are Ethan Bray, Tom Cooper, Bob Weng and Pete Kraemer.

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Historic Fallsington’s Spring Open House

On Saturday, May 14th, from noon to 4:00pm, Historic Fallsington, Inc. will hold their Spring Open House in downtown Fallsington. Enjoy self-guided tours of the Stagecoach Tavern and the Moon-Williamson Log House. Learn about Spinning with Nora at the Log House, and Colonial textiles and the dye pot with Clarissa at the Tavern.

Children’s activities will feature quill pen writing at the Tavern with Steve, and Colonial children’s games on the Tavern Lawn with Gregory. Admission is free. For more info call 215-295-6567.

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Morrisville Carnival fun begins May 17th

The Annual Morrisville Spring Carnival comes to Williamson Park, located at N. Delmorr Avenue and E. Bridge Street, Tuesday, May 17th through Sunday, May 22nd. This community event, which has attracted thousands from all over the Delaware Valley, will feature thrill rides, carnival games, food, live entertainment and more. Returning this year is ‘Charlie Chopper,’ a first of its kind helicopter ride that combines high-flying fun and technology.

Hours of operation will be 6:00pm to 10:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights; 6:00pm to 11:00pm on Friday night; 2:00pm to 11:00pm on Saturday; and 2:00pm to 6:00pm on Sunday.

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