Women’s Scholarship Tea raises funds for single mothers to pursue higher education

by June Portnoy

Being a single mother comes with many challenges, but being a single mother attending college brings additional obstacles, along with financial hardships, that many women just can’t overcome. That’s precisely why Bucks County Community College (BCCC) Foundation established its “Salute to Mothers” Scholarship. It’s awarded to female students who are supporting at least one child while seeking higher education at BCCC.

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Scenes from the Hike Against Hunger

  1. Hikers get ready to go, from left, Joe Battaglia, Don Likens, Tom Evans, Gail Hunger, and Carol Carpenter.
  1. Lined up at the starting line, all hikers give the “thumbs up!”
  1. Jim “How would you like it” Gaston, of Yardley, cooks up hot sausage and kielbasa for the hikers.
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Wanda Badilla is three-time poster art winner

by Peter Prime

On September 24th, Wanda Badilla was awarded at a Morrisville School Board meeting for coming out on top in a three-tiered poster arts competition that was sponsored by the Links, Inc., an international not-for-profit corporation. The award ceremony took place in the Large Group Instruction Room at Morrisville High School.

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FBC Morrisville gets out of church

Sunday morning is the traditional time for church services, right? Well, in 99% of cases you would be right, but in this case, Sunday morning was the time for serving the community. One Sunday last month, First Baptist Church of Morrisville sent the bulk of its regular Sunday morning worshippers out wearing their bright orange shirts to serve various places in the community, including staining the playground at Williamson Park, doing yard work at the Ivins Center, the Senior Center, the YMCA, Summerseat, and the corner of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Avenues. The event was called, “Get Out Of Church Sunday,” and the rationale behind it is that the church is not just a place to meet, but a group of believers called to serve. So serve they did. There was also a group at the church making care packages for the church’s foreign missionaries.

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Kory Figueroa receives national honor

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced that Morrisville Senior High School student Kory Figueroa, of Morrisville, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.

The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman, Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

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Fun Day pumpkin painters

Area youngsters display their painted pumpkins during the annual Playwicki Farm Fun Day in Lower Southampton, PA. Showing their painted creations (front row from left) are, James Kosmowsky, Aiden MacIntosh, both of Morrisville, PA, Rachel Vincent of Lower Southampton, PA, Kay MacIntosh and Hailey MacIntosh, also of Morrisville, PA.

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The Food Center: Helping to fight hunger in Bucks and Mercer counties

by June Portnoy

The Food Center at Morrisville Presbyterian Church provides food assistance to those in need who meet specific criteria. Although this food pantry began as an outreach program run by church members, today it is a separate entity that depends entirely on volunteers to maintain it.

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Little library tells a big story

by Judi Biederman

There isn’t always a happy ending when cancer is part of the story, but Morrisville resident Georgia Cinq-Mars Tashijan has had several positive outcomes that also are offering benefits to her neighbors and her community.

Georgia and her husband, Ed Tashijan, were in the midst of planning a native garden for their home on Franklin Street when Georgia was diagnosed with stage 3 uterine cancer. Although she continued to work as a registered nurse at Growth Horizons, a Levittown residential group home for adults with developmental disabilities, certain phases of her cancer treatment program required that she take some time off.

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Dedication of Rotary Recognition Garden

The weather was beautiful for the Morrisville-Yardley Rotary’s dedication of a Memorial Garden to former Rotarians and their loved ones at Williamson Park in Morrisville on September 4th. The Snipes Family Singers led the audience in a sing-along, and Rotarian Bill Burgess gave a speech about the history of Morrisville, the Burgess family, and their role in beginning the Morrisville chapter of the Rotary.

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Pure Life Hair Salon & Spa celebrates grand opening

Maritza Badilla is proud to celebrate the grand opening of her brand new beauty palace, Pure Life Hair Salon & Spa, located at 2 S. Delmorr Avenue in Morrisville.

It features ultimate equipment and furniture specially chosen to make your experience unforgettable. With its row of large windows, its fresh clean interiors sparkle with warmth. The sophisticated and calm tone colors create a positive and soothing feel.

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