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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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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Our apologies…

For any confusion regarding last month’s cover caption re: Morrisville Junior Councilperson Anna Zuckerman.

While Jeffrey Johnson and Nancy Sherlock are no longer Borough Council members, they were on Council at the time that Anna was appointed to her term, which runs parallel to the school year.

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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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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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