Trinity students learn to keep the ‘peace’

On Wednesday, October 19th, the students of Holy Trinity School (preschool through grade eight) participated in Unity Day – a day to stand together against bullying.

The students paid $1 to wear orange to school in lieu of their school uniforms. Students assembled in the parking lot outside the school to form a giant peace sign. Proceeds will be sent to Trinity’s Unbound sponsored child, Britney, who lives in Ecuador, as well as a local child in the diocese battling cancer.

Students also attended an anti-bullying program on October 20 presented by the Bucks County Intermediate Unit. And on October 21st the students attended a World Missions Presentation themed “Kids Helping Kids.” It was a wonderful week of giving and community at Holy Trinity School.

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Ninth Annual BCCC Women’s Scholarship Tea: A ‘Salute to Mothers’

by June Portnoy

The Ninth Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea, held Thursday, October 6th at Bucks County Community College’s (BCCC) historic Tyler Hall, recognized this year’s 16 “Salute to Mothers” scholarship recipients. This scholarship, administered by BCCC’s Foundation, enables female students who support at least one child to further their education.

In order for these women to qualify, they must have a minimum of a 3.0 G.P.A., take at least six credits each semester and use the scholarship at BCCC. To apply, students must also answer an essay question.

“We encourage applicants to share their challenges of returning to school while caring for their children,” said Christina McGinley, Coordinator, Development Projects and Stewardship of Foundation and Alumni Relations. “Most of these moms also have to work, so receiving this scholarship assistance gives some of them the ability to work a few less hours while taking an extra class that they otherwise couldn’t afford to do.

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Teal Tea Foundation sponsoring ‘Give Women a Lift’

The Teal Tea Foundation is sponsoring “Give Women A Lift,” an assistance program that provides transportation to treatment for women with ovarian or gynecological cancer who are facing financial hardship in New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania.

The program has helped women in need in the Delaware Valley who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation with round trip transportation from their homes to hospitals, treatment facilities, clinics, and doctor’s offices.

The women who are most helped by the Give Women A Lift program are those who are too sick to drive for treatment or those who do not have a support system to provide rides to and from treatment.

The program guidelines are easy to follow and can be found below:

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Bucks County partnership can help low-income residents stay warm this winter

by June Portnoy

If you or someone you know in Bucks County already struggles to pay monthly bills, one of the last things you think about is spending additional money to have your house weatherized or buy a new heater to replace your broken one. This is particularly an issue for low-income seniors on a fixed budget.

Fortunately, the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) has partnered with the Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC) to promote BCOC’s free weatherization and LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program) CRISIS assistance programs.

“The purpose of our weatherization program is to make homes more energy efficient for qualified low-income Bucks County homeowners and renters,” explains Jenny Danzis, BCOC’s Weatherization Program Manager. “As a result of weatherization, not only will your energy bills be lower, but you will feel the immediate benefits of being warmer during the winter and cooler during the summer.”

This federally funded program is routed through the Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development. In order to meet the program’s criteria, one must be at 200% or below of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

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Don’t miss the Thanksgiving Day Pancake Breakfast

The Morrisville Student Loan Fund will host their annual Thanksgiving Day Pancake Breakfast in the Morrisville Middle-Senior High School Cafeteria from 7:00 to 10:00am, on Thursday, November 24th.

Proceeds benefit Morrisville High School graduates by providing interest free loans and grants for continuing education.

Cost for adults (12 and over) is $6, children (under 12 years) $4. For additional information call 215-295-4222.

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Thanksgiving – A time for caring

The Montessori School joins with the Morrisville United Methodist Church (MUMC) to give local families what they need to have a happy Thanksgiving celebration. Each year the church collects food and grocery gift cards from their members.

They take these contributions and prepare baskets for families who have been identified by the community as needing aid. Each year more than 10 families are helped.

Children and families from The Montessori School donate non-perishable foods, frozen turkeys, and grocery gift cards to the church to help them fill their baskets. Any additional donated foods are used to stock the MUMC Food Closet or are given to the Backpack Food Program.

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Richard Dalglish publishes fantasy novel

The fantasy-adventure novel, “Day of the Fastle,” by Lower Makefield author Richard Dalglish, was published in July by Double Dragon Publishing.

“The book is a fantasy, but there’s a mystery at the center of it,” Richard says. “The hero and his allies wake up with no memories, and the only clue to their identities is a four-sided insignia on their rings and weapons. Learning who they are and how they’re connected are the keys to saving the world from a dark sorcerer.”

Times Publishing Newspapers recently caught up with Richard and asked him for the lowdown on the book.

Q. What is “Day of the Fastle” about?

A small group of amnesiacs, each possessing a latent magical ability, encounter one another and realize they’re connected. They must learn who they are and how to use their abilities to stop an evil sorcerer from taking over the world.

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Katie Weinhardt paints her way to ‘Gold’

by Jillian Santacroce

A Gold Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout member can receive while in high school. Morrisville resident Katie Weinhardt, 16, of Girl Scout Troop 2974, is one of the latest recipients of the prestigious award. With a Silver Award under her belt, Katie and her parents decided to push one step further for the Gold Award.

To even qualify to submit a community project to be considered for the award, the prospective recipient must complete a take action and a journey, which are two preliminary, smaller community projects. Katie organized a cycling event in Washington Crossing for her take action project and she led a mission sisterhood event for her journey project.

Katie has always had a passion for painting so it was no surprise that she chose to incorporate that into her proposal to better her local community. “Painting become a pastime in high school to relieve some stress from my workload,” said Katie.

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Scenes from the ‘Artists of Morrisville’ exhibit

  1. Peter Eisengrein, of Morrisville, with his work, entitled “Eden’s Hammer.”
  1. Katherine Manning, of Morrisville, created this nice landscape scene.
  1. Noah Eisengrein, also of Morrisville, with his photo submission, “Wonderland.”
  1. Jennifer Steeple displays her work, “Steer Skull.”
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Volunteers needed!

Staying Put in Lower Bucks is looking for your talents! Staying Put utilizes volunteers to help older adults in Lower Bucks County remain at home and actively engaged in their community for as long as possible.

They are looking for volunteers to provide support services such as: transportation, friendly social visits, telephone reassurance, assistance in home and yard, minor handyman services, pharmacy/grocery pickups and delivery and help planning social events.

Sometimes the best time of your life is the time you give to others. If interested call Charlie or Rene at 215-428-0500 ext. 103 or e-mail stayingput@ivinsoutreach.org.

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