PRO-ACT Family Addiction Education Program serves Lower Bucks residents

When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the disease affects the entire family. Each month PRO-ACT (Pennsylvania Recovery Organization–Achieving Community Together) hosts a Family Addiction Education Program to help individuals and families get information, support and resources for recovery. Participants connect with trained volunteers who have been in the same situation.

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Contract awarded for repaving, repair, reconstruction
of Lower Trenton Bridge approaches in Morrisville and Trenton

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission last month approved a construction contract for an upcoming project that will involve a series of improvements and repairs to approach roadways, various intersections, curbs, and sidewalks in the vicinity of the Lower Trenton (“Trenton Makes, The World Takes”) Toll-Supported Bridge.

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Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School participates in Super Duper Bowl V

by June Portnoy

For the fifth consecutive year, Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School students from pre-K through fourth grade piled outside to cheer on fifth graders competing in a flag football tournament during the Super Duper Bowl V on January 30th.

This event, always the Friday before the NFL Super Bowl, has become “like a rite of passage to our fifth graders who come out and watch this tournament year after year, knowing their day will come,” said PTO co-president, Colleen DiMario.

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Troop 10 recognizes four new Eagle Scouts

Troop 10 in Yardley recognized its four newest Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor on February 22nd. Paul Secchia, Colin Thurston, Luke Stapleton and Nathan A. Smith all earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Each of the young men, who are all students at Pennsbury High School, earned at least 21 merit badges, served as leaders within their Troop and completed an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project to benefit others in their community in order to achieve the highest rank in Scouting.

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Morrisville Science Club hoping to make town more ‘native-bird friendly’

by June Portnoy

Children and adults enjoyed a day of free activities, such as building birdhouses, making pine cone bird feeders, creating native seed “bombs,” and overall, learning about ways to attract native birds to their backyards on Saturday, February 7th at the Morrisville Intermediate/High School gymnasium.

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Rita’s Water Ice is now open

The Morrisville and Levittown Rita’s Water Ice are now open. Layer it, blend it, drink it!

Welcome Back Saturday will take place on Saturday, February 28th. Everything is 50% off, excluding gallons and tubs.

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Mayor Djouha visits Morrisville

On December 4th, Mayor Djouha from Blolequin, Cote D’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast of Africa), paid a visit to Morrisville Borough. Blolequin is Morrisville’s first Sister City. Morrisville Councilmembers Todd Sanford, Fred Kerner, Nancy Sherlock and Corryn Kronnagel showed Djouha the sites of Morrisville, including Graystones, Summerseat and a wonderful pizza dinner at La Villa!

Police Chief George McClay was also able to take time away from his afternoon to sit and chat with Mayor Djouha, who spoke of the many changes facing his town and country. It is becoming an “emerging city” of Africa, with Djouha pushing for many advances in the communications with his residents. Mayor Djouha actually lived in America for 20 years and still has family in Maryland, so he frequently comes to the US. He was enamored of Morrisville and its amazing history and looks forward to returning soon, perhaps to host a discussion at the high school.

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Registration now open for Doane Academy summer camps and programs

If your children are in grades Pre-K through fifth, now is the time to register them for Camp Doane.

The eight-week camp will run from 9:00am – 4:00pm, with before and after hours, beginning at 7:00am and ending at 6:00pm, for your convenience. Camp Doane will run June 22nd through August 14th. Your child will enjoy arts, crafts, athletics, leadership training, field trips and guest speakers.

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Reach Out Foundation incorporates ‘routine’ into recovery process

by Maura McCormick

“Mental health problems do not affect three out of every five persons but one out of one.” – William Menninger

Life has not been easy for Rosemary McCallum of Yardley. In 1976, she was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. In and out of hospitals, on and off medication, life was a struggle for her and her loved ones for a long time.

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Trenton Area Soup Kitchen

The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) feeds those who are hungry in the Mercer County area and offers programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons. TASK serves a hot, nutritious lunch Monday through Friday and an evening meal Monday through Thursday at their main location on Escher Street in Trenton and provides dinner at satellite locations in South Trenton, West Trenton, Hamilton, Hightstown, and Princeton.

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