Piazza Nuova Lodge donates to Veterans Square Monument

During its monthly Executive Board Meeting held at Yardley American Legion Post 317, trustees Carmela Linsalata and Frank Cocuzza of the Piazza Nuova Lodge #2665, presented a check to fellow Lodge member and Veterans Foundation committee member Frank Fazzalore to purchase a freedom paver for the Veterans Square Monument, and thanked him for his military service to our country. Veterans Square is located on the corner of Edgewood and Heacock Roads. This timeless monument will honor veterans of the past, present, and future within a community park setting.

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Emily Meyer receives Foundations scholarship

Foundations Community Partnership awarded a $1000 scholarship to Emily Meyer, a senior at Morrisville High School, through its annual Partnership in Education program this month.

Emily ranks second in her class and maintains a rigorous academic schedule, including courses at Bucks County Community College. Her extracurricular activities include the Morrisville High School MS Walk, the Bully Walkathon, Red Cross Blood Drive, and functions at her church.

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Scenes from MHS 2014 Commencement

  1. From left, Jessica Worrell (Valedictorian and class VP), Emily Meyer (Salutatorian), Devon Crist (class President), Brittany Williams (class Secretary), Brittany Ramirez (class Treasurer).
  2. Students lined up outside the auditorium before their entrance.
  3. Members of the faculty, from left, Kevin Jones, Dennis Rodgers, Traci Coley, Sandy Sims, Joe Martino, and Christine Klockner.
  4. The entire class onstage.
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Bucks County Free Library opens Creativity Stations for teens, public

Dreaming about becoming a video game designer? Wishing you had a place to record all the song ideas in your head? Want to organize your family photos into a digital scrapbook? Come to the library! Four branches of the Bucks County Free Library now have an exciting new offering for teens, children, and other members of the public: Creativity Station labs.

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Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary highlights

The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club has been living up to its motto, “Service Above Self” with several local community service projects, its international water filter project with Lima, Peru, (Rotarians for the shantytowns) and its significant financial support of the effort to End Polio Now, Rotaplast (correcting cleft lip and palates), ShelterBox (emergency shelter and supplies) and The Rotary Foundation (which funds thousands of service projects world-wide).

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Holocaust survivor shares his memories at MHS

by Brittany Ramirez, senior, Morrisville High School

There was complete silence while David Tuck spoke to the student body of Morrisville High School on May 23rd. The entire audience was captivated and heartbroken for this Holocaust survivor from WWII. For over an hour and a half the humble and humorous gentleman told his story from the time of his birth to when he was released from one of the most infamous concentration camps where he had to lie about his age and become a mechanic in order to live.

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First annual Morrisville Science Fair asks the hard questions

Young scientists could be seen all over the Morrisville Intermediate/Senior High School cafeteria demonstrating their projects to family, friends and judges. Through the funding of Morrisville School District 21st Century Community Learning Centers and the PTO, the first Morrisville Science Fair was held recently. Thirty-two students in the third through sixth grades showed off their science experiments.

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Naturalist training program seeks participants in Bucks

With an upcoming training session in Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist program will prepare substantially more citizens to become volunteer leaders reaching out to their communities through natural resource conservation education, citizen science, and stewardship. Pennsylvania Master Naturalist is an annual volunteer leadership program with three key components: an initial 55-hour volunteer training, annual volunteer service, and continuing education in the natural sciences.

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Conwell-Egan hosts 28th Annual SpiritNight!

The pressure was on for Conwell-Egan Catholic (CEC) High School senior Morgan Pepito, whose brother and sister both won previous titles as Blue Overall Captains of SpiritNight. Would the Pepito dynasty continue? Morgan, one of this year’s Blue Team Overall Captains, was just one of the 300 students who took part in CEC’s 28th Annual SpiritNight held last month.

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Scouts help clean up the area after a long winter

The Boy Scouts of America Bucks County Council’s Playwicki District recently challenged the Troops and Packs in the district to give back to their communities by participating in the district’s first annual Spring Clean Up.

Some of the units performed a service that has been a tradition for their group. As they have done for over 10 years, Pack 99, which is chartered by the Newtown Grant Home Owners Association Masters Board, cleaned up the roadside along a stretch of Route 413/Durham Road that passes by Newtown Grant. Eight Webelo I Cub Scouts from Den 11 collected over 10 bags of debris.

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