American Legion Post 317 upgrades Post

American Legion Post 317 in Yardley has recently upgraded their Post to better serve the Veteran community. They offer their hall to both Veterans and non–Veterans, committing to both the community and their honorable Veterans who they pledge to serve every day.

If you are a Veteran looking for a social atmosphere to meet other Veterans, consider joining this Post, or become a Son of the Legion or a Lady Auxiliary Member.

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Victoria Sullivan receives top honor

Victoria Sullivan has been selected by International Leadership Network (ILN) to receive recognition as a 2015 Young Achiever of the Year for positive achievement, behavior, leadership, and service. As one of 16 outstanding students honored as 2015 Young Achievers, Victoria was chosen as one of two students to receive a medallion, certificate and $500 in acknowledgement of special accomplishments.

Victoria is an honor student at Holy Trinity School in Morrisville. She is interested in violin, ballet and tap dancing, and soccer. As a cantor for her school and church, Victoria leads the children and adults in song during worship services.

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Santarsiero honors life of Frank ‘Cappuccino’ with House resolution

State Rep. Steve Santarsiero on June 27th honored the life and contributions of boxing great and Lower Makefield Township resident Frank “Cappuccino” Capcino with House Resolution 413, which was adopted unanimously.

Known by his ringname “Frank Cappuccino,” he was born Frank Capcino in Philadelphia in 1929 to the late Anthony and Josephine Corbra Capcino. He was raised in the Kensington section of Philadelphia with five siblings. He died June 8th and is survived by his wife, Florence, his loving siblings, Salvatore and his wife, Heather, Mario, and Maria, and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was the brother of the late Vito and Anthony.

In his early days, he fought more than 130 amateur boxers in the early 1950s and was a finalist in the Golden Glove boxing championship. After leaving the amateur boxing ranks in 1955, Frank turned professional and fought in six professional bouts, retiring undefeated.

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Borough seeking Junior Councilperson

Morrisville Borough Council is looking for their newest Junior Councilperson for the school year 2015-2016.

The Junior Councilperson Program is an outstanding opportunity to get the youth of Morrisville Borough involved in the governing process of their community. It is for high school juniors who wish to learn the structure, procedure and processes active in local government.

The Junior Councilperson attends meetings and is a “quasi-member” of Council (they are not allowed to vote or attend executive sessions).

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Grooming Salon is Expanding

The Grooming Salon in Morrisville, a well-known state-of-the-art grooming salon and boutique, is now expanding, offering Doggie Day Care. The Grooming Salon will be accepting smaller, quieter dogs into their Doggie Day Care by appointment only. As a result your tiny four-legged pup won’t become overwhelmed by larger, louder dogs.

While at the Doggie Day Care, treat your furry friend to a spa treatment offered on the premises. Manicures, bathing and exquisite fur styling will be offered. Also, fashionable colors, leashes and other accessories can be purchased.

If you don’t want your fur baby placed in a crate while waiting for you to pick him or her up, suites are available.

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World Champs mark 60 years

Who were these “World Champs”?

Well, some folks from Morrisville remember those 1955 Little League World Champions, and those too young to remember are learning. On June 13th, Morrisville paid tribute to these now 70+-year-old heroes by honoring their team’s incredible accomplishment.

Recognition ceremonies were held at both Summerseat and the Morrisville Little League field. The morning festivities were held at Summerseat in conjunction with Historic Morrisville Society’s annual Patriots Day. The program featured remarks from team member Don Pidcock and Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotarian Andy Thompson. Don and Andy co-edited the recently published book, “The Boys of’55, A Reflection After 60 Years.”

Both speakers commented on the historical significance of this accomplishment. Getting to that final victory required winning 12 consecutive games.

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Morrisville School District update

submitted by Mike Kopakowski, Superintendent of Schools, Morrisville School District

The staff of the Morrisville School District is excited to welcome back our students for the 2015-2016 school year on Wednesday, September 2nd.

This school year will see the continuation of the blended learning initiative at Morrisville High School. This initiative offers a combination of in-classroom and online instruction with subject teachers, allowing flexibility and additional learning opportunities for all levels.

Recent PSSA and Keystone Exam results will be analyzed to set plans for improving student achievement with assessments and results communicated to the community.

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Connie Rinker bids farewell after 44 years in education

Connie Rinker, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instructor at Bucks County Technical High School, is set to graduate from the field of education after 44 years of dedicated service.

Connie’s journey through education began as an elementary school teacher and transitioned into a secondary school administrator. However, the highlight of her illustrious career was bringing about the change in career and technical education by being the forefront of the newly designed, comprehensive technical high school known as Bucks County Technical High School.

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Local kids organize art show fundraiser

by Patricia Cangelosi

When young Yardley resident Allison Templeton heard about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through a school event in 2011, she decided to do something to help the patients there. And her idea was an out-of-the-box one. Allison created artwork to sell at a small art show, which took place at her home; friends, family members and neighbors supported her thoughtful endeavor, and the inaugural art show raised $750.

“It was really the support and enthusiasm of our friends and family that encouraged us to turn this into a recurring event and to build it into a larger event,” says Lauren Templeton, Allison’s mother.

Each year, 100% of the money raised is donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The fourth annual show took place on May 31st, at the Lower Makefield Township Building in Yardley.

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Winners announced for Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition

The Phillips’ Mill Community Association presented awards to eight photographers as part of the kickoff for the 23rd annual Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition.

Winners are as follows:

  • Best of Show: John Stritzinger, of Elkins Park, PA, “Boy Box Shadows in Havana.”
  • Best Body of Work: Barbara Warren, of Yardley, “Winter Woods #1, Winter Woods #2, Winter Woods #3, Winter Woods #4.”
  • Patron’s Awards: John Bohnel, of Clinton, NJ, “Airstream Icecube;” Susan Kott, of Croydon, PA, “Missing Parts;” Mickie Rosen, of Elkins Park, “Amish Brothers;” Tony Rosowski, of Yardley, “Farmall.”
  • Judges Award: Stephen Lease, of Doylestown, “Forgotten Morning.”
  • Spencer Saunders Award: John Jacoberger, of Doylestown, “Blue House.”

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