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.


Countryside Gardeners features Ruth Voss

by June Portnoy

Ruth Voss, born and raised in the United Kingdom, moved to the USA when she was in her twenties. She has lived in Bucks County for the past 10 years. She moved to Lower Makefield because she wanted a home with a garden, a feature her first Bucks County home did not include.

“When I first moved to Bucks County, I knew no one, so I joined the Countryside Gardeners to meet people from this area and to learn about gardening,” explains Ruth.

Her decision proved to be successful. Not only did she make lasting friends, but she learned much about gardening. In time, she became an officer in the club and contributed to some of its program’s projects.

Vice President of Countryside Gardeners, Diane Barkley adds, “Ruth Voss has been a tremendous asset to our club. She is a lovely woman with great ideas.”

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Landmark Towns of Bucks County presents Annual Community Achievement Awards

Each of the three participating Landmark Towns of Bucks County, Morrisville, Yardley and New Hope, awarded their annual Community Achievement Awards to outstanding individuals at the annual Reception and Award Ceremony on September 29th.

The reception was held at the Historic Summerseat in Morrisville, in conjunction with the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. The Community Achievement Awards are presented annually to recognize and honor the tremendous time, effort and personal commitment exemplified by the Landmark Towns award winners. Steering Committee representatives from each of the participating communities nominated a winner or winners from their communities.

Hal Wilcox was recognized for his work on the Mega Sports Camp in Morrisville as well as his leadership on combatting the drug epidemic in the region by building on a partnership with the local churches.

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Come to Snipes Farm for fall fun for all ages

Pumpkins are in the patch, apples cider is being pressed and scarecrows grace the land as far as eye can see.

October brings thousands of visitors to Snipes Farm, 890 W. Bridge Street in Morrisville, for fall fun, bonfires, school field trips and birthday parties. Proceeds from the fall season support the work of the 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to model and teach sustainable farming, build community and reconnect people to land.

Food is grown sustainably without the use of pesticides and the land tended with care. Many children make friends and exciting discoveries in nature at Snipes Farm Day Camp.

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Four openings remain at The Montessori School

The Montessori School currently has four openings for preschool through kindergarten age children for this school year.

Three-year-olds may apply for the three-, four-, or five-day half-day or full-day programs. Four-year-olds and kindergartners have a five-day half-day or full-day program, which they can attend.

The yearly tuition starts at $5,550 for the three-day half-day program and cap at $8,050 for the five-day full-day program. The school day begins as early as 8:15am and ends as late as 3:30pm.

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Sons of the American Legion awards scholarships

The Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Post 317, Yardley, recently awarded two scholarships to local high school seniors. Joshua Smith (left) graduated from Morrisville High School and will be attending Albright College in Reading, PA.

Also receiving a scholarship was Donald Williams, who graduated from Bucks County Technical School. Donald will attend Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhoda Island, and pursue a culinary degree.

Pictured with Joshua are Peter Toft, SAL Adjutant, and SAL member Bill Sorace.


Have you considered Cub Scouts?

Are you looking for something to do other than sports for your son?  How about camping, fishing, field trips and more?!

Cub Scouts/Pack 3 is looking for families interested in Scouting for their 2016-2017 year.  They meet at the Morrisville Presbyterian Church, 771 N Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville.

Cub Scouts is for boys entering first through fifth grade in September. Contact Tina Shannon if you’re interested or have any questions, at 215-791-5683 or tinashannon@gmail.com.


Seeing is believing: Tour a Montessori school

Adults often have a difficult time believing that 30 children, who are not quite three-years-old through kindergarten age, can all be in the same classroom successfully learning independently, with a teacher, or in a small group. The Montessori School is inviting families with their children to visit the school on Mondays during the month of October to see for themselves how this learning experience is possible.

Parents or guardians should call the school at 215-295-1170 or e-mail the Head of School, Mary Ann Jackson, at mmaammjj@aol.com to reserve a date for the tour. Tours begin at 9:15am and usually last about an hour.

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Brother and sister team up for Scout projects

Siblings Michelle and Steven Pellegrino recently joined forces, dovetailing her Girl Scout Silver Project and his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project, to benefit A Woman’s Place and those whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence. Michelle led a team of volunteers who sewed almost 200 bags which can be used to carry books and other items to permanent housing; they also made 32 book ends and collected over 1000 books for shelters in Bucks County and the surrounding areas.

Steven and his volunteers built eight bookcases which were installed at three area shelters. Both projects were funded by the Piazza Nuova Lodge of the Sons of Italy. Michelle is Patrol Leader of Senior Troop 2665, Oakville Service Unit, and was selected as an emcee at Philadelphia’s Girl Scouts of Eastern PA Take the Lead Awards 2016, which honored five outstanding businesswomen.

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William Penn Bank donates backpacks

William Penn Bank recently donated backpacks to the Single Parent Fellowship headquartered in Morrisville. The non-profit organization held their annual School Supplies and Clothing giveaway on Saturday, August 20th. Over 114 children were served.

Pictured are Catherine Crawford (left), Director, Single Parent Fellowship; and Gretchen Rudloff, Morrisville Branch Manager, William Penn Bank.