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


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 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.


Join American Legion Post 317 in Yardley

American Legion Post 317 in Yardley invites you to join their veteran’s community. Become a member or rent their new hall, which holds up to 100 people. The hall is offered to both veterans and non-veterans. You can book the hall for all types of functions, such as weddings, showers, parties, retirement affairs, etc.

If you are a veteran looking to meet and socialize with other veterans, membership is now open. Become a member of Post 317’s Legionnaires, Sons of the American Legion (SAL) or auxiliary. Be proud of our veterans, both past and current.

For more information contact the Commander, Gene Tecce, at 215-493-4388.


Twenty-five fathers step up to the ‘Gimme Five’ Dance Challenge

Karin J. Brown, Artistic Director of Workshops In Dance in Yardley, and the student body issued a “Gimme Five – Let’s Move” Dance Challenge to all fathers of the dance studio.

On Father’s Day, 23 fathers and two grandfathers hit the stage and showed off their dance moves to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk.” All-Star choreographers, tWitch and Travis Wall, from “So You Think You Can Dance,” choreographed the routine.

The dance is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Gimme Five – Let’s Move” initiative that seeks to get people to lead active and healthy lifestyles.

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Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation announces awardees

More than 200 students, families and friends gathered recently when the Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation awarded $140,000 to 83 graduates in this the 60th year of giving scholarships to help Pennsbury High School graduates with post-secondary school expenses.

As PSF President Jeff Smith called the names, students came forward to receive their certificates and scholarship checks in the full amount of their awards. Board members and namesake families, who have established endowed scholarships in the name of a loved one, congratulated the students.

Scholarships were awarded as follows:

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Santarsiero announces over $2.1 million in state grants

State Rep. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, recently announced the award of a $2 million grant for Pennwood Middle School, as well as a $150,000 grant for acquisition and demolition of the MR Reiter School building.

Pennsbury School District will use its $2 million to renovate and enlarge Pennwood Middle School into a high-performance building. The building, aside from an addition constructed in 1972, has had no renovations or systems replacements since it was built in 1952.

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Downstage Center Dance Studio accepting registrations

Downstage Center Dance Studio in Morrisville is accepting registration for the 2016-2017 season. Classes begin Monday, September 12th.

Join their inspiring team of dancers, teachers and friendly staff in the county’s most innovative and non-competitive dance studio. Classes are offered for ages three-adult in Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Contemporary and Musical Theater.

The beautiful clean facility is surrounded with wall-to-wall mirrors, sprung floors, surround sound, theatrical lighting and two observation windows.

Register online at or visit them during summer hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.  For more information call 215-736-8424.