Girl Scout Junior Troop #230 honored for sending cookies to soldiers

by Patricia Cangelosi

Local fifth-grader Elayna Frost is making life sweeter for her fellow citizens, both locally and internationally. Along with the other 16 members of Girl Scout Junior Troop #230, Elayna donates Girl Scout cookies to soldiers in the U.S. military who are stationed overseas. But the girls don’t do it alone. Many of their customers, family and friends give them monetary donations for this initiative instead of buying cookies for themselves.

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Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks seeks members

The Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks takes a positive approach to bringing people together of all faiths and traditions and looks for individuals who would like to play a part in that process whether small or large. The organizational meetings of our non-profit corporation, are held the third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm at the Zubaida Library, 857 Big Oak Road, Yardley (directly across from Charles H. Boehm Middle School). Interested individuals can attend a meeting or e-mail iclb@gmail.com.

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BCHIP Clinic receives donation from Lower Bucks Hospital

On Friday, June 27th, the Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership (BCHIP), its board members, and staff celebrated a donation of nearly $120,000 given by Lower Bucks Hospital to support the work of BCHIP and in particular, BCHIP’s Lower Bucks Clinic, a free clinic for the uninsured.

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Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club passes the gavel

Members and friends of the Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club gathered recently to thank outgoing President Juan Proano for his leadership the past Rotary year and to welcome Tom Mack as the incoming President for 2014-15. Juan is a mining engineer and consultant living in Washington Crossing and Tom runs a construction and building renovation company and resides in Lower Makefield Township.

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Morrisville joins international organization to become paired with city overseas

Morrisville has joined six other communities in Pennsylvania in enlisting Sister Cities International, an organization that pairs a city/town in America with one abroad to exchange ideas, customs and their own small-town pride.

Pairing with a town overseas can help revitalize Morrisville by broadening the base of people, philosophies, culture and influence. A river town across the world can share their plans of what worked and what didn’t and how they were able to better reach their residents to make their town a better place to live.

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Contract awarded for improvement/repair project at approach facilities for Trenton-Morrisville Toll Bridge

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission recently approved a construction contract for an upcoming project that will involve a series of improvements and repairs to the approach bridges, roadways, and ramps for the Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1) Toll Bridge.

Construction activities for the multi-faceted project currently are expected to begin sometime in August and end in November. The undertaking is expected to involve 15 different work elements involving the toll bridge, the Route 1 interchanges at Pennsylvania Avenue in Morrisville and Route 29 in New Jersey, the Ferry Street intersection off Route 1 in Trenton, and 10 approach bridges and ramps.

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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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