‘A Brush With Kindness,’ home repair by Habitat Bucks County

“A Brush With Kindness” is the exterior home repair program of Habitat of Humanity Bucks County. They partner with low-income homeowners to maintain the outside of their home.

Typical projects are:

  • installing safety ramps/railings;
  • painting/repairing siding/trim;
  • replacing/repairing porches/doors/windows;
  • landscaping for function/aesthetics;
  • repairing sidewalks.

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Nia Merritt awarded Berkeley College Scholarship

Nia Merritt, a senior at Morrisville High School, has received a scholarship to attend Berkeley College. Each year, these scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who demonstrate a high level of achievement. The scholarships are renewable, based on the recipient’s cumulative grade point average at the end of each academic year and continued enrollment as a full-time student. “We congratulate these students who have demonstrated their ability and desire to further their achievements by pursuing a college degree with a career focus,” said Michael Smith, President of Berkeley College.

Nia (left) is pictured with Luan Ximines, Berkeley College Associate, High School Admissions, Midtown Manhattan.

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Area youth to participate in Pitch Hit & Run™ Competition

Morrisville Little League will host a free Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run ™ Competition for area youth on Saturday, April 23rd, from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Williamson Park Delmorr Avenue, Morrisville.

Pitch Hit & Run™ is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball®. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

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The Montessori School recognizes two alumni

It is not uncommon for alumni to give to their alma maters. It is remarkable when student alumni – not alumni parents – give to their preschool and kindergarten school. The Montessori School (TMS) is proud to recognize two of their alumni.

Avi Gajjar, who attended TMS from 2004 to 2006, is working to become an Eagle Scout. The ninth-grader is a member of Boy Scout Troop 10 of Yardley. He has chosen TMS on the grounds of the Morrisville United Methodist Church to be the recipient of his Eagle Scout project. Avi is planning a musical instrument addition to the playground of TMS.

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Liam Getty earns rank of Eagle Scout

Liam Samuel Getty, of Morrisville’s Boy Scout Troop 3, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Liam chose to complete his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project on the grounds of Holy Trinity School in Morrisville.

The son of Samuel and Donna Getty, Liam designed and created an outdoor learning center for the school, which he had attended as an elementary student. Working with Master Gardener Annie Milionis, Liam led a team of fellow Scouts, family and friends on the project which took over 100 hours to complete.

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School celebrated reading all day long on March 3rd in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Students and faculty came to school dressed as their favorite book characters.

Pictured from left are Layla Blalet, Miss Shannon Kelly, Nicole Ratamess, Logan Kraemer, Olivia Fox, Brendan Sargent, Christopher Alemhoca, Trent Becker, Ryan Forester and Mrs. Alisa Myles  – all with Spot the Dog (center).

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Ambulance squad receives pet oxygen masks from Friends of Morrisville Dog Park

Friends of Morrisville Dog Park (FMDP) recently announced the donation of two pet oxygen masks to the Morrisville Ambulance Squad. This donation is to help the Squad should an emergency situation arise where oxygen needs to be administered to help save a beloved pet’s life, such as in the case of smoke inhalation from a house or apartment fire.

Many emergency squads across the country are being outfitted with these types of masks to help save the life of family pets especially in the wake of fires or boating accidents. Often the immediate administration of oxygen at the site of a fire is enough care to help revive and/or increase a cat, dog, or other pet’s chance of surviving smoke inhalation until the pet owner can get the animal to a veterinarian.

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Little Libraries make big impact in Morrisville

by Judi Biederman

As Georgia Cinq-Mars Tashjian points out, a good idea has a tendency to take on a life of its own. And her idea to open the first Little Free Library (LFL) in Morrisville about two years ago has gone from a personal effort to a community movement in the historic river town.

“The library has been successful beyond our expectations,” says Georgia, who opened the first LFL on Mother’s Day 2014 with the help of her husband, Ed Tashjian. “Part of the mission of the LFL movement is to build community and promote literacy. Our library has done both by itself without any additional help from us. We provided the physical library and the books to start, but our community did and is doing the rest.”

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Anna Zuckerman continues in Morrisville Junior Council position

by Judi Biederman

Morrisville is making an investment in the future by continuing to appoint a high school student to take an active role in the borough council. Anna Zuckerman, a 16-year-old junior at Morrisville High School and daughter of Shelley Zuckerman and Tara Perigny of Morrisville and Daniel Zuckerman of Lawrenceville, NJ, became Morrisville’s second Junior Council Person (JCP) when she was chosen for the spot last fall. She succeeded the borough’s first JCP, Nicholas Guirand, who served during the previous school year.

“I feel like I’m learning a lot about what kinds of things need to happen for a small town like ours to work,” says Anna, adding that she really likes getting to see how local government works from a place where she can see things from several perspectives.

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Educators donate books to Grandview students

by June Portnoy

Three classes of second graders at Grandview Elementary School shrieked with delight as they unwrapped gift paper covering brand new books earlier this month.

Linda Schammell and Betty Lee, Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) members and Morrisville School District retired teachers, delivered 75 books to these students as part of the American Initiative called “Write Read Write.”

Assunta Deliman, Elementary School Reading Specialist at Morrisville School District and a DKG member, orchestrated this program at Grandview. DKG is an international professional honor society of key women educators whose mission is to promote professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.

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