Kelly Hayden awarded Malcolm Crooks Honorary Scholarship

On May 17th, New Hope-Solebury High School senior, Kelly Hayden, received the 2016 Malcolm Crooks Honorary Scholarship from the Aquetong Watershed Association. On hand to present the award was AWA Director and President Les Isbrandt and AWA Director and Secretary Jade Greene.

“Kelly Hayden was selected to receive the annual AWA Scholarship award on the basis of both her scholastic and community achievements. In addition, Kelly represents exactly the type of student the AWA wishes to honor in its Malcolm Crooks Scholarship program,” said Isbrandt, chair of AWA’s Scholarship Committee.

In the fall, Kelly will attend the University of Virginia and plans to major in pre-medicine and neuroscience. Majoring in neuroscience will further educate Kelly in such diverse subjects such as psychology, biology, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, and computer science.

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Toni Suler signs onto Ursinus’ basketball team

New Hope-Solebury High School senior, Toni Suler, recently signed to play basketball with Ursinus College. At six-feet, Toni holds the record for blocked shots at NH-S and looks forward to a successful basketball career at Ursinus. She hasn’t yet decided on a major, but is interested in Communications. Seated next to Toni are her parents, George and Patty.

Standing are NH-S High School Principal Stephen Seier (left) and NH-S Head Coach, Andy Krasna.

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Scenes from the Pride Parade

  1. Sara Flynn, Jenny Lee, Sara Gingras, Alexis McMenamin, Heather Yerkes, and Ally Marchisotto wore their colors proudly.
  1. Rob Marchisotto, Peter Prorok, and Ramon Robledo had a grand old time.
  1. Debra Kaplan Garvey was one of the escorts of the FACT Bucks County float.
  1. Carl Max, of New Hope, portrayed singer Whitney Houston.
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Bucks County Senior Games promote camaraderie, physical activity and fun

by June Portnoy

Approximately 250 Bucks County seniors competed in the 34th Annual Bucks County Senior Games held Monday, June 6th through Saturday, June 11th. Age categories consisted of 50 to 59, 60 to 69, 70 to 79, 80 to 89, and 90 plus. This year’s oldest participant was a 95-year-old Doylestown resident who competed in bocce, pinochle and billiards.

This weeklong event, hosted in partnership with the Bucks County Area Agency on Aging (BCAAA) and the Bucks County Department of Parks & Recreation, gave seniors the opportunity to demonstrate their athletic and intellectual abilities.

According to William R. McTigue Jr., Administrative Officer for Public Affairs at Bucks County Area Agency on Aging and an organizer of the Senior Games, this year’s most physically challenging game was the track & field, which included 100-meter sprints.

Seniors looking for less rigorous activities could register for bridge, pinochle, darts and a trivia contest. Other activities included bowling, tennis, table tennis, bocce, billiards and golf.

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Theodore Carroll awarded scholarship from New Hope Historical Society

On May 23rd, New Hope-Solebury High School senior, Theodore Carroll, received the 2016 Francis Curley Scholarship from the New Hope Historical Society. On hand to present the award were NHHS president, Carole Martin, NHHS FC Scholarship Committee members, Edwin Hild and Les Isbrandt, and NHHS Executive Director, Deborah Lang.

“Teddy Carroll was selected to receive this year’s award based on his scholastic and community achievements. Teddy is planning on attending West Chester University with a major in Political Science. In addition, his selection is one that we believe Francis Curley would have agreed with,” said Edwin Hild.

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Theodore Carroll receives Foundations scholarship

Theodore Carroll, a New Hope resident and senior at New Hope-Solebury High School, was recently awarded a $1000 scholarship from the Foundations Community Partnership in Education program. The program recognizes the achievements of local Bucks County public high school seniors for their demonstrated community service, commitment to academic performance, and quality of character. Students are nominated to receive the award by their guidance counselor or a member of the school’s administration.

Theodore will attend West Chester University in the fall.

PHOTO CAP: Theodore Carroll

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Best in Show

Ken Karlic won “Best in Show” for his watercolor, “Windows and a Door” at the Seventh Annual New Hope Art League Juried Art Show, held May 20th-22nd. A portion of the proceeds from the juried show go towards the Art League’s art scholarship that awards an area high school student pursuing a fine art degree in college.

For more information visit http://newhopeartleague.com/.

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Children’s Museum opening new water exhibit

This July the Bucks County Children’s Museum will open “Waterways,” a new educational exhibit which features hands-on exploration of the water cycle and the Delaware Canal. Visitors will be able guide boats down a waterway, test the principles of buoyancy and make it rain in this one-of-a-kind exhibit.

“’Waterways’ is a fun and educational opportunity for families to learn about the water cycle, local canal history, and participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) based activities” says museum director Kelly Krumenacker.

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NH-S High students participate in Bucks County Envirothon

by June Portnoy

New Hope-Solebury High School students demonstrated their knowledge of the ecosystem at the Bucks County Conservation District’s (BCCD) annual Bucks County Envirothon held last month at Peace Valley Nature Center in Doylestown. The high school competed against teams from Central Bucks East, Central Bucks West, Central Bucks South, Neshaminy, Quakertown and William Tennent.

Each team rotated through five stations where they were given 25 minutes at each area to answer written questions about Soils and Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife and a Current Environmental Issue, which changes each year. This year’s issue was invasive species.

“An invasive species can be either an insect, animal or a plant,” explained Mary Ellen Noonan, BCCD’s Environmental Educator. “Invasive species are very aggressive, so every year they have the potential to spread and outcompete our native plants.

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Skerdlant’s Shell supports UMYBL

Skerdlant’s Shell supports Upper Makefield Youth Baseball and Softball League (UMYBL) by participating as a “Team Sponsor.” They chose to sponsor the team on which Madalyn Steele plays. Madalyn is the granddaughter of Sam Scully, manager of Skerdlant’s.

UMYBL is a registered 501 (c)3 charitable organization that “promotes health, sportsmanship and summer fun for all.”

Skerdlant’s Shell is located at 1099 Washington Crossing Road in Washington Crossing, PA. You can reach them at 215-493-4347.

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